Building a NASA-Themed Mechanical Keyboard

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My obsession with custom mechanical keyboards is well-established at this point. I don’t technically need more keyboards. So, if I’m going to add to my collection, I want to make sure it’s something distinctive and cool.

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The WhiteFox Mechanical Keyboard Comes to Kickstarter

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One of the best custom keyboards out there is now available in a new place—Kickstarter.

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Google’s dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

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Google has revealed new benchmark results for its custom TensorFlow processing unit, or TPU. In inference workloads, the company’s ASIC positively smokes hardware from Intel, Nvidia.

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Wearable camera lets you 'go back in time' to record fleeting moments

Ever wish you could go back and record that custom sports car that just raced by, or that awesome jump shot your kid just made? A new wearable camera lets you do just that.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/15/wearable-camera-lets-go-back-in-time-to-record-fleeting-moments.html

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Intel snaps up Movidius to accelerate its AI and RealSense vision efforts

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Intel’s acquisition of Movidius pits its custom silicon approach to vision and AI squarely against industry leader Nvidia’s GPGPU-based offerings.

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Apple pulls back the curtain on its secretive chip development operation

Article Image The engineering team responsible for the custom silicon that powers hundreds of millions of Apple’s iOS devices is the latest beneficiary of the company’s relatively newfound openness.

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Teardown reveals iPad Pro A9X sports dual-core CPU, 12-cluster GPU, built by TSMC

Article Image A dissection of Apple’s new A9X processor powering the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has discovered a custom 12-cluster GPU, doubling the graphics power of the base A9 processor found in the iPhone 6s.

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Samsung again claims 'leadership by following' with Exynos 8, its new Apple A9 rival

Article Image Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new Exynos 8 Octa chip, combining its first custom 64-bit ARMv8 CPU core with the company’s proprietary mobile baseband in the same package. But while claiming leadership, the new chip trails Apple in performance.

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Samsung’s Exynos 8 Octa 8890 will feature the company’s first custom CPU core

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Samsung has announced its new Exynos 8 Octa 8890 — the company’s first custom CPU core and its first all-in-one SoC solution with graphics, high-end modem, and custom CPU cores on a single chip.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/217949-samsungs-exynos-8-octa-8890-will-feature-the-companys-first-custom-cpu-core

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Apple's new iPad Pro is faster, more affordable than Microsoft's Surface Pro 4

Article Image When Apple first unveiled iPad Pro, it noted that its custom designed A9X chip would be faster than 80 percent of the PCs that shipped this year. Benchmarks indicate that it’s not just faster than low end generic PCs, but also faster — and less expensive — than Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4.

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Apple rumored to further enhance personalization of Apple Watch with custom engravings

People wanting to buy an Apple Watch may be able to ask for a custom engraving, much as the company has allowed with products like the iPad and iPod before it, although the option may not be available in time for the product’s launch.



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Five barriers that might hold Apple back from moving Intel Macs to custom ARM chips

Shortly after Apple introduced its first custom A4 Application Processor in 2010 to power the original iPad, rumors began to suggest the company could eventually migrate its Macs from Intel x86 processors to ARM chip designs of its own. However, there’s a series of significant hurdles the company would need to jump first.



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Samsung's chipmaking business posts weak outlook as rumors of Apple shift persist

To date, Samsung has been the sole supplier of custom A-series processors for Apple’s popular iPhone and iPad, but industry watchers again expect that to change after the South Korean company signaled that its microprocessor business has a bleak outlook.



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