Wooting One Keyboard Hands On: Are Analog Switches the Future of Gaming?

It looks like a fairly standard keyboard, but the switches are an entirely new design that feature optical analog input–it’s not just on or off like other switches.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/258764-wooting-one-keyboard-hands-analog-switches-future-gaming?source=Computing

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Is USB-C Chasing an Unachievable Goal?

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USB-C sells a dream of uniting every cable standard and protocol over a single cable, but so far the fairy tale hasn’t stood up to cold reality.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257684-usb-c-chasing-unachievable-goal?source=Computing

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Microsoft, Facebook Unveil Open Standard for AI, Deep Learning Networks

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Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up, launching a new neural network standard. Models built using the ONNX standard will be able to move between various frameworks rather than being limited to a single solution.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255297-facebook-microsoft-announce-new-open-standard-ai-deep-learning-networks?source=Computing

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Samsung's 408-Inch 4K movie theater display looks stunning

It’s 33.8-feet wide, offers 4K resolution complete with HDR, and achieves 10x the brightness of standard projectors. Will it tempt you back to the theater?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/14/samsungs-408-inch-4k-movie-theater-display-looks-stunning.html

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Micron Releases Update on GDDR5X, GDDR6 Roadmaps, Production

Micron sees a future for GDDR5X and GDDR6 well into 2018, as the new memory standard ramps up and existing VRAM hits higher bandwidth levels.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250351-micron-releases-update-gddr5x-gddr6-roadmaps-production?source=Computing

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Thunderbolt Goes Royalty-Free as Intel Repositions It to Boost Adoption

Intel’s future Thunderbolt standard will be royalty-free and open to other companies should they wish to design their own controllers. That’s a major change from how Intel has deployed the technology over the last few years.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249902-thunderbolt-goes-royalty-free-intel-repositions-boost-adoption-sales?source=Computing

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MP3s Didn’t Just Die, Corporate Claims to the Contrary Notwithstanding

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Reports of MP3’s death as a standard have been greatly exaggerated–or, perhaps, “tied to the wrong medium” would be a better way of phrasing the misconception.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249306-mp3s-didnt-just-die-corporate-claims-contrary-notwithstanding?source=Computing

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Next-generation DDR5 memory will double bandwidth compared with DDR4

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JEDEC is working on the new DDR5 memory standard (no relation to GDDR5) and expects it to double the bandwidth of DDR4.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247004-next-generation-ddr5-memory-will-double-bandwidth-compared-ddr4?source=Computing

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Teardowns confirm Nintendo Switch is built on standard Tegra X1 processor

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A new teardown of Nintendo’s Switch confirms the system is based on a standard Tegra X1 processor, not the Pascal or customized architecture some fans speculated about.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/246307-teardowns-confirm-nintendo-shield-built-standard-tegra-x1-processor?source=Computing

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Everspin unveils MRAM SSDs aimed at the storage accelerator market

Everspin is moving its MRAM into SSDs and commercial products. Is this the memory standard that will challenge NAND flash for dominance of the storage market?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245592-everspin-announces-new-commercial-mram-ssds-aimed-storage-accelerator-market?source=Computing

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All Chromebooks released in 2017 and later will support Android apps

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Android apps will be a standard feature on all new Chromebooks.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243223-chromebooks-release-2017-later-will-support-android-apps?source=Computing

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New PC industry consortium to develop next-gen memory interconnect

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A new memory standard consortium wants to revolutionize how we connect new storage devices to future computers, and it’s promising near-term results.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237537-new-pc-industry-consortium-to-develop-next-gen-memory-interconnect?source=Computing

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Sony Tips PS4 Slim Standard Strategy


Sony reportedly plans to roll out a slimmed-down standard version of its popular PlayStation 4 video game console next month. The news follows the company’s announcement earlier this year that it would introduce a higher-end version of the console with enhanced graphics, aimed at hard-core gamers. The new PS4 standard model could be Sony’s way of attracting more casual users. The system will be slimmer and less expensive than the current $350 console.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83827.html?rss=1

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The Customer Experience Tipping Point


Sometimes, it takes something drastic to change a business’ behavior. Standard procedures can remain in place long after they’ve become detrimental to the business, but sometimes it takes a tipping point to drive home the fact that failing to change is the surest way to fail. For example, the Ford Pinto’s easily ruptured fuel tank could have been remedied with design changes that ranged in price from $11 to about $5 down to just $1. Cheap, right?

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83451.html?rss=1

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DARPA's new Gremlin drones fly back to their 'mothership' after completing recon missions

Now that drones have become a standard tool in our military arsenal, the next job is to make them more efficient and capable than ever before.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/15/darpas-new-gremlin-drones-fly-back-to-their-mothership-after-completing-recon-missions.html

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VESA finalizes DisplayPort 1.4, adds 8K support, data compression, and USB-C

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VESA announced today that the DisplayPort 1.4 specification has been finished. The new standard allows for up to 8K video, implements new color capabilities, and adds a visually lossless compression method to ensure the standard will meet the needs of 5K or even 8K displays.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224006-vesa-finalizes-displayport-1-4-adds-8k-support-data-compression-and-usb-c-support

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