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Self-Driving F1 Racecar Robots Are Coming In 2016

During its GTC 2016 keynote address, Nvidia unveiled a new Formula E event dubbed Roborace. As its name implies, this new racing class will feature fully autonomous cars powered by Drive PX 2 supercomputers. If that’s not crazy enough, the first race is expected to kick off this season. Blimey.

Nvidia GTC 2016 Keynote Live Blog: Follow All The News As It Happened

Attention graphics card fanatics: at approximately 2AM AEST, Nvidia will be kicking off its keynote address for GTC 2016 — one of the premiere events for GPU developers. This year, the focus is on artificial intelligence, virtual reality and self driving cars along with some big hardware announcements that we’re not allowed to talk about (yet). Once again, Gizmodo will be blogging from the event live. Get your cat naps in and we’ll see you at 2am sharp!

Vulkan's Graphics API Is Finally Out, But Don't Expect Performance Gains Yet

It was meant to launch last year, but as they say: better late than never. The release version of the Vulkan graphics API, derived from the abandoned carcass of AMD’s low-level Mantle API, has finally been released royalty-free to all and sundry.

Under The Hood: This Week In PC, Component And Software News

Thinking of building a new gaming PC? Struggling with whatever random error your desktop is throwing up this week? Under The Hood gives you a quick and concise run-down of the most important things that happened to the PC master race in the last seven days.

Nvidia Will Power Volvo's Fleet Of Autonomous Cars

Nvidia’s Drive PX 2 car supercomputers will see their first real-world test just next year, when they will be used in Swedish carmaker Volvo’s Drive Me autonomous car pilot. The Drive PX 2 enables autonomous cars to use a kind of artificial intelligence called “deep learning” to navigate roads safely.

Nvidia's Autonomous Car Computer Makes 24 Trillion AI Operations A Second

Nvidia has announced its first in-car artificial intelligence supercomputer at CES. It sounds like it should turn any vehicle into a computational powerhouse, capable of performing 24 trillion deep-learning operations every single second.

Watch Nvidia's CES 2016 Press Conference Right Here

Nvidia is one of the first to kick off at CES 2016, with a conference covering the company’s recent forays into self-driving and autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and its existing portfolio of GeForce graphics and gaming technologies. You can watch it live with us, right here.

Facebook Open Sources Its Deep Learning Hardware Rig, Big Sur

In its growing AI war with Google, Facebook is open sourcing the specialised hardware it uses for Deep Learning AI, known as Big Sur, which is now twice as capable as its last setup.

PC Graphics Card Showdown: NVIDIA Versus AMD

The hardest part of building a PC is picking the parts, especially when everyone around you seems to have an opinion. And no flame war is more prevalent than the NVIDIA snobs vs the AMD fanboys. What’s really going on with these two companies, and which card should you get?

Microsoft's Surface Book: Not Made For Gaming, But Not Terrible At It

Microsoft’s $2299 Surface Book, which launched in Australia at the same time as its flagship Sydney store, is a thin and light tablet with a keyboard dock that contains extra battery power. Uniquely, though, the Surface Book’s lower half also contains a Nvidia GeForce graphics card, fueling some small hope that it might be adequate for a bit of weekend gaming.

After some mucking around with different Nvidia drivers and a bunch of testing over the weekend, I can say that adequate is the word — the Surface Book certainly isn’t a gaming powerhouse, but with a bit of software hacking, it’s not terrible, and enough to enjoy a modern video game or two.

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