The Renovo Coupe might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's certainly one of the curviest — and shiniest — electric supercars that you are ever likely to lay eyes on. Boasting a 740-volt lithium ion battery that pushes out 500-horse power and a Nvidia Tegra X1 superchip with a teraflop of processing grunt, it's certainly no slouch in the "oomph" department either. We were lucky to get up close and personal with the latest iteration at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. Despite having to constantly wipe drool off our lens, we managed to take a few photos...
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The next generation of hybrid tablets and laptops is just around the corner. Luke and I, from Gizmodo AU, head to Taiwan next week for Computex — Asia’s largest computer expo (and the second biggest in the world after CeBIT). Last year, 130,000 visitors saw 1700 companies showcase their latest, led by Taiwanese brands like Acer, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Thermaltake, Antec and Nvidia. Intel and AMD will also be there, of course, along with stacks of great new tech. Here's a preview of what we're expecting to see...
The Xbox 360 was released in 2005. Back then, its three-core PowerPC CPU and ATI R520-based GPU were respectable pieces of hardware. Today, almost 40 per cent of PC gamers have quad-core CPUs and a video card that would disintegrate the Xbox 360's "Xenos" GPU with a mere glance. But it's not the PC, or even consoles, that holds the attention of the gaming industry. No, mobile phones are the focus now.
We recently reviewed — and rather liked — the Asus Transformer Prime. It was the best Android tablet out there. Oh, until Asus dropped its new higher-end Transformer Prime, complete with a 1080p screen and improved back panel. Joy!
While we're all waiting to play with tablets running on NVIDIA's smokey quad-core (plus one) wonder, Wireless Goodness got its mitts on photos of the chip in the flesh.
There's a not-so-dirty little secret about NVIDIA's upcoming Tegra 3 platform (which will soon find a home in plenty of mobile devices): the quad-core processor contained within has a fifth core for less intensive tasks.
NVIDIA completed its purchase of Icera, a wireless modem company. With this technology under its belt, NVIDIA can build a mobile processor with a cellular radio and a baseband applications processor. Icera already develops a product that combines NVIDIA's Tegra processor with an HSPA+ radio and support for Android.
Lenovo is leaking like a poorly built ship this Easter Sunday: This Is My Next just broke word of a not-yet-officially acknowledged Honeycomb-equipped ThinkPad tablet, due out (with stylus) this July.
Last year, the CSIRO's supercomputer was ranked as the 145th most powerful supercomputer in the world. Powered by NVIDIA's Tesla GPUs and constructed by Aussie company Xenon, the supercomputer is used is a fine example of the benefits of using GPUs for scientific discovery. but according to NVIDIA's GM of Tesla computing, Andy Keane, it's the current developments in the mobile processing space that will drive the next generation of supercomputers.
It's everywhere. CES, which hasn't even officially started yet, has already given birth to more Tegra 2 phones and tablets than I care to count. So, again, what's so special about this thing again?
It's difficult to gauge the full power of the autostereoscopic 3D from a video, but as with Sharp's parallax barrier technology, you can see how Scaleform's glasses-less 3D works. The video presenter's "ooh! ahh!"-ing just endorses it even more.
That's the moral of this NYT story about the bubbling war in mobile chips. They're expensive to make. And, no one's better at making them than Intel, whose manufacturing tech is years ahead of anybody else.
Let's take a moment to appreciate Viewsonic's new Android tablet while we can, before it gets crushed in the tidal wave of coverage that a certain other tablet's debut will get next week. And it's got some things worth appreciating!