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AMD's New Radeon is a Preposterous Powerhouse You'll Wish You Needed

If you buy video cards, chances are you have a lust for power. No respectable PC builder doesn't at least covet insane high-end cards, even without ever really considering them. Well here's a new sucker to salivate at, the 11.5 teraflop, water-cooled AMD Radeon R9 295X2. The new coolest card you have no reason to own. Read More >>

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Nvidia's Next-Gen Pascal GPU Will be a Tiny 3D Powerhouse

Nvidia is only just starting to put out cards that run on its new Maxwell architecture, but its eyes are already on the future. Today at its annual GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced its next, far-future architecture: Pascal. Read More >>

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Nvidia's First Maxwell Card is a Power-Sipping Screamer

Nvidia's Tegra K1 is damned pretty for mobile tech, but the desktop team hasn't just been sitting around waiting for Tegra to catch up. Say hello to Maxwell—the new architecture on the desktop side—and the GTX 750Ti. It's a tiny little sucker that's worth its weight in watts. Read More >>

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From Dream to 3D Reality: The Fascinating Origins of Pixar

Before a story about toys, before monsters went corporate, before anyone went searching for Nemo, and before twenty seven Academy Awards, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company whose clients included the government and the medical community. The story of Pixar isn't exactly full of superheroes, adorable robots, or talking bugs. Read More >>

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How Computers Create Convincing Light and Shade in Graphics

Creating rich, lush computer-generated images is no mean feat, and one of the most fundamental aspects is light and shade. This video explains how programmers and designers tackle that crucial problem. Read More >>

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Which Superfoods Aren't Actually Super At All?

It's way more fun to finish off a big bar of dark chocolate when you can convince yourself it's good for you. Because c'mon, science says so… in all those random studies you've seen floating around the internet… right? Well, surprise surprise, it turns out there are a load of false facts out there regarding the health benefits of your favourite treats. Read More >>

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The Totally True History of Video Game Graphics

Humans? Usually unappreciative and typically awful. But it wasn't always like this! When we didn't have fancy technology with so many features they become useless and couldn't trap amazingness in a box in our pockets, we enjoyed the little things. Like 8-bit graphics and physical buttons and cords and cartridges. Hell, we even thought those graphics were great. Now? It could be real life and we wouldn't be impressed. Read More >>

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Oh My Word, These Next-Gen Graphics Almost Look Better Than the Real Thing

This is it folks. We've hit the uncanny valley and totally careered across it. This amazing demo of the next iteration of the CryEngine from the Crysis folks shows that next-gen graphics are going to look so good, so realistic, that they might even be better than the real thing. Read More >>

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These Horrendously Life-Like Facial Animations Will Give You Nightmares

Computer graphics and animation technology are getting so good these days we're verging into the uncanny valley. The trouble is, that when they get too realistic, too natural, they end up looking absolutely terrifying. Read More >>

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How to Play Crysis on a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air's graphics capabilities make it too wimpy to play any proper games on out of the box — but there is a way to beef things up. Read More >>

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Just Look at How Insane Your Phone's Graphics Will Be Next Year

Project Logan is NVIDIA's next-gen mobile processor. Inside of it is the Kepler GPU, which NVIDIA claims the fastest, most advanced scalable GPU in the world. Last year, Kepler hit desktops and laptops, and next year your phone and tablet are about to get supercharged. Read More >>

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These Incredible Facial Scans Capture Detail Down to the Skin Cell

Rendering CGI faces that look close to real is hard, but we're starting to see hardware that can pull it off. Then, the problem becomes the source material; you've got to have models that look good enough to pass for real. For that, a new kind of facial scanning is going to come in handy, one that can get detail all the way down to each skin cell. Read More >>

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These Are Probably the Most Amazing In-Game Graphics You've Ever Seen

We've seen some really fancy-looking graphics out of the PS4 and Xbox One launches and E3, but most of it was pre-rendered. That stuff is meant to look awesome as it was rendered elsewhere and is basically just being played like a video. Unfortunately the in-game stuff normally doesn't come anywhere close. Routine's absolutely stunning gameplay trailer is truly next-gen, though. Feast your eyes on this. Read More >>

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iOS 7: Instead of Flatness, We Got Depth

Today, after plenty of self-deprecating jokes about virtual cows, Apple unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the mobile software by Jony Ive. After months of speculation and weeks of rumour-mongering, we finally have our answer: the future of iOS is, actually, is rife with dimensionality and texture. Which is a good thing. Read More >>

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M: The New Best Graphics Card For Your Laptop

Intel's new integrated graphics are better than ever, and AMD's are nothing to shake a stick at either, but if you really want to game on a laptop, nothing's gonna beat discrete. And Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 700M series just rolled into town with the best graphics you can put in your laptop. Read More >>

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780: Titanic Power at a Less Ludicrous Price

Hot on the heels of the all-powerful Titan's release just a few months ago, Nvidia is now plowing forward into its 700 series with the sweet new GTX 780. It's a Titan-esque bad-boy that's a little bit cheaper. Read More >>

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