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Corsair Carbide Spec-Alpha Case Review: Solid looks, feature packed, great value

The ATX Mid-Tower has always been a favorite of PC builders. It can be transported with relative ease, while still managing to hold a respectable amount of very high-end hardware. The Spec-Alpha is Corsair's latest entry to the market and has gamers squarely in its sights. Priced at $80, this is a case that we very much expect to be a dominant force for a few reasons.

Learning about deep learning

The concept is certainly compelling. Having a machine capable of reacting to real-world visual, auditory or other type of data and then responding, in an intelligent way, has been the stuff of science fiction until very recently.

Google stops selling the Nexus 9

Google has ended sales of the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet a year and a half after its launch, making the Pixel C the only tablet available from the Google Store ahead of the launch of new Nexus devices later this year.

MSI Cubi 2 Plus Review: Close to the perfect mini PC

Intel has been a real champion for small form factor computing, recently introducing three new types of mini PC designs in addition to the NUC: the Compute Stick, Mini Lake and 5" × 5", or mini-STX as it is now commonly referred to. One of the first companies to adopt the new mini-STX form factor is MSI with its new Cubi 2 Plus, a tiny 1.3L computer that not only supports a desktop Skylake Core i7 processor but also accept up to 32GBs of DDR4 memory and a high-speed NVMe SSD for good measure.

AMD targeting affordable VR-capable graphics cards with Polaris

An interview between Ars Technica and AMD's Roy Taylor has revealed some more information about the company's upcoming Polaris architecture. According to him, Pascal is focused on increasing the 'total addressable market' (TAM) for virtual reality through more affordable graphics…

The End of Hardware?

The picture isn’t pretty. Whether it’s PCs, tablets, smart watches or now, even smartphones, the outlook for most major hardware device categories is not looking good, particularly in the US. The issue is that both consumers and businesses have already…
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