Category Archives: Hardware

Sony’s PlayStation VR Revealed

      Sony has recently announced the PlayStation VR, which is launching in October 2016. It features a 5.7″ OLED display, at a resolution of 1920×1080, which results in 960×1080 per eye. The device surprisingly offers a refresh rate of 120 hz, and a latency of under 18 milliseconds. While the resolution offered by the Playstation… Read More »

Summary of AMD’s Bizarre “Capsaicin” Event at GDC

    AMD’s ‘Capsaicin’ show was quite a unique experience. The entire theme of the event revolved around alcohol, hot peppers, and having fun.  Weeks prior to the show, AMD employees even tweeted about hot peppers to hype up the show, leaving readers confused. A weird metaphor was made about power efficiency, comparing the power efficiency advancements… Read More »

MIT Built a Quantum Computer Using Only 5 Atoms

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a quantum computer that factors numbers, using only 5 atoms. The algorithm for factoring the numbers was created by Peter Shor, a professor at MIT, back in 1994. Until now, that algorithm had never been used by an actual quantum computer. In traditional computing, logic is binary, meaning it takes… Read More »

Samsung’s 15.36 TB Solid State Drive’s Have Begun Shipping

Samsung announced yesterday that it has begun shipping of its new 15.36 TB SSD, the “PM1633a”. The drives utilize a technology called 3D NAND. 3D NAND is a revolutionary technology that is helping improve storage density and pricing of SSDs, making them increasingly competitive with Hard Drives. Multiple layers of cells are stacked on top of… Read More »

The Displayport 1.4 Open Standard Has Been Published By VESA

While the actual bitrate of Displayport 1.4 remains the same as Displayport 1.3, DP 1.4 still offers much more functionality over 1.3 by using multiple technologies, which makes it more efficient. By utilizing transport compression, it can achieve resolutions of up to 8K @ 60 hz and 4K 120 HZ, with HDR enabled. It is… Read More »

AMD Teases Possible External GPU Technology

In a Facebook post, AMD’s Robert Hallock posted a picture of an AMD GPU inside some form of enclosure. He then writes about how external GPUs are perfect for gamers that need the mobility of a ultrathin laptop. At the end, he states that we can expect to hear “more info very soon”. The idea is that… Read More »