2016

Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Features 2016 Performance, Currently Useless Features, and a Massive Price Increase

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Reviews of Nvidia’s RTX 2070 are out, and the card’s overall positioning and performance aren’t going to be much help for Nvidia’s RTX family. As we discussed last week in our massive RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti review, there are a number of economic and technological realities that work against the quick adoption of any

AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates

[unable to retrieve full-text content] AMD announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results this week, along with launch windows for its upcoming Ryzen and Naples CPUs and its Vega GPU family. One way or another, 2017 is going to be a huge year for AMD. The post AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates appeared first on ExtremeTech. ExtremeTechGaming – ExtremeTech

NASA and NOAA confirm 2016 was the warmest year on record

The data is in, and last year was a hot one. In fact, it was the hottest year ever on a global scale. This is the conclusion arrived at by both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This news might sound familiar — didn’t we see this headline recently? Yes, last year… and the year before that. This is the third consecutive year when global temperatures hit

The 10 most technically impressive games of 2016

After all of the knockout titles we saw the year before, 2016 had a lot to live up to. And with the launch of three major VR platforms, a half-step console released from Sony, and the rise of 4K gaming, 2016 turned out to be extremely eventful. There was plenty of new hardware for devs to take advantage of, but raw horsepower doesn’t always win out in this industry. Pluck

Extreme science: the biggest, fastest and hottest breakthroughs of 2016

This year we pushed the boundaries of science to new extremes. We saw new levels of supercomputer performance, peeled the plastic off the biggest telescope and solar plant on earth, did the first-ever spectroscopy on antimatter, and even made liquid light. To start with, we put spinners on the world’s most powerful X-ray laser. The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a linear electron accelerator at Stanford. The X-ray laser is

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming

After Nvidia’s record-breaking quarter earlier this month, it was clear that the overall gaming market had to be in fairly good shape. New data confirms this trend, both relative to the previous quarter and the same period a year ago. No matter where you look, overall gaming shipments are up — but the gains from those improvements aren’t being spread equally between AMD and Nvidia. This new information is courtesy

The best science gifts for kids in 2016

The idea of a “science toy” sort of breaks down below a certain age. A toddler who cannot yet read does not need a scientific calculator, for example, and even the most science-oriented second-grader might struggle to make it through the collected works of Stephen Hawking. If you’ve got a youngling to buy for, we’ve put together some gift ideas we think they’ll enjoy: things that will cultivate curiosity and

The best cars of the 2016 LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Auto Show has morphed into a tech conference/exposition and car show in order to improve its stature among the world’s major shows. LA is arguably the style capital for the world’s car culture. Even in the snug confines of the LA Civic Center, there was lots of serious news being made. Much of it centered around a raft of compact SUVs from Audi (Q5),

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for nanomachines

Nanomachines might be in their infancy as far as consumer goods, but they’re real enough to have attracted the attention of the Nobel committee. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa have been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.” When Richard Feynman took the stage in his bare feet to talk about nanomachines at Caltech in 1984, he had in mind

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to mathematicians working in Flatland

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to David J. Thouless, Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” Their work represents a set of mathematical insights about exotic phases of matter like superfluids and superconductors, but it also applies to regular old semiconductors too. In short, these guys wrote the mathematical statements that line up our theories