Apple Lays Off 200+ People From Project Titan, Its Self-Driving Car Effort

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For over four years, Apple has been working on an electric self-driving vehicle, nicknamed Project Titan. The project, which first began ramping up in late 2014 and early 2015, has gone through a number of supposed shifts and changes, including various pivots and reboots. Now, Apple has confirmed that its cut 200 employees from the

Nvidia Announces Monster RTX Titan GPU

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nvidia announced its RTX family, it launched three GPUs, each with their own specific underlying design. The RTX 2070 is based on the TU106 GPU (2,304 cores), the RTX 2080 uses the TU104 GPU (3,072 cores), and the RTX 2080 Ti uses the TU102 GPU (4,608 cores). In two of these cases, however, Nvidia

Cassini’s Infrared Cameras Gave Us Our Best View of Titan Ever

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Cassini may have burned up in Saturn’s atmosphere almost a year ago, but the probe’s data sets are still transforming our understanding of Saturn and its various moons. In this visible spectrum, Saturn’s moon of Titan doesn’t look like much, mostly resembling a shapeless yellow ball, as shown above. One of the tools aboard Cassini

NASA New Frontiers Finalists: Titan Quadcopter, Comet Sample Return Mission

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA solicited proposals for new robotic missions as part of its New Frontiers exploration program, and it got a dozen of them this past April. Now, the agency has whittled the list down to two contenders. One mission seeks to explore the second largest moon in the solar system, and the other would grab a

Nvidia debuts new Titan Xp top-end GPU, now with Mac support

When Nvidia launched the GTX 1080 Ti at the end of February, it short-circuited its own highest-end product, the 6-month old Nvidia Titan X, thanks to higher clocks and a much lower price tag ($ 700, compared with $ 1,200). Now, Nvidia is rectifying that issue with a full-fat GP102 part — the Titan Xp. The Titan Xp sports 3840 cores, 240 texture units, and 96 ROPS, compared with the

New data from Cassini reveals Titan has canyons filled with liquid methane

As recently as 2004, we knew Saturn‘s largest moon Titan basically as a fuzzy orange blob, a cold, Mercury-sized satellite of a distant gas giant. Scientists knew it had a dense, nitrogen-rich atmosphere — the only one that we knew of, other than our own — but they weren’t sure about how the atmosphere was organized, nor how the planet’s surface dynamics went. Now Cassini has changed all that. In

Nvidia Titan X offers incredible performance, at a significant cost

When Nvidia launched the GTX 1080 earlier this year, it didn’t take long before rumors of a new Titan-branded card followed in its wake. Unlike the GP100, which will utilize HBM2 and launch in early 2017, the Nvidia (not GeForce) Titan X is based on a different piece of silicon: GP102. This new top-end card combines a wider memory bus and higher core counts with the same GDDR5X that debuted

Nvidia announces new ‘Nvidia’ Titan X: $1,200, 12GB of GDDR5X, shipping August 2

Nvidia has been launching GPUs at a rapid-fire pace this summer. The GTX 1080 and 1070 debuted in late May and early June, the 1060 dropped earlier this week, and now the full-fledged Titan X is shipping by August 2. The new GPU was announced by Jen-Hsun Huang last night and sets a speed record for fast turnarounds between the launch of a new architecture and the debut of its

Nvidia’s new GTX 1070 freezes out Fury, trashes Titan X

When Nvidia launched the GTX 1080 earlier this month, it established its new Pascal-derived GPUs as leaders in the top of the market. Now, as expected, the GTX 1070 has dropped, piledriving both Nvidia’s previous cards and every top-end GPU AMD has to offer. First, let’s hit the technical specifications. The GTX 1070 packs 1,920 CUDA cores, 120 texture units, and 64 ROPS. That works out to 75% the cores

Nvidia’s GTX 1080, 1070: Faster than Titan X, at a much lower price

AUSTIN, TEXAS — It’s been nearly 18 months since Nvidia unveiled its last-generation Maxwell architecture, and the PC enthusiast community has been chomping at the bit to see what benefits 14/16nm technology would deliver. Both Nvidia and AMD are planning new launches for the 14nm node, but Nvidia is launching first with both a new GPU and new technologies wrapped around it — some of which have been backported to