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 Sunday, 11-October-2015  20:06:18 (GMT +10) - by booj

Star Wars Battlefront is arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated games ever. Now that the beta has arrived, Guru3D test just about every currently available GPU to see how they perform.

The SSD review test 3 of Intel's 750 series U.2 NVMe drives in RAID. How does 5GB/s and 750k IOPS sound? Considering we have three 1.2TB 750s on hand, a few RAID tests were in order and we thought we might compile a bit of a report to get these numbers out.

SD Cards are quite ubiquitous these days, though the range of speed classes, grades and files systems etc can be a bit confusing to the end user. PC Perspective try to break it down.

On the topic of NVMe, it appears that Apple is using the technology on its iPhone 6S phones, as tested by the SSD review. At very least, there seems to be no doubt whatsoever that the new iPhone 6S is easily the top dog on the block with respect to disk performance. But can we really reach those speeds in a smartphone though?

Twitter is undergoing some streamlining with many layoffs expected. The plans are part of an effort to trim what many insiders see as an organization that has grown bloated — Twitter has over 4,100 employees in more than 35 offices — over the past few years, these people said.

A company called Soft Machines has revealed some information on what could be in interesting new VISC CPU architecture. When we last checked in with Soft Machines about a year ago, the company had just announced its VISC CPU architecture, along with some surprising performance claims. Today, the company presented some more details about the VISC architecture, along with a roadmap for VISC CPUs and SoCs, at the 2015 Linley Processor Conference

The Chinese government has acted on a request from the US government to arrest hackers they believe are responsible for recent cyber attacks. The action came a week or two before President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Washington late last month. The hackers had been identified by U.S. officials as having stolen commercial secrets from U.S. firms to be sold or passed along to Chinese state-run companies.

The top comment on this 4K youtube video says it all: Fantastic perspective of the size and mass of the Andromeda Galaxy, just one galaxy amongst the billions of galaxies. Definitely worth the watch of this 3 & 1/2 minute video.

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