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 Monday, 9-May-2022  01:23:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NVIDIA have been fined $5.5M USD for allegedly hiding how much crypto mining was affecting their sales. The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced the charges and a settlement with the company today. Its order claims Nvidia misled investors by reporting a huge boost in revenue related to “gaming,” hiding how much its success relied on the far more volatile crypto market. Nvidia isn’t admitting to wrongdoing as part of the settlement, but it agrees to stop any unlawful failures to disclose information.

Meanwhile NiceHash (and subsequently some other mining programs) have unlocked LHR cards to full hash rate. Since LHR's introduction a year ago, many have tried to circumvent the anti-mining limiter. Mining software like NBMiner managed to recover up to 70% performance on LHR graphics cards. Meanwhile, other programs like T-Rex were more creative and enabled simultaneous mining of two distinct cryptocurrencies to put the remaining 30% to good use. Preying on miners' hopes, some shady crew released a supposed LHR Mining Unlocker, which turned out to be malware. However, the latest QuickMiner release candidate from NiceHash is the real deal, and we've tested it. More info in this thread.

Razer co-founder and gaming mouse legend Robert Krakoff has passed away. Krakoff passed away on April 26, 2022. Nearly 23 years prior, he helped bring what is recognized as the first ever gaming mouse to market, the infamous Razer Boomslang. At the time, it was actually a product of Kärna, through its Razer branding that was developed by a marketing agency called Fitch. Kärna went bankrupt a few years later, and then in 2005 Krakoff co-founded Razer with its current CEO Min-Liang Tan. While credit for inventing the Boomslang belongs to Fitch, Razer certainly played a huge role in popularizing purpose-built gaming peripherals, including mice and keyboards, and later headsets and an assortment of other products such as gaming chairs, desktops, and laptops like the Blade 14.

HotHardware have been playing with an NVIDIA Jetson kit, or as they put it, an AI Robot Brain. Fast forward to 2022 and NVIDIA hasn't let off the gas. In March, the company pulled back the curtain on the Jetson AGX Orin, the latest platform for robotics and AI based on the company's Ampere GPU technology. While COVID-related lockdowns overseas delayed the company in getting its hardware into the hands of developers, those units are shipping now and we've got one of the developer kits in-house. So, without further ado, let's meet the Jetson AGX Orin.

Here's a cool museum of endangered sounds.



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