Amazon is more than just an e-commerce giant. It is a leader in smart home products, and with its recent Whole Foods acquisition, it is also an upcoming grocery chain. About an year ago, I wrote about the Amazon Dash button - a tiny device that will order an associated product with the click of one button. Back then I was unaware that another Dash product, the Dash Wand, even existed. Recently, Amazon updated the Dash Wand to make it even better… but before we get to that:
No, that was not a mistake. Yes, it is called the iMac Pro. And yes, it comes with a 8, 10 or 18-core Intel Xeon processor. It can also be configured with up to 128 GB of RAM and up to 32 GB of AMD’s newest Radeon Pro Vega desktop-class GPUs. Incredible.
Skype - the most serious video conferencing app - is getting a complete, fun-filled overhaul. In addition to the all-new design, Skype is getting it’s own version of ‘stories’, called Highlights.
Elon Musk is starting a new company (again), and this time it is a biotechnology startup: specifically, to making a computer chip that can be embedded in a human brain.
The Electric GT Championship will hold its first season this year, and this modified Tesla Model S will be the chief (and the only) competitor. The competition was announced last year with a modified Model S P85D, but the new car is based on the latest P100D model. And yes, it does 0-60 in 2 seconds flat (0-62mph or 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds).
First impression: no way this is a laptop!
It’s hard to believe what extents companies could go to make powerful gaming machines. The Acer Predator 21 X is a massive laptop that weighs 20 pounds (8.8 kgs) and is probably as large as your torso. This beast is all about that spec sheet, which is undeniably impressive (or should I say “a little too much”):
Display: 21-inch, 2560x1080 pixel widescreen (21:9 aspect ratio), 120Hz refresh rate with Nvidia G-Sync
CPU: 7th gen Intel Core i7 (quad-core, overclockable)
GPU: Two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080