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Google wants to show off your face a bit better in VR and mixed reality

Google Research is looking to make virtual and mixed reality more interactive by combining 3D computer vision, machine learning, and advanced rendering methods to convey a user's identity, focus, and face.
Computing

Nvidia’s GeForce website is counting down to the GTX 1080 Ti’s big reveal

A splash page sporting a countdown timer resides on Nvidia's GeForce website linking it to an unannounced GTX 1080 Ti reveal. The card is listed twice in the source code of the site's splash page, confirming rumors.
Computing

‘For Honor’s’ performance will cut down many PCs, but you can fight back

Ubisoft’s For Honor is putting gaming PCs on notice with an appetite for power, and you’ll be sent packing if your machine can’t hold up its own sword. Here’s what to expect.
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Content developers now have access to the SteamVR for Linux beta

Valve Software provided a developer build of SteamVR for Linux based on the Vulkan graphics API. It is served on GitHub and requires pre-release drivers for Nvidia and AMD products and version 5.6 of Unity.
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Snap off or flip around? Microsoft Surface Book vs. HP Spectre x360 15-inch

Microsoft's Surface Book and HP's Spectre x360 15 represent very different takes on the notebook-centric Windows 10 2-in-1 machine. They're both well-built and offer good performance, but which one is best for you?
Mobile

Intel’s new modem can deliver gigabit download speeds

Gigabit's the future of mobile connectivity, and Intel is getting a head start. The company revealed its high-speed XMM 7650 modem in February, and it's bound for tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices.
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IBM and the University of Maryland's quantum computers go head to head

Researchers at the University of Maryland have tested their quantum computer by pitting it against IBM's attempt at similar hardware to see which system can process algorithms the fastest.
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New Asus ZenBook Pro could be a real beast with GeForce GTX 1060 graphics

A number of companies are expected to introduce new notebooks at MWC 2017, and some information has leaked indicating that Asus is one of those firms. Specifically, it looks like a new Asus ZenBook Pro appears to be on the way.
Deals

Take $20 off the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 motherboard ($122 after rebate)

If you're building a gaming PC and haven't settled on a motherboard, consider the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5. Until the end of February, this feature-laden motherboard can be had for just $122 on Amazon with a mail-in rebate.
Mobile

Steve Jobs' spaceship-like 'Apple Park' is finally finished, and it opens in April

For months the public has known Apple's next campus as "spaceship" because of its UFO-like shape, but Apple had another name in mind. The new 175-acre headquarters in Cupertino will officially be called 'Apple Park.'
Computing

We went hands-on with Ryzen, and saw why AMD’s new CPU should make Intel sweat

AMD's much anticipated Ryzen processor is available for pre-order, and close to launch. We checked out performance demos at AMD's launch event for an early glimpse at its performance. Intel may have reason to be worried.
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The wait for Ryzen is over, pre-orders now available starting at $329

After numerous leaks, AMD has officially announced the processors it will launch on March 2, with prices starting at $329. And you can order one today.