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Want photo-realistic VR? Industrial Light & Magic thinks an 8-GPU rig can help

As Industrial Light & Magic becomes increasingly involved with virtual reality content, the company's ILMxLab subdivision is experimenting with a powerful 8-GPU setup.

Nvidia's new Quadro cards offer Titan X-beating power with a price to match

Nvidia has a new pair of Quadro cards out, and they're world-beaters. With Pascal hardware under the hood and many gigabytes of GDDRX memory alongside, these GPUs offer huge performance -- but you'll need deep pockets to afford it.

How to take drab hair and make It pop in Photoshop

Hair can be an interesting post-editing beast to tackle, so what is the trick to getting eye-catching hair in your portraits? This video shares the Photoshop secrets to getting beautiful, natural-looking hair in Photoshop.

AMD’s new $10,000 graphics card has its own built-in SSDs

The Radeon Pro Duo was already the most impressive graphics card that AMD had ever put together, but now the SSG version lets you play with one that has as much as a terabyte of local storage too.

Microsoft consolidates its two-factor authentication options into a single app

Microsoft's launching a new app two-factor app for "major mobile platforms," Microsoft Authenticator, which will unify its current crop of disparate apps. It's set to launch in August.

You can use Android apps on a Chromebook now, so we gave it a try

Google Play and Android apps are now available on a few select Chromebooks, providing access to services that used to be unavailable. But is the user experience any good?

FBI confirms it is investigating cyberattack on Democratic National Committee

The Democratic National Committee has revealed that it was successfully attacked, possibly by Russian hackers, and now, the FBI is investigating the incident.
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Life in the fast lane: Zip through airport security with Clear biometric scanning

Frequent travelers can speed up airport check-in with Clear biometric scanning terminals. Skip the lines, scan your boarding pass and fingerprint and move on through. You'll still have to go through security checking, unless…

No More Ransom: Europol launches advice site for victims of ransomware

Europol, Intel Security, Kaspersky and the Dutch police have announced No More Ransom, a new site that provides ransomware advice and decryption software tools for those that have been infected by the malware.
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Baidu's AI Composer translates famous artworks into melodies you can listen to

Dubbed the Baidu AI Composer, the algorithm uses image recognition software -- supported by what the company calls “the world’s largest neural network” -- that translates the content, tone, and mood of particular images into…

The latest video diary of 'South Park: Fractured But Whole' covers the game's tactical RPG combat system

The latest video diary about the upcoming game South Park: Fractured But Whole talks about its turn-based, tactical RPG combat system, and the original title that wouldn't fly with retailers. Ubisoft also talks about emulating…
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AI expert says that Russia is on the verge of a ‘major breakthrough’ in artificial intelligence

In the past six months, we’ve seen AI master the board game Go, write a short film script, and infiltrate Snapchat filters ... But what was this breakthrough Alexi Samsonovich hinted at in NYC? Digital Trends reached out to him to find…