Nvidia Unveils Powerful New RTX 2070 and 2080 Graphics Cards

During a pre-Gamescom 2018 livestream from Cologne, Germany, Nvidia on Monday unveiled new GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti high-end graphics cards. These new 20-series cards will succeed Nvidia's current top-of-the-line GPUs, the GeForce GTX 1070, GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. While the company usually waits to launch the more powerful Ti version of a GPU, this time around, it's releasing the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti at once. Polygon adds: They won't come cheap. The Nvidia-manufactured Founders Edition versions will cost $599 for the RTX 2070, $799 for the RTX 2080 and $1,199 for the RTX 2080 Ti. The latter two cards are expected to ship "on or around" Sept. 20, while there is no estimated release date for the RTX 2070. Pre-orders are currently available for the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced different "starting at" prices during the keynote presentation. Huang's presentation said the RTX 2070 will start at $499, the RTX 2080 at $699 and the RTX 2080 Ti at $999. Asked for clarification, an Nvidia representative told Polygon that these amounts reflect retail prices for third-party manufacturers' cards. The RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti will be the first consumer-level graphics cards based on Nvidia's next-generation Turing architecture, which the company announced earlier this month at the SIGGRAPH computing conference. At that time, Nvidia also revealed its first Turing-based products: three GPUs in the company's Quadro line, which is geared toward professional applications. All three of the new RTX cards will feature built-in support for real-time ray tracing, a rendering and lighting technique for photorealistic graphics that gaming companies are starting to introduce this year Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Staff At Gatwick Airport Use Whiteboards After Flight Information Screens Fail

Staff at the Gatwick Airport in southeast England had to write flight information on whiteboards for most of the day due to a technical problem with its digital screens. The BBC reports: Vodafone provides the service, and said a damaged fibre cable had caused the information boards to stop working. In a statement at 17:00 BST, a Gatwick spokesman said the issue had been resolved and flight information was being displayed as normal. "Tens of thousands" of people departed on time and no flights were cancelled. Apologizing to customers, he added that the airport's "manual contingency plan," which included having extra staff on hand to help direct passengers, had worked well. The airport earlier said a "handful of people" had missed their flights due to the problems. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2018-08-20 17:45:01 preview's
Huawei was caught using a pro camera to fake smartphone photos (again)

An actor in the commercial accidentally revealed the trick on her Instagram.
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Apple May Release New Low-Cost Laptop and Mac Mini for Pros

A Bloomberg report suggests Apple will release a low-cost MacBook Air with a retina display and a new Mac Mini for professionals.
2018-08-20 16:30:02 preview's
Microsoft prepares to kill the Windows 8 store: No new apps from November

Support for the Windows Phone 8 store is also ending soon.
2018-08-20 16:00:02,37652.html#xtor=RSS-5 preview's
These Tracking Tricks Can Bypass Your Anti-Tracking Tools

Belgian researchers discover online tracking techniques that can exploit design and implementation flaws in browsers to circumvent anti-tracking tools.
2018-08-20 15:30:01 preview's
China's Huawei Caught Faking DSLR Shots as Smartphone Pictures in a Commercial

Smartphone cameras are better than ever, but sometimes there's just no substitute for a full-sized DSLR. Unfortunately, it seems that Huawei thinks so, too. From a report: A shot in the company's latest commercial for its new Nova 3 smartphone has been revealed by a behind-the-scenes photo to be a DSLR, not the smartphone as the ad alleges. As you can see about halfway through the ad, a bickering couple takes a selfie together apparently to show off how Huawei's AI and camera tech make it so that the woman doesn't need to put on makeup. But a since-deleted Instagram picture posted by Sarah Elshamy (the actress in the scene) reveals that instead of a fun selfie from the Nova 3, the shot in question came from a DSLR, shot by a professional photographer. In fact, the Nova 3 doesn't seem in be in the frame at all. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2018-08-20 15:00:02,37654.html#xtor=RSS-5 preview's
Here's Every Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 Card That We Know About

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX cards are officially out of the ray-traced bag. Here's what we know about Nvidia's partner cards.
2018-08-20 14:15:04,37653.html#xtor=RSS-5 preview's
Alienware Refreshing Aurora, Area 51 with New Nvidia and AMD Graphics

Alienware is updating its two desktop towers with the latest graphics from Nvidia and AMD.
2018-08-20 14:15:04,37633.html#xtor=RSS-5 preview's
Dell’s New Gaming Monitors Bring QHD, 155Hz and a Hint of Blue

Dell has announced a pair of AMD FreeSync-backed monitors that hope to win over gamers with QHD and FHD options and up to a 155Hz overclocked refresh rate.
2018-08-20 14:15:04