Razer Blade 18 (2024) Review: The Gaming Laptop of the Future

Razer Blade 18 (2024) Review: The Gaming Laptop of the Future

Razer’s Blade 14 is my go-to recommendation for anyone hunting for a good gaming laptop, but as impressive as it is, it trades power for portability. If that’s the kind of sacrifice you don’t want to make, then say hello to the Razer Blade 18—this is the powerhouse you’re looking for. Side-by-side with the Razer … Read more

Reinvent oil refineries for a net-zero future

Reinvent oil refineries for a net-zero future

Today’s crude-oil refineries will need to be replaced with renewable fuel and chemical production to achieve net-zero goals.Credit: Brandon Bell/Getty Fossil energy sources need to be eliminated — and communities that will be adversely affected during the clean-energy transition supported, as we wrote in an Editorial last week. In this week’s issue, Eelco Vogt and … Read more

Microsoft just gave us a first look at the future of its DNS services

Microsoft just gave us a first look at the future of its DNS services

Microsoft has announced a new, upcoming feature, that aims to solve a decades-old conundrum with DNS security. The feature is called ZTDNS, or Zero Trust Domain Name System, and is currently entering private preview. Microsoft promised a separate announcement once the feature makes it to the Insiders program.  In a blog post, Microsoft explained how … Read more

Lenovo unveils first all-AMD AI ‘supercomputer’ flanked with up to 1.5TB of HBM memory and promises drop-in support for the future AMD EPYC CPU — new ThinkSystem has dual EPYC CPUs and 8 Instinct MI300X GPUs

Lenovo unveils first all-AMD AI ‘supercomputer’ flanked with up to 1.5TB of HBM memory and promises drop-in support for the future AMD EPYC CPU — new ThinkSystem has dual EPYC CPUs and 8 Instinct MI300X GPUs

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its ThinkSystem SR685a V3 server, which it says is an optimal solution for both enterprise private on-prem AI as well as for public AI cloud service providers. Crafted in tandem with AMD, the server has been specifically engineered to handle the demanding compute needs associated with GenAI and Large … Read more

No ‘independent chip makers and system makers and storage makers’: Industry expert paints bleakest picture of future of IT — insatiable tech appetite of Google, Microsoft and other hyperscalers could kill off competition forever

No ‘independent chip makers and system makers and storage makers’: Industry expert paints bleakest picture of future of IT — insatiable tech appetite of Google, Microsoft and other hyperscalers could kill off competition forever

In IDC’s own words, its Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Infrastructure Tracker: Buyer and Cloud Deployment is “designed to provide clients with a better understanding of how enterprise infrastructure technologies (server, external enterprise storage systems, purpose-built appliances: HCI and PBBA) are being deployed in cloud environments and what type of buyers are acquiring them.” The Next Platform … Read more

2PB SSD storage in your computer? Why not — storage firm debuts tech that can support up to 32 drives, perfect if you want to use 61.44TB Solidigm SSDs or even bigger PCIe 5.0 ones in the future

2PB SSD storage in your computer? Why not — storage firm debuts tech that can support up to 32 drives, perfect if you want to use 61.44TB Solidigm SSDs or even bigger PCIe 5.0 ones in the future

HighPoint has unveiled the industry’s first 8-Channel PCIe Gen5 x16 NVMe Switch and NVMe RAID product lines.  Powered by Broadcom’s PEX89048 IC, these are designed to cater to high-demand, data-intensive applications and integrate Broadcom’s Gen5 PCIe switching technology to utilize x16 lanes of Gen5 host bandwidth, direct from the CPU, across Intel and AMD platforms. … Read more

Today’s Wordle answer is the hardest this year, with an average score of 5.4, and ‘Wordle 1037 X’ is trending on Twitter – here’s why it’s so tough and what to do in future

Today’s Wordle answer is the hardest this year, with an average score of 5.4, and ‘Wordle 1037 X’ is trending on Twitter – here’s why it’s so tough and what to do in future

Today’s Wordle is the most difficult we’ve had so far in 2024, but that doesn’t come close to describing how tough it is. ‘Wordle 1,037 X’ is trending high on Twitter, which is always a sign of a hard puzzle, and some 13% of players have failed it so far. Solving it in six guesses … Read more

Obscure $10 billion chip firm you never heard of finally delivers crucial tech for AI future — Astera Labs showcased its Aries 6 PCIe retimer board as it targets future Nvidia HGX boards

Obscure  billion chip firm you never heard of finally delivers crucial tech for AI future — Astera Labs showcased its Aries 6 PCIe retimer board as it targets future Nvidia HGX boards

Astera Labs, a relatively unknown semiconductor company with a $10 billion market value, recently showed off its new Aries 6 PCIe retimer board, which it is now sampling to leading AI and cloud infrastructure providers. Due to the high-speed data transfer within the PCIe interface, the signals can suffer from degradation, especially over longer distances … Read more