Intel recently announced its support for Thunderbolt 3. Intel plans to integrate Thunderbolt 3 in its own processors, in the hope that it will become the most versatile port in which everyone will use. If Thunderbolt 3 becomes the standard, manufacturers can make systems smaller and thinner systems.Intel plans to make the Thunderbolt protocol specification available to the industry under a nonexclusive, royalty-free license. This will encourage third party chip makers to build Thunderbolt-compatible chips, in which it can accelerate its adoption.
Archives for May 2017
Microsoft swore it wasn’t going to update Windows XP, Windows 7, 8, practically anything below Windows 10, but it did it anyway. It was an unprecedented and rare move. This must have been one those vulnerabilities that affected the entire Windows ecosystem. The patch was necessary regardless of Microsoft’s business policy. Anyways, read more about it from an article in Tom’s Hardware.
Amazon plans to release an app in Apple TV that will allow you to watch Amazon Prime videos on Apple TV. The app is expected to release in June at the WWDC. The two companies have been feuding over streaming videos. Amazon even stopped selling Apple TVs and Chromecasts in its store back in 2015. Do we see Apple TV returning to Amazon? See report from Ars Technica.
If you are looking to buy a GeForce GTX 1070 overclock GPU, Amazon is selling the GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Black Edition for just $336.35. It normally sells for $400. Newegg sells it for $380. Amazon lowered the price to match Walmart. And that’s a good thing. To get details, see PC Game’s article.
You can now stream 4k Netflix videos on your GTX 10-series GPU. From PC World.
A Kaby Lake processor is no longer the only way to get Netflix in 4K on a PC. Nvidia recently launched a preview version of Netflix streaming in 4K for its GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards, which use the Pascal GPU architecture.