NVIDIA has set a release date for the GeForce RTX 3060, but waiting won’t be the biggest challenge. The $ 329 mid-tier GPU, the first to have ray tracing at this price, will be available on February 25 at 12:00 p.m. ET. This time around, however, you can’t pick up a Founders Edition and have to settle for a third-party graphics card. While some Reddit users have been able to grab the GPU as it accidentally hit store shelves early in Europe and Asia, the challenge is to find the RTX 3060 in stock. NVIDIA has been addressing GPU bottlenecks for months due to both a surge in cryptocurrency mining and limited demand.
Therefore, years of card sales have resumed just to have something available. The company is re-distributing older GPUs, including the GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 2060, to its partners. However, it has indicated that both cards were technically not at the end of their lives. “So ‘resuscitation’ seems to be using the wrong terminology here,” it said. Sure.
What if you want a more current GPU? Production is not expected to improve until the end of April. Elsewhere in tech, there are the latest iPhone rumors, a new Chevy Bolt, and automakers not scared of Apple.
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And maybe improved ultra-wide cameras.
According to AppleInsider, well-known leaker Max Weinbach and EverythingApplePro have shared a number of next-generation iPhone leaks, with an emphasis on an always-on display. A battery-efficient 120Hz display has reportedly mimicked your iPhone’s current lock screen to some extent and provides a handful of information without input, much like some Android phones do, usually if they have an OLED display . Only the battery and the clock would be visible at all times, but a “bar and icons” would show your notifications. Other points indicate an iterative update with improved cameras, a more powerful MagSafe connection between your phone and accessories, and possibly a more grippy Pro phone with a matte finish. Continue reading.
The glasses and even the controller are updated.
DJI hasn’t even announced a cinematic first-person drone yet, but even so, Dominion Drones briefly shared a video (reposted by SpiderMonkey FPV) of the FPV combo bringing a high-speed drone together (supposedly reaching a top speed of 93 MPH), one First person goggles (lighter than before) and a controller that doesn’t look out of place on a game console.
Dominion didn’t fly the drone to test its rumored top speed of 93 MPH. However, the clip shows the high-up first-person camera as well as additional forward and downward-facing sensors that are likely intended to help avoid obstacles. The new controller has sculpted handles, while the new racing goggles are apparently lighter than the previous ones. It looks like the new drone was built for racing. Continue reading.
The larger Bolt EUV will be Chevy’s first with the Super Cruise hands-free steering.Engadget
Not only is Chevy’s 2022 redesign an update to the features and capabilities of the Bolt EV, but it also includes a new SUV-sized variant called the Bolt EUV. Under the hood, the 2022 Bolt EV and the EUV are functionally similar. They use the same 65W 288 cell lithium-ion battery and the same identical 200 HP (150 HP) electric motor. Differences result from the form factor. The Bolt EUV offers its passengers a longer wheelbase, more headroom and a higher ride height. It is also the first Chevy vehicle to feature the company’s Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance feature, enabling hands-free calling on approximately 200,000 miles of mapped North American roads. Continue reading.
Whether that view holds true or not is a different story.
If Apple drives an electric car, Volkswagen doesn’t worry about that. According to Reuters, VW boss Herbert Diess told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that his company was “not afraid” of an Apple car. The auto industry is not a technology sector that can be “taken over in one fell swoop,” said the CEO. He’s probably right, but let’s remember the lessons Palm learned … Continue reading.
But wait, there’s more …
Apple has also reportedly spoken to Nissan about building a self-driving EVStudio Ghibli’s first CG movie, “Earwig and the Witch.” This is an insult. The tracking software “Mentor” from Amazon has been screwing drivers for years