PCS Software Accelerates Product Innovation with New Chief Technology Officer

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PCS Software (PCS), a leading transportation management platform provider for the inland trucking industry, has named Paul Beavers as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Paul will lead the company’s innovation initiatives, including expanding the capabilities of its core solutions and continuing PCS Software’s evolution towards a comprehensive platform offering.

“Paul’s breadth of experience in software development and proven track record for taking products to the next level will be essential as PCS continues to evolve its offerings and address the digital needs of end-to-end trucking companies,” said Chris Poelma, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director at PCS Software. “Paul is a problem solver and can deliver product strategies that drive real business results. He will be a terrific addition to our leadership team.”

“PCS has tremendous market opportunity and its solutions offer a great foundation to fuel growth,” said Paul. “At its core, the

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Nvidia, Intel, and AMD GPU shipments up 10.8% as consumers scoop up PCs

Demand is sky high for GPUs, according to industry intelligence firm Jon Peddie Research. In the company’s latest Market Watch report for calendar Q3 of 2020, it found that GPU shipments increased 10.8% year-over-year. AMD, Nvidia, and Intel all saw quarter-over-quarter increases as well.

As Jon Peddie notes in the breakdown of the report, GPU shipments are a leading indicator. Manufacturers purchase them before shipping PCs to consumers. This means that the market expects demand for PCs to remain high through the foreseeable future. The overall PC market increased 9.47% year-over-year, according to Jon Peddie.

Discrete GPUs from AMD and Nvidia were up 13.44% quarter-over-quarter. That jump is partially due to historical trends that lead to consumers purchasing more discrete GPUs in Q3 than Q2. But it also reflects the launch of Nvidia’s RTX 3000-series video cards in September. Those products flew off shelves and are still difficult to find.

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Newegg Cyber Monday deals available now: a Samsung smart TV, gaming laptops, PCs and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday has come and gone, but a few deals on great tech products are still available at Newegg as we glide into Cyber Monday. Newegg’s “Black November” sale offers some big price drops for the gaming laptop, PC or smart TV you’ve been waiting for.

Newegg’s sale features not only large discounts on tons of items, but a best-price guarantee: If you bought a product with the “Black Friday Price Protection” badge before Nov. 22, Newegg will refund you the difference if its price drops lower on or before Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.

Right now, Newegg has steep discounts on a wide range of items, but note that if you see something you want, you’ll want to buy it

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Newegg Black Friday deals still available: Smart TVs, gaming laptops, PCs and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday may have come and gone, but tons of deals on great tech products are still available at Newegg. Newegg’s “Black November” sale offers some big price drops for the gaming laptop, PC or smart TV you’ve been waiting for.

Newegg’s Black Friday sale features not only large discounts on tons of items, but a best-price guarantee: If you bought a product with the “Black Friday Price Protection” badge before Nov. 22, Newegg will refund you the difference if its price drops lower on or before Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.

Right now, Newegg has steep discounts on a wide range of items, but note that if you see something you want, you’ll want to buy it soon because some

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Newegg Black Friday deals still available: Gaming laptops, PCs, smart TVs and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday may have passed, but the deals are still in full swing at Newegg, where there’s a lot of money to be saved on the great tech products. Newegg’s “Black November” sale offers some big price drops for the gaming laptop, PC or smart TV you’ve been waiting for.

Newegg’s Black Friday sale features not only hefty discounts on tons of items, but a best-price guarantee: If you bought a product with the “Black Friday Price Protection” badge before Nov. 22, Newegg will refund you the difference if its price drops lower on or before Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.

Right now, Newegg has steep discounts on a wide range of items, but note that if you see something you

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These pre-built gaming PCs are your best bet of getting an Nvidia RTX 3080 now

Trying to get your hands on an Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card right now is a legendary feat, but if you’re willing to upgrade your entire PC – or if yoiu’re looking for your first one – then there are some great options out there right now. And that’s because, much like for anything else, the Black Friday gaming PC deals are the best time to try and pick up something cheap, but something that you might not be able to get hold of otherwise. Like the 30-series cards *shakes fist* 



Nvidia RTX 3080


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Nvidia RTX 3080

Anyway, Whether you’re in the US or UK there are some seriously high-end gaming PCs on offer right now, which will give you (almost) immediate access to the best quality gaming you can buy right now. 

For US readers, we’ve got the Alienware Aurora R11 with an RTX 3080. You’ll need to

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New laptops faster than last-gen PCs

For the second time in as many generations, new laptops are leapfrogging last year’s models with zippy responsiveness, snappy performance and better battery life.



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Lenovo’s Yoga 9i in front and Yoga C940 in the back.

I have to say, I was impressed with last-generation laptops – the first crop of Intel-based systems tuned for how we actually use PCs – when they first came out. But now, after conducting side-by-side tests between one of those 10th-generation Intel Core-based systems and an 11th-generation Core laptop just now coming to market, I’m flat-out amazed at the difference.

The new system, the just-released Lenovo Yoga 9i ($1,379 as configured), is always ready for work, even before I can get the lid open. Applications open, close and run quickly. The system runs quiet and cool. It charges super quickly.  Battery life has been great, with active

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Newegg Black Friday 2020 sale: Huge deals on smart TVs, gaming PCs, laptops and so much more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday isn’t just one day anymore, it’s a month-long event. And if you’re looking to save on technology products, the wait is over! You’ll find amazing discounts for the entire month of November, many of which guarantee Black Friday pricing. That means if the sale prices you see today drop any lower between now and Black Friday, you’ll get a refund with the difference. Best Buy is running Black Friday guarantees all month long, and Newegg’s “Black November” sale is in full swing with a similar pledge.

Newegg’s Black Friday sale features hefty discounts on tons of items, all of which have a badge that reads, “Black Friday Price Protection.” Really, though, it should read “Cyber Monday Price Protection”

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Newegg Black Friday 2020 deals: Discounts smart TVs, gaming PCs, laptops and much more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

If you’re looking to save on tech products, there’s no need to wait until the Friday after Thanksgiving this year. Retailers are already getting a jump on Black Friday sales. You’ll find amazing discounts for the entire month of November, many of which guarantee Black Friday pricing. That means if the sale prices you see today drop any lower between now and Black Friday, you’ll get refunded the difference. Best Buy is running Black Friday guarantees all month long, and Newegg’s “Black November” sale is in full swing with a similar pledge.

Newegg’s Black Friday sale features hefty discounts on tons of items, all of which have a badge that reads, “Black Friday Price Protection.” Really, it should read “Cyber

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New chip design draws lessons from Xbox to make Windows PCs more secure



graphical user interface: Microsoft’s new “Pluton” architecture has won support from Intel, AMD and Qualcomm. (Microsoft Graphic)


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Microsoft’s new “Pluton” architecture has won support from Intel, AMD and Qualcomm. (Microsoft Graphic)

A new architecture for computer processors, unveiled by Microsoft this morning under the name “Pluton,” will take security technologies that currently exist in a separate hardware component in Windows PCs and integrate them directly into the central processing unit, promising a major advance in security.

In addition to reducing the ability for hackers to break through a computer’s security protections, Microsoft says the approach will centralize security firmware updates through Windows Update, rather than requiring users to implement patches from different vendors.

It’s modeled after the chip design that Microsoft introduced with the Xbox One in 2013, and also uses in its Azure Sphere processors for Internet of Things devices.

AMD, Intel and Qualcomm joined Microsoft in the announcement, signaling their intent to adopt the architecture in future chips. Timing for the

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