Razer’s Tomahawk modular gaming PC, almost a year after launch, enters preorder


The Razer Tomahawk Gaming PC as shown during CES 2020.

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Razer revealed its Tomahawk Gaming Desktop at CES 2020, the company’s first foray into selling desktop PCs in addition to its line of laptops. Now, almost a year later, its PC with a modular, 10 liter eGPU-like design will finally ship — or at least be begin preorders today — with prices starting at $2,400. 

As ideas go, it’s pretty ingenious. It’s basically a pull-out circuit board with two PCI slots: one for a graphics card and one for an Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element module which slides into a bay and has an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive. It can accommodate a GPU up to the size and power requirements of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (it uses a 750 watt power supply), which should cover most needs.

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Young scientist s named TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year for technology that leads social change

TIME Magazine has announced its first-ever Kid of the Year – 15-year-old scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao. 

Roa’s love for science began at the age of 10 when she discovered carbon nanotube sensor technology, which uses molecules to detect chemicals in water, and her passion grew from there.

Prior to being named Kid of the Year, Roa was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for developing a mobile device in 2017 to test for lead in drinking water – an innovation she made to address the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Her most recent project is an app called Kindly that uses artificial intelligence to detect cyberbullying online at an early stage.

Roa was selected from a group of more than 5,000 nominees, but judges were astonished by her use of technology to combat a number of social issues ranging from contaminated water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying.


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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reports Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in infrastructure semiconductor solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021.

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $750 million. GAAP net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $(23) million, or $(0.03) per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $168 million, or $0.25 per diluted share. Cash flow from operations for the third quarter was $258 million.

On October 29, 2020, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire Inphi Corporation with cash and stock consideration. The transaction is expected to close by the second half of calendar 2021, subject to the approval of Marvell and Inphi shareholders and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including

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An $11 billion tech-focused hedge fund scored a 52% gain by betting on Tesla and against scandal-ridden Wirecard this year, a report said

  • Coatue Management scored a 52% gain this year by betting on Tesla and against German fintech Wirecard, the Financial Times reported.
  • The $11 billion tech-focused hedge fund is run by “Tiger cub” Philippe Laffont, who previously worked at billionaire Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management.
  • Coatue held 3.1 million Tesla shares at the end of the third quarter that are now worth $1.3 billion, the FT said.
  • The fund’s performance eclipses the average 17% return gained by tech-focused hedge funds this year.
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New York-based Coatue Management has been one of the best-performing big hedge funds in 2020, scoring a gain of 52% through November. 

Coatue made its notable gain by betting on Elon Musk’s fast-rising automaker Tesla and against scandal-plagued German payments processor Wirecard, according to the Financial Times. 

The tech-focused fund makes long-short investment strategies, meaning that it buys equities that

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Google To Shut Down 3D Platform Poly Next Year

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Google announced in a Wednesday email that it plans to shut down its 3D-object creation and library platform, Poly, next year, making it the latest of the company’s AR/VR projects to fall into obsolescence.

Initially conceptualized as a 3D creation tool and library optimized for virtual reality, Poly allowed users to create and view low polygon 3D assets, which could then be uploaded for use in scenes and apps.

According to the email, users will still be able to upload assets to the site until April 30, 2021, with any assets remaining available for download until June 30, when poly.google.com and associated APIs will no longer be accessible.

We appreciate you trusting us to host your assets and provide a space where they can shine,” the email reads in part.The amazing work that our users have

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Will there be another PlayStation 5 and Xbox restock at retailers this year?

Two of the holiday season’s most coveted gifts went on sale last month, with Microsoft rolling out its Xbox Series X|S video game consoles and Sony debuting the rival PlayStation 5. The only problem: actually finding one of the $499 devices in stock. 

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went, the consoles remained hard to find. But there could be some hope for holiday shoppers: Sony vowed in a tweet that more inventory would arrive at retailers before year-end. 

Still, expect the consoles to remain a hot item. Demand was so high

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ORBIE Awards CIO of the Year to Chris Soong of Alion Science

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — When Chris Soong, CIO of Alion Science, was nominated for the 2020 Capital ORBIE Award, he named Naomi May, Partner and EVP of Product Design and Support for JAMIS Software, as one of the most influential people to his career.

“Now that Chris has been named the Capital CIO of the Year, it is great to see him get the honors he deserves,” Naomi May stated. “Chris worked hard throughout his career to position himself to be successful. So when he took over the role of CIO at Alion Science and Technology a few years ago, I knew he would be a great asset for them. And I am so proud to have been a part of Chris’ career.”

The Capital CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards honors chief information officers (CIO) who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. With support

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Space balloon company raises funds, will conduct first test flight next year

A company that plans to send passengers to the edge of space in a pressurized vehicle beneath a large balloon said Wednesday it is on track to fly a demonstration mission next year and has raised the funds needed to accomplish this.

Space Perspective, which is based at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, announced it has raised $7 million in seed funding in a round of funding

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LifeLabs’ Chief Information Security Officer recognized by leading security professionals as ‘CISO of the Year’

Toronto, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Congratulations to Mike Melo, LifeLabs’ Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), for being awarded ‘CISO of the Year’ at the 2020 CISO Forum Canada. The award, presented by the world’s leading Cybersecurity and e-Business certification awarding body (and the creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker certification) EC-Council and siberX, recognizes one individual who has truly navigated through the new normal with an innovative and strong mindset.

A member of the LifeLabs Information Technology team since 2018, Mike Melo was appointed CISO last year.

“This is such an honour and not just because this comes from global leaders in the security industry,” says Mike. “What counts is that this also recognizes everyone in my team and those who work with us. Our team continues to work both hard and with agility (especially during this unique time) to help realize our vision in strengthening

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Voices of the Year 2020

seventeen's voices of the year 2020

In middle school, Kavya Kopparapu decided that she wanted to use science to improve others’ lives. Today, the 20-year-old Harvard University junior deserves to give the sixth-grade version of herself a serious gold star—she’s making an impact on students worldwide through Girls Computing League, a nonprofit she founded that is dedicated to making emerging technology education accessible to all students. Kavya took a break from predicting new COVID hot spots and celebrating her recent cancer diagnostic research patent (casual) to chat with Seventeen. Here, she shares what it’s like to be an ambassador for the IF/THEN collective of women inspiring the next generation of STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) pioneers, her nonprofit’s international growth, and much more.

When did you know you wanted to work in STEM?

I was at my sixth-grade science fair, and I remember these two women scientists came on stage and did an elephant toothpaste

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