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Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 22nd. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Why distributed networks and smart sensors won’t survive in self-driving cars

Today's disconnected, high-latency sensors and processors in vehicles will have to be replaced by centralized, high-power networks that can deliver integrated decision-making for effective collision avoidance.

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Intel pushes 3D NAND to inexpensive SSDs

Intel's 3D NAND chips -- which increase the density and durability of flash drives -- are coming to more consumer and enterprise SSDs.

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Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers move in the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

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Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers follow the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

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Hardcore Hardware: The Cyberpower Pro Streaming I300 is ready to make you a Twitch star

When you're ready to stream your gameplay to the world, one PC will not do. You need two.

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Stratasys unveils mega, robotic 3D printers to build large parts

Stratasys' unveiled two 3D printers for industrial uses, including a machine that builds objects sideways for limitless sizes and a printer on the end of a robotic arm, enabling never-before capable details and object strength.

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Inside AMD's development of the Zen CPU

When AMD chip designers sat down four years ago to sketch out the Zen design, they had two things in mind: To drive up CPU performance as much as possible and to keep power efficiency stable.

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IDG CEO interview series

If you'd like to learn more about what your key vendors are up to, here's your chance, straight from the CEO's mouth. Ciena, SnapLogic and HP Enterprise are among the companies to spill the beans to IDG Chief Content Officer John...

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GDDR6 memory could hit GPUs in 2018

Virtual reality and gaming are changing the way PCs are built and driving the development of new types of memory for GPUs.

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5 cool Raspberry Pi projects

From underwater drones to creating a real-time weather clock, creators have been doing some cool things with Raspberry Pi hardware. In this video, Network World picks five favorite projects from the world of Raspberry Pi. For all...

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Open source 25-core chip can grow into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite.

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Tesla punches up speed and range with new battery pack

Car makers are always striving to go faster and farther, and that is exactly what Tesla has done with its new 100kWh battery pack, which allows the Model S to accelerate from 0-60 in only 2.5 seconds.

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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AAA: Automatic braking system performance varies widely

AAA found that auto braking system response varied greatly among car models. Those designed to prevent accidents successfully avoided collisions in 60% of test scenarios.

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Researchers demo 3D-printed, shape-shifting objects

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created 3D-printable, bio-based "smart" materials that can change shape when heating with an electrical current or exposed to various ambient temperatures.

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Delphi, Mobileye partner to bring self-driving system to market by 2019

Delphi, a maker of software, sensors, cameras and radar for the auto industry, is partnering with real-time mapping provider Mobileye to build a fully autonomous driving module that automakers could install in their vehicles as soon...

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Nvidia's new Tegra chip can avoid trouble with the traffic police

Buying an autonomous car may be in your future, but make sure it has a capable chip installed so the vehicle doesn't get in trouble with the police.

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