Monthly Archives: August 2016

As if releasing the latest GeForce GTX 1080 were not enough, Nvidia had released its new plethora of cards including its Pascal GPUs designed for laptops.

A few weeks ago, Nvidia had also released its Titan X card for desktop systems.

The graphics card developerh ad dropped its ‘M’ suffix which it uses to differentiate laptop and desktop graphics cards. As with before, technology for graphics in laptops cannot par those made for desktop computers.

The new Pascal cards are focused on laptops to provide a gaming experience similar with their desktop counterparts.

The company claimed that the new GPUs are up to 76 per cent faster than their Maxwell-based predecessors, but built with the same 16nm FinFET process. Each laptop card features the same GPU as its desktop counterpart.

Nvidia said that the new range will enable 4K resolution gaming on laptops at playable frame rates for the first time, and that notebooks with 1080p panels will be able to drive a 120Hz refresh rate if, for some reason, you have advanced robotic eyes and are able to detect such things.

Laptops featuring the new cards have already been announced, and most of the big gaming laptop manufacturers are promoting high-end systems with the latest technology, including MSI and Origin, to name but two.

The UK’s refugee response to addressing the needs of 20,000 refugees is “lamentable” according to a committee of MPs overseeing the enquiry over the UK-France Calais “Jungle” of refugees. The committee noted that it was a “source of shame” to wealthy countries.

According to all-party Home Affairs commitee, they said former Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s efforts to resolve the Calais issue has been near non-existent.  The now-Chancellor seemed “complacent” during the time with the situation of thousands of refugees journeying across the Mediterranean from Libya.

Criminal gangs and human smugglers have preyed on these migrants who had given up most of their possessions to get to Europe.

The committee report Migration Crisis highlights the uneven response of local councils to supplement former Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to have the UK help more than 20,000 refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war.

Under the scheme, about 1,602 were accepted with 610 in Scotland, 171 in Yorkshire and Humberside and 105 in Coventry. About 32 refugees have gone to london.

A UN report highlighted that about 65 million people would be displaced from their homes due to the war in Syria and persecution by extremist forces. The refugee figures are higher than those during the end of World War II in 1945.