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Apple May Reveal Plans to Ditch Intel Later This Month: Report

According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple is about to drop a bombshell at WWDC later this month. After years of speculation, the company is finally ready to reveal its plans to ditch Intel and start using its own ARM-based CPUs in future Mac computers.

Microsoft Unveils the Surface Book 3: Its ‘Most Powerful Laptop Ever’

Microsoft went on an announcement spree today, unveiling a new Surface Go, Surface Headphones, Surface Earbuds, and even a Surface Dock. But the coup de grâce, at least for photographers, is definitely the Surface Book 3: a powerful new high-end laptop targeted at designers and content creators.

NVIDIA Unveils New Studio Driver with Support for 10-bit Color for Creatives

NVIDIA has just released the latest version of its Studio Driver, and creatives who use the company's GPUS should take note. According to NVIDIA, the new driver, "delivers the best performance and reliability for creative applications via extensive testing of creator workflows" by adding support for 10-bit color for creatives who use programs like Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.

Why That $699 MacBook eGPU May Be a Waste for Photographers

Last week, Apple and Blackmagic unveiled a new $699 external GPU (eGPU) that brings "desktop-class" graphics performance to MacBook Pros. But if you were hoping that it would be a godsend for speeding up your sluggish Photoshop or Lightroom for post-processing photos, you may want to check out this new 16-minute review by photoshopCAFE.

Apple Unveils the iMac Pro: The Most Powerful Mac Ever Made

Apple just overhauled their entire iMac lineup with better graphics, faster processors, and a killer new display. But if the "regular" iMacs just aren't quite powerful enough for you, Apple has one more release up their sleeve today: the iMac Pro.

GIMP Crowdfunding Critical Updates like High Bit Depth and Layer Effects

One of the most popular free alternatives to Photoshop out there is GIMP, an open source graphics editor that packs a lot of punch. But if you want GIMP to really improve—adding features like high bit depth and CMYK support—the folks behind it are asking that you support one of their most prolific developers.

Microsoft Updates Surface Book with Twice the Graphics Power

The big story from Microsoft's Windows 10 event today was definitely the Surface Studio (click here to see it in all its innovative, all-in-one glory). But don't think they totally ignored their other hardware. The Surface Book got a big bad internal update too.

Retrospecs App Transforms Your Photos into Retro Computing Art

Do you yearn for a time when graphics were more pixelated and Betamax still had a chance? At times, we can’t help but to reminisce about late 20th-century technology, which is why we have decided to take a close look at Retrospecs for iOS. This nifty $2 app allows you to quickly transform your favorite pictures into retro computing art with the press of a button. Today, we are taking a look to see if it fulfills our nostalgic desires or gives us the pains of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy.

New Top Level Domains for Photographers, Grab Them While They Last

As was inevitable, the more common and generic top level domains (e.g. .com, .net, and even .co) are becoming scarce as more and more domains are registered each day.

Knowing this moment in time would come, ICANN, the authority in charge of managing domain names, has been putting out more and more top level domains in hopes of opening up more options for those looking to grab their own piece of the web -- and photographers are benefiting more directly than most.

NBA Jam for Wii Incorporates Photos into Game Graphics

Boom shaka laka! If you're familiar with 90s arcade games, you might recall NBA Jam, the over-the-top basketball sim. EA Sports is developing a remixed, updated version of the classic for the Nintendo Wii, to be released this fall. As a major part of their art design, the game uses real photographs of NBA players' heads, attached to digitized bodies.