Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Intel is attempting to democratize the deep learning application process by unveiling its Movidius Neural Compute Stick. According to the company’s press release, this is the first USB-based deep learning inference kit with a self-contained artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator that “delivers dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to a wide range of host devices at the edge.”


The ASUS PRIME Z270-A motherboard is an ideal middle ground between quality, aesthetics, functionality, and price. The price is often the biggest sticking point for any motherboard. As long as it has all the basic features covered and will last a decent amount of time any motherboard can function well, but what about the other features that this one has to offer?

MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon

Designed with the AM4 socket, this motherboard is made for utilizing the next-gen AMD Ryzen series processors. With a host of features on par with comparable products, the MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon is a great option for productivity and gaming alike.

Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming 5

The motherboard is a sensitive and important part of any PC that often goes unnoticed. I find this can make it hard for a lot of people trying to figure out what exactly makes a good motherboard when they set out to try and make their first PC. Today I want to talk about one potential motherboard option and give all the reasons a consumer may or may not want to make it their PC part of choice. The Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming 5 motherboard is an option with high-performance components that offer a myriad of desirable features without adding much detrimental. The question is, does it hold an affordable price point when compared to the level of quality it offers and does that quality lack in any areas?

ASRock Z270 Extreme4

The ASRock Z270 Extreme4 motherboard is a solid middle-of-the-road option that offers many features necessary for gaming and productivity alike. The basics of its technology are nothing new for the most part, and there isn’t too much that makes it stand out.