BMW Motorrad x NVIDIA electric bike has swappable modules for flexibility of use

While BMW Motorrad is cooking up interesting bike designs of the current generation, NVIDIA is at the pinnacle of microchip technology delivering class-leading Graphics Processing Units. Do they have anything in common, well, presumably not?

This is where the realms of the design world make us believe in things unfathomable and outrightly defying logic. So, how about a BMW Motorrad electric bike powered by NVIDIA guts?

Designer: Aaryaman Mistry

Just like you’d have the freedom to upgrade your PC with a new GPU or other hardware, the idea of swapping old motorbike parts with a new one sounds adventurous. Aaryman has created an NVIDIA-powered architecture for electric motorcycles of the future that caught my attention. Of course, the level of standardization for each of those parts will be a herculean task on its own, and whether or not all automotive manufacturers will comply with the idea is still a looming query. If hypothetically everything goes to plan, the scope for modularity, personalization and upgradability will be immense.

Users can reflect their personality with custom parts, and even 3D print those parts or buy them. When these parts have served the purpose they can be swapped with newer components rather than changing the electric two-wheeler. Just like on this BMW x NVIDIA bike with the option to swap battery console, saddle, microchip or body frame components. A good example is toggling the handlebar section for racing or city riding configuration. This will give motorbike enthusiasts the flexibility of having different two-wheelers for a specific purpose without having to buy a new one. The swapping will be effortless and as easy as changing a toddler’s diaper.

The bike’s core houses the advanced GPU and CPU which can adapt to the ide’s current configuration. There are high-end cooling systems by NVIDIA that keep the electric battery at the optimum operating temperature for peak performance. Everything about this bike seems very balanced without any overpowering elements while maintaining a sci-fi persona of a highly agile set of wheels. The designer has opted for a mix of familiar BMW Motorrad aesthetics and colors fused with the geeky look of NVIDIA-powered PCs.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 graphics enable powerful tools for creators

A lot of our experiences today rely on computer graphics. Some might think that only games and gamers actually benefit from advancements in this field, but the proliferation of 2D and 3D digital art, the push for the metaverse, and even the booming industry of live streaming all depend on not only powerful but also accessible graphics. At the heart of all these is, of course, the graphics processing unit or GPU, the dedicated piece of hardware that can make or break the graphics experience. Graphics cards, especially those inside thin laptops, are no longer just a luxury for gamers, and NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 40 Series is demonstrating how these same technologies presumed to be just for gamers are also essential in supporting the sophisticated needs and workflows of today’s creators.

Designer: NVIDIA

Announced a few months ago, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40 family is built on the company’s new Ada Lovelace architecture that, as you might expect, pushes the envelope in terms of graphics performance while balancing thermal and power efficiency. The graphics giant’s CES 2023 address was naturally filled with the technical terms and buzzwords that both gamers and game developers drool over, including the next-gen AI-powered ray tracing technology DLSS3. These very same features, however, support more than just the consumption of content but, more importantly, empower creators with new tools to bring their ideas and imagination to life.

The GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards naturally make apps run more smoothly and fluidly, particularly those that depend heavily on graphics performance, such as Blender and Photoshop. NVIDIA’s graphics cards also include a tiny supercomputer inside for machine learning and AI, and this power also boosts the performance of AI-based tools, like image generation, real-time avatar control, and other neat features like “Eye Focus” which “remaps” your eye so that it seems like you’re always looking straight at the camera.

NVIDIA also presents its Omniverse platform and a suite of new tools in its NVIDIA Studio that allow creators to collaborate on a single project from different parts of the world using different tools. Whether it’s creating 3D animation or 2D art, NVIDIA’s latest generation of graphics cards provides the power and intelligence to make it happen.

Of course, all that power would remain unused unless it landed in the hands of the creators it was made for. Taking aim at the growing trend of 14-inch laptops, NVIDIA is bringing the GeForce RTX 40 family to a wide variety of laptops from different brands, some starting as low as $999. By bringing this technology in a more portable and accessible form, NVIDIA is empowering creators, designers, gamers, and live streamers to dream big and go big, bringing their ideas to life and making this world a more vibrant and lively place.

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GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card Keycap Has a Spinnable Fan

Designed by Etsy seller Keycapper to replicate the look of NVIDIA’s high-performance GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, this is a metal keycap designed to fit the right shift key of keyboards with Cherry MX switches. It costs $50 and includes a fan you can spin with a finger, making it an integrated keyboard fidget spinner!

You’ll have to be quite a fan of the GeForce RTX 3080 to actually spend $50 on a keycap that looks just like it. Of course, if you’re spending $800+ on a graphics card (if you can even find one), what’s another $50 for a matching keycap? Besides, that’s a small price to pay to be the envy of everybody who even knows what an RTX 3080 is (I thought it was a new Acura SUV).

My right shift key doesn’t even have a keycap, I just know where it is because it’s the button that’s missing a keycap right below the return key that’s also missing its keycap. None of the number keys work at all, so I have to copy and paste them from Notepad whenever I need to use them, which I avoid. Is it time for a new keyboard? Not yet, but I feel like I am getting close.

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