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Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update on Surface Book 2

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Microsoft has been forced to block the Windows 10 1903 update (May 2019) from its own hardware due to GPU incompatibilities.

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July 16th 2019, 4:15 pm

ET Deals: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x for $199 During Amazon Prime Day

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Get AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X octa-core processor for the ridiculously low price of $199.99 from Amazon during Amazon's Prime Day sales event.

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July 16th 2019, 1:11 pm

Best Amazon Prime Day Deals: SSDs and HDDs

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Amazon’s Prime Day sales event is back again this year with countless deals on just about everything money can buy. Included in this are some excellent deals on SSDs and storage devices.

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July 16th 2019, 11:11 am

New Analog Keyboard Switches Promise Lifespan of 1 Billion Presses

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The "Keystone" keyboard ships with the unique SILO switches, which use magnets instead of metal contacts. 

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July 16th 2019, 11:11 am

AMD Will Provide a Free Temporary UEFI Upgrade Kit for Ryzen 3000 Motherboard Updates

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AMD has refreshed its backwards compatibility upgrade problem for third-generation Ryzen and is offering a CPU for users who need a chip for a UEFI update.

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July 16th 2019, 10:26 am

Intel’s Neuromorphic Loihi Processor Scales to 8M Neurons, 64 Cores

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Intel has announced a much-expanded version of its Loihi processor, with up to 64 cores and 8M neurons in a single system.

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July 16th 2019, 7:39 am

Destiny 2 Doesn’t Currently Run on Ryzen 3000 CPUs, but a Fix Is Coming

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AMD's Ryzen 7 3000 CPU family isn't currently compatible with Bungie's Destiny 2, but a UEFI fix is on the way.

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July 15th 2019, 5:23 pm

The Snapdragon 855+ Is an Overclocked Snapdragon 855

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The aptly named 855+ is a Snapdragon 855 with just a little more horsepower.

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July 15th 2019, 4:22 pm

Scientists Capture Photographic Proof of Quantum Entanglement

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One of the strangest features of physics is quantum entanglement, and scientists from the University of Glasgow have just captured the first photo demonstrating the effect. 

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July 15th 2019, 2:10 pm

Udemy Class Review: Fundamentals of Spacecraft Engineering and Orbital Mechanics

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This Udemy lecture titled the Fundamentals of Spacecraft Engineering & Orbital Mechanics is presented by Eliott Wertheimer and aims to give you a greater understanding of the current trends in spacecraft design and interstellar propulsion systems.

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July 15th 2019, 11:20 am

Nvidia vs. AMD: Do GPUs Degrade in Performance Over Time?

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One question gamers often raise is how GPU performance evolves as cards age. Ongoing security patches related to Spectre have also raised concerns about CPU frame rates. We investigate across both AMD and Nvidia cards.

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July 15th 2019, 8:00 am

Amazon Prime Day Deals: Save Big On Smart Home, Electronics, Computers, and More

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Amazon’s Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year with countless deals on just about everything you could want. After hours of shifting through deals we’ve compiled the following list with the best deals available on everything from high-end smartphones and computers to home appliances.The full list can be found below…

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July 14th 2019, 3:33 pm

Hubble Spots a Black Hole That Shouldn’t Exist

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This galaxy might bend the rules a bit, but it offers an opportunity to study how the theory of relativity applies in the real world. 

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July 13th 2019, 8:57 am

Tachyum Raises $25M for Universal Processor ‘Faster Than Xeon, Smaller Than ARM’

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A small startup received $25M in funding for a chip it claims is both faster than Intel's Xeon and smaller than ARM's Cortex family. That's quite a pair of claims.

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July 12th 2019, 6:17 pm

ET Deals: Samsung 75-Inch 4K QLED HDR TV $1,499, Samsung 512GB MicroSDXC $88, Dell 9th Gen Core i7 D

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Black Friday isn't the only time to find excellent deals on high-end electronics. Today you can get a large 75-inch Samsung QLED TV for just a fraction of its original retail price.

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July 12th 2019, 5:29 pm

Why Moving the Mouse in Windows 95 Made the OS Faster

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There's truth to some old myths. Moving the mouse in Windows 95 really did make the machine faster, in certain circumstances.

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July 12th 2019, 3:11 pm

Amazon Reportedly Planning More Powerful Echo, Alexa-Powered Home Robot

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Both devices are supposedly in development at Amazon's Lab126 facility in Sunnyvale, California.

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July 12th 2019, 2:30 pm

How Google Legally Profits From Massive Fraud on Its Platform (and What You Can Do About It)

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Google—the internet's largest search destination—can legally profit from fraud on its platform and has little incentive to fix it. Ethics and legal amendments aside, there's still more that we all can do to mitigate fraud on the internet.

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July 12th 2019, 11:56 am

Valve Introduces Machine Learning Algorithm to Recommend New Steam Games

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Steam is deploying a new, AI-powered algorithm to make content recommendations in gaming. Will it perform better than the old, tag-based system?

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July 12th 2019, 10:38 am

Microsoft Includes Telemetry Update in Security Patches, Raising Fears About Company Motives

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This week, Microsoft released updates that touch the telemetry gathering side of its older operating systems, and that has certain users seeing red.

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July 12th 2019, 9:38 am

DeepMind’s StarCraft II AI Will Play Public Matches on Battle.net

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DeepMind first dominated the game of Go, and then it moved on to StarCraft II, beating some of the world's top players early this year. Now, you might have a chance to play against the AlphaStar AI, but you'll probably get wrecked. 

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July 12th 2019, 8:38 am

Yes, Google Listens to Some of Your Assistant Recordings. That’s Not Surprising.

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Amazon has been under fire for how it manages Alexa voice data, and now Google is facing similar questions after a contractor gave reporters a chance to peruse customer recordings. 

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July 12th 2019, 7:52 am

New Zip Bomb Stuffs 4.5PB of Data into 46MB File

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A researcher has created a new kind of zip bomb -- one that doesn't require recursion to inflate relatively small sizes into petabytes of unzipped data.

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July 11th 2019, 5:14 pm

ET Deals: Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch $1,199, Lenovo Intel Core i3 15.6-Inch Notebook $289, Dell Vos

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With July half over and school starting back next month, lots of online retailers are running sales on notebooks that would be perfect for getting you or your kids through their next year of school.

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July 11th 2019, 3:23 pm

Hayabusa2 Probe Collects Second Sample From Asteroid Ryugu

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The spacecraft gathered samples from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu earlier this year, and it bombed the asteroid a few months later. Now, the probe has taken another trip to the surface to scoop up pristine material that used to be buried below the surface.

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July 11th 2019, 1:51 pm

Brooklyn Electric Car Races Add Showroom Stock Cars

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Formula E electric car racing returns to New York City. For the first time, batteries are strong enough to last the full race. More automakers are getting involved; Porsche comes in next year.

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July 11th 2019, 12:40 pm

New Leak: Intel 10-Core Comet Lake CPUs Will Counterattack Ryzen 3000 Family

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Intel could be preparing to launch new CPUs to challenge AMD's recent 7nm Ryzen 3000 family, but will their counter-blow be sufficient?

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July 11th 2019, 12:10 pm

Galaxy Tab S6 Leaks Point to Samsung’s Continued Commitment to Tablets

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Google might be giving up on making tablets, but Samsung is keeping at it with a rumored high-end Galaxy Tab S6. This device will allegedly be the followup to the Galaxy Tab 5e and Tab S4, but it will have more in common with the Galaxy S10. 

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July 11th 2019, 9:50 am

New Solar Panels Use Waste Heat to Purify Water

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A new type of solar power setup developed at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia could address both of those issues. These panels leverage waste heat from solar panels to distill and purify water.

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July 11th 2019, 8:49 am

Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts Disagree

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What's the current state of Moore's Law? Depends very much on who you ask -- which may be a sign of a problem, in and of itself.

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July 11th 2019, 8:49 am

At a Glance: Adata XPG SX6000 Pro Review

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Adata’s XPG SX6000 Pro SSDs were designed to offer exceptional gaming and overall performance at an exceedingly low price point.

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July 11th 2019, 7:19 am

Apollo Guidance Computer Restored, Used to Mine Bitcoin

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The Apollo Guidance Computer is a marvel of not-exactly-modern technology. Not only did it fly us to the Moon, it's capable of mining Bitcoin.... slowly.

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July 10th 2019, 4:26 pm

Google Releases Android Q Beta 5 With Gesture Navigation Tweaks

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While the feature set of Android Q is pretty well fleshed out at this point, there are a few new things in Beta 5. 

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July 10th 2019, 2:38 pm

ET Deals: Alienware 34-Inch Curved 3K G-Sync Display $799, 12.9-Inch Apple iPad Pro LTE $679, Ultima

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If you are building a gaming PC this summer then we've got plenty of deals to help you. Notable among these is one of Dell's high-end Alienware displays that supports G-Sync and is marked nearly half off.

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July 10th 2019, 2:38 pm

Nintendo Unveils Switch Lite, Coming Sept. 20 for $199

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It plays all the same games, but it's not a replacement for the OG Switch. Buyers can choose the version that works best for them when the Switch Lite launches this coming fall.

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July 10th 2019, 1:53 pm

The Best Free PC Games to Play in 2019

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There are loads of free PC games out there, but many of them aren't worth your time. These will have you hooked for hours.

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July 10th 2019, 11:40 am

The Raspberry Pi 4 Has a Flawed USB-C Port

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The Raspberry Pi 4 launched recently, moving from micro USB to USB-C for power. However, it looks like the designers made a crucial error in designing the board that limits which USB-C cables you can use. 

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July 10th 2019, 11:40 am

Intel’s New Omni-Directional Interconnect Combines EMIB, Foveros

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At Semicon West, Intel unveiled major advances in interconnect design, including new methods for combining EMIB and Foveros together.

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July 10th 2019, 9:39 am

Apple Cuts MacBook Air Prices, Updates MBP, and Kills off the MacBook

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Apple has trimmed prices on entry-level MacBook Pros and Airs while killing off its one-port wonder.

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July 10th 2019, 9:39 am

Prep to Earn IT’s Most Valuable Certifications with This CompTIA Bundle

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The Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle will prepare you to earn some of the IT field's most valuable certifications, and it's currently available for over 95% off at just $69.

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July 10th 2019, 9:39 am

ET Deals: Dell Xeon Server $299, Dell XPS Core i5 Desktop $649, Instant Pot DUO60 $49

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Today's best deals are a couple of Dell desktops. The first one is intended to work as a small server, whereas the other one is a well equipped PC for home or office use.

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July 9th 2019, 5:36 pm

The Snapdragon 215 Could Make Cheap Phones Less Terrible

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The bargain-priced Snapdragon 200-series chips have offered bare minimum performance in the past, but Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 215 system-on-a-chip (SoC) could make ultra-cheap phones much more usable with better performance, higher resolutions, and more. 

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July 9th 2019, 4:05 pm

Truce: Chromecast Finally Comes to Prime Video, and YouTube Returns to Fire TV

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The cold war between Amazon and Google began to thaw last year, but the icy relationship between the companies has been a nuisance for far too long already.

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July 9th 2019, 1:22 pm

ExtremeTalk: What Would You Like to Know About Navi, 7nm Ryzen?

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We've just finished the most intense period of benchmarking in my career to date. So what else do you guys want to know? What questions do you have about Navi, Zen 2, or their various products? What kind of comparisons would you like to see?

Sound off.

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July 9th 2019, 10:20 am

New Ookla Speedtest Data: AT&T Wins Performance, Verizon Holds Reliability

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The results of Ookla's latest wireless performance survey are in. AT&T leaps into first place for raw speed, but reliability and accessibility are still issues for the company.

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July 9th 2019, 8:30 am

Scientists Create Airplane That Can Land Itself on Any Runway

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The automated landing system called C2Land uses computer vision to identify the runway and guide the plane down for a safe landing. 

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July 9th 2019, 7:30 am

SpaceX Starship Moves Closer to Launch With Successful Engine Test

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SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket is one step closer to launch today following a successful engine test. According to CEO Elon Musk, the engine performed as expected during a 51-second test burn.

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July 8th 2019, 4:32 pm

AMD’s X570 Chipset Draws So Much Power, It’s Warping CPU Comparisons

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AMD's X570 chipset uses so much power, it's actually making the CPU look much less efficient than it is. Some X570 boards are also using far more power than others.

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July 8th 2019, 4:20 pm

ICE Used Facial Recognition to Scan Millions of Driver’s License Photos

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According to a new report, ICE has sought access to millions of driver's license photos in order to search for undocumented immigrants with facial recognition technology. At least three states complied with this futuristic dragnet. 

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July 8th 2019, 3:06 pm

Pixel 4 XL Leak Confirms Big Bezel, No Notch

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There are always some leaks here and there, and last year a crate of Pixel 3 XLs "fell off a truck" in Russia. Nothing that informative has happened yet this time around, but there are some new renders of the upcoming Pixel 4 XL. 

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July 8th 2019, 1:05 pm

ET Deals: Dell Core i7-9750H Laptop $819, Ring Video Doorbell Camera $169, Samsung 256GB MicroSDXC $

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Independence Day has come and gone and the fireworks have all burned out, but the deals haven't. Today you can get a versatile high-end laptop from Dell that's well suited for travel, office work, and gaming.

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July 8th 2019, 1:05 pm

Udemy Class Review: Python For Beginners Complete Python Programming

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Numerous websites and tools are available online that aim to make learning Python programming easier, but Udemy’s Python for Beginners: Complete Python Programming course doesn't live up to its promise.

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July 8th 2019, 10:47 am

These 7 Tablets and Computers Are All on Sale Today

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The latest and greatest Apple MacBooks are undeniably awesome machines, but they’re also undeniably expensive, and the truth is that most of us simply don’t need that much processing power to get through the day. That’s why more and more people are turning to Chromebooks and tablets for their everyday computing needs, and these seven …

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July 8th 2019, 10:34 am

Nvidia Will Team Up With Samsung For 7nm GPU Technology

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Samsung and Nvidia are partnering up on 7nm, with signs that the Korean foundry may be Nvidia's primary or sole provider, rather than TSMC.

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July 8th 2019, 8:15 am

AMD’s RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Reviewed: RDNA Puts Radeon Back in the Game

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AMD's long-awaited 7nm Navi is here -- and its new, RDNA architecture is a significant improvement on what AMD has previously fielded in GPUs.

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July 7th 2019, 10:15 am

AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 7 3900X Reviewed: Red Storm Ryzen

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AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X and 3900X CPUs are a comeback 14 years in the making.

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July 7th 2019, 9:15 am

Enter for a Chance to Win an iPad Pro Plus Save on These Refurbished iPads

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Apple's iPad revolutionized (and in many ways invented) the tablet market, and each generation continues to be more powerful and impressive than the last. So why not enter for a chance to win a free iPad Pro?

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July 6th 2019, 3:46 pm

NASA Installs SuperCam Instrument on Mars 2020 Rover

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This vital piece of equipment will allow Mars 2020 to analyze samples from a distance as it searches for signs of life. 

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July 6th 2019, 9:29 am

Tesla Reports Record Sales Last Quarter

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Tesla's latest quarterly report includes a record number of vehicle deliveries at 95,200.

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July 5th 2019, 10:18 am

AOC’s New Displays Feature 240Hz Refresh Rates, 0.5ms Response Times

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AOC has announced new displays, with up to 240Hz refresh rates and 0.5ms response times.

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July 5th 2019, 10:18 am

4th of July Deals: Apple AirPods, Echo Dot, Google Home Devices on sale now

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Today we've got dozens of excellent deals on everything from games and toys to high-end electronics and accessories to help make this Independence Day a memorable one.

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July 3rd 2019, 5:35 pm

Samsung Reportedly Finishes Redesigning the Galaxy Fold

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Samsung wanted to release the Galaxy Fold several months ago, but hardware defects in the first batch of review units led to an indefinite delay. Now, Samsung has reportedly finished redesigning the device to make it more durable.

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July 3rd 2019, 2:32 pm

At a Glance: Acer Nitro XV3 XV273K Review

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Acer's Nitro XV3 may not be the best 4K 144Hz gaming monitor, but at $899.99 it’s still an incredible, feature-rich, 4K 120Hz display.

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July 3rd 2019, 9:45 am

New Raspberry Pi 4 Firmware Reduces Temperatures, Boosts Performance

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There's a new firmware update coming for the Raspberry Pi 4 that substantially reduces its operating temperature.

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July 3rd 2019, 8:45 am

NASA’s Orion Capsule Passes Launch Abort Test With Flying Colors

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The agency confirms that all systems performed perfectly during the second ascent abort test, proving that astronauts aboard Orion could be safely wrenched free of a rocket in the event of an emergency. 

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July 3rd 2019, 7:45 am

Nvidia RTX 2060, 2070 Super: Better GPU Performance, Same Price

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Nvidia has launched its new RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and (upcoming) the RTX 2080 Super. These new cards all offer improved performance at (mostly) the same price.

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July 2nd 2019, 5:05 pm

ET Deals: Dell XPS New Core i5 Desktop $649, Apple AirPods w/Wireless Charging Case $179, Google Hom

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With Independence Day just a few days away, online retailers are pushing out excellent deals are just about everything you can imagine. In addition to a well-built desktop and a Google Home mini speaker, you can also save today on a pair of Apple's AirPods and a high-quality 4K TV.

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July 2nd 2019, 4:35 pm

China Is Installing Android Malware on Tourists’ Phones

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Multiple news agencies have joined forces to analyze a new piece of malware, which Chinese border agents are forcing tourists to install on their phones. The software copies messaging, contacts, and searches phones for thousands of different documents. 

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July 2nd 2019, 3:21 pm

Scientists: Sorry, ‘Oumuamua Still Isn’t an Alien Spaceship

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A comprehensive analysis from scientists at the University of Maryland and other institutions has ruined our fun once and for all. 'Oumuamua isn't an alien spaceship. 

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July 2nd 2019, 1:33 pm

AMD Denies Report It Gave China ‘Keys to the Kingdom,’ Violated National Security

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AMD has fired back at the Wall Street Journal for implying it put US national security at risk with its joint venture. The public evidence seems firmly on AMD's side.

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July 2nd 2019, 10:16 am

Samsung Will Announce the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7th

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The wait is almost over for phone buyers who look at the Galaxy S10 and wish it had more features.

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July 2nd 2019, 8:44 am

2019 Ford Ranger Midsize Pickup Review: What’s New Again Is Old

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Ranger is a solid pickup that shows its age: aging cockpit, no full-range adaptive cruise control. But there's nothing with the 7,500-pound tow capacity.

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July 2nd 2019, 8:01 am

If You Plan to Upgrade RAM on a DDR4 System, It’s Time to Pull the Trigger

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If you're going to buy DDR4 for any system, this is the time to do it. RAM prices may get a bit lower, but DDR4 has virtually nowhere to go but up.

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July 1st 2019, 4:08 pm

SpaceX Lost Contact With 3 Starlink Satellites

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Losing three satellites in a matter of weeks doesn't sound great, and indeed, it would be preferable if none of them failed. However, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk used a classic "underpromise and overdeliver" maneuver prior to launch.

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July 1st 2019, 3:08 pm

ET Deals: Vizio 65-Inch 4K TV $449, Amazon Fire TV Recast $179, Samsung Evo 256GB MicroSDXC $39

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The first two items we have listed today work well together to give you an enjoyable video experience that will work around your busy schedule.

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July 1st 2019, 1:34 pm

Udemy Class Review: Rocket Engineering and Interstellar Space Propulsion

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Udemy’s Rocket Engineering and Interstellar Space Propulsion course provides a considerable amount of information on both topics crammed into a short 2.5-hour program. Although this series of lectures is quite interesting, it’s a hard course to recommend.

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July 1st 2019, 1:34 pm

Microsoft Kills Automatic Registry Backups in Windows 10

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Microsoft used to perform regular backups of the registry, but that has now officially ended in Windows 10. If you want to save the registry, you'll have to manually re-enable the feature. 

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July 1st 2019, 12:50 pm

5 Truly Wireless Earbuds That Are Way Cheaper Than AirPods

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Here are five truly wireless earbuds that won't break the bank.

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July 1st 2019, 11:49 am

WD, Toshiba Lose 6 Exabytes of NAND Due to Power Outage

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A mid-June disaster could sap half of Western Digital's NAND production for the quarter, thanks to long-term shutdowns for repairs.

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July 1st 2019, 10:16 am

Review: Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G

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It's got LEDs, a giant cooler, factory overclocking, and more video-out ports than you typically find on a high-end card. Meet the Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G.

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July 1st 2019, 10:16 am

The Pentagon Developed a Laser That Identifies People by Their Heartbeat

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The "Jetson" system uses a laser to measure a person's heartbeat, which is apparently almost as distinctive as other biometric indicators. 

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June 29th 2019, 9:31 am

ET Deals: Final Fantasy VII: Remake $41, Amazon Echo Dot $24, Seagate 8TB Game Drive $129

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If you are excited for the upcoming remake of Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII, then you won't want to miss today's deal. For a limited time, you can get it pre-ordered for just $41.99.

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June 28th 2019, 5:20 pm

NASA’s Restored Mission Control Preserves the Glory Days of the Apollo Era

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Activists have finished a massive restoration project to bring the original Apollo Mission Control facility back to its original state.

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June 28th 2019, 4:49 pm

Microsoft Adds Tracking Prevention to Latest Chromium Edge Build

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The latest feature to appear in a pre-release build is tracking prevention. You'll have to tinker with the settings to turn it on, but the process should be more straightforward when the browser is done. 

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June 28th 2019, 2:30 pm

These Refurbished iMacs, MacBooks, & iPads Are All on Sale For Up To 77% Off

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Apple computers are known for being supremely awesome, but they're also supremely expensive. The good news is there are excellent deals on refurbished models that deliver the same Apple quality for a fraction of the cost of buying new. Here are 10 that are all on sale today.

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June 28th 2019, 2:30 pm

At a Glance: Dell UltraSharp U3219Q Review

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Dell’s UltraSharp U3219Q 4K display serves as a single-monitor solution for those that need an extensive amount of desktop real estate for work or gaming purposes.

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June 28th 2019, 12:47 pm

Researchers May Finally Have Created Metallic Hydrogen

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Scientists have been trying to produce metallic hydrogen for decades, but no one has managed to show incontrovertible evidence of success yet. A team of researchers at France’s Atomic Energy Commission is the latest to claim success via a paper posted to the online arXiv server.

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June 28th 2019, 10:55 am

Hands On With Nvidia’s JetBot AI-Powered DIY Robot

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There are plenty of programmable kit robots on the market already, but what sets Nvidia's JetBot -- based on the Jetson Nano -- apart is that it can be a completely standalone system, used for development, training, and running neural networks or other sophisticated algorithms.

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June 28th 2019, 10:13 am

New 737 Max Flaw Keeps Jet Grounded as Past Boeing Problems Surface

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The FAA and Boeing have found new flaws in the 737 Max, even as the airline's overall safety record comes into closer examination.

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June 28th 2019, 9:13 am

NASA Will Send Flying ‘Dragonfly’ Robot to Saturn’s Moon Titan

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NASA has given the green light to the Dragonfly mission, a project to send a multi-rotor flying vehicle to the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. This mission is on track to make history in more ways than one.

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June 28th 2019, 7:10 am

Rumor: Nvidia Prepping New ‘Super’ RTX GPUs, Coming in Early July

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Nvidia is reportedly planning new GPUs for next week to take the wind out of AMD's upcoming launch.

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June 27th 2019, 5:27 pm

Harvard’s RoboBee Flies Using Solar Power

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Past versions of the RoboBee needed external power to fly, but the new RoboBee has its own solar panels for untethered flight. 

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June 27th 2019, 3:56 pm

ET Deals: AOC 24-Inch 75Hz 1080p Display $104, Acer Core i5 Laptop $499, Dell 2K 27-Inch UltraSharp

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If you are in the market for a new display, there are two excellent options in today's deals list.

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June 27th 2019, 3:12 pm

Meteorologists Worry 5G Could Interfere with Weather Satellites

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They've submitted an official complaint to the FCC asking that certain 5G deployments be delayed in order to study the issue. 

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June 27th 2019, 2:42 pm

NASA Sends Tiny Atomic Clock to Space

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Spacecraft rely on extremely accurate measurements of time to coordinate maneuvers, and these systems will become even more important as we aim for distant destinations. That's why NASA is testing a new type of mercury-ion atomic clock which is smaller and more versatile. 

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June 27th 2019, 12:09 pm

Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft: Don’t Whack Consoles With 25 Percent Tariff

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Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have jointly sent a letter to the Trump Administration, asking for their game consoles to not be targeted in the next wave of tariffs in the ongoing price war, due to kick off in the near future.

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June 27th 2019, 11:59 am

Boeing Completes CST-100 Starliner Parachute Testing

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SpaceX is looking at a delay after the loss of a Dragon 2 capsule during engine tests. Meanwhile, Boeing is back on track after completing its final and most challenging parachute test. 

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June 27th 2019, 11:59 am

VESA Announces DisplayPort 2.0 Standard For 8K, HDR, All Points Beyond

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The DisplayPort 2.0 standard is finished, with support for 8K displays (stretching all the way to 16K in the future), and new efficiency and visual fidelity features.

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June 27th 2019, 8:57 am

Scientists Simulate Human Colonization of the Milky Way

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NASA's JPL challenged scientists around the world to devise a process to colonize the galaxy in the most efficient way possible. It might take a few million years, but simulations show how we could do it. 

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June 27th 2019, 8:10 am

How Shipping a Huawei Phone Via FedEx Made International News

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How a Huawei phone and a FedEx delivery turned into an international incident.

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June 26th 2019, 5:00 pm
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