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Elon Musk: Tesla Broke in 10 Months Without ‘Hardcore’ Cost Reduction

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Tesla has called for "hardcore" cost-cutting across every facet of the company, despite its massive capital infusion just a few weeks ago. According to Elon Musk, at present burn rates, the company has less than a year of cash reserves.

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May 18th 2019, 10:23 am

Spotify Announces ‘Car Thing’ Voice Assistant That You Can’t Buy

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This voice-activated automotive accessory aims to make Spotify easier to use in your car, but the company will only provide them to a small number of Spotify Premium subscribers.

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May 17th 2019, 3:41 pm

HP Enterprise Buys Supercomputer Pioneer Cray for $1.3B

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HPE has bought Cray, the OG supercomputer manufacturer, for $1.3B. The deal is expected to boost HPE's own HPC business segment.

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May 17th 2019, 3:25 pm

SpaceX Delays Starlink Launch Again to Update Satellite Software

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SpaceX hoped to have 60 custom communication satellites in orbit today, but instead, it has zero.

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May 17th 2019, 1:07 pm

New Device Translates Silent Thoughts Into Speech

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Researchers in multiple disciplines are making progress on technology that can translate silent micro-muscle movements into vocal speech, or even read the data directly from the brain. There's major progress being made in a critical, exciting field.

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May 17th 2019, 12:08 pm

Tesla Model 3 in Fatal Accident Had Autopilot Engaged

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Several Tesla crashes have resulted in fatalities, and another deadly crash occurred in March. According to a newly released report, the driver in that accident had Autopilot activated at the time.

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May 17th 2019, 9:37 am

Sony, Microsoft Join Forces in Cloud Gaming and AI

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Microsoft and Sony have signed a strategic partnership around gaming, cloud, and AI -- including hosting game services from both companies in Microsoft Azure.

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May 17th 2019, 7:48 am

ET Deals: Humble Software REBundle: Vegas Pro Even More Creative Freedom

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Hit the ground running, and start making incredible videos and astounding audio with today's Humble Software ReBundle. Get over $750 worth of superb creative tools and resources for just 25 bucks.

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May 16th 2019, 5:24 pm

Samsung May Reintroduce the Galaxy Fold Within a Month

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Samsung may be preparing to re-launch the Galaxy Fold at the tail end of June. Turning the device around in just two months would be an impressively quick fix, if the issues are truly resolved.

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May 16th 2019, 4:54 pm

Small, Rocky Planets Are Most Likely to Survive the Death of a Star

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New research from the University of Warwick points out that some planets may survive and have a greater impact on the solar remnant that remains.

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May 16th 2019, 2:24 pm

Samsung Unveils 3nm Gate-All-Around Design Tools

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Samsung held its foundry forum event and detailed upcoming process nodes and improvements, including new nanosheet GAAFETs ariving for the 3nm node.

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May 16th 2019, 10:50 am

What Is Speculative Execution?

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Speculative execution has been in the news of late, typically when discussing the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. We explain the topic.

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May 16th 2019, 10:08 am

NASA Spots Remains of Beresheet Spacecraft on the Moon

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) passed over the intended landing site on April 22, and the agency just released images of Beresheet's final resting place.

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May 16th 2019, 8:02 am

Not Dead Yet: Microsoft Issues Critical Security Patch for Windows XP

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After trying for years to end update support, Microsoft finally retired XP five years ago. And yet, Microsoft just found a bug so severe that it has issued another patch for the aging operating system.

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May 15th 2019, 5:38 pm

Intel Discloses New Speculative Execution Security Vulnerabilities

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Intel has disclosed a new set of speculative execution security issues that can leak data from CPUs under certain circumstances. How serious a problem they represent as a practical matter is still under debate.

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May 15th 2019, 4:38 pm

Senators Ask FCC to Rethink 5G Spectrum Auction to Protect Weather Forecasts

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The FCC began a new round of auctions earlier this year focusing on the upper microwave band, which could be valuable for delivering 5G mobile service.

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May 15th 2019, 4:08 pm

Google Settles Pixel Class Action Lawsuit, Will Pay Owners Up to $500

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Google has settled a class action lawsuit alleging serious issues with the first-gen Pixel microphone. Affected owners could get as much as $500 from the company, but the payout will probably be much lower.

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May 15th 2019, 1:51 pm

Intel Unveils Clear Linux OS Update at Open Source Summit

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Intel announced a new installer and developer edition for its Clear Linux distro this week to kick off the first public iteration of its longstanding Open Source Technology Summit.

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May 15th 2019, 11:33 am

The Best Free Xbox One Games of 2019

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Consoles were once exclusively home to big-budget full-price games, but today it's different. The Xbox One has plenty of excellent free-to-play games; here are our favorites.

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May 15th 2019, 11:03 am

Another Day, Another Tesla Car Fire. This One in Hong Kong.

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Three Tesla fires in three weeks. None of them were involved in accidents. All were parked in public or home garages.

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May 15th 2019, 10:49 am

WoW Classic Has a Release Date and God Help Me I’m Excited

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Blizzard has released its launch schedule for WoW Classic -- coming this summer, to a PC near you.

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May 15th 2019, 8:32 am

HP’s New Gaming Laptop Has a Secondary Display Built in

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Most of the action takes place on the big 15-inch on the HP Omen X 2S, but there's a secondary 6-inch display right above the keyboard.

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May 15th 2019, 8:04 am

MIT Uses AI to Predict Breast Cancer Up to 5 Years in Advance

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MIT has found a way to detect breast cancer up to five years in advance using a deep-learning image classification model.

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May 14th 2019, 4:20 pm

The Moon May Not Be Geologically Dead After All

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The Moon has long been thought to be the prototypical example of a dead world. That may be much less true than expected, given the recent discovery of "moonquakes" with matching scarp fault features on the lunar surface.

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May 14th 2019, 4:20 pm

ET Deals: Nintendo Switch with Two Bonus Ematic Controllers

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For a limited time, Walmart is offering up the Nintendo Switch with two wired Ematic controllers for just $299. And if you're willing to bump up that total by 16 bucks, you can opt for the wireless versions instead.

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May 14th 2019, 4:20 pm

WhatsApp Hit by VoIP Spyware Attack

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform in the world with more than 1.5 billion active users. That makes it a big target for hackers, and one group reportedly discovered a vulnerability that allowed them to inject malware into phones.

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May 14th 2019, 4:20 pm

Ookla Rolls Out New Global 5G Map

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Ookla has published a new 5G map for the entire planet, allowing you to see which areas have coverage and which do not. Right now, in the US at least, almost everyone is in the "do not" column.

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May 14th 2019, 2:36 pm

The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Official: Snapdragon 855, Pop-Up Selfie Camera, $670

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It's the most expensive phone OnePlus has ever made, but it's also the best. In fact, many reviews are calling it the best Android phone you can buy.

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May 14th 2019, 2:36 pm

New eTrucks Reduce Air Pollution at the Cost of More Visual Pollution

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Trucks in ports, mining areas, around major cities could run on electric power from overhead catenary wires.

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May 14th 2019, 12:32 pm

Foxconn’s ‘Innovation Centers’ in Wisconsin Are Just Empty Buildings

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Foxconn has come under fire for its failure to hold up its end of a massive manufacturing deal with Wisconsin. The latest photos of empty buildings where the company is supposed to be building "innovation centers" don't improve the optics of the situation.

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May 14th 2019, 11:48 am

Biostar Lists PCIe 4.0, DDR4-4000, 3x M.2 Slots for AMD X570 Racing GT8 Motherboard

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A new Biostar leak -- or inadvertent disclosure -- highlights the features arriving with AMD's X570 chipset next month. PCIe 4.0, faster RAM clocks, and multiple M.2 slots, on this board at least, are all on tap.

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May 14th 2019, 11:02 am

Adobe’s Big Push: Make Lightroom Easier to Learn and Use

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Lightroom for 2019 features a new Texture slider, but the big news is a massive upgrade to the Help and Tutorial capabilities of the product on both the desktop and mobile devices.

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May 14th 2019, 10:02 am

NASA Awards $700,000 in Prizes for 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

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Mars is a natural target for colonization, but what would the first human residents of Mars do for shelter? They might live in 3D printed habitats like the ones demoed at NASA's recent 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.

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May 14th 2019, 8:30 am

Intel May Move Optane Production to China, No Plans to Boost NAND

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Intel might move production of Optane to Fab 68, in China, once its deal with Micron wraps up for good. Recent trade issues could hamper such plans, however.

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May 14th 2019, 7:45 am

China’s PUBG Alternative Earns $14M in 3 Days

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After months of discussions with the Chinese government, developer Tencent has replaced PUBG with a government-approved alternative. Now, that game has raked in $14 million in its first three days of operation.

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May 13th 2019, 5:04 pm

Sprint Is Practically Begging Regulators to Approve T-Mobile Merger

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With the deal in danger, Sprint is making it very clear to investors just how dire its situation has become.

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May 13th 2019, 4:17 pm

Amazon’s New Robot Can Pack More Than 600 Boxes Per Hour

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Amazon has been deploying robots in factories that can pack up to 700 boxes per hour, far more than any human. The company's success is also raising fears about what automation will mean for the company's warehouse employees.

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May 13th 2019, 3:29 pm

Doctors Use Genetically Engineered Viruses to Fight Drug-Resistant Superbug

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A teenager in the UK was at death's door following complications from a lung transplant, but a last-ditch effort using genetically engineered viruses has saved her life. Doctors say this is a watershed moment for the use of so-called bacteriophages in medicine.

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May 13th 2019, 1:14 pm

Mini’s Urban-X Accelerator Imagines the Brooklyn You’ve Always Dreamed Of

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It's not quite Amazon HQ2, but Mini's Urban-X incubator brings more tech to New York City. The startups' goals: Make cities more fun and livable. Even if that means displacing some of the cars.

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May 13th 2019, 12:31 pm

Specs Leak on AMD’s Upcoming 3rd Gen Ryzen 16-Core CPU

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A new leak may point the way to the specs on AMD's rumored 16-core third-generation Ryzen desktop CPU.

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May 13th 2019, 11:30 am

Google Killed Nest’s Interoperability Last Week, Ends ‘Works With Nest’

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Google effectively killed Nest as an independent company this week -- along with its promises to keep Nest user data separate from Google's own repositories.

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May 13th 2019, 9:59 am

All Chromebooks Will Support Linux Going Forward

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For most of its life, users couldn't access the Linux heart of Chrome OS, but that changed last year with a feature called "Crostini." That allowed select Chromebooks to install and run Linux apps, but now Crostini is coming to all Chrome OS devices.

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May 13th 2019, 9:59 am

Should Sandy Bridge Users Upgrade? Evaluating the 2600K Against Modern CPUs

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Intel's Core i7-2600K has been an incredibly popular chip over the long term -- is it finally time to upgrade off the venerable CPU?

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May 13th 2019, 8:10 am

ET Deals: Write Like a Writer with Humble Bundle

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Writing professionally is very challenging, so this Humble Book Bundle by Adams Med is worth the investment for aspiring writers. With over two dozen books included, you'll learn a lot about the quirks of the writing process and the industry at large.

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May 10th 2019, 6:45 pm

BMW Service Outage Breaks CarPlay Functionality

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Owners of some BMW vehicles have found themselves unable to access CarPlay lately, and that appears to be due to an outage in the company's ConnectedDrive system. That's a paid service, so owners have essentially paid BMW for the privilege of not using CarPlay in their luxury vehicles.

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May 10th 2019, 4:59 pm

Intel: Laptops With Foldable Screens at Least 2 Years Away

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Foldable screen technology might be unproven in smartphones, but that hasn't stopped companies from integrating them into even larger products.

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May 10th 2019, 3:30 pm

Google Pixel 3a Gets Respectable Repairability Score from iFixit

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The first thing to know about the Pixel 3a is that its plastic frame is not water-resistant. That's not great if you plan to use it in the rain, but it does make the phone easier to disassemble.

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May 10th 2019, 1:43 pm

Microsoft Throws in the Towel on UWP, Elevates Win32

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Microsoft has acknowledged that its efforts to push UWP apps into the market has fundamentally not worked. The company plans to extend UWP features to Win32 apps int he future.

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May 10th 2019, 11:27 am

Intel Announces Project Athena Open Labs to Speed Hardware Deployment

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Intel will open three Project Athena Open Labs to test qualifying hardware for its next-generation laptop program. The company claims users can expect up to 9 hours of battery life from qualifying laptops.

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May 10th 2019, 9:58 am

Tech Stocks Jittery as New Chinese Tariffs Loom

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Significant tariffs will go into effect at 12:01 AM Friday morning, and the markets have been jittery about the issue all week. So what happens next?

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May 10th 2019, 9:58 am

Microsoft Is Rebooting PowerToys for Windows 10

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This is an open source project for Microsoft, so you can check out a preview of PowerToys on Github right now.

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May 10th 2019, 9:58 am

Project Mainline Is Google’s Latest Attempt to Fix Android Updates

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If Google had known the mess Android updates would become, it probably would have taken a different approach to distribution.

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May 10th 2019, 8:27 am

ET Deals: Apple Watch Series 3 for $199, iPad for $249

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If you want a smart watch that's perfectly suited to pair with your iPhone, the Apple Watch is definitely your best bet. And since Walmart is offering up an $80 discount on the Series 3, the upfront cost is much more manageable.

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May 9th 2019, 4:04 pm

Woman Records Rare, Dangerous ‘Positive Lightning’ Strike on Video

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A woman in Boynton Beach, FL has captured a rare positive lightning strike on camera. "Wow," is pretty much all we can say, possibly followed by some expletives.

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May 9th 2019, 4:04 pm

SpaceX’s Crewed Dragon Failed a Recent Parachute Test

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A Dragon spacecraft exploded last month during an engine test, and now NASA's director of human spaceflight tells Congress that SpaceX also experienced an issue with its parachutes during a separate test.

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May 9th 2019, 3:19 pm

AMD Gains Market Share in Desktop and Laptop, Slips in Servers

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AMD reported strong market share gains for the quarter, particularly compared with a year ago. Server sales slipped a notch, but gains in desktop and laptops compensated.

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May 9th 2019, 11:31 am

The Universe’s First Supernovae May Have Been Powerful, Asymmetric Jets

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Astronomers have discovered an ancient Population II star with very little metal -- but a specific spike in zinc that can only be explained by an asymmetrical supernova explosion.

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May 9th 2019, 9:47 am

Intel Will Launch 7nm Chips in 2021, Ice Lake Ships in June

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Intel has announced that it intends to have 7nm in market by 2021 -- and it'll lead on that node with a GPU, not the CPU architectures it has traditionally used.

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May 9th 2019, 9:00 am

The 20 Best Cheap PC Games Under $20

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PC gaming has a plethora of benefits: customizability, high frame rates, an enormous variety, and most notably, low prices. Thankfully, if you're not looking for brand new releases, it won't cost you much to stock up on excellent games from every genre under the sun.

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May 9th 2019, 8:14 am

*** Cheap PC Games Dummy ***

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PC gaming has a plethora of benefits: customizability, absurdly high frame rates, enormous variety, and – most importantly – low prices. If you’re not looking for brand new AAA releases, you can stock up on loads of games without spending much.At any given moment, there are surely thousands of cheap PC games available, but where…

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May 9th 2019, 1:37 am

Logitech’s G502 Lightspeed Adds Wireless to Beloved Gaming Mouse

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The G502 Lightspeed keeps most of what made the G502 so widely beloved, but it adds all of Logitech's latest wireless technology.

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May 9th 2019, 1:37 am

Android Will Finally Have Dark Mode in Android Q

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We've all expected a dark theme for Android for years, and it was not an unreasonable thing to expect.

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May 8th 2019, 4:45 pm

Intel CPU Shortage Expected to Ease in June

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The Intel CPU shortage is expected to begin easing in June, despite continuing into Q3 2019, but the US-China trade war could cause problems for the entire PC industry this year.

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May 8th 2019, 4:01 pm

Google Says Android Powers 2.5B Devices, and a Surprising Number Run Pie

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At Google I/O, the company confirmed that Android runs on more than 2.5 billion devices worldwide, which is up from 2 billion in 2017. The latest platform distribution numbers also prove that more of those phones are running the latest version of the OS than in previous years.

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May 8th 2019, 1:58 pm

Google Is Working on a Foldable Phone Prototype, Too

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Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, and now Google are all confirmed to be in one stage or another of trying to bring foldable phones to market. It's all aboard the Bad Idea Bandwagon!

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May 8th 2019, 11:59 am

Intel Quietly Kills Off Xeon Phi

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Intel has put the Xeon Phi family to bed for good, with cancellation notices on the Knights Mill Xeon Phi processor. Both the PCIe and socketed Larrabee descendants are officially dead, with Xe rising in the wings as a hoped-for replacement.

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May 8th 2019, 10:12 am

Nest Absorbs Google Home Lineup, Announces the Hub Max

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The Google Home team is merging with Nest, and the first consumer-facing effect is rebranding the Home Hub as the Nest Hub. There's also a new smart display, the larger Nest Hub Max.

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May 8th 2019, 9:12 am

Astronomers Assemble the Most Detailed Picture of the Universe Ever

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Astronomers have used data from the Hubble to create the largest, deepest look at the universe ever recorded.

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May 8th 2019, 8:12 am

Google Makes the Pixel 3a and 3a XL Official

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These phones cost hundreds of dollars less than the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, but they still have most of the same features.

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May 7th 2019, 5:30 pm

Rumor: AMD Radeon RX 3080 XT Will Challenge RTX 2070 at $339

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There's a new set of rumors around AMD's upcoming Navi, implying the company could launch an RTX 20708 competitor at the GTX 1070's old $330 price.

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May 7th 2019, 4:30 pm

ET Deals: Save $300 on Alienware Aurora Gaming PC, $120 on Roomba

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If you need an affordable gaming PC, this six-core Aurora R8 from Alienware is well worth the discounted price. With a ninth-gen Core i5 CPU, a 6GB GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, this machine can handle most existing games on high settings.

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May 7th 2019, 2:43 pm

Nanoparticle Experiment Aboard ISS Seeks to Slow Aging

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An ESA experiment that just arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) will test nanoparticles as a way to clear the body of free radicals.

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May 7th 2019, 12:56 pm

Samsung Will Cancel Galaxy Fold Pre-Orders Unless Buyers Opt-in

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An email sent to pre-order holders says that Samsung is still "enhancing" the Galaxy Fold after multiple review units failed in a matter of days. Perhaps most telling, the email update requires customers to opt-in to keep their pre-orders. Anyone who doesn't confirm will have their order canceled at the end of the month.

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May 7th 2019, 11:56 am

The OnePlus 7 Pro Will Support HDR10+ and Come in Pretty Colors

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OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau has provided some tantalizing tidbits about the device while elsewhere on the internet almost every detail has already leaked.

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May 7th 2019, 8:39 am

The New Microsoft Edge Browser Will Have an ‘IE Mode’

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Microsoft is working on a new version of Edge based on Chromium, and it's going to have a surprising feature: Internet Explorer tabs.

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May 6th 2019, 4:11 pm

Massive 10-Petawatt Laser Can Vaporize Matter

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The most powerful laser ever made has one-tenth the power of the sun and is being used in cancer therapy research. P.S. It works.

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May 6th 2019, 3:29 pm

The DroneBullet Is Built to Seek and Destroy Other Drones

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Naturally, governments and law enforcement are worried about the hazards drones represent, and that's why AerialX designed the DroneBullet. It's a new type of drone that's one part quadcopter and one part missile.

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May 6th 2019, 1:24 pm

Hands On With the DJI Osmo Pocket Stabilized Action Camera

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If you wish you could improve the video you capture with your smartphone or spend a lot of time working on a video blog, DJI's new Osmo Pocket action camera may be a worthy investment. We've been using one for a few weeks and have plenty to report.

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May 6th 2019, 11:24 am

Flaw in Dell Software Leaves Computers Vulnerable to Hacks

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Amusingly, the bug is in Dell's own remote support tool that is supposed to help the company fix your laptop. In this case, it's breaking things. That's only slightly less bizarre than Asus pushing malware with its support tools. 

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May 6th 2019, 10:13 am

Scientists Study Evolution of Flight With Dino Robot, Ostrich Backpack

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A team of researchers has shown that dinosaurs might have been flapping their wings before they even had them.

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May 6th 2019, 8:09 am

ET Deals: Google Home Hub Smart Display for $85

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For a limited time, the PCMag Shop is selling the Google Home Hub at a massive discount. While this handy touchscreen smart device retails for $149.99, you can save $65 when you make your purchase on the PCMag Shop before Sunday night.

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May 3rd 2019, 9:59 pm

Tesla Will Make Some Autopilot Features Always-On by Default

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Tesla wants to make your drive safer by implementing some of Autopilot's features while the self-driving system is disabled.

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May 3rd 2019, 4:21 pm

ET Deals: Humble Lego Games Bundle With Batman, Harry Potter, More

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This week's featured Humble Bundle is a pure joy whether you buy in for yourself or your kids. Thanks to a partnership with WBGames, eight superb Lego games are available at a fraction of their typical asking price.

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May 3rd 2019, 3:24 pm

Google Unveils Android Automotive OS on the 2020 Polestar 2 EV

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The Volvo Polestar 2 will be the first vehicle to run Android Automotive, and Google is encouraging developers to dig in and start making apps for the car.

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May 3rd 2019, 3:24 pm

Ford’s CX Program: Auto Service at Your Home or Workplace

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Ford taps Henry's great-great-granddaughter to improve the customer experience. The program also helps Ford retain customers. Most dealers are signing on.

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May 3rd 2019, 1:23 pm

Microsoft Announces Developer Edition of HoloLens 2

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Microsoft announced its HoloLens 2 Developer Edition ahead of Build, but the bundle is a bit underwhelming.

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May 3rd 2019, 12:53 pm

A Candid Look at AMD to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

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AMD celebrated its 50th anniversary this week, which means it's time for a bit of retrospective reflection.

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May 3rd 2019, 9:51 am

Q1 2019 Semiconductor Sales Fell By 4th-Largest Decline in 35 Years

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Semiconductor sales slumped hard in Q1 2019. The decline from Q4 2018-Q1 2019 is the fourth-largest in 35 years, which doesn't say great things about the rest of the year.

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May 3rd 2019, 9:03 am

SpaceX Finally Confirms Dragon Capsule Explosion

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The admission comes from the company's vice president of mission assurance Hans Koenigsmann.

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May 3rd 2019, 8:21 am

Super Micro Will Move Server Production Out of China

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Server manufacturer Super Micro has been on the defensive since last year when a bombshell report from Bloomberg claimed the company's hardware had been compromised by Chinese spies. While those charges remain unsubstantiated, the company has announced that it will move production out of China to assuage concerns from its customers.

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May 2nd 2019, 6:42 pm

Samsung’s Latest Galaxy Tab S5e Has an Enormous Wi-Fi Flaw

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Samsung may have an antennagate issue of its own with the Galaxy Tab S5e. The device loses substantial signal strength when held in certain orientations.

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May 2nd 2019, 4:10 pm

Latest Pixel 3a Leak Shows Off Features and Colors

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Not only do we get a peek at the colors but also the features of Google's new budget smartphones.

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May 2nd 2019, 3:23 pm

ET Deals: Save Big On 1TB Samsung T5 SSD, Into the Spider-Verse in 4K, More

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For a limited time, you can save $80 off the Samsung T5 1TB portable SSD. With speeds up to 540MBps, USB 3.1 support, and AES 256-bit hardware encryption, this is a top-notch option for those of us who need to travel with a lot of sensitive data.

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May 2nd 2019, 2:23 pm

Nubia Just Stuffed the First Active Fan Inside a Smartphone

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Nubia Technology is a one-time subsidiary of ZTE that’s made headlines in the last few years for its line of gaming phones. The company just announced the Red Magic 3. The device has a lot of impressive specs, including a Snapdragon 855 SoC, 12GB of RAM, a 5000mAh battery, 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz…

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May 2nd 2019, 12:07 pm

Intel’s Data-Center Flavor of Xe GPU Will Support Ray Tracing

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Intel announced today that its upcoming Xe GPU would support professional ray tracing application, at least in the data center version.

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May 2nd 2019, 9:51 am

Apple Will Pay Qualcomm $4.5B to Make Nice, Use Its Modems

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Now we know how much it costs to make Apple, Qualcomm play nice together.

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May 2nd 2019, 9:21 am

NASA Uncovers 20-Year Aluminum Scheme That Caused 2 Failed Missions

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It turns out a company called Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI) has been selling compromised aluminum for almost 20 years with falsified testing certificates. This likely caused the loss of two NASA spacecraft.

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May 2nd 2019, 8:51 am

Razer Is Building a Toaster, Possibly With LED Support

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Razer is building a toaster. Mattel is probably building an exascale supercomputer. I hear Raytheon just got into baby toys. Dogs and cats, living together! Chaos reigns.

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May 1st 2019, 5:54 pm

Oculus Rift S and Quest Now Available for Pre-Order at $400

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Fans of VR will have their choice of a PC-based headset or a standalone VR device that works without a PC. In both cases, pricing starts at an aggressive $399.

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May 1st 2019, 4:19 pm

Global Smartphone Sales Drop, but Huawei Sees Massive Growth

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The market has plateaued, and companies like Samsung and Apple are seeing smartphone sales level off and even trend downward. One notable exception is Huawei.

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May 1st 2019, 2:07 pm
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