Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw  [LINK]
Intel is facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre, but it's not clear that consumers have been harmed in this scenario -- at least, not in a legally actionable way. The post Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ ... [Read More]
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Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs  [LINK]
Asus is throwing its hat into the external graphics enclosure ring with the new XG Station Pro. The post Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina  [LINK]
This data may even be enough to determine when someone is at high risk of a heart attack. The post Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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How to Upgrade to a Larger SSD  [LINK]
It never takes long for hundreds of gigabytes of empty space to turn into a straightjacket, but moving your OS installation and files can be a pain. We're here to help. The post How to Upgrade to a Larger SSD appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones  [LINK]
 As more smartphones get on device AI processing powers it could support a new range of advanced consumer features. But what kind of value exchange might be required for mobile users to tap into these touted ‘AI smarts’? Read More... [Read More]
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Students learn to make video games  [LINK]
With mentorship from their professors, alumni and industry professionals, 14 student teams created video games that you can download and play. [Read More]
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Students learn to make video games  [LINK]
With mentorship from their professors, alumni and industry professionals, 14 student teams created video games that you can download and play. [Read More]
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First Look Roundup: Apple iMac Pro  [LINK]
Apple's 8-core and 10-core iMac Pros are available for order as of today, with 14-core and 18-core variants on the way. Early coverage is shaping up well, though there are some caveats. The post First Look Roundup: Apple iMac Pro appeared first on E... [Read More]
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How to Download Windows 10 For Free, But Only Until December 31  [LINK]
Users who still want a free copy of Windows 10 can get it -- but only for a little while longer. The post How to Download Windows 10 For Free, But Only Until December 31 appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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How to Take a Screenshot in Windows  [LINK]
There are a variety of third-party tools for taking screenshots in Windows, but there are a number of included options that go beyond the Print Screen key. We break them down. The post How to Take a Screenshot in Windows appeared first on ExtremeTech... [Read More]
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How to Download YouTube Videos  [LINK]
We've singled out two options that get solid reviews and don't require you to install adware. The post How to Download YouTube Videos appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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AlphaZero Is the New Chess Champion, and Harbinger of a Brave New World in AI  [LINK]
AlphaZero stands to upend not merely the world of chess, but the whole realm of strategic decision making. If that doesn't give you pause, it probably should. The post AlphaZero Is the New Chess Champion, and Harbinger of a Brave New World in AI appe... [Read More]
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Small quakes at fracking sites may indicate bigger tremors to come  [LINK]
Tiny tremors caused by “fracking” could be early signs of stressful conditions deep underground that could trigger larger earthquakes. [Read More]
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Over 460 HP Laptop Models Shipped with Keylogger  [LINK]
Just weeks after getting caught with onboard spyware, HP has been found shipping a keylogger (albeit a disabled one). The post Over 460 HP Laptop Models Shipped with Keylogger appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Dell Sells PCs Without Intel’s Management Engine, but With Tradeoffs  [LINK]
It's technically possible to buy a laptop without Intel's Management Engine enabled, but there are significant tradeoffs and these systems aren't typically available to ordinary consumers. Read on for details. The post Dell Sells PCs Without Intel&r... [Read More]
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Nvidia Launches $3,000 Titan V, ‘World’s Most Powerful PC GPU’  [LINK]
Nvidia just took the wraps off the newest edition to the Titan family, the Volta-powered Titan V. The new GPU is explicitly targeting AI and deep learning workloads, and while it's anything but cheap, it's also a heck of a lot less expensive than buy... [Read More]
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Salesforce is latest big tech vendor to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation  [LINK]
 Salesforce announced today that it was joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open-source organization that manages Kubernetes, the popular open-source container orchestration tool. It is the latest in a long line of big name... [Read More]
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Software advances modeling of astronomical observations  [LINK]
Software developed by Stanford astrophysicist Giacomo Vianello models and combines otherwise incompatible astronomical observations. It contributed to recent research into the origin of antimatter near Earth. [Read More]
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Software is Increasingly Complex. That Can Be Dangerous.  [LINK]
Every day, software becomes ever more important for the functioning of the world as we know it. But the complexity of that software also keeps growing. The post Software is Increasingly Complex. That Can Be Dangerous. appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way  [LINK]
MIcrosoft's first Windows on ARM machines have debuted, with a claimed 20-22 hours of battery life, all powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. The post New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in world’s second largest market  [LINK]
 It’s been a bad few months for internet freedom in China (and really, a bad few decades, but who is counting?). The government brought into force a broad-ranging “cybersecurity law” earlier this year that empowers Beijing to t... [Read More]
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Mega Memory: Crucial Introduces Massive 128GB LRDIMMs  [LINK]
Crucial has announced a new 128GB DDR4 LRDIMM that packs an enormous amount of RAM into a single module. The post Mega Memory: Crucial Introduces Massive 128GB LRDIMMs appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Digital ethicist James Williams talks about the rise of bad social media  [LINK]
 James Williams is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. He studies the ethics of attention and persuasion in technology design and spoke with us about the rise of attention-grabbing advertising and media and how we can fight ba... [Read More]
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Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries  [LINK]
Mining Bitcoin now consumes more than 30 terawatt-hours of power globally, which is higher than the individual energy usage of 159 countries. The post Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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