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 2021-10-27 16:00 

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Intel Releases Specs, Performance Data on Upcoming Alder Lake Core i9-12900K...

Intel's Alder Lake line of CPUs will hit store shelves on November 4, and the chip giant is sharing some additional data about specs and pricing ahead of its debut next week. We've written several deep dives on Alder Lake already this year, but to...

 2021-10-27 13:56 

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Verizon Partners with Amazon to Deploy Satellite Internet...

Verizon will use Amazon's upcoming Kuiper satellite internet for backhaul, boosting coverage in rural areas where bandwidth is in short supply. The post Verizon Partners with Amazon to Deploy Satellite Internet appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-27 13:00 

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Putting the New DJI Action 2 Camera Through its Paces...

DJI's new 4K Action 2 camera breaks new ground with a modular system enabled through the use of magnetic couplings between components. We got a chance to put one through its paces at the F1 Grand Prix in Austin before it was released. The post Putting...

 2021-10-26 17:57 

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Wooden Steak Knife Reportedly 3x Sharper Than Steel...

Beyond looking cool, wooden dinner knives can be more sustainably manufactured than their steel counterparts. Plus, they cut through steak like butter. The post Wooden Steak Knife Reportedly 3x Sharper Than Steel appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-26 12:52 

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The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max's Power Efficiency Should Rattle Intel, AMD...

Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max aren't always faster than what Intel and AMD have to offer, but they appear to be much more power efficient. The post The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max's Power Efficiency Should Rattle Intel, AMD appeared first on Extre...

 2021-10-26 12:39 

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Astronomers May Have Found the First Exoplanet in Another Galaxy...

A new discovery courtesy of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory could point the way to yet another exoplanet, but this one is a bit more distant. If confirmed, this would be the very first exoplanet discovered in another galaxy. That's not very likel...

 2021-10-25 18:54 

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FTC Study Confirms ISPs Collect a Scary Amount of Your Personal Data...

Servers with CAT 5 cables on racks in a large computer server farm. A new FTC report examines what ISPs are doing with your data, and it's not good news. Even when they promise not to sell your information, it often ends up in the hands of advertisers...

 2021-10-25 15:23 

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Calling Citizen Scientists: You Can Help Find Exoplanets From Your Couch...

If you've ever wanted to help find an exoplanet, now is your time. There's a new distributed exoplanet hunting project, and it's open to anybody who wants to help. You don't even have to have a telescope. The post Calling Citizen Scientist...

 2021-10-25 13:00 

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Oculus Gives Discontinued Oculus Go a New Lease on Life with Unlocked Software...

The release of the Oculus Go in 2018 was an important step for Facebook's Virtual Reality division, but the product was short-lived. After being made obsolete by the Oculus Quest, the company discontinued the Go in 2020. Still, Facebook sold millions ...

 2021-10-25 11:30 

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Analysis Shows Amazon's Alexa Collects More Data Than Any Other Smart Assistant...

If you're adamant about buying a smart assistant, Alexa might not be your best option. A new privacy comparison rates the commerce giant's devices dead last. The post Analysis Shows Amazon's Alexa Collects More Data Than Any Other Smart Assist...

 2021-10-22 20:03 

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Twitter's Internal Research Confirms Its Algorithm Favors Right-Wing Voices...

In recent years, conservative politicians and activists have railed against "cancel culture", claiming Twitter and other social media outlets are biased against them—hence, the existence of right-wing alternatives like Gab, Parler, and Trump...

 2021-10-22 15:44 

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US Army Corps of Engineers Uses Azure for Storm Modeling...

The program frees up precious governmental resources and helps garner key insights on reducing future storms' destruction. The post US Army Corps of Engineers Uses Azure for Storm Modeling appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-22 14:15 

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AT&T's Free Batman Cloud Gaming Points to a Different Future for Google's Stadia...

It appears the first Stadia licensing deal has arrived. AT&T Wireless customers can stream Batman: Arkham Knight for free, but not via the Stadia app or website. The post AT&T's Free Batman Cloud Gaming Points to a Different Future for Google's St...

 2021-10-22 11:30 

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New Patches Resolve AMD Issues in Windows 11...

New Windows 11 patches are available to fix the bug issues that hit AMD at launch. The post New Patches Resolve AMD Issues in Windows 11 appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-21 17:53 

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Scientists Confirm Viking Settlement in Canada 1,000 Years Ago...

Many of us grew up hearing the tale of Columbus and his discovery of the "New World." Never mind there were already people living there, it was new to Europeans. But was it? For decades, archaeologists have been poring over an ancient Viking settl...

 2021-10-21 17:47 

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The Best Tech for Your Mobile Office in 2021...

Solar-powered mobile office by David Cardinal Now that Covid restrictions are easing, Work From Home now often means Work From Somewhere Else. If you're taking your office on the road with you, whether to another city or to the wilderness, we've r...

 2021-10-21 16:56 

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Facebook Will Change Its Name, Aim Toward Building a Metaverse...

The metaverse would allow people to live in digital spaces by way of virtual and augmented reality The post Facebook Will Change Its Name, Aim Toward Building a Metaverse appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-21 16:19 

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Stargate Cast Reunites for Table Read of AI-Generated Script...

It's not the reunion we deserve... it's the reunion we need right now. The post Stargate Cast Reunites for Table Read of AI-Generated Script appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-21 14:30 

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Samsung Will Let You Customize Your Galaxy Z Flip3 for an Extra $100...

Samsung has reported that pre-orders for the Z Flip3 and larger Fold3 surpassed all foldable sales for 2020. Now, Samsung is looking to entice more buyers with an aesthetic change. The Flip3 is now available in a special "Bespoke Edition," allowin...

 2021-10-21 13:00 

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NZXT Launches DIY PC Building Kits with Everything You Need (Even a Video Card)...

For one price, you can get everything you need to build your own PC, complete with beginner-friendly instructions. The post NZXT Launches DIY PC Building Kits with Everything You Need (Even a Video Card) appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-20 17:14 

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Photoshop Elements 2022 Reviewed: Plenty of Power in a Friendly Package...

While there has been a flurry of activity in the "entry-level"; photo and video editing space, Adobe continues to create an impressive offering under its Elements brand that spans new-users to nearly-professional users. The post Photoshop Elements ...

 2021-10-20 15:25 

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Canon Sued Over Printer That Stops Scanning, Faxing When it Runs Out of Ink...

You read that right: functions that don't technically depend whatsoever on the presence of ink aren't working without that exact thing. The post Canon Sued Over Printer That Stops Scanning, Faxing When it Runs Out of Ink appeared first on ExtremeT...

 2021-10-20 11:30 

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Google Announces Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Starting at $599...

Google doesn't try to keep its Pixel phones secret prior to launch anymore -- the company started talking about the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro several weeks back. Now, the devices have been officially announced, and they're much more impressive than the 20...

 2021-10-19 17:39 

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All Is Not Well With NASA's Lucy Spacecraft...

An unwelcome October surprise from an unexpected quadrant: NASA's Lucy spacecraft is having trouble -- but it's already been launched. The post All Is Not Well With NASA's Lucy Spacecraft appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-19 17:05 

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Perseverance Rover Records the Sound of Mars...

Some of the team's favorite eerie recordings are available for your listening pleasure, but they're also of intense scientific interest as the best audio ever recorded on another planet. The post Perseverance Rover Records the Sound of Mars appear...

 2021-10-19 15:49 

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Valve's New Deck Verified Program Will Tell Gamers Which Titles Play Well on Steam Deck...

Reviewed games will earn a color-coded badge indicating their compatibility level with the upcoming Steam Deck. The post Valve's New Deck Verified Program Will Tell Gamers Which Titles Play Well on Steam Deck appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-19 11:30 

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Apple's New 14-inch MacBook Pro Brings Back the Ports You've Missed...

This device comes with the new M1 Pro and Max chips, a better display, more ports, and a display notch. Yes, really. The post Apple's New 14-inch MacBook Pro Brings Back the Ports You've Missed appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-18 19:38 

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Apple Unveils New M1 Pro, Monster M1 Max SoCs...

Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max are here, with significantly larger CPU and GPU clusters alongside more RAM and up to 400GB/s of memory bandwidth. The post Apple Unveils New M1 Pro, Monster M1 Max SoCs appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-18 18:11 

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Google's Pixel 6 Might Be Even Cheaper Than the Pixel 5...

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will run on the Tensor chip. It looks like the Pixel 6 will start at a mere $599, which is even less than the mediocre Pixel 5 last year. The post Google's Pixel 6 Might Be Even Cheaper Than the Pixel 5 appeared first on Ex...

 2021-10-18 16:20 

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Quantum Analysis of Ancient Space Dust Reveals Why the Inner and Outer Planets Differ...

An image from Juno showing the clouds of Jupiter in astounding detail. New analysis of ancient meteorite dust has provided evidence for a physical gap in the sun's protoplanetary disk. It may explain two old problems in planetary astronomy. The post Q...

 2021-10-18 13:00 

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Banned Crypto-Miners Siphoning Power from Chinese Public Firms...

Two Chinese provinces have found that a substantial chunk of illegal mining was happening at public institutions. Naturally, the government aims to put a stop to that. The post Banned Crypto-Miners Siphoning Power from Chinese Public Firms appeared first ...

 2021-10-18 11:30 

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Robot Dogs Now Fielding Robot Guns...

It's unclear what purpose they're intended to fill—but the possibilities aren't exactly pleasant. The post Robot Dogs Now Fielding Robot Guns appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-15 19:12 

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Astronomers Find First-Ever Planet Orbiting Dead Star...

Could that mean Jupiter is destined to survive the sun's death throes? The post Astronomers Find First-Ever Planet Orbiting Dead Star appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-15 16:56 

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Reuters: Amazon Copied Sellers' Products, Manipulated Algorithms to Display Their Own Versions First...

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but for businesses that sell on Amazon, it can be the difference between success and ruin. The post Reuters: Amazon Copied Sellers' Products, Manipulated Algorithms to Display Their Own Versions Firs...

 2021-10-15 14:29 

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The Best Tech for Teaching in our New, Hybrid World...

After hoping for "just" one year of impacted teaching, most of us are in for another tricky year. Online classes have often been replaced by various forms of "flipped" or "hybrid" courses. We'll take you through some of our fav...

 2021-10-15 14:04 

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A Garbage Piece of Gaming History is Up For Auction...

The Phantom Gaming System breaks cover again, but don't let the auction verbiage fool you. This was no plucky also-ran. The post A Garbage Piece of Gaming History is Up For Auction appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-15 11:30 

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We Might Be Able to Nuke Asteroids to Save the Planet After All...

Credit: NASA A new simulation from researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) suggests that nuclear "disruption" of an asteroid might be a viable option, even if the expected impact is just months away. Of course, that only matte...

 2021-10-14 18:01 

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HTC Announces Smaller, Lighter Vive Flow VR Headset...

The lightweight headset is styled more like a pair of glasses, making it easier to pop them on to watch some Netflix or play a simple game. However, you're going to need an external power source, and the Flow headset isn't cheap at $500. The post ...

 2021-10-14 16:43 

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Third-Ever Tardigrade Fossil Discovered Hiding in a Hunk of Amber...

Scientists have discovered just the third fossil tardigrade we've ever found -- while they were looking for something else entirely. The post Third-Ever Tardigrade Fossil Discovered Hiding in a Hunk of Amber appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-14 16:00 

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Researchers Announce Most Precise Measurement Ever Taken of a Free Neutron's Lifetime...

A worldwide collaboration of scientists has announced the most precise measurement ever taken of a neutron's lifetime. How? By giving neutrons a nice long soak in an ultracold "neutron bathtub." The post Researchers Announce Most Precise Measu...

 2021-10-14 15:51 

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Drones Have Now Been Used to Deliver Lungs for Medical Transplant...

Eighteen months of preparation made the extremely sensitive organ transportation a success. The post Drones Have Now Been Used to Deliver Lungs for Medical Transplant appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-14 15:30 

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The Radeon RX 6600 is AMD's Weakest RDNA2 GPU Yet...

AMD's latest Radeon RX 6600 GPU is now available, but the card is not the value proposition we had hoped it would be. The post The Radeon RX 6600 is AMD's Weakest RDNA2 GPU Yet appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-14 11:30 

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Arrives at Launch Site...

It's a moment 20 years in the making—NASA9;s James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at the launch site. The post NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Arrives at Launch Site appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-13 19:30 

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William Shatner Rides Blue Origin Rocket to Space and Back...

William Shatner gained worldwide notoriety playing a spaceman on TV, and now he's become one for real. The post William Shatner Rides Blue Origin Rocket to Space and Back appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-13 17:43 

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An Engineering Student Has Created a Makeshift USB-C iPhone...

Between this and the European Commission's recent decision regarding USB-C ports, Apple's going to run out of excuses not to make the switch. The post An Engineering Student Has Created a Makeshift USB-C iPhone appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-13 17:39 

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Netgear Has the First Quad-Band Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router, but it Costs $1,500...

Mesh routers are all the rage right now. Google, Amazon, Asus, Linksys, and many others have their own dual or tri-band mesh setups. Netgear says it has something new—the world's first quad-band Wi-Fi 6E system. The post Netgear Has the First Qu...

 2021-10-13 13:16 

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AMD Will Offer V-Cache on AM4, Updated AM5 With Next-Gen PCIe 5.0 Coming in 2022...

AMD is celebrating five years of Ryzen -- and sharing a few details on its upcoming product roadmaps. The post AMD Will Offer V-Cache on AM4, Updated AM5 With Next-Gen PCIe 5.0 Coming in 2022 appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-13 13:02 

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Video Cards Are Getting More Expensive Again...

A combination of factors has pushed video card prices into the stratosphere, and there's no sign they'll come down anytime soon. In fact, data collected by 3DCenter points to increasing prices in the last month. The post Video Cards Are Getting Mo...

 2021-10-12 17:46 

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Phoenix Is Using Reflective Pavement to Combat Extreme Heat...

The gray pavement coating has the ability to reduce surface temperatures by up to 12 degrees. The post Phoenix Is Using Reflective Pavement to Combat Extreme Heat appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-10-12 12:58 

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Rising PC Market Yanked Earthward by Supply Chain Woes...

The pandemic-related growth spurt is slowing worldwide as supply chain issues choke off the PC market's growth. The post Rising PC Market Yanked Earthward by Supply Chain Woes appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

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