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 2021-11-17 14:40 

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Windows 10 Drops to One Annual Feature Update Moving Forward...

Going forward, Windows 10 will only get one annual feature update instead of two. Before you get too up in arms, this is the same schedule as Windows 11. The post Windows 10 Drops to One Annual Feature Update Moving Forward appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-17 13:51 

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NASA Report Says More Artemis Moon Landing Delays Are Inevitable...

As things currently stand, the IG expects Artemis will end up being pushed back to 2026 at the earliest. The post NASA Report Says More Artemis Moon Landing Delays Are Inevitable appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-16 20:56 

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Nvidia Announces Open Source Image Scaling, New DLSS and a Free ICAT Tool...

It's a big news day for Nvidia, as the company has unleashed a barrage of updated software, including some free tools. The post Nvidia Announces Open Source Image Scaling, New DLSS and a Free ICAT Tool appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-16 18:43 

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Amazon Sued for Crash Caused by Driver Rushing to Make Deliveries...

A lawsuit filed in Georgia state court seeks to answer the question of whether or not Amazon is liable for injuries caused by delivery companies it hires as contractors. The post Amazon Sued for Crash Caused by Driver Rushing to Make Deliveries appeared f...

 2021-11-16 15:58 

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New Drug Class Reverses Paralysis in Mice...

Once-paralyzed mice were able to walk within four weeks of receiving a single injection of the drug. The post New Drug Class Reverses Paralysis in Mice appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-16 15:18 

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Nvidia Confirms Some GeForce Now Games Are Capped Below 60 FPS...

Nvidia has been tinkering with GeForce Now game streaming for the better part of a decade, but it's still not a perfect experience. Case in point: gamers have noticed that Nvidia caps frame rates for some games below 60 fps, even for those on the most...

 2021-11-15 22:50 

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First Mover: Intel's 4-bit 4004 CPU Turns 50...

Intel's 4004 turned 50 today -- Happy birthday to the first commercial CPU ever built. The post First Mover: Intel's 4-bit 4004 CPU Turns 50 appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-15 20:17 

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Apple Reportedly Buying Ads for High-Value Apps To Compensate for Epic Ruling...

Apple got rid of TouchID with the iPhone X, leaving users with passcode entry and FaceID. (Photo: Miguel Tomas/Unsplash) With Apple forced to let developers direct customers to non-Apple payment options, the iPhone maker has resorted to buying ads for hig...

 2021-11-15 20:10 

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Microsoft Updates Windows 11 to Ignore Browsers Other than Edge for Certain Links...

A new update to its Windows 11 operating system makes it impossible to circumvent its built-in web browser, Microsoft Edge, for specific links such as those found in the Start Menu, Widgets, etc. The post Microsoft Updates Windows 11 to Ignore Browsers Ot...

 2021-11-15 15:11 

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Boeing Accepts Liability for Ethiopian Airlines Crash...

The filing also absolves the pilots aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 of responsibility for the crash—but comes with strings attached, as any legal agreement does. The post Boeing Accepts Liability for Ethiopian Airlines Crash appeared first on E...

 2021-11-15 14:44 

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Rumor Mill: Next-Gen AMD and Nvidia GPUs Will be 500W Monster Cards...

Credit: Laura Ockel/ Unsplash, PCMag If these rumors are true, the next generation of GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia are going to be unlike anything we've ever seen before. The post Rumor Mill: Next-Gen AMD and Nvidia GPUs Will be 500W Monster Cards ap...

 2021-11-15 14:37 

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Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake Non-K CPU Specs Leaked...

So far Intel has only officially released the "K" versions of its 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs (review incoming, btw), which are 125w high-end "unlocked" models designed for overclocking. For those who are more interested in the 65w lower-end ...

 2021-11-12 22:05 

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Rockstar Pulls GTA Remastered Trilogy from PC Due to Authentication Outage...

The publisher's decision to make the character models look like a low-fi version of The Sims was unpopular, but the complete collapse of Rockstar's online authentication system is even worse. The post Rockstar Pulls GTA Remastered Trilogy from PC ...

 2021-11-12 20:16 

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This Startup Wants to Throw Satellites into Orbit With a Giant Centrifuge...

SpinLaunch has just completed its first kinetic launch test by heaving a vehicle high into the atmosphere. The post This Startup Wants to Throw Satellites into Orbit With a Giant Centrifuge appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-12 16:59 

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NASA's Parker Solar Probe Is Being Pelted by Tiny Plasma Explosions...

NASA now says the hypervelocity dust impacts cause tiny plasma explosions that are detectable via the probe's sensors. But don't worry—it's probably going to be just fine. The post NASA's Parker Solar Probe Is Being Pelted by Tiny Pl...

 2021-11-12 15:03 

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Vizio Makes 2x More Selling Ads and Data Than it Does on TVs...

Vizio may be known as a television company, but one look at its books will tell you it's raking in cash for far more than flatscreens. The post Vizio Makes 2x More Selling Ads and Data Than it Does on TVs appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-12 15:02 

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Windows Store Will (Finally) Let You Choose Where Games Are Installed...

Microsoft will finally let gamers install games wherever the heck they want and access the files locally as well. Hallelujah. The post Windows Store Will (Finally) Let You Choose Where Games Are Installed appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-12 14:23 

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Windows 11 SE Will Only Be Available on New PCs, Can't Be Reinstalled if Removed...

Microsoft's new stripped-down OS will only be sold on new devices, and if you try to "upgrade" the OS, the chances of getting 11 SE back onto the device in the future are slim. The post Windows 11 SE Will Only Be Available on New PCs, Can'...

 2021-11-12 13:46 

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Crypto Miners Driving High Demand for AMD CPUs with Big L3 Cache...

Now that crypto miners and their scalping ilk have succeeded in taking all of our precious GPU stock, it appears they're now setting their sights on one more thing gamers cherish: the AMD CPU supply. According to a report in the UK's Bitcoin Press...

 2021-11-11 18:24 

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Valve Says Steam Deck Will No Longer Ship in Time for the Holidays...

Instead of reaching gamers in time for the holidays, the launch has been pushed back to February 2022. You can thank the messy global supply chain for the delay. The post Valve Says Steam Deck Will No Longer Ship in Time for the Holidays appeared first on...

 2021-11-11 16:08 

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Mission Update After Ingenuity's Flight 15: Craters, Swashes, and Servo Wiggle...

As if it wasn't tough enough piloting a space helicopter on Mars, a mystery wobble is forcing NASA to decide whether to patch Ingenuity's flight software. The post Mission Update After Ingenuity's Flight 15: Craters, Swashes, and Servo Wiggle ...

 2021-11-11 14:44 

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A USB-C Hub with a Display? Why it Might Be the Perfect Thing...

Like all things USB-C hubs aren't as simple as with earlier USB versions. With options for connectivity, video, and power delivery, there are more compatibility issues, that can be hard to debug. DockCase's new Smart Hub lets you both see what is ...

 2021-11-11 14:36 

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Apple Backs Off Punishing Those Who Repair Their Own iPhone Screens...

Apple will make it easier for iPhone users to repair their screens in a future software update. The post Apple Backs Off Punishing Those Who Repair Their Own iPhone Screens appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-11 12:30 

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The Success of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Makes Them More PC-Like Than Ever...

Microsoft and Sony's most recent consoles have both sold well -- and proved the console market is drifting closer to the PC space. The post The Success of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Makes Them More PC-Like Than Ever appeared first on ExtremeT...

 2021-11-10 15:18 

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Metallurgist Who Tested Steel for US Navy Subs Admits Faking Results...

Thomas faked test results for more than 240 hull castings—a "substantial percentage of the castings Bradken produced for the Navy," according to prosecutors. The post Metallurgist Who Tested Steel for US Navy Subs Admits Faking Results appea...

 2021-11-10 14:59 

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Facebook Shuttered Team Researching Social Media Addiction...

This was after the company found out its platform is more associated with addictive use than other major social platforms. The post Facebook Shuttered Team Researching Social Media Addiction appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-10 14:20 

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Microsoft Takes on Chromebooks With New $250 Surface Laptop SE...

The long-rumored Chromebook competitor from Microsoft has finally arrived, and it's called the Surface Laptop SE, running on a stripped-down version of Windows 11. The post Microsoft Takes on Chromebooks With New $250 Surface Laptop SE appeared first ...

 2021-11-10 13:49 

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OWC Announces PCIe SSD Capable of 26GB/s Data Transfer and 64TB Capacity...

If your rinky dink NVME M.2 PCIe SSD isn't cutting the mustard with its laughable 7GB/s transfer rates and middling capacity, OWC has a solution that is sure to clear up any storage and capacity bottlenecks you might be dealing with. Its new ACCELSIOR...

 2021-11-09 21:06 

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Original Apple-1 PC Expected to Fetch a Huge Price at Auction...

John Moran Auctioneers in Southern California is taking bids on a functioning Apple-1 computer, designed by Steve Wozniak and built by Steve Jobs himself. The post Original Apple-1 PC Expected to Fetch a Huge Price at Auction appeared first on ExtremeTech...

 2021-11-09 17:52 

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AMD's Massive Milan-X CPUs Coming in Q1 2022 With 768MB of L3 Cache, 64 Cores...

AMD's enormous L3-equipped Milan-X CPUs will ship in Q1 2022 and be compatible with existing Epyc motherboards. The post AMD's Massive Milan-X CPUs Coming in Q1 2022 With 768MB of L3 Cache, 64 Cores appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-09 15:44 

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AMD's Zen 4 Roadmap Revealed: 96 Cores in 2022, 128 Core CPUs Arrive in 2023...

AMD's got big-core plans for the next couple of years. Genoa will reach 96 cores, as rumored, with Bergamo hitting 128. The post AMD's Zen 4 Roadmap Revealed: 96 Cores in 2022, 128 Core CPUs Arrive in 2023 appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-09 14:04 

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Walmart is Using Self-Driving Trucks in a 7 Mile Delivery Loop...

It's the first time ever that an autonomous vehicle company has removed drivers from a delivery route's middle mile. The post Walmart is Using Self-Driving Trucks in a 7 Mile Delivery Loop appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-08 20:08 

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Facebook Considering Retail Stores as it Looks to Build its Metaverse...

Facebooks' extermination of the Unfollow Everything extension isn't the first off-putting thing they've done as of late . . . or the second, or the third. (Photo: Greg Bulla/Unsplash) (Photo: Greg Bulla/Unsplash)By now we've all heard that...

 2021-11-08 14:56 

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NASA Still Working to Repair Hubble After Latest Error...

Hubble reported an error on October 23rd due to a loss of data synchronization messages. Two days later, another batch of messages were lost, causing the instrument to enter safe mode. Again. The post NASA Still Working to Repair Hubble After Latest Error...

 2021-11-08 12:30 

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Intel Pays VIA $125M For Centaur Technology's x86 Design Team...

The Robert N. Boyce Building in Santa Clara, California, is the world headquarters for Intel Corporation. This photo is from Jan. 23, 2019. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation) VIA and Intel have signed a $125 million deal, reportedly for Via's A...

 2021-11-05 18:33 

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Australia Aims to Launch Water-Hunting Lunar Rover in 2024...

The robot, designed in cooperation with the University of Technology Sydney, will search for signs of water on the lunar surface, which could help support future exploration efforts. The post Australia Aims to Launch Water-Hunting Lunar Rover in 2024 appe...

 2021-11-05 16:05 

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Verizon, AT&T Delay 5G C-Band Launch Over Aircraft Interference Concerns...

A 5G millimeter wave cell site on a light pole in Minneapolis. The C-band rollout was previously set for December 5th, but the Wall Street Journal now reports it will be January 5th at the earliest. At issue is the potential interference with the safety s...

 2021-11-05 15:52 

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Robbers Make Off With a Truckload of RTX 30-Series GPUs...

Gamers hoping to score an RTX 30-Series GPU have so far had to battle with bots, miners, and scalpers in their quest to buy a new GPU, and now we can add one more enemy to the list: highway robbers. The post Robbers Make Off With a Truckload of RTX 30-Ser...

 2021-11-05 13:42 

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Overwatch 2, Diablo IV Delayed Indefinitely...

This is the second time the titles have been pushed out without a definitive release date. The post Overwatch 2, Diablo IV Delayed Indefinitely appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-04 18:00 

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Nintendo Will Produce 20% Fewer Switch Consoles Due to Chip Shortages...

This means 6 million fewer Switch units will be on the market than originally expected. The post Nintendo Will Produce 20% Fewer Switch Consoles Due to Chip Shortages appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-04 13:15 

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Modder Open Sources iPhone USB-C Mod...

If you were hoping it was as simple as drilling a hole and soldering a few wires, you're in for disappointment. The post Modder Open Sources iPhone USB-C Mod appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-04 13:14 

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Astronomers Now Have a Better Idea Where Planet 9 Isn't...

Nobody has found Planet Nine yet, but at least we've almost figured out where to look. Image: NASA Efforts to find the alleged planet are still in the early phases, but Brown and Batygin just finished a major survey with the Zwicky Transient Facility ...

 2021-11-04 13:03 

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Farewell, 14nm: Intel Launches Alder Lake...

After six years, Intel is ready to move on from 14nm. Fortunately, it built a chip worth moving to. The post Farewell, 14nm: Intel Launches Alder Lake appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

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