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 2021-12-07 15:06 

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New Leak May Reveal Google's Long-Rumored Pixel Smartwatch...

A series of images, courtesy of John Prosser, show a sleek, round smartwatch with a zero-bezel design. The post New Leak May Reveal Google's Long-Rumored Pixel Smartwatch appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-07 14:26 

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MSI Shows Off the Most Insane Z690 Motherboard We've Ever Seen...

MSI has begun showing off its upcoming flagship Z690 motherboard, and it's a doozy. The post MSI Shows Off the Most Insane Z690 Motherboard We've Ever Seen appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-06 21:42 

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Analyst: Graphic Card Shipments Increased by Double Digits Year-Over-Year...

Analyst firm Jon Peddie Research has delivered its Q3 2021 report showing the GPU AIB market is booming. The post Analyst: Graphic Card Shipments Increased by Double Digits Year-Over-Year appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-06 20:53 

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Massive Wants to Rent Your Compute Power to Pay for Apps, Services...

Massive's idea involves taking the concept of distributed computing—which utilizes extra CPU cycles on otherwise idle machines—and making it into a method of payment. The post Massive Wants to Rent Your Compute Power to Pay for Apps, Servi...

 2021-12-06 16:22 

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Musk Warns SpaceX Possibly Facing Bankruptcy...

Three Raptor engines. (Image: SpaceX) Musk sent a chilling email on Black Friday asking employees to work over the holiday weekend to avoid "a disaster." The post Musk Warns SpaceX Possibly Facing Bankruptcy appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-06 15:54 

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NASA's TESS Mission Discovers an Exoplanet of Molten Iron...

This molten world could, in the near future, help us understand some confounding aspects of our own solar system. The post NASA's TESS Mission Discovers an Exoplanet of Molten Iron appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-06 15:20 

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Report: Intel Trying to Secure TSMC 3nm Without Riling up Apple...

Image Credit: Peellden, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 Intel is reportedly entering into talks with TSMC to try to secure some of its 3nm capacity, which is currently allowed to Apple. The post Report: Intel Trying to Secure TSMC 3nm Without Riling up Ap...

 2021-12-03 19:09 

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Apple Alerts Suppliers to Weakening Demand for iPhones Ahead of the Holidays...

Apple is reportedly facing weakening demand for its iPhone 13 ahead of the holidays. The post Apple Alerts Suppliers to Weakening Demand for iPhones Ahead of the Holidays appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-03 17:55 

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Microsoft Reverses Course on Windows 11 Default Browser Settings...

Microsoft is testing a new feature in an Insider build of Windows 11 that lets you change your default browser with just a single click. The post Microsoft Reverses Course on Windows 11 Default Browser Settings appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-03 14:20 

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Microsoft Says 20 Percent of Xbox Cloud Gaming Subscribers Use Touch Controls Only...

Microsoft has been pushing to add full touch controls to as many Xbox games as possible, and that approach seems to be paying off. According to a new Xbox blog post, some 20 percent of Xbox Cloud subscribers are only using touch controls to play games, fo...

 2021-12-03 14:18 

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FTC Sues to Block Nvidia ARM Takeover...

Credit: Nvidia The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing Nvidia to block its intended ARM merger. The post FTC Sues to Block Nvidia ARM Takeover appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-02 20:00 

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Microsoft Edge Gets New Anti-Chrome Pop-Ups...

The new Edge is recognizable as Chromum, but it has Microsoft styling and services built in. In the latest installment of "Microsoft begs you not to download Chrome," the company has added cheeky pop-up alerts that appear if you search for Google&...

 2021-12-02 19:54 

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Intel is Stockpiling Legacy Hardware in a Secret Lab in Costa Rica...

A look inside Intel's secret lab. (Photo: WSJ/Intel) Intel is quietly assembling as much antiquated hardware and software as it can find in Costa Rica to test for security flaws. The post Intel is Stockpiling Legacy Hardware in a Secret Lab in Costa R...

 2021-12-02 14:29 

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Microsoft Is Testing Improvements to Windows 11's Taskbar and Start Menu...

In the latest Insider builds, Microsoft has started testing several quality-of-life improvements to the taskbar and start menu, but don't get too excited -- it can take months to get from an Insider build to release. The post Microsoft Is Testing Impr...

 2021-12-02 14:26 

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Qualcomm Announced the Chip That'll Power Almost Every Android Flagship in 2022...

It has the latest CPU, camera support, and 5G technology, and it'll start shipping in phones very soon. The post Qualcomm Announced the Chip That'll Power Almost Every Android Flagship in 2022 appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-02 14:19 

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Nvidia Confirms Existence of Refreshed RTX 2060 with 12GB of Memory...

Nvidia has confirmed the 12GB version of the venerable RTX 2060 is about to make a comeback. The post Nvidia Confirms Existence of Refreshed RTX 2060 with 12GB of Memory appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-01 17:00 

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Legislators Reintroduce Bill to Put an End to Online "Grinch" Bots...

Lawmakers have reintroduced a bill in Congress that hopes to prevent the use of so-called "grinch bots" to effectively rob little boys and girls (and PC builders) of their precious Christmas toys. The post Legislators Reintroduce Bill to Put an En...

 2021-12-01 16:00 

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Apple Reportedly Working on Long Distance Wireless and Reverse Charging Tech...

Apple just released the iPhone 13 this month, along with the new iPad Mini and Apple Watch 7. (Photo: Apple) Apple never did deliver its AirPower charging pad, but it could offer up something even better in the future. The post Apple Reportedly Working on...

 2021-12-01 15:24 

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Qualcomm-Powered Razer Handheld Game Console Leaks...

Razer is prepping the release of a Qualcomm-powered gaming handheld known as the Snapdragon G3X Handheld Developer Kit. As the name implies, this device will be aimed at developers, but it could lead to a new generation of Android-powered game machines. T...

 2021-12-01 15:20 

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Patient Receives First 3D Printed Prosthetic Eye...

To print the eye, Fraunhofer IGD devised a process that would cover every step of the patient experience, from taking a patient's measurements and matching the design to the healthy eye all the way to printing the actual prosthetic. The post Patient R...

 2021-12-01 15:14 

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Microsoft Under Fire for Adding Short-Term Loan Offers to Edge...

Microsoft now plans to integrate a purchase financing service called Zip in Edge. But do we really need our browsers selling us loans? The post Microsoft Under Fire for Adding Short-Term Loan Offers to Edge appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-30 14:47 

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Analyst: Apple's AR Glasses Will be Just as Powerful as a Mac Computer...

It's been rumored for some time now that Apple has been working on some type of Augmented Reality (AR) device to pair with its iPhone, and now we have some spicy new rumors to add to the mix. According to famed analyst and Apple product future-seer Mi...

 2021-11-30 14:33 

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Xbox Series S Supposedly Black Friday's Most Popular Console...

The global chip shortage and overall accessibility have made the Series S an underdog. The post Xbox Series S Supposedly Black Friday's Most Popular Console appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-30 14:28 

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AT&T and Verizon Agree to Limit 5G Power to Resolve FAA Standoff...

A 5G millimeter wave cell site on a light pole in Minneapolis. Both carriers are anxious to fire up their newly acquired C-band frequencies. Unfortunately, a disagreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) delayed those plans. Now, they've...

 2021-11-29 19:01 

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Rumor Mill: Nvidia Prepping Flagship RTX 3090 Ti GPU...

Nvidia is reportedly ready to launch the swan song of its Ampere lineup, the RTX 3090 Ti. The post Rumor Mill: Nvidia Prepping Flagship RTX 3090 Ti GPU appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-29 14:22 

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El Salvador Wants to Build a Volcano-Powered Crypto City...

With a good dose of fanfare, El Savador President Nayib Bukele announced this month that beginning in 2022, the country would be building a "bitcoin city" at the base of Conchagua, an oceanside volcano. The post El Salvador Wants to Build a Volcan...

 2021-11-29 14:21 

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Apple Files Lawsuit Against NSO Group for its Pegasus Spyware Attacks...

Apple talks up iPhone security, but Zerodium says it's falling behind. Apple has announced a lawsuit against NSO Group and its parent company over its Pegasus spyware, seeking to prevent the group from using any of Apple's services and hardware in...

 2021-11-29 14:21 

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NASA Launches DART Asteroid Deflection Mission...

NASA just launched the DART spacecraft early Wednesday morning on a mission to test asteroid redirection technology. Next year, it will collide with a space rock called Dimorphos with the aim of changing its orbit. The post NASA Launches DART Asteroid Def...

 2021-11-29 14:20 

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AMD Allegedly Jacking Up RX 6000 GPU Prices by 10 Percent...

TSMC wafer costs are reportedly causing AMD to up the price it charges its board partners for RX 6000 series GPUs. The post AMD Allegedly Jacking Up RX 6000 GPU Prices by 10 Percent appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-24 17:11 

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Super-Powered Gameboy Advance Runs PS1 Games...

Alfonso hacked the Gameboy Advance by moving its game processing and rendering to a custom cartridge, which contained a Raspberry Pi 3 with a PlayStation emulator. The post Super-Powered Gameboy Advance Runs PS1 Games appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-24 17:04 

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Rolls-Royce 'Spirit of Innovation' All-Electric Aircraft Smashes World Records in Latest Flight...

Rolls-Royce has been working on an all-electric plane, and they report that it absolutely clobbered several world records in their latest test flights at the UK's Boscombe Downs aerodrome. The post Rolls-Royce 'Spirit of Innovation' All-Electr...

 2021-11-24 14:29 

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Report: Windows on ARM Is Exclusive to Qualcomm, But Not For Much Longer...

Qualcomm support could give Windows a boost going forward. According to a new report from XDA Developers, Microsoft has an exclusivity agreement with Qualcomm that prevents other vendors' ARM designs from integrating with Windows. That's the bad n...

 2021-11-23 19:00 

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NASA Delays Webb Telescope Launch Following an 'Incident'...

Following a minor "incident," NASA has pushed the launch of Webb back by four days. That will give the team time to check for damage one last time before launch. The post NASA Delays Webb Telescope Launch Following an 'Incident' appeared f...

 2021-11-23 18:48 

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Newly Announced Exoplanet-Hunting Space Telescope Funded by Breakthrough Initiative...

Image by Wikipedia. Alpha Centauri AB is on the left, Beta Centauri on the right, and Proxima Centauri is at the center of the red circle. What do space telescopes, centaurs, and ostriches have in common? More than you'd think. The post Newly Announce...

 2021-11-23 15:59 

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WSJ: Samsung's New $17B Chip Plant Will be in Taylor, TX...

Samsung has been preparing to build a new US-based chip plant for a while now, but details about its plans have been few and far between. The post WSJ: Samsung's New $17B Chip Plant Will be in Taylor, TX appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-23 15:27 

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Wear OS Is Growing Again, and Google Has Samsung to Thank...

This fall, Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch4 line, its first smartwatches running Android since 2014. Last summer, Wear OS was languishing at four percent of smartwatch shipments, and now it's at 17 percent, according to Counterpoint Research. The po...

 2021-11-23 14:44 

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Owners Resort to Hacking Smart Treadmills After NordicTrack Locks Them Out...

After customers started installing their own apps on the company's $4,000 X32i smart treadmill, NordicTrack released a software update that locked them out. Owners aren't happy. The post Owners Resort to Hacking Smart Treadmills After NordicTrack ...

 2021-11-22 19:40 

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Winamp Prepares to Relaunch: Can it Still Whip the Llama in 2021?...

The owners of WinAmp are making a nostalgia play, but is that enough to drive interest in a several decade-old MP3 player? Lavishing attention on a llama's backside may not be enough. The post Winamp Prepares to Relaunch: Can it Still Whip the Llama i...

 2021-11-22 18:55 

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Rumor Mill: Apple Working on an M1 Max Duo SoC for Upcoming iMac Pro...

Several leaks indicate Apple has been planning ahead for an eventual dual or even quadruple M1 Max chip design. The post Rumor Mill: Apple Working on an M1 Max Duo SoC for Upcoming iMac Pro appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-22 14:29 

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Intel Shows Off Next-Gen Chips at Fab 42...

Intel offers a peek behind the curtain at its upcoming technologies. The post Intel Shows Off Next-Gen Chips at Fab 42 appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-22 14:21 

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FTC Will Crack Down On Companies That Make it Difficult to Cancel Services...

It's an unanticipated move that should disappoint almost no one—except maybe your cable company. The post FTC Will Crack Down On Companies That Make it Difficult to Cancel Services appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-22 12:30 

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Rockstar Apologizes for GTA Definitive Trilogy Launch, Will Make Classic Games Available Again...

Rockstar has now apologized for the mess and confirmed a bug-fixing patch is incoming. By way of contrition, Rockstar will also make the original versions of the games available once again. The post Rockstar Apologizes for GTA Definitive Trilogy Launch, W...

 2021-11-19 20:38 

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MediaTek Unveils Fully Loaded Flagship Mobile Processor...

It's the world's first 4nm chip from TSMC, and it has all the latest technology. Still, this isn't MediaTek's first attempt to get into the premium segment, and Qualcomm is entrenched, to say the least. The post MediaTek Unveils Fully Load...

 2021-11-19 17:26 

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Semiconductor Industry Forecast Projects Huge Gains for AMD, Losses for Intel and Sony...

Semiconductor market research company IC Insights has released its November update, which ranks the top 25 semiconductor companies based on projected year-on-year sales, and also includes some forecasts for the future. The post Semiconductor Industry Fore...

 2021-11-19 15:13 

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Microsoft Chief Calls for Commitment to Game Preservation...

Microsoft has long openly advocated for the preservation of older games, and VP of Gaming Phil Spencer's call is no exception. The post Microsoft Chief Calls for Commitment to Game Preservation appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-19 14:33 

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DuckDuckGo Announces App Tracking Prevention for Android...

The feature isn't live yet, but you can join the waitlist today. The post DuckDuckGo Announces App Tracking Prevention for Android appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-19 14:29 

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Google Confirms the Pixel 6 Doesn't Charge As Fast As We Thought...

Google has clarified how the latest Pixels charge, and the true maximum rate is not the full 30W supported by the new charger. The post Google Confirms the Pixel 6 Doesn't Charge As Fast As We Thought appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-19 13:54 

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Apple Granted Patents for All-Glass iPhone and Pro Tower...

A new Apple patent shows designs for all-glass products, including its iPhone, Apple Watch, and even a theoretical glass Mac Pro tower. The post Apple Granted Patents for All-Glass iPhone and Pro Tower appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-11-18 18:39 

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Nvidia Announces Record $7.1 Billion Q3 Revenue...

The best GPU money currently can't buy. On Wednesday Nvidia announced it's making more money than it ever has before, pulling in a record-breaking $7.1 billion in the 3rd quarter. The post Nvidia Announces Record $7.1 Billion Q3 Revenue appeared f...

 2021-11-18 17:02 

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Microsoft Enables Edge Sync By Default, Hoovering Up Your Data in the Process...

Microsoft appears to be enabling Edge's "Sync" feature by default, whether you want it or not. The post Microsoft Enables Edge Sync By Default, Hoovering Up Your Data in the Process appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

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