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 2022-05-26 10:45 

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Scientists Accidentally Turn Gene-Edited Hamsters Into Aggressive Bullies...

Sometimes experiments don't go as planned. The post Scientists Accidentally Turn Gene-Edited Hamsters Into Aggressive Bullies appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-26 10:15 

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The Death of Internet Explorer Is Just Weeks Away...

Microsoft is following through with its plans to retire IE as announced last year, and the big day is just three weeks away on June 15th. The post The Death of Internet Explorer Is Just Weeks Away appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-26 10:15 

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NY State is Giving Robots to The Elderly...

The tabletop companion robots can help older adults stay connected with loved ones, monitor their health, and more. The post NY State is Giving Robots to The Elderly appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-26 10:00 

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NASA Moves Forward With Next-Gen Solar Sail Project...

The Diffractive Solar Sailing project is now entering phase III trials under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, which could eventually lead to probes that use solar radiation to coast over the sun's polar regions. The post NASA Move...

 2022-05-26 09:30 

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Zotac Launches VR Gaming PC You Can Strap to Your Back...

Zotac has bolted a workstation PC to a backpack, so you can explore the metaverse, or something. The post Zotac Launches VR Gaming PC You Can Strap to Your Back appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-25 19:13 

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Boomer Humor Was Wrong: Video Games Might Make Kids Smarter...

A new study suggests that playing video games can actually make kids smarter! We asked one of the study's authors to help us understand why. The post Boomer Humor Was Wrong: Video Games Might Make Kids Smarter appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-25 17:28 

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Microsoft Declares Windows 11 Ready For 'Broad Deployment'...

The centered Taskbar can be moved back to its usual position if you don't like the option. Microsoft is finally ready to deploy Windows 11 on a broad scale, so like the G-Man said at the end of Half-Life, "It's time to choose." The post Mi...

 2022-05-25 17:12 

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MSI Concept 'Project Zero' Motherboard Has No Visible Connectors...

MSI appears to be working on its own "no visible cables" design with a custom Z690 motherboard. The post MSI Concept 'Project Zero' Motherboard Has No Visible Connectors appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-25 10:30 

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Activision Blizzard Employees Are Joining a Union...

A majority of QA testers from Raven Software, an Activision Blizzard subsidiary, voted earlier this week to join the Game Workers Alliance. The post Activision Blizzard Employees Are Joining a Union appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-25 09:30 

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Microsoft Announces ARM-Based Mini Desktop PC, ARM-Native Dev Tools...

Windows on ARM is a reality, though not an extremely widespread one. Microsoft's new Project Volterra might not change that, but this tiny ARM-based desktop PC could be the start of something big. The post Microsoft Announces ARM-Based Mini Desktop PC...

 2022-05-25 09:30 

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Dolphins Recognize Companions By the Taste Of Their Urine...

Earlier this week, we found out that bottlenose dolphins self-medicate by rubbing their bodies against coral. But this sea creature's peculiar intelligence doesn't appear to stop there. The post Dolphins Recognize Companions By the Taste Of Their ...

 2022-05-25 09:00 

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Microsoft Will Let Developers Make New Windows 11 Widgets Later This Year...

Microsoft revealed its widget plans at the Build conference this week, saying there will be a third-party API for widgets that can run alongside traditional win32 or modern PWA apps. The post Microsoft Will Let Developers Make New Windows 11 Widgets Later...

 2022-05-24 20:43 

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Corsair Launches AMD-Powered Voyager Notebook With Built-In Streaming Controls...

Corsair is looking to appeal to gamers who also stream with its very first notebook, the Voyager a1600. The post Corsair Launches AMD-Powered Voyager Notebook With Built-In Streaming Controls appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-24 20:39 

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'AMD Advantage' Mobile Gaming Platform to Include 'Smart' Technologies...

AMD is attempting to redefine high-end mobile gaming with its AMD Advantage branding for notebooks. The post 'AMD Advantage' Mobile Gaming Platform to Include 'Smart' Technologies appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-24 16:23 

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NASA Warns This Sulfurous, Acidic 'Sharkcano' Is About to Erupt...

Who needs a sharknado when we have an actual sharkcano? Yes, you read that right. It's a submerged arc volcano, full of sharks. And NASA scientists are warning that it's about to erupt. The post NASA Warns This Sulfurous, Acidic 'Sharkcano'...

 2022-05-24 14:35 

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MSI Yanks Video Showing Off AMD's New AM5 Socket...

An AMD Zen 4 CPU has made its first "live" appearance in a short demonstration video from MSI. It's not much but we'll take what we can get this far out from launch. The post MSI Yanks Video Showing Off AMD's New AM5 Socket appeared fi...

 2022-05-24 10:30 

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Navy Vessels in 2019 Were Swarmed by Drones, Not UFOs...

If you too were hoping a flying saucer would soon whisk us out of this mess, don't hold your breath. The post Navy Vessels in 2019 Were Swarmed by Drones, Not UFOs appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-24 10:00 

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iFixit Begins Selling Replacement Parts For Almost The Entire Steam Deck...

iFixit accidentally revealed Friday that it would soon sell replacement parts for the Steam Deck. Since then, the parts have officially gone up for sale. The post iFixit Begins Selling Replacement Parts For Almost The Entire Steam Deck appeared first on E...

 2022-05-24 09:30 

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Xbox Game Pass Attractiveness Dropping Due to Dearth of Big Name Titles...

The service has been putting up some big subscription numbers lately, but increasing competition and a dearth of new AAA games could cause subscribers to look elsewhere. The post Xbox Game Pass Attractiveness Dropping Due to Dearth of Big Name Titles appe...

 2022-05-24 09:00 

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DOJ Pledges Not to Charge Security Researchers With Crimes...

The DOJ has attempted to assuage long-standing legal concerns by issuing a revised policy meant to protect everyday internet users and researchers. The post DOJ Pledges Not to Charge Security Researchers With Crimes appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-23 19:48 

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Gigabyte Launches Stealth DIY PC Kit That Hides All The Cables...

If you're the type of PC builder who wants a clean-looking rig but know you'll never spend the time to hide all your system's cables, Gigabyte has the perfect kit for you. The post Gigabyte Launches Stealth DIY PC Kit That Hides All The Cables...

 2022-05-23 19:27 

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LG Phones on T-Mobile Plagued by Endless System Error...

LG has tried some wild form factors to breath life into its mobile business. A carrier network feature has started crashing with such frequency that you can't use the phone for more than a few seconds at a time. The post LG Phones on T-Mobile Plagued ...

 2022-05-23 16:21 

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Canada Bans ZTE and Huawei Network Infrastructure Citing National Security Concerns...

Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Telecom companies in Canada will no longer be able to purchase infrastructure from the companies, and they will have to remove what they have in the coming years. The post Canada Bans ZTE and Huawei Network Infrastructure...

 2022-05-23 16:08 

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Pentagon Officials Brief Congress on UFOs in Historic Hearing...

We want to believe, but so far the Pentagon says it doesn't have many answers. It's looking closely though. The post Pentagon Officials Brief Congress on UFOs in Historic Hearing appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-23 15:17 

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Microsoft Begins Testing Web Search Box on Windows 11 Desktop...

Just in case you don't want to use the web browser you probably already have open, which uses the search engine of your choice. The post Microsoft Begins Testing Web Search Box on Windows 11 Desktop appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-23 15:15 

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Apple Inches Closer to Launching Its Mixed Reality Headset...

Apple just released the iPhone 13 this month, along with the new iPad Mini and Apple Watch 7. (Photo: Apple) Apple's Augmented Reality (AR) slash Virtual Reality (VR) headset has seemingly been delayed more times than we can count. The ambitious progr...

 2022-05-23 14:38 

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AMD Announces Zen 2-Based 'Mendocino' Mainstream Mobile Platform...

AMD will be attacking the mainstream mobile market later this year with an upgraded Zen 2 platform. The post AMD Announces Zen 2-Based 'Mendocino' Mainstream Mobile Platform appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-23 09:00 

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Dolphins May Medicate Themselves With Coral...

Dolphins queue up with one another to rub their bodies against specific corals, which may offer unique antibacterial benefits. The post Dolphins May Medicate Themselves With Coral appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-23 06:30 

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AMD Releases New Details on Zen 4-Powered Ryzen 7000 Family, Upcoming AM5 Chipsets...

AMD shared more details on its upcoming Zen 4 / Ryzen 7000 platform at Computex 2022 today. The new platform should offer a significant performance improvement compared to Zen 3 on AM4. The post AMD Releases New Details on Zen 4-Powered Ryzen 7000 Family,...

 2022-05-20 19:06 

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Twitter: We are NOT Altering the Terms of the Deal...

Twitter's board has fired back at Elon Musk after he claimed he wouldn't honor their deal due to the platform's bot activity. Suffice to say the board is not having it. The post Twitter: We are NOT Altering the Terms of the Deal appeared first...

 2022-05-20 18:48 

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Boeing Starliner Launches Successfully, Headed For Space Station...

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rollout out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the Orbital Flight Test mission, Wednesd...

 2022-05-20 14:30 

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Intelligent Drug-Releasing Contact Lenses Could Help Treat Glaucoma...

Surprisingly, the inventors of the lenses say they're actually comfortable to wear. The post Intelligent Drug-Releasing Contact Lenses Could Help Treat Glaucoma appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-20 14:27 

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This Week in Space: Behold, the Super Flower Blood Moon...

Happy Friday! This week, we have lots of NASA news, and some awe-inspiring shots of the lunar eclipse. Plus, we weren't kidding about that banana bread recipe. The post This Week in Space: Behold, the Super Flower Blood Moon appeared first on ExtremeT...

 2022-05-20 14:17 

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First Human Trial of Experimental Cancer-Killing Virus Underway...

The virus targets cancer cells while delivering engineered white blood cells to the tumor, giving the patient's immune system a boost. The post First Human Trial of Experimental Cancer-Killing Virus Underway appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-20 10:30 

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NASA Investigating Voyager 1 Corrupted Telemetry Data...

Image Credit: NASA / JPL Tech NASA reports that Voyager 1 has started sending back scrambled telemetry data. Engineers are investigating, but all science operations are still ongoing, at least for now. The post NASA Investigating Voyager 1 Corrupted Telem...

 2022-05-20 09:00 

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Google Forces Popular App to Drop APK Installation Support...

In some ways, Google has become downright hostile to the process, and the users of a popular file manager are paying the price. The post Google Forces Popular App to Drop APK Installation Support appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-19 18:50 

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AMD's RDNA3 7900XT Flagship to Offer 384-bit Memory Bus, 24GB of VRAM...

New rumors indicate AMD's upcoming Navi 31 will be an absolute monster GPU, at least in the memory department. The post AMD's RDNA3 7900XT Flagship to Offer 384-bit Memory Bus, 24GB of VRAM appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-19 18:39 

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NASA's InSight Lander Mission Is Coming to an End...

NASA says dust accumulation on solar panels means the mission is coming to an end later this year, and it will begin shutting off InSight's instruments to save power in just a few weeks. The post NASA's InSight Lander Mission Is Coming to an End a...

 2022-05-19 18:18 

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Report Details Apple's Uphill Battle in Making a Mixed Reality Headset...

A new report details the turbulent journey Apple's fledgling headset has taken over the years as the company struggles to define its AR/VR headset. The post Report Details Apple's Uphill Battle in Making a Mixed Reality Headset appeared first on E...

 2022-05-19 15:56 

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How Cat Litter Could Fight Climate Change...

Fellow cat lovers, rejoice. Fluffy has a role to play in reducing GHG emissions. The post How Cat Litter Could Fight Climate Change appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-19 15:42 

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China Eastern MU5735 Crash May Have Been Intentional, Preliminary Assessment Shows...

"The plane did what it was told to do by someone in the cockpit," according to sources familiar with the ongoing investigation. The post China Eastern MU5735 Crash May Have Been Intentional, Preliminary Assessment Shows appeared first on ExtremeTe...

 2022-05-18 18:41 

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It's Alive: RTX 4090 Ti Cooling Apparatus Appears in Leaked Photos...

We've finally got some photos of an actual RTX 4090 Ti, and it looks like a beast. The post It's Alive: RTX 4090 Ti Cooling Apparatus Appears in Leaked Photos appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-18 15:51 

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Kids 5-11 Approved For COVID-19 Boosters...

Though children overall have been less susceptible to contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began, the new(ish) omicron variants are highly transmissible, increasing everyone's risk of infection. The post Kids 5-11 Approved For COVID-19 Boosters app...

 2022-05-18 15:46 

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Google Will Let Free Legacy G Suite Users Keep Their Accounts After All...

Google allowed free legacy G Suite accounts to remain for a surprisingly long time, but it said in late 2021 that these users would have to upgrade or lose their accounts. Now, Google has changed course and will allow them to stay on the free grandfathere...

 2022-05-18 15:01 

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Researchers Devise Malware That Runs When an iPhone is Powered Off...

The iPhone's low-power mode allows users to access Express cards and locate lost devices even when the phone is turned off—but it also presents a concerning security vulnerability. The post Researchers Devise Malware That Runs When an iPhone is ...

 2022-05-18 14:54 

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Musk Puts Twitter Deal on Hold Until It Proves Bot Numbers...

Weeks after tweeting his way to a preliminary agreement to buy the social media site for $44 billion, Musk is now casting doubt on the deal (via tweet), saying that he first needs to verify Twitter's bot count is really as low as it claims. The post M...

 2022-05-18 14:53 

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Apple to Allow 50 Percent App Subscription Price Increases Without Asking Permission...

Apple is making a big change to its subscription management policies that will require users to pay more attention to notifications of price increases. The post Apple to Allow 50 Percent App Subscription Price Increases Without Asking Permission appeared ...

 2022-05-18 14:45 

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AMD Touts Radeon's Performance Per Dollar/Watt Compared to Nvidia...

AMD appears to be launching a new marketing campaign extolling the virtues of its GPUs compared to Nvidia's when it comes to efficiency and bang for the buck. The post AMD Touts Radeon's Performance Per Dollar/Watt Compared to Nvidia appeared firs...

 2022-05-17 19:09 

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New Video Offers a Better View of Rocket Lab's Helicopter-Catching Rocket...

Earlier this month, the company succeeded in catching a parachuting rocket with a helicopter, and now it's released a much better video showing how it went down. The post New Video Offers a Better View of Rocket Lab's Helicopter-Catching Rocket ap...

 2022-05-17 18:05 

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This ARM-Powered Computer Is Powered by Algae...

A tiny capsule of blue-green algae can power a ARM Cortex-M0+ microprocessor. The post This ARM-Powered Computer Is Powered by Algae appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

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