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 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 ....

 2022-05-17 15:32 

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Would Removing the Buffalo Mass Murder Stream Be Illegal Under New Texas Law?...

Because today's mass murderers don't "just" mass murder, they also have to livestream the incident for the world to see. The post Would Removing the Buffalo Mass Murder Stream Be Illegal Under New Texas Law? appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-17 15:02 

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Report: 1.5 Million Abandoned Android And iPhone Apps Are on The Chopping Block...

A new report estimates that recent policy changes in the Play Store and App Store will see 1.5 million apps scrubbed, amounting to about a third of both platforms. The post Report: 1.5 Million Abandoned Android And iPhone Apps Are on The Chopping Block ap...

 2022-05-17 14:58 

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Spore in The Core: 830-Million-Year-Old Microbes Trapped in Halite Might Be Alive...

Hans-Joachim Engelhardt, CC BY-SA 4.0. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halite#/media/File:HALIT_X_NaCl_Natriumchlorid_W%C3%9CRFEL_KUBUS_50P.jpg Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. In this case, more evidence means lasers. The post S...

 2022-05-17 10:00 

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Nvidia RTX 4090 Specs Get Downgraded, Slated For July Arrival...

You can now safely remove that 1600W PSU from your Amazon wishlist. It won't be necessary. The post Nvidia RTX 4090 Specs Get Downgraded, Slated For July Arrival appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-17 09:45 

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Quest 2 Add-On Increases VR Immersion by Making You Suffocate...

A team of researchers has come up with a novel experience for VR; regulating the amount of oxygen that's allowed into your lungs. The post Quest 2 Add-On Increases VR Immersion by Making You Suffocate appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-17 09:30 

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AMD Achieves All-Time Record x86 Market Share in Q1 2022...

AMD continues to push into enemy territory despite troubling signs on the horizon. The post AMD Achieves All-Time Record x86 Market Share in Q1 2022 appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-16 18:55 

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Event Horizon: A Q&A With the EHT Scientists Who Captured Images of Sagittarius A*...

This is the first image of Sgr A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, with an added black background to fit wider screens. It's the first direct visual evidence of the presence of this black hole. It was captured by the Event Hor...

 2022-05-16 18:42 

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Intel Engineers Want to Unionize...

Long work weeks, unfair hiring practices, and lack of clarity around pay and promotions have Intel's engineers ready to unionize. The post Intel Engineers Want to Unionize appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-16 18:34 

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Human Rights Groups Ask Zoom to Scrap Emotion AI...

An open letter signed by 28 non-profit groups accuses the technology of being manipulative, discriminatory, rooted in pseudoscience, and a data integrity risk. The post Human Rights Groups Ask Zoom to Scrap Emotion AI appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-16 18:03 

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Google's 'Immersive View' Could Revolutionize Maps...

Google is about to turn its Maps app into a pseudo video game with the release of Immersive View later this year. The post Google's 'Immersive View' Could Revolutionize Maps appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-16 15:56 

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Asus Predicts Big Sales Drop in Q2, Says Mining Sales 'Disappearing'...

In its quarterly earnings call Asus executives touted their recent successes but noted the future won't be quite as bright for the global PC market. The post Asus Predicts Big Sales Drop in Q2, Says Mining Sales 'Disappearing9; appeared first o...

 2022-05-16 10:30 

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Apple Reportedly Testing USB-C iPhone For 2023...

A series of reports in the last week claim that not only is Apple planning to transition the iPhone to the universal, reversible USB-C port, but prototypes with the new port exist and are being actively tested. The post Apple Reportedly Testing USB-C iPho...

 2022-05-16 09:15 

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iPod Inventor Tony Fadell: 'F*ck The Metaverse'...

Chalk up another tech heavyweight who thinks the metaverse is unnecessary. The post iPod Inventor Tony Fadell: 'F*ck The Metaverse' appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-16 09:00 

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Boeing May Be Headed For Another Round of Starliner Design Changes...

The company is barreling toward a crucial May 19th test flight, but a new report says Boeing is still bickering with supplier Aerojet Rocketdyne about who is to blame for the vessel's defective fuel valves. The end result may be a complete redesign of...

 2022-05-13 15:09 

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Crypto Crash: Bad News For Investors, Good News For Gamers...

A full-blown cryptocurrency meltdown is currently underway. This is bad news for investors, but good news for gamers who've been waiting two years to buy a GPU. The post Crypto Crash: Bad News For Investors, Good News For Gamers appeared first on Extr...

 2022-05-13 14:20 

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ICE Found Effectively Operating as Domestic Spy Agency...

ICE has probably looked at your driver's license information, tracked vehicles in your city, or examined your utility bill. If it hasn't, it certainly has the ability to. The post ICE Found Effectively Operating as Domestic Spy Agency appeared fir...

 2022-05-13 14:03 

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Mark Zuckerberg Demos Top-Secret Project Cambria Headset...

Zuckerberg has demonstrated the functionality of its high-end Project Cambria headset for the first time in a brief video that includes gremlins and yoga. The post Mark Zuckerberg Demos Top-Secret Project Cambria Headset appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-13 13:56 

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This Week In Space: We Can Still Have Nice Things...

This image shows the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) looking up at the Milky Way as well as the location of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at our galactic centre. Highlighted in the box is the image of Sagittarius A* taken...

 2022-05-13 10:30 

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Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil, But They Suck at It...

Introducing a new market: lunar fertilizer. The post Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil, But They Suck at It appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-13 09:30 

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Microsoft Could Bring Disc-Only Games to Consoles Like Xbox Series S...

It's cute! Image by PCMag. Microsoft is reportedly considering ways to make disc-only games available on its cheaper console without an optical drive, and a newly revealed patent filing shows how it might work. The post Microsoft Could Bring Disc-Only...

 2022-05-13 09:00 

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Gravitational Waves Might Allow Us to Detect Earthquakes at the Speed of Light...

Fukushima Daiichi punched a hole in Toshiba's nuclear ambitions. A team from Cte d'Azur University developed a machine learning algorithm that can detect and interpret gravity waves produced by seismic events at the speed of light. The post Gravit...

 2022-05-12 22:39 

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Event Horizon Telescope Releases Jaw-dropping First Images of Sagittarius A*...

This is the first image of Sgr A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, with an added black background to fit wider screens. It's the first direct visual evidence of the presence of this black hole. It was captured by the Event Hor...

 2022-05-12 15:30 

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Google Introduces Monk Skin Tone Scale to Improve AI Color Equity...

Google has introduced a new scale for skin colors to reduce bias in AI and improve training results. The post Google Introduces Monk Skin Tone Scale to Improve AI Color Equity appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-12 14:50 

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Google Shows Off AR Glasses Capable of Language Translation...

Google's prototype glasses promise real breakthroughs for people dealing with language barriers. The post Google Shows Off AR Glasses Capable of Language Translation appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-12 14:48 

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Google Announces Pixel 6a And Pixel Buds Pro — Teases Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Tablet...

Google has revealed a new batch of Pixel devices at Google I/O, plus offered up some teasers for devices that will launch in the coming months... and even next year. The post Google Announces Pixel 6a And Pixel Buds Pro — Teases Pixel 7, Pixel Watch...

 2022-05-12 14:43 

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Migrating Turtles Aren't As Good At Navigation As We Thought...

Despite what Finding Nemo taught you, some sea turtles' navigation senses are "crude." The post Migrating Turtles Aren't As Good At Navigation As We Thought appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-12 14:04 

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Western Digital Unveils Enormous 26TB Hard Drive, Speedy New SSDs...

Storage heavyweight Western Digital has just announced a new raft of storage products, among them a hard drive with a whopping 26 TB capacity. You probably won't want that one for home use, but there are slightly smaller models, as well as new SSDs th...

 2022-05-12 09:30 

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Judge Denies Valve's Request to End Antitrust Case...

The lawsuit centers Steam's "dominant" position within the US games sales market. The post Judge Denies Valve's Request to End Antitrust Case appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-12 09:00 

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Intel Shows Off Tile-Based Meteor Lake, Ponte Vecchio CPUs at Vision Event...

At this week's Intel Vision the company had some celebrity silicon on-hand to show off. The post Intel Shows Off Tile-Based Meteor Lake, Ponte Vecchio CPUs at Vision Event appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-11 16:00 

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RTX 4090 to Offer 24GB GDDR6X VRAM, RTX 4080, 4070 Detailed...

Though the RTX 4090 will likely hold the line as far as VRAM goes, the 4080 and 4070 might be getting an upgrade. The post RTX 4090 to Offer 24GB GDDR6X VRAM, RTX 4080, 4070 Detailed appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-05-11 15:14 

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AMD Launches New Radeon 6000 Refresh, Raise the Game Bundle...

AMD has launched its 2022 refresh of the RDNA2 family. The cards are a modest improvement on the company's prior models. The post AMD Launches New Radeon 6000 Refresh, Raise the Game Bundle appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

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