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 2022-01-04 12:30 

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The HDMI 2.1 Specification is Getting Updated, Again...

Apparently the HDMI 2.1 spec wasn't enough of a debacle already. The post The HDMI 2.1 Specification is Getting Updated, Again appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-01-03 14:00 

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Musk Says SpaceX Could Land Humans on Mars in Just Five Years...

In a recent interview, Musk said SpaceX will land the first humans on Mars in ten years, and that's a worst-case scenario. It could be half as long if everything goes as planned. The post Musk Says SpaceX Could Land Humans on Mars in Just Five Years a...

 2022-01-03 12:00 

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The Air Force Wants LIDAR on Robot Dogs...

Robot dogs have gained another superpower, and this time, it's the ability to "see" spaces and produce digital replications on humans' behalf. The post The Air Force Wants LIDAR on Robot Dogs appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-01-03 11:00 

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NASA: Perfect Webb Launch Will Extend Observatory's Lifespan...

A render of Webb's final configuration. In fact, the launch went so well that the observatory's fuel reserves are showing a surplus. NASA says it's on track to have enough fuel to support more than ten years of science operations. The post NAS...

 2022-01-03 10:30 

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Microsoft Is Adding Games to the Edge Browser...

When activated, it adds game shortcuts to the address bar, which is surely what everyone has been wanting from a browser. The post Microsoft Is Adding Games to the Edge Browser appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-31 18:43 

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The Games We Played and Would (Mostly) Recommend in 2021...

As 2021 draws to a close, here's what the ExtremeTech staff have been playing for fun. If you need game recommendations, you're welcome to pull from our own lists. The post The Games We Played and Would (Mostly) Recommend in 2021 appeared first on...

 2021-12-29 18:45 

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Riot Games Will Pay $100 million to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit...

A majority of the settlement will go to 1,065 female Riot employees and 1,300 female contractors who have endured discrimination and harassment at the company. The post Riot Games Will Pay $100 million to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit appeared first on Ex...

 2021-12-29 18:41 

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Active Cooling Solutions Emerge for Upcoming PCIe 5.0 SSDs...

First our SSDs were naked, then they got a heatsink, so the next step was inevitable: active cooling. The post Active Cooling Solutions Emerge for Upcoming PCIe 5.0 SSDs appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-29 15:54 

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Alexa Almost Tricked a Kid into Starting a Fire with Risky 'Outlet Challenge'...

According to Twitter user Kristin Livdahl, Alexa told her 10-year-old daughter to stick a penny in a power outlet as a "challenge." Luckily, the parents were around to make sure that didn't happen. The post Alexa Almost Tricked a Kid into Star...

 2021-12-29 15:40 

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Google's Child Abuse Detection Tools Can Also Identify Illegal Drawings of Children...

(Photo by Alexander Pohl/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The warrant stemming from this report targeted digital artwork, not a photo or video depicting child abuse. The post Google's Child Abuse Detection Tools Can Also Identify Illegal Drawings of Childre...

 2021-12-29 07:38 

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RISC vs. CISC Is the Wrong Lens for Comparing Modern x86, ARM CPUs...

Try to investigate the differences between the x86 and ARM processor families (or x86 and the Apple M1), and you'll see the acronyms CISC and RISC. It's a common way to frame the discussion, but not a very useful one. Today, "RISC versus CISC&...

 2021-12-28 18:43 

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Habitat for Humanity Deploys First 3D Printed Home...

The 1200-square-foot residence went to a mother and her son in Williamsburg, VA. The post Habitat for Humanity Deploys First 3D Printed Home appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-28 18:37 

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LG Announces Monitor with Crazy 16:18 Aspect Ratio...

LG's new panel eschews the ultrawide Zeitgeist for a monitor that's basically a really big square. The post LG Announces Monitor with Crazy 16:18 Aspect Ratio appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-28 16:19 

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NASA Launches James Webb Space Telescope, but Success Is Not Assured...

A render of Webb's final configuration. While the Ariane 5 rocket performed perfectly, there are still many trials ahead for Webb -- hundreds of things have to go right in the coming months to make the telescope fully operational. The post NASA Launch...

 2021-12-28 16:12 

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China Appears to Have Blocked the Global Steam Store...

Chinese authorities appear to have blocked the global Steam domain, leaving affected gamers with only the much smaller (and government-approved) Steam China domain. The post China Appears to Have Blocked the Global Steam Store appeared first on ExtremeTec...

 2021-12-28 16:01 

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Micron confirms DDR5 Memory Shortages...

If you were hoping to add some DDR5 memory to your Alder Lake upgrade, you will probably just have to keep hoping. The post Micron confirms DDR5 Memory Shortages appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-27 15:24 

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Ubisoft is Hemorrhaging Developers...

The video game studio is losing employees much faster than it can hire them, and for uglier reasons than it'd probably like to admit. The post Ubisoft is Hemorrhaging Developers appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-27 15:05 

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Former Googler and Facebooker Launches COVID Testing Startup...

The company, helmed by former Google and Facebook executive Hugo Barra, offers a system for at-home COVID testing, but unlike other home options, Detect uses the more advanced PCR method of detection. The post Former Googler and Facebooker Launches COVID ...

 2021-12-27 15:04 

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Astronomers Detect an Exoplanet's Magnetic Field for the First Time...

Earth's magnetic field is essential for our continued existence, and this is the first time we've confirmed one around an exoplanet. The post Astronomers Detect an Exoplanet's Magnetic Field for the First Time appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-27 14:54 

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Nikola Hit with $125M Fine For Lying to Investors...

Following a year-long investigation, the SEC claims Nikola (and its former CEO, Trevor Milton) lied to investors about its products' capabilities to inflate stock price. The post Nikola Hit with $125M Fine For Lying to Investors appeared first on Extr...

 2021-12-23 20:41 

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NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope Launch Due to Weather...

NASA had planned to launch the fabulously expensive spacecraft on December 24th, but now that has been pushed to Christmas day at the earliest. The post NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope Launch Due to Weather appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-23 19:46 

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SpaceX Nails 100th Falcon 9 Landing...

In the company's final launch of 2021, the Falcon 9 successfully pushed its Dragon capsule into orbit and landed on a drone ship. That would be business as usual for SpaceX, except for one minor detail: this mission marked the 100th landing of a Falco...

 2021-12-21 18:31 

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New Haptic Vest Lets You Experience Getting Shot, Virtually...

If you've ever wanted to experience the thrill of being caught in crossfire during a drug store robbery, now is your chance. The post New Haptic Vest Lets You Experience Getting Shot, Virtually appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-21 15:30 

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After 50 Years, Scientists Set to Open Sealed Apollo Soil Sample...

The sample was vacuum-sealed twice for safekeeping in 1972, but the time has come to—carefully—break it open. The post After 50 Years, Scientists Set to Open Sealed Apollo Soil Sample appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-21 14:00 

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Nobody Is Buying Ubisoft's Dumb In-Game NFTs...

That should give you a little hope for the future of gaming, but it might have more to do with how much people hate Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The post Nobody Is Buying Ubisoft's Dumb In-Game NFTs appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-21 12:00 

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Facebook/Meta Earns Worst Company of the Year Award in Yahoo Finance Poll...

A poll of Yahoo Finance readers has declared Facebook as the worst company of 2021. Congrats! The post Facebook/Meta Earns Worst Company of the Year Award in Yahoo Finance Poll appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-21 10:30 

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Microsoft Advances its Plan to Kill the Control Panel with Latest Developer Build...

Microsoft is moving forward with its plan to transfer items out of the Control Panel and into Windows 11 Settings. The post Microsoft Advances its Plan to Kill the Control Panel with Latest Developer Build appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-20 19:31 

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Some Products Claiming to Block 5G Are Dangerously Radioactive...

Some people believe 5G is damaging to human health and have gone so far as to wear special accessories to ward off the 5G boogeyman. According to Dutch regulators, many of the products are themselves radioactive. It almost makes you miss the days when sna...

 2021-12-20 18:37 

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Giant Ship-Dragging Kites Head for Sea Trials...

The massive kites can reduce cargo ships' carbon emissions by up to 40 percent. The post Giant Ship-Dragging Kites Head for Sea Trials appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-20 14:05 

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Boeing Wants to Design Planes in the Metaverse...

(Photo: Boeing) The troubled aerospace firm hopes to improve its design process by doing it in the metaverse. Of course, exactly what that means is still up in the air. The post Boeing Wants to Design Planes in the Metaverse appeared first on ExtremeTech ...

 2021-12-20 13:00 

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Turns Out People Really Are Using Apple AirTags to Track and Steal Cars...

Alleged criminals are sticking the tiny tracking devices on vehicles with the hopes of finding them later, and absconding with them. The post Turns Out People Really Are Using Apple AirTags to Track and Steal Cars appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2021-12-20 12:30 

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Scientists Warn of 'Doomsday Glacier' that Could Raise Sea Levels Two Feet...

Far, far away from the presumably toasty place you're reading this, on the Walgreen Coast of Antarctica, there's a massive chunk of ice known as the Thwaites Glacier. It's the widest glacier in the world, and scientists are worried that a larg...

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