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 2022-07-07 14:32 

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Swiss 'Water Battery' Now Online After 14 Years...

A "water battery" hidden deep in the Swiss Alps is finally ready to begin storing 400,000 electric vehicles' worth of energy. The post Swiss 'Water Battery' Now Online After 14 Years appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-07 13:59 

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Report: Intel 4 Process is On Track For Production in 2022...

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger holds an 18A SRAM wafer. Intel is making steady progress towards its upcoming node shrink, according to Intel insiders. The post Report: Intel 4 Process is On Track For Production in 2022 appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-07 10:25 

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Lock Screen Ads Are Coming to Android Phones in The US...

Glance is reportedly heading for the US with carrier partnerships, and the first Glance-integrated phones could launch in the next few months. The post Lock Screen Ads Are Coming to Android Phones in The US appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-07 10:00 

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The EU Passes Legislation to Regulate Apple, Google, And Other Big Tech Firms...

In Europe, parties have come together to pass the Digital Services Package (DSP), a bundle of legislation that will force companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon to adjust their practices in myriad ways. The post The EU Passes Legislation to Re...

 2022-07-07 09:30 

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IDC: Apple, Sony Will Challenge Meta's VR Dominance in 2023...

Meta is riding high in the VR market, and has been for some time now. That's all about to change as Sony and Apple wade into what will soon be a hotly-contested market. The post IDC: Apple, Sony Will Challenge Meta's VR Dominance in 2023 appeared ...

 2022-07-06 15:23 

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Intel's Raptor Lake to Support Both DDR4-3200 And DDR5-5600...

Intel won't just support DDR4 -- it's bumping the maximum frequency of its DDR5 support as well. The post Intel's Raptor Lake to Support Both DDR4-3200 And DDR5-5600 appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-06 15:08 

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Diablo Immortal Raked in $49 Million in Its First Month...

Activision-Blizzard has raked in a whopping $49 million in the game's first month, and it still earns more than a million per day. The post Diablo Immortal Raked in $49 Million in Its First Month appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-06 12:00 

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Google Allowed Banned Russian Company to Siphon User Data...

RuTarget, an advertising technology firm owned by Russia's biggest state bank, enjoyed unfettered visibility into Google's user data for months after the firm appeared on a US Treasury sanctions list. The post Google Allowed Banned Russian Company...

 2022-07-06 11:30 

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The UK Will Test Delivering Chemo Drugs by Drone...

In an announcement marking the organization's 74th birthday, the NHS stated it would begin testing the use of drones to deliver chemo drugs to patients in hard-to-reach locations. The post The UK Will Test Delivering Chemo Drugs by Drone appeared firs...

 2022-07-06 11:00 

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Mojo Vision Details Its First Smart Contact Lens...

Mojo Vision says its smart contact lenses are now a functional prototype with a micro LED display and medical-grade micro-batteries. The post Mojo Vision Details Its First Smart Contact Lens appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-06 11:00 

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Move Over GPU Shortage, Here Comes the CPU Materials Shortage...

Now would be a good time to talk to your local loan officer if you're planning a CPU or GPU upgrade later this year. The post Move Over GPU Shortage, Here Comes the CPU Materials Shortage appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-06 10:30 

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SSD Cooling Tower Reduces Temps by 50 Percent...

At this rate, it won't be long until we see an SSD AIO cooler. The post SSD Cooling Tower Reduces Temps by 50 Percent appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-05 12:15 

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Deepfakes Are Interviewing For Tech Jobs...

Bad actors are impersonating other people via deepfakes to weasel their way into remote work positions, according to the FBI. The post Deepfakes Are Interviewing For Tech Jobs appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-05 12:00 

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IBM Builds an AI-Powered Electronic Tongue...

The tongue, called Hypertaste, can detect and analyze a liquid's chemical composition. The post IBM Builds an AI-Powered Electronic Tongue appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-05 11:30 

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Internal Memo From Meta Warns of 'Serious Times' For The Company...

A Meta executive posted an internal memo to employees this week warning of slimmer budgets, less engineers, higher goals, and stiff headwinds. The post Internal Memo From Meta Warns of 'Serious Times' For The Company appeared first on ExtremeTech ...

 2022-07-05 11:00 

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New Beer in Singapore is Made From Recycled Sewage Water...

NEWBrew takes the concept of getting "piss drunk" to the next level. The post New Beer in Singapore is Made From Recycled Sewage Water appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-05 10:30 

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Samsung's Smart TV Hub Adds Stadia, Xbox, And GeForce Now Streaming...

Its new Gaming Hub interface is getting support for Stadia, GeForce Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Not enough? Amazon Luna is coming, too. The post Samsung's Smart TV Hub Adds Stadia, Xbox, And GeForce Now Streaming appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-05 10:15 

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Report: TSMC's Biggest Customers Are Asking to Reduce Wafer Orders...

TSMC is reported to be playing a bit of hardball with Nvidia over its future orders for 5nm and below wafer capacity. The post Report: TSMC's Biggest Customers Are Asking to Reduce Wafer Orders appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-05 09:45 

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Giant African Land Snails Have Invaded a County in Florida...

Beyond posing a risk to native agriculture, giant African land snails sometimes carry a parasite called rat lungworm, which can cause meningitis in humans. The post Giant African Land Snails Have Invaded a County in Florida appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-05 09:30 

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Analyst: AMD's PC Revenue To Drop 26 Percent in 2022 YoY...

A Morgan Stanley analyst is predicting a rough ride for AMD in 2022, but also notes it'll have a soft landing in 2023 and beyond. The post Analyst: AMD's PC Revenue To Drop 26 Percent in 2022 YoY appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-01 21:51 

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Apple's Entry-Level M2 MacBook Pro Turns Into a Celeron Under Heavy Load...

Apple's new entry-level M2 MacBook Pro has a secret. When you actually try to use it for work, it turns into a much worse CPU. The post Apple's Entry-Level M2 MacBook Pro Turns Into a Celeron Under Heavy Load appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-01 17:02 

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Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Spacecraft Successfully Boosts The International Space Station...

NASA has successfully used the Cygnus spacecraft to boost the ISS' orbit. It's an important demonstration of capability in case the US is unable to rely on Russian-made rockets to handle the job in the future. The post Northrop Grumman's Cygnu...

 2022-07-01 13:41 

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M2 MacBook Pro Can Hit 108C Under Full Load...

It's not looking good for Apple's first M2-based laptop. First it was reported it has a slower SSD than the M1 version, now it seems like it has worse thermals too. The post M2 MacBook Pro Can Hit 108C Under Full Load appeared first on ExtremeTech...

 2022-07-01 13:36 

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New Utility Fixes Windows Defender Hogging CPU Time on Intel CPUs...

A weird bug has been discovered in Windows Defender's real-time notification system that causes it to suck up CPU resources. Run this free utility to see if it's affecting your rig. The post New Utility Fixes Windows Defender Hogging CPU Time on I...

 2022-07-01 13:13 

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Report: Samsung Plans Mid-Range Foldable Phones by 2024...

As we wait on the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4, a new report points to a more reasonably priced future for Samsung's foldables. The company is allegedly working on mid-range foldables that will be part of its A-series lineup, which could push foldable sal...

 2022-07-01 10:53 

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Construction Begins on Largest Direct-Air Capture Plant...

Mammoth will be able to capture 36,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the air once fully operational. The post Construction Begins on Largest Direct-Air Capture Plant appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-01 10:47 

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Astronauts Suffer Significant, Permanent Bone Density Loss in Space...

Kinesiologists Leigh Gabel and Steven Boyd from the University of Calgary have published a new study that examines the bones of astronauts, finding that extended time in space causes degradation in bones that never fully reverses. If our future is in spac...

 2022-07-01 10:25 

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Valve Cuts Steam Deck Performance, Doesn't Disclose It...

Valve has quietly changed the Steam Deck's specs, unbeknownst to most who have put in an order in recent weeks. The post Valve Cuts Steam Deck Performance, Doesn't Disclose It appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-07-01 10:15 

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Samsung Becomes First Foundry to Begin Production at 3nm...

Samsung is not only the first foundry to reach 3nm production, it's also the first to leave FinFET behind, which is a major milestone. The post Samsung Becomes First Foundry to Begin Production at 3nm appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-30 13:45 

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TSMC's N2 Node to Use GAAFET First, Backside Power to be Added Later...

TSMC says its 2nm process will arrive in 2025 alongside its 3nm FinFlex design, but it won't be adding backside power delivery until future versions of the node. The post TSMC's N2 Node to Use GAAFET First, Backside Power to be Added Later appeare...

 2022-06-30 11:30 

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Scientists Achieve Photosynthesis Without Sunlight...

A novel artificial photosynthesis system is capable of producing yields up to 18 times quicker than nature. The post Scientists Achieve Photosynthesis Without Sunlight appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-30 11:07 

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Why You Should (Or Shouldn't) Root Your Android Device...

A rooted Android device is more powerful, but it's also more risky. That's nothing to worry about if you can't even root your phone, an increasingly common occurrence. The post Why You Should (Or Shouldn't) Root Your Android Device appeare...

 2022-06-30 11:06 

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You Can Now Help NASA Hunt For Martian Clouds...

NASA has a new tool where anyone can help advance its research by hunting for signs of Martian clouds in a massive data set. Trust us, it's more fun than it sounds. The post You Can Now Help NASA Hunt For Martian Clouds appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-30 10:54 

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TSMC Tells Its Customers to Get Off Older Nodes, Move to 28nm...

Image Credit: Peellden, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 TSMC is cracking the silicon whip and attempting to move customers away from 40nm and 65nm nodes. The post TSMC Tells Its Customers to Get Off Older Nodes, Move to 28nm appeared first on ExtremeTech ...

 2022-06-30 10:44 

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Mercedes Concept EV Travels Almost 750 Miles on One Charge...

In April, the company's stab at "the silver bullet to the electric road trip" completed a 626-mile trip on a single charge. Its latest trip tacked on another 100+ miles. The post Mercedes Concept EV Travels Almost 750 Miles on One Charge appea...

 2022-06-30 09:30 

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Your Health Data Isn't Safe Post-Roe, Even If Some Apps Promise It Is...

Most health apps can't entirely be trusted to keep user data private, and the stakes of a slip-up have never been higher. The post Your Health Data Isn't Safe Post-Roe, Even If Some Apps Promise It Is appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-29 19:24 

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Intel Rumored to Cut Alder Lake Prices as Recession Fears Increase...

Digitimes reports that Intel will be taking drastic action to move some CPUs before the economy slows even further. The post Intel Rumored to Cut Alder Lake Prices as Recession Fears Increase appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-29 18:40 

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FCC Commissioner Calls on Google and Apple to Ban TikTok...

In an open letter to Apple and Google, Carr calls TikTok a "serious national security threat" and asks that the companies remove it from their app stores. The post FCC Commissioner Calls on Google and Apple to Ban TikTok appeared first on ExtremeT...

 2022-06-29 15:44 

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NASA Kicks Off Artemis Lunar Program with CAPSTONE Launch...

While NASA is still fiddling with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at the heart of the new Artemis program, it's already making plans for the Lunar Gateway station. The post NASA Kicks Off Artemis Lunar Program with CAPSTONE Launch appeared first ...

 2022-06-29 14:27 

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Fan-Made 3dfx Driver Allows Widescreen Gaming...

Download it now before it disappears, possibly forever. The post Fan-Made 3dfx Driver Allows Widescreen Gaming appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-29 10:30 

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FTC Proposes New Rules to Rein in Shady Car Dealer Practices...

A new set of proposed rules announced Thursday would prohibit auto dealers from using bait-and-switch advertising practices or tacking on nonsense fees. The post FTC Proposes New Rules to Rein in Shady Car Dealer Practices appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-29 10:00 

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Minor Software Bug Delays NASA's Psyche Asteroid Mission by a Year...

The motion of the planets is working against NASA here, so even a small delay means Psyche won't be able to launch in 2022 at all, and that puts the science phase of the mission toward the end of the decade. The post Minor Software Bug Delays NASA'...

 2022-06-29 09:45 

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AMD Looking Into Alleged Data Theft...

AMD claims it is looking into the incident but for now it is unverified. The post AMD Looking Into Alleged Data Theft appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-29 09:30 

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Towards PCIe 7.0 and Blazing-Fast Storage: Why Engineers Have Hit The Gas on Interconnect Standards...

PCI Express 7.0 should be released by 2025, with hardware landing somewhere between 2026 - 2028. Why has performance been growing so rapidly after sitting still for seven years? We investigate. The post Towards PCIe 7.0 and Blazing-Fast Storage: Why Engin...

 2022-06-28 16:42 

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Asus, Gigabyte Project Weaker Sales as Consumers Reject GPU Bundles...

Now that motherboard manufacturers can no longer bundle their mobos with GPUs, sales are expected to decline precipitously. The post Asus, Gigabyte Project Weaker Sales as Consumers Reject GPU Bundles appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-28 12:30 

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Google Warns of Sophisticated Malware Distributed With The Help of ISPs...

According to Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG), this spyware was developed by an Italian company called RCS Labs. The firm claims to be on the right side of the law, but that doesn't change the fact its software is being used to breach user pri...

 2022-06-28 11:45 

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Newegg Throws a 'Bonanza' Sale For GPUs, Motherboards, Related Gaming Gear...

The floodgates have finally opened, as Newegg is offering steep discounts on a lot of gaming gear. The post Newegg Throws a 'Bonanza' Sale For GPUs, Motherboards, Related Gaming Gear appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-28 11:00 

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Viruses Extend Their Lives by Hitching a Ride On Microplastics...

The combination of microplastics and hitchhiking viruses creates an unfortunate new public health risk. The post Viruses Extend Their Lives by Hitching a Ride On Microplastics appeared first on ExtremeTech ....

 2022-06-28 10:30 

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Base Model MacBook Pro With M2 Has Slower SSD Than M1 Version...

Apple is using only a single SSD chip in its base model 13" MacBook Pro, whereas the previous model used two. The resulting performance is shockingly bad. The post Base Model MacBook Pro With M2 Has Slower SSD Than M1 Version appeared first on Extreme...

 2022-06-28 09:30 

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Valve Designer Warns Against Dangerous Steam Deck Mod...

One of the oft-cited advantages of the Steam Deck is its high repairability and modding potential. However, one of its designers is now warning against a newly popular mod, saying it could cause the console to overheat. The post Valve Designer Warns Again...

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