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Boston Dynamics Robot Is Done Being Pushed Around, Learns to do a Backflip

We don't know exactly what Boston Dynamics did to upgrade its robot. We hope that changes soon, because knowledge will be power when the robot apocalypse begins. The post Boston Dynamics Robot Is Done Being Pushed Around, Learns to do a Backflip appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments

Intel is bringing new facilities online to improve Coffee Lake CPU production and bring prices down. While it's nothing compared with GPUs, the 8th Gen chips are a bit overheated. The post Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Tesla Brings Back the Roadster: 0-60 in 1.9 Seconds, 620-Mile Range

Tesla surprises Semi event fans with the debut of the second-generation Roadster, billed as the quickest production car in the world. The post Tesla Brings Back the Roadster: 0-60 in 1.9 Seconds, 620-Mile Range appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Tesla Semi: 500-Mile Range, Cheaper Than Diesel, Quick to Charge

The Tesla Semi would be 20 percent cheaper than a diesel truck. In automated convoys, it would compete with rail. Some wonder if electric trucks aren't better suited for urban delivery, while others wonder if 2019 is too optimistic a release date. The post Tesla Semi: 500-Mile Range, Cheaper Than Diesel, Quick to Charge appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The Nintendo Switch, SNES Classic Just Beat the Snot Out of Sony, Microsoft

Nintendo ate the US wholesale in October console sales. Can the Xbox One X reverse that? The post The Nintendo Switch, SNES Classic Just Beat the Snot Out of Sony, Microsoft appeared first on ExtremeTech.

EA Reverses Itself, Temporarily Removes Pay-to-Win Mechanics From Battlefront II

Hours before Battlefront II was supposed to launch, EA pulled an about-face and temporarily banned all pay-to-win mechanics -- but it's still planning to deploy them again in the future. The post EA Reverses Itself, Temporarily Removes Pay-to-Win Mechanics From Battlefront II appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Space Nation Asgardia Launches Its First Satellite

If you're getting tired of Earth with all its breathable air and gravity, there may soon be a home for you among the stars. The post Space Nation Asgardia Launches Its First Satellite appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Battlefront II Investigated in Belgium as EA’s Reddit AMA Bombs

EA's Battlefront problems continue to deepen, with Belgium launching an investigation into whether the game promotes gambling and players unhappy after the recent Reddit AMA. The post Battlefront II Investigated in Belgium as EA’s Reddit AMA Bombs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Micron Launches New NAND-based DIMMs, Intel Announces Optane DIMMs

Intel and Micron both made significant announcements this week about the future of non-volatile RAM and future Optane (3D XPoint) products. The post Micron Launches New NAND-based DIMMs, Intel Announces Optane DIMMs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Amazon Key Hack Lets Delivery Drivers Sneak Into Your House Undetected

In a proof-of-concept hack, researchers showed it's possible to disable the camera and gain entry to the home without generating any alerts or warnings. The post Amazon Key Hack Lets Delivery Drivers Sneak Into Your House Undetected appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Not All iPhone Xs Use the Same Modem, and They Perform Differently

Apple is still fielding two different modems inside the iPhone X, and once again, performance isn't equal. T-Mobile users, in particular, may fare much better with one company versus the other. The post Not All iPhone Xs Use the Same Modem, and They Perform Differently appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Review Roundup: Google Pixel Buds Bomb, Win Few Accolades

Hopes were high for Google's Pixel Buds, but the hardware just doesn't hold up compared with the competition. The post Review Roundup: Google Pixel Buds Bomb, Win Few Accolades appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Astronomers Find Nearby Planet With Excellent Chance of Supporting Life

Astronomers have found a new exoplanet orbiting Ross 128 that looks like the closest thing we've found yet to a habitable, Earth-like planet. The post Astronomers Find Nearby Planet With Excellent Chance of Supporting Life appeared first on ExtremeTech.

NASA Plans to Develop Mars Drone at Arctic Research Base

NASA has partnered with several private organizations and nonprofits to test some flying machines in the most Martian landscape on Earth: a desolate island in the Canadian Arctic. The post NASA Plans to Develop Mars Drone at Arctic Research Base appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Meet Mrs. Roboto: Nissan’s Automated Car Door Closer

At Nissan Technical Center in Michigan, Rosie the Robot (aka Mrs. Doorboto) does a lifetime of car-door testing in three days. The post Meet Mrs. Roboto: Nissan’s Automated Car Door Closer appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Bose Sells Off Its Revolutionary Electromagnetic Suspension

Thirty-seven years after Amar Bose imagined an electromagnetic suspension system, Bose is selling its algorithms, patents, and trucker seat technology to ClearMotion, another MIT spinoff. The post Bose Sells Off Its Revolutionary Electromagnetic Suspension appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Nvidia Unveils Major Volta Upgrade to its SaturnV Supercomputer

Nvidia has made a massive upgrade to its own supercomputer, the SaturnV, courtesy of the Volta V100 GPU. The post Nvidia Unveils Major Volta Upgrade to its SaturnV Supercomputer appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel

Qualcomm's new Centriq servers are proving to be powerful solutions. Intel ought to be looking over its shoulder, at least a little. The post Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Working Electronic Circuits 3D-Printed With UV Light

The circuits are based on a conductive metallic ink along with an insulating polymeric ink printed in a single process. The post Working Electronic Circuits 3D-Printed With UV Light appeared first on ExtremeTech.

EA Frantically Defends Loot Crates in Battlefront II as Gamers Strike Back

EA is making changes to Battlefront's economy after massive blowback from players, but it can't fix the fundamental pay-to-win design without a grounds-up overhaul. The post EA Frantically Defends Loot Crates in Battlefront II as Gamers Strike Back appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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