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Google’s ‘Android Go’ for Entry-Level Phones Launches Wednesday With Android 8.1

The previously announced Android Go version will finally become a reality, offering improved performance and an optimized feature set for entry-level devices. The post Google’s ‘Android Go’ for Entry-Level Phones Launches Wednesday With Android 8.1 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Intel’s 2018 Roadmap Shows New High-End Cascade Lake-X Debuting Next Year

Intel's 2018 roadmaps show a new Cascade-X high-end CPU and a Gemini Lake Atom improvement that's more than just a process shift. Meanwhile, Coffee Lake debuts across the product spectrum. The post Intel’s 2018 Roadmap Shows New High-End Cascade Lake-X Debuting Next Year appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled

Dell is now selling laptops with Intel's Management Engine disabled, following Linux laptop vendors in doing so. It's the first major OEM to disable the security solution after Intel's Nov 22 bug disclosures. The post Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries

Mining Bitcoin now consumes more than 30 terawatt-hours of power globally, which is higher than the individual energy usage of 159 countries. The post Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries appeared first on ExtremeTe...

Apps Might Have Too Much Access to Face ID Data on iPhone X

The early response to Face ID has been mostly positive, and it does seem to be hard to fool. However, some privacy advocates have expressed concern over how much access apps have to Face ID. The post Apps Might Have Too Much Access to Face ID Data on iPhone X appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Programming Error May Have Caused Failed Russian Rocket Launch

Ideally, a rocket makes things go up instead of down, but a Russian Soyuz launch last week did very much the opposite. The post Programming Error May Have Caused Failed Russian Rocket Launch appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Exoplanet Atmospheres Could Obscure Signs of Life

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany created simulations of multiple nearby exoplanets that have the potential to support life, including Proxima b and TRAPPIST-1d. The post Exoplanet Atmospheres Could Obscure Signs of Life appeared first on ExtremeTech.

NASA Just Fired Voyager 1’s Thrusters For the First Time in 37 Years

Voyager may have launched over forty years ago, but the spacecraft still has a few tricks up its sleeve. NASA has successfully reactivated thrusters it hadn't fired in 37 years. The post NASA Just Fired Voyager 1’s Thrusters For the First Time in 37 Years appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Faraday Failure: EV Company’s Chief Designer is Out, Employees Skipping Work

Faraday Future is circling the drain as its executives bail and company employees stop showing up to work. The post Faraday Failure: EV Company’s Chief Designer is Out, Employees Skipping Work appeared first on ExtremeTech.

New Round of iPhone X Modem Testing Shows Qualcomm Beating Intel

Intel and Qualcomm are facing off in modem performance again, but Intel has yet to close the performance gap. The post New Round of iPhone X Modem Testing Shows Qualcomm Beating Intel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Flat Earth Society Trolls Elon Musk, Claims Mars is Round

According to the Flat Earth Society, Mars is actually round. So are the other planets. Earth? It's flat. Insert giant Jackie Chan face here. The post Flat Earth Society Trolls Elon Musk, Claims Mars is Round appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Google Unveils AI-Powered Camera Kit for Raspberry Pi

Google has announced a new AIY hardware project to help you experiment with computer vision and object recognition. The post Google Unveils AI-Powered Camera Kit for Raspberry Pi appeared first on ExtremeTech.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Slips to 2018

The company has confirmed the launch has been postponed until next year. We might not have to wait too long, though. The post SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Slips to 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Stealth Cryptocurrency Mining Sites Can Now Run Even After You Close Your Browser

Black hat cryptocurrency mining, based in web browsers, is spreading online -- and now we're seeing attempts to prevent users from noticing their hardware is still monitoring after they close the website in question. The post Stealth Cryptocurrency Mining Sites Can Now Run Even After You Close Your Browser appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Windows 10 Now Runs on 600 Million Devices Worldwide

Windows 10 has hit 600 million devices, up from 500 million worldwide earlier this year. While the company won't hit its original goal of 1 billion devices by 2018, significant regional disparities in OS usage make its Windows 10 shipments look worse than they really are. The post Windows 10 Now Runs on 600 Million Devices Worldwide appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Samsung: Graphene Balls Boost Battery Charging Speed by 500 Percent

According to Samsung, graphene balls can be used to boost battery capacity by 45 percent and charging speed by a whopping 500 percent. The post Samsung: Graphene Balls Boost Battery Charging Speed by 500 Percent appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The Best PC Gaming Accessories

With the accessories below, you can load faster, stream to your TV, control more comfortably, and even jump into virtual reality. And if you're just on the lookout for gift ideas, this gear will serve the PC enthusiast in your life very well. The post The Best PC Gaming Accessories appeared first on ExtremeTech.

FDA Approves EKG Heart Monitor for Apple Watch

A company called AliveCor just managed to get the first medical-grade Apple Watch accessory approved by the FDA. You might know the CEO of AliveCor -- it's none other than former Googler Vic Gundotra. The post FDA Approves EKG Heart Monitor for Apple Watch appeared first on ExtremeTech.

EA Blames Star Wars Canon For Its Greedy, Wretched Battlefront 2 Design

EA's CFO, Blake Jorgensen, has a simple explanation for why Battlefront II's microtransaction, pay-to-win system failed: LucasArts left EA no choice but to ruin their game, and players just don't get it. The post EA Blames Star Wars Canon For Its Greedy, Wretched Battlefront 2 Design appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 2nd Generation 10nm LPP Process Node

Samsung's second-generation 10nm node, 10nm LPP, is now ready for mass production, with further performance and power consumption improvements over its older technology, 10nm LPE. The post Samsung Begins Mass Production of 2nd Generation 10nm LPP Process Node appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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