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Google’s Project Loon Gets Green Light to Deploy Over Puerto Rico

The FCC has granted Google permission to deploy its Project Loon LTE service over Puerto Rico, reconnecting the US territory with the internet and cellular service. The post Google’s Project Loon Gets Green Light to Deploy Over Puerto Rico appeared first on ExtremeTech.

You Can Now Mod the SNES Classic to Add Games and Visual Effects

Nintendo's latest SNES Classic is just as hackable as the old one--and there are already lots of interesting tweaks to be made, even at this early stage. The post You Can Now Mod the SNES Classic to Add Games and Visual Effects appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Seagate Unveils Massive 12TB BarraCuda Pro Desktop, IronWolf NAS Hard Drives

Seagate announced new 12TB drives for consumer and professional backup markets today. While they aren't quite as large as the 14TB drives Western Digital announced last week, these drives will be sold to individuals and businesses rather...Show More Summary

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Mobile Is Finally, Mercifully Dead

Pour one out for Windows 10 Mobile, for good this time. Microsoft has acknowledged that the OS is finally, irrevocably, deceased. The post Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Mobile Is Finally, Mercifully Dead appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Elon Musk Offers to Help Puerto Rico Rebuild With Solar Power

Elon Musk is offering to help Puerto Rico rebuild its electrical grid using solar power--or at least, he's open to the idea. There's a lot of work that needs to happen to hammer out the fine details. The post Elon Musk Offers to Help Puerto Rico Rebuild With Solar Power appeared first on ExtremeTech.

A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December

After 20 years of operation, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), is finally shutting down. While it hasn't been popular in years, the service once dominated instant messaging and shaped the clients and products that would follow. The post A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December appeared first on ExtremeTech.

DeepMind’s WaveNet Voice Synthesizer Is Live in Google Assistant

No one knew exactly what DeepMind was up to when it was acquired by Google a few years back. Now DeepMind is an Alphabet company, working on big machine learning problems like how to beat humans at Go, improving AI problem solving, and...Show More Summary

Nintendo’s Refusal to Allow Saved Game Backups is Driving Switch Hacking

The Switch simply can't perform a basic function that's been baked into game consoles since the original Playstation, because Nintendo won't let it. The post Nintendo’s Refusal to Allow Saved Game Backups is Driving Switch Hacking appeared first on ExtremeTech.

BlackBerry Motion Phone Leaked on Twitter

BlackBerry may be prepping a new Android phone without a keyboard. The post BlackBerry Motion Phone Leaked on Twitter appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Most Car Infotainment Systems Increase Distraction, AAA Study Finds

Current car infotainment makes it hard to do common tasks without being distracted. An AAA Foundation study says no infotainment it tested minimizes, let alone reduces, driver distraction. But still, historically, death rates trend downward. The post Most Car Infotainment Systems Increase Distraction, AAA Study Finds appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Woman Films Her New Internet-Connected Camera Whispering ‘Hello’

A Dutch woman bought a webcam to keep an eye on her puppy while at work. She found the camera watching--and speaking--to her instead. The post Woman Films Her New Internet-Connected Camera Whispering ‘Hello’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Intel Will No Longer Provide Per-Core Turbo Frequencies, Making Motherboard Tuning Impossible

Intel has announced it'll no longer disclose specific core boost frequencies beyond its maximum single-threaded and base clock speeds. Here's why that's problematic. The post Intel Will No Longer Provide Per-Core Turbo Frequencies, Making Motherboard Tuning Impossible appeared first on ExtremeTech.

ISS Astronauts Go On Spacewalk to Repair Station’s Robotic Arm

NASA has just sent two astronauts out on a multi-hour spacewalk to repair the International Space Station's aging Canadian-built robotic arm, part of which broke down in late September. The post ISS Astronauts Go On Spacewalk to Repair Station’s Robotic Arm appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Google Removes Android Wear From Its Official Store

It's quite telling no one noticed right away. Imagine if Apple updated its website and stopped selling the Apple Watch. The post Google Removes Android Wear From Its Official Store appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID

In the digital age, why are we still using social security numbers for identification? The post Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight

Intel unveils its new Coffee Lake line of desktop CPU cores and its first mainstream desktop response to AMD's Ryzen architecture since that platform launched in March. We put the Core i7-8700K to the test. The post Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Here’s Everything Google Announced At Its October 4th Hardware Event

For the second year in a row, Google has chosen October 4th to unveil all its new hardware. We break it all down here. The post Here’s Everything Google Announced At Its October 4th Hardware Event appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Google’s Pixel Buds Bring Star Trek’s Universal Translator to Your Ears

Google's new Pixel Buds aren't just earbuds--with the right smartphone and Google Assistant, they're capable of functioning as a sort-of universal translator. The post Google’s Pixel Buds Bring Star Trek’s Universal Translator to Your Ears appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Yahoo Admits 3 Billion Accounts Were Breached in Earlier Attack

Yahoo has announced that every single Yahoo email account was breached back in 2013--all three billion of them. The post Yahoo Admits 3 Billion Accounts Were Breached in Earlier Attack appeared first on ExtremeTech.

20 in ’23: GM Joins the Parade to an All-Electric Future

Many new electrified crossovers and SUVs are likely. GM didn't speak to when it will pull the plug on gas/diesel powerplants. But maybe no one knows yet. The post 20 in ’23: GM Joins the Parade to an All-Electric Future appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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