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Cortana Expands Its Reach To Android Lockscreens

Cortana's increasing availability could raise fears about the virtual assistant's privacy settings.

Vive X Accelerator Program Announces Second Batch Of Companies

The companies hail from San Francisco, Shenzhen, Beijing, and Taipei and focus on different aspects of hardware and software development for VR and AR. HTC also said that the Vive X program will expand to Israel.

AMD Ryzen Motherboard Giveaway With ASRock

Itching to upgrade to Ryzen, but not ready to make the plunge? Well, now’s your chance with the Tom’s Hardware Ryzen Motherboard Giveaway, courtesy of our fine friends from ASRock.

HTC Releases Full Body Tracking Code, Vive Trackers Now Available For Developers

HTC is taking the Vive platform to the next level. The company is now selling Vive Trackers to developers, and it released an open source code base so devs could add full body positional tracking to their experiences.

Intel Optane Memory is SRT Cache...Again

Cached I/O isn't anything new. Between Microsoft and Intel, consumers have been fed the technology in various shapes and sizes for nearly a decade. With flash performance declining and prices soaring, SSDs are out and HDDs are back, with Optane in front.

Kingston Expands HyperX Fury DDR4 Lineup With New Colors, Higher Frequencies

HyperX announced that it’s expanding its Fury line of DDR4 memory by adding new color options and increasing the available frequencies.

Android founder’s new smartphone teased, lacks corners and bezel

If there was any doubt 2017 was the year of rounded corners, there isn't now. The post Android founder’s new smartphone teased, lacks corners and bezel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Amazon’s cashier-free store breaks when more than 20 people are shopping

Amazon announced its intention to put the nation's cashiers out of work a few months ago, but it looks like they'll be getting a reprieve for now. The post Amazon’s cashier-free store breaks when more than 20 people are shopping appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Elon Musk wants to implant an AI interface in your brain

Electric cars, trips to Mars, solar everything, underground tunnels -- and now apparently brain-computer interfaces? Elon Musk has had another bright idea. The post Elon Musk wants to implant an AI interface in your brain appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy

Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on a measure to functionally kill internet privacy. If you don't want that to happen, this is your last shot to stop it. The post The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

New advances in directed self-assembly could push silicon below 10nm more efficiently than EUV

A new paper claims that directed self-assembly could be key to patterning lines below 10nm, but line-edge roughness and manufacturing challenges still present substantial barriers. The post New advances in directed self-assembly could push silicon below 10nm more efficiently than EUV appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy

Microsoft is facing another class-action lawsuit for its upgrade practices related to Windows 10. The post Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Intel launches Optane memory with cache acceleration for PCs

Intel's new Optane cache drives, based on its 3DXPoint memory technology, are finally up for pre-order. Performance gains from adding a cache drive are impressive, and the drives themselves are quite affordable in absolute terms. The post Intel launches Optane memory with cache acceleration for PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Samsung confirms the Note 7 will return as a refurb device

After weeks of rumors, Samsung now confirms it will bring back the Note 7… sort of. The post Samsung confirms the Note 7 will return as a refurb device appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Lenovo Updates ThinkStation P320 with Intel Xeon E3 v6 and NVIDIA Quadro Pascal

Today Lenovo is announcing an upgrade to its entry-level ThinkStation P300-series workstations. The update revolves around two new updates: firstly Intel’s Xeon E3 v6 (or 7 th generation Core) processors featuring the Kaby Lake microarchitecture, but also secondly NVIDIA’s Quadro professional graphics cards powered by the Pascal architecture. Show More Summary

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

For the several generations previous, it has become customary for the Xeon equivalents of consumer processors to hit the market several months later. We saw the launch of Kaby Lake on the consumer desktop in January, with quad-core parts up to 4.0 GHz coming to retail. Show More Summary

NVIDIA Adds GeForce GTX 1060 To “Prepare for Battle” Bundle

In a brief announcement this morning, NVIDIA is expanding their "Prepare for Battle" bundle to include the GeForce GTX 1060. NVIDIA's latest bundle launched nearly two months ago, at the end of January. At the time it launched, the bundle...Show More Summary

Razer Updates The Razer Blade Pro With THX Certification

Late last year, Razer acquired the majority of THX, and while it may have seemed like something outside their normal realm, today Razer is announcing an updated Razer Blade Pro, with THX Certification. For those unfamiliar, THX has been...Show More Summary

Netgear Expands Orbi Wi-Fi System Family with AC2200 Kits

Netgear introduced their first product in the Wi-Fi system / mesh category, the Orbi, in August 2016. Its dedicated wireless backhaul (4x4 802.11ac / 1733 Mbps) and 2x2 radios with MU-MIMO support for the clients (on both the router and the satellite) made it one of the best performing Wi-Fi system kits in the market. Show More Summary

Intel Launches Optane Memory M.2 Cache SSDs For Consumer Market

Last week, Intel officially launched their first Optane product, the SSD DC P4800X enterprise drive. This week, 3D XPoint memory comes to the client and consumer market in the form of the Intel Optane Memory product, a low-capacity M.2...Show More Summary

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