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Chinese company begins construction of full-sized Titanic replica—what could go wrong?

More than a century after sinking, the Titanic is becoming an amusement park ride. What could possibly go wrong? The post Chinese company begins construction of full-sized Titanic replica—what could go wrong? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Seagate Revives Maxtor Brand for External Storage

Seagate has quietly started to sell Maxtor-branded external storage devices in various countries. At present, the company offers the Maxtor M3 and the Maxtor D3 Station DAS devices, which it also sells under the Samsung name (yes, you read that right - click here for proof). Show More Summary

VR Locomotion Is A Problem That Has Many Half-Solutions

VR locomotion is a tough nut to crack. There are several different solutions available, but none of them cover all the bases.

Femtosecond electron-diffraction beam can produce x-ray movies

Scientists at MIT have built a new type of electron gun capable of imaging so quickly, it effectively films an X-ray movie. We can't wait to see Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings epic filmed in stunning X-ray vision (we kid, but seriously,...Show More Summary

Bitfenix Whisper Series 550W PSU Review

Bitfenix recently released its Whisper PSU family, which, as it name implies, promises quiet operation. This review focuses on the 550W model, offering 80 PLUS Gold efficiency and fully modular cabling.

Latest Tor Browser Exploit Shows Firefox's Urgent Need To Increase Security

The latest critical vulnerability in the Firefox and Tor browsers shows that Mozilla's security defenses are a few years behind compared to the competition, which is why Mozilla will need to focus even more on bringing strong security to its browser.

Oculus Touch Experimental 360-degree, Room-Scale Setup Guides Reveal New Details

Oculus released setup guides for the experimental 360-degree and room-scale configurations for the Rift and Touch controllers that shed light on details that Oculus hasn't previously disclosed about its half-official Touch setups.

ET deals: Dell Latitude 15 3000 15.6-inch laptop for $679

Today, Dell is discounting the 15.6-inch Latitude 15 3000 laptop by a whopping 52% off the sticker price. With a full HD display, a Core i7 CPU, and a six-cell 65WHr battery, this solid machine is a real bargain at just $679. The post ET deals: Dell Latitude 15 3000 15.6-inch laptop for $679 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Apple’s iOS 10.1.1 update is causing huge battery life problems for some users

Apple's recent iOS 10.1.1 update appears to be causing problems for a significant number of users, due to a massive unexplained battery life drop and irregular charge reporting. The post Apple’s iOS 10.1.1 update is causing huge battery life problems for some users appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Meizu Launches the PRO 6 Plus: 5.7-inch SAMOLED and Exynos 8890 SoC

Meizu added a new flagship phablet to its smartphone lineup today. The new 5.7-inch PRO 6 Plus is the direct successor to the PRO 5, but it incorporates the updated styling from the smaller 5.2-inch PRO 6. On paper at least, the PROShow More Summary

How To Download Netflix Videos

Want to learn how to download movies and shows for offline viewing on Netflix? You've come to the right place.

Android 'Gooligan' Malware Affects 1M Google Accounts; Google Mitigates The Attack

Check Point security researchers uncovered a malware campaign that could steal users' Google account tokens by infecting devices through apps installed from third-party stores.

Netflix finally offers offline viewing, video downloads

Netflix is finally offering downloadable videos for offline viewing -- provided you're using either iOS or Android. There's no word of any support on PCs or Windows, including the Windows 10 Universal app. The post Netflix finally offers offline viewing, video downloads appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The ESA has figured out what killed the Schiaparelli Mars lander

The ESA's mission scientists can reproduce the bug that killed the Schiaparelli. Another spacecraft falls victim to the so-called Mars curse. The post The ESA has figured out what killed the Schiaparelli Mars lander appeared first on ExtremeTech.

ZOTAC VR GO Backpack PC Gets Priced: Core i7-6700T, GeForce GTX 1070, $1999

ZOTAC this week plans to start sales of its VR GO backpack PC designed for virtual reality enthusiasts. The system uses a quad-core processor from Intel, and is equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 graphics processor and comes with I/O capabilities, just like any normal desktop. Show More Summary

AOC's P2779VC 27-Inch PLS Monitor Boasts Qi Charging

AOC revealed a new 27-inch monitor, the P2779VC, that comes equipped with a Qi base station to enable wireless charging.

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked

This unfolding story of hacks and counter-hacks forecasts the coming, back-and-forth battles over computer security -- in more ways than one. The post Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Qubes OS Project To Focus On Enterprise Support For Financial Sustainability

The Qubes OS team announced plans to make it easier for the community to donate, as well as a new plan to focus on enterprise customers by selling customized support.

Netflix Deals Another Blow To Piracy With Mobile Video Downloads

Strike another reason to pirate TV shows off your list. Netflix now offers local download options for mobile device users, which means you can watch your favorite shows and movies anywhere without having to worry about your internet connection.

Corsair Celebrates 10M PSUs Sold In 10 Years With Special Edition RM1000i

Corsair released a special edition RM1000i unit to celebrate 10 million PSUs sold throughout the decade it's spent in the market.

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