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Watch Stanford’s Freaky New Soft Robot Grow Itself

Not even vaguely humanoid and still managing to land squarely in the middle of the Uncanny Valley, these crazy techno-tentacles from Stanford can grow and propel themselves like living vines. Researchers hope to use them in disaster scenarios. The post Watch Stanford’s Freaky New Soft Robot Grow Itself appeared first on ExtremeTech.

HTC's Viveport Subscription Boasts More Than 200 VR Experiences

The service, which offers access to five VR apps in exchange for a monthly fee, now boasts more than 200 titles.

Watch Us Play 'Rokh' Today At 1pm PDT

Mars is our new home, but we need to construct a base in order to create a foothold for a permanent settlement on the surface of the red planet.

MAINGEAR Launches R2 Razer Edition: Mini-ITX System with AMD Ryzen or Intel Core i7

MAINGEAR this week introduced the first small form-factor Razer Edition desktop aimed at loyal clients of Razer. The new MAINGEAR R2 Razer Edition uses AMD’s and Intel’s latest platforms and comes with a lot of green lights, green coolant,...Show More Summary

Elon Musk Wants to Build a Hyperloop From New York City to DC

Elon Musk claims to have received verbal government approval to work on a Hyperloop that would cross from New York City to Washington DC, stopping at several major cities along the way. The post Elon Musk Wants to Build a Hyperloop From New York City to DC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Bloody B188 8 Light Strike Keyboard Review

We examine, debunk, and reframe Bloody's many claims about the B188 8 Light Strike keyboard and its optical switches.

Zotac VR Go Backpack PC: A Stop-Gap For Tether-Free VR (Hands On)

Zotac's VR Go Backpack PC promises a tether-free VR experience, but should you invest the money into a PC dedicated for virtual reality?

Nintendo Now Rumored to be Prepping Classic N64 Edition

Nintendo's Super NES Classic Edition hasn't even launched yet, but rumor is that the company is planning an iteration of the N64 along similar lines. The post Nintendo Now Rumored to be Prepping Classic N64 Edition appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Die In 'TF2,' Get Hacked IRL? Valve Patches Source SDK Vulnerability

A vulnerability in Valve's Source SDK, however, could have allowed someone to compromise your system by killing you in a game like "Team Fortress 2" or "Counter Strike: Global Offensive."

Qualcomm: Apple Dispute Hurt Q3 2017 Profits

But the company won't back down--chief executive Steve Mollenkopf said on an earnings call that Qualcomm will "appropriately defend the tremendous value that our innovations bring to this industry."

ADATA Launches ISSS314 and IM2P3388 Industrial SSDs: 3D NAND, Extreme Temps

ADATA has introduced two new families of 3D NAND-based SSDs aimed at industrial applications. Dubbed the ISSS314 and the IM2P3388, these drives are designed to handle extreme temperatures as well as humidity levels, allowing them to work reliably in very tough environmental conditions. Show More Summary

New iOS 10.3.3 Update Fixes Critical Wi-Fi Security Bug

Apple released a major security update for iOS 10.3.3 yesterday, with fixes included for some significant bugs. If you're running iOS 10, you'll want to upgrade, immediately. The post New iOS 10.3.3 Update Fixes Critical Wi-Fi Security Bug appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Fujitsu Enters Deep Learning, AI Markets With Custom Architecture

Fujitsu is throwing its own hat into the ring with deep learning and AI processing cores coming to market in 2018. The post Fujitsu Enters Deep Learning, AI Markets With Custom Architecture appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today

Humans have done myriad impressive things in space, from building the International Space Station to landing a robot on a comet. Still, none of those accomplishments have quite the same historical weight as the first time a person walked on the moon. The post The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Asus ROG Introduces Crosshair VI Extreme AM4 Motherboard

If you want to build a beastly Ryzen rig with all the bells and whistles, this motherboard will probably be of interest to you.

Oculus Is Now Accepting Applications To Attend ‘Oculus Connect 4’

The fourth annual Oculus Connect developer conference is coming soon. In October, Oculus will play host to hundreds—perhaps thousands—of developers and creators working in the VR industry. But not just anyone can attend. If you want to go, you must apply.

Thermaltake Offers Up A Tempered Glass View 21

Thermaltake has once again expanded its LCS Certified line of chassis with the addition of the View 21 Tempered Glass Edition, which according to Thermaltake was designed to "deliver everything an enthusiast needs" for a high-performance system.

Alphacool Releases Two New SSD Coolers: Passive HDX-2 and Watercooled HDX-3

This week Alphacool announced the availability of their new M.2 SSD Coolers, the HDX-2 and HDX-3. Some may recall the original HDX M.2 cooler was a simple, passive, clip on heatsink for M.2 SSDs, and was designed to help prevent thermal throttling which has a tendency to plague synthetic test results on some M.2 based drives. Show More Summary

Elon Musk Warns AI Could Destroy The World

Elon Musk is on the mic warning us about AI once more. This is the inventor (“genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist…”) who wants to put a dude on Mars in five years, and had no problems specifying the space suits for SpaceX’sShow More Summary

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