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NASA’s Kepler finds 104 new confirmed exoplanets

Kepler might have encountered some issues, but it's still making big discoveries.

How to undo iOS 10's most annoying feature

iOS 10 makes it very awkward to go directly from the lockscreen to the Home screen. However, there's a buried setting that restores the ability to tap the Touch ID sensor to go directly to your apps.

Cards Galore: A Quick Look At the Custom GeForce GTX 1060 Launch Lineup

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is here to contend for mainstream space. Alongside the NVIDIA-only Founders Edition card, we will see a large number of cards released from other vendors (I count 18 in this write up) which gives consumers...Show More Summary

Public Beta 2 for iOS and macOS Sierra bring big bug fixes and a few new features

If you signed up for the Apple's Beta Software Program then the second public betas for iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 Sierra are waiting for you.

Selfie-proof smartmobes will hit stores for Christmas

Corning's Gorilla Glass 5.0 can survive 80 per cent of 1.6m drops, at least in the lab Corning has revealed version 5.0 of its Gorilla Glass, the ubiquitous covering for smartphones. And this time around it says the substance has been toughened up again and will now remain intact “up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces”.…

Intel Announces Q2 FY 2016 Earnings

In addition to the interesting tidbit about Kaby Lake, Intel also found time today to announce their second quarter earnings for fiscal year 2016. Revenue was up 3% year-over-year, but net income and earnings per share took a big hit due to the restructuring announced in Q1. Show More Summary

Intel Begins Shipment Of Seventh Generation Core: Kaby Lake

Intel had their Q2 earnings today, and while we’ll get to that shortly, some news came out of the earnings call that was interesting. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stated on their earnings call that Intel is now shipping their 7 th Generation...Show More Summary

What do you call a spreadsheet with decent numbers for a change? qualcomm_q3_2016.xlsx

China sales, overdue royalties help chip biz right its ship Qualcomm is crediting strong sales in China and an infusion of back royalty payments for a better-than-expected quarterly return.…

French Data Protection Authority Accuses Microsoft Of 'Excessive Data Collection' In Windows 10

The French Data Protection agency, CNIL, filed a formal complaint against Microsoft, accusing it of violating French and EU privacy laws due to its "excessive data collection" that's "not necessary for the operation of the services" in Windows 10.

China Reforms Advertisement Policy, Banning Ad Blocking

China prepares a new Internet policy that bans ad-blocking software and hardware, but the policy also comes with strict government regulation of advertisements.

Windows 10 gets one last, desperate nagware update

We've got nine days left before Microsoft's Windows 10 free upgrade offer expires -- and you can bet Redmond isn't going to let you forget it.

Android 7.0 Smartphones To Have Strictly Enforced Verified Boot With Forward Error Correction

The Android team detailed how a new security feature (strictly enforced verified boot with forward error correction) will protect Android devices from boot-level malware.

US Navy hit with $600 million lawsuit for software piracy

The Navy has been hit with a lawsuit over its alleged breach of contract with a geographic information service provider. The suit alleges that the Navy has installed nearly half a million copies of a major software package without ever buying a copy of the application.

MetaWorld Harnessing SpatialOS To Build Its Vast Virtual Environment

HelloVR announced MetaWorld, a VR social experience that encompasses a 10,000 square mile virtual environment that is open for you to explore fully. MetaWorld leverages Improbable’s SpatialOS to build its vast, persistent virtual wo...

Elon Musk: Software-only enhancements coming to Tesla Autopilot

Enhancements planned -- and as over-the-air updates, with no hardware changes or replacements, Elon Musk says.

Skype To End Support For Windows Phone And Older Versions Of Android

Skype announced that it would end support for all Windows-based smartphones and older versions of Android.

Google Slashes Data Center Cooling Costs By 40 Percent In First Real-World Application Of the DeepMind AI

Google uses its DeepMind AI to cut the cooling bill of one of its data centers by 40 percent, proving its AI can show significant improvements in real-world applications as well.

The Best Builds Of 2016 Redux: Call For Submissions

We are now collecting submissions for the best builds of 2016. Think you can pick PC parts better than anyone else? Come submit your builds now.

Acronis Backup 12 offers 'world's easiest and fastest backup'

The newly-released Acronis Backup 12 can back up a 180-gigabyte virtual machine in 35.6 minutes.

The Army’s Special Operations Command is trading in its Android devices for ‘faster’ iPhones

The Army's Special Operations Command is reportedly considering a switch from Android to iPhone, thanks to problems with the Android Tactical Assault Kit's performance on Samsung devices.

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