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PC Market Grows for the First Time Since 2011

The new report from analyst firm IDC shows a 0.7 percent increase in PC shipments over the last quarter of 2017. The post PC Market Grows for the First Time Since 2011 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The Best Internal 2.5? and 3.5? Hard Drives – 2018

Find out the best High performance, NAS, Surveillance, Archive, Data Center and 2.5" hard drives!

Cherry Introduces New Low Profile RGB Switches at CES 2018

This year, Cherry, one of the leaders in mechanical keyboard switches, and more often than not the ‘go-to’ for enthusiasts, is releasing a new low-profile switch. It is called the Cherry MX Low Profile RGB and it will arrive on the scene...Show More Summary

EFF: Call Your Senators Before They Extend NSA Spying On Jan 16

After the House voted to extend and expand NSA's surveillance powers yesterday, the EFF is calling on everyone to message their senators to reject the S.139 bill when it goes up for a vote on Tuesday, January 16.

ET Deals: BOGO on Select iPhones and Galaxy Smartphones at T-Mobile

Are you and your partner in the market for a new smartphone? Ready to invest in phones for your kids? Right now, T-Mobile is offering up hefty rebates on new phones from both Apple and Samsung with a qualifying trade-in. The post ET Deals: BOGO on Select iPhones and Galaxy Smartphones at T-Mobile appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report

Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro users are unhappy about their system's standby battery life, but Apple isn't interested in hearing it. The post Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report appeared first on ExtremeT...

Tom's Hardware 2018 Best In Show

We spent CES 2018 shuttling between hotel meetings and, occasionally, braving the Las Vegas Convention Center show floor to scope out the latest gear. What follows is a list of superlatives--our picks for the best (and worst) from the trade show.

Mushkin at CES 2018: CarbonEXT 1 TB USB 3.0 SSD, Swap USB Type-A & Type-C Drive

LAS VEGAS, NV — In addition to a host of new M.2 SSDs, Mushkin introduced two new USB-based products at CES 2018: the CarbonEXT new external SSD as well as the Swap family of USB drives that feature both USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectors. The...Show More Summary

Google Details Spectre and Meltdown Fixes for Its Cloud Services

It wasn't easy, but Google rolled out patches to its services, and you didn't even notice. The post Google Details Spectre and Meltdown Fixes for Its Cloud Services appeared first on ExtremeTech.

US House Passes ‘Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act’

U.S. House passed the Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act, a bill which aims to reveal the exact details of how the government discloses security flaws to private companies.

ECS at CES 2018: LIVA Z2, LIVA Q2 & LIVA One SoC Gemini Lake-Based UCFF PCs

LAS VEGAS, NV — ECS demonstrated a few of its upcoming ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs based on the Gemini Lake platform at CES 2018. The new LIVA Z2 and LIVA Q2 systems enhance the performance and feature-set of the currently available LIVA Z and LIVA Q. Show More Summary

Google Explains Meltdown, Spectre Fix Impact On Cloud Services

Unlike many had predicted, Meltdown--the Intel-only vulnerability that is fixed by forcing the CPU to reload its TLB when running a kernel process--wasn’t the biggest headache for Google.

At CES, AA-Sized ‘Forever Batteries’ That Suck Power Out of the Air

The idea of a battery that never runs out of power is far more science fiction than science fact -- but one company at CES thinks they can build exactly that, thanks to wireless charging. The post At CES, AA-Sized ‘Forever Batteries’ That Suck Power Out of the Air appeared first on ExtremeTech.

AMD Starts Issuing Patches For Both Spectre Variants

AMD admitted that both Spectre variants affects its CPUs as it started issuing patches for the two vulnerabilities. AMD's CPUs remain unaffected by Meltdown, while its GPUs are immune to all three bugs.

Intel's Spectre BIOS Fix Causes Crashes On Broadwell, Haswell Systems

Intel has issued a statement confirming that BIOS patches for the Spectre vulnerability are causing crashes on Broadwell and Haswell systems.

Tesoro Returns with Low-Profile Switch Keyboards, Fresh Software

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Tesoro will readily admit that 2017 was a quiet year for the small peripherals company. The personnel reshifted and refocused during that time, carefully and fully revamping its products and approach to the market. We...Show More Summary

LG Shifts Strategy, Will No Longer Release Yearly Handset Updates

LG has declared its out of the yearly flagship phone release cycle, preferring to concentrate on retaining form factors for a longer period of time. The post LG Shifts Strategy, Will No Longer Release Yearly Handset Updates appeared first on ExtremeTech.

How to securely erase hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Here's everything you need to know about securely wiping hard drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), flash drives, and even iOS and Android devices.

CES 2018: Highlights From January 11

CES 2018 is coming to a close. There are still plenty of products to discover, and we haven't finished writing about everything we've already seen, but the exhibition center will close its doors sooner than later. Here's what we found on January 11.

NASA Finds Vast Deposits of Ice Just Under Martian Surface

We've known for years that there is at least some water ice on Mars, but it's been hard to pin down where it is and how easy it would be to extract. New data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates it could be almost everywhere. The post NASA Finds Vast Deposits of Ice Just Under Martian Surface appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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