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Visbit Pushes View-Optimized Streaming Tech To New Frontiers, Demonstrates 12K Streaming Over Wi-Fi

Visbit CEO Changying (CY) Zhou demonstrated his company’s latest technology breakthrough at the IEEE VR Summit. Visbit gave a live demonstration of the company’s View-Optimized Streaming technology transmitting a 12K 360-degree VR video over Wi-Fi.

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you

With an off-the-shelf robotics toy and some inexpensive parts, Stanford researchers have used the LEGO Mindstorms platform as a springboard to create a liquid-handling robotics kit for kids and STEM classes. The post Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you appeared first on ExtremeTech.

New LastPass Bugs Could Have Been Used To Steal Users' Passwords

Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher from Google's Project Zero, found a new LastPass extension vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users' passwords. A second vulnerability was later reported for the Firefox extension.

Khronos: Vulkan's Multi-GPU Support Isn't Only For Windows 10

The Khronos Group wants the world to know that Vulkan, its next-generation graphics API, will not restrict multi-GPU support to Windows 10.

Tom's Hardware Steam Giveaway: 'Ghost Recon Wildlands'

We have three copies of "Ghost Recon Wildlands" up for grabs in our latest Steam Giveaway. Head to the Tom's Hardware Forums to enter.

GOG Galaxy Update 1.2 Brings Cloud Saves, FPS Counter, And More

These additions should make GOG's marketplace for DRM-free games even more attractive to anyone willing to try something besides Steam.

ET deals: Get three free ebooks from TradePub

Are you a life-long learner? Then you're likely well aware of just how expensive courses and one-on-one training can be. The written word can never be a substitute for hands-on learning, but reading up on your interests will pave the way for an easier path forward. Show More Summary

Farmers are pirating John Deere tractor software to stick it to the man

Farmers across the US are grabbing modified copies of tractor software from sketchy Eastern European websites to get around John Deere's draconian software restrictions. The post Farmers are pirating John Deere tractor software to stick it to the man appeared first on ExtremeTech.

AMD has a fix coming for Ryzen bug that hard-locks PCs

AMD's Ryzen has a bug in how it currently executes FMA3 code, but the problem is minor and the chances of encountering it in the wild are extremely small. The benchmark that caught it represents a valid corner case, but still a corner case. AMD is already working on a patch. The post AMD has a fix coming for Ryzen bug that hard-locks PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Lexar unveils ruggedized JumpDrive USB 3.1 flash drive

Lexar unveils a USB flash drive designed to keep your data safe in tough conditions.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmark First Look, A Mobile Powerhouse Emerges

Based on its features, specs and power consumption claims, Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 SoC (or Mobile Platform, as Qualcomm is referring to it now) was already looking like a notable improvement over the Snapdragon 820 and 821. The Snapdragon 835 is expected to provide up to 11 hours of 4K video playback and more than a day of talk...

I Got Lost For Hours In 'Darknet' For PSVR: Hands On

"Darknet" is not the type of VR game I would expect to hold my attention, but it did--for hours. The game's simple mechanics and subtle increase in difficulty keeps drawing me in for more and more.

Sager NP8156 Gaming Laptop Review

Based on the Clevo P650HP-G and packing an Nvidia GTX 1060, the Sager NP8165 is priced at $1,600, but does it outshine other GTX 1060-based gaming laptops?

Teardowns confirm Nintendo Switch is built on standard Tegra X1 processor

A new teardown of Nintendo's Switch confirms the system is based on a standard Tegra X1 processor, not the Pascal or customized architecture some fans speculated about. The post Teardowns confirm Nintendo Switch is built on standard Tegra X1 processor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 gets a CPU transplant, an updated GPU, a 1Gbps LTE modem, and other updates. We were able to see the new SoC in action and collect some preliminary performance data during a brief testing session at Qualcomm's headquarters in San Diego. How does it compare to Snapdragon 820 and the Kirin 960?

Capsule Review: Logitech MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

We have been reviewing Logitech's multi-device wireless input peripherals for a few years now. The Logitech K480 was launched in 2014, and the Logitech K780 and M720 keyboard and mouse were launched last year. The K780 and M720 Triathlon were separate products. Show More Summary

Amazfit Pace GPS Smartwatch Review: Sleek, Attractive, And Great Battery Life

Although the brand isn't very well known here in the U.S., Huami is actually the second largest manufacturer of smart wearables in the world. As such, it was only a matter of time before the Chinese manufacturer, which provides wearable technology to Xiaomi, made its way onto our shores. Huami and Xiaomi established their partnership...

Cloud Imperium Games Will Use Vulkan For 'Star Citizen,' Not Supporting DirectX 12

Cloud Imperium Games wants the game to use one single API without forcing users to upgrade their OS for the sake of performance.

Everything you need to know about the Android O developer preview

We don't know what the official name is, or even what the version number will be. However, the feature set is out in the open with the release of a developer preview build for recent Google devices. The post Everything you need to know about the Android O developer preview appeared first on ExtremeTech.

PSA: Starting a new game in Breath of the Wild will permanently delete your saves if you don’t switch accounts first

Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been hailed as an amazing game by pretty much everyone, but don't forget to create a new account before you hand the console over to someone else to play. The post PSA: Starting a new game in Breath of the Wild will permanently delete your saves if you don’t switch accounts first appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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