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How to mute Facebook's new auto-playing video feature

Facebook videos in your News Feed will now play with the sound on. Here's how toy can get back to silence.

Has AMD thrown Intel off its chip game?

First Intel abandoned its successful "Tick-Tock" strategy, and now it looks like the new "Process-Architecture-Optimization" approach has gone the same way.

VRBackupper Helps You Backup, Restore, And Move Oculus Rift Software

vrBackupper offers a better way to back up your Oculus content than the official method from Oculus. The free utility lets you backup, restore, and relocate your Oculus directory, and it gives you full control over your Oculus installation.

Scientists observe first planet-induced stellar pulsations

HAT-P-2b might actually be massive enough to affect the behavior of its parent star. The post Scientists observe first planet-induced stellar pulsations appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Toshiba Announces MN-Series HDDs: Up to 8 TB

Toshiba has announced a new family of 3.5" hard drives for home and SOHO NAS devices. The new MN-series HDDs have up to 8 TB of capacity and support some of the features found in Toshiba’s enterprise-class hard drives. The performance...Show More Summary

Acer Predator 17 Gaming Laptop Review

Will the Acer Predator 17 catch its prey? We put this gaming laptop through its paces.

The BitFenix Whisper M 450W & 850W PSU Review

BitFenix recently released a new PSU series, the Whisper M, which is aimed towards advanced users that want a product balanced between price and performance. The series consists of five units, ranging from 450W to 850W. We are having a look at the alpha and the omega units of the series in this review.

Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

Intel has updated its graphics drivers with Vulkan support, bringing that API up to parity with DX12. The post Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

NVIDIA Releases 378.66 WHQL Driver: Game Ready, More Ansel, With 10 and 12-bit video

Not wanting to be left out of the Valentine’s day fray, NVIDIA has swung by to drop off their driver updates in preparation for this week’s releases and next week’s release of Halo Wars 2. Cyber photographers can itch their shutter finger...Show More Summary

Amazon tablet shipments grew by 99.4 percent in 2016

While Apple and Samsung both dominated the tablet landscape in 2016, it was Amazon that saw the biggest annual growth.

Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power

Toshiba went into meltdown today, announcing a $3.4 billion loss, a write-down of $6.2 billion, and the collapse of its nuclear construction business. The firm, which employs more than 200,000 people worldwide, is facing bankruptcy. The post Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Hubble could get another repair mission after all

Hubble was last services in 2009 before the Shuttle program ended. Now, a private firm may go up to keep the telescope ticking. The post Hubble could get another repair mission after all appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Nintendo Reveals 'Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild' DLC Plans

The Expansion Pass will offer access to three DLCs, which are the first in "Legend of Zelda" history, that will be released throughout 2017.

The Joshua Bell VR Experience On PSVR Features Spatial Audio, Positional Tracking

Joshua Bell, a Grammy award-winning violinist and long-time Sony performer, partnered with Sony to create a musical experience for the PlayStation VR that features spatial audio an positional tracking.

Fall Of Oriath Expansion Coming To 'Path Of Exile' With Six New Acts, 24 Bosses

In addition to the expansion, players can take part in the Legacy Challenge League which is scheduled to start on March 3.

Cyber Threat Alliance Names Former White House Cybersecurity Head As President

The organization also finalized its not-for-profit status, added two new members, and revealed a data-sharing platform that should allow its members to respond to threats more quickly.

Nokia is resurrecting the iconic 3310 phone

Nokia is reviving one of its most iconic and popular designs from the turn of the century. The Nokia 3310 will make a comeback at MWC 2017. The post Nokia is resurrecting the iconic 3310 phone appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Toshiba Might Sell Majority Of Semiconductor Business Following $6.3 Billion Nuclear Loss

Toshiba announced today that it is taking a $6.3 billion write-down due to losses in its nuclear business, and as a result, it may sell a majority stake in its semiconductor business.

ET deals: Computer hacker professional certification package for $59

Curious about the world of white hat hacking? Want to launch a career in the field of infosec? StackSocial has an excellent package of lessons that are designed to prepare you for five different certifications. The post ET deals: Computer hacker professional certification package for $59 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

University Learns About IoT Insecurity The Hard Way

A sneak peek of Verizon's Data Breach Digest, which is supposed to be published in full in March, revealed that an unidentified university had its own Internet of Things (IoT) devices hacked and turned into a botnet.

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