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NASA Reveals Eerie Whistling Electron Waves from Space

There is no sound in space, at least not the kind of sound we as humans can detect. There is, however, something akin to sound if you have the right tools to listen to it. The post NASA Reveals Eerie Whistling Electron Waves from Space appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Why Formula E Is the Auto Racing Series of the Future

The first NYC auto race unfolded quietly in Brooklyn, but not as quietly as you'd expect for electric cars. Curious? Here's everything you need to know about Formula E. The post Why Formula E Is the Auto Racing Series of the Future appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Latest AMD Ryzen BIOS Updates Really Boost Game Performance

AMD's new AGESA 1.0.0.6 update has shipped out to motherboard manufacturers and there look to be a fair number of performance improvements and additional memory timing options now available for adjustment. The post Latest AMD Ryzen BIOS Updates Really Boost Game Performance appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Samsung Increases HBM2 Production To Meet Market Demand

GPU manufacturers' demand for HMB2 is insatiable. Just look at Nvidia's stock price to see the growth. The increase comes from emerging markets that require increased memory bandwidth to compute complex algorithms and are fueled by high bandwidth memory.

Plextor M8Se NVMe SSD Review

NVMe continues to gain ground on SATA. The technology promises to increase performance and reduce costs, but the ecosystem isn't fully implemented.

IBM Goes All Out On Encryption With New ‘IBM Z’ Mainframe

IBM Z is IBM's answer to the "global epidemic of data breaches" by promising to encrypt everything from applications to services and databases within a corporate network.

New Cosmetic Items Come To 'StarCraft II' With War Chests

A War Chest for each race includes new unit skins, emoticons, and portraits.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Review: A Thin, Powerful Max-Q Gaming Laptop

There was a time when laptop options were basically a choice between desktop-like performance in a heavy and bulky form-factor, an ultralight with integrated graphics, or something in the middle, around 5-lbs with a low-end GPU. NVIDIA sought to solve this choice compromise with its Max-Q Design initiative that was announced at Computex last...

Android as we know it is dead, but it's not going to go away

Android has problems, and Google knows that and has plans to replace it with something better. But the Android name won't be going anywhere.

Here's how Intel plans to change the mainstream processor market

Mainstream processors are Intel's bread-and-butter, but declining PC sales are putting the squeeze on the company. But Intel is turning to an old trick to get people to interested in its next-generation silicon.

Gigabyte Announces H110-D3A Motherboard for Mining Rigs: The Mining Cart Rolls on

Gigabyte this week has taken the wraps off of a new motherboard built specifically for the again popular cryptocurrency mining crowd: the H110-D3A. Like other boards targeted at mining, there is a plethora of PCIe x1 slots. Design choices,...Show More Summary

Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy

Life became too painful for one of a handful of Knightscope K5 security robots today. It tragically took its own life in a DC water fountain, possibly thwarted from rescuing itself by its inability to navigate stairs or lift its own body. The post Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs

New rumors indicate Intel will respond to AMD in the consumer space, possibly with new Core i7 and i5 offerings that add six-core CPUs to Intel's desktop lines. The post Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Buyer Beware! Reports Of Fake Ryzen CPUs Popping Up On Retail Sites

There are a number of reports of fake Ryzen processors being sold by third party sellers on retail sites such as Amazon and eBay.

Lenovo's Msytery AR Headset Accompanied By A...Lightsaber?

Over the weekend, Lenovo released a teaser of a surprising new piece of hardware. The company is developing an augmented reality headset, but that’s not the surprising part. Lenovo partnered with Disney to build a lightsaber periphe...

More HyperX Alloy Keyboards, Including A TKL Model

And then there were three--mechanical keyboards, that is--in HyperX’s growing lineup. The company has added the Alloy FPS Pro and the Alloy Elite.

Leap Motion Raises $50 Million To Fuel R&D And Asia Expansion

This funding round will help Leap Motion move beyond games to more lucrative fields.

Atari’s New Ataribox Will Play Classic and Current Games

Atari has unveiled the first photos of the Ataribox, a system supposedly designed for and capable of playing both classic and current games. The post Atari’s New Ataribox Will Play Classic and Current Games appeared first on ExtremeTech.

How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System

If you have the funds, the US is the place to be to get treatment for the most complex of diseases. Where we are having problems is in the system that delivers health care; here's how technology can help. The post How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System appeared first on ExtremeTech.

New King Stallion Helicopter Packs a Massive Punch, Will Be Ready in 2018

The new CH-53K isn't the fastest or most heavily-armed chopper in the US Marines, but it's going to hold the record (or close to it) for maximum heavy lift from an American helicopter. The post New King Stallion Helicopter Packs a Massive Punch, Will Be Ready in 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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