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Stephen Hawking calls for creation of world government to meet AI challenges

The dangers poised to humanity by AI, being somewhat more difficult to conceptualize than atomic weapons since they don’t involve dramatic mushroom clouds or panicked basement drills, are all the more pernicious. The post Stephen Hawking calls for creation of world government to meet AI challenges appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Twitch Beta Tests Desktop App, Reveals Navigation Changes

The app is an updated and rebranded version of the app formerly known as Curse. Twitch also offered a sneak peek at a planned navigation update to its website that promised to make it easier for you to find the content you care about on the service.

Samsung Shows Off A Z-SSD: With New Z-NAND

As the sort of person that can get addicted to deep technology discussions about the latest thing, without due care and attention I could easily fall into the pit of storage related technologies. From the storage bits through to software defined cache hierarchy, there is so much to learn and to talk about. Show More Summary

How To Fix Early PC Issues With 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

If you're experiencing a few problems with your early trial of "Mass Effect: Andromeda," we've got a few fixes for you.

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a really bad vacation spot

Trump wants to cut NASA's budget, Enceladus' icy geysers continue to amaze us, Lockheed-Martin wants to build a Mars-going platform, and SpaceX shot its last single-use rocket into orbit. All this and more in the week in space. The post This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a really bad vacation spot appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Autonomous cars at SXSW 2017: transportation panacea or a long road ahead?

At South by Southwest, much of the discussion on autonomous vehicles (AV) focused on the implications of the rush to get these vehicles on the nation’s and world’s roads in the next several years. The post Autonomous cars at SXSW 2017: transportation panacea or a long road ahead? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Watch Us Play The 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Multiplayer Today At 1pm PDT

We'll fight off the alien hordes once again in the latest entry in the "Mass Effect" series.

'Korix' RTS Heads To PSVR On March 28

The game is positioned as an "old-school" RTS with tower defense elements that uses a stylized polygonal art direction to stand out from many of the other strategy titles currently on the market.

SpaceX’s latest satellite mission may be its last non-reusable launch

EchoStar XXIII was heavy and need to go a long way, so the Falcon 9 couldn't be recovered. That may not be a problem in future launches. The post SpaceX’s latest satellite mission may be its last non-reusable launch appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15060: More Bug Fixes

Shortly after it released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15058, which addressed many problems found in previous releases, Microsoft squashed even more bugs with Build 15060.

SXSW 2017: A look at the complex cyber security chess game

AUSTIN – Information security has never been more front and center than it is now. The recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee; the implications that Russia — a sovereign country — may have been deeply involved; the potential...Show More Summary

Machine Learning Shows Potential For Improving Quantum Computers

Scientists from the University of Bristol used machine learning techniques applied to a silicon-based quantum photonics processor to advanced their knowledge of quantum computing systems.

Apple found guilty of price-fixing in Russia, strong-arming its retail partners

Russia's antitrust investigators have ruled that Apple illegally engaged in price fixing and strong-armed its retail partners into going along with its plan. The company could face a fine of up to 15% of its sales in Russia. The post Apple found guilty of price-fixing in Russia, strong-arming its retail partners appeared first on ExtremeTech.

EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3 PSU Review

EVGA refreshed its popular G2 PSU family with the G3 one using Super Flower's Leadex II platform. The 850 G3 is the second strongest member in this line-up, offering high performance and a depth of just 15cm.

How Likely Are Remote Car Hacks? Car Makers Respond

Tom's Hardware talked to some of the major car companies about the security systems of their cars and how they defend their customers against hacking or even assassination attempts.

Microsoft may be blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates on new Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen systems

Windows may be refusing to update on Kaby Lake or Ryzen systems, but the exact situation is unclear. If you've installed a pre-Windows 10 OS to one of these products and attempted to update it, was it successful? Drop in and let us know. The post Microsoft may be blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates on new Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen systems appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Finch VR Takes Different Approach To Hand Tracking In VR

Most methods of bringing your hands into VR rely on cameras or externally tracked devices, but Finch VR is taking a different approach by loading up your appendages and digits with IMU-based motion capture technology.

A US ally just shot down a $200 drone with a $3.4 million Patriot missile

The Patriot Missile System has been extensively upgraded throughout its 37 years of existence, but its original designers probably didn't foresee it being used to blast plastic quadcopters out of the sky. The post A US ally just shot down a $200 drone with a $3.4 million Patriot missile appeared first on ExtremeTech.

EVGA's SC17 Gaming Laptop Gets G-Sync, Still Waiting For Kaby Lake

EVGA announced that its flagship gaming laptop, the SC17, now has Nvidia G-Sync onboard.

Google’s search quality raters can now mark results as ‘offensive’

Google is looking to keep upsetting content out of unrelated search results. The post Google’s search quality raters can now mark results as ‘offensive’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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