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WD, SanDisk Ship 3D NAND SSDs

The new WD Blue and SanDisk Ultra with 3D BiCS FLASH appeared online for sale with up to 1TB, and a future 2TB capacity size coming soon. We have pricing and some paper performance data. These drives may be 850 EVO competitors.

Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs

Over two years ago, Microsoft promised to provide Windows 10 updates to all hardware over the supported lifetime of the device. That vague phrase has begun to have consequences. The post Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Cisco Cybersecurity Report: Exploit Kits Down, Email Malware Up

Cisco's 2017 mid-year cybersecurity report shows a sharp decline in the use of exploit kits, which coincides with a comeback for email spam and malware. The report also shows a rise in ransom and IoT attacks, as well as "destruction of service" attacks.

Adorable Japanese Camera Drone Now Lives Aboard the ISS

The small spherical drone was constructed by Japanese space agency JAXA with a special orientation system that allows it to maneuver around the ISS and capture video. The post Adorable Japanese Camera Drone Now Lives Aboard the ISS appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

The X299 Aorus Gaming 7 puts high-end features on Intel’s high-end platform to bring us one tier from the top of the market. Is it a high-end value?

EKWB Releases New RGB Monoblock for MSI X299 Motherboards

This week, the Slovenian based liquid cooling manufacturer, EKWB (EK Water Blocks) released a new monoblock which is custom made for specific MSI X299 motherboards, and named the EK-FB MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon RGB Monoblock. MSI claims this solution provides up to 30% cooler VRM and CPU temperatures as measured at the back of the PCB. Show More Summary

Microsoft Closes US Surface Factory, Moves Production to China

Microsoft is closing its Surface Hub manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, barely two years after opening it. Instead of being manufactured in the US, future Surface Hubs will be built in China. The post Microsoft Closes US Surface Factory, Moves Production to China appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Arctic Cooling Introduces AMD Threadripper-Ready All-In-One Coolers

Those of you planning on upgrading to one of AMD’s upcoming Threadripper processors will be happy to know that Arctic Cooling has updated its line of all-in-one coolers to be compatible with the TR4 socket.

Mozilla Aims To Democratize Voice Recognition Technology With ‘Common Voice’ Crowdsourcing Project

Mozilla launched Common Voice, a crowdsourced project aiming to democratizing voice recognition technology so that small companies can use it to compete against bigger technology players.

Intel’s Upcoming 12-Core CPU May Clock Well Below AMD’s Threadripper

Intel's upcoming 12-core chip is rumored to be coming in at a substantially lower clock compared with its 10-core Core i9-7900X or AMD's Threadripper. If this proves true, it may be difficult for the Core i9-7920X to match the competition. The post Intel’s Upcoming 12-Core CPU May Clock Well Below AMD’s Threadripper appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Alphacool Debuts Two New M.2 SSD Cooling Solutions

Alphacool has added two new M.2 SSD coolers to its lineup with the introduction of the HDX-2 and HDX-3 cooling kits.

Google Announces Redesigned ‘Feed’ as a Replacement for Google Now

Google Now is officially being relaunched as the Google feed. It looks the same on the surface, but there are a few important tweaks. The post Google Announces Redesigned ‘Feed’ as a Replacement for Google Now appeared first on ExtremeTech.

First 177 Cars For 'Forza Motorsport 7' Revealed

The list includes "The Big Three" automotive brands of Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini.

Kontron Merges with S&T, Gets Access to Software, Manufacturing

Kontron and S&T Deutschland Holding on Monday announced that shareholders of both companies have agreed to merge the two companies. Kontron, which is known for its servers, small form-factor PCs, and other specialized hardware, will retain its brand, but will gain access to S&T’s software and contract manufacturing capabilities. Show More Summary

Hubble Catches Some of the Earliest Stars Ever Formed on Camera

Not only are these some of the earliest stars we've ever seen, but their very existence confirms theories about early star formation. The post Hubble Catches Some of the Earliest Stars Ever Formed on Camera appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Threadripper Competition Emerges As Intel Lets Core i9-7920X Details Slip

We expected Intel to release the Core i9-7920X later this year, but the sudden appearance on the company's July price list suggests it may come sooner than expected.

'Marvel Powers United VR,' Hands-On

In reality, you'll never be a super hero, but in virtual reality, you can! In "Marvel Powers United VR", you can play with up to three friends in a battle against Marvel's Super Villains.

Self-Driving Cars Pose Thorny Ethical Questions in AI

A new research study has made strides in modeling human morality, teasing out our own internal ethics engine and suggesting how it might be transposed onto self driving cars. The post Self-Driving Cars Pose Thorny Ethical Questions in AI appeared first on ExtremeTech.

D&D Beyond Combines Tabletop Gaming with Digital Features

Wizards of the Coast is bridging the tabletop and digital gaming divide with a new suite of tools, collectively dubbed D&D Beyond. If it works, managing a Dungeons & Dragons game is about to get a lot more streamlined (and arguably more fun). The post D&D Beyond Combines Tabletop Gaming with Digital Features appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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