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Updated 2019-07-23 13:26
Apple Reportedly in Advance Talks to Buy Intel’s Modem Division
Just under nine years ago, the semiconductor giant reached a deal with Infineon to buy its modem business and expand into that market. Now, rumors suggest Intel may sell the unit to Apple.The post Apple Reportedly in Advance Talks to Buy Intel’s Modem Division appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Worst CPUs Ever Made
Most of the time at ExtremeTech, we celebrate the best of technology. Today, we're hailing the worst. The post The Worst CPUs Ever Made appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Elon Musk: Starship, Super Heavy Will Have 41 Total Engines
During his daily Twitter ramblings, Musk revealed that the Starship launch platform is now up to a total of 41 Raptor engines. Although, he jokes that the design is begging for just one more. The post Elon Musk: Starship, Super Heavy Will Have 41 Total Engines appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: TCL 4K HDR 49-Inch TV $299, Dell Core i5 1080p IPS Laptop $699, Overpowered GTX 1080 Ti Desktop $1,499
As July comes to a close retailers are starting to offer excellent deals on laptops and desktop computers as we approach the back to school season. Today there are several excellent deals on these systems, as well as a strong deal on a 49-inch 4K TV.The post ET Deals: TCL 4K HDR 49-Inch TV $299, Dell Core i5 1080p IPS Laptop $699, Overpowered GTX 1080 Ti Desktop $1,499 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google Might Try to Buy Your Face for $5
No, this isn't some Game of Thrones-style Faceless Men situation -- Google reps are offering $5 gift cards to scan people's faces. The post Google Might Try to Buy Your Face for $5 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Samsung-Backed Researchers Debut Ternary Semiconductor Design
It's possible to build a computer that uses three discrete values for computing rather than just two. South Korean researchers, backed by Samsung, have created such a device and demonstrated it can be built using conventional CMOS manufacturing.The post Samsung-Backed Researchers Debut Ternary Semiconductor Design appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Pixel 4 Might Support ‘Soli’ Touchless Gestures
The Project Soli gesture control system has been pie-in-the-sky since its debut in 2015, but a report several months back confirmed Google was still working on the tech. Now, a new leak suggests it might become an integral part of the next Pixel phone.The post Pixel 4 Might Support ‘Soli’ Touchless Gestures appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Land 10TB of Secure Cloud Storage For 97% Off
Degoo Premium is an award-winning cloud backup service that offers unparalleled access and speed, and a 10TB plan is currently available for over 95% off at just $99.99.The post Land 10TB of Secure Cloud Storage For 97% Off appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Asus Unveils ROG Phone II With Snapdragon 855+, Tons of Accessories
Asus will start selling the gaming-focused ROG Phone II in China on July 23, and the international model will launch in early September.The post Asus Unveils ROG Phone II With Snapdragon 855+, Tons of Accessories appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Best CPUs Ever Made
There've been a lot of chips designed and built over the past 40 years, but only a handful deserve to be called the best of the best. We round 'em up, across workstation, desktops, laptops, and mobile. The post The Best CPUs Ever Made appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Apollo 11 at 50: NASA Is Streaming the Landing
Credit: NASACBS is rerunning its Apollo 11 launch broadcast, giving viewers the chance to see Apollo 11's takeoff, start to finish, ahead of the actual moon landing anniversary later this week. The post Apollo 11 at 50: NASA Is Streaming the Landing appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google: Stadia Isn’t ‘Netflix for Games’
Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesGoogle held a major AMA on its Stadia gaming platform this week, but the company refuses to answer one of the most important questions gamers have: How do we know you won't cancel this service the way you've canceled over 150 others? The post Google: Stadia Isn’t ‘Netflix for Games’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Dell Core i7 15.6-Inch 1080p Laptop $849, Seagate 8TB External HDD $119, Kano Computer Kit 2018 Edition $60
If you are in the market for a new laptop for your family to use, the first system on the list is well suited for you to browse the web and for your kids to play games on.The post ET Deals: Dell Core i7 15.6-Inch 1080p Laptop $849, Seagate 8TB External HDD $119, Kano Computer Kit 2018 Edition $60 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
How Deepfakes and Other Reality-Distorting AI Can Actually Help Us
Digital Human Brain Covered with NetworksNew developments in artificial intelligence have created tools that can easily distort reality. But we've always lived in a world where our senses misrepresent reality; new technologies will help us get closer to the truth.The post How Deepfakes and Other Reality-Distorting AI Can Actually Help Us appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Learn Cybersecurity from One of Udemy’s Top Security Instructors With 100+ Hours Of Training
The A to Z Cyber Security & IT Certification Training Bundle will get you up to speed with the field’s most important and valuable tools and platforms, and it’s currently available for over 95% off at just $39.The post Learn Cybersecurity from One of Udemy’s Top Security Instructors With 100+ Hours Of Training appeared first on ExtremeTech.
2020 Corvette Launches: Mid-Engine, 495 hp, More Tech, Less Than $60K
Many Corvette fans have waited half a century for a mid-engine, Ferrari-killer 'Vette. It's finally here -- and it does 0-60 in 3.0 seconds, possibly less. We attended the event and got all the details and plenty of photos. The post 2020 Corvette Launches: Mid-Engine, 495 hp, More Tech, Less Than $60K appeared first on ExtremeTech.
5G Modems and Phones Literally Can’t Handle the Heat of Summer Weather
A 5G millimeter wave cell site in Minneapolis on a light pole. Millimeter-wave networks on 5G already face an uphill battle, given their tiny range and high power consumption relative to LTE. Now they face their most implacable foe of all: the summer sun.The post 5G Modems and Phones Literally Can’t Handle the Heat of Summer Weather appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Best Games for Laptops and Low-End PCs in 2019
Just because you've got an older or low-end PC doesn't mean you can't enjoy gaming. There are thousands of back titles in the PC catalog. Here are some of our favorites. The post Best Games for Laptops and Low-End PCs in 2019 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
iPhone Loyalty Is Reportedly Dropping Like a Rock
Apple's iPhone XRApple's iPhones are selling markedly less well than before, according to phone purchasing surveys and customer buybacks. The entire industry is slumping hard. The post iPhone Loyalty Is Reportedly Dropping Like a Rock appeared first on ExtremeTech.
At a Glance: Kingston KC2000 1TB SSD Review
With capacities available up to 2TB in size and read/write speeds as high as 3,200/2,200MB/s, Kingston's KC2000 series SSDs have the potential to play a major role in the SSD market. But so far, the drives are off to a rough start.The post At a Glance: Kingston KC2000 1TB SSD Review appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Samsung 65-Inch 4K TV $1,799, Samsung 500GB External SSD $79, LG G6+ $399
Amazon's Prime Day is official over, but there are still plenty of excellent deals available. One of the best deals today is on a large 65-inch 4K TV manufactured by Samsung that's loaded with tons of features including a 4.1 surround sound system.The post ET Deals: Samsung 65-Inch 4K TV $1,799, Samsung 500GB External SSD $79, LG G6+ $399 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Generate and Store Super-Secure Passwords with This Highly-Rated App
Keeper Password Manager ensures that you’ll never have to endure the headaches that come from forgetting another password, and it’s currently available for over 30% off at just $19.99.The post Generate and Store Super-Secure Passwords with This Highly-Rated App appeared first on ExtremeTech.
How Do SSDs Work?
Ever wondered how SSDs read and write data, or what determines their performance? Our tech explainer has you covered.The post How Do SSDs Work? appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel Acknowledges It Was ‘Too Aggressive’ With Its 10nm Plans
Intel has admitted that its own 10nm shortfall happened as a result of overly aggressive positioning on its part. 7nm, however, is still just two years away according to the company. The post Intel Acknowledges It Was ‘Too Aggressive’ With Its 10nm Plans appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Amazon Prime Day After Hours Sale: Samsung Galaxy 10e $599.99, Apple AirPods w/ Wireless Charging Case $169.99, GTX 1080 Gaming Desktop $899
Prime Day is officially over, but it seems someone forgot to tell that to Amazon, Dell, and Walmart. The post Amazon Prime Day After Hours Sale: Samsung Galaxy 10e $599.99, Apple AirPods w/ Wireless Charging Case $169.99, GTX 1080 Gaming Desktop $899 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Nintendo Unveils New Switch With Significantly Longer Battery Life
The new model has drastically improved battery life and no other major differences and will sell for the same $299 base price.The post Nintendo Unveils New Switch With Significantly Longer Battery Life appeared first on ExtremeTech.
PC Gamers Who Didn’t Play Classic Console Games Missed Out on Great Experiences
Nintendo Switch Controllers Are Beginning to Fail in Large Numbers
Hands On at the Track With the 2020 Mini Cooper SE Electric
Amazon Prime Day Deals: Save Big On Smart Home, Electronics, SSDs, Computers, and More
Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update on Surface Book 2
ET Deals: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x for $199 During Amazon Prime Day
Best Amazon Prime Day Deals: SSDs and HDDs
New Analog Keyboard Switches Promise Lifespan of 1 Billion Presses
AMD Will Provide a Free Temporary UEFI Upgrade Kit for Ryzen 3000 Motherboard Updates
Intel’s Neuromorphic Loihi Processor Scales to 8M Neurons, 64 Cores
Destiny 2 Doesn’t Currently Run on Ryzen 3000 CPUs, but a Fix Is Coming
Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 855+ SoC Is an Overclocked Snapdragon 855
Scientists Capture Photographic Proof of Quantum Entanglement
Udemy Class Review: Fundamentals of Spacecraft Engineering and Orbital Mechanics
Nvidia vs. AMD: Do GPUs Degrade in Performance Over Time?
Hubble Spots a Black Hole That Shouldn’t Exist
Tachyum Raises $25M for Universal Processor ‘Faster Than Xeon, Smaller Than ARM’
ET Deals: Samsung 75-Inch 4K QLED HDR TV $1,499, Samsung 512GB MicroSDXC $88, Dell 9th Gen Core i7 Desktop $999
Why Moving the Mouse in Windows 95 Made the OS Faster
Amazon Reportedly Planning More Powerful Echo, Alexa-Powered Home Robot
How Google Legally Profits From Massive Fraud on Its Platform (and What You Can Do About It)
Valve Introduces Machine Learning Algorithm to Recommend New Steam Games
Microsoft Includes Telemetry Update in Security Patches, Raising Fears About Company Motives
DeepMind’s StarCraft II AI Will Play Public Matches on Battle.net
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