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ET Deals: $300 Off Alienware Aurora AMD Ryzen 7 Gaming Desktop, $240 Off Roborock S5, 10TB Seagate Expansion External HDD $164
Step up your game with a high-end Dell Alienware desktop. Today you can save $300 on one of these edgy looking systems; it comes equipped with a top-tier Ryzen 7 3700X processor and an Nvidia RTX 2080 Super graphics card.The post ET Deals: $300 Off Alienware Aurora AMD Ryzen 7 Gaming Desktop, $240 Off Roborock S5, 10TB Seagate Expansion External HDD $164 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Micron Introduces HBMnext, GDDR6X, Confirms RTX 3090
Nvidia's Volta uses HBM2, but there's no sign NV will adopt it for its consumer cards. GDDR6 is the expected memory standard for next-gen high-end cards. Micron has an upcoming version of HBM2, dubbed HBMnext, and has confirmed GDDR6X, with a small improvement to performance-per-watt, will be used for the upcoming Ampere-based RTX 3090. The post Micron Introduces HBMnext, GDDR6X, Confirms RTX 3090 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
This Bluetooth Controller Turns Your Mobile Games Into A Full Console Gaming Experience
The Dragon X5 Bluetooth Gaming Controller is usually available for $56, but right now, you can get one in either black or white and save $16 off your total, costing you just $39.99.The post This Bluetooth Controller Turns Your Mobile Games Into A Full Console Gaming Experience appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Foveros, EMIB, ODI: Intel’s Architecture Day Was All About Interconnects
Interconnect technology isn't just something Intel is working on -- it's critical to the company's entire future. The post Foveros, EMIB, ODI: Intel’s Architecture Day Was All About Interconnects appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Epic Games Goes to War With Apple and Google Over App Store Policies
Yes, you can get Fortnite on the Epic Games store. Epic Games' beef with Apple and Google has escalated quickly in the last 24 hours. The events of yesterday led to Fortnite's removal from both the App Store and the Play Store, lawsuits against both Google and Apple, and lots of Twitter hashtags. The post Epic Games Goes to War With Apple and Google Over App Store Policies appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel Makes it Official: Hybrid CPU Cores Arrive With Alder Lake
Intel has announced that its upcoming Alder Lake family will feature hybrid CPU cores -- that's "big" and "little" CPUs in the same CPU. The move will boost power efficiency and and improve battery life. The post Intel Makes it Official: Hybrid CPU Cores Arrive With Alder Lake appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel Details Xe GPU Architecture, Enthusiast-Class HPG Hardware
One of the major topics Intel covered at its 2020 Architecture Day was the Xe architecture and its first enthusiast GPU, the Xe-HPG. Look for the latter arriving in 2021 from a client foundry near you, while Xe-LP will ship for the first time with Tiger Lake. The post Intel Details Xe GPU Architecture, Enthusiast-Class HPG Hardware appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Dell Alienware M15 R1 Intel Core i7 Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q for $1,399, Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop $1,169, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite $299
Today Dell is offering several of its high-performance gaming laptops with hundreds cut off their original retail prices. The best of these deals will save you $1000 and get you an exceptionally powerful gaming laptop that's perfect for running today's AAA titles.The post ET Deals: Dell Alienware M15 R1 Intel Core i7 Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q for $1,399, Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop $1,169, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite $299 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Full Version of Civilization VI Comes to Android, and It’s Free to Try
Image credit: IGNThis isn't one of those Revolution-branded mobile versions of Civ — this is the full game on your phone or tablet, and you can try it for free right now. The post The Full Version of Civilization VI Comes to Android, and It’s Free to Try appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Epic Brazenly Offers Fortnite Mobile Discounts in Violation of App Store Rules [Update]
The latest version of Fortnite on Android and iOS intentionally violates both company's payment policies. The question is, who's going to blink?The post Epic Brazenly Offers Fortnite Mobile Discounts in Violation of App Store Rules [Update] appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Physics Is More Than Time Travel. It’s Everything. And It’s Time You Learn What You Missed In High School
This course covering everything you need to know about physics routinely costs $195, but with the current deal, you can get the complete physics experience for just $9.99.The post Physics Is More Than Time Travel. It’s Everything. And It’s Time You Learn What You Missed In High School appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Nuvia: Our Phoenix CPU Is Faster Than Zen 2 While Using Much Less Power
Up-and-comer Nuvia believes it can outperform AMD and Intel while crushing both in terms of performance-per-watt. The post Nuvia: Our Phoenix CPU Is Faster Than Zen 2 While Using Much Less Power appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel Unveils 10nm ‘SuperFin’ Process Node, Tiger Lake Details
Intel unveiled new details about Tiger Lake and its new Willow Cove CPU architecture. Santa Clara is pouring on the clock speed. The post Intel Unveils 10nm ‘SuperFin’ Process Node, Tiger Lake Details appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA: TESS Space Telescope Completes Primary Planet-Hunting Mission
The TESS spacecraft. The satellite wrapped up its mission last month with 66 confirmed exoplanets and another 2,100 candidates. That's already a giant pile of data for scientists to pour over, and TESS isn't done yet. The satellite has started an extended mission that will run through September 2022.The post NASA: TESS Space Telescope Completes Primary Planet-Hunting Mission appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Dell Alienware R11 Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Gaming Desktop $1,609, $50 off Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
Today you can get one of Dell's Aurora R11 gaming desktops with an RTX 2080 Super graphics card on sale for just $1,609. This system is capable of running the latest games with max graphics settings and it should make any gamer happy.The post ET Deals: Dell Alienware R11 Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Gaming Desktop $1,609, $50 off Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Happy Birthday to the PC: Either the Best or Worst Thing to Happen to Computing
Credit: Ruben de Rijcke / CC BY 3.0Happy birthday to the IBM PC! 39 years ago today the IBM 5150 either reinvented personal computing or ruined it depending on your point of view. The post Happy Birthday to the PC: Either the Best or Worst Thing to Happen to Computing appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Microsoft’s Android-Powered Surface Duo Launches Sept. 10 for $1,400
Microsoft has tried to make smartphones on several occasions, and it even purchased Nokia's Lumia mobile division in 2014. Despite that, Windows Phone succumbed to the market pressures of Android and iOS. Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.The post Microsoft’s Android-Powered Surface Duo Launches Sept. 10 for $1,400 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
This $10 App Can Save You From Screen Sharing Embarrassment
Regularly $16, you can get PliimPRO protection for almost 40 percent off at only $9.99.The post This $10 App Can Save You From Screen Sharing Embarrassment appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Charter Lies to FCC, Says Its Customers Love Data Caps
Credit: Dwight Burdette/CC BY SA 3.0Charter wants out of an agreement it made as part of purchasing Time Warner -- and it's arguing that customers actually like home internet plans with bandwidth caps. The post Charter Lies to FCC, Says Its Customers Love Data Caps appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Xbox Series X Launches in November, Halo Infinite Delayed
Halo Infinite is delayed until next year -- but Microsoft is aggressively pushing the number of titles that'll be playable on Xbox Series X when it launched in November. The post Xbox Series X Launches in November, Halo Infinite Delayed appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA: Dwarf Planet Ceres Is an Ocean World
The latest data from NASA's Dawn mission proves Ceres has a vast repository of salty water hiding below its surface. That makes it a possible home for life in the solar system.The post NASA: Dwarf Planet Ceres Is an Ocean World appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Acer Aspire 5 AMD Ryzen 1080p Laptop $349, WD Black SN750 500GB NVMe SSD $62, Inspiron 3671 Desktop $549
Today you can get a laptop with a Ryzen 3 3000-series processor and a 1080p display for the low price of just $349. The system is also well built with a sturdy aluminum top making it highly durable and great for travel.The post ET Deals: Acer Aspire 5 AMD Ryzen 1080p Laptop $349, WD Black SN750 500GB NVMe SSD $62, Inspiron 3671 Desktop $549 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Mozilla Fires 250 Employees, 25 Percent of Existing Workforce
Mozilla is firing nearly 25 percent of its workforce and making sweeping changes to adjust to the pandemic and ongoing loss of browser market share. The post Mozilla Fires 250 Employees, 25 Percent of Existing Workforce appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Boeing Still Used Floppy Disks to Update the Software in Its 747s
British Airways recently retired its fleet of 747s, giving us a chance to see how its floppy-based software update system works. It's a real blast from the past. The post Boeing Still Used Floppy Disks to Update the Software in Its 747s appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Get Over 60 Hours Of Elite Coding Training For Just $40
This giant collection is valued at nearly $2,200, but it’s all on sale now for just $39.99.The post Get Over 60 Hours Of Elite Coding Training For Just $40 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Huawei’s Upcoming 24-Core Kunpeng CPU Faster Than Intel Core i9-9900K
Huawei is preparing its 24-core desktop CPUs and claims they can match or exceed a Core i9-9900K in multi-threaded tests -- but will the company ever have enough volume to ship? The post Huawei’s Upcoming 24-Core Kunpeng CPU Faster Than Intel Core i9-9900K appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Reveals What’s Inside the Red Planet
Using the seismometer on the lander, researchers from Rice University have peeled back the layers below the surface of the red planet like a giant, dusty onion. The post NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Reveals What’s Inside the Red Planet appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Dell Vostro 15 7590 Intel Core i7 Laptop $849, Amazon New Fire HD 8 Tablet for $59, $150 Off Alienware Aurora R9
Today you can take advantage of a nearly 50 percent discount to get a Dell Vostro Core i7 laptop for just $849.00. In addition to being great for office work and travel, this system also comes equipped with a mid-level GPU giving it sufficient power to run modern games.The post ET Deals: Dell Vostro 15 7590 Intel Core i7 Laptop $849, Amazon New Fire HD 8 Tablet for $59, $150 Off Alienware Aurora R9 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Microsoft’s Cheaper Next-Gen Xbox Series S Console Confirmed
Microsoft's second console for next-gen has been confirmed by a packaging leak. The post Microsoft’s Cheaper Next-Gen Xbox Series S Console Confirmed appeared first on ExtremeTech.
US Sanctions Forcing Huawei to End ARM Chip Production
Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty ImagesHuawei CEO Richard Yu has told investors that the company will have to stop making its custom Kirin ARM chips because of ongoing sanctions from the United States.The post US Sanctions Forcing Huawei to End ARM Chip Production appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Learn How To Build Your Own Strategy Based Video Game With These Online Classes
Each step in this 10-course package retails for $199, but with this offer, the whole package is on sale for less than $4 per course, only $39.99.The post Learn How To Build Your Own Strategy Based Video Game With These Online Classes appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Taiwanese Semiconductor Companies
A new report at Black Hat found evidence of systemic mainland Chinese hacker intrusions into a number of Taiwanese semiconductor companies. The post Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Taiwanese Semiconductor Companies appeared first on ExtremeTech.
President Trump Signs Ban on TikTok, WeChat
The Trump Administration has formally declared that it will ban TikTok and WeChat in 45 days while the Secretary of State has outlined a set of principles that could be used to deny most Chinese IT-related companies the right to operate in the US at all.The post President Trump Signs Ban on TikTok, WeChat appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Weekend Deals: Pre-Order Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Smartphone w/ Up To $1,000 Trade-In Bonus
Samsung's new Galaxy Note 20 smartphone will be one of the fastest and most feature rich smartphones on the market upon it's launch. If you're eager to get your hands on this new devices you can pre-order it now and receive up to a $1,000 credit when you trade-in your old phone.The post ET Weekend Deals: Pre-Order Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Smartphone w/ Up To $1,000 Trade-In Bonus appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Apple Won’t Allow Cloud Gaming like xCloud and Stadia on iOS
Apple talks up iPhone security, but Zerodium says it's falling behind. Despite extensive beta testing, it looks like Microsoft will be unable to launch its xCloud gaming service on iOS, and that means the prospects for Google's Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now aren't any better. The post Apple Won’t Allow Cloud Gaming like xCloud and Stadia on iOS appeared first on ExtremeTech.
How to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine
This is you, chasing driver compatibility Windows 10 is officially available to the world, and it's actually a fairly solid release. But rather than risking your main machine, here's how to install it in a virtual machine.The post How to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Scientists Rename Genes So Excel Won’t Reformat Them as Dates
It didn't seem likely anyone would convince Microsoft to change the way Excel works, so scientists got together recently and renamed the genes. The post Scientists Rename Genes So Excel Won’t Reformat Them as Dates appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Adobe Apps Can Be Rough Without A Roadmap. Thankfully, Your Guide Is Here
Check out the deals on these five different Adobe CC training packages, each expert-driven collection focusing on a particular app or subset of apps in the Adobe CC galaxy. And right now, they’re all available at big discounts off their regular price.The post Adobe Apps Can Be Rough Without A Roadmap. Thankfully, Your Guide Is Here appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Dell U4320Q UltraSharp 43-Inch 4K Monitor for $755, Eufy Robovac 12 $159, Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i5 Laptop $899
Today you can get your hands on a 4K 43-inch Dell monitor that is available with hundreds cut off its retail price.The post ET Deals: Dell U4320Q UltraSharp 43-Inch 4K Monitor for $755, Eufy Robovac 12 $159, Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i5 Laptop $899 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Why you should (or shouldn’t) root your Android device
A rooted Android device is more powerful, but it's also more risky. That's nothing to worry about if you can't even root your phone, an increasingly common occurrence. The post Why you should (or shouldn’t) root your Android device appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Bethesda Pledges Next-Gen Versions of Doom Eternal, Elder Scrolls Online Will be Free to All PS4, Xbox One Owners
Gamers who bought Bethesda titles on the PS4 and Xbox One can look forward to playing those titles for free next generation, but what about PC players? Will they get any improvements / upgrades for free as well? The post Bethesda Pledges Next-Gen Versions of Doom Eternal, Elder Scrolls Online Will be Free to All PS4, Xbox One Owners appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google Discontinues Pixel 4 and 4 XL After Just 10 Months
The Pixel 4 hasn't been selling well, and Google has been discounting it aggressively as a result. Just 10 months after release, Google has discontinued its 2019 Pixel phones. It's full-steam ahead with the Pixel 4a and upcoming 5G phones. The post Google Discontinues Pixel 4 and 4 XL After Just 10 Months appeared first on ExtremeTech.
In Its Third Decade, Java Is Still Going Strong. This Bundle Can Add It’s Power To Your Skill Set
Each of these 10 courses is a $99 training package on its own, but by picking up this entire collection now, the whole bundle is on sale for just $35.99, a savings of over 90 percent off the regular price.The post In Its Third Decade, Java Is Still Going Strong. This Bundle Can Add It’s Power To Your Skill Set appeared first on ExtremeTech.
TSMC, Foxconn Reportedly Possibly Interested in ARM Acquisition
SoftBank may have a few more contenders for ARM than just Nvidia. The post TSMC, Foxconn Reportedly Possibly Interested in ARM Acquisition appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel’s Alder Lake May Ship in a Wide Range of Confusing Configurations
Intel's Alder Lake could ship in a large number of configurations next year -- including some that don't make a ton of sense based on what we know about typical big.Little (or big.Bigger) CPU configurations. The post Intel’s Alder Lake May Ship in a Wide Range of Confusing Configurations appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: $700 Off Dell Alienware M15 R2 Intel Core i7 Gaming Laptop, Acer 32-Inch 4K Monitor $319, Google Nest Mesh Wi-Fi System 2-Pack $239
Not only can you save $700 on a powerful Dell Alienware gaming laptop today, but you can take advantage of current sales to save $100 on a high-end Android 4K TV with quantum dot and HDR technology.The post ET Deals: $700 Off Dell Alienware M15 R2 Intel Core i7 Gaming Laptop, Acer 32-Inch 4K Monitor $319, Google Nest Mesh Wi-Fi System 2-Pack $239 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Samsung Reveals Galaxy Note20, Tab S7, and More in Unpacked Live Stream
Samsung's second major Unpacked event of 2020 has a different tone than the first one. Samsung announced the Galaxy S20 series in early 2020, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic exploded across the globe. The latest edition featured a pre-recorded rundown of the company's Note20 family, Tab S7 tablets, and more.The post Samsung Reveals Galaxy Note20, Tab S7, and More in Unpacked Live Stream appeared first on ExtremeTech.
AMD’s Market Share Hits Highest Overall Level Since 2012
AMD posted new market share gains today and declared its highest overall x86 market share since Q1 2012. Not bad. The post AMD’s Market Share Hits Highest Overall Level Since 2012 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
SpaceX Starship Prototype Completed ‘Hop’ Test Flight
It took just a few days after the recent static fire test for SpaceX to prep the vessel for its test flight, which went off without a hitch.The post SpaceX Starship Prototype Completed ‘Hop’ Test Flight appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Goose VPN Keeps You Protected Everywhere You Go On The Web For Under $20
Regularly a $349 value, you can now get two years of Goose VPN service for less than $1 a month, just $19.99 with the current offer.The post Goose VPN Keeps You Protected Everywhere You Go On The Web For Under $20 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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