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Updated 2021-08-03 07:00
ET Deals: Dell Alienware Aurora Ryzen 7 5800 and Nvidia RTX 2060 Super Gaming Desktop for $1,499, Garmin Venu GPS AMOLED Smartwatch for $279
Today you can get a Dell Aurora gaming desktop equipped with AMD's new Ryzen 7 5800 CPU and RTX 2060 Super graphics card for just $1,499.99. For this price you also get 32GB of RAM with the system and a 1TB NVMe SSD.The post ET Deals: Dell Alienware Aurora Ryzen 7 5800 and Nvidia RTX 2060 Super Gaming Desktop for $1,499, Garmin Venu GPS AMOLED Smartwatch for $279 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google Unveils Pixel 6 With Its First Custom Mobile Processor
With the improved cameras, new SoC, and a real marketing budget, we could finally be looking at the "Google Phone" we've always wanted.The post Google Unveils Pixel 6 With Its First Custom Mobile Processor appeared first on ExtremeTech.
These 10 Gaming Accessories are On Sale for Up to 60 Percent Off
Keeping your gaming gear up to date can be an expensive pursuit – unless you wait until the goods go on sale. Right now, for a limited time as part of a semi-annual sale, you can get the following 10 gaming gear items for an additional 15 percent off with the coupon code ANNUAL15 when you check out.The post These 10 Gaming Accessories are On Sale for Up to 60 Percent Off appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Qualcomm Releases ‘Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders’ for Pre-Order
(Photo: Qualcomm)Qualcomm's first-ever smartphone is officially available for pre-order, and despite its quirky name—“Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders”—it has a lot to offer.The post Qualcomm Releases ‘Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders’ for Pre-Order appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Microsoft Releases First Windows 11 Beta Build
The latest version of the upcoming OS, build 22000.100 has moved from the dev channel to beta -- the first Windows 11 build to earn such a distinction.The post Microsoft Releases First Windows 11 Beta Build appeared first on ExtremeTech.
When Will Ray Tracing Come to Midrange GPUs?
Nvidia and AMD have done a great job improving ray tracing performance at or above $330. Below that point, it's pretty slim pickings. The post When Will Ray Tracing Come to Midrange GPUs? appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Weekend Deals: Nearly $1,000 Off Dell Vostro 7510 w/ Core i7 and RTX 3050, $580 off Dell Alienware M15 R3 Nvidia RTX 2070 4K OLED Gaming Laptop
Dell's newly released Vostro 7510 laptop was built for business but has a versatile feature set that just about anyone will enjoy. It has a fast Intel Core i7 processor that can multitask with ease and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 to accelerate image editing work or for playing games, and best of all the system is all sell for just $1,149.00.The post ET Weekend Deals: Nearly $1,000 Off Dell Vostro 7510 w/ Core i7 and RTX 3050, $580 off Dell Alienware M15 R3 Nvidia RTX 2070 4K OLED Gaming Laptop appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Buyer Beware: Crypto Mining GPUs Lose 10 Percent Performance Every Year
GPU prices are not moving in the right direction. GPU manufacturer Palit Microsystems says you're taking a real risk with former mining hardware. The post Buyer Beware: Crypto Mining GPUs Lose 10 Percent Performance Every Year appeared first on ExtremeTech.
How to Choose the Best Mechanical Keyboard in 2021
Mechanical keyboards have never been cheaper or better, and it's an upgrade you'll benefit from greatly. But... which board should you get? And what's all this about switches?The post How to Choose the Best Mechanical Keyboard in 2021 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
These 10 VPN Services Are Now On Sale for an Extra 30 Percent Off This Weekend Only
For a limited time, these virtual private networks (VPNs) are all on sale for an extra 30 percent off as part of a semi-annual sale. So get protected! The post These 10 VPN Services Are Now On Sale for an Extra 30 Percent Off This Weekend Only appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Amsterdam Debuts World’s First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge
(Photo: Merlin Moritz/MX3D)Imperial College of London has spent the last four years working with Dutch company MX3D to develop a 3D-printed steel bridge that would serve as a “living laboratory.” The post Amsterdam Debuts World’s First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Read the Fine Print: Sony Details PlayStation 5 SSD Upgrade Specs
Sony's PlayStation 5 beta testers can upgrade their SSDs now, but anyone shopping for a new drive should check the fine print. Some drives will work better than others. The post Read the Fine Print: Sony Details PlayStation 5 SSD Upgrade Specs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
AMD’s New Radeon RX 6600 XT Puts a Premium on 1080p Performance
AMD announced the 6600 XT today, aimed at 1080p gamers with high refresh rate displays. The post AMD’s New Radeon RX 6600 XT Puts a Premium on 1080p Performance appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Astronomers Directly Image Planet Just 35 Light Years Away
Scientists from the University of Hawaii report they have spotted a new exoplanet only 35 light-years away, and we can see this one because it's enormous and very far from its host star. In fact, it might set the record for most distant. The post Astronomers Directly Image Planet Just 35 Light Years Away appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Amazon Confirms 3G Shutdown Will Kill Older Kindles, Offers Compensation
Photo: Jon 'ShakataGaNai' Davis/CC BY 3.0Because of Amazon's design decisions, some older Kindles will lose internet connectivity later this year as carriers retire their aging 3G networks. Amazon is reaching out to affected users, offering a range of solutions up to and including a free Kindle. The post Amazon Confirms 3G Shutdown Will Kill Older Kindles, Offers Compensation appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: $150 Off Apple MacBook Air M1 Chip, Dell Vostro 15 5510 Intel Core i5 Laptop for $659
Apple's MacBook Air laptops equipped with the company's revolutionary M1 chip offer excellent performance for a wide range of tasks, and you can get one now with an $150 discount.The post ET Deals: $150 Off Apple MacBook Air M1 Chip, Dell Vostro 15 5510 Intel Core i5 Laptop for $659 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
How to Upgrade From a Smaller SSD to a Larger One
It never takes long for hundreds of gigabytes of empty space to turn into a straightjacket, but moving your OS installation and files can be a pain. We're here to help. The post How to Upgrade From a Smaller SSD to a Larger One appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Learn the 10 Most Popular Coding Languages and Save an Extra 60 Percent Off
Learning to code is a key skill that can bring you to all sorts of new levels in your career – and it's a skill you can start to master on your own time with the right teaching regime.The post Learn the 10 Most Popular Coding Languages and Save an Extra 60 Percent Off appeared first on ExtremeTech.
USB-C vs. USB 3: What’s the Difference?
USB-C and USB 3.x branding are both in the market right now, and it can be confusing to figure out which numbers to pay attention to, or what cable you need. We dive into the differences.The post USB-C vs. USB 3: What’s the Difference? appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Nearly 14,000 Scientists Warn Against Ignoring Climate Change
(Image: Luca Bravo/Unsplash)According to a panel of 14,000 scientists, ignoring our current climate crisis could lead to “untold suffering.” Their warning comes in the form of a paper published in the scientific journal BioScience and undersigned by professionals from around the world. The post Nearly 14,000 Scientists Warn Against Ignoring Climate Change appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Valve Shuffles Steam Deck Availability, Nudges Base Model Backward
We don't know how many Steam Decks have been preordered from Valve, but it's safe to say the total is "lots."The post Valve Shuffles Steam Deck Availability, Nudges Base Model Backward appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Scientists Trace Origin of Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid
Credit: NASAA team of scientists from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) are trying to identify the source of this impact, and the data currently indicates similar asteroids could be more common than we thought. The post Scientists Trace Origin of Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Dell Alienware Aurora R12 Intel Core i7 Rocket Lake and Nvidia RTX 3070 Gaming Desktop for $1,899, Garmin Venu GPS AMOLED Smartwatch for $269
Dell's newly redesigned Aurora desktop features powerful gaming hardware and an updated exterior. Today you can buy one of these systems with an Intel Core i7 Rocket Lake processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card for just $1,899.The post ET Deals: Dell Alienware Aurora R12 Intel Core i7 Rocket Lake and Nvidia RTX 3070 Gaming Desktop for $1,899, Garmin Venu GPS AMOLED Smartwatch for $269 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
New PC Power Rules Only Apply to Idle, as Alienware Squawks Alone
Alienware appears to be the only PC manufacturer getting bent out of shape about new electricity efficiency rules and the rules only apply to idle power anyway. Also, at least some of the PCs Alienware sells appear to be exempt. The post New PC Power Rules Only Apply to Idle, as Alienware Squawks Alone appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Easily Download Web Videos with Over 75 Percent off VDownloader for Windows
Lifetime Windows subscriptions to VDownloader are now on sale for the special price of $29.99, a great discount of $99.01 off the full purchase price of $129.The post Easily Download Web Videos with Over 75 Percent off VDownloader for Windows appeared first on ExtremeTech.
New Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 Leak Reveals Screen Sizes, Water Resistance
There's yet another leak making the rounds, featuring some details on S Pen support, screen sizes, and water resistance -- yes, the phones apparently have that now. The post New Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 Leak Reveals Screen Sizes, Water Resistance appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Activision Lawsuit Demands End to ‘Frat Boy’ Company Culture
Activision's Los Angeles office in 2018 (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)For more than two years, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has investigated Activision Blizzard Inc. for "violations of the state's civil rights and equal pay laws.” The investigation uncovered a variety of downright abhorrent behaviors that range from unfair to blatantly criminal in nature.The post Activision Lawsuit Demands End to ‘Frat Boy’ Company Culture appeared first on ExtremeTech.
AMD Reports Excellent Q2 2021 Results, Revenue Up 99 Percent
Credit: Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine / CC0 1.0Another quarter, another excellent set of results for AMD. The firm posted a 99 percent revenue increase year-on-year. The post AMD Reports Excellent Q2 2021 Results, Revenue Up 99 Percent appeared first on ExtremeTech.
25 Best Android Tips to Make Your Phone More Useful
Make your Android phone all it can be with these tips and tricks.The post 25 Best Android Tips to Make Your Phone More Useful appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Harvard-Backed ‘Galileo Project’ Will Search for Signs of Alien Technology
Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb has gained a measure of notoriety for his claim that ʻOumuamua could be a piece of alien technology. Now, a group has backed an initiative called The Galileo Project, which will allow Loeb and others to search for more interstellar objects with the hope that one of them will be indisputably alien in origin. The post Harvard-Backed ‘Galileo Project’ Will Search for Signs of Alien Technology appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Save $450 On Dell XPS 8940 Intel Core i5 Nvidia GTX 1660 Super Gaming Desktop, Lenovo Flex 5 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 2-in-1 Laptop for $598
Today you can save $450 on a gaming desktop from Dell that comes equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super graphics card. This makes the system well suited for gaming at 1080p resolutions.The post ET Deals: Save $450 On Dell XPS 8940 Intel Core i5 Nvidia GTX 1660 Super Gaming Desktop, Lenovo Flex 5 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 2-in-1 Laptop for $598 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Alienware Claims It Can’t Sell High-End Desktop PCs in 6 US States
Alienware claims it can't sell computers in six US states any longer. The text of the rules suggests nobody else can, either -- including non-gaming PCs. This doesn't make a lot of sense. The post Alienware Claims It Can’t Sell High-End Desktop PCs in 6 US States appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Get 10TB of Cloud Backup and a Lifetime of VPN Service for Under $100
The Lifetime Backup & Security Subscription Bundle is on sale now for $89.99, allowing you to backup all your data and browse on the internet with the ultimate peace of mind. The post Get 10TB of Cloud Backup and a Lifetime of VPN Service for Under $100 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Why Latency Impacts SSD Performance More Than Bandwidth Does
Bandwidth matters to SSD performance, but latency matters more. It's also why SSDs are such good upgrades for such a wide range of hardware, including machines that are 15-20 years old. The post Why Latency Impacts SSD Performance More Than Bandwidth Does appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Surface Duo 2 Leaks With Huge Triple Camera
While the original Duo was super slim, the new leak features a big honkin' camera hump. The Duo certainly needed more imaging might, but this might not be the way to do it.The post Surface Duo 2 Leaks With Huge Triple Camera appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA Ditches SLS for SpaceX to Launch Europa Clipper
NASA's plan to launch the Europa Clipper on the Space Launch System (SLS) has been scrapped. Now, NASA will go with the Falcon Heavy instead, a big win for SpaceX.The post NASA Ditches SLS for SpaceX to Launch Europa Clipper appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel Rebrands Its Future Process Nodes, Updates Roadmap
Intel has rebranded its future process nodes and shared an update on manufacturing improvements it expects to introduce over the next four years. The post Intel Rebrands Its Future Process Nodes, Updates Roadmap appeared first on ExtremeTech.
LG’s Battery-Powered Mask Will Contain Mic, Speakers
The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is a battery-powered mask meant to minimize the inconveniences of frequent face mask use. Now, a built-in mic and speakers will amplify the user's voice.The post LG’s Battery-Powered Mask Will Contain Mic, Speakers appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Apple AirPods Pro for $189, Apple iPad Air 64GB 10.9-Inch Tablet for $499
Today you can get Apple's premium wireless AirPods Pro headphones with a $60 discount from Amazon. This makes these high-end earbuds just $189.00, which is one of the lowest price we've seen on them to date.The post ET Deals: Apple AirPods Pro for $189, Apple iPad Air 64GB 10.9-Inch Tablet for $499 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
What Kind of Performance Should We Expect from Intel’s Alder Lake?
Credit: John BurekWhat kind of performance should we expect from Alder Lake? Recent rumors have been all over the map. The post What Kind of Performance Should We Expect from Intel’s Alder Lake? appeared first on ExtremeTech.
This Google Software Engineering Manager Prep Course is On Sale for Under $40
The 2021 Google Software Engineering Manager Prep Bundle is on sale for $39.96, meaning you can fill gaps in your knowledge, learn more about the complex world of software engineering, and become better at what you do. The post This Google Software Engineering Manager Prep Course is On Sale for Under $40 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
41 Percent of Those Planning to Buy a Car May Go Electric, Study Finds
(Photo: Ernest Ojeh/Unsplash)The degree of interest varies by country, but overall, the shift marks an 11 percent jump in EV interest from the same company's study last year.The post 41 Percent of Those Planning to Buy a Car May Go Electric, Study Finds 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.
This Device Fast Charges and Automatically Backs Up Data Simultaneously
The AnyBackup: Offline AutoBackup & 100W FastCharge is on sale for $59.95, meaning you can confidently and conveniently backup your devices and worry less about losing your valuable data.The post This Device Fast Charges and Automatically Backs Up Data Simultaneously appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Why You Can’t Future-Proof Your Gaming PC
Trying to future-proof a system is a fool's errand. Plan your purchases intelligently, but don't pay a premium for features you can't use yet. The post Why You Can’t Future-Proof Your Gaming PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.
EA Announces Dead Space Remake
One of the best sci-fi / horror games ever made is being remade for PS5, Xbox Series S|X, and PC. The post EA Announces Dead Space Remake appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Astronomers Detect Moon-Forming Disc Around an Alien Planet
There are more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets, but just a few have been directly imaged. A young gas giant called PDS 70c is one of them, and now astronomers have spotted something new.The post Astronomers Detect Moon-Forming Disc Around an Alien Planet appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: $150 Off Apple MacBook Air M1 Chip, Nearly $600 Off Dell Vostro 15 7500 Core i7 Laptop
Apple's MacBook Air laptops equipped with the company's revolutionary M1 chip offer excellent performance for a wide range of tasks, and you can get one now with an $150 discount.The post ET Deals: $150 Off Apple MacBook Air M1 Chip, Nearly $600 Off Dell Vostro 15 7500 Core i7 Laptop appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Laptop Integrated Graphics Are Still Marginal for Modern Gaming
Red Dead Redemption 2 benchmark on the Ryzen 7-based Asus ZenBook 13 (Photo: Molly Flores)You can hit 1080p gaming on some modern laptops, but how well you do will depend on what you're trying to play. The post Laptop Integrated Graphics Are Still Marginal for Modern Gaming appeared first on ExtremeTech.
How USB Charging Works, or How to Avoid Blowing Up Your Phone
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you take a phone that came with a 900mA wall charger and plug it into a 2,100mA iPad charger, will it explode?The post How USB Charging Works, or How to Avoid Blowing Up Your Phone appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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