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Scientists Confirm Viking Settlement in Canada 1,000 Years Ago
Many of us grew up hearing the tale of Columbus and his discovery of the "New World." Never mind there were already people living there, it was new to Europeans. But was it? For decades, archaeologists have been poring over an ancient Viking settlement in Canada, but a firm date has remained elusive until now.The post Scientists Confirm Viking Settlement in Canada 1,000 Years Ago appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Best Tech for Your Mobile Office in 2021
Solar-powered mobile office by David CardinalNow that Covid restrictions are easing, Work From Home now often means Work From Somewhere Else. If you're taking your office on the road with you, whether to another city or to the wilderness, we've rounded up some of our favorite tech to make life easier.The post The Best Tech for Your Mobile Office in 2021 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Facebook Will Change Its Name, Aim Toward Building a Metaverse
The metaverse would allow people to live in digital spaces by way of virtual and augmented realityThe post Facebook Will Change Its Name, Aim Toward Building a Metaverse appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Stargate Cast Reunites for Table Read of AI-Generated Script
It's not the reunion we deserve... it's the reunion we need right now.The post Stargate Cast Reunites for Table Read of AI-Generated Script appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Samsung Will Let You Customize Your Galaxy Z Flip3 for an Extra $100
Samsung has reported that pre-orders for the Z Flip3 and larger Fold3 surpassed all foldable sales for 2020. Now, Samsung is looking to entice more buyers with an aesthetic change. The Flip3 is now available in a special "Bespoke Edition," allowing you to customize the colors.The post Samsung Will Let You Customize Your Galaxy Z Flip3 for an Extra $100 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NZXT Launches DIY PC Building Kits with Everything You Need (Even a Video Card)
For one price, you can get everything you need to build your own PC, complete with beginner-friendly instructions. The post NZXT Launches DIY PC Building Kits with Everything You Need (Even a Video Card) appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Photoshop Elements 2022 Reviewed: Plenty of Power in a Friendly Package
While there has been a flurry of activity in the "entry-level" photo and video editing space, Adobe continues to create an impressive offering under its Elements brand that spans new-users to nearly-professional users.The post Photoshop Elements 2022 Reviewed: Plenty of Power in a Friendly Package appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Canon Sued Over Printer That Stops Scanning, Faxing When it Runs Out of Ink
You read that right: functions that don’t technically depend whatsoever on the presence of ink aren’t working without that exact thing.The post Canon Sued Over Printer That Stops Scanning, Faxing When it Runs Out of Ink appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google Announces Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Starting at $599
Google doesn't try to keep its Pixel phones secret prior to launch anymore -- the company started talking about the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro several weeks back. Now, the devices have been officially announced, and they're much more impressive than the 2020 Pixels.The post Google Announces Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Starting at $599 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
All Is Not Well With NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft
An unwelcome October surprise from an unexpected quadrant: NASA's Lucy spacecraft is having trouble -- but it's already been launched. The post All Is Not Well With NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Perseverance Rover Records the Sound of Mars
Some of the team's favorite eerie recordings are available for your listening pleasure, but they're also of intense scientific interest as the best audio ever recorded on another planet. The post Perseverance Rover Records the Sound of Mars appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Valve’s New Deck Verified Program Will Tell Gamers Which Titles Play Well on Steam Deck
Reviewed games will earn a color-coded badge indicating their compatibility level with the upcoming Steam Deck.The post Valve’s New Deck Verified Program Will Tell Gamers Which Titles Play Well on Steam Deck appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Apple’s New 14-inch MacBook Pro Brings Back the Ports You’ve Missed
This device comes with the new M1 Pro and Max chips, a better display, more ports, and a display notch. Yes, really. The post Apple’s New 14-inch MacBook Pro Brings Back the Ports You’ve Missed appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Apple Unveils New M1 Pro, Monster M1 Max SoCs
Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max are here, with significantly larger CPU and GPU clusters alongside more RAM and up to 400GB/s of memory bandwidth. The post Apple Unveils New M1 Pro, Monster M1 Max SoCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google’s Pixel 6 Might Be Even Cheaper Than the Pixel 5
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will run on the Tensor chip. It looks like the Pixel 6 will start at a mere $599, which is even less than the mediocre Pixel 5 last year. The post Google’s Pixel 6 Might Be Even Cheaper Than the Pixel 5 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Quantum Analysis of Ancient Space Dust Reveals Why the Inner and Outer Planets Differ
An image from Juno showing the clouds of Jupiter in astounding detail. New analysis of ancient meteorite dust has provided evidence for a physical gap in the sun's protoplanetary disk. It may explain two old problems in planetary astronomy.The post Quantum Analysis of Ancient Space Dust Reveals Why the Inner and Outer Planets Differ appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Banned Crypto-Miners Siphoning Power from Chinese Public Firms
Two Chinese provinces have found that a substantial chunk of illegal mining was happening at public institutions. Naturally, the government aims to put a stop to that. The post Banned Crypto-Miners Siphoning Power from Chinese Public Firms appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Robot Dogs Now Fielding Robot Guns
It’s unclear what purpose they’re intended to fill—but the possibilities aren’t exactly pleasant.The post Robot Dogs Now Fielding Robot Guns appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Astronomers Find First-Ever Planet Orbiting Dead Star
Could that mean Jupiter is destined to survive the sun's death throes?The post Astronomers Find First-Ever Planet Orbiting Dead Star appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Amazon Copied Sellers’ Products, Manipulated Algorithms to Display Their Own Versions First
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but for businesses that sell on Amazon, it can be the difference between success and ruin.The post Amazon Copied Sellers’ Products, Manipulated Algorithms to Display Their Own Versions First appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Best Tech for Teaching in our New, Hybrid World
After hoping for "just" one year of impacted teaching, most of us are in for another tricky year. Online classes have often been replaced by various forms of "flipped" or "hybrid" courses. We'll take you through some of our favorite tech to make the most of the situation.The post The Best Tech for Teaching in our New, Hybrid World appeared first on ExtremeTech.
A Garbage Piece of Gaming History is Up For Auction
The Phantom Gaming System breaks cover again, but don't let the auction verbiage fool you. This was no plucky also-ran. The post A Garbage Piece of Gaming History is Up For Auction appeared first on ExtremeTech.
We Might Be Able to Nuke Asteroids to Save the Planet After All
Credit: NASAA new simulation from researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) suggests that nuclear "disruption" of an asteroid might be a viable option, even if the expected impact is just months away. Of course, that only matters if you can deliver a spacecraft to the asteroid, which still requires a lot of planning. The post We Might Be Able to Nuke Asteroids to Save the Planet After All appeared first on ExtremeTech.
HTC Announces Smaller, Lighter Vive Flow VR Headset
The lightweight headset is styled more like a pair of glasses, making it easier to pop them on to watch some Netflix or play a simple game. However, you're going to need an external power source, and the Flow headset isn't cheap at $500.The post HTC Announces Smaller, Lighter Vive Flow VR Headset appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Third-Ever Tardigrade Fossil Discovered Hiding in a Hunk of Amber
Scientists have discovered just the third fossil tardigrade we've ever found -- while they were looking for something else entirely. The post Third-Ever Tardigrade Fossil Discovered Hiding in a Hunk of Amber appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Researchers Announce Most Precise Measurement Ever Taken of a Free Neutron’s Lifetime
A worldwide collaboration of scientists has announced the most precise measurement ever taken of a neutron's lifetime. How? By giving neutrons a nice long soak in an ultracold "neutron bathtub."The post Researchers Announce Most Precise Measurement Ever Taken of a Free Neutron’s Lifetime appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Drones Have Now Been Used to Deliver Lungs for Medical Transplant
Eighteen months of preparation made the extremely sensitive organ transportation a success.The post Drones Have Now Been Used to Deliver Lungs for Medical Transplant appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Radeon RX 6600 is AMD’s Weakest RDNA2 GPU Yet
AMD's latest Radeon RX 6600 GPU is now available, but the card is not the value proposition we had hoped it would be. The post The Radeon RX 6600 is AMD’s Weakest RDNA2 GPU Yet appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Arrives at Launch Site
It's a moment 20 years in the making—NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at the launch site.The post NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Arrives at Launch Site appeared first on ExtremeTech.
William Shatner Rides Blue Origin Rocket to Space and Back
William Shatner gained worldwide notoriety playing a spaceman on TV, and now he's become one for real.The post William Shatner Rides Blue Origin Rocket to Space and Back appeared first on ExtremeTech.
An Engineering Student Has Created a Makeshift USB-C iPhone
Between this and the European Commission's recent decision regarding USB-C ports, Apple's going to run out of excuses not to make the switch.The post An Engineering Student Has Created a Makeshift USB-C iPhone appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Netgear Has the First Quad-Band Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router, but it Costs $1,500
Mesh routers are all the rage right now. Google, Amazon, Asus, Linksys, and many others have their own dual or tri-band mesh setups. Netgear says it has something new—the world's first quad-band Wi-Fi 6E system.The post Netgear Has the First Quad-Band Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router, but it Costs $1,500 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
AMD Will Offer V-Cache on AM4, Updated AM5 With Next-Gen PCIe 5.0 Coming in 2022
AMD is celebrating five years of Ryzen -- and sharing a few details on its upcoming product roadmaps. The post AMD Will Offer V-Cache on AM4, Updated AM5 With Next-Gen PCIe 5.0 Coming in 2022 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Video Cards Are Getting More Expensive Again
A combination of factors has pushed video card prices into the stratosphere, and there's no sign they'll come down anytime soon. In fact, data collected by 3DCenter points to increasing prices in the last month. The post Video Cards Are Getting More Expensive Again appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Phoenix Is Using Reflective Pavement to Combat Extreme Heat
The gray pavement coating has the ability to reduce surface temperatures by up to 12 degrees. The post Phoenix Is Using Reflective Pavement to Combat Extreme Heat appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Rising PC Market Yanked Earthward by Supply Chain Woes
The pandemic-related growth spurt is slowing worldwide as supply chain issues choke off the PC market's growth. The post Rising PC Market Yanked Earthward by Supply Chain Woes appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Apple Appeals Epic Verdict in Pursuit of Total Victory
Apple just released the iPhone 13 this month, along with the new iPad Mini and Apple Watch 7. (Photo: Apple)Apple has opted to appeal the case, which is previously called a "resounding victory." It wants to upgrade that to "total victory," it would seem. The post Apple Appeals Epic Verdict in Pursuit of Total Victory appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA Says Boeing’s Starliner Won’t Launch Until 2022
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rollout out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the Orbital Flight Test mission, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Orbital Flight Test with be Starliner’s maiden mission to the International Space Station for NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The mission, currently targeted for a 6:26 a.m. EST launch on Dec. 20, will serve as an end-to-end test of the system's capabilities. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)The vessel was supposed to head off to the International Space Station (ISS) in August, but a last-minute issue with fuel valves caused an abort, and attempting to fix the valves has proven challenging. NASA now says Starliner won't launch until 2022 as Boeing works to verify the cause and develop a fix to prevent similar failures in the future.The post NASA Says Boeing’s Starliner Won’t Launch Until 2022 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
How I Spent $700 Building a ‘Life Aquatic’ Mechanical Keyboard
I recently waited about a year and a half for my Life Aquatic project to come together, and the total cost was around $700. I know what you're thinking: "How? Why? Are you crazy?" Allow me to explain. The post How I Spent $700 Building a ‘Life Aquatic’ Mechanical Keyboard appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Facebook Banned a Developer Who Helped People Use the Site Less
Unfollow Everything was designed to unfollow every friend, group, and page, resulting in a completely blank News Feed. That's exactly what Facebook didn't like about it.The post Facebook Banned a Developer Who Helped People Use the Site Less appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Nintendo Admits Joy Con Drift Is Not Entirely Fixable
(Photo: Alvaro Reyes/Unsplash)Nintendo is still working on JoyCon drift, but isn't sure the problem can be fixed. The post Nintendo Admits Joy Con Drift Is Not Entirely Fixable appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Weekend Deals: Dell Alienware M15 R6 Intel Core i7 Nvidia RTX 3060 165Hz Gaming Laptop for $1,299, Corsair PCI-E 4.0 NVMe 1TB SSD $149
Dells newly released Alienware M15 R6 laptop offers a balanced design that's both compact and powerful for gaming on the go. Today for just $1,299 you can buy one of Dell's new Alienware M15 R6 that has all the hardware you need to run games with blistering speed and with high quality graphics settings.The post ET Weekend Deals: Dell Alienware M15 R6 Intel Core i7 Nvidia RTX 3060 165Hz Gaming Laptop for $1,299, Corsair PCI-E 4.0 NVMe 1TB SSD $149 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Master Linux and Git with this $19 E-Learning Training Bundle
The Mastering Linux and Git Certification Bundle is now on sale for just $19, meaning you can master these essential Linux and Git topics for less.The post Master Linux and Git with this $19 E-Learning Training Bundle appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ExtremeTech Explains: What is a Neural Net?
We talk a lot about AI, machine learning, and neural nets, but what's a neural net in the first place? The post ExtremeTech Explains: What is a Neural Net? appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Microsoft Kinect Returns as an Accessory for Sky’s New Connected TVs
Microsoft tried and tried to make Kinect happen, even going so far as to bundle with the Xbox One. It discontinued the Kinect in 2017, but the technology exists, and now European TV provider Sky is going to give it to consumers again. The post Microsoft Kinect Returns as an Accessory for Sky’s New Connected TVs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Researchers Bust Antibacterial Spider Silk Myth
Spider silk is incredibly resilient, but one thing it can't do is fight off bacteria.The post Researchers Bust Antibacterial Spider Silk Myth appeared first on ExtremeTech.
TSMC Will Not Leak Sensitive Client Information in Response to US Transparency Requests
TSMC has announced it will not cooperate with unreasonable US requests for information on its customers, but the declaration may be more for show than anything. The post TSMC Will Not Leak Sensitive Client Information in Response to US Transparency Requests appeared first on ExtremeTech.
ET Deals: Over $1,000 Off Dell Vostro 15 7500 Intel Core i5 GTX 1650 Ti Laptop, Dell S3221QS 4K 32-Inch Curved Monitor for $374
Today you can get a highly versatile laptop from Dell with over $1,000 marked off the retail price. This system is perfect for work, but it also has a 100 percent sRGB compatible display for editing images and a GPU that's powerful enough to keep the average gamer happy.The post ET Deals: Over $1,000 Off Dell Vostro 15 7500 Intel Core i5 GTX 1650 Ti Laptop, Dell S3221QS 4K 32-Inch Curved Monitor for $374 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Valve Tears Down Steam Deck to Explain Why You Shouldn’t
As the disembodied hands explain, Valve believes you should have the right to tinker with your hardware, but it doesn't promise the Steam Deck will be easily repairable. In fact, the voice warns against doing any of what you see.The post Valve Tears Down Steam Deck to Explain Why You Shouldn’t appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Master Coding Skills with this Essential $30 Training Package
The Premium Coding Skills Bundle is now on sale for $28.98, meaning you can go from beginner to expert in coding for less than $3.50 per included course.The post Master Coding Skills with this Essential $30 Training Package appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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