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BlackBerry’s global market share just fell to 0%

Eight years ago, BlackBerry (née RIM) was riding high. The company commanded almost 25% of the global smartphone market, a higher share than any company other than Nokia. The firm was expanding its businesses in other countries and it had ...

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Valve kills Steam Greenlight, announces Steam Direct

Five years ago, in 2012, Valve announced Steam Greenlight — a new attempt to surface content on Steam and allow users to vote on which games should be featured. Unfortunately, Greenlight proved to be a disaster. There was far too ...

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Sony’s new Boost Mode improves PS4 Pro game performance by up to 38 percent

Earlier this week we discussed Sony’s Boost Mode for the PS4 Pro. The idea behind Boost Mode is that some of the PS4 Pro’s clock speed improvements can be harnessed to make older titles faster, even if those titles don’t ...

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Intel’s new Hyper-Threading equipped Pentiums offer excellent performance for very little money. AMD’s Ryzen is coming soon, but if you’re an Intel-only enthusiast, these budget chips have a lot to offer — more than any ...

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Fukushima’s Reactor #2 is far more radioactive than previously realized

Earlier this week, Tepco, the Japanese company in charge of cleanup operations at Fukushima Daiichi, seemed to be on the verge of announcing rare good news. Specifically, the company had found some of the fuel debris associated with the failure ...

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New Apple MacBook Pro banned from bar exams in multiple states thanks to Touch Bar

Apple’s new Touch Bar is the updated MacBook Pro’s signature new feature. It offers an array of programmable buttons across the top of the laptop where the function keys typically sit. Unlike function keys, however, these virtual buttons can be ...

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Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later

Fifty years ago today, three American astronauts died in a sudden, uncontrollable cabin fire aboard the Apollo I space capsule. The deaths of Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee could have spelled doom for the entire Apollo space ...

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D-Wave’s quantum computers take a quantum leap forward, now offer 2,000 qubits

Over the past few years, quantum computer manufacturer D-Wave has been rolling out hardware capable of increasingly complex tasks and solving more advanced types of problems. This week, it unveiled a new system capable of entangling up to 2,000 qubits. The D-Wave ...

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Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion in unpaid rebates, alleges attempted perjury, extortion

Apple sued Qualcomm today, alleging that the mobile chip giant owes it at least a billion dollars in unpaid rebates and agreements. Apple further states that Qualcomm “attempted to extort Apple into changing its responses and providing false information to ...

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Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

There’s some good news for privacy-minded individuals who haven’t been fond of Microsoft’s data collection policy with Windows 10. When the upcoming Creators Update drops this spring, it will overhaul Microsoft’s data collection policies. Terry Myerson, executive vice president of ...

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