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Rumor: Nvidia may have killed Maxwell production ahead of June Pascal launch

When Nvidia demoed Pascal at GDC 2016 last month, many readers were a bit unhappy that the company didn’t give more details on what its upcoming consumer cards would look like. The latest rumors are that Nvidia may have stopped ...

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Intel demos 3D XPoint, showcases Optane’s 2GB/s performance

Last year, Intel and Micron announced that they’d developed a new memory standard. This new memory, 3D XPoint (pronounced “crosspoint”) is a non-volatile memory that Intel is advertising as the first major memory breakthrough in 25 years. Early speculation was ...

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Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis: stylish, svelte, and an eye-popping $290

Amazon’s first Kindle revolutionized the ebook reader business and sold out within hours. The device was a huge success, despite a $ 399 price tag. Over the last nine years, Amazon has driven the Kindle’s base price down while improving ...

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Firmware 3.50 lets you stream PS4 games to your PC or Mac, supports 4TB drives [UPDATED]

Updated on April 8, 2016: When Sony rolled out the PS4 3.50 update earlier this week, most of the attention was on the PC support for Remote Play. Sony publicly discussed a number of other small additions for 3.50, but ...

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Samsung announces new ’10nm-class’ DDR4

Samsung announced this week that it’s begun production of 8Gb DDR4-3200 chips using its new ’10nm class’ production lines. According to Samsung, these new chips aren’t just a business-as-usual node shrink — the company had to perform some significant additional ...

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Japan’s X-ray satellite spinning out of control, some fragments headed for re-entry

Last week, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it had briefly picked up radio signals from its damaged X-ray observatory, Hitomi. Those contacts sparked hope that something might be salvaged from the satellite and its mission. As we ...

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Archaeologists may have discovered additional Viking settlements in the New World

For centuries, most scholars believed Christopher Columbus was the first European explorer to reach the New World. While Norse sagas were known to describe the Viking’s colonization of lands west and south of Greenland, these sagas were based on oral ...

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Volkswagen recalls electric vehicles, FTC sues company for false ‘clean diesel’ advertising

Last week, Volkswagen convinced a US judge to give it another few weeks to hammer out an agreement with the EPA over how to fix its diesel vehicles and bring them into compliance with US law. That break appears to ...

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ET deals: Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series 17.3-inch laptop for $639

If you’re in the market for a nice big-screen laptop, take a look at the 17.3-inch Inspiron 17 5000 series from Dell. With a new Skylake CPU, a generous amount of RAM, and a 1080p display, this laptop is a ...

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Pentagon will investigate United Launch Alliance over allegations of improperly awarded contracts

Last week Brett Tobey, a senior engineer with United Launch Alliance, was forced to resign over comments he made at a presentation at the University of Colorado-Boulder. During that presentation, Tobey made remarks that implied the US government had improperly ...

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