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AMD Beats Q2 2017 Expectations on Strong Ryzen, Epyc Sales

AMD beat Wall Street’s expectations in Q2 2017, courtesy of strong demand for Ryzen and Epyc (desktop and server) CPUs. This was a significant quarter for AMD, because it marked the first quarter of full availability for the Ryzen CPU ...

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Winter is Coming: Blizzard Will Kill Support for Windows XP, Vista in October

Blizzard has announced that it is ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista by October. Given that these operating systems were officially retired in 2009 and 2012, respectively, with no security or patch support from Microsoft (although the company ...

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Intel’s Upcoming 12-Core CPU May Clock Well Below AMD’s Threadripper

Intel and AMD have been locked in combat ever since Ryzen 7 debuted and put AMD back in the CPU race for the first time in six years. Both companies are prepping to release higher core count processors, but Intel ...

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ET Deals: Save 12% Off Select Dell XPS and Inspiron Desktops

Desktop PCs offer the very best price-performance ratio, so if you’re in need of longevity at a reasonable price, today’s deal from Dell is worth checking out. On select models of XPS and Inspiron desktops, you can save 12% right ...

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AT&T Attempts to Hijack Net Neutrality ‘Day of Action’ With Deceptive Webpage

Yesterday was the net neutrality “day of action” protest around the internet. Companies and websites posted messages of support for net neutrality, which is imperiled by a Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Some sites even provided easy ways to get ...

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ET Deals: Prime Day 2017’s Best Discounts

It’s Prime Day, and bargain hunters across the internet are tracking down the very best discounts that Amazon has on offer. To help you save some time, we’ve scoured through the deals, and compiled a list of some of the ...

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Tesla’s First Model 3 Rolls Off the Line, as Company Stock Takes a Beating

There’s a pair of seemingly contradictory events happening for Tesla right now. On the one hand, the first Tesla Model 3 supposedly rolled off the assembly line this week, a major achievement for the company. Given the company’s huge valuation ...

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States, Feds Vie to Set Testing Rules for Self-Driving Cars

Special interest groups and politicians in Washington spent this week telling each other they’ve got the best oversight plan for safely testing and bringing autonomous vehicles to market. Not surprisingly, it’s hard to find common ground. Democratic legislators want the ...

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Overclocker Claims Intel X299 VRM Temps are a ‘Disaster’ With Skylake-X

One of the major features Intel has claimed with for its new X-Series of CPUs (both the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X) is that they’re all unlocked, with higher TDP ratings and a top-end platform to pair with the chips, dubbed X299. However, ...

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Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough

Western Digital is typically thought of as a traditional HDD manufacturer more than an SSD firm, but the company’s joint NAND flash venture with Toshiba is designed to change that. Today, that work appears to have paid off in a ...

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