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Thermaltake debuts new PCIe 3.0 extender, lets you show off your GPU in style

Computer enthusiasts and high-end component designers have long been faced with a difficult problem: As much fun as some people have turning both the exterior and interior of their PCs into well-designed works of art, computer components are not generally ...

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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

Last month, Intel launched its 7th generation refresh of the Core processor family, codenamed Kaby Lake. While the new desktop processor was a moderate improvement over its immediate predecessor, the major news of the launch was that Intel would, for ...

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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

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Apple’s new Touch Bar is causing problems for MacBook Pro users who intended to use their new hardware to sit for bar exams. Multiple states have banned the new systems or restricted their use due ...

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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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