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Friday November 17, 2017. 09:52 PM
We don't know exactly what Boston Dynamics did to upgrade its robot. We hope that changes soon, because knowledge will be power when the robot apocalypse begins. The post Boston Dynamics Robot Is Done Being Pushed Around, Learns to do a Backflip appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel is bringing new facilities online to improve Coffee Lake CPU production and bring prices down. While it's nothing compared with GPUs, the 8th Gen chips are a bit overheated. The post Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments...
Tesla surprises Semi event fans with the debut of the second-generation Roadster, billed as the quickest production car in the world. The post Tesla Brings Back the Roadster: 0-60 in 1.9 Seconds, 620-Mile Range appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The Tesla Semi would be 20 percent cheaper than a diesel truck. In automated convoys, it would compete with rail. Some wonder if electric trucks aren't better suited for urban delivery, while others wonder if 2019 is too optimistic a release date. The post Tesla Semi:...
Nintendo ate the US wholesale in October console sales. Can the Xbox One X reverse that? The post The Nintendo Switch, SNES Classic Just Beat the Snot Out of Sony, Microsoft appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Hours before Battlefront II was supposed to launch, EA pulled an about-face and temporarily banned all pay-to-win mechanics -- but it's still planning to deploy them again in the future. The post EA Reverses Itself, Temporarily Removes Pay-to-Win Mechanics From Battlefront...
If you're getting tired of Earth with all its breathable air and gravity, there may soon be a home for you among the stars. The post Space Nation Asgardia Launches Its First Satellite appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Thursday November 16, 2017. 10:47 PM
EA's Battlefront problems continue to deepen, with Belgium launching an investigation into whether the game promotes gambling and players unhappy after the recent Reddit AMA. The post Battlefront II Investigated in Belgium as EA’s Reddit AMA Bombs appeared first on...
Intel and Micron both made significant announcements this week about the future of non-volatile RAM and future Optane (3D XPoint) products. The post Micron Launches New NAND-based DIMMs, Intel Announces Optane DIMMs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
In a proof-of-concept hack, researchers showed it's possible to disable the camera and gain entry to the home without generating any alerts or warnings. The post Amazon Key Hack Lets Delivery Drivers Sneak Into Your House Undetected appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Apple is still fielding two different modems inside the iPhone X, and once again, performance isn't equal. T-Mobile users, in particular, may fare much better with one company versus the other. The post Not All iPhone Xs Use the Same Modem, and They Perform Differently...
It was initially believed graphene could revolutionize semiconductor and interconnect design, but IBM doesn't hold out much hope that it'll happen. Instead, the firm believes copper will remain critical to manufacturing going forward. The post Move Over Graphene: IBM...
NASA engineers will go over the ASPIRE footage frame-by-frame to study how the parachute behaved during deployment. The post NASA Tests Supersonic Parachute for Mars 2020 Rover appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Wednesday November 15, 2017. 10:55 PM
Hopes were high for Google's Pixel Buds, but the hardware just doesn't hold up compared with the competition. The post Review Roundup: Google Pixel Buds Bomb, Win Few Accolades appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Astronomers have found a new exoplanet orbiting Ross 128 that looks like the closest thing we've found yet to a habitable, Earth-like planet. The post Astronomers Find Nearby Planet With Excellent Chance of Supporting Life appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA has partnered with several private organizations and nonprofits to test some flying machines in the most Martian landscape on Earth: a desolate island in the Canadian Arctic. The post NASA Plans to Develop Mars Drone at Arctic Research Base appeared first on ExtremeTech.
At Nissan Technical Center in Michigan, Rosie the Robot (aka Mrs. Doorboto) does a lifetime of car-door testing in three days. The post Meet Mrs. Roboto: Nissan’s Automated Car Door Closer appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Thirty-seven years after Amar Bose imagined an electromagnetic suspension system, Bose is selling its algorithms, patents, and trucker seat technology to ClearMotion, another MIT spinoff. The post Bose Sells Off Its Revolutionary Electromagnetic Suspension appeared first on...
Nvidia has made a massive upgrade to its own supercomputer, the SaturnV, courtesy of the Volta V100 GPU. The post Nvidia Unveils Major Volta Upgrade to its SaturnV Supercomputer appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Qualcomm's new Centriq servers are proving to be powerful solutions. Intel ought to be looking over its shoulder, at least a little. The post Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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