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Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:27:34 +0000

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Cryptocurrency mining is driving GPU prices upwards again, only this time it's hitting both AMD and Nvidia.

The post Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Russian Company Is Selling Mods to Bypass DJI Drone Safety Features

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:15:47 +0000

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DJI was forced to put safety measures in place on its drone aircraft after a series of stern warnings from government regulators. Now, a Russian company is charging a few hundred dollars to turn those limits off.

The post Russian Company Is Selling Mods to Bypass DJI Drone Safety Features appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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WannaCry Virus Shuts Down Honda Factory for a Day

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:59 +0000

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A production halt in Japan costs Honda 1,000 cars; Nissan and Renault were hit earlier by WannaCry.

The post WannaCry Virus Shuts Down Honda Factory for a Day appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Virgin Mobile Reinvents Phone Subsidies With iPhone-Only Deal

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:00:42 +0000

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If you miss the old carrier-offered phone subsidies, Virgin Mobile has a deal for you. You get the money, without being locked in to a contract. You do have to live on the Sprint network, though.

The post Virgin Mobile Reinvents Phone Subsidies With iPhone-Only Deal appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Driver in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Wasn’t Paying Attention: Feds

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:45 +0000

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Tesla driver Josh Brown had his hands on the wheel for just 25 seconds in the last half hour of his life. A new NTSB report says he wasn't watching a video, however.

The post Driver in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Wasn’t Paying Attention: Feds appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Single-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Prostate Cancer

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:12:13 +0000

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The excellent results are in from a two-year study from Europe concerning single-dose iridium therapy for prostate cancer.

The post Single-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Prostate Cancer appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Developer of A Way Out Claims PS4 is Crippling Performance

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:15:03 +0000

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The developer of the unique co-op game A Way Out is claiming console hardware like the PS4 is holding back his artistic vision -- but the PC market isn't the panacea he implies it is, either.

The post Developer of A Way Out Claims PS4 is Crippling Performance appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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The Best Free PC Games

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:35:00 +0000

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There are loads of free PC games out there, but many of them aren't worth your time. These will have you hooked for hours.

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Tests Appear to Show the OnePlus 5 Cheats on Benchmark Tests

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:15:56 +0000

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The new OnePlus 5 is an impressive phone, but it's apparently been designed to cheat in benchmarks to inflate its scores. That's not a practice we recommend, and it damages our ability to recommend the phone as well.

The post Tests Appear to Show the OnePlus 5 Cheats on Benchmark Tests appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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The Steam Summer Sale Starts Thursday, June 22

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:19:49 +0000

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The time has come for gamers the world over to joke about burying their wallets in the backyard, but they'll never do it.

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