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SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:26:30 +0000

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NAND prices are expected to jump in Q4 2016 thanks to increased demand for flash-based storage on PC laptops. If you're planning to buy an SSD for Christmas we recommend pulling the trigger sooner rather than later.

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Gears of War 4 competitive cross-play being tested this weekend between PC, Xbox One owners

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:10:20 +0000

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If you're still playing Gears of War 4's multiplayer, this weekend has something special on offer. The Coalition team has decided to enable competitive cross-play for this weekend in hopes of gathering data on what it's like for Xbox One and PC gamers to go head-to-head.

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ET deals: 1TB of iDrive cloud backup for 75% off

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:45:37 +0000

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Data redundancy is critically important. Sure, having a local backup of your hard drive is a good first step, but that's just not enough. If you use a service like IDrive to keep all of your important information in the cloud, you can rest easy knowing that you won't lose your data in a fire or robbery.

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Hands-off the steering wheel with a Delphi-Mobileye autonomous test-drive

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:02:10 +0000

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Delphi puts more emphasis on cameras, but lidar and radar are still on-board. At CES, Audis will show their stuff on a 6.5-mile urban loop, including tunnels where GPS doesn't work.

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This week in space: The future of NASA, the ESA diagnosed its Mars probe failure, and setbacks while resupplying the ISS

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:30:06 +0000

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NASA's funding is on the chopping block and a Russian spacecraft blew up. But the ESA figured out what went wrong with Schiaparelli, so we've got that going for us -- along with gorgeous

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Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:00:01 +0000

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New disclosures reveal that as part of a child porn takedown, the FBI levied surveillance onto some 8,000 IPs in 120 countries, under the auspices of a single warrant. The new era of grey-hat digital surveillance is taking shape. Who will come out on top?

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Did the Navy steal the design for one of its new Littoral Combat Ships?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:30:30 +0000

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The Navy has been accused of stealing design elements for its Littoral Combat Ship and refusing to play the inventor who came up with them. In this case, the accusation may well have weight.

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MDMA rolls onto the psychotherapy scene as FDA greenlights Phase III clinical trial

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:39:29 +0000

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MDMA is a psychotropic drug of recreational abuse. Now scientists are beginning to more carefully explore its psychoactive effects, in hopes that it can be used to treat PTSD.

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Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:46:55 +0000

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Autonomous-drive kits (software, hardware, sensors) go to automakers in 2019. Self-driving cars arrive in 2021, says Delphi. And Intel wants to drive the entire system with current and next-generation processors.

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Final Fantasy XV compromises visual quality differently in every version

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:30:25 +0000

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Few games have been through ten years of development hell, and come out the other side in good shape. Final Fantasy XV has been through numerous platforms, names, and directors in the last decade, but it's finally made its way to store shelves this week.

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