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This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:42:13 +0000

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There's good news for NASA, bad news for Cassini, and what on earth do bricks have to do with space?

The post This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:04:57 +0000

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Microsoft's overall quarterly results were excellent, but the company's hardware divisions were a different story. Decline in the Xbox market is expected, but a huge drop in Surface sales doesn't look good. Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile is barely on life support.

The post Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Nintendo Announces New 2DS XL, Returns to Clamshell Design

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:59:27 +0000

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Nintendo has announced a new 2DS XL in a familiar clamshell package. If you've wanted a discounted New 3DS XL, this is the hardware you're looking for.

The post Nintendo Announces New 2DS XL, Returns to Clamshell Design appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Cassini’s First Grand Finale Images of Saturn Are In, and They’re Stunning

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:28 +0000

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The first images from the Grand Finale have been sent back to NASA, and they're stunning. They're also just the start -- Cassini has 21 more close orbits planned.

The post Cassini’s First Grand Finale Images of Saturn Are In, and They’re Stunning appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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ET deals: Try Amazon Music Unlimited for free, get a $10 Amazon Music credit

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:56:24 +0000

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Looking for a single service to download and stream your favorite tunes to your PC, smartphone, and tablet? Amazon is offering up an excellent deal on its Music Unlimited service, so now's the time to act. Get access to tens of millions of songs, entirely without ads, and your first month is gratis. Better yet, new subscribers get a bonus $10 credit too.

The post ET deals: Try Amazon Music Unlimited for free, get a $10 Amazon Music credit appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:00:22 +0000

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Intel's shaking up its Xeon branding with a new branding scheme. New chip introductions and capabilities may not be far behind.

The post Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Western Digital Ships 12TB Helium-Filled Hard Drive

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:30:14 +0000

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Western Digital has come through on its promise late last year to release a 12TB hard drive. It will not be cheap.

The post Western Digital Ships 12TB Helium-Filled Hard Drive appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Study: Humans Arrived in North America 100,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:30:57 +0000

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This claim is based on a reexamination of purported stone tools and broken mastodon bones that were uncovered in the early 1990s. However, not all researchers who have seen the research agree with the findings.

The post Study: Humans Arrived in North America 100,000 Years Earlier Than Thought appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Nintendo Switch Sales Boom, Could Surpass Wii U in Just Over a Year

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:35:57 +0000

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Nintendo's Switch sales are booming, with a reported 2.74 million consoles sold to date. Nintendo believes it can ship 10 million units this year; some analysts think they're low-balling the total.

The post Nintendo Switch Sales Boom, Could Surpass Wii U in Just Over a Year appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Despite What You May Have Heard, Licking Frogs Does Not Cure the Flu

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:16:31 +0000

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We found a peptide on frog skin that destroys the influenza virus with extreme prejudice.

The post Despite What You May Have Heard, Licking Frogs Does Not Cure the Flu appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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