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Sony unveils SD cards so fast, they’ve bumped up against interface speed limits

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:01:24 +0000

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Sony has launched a new lineup of SD cards that push the envelope on what current microSD standards can offer, as far as performance. But be advised -- buying a fast SD card doesn't matter if you don't have a camera that can push it.

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The only sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth has vanished

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:45:59 +0000

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Missing: One sample of metallic hydrogen. If found, please call Harvard.

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Russian man sentenced for killing friend in AMD vs. Nvidia GPU dispute

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:30:02 +0000

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A Russian man has been sentenced to 9.5 years in prison after murdering a former friend over which company, AMD or Nvidia, made better video cards. Whatever happened to punching people you disagreed with?

The post Russian man sentenced for killing friend in AMD vs. Nvidia GPU dispute appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Tesla Model 3 on track for September volume production

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:44:00 +0000

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5,000 Model 3s a week by end of year, 10,000 per week sometime in 2017. 375,000 in line for a Model 3. Not all will get the tax credit.

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NES Classic Edition mods are unlocking its power as a universal gaming emulator

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:30:56 +0000

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The NES Classic is fast becoming the gaming emulator of your dreams.

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ET deals roundup: Save on 4K TVs, sound systems, and gaming consoles

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:45:10 +0000

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Looking to deck out your living room or den with a new TV? Need to enhance your existing TV with a sound system or game console? Dell is offering up a bevy of great deals on home theater equipment, and you can even end up with a $500 gift card with the right purchase.

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How a college student built a self-driving car for $700

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:15:31 +0000

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Feds threatened DIY self-drive hardware/software seller Comma.ai. So the company made plans for linking hardware (Android phone) and software free.

The post How a college student built a self-driving car for $700 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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The building blocks of life are much more common than we thought

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:30:19 +0000

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Buckle your space Boötes and head straight on til Dawn: NASA and the UCLA both just independently reported that they've found "the building blocks of life," off-world.

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Scientists finally make ‘triangulene,’ which is good, we think

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:15:27 +0000

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It won't cooperate long enough for us to measure its properties, so nobody has any idea what to do with it, but it sure does aim to misbehave.

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NASA announces discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets in a single solar system

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:01:42 +0000

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It's much smaller and cooler than our sun, but all seven of those planets are clustered in very close, which would make for an incredible view.

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