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Astronomers Will Scan Mystery Interstellar Object to Make Sure It’s Not a Spaceship

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:01:37 +0000

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What if it's not an asteroid, though? What if it's an alien spaceship? It's probably not, but we should be sure, right?

The post Astronomers Will Scan Mystery Interstellar Object to Make Sure It’s Not a Spaceship appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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ET Green Monday Deals: Up to $50 off New Amazon Gear

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:45:58 +0000

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday get the vast majority of the coverage, but they aren't the only major shopping days of note. Green Monday, the second Monday in December, is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. There are still loads of excellent deals from the likes of Amazon and Dell, and you still have enough time to get them delivered before Christmas.

The post ET Green Monday Deals: Up to $50 off New Amazon Gear appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Over 460 HP Laptop Models Shipped with Keylogger

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:18:47 +0000

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Just weeks after getting caught with onboard spyware, HP has been found shipping a keylogger (albeit a disabled one).

The post Over 460 HP Laptop Models Shipped with Keylogger appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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San Francisco Cracks Down on Delivery Robots

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:45:53 +0000

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"Not every innovation is all that great for society," said San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee.

The post San Francisco Cracks Down on Delivery Robots appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Popular Smart Gun Safe Can Be Unlocked With Bluetooth Hack

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:21:43 +0000

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Adding smarts to a gun safe might not be the best idea.

The post Popular Smart Gun Safe Can Be Unlocked With Bluetooth Hack appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Almost Two Years Later, We Still Don’t Know if Planet Nine Exists

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:02:52 +0000

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It's been almost two years since researchers from Caltech hypothesized that highly unusual orbits of objects in the Kuiper Belt pointed to an undiscovered massive object. No one has been able to disprove the idea yet, but the scientific community is still skeptical.

The post Almost Two Years Later, We Still Don’t Know if Planet Nine Exists appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Dell Sells PCs Without Intel’s Management Engine, but With Tradeoffs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:18:46 +0000

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It's technically possible to buy a laptop without Intel's Management Engine enabled, but there are significant tradeoffs and these systems aren't typically available to ordinary consumers. Read on for details.

The post Dell Sells PCs Without Intel’s Management Engine, but With Tradeoffs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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SpaceX Hopes to Make History Tuesday with Upcoming Rocket Launch

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:15:56 +0000

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SpaceX hopes to set a new record on Tuesday when it launches a used Dragon capsule on top of a pre-flown Falcon 9.

The post SpaceX Hopes to Make History Tuesday with Upcoming Rocket Launch appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Toshiba’s New 14TB Helium Hard Drive Sets Capacity Records

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:30:06 +0000

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Toshiba is prepping a 14TB conventionally recorded hard drive for next year. It'll be the company's first helium-filled drive and packs a whopping nine platters in a 3.5-inch form factor.

The post Toshiba’s New 14TB Helium Hard Drive Sets Capacity Records appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Woman Who Stared Directly at the Eclipse Burned it Into Her Retina

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:21:59 +0000

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A woman who looked at the solar eclipse for less than 30 seconds back in August, when the sun was 70 percent covered, has permanent, irreversible damage to her retinas -- but this is the first time we've ever been able to directly image the area to see what it looks like.

The post Woman Who Stared Directly at the Eclipse Burned it Into Her Retina appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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