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SpaceX Nailed Two Falcon 9 Launches and Landings Over the Weekend

SpaceX Nailed Two Falcon 9 Launches and Landings Over the Weekend In the last few days, there have been two successful SpaceX launches and landings.The first of the two launches took place on Friday, and the second was on Sunday.

Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests Linus Tech Tips recently took four identical machines from Dell and put them through a battery of independent browser tests to see how Microsoft Edge would hold up against Opera, Chrome, and Firefox.Even so, averaged across all the systems, Edge has worse battery life than Chrome or Opera.

Sega's New 'Sega Forever' Emulation is a Train Wreck

Sega's New 'Sega Forever' Emulation is a Train Wreck Available on iOS and Android mobile devices.” The site promises features like free play, game saves, leaderboards, Bluetooth support for wireless controllers, offline play, and the ability to download new games released every month.

Google Pixel 2 Leak Points to Snapdragon 835 and New Design

Google Pixel 2 Leak Points to Snapdragon 835 and New Design However, the Pixel and Pixel XL signified a change in direction.There will be stereo speakers, which the current Pixel doesn’t have.

New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles

New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles Another condition that has resisted the implant approach is type 2 diabetes.But type 2 diabetes is more related to insulin insensitivity than it is to failure to produce insulin in the first place.

Nintendo Unveils Super NES Classic Edition, Launches Sept 29 with 21 Games

Nintendo Unveils Super NES Classic Edition, Launches Sept 29 with 21 Games Mode 7 freaks, get ready: Nintendo has unveiled the Super NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the beloved SNES in the vein of the NES Classic Edition that everyone wanted and few people were able to actually buy.But I’m sure we’re all going to have some favorite or other that’s missing from this, and maybe it’ll end up hackable like the NES Classic Edition was.

Building Gaming Keyboard 2.0: Bigger, Better, Oranger

Building Gaming Keyboard 2.0: Bigger, Better, Oranger It has a similar color scheme to the HEV suit from Half-Life — orange, carbon, and cream.After reaching out to the manufacturer, I was informed this was indeed the “orange” anodizing.

ET Deals: Save 86% on the Complete MATLAB Mastery Bundle

ET Deals: Save 86% on the Complete MATLAB Mastery Bundle If you want to learn the skills necessary to visualize and analyze data in your field using MATLAB, you can learn how to best tackle the task at hand for just $27.Whether you’re an aspiring academic or a burgeoning engineer, MATLAB will be an incredibly useful toolset.

IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer

IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer The new supercomputer will consist of 64 million neurons and 16 billion synapses, while using just 10W of wall power.Superficially, the two seem similar — brains, like CPUs, receive inputs, perform calculations based on those inputs, and then return a result.

Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs

Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs Now, a major Hyper-Threading flaw has been discovered that can destabilize Intel CPUs based on both Kaby Lake and Skylake — not something Intel needed on the heels of AMD’s new CPUs.The Debian page notes: “You want your system vendor to provide a BIOS/UEFI update that fixes “Intel processor errata KBL095, KBW095 or the similar one for my Kaby Lake processor”.

Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads

Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads One of Google’s most controversial practices over the years has been the automated scanning of email contents.It comes from Google’s cloud unit, which is responsible for selling G Suite business subscriptions.

CIA Tools to Spy on Offline Computers with USB Drives Leaked

CIA Tools to Spy on Offline Computers with USB Drives Leaked A new cache of CIA documents posted on Wikileaks reveals the methods employed by the CIA to hack these so-called “air-gapped” machines.To hack an air-gapped system, a CIA operative first installs custom “Brutal Kangaroo” malware on an internet-connected system.

SpaceX Successfully Launches, Lands Second Reused Rocket

SpaceX Successfully Launches, Lands Second Reused Rocket For SpaceX, this is the second demonstration of its reusable rocket capabilities.For Bulgaria, it’s the first satellite the country has ever launched.

New PillCam Uses Wireless Radio, CCD Cameras to Diagnose Heartburn

New PillCam Uses Wireless Radio, CCD Cameras to Diagnose Heartburn While the FDA has provisionally approved the PillCam for use, they only allow it after a patient has experienced an unsuccessful endoscopy or colonoscopy.There are three versions of the device: the PillCam ESO, for the esophagus, the PillCam SB for the stomach, and the PillCam Colon for the lower GI tract.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost There’s a number of new capabilities baked into the update, but we’re going to focus on two of the gaming-centric ones in particular.This is a major addition that’s been missing for far too long, and we’re thrilled to see it in the Fall Creators Update.

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone While not every company uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, its LTE modems have been extremely successful.Other companies have begun to take more market share, but for several years, Qualcomm virtually owned the entire LTE market.

Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn't as Secure as the Company Claims

Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn't as Secure as the Company Claims One of the major pitches for Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, which only runs apps that you download from the Windows Store, is that it’s significantly more secure from malware and other types of attacks.The company has also touted Windows 10 S as being less susceptible to ransomware, and protected from types of attacks that have taken down previous Windows versions.

In Wake of Apple Loss, Imagination Technologies Puts Itself Up for Sale

In Wake of Apple Loss, Imagination Technologies Puts Itself Up for Sale Earlier this April, Imagination Technologies announced that it would no longer provide key graphics IP to Apple within 15 to 24 months (July 2018 to April 2019).The plan, at least initially, was to double down on its core graphics business, which has produced the bulk of the company’s revenue in recent years.

Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing - Again

Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing - Again Now we’re seeing the same thing happen again — only this time, it’s hitting both AMD and Nvidia cards.At first glance, this might seem like a great thing for both AMD and Nvidia, since after all, higher GPU prices means more money, right?

Russian Company Is Selling Mods to Bypass DJI Drone Safety Features

Russian Company Is Selling Mods to Bypass DJI Drone Safety Features After a series of stern warnings from government regulators, DJI was forced to put safety measures in place on its drone aircraft.Now, a Russian company, ironically called CopterSafe, is allowing drone owners to bypass these restrictions.