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Intel's Upcoming Coffee Lake Z370 Motherboards Aren't Backwards Compatible

Intel's Upcoming Coffee Lake Z370 Motherboards Aren't Backwards Compatible As Tom’s Hardware details, Z370 boards and Coffee Lake CPUs are both incompatible with previous Intel hardware.You can’t stick a Kaby Lake or Skylake CPU in a Z370 motherboard, and you can’t use a Coffee Lake processor in a Z170 or Z270 motherboard.

Nvidia's CEO Declares Moore's Law Dead

Nvidia's CEO Declares Moore's Law Dead One of the topics we’ve repeatedly returned to here at ExtremeTech is the state of Moore’s Law and its long-term future.There’s no denying CPU performance improvements have been slow these past six years.

SNES Classic Review Roundup: A Great Value, Provided You Can Find One

SNES Classic Review Roundup: A Great Value, Provided You Can Find One While the concept of a small retro game console with excellent emulation was enthusiastically received by gamers, last year’s execution was decidedly lacking.The Super NES Classic Edition has launched, with multiple reviews online–we’ve rounded up several of them to compare.

Intel, Not Nvidia, Will Power Tesla's Infotainment Systems

Intel, Not Nvidia, Will Power Tesla's Infotainment Systems Earlier this month, there was a rumor that AMD was providing Tesla with a semi-custom chip to handle self-driving tasks.While Nvidia is still powering Tesla’s self-driving hardware, Intel’s entrance into this market is a significant threat.

Report: Andy Rubin's Essential Has Only Shipped 5,000 Phones

Report: Andy Rubin's Essential Has Only Shipped 5,000 Phones According to third-party data, Essential may have only sold 5,000 Essential Phones since launch.The Essential Phone turned heads thanks to the LCD panel that goes all the way to the edge of the phone on three sides — there’s a little bezel at the bottom.

Field Test: Flying a Mavic Pro With Epson's Moverio BT-300FPV AR Glasses

Field Test: Flying a Mavic Pro With Epson's Moverio BT-300FPV AR Glasses One of the trickiest parts of flying a drone is trying to look in two directions at once.That’s where Epson’s Moverio BT-300FPV AR glasses come in.

ET Deals: Save Big on AWS Solution Architect Certification Training Bundle

ET Deals: Save Big on AWS Solution Architect Certification Training Bundle Want to make something really big and impressive on the web?In the year 2017, that almost certainly means cloud computing will be involved somewhere in your project.

Intel Unveils Neuromorphic, Self-Learning Chip Codenamed Loihi

Intel Unveils Neuromorphic, Self-Learning Chip Codenamed Loihi There’s been a huge surge of interest in topics like AI, machine learning, and deep learning over the last few years.The company has announced a new neuromorphic chip, codenamed Loihi, designed for AI and deep learning workloads.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Have Serious Shattering Problems

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Have Serious Shattering Problems Now, there’s additional evidence the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus may not be as strong as what Apple claimed.Third-party warranty company SquareTrade has tested the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus directly against the Galaxy Note 8.

Scientists Learn How Your Cells Help Influenza Evolve Faster

Scientists Learn How Your Cells Help Influenza Evolve Faster Even if you got vaccinated last year, influenza mutates so quickly you need this year’s vaccine to be well-protected.Like all viruses, influenza replicates itself by invading cells and hijacking the components used by the cell to make new proteins.

Critical Zero-Day Flaw in macOS Reveals Passwords in Plaintext

Critical Zero-Day Flaw in macOS Reveals Passwords in Plaintext The flaw was first spotted by Patrick Wardle, an ex-NSA employee who now works for the security research firm Synack.Not only can passwords be exfilitrated from the Keychain, they can be exfiltrated without even entering the master password.

The Ataribox Will Be AMD-Powered, Cost at Least $250

The Ataribox Will Be AMD-Powered, Cost at Least $250 The initial console reveal was just a video of a faux-wood box, with no information on the platform’s hardware or capabilities.First, the microconsole business, which pundits once thought would drag on the PS4 and Xbox One’s sales, crashed and burned.

Microsoft Set to Release Quantum Computer Programming Language

Microsoft Set to Release Quantum Computer Programming Language However, Microsoft is planning ahead with the upcoming release of its own quantum programming language, which will be fully compatible with Visual Studio.A quantum computer uses the quantum state of atoms or molecules, like superposition and entanglement, to perform data operations.

Star Trek Discovery Looks Like a Good Show. Too Bad So Few Can Watch It.

Star Trek Discovery Looks Like a Good Show. Too Bad So Few Can Watch It. I’ve been a Star Trek fan since I was a child.If you want to watch Discovery, you’ll have to pay $6 per month for a subscription with commercials or $10 per month without commercials.

ET Deals: Save Big on a 13.3-Inch Dell Latitude 13 e7370 Laptop

ET Deals: Save Big on a 13.3-Inch Dell Latitude 13 e7370 Laptop Looking for a small and sturdy laptop that’s well-suited to getting real work done while you’re on the go?Today’s deal on eBay will net you a 13.

Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic

Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic The new cable can transmit 160 terabits per second (20TBps).The Marea cable is 17,000 feet below the surface of the ocean, at pressures that would crush the human body like a beer can.

AMD Confirms RX Vega Won't Support 3-Way, 4-Way, Crossfire Configurations

AMD Confirms RX Vega Won't Support 3-Way, 4-Way, Crossfire Configurations For the last fourteen years, AMD and Nvidia have both supported multi-GPU configurations.But if you’ve paid attention to any of the discussions of microstutter in mGPU configurations, you know that this doesn’t always work as smoothly as you’d like, even in two-way mGPU configurations.

Intel's Coffee Lake Refresh Offers Up to 6 Cores, Goes On Sale Oct. 5

Intel's Coffee Lake Refresh Offers Up to 6 Cores, Goes On Sale Oct. 5 The Core i5 family never had Hyper-Threading, so that’s no different, but Intel is bumping its core count to six cores, up from four.The major question, of course, is how these prices and capabilities compare against AMD’s Ryzen family.

Scientists Design New Form of Aluminum That Floats

Scientists Design New Form of Aluminum That Floats A team of international researchers has devised a new structural recipe for crystalline aluminum with extremely low density.The scientists from Utah State University and Southern Federal University in Russia used computational design to work out the structure of the crystalline aluminum.

What is Cord Blood Banking?

What is Cord Blood Banking? Umbilical cord blood banking has become increasingly popular in recent years, with a number of businesses both public and private offering the service.The use of placental and cord blood stem cells doesn’t have the same attendant controversy as the use of embryonic stem cells.