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iPhone X Production May Not Have Even Started Yet

iPhone X Production May Not Have Even Started Yet When Apple unveiled the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X earlier this month, it was immediately obvious which device had captured the public’s imagination.The reviews on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus give those devices simultaneous high marks for yet another iteration of what is, fundamentally, an excellent phone, while simultaneously telling everyone that the real iPhone you want, the one that represents the future of devices, is the $999 iPhone X–not the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus.

Volvo's 2018 XC40 Lease Plan Puts You in a New SUV Every Year

Volvo's 2018 XC40 Lease Plan Puts You in a New SUV Every Year With the XC40, Volvo now completes a subcompact-compact-medium line of SUVs with the subcompact XC40, compact XC60, and mid-size XC90.In the category called “we could have told you this for free,” Volvo says it conducted “extensive global research into how compact SUVs are used and discovered proper storage is essential.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Review: Reclaiming the Desktop Performance Crown

Intel Core i9-7980XE Review: Reclaiming the Desktop Performance Crown 5MB per CPU core.Skylake-SP processors have 1MB of L2 per CPU core, but shrink the L3 back to 1.

IBM z14 Mainframe CPUs to Use 14nm FinFET SOI Design

IBM z14 Mainframe CPUs to Use 14nm FinFET SOI Design When GlobalFoundries bought IBM’s semiconductor business two years ago, it signed a number of agreements to continue to manufacture IBM hardware and to provide facilities that would meet IBM’s manufacturing requirements.This week, the company announced that it would deploy a new 14nm FinFET process to build IBM’s z14 mainframe processors — and it’ll use SOI (silicon-on-insulator) as well.

NASA 3D Prints First Rocket Part Composed of Two Metals

NASA 3D Prints First Rocket Part Composed of Two Metals As the name implies, a rocket igniter is used to initiate a rocket engine’s start sequence.It’s a surprisingly complex part that’s difficult to make, so it’s an ideal candidate for 3D printing.

The iPhone 8 Debuts to Weak Demand, Uncertain Interest

The iPhone 8 Debuts to Weak Demand, Uncertain Interest But if early lines and sales are any indication, the iPhone 8 isn’t what the public wants.At store after store, the crowds that usually line up overnight to purchase a new iPhone were nowhere to be found.

CCleaner Infection More Severe Than Thought, Targeted Microsoft, Google, Samsung

CCleaner Infection More Severe Than Thought, Targeted Microsoft, Google, Samsung Earlier this week, we reported on news that the popular system maintenance app CCleaner had been infected by malware for nearly a month.The CCleaner malware could be used to deliver a second-stage payload that would run on local systems and perform various tasks.

Doom Arrives on the Switch to Positive Previews, Early Acclaim

Doom Arrives on the Switch to Positive Previews, Early Acclaim Despite these limits, the early feedback on iD Tech’s Doom port for the Switch is surprisingly positive.According to Engadget, the early game play is “identical to Doom on other platforms.

Custom AMD Vega Boards Reportedly Delayed By Technical Issues

Custom AMD Vega Boards Reportedly Delayed By Technical Issues When Nvidia or AMD launch a new GPU, there’s a typical rollout pattern.These custom boards are generally clocked higher, have better, quieter coolers, or may be built on a custom smaller PCB.

Phones, Retinal Scans Could Soon Replace Your Car Keys

Phones, Retinal Scans Could Soon Replace Your Car Keys Lost car keys could be a thing of the past if wireless technologies pan out and provide better security than physical keys.The possibilities include phones that would link with your car, near-field communications (NFC), and even a retinal scan of your eyes.

Hubble Discovers a New Type of Asteroid

Hubble Discovers a New Type of Asteroid There’s usually a stark difference between asteroids and comets, but so-called “active asteroids” blur the line.This object is stuck in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, but its orbit occasionally leaves it in the same general neighborhood as Earth.

AMD Will Use 'New' GlobalFoundries 12nm Node for Future CPUs, GPUs

AMD Will Use 'New' GlobalFoundries 12nm Node for Future CPUs, GPUs At the GlobalFoundries Technology Conference this week, AMD’s CTO, Mark Papermaster, announced his firm would use GlobalFoundries’ new 12nm LP process node for upcoming products.The reason the company can do that, almost without question, is 12nm isn’t an actual process node by the old definition at all.

Achievement Unlocked: DOE Hits Solar Cost Target 3 Years Early

Achievement Unlocked: DOE Hits Solar Cost Target 3 Years Early The Department of Energy has reached its 2020 utility-scale solar cost target three years early.its 2030 vision for solar energy technology, which includes up to $82 million in early-stage research.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Creator Would ‘Love’ to Add a Single-Player Campaign

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Creator Would ‘Love’ to Add a Single-Player Campaign Now, Brendan Greene, the man behind the title, has shared some of his biggest aspirations for the future.Speaking to fans on Reddit during an AMA, Greene stated that he’d be very interested in pursuing a single-player campaign for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in the future.

You can control Hunter Fan’s Alexa-enabled smart fans with just your voice

You can control Hunter Fan’s Alexa-enabled smart fans with just your voice Why not ceiling fans?The most recent collection includes Alexa capabilities on several models, including the Apache, Signal and Symphony ceiling fans.

Stream yourself in a virtual costume with Instagram’s new live face filters

Stream yourself in a virtual costume with Instagram’s new live face filters On Thursday, September 21, Instagram announced an update that brings live face filters to the app, kitten face and all.The update brings the augmented reality feature to live-streaming, instantly swapping out the different filters and face effects.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Introduces the Necromancers of the Mystic Tribe

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Introduces the Necromancers of the Mystic Tribe In addition to giving orcs unique personalities and traits, this new system includes the ability to recruit allies as well as altering how orcs behave depending on the player’s interactions with them.Unlike the stealthy Dark Tribe or the technology hungry Machine tribe, the Mystics rely on dark magic to destroy their enemies.

Call of Duty: WW2 Campaign Features Multiple Playable Characters

Call of Duty: WW2 Campaign Features Multiple Playable Characters Developer Sledgehammer Games has been revealing plenty of details about the single player campaign of Call of Duty: WW2 of late, even showcasing the game’s cast of characters through a series of Call of Duty: WW2 character teaser trailers.This news was revealed by Call of Duty: WW2 game director and Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield in a recent interview.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Reveals Galactic Assault Maps

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Reveals Galactic Assault Maps Not too long ago, the developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts teased which maps would be available upon launch in Star Wars Battlefront 2‘s Galactic Assault mode by providing the number of letters and spaces in each one’s names and allowing fans of the science fiction shooter to make predictions about which ones would make the cut.Now, EA has decided to be more forthright and share all 11 locations that will serve as maps in the mode when the game releases later this year.

All-electric Bus Drives 1100 Miles On One Charge

All-electric Bus Drives 1100 Miles On One Charge Their all-electric bus has room for a driver and 40 passengers and they just drove one 1100 miles on a single charge.That’s an impressive feat, and one that requires an equally impressive battery pack to pull off.