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Take That, Intel: AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen 'Threadripper' Enthusiast CPU

Take That, Intel: AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen 'Threadripper' Enthusiast CPU The Ryzen 5 1600X is a six-core / 12-thread CPU at $250, compared with over $400 for its Intel counterpart, and the eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 1800X ($500) compares well with Intel’s Core i7-6900K at $1,100.Now, AMD is prepping a new, workstation-class CPU to take Intel on at the top of its market.

Samsung, Intel Join FTC's Antitrust Suit Against Qualcomm

Samsung, Intel Join FTC's Antitrust Suit Against Qualcomm According to Intel, Qualcomm has: [M]aintained an interlocking web of abusive patent and commercial practices that subverts competition on the merits.The FTC’s detailed complaint documents the Qualcomm practices that have created that coercive business climate and stymied competition.

2018 Honda Odyssey First Drive Review: Tech Makes It the Ultimate People Hauler

2018 Honda Odyssey First Drive Review: Tech Makes It the Ultimate People Hauler The 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan may be the long-distance cruiser of choice for larger groups, rather than an SUV.The Magic Slide second-row seats slide left-right to allow super-easy third row access if you remove the narrow middle seat of the second row.

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream? The term “mixed reality” has been thrown about a lot as of late, but pinning down a precise definition has proven elusive.After spending the day at Stanford University’s SCIEN-hosted workshop, which was full of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) luminaries, it appears the one thing everyone can agree on is there isn’t a standard definition for either term.

ET deals: Lifetime Premium Subscription to Disconnect for $49

ET deals: Lifetime Premium Subscription to Disconnect for $49 Invest in a lifetime subscription to Disconnect Premium, and start blocking trackers, side-stepping malware, and masking your online traffic today.With Disconnect Premium, there’s actually three important features.

Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC

Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC The chief difference between them is that the AQN-108 tops out at 5GBASE-T (5 gigabit) while the AQN-107 offers support for 10GBASE-T (10 gigabit).The AQN107 offers an x4 PCI Express Gen 3 connector while the AQN108 is limited to a single x1 connector.

Research Suggests Mars Formed in the Asteroid Belt

Research Suggests Mars Formed in the Asteroid Belt Earth and Mars are very different planets right now, but they’re both small, rocky planets in the inner solar system.Researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology claim that analysis of Mars’ composition supports the idea that it was originally formed in the asteroid belt, and then migrated to the inner solar system.

Rumor: Intel Planning 12-Core Core i9 CPUs to Challenge AMD's Ryzen

Rumor: Intel Planning 12-Core Core i9 CPUs to Challenge AMD's Ryzen The other chips are listed as follows: Core i7-7640K: 4 cores, 4 threads, 4GHz base, 4.The two Core i7 chips would be Kaby Lake-derived while the rest of the Core i9 family is based on Skylake-X.

Registering a Domain Accidentally Triggered Ransomware's Kill Switch

Registering a Domain Accidentally Triggered Ransomware's Kill Switch The UK’s national Health Service (NHS) and Spanish telco Telefónica were among the most high-profile victims of the WannaCry malware, also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.As bad as the infection was, it could have been much worse if not for a security writer and researcher stumbling upon its kill switch.

Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices

Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices Now, in theory, this has been done to make certain that Google’s Wildvine DRM technology isn’t bypassed by a rooted device.But Android Police reports that it’s also blocking devices that have simply been unlocked.

MP3s Didn't Just Die, Corporate Claims to the Contrary Notwithstanding

MP3s Didn't Just Die, Corporate Claims to the Contrary Notwithstanding Those can deliver more features and a higher audio quality at much lower bitrates compared to mp3.That’s rather different than physical audio standards, where corporate decisions about mass production dictate how you’ll be able to listen to a piece of music.

NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP

NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP Last week, we discussed the appearance of a new type of ransomware and the havoc it has wreaked across the internet.Infections have spread across the globe and included institutions in Spain, the UK, China, Russia, and the United States.

Google's Project Treble Could Speed Up Sluggish Android Updates

Google's Project Treble Could Speed Up Sluggish Android Updates This is Google’s attempt to modularize Android in order to make updates faster and maintain compatibility longer.So, when an OEM like Samsung wants to update a phone, it doesn’t need to wait on hardware vendors to optimize the new Android code.

Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed

Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed The central problem with that approach was that consumers bought a Windows tablet, brought it home, booted it up to a Windows desktop, and discovered they couldn’t actually run Windows applications.This time around, Redmond has a plan to avoid this issue, thanks to sophisticated emulation of x86 hardware.

New Ransomware Attack Used Leaked NSA Exploits to Hit NHS

New Ransomware Attack Used Leaked NSA Exploits to Hit NHS Organizations across the world have been hit by another wave of ransomware, with targets mostly concentrated in Europe and Asia.The nefarious software now spreading across the globe is known as WanaCrypt0r 2.

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets com, Aldrin remarked that “We must retire the ISS as soon as possible…We simply cannot afford $3.Now SpaceX has successfully tested the rocket module at the core of the upcoming Falcon Heavy as well.

With Toyota, Nvidia Racks Up Another Autonomous Car Design Win

With Toyota, Nvidia Racks Up Another Autonomous Car Design Win Multiple platforms in parallel would allow for fully autonomous driving, meaning self-driving on any road.Previously, Mercedes-Benz and Audi agreed to work with Nvidia on autonomous driving.

Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer

Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer The Data Science Bowl is one such program, and awarding its prize is a critical milestone in support of the Cancer Moonshot.The event assembled both the data science and medical communities to develop AI and other algorithms that can detect lung cancer, as MIT Technology Review reports, in competition for a privately bankrolled $1M prize.

Best Laptops for Engineers and Engineering Students: When Work Requires a Real Workstation

Best Laptops for Engineers and Engineering Students: When Work Requires a Real Workstation So what’s the best laptop for engineers and engineering students?Once again HP has delivered a state-of-the-art portable engineering workstation, with the G3 update to its well-regarded ZBook 17.

Scientists Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io

Scientists Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io Jupiter’s moon Io would be a terrible place to visit, with active volcanoes and planes of sulfur-dioxide frost.As Europa slid across Io (right), astronomers took readings with the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBTO) in Arizona.