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Nintendo's Refusal to Allow Saved Game Backups is Driving Switch Hacking

Nintendo's Refusal to Allow Saved Game Backups is Driving Switch Hacking Clearly, Nintendo’s early issues with its JoyCon controllers or reports that the Switch could warp in certain circumstances have had no impact on the console’s popularity.One issue that Nintendo still hasn’t sorted, however, is the question of external game backups.

Intel Will No Longer Provide Per-Core Turbo Frequencies, Making Motherboard Tuning Impossible

Intel Will No Longer Provide Per-Core Turbo Frequencies, Making Motherboard Tuning Impossible Second, and arguably more importantly, a lot of motherboards don’t implement Turbo Boost well.0-style scaling; it just kept the CPU clock from flipping back and forth between two different clock speeds while benchmarking.

ISS Astronauts Go On Spacewalk to Repair Station's Robotic Arm

ISS Astronauts Go On Spacewalk to Repair Station's Robotic Arm This is the second major repair on the Canadarm-2 since the Space Shuttle Endeavor delivered it to the ISS in 2001.On September 22nd, ISS mission control reported that one of the arm’s two Latching End Effectors (LEE-A) failed to engage fully.

Google Removes Android Wear From Its Official Store

Google Removes Android Wear From Its Official Store One thing notably absent was any mention of Android Wear.The Google Store got a visual refresh as all the new product pages went up, and that refresh apparently included the complete removal of the Android Wear section.

Post-Equifax Breach, It's Time for a Digital Universal ID

Post-Equifax Breach, It's Time for a Digital Universal ID In the wake of the massive Equifax data breach, once again a spotlight has been shone on the overuse of the not-so-secret number that passes for a national ID in the United States–the Social Security Number (SSN).The SSN was never designed to be a universal ID.

Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight

Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight This progression makes the Core i7-8700K look a bit pedestrian at first glance, but there are two distinct differences between this core and the six-core chips Intel has previously launched.Our tests show the Core i7-8700K is much more aggressive when it comes to its all-core turbo clocks; the chip holds a steady 4.

Here's Everything Google Announced At Its October 4th Hardware Event

Here's Everything Google Announced At Its October 4th Hardware Event The first round of Made by Google devices included the Google Home and Pixel.The new Pixel phones leaked about a million times in the lead-up to the event.

Google's Pixel Buds Bring Star Trek's Universal Translator to Your Ears

Google's Pixel Buds Bring Star Trek's Universal Translator to Your Ears From Star Trek‘s Universal Translator to the TARDIS translation matrix, it’s a handy way to handwave the fact that TV casts can’t be learning new languages every week.If you want to use them with Google Assistant, you need to own an Assistant-enabled device, Android 6.

Yahoo Admits 3 Billion Accounts Were Breached in Earlier Attack

Yahoo Admits 3 Billion Accounts Were Breached in Earlier Attack Over a year ago, Yahoo (back when it still existed) admitted up to a billion of its email accounts were breached in a massive attack.Now, the company has admitted it wasn’t one billion accounts that were compromised, but three billion.

20 in '23: GM Joins the Parade to an All-Electric Future

20 in '23: GM Joins the Parade to an All-Electric Future General Motors says it will introduce or launch at least 20 new battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles by 2023.Two will arrive in the next 18 months, based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV architecture.

Western Digital Launches World's First 14TB Hard Drive

Western Digital Launches World's First 14TB Hard Drive You might recall a time not that long ago that a 1TB hard drive was considered gigantic.Not only that, it’s faster and more efficient than the 12TB drives Western Digital started shipping last year.

Sony Launches Updated PlayStation VR With HDR, Improved Cables

Sony Launches Updated PlayStation VR With HDR, Improved Cables 6 million consoles Sony is estimated to have sold to date, but it’s not nothing, either, particularly for a new technology.This last is a nice addition, since previously you had to pick between playing a game in SDR mode on a VR headset, or in HDR on your television.

Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn't See Same Benefits

Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn't See Same Benefits This past summer saw major price cuts from both Oculus and HTC, with the Oculus Rift temporarily on sale with controllers for just $400, and HTC offering the Vive for $600.19 percent market share, but also claims it has only fallen by 0.

Hands On With Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 18

Hands On With Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 18 Without a doubt, the headline feature of Elements 18 is Auto Curate.One of the more unique features in Elements 18 is an extension of its current capability to modify facial features.

Samsung Will Make $4B More Off the iPhone X Than Its Own Galaxy S8

Samsung Will Make $4B More Off the iPhone X Than Its Own Galaxy S8 In fact, things are lopsided enough Samsung may make billions more in profits from owning the iPhone X’s screen than it will off its own Galaxy S8 devices, even though it earns much more per-device on the Galaxy S8.The company estimates Apple will sell 130 million iPhone X’s through the next 20 months, compared with 50 million in cumulative Galaxy S8 sales.

Tesla's Having Trouble With Model 3 Production

Tesla's Having Trouble With Model 3 Production First, the company managed to increase production of its Model S and Model X vehicles by 4.Its Model 3 production, however, was markedly below expectations.

Discovery of Gravitational Waves Wins 3 US Scientists Nobel Prize

Discovery of Gravitational Waves Wins 3 US Scientists Nobel Prize In 1916, the famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein postulated certain events in the universe would produce gravitational waves.The detection of such waves would be even more confirmation of general relativity, but Einstein suspected the waves would be too faint to be detected on Earth.

NVMe RAID Support Now Available on AMD Threadripper

NVMe RAID Support Now Available on AMD Threadripper When AMD launched Threadripper back in early August, it promised that support for some features, like NVMe RAID, would arrive at a later time.As of now, drivers to enable NVMe RAID are now available for RAID 0, 1, and 10 (aka 1+0) configurations.

HP Enterprise Shared Pentagon's Cyberdefense Source Code With Russia

HP Enterprise Shared Pentagon's Cyberdefense Source Code With Russia HP Enterprise shared at least some of the source code used in the Pentagon’s cybersecurity defense systems with Russian defense agencies, Reuters reports, in a bid to win their business.Either Markov is required to notify the Russian government of any flaws they find, whether the company agrees to this or not, or Echelon isn’t required to disclose potential bugs to the Russian government.

The Best Cheap PC Games Under $20

The Best Cheap PC Games Under $20 Thankfully, if you’re not looking for brand new releases, it won’t cost you much to stock up on excellent games from every genre under the sun.At any given moment, there are surely thousands of cheap PC games available, but where would you even begin?