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Has Windows 10 Overtaken Windows 7 Yet? Depends Who You Ask

Has Windows 10 Overtaken Windows 7 Yet? Depends Who You Ask In the latest update of market share, Windows 10 appears to be closing the gap with Windows 7.Still, at the rate Windows 10 is gaining, it will be the better part of a year before it passes Windows 7.

AMD's Vega Battles Nvidia for the Pole Position in Forza Motorsport 7

AMD's Vega Battles Nvidia for the Pole Position in Forza Motorsport 7 The Vega 56 is a strong competitor for the GTX 1070, but the Vega 64 was less competitive with the GTX 1080, and the GTX 1080 Ti is out of reach.de, the AMD Vega 64 and Vega 56 both burn past the GTX 1080 Ti in 1920×1080, which is downright unusual–historically, AMD’s architectures have favored higher resolutions and lost less performance as resolution scaled up than their Nvidia counterparts.

There Might Be More Water Ice on Mars Than We Thought

There Might Be More Water Ice on Mars Than We Thought We once thought of Mars as a dried up husk of a planet with no significant water resources on its surface.After further study, scientists have discovered the Red Planet has vast amounts of water ice, and there may even be some water flowing on its surface.

Why Are Game Installation Sizes Still Increasing?

Why Are Game Installation Sizes Still Increasing? These higher-quality detail levels require higher-quality assets, which means the game installation grows as a result.Increasing the size of a game world or adding additional content also increases total installation size.

Marseille's HDMI Cable Does the Impossible: It Improves Graphics Quality

Marseille's HDMI Cable Does the Impossible: It Improves Graphics Quality There are some specific scenarios in which you might want a higher-end cable if you’re doing a very long run and need high transmission speeds.But Marseille has an HDMI cable out, called the mCable Gaming Edition, that visibly improves game performance–and they pulled it off by embedding a microchip directly into the cord.

2018 Honda Accord Review: Way Better, and Honda Even Fixed Display Audio

2018 Honda Accord Review: Way Better, and Honda Even Fixed Display Audio Overall, this new 2018 Accord and the month-older Toyota Camry will lead the midsize sedan category in the eyes of most buyers.The Accord 1.

Apple Confirms Reports of iPhone 8s Splitting Open While Charging

Apple Confirms Reports of iPhone 8s Splitting Open While Charging The iPhone 8 has been out for barely a week, but we’re already seeing a pair of odd reports about the device, in two cases–one in Japan, and one in Taiwan.In one case, the user was charging the phone when she reports it suddenly snapped apart.

ET Deals: Save Big on Complete C Programming Bonus Bundle

ET Deals: Save Big on Complete C Programming Bonus Bundle Today’s deal from StackSocial is a bundle you absolutely must check out.From absolute newbies to long-time programmers looking to learn the ins and outs of this specific language, there’s something for everyone in these ten courses.

Building a NASA-Themed Mechanical Keyboard

Building a NASA-Themed Mechanical Keyboard I began making plans some months ago for a particularly fun keyboard build–a homage to NASA and retro computing.There was a time when every keyboard was mechanical, but there weren’t as many of them.

Apple Is Quietly Designing and Building Its Own Silicon Empire

Apple Is Quietly Designing and Building Its Own Silicon Empire By designing its own chips, Apple can better differentiate itself from others, said Mark Li, a Hong Kong-based analyst with Sanford C.Both Qualcomm and Intel sell Apple modems for its iPhones, and neither company is going to be excited at the idea of losing that business.

Elon Musk Says Mars Rocket Could Fly Passengers Anywhere on Earth in an Hour

Elon Musk Says Mars Rocket Could Fly Passengers Anywhere on Earth in an Hour At the recent International Astronautical Congress (IAC), CEO Elon Musk gave an update on the company’s Mars colonization rocket.According to Musk, the Mars rocket could also be used to transport people from one spot on Earth to any other in about an hour.

An Ex-Google Engineer Is Founding a Religion to Worship AI. He's Decades Too Late.

An Ex-Google Engineer Is Founding a Religion to Worship AI. He's Decades Too Late. Its purpose, according to state filings, was to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence.Levandowski’s belief that AI could fulfill such a role began decades before the rise of the internet, or even the invention of the personal computer.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wants Apple to Unlock the iPhone's FM Radio

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wants Apple to Unlock the iPhone's FM Radio It’s not common knowledge in the United States, but the majority of Android devices in-market technically sport FM radio tuners built into their SoCs.) Every customer who listens to an FM radio for music is a customer that isn’t using data to get the same information over their cellular plan.

Equifax Plans Free Credit Locking Service After Massive Data Breach

Equifax Plans Free Credit Locking Service After Massive Data Breach says Equifax screwed up, and to make up for it, the company is working on a free credit locking service.The news has only been getting worse for Equifax following the announcement that some 143 million people were affected by the data breach.

The Oldest Rocks on Earth Could Contain Signs of Life

The Oldest Rocks on Earth Could Contain Signs of Life A team of Japanese scientists studying the oldest rocks on Earth has found new evidence to support the existence of life during the “Late Heavy Bombardment” period.These rocks are as old as 4 billion years, only half a billion younger than the Earth itself.

The Best Cheap Games for the Xbox One X

The Best Cheap Games for the Xbox One X We’re only about a month away from the Xbox One X‘s launch, so now’s a good time to start stocking up on games that will actually take advantage of the new hardware.That’s a nice bonus, but more importantly, Microsoft has announced over 100 titles that will natively support the latest iteration of the Xbox One.

Liquid Nitrogen Drives 18-Core Core i9-7980XE Above 6GHz

Liquid Nitrogen Drives 18-Core Core i9-7980XE Above 6GHz 4GHz under full load, to keep power consumption at a manageable level.7x faster than what we logged in our own review–the reported power consumption of the system was over 1kW.

Hands Off With Cadillac Super Cruise, the Masterful One-Trick Pony of Self-Driving

Hands Off With Cadillac Super Cruise, the Masterful One-Trick Pony of Self-Driving ) To make Super Cruise go, you must: Make sure the Super Cruise master button at the bottom of the steering wheel is on.The main cause of Super Cruise disengagements is that you’re not paying attention to the road and Super Cruise ratted you out via its driver-facing camera atop the steering column.

Showtime Caught Mining Cryptocurrency With Viewers' PCs

Showtime Caught Mining Cryptocurrency With Viewers' PCs They also got a spike in CPU usage, as Showtime used their systems to mine cryptocurrency.Nope, Showtime apparently intended to do this by integrating the Coinhive mining API.

Is Donald Trump Accelerating Our Robot-Driven Future?

Is Donald Trump Accelerating Our Robot-Driven Future? Plagued as it has been by technological and scientific illiteracy, few of Donald Trump’s detractors would accuse the administration of hastening any kind of robotic uprising.There are several reasons to believe Donald Trump is inadvertently hastening our robot-driven future.