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Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Edition CPU is an 18-core beast

Last year at Computex, Intel unveiled its first 10-core consumer CPU, the company's move into the world of a "megatasking." It was a pricey chip, launching at around $1,700, but it satisfied the needs for users who needed to juggle several intensive....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 16 min 40 sec ago

Intel’s tiny Compute Card launches today with Dell and LG aboard

Intel's Compute Card seemed like a logical step forward for the chipmaker when it was announced back at CES. It's basically a small, credit-card sized device that packs in everything you'd need to make a device "smart" -- an Intel system-on-a-chip, m....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 31 min 40 sec ago

NVIDIA 'Max-Q' gaming laptops: ultrabooks with GTX 1080 power

Based on NVIDIA's 2017 Computex announcements, PC gamers won't have to choose between bulky gaming laptops and desktop-level processing power for much longer. A new design called "Max-Q" is arriving in new laptops that it claims are both 3x thinner a....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 00:47

Asus might’ve finally made a router that looks good and actually works

Nobody will blame you for thinking the contraption in the image above is some sort of new Dyson product that’s supposed to do something to the air in your home without sporting any blades. But that’s not a purifier, humidifier, heater or fan from Dyson. Instead, it’s a brand new Asus router. And it looks like that for a reason that has nothing to do with design. Although I have to say, I don’t mind that design one bit. Continue reading... Trending right now: Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 23:13

Facebook: German bill isn't 'suitable' to fight hate speech

Germany says sites like Facebook and Twitter aren't doing enough to combat hate speech and fake news on their platforms. The country's Ministry of Justice proposed a bill that, if approved, would fine social networks and other websites up to 50 milli....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 22:33

Analysis of WannaCry ransom message raises links to China

When the WannaCry ransomware took hold earlier this month, it quickly began infecting thousands of machines in a number of countries all across the world. In the process, it even managed to infect computers at the National Health Service in the UK, effectively disabling IT systems at a number of hospitals. All told, it's believed that WannaCry managed to infect upwards of 300,000 machines, a figure that could have been much higher had it not been for a security researcher who accidentally stumbled upon the Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 22:02

Get four months of Google Play Music for free for a limited time

You know what's better than a free three-month subscription to Google Play Music? A free four-month subscription to Google Play Music. For a limited time, Google is offering new subscribers an additional free month to the free trial of its streaming music service, which typically lasts for just three months. Continue reading... Trending right now: New leaks show the iPhone 8 design we’re hop.... Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 21:01

Apple, Facebook and Google condemn Texas transgender bill

Proposed legislation in Texas has irked some of the biggest names in tech, sparking condemnation from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and 12 other influential tech leaders. If passed, this controversial state law would only allow transgender s....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:52

This AI Can Create Software Based On Screenshots

It is often said that in the future, jobs that were once done by humans could eventually be taken over by robots who are admittedly more efficient due to their lack of the need to rest, take breaks, and sleep. While there are some jobs that are obvious in terms of robots being better at it, there are some that are less obvious, such as the job of a programmer.However a Danish startup by the name of Ulzard Technologies IVS could change that, thanks to their development of AI dubbed pix2code that can help to program applications based on just s.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:32

Flying Drones Over Oil Facilities Could Land You In Jail One Day

With the commercialization of drones and with companies putting out affordable drones for the masses, new laws and regulations had to be put into place to determine how these devices are used. For examples there are several no-fly areas in which drones are not allowed, and doing so could result in a fine and/or jail time.This typically includes airports and government facilities, but soon it seems that flying over an oil facility could be considered just as illegal, or at least that’s what the House and Senate are proposing where they want such facilities to be adde.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:31

Samsung’s Gear VR Gains New Partners In UFC, X-Games, Live Nation

Watching a sporting event live in person and watching it on the TV are very different experiences, but unfortunately sometimes tickets can be too pricey, sold out, or the venue is held somewhere far away from where you are. However this is something that Samsung is hoping to address with virtual reality (VR).The company has recently announced several new partnerships for its Gear VR platform, which includes the UFC, X-Games, and Live Nation. What this means is that users of the Gear VR will be able to enjoy s.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:30

ASUS ZenFone AR Will Be Coming To The US This July

While Lenovo might have been the first one on the scene to launch a Project Tango-enabled smartphone, it looks like its competitor ASUS wasn’t too far behind as the company announced earlier this year the ZenFone AR. However the question is when will it be available?The good news is that we now have a more specific time frame to look forward to, thanks to a report from Engadget who spoke to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen. According to Shen, the ASUS ZenFone AR will be launching in Taiwan mi.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:26

Sony Will Stream Their E3 Press Conference In Theaters

If you love video games, then there’s a good chance that you are anticipating E3 which is an annual conference that showcases the latest games, and sometimes there are also hardware announcements. However E3 is held in Los Angeles which means that not everyone has the chance to fly out, despite E3 now being open to the public.However if you can’t make it to LA but would love to be able to enjoy some of the press conferences, not to worry as Sony has you covered. The company has announced on its Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:24

What's on TV: 'House of Cards,' 'Fear the Walking Dead'

This week the NBA and NHL are finally kicking off their final round of games, and it's time for the latest season of House of Cards to try and beat real-life political drama. AMC's The Walking Dead spinoff is back for another round, and HBO is about....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:23

After humiliating humankind, Google’s AI is quitting Go

What do you do when you have beaten all challengers at one of the world's oldest and most strategic board games? You retire as the undisputed champion, letting all who come after you live with the constant, nagging question of whether or not they could have possibly beaten you. The best Go player on the planet is doing just that, only it's not a person — it's Google's ridiculously skilled AI, AlphaGo. Continue.... Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:00

Sony China Posts Teaser For Upcoming Camera Announcement

Full-frame cameras back in the day were usually associated with DSLRs, although we have to say that Sony has done a pretty good job at bringing full-frame sensors to smaller bodies, such as mirrorless cameras and even compact ones, like the Sony RX1 series, and it seems that we can look forward to a new model.In a teaser image that Sony posted onto their Weibo account in China (via Photo Rumors), the company appears to be teasin.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:38

Full-Frame Canon EOS 6D MK II Rumored To Sport Articulating LCD

If you wished that Canon would introduce articulating LCD screens to its full-frame cameras, your wish could soon be granted. In a report from Canon Rumors, they have heard from sources that the upcoming Canon EOS 6D MK II could indeed be packing an articulating LCD called the Vari-Angle LCD.This is an LCD that Canon has used in its other cameras in the past, although it seems that this is the first time that Canon could potentially introduce it to a full-frame camera. No doubt this will be highly useful for photography as it will let photograp.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:37

PlayStation 3 Production In Japan Has Officially Ended

With the PS4 and PS4 Pro available for purchase and with some analysts even predicting that we’ll be seeing a PS5 in 2018, we’re sure that there are quite a few who might have forgotten about the previous generation, the Sony PS3, which we should note has officially ended its production in Japan.This is according to a report from Gematsu who noticed that the production had ended via Sony.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:36

15-inch MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Slip

WWDC is usually Apple’s platform for announcing new software and services, and while in the past Apple has used it to launch new iPhones, they haven’t really done that in quite a few years now. However this year could change as we are hearing that Apple could be launching new hardware, such as new laptops, new iPads, and so on.In fact to support this speculation, it has been noticed that the shipping estimates for Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pros have been slipping. According to Apple’s website and Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:34

Nokia 9 Spotted On Geekbench With 8GB Of RAM

With Nokia officially making their comeback, we’re sure that many are excited to see what kind of flagship phone the company could have up their sleeves. We’ve been hearing a bit about the Nokia 9 which is rumored to be the company’s flagship for 2017, and we’ve also seen some of its alleged specs.However a recent sighting at Geekbench might paint a slightly different story. According to the listing on Geekbench, it seems that there is a chance that the Nokia 9 could c.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:33