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NASA releases new image of mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres

NASA launched the Dawn spacecraft in 2007 with the aim of exploring a dwarf planet in our solar system. No, not Pluto — that was the task of New Horizons. Dawn made its way out to the asteroid belt between ...

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Microsoft Surface Studio review round-up: Creatives love it

Reviews of Microsoft’s Surface Studio popped up today, and the general consensus from the Internet is that this is one sharp piece of hardware. Microsoft wanted to build a platform that would appeal to creative types — the sort of ...

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Nvidia absolutely crushes its quarterly earnings, has its first $2 billion quarter

Nvidia announced its quarterly earnings this week, and the company posted record-breaking numbers in just about every category. Revenue leapt 54% to just over $ 2 billion, the first time Nvidia has had a $ 2 billion quarter. Its gross ...

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Leaked Kaby Lake benchmarks point to a modestly faster Core i5, Optane compatibility

Intel’s Kaby Lake refresh isn’t just the next scheduled update for the company’s Core i3/i5/i7 products, it’s also the first new hardware to launch since Intel switched from its Tick-Tock model to PAO — Process, Architecture, Optimization. We’ve already gotten ...

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EVGA offers updated BIOS, RMA cross-shipping for GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 failures

Yesterday, we discussed a problem with EVGA’s GTX 1070 and 1080 cards where at least some GPUs had failed unexpectedly and in fairly high-profile ways. In response, EVGA said it would ship thermal pads to any customer who requested them. ...

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Comparing Skyrim: Enhanced Edition with the classic version

Now that Skyrim: Enhanced Edition has hit shelves, plenty of people are going to be checking to see whether a five-year-old game is worth playing for the first time or generally good enough to justify a second playthrough. Special Edition ...

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Tesla claims it can control how customers use its self-driving car

Tesla recently announced all new vehicles coming off the line would fully support its self-driving technology, at least eventually. The company also included some details on how customers who purchase self-driving vehicles are allowed to use their cars. The company’s ...

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New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3

Apple has taken some heat over the last few months for the relative age of some of its hardware, and the company may finally be preparing to respond. The new machines reportedly feature some significant new technologies, but at least ...

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New York City police now issued smartphones featuring… Windows Phone?

New York City has begun equipping its police officers with smartphones for tracking 911 calls and remotely accessing databases of criminal activity. In and of itself, this isn’t terribly surprising. Smartphones excel at these type of functions, and the NYPD ...

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Apple still ignoring ‘touch disease,’ would really prefer you just bought an iPhone 7

A few weeks ago, we covered the so-called “touch disease” that’s killing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hardware well before its expiration date. The problem, according to all reports, arose because of design flaws intrinsic to the iPhone 6 and 6 ...

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