Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In

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Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 packs a much more powerful graphics card than the previous system, but don’t count on using that performance whenever you want it.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259359-microsofts-surface-book-drains-battery-gaming-even-plugged?source=Computing

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Microsoft Introduces Surface Book 2 With GTX 1050, 1060 Options

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Microsoft has introduced a new version of its Surface Book 2, with more powerful GPUs and new Intel processors.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257586-microsoft-introduces-new-surface-book-2-gtx-1050-1060-options?source=Computing

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AMD Confirms RX Vega Won’t Support 3-Way, 4-Way, Crossfire Configurations

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AMD has taken a page from Nvidia’s book and declared it will no longer support three-and-four-way Crossfire configurations. Given how few people use that many GPUs, it’s probably for the best.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/256387-amd-confirms-rx-vega-wont-support-3-way-4-way-crossfire-configurations?source=Computing

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Microsoft launches less expensive flagship Surface Book without an Nvidia GPU

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Microsoft has trimmed the price on its highest-end Surface Book flagships by ditching the discrete GPU, but its Core i5 hardware is now the same price whether you buy a GPU or not.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245411-microsoft-launches-cheaper-flagship-surface-book-without-nvidia-gpu?source=Computing

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What are the ethics of creating new life in a simulated universe?

Cover: A big bang in a little room

The morality of intelligence in laboratory-made worlds.

In this book, Merali explores the possibilities of creating an infant universe in a laboratory. Read on.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/creating-new-life-in-simulated-universe?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Apple Celebrates Itself in $300 Coffee Table Tome


Apple latest offering is neither hardware nor software, but a pricey book bulging with artsy photos of the company’s products. Designed by Apple in California contains 450 photos of products created by Apple over a 20-year span. It’s available in two sizes: 10.20 by 12.75 inches for $199 and 13 by 16.25 inchesfor $299. The linen-covered hardbound volume — filled with photographs by Andrew Zuckerman, who is known for popping his images out of stark white backgrounds — is dedicated to Apple’s late cofounder Steve Jobs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84099.html?rss=1

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Hands on with Lenovo’s unique Yoga Book convertible tablet: Is it time for an Android laptop?

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Lenovo’s Yoga Book is a unique combination of tablet computer, physical keyboard, pressure-sensitive tablet, and Livescribe-like pen. Its sleek design and small form factor make it worth a look for anyone considering a note-taking appliance.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/239303-hands-lenovos-unique-yoga-book-convertible-tablet?source=Computing

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Apple’s new $300 coffee table book contains 450 product photos, little else

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Apple just released a $300 book with 450 product photos detailing the last 20 years of its own design history. The only problem? It forgot all the words.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239498-apples-new-300-coffee-table-book-contains-450-product-photos-little-else?source=Computing

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Surface Book review roundup: great GPU performance and battery life, but it doesn’t come cheap

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The new Surface Book scores big points for improved GPU performance and even better battery life, but older components, high prices, limited CPU improvements, and Microsoft’s decision not to sell the Performance Base separately from the primary system were all considered negatives by various reviewers.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/239209-new-surface-book-offers-great-gpu-performance-battery-life-features-dont-come-cheap?source=Computing

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American Bookworms Still Love Paper


The death of the printed book appears to have been greatly exaggerated. Nearly three quarters of participants in a recent Pew Research Center study said they had read a book in the last year, largely on paper. Of the more than 1,500 American adults who said they’d read a book in the last 12 months, nearly two thirds had read a print book. That’s more than twice the number who had read an e-book during the period, and more than four times as many who said they’d listened to an audio book.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83873.html?rss=1

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Odd sci-fi novel emerging in Reddit comments

An anonymous author seems to be inventing a whole new way to publish a novel: not in book form, or even ebook form, but in the comments section of random posts at Reddit.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/06/odd-sci-fi-novel-emerging-in-reddit-comments.html

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What Your Web Browser Says About You

In his best-selling new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Wharton professor Adam Grant—a recent TED speaker—explores why some people are more successful than others in champion…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/02/what-your-web-browser-says-about.html

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Microsoft acknowledges Surface Book, Surface 4 Pro problems, has no timetable for fixes

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Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are apparently suffering from some outstanding hardware issues, especially where battery life is concerned. Microsoft has pledged to fix the problems, but it be a month or more before users see solutions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/219478-microsoft-acknowledges-surface-book-surface-4-pro-problems-has-no-timetable-for-fixes

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Microsoft Surface Book teardown reveals almost impossible-to-repair design

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The Microsoft Surface Book looks like a powerful premium laptop, but you had better hope it never breaks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/217397-microsoft-surface-book-teardown-reveals-almost-impossible-to-repair-design

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Early Surface Book owners reporting GPU, display-related issues

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Microsoft’s new Surface Book debuted to rave reviews, but early models are clearly having teething problems — including some odd display bugs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/217055-early-surface-book-owners-reporting-gpu-display-related-issues

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Amazon sues more than 1,000 people over allegedly fake product reviews

“I will post awesome review on your Amazon product, Kindle book, ebook, etc…” If you posted that ad, watch out—Amazon is suing you and more than 1,000 others for allegedly offering to provide fake reviews on the retailer’s website, Mashable reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/19/amazon-sues-more-than-1000-people-over-allegedly-fake-product-reviews.html

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Microsoft sells out of Surface Book launch stock, updates iOS Health app for Band 2

Article Image Microsoft on Thursday sold out of its initial launch stock for the Surface Book, and updated its Health app for iOS to support the Band 2 fitness tracker.

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