Move Over Graphene: IBM Expects Copper Interconnects to Hold the CMOS Line

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It was initially believed graphene could revolutionize semiconductor and interconnect design, but IBM doesn’t hold out much hope that it’ll happen. Instead, the firm believes copper will remain critical to manufacturing going forward.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259127-move-graphene-ibm-expects-copper-interconnects-hold-cmos-line?source=Computing

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Cutting the cord? How to pick your streaming services

“Cut the cord.” It sounds so freeing, doesn’t it? No more paying exorbitant fees for hundreds of channels you never watch. With streaming services, you can watch whatever, whenever, wherever. Pretty great, right?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/17/cutting-cord-how-to-pick-your-streaming-services.html

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IBM’s New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time

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It doesn’t usually matter much to consumers what kind of mainframes a business decides to use, but maybe it should.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252523-ibms-new-z-mainframe-can-encrypt-data-time?source=Computing

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PC Market Shipments Slip Again, Macs Mostly Flat

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Apple’s newest Mac refresh doesn’t appear to have helped the company very much, but stagnant growth is preferable to the decline hitting the rest of the PC market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252399-pc-market-shipments-slip-macs-mostly-stagnant?source=Computing

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Three great smartphone buys for the summer

Summer is a lull in new smartphone announcements but that doesn’t mean good phones vanish if you’re in the market for a new device.Here are three worth a serious look.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/14/three-great-smartphone-buys-for-summer.html

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This Is My Rig: David Cardinal’s PC Build for Photoshop

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Building your own PC doesn’t really save you money any more, but rebuilding an old one can be satisfying and provide a nice bump in performance — in this case when I overhauled my primary Photoshop computer.

The post This Is My Rig: David Cardinal’s PC Build for Photoshop appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/249823-this-is-my-rig-cardinal-desktop-pc-build?source=Computing

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E3 2017 schedule: Press conference dates, times, live streams and what to expect

Although the show floor doesn’t open until next week, E3 2017 officially kicks off this weekend as all of the major game companies host press conferences to show off the new games and new hardware they have lined up for the coming year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/e3-2017-schedule-press-conference-dates-times-live-streams-and-what-to-expect.html

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HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

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HP’s new Omen Accelerator doesn’t just pack an external GPU — it offers an SSD, multiple USB ports, and gigabit Ethernet as well.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/250495-hp-omen-accelerator-external-gpu-ssd-gigabit-ethernet-laptop-gaming?source=Computing

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Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google’s TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

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Nvidia doesn’t think Google’s TPU-versus-GPU comparison last week told the whole story on what its graphics cards can bring to the table. What changes when Pascal enters the picture?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247403-nvidia-claims-pascal-gpus-challenge-googles-tensorflow-tpu-updated-benchmarks?source=computing

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Rumor: Nvidia’s Volta to be built on TSMC’s ‘new’ 12nm process

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Nvidia’s upcoming GPU may be built on TSMC’s 12nm node, if rumors are true — but that doesn’t mean quite what it sounds like.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245880-rumor-nvidias-volta-built-tsmcs-new-12nm-process?source=Computing

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Samsung is launching three services to help personalize your TV experience

TVs are better than they have ever been, but that doesn’t matter if there is nothing to watch. Samsung aims to solve that problem with the launch of three new personalized smart TV services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/28/samsung-is-launching-three-services-to-help-personalize-your-tv-experience.html

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World record: Bolt of lightning was 200 miles long, experts say

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice– or so the expression goes– but sometimes it does something amazing enough to break a record.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/19/world-record-bolt-lightning-was-200-miles-long-experts-say.html

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