eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega

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Early eGPU tests on MacOS High Sierra show significant performance gains, courtesy of an external AMD RX Vega 64.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/259595-egpu-tests-show-big-gains-macbook-pros-courtesy-amds-rx-vega?source=Computing

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Oculus Home Update Breaks AMD Support on DK2 Hardware

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The Oculus DK2 headset was an engineering model pushed out to early adopters, not a final product — but it’s still not working properly on AMD cards, courtesy of Oculus’ last software update.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258926-oculus-home-update-breaks-amd-support-dk2-hardware?source=Computing

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Apple iPhone 8 review roundup: What to know before you buy

Apple iPhone 8 reviews hit the web early Tuesday morning, with most of the reviews focused on the upgrades to the iPhone’s internals, including its camera.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/19/apple-iphone-8-review-roundup-what-to-know-before-buy.html

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Vivaldi CEO Claims Google Retaliated for Privacy Criticism


Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner, the brains behind both the new Vivaldi browser and the early Opera browser, has accused Google of retaliating against his company after he questioned its customer privacy practices. Vivaldi’s Google Adwords campaigns mysteriously were suspended just two days after von Tetzchner’s remarks criticizing Google’s handling of customer data were published this spring, he said. Von Tetzchner had lamented the fact that too much personal information was being collected on ordinary consumers for use in targeted advertising.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84787.html?rss=1

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Early AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Benchmarks Surface

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Early benchmarks on AMD’s Vega Frontier Edition are beginning to show up, but it’s still early for firm conclusions about the GPU’s performance relative to its Nvidia counterparts.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251780-amd-radeon-vega-frontier-edition-benchmarks?source=Computing

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GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

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GlobalFoundries announced early 7nm availability, with volume shipments beginning in the back half of next year. The company is promising impressive gains compared with 14nm with up to 40 percent improved performance and 60 percent reduced power consumption.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250936-globalfoundries-announces-early-7nm-availability-40-improved-performance-14nm-finfet?source=Computing

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AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 Prices, Readies Threadripper CPU Lineup

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There’s a new high-end, 16-core variant, dubbed Threadripper, and now we’ve got some early rumors on what clock speeds might be. AMD has also trimmed the price on existing Ryzen 7 CPUs.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250258-amd-cuts-ryzen-7-prices-readies-threadripper-cpus?source=Computing

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SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2?

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SK Hynix has announced production on GDDR6 with launches expected in early 2018 — but wasn’t HBM2 supposed to obviate the need for higher-speed conventional memory?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248267-sk-hynix-will-launch-gddr6-2018-hbm2?source=Computing

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Nintendo Switch launch event kicks off at 11 PM Thursday, pre-orders start Friday morning

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Nintendo will unveil the Switch tonight in a major event, with early pre-orders starting tomorrow. Here’s what we expect the company to debut, and where we think the Switch will land.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/242626-nintendo-switch-preorders-start-friday-morning-launch-event-kicks-off-11-pm-thursday?source=Computing

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Best Buy employees buy Wii U for teen who played store's demo console every day

Christmas came early for one teenager thanks to the kindness of employees at a Best Buy store on Long Island.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/12/best-buy-employees-buy-wii-u-for-teen-who-played-stores-demo-console-every-day.html

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iPhone 6s Battery Problem: What You Need to Know

Since early November, a growing number of iPhone 6s owners around the world have been complaining about their phones shutting down unexpectedly, even when there was significant charge left accord…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/30/iphone-6s-battery-problem-what-need-to-know.html

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Microsoft Surface Studio review round-up: Creatives love it

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Microsoft’s new Surface Studio is out today, and the early reviews are quite positive. This is niche hardware, meant primarily to appeal to creative types, but if you’re in the market for a new pen-friendly drawing surface, the Surface Studio may be right up your alley.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239675-microsoft-surface-studio-review?source=Computing

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What to expect when you’re expecting AMD Zen

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Last week we got an early preview of how AMD’s Zen might perform against Intel — but what kind of performance does the chip need to hit to be considered a success and what’s realistic to expect from AMD?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/233878-what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-amd-zen

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Does small quake mean big one is coming?

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Southern California early Friday, prompting some to wonder whether something much stronger is coming.

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