Google ARCore will bring augmented reality to Android phones

ARCore builds on Tango, ‘but it works without any additional hardware, which means it can scale across the Android ecosystem,’ Google says.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/29/google-arcore-will-bring-augmented-reality-to-android-phones.html

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Intel Launches Atom C3000 Servers With Up to 16 Cores, 256GB RAM

Intel has refreshed its dense server Atom hardware with new CPUs based on the Goldmont architecture, with 2-16 cores, low TDPs, and up to 4 10GbE ports.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254379-intel-launches-new-atom-c3000-servers-16-cores-256gb-ram?source=Computing

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Consumer Reports Yanks All Microsoft Surface Recommendations

The move comes after CR’s hardware reliability survey, which showed significantly higher rates of failure among Surface machines compared with those from other manufacturers.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254010-consumer-reports-yanks-surface-recommendations-declares-entire-product-family-not-recommended?source=Computing

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Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs

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Over two years ago, Microsoft promised to provide Windows 10 updates to all hardware over the supported lifetime of the device. That vague phrase has begun to have consequences.

The post Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252777-microsoft-kills-windows-10-feature-update-support-pcs-tablets?source=Computing

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Smart speaker revolution: Why we'll hear much more from Amazon's Echo

According to tech website Engadget, Amazon is said to be working on next-generation Echo hardware, released this fall, which would put it more in line with Apple’s HomePod smart speaker.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/14/smart-speaker-revolution-why-well-hear-much-more-from-amazons-echo.html

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Research suggests glasses-free 3D videos could be coming soon to home TVs

Hardware for glasses-free TV already exists, but a new AI program will create more compatible content through software conversion. New research converts existing 3D content to a format compatible with glasses-free 3D TVs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/research-suggests-glasses-free-3d-videos-could-be-coming-soon-to-home-tvs.html

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Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft is prepping an update to its Surface Pro 4, but the company won’t be making any dramatic changes to its hardware.

The post Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249628-microsoft-set-unveil-new-surface-pro-no-usb-c-thunderbolt-support?source=Computing

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Microsoft’s $999 Surface Laptop Is a Blatant Windows 10 Store Push

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Microsoft’s previous hardware efforts have always made good sense if you were in a niche whose needs they were designed to meet. The new Surface Laptop takes everything good about previous Surface products and flushes it.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248685-microsofts-999-surface-laptop-locked-overpriced-garbage-system?source=Computing

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Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s overall quarterly results were excellent, but the company’s hardware divisions were a different story. Decline in the Xbox market is expected, but a huge drop in Surface sales doesn’t look good. Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile is barely on life support.

The post Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248496-windows-phone-dead-surface-sales-slipping?source=Computing

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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen

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Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on machines running the latest hardware. One developer has had enough, and is releasing a patch to help users get around this artificial blockade.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248069-unofficial-patch-unblocks-windows-7-8-1-updates-kaby-lake-ryzen?source=Computing

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Intel launches its first Optane SSD, the DC P4800X

Intel has launched its first server-class Optane hardware — the DC P4800X.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246172-intels-launches-first-optane-ssd-dc-p4800x?source=Computing

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Microsoft’s guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 won’t reverse sales decline

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Microsoft has laid out its ideas for the hardware designs it wants OEMs to pursue in 2017. The problem is, there’s really nothing in the company’s guidelines that’s going to move product.

The post Microsoft’s guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 won’t reverse sales decline appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243763-microsofts-guidance-windows-machines-2017-will-nothing-reverse-pc-sales-decline?source=Computing

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New Apple MacBook Pro banned from bar exams in multiple states thanks to Touch Bar

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Apple’s new Touch Bar is causing problems for MacBook Pro users who intended to use their new hardware to sit for bar exams. Multiple states have banned the new systems or restricted their use due to concerns about cheating.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243691-new-macbook-pro-banned-bar-exams-multiple-states-thanks-apples-new-touch-bar?source=Computing

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Two of Razer’s triple-screen laptop prototypes stolen from CES

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Razer brought neat hardware to show off, but someone thought it was so neat they wanted to take it home.

The post Two of Razer’s triple-screen laptop prototypes stolen from CES appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242433-two-razers-triple-screen-laptop-prototypes-stolen-ces?source=Computing

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Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration

Delphi V2 Everything Technology Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by John F. Martin for Delphi)

Autonomous-drive kits (software, hardware, sensors) go to automakers in 2019. Self-driving cars arrive in 2021, says Delphi. And Intel wants to drive the entire system with current and next-generation processors.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/240335-chips-ahoy-intel-joins-delphi-mobileye-self-driving-collaboration?source=Computing

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HP demonstrates next-generation computing prototype as The Machine comes together

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HP’s new architecture, dubbed The Machine, has reached the prototype phase. While the hardware and software platform is still under active development, the company’s claims about memory-driven computing (and the performance advantages of its new model) are starting to shape up.

The post HP demonstrates next-generation computing prototype as The Machine comes together appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240248-hp-demonstrates-next-generation-computing-prototype-machine-comes-together?source=computing

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x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10

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Microsoft may finally bring x86 emulation to its ARM hardware running Windows 10 Mobile, but will there be any demand for the feature? Microsoft’s market share losses make that difficult to predict.

The post x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/239912-x86-emulation-may-finally-come-arm-processors-running-windows-10?source=Computing

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