Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries

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Mining Bitcoin now consumes more than 30 terawatt-hours of power globally, which is higher than the individual energy usage of 159 countries.

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MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug makes hacking it easy

Mac computers with High Sierra installed (MacOS 10.13.1 or higher) have a serious bug that can let anyone gain root access to the system without a password.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/29/macos-high-sierra-root-bug-makes-hacking-it-easy.html

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Intel’s Coffee Lake Refresh Offers Up to 6 Cores, Goes On Sale Oct. 5

Intel’s new 8th generation CPUs will arrive next week, with higher core counts–and higher prices.

The post Intel’s Coffee Lake Refresh Offers Up to 6 Cores, Goes On Sale Oct. 5 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256378-intels-coffee-lake-refresh-offers-six-cores-goes-sale-october-5?source=Computing

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AMD Launches 8-Core Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU

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AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper 1900X offers eight cores and higher clock speeds, but can it keep up with Intel’s Core i7-7820X? That’s less clear.

The post AMD Launches 8-Core Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254903-amd-launches-eight-core-ryzen-threadripper-1900x?source=Computing

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After Blowout IPO, Is Snap a Keeper?


Shares of Snapchat owner Snap Inc. soared higher on Friday, following Thursday’s successful IPO. After debuting at $17.00 on the New York Stock Exchange, Snap shares rose 44 percent to $24.48 on Thursday, well above analyst expectations, placing the company’s value at $28 billion. The stock continued to trend upward on Friday, trading at $27.16 by mid-day. The Snapchat app is used primarily to send photos and short videos to friends. It initially gained a reputation as a favored app for “sexting” among teenagers and young adults.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84344.html?rss=1

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Election 2016: Trump beating Clinton in Google searches

Donald Trump is ranking higher than Hillary Clinton in Google searches on the eve of the U.S. election, as voters hunt for information on the Republican Presidential nominee.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/07/election-2016-trump-beating-clinton-in-google-searches.html

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Asus, MSI are shipping overclocked GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs to reviewers, but not customers

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Asus and MSI have been caught shipping cards to reviewers with slightly higher clocks by default than they’re shipping to retail customers. While the gap is minor, it’s not something we approve of on principle.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230432-asus-msi-are-shipping-overclocked-1080-and-1070-gpus-to-reviewers-but-not-customers

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AMD releases new, higher-clocked A10-7890K APU, Athlon X4 880K CPU

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AMD has launched a new APU and CPU to top off its Godavari refresh cycle and nudge clock speeds up a little higher. Both chips also ship with refreshed coolers with 125W TDP ratings and quieter operating ranges.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223888-amd-releases-new-higher-clocked-a10-7890k-apu-athlon-x4-880k-cpu

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Apple's annual iPhone release cycle supercharges switchers' leaps from Android, Windows Phone

Article Image A report examining smartphone brand loyalty found that buyers of higher end devices tend to prefer sticking to what they have, but that Apple has been very successful in inciting switchers to jump to iOS during its iPhone upgrade cycles.

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Samsung announces new 950 Pro SSD, with blazing read/write speeds on tap

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Samsung’s new 950 Pro family of drives will debut next month, with higher peak throughput than an array of 24 MLC drives from six years ago. Woof.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/214731-samsung-announces-new-950-pro-ssd-with-blazing-readwrite-speeds-on-tap

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Study: Higher iPhone resale value in US and China suggests strong demand

Fresh data shows Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are reselling at comparatively higher prices than last year’s iPhone 5s and 5c models did during the same post-launch period in 2014, suggesting demand for the handset has not waned.



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Inside iOS 9: Apple makes it easier to upgrade with automatic overnight updates, smaller files

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves –?at a convenient time for the user.



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AMD launches new top-end A10-7870K with faster CPU, GPU clock speeds

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AMD has released a point refresh of its Kaveri APU, with slightly higher CPU clocks, a significantly faster GPU, and full software support for features like FreeSync and screen re-sizing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/206787-amd-launches-new-top-end-a10-7870k-with-faster-cpu-gpu-clock-speeds

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Next-generation Vulkan API could be Valve’s killer advantage in battling Microsoft

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Valve is putting a hefty push behind the new Vulkan API, but the stakes are higher than they’ve been in past years. This time, the premiere PC game distribution platform is gearing up to take on Microsoft and its Windows Store.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/200836-next-generation-vulkan-api-could-be-valves-killer-advantage-in-battling-microsoft

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Retinal jiggles: Why your eyes and brain strongly prefer games at 60 fps

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When it comes to gaming, higher frame rates are often perceived as better, even if it’s not always clear why. New theoretical work from a member of Microsoft’s Xbox team explores how certain elements of the human retina may tie in to the reason why 30 FPS isn’t fast enough for smooth gaming.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/196406-retinal-jiggles-why-your-eyes-and-brain-strongly-prefer-games-at-60-fps

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AMD’s new mobile Kaveri APU brings a big performance boost, now almost competitive with Intel in laptops

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AMD has unveiled its new mobile Kaveri APUs with significantly higher clock speeds and performance boosts. The new chip should narrow the gap between AMD and Intel in the mobile space and help the smaller company compete more effectively with its rival.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/183643-amds-new-mobile-kaveri-apu-brings-a-big-performance-boost-almost-competitive-with-intel-in-laptops

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Shares of Apple, Inc. near ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.7 billion to shareholders

On May 15, Apple will pay “shareholders of record” the company’s new higher quarterly dividend of $3.29 per share, but investors need to have purchased the company’s stock by the market’s close on Wednesday in order to qualify.



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