iFixit Labels the Surface Laptop a ‘Glue-Filled Monstrosity’

According to iFixit, the Surface Laptop isn’t repairable at all. In fact, it got a 0 out of 10 for repairability and was labeled a “glue-filled monstrosity.” Ouch.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251046-ifixit-labels-surface-laptop-glue-filled-monstrosity?source=Computing

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Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

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Intel isn’t taking news of Qualcomm and Microsoft’s intent to emulate x86 lying down. The CPU manufacturer has made it clear that it intends to take legal action to stop unauthorized emulation practices.

The post Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250776-intel-quietly-threatens-microsoft-qualcomm-x86-emulation?source=Computing

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Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

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Microsoft isn’t bringing VR headsets to E3 to show off on Project Scorpio, but the company has applied for a new trademark on the word DirectReality. Could specialized API support be on its way?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250636-microsoft-files-new-trademark-application-directreality-e3-approaches?source=Computing

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Massive telescope will let us gaze deeper into the galaxy than ever before

The Extremely Large Telescope’s name isnt pure hyperbole the ELT will boast a main mirror thats 128 feet in diameter, which will make it the largest telescope on Earth once complete.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/massive-telescope-will-let-us-gaze-deeper-into-galaxy-than-ever-before.html

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Massive telescope will let us gaze deeper into the galaxy than ever before

The Extremely Large Telescope’s name isnt pure hyperbole the ELT will boast a main mirror thats 128 feet in diameter, which will make it the largest telescope on Earth once complete.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/massive-telescope-will-let-us-gaze-deeper-into-galaxy-than-ever-before.html

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Tech Q&A: Checking in on hackers, meshing your networks

We often talk about cybersecurity and how many threats are looming out there on the web, but isn’t it possible that we’ve already been compromised? How could we know? Hackers might wait for weeks or even years to use that information against us. It’s unlikely they’re going to get in touch and tell us how much personal data they’ve stolen. Luckily, there’s a website that gives you a pretty good idea of which accounts may have been hacked. You may be surprised.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/21/tech-q-checking-in-on-hackers-meshing-your-networks.html

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AMD’s New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor

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AMD’s new Radeon Pro Duo isn’t as fast as the Radeon Pro Duo it launched last year — but it does offer 4x the RAM, a significantly reduced price, and much lower power consumption.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/248302-amds-new-radeon-pro-duo-slower-cheaper-predecessor?source=Computing

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AI app knows when couples are fighting, may someday predict (and prevent) conflict

Bickering isn’t abnormal but it’s often unproductive, so most people want to avoid petty fights with their partner if possible. Someday soon a smartphone app may help by predicting conflict before it occurs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/ai-app-knows-when-couples-are-fighting-may-someday-predict-and-prevent-conflict.html

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Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio isn’t just a huge leap ahead for the Xbox One. Microsoft is showing game demos that could put its newest console on par with some high-end PCs, for a fraction of the price.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/247266-microsofts-new-project-scorpio-xbox-blow-ps4-water-challenge-high-end-pcs?source=Computing

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Apple Pay promised to make plastic obsolete. Then came wary shoppers, confused clerks

More than two years after its launch, Apple Pay isn’t as ubiquitous as Apple and analysts had expected. Adoption has faltered amid consumers’ security concerns, large retailers’ slow acceptance, and Apple’s relatively paltry marketing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/apple-pay-promised-to-make-plastic-obsolete-then-came-wary-shoppers-confused-clerks.html

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review roundup: ‘Wow, that’s a lot of money’

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Samsung has produced an impressive tablet with the S3, but reviewers are concerned its high price isn’t justified compared with the competition when it comes to overall productivity.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/246346-samsung-galaxy-tab-s3-review-roundup-wow-thats-lot-money?source=Computing

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No more fake views: Nepal tests GPS-tracking devices for Mount Everest climbs

Nepal isn’t taking chances with Mount Everest’s reputation. The country is testing GPS-tracking devices to stop fake summit claims. If the test is successful, climbers will have to carry the units, which can also assist in rescues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/22/no-more-fake-views-nepal-tests-gps-tracking-devices-for-mount-everest-climbs.html

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Fifth-grader hits police Facebook site for emergency homework help

A question about math homework isn’t the usual kind of emergency that cops have to deal with, but when a Facebook message came through to a local police department in Ohio recently, an officer was happy to help.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/23/fifth-grader-hits-police-facebook-site-for-emergency-homework-help.html

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Das Keyboard taking orders for the first ‘cloud-connected’ mechanical keyboard

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Dreaming Up Einstein


Salesforce isn’t waiting for Dreamforce to begin the drumbeat over its artificial intelligence offering which is — or will be — called “Einstein.” There is so much to discuss about this turn of events that it’s hard to begin, so rather than starting at a conventional jumping-off point I’ll start with the name. You couldn’t have lived at any point in the 20th century and not have some idea of who Albert Einstein was. For most of that time he was regarded as special — a savant, one who could see things that no one else could.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83885.html?rss=1

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Microsoft admits it’ll miss 1 billion Windows 10 user target on time, blames mobile implosion

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 has enjoyed brisk adoption, but it isn’t going to hit its original one billion device target by 2018. Blame Windows 10 Mobile, which isn’t shifting nearly enough units to make up the difference.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/231860-microsoft-admits-itll-miss-one-billion-windows-10-user-target-on-time-blames-mobile-implosion

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