Texas bullet train proposal pits rural landowners against urbanites

A Texas railroad company is looking to build a bullet train to connect two of the state’s largest cities, Dallas and Houston, in under 90 minutes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/04/texas-bullet-train-proposal-pits-rural-landowners-against-urbanites.html

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How to Upgrade to Windows 10

Got an older PC you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free before the window closes? Looking to buy a copy of the OS and upgrade that way? We step through the two upgrade options and the pros and cons of each.

The post How to Upgrade to Windows 10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260967-upgrade-windows-10?source=Computing

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Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel

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Qualcomm’s new Centriq servers are proving to be powerful solutions. Intel ought to be looking over its shoulder, at least a little.

The post Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259036-early-qualcomm-server-cpu-benchmarks-mean-big-trouble-intel?source=Computing

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Scandal rocks Ohio State University as 83 students accused of cheating via app

For eons, students have found ways to cheat on exams and tests – looking at someone else’s test or paper, getting the answers beforehand or plagiarizing someone else’s work.Now, in an age where technology is pervasive in every facet of life, some have been accused of using an app to help them cheat.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/13/scandal-rocks-ohio-state-university-as-83-students-accused-cheating-via-app.html

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Details Leak on Intel’s Upcoming Radeon-Powered Hades Canyon NUC

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Intel’s new Radeon-powered NUCs are looking seriously impressive.

The post Details Leak on Intel’s Upcoming Radeon-Powered Hades Canyon NUC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/258837-details-leak-intels-upcoming-radeon-powered-hades-canyon-nuc?source=Computing

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2nd Gen) Tested: the Ultrabook to Buy if Your Boss Is Paying for It

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and Yoga 920 side by side

For anyone looking for a lightweight Windows notebook that still packs a lot of power and features, we haven’t seen anything better on the market.

The post Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2nd Gen) Tested: the Ultrabook to Buy if Your Boss Is Paying for It appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258065-lenovo-thinkpad-x1-yoga-2nd-gen-ultrabook-buy-boss-paying?source=Computing

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AMD: Ryzen Development Was a ‘Worst-Case Scenario’

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AMD is looking ahead to Ryzen 2, even as the Ryzen rollout continues.

The post AMD: Ryzen Development Was a ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255155-amd-declares-ryzen-development-worst-case-scenario-looks-ahead-ryzen-2?source=Computing

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5 Ways to Give E-Commerce Shopping That Personal Touch


Shopping online can feel a bit impersonal. It’s all about looking at screens and filling virtual carts, and not so much about having a rich experience. Many consumers long for just that kind of experience — one that’s similar to walking into a store, looking at products, talking with an associate, and perhaps ultimately making a purchase. This is where e-commerce personalization technologies come in, with the goal of delivering an online shopping experience that’s at least as interactive as a bricks-and-mortar one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84784.html?rss=1

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Amazon patents bizarre accordion-like chute to deliver packages from its drones

Looking to ever expand ways to deliver goods to its customers, Amazon has patented a way to allow its drones to deliver packages without ever having to land.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/17/amazon-patents-bizarre-accordion-like-chute-to-deliver-packages-from-its-drones.html

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NASA searches for Planetary Protection Officer to save Earth from alien contamination

Looking for a fresh career challenge? NASA is looking for a planetary protection officer to protect Earth from extraterrestrial contamination.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/nasa-searches-for-planetary-protection-officer-to-save-earth-from-alien-contamination.html

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FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices


The FTC reportedly is looking into Amazon’s discount pricing practices in response to a complaint filed by Consumer Watchdog over the company’s pending $14 billion purchase of the Whole Foods grocery chain. “Asking informal questions about issues potentially related to a corporate acquisition is a natural part of the FTC review process,” observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. That said, it might be worth considering whether Consumer Watchdog’s allegations might be a shield for politically motivated actions by the FTC, he added.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84696.html?rss=1

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Nvidia Considers Multi-Chip GPUs for Future Designs

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A new research paper from Nvidia suggests the company is looking to new designs for future cards — including non-monolithic GPUs that would communicate with each other via MCM-like signaling.

The post Nvidia Considers Multi-Chip GPUs for Future Designs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/252022-nvidia-considers-multi-chip-gpus-future-designs?source=Computing

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Researchers debut shape-shifting, edible origami

If you are an experimental foodie, this might be just the thing you’re looking for. Researchers with the MIT Tangible Media Group have announced the successful creation of edible, shape-shifting origami “pasta,” a food that literally changes shape when properly “manipulated.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/researchers-debut-shape-shifting-edible-origami.html

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Mother’s Day gift guide: 10 tactical gifts for 2017

Looking for inspiration for a great last minute gift for that special mother in your life? Whether you are shopping for Mom, or a husband shopping for the mother of your little ones, we’ve got you covered.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/11/mother-s-day-gift-guide-10-tactical-gifts-for-2017.html

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The best VR headsets and accessories

Whether you’re looking to lay down a couple grand for a top-of-the-line VR rig or only willing to throw-in for the price of a large pizza, there’s a VR setup out there to fit your needs.

The post The best VR headsets and accessories appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/239815-virtual-reality-holiday-gift-guide?source=Computing

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Google air conditioner design could let you see straight through the machine

Looking to fix many of the problems associated with traditional window aid conditioner designs, Google’s newly filed patent would go fanless and even provide an interior window to let you receive more natural light.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/10/google-air-conditioner-design-could-let-see-straight-through-machine.html

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US regulators accuse Google of underpaying female workers

Government investigators looking into how Google pays its employees have accused the tech giant of shortchanging women doing similar work to men.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/08/us-regulators-accuse-google-underpaying-female-workers.html

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