Micron Launches New NAND-based DIMMs, Intel Announces Optane DIMMs

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Intel and Micron both made significant announcements this week about the future of non-volatile RAM and future Optane (3D XPoint) products.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259155-micron-launches-new-nand-based-dimms-intel-announces-optane-dimms?source=Computing

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Nvidia Unveils Major Volta Upgrade to its SaturnV Supercomputer

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Nvidia has made a massive upgrade to its own supercomputer, the SaturnV, courtesy of the Volta V100 GPU.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259046-nvidia-announces-major-volta-upgrade-saturnv-supercomputer?source=computing

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NVMe RAID Support Now Available on AMD Threadripper

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AMD has made good on its promise to add NVMe RAID support to X399 chipsets and Threadripper CPUs.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256861-nvme-raid-support-now-available-amd-threadripper?source=Computing

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Nikon D850 Field-Tested: Possibly the Best DSLR Ever

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While the Nikon D850 is not the fastest, or the highest-resolution, DSLR ever made, its combination of solid performance and stunning image quality makes it one of the best ever. I’ve been shooting with one since the day it came out, and so far I’m very pleased.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/255853-nikon-d850-field-tested-possibly-best-dslr-ever?source=Computing

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Sound weapons that deliver invisible ammo in spotlight after American diplomats injured

The alleged attack on US State Department officials in Cuba has made weapons that use sound a national conversation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/25/sound-weapons-that-deliver-invisible-ammo-in-spotlight-after-american-diplomats-injured.html

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N-word used on Walmart website to describe product color

Walmart was apologizing on Monday after an appalling description of a product by a third-party vendor made its way onto the retail giant’s website.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/n-word-used-on-walmart-website-to-describe-product-color.html

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Elon Musk is trying to help Australia with its big energy crisis

Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on their promise to help Australia with its energy crisis, installing the world’s largest lithium ion battery.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/elon-musk-is-trying-to-help-australia-with-its-big-energy-crisis.html

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Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

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Microsoft has made a number of impressive claims about Microsoft Edge’s battery life — but those claims aren’t holding up under independent analysis.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/251600-independent-analysis-throws-doubt-microsofts-edge-battery-life-claims?source=Computing

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Welcome back! SpaceX's Dragon capsule makes history with second visit to ISS

SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon capsule made history on Monday as it became the company’s first spacecraft to reconnect with the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon’s second supply mission comes three years after its first.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/06/welcome-back-spacex-dragon-capsule-makes-history-with-second-visit-to-iss.html

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AI Is Still in Its Formative Years


The electronics industry over the past several years has made tremendous strides in creating artificial intelligence in a manner imagined by Allen Turing in the 1940s. The convergence of algorithmic advances in multilayer neural networks, the evolution of PC GPUs as massively parallel processing accelerators, and the availability of massive data sets fueled by the Internet and widely deployed sensors — big data — has enabled a renaissance in software neural network modeling techniques commonly referred to as “deep learning,” or “DL.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84505.html?rss=1

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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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YouTube revamps Restricted Mode feature that sparked outrage over LGBT content

YouTube has made changes to its Restricted Mode, which is designed to hide objectionable content, after the feature sparked intense criticism of the video sharing service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/youtube-revamps-restricted-mode-feature-that-sparked-outrage-over-lgbt-content.html

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New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

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Microsoft has made good on its plans to stop all support for Ryzen and Kaby Lake owners running any OS but Windows 10. Going forward, using one of these chips in Windows 7 or 8.1 will prevent you from downloading any security or software updates in Windows Update.

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