Microsoft Posts Checklist for a Highly Secure PC

Not all systems we think of as “secure” will be up to Microsoft’s standards, but you might be close as long as you’ve got newer hardware.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258637-microsoft-posts-checklist-highly-secure-pc?source=Computing

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Tim Cook Says the Mac Mini Isn’t Dead, but It Sure Leaves a Lot of Performance on the Table

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Tim Cook declined to provide a timeline on when we might see a new Mac mini. That’s somewhat problematic, because Intel’s newer mobile chips would significantly improve the platform’s performance, power consumption, video, and gaming capabilities.

The post Tim Cook Says the Mac Mini Isn’t Dead, but It Sure Leaves a Lot of Performance on the Table appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257763-tim-cook-declares-mac-mini-isnt-dead-sure-leaves-lot-performance-table?source=Computing

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Gartner Predicts PC Industry Will Grow, but Only One Part of It

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After declining for the past six years, the PC market might finally start to grow again in 2018 and 2019, but certain categories fare much better than others.

The post Gartner Predicts PC Industry Will Grow, but Only One Part of It appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257655-gartner-predicts-pc-industry-will-grow?source=Computing

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Scientists develop shape-shifting 'skin' that would give robots the ultimate camouflage

Humans might think that we have a pretty good handle on camouflage, but in the grand scheme of things we’re really just amateurs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/13/scientists-develop-shape-shifting-skin-that-would-give-robots-ultimate-camouflage.html

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NFL, Tencent aiming for China's smartphone screens

Pro football might rule big-screen television sets in the U.S., but it is the small screens of smartphones where the National Football League hopes to make its play in China.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/22/nfl-tencent-aiming-for-chinas-smartphone-screens.html

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Awair smart monitoring device helps improve indoor air quality

If it weren’t for his daughter, Ronald Ro, a San Francisco-based engineer, might still be working for Boeing or Samsung.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/awair-smart-monitoring-device-helps-improve-indoor-air-quality.html

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Intel X299 Overheating Problem Implicates Skylake-X Design

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Last week, we reported Intel’s X299 chipset might have an overheating problem. We now know it’s not just limited to the X299. Skylake-X has issues as well, even under absolutely perfect conditions.

The post Intel X299 Overheating Problem Implicates Skylake-X Design appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252354-investigations-sheds-fresh-light-intels-x299-overheating-problem-implicates-skylake-xs-design-well?source=Computing

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How to fix it when sites show you the wrong ads and recommendations

“You might also like…”This mantra is spread all over the internet, because services are always recommending things to you: songs, books, articles, movies, boots … even bed frames. Ads and suggestions seem to follow you everywhere. On social media, algorithms control even the news and updates you see on your screen.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/02/how-to-fix-it-when-sites-show-wrong-ads-and-recommendations.html

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AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled

GPU mining might be all the rage again, but there’s an important difference this time around — now, the GPU manufacturers are looking to cash in on the craze.

The post AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251725-gpu-manufacturers-building-new-cryptocurrency-specific-mining-cards?source=Computing

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Hovering Over Links Can Install New Malware

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Even when you think you’re being careful, clever online villains might still be able to hack you. Security firm Trend Micro says a new method of delivering malware has popped up that doesn’t require you to even click on anything.

The post Hovering Over Links Can Install New Malware appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250793-hovering-links-can-install-new-malware?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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Scientists may have found evidence of a parallel universe

The idea that we might be living in just one of an infinite number of universes has been fodder for scientific debate and sci-fi movie plots for a long time, but coming up with evidence to support the theory has been hard to come by.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/scientists-may-have-found-evidence-parallel-universe.html

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Waze expanding carpool service to all of California

The platform connects you with people from your community, so you might make a new local friend or wind up carpooling with a neighbor or colleague you already know.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/waze-expanding-carpool-service-to-all-california.html

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Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs hit in exactly the wrong place

Humans might never have appeared on Earth had an asteroid 66 million years ago hit a spot other than the one it did, a new BBC documentary suggests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/16/asteroid-that-wiped-out-dinosaurs-hit-in-exactly-wrong-place.html

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