Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In

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Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 packs a much more powerful graphics card than the previous system, but don’t count on using that performance whenever you want it.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259359-microsofts-surface-book-drains-battery-gaming-even-plugged?source=Computing

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The Eve of the Self-Driving Revolution


A decade ago, there wasn’t much talk about self-driving cars or autonomous-cars, but Toyota and Lexus were setting the stage with their self-parking cars. They aired television commercials showing how cars magically parallel-parked themselves. At the time, it seemed amazing, but that was nothing compared to what’s coming next. The self-parking revolution that spread throughout the automotive industry over the last decade is now expanding. There is more technology in cars today than ever before.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84930.html?rss=1

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IBM’s New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time

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It doesn’t usually matter much to consumers what kind of mainframes a business decides to use, but maybe it should.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252523-ibms-new-z-mainframe-can-encrypt-data-time?source=Computing

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PC Market Shipments Slip Again, Macs Mostly Flat

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Apple’s newest Mac refresh doesn’t appear to have helped the company very much, but stagnant growth is preferable to the decline hitting the rest of the PC market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252399-pc-market-shipments-slip-macs-mostly-stagnant?source=Computing

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Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option

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Mozilla is considering changes to Firefox that would give end users much easier methods of tweaking performance settings, including the option to optimize the browser for the specific characteristics of your own PC.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/247699-future-firefox-versions-may-slim-use-less-memory-thanks-new-performance-option?source=Computing

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Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is being delayed

After its much ballyhooed presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and its Bixby smart assistant, Samsung is delaying the best part of Bixby — voice control.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/12/samsungs-bixby-voice-assistant-is-being-delayed.html

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The Pentagon doesn't want its employees watching March Madness

The Pentagon has reportedly sent an email to its employees to be careful about how much streaming of the NCAA March Madness they do. Its network may not be able to handle the traffic.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/17/pentagon-doesnt-want-its-employees-watching-march-madness.html

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AMD issues report on thread scheduling, gaming, Ryzen, and Windows 10

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There’ve been reports buzzing around that AMD’s Ryzen CPU performs much better by some metrics in Windows 7 compared to Windows 10. AMD has investigated those claims itself and released its own findings.

The post AMD issues report on thread scheduling, gaming, Ryzen, and Windows 10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245835-amd-issues-report-thread-scheduling-gaming-ryzen-windows-10?source=Computing

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Microsoft now puts ads in Windows 10 File Explorer, because of course

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Some of these things that look very much like ads have started showing up in the file explorer.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245553-microsoft-now-puts-ads-windows-file-explorer?source=Computing

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