15th-century manuscript with 'alien' characters finally decoded

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/26/15th-century-manuscript-with-alien-characters-finally-decoded.html

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Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries

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Mining Bitcoin now consumes more than 30 terawatt-hours of power globally, which is higher than the individual energy usage of 159 countries.

The post Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/259882-bitcoin-mining-now-uses-power-159-countries?source=Computing

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: sweet overkill for your stick figure drawings

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This flagship laptop has a detachable 15-inch screen and plenty of power inside.

Microsoft’s flagship laptop is a powerful creative tool with a serious price tag.

The original article can be found here: https://www.popsci.com/microsoft-surface-book-2-review?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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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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AUSA 2017: Stealthy Chevy trucks for soldiers?

The US Army and General Motors have teamed up to explore a new method of power for Army vehicles that could deliver near silent operation and hard-to-detect heat signatures.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/ausa-2017-stealthy-chevy-trucks-for-soldiers.html

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Alphabet sees power in molten salt, a new moonshot

Google parent Alphabet Inc. is pitching an idea to store power from renewable energy in tanks of molten salt and cold liquid, an example of the tech giant trying to marry its far-reaching ambitions with business demand.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/alphabet-sees-power-in-molten-salt-new-moonshot.html

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Doomed Malaysia Air jet may be eventually found, due to advances in tech, CEO says

Searchers will eventually locate the wreckage of flight MH370 by harnessing the power of technologies such as artificial intelligence, says Malaysia Airlines’ chief executive.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/01/doomed-malaysia-air-jet-may-be-eventually-found-due-to-advances-in-tech-ceo-says.html

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Paying professors: Inside Google's academic influence campaign

Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy, cultivating financial relationships with professors at campuses from Harvard University to the University of California, Berkeley.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/paying-professors-inside-googles-academic-influence-campaign.html

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The body's own charged molecules could power pacemakers, say researchers

Engineers have designed a new power source for pacemakers. Powered by this biocompatible supercapacitor, live-saving medical implants could be less toxic, and last last longer, meaning fewer invasive surgeries.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/17/body-own-charged-molecules-could-power-pacemakers-say-researchers.html

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This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing

Deep Photo Style Transfer

This new tool uses “semantic segmentation” to bring a whole new level of power to image editing.

The post This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/247152-new-application-layered-neural-nets-make-photoshop-freaky-good?source=Computing

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Elon Musk makes a bold bet with Australia

Elon Musk may be just one of several entrepreneurs to claim he can solve power shortages causing blackouts in south Australia, but he’s definitely the most confident.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/10/elon-musk-makes-bold-bet-with-australia.html

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IBM, Nvidia release new PowerAI software suite for deep learning projects

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IBM and Nvidia have collaborated to develop a new software suite for Power microprocessors and Nvidia GPUs. Dubbed PowerAI, it’s meant to allow for much faster deep learning and faster problem solving.

The post IBM, Nvidia release new PowerAI software suite for deep learning projects appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239445-ibm-nvidia-release-new-powerai-software-suite-deep-learning-projects?source=Computing

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Bendable battery may power future wearable devices, smartphones

A new bendable lithium-ion battery that can flex and twist could power wearable devices and one day be used to develop a flexible smartphone, according to Panasonic, which is developing the new battery

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/20/bendable-battery-may-power-future-wearable-devices-smartphones.html

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Space invasion: Solar storms pose critical threat to internet, US infrastructure

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A new report on vulnerabilities in the US power grid sheds stark light on our ability to deal with certain kinds of threats. A coronal mass ejection of an equivalent magnitude to the one that hit the Earth in 1859 would cripple our infrastructure today, with some areas losing power for up to two years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/161301-space-invasion-solar-storms-pose-critical-threat-to-us-infrastructure

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Flickr data reveals $1.8 billion value of Vermont's conservation areas, study says

Scientists have tapped the power of Flickr to find out more about visits to conservation land in Vermont, and have even been able to put a price tag on all those visits.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/12/flickr-data-reveals-1-8-billion-value-vermonts-conservation-areas-study-says.html

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IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds

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IBM has revealed details of its upcoming Power 9 architecture — a chip it hopes will let it take the fight back to Intel and contest Chipzilla’s ownership of the data center market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/234413-ibm-details-next-gen-power-9-will-take-the-fight-to-intels-data-center-strongholds

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Google cuts Chrome power consumption, but Microsoft still thinks you should use Edge

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Google Chrome is fixing its power consumption issues, but Microsoft is pushing Edge fairly hard.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232944-google-cuts-chrome-power-consumption-but-microsoft-still-thinks-you-should-use-edge

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Germany basically had to pay people to use electricity Sunday

Germany hit a new milestone in renewable energy on Sunday, generating so much power at one point that customers were essentially being paid to turn on their lights or charge their phones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/12/germany-basically-had-to-pay-people-to-use-electricity-sunday.html

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