Intel Leak Confirms Upcoming SSDs Will Use Ultra-Dense QLC 3D NAND

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Intel is prepping a new line of 3D TLC and QLC NAND drives. TLC 3D NAND isn’t new, but we didn’t expect to see quad-level-cell NAND quite so quickly.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262115-intel-leak-confirms-upcoming-ssds-will-use-ultra-dense-qlc-3d-nand?source=Computing

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Micron Ramps Up GDDR6 Production, Focuses On Cryptocurrency, Gaming, VR

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Micron is prepping a major rollout of GDDR6 in GPUs, cryptocurrency miners, and next-generation activities like VR and deep learning. GDDR5 has had a good long run, but it’s on its way out the door.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261017-micron-ramps-gddr6-production-focuses-cryptocurrency-gaming-vr?source=Computing

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Toshiba’s New 14TB Helium Hard Drive Sets Capacity Records

Toshiba is prepping a 14TB conventionally recorded hard drive for next year. It’ll be the company’s first helium-filled drive and packs a whopping nine platters in a 3.5-inch form factor.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260206-toshibas-new-14tb-helium-hard-drive-improves-performance-sets-capacity-records?source=Computing

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Microsoft Preps ‘Advanced’ Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs

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Microsoft is prepping a new workstation version of Windows 10 Pro, with support for up to four CPU sockets, 6TB of RAM, and its new ReFS file system.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250385-microsoft-preps-new-advanced-windows-10-pro-workstation-pcs?source=Computing

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Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft is prepping an update to its Surface Pro 4, but the company won’t be making any dramatic changes to its hardware.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249628-microsoft-set-unveil-new-surface-pro-no-usb-c-thunderbolt-support?source=Computing

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Rumor: Intel Planning 12-Core Core i9 CPUs to Challenge AMD’s Ryzen

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Intel is supposedly prepping a 12-core CPU to take on AMD’s Ryzen, but the leaked details don’t cleanly match any existing core architecture Intel has previously fielded.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249365-rumor-intel-planning-new-12-core-core-i9-cpus-challenge-amds-ryzen?source=Computing

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Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen

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Rumor suggests that Intel may be prepping new CPUs to tackle AMD’s Ryzen. We examine what’s being reported against how Intel is likely to play this match-up.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/244065-intel-core-i5-i7-kaby-lake-processors-amd-ryzen?source=Computing

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Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit

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Apple could be prepping a significant MacBook Pro upgrade for 2017, with double the RAM of current models. The impact on battery life, however, is uncertain. Much depends on which RAM technologies Apple uses and what improvements it makes elsewhere in the system.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242837-analyst-predicts-apple-will-offer-kaby-lake-macbook-pros-32gb-ram-year-battery-life-take-hit?source=Computing

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New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3

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Apple is reported to be prepping its MacBook Pro refresh for later this month — say hello to faster chips and OLED touch screens and goodbye to USB connectors, if the rumors are right.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237846-new-macbooks-may-finally-be-inbound-with-faster-gpus-usb-c-and-thunderbolt-3?source=Computing

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Leaked roadmap claims Intel will bring six-core chips to mainstream PCs with upcoming Coffee Lake

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Leaked roadmap slides imply that Intel might be prepping six-core chips for the mobile segment — but the new cores won’t arrive until the second-generation refresh of Intel’s upcoming Cannon Lake 10nm technology.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/235664-leaked-roadmap-claims-intel-will-bring-six-core-chips-to-mainstream-pcs-with-upcoming-coffee-lake

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Intel announces Project Alloy, a standalone ‘merged reality’ VR headset

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Intel is prepping its own headset for what it calls ‘merged reality’ between augmented and virtual reality. Project Alloy can blend the two in its own wireless headset.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233847-intel-announces-project-alloy-a-standalone-merged-reality-vr-headset

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Report: Apple planning major MacBook Pro refresh with AMD Polaris GPUs, Touch ID, and OLED function keys

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Apple is supposedly prepping a major refresh on the MacBook Pro, with a total overhaul and major new features for the platform.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/233389-report-apple-planning-major-macbook-pro-refresh-with-amd-polaris-gpus-touchid-and-oled-function-keys

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Intel’s new low-cost Apollo Lake platform: Skylake graphics, new Goldmont CPU

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Intel is prepping a major launch in the back half of 2016, with a refreshed Atom architecture designed for lower power consumption and lower price points.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226800-intels-new-low-cost-apollo-lake-platform-skylake-graphics-new-goldmont-cpu

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Transcend announces ‘SuperMLC’ as an SLC NAND alternative

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Transcend is prepping a new type of MLC NAND it’s dubbed “SuperMLC.” The company wants to combine the high reliability and performance of single-level cell NAND memory with the low cost and economies of scale that exist around traditional multi-level cell flash.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/220225-transcend-announces-supermlc-as-an-slc-nand-alternative

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With Zen delayed, AMD could tap Carrizo for 2016 desktop hardware

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Rumors suggest that AMD is prepping a desktop version of Carrizo for launch in 2016. The chip could theoretically offer some advantages over the older Kaveri, but does AMD have something else up its sleeve?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/219303-with-zen-delayed-amd-could-tap-carrizo-for-2016-desktop-hardware

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Intel reportedly prepping 10-core Broadwell-E processors with 25MB L3 cache

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Intel may be prepping a 10-core Broadwell-E variant for the high-end market — with new eight and six-core chips coming as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218050-intel-reportedly-prepping-10-core-broadwell-e-processors-with-25mb-l3-cache

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Techie lawn gear to help with fall cleanups

Summer is a wrap, which means it’s time to start prepping for fall. This gear helps you take care of the leaves in your yard, trim a few branches, and pull out a few stumps. What’s the new trend in lawn maintenance? Even the battery-powered gear is ready for the tougher challenges, and companies are inventing new ways to make the chore a bit easier.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/21/techie-lawn-gear-to-help-with-fall-cleanups/

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Microsoft, Acer prep new ‘Cloudbooks’ to take on Google’s Chromebook

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Acer and Microsoft are reportedly prepping new ultra-low-cost “Cloudbooks” — think Windows 10 on 11-inch notebooks for under $200.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/210085-microsoft-acer-prep-new-cloudbooks-to-take-on-googles-chromebook

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