iPhone X, Bitcoin, WannaCry and more: Biggest tech stories of 2017

As in previous years, 2017 was a huge year across the technology landscape. New products were announced, backlash against the tech sector became more pronounced than it has been in years and concerns about how technology is being used for nefarious reasons popped up seemingly daily.

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Start Your Engines: PCI Express 4.0 Standard Officially Released

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PCI Express 4.0 has hit version 1.0 and been released to manufacturers. If previous patterns hold true, we could see motherboards within a year — though this will depend on Intel and AMD and how quickly they leap for the new standard.

The post Start Your Engines: PCI Express 4.0 Standard Officially Released appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Leaves Up to 30GB in Installation Files

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he new OS version isn’t a radical change from the previous Creators Update, but it does introduce some new features and improvements to Edge, OneDrive, GPU monitoring–and, apparently, up to 30GB of install data that it leaves behind.

The post Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Leaves Up to 30GB in Installation Files appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Apple’s New A11 Bionic Packs One Hell of a Wallop

Apple’s A11 Bionic SoC packs a punch compared with previous iterations of the core — enough that it’s starting to muscle in on Intel’s Core family, at least in some tests.

The post Apple’s New A11 Bionic Packs One Hell of a Wallop appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Intel’s ‘New’ 8th Generation Processors are Built on Kaby Lake, Add Additional Cores

Intel’s 8th generation Core family launches today, and unlike previous generations, it shakes up Intel’s product positioning significantly.

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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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Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram

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This new technique packs 100 times more data into DNA than previous methods.

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Microsoft fixes broken Windows 10 update that blocked Internet connectivity, broke DHCP

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Microsoft’s latest update fixes a problem in their previous update — one that knocked at least some users offline. If you’ve been having problems with connectivity, you’ll want to grab the latest update (provided you’ve got an alternate PC and a spare thumb drive, anyway).

The post Microsoft fixes broken Windows 10 update that blocked Internet connectivity, broke DHCP appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Apple Store to offer free overnight shipping on Dec. 23, late-notice pickups on Christmas Eve

Article Image As it has done in previous years, Apple is once again offering free next day deliveries to last minute holiday shoppers, as well as late in-store pickups at brick-and-mortar locations.

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Twitter, NFL expand social partnership for new football season

Broadening the terms of previous deals struck during 2013 and 2014, the National Football League and social media giant Twitter have entered into a two-year partnership that will make more multimedia content available to roughly 300 million Twitter users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/11/twitter-nfl-expand-social-partnership-for-new-football-season/

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Apple issues new OS X 10.10.3 beta, fixing bug that affected latest MacBooks

Only a few days after the previous build was issued to developers, Apple has provided a new beta of OS X 10.10.3, addressing a crashing bug that affected the newly released 13-inch MacBook Pro.



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Apple provides developers with new iOS 8.3 beta, adds fixes for CarPlay functionality

The second beta of iOS 8.3 was released to developers on Monday, fixing a bug found in previous versions that could cause issues when connecting to a CarPlay-enabled vehicle infotainment unit.



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Bloomberg: Apple's next-gen iPad Air to come in gold color option

In line with previous reports, Bloomberg on Tuesday says Apple’s next-generation iPad Air will be offered in gold, bringing the company’s flagship tablet up to speed with iPhone color options.



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Old Opening-Weekend Record Bites Dust as iPhone 6 Cracks 10M


Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale Friday and shattered previous opening-weekend records, selling more than 10 million units during the period. Those sales may just be the start of a virtuous cycle for Apple — a cycle that could include new product introductions and weighty revenue growth. The sales numbers show there was a pent-up demand for these phones, said analyst Ramon T. Llamas. “Ten million is a good strong start. I think it’s a precursor of what we can expect for the rest of this quarter and the holiday quarter.”

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Towards infinite-capacity wireless networks, with twisted vortex radio waves

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Researchers at the University of Southern California, building on its previous work on infinity-capacity twisted vortex wireless networks, has now adapted its technology to work with radio waves. The previous laser-based technique was only workable over short distances, with minimal atmospheric interference. Twisted radio waves are more rugged and can be reliably transmitted over much larger distances, potentially allowing for wireless networks that can carry much more data than your existing WiFi router — perhaps into the hundreds- or thousands-of-gigabits-per second range.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190408-towards-infinite-capacity-wireless-networks-with-twisted-vortex-radio-waves

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'We're sorry:' Apple experiences numerous iPhone 6 preorder problems from crushing demand

Just like every previous iPhone launch, Friday’s kickoff for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders was marred by a series of glitches, issues and errors that left a number of customers frustrated with Apple and its carrier partners’ inability to keep up with overwhelming demand.



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This is my rig: James Plafke’s very quiet, compact, and cool gaming PC

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My previous gaming rig is only two years old, but it’s loud and hot (and thus, even louder), and it’s now summer in New York. I needed a rig that could comfortably fit in a Brooklyn apartment-sized bedroom, and would not only be quiet, but be unable to literally heat my room by itself come winter.

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Monday at WWDC: Apple delivers big surprises as most predictions ended up wrong

Apple’s 2014 Worldwide Developer Conference started much the same way as previous years’ events have, with a long line of attendees wrapped around the block waiting to hear what the company had available to show during its opening Keynote address. There were lots of surprises.



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Apple again rumored to build 'iWatch' components with flexible, space-saving SIP designs

A Tuesday report from Taiwan reiterated previous assertions that Apple would employ a new system-in-package design for the components in its so-called “iWatch,” with production said to have begun on the device in time for a launch in the second half of this year.



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