Nintendo's Switch battery problem takes hours to fix

Switch firmware update 3.0.1 fixes the problem, but the process involves repeatedly charging and draining your battery for a day… or two (no, I’m not kidding).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/01/nintendos-switch-battery-problem-takes-hours-to-fix.html

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Intel X299 Overheating Problem Implicates Skylake-X Design

Ivy Bridge die... on fire!

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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7 simple ways to save money online

You probably remember that problem from high school math class: If you saved $5 a day and invested it at a nominal interest rate, you’d make $147,000 after 35 years. The point your math teacher was trying to make was that little amounts add up.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/13/7-simple-ways-to-save-money-online.html

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Microsoft Edge Prints PDFs Incorrectly, Substitutes Numbers

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Microsoft’s Edge browser is having a problem with PDF files. They show up properly on-screen, but the browser sometimes changes numbers and letters when a file is printed.

The post Microsoft Edge Prints PDFs Incorrectly, Substitutes Numbers appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/249060-psa-microsoft-edge-prints-pdfs-incorrectly-substitutes-numbers?source=Computing

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AMD has a fix coming for Ryzen bug that hard-locks PCs

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AMD’s Ryzen has a bug in how it currently executes FMA3 code, but the problem is minor and the chances of encountering it in the wild are extremely small. The benchmark that caught it represents a valid corner case, but still a corner case. AMD is already working on a patch.

The post AMD has a fix coming for Ryzen bug that hard-locks PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246304-amd-fix-coming-fused-multiply-add-fma3-ryzen-bug?source=Computing

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T-Mobile engineers in Dallas to fix 911 glitch after baby's death

T-Mobile has sent its top engineers to Dallas to fix with the city calls a life-threatening problem with its mobile phones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/t-mobile-engineers-in-dallas-to-fix-911-glitch-after-babys-death.html

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Scientists invented a battery that could work for a decade without degrading

Energy storage degradation in rechargeable batteries is a pretty serious problem that many of us put up with on a regular basis.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/13/scientists-invented-battery-that-could-work-for-decade-without-degrading.html

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Microsoft’s guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 won’t reverse sales decline

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Microsoft has laid out its ideas for the hardware designs it wants OEMs to pursue in 2017. The problem is, there’s really nothing in the company’s guidelines that’s going to move product.

The post Microsoft’s guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 won’t reverse sales decline appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243763-microsofts-guidance-windows-machines-2017-will-nothing-reverse-pc-sales-decline?source=Computing

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Why can’t Microsoft get Windows 10 updates right?

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Everyone agrees that getting Windows Update right is a hard problem, but it’s more than legacy hardware and software that have kept Microsoft from fixing it.

The post Why can’t Microsoft get Windows 10 updates right? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242808-microsoft-hasnt-fixed-windows-update?source=Computing

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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.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/241069-microsoft-fixes-broken-windows-10-update-blocked-internet-connectivity-broke-dhcp?source=Computing

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Why one small company thinks it has the key to extending Moore’s Law

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Scaling older chips to newer process nodes has been a major problem for a number of industries, but Atomera thinks it has a technology that’ll solve the problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/238184-why-one-small-company-thinks-it-has-the-key-to-extending-moores-law?source=Computing

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Apple iPhone 7 users report EarPods glitch

A quirky problem is reportedly affecting some people who are using Apple’s new Lightning-connected EarPods: the controls on the EarPods stop working after a brief amount of time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/21/apple-iphone-7-users-report-earpods-glitch.html

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Samsung Announces Fix to Galaxy S7 Active Phone in Response to Consumer Reports Dunk Test

Samsung says it has fixed a manufacturing problem that caused some Galaxy S7 Active phones to fail in underwater conditions the phone was designed to withstand.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/20/samsung-announces-fix-to-galaxy-s7-active-phone-in-response-to-consumer-reports.html

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Facebook exec adds insult to injury with 'pipeline' comment in response to poor ratings on diversity report

Facebook diversity exec blames applicant “pipeline” on Facebook’s diversity problem, highlighted in the company’s recent diversity report. Data shows that pipeline is not this issue, and critics say that Facebook needs to take a hard look at its hiring practices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/18/facebook-exec-adds-insult-to-injury-with-pipeline-comment-in-response-to-poor-ratings-on-diversity-report.html

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NFL hires cybersecurity firm to teach players how to use social media

The NFL has a social media problem that can only be fixed by professionals. Following a string of high-profile online mishaps and hacks, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is reaching out to cybersecurity firm K2 Intelligence for help.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/14/nfl-hires-cybersecurity-firm-to-teach-players-how-to-use-social-media.html

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Facebook admits 'problem' reaching conservatives, attendee says

Facebook acknowledged it has a “problem” reaching conservatives in a wide-ranging discussion between CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a group of conservative commentators following a report that accused the social network of bias, according to one of the conservative members in attendance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/18/facebook-admits-problem-reaching-conservatives-attendee-says.html

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