Dell Sells PCs Without Intel’s Management Engine, but With Tradeoffs

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It’s technically possible to buy a laptop without Intel’s Management Engine enabled, but there are significant tradeoffs and these systems aren’t typically available to ordinary consumers. Read on for details.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260219-dell-sells-pcs-without-intel-management-engine-tradeoffs?source=Computing

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Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing

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Intel has canceled its upcoming 10nm Knights Hill Xeon Phi solution without announcing a replacement.

The post Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258977-intel-kills-knights-hill-will-launch-new-xeon-phi-architecture-exascale-computing?source=Computing

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Gene editing about to get a lot more powerful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are altering a powerful gene-editing technology in hopes of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes to people’s DNA.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/30/gene-editing-about-to-get-lot-more-powerful.html

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Tech Q&A: Tracking cellphones, dictating documents, covert online shopping and more

I would like to track my wife’s location. She is never, ever without her phone. Can I track her phone so I know where she is around town?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/29/tech-q-tracking-cellphones-dictating-documents-covert-online-shopping-and-more.html

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New type of microscope can peer into the brain of a living, moving creature

Researchers have developed a new microscope that can observe the brain activities in a zebrafish without affecting its behavior. The results could shed more light on how our own brains function.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/new-type-microscope-can-peer-into-brain-living-moving-creature.html

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Google ARCore will bring augmented reality to Android phones

ARCore builds on Tango, ‘but it works without any additional hardware, which means it can scale across the Android ecosystem,’ Google says.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/29/google-arcore-will-bring-augmented-reality-to-android-phones.html

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Instagram no longer requires square photos in private messages

Private chats on Instagram are getting even more streamlined — photos can now be sent without editing, no crop required. The change also comes with in-chat link previews as Instagram continues to refine Direct.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/instagram-no-longer-requires-square-photos-in-private-messages.html

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5 things you can do with the new Google Assistant

How in the world did we manage to survive for a few millennia without voice-activated virtual assistants? I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that we drove around without being able to ask our phones for driving directions. But now the idea of being unable to do that is downright scary.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/23/5-things-can-do-with-new-google-assistant.html

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This construction robot can lay bricks 6 times faster than you can

You can’t throw a rock in 2017 without finding some new area where robots are being employed. The latest? A bricklaying robot called SAM100 that is capable of building walls six times faster than a human bricklayer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/30/this-construction-robot-can-lay-bricks-6-times-faster-than-can.html

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Amazon adds Nvidia GPU firepower to its compute cloud

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If you’ve ever wanted to take 8 Nvidia K80 GPUs for a test drive (without buying 8 K80’s worth of graphics hardware), now is your chance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236676-amazon-adds-nvidia-gpu-firepower-to-its-compute-cloud?source=Computing

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Kindle ebook readers are crashing Windows 10 PCs post-Anniversary Update

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Microsoft’s new Anniversary Update has mostly rolled out without problems, but Kindle owners are reporting significant issues with the Paperwhite and Voyage. Plugging these devices into Windows 10 AU systems can BSOD the OS.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/234520-kindle-ebook-readers-are-crashing-windows-10-pcs-post-anniversary-update

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Apple is right to kill the headphone jack, and Intel is an accomplice

At least two Android smartphones already ship without a 3.5mm headphone port, but the only company that’s getting any heat for killing the standard audio jack is Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/17/apple-is-right-to-kill-headphone-jack-and-intel-is-accomplice.html

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New tech lets you watch 3D movies without the funky glasses

Someday, moviegoers may be able to watch 3D films from any seat in a theater without having to wear 3D glasses, thanks to a new kind of movie screen.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/04/new-tech-lets-watch-3d-movies-without-funky-glasses.html

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LAPD can also unlock iPhones without Apple's help

It’s not just the FBI that has the technical ability to unlock password-protected iPhones without triggering kill-switch mechanisms — all without any help from Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/05/lapd-can-also-unlock-iphones-without-apples-help.html

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