Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

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

Microsoft’s overall quarterly results were excellent, but the company’s hardware divisions were a different story. Decline in the Xbox market is expected, but a huge drop in Surface sales doesn’t look good. Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile is barely on life support.

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Google reduces JPEG sizes by 35 percent

Google’s research team managed to combine excellent compression density with high visual quality resulting in a significant reduction of file sizes for JPEG images.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/20/google-reduces-jpeg-sizes-by-35-percent.html

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

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Intel’s new Hyper-Threading equipped Pentiums offer excellent performance for very little money. AMD’s Ryzen is coming soon, but if you’re an Intel-only enthusiast, these budget chips have a lot to offer — more than any of their predecessors did.

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Meet the 'Bat Bot': Scientists unveil robot that flies just like a bat

In what might make an excellent sidekick for Batman, scientists have built a fascinating, unconventional flying robot that moves its wings and flies just like a bat.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/01/meet-bat-bot-scientists-unveil-robot-that-flies-just-like-bat.html

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Best laptops for engineers and engineering students: When work requires a real workstation

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Next to gamers, engineers put the most stress on laptop performance. Excellent displays, high-end graphics, and plenty of RAM are the norm. We examine some of the very best laptops that can do the work a typical engineer requires on the road.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/175393-best-laptops-for-engineers-when-work-requires-a-real-workstation

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Micron sees strong yield, high speeds on GDDR5X, but will anyone use it?

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Micron’s GDDR5X is reportedly yielding well and hitting excellent frequencies — but will that be enough to win it adoption from AMD, Nvidia, or third parties?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222678-micron-sees-strong-yield-high-speeds-on-gddr5x-but-will-anyone-use-it

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Best laptops for engineers: When work requires a real workstation

HP Zbook 15
Next to gamers, engineers put the most stress on laptop performance. Excellent displays, high-end graphics, and plenty of RAM are the norm. We examine some of the very best laptops that can do the work a typical engineer requires on the road.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/175393-best-laptops-for-engineers-when-work-requires-a-real-workstation

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Intel’s mobile division has lost an astonishing $2 billion so far this year

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Intel’s Q2 results are excellent and the company’s profits much improved — but its mobile divisions continue bleeding money. When it called this contra-revenue, it wasn’t kidding.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186367-intels-mobile-division-has-lost-an-astonishing-2-billion-dollars-so-far-this-year

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