4 hidden Mac tweaks to speed up your computer


Take macOS to the next level.

Is your Mac computer crawling to a standstill? It doesn’t have to be that way—try these advanced tricks to grant macOS the best possible performance.

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Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It’s Not Intel’s Best Gaming CPU


While the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid, there’s one important thing to keep in mind for gaming.

The post Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It’s Not Intel’s Best Gaming CPU appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/251226-intels-skylake-x-platform-packs-punch-not-intels-best-gaming-cpu?source=Computing

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This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing

Deep Photo Style Transfer

This new tool uses “semantic segmentation” to bring a whole new level of power to image editing.

The post This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Tesla declares victory on self-driving car hardware, announces full autonomous capability

Tesla's new hardware provides an improved view of what is around the car
Tesla has upgraded its Autopilot hardware to a level it claims will be able to support its new Full Self-Driving Capability, once the software is ready. This puts it at odds with most of its competitors, who are still feverishly working with expensive, prototype hardware.

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Publishers vs. Brave Software: Battle for the Ad Viewer

Brave Software is a startup that has ratcheted the ad-blocking game to a new level, and it is raising a lot of stink in the online community. For many people, Web-based ads have become an intolerable, costly distraction. That has led to a variety of ad-blocking approaches. The use of ad-blocking software is growing, because users feel they are being attacked by distracting Web-based ads. Brave Software’s solution really grabbed the attention of Web-based publishers — such as newspapers — that rely on ad revenue to support their operations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83366.html?rss=1

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Air Force: Laser-armed fighter jets by 2020

The invention of guns took warfare to a whole new level. Later, airplanes radically changed it again. Now, experts say another big shift is coming, led by energy weapons, including lasers.

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New PC malware loads before Windows, is virtually impossible to detect

bootkit head
A new form of attack has brought a long-standing criminal malware suite to an NSA level of sophistication.

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HomeKit market held back by Apple's high encryption demands – report

The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.

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CFOs Open Purse Strings to Accelerate Cloud Adoption

Cloud-based alternatives to traditional hardware and software systems and enterprise applications are experiencing a new level of CxO acceptance. Chief Financial Officers are the latest members of the C-level suite to embrace SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions to not only reduce operating costs, but also improve their operating effectiveness so they can better achieve their corporate objectives. Gartner’s 2014 Financial Executives International CFO Technology Study uncovered a significant jump in cloud initiatives.

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Toshiba wants to reshape the chip industry with new low-power tunnel FETs, $2 billion investment

Tunnel FET (TFET)
Toshiba wants to redefine power consumption at the transistor level — and that means switching to a new type of transistor. Could tunneling FETs clear the way for another 10 years of power scaling?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189757-toshiba-wants-to-reshape-the-chip-industry-with-new-low-power-tunnel-fets-2-billion-investment

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Apple updates pro-level video suite with fixes for Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a point update for its Final Cut Pro for Mac professional level video editing software including a bug fix for Blu-ray handling, which was also applied to new versions of Compressor and Motion.

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Samsung brings premium 'Level' headphone and speaker lineup stateside to battle Apple's Beats

Samsung on Wednesday announced the imminent release of its “Level” headphone and portable speaker lineup, which features four premium devices seemingly aimed directly at Apple’s Beats hardware.

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