Apple finally upgrades the Mac Pro, admits the trash can design sucks

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Apple has updated its Mac Pro workstations with slightly improved processors, but the big news is a full platform redesign coming sometime next year. Why? Because the current Mac Pro can’t be meaningfully upgraded in its present form. Oops.

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Samsung Catches a Small Break in Midst of Note 7 Battery Pummeling


Samsung stock recovered slightly on Tuesday from the nosedive it took Monday, after U.S. regulators urged consumers to stop using and turn in more than 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Shares closed 4.2 percent higher on Tuesday, erasing some of Monday’s $14 billion loss in market value. The Federal Aviation Administration’s alert came in response to a small number of incident reports of the Galaxy Note 7’s lithium ion batteries catching fire, either in transit or while charging on board planes.

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Asus, MSI are shipping overclocked GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs to reviewers, but not customers

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Asus and MSI have been caught shipping cards to reviewers with slightly higher clocks by default than they’re shipping to retail customers. While the gap is minor, it’s not something we approve of on principle.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230432-asus-msi-are-shipping-overclocked-1080-and-1070-gpus-to-reviewers-but-not-customers

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Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro discovered to have 2GB of RAM, half that of 12.9" model

Article Image The A9X processor in Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro is not only slightly slower, but it also features half the RAM of the larger, more expensive 12.9-inch model, initial tests have revealed.

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After years of setbacks, semiconductor industry is cautiously optimistic about EUV lithography

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EUV is moving to full production in fits and starts, and the industry is slightly positive on its long-term trends. Much remains to be done, however, if we want to see EUV lithography by 2021-2022.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223834-after-years-of-setbacks-semiconductor-industry-is-cautiously-optimistic-about-euv-lithography

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Apple's $59M Australian tax bill in the spotlight as international tax row continues

Article Image Apple Australia recorded a gross tax rate of slightly more than 1 percent in 2015, Australian government records indicate, focusing attention once again on the iPhone maker’s international tax strategy.

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iPad mini 4 uses overclocked A8 processor faster than 2014 iPhones

Apple has engineered the iPad mini 4’s version of the A8 processor to make it slightly faster than the original chip used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a report said on Tuesday.

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AMD launches new top-end A10-7870K with faster CPU, GPU clock speeds

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AMD has released a point refresh of its Kaveri APU, with slightly higher CPU clocks, a significantly faster GPU, and full software support for features like FreeSync and screen re-sizing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/206787-amd-launches-new-top-end-a10-7870k-with-faster-cpu-gpu-clock-speeds

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iPhone share of US market grows to 42.6% in March quarter

Apple slightly increased its lead as the most popular smartphone maker in the U.S. during the March quarter, while Samsung and Motorola lost ground, according to new data published on Friday.



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Dummy unit shows expected 'iPad Air 2' design ahead of Apple's rumored Oct. 16 event

An apparent mockup of a slightly redesigned, next-generation iPad Air has surfaced from Vietnam showing a more trim profile, recessed volume buttons, and the addition of a Touch ID sensor to the home button.



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LG’s flexible and transparent OLED displays are the beginning of the e-paper revolution

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In 2012 it was a flexible e-ink display. In 2013 it was the slightly flexible OLED display used in the G Flex smartphone. And now in 2014 LG has produced a massive, 18-inch OLED display that can be rolled up into a tight cylinder with a radius of just 3 centimeters (1.2 inches). In addition, LG has also announced an 18-inch OLED display that is highly transparent. By 2017, LG thinks it can combine both of these prototypes to create a 60-inch, UHD (4K) display that is both flexible and transparent. Is the dream of a flexible, fold-up ‘e-paper’ display finally upon us? Is that the death knell of the printed page that I can hear tolling in the distance?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/186241-lgs-flexible-and-transparent-oled-displays-are-the-beginning-of-the-e-paper-revolution

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