eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega

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Early eGPU tests on MacOS High Sierra show significant performance gains, courtesy of an external AMD RX Vega 64.

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Scandal rocks Ohio State University as 83 students accused of cheating via app

For eons, students have found ways to cheat on exams and tests – looking at someone else’s test or paper, getting the answers beforehand or plagiarizing someone else’s work.Now, in an age where technology is pervasive in every facet of life, some have been accused of using an app to help them cheat.

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Cold War nuclear weapons warped Earth's magnetosphere – revealing what the true fallout could be if World War 3 broke out

NASA have released chilling details about how Cold War nuke tests affected our planet.Several nuclear tests were carried out by the US and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 60s.

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This Valkyrie R5 humanoid robot is put to the test with Mars colonization on the horizon

Northwestern University has a Valkyrie R5 robot that is now undergoing agility tests in a Massachusetts warehouse to prepare for the NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge finalist round this June.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/20/this-valkyrie-r5-humanoid-robot-is-put-to-test-with-mars-colonization-on-horizon.html

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Formerly classified nuclear test films are now on YouTube

The US government has about 10,000 films of the 221 atmospheric nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1962, covering the destructive power from all sorts of angles and distances, Business Insider reports.

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WhatsApp Field-Trials Business Chat


WhatsApp reportedly has been conducting tests of a business chat system with a number of companies that are part of the Y Combinator startup incubator. The application programming interface, or API, gives companies a direct line of communication with WhatsApp users. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum last year said the company would seek to monetize the free chat service by providing businesses with direct access to consumers. He ruled out ads. The approach WhatsApp is taking could have stumbling blocks built in.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84370.html?rss=1

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Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests

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Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pro tests uncovered an unusual bug, which Apple will patch in an upcoming version of macOS — but it’s not clear that the bug in question relates to generally low battery life that many MacBook Pro users have reported.

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Netflix puts next-generation video codecs like x265 and VP9 to the test

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Netflix released new details of its own streaming tests recently — including a huge effort to determine whether x265 (HEVC), VP9, or x264 should be used for future projects.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/235036-netflix-puts-next-generation-video-codecs-like-x265-and-vp9-to-the-test

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Russia reportedly looking to remove itself from Internet

Russia has reportedly run tests to see if it can remove itself from the World Wide Web to stem the flow of information from foreign countries, according to a top industry official.

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Independent testing confirms the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 has a heat problem

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The Snapdragon 810 has been rumored to run hot and tests have demonstrated it’s no lie. The problem, however, isn’t just with Qualcomm’s chip — it’s the entire design philosophy behind thinner, lighter devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/204093-independent-testing-confirms-qualcomms-snapdragon-810-has-a-heat-problem

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Backblaze pulls 3TB Seagate HDDs from service, details post-mortem failure rates

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Backblaze has published a new data set demonstrating how poorly one model of Seagate HDD performed in its tests — and why it decided to cut that drive altogether.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/203478-backblaze-pulls-3tb-seagate-ssds-from-service-details-post-mortem-failure-rates

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Developers get new group options in Apple's TestFlight service

Running split tests or assessing multiple variants of an application simultaneously has been made easier for iOS developers with Apple’s announcement of new TestFlight functionality that lets beta testers be divided into groups.



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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are among the best smart phones in Consumer Reports' tests

Consumer Reports’ lab tests are in, and both of Apple’s new phone models earned high places among the best performers in our Ratings.

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are among the best smart phones in Consumer Reports' tests

Consumer Reports’ lab tests are in, and both of Apple’s new phone models earned high places among the best performers in our Ratings.

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Video shows rumored 'iPhone 6' sapphire front panel destroyed by car

After multiple torture tests, a purported sapphire front cover rumored to be bound for Apple’s 4.7-inch “iPhone 6” has finally been broken, but getting there took a car weighing 1.6 tons.



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