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The August 21st Eclipse Will Be a Significant Test for Solar Power

Posted on 08/18 23:20 in Shows | 0

The eclipse next week will disrupt solar power, and is considered an important test of how to manage the electrical grid in such a situation.While the eclipse is short, its impact will be felt, with solar power generation in North Carolina expected to dip from 2500MW to 200MW.

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Patch 7.3 PTR - Build 24853, Dressing Room Update, Blue Posts, DLC #594

Posted on 08/18 21:04 in Shows | 0

Over the coming weeks, you’ll be seeing some new Blue accounts posting here in the forums.These fine folks are joining on to help us be more present and active in discussions with you all.

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Leaked Intel Slide Reveals Coffee Lake CPU Lineup

Posted on 08/18 19:43 in Shows | 0

A leaked slide from China has confirmed much of the speculation we’ve heard about Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake.The graph below is, as best I can tell, understood in the following way: The horizontal lines between the two columns of CPU shows performance improvements in single-thread and multi-thread applications.

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Google Launching Android O During Solar Eclipse, Will Probably Call It 'Oreo'

Posted on 08/18 19:43 in Shows | 0

Starting in Android O, apps will be able to implement “notification channels.Video apps will be able to add support for picture-in-picture mode in Android O as well.

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iOS 11 Will Implement a 'Cop Button' to Disable Touch ID

Posted on 08/18 17:48 in Shows | 0

Beta testers evaluating Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 have discovered new emergency SOS functions, as well as what some are calling a “cop button.” Press the power button five times on an iPhone running iOS 11, and the device will do two things.

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Intel Launches Atom C3000 Servers With Up to 16 Cores, 256GB RAM

Posted on 08/18 15:10 in Shows | 0

In response, Intel respun its Atom products into a line of server hardware meant to plug the gap between its pricing and TDPs that ARM would have otherwise exploited.Given the still barely-developed state of the ARM server market, this was likely the right call.

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AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices

Posted on 08/18 14:16 in Shows | 0

On the heels of its Vega launch last week, AMD has released a new driver for its GPUs that focuses on cryptocurrency mining.Earlier this year, AMD reported that cryptocurrency might have driven a short-term spike in sales, but that the company did not include it in their future forecasts.

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Union May Win Battle Against Self-Driving Trucks, But Not the War

Posted on 08/17 22:01 in Shows | 0

Work on self-driving trucks has been under way for years.Alphabet’s Waymo division is working on both self-driving trucks and cars.

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How to Safely View the August 21st Solar Eclipse

Posted on 08/17 21:07 in Shows | 0

The US will be treated to a very rare total eclipse on August 21st, and people are still scrambling to make sure they’ll be able to experience this event.That’s still an incredible sight, but only a narrow swath of the country will get the total eclipse — see below for a map of the path of totality.

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Blizzard Entertainment at gamescom 2017, Trial of Style

Posted on 08/17 19:18 in Shows | 0

We’ll kick things off by releasing a of all the playable content we’ll be showcasing at gamescom.Our full schedule of activities is now available on , and you’ll find an overview of each game below.

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Scientists Find 91 Volcanoes Underneath Antarctica's Melting Ice

Posted on 08/17 19:17 in Shows | 0

This has certain obvious impacts on our ability to measure anything that isn’t tall enough to break through that ice, and we don’t have a thorough understanding of the ground underneath the ice sheet as a result.Currently, Antarctica is believed to have sunk by almost 3,000 feet thanks to the sheer weight of the ice sheet on top of it.

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ET deals: Dell Inspiron 3650 dual-core desktop for $299

Posted on 08/17 18:23 in Shows | 0

Thankfully, you won’t have to spend much for a nice modern desktop — just take a look at this Inspiron 3000 from Dell.There’s plenty of room inside this model if you’d like to expand down the road, but the six USB ports (2 USB 3.

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Tesla Model 3 Buyers Report Being Shoved Towards Model S Instead

Posted on 08/17 17:29 in Shows | 0

Multiple Model 3 customers report being pushed at the dealership to purchase a Model S instead.But Tesla not only doesn’t want you to wait, it doesn’t want you to buy the Model 3 at all.

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Two Weeks Later, Bitcoin is Forking Again

Posted on 08/17 15:42 in Shows | 0

Right now, there are two forks, or divisions in Bitcoin: Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin.As the name implies, this agreement will cover two primary features: 2MB blocks (updated from 1MB) and the same segregated witness feature now shared by Bitcoin.

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Scientists Design Micromotor to Deliver Antibiotics

Posted on 08/17 14:21 in Shows | 0

Many substances can kill bacteria, but they come with unacceptable side effects.Others simply lose their effectiveness in the human body or are difficult to deliver where they are needed.

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$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California

Posted on 08/17 00:34 in Shows | 0

Buy a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 electric vehicle in southern California, and you can get rebates of up to $20,000 on EVs that sell for $30,000 to $52,000.You go to any San Diego Nissan dealer or one participating BMW dealer (BMW of San Diego).

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Qualcomm Develops Active Depth-Sensing Camera for Android Phones

Posted on 08/17 00:34 in Shows | 0

Future Android phones could come equipped with some fancy new camera features thanks to technology being developed by Qualcomm.An updated version of Qualcomm’s image signal processor (ISP) will allow for advanced camera features like active depth sensing.

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Researchers May Have Found MH370's Resting Place

Posted on 08/17 00:34 in Shows | 0

Now, scientists working at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) think they have found enough evidence from pouring over satellite images to narrow the search area definitively.They grouped visual anomalies in the satellite images on a sliding scale to determine how likely they were to be artificial.

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The First True Multi-User Holographic Table Has Been Built

Posted on 08/17 00:31 in Shows | 0

Holographic technology is frequently shown in science fiction and superhero movies (Tony Stark’s in-helmet displays are all holograms).The company, Euclideon, has only shown a prototype for now, but plans to have the final version up for sale in 2018.

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Patch 7.3 New Combat Animations: It’s Magic!

Posted on 08/17 00:29 in Shows | 0

Keeping this split-second decision making in mind for the new cast animations, we found a sweet spot between game play responsiveness and striking, weighty animation.The punchiness of our new animations were working so well, we decided to revisit our original cast animations with a fresh eye on what we had learned—while keeping the style and uniqueness of the classic cast animations for every race.

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