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Theoretical Planet 9 may be a rogue planet not native to our solar system

Posted on 01/12 16:13 in Shows | 0

In the nearly 12 months since scientists first proposed the theoretical existence of a “Planet 9,” we’ve seen several rounds of information and fact-checking.According to scientists, there’s another interesting possibility: Planet 9 might not be from our solar system at all.

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Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show

Posted on 01/12 14:58 in Shows | 0

Just as well, because it could almost be called the Car Electronics Show.The North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center was taken over by the automakers and suppliers, makers of car electronics such as Garmin, and a few resolute makers of aftermarket car speakers.

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The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

Posted on 01/12 14:11 in Shows | 0

“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.This side of the market is much bigger than the PC enthusiast segment; thus, steep declines in the infrequent PC user market offset the fast growth of the PC enthusiast market.

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Microsoft's latest Windows update breaks multi-monitor gaming

Posted on 01/11 21:59 in Shows | 0

We’ve been talking about the problem of forced non-security updates since Windows 10 launched, so I won’t belabor the point again here.If you’ve used Microsoft Windows for any length of time, you’re aware that the OS has its own built-in mechanisms for determining which software and hardware are already installed in your machine.

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Kodak might give back my Kodachrome, or at least let me buy more

Posted on 01/11 20:11 in Shows | 0

For those too young to remember the iconic Kodachrome film look that helped launch an era of color photography, it was further immortalized by the Paul Simon song featuring the line, “Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away.Now, on the heels of resurrecting Ektachrome, apparently Kodak is considering bringing back Kodachrome.

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CES 2017 kicked off the year 360-degree and VR capture could hit the mass market

Posted on 01/11 19:16 in Shows | 0

Unfortunately, quality 360-degree, 3D, video capture devices have been very expensive — ranging from $15K to over $100K.And realistically, much VR content will be consumed in environments that don’t allow turning around anyway (think couches).

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With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors

Posted on 01/11 17:28 in Shows | 0

Last week, we reviewed Intel’s Core i7-7700K and discussed the details on the Kaby Lake refresh cycle, including Intel’s new Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.The CPU giant announced multiple new Pentium-class CPUs based on Kaby Lake, including the first Pentium SKUs to feature Hyper-Threading since Intel retired the Pentium 4.

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Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave

Posted on 01/11 15:39 in Shows | 0

Carriers moved away from unlimited data, like Verizon did in 2011.According to a notice from Verizon that was sent to unlimited customers, it’s putting a hard limit on data usage by unlimited customers.

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Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests

Posted on 01/10 22:32 in Shows | 0

Last month, Consumer Reports declared it would not recommend the new MacBook Pro, on account of its poor and highly erratic battery life.It turns out Consumer Reports’ battery life tests were being impacted by a Safari bug, as we had hypothesized was the case.

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3D printing gets a big boost at CES 2017

Posted on 01/10 21:38 in Shows | 0

The CES 3D printer marketplace is a great venue for getting an overview of what’s new and innovative in 3D printing.Unfortunately, industry leader 3D Systems didn’t return this year, but there were plenty of other players — old and new — that showed off what is now possible in printing solid objects.

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CES 2017 delivered a clear vision of the car of the future

Posted on 01/10 20:44 in Shows | 0

A large part of the smartphone’s power is the connection to the cloud to enable new services and experiences across different devices.To that end, automakers — and industry suppliers — are beginning to flesh out their visions of what the “mobility experience” looks like in the future.

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ET deals: Acer Aspire quad-core Skylake desktop for $385

Posted on 01/10 19:48 in Shows | 0

In terms of specs, this model features a sixth generation quad-core 2.7GHz Intel Core i5-6400 CPU, integrated Intel HD Graphics 530, 8GB of DDR3 RAM (1600MHz), a 2TB 5400RPM hard drive, a DVD drive, Bluetooth 4.

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NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars

Posted on 01/10 17:59 in Shows | 0

As the name implies, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is in orbit of the Red Planet, and has been since 2006.This satellite has proven invaluable in analyzing the surface of Mars with visible light cameras, radar, and spectrophotometers.

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Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available

Posted on 01/10 17:06 in Shows | 0

Officially, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ended six months ago.Unofficially, anyone who still wants to upgrade off a valid Windows 7, 8, or 8.

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Two of Razer's triple-screen laptop prototypes stolen from CES

Posted on 01/10 15:16 in Shows | 0

Everyone who saw the hardware seemed to think it was neat, including the thief who made off with two of the prototypes.It’s much larger than Razer’s other laptops, but the two side displays pop out on an automated hinge system.

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The iPhone was announced 10 years ago, reinventing smartphones, mobile computing

Posted on 01/10 14:22 in Shows | 0

Ten years ago, Steve Jobs announced what has become Apple’s most profitable and defining product: the iPhone.You could argue the iPhone wasn’t really a smartphone at launch, because it didn’t run native third-party apps.

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The government's public evidence falls short of proving Russian involvement in the DNC hack

Posted on 01/09 22:08 in Shows | 0

The following terms are used and defined within the ODNI report.Members of Congress, who have received their own classified intelligence briefings, have signed on to the government’s findings.

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NASA plans two new Discovery Program asteroid intercept missions

Posted on 01/09 20:19 in Shows | 0

The first mission to launch will be dubbed Lucy, a probe built by Lockheed-Martin to study Jupiter’s so-called Trojan asteroids.The plan is to launch Lucy in October 2021 for an efficient transfer to Jupiter’s orbit.

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Appliances at CES 2017: How 'smart' do you want your home to be?

Posted on 01/09 19:26 in Shows | 0

LAS VEGAS — If there was a word of the year for CES 2017, it’d be “smart.Of course, in the rush to incorporate the latest fad in technology into their products, not everyone hit the mark.

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CES 2017 highlights in photos

Posted on 01/09 18:33 in Shows | 0

LAS VEGAS — Once again, the craziest week of the consumer electronics year has ground to a close.Nearly 200,000 attendees, thousands of exhibitors, and no one is really sure exactly how many products.

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