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Reboot Reality: VR and AR Mark Milestone With New Interactive Exhibit

SAN JOSE — A permanent exhibit at Silicon Valley’s iconic Tech Museum is a rite of passage for technologies. Many of them, like robotics and semiconductors, were quite mature when that day came. For the fields of virtual, augmented, and ...

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VW’s Diesel Defeat Devices Finally Located, Cracked Wide Open

Ever since news surfaced that VW had engaged in massive fraud and criminal misrepresentation of its TDI “Clean Diesel” products, there have been questions about how the company did what it did. It’s one thing to see the effects of ...

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Thunderbolt Goes Royalty-Free as Intel Repositions It to Boost Adoption

For the past few years, Thunderbolt has been more of a curiosity than a standard-bearer for device connectivity. While the standard was meant to usher in a new era of high-speed peripherals and device interconnects, this was limited to a ...

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Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond

A few weeks back, we covered foundry plans over the next few years for TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel. Samsung has since issued a major update on its own roadmap plans and projects. The company is planning to launch a ...

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The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2017

Google has been holding its annual developer conference for ten years now, but I/O is no longer just a developer conference. It’s a place for Google to announce and show off some of its latest technologies, and talk about the ...

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AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups

AMD’s Financial Analyst Day last week answered some questions about the company’s long-term roadmap and plans for projects like Vega, Ryzen, and its new server platform, Epyc. Many of you still had questions, however, about the timing and nature of ...

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Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines

Over the last few years, we’ve seen helium-filled hard drives go from an out-there idea to a shipping solution. Until now, however, these drives were effectively confined to the enterprise market, where high capacities and reliability are paramount. The high ...

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SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

Over the last decade, solid state drives (SSDs) have moved from extremely rare (and expensive) alternatives to hard drives to being the storage option of choice for enthusiasts and mobile users alike. An SSD is one of the best ways ...

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Best Laptops for Photo Editing

Photo editing pushes laptop capabilities right to the edge. Top-quality work demands a high-resolution, color-accurate display, and a fast processor. But the rigors of traveling with photo gear plus a computer make small, lightweight machines with long battery lives a ...

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L2 vs. L3 cache: What’s the Difference?

Yesterday we discussed how caches work, what the difference is between L1 and L2, and the various design elements that determine how fast (and how effective) a CPU’s cache is. Today, we’re going to take one step further and explore the ...

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