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ET Deals: Get a Bundle of Special Games for just $9
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:00:21 +0000
ET Humble Special

For a limited time, you can snag ten great games on Steam while helping out the SpecialEffect charitable organization. For just $9, the Humble One Special Day Bundle is an outstanding value.

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Will Phones Soon Finish Off the Camera Market?
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:00:21 +0000
Mobile photo rig for pro shooters by David Cardinal

Phones already dominate photography. How far can they go in pushing into the current market for high-end cameras?

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Planet-hunting TESS Spacecraft Has Already Spotted 2 Exoplanets
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:14:59 +0000

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) only started operating over the summer, but NASA reports it has already spotted two potential exoplanets.

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Scientist Identifies Mysterious Fossils as the Oldest Animals on Earth
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:34:53 +0000

Like all life at the time, Dickinsonia were soft-bodied and therefore didn't fossilize often.

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Matter Falling Into a Black Hole Clocked at 30 Percent the Speed of Light
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:46:14 +0000
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Astronomers have learned new facts about how black holes devour material thanks to newly detected features in accretion disk structure.

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Windows May Be Storing All Your Email and Docs as Unencrypted Plaintext
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:02:52 +0000
Windows-Ink

If you enable handwriting recognition in Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, all of your text files -- including typed documents and email -- are dumped into a single invisible location and stored thereafter.

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Intel Goes Back to 22nm for New Chipset to Address Manufacturing Shortage
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:22:11 +0000
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Intel's tick-tock is moving in reverse as the company maneuvers to get out of a manufacturing crunch.

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Trump’s Trade War With China Will Drive Up GPU Prices Again
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:30:40 +0000

The new tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration on China are going to hit a lot of PC components.

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Amazon Unveils New Alexa Devices Including Upgraded Echos, Smart Microwave
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:37:35 +0000

The company just unveiled 11 new Alexa devices including a smart microwave and upgraded Echos.

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Cardiologist Questions Accuracy of ECG Function in Apple Watch 4
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:02:58 +0000

Apple's new Watch 4 includes ECG and AFib monitoring capabilities, but their accuracy hasn't been proven as comprehensively as one might like.

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