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ET Deals Roundup: $22 Qi Car Charger Mount, Dell 512GB SSD Laptop for $580, and more

ET Deals Roundup: $22 Qi Car Charger Mount, Dell 512GB SSD Laptop for $580, and more

Want a new gaming PC that won’t break the bank? Right now, Dell is discounting the six-core Inspiron 5680 gaming tower by a whopping $150. You can also save big on Qi wireless chargers, 4K TVs,
How Does AMD’s New Ryzen 5 2400G Fare Against Intel in GPGPU Compute?

How Does AMD’s New Ryzen 5 2400G Fare Against Intel in GPGPU Compute?

The Ryzen 2400G has no equal in its price range when it comes to integrated graphics performance, but how will the CPU respond to GPGPU compute loads against Intel? The post How Does AMD’s New Ryzen
Intel Didn’t Disclose Spectre, Meltdown to US Government Until News Went Public

Intel Didn’t Disclose Spectre, Meltdown to US Government Until News Went Public

Intel has now acknowledged it decided not to inform the US government about Meltdown or Spectre, opting instead to let the news go public. It had no such qualms about warning other customers. The
Blizzard Drops New Warcraft III Patch, Tourney, as Rumors of a Remaster Spread

Blizzard Drops New Warcraft III Patch, Tourney, as Rumors of a Remaster Spread

Blizzard has just issued a patch for its 16-year old game, Warcraft III, along with a major Warcraft III tourney. Could a full remaster be on the way? The post Blizzard Drops New Warcraft III Patch,
Global Sales of Smartphones Have Fallen for the First Time Ever

Global Sales of Smartphones Have Fallen for the First Time Ever

Smartphone sales dropped in Q4 2017 for the first time in nearly 14 years. Is this a momentary blip or a sign that the market has hit saturation? The post Global Sales of Smartphones Have Fallen for
SpaceX Launches First Satellites to Extend Broadband Coverage

SpaceX Launches First Satellites to Extend Broadband Coverage

SpaceX has launched the first two prototypes for the global communication satellite service it wants to develop. The company expects to put over 10,000 satellites in orbit. The post SpaceX Launches
2019 Volvo XC40 Review: Standout Subcompact Crossover, Heavy on Safety

2019 Volvo XC40 Review: Standout Subcompact Crossover, Heavy on Safety

The subcompact XC40 completes Volvo's line of crossovers. The cockpit is to die for, but not with Volvo's safety features, to die in. Check out the Lava orange carpeting. The post 2019 Volvo XC40
Game Mod Developer Caught Deliberately Distributing Malware

Game Mod Developer Caught Deliberately Distributing Malware

While the company has since apologized, comments by the studio head suggest he still doesn't understand the magnitude of his own screw-up. The post Game Mod Developer Caught Deliberately Distributing
Epyc Secrets: How AMD Epyc CPUs Could Outmaneuver, Outscale Intel

Epyc Secrets: How AMD Epyc CPUs Could Outmaneuver, Outscale Intel

AMD has released new details of how it built its Epyc line of CPUs and why it went with an unusual quad-die MCM structure as opposed to a monolithic die. The post Epyc Secrets: How AMD Epyc CPUs
BitTorrent Rolls Out Questionable uTorrent Security Patch At The Last Minute

BitTorrent Rolls Out Questionable uTorrent Security Patch At The Last Minute

According to Googler Travis Ormandy, one of uTorrent's features has left users wide open to a serious attack. A patch is rolling out now, but it's unclear how effective the fix will be. The post
Researchers Develop a File System for DNA-Based Storage

Researchers Develop a File System for DNA-Based Storage

Research from Microsoft Research and the University of Washington may have cracked the code to make DNA a viable storage medium. The post Researchers Develop a File System for DNA-Based Storage
Qualcomm Offers Even More Money For NXP, Tells Broadcom to Shove Off

Qualcomm Offers Even More Money For NXP, Tells Broadcom to Shove Off

Qualcomm listened to Broadcom's ''best and final offer" last week -- and just effectively told Broadcom to take a hike. The post Qualcomm Offers Even More Money For NXP, Tells Broadcom to Shove Off
Intel Releases Spectre Patches for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake

Intel Releases Spectre Patches for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake

Intel has fielded a new set of updates for Spectre with broad support for Kaby Lake, Skylake, and Coffee Lake. Fixes for Haswell, Sandy Bridge, and Ivy Bridge are all in beta testing. The post Intel
ET Deals Extended Presidents’ Day Deals: $400 off Alienware 15 4K Gaming Laptop, $100 off PSVR Skyrim Bundle, and more

ET Deals Extended Presidents’ Day Deals: $400 off Alienware 15 4K Gaming Laptop, $100 off PSVR Skyrim Bundle, and more

The long Presidents' Day weekend is over, but that doesn't mean all the sales are gone. If you're looking for a new desktop PC, and iPad, or even a robotic vacuum, you can still find incredible deals
CERN to Transport Antimatter in a Van to Study Neutron Stars

CERN to Transport Antimatter in a Van to Study Neutron Stars

Researchers at CERN have gotten comfortable with antimatter -- so comfortable, in fact, they're planning to load a billion antimatter particles into a van for a quick field trip. The post CERN to
How Amazon Could Succeed in Overturning the Old Healthcare Model

How Amazon Could Succeed in Overturning the Old Healthcare Model

We round up some of the usual suspects from the health tech industry and look at how they're likely to play a role in the Bezos-Buffet-Dimon healthcare model. The post How Amazon Could Succeed in
Microsoft’s Windows on ARM Effort is Seriously Limited

Microsoft’s Windows on ARM Effort is Seriously Limited

A new list of Windows 10 on ARM limitations has dropped. It's a doozy. Depending on your use case for the laptop, you might end up with your workflow hamstrung. The post Microsoft’s Windows on ARM
AMD Launches New Epyc, Ryzen Embedded CPUs

AMD Launches New Epyc, Ryzen Embedded CPUs

AMD is launching new Ryzen and Epyc-based parts into the embedded market. The new chips are impressive, with high core counts in some cases and leading performance per $ in others. The post AMD
Retailers Leak Speeds and Prices on Upcoming Intel Coffee Lake Chips

Retailers Leak Speeds and Prices on Upcoming Intel Coffee Lake Chips

New CPUs from Intel are going to plug holes in the company's product line -- and some of that information has tipped up ahead of launch. The post Retailers Leak Speeds and Prices on Upcoming Intel
Google Rolls Out Google Pay Branding to Replace Android Pay

Google Rolls Out Google Pay Branding to Replace Android Pay

Google's mobile payment platform has gone through almost as many revamps as its messaging apps, but maybe today will be the last one for a long time. The post Google Rolls Out Google Pay Branding to