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Apple liveblog: iPhone 6s, Apple TV, iPad Pro, and more

Share This article Updated at 2:00pm New Apple TV hardware with third-party apps, Siri support, and a touchpad. Updated at 1:51pm iPad Pro starts at $ 799, the Apple Pencil stylus costs $ 99, and the Smart Keyboard costs $ ...

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FTC commissioners call for strong encryption, push back against FBI, NSA

Share This article In recent months, we’ve seen calls from multiple government officials to roll back encryption protections and create backdoors in software. At certain points, the debate over these issues has reached a fever pitch, with New York District ...

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Qualcomm: Snapdragon 820 will deliver huge efficiency, performance boosts

Share This article Qualcomm has spent the past few weeks dishing information on its next-generation Snapdragon 820 hardware in bits and pieces. We’ve previously covered the announcement of the next-generation GPU and DSP inside the SoC, but details on the ...

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Is 4GB of VRAM enough? AMD’s Fury X faces off with Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti, Titan X

Share This article One question that’s been popping up with increasing frequency when we talk about high-end graphics cards is whether 4GB of RAM is enough to power current and next-generation gaming. When we initially covered AMD’s Fury X launch, ...

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Self-healing material could patch up damaged spacecraft in under a second

Share This article Space is big and mostly empty, but it’s the small part that isn’t empty that ends up being an issue for space exploration. Even a tiny piece of debris from a derelict satellite or ancient bit of ...

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Microsoft kills patch notes, will no longer explain most Windows 10 updates

Share This article When Microsoft debuted Windows 10, it began offering significantly less information about KB updates in any given package. Instead of getting a clickable link that provided more than a bare sentence of information, users have to manually ...

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DNA can now reliably store data for 2,000 years or more

Share This article In flash memory, as with everything else in tech these days, making things smaller than about 20 nanometers is very, very difficult. Building transistors at 14 nm, then 10nm, allows engineers to pack more and more information ...

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Today’s car hacks: BMW, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz on iOS

Share This article It’s becoming clearer that most any car is hackable. Reports before, during, and after DefCon showed that. Here’s the most recent hack news: The ubiquitous Samy Kamkar showed how his OwnStar device was adapted to get into ...

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Samsung announces new 256-bit 3D-NAND, stacked 48 layers high

Share This article As the 3D NAND / V-NAND technology race heats up, multiple companies are racing to demonstrate that they’ve achieved the highest product densities or best overall performance. Samsung may have pioneered the technology in shipping products, but ...

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These two iPhone apps immerse you inside a movie’s world

Share This article Movies began in the 1890s as extremely short, soundless, black-and-white streams of picture frames. Since then, they gained sound, color, various frame and screen sizes, and more recently, multiple attempts at recreating 3D. Beyond that, there is ...

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