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Equifax Sent Customers to a Phishing Site, Hacked Months Earlier

Equifax continues to demonstrate its own incredible incompetence. The post Equifax Sent Customers to a Phishing Site, Hacked Months Earlier appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor

AMD has talked for years about getting into the AI and deep learning game. It looks like the company has made good on those plans, with a new custom chip built specifically for Tesla. The post Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Amazon Reportedly Working on Alexa-Powered Smart Glasses

Google famously failed to make Google Glass anything more than a curiosity during its multi-year beta test, but now Amazon may be trying a different approach. The post Amazon Reportedly Working on Alexa-Powered Smart Glasses appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Rumor: Intel Has Pushed 10nm Cannon Lake Back to 2018

Intel's new 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs may be delayed back into 2018, but the sourcing for this rumor is pretty dubious. The post Rumor: Intel Has Pushed 10nm Cannon Lake Back to 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Scientists Propose Studying Hundreds of Asteroids with Nanoprobe Fleet

A team of scientists from the Finnish Meteorological Institute has presented a plan to study dozens of asteroids with a fleet of nanoprobes. The post Scientists Propose Studying Hundreds of Asteroids with Nanoprobe Fleet appeared first on ExtremeTech.

ET Deals: 50% Off One Year of IPVanish VPN

Looking for an affordable VPN solution that doesn't skip on features? Right now, IPVanish is offering up a 50% discount when you invest in a one-year subscription. This sale ends soon though, so act fast! The post ET Deals: 50% Off One Year of IPVanish VPN appeared first on ExtremeTech.

No, the End of Days Doesn't Kick off on Saturday

The world isn't ending on Saturday. You know, in case you wondered. The post No, the End of Days Doesn't Kick off on Saturday appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Intel, Waymo Are Working on Self-Driving Cars

Intel and Waymo have been working on self-driving car technology in secret for nearly a decade. Now that the technology is moving towards being available in consumer products, the two companies are going public with their own work. The post Intel, Waymo Are Working on Self-Driving Cars appeared ...

What Happened to the Tech Job Boom?

The optimism of the 1990s supposed whatever disruptions to existing industries – and their workers – new technologies would bring, the growth in employment in the companies driving the new economy would make up for it. It hasn't quite worked out that way. The post What Happened to the Tech Job ...

Apple's New A11 Bionic Packs One Hell of a Wallop

Apple's A11 Bionic SoC packs a punch compared with previous iterations of the core -- enough that it's starting to muscle in on Intel's Core family, at least in some tests. The post Apple's New A11 Bionic Packs One Hell of a Wallop appeared first on ExtremeTech.

New Leak Shows Off Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4th, but there's not much left to find out. The post New Leak Shows Off Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL appeared first on ExtremeTech.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Review Roundup: Great Phones No One Thinks You Should Buy

Apple's new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have hit the market, but reviewers aren't as thrilled with these phones as they've been in the past. The iPhone X has sucked the air out of the room. The post iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Review Roundup: Great Phones No One Thinks You Should Buy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

US Navy to Use Xbox 360 Controllers for Submarine Periscopes

If you can play Halo, you can control the multi-million dollar digital periscope on a multi-billion dollar nuclear-powered submarine. The post US Navy to Use Xbox 360 Controllers for Submarine Periscopes appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Conductive 'Smart' Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt

Continental's in-tire sensors measure tire and road conditions, then changes tire pressure and rim width for the best, safest handling, mpg, and performance. The post Conductive 'Smart' Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Apple Quietly Increases Cost of iPhone Screen Repairs

All the company's phones from the last few years will now cost you $20 extra if you need a screen replacement. The post Apple Quietly Increases Cost of iPhone Screen Repairs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died

The man who saved the world from nuclear annihilation has died. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. The post Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month

Malware has been detected within Piriform's CCleaner, a popular registry cleaner and space recovery tool. The malware-infected package had been distributed for nearly a month. The post Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Astronomers Catch a Glimpse of a Pitch-Black Planet

A new astronomy survey has found the blackest planet ever measured. Despite an exceptionally tight orbit around its host star, WASP-12b absorbs 94 percent of the light that reaches it. The post Astronomers Catch a Glimpse of a Pitch-Black Planet appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Ancient Meteorite Impact Produced Highest Natural Temperature Ever On Earth

Labrador, Canada might have been the hottest place ever on the surface of Earth some 36 million years ago when it was struck by a meteorite. The post Ancient Meteorite Impact Produced Highest Natural Temperature Ever On Earth appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Browser-Based Mining Malware Found on Pirate Bay, Other Sites

New, browser-based cryptocurrency mining is hijacking systems -- and there's no download or utility required. The post Browser-Based Mining Malware Found on Pirate Bay, Other Sites appeared first on ExtremeTech.

HP Is Once Again Breaking Printers With Third-Party Ink Cartridges

HP is back to its old tricks locking printer firmware and blocking ink cartridges again. They pulled this trick a year ago, almost to the day. The post HP Is Once Again Breaking Printers With Third-Party Ink Cartridges appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Tiny Keyboard Experiment: Living with the 'Minivan'

I've been using this tiny 40% keyboard for a week to see how well I adapt . The post Tiny Keyboard Experiment: Living with the 'Minivan' appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Is BabyX the Future of Silicon-Based Life Forms?

Mark Sagar, the creator of BabyX, has chosen no less a goal than simulating the neural machinery of an infant human in silico. The post Is BabyX the Future of Silicon-Based Life Forms? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Google Chrome Will Block Autoplaying Video With Sound Next Year

Next year, you may never again have to hunt through your Chrome tabs in search of the one that's producing sound. The post Google Chrome Will Block Autoplaying Video With Sound Next Year appeared first on ExtremeTech.

NASA's New Horizons Probe Wakes Up to Study Kuiper Belt

New Horizons has sent back a signal confirming that it had woken up from hibernation and executed computer commands to begin bringing its systems back online. The post NASA's New Horizons Probe Wakes Up to Study Kuiper Belt appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The Cuban Sonic Weapon Story Keeps Getting Stranger

The Cuban "sonic weapon" story and accompanying investigation haven't resolved anything. In fact, the entire situation keeps getting weirder. The post The Cuban Sonic Weapon Story Keeps Getting Stranger appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Best Cars of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

In addition to cars, small SUVs are all the rage at Frankfurt, too. Other highlights: Mercedes puts a Formula 1 engine in a road car, and BMW rolls out a big-nose SUV. The post Best Cars of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Equifax's Failure to Patch Enabled Massive Hack

The fallout from last week's disastrous data breach continues. Equifax has now acknowledged the security flaw that allowed for the theft of 143 million accounts was the result of its own lax and incompetent practices. The post Equifax's Failure to Patch Enabled Massive Hack appeared first on ...