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ET Black Friday 2017: Best Deals for Laptops, TVs, Gaming, and more

After a long, long wait, Black Friday itself is finally upon us. The dam has busted, and there's a staggering number of bargains happening all at once. To help give you as many deals as humanly possible, our friends and colleagues over at TechBargains have put together a massive all-in-one list for ...

Intel's New Core i5-8250U is a Huge Upgrade Over Older 7th Generation CPUs

Intel's new Core i5-8250U is a huge improvement over the dual core CPUs Intel has been selling for the past few years. The post Intel's New Core i5-8250U is a Huge Upgrade Over Older 7th Generation CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Flowing Water Observed on Mars Might Just Be More Sand

The flowing water on Martian slopes might just be sand, based on a new analysis of data from orbit. The post Flowing Water Observed on Mars Might Just Be More Sand appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Intel Patches Major Flaws in the Intel Management Engine

Intel has released a new set of updates for the Intel Management Engine. There are multiple significant security vulnerabilities in the engine that this should address, once OEMs make fixes available. The post Intel Patches Major Flaws in the Intel Management Engine appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Uber Paid Hackers $100K to Hide Data Breach Exposing 57 Million Users

Uber just disclosed a hack from a year ago that it paid to conceal rather than disclose, despite legal requirements it do so. The post Uber Paid Hackers $100K to Hide Data Breach Exposing 57 Million Users appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Flat-Earther Plans Homemade, Manned Rocket Launch This Coming Saturday

A flat-earther who disavows any belief in science will strap himself into a homemade rocket on Saturday, because the universe recognizes the human need for irony in life and is occasionally willing to provide it. The post Flat-Earther Plans Homemade, Manned Rocket Launch This Coming Saturday ...

The FCC Votes in December To Dismantle Net Neutrality, Other Consumer Protections

The FCC will vote to eradicate net neutrality and its attendant consumer protections in December, despite widespread consumer opposition. The post The FCC Votes in December To Dismantle Net Neutrality, Other Consumer Protections appeared first on ExtremeTech.

ET Black Friday Week Deals: $200 EcoBee, $100 Fire HD 10, $40 PS Plus, and more

Retailers are no longer content with unleashing deals all at once on Black Friday. Instead, we're seeing a staggering number of deals launch early this year, and that includes some real humdingers for laptops, consoles, and other electronics. If you're looking to shop for the holidays, now's as good ...

NASA Reinvents the Wheel for Future Mars Rovers

NASA engineers are designing a new generation of rover wheels that can cope with the rugged terrain of the red planet. The post NASA Reinvents the Wheel for Future Mars Rovers appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Disney May Have Pushed EA to Pull Battlefront II Pay-to-Win Loot System Last Week

If you're happy about Battlefront II's temporary suspension of pay-to-win mechanics or bought the game because of it, it may be thanks to Disney, not EA. The post Disney May Have Pushed EA to Pull Battlefront II Pay-to-Win Loot System Last Week appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Scientists Just Discovered Our First Known Interstellar Visitor And It's Pretty Weird

Scientists just found the first asteroid believed to have originated in a different star system, and it doesn't look much like what we see around us. The post Scientists Just Discovered Our First Known Interstellar Visitor And It's Pretty Weird appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In

Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 packs a much more powerful graphics card than the previous system, but don't count on using that performance whenever you want it. The post Microsoft's Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Key Windows 10 Anti-Malware Tech Critically Broken

Windows 10 is supposed to include support for memory address randomization techniques that stop certain kinds of malware. Unfortunately, that protection isn't currently working. The post Key Windows 10 Anti-Malware Tech Critically Broken appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Lexus NX 300 Review: Why It's a Best-Selling SUV

Comfort and luxury for four, great fuel economy with the hybrid, and a standard safety suite. Cargo capacity is limited and the driver may feel hemmed in. The post Lexus NX 300 Review: Why It's a Best-Selling SUV appeared first on ExtremeTech.

ET Black Friday Deals: Save up to 50% off Top Unity3D Assets

If you have any desire whatsoever to develop your own games, Unity is an invaluable tool. Not only is it a powerful cross-platform engine for PCs, phones, and consoles, but the Unity asset store helps devs both small and large implement specific features or art assets without having to re-invent the ...

Apple's iMac Pro May Include Full A10 SoC, Could Put ARM in the Driver Seat

Apple's upcoming iMac Pro workstation may add support for always-on Siri while using ARM's TrustZone technology and its own A10 SoC to boot and secure the system. The post Apple's iMac Pro May Include Full A10 SoC, Could Put ARM in the Driver Seat appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Samsung's Z-SSD Uses New NAND Design, Threatens Intel's Optane

Samsung is firing back at Intel with a potent new SSD, but will it stand toe-to-toe with Intel's newer 3D XPoint technology? The post Samsung's Z-SSD Uses New NAND Design, Threatens Intel's Optane appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Scientist Beam Message to Luyten's Star, Hoping to Find Intelligent Life

Scientists and researchers beamed a signal to Luyten's Star this week, reaching out to one of the closest of Earth's nearby neighbors. The post Scientist Beam Message to Luyten's Star, Hoping to Find Intelligent Life appeared first on ExtremeTech.