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Walk in Hulk's shoes with new Marvel footwear - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-06-05 07:21
Show your superhero pride one step at a time with new comic book inspired shoes coming from Vans.

MSI's latest Prestige notebook is lightweight but powerful

Engadget - Tue, 2018-06-05 07:20
MSI's laptops aren't just all play, no work. Though best known for its gaming laptops, MSI also revealed a more sedate, but still well-equipped model, the 14-inch Prestige PS42. It packs decent an Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core CPU, near bezel-less 10...

Asus ZenBook S lifts up with ergonomic hinge - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-06-05 07:05
The new ultrabook from Asus gets a new feature to let you type easier.

Washington state sues Google and Facebook over political ad records

Engadget - Tue, 2018-06-05 07:01
The state of Washington is suing Facebook and Google over their failure to provide records on political ad buyers. Local law requires that advertisers collect and store a variety of information on political advertising, including the name and address...

Apple's multiplayer AR vision of the future works pretty well so far - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-06-05 07:00
A whole new world of collaborative AR apps and games are coming in iOS 12. Here's a first taste.

Asus Project Precog is what laptops of the future could look like - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-06-05 06:53
It may not be the first dual-screen laptop, but Asus says their version will be clever enough to predict what you'll be doing to help with it.

Gravitational Waves Reveal the Heart of Neutron Stars

Scientifc America - Tue, 2018-06-05 06:45
Scientists are mapping the extreme interiors of exotic stars with unprecedented clarity, and setting new boundaries on the births of black holes

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The Morning After: iOS 12 is unveiled

Engadget - Tue, 2018-06-05 06:40
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's time. Over the last 24 hours, we've been flooded by news coming out of Apple's WWDC and the Computex trade show in Asia. Here are the highlights, plus some of the most important tech news that has nothing t...

Tim Cook says Apple has never received user data from Facebook

Engadget - Tue, 2018-06-05 06:20
Facebook was once again under the privacy spotlight yesterday, when the New York Times published a report suggesting the company had given at least 60 device makers access to sensitive user data. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple -- one of the companies named a...

No More 'Miracles From Molecules': Monsanto's Name Is Being Retired

SlashDot - Tue, 2018-06-05 06:00
Flexagon writes: Germany's Bayer announced today that in its link-up with Monsanto, it's retiring the "Monsanto" name, and with it the name of the company that originally sponsored Disneyland's "Adventure Thru Inner Space" attraction. The $63 billion takeover will wrap up on Thursday. "Bayer will remain the company name. Monsanto will no longer be a company name. The acquired products will retain their brand names and become part of the Bayer portfolio," it said. The decision to retire the name is a smart business move. "These days Monsanto is shorthand for, as NPR's Dan Charles has put it, 'lots of things that some people love to hate': Genetically modified crops, which Monsanto invented," reports NPR. "Seed patents, which Monsanto has fought to defend. Herbicides such as Monsanto's Roundup, which protesters have sharply criticized for its possible health risks. Big agriculture in general, of which Monsanto was the reviled figurehead."

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Lenovo's 'all-screen' smartphone is a lie

Engadget - Tue, 2018-06-05 05:40
After ramping up the hype for the Z5, Lenovo revealed the goods, and they weren't as advertised. Its new flagship phone, teased since May, landed with a bit of a chin at the base -- and a notch at the top. So, that's the worst of both worlds? Now, we...

ASUS' Zen AiO Pro swivels on its screen hinge

Engadget - Tue, 2018-06-05 05:15
ASUS is making a big deal of helping "unleash your creative power" with its Computex 2018 announcements, and while all eyes may be on the ZenBook Pro 15's new Screenpad, there are other computers worth taking note of as well. Creative professionals m...

Netflix is working on a song-inspired Dolly Parton series

Engadget - Tue, 2018-06-05 04:29
Dolly Parton is heading to Netflix, with the streaming giant announcing today that the singer will produce and star in an upcoming anthology series. Each of the show's eight episodes will be based on one of Parton's iconic songs and she'll serve as t...

Intel teases a massive 28-core, single-socket chip that will launch later this year

TechCrunch - Tue, 2018-06-05 04:28

Intel is feeling increasing pressure from AMD and Qualcomm and the competition will get even more intense if reports that Apple is working on its own chips to replace Intel processors in Macs are true. In an interview with Engadget last week before Computex, Intel’s client computing head Gregory Bryant said that Intel would reveal an even more powerful chip than last year’s showstopper, the 18-core, 36-thread Intel i9-7980XE.

As it turns out, Intel’s Computex keynote today in Taipei, Taiwan focused more on previewing future launches, but Bryant did reveal that later this year, the company will unveil a single-socket processor with a whooping 28-cores that will run at 5 GHz. In comparison, AMD’s Threadripper processor, one of Intel’s closest competitors, has 16-cores and 32 threads.

Bryant said the new chip will debut in the fourth quarter of this year but did not reveal pricing details (for reference, the Intel i9-7980XE is currently priced at $1,999, so it’s reasonable to assume the new chip will cost at least that).

Intel also released a new limited edition chip, the Core i7-8086K, which runs at 5.0 Ghz (a new milestone for its chips), to mark the anniversary of the first x86 processor, and will give away 8,086 of them in a sweepstake.

Other teasers included Intel’s plans for eighth-generation Core processors nicknamed Whiskey Lake, which will be made using Intel’s 14-nanometer technology and are designed for lightweight laptops that have little room for batteries or cooling fans. Another chip series, called Amber Lake, will also be made on the 14-nanometer production process and be intended for the thinnest laptops and tablets.

Intel also showcased a new iteration of the Optane solid-state drive, the 905P, which will offer up to 1.5 TB in a smaller M.2 design.

In non-chip news, Intel announced it will work with Sprint on devices from its hardware partners, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP , Lenovo and Microsoft, to run on 5G networks. They are expected to launch next year.

Bumblebee movie trailer: Even Transformers get Rickrolled - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-06-05 04:27
Transformers fans are never gonna give up their love for the Autobot scout, who's now landed his own feature film.

Lenovo gives sneak peek of dual-screen Yoga Book 2 (and Yoga Book 3) - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-06-05 03:15
One was shown and the other hinted at during Intel's Computex 2018 press conference.

Intel will launch a 28-core 5GHz CPU by the end of the year

Engadget - Tue, 2018-06-05 03:13
Intel's 18-core i9 CPU is still impressive, but that's last year's news. Today at Computex, Intel SVP Gregory Bryant demoed a 28-core processor running at 5GHz. It's the first time we've seen a single socket desktop CPU cram in that many cores, and i...

Apple Jams Facebook's Web-Tracking Tools

SlashDot - Tue, 2018-06-05 03:00
The next version of iOS and macOS "will frustrate tools used by Facebook to automatically track web users," reports BBC. At the company's developer conference, Apple's software chief Craig Federighi said, "We're shutting that down," adding that Safari would ask owners' permission before allowing the social network to monitor their activity. BBC reports: At the WWDC conference - held in San Jose, California - Mr Federighi said that Facebook keeps watch over people in ways they might not be aware of. "We've all seen these - these like buttons, and share buttons and these comment fields. "Well it turns out these can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not." He then pointed to an onscreen alert that asked: "Do you want to allow Facebook.com to use cookies and available data while browsing?" "You can decide to keep your information private." Apple also said that MacOS Mojave would combat a technique called "fingerprinting", in which advertisers try to track users who delete their cookies. The method involves identifying computers by the fonts and plug-ins installed among other configuration details. To counter this, Apple will present web pages with less details about the computer. "As a result your Mac will look more like everyone else's Mac, and it will be dramatically more difficult for data companies to uniquely identify your device," Mr Federighi explained.

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Lenovo's new Yoga Book actually has dual screens

Engadget - Tue, 2018-06-05 02:35
ASUS may be turning heads with its concept dual-screen laptop here at Computex 2018, but let's not forget that other companies have tried similar things before. (ZTE's Axon M, anyone?) Lenovo, for one, isn't going to let ASUS hog the spotlight, and u...

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