Category: Technology News

The Oldest Rocks on Earth Could Contain Signs of Life

Earth is teeming with life today, but there was a time in the distant past that our planet was as inhospitable as you can imagine. Frequent asteroid and comet impacts...

An Ex-Google Engineer Is Founding a Religion to Worship AI. He’s Decades Too Late.

The headlines on this one could almost write themselves. Anthony Levandowski, the disgraced former Google engineer whose copying of trade secrets led Waymo (Alphabet’s...

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wants Apple to Unlock the iPhone’s FM Radio

It’s not common knowledge in the United States, but the majority of Android devices in-market technically sport FM radio tuners built into their SoCs. It used to be...

Elon Musk Says Mars Rocket Could Fly Passengers Anywhere on Earth in an Hour

The world is a big place, but SpaceX is looking to make it feel a bit smaller with a new mode of transportation. At the recent International Astronautical Congress...

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series quad-core gaming laptop for $750

On the lookout for a reasonably priced gaming laptop that can handle new releases? Check out the 15.6-inch Inspiron 15 7000 series from Dell. With a quad-core Skylake...

Apple Is Quietly Designing and Building Its Own Silicon Empire

Ever since Apple bought PA Semi, it’s been clear the company had aspirations of semiconductor design. Its CPU architectures have differed from other vendors by...

SNES Classic Review Roundup: A Great Value, Provided You Can Find One

Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Edition has been contentious since the product was announced. While the concept of a small retro game console with excellent emulation was...

Intel’s Upcoming Coffee Lake Z370 Motherboards Aren’t Backwards Compatible

Intel’s Coffee Lake refresh represents the largest performance refresh we’ve seen from the company since the Sandy Bridge era. While the benefits will primarily...

Nvidia’s CEO Declares Moore’s Law Dead

One of the topics we’ve repeatedly returned to here at ExtremeTech is the state of Moore’s Law and its long-term future. Our conclusions have often been at odds with...

Showtime Caught Mining Cryptocurrency With Viewers’ PCs

Recent visitors to Showtime’s website got more than competently produced, premium cable series streamed on-demand. They also got a spike in CPU usage, as Showtime used...