Category: Technology News

New Enceladus findings could have big implications in the search for alien life

Life as we know it requires liquid water, and until recently that seemed to be in short supply outside of Earth. However, recent studies of Mars and several moons have...

ExtremeTech picks: the best gaming gift cards

So you want to give a gift card to a gamer. How do you know which gift card is the best one to get for your giftee? Whether you’re considering a present well in...

Scientists discover that the atmosphere of Mars is full of metal

The atmosphere of Mars is extremely metal. No, for real. There’s metal throughout the atmosphere of Mars, and this is the first time we’ve seen that on any planet...

It’s the end of an era as Intel cancels its Intel Developer Forum, effective immediately

Twenty years ago, Intel began holding an event it referred to as the Intel Developer Forum. The purpose of the conference was to showcase the future of the computer...

ET deals: Save 97% on the CompTIA core certification bundle

Looking to get a nice job in the IT sector? A good first step is gathering up as many relevant certifications as possible. And if you’re looking to streamline the...

New ‘Perceptual Ad Blocker’ may be impossible for websites to defeat

The internet is full of useful information, time-wasting social networks, and cat videos. Alongside all of that are the ads, many of which look a lot less like ads these...

Bank of Canada lets its geek flag fly with Konami code Easter egg

If you had to hazard a guess, how many times do you think you’ve punched in the Konami code in your lifetime? You know how it goes. Many of us have this down by heart:...

Tesla plans to sell trucks: big semis, pickups, too

Tesla will unveil its latest project in September: a semi truck. That’s according to CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted the news Thursday: “Tesla Semi truck set for...

New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

Last month, we covered news that Microsoft had introduced a KB update that would break Windows Update when running on Kaby Lake or Ryzen hardware from AMD. What was less...

ExtremeTech explains: What is the MOAB?

American forces dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on an ISIS cave complex in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, early in the morning local time...