Category: Technology News

Nintendo Hopes You’ll Love the Switch So Much, You’ll Buy More Than One

Back in the 1960s, Alka-Seltzer found an incredible way to double its sales volume. It involved no new products, no dramatic advertising campaigns, and no celebrity...

Manual Gearboxes Are All but Dead. They’re Worse in Every Way Possible.

Automatic transmissions may be your only choice within a couple years. The deathwatch for manual transmissions started more than a decade ago, when the first cars began...

Cassini Finds Saturn’s Ring Gap Emptier Than Expected

Scientists have been speculating about what we would find in the space between Saturn and its innermost rings, and the Cassini probe is finally putting those hypotheses...

Why the Surge in Violence Against Robots Matters

In the midst of fulminating about an approaching robot apocalypse, a strange and disturbing counter trend is taking place: the rise of violence against robots. While...

Intel Rebrands Xeon Line, Announces New Chips Based on Skylake

Last week, we discussed rumors that Intel would rebrand its Xeon products. The company has officially announced its new hardware naming system, and given some additional...

AMD Suffers its Worst Stock Drop in Over a Decade, Despite Revenue Gains

AMD’s stock took an absolute beating yesterday in its first full day of trading since it announced its Q1 results. The stock fell by its largest percentage in 12...

IBM Accidentally Shipped Malware to its Business Customers

Managing enterprise deployments isn’t like handling consumer hardware. Large companies tend to have much longer deployment life cycles, they don’t like to take...

ET deals: Verizon Fios Gigabit Triple-Play Phone, Internet, and for $80 Per Month

If you’ve been drooling over the handful of markets that have gained access to gigabit internet speeds in the past few years, Verizon’s recent Fios update is...

E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share

If you have an e-reader collecting dust on a bookshelf somewhere, forgotten in the same place you’ve had it tucked for the last umpteen months, you’re not alone....

How Do SSDs Work?

Here at ExtremeTech, we’ve often discussed the difference between different types of NAND structures — vertical NAND versus planar, or multi-level cell (MLC)...