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AMD Reveals Zen 2 Processor Architecture in Bid To Stay Ahead of Intel
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AMD on Monday revealed the Zen 2 architecture for the family of processors that it will launch in the coming years, starting with 2019. The move is a follow-up to the competitive Zen designs that AMD launched in March 2017, and it promises two-times improvement in performance throughput. From a report: AMD hopes the Zen […]

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Hackers reportedly target election officials, voter data ahead of midterms     – CNET
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And they’ve apparently had “limited success.”

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BlackBerry races ahead of security curve with quantum-resistant solution
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Quantum computing represents tremendous promise to completely alter technology as we’ve known it, allowing operations that weren’t previously possible with traditional computing. The downside of these powerful machines is that they could be strong enough to break conventional cryptography schemes. Today, BlackBerry announced a new quantum-resistant code signing service to help battle that possibility. The […]

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YouTube revamps its gaming homebase ahead of shutting down its Gaming app     – CNET
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And the YouTube Gaming app is going away.

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Mercedes teases production electric SUV ahead of September 4th reveal
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Mercedes is nearly done with showing off concepts and prototypes for the EQC. The automaker has teased the production version of the electric SUV in a video that promises a full reveal at its September 4th event in Stockholm. While it's only the br…

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Californian, Hawaiian homeowners charging ahead on residential batteries
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(credit: sonnen) A new report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA) says that US homeowners added 36 megawatt-hours (MWh) worth of batteries to their residences in the first quarter of 2018. That’s more than the previous three quarters combined. The gains were driven by local and state policies that actually reduced the […]

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Internally, NASA believes Boeing ahead of SpaceX in commercial crew
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Enlarge / An artist’s view of the Starliner spacecraft en route to the International Space Station. (credit: Boeing) One of the biggest rivalries in the modern aerospace industry is between Boeing and SpaceX. Despite their radically different cultures, the aerospace giant and the smaller upstart compete for many different kinds of contracts, and perhaps nowhere […]

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Singapore-based game studio Mighty Bear raises $2.5M ahead of debut release
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Mighty Bear, a game studio startup that grew out of King.com’s former office in Singapore, has landed new funding as it readies its debut title for smartphones. The startup was founded by four former King.com staffers — Simon Davis, Fadzuli Said, Benjamin Chevalier and Saurabh Shukul — after the gaming giant closed its Singapore office — inherited […]

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Join us at 8:30 pm ET today for live-streamed games ahead of E3 madness
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Enlarge / We’ll test Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn during this week’s episode of Ars Frontlog, along with two other 2D video games. (credit: Saber Interactive) Ars Technica’s experimental foray into Twitch live-streaming continues today with our second episode of Ars Frontlog. The short version: tune in to our official Twitch channel today (Thursday, June 7) […]

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