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Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’ve been tracking the long-term growth of the VR ecosystem on PC thanks to Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey and its reported data. This past summer saw major price cuts from both Oculus and HTC, with the Oculus Rift temporarily on sale with controllers for just $ 400, and HTC offering the Vive for $ 600. It took HTC some time to react to Oculus’ move, however, and it wasn’t immediately obvious what kind of ...

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Hands On With Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 18

Any photographer struggling with the heavy-duty interfaces of Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop, or who simply doesn’t want so sign up for a subscription, is a good candidate for their lighterweight sibling, Photoshop Elements. The same goes for videographers unwilling to sign up for an expensive Creative Cloud plan and might be well-served by Premiere Elements. The good news is the Elements product line becomes more powerful each year. Today, Adobe has unveiled version 18 of the applications, skipping 16 and 17 to line up with the calendar, and they’re both ...

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Samsung Will Make $4B More Off the iPhone X Than Its Own Galaxy S8

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If mathematicians are collectively devices for turning coffee into theorems, as Alfréd Rényi once remarked, phone patents and purchase agreements are devices for turning patents into gobs and gobs of cash. Devices and technologies are so intertwined, it’s not unusual to see companies that compete in the same market and for the same customers buying and licensing technology from one another. It’s well known Samsung and Apple collectively extract virtually all of the profit from ...

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Tesla’s Having Trouble With Model 3 Production

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Tesla announced its quarterly production numbers yesterday and the news is mixed. First, the company managed to increase production of its Model S and Model X vehicles by 4.5 percent compared with last year. Its Model 3 production, however, was markedly below expectations. In Q3, Tesla built 25,390 Model S and Model X vehicles, and just 260 Model 3s. That’s a far cry from where Tesla wanted to be at this point in its ramp ...

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Discovery of Gravitational Waves Wins 3 US Scientists Nobel Prize

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In 1916, the famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein postulated certain events in the universe would produce gravitational waves. The detection of such waves would be even more confirmation of general relativity, but Einstein suspected the waves would be too faint to be detected on Earth. Now, 100 years later, three US scientists are sharing the Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting gravitational waves. The Nobel Committee has awarded this year’s prize in physics to Rainer ...

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Discovery of Gravitational Waves Wins 3 US Scientists Nobel Prize

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In 1916, the famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein postulated certain events in the universe would produce gravitational waves. The detection of such waves would be even more confirmation of general relativity, but Einstein suspected the waves would be too faint to be detected on Earth. Now, 100 years later, three US scientists are sharing the Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting gravitational waves. The Nobel Committee has awarded this year’s prize in physics to Rainer ...

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NVMe RAID Support Now Available on AMD Threadripper

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD launched Threadripper back in early August, it promised that support for some features, like NVMe RAID, would arrive at a later time. As of now, drivers to enable NVMe RAID are now available for RAID 0, 1, and 10 (aka 1+0) configurations. This a significant selling point for AMD’s X399 chipset if you’re in the market for this kind of ultra high-end storage configuration, given that Intel locks off the capability. This NVMe ...

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NVMe RAID Support Now Available on AMD Threadripper

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD launched Threadripper back in early August, it promised that support for some features, like NVMe RAID, would arrive at a later time. As of now, drivers to enable NVMe RAID are now available for RAID 0, 1, and 10 (aka 1+0) configurations. This a significant selling point for AMD’s X399 chipset if you’re in the market for this kind of ultra high-end storage configuration, given that Intel locks off the capability. This NVMe ...

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HP Enterprise Shared Pentagon’s Cyberdefense Source Code With Russia

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. HP Enterprise shared at least some of the source code used in the Pentagon’s cybersecurity defense systems with Russian defense agencies, Reuters reports, in a bid to win their business. The system in question, ArcSight, is designed to analyze cybersecurity threats, rank them by severity, stream and log real-time network data, provide end-to-end network and security monitoring, and to simplify the audit process. Russian regulatory records and an ArcSight spokesperson confirmed the Russians were given access ...

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HP Enterprise Shared Pentagon’s Cyberdefense Source Code With Russia

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. HP Enterprise shared at least some of the source code used in the Pentagon’s cybersecurity defense systems with Russian defense agencies, Reuters reports, in a bid to win their business. The system in question, ArcSight, is designed to analyze cybersecurity threats, rank them by severity, stream and log real-time network data, provide end-to-end network and security monitoring, and to simplify the audit process. Russian regulatory records and an ArcSight spokesperson confirmed the Russians were given access ...

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