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Intel puts 8 cores, 16 threads, and a 5GHz turbo option in a laptop processor
Further ReadingReview: Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 9900K processor hits 5GHz—just at a price The first processors to include Intel's ninth-generation Core branding came out last year with a limited line-up: just a handful of high-end desktop processors in the Coffee Lake family. Today, the company has unveiled a bumper crop of new ninth-gen chips.

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Check out Batman’s and Marty McFly’s rides at the Petersen Museum
A new exhibition will open shortly at Los Angeles' wonderful Petersen Automotive Museum. It's called "Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy," and as the name suggests, it features the two- and four-wheel stars of movies and video games, most of which will be very familiar to anyone with a passing interest in depictions of dystopian futures or…

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The OnePlus 7 (and 7 Pro) are launching May 14
OnePlus is gearing up to release a new smartphone, the OnePlus 7, and it has reached the point in its hype cycle where the company has started a slow drip of information every few days. The latest news is the launch date itself. OnePlus is holding a launch event May 14 in several cities, and the company is even selling…

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Dealmaster: Save on a bunch of PC accessories in Amazon’s Gold Box sale
Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a number of deals on PC gear and accessories over at Amazon, which has them all rounded up in its latest one-day Gold Box sale. These aren't the highest-profile devices around, but the sale includes discounts on a number of storage solutions,…

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Nintendo issues DMCA takedown for Super Mario Bros. Commodore 64 port
Late last week, a retro computer developer going by the handle ZeroPaige culminated what he said was seven years of development on , a complete and highly authentic port of the original NES side-scroller for the original Commodore 64 computer. The 109KB file is an incredible achievement, coded for a computer with a clock speed of around 1Mhz (about 55…

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AT&T’s fake 5G icons aren’t going away despite settlement with Sprint
AT&T will reportedly get to keep using its misleading "5G E" marketing for its 4G network after settling a false advertising lawsuit filed by Sprint. AT&T and Sprint met with US District Judge Vernon Broderick yesterday and informed him "that they had reached settlement in principle," Broderick wrote in an order paving the way for the case to be dismissed.

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Russia may soon decommission the world’s most historic launch pad
Site no. 1 in dusty Baikonur, Kazakhstan, is where it all began. In October 1957, an R-7 missile launched the first satellite, Sputnik, into space. Less than four years later, Yuri Gagarin reached orbit from this launch pad, and the first woman, Valentina Tereshkova, followed two years later. Even today, all Russian, American, Canadian, European, and Japanese astronauts launch into…

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Windows 10’s “Sets” tabbed windows will never see the light of day
For two periods last year, those using preview builds of Windows 10 could access to a feature called Sets: a tabbed interface that was eventually to allow tabs to be put in the titlebar of just about any window. These tabs would allow both multiple copies of the same application to be combined—a tabbed Explorer or Command Prompt, say—and multiple…

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Loose online lips sink hack targeting governments and embassies
Security researchers gave mixed grades to a recently discovered hacking campaign targeting government finance authorities and embassies. On the one hand, the attacks used carefully crafted decoy documents to trick carefully selected targets into installing malware that could gain full control of computers. On the other, a developer involved in the operation sometimes discussed the work in public forums.