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Some MacBook Pro users complain about throttling issues

The new MacBook Pro has a thermal issue. YouTuber Dave Lee found out that the top-performing MacBook Pro can’t operate at full speed for a long time because it gets too hot. According to him, a video export in Adobe Premiere Pro is taking longer on a brand new MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9...

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Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children

Facebook and Instagram will more proactively lock the accounts of users its moderators encounter and suspect are below the age of 13. Its former policy was to only investigate accounts if they were reported specifically for being potentially underage. But Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that an &l...

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Ofo shuts down many international markets to focus on profitability

Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo is entering a new phase. After a period of aggressive growth, the company is looking back at its international markets and focusing on the most promising ones. A couple of weeks ago, the company issued a press release highlighting some of the priorities outside of Ch...

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Even raises $40M to transform the working class to the savings class

The working class of the United States doesn’t get many breaks these days. It’s not just a function of low pay and long hours, but also the incredible uncertainty of income and expenses that makes surviving week-to-week so challenging. One in five Americans have a negative net wealth, ev...

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Gorilla Glass 6 tackles the problem of cumulative smartphone damage

Enlarge Coming soon to a smartphone near you: it's Gorilla Glass 6, the latest version of Corning's ubiquitous smartphone display cover. Gorilla Glass typically sits between the display and the outside world protecting your precious pixels from damage and receiving touch input. Lately, manufactu...

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Windows 10 will get better at telling time with new leap second support

Enlarge (credit: michael) One of the things that to me sums up the utter futility of existence and the inevitability of humanity's eventual extinction is the fact that the world is slowing down. About every 18 months or so, the Earth takes about a second longer to rotate on its axis, ever so slow...

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After 500 years, a UV lamp solves the mystery of the Basel Papyrus

Enlarge (credit: University of Basel) The University of Basel has dozens of ancient papyrus texts in its collection, but one has been known for centuries as the Basel Papyrus. The 2,000-year-old work has been in the university’s collection since the 1500s, when it was acquired from a lawyer...

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Comcast admits defeat in bidding war for Fox, clearing path for Disney

(credit: Comcast) Comcast is abandoning its attempt to purchase 21st Century Fox properties, the cable company announced today. "Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the 21st Century Fox assets," Comcast said in a statement. That doesn't mean Comcast is done trying to buy...

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Corsair’s newest silent liquid-cooler adds even more RGB lighting to your PC

Corsair is introducing a new H100i Pro AIO liquid-cooler to round out its new line of RGB-lit CPU coolers.While Corsair announced the 280mm H115i Pro and 360mm H150i Pro coolers at CES 2018, the H100i Pro is a smaller 240mm cooler designed to fit in smaller cases. Like the AIO liquid-coolers that pr...

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AMD beats Nvidia in the battle for the most stable drivers

In the battle between the graphics giants there appears to be one area where AMD can claim a definitive win over Nvidia: driver stability.A few months ago AMD commissioned QA Consultants, an independent software assurance firm, to test the stability of its latest graphics card drivers in comparison...


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