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Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is announced at last

Enlarge / Surface Go (credit: Microsoft) Confirming weeks of leaks and speculation, Microsoft today announced the latest member of the Surface computer family: Surface Go. If you remember the long-discontinued Surface 3—Microsoft's last attempt at a cheap(er) tablet—Surface Go is what...

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Reddit CEO tells user, “we are not the thought police,” then suspends that user

Enlarge / Steve Huffman, cofounder and chief executive officer of Reddit Inc., listens during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A Reddit user has found himself at the end of a week-long suspension—and...

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Sources of banned CFCs found through their advertising

Enlarge / Air pollution in China apparently includes a dash of banned ozone-depleting CFCs. (credit: NASA Earth Observatory) A couple months ago, an atmospheric study revealed that someone had started producing an ozone-depleting pollutant that had been banned under an international agreement to...

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Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 with USB Restricted Mode

Enlarge / The iPhone X running iOS 11. (credit: Samuel Axon) Today, Apple released iOS 11.4.1 for iPhones and iPads—a small update that fixes a couple bugs and introduces a new security feature. This is the fifteenth update since iOS 11 released last September. It's available to the sa...

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Chinese firm will build battery factory in Germany to supply BMW, Volkswagen

Enlarge / The Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) headquarters and manufacturing complex is reflected in a mudflat in Ningde, Fujian Province, China, in January 2018. CATL already sells the most batteries to the biggest electric-vehicle makers in the biggest EV market: China. (credit: Qila...

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China producing x86 chips nearly identical to AMD server processors

Enlarge / A chip almost identical to AMD's EPYC processor has begun to appear in China. It's the result of an AMD joint venture with a Chinese government-owned investment group. (credit: AMD) Thanks to a licensing deal with AMD and a complex joint-venture arrangement, the Chinese chip producer Ch...

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JBL Endurance Sprint

If you work out with your headphones, they had better be made to withstand the abuse. A good pair of workout headphones should fit securely, be water-resistant, and be able to survive being tossed in a gym bag repeatedly. The JBL Endurance Sprint checks all of these boxes and offers good sound...

Computing

New Microsoft Surface teased on Twitter ahead of official unveiling

After multiple rumors of a new Surface tablet on Reddit, a filing with the FCC and a Bloomberg report, Microsoft has started teasing the next Surface on Twitter.In a short, five-word tweet published on July 9, Microsoft teased “Where will Surface go next?” with the entire line-up of curr...

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What Is Mylobot Malware? How It Works and What to Do About It

Cybersecurity is a constant battleground. In 2017, security researchers discovered some 23,000 new malware specimens per day (that’s 795 per hour). While that headline is shocking, it turns out that the majority of these specimens are variants of the same malware type. They just have slightly...

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How to Boost Volume on a Chromebook Beyond Max

Is your Chromebook not loud enough? It’s a common problem across many of these laptops, including some of the best Chromebooks out there today like the Asus Flip C302. Here’s how you can fix the issue by cranking up the volume of a Chromebook beyond its max settings. How Is Chromebook Vo...


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