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Researchers study echoes of a star expelling 10 Suns of material

Enlarge / The massive stars of η Carinae are enshrouded in a cloud of their own creation. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) During the 1940s, an apparently unremarkable star began to brighten. Over the course of roughly a decade, it became one of the brightest stars visible from Earth. Often, bright...

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SpaceX organizes inaugural conference to plan landings on Mars

Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress on September 29, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. Behind him is a rendering of the Big Falcon Spaceship that could transport people to Mars. (credit: Mark Brake/Getty Images) No one can deny that SpaceX founder Elon Musk has thoug...

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Second-generation Threadripper goes on sale: $1,799 for 32 cores

Enlarge (credit: AMD) Announced back in June, AMD's second-generation Threadripper processors are now available for preorder. The top-end part, the Threadripper 2990WX, is a 32-core, 64-thread processor with a total of 64MB of level 3 cache, running at a base clock of 3.0GHz, boosting as high as...

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ISPs’ listed speeds drop up to 41% after UK requires accurate advertising

Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson / Flickr) Most broadband providers in the UK "have been forced to cut the headline speeds they advertise when selling deals" because of new UK rules requiring accurate speed claims, according to a consumer advocacy group. "Eleven major suppliers have had to cut the...

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Key iPhone supplier is hamstrung with the debilitating WannaCry worm

Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) A key chip supplier for iPhones, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., said the virulent WannaCry ransomware worm infected its production lines over the weekend. The incident shows how the malicious malware continues to leave a wake of $100 million-plus losses 15 m...

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Facebook: We’re not asking for financial data, we’re just partnering with banks

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) Facebook is pushing back against a report in Monday's Wall Street Journal that the company is asking major banks to provide private financial data. The social media giant has reportedly had talks with JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and US Bancor...

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Best external hard drives of 2018

Even if you have one of the best SSDs, you can quickly run out of space – so, it’s critically important to have one of the best external hard drives, especially if you work with a lot of documents with large file sizes. Don’t worry, though, we here at TechRadar are here to help you...

Hardware

Chromecast

As much as we love broadcast television, streaming is undoubtedly the future – and we think the Google Chromecast is one of the best (and easiest ways) to get video streams on an existing, non-smart telly.Even three years after it first launched, it remains one of our favorite streaming dongle...

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How to Unblock Someone on Instagram

So, you have blocked someone on Instagram for whatever reason, and now it’s time to unblock that someone on Instagram. Blocking can be a great way to stop someone seeing your posts temporarily, but it works best if you set your account to private too. Let’s take a look at how blocking pe...

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The 15 Most-Watched YouTube Videos of All Time

Hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. It’s one of many amazing YouTube stats that’ll blow your mind and proves just how far the service has come since founder Jawed Karim posted the first video way back in April 2005. The first video to garner one million views...


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