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National Park Week: 20 Amazing Images of National Parks From Space

Geek.com - Mon, 2019-04-22 14:00

In celebration of National Park Week 2019 — April 20 to 28 — national parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events, so there’s no better time to […]

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ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics Cards in Pictures

techPowerUp - Mon, 2019-04-22 13:51
As NVIDIA's AIB partners gear-up for launch of the $149 GTX 1650, more and more of their custom designs are popping up and about for interested buyers to start taking their picks. Remember that the GTX 1650 launch will be entirely partner-driven, with no reference design or NVIDIA-sold version of the graphics card.

GIGABYTE has seen the lid come off on no less than four graphics cards: three dual-fan configurations in the form of the GAMING OC (with LED lighting and the longest of the cards at 265 mm), WINDFORCE OC (sans RGB lighting and smaller at 229 mm), and the 1650 OC (1680 MHz Boost). An interesting proposition will be GIGABYTE's MINI ITX OC, which shrinks down dimensions considerably to just 152 mm length (sacrificing one of the two fans in the process). Read full story

For the Love of God, Stop Using the Password ‘123456’

Geek.com - Mon, 2019-04-22 13:34

Choosing a good password is hard. Choosing good passwords for each individual social network, email account, and online retailer you use is even harder. But gambling on regularly used codes is not the […]

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The Windows Start Menu Will Soon Run in Its Own Process

Geek.com - Mon, 2019-04-22 13:28

Microsoft is preparing to make a very big change to Windows 10. It’s huge, really… and yet you may never realize that things are any different once it arrives. The Start Menu is […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 Recap: Drink With Me to Days Gone By

Geek.com - Mon, 2019-04-22 12:56

The battles are coming. The Army of the dead is marching ever closer to Winterfell, and the situation within its walls is only slightly less perilous. What’s cool about these first couple episodes […]

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UK Gov’t Uses Alexa, Google Assistant to Dispense Info

Geek.com - Mon, 2019-04-22 12:36

She still can’t read the day’s headlines in a “newscaster” voice, but Amazon’s Alexa can now tell me the UK’s national minimum wage. Folks in Great Britain and Northern Ireland can now use […]

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(PR) GlobalFoundries and ON Semi Partner to Transfer Ownership of East Fishkill NY 300mm Fab

techPowerUp - Mon, 2019-04-22 12:32
ON Semiconductor Corporation and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire a 300 mm fab located in East Fishkill, New York. The total consideration for the acquisition is $430 million, of which $100 million has been paid at signing of the definitive agreement, and $330 million will be paid at the end of 2022, after which ON Semiconductor will gain full operational control of the fab, and the site's employees will transition to ON Semiconductor. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

The agreement allows ON Semiconductor to increase its 300 mm production at the East Fishkill fab over several years, and allows for GLOBALFOUNDRIES to transition its numerous technologies to the company's three other at-scale 300 mm sites. Under the terms of the agreement, GLOBALFOUNDRIES will manufacture 300 mm wafers for ON Semiconductor until the end of 2022. First production of 300 mm wafers for ON Semiconductor is expected to start in 2020.Read full story

SpaceX Crew Dragon Test ‘Anomaly’ May Delay Future Flights

Geek.com - Mon, 2019-04-22 11:54

SpaceX suffered an “anomaly” in a Crew Dragon capsule during static fire tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday. The undisclosed problem could delay plans to launch a crewed test […]

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(PR) HyperX Releases High Speed Additions to Predator DDR4 Memory Lineup

techPowerUp - Mon, 2019-04-22 11:24
HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of two new high speed Predator DDR4 memory kits in 4266 MHz and 4600 MHz frequency versions. The new frequency options will be available as 8GB modules in kits of two and include a black aluminum heat spreader and black PCB to complement the look of the latest PC builds by system builders and DIY PC enthusiasts.

"The HyperX team is excited to offer Predator DDR4 for the next generation of PC enthusiasts who want the best performance from their systems," said Kristy Ernt, DRAM business manager, HyperX. "As HyperX continues to support the world of gaming and esports, the community sees us as a trusted leader for high speed memory in the gaming hardware industry." Read full story

Here’s What It Would Really Take for People to Leave Netflix

Geek.com - Mon, 2019-04-22 11:00

There are so many streaming services to choose from today, including new, major players such as Disney+, and those that offer live and on-demand flicks, like Hulu. However, Netflix might be the one […]

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Sri Lanka Temporarily Blocks Social Media Following Terror Attacks

Geek.com - Mon, 2019-04-22 10:56

The Sri Lankan government blocked access to popular social networks following Sunday’s terror attacks that killed more than 290 people. A temporary shutdown of sites like Facebook and Instagram aims to stop the […]

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AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Pictured and De-lidded

techPowerUp - Mon, 2019-04-22 07:53
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G is an upcoming processor featuring integrated graphics, forming the tail-end of the company's 3rd generation Ryzen desktop processor family. A Chinese PC enthusiast with access to an early sample pictured and de-lidded the processor. We know from older posts that while the "Matisse" MCM will form the bulk of AMD's 3rd gen Ryzen lineup, with core counts ranging all the way from 6 to 12, and possibly 16 later, the APU lineup is rumored to be based on older "Zen+" architecture.

The Ryzen 3 3200G and possibly the Ryzen 5 3400G, will be based on a derivative of the "Raven Ridge" silicon built on the 12 nm process at GlobalFoundries, and comes with a handful innovations AMD introduced with "Pinnacle Ridge," such as an improved Precision Boost algorithm and faster on-die caches. The 12 nm shrink also allows AMD to dial up CPU and iGPU engine clock speeds, and improve DDR4 memory support to work with higher DRAM clock speeds. AMD has used thermal paste as the sub-IHS interface material instead of solder for its "Raven Ridge" chips, and the story repeats with the 3200G.

GIGABYTE Unveils AMD-50 Commemorative Aorus X470 Gaming 7 WiFi

techPowerUp - Mon, 2019-04-22 07:27
GIGABYTE unveiled a special commemorative package of its flagship socket AM4 motherboard, the Aorus X470 Gaming 7 WiFi. Much like the Ryzen 7 2700X AMD-50 Edition processor, this GIGABYTE motherboard is a minor variation of the original it's based on, with a handful cosmetic changes. The box package features AMD-50 markings, as does the board's model name, with a "-50" suffix. The motherboard itself features some "AMD-50" and "AORUS x AMD 50th Anniversary" markings along the acrylic RGB LED diffuser along the board's top-right corner and elsewhere. Perhaps out of the box, the board's RGB LEDs shine in a more pronounced shade of gold than the Aorus default orange-gold tint. These apart, the board is every bit identical to the Aorus X470 Gaming 7 WiFi, which currently retails for around USD $220, competing with the likes of the MSI X470 Gaming M7 and the ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero.

Latest Windows 10 Update Causes Machines with CSVs to Freeze or Lock Up

techPowerUp - Mon, 2019-04-22 04:53
The April 2019 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 released this "patch Tuesday" (9th April), bearing knowledgebase code KB4493509, is discovered to cause machines with cluster shared volumes (CSVs) to become unresponsive upon restart after installing the update. Installation of cumulative updates forces system restart as Windows shuts down certain services and drivers to a bare-minimum state so it could overwrite system files. This latest issue of system freezing is caused on machines with incompatible security software, such as ArcaBit, however, users over at Ten Forums observed Avira Antivir to show the same incompatibility. Microsoft has since listed this incompatibility as a Known Issue in the description page of KB4493509. All versions of Windows 10 will soon be able to defer updates, letting users prevent buggy updates from being automatically installed. Currently only Windows 10 Pro and Workstation provide this feature.

Battery Pack Deals: Save Up to 75% Off on Portable Chargers

Geek.com - Mon, 2019-04-22 01:00

Having a portable charger these days is a must. Between smartphones, tablets, and watches, it’s impossible to get through the day without desperately hunting for a power outlet. Fortunately, there are some great […]

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Google’s Earth Day Doodle Celebrates the Beauty of Our Planet

Geek.com - Sun, 2019-04-21 23:04

Our planet is home to many interesting creatures, and to celebrate Earth Day 2019, Google created the ultimate Doodle that admires Mother Nature’s beauty. When you click on the Earth Day 2019 Google […]

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Geek Pick: Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Elevates Your Workout Playlists

Geek.com - Sun, 2019-04-21 22:10

Having the right playlist or podcast can make a difference for your workouts. And, if you’re looking for a wearable that offers high-tech tracking and audio perks, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is […]

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Gray Whales Killed By Ship Strikes in San Francisco Bay Area

Geek.com - Sun, 2019-04-21 19:57

Two gray whales that stranded in beaches in the San Francisco Bay Area died from blunt force trauma that can be attributed to ship strikes, scientists said Friday. Researchers from The Marine Mammal […]

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Sonar ‘Accidentally’ Detects 16th-Century Dutch Shipwreck

Geek.com - Sun, 2019-04-21 17:55

In what is being hailed as a lucky accident, a salvage team looking for containers that had fallen off a transport ship in Dutch waters discovered a 16th-century shipwreck on the North Sea floor. […]

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Learn How to Use Logic Pro X to Record and Edit Your Own Music

Geek.com - Sun, 2019-04-21 02:00

When it comes to home music production software, few titles are as celebrated as Logic Pro X. And this stands to reason: It offers a huge range of features, is user-friendly, and is […]

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