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Verizon to start throttling all smartphone videos to 480p or 720p

No 4K video allowed—new bandwidth limits apply to mobile hotspots, too. Enlarge (credit: Verizon) Verizon Wireless will start throttling video streams to resolutions as low as 480p on smartphones this week. Most data plans will get 720p vi.....»»

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After years of investigation, feds bust one of AlphaBay’s largest drug rings

Suspect got this text: “Rule 101 in drug dealing... don’t be so fucking mean to people.” Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel / Getty Images News) Six Southern Californians have been arrested for being involved in one of the largest drug r.....»»

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HP stuffed the best gaming desktop perks into the 10-pound Omen X laptop

An enthusiast's gaming laptop that leaves (almost) nothing to be desired. Enlarge (credit: HP) HP gave its Omen gaming line a big boost before this year's E3 with the launch of new gaming PCs, peripherals, a GPU accelerator, and a VR backpack.....»»

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Miss the totality? Google Maps will make you feel better

Departing eclipse watchers are causing traffic jams from Portland to Charleston. Enlarge (credit: Google) Earlier today, millions of Americans flocked to a strip of land about 70 miles wide stretching from Portland, Oregon to Columbia, South.....»»

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Microsoft to remove full ReFS support from Windows 10 Pro, push Workstation SKU

Microsoft is pushing its new file system out of the mainstream and into the high end. Enlarge (credit: Anna) In the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is removing the ability to create volumes using its new ReFS file system from Windows 10 Pro. E.....»»

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Atari sues Nestle, says Kit Kat video game ad violates Breakout copyright

Candy ad plays off Breakout, “an icon of early Silicon Valley ingenuity.” Enlarge (credit: 2AM films / Nestle) Atari claims that a commercial for Nestle's Kit Kat candy bars violates the copyright and trademark rights of Breakout, Atari'.....»»

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I was one of the first humans to see a solar eclipse in virtual reality

No special filtered glasses required to stare at the Sun in a Gear VR headset. Enlarge / Look all you want... in VR, this kind of view of the Sun is completely safe to stare at. I've been told that being present for a total eclipse of the Sun.....»»

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Miss the totality? Google Maps will make you feel better.

Departing eclipse watchers are causing traffic jams from Portland to Charleston. Enlarge (credit: Google) Earlier today, millions of Americans flocked to a strip of land about 70 miles wide stretching from Portland, Oregon to Columbia, South.....»»

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Total eclipse of the Ars

From thick clouds to glorious totality, a flavor of 2017's North American eclipse. Enlarge / The partial eclipse from New York City. (credit: John Timmer) Our staff is sharing its eclipse stories and photos from today. The post will be updated.....»»

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Android 8.0 Oreo is official, starts rollout to devices

Google partners with Nabisco, ships code to AOSP, and posts system images. Enlarge (credit: Google) NEW YORK CITY—Happy Eclipse Day! As the Moon slowly crept its way across the Sun, Google took the opportunity to host an Eclipse-themed Andro.....»»

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Killer robots are coming, and Elon Musk is worried

Technology leaders warn autonomous drones could become "weapons of terror." Enlarge (credit: Carolco Pictures) Dozens of AI-focused technology executives, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, are urging a United Nations working group to push forwa.....»»

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America’s biggest board game convention: Gen Con in pictures

If you couldn't make it to this year's massive tabletop fest, we've got you covered. Every year, 60,000+ tabletop enthusiasts converge on Indianapolis to take part in Gen Con, the biggest board g.....»»

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The very dirty history of on-demand video technology

In the early 1970s, hotels experimented with new video delivery systems for X-rated movies. Enlarge / It's the Sony U-Matic in all its analog glory. This device was used in the early 1970s to stream X-rated video to hotel rooms, often using a cl.....»»

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Microsoft outlines the upgrade procedures for Xbox One X

Plus: A list of over 100 Xbox One games getting 4K updates. Enlarge / Prepare yourself... Last night's pre-Gamescom Microsoft press presentation was light on major announcements. But the event did include some details about how current Xbox O.....»»

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Final Fantasy 15: Windows Edition coming to PC in 2018

Promises the "ultimate quality" with 4K HDR support and Nvidia Gameworks enhancements. Final Fantasy XV is coming to PC in the form of Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition in "early 2018," Square En.....»»

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So, you’re not seeing the eclipse today …

Only about 6 percent of Americans will see the totality today. Enlarge / Path of a solar eclipse totality in April, 2024. (credit: EclipseWise.com) Despite all the hype surrounding Monday's solar eclipse—and it has become nearly inescapable.....»»

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StarCraft Remastered review: Brood War keeps on ticking, clicking

A $15 coat of paint doesn't disturb the venerated classic, warts and all. Enlarge / It's, uh, not coming, dude. (credit: Blizzard Entertainment) Higher and widescreen resolution. Redone character portraits. Real-time lighting. Less compressed.....»»

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A gallery of Voyager’s greatest hits—and they are truly great

“Time after time, we discovered things that we hadn’t even imagined.” NASA Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2 which, at the ti.....»»

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HTC Vive gets its first permanent price cut, now down 25 percent

That's a $200 savings, but still not as cheap as $399 Oculus Touch bundle. Enlarge / Take heed: the newly discounted HTC Vive bundle, pictured here, includes the old head strap without either embedded headphones or a more comfortable fit. (credi.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopAug 21st, 2017Related News

Intel first 8th generation processors are just updated 7th generation chips

No Coffee Lake or Cannonlake here; these are doubled up Kaby Lake parts. Enlarge / A Kaby Lake refresh die. (credit: Intel) The first "8th generation" Intel Core processors roll out today: a quartet of 15W U-series mobile processors. Prior gen.....»»

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