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Intel shows off a mysterious and attractive black Surface Book

Intel’s 8th generation Core processors starring, oddly, a black Surface Book. To coincide with yesterday’s launch of the new 8th-generation processors, which pack four cores and eight threads into the 15W chips found in Ultrabooks, Intel released a sizzle video to give people an idea of what to expect from the new processors. The star… Keep Reading

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Stop hiding 47,000 net neutrality complaints, advocates tell FCC chair

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Peter Dazeley) The Federal Communications Commission is being pressured to release the text of 47,000 net neutrality complaints before going through with Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. The FCC has refused to release the text of most neutrality complaints despite a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA)… Keep Reading

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Miss the totality? Google Maps will make you feel better

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 Carolina to view a once-a-decade total solar eclipse. Now the totality is over, and everyone is trying to go home. And as these screenshots from Google maps demonstrate, it’s causing traffic jams… Keep Reading

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

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’s iconic 1975 video game. Nestle’s 30-second spot “leverage[s] Breakout and the special place it holds among nostalgic Baby Boomers, Generation X, and even today’s Millennial and post-Millennial ‘gamers’ in order to maximize the… Keep Reading

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Total eclipse of the Ars

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 as more come in. OAKLAND, Calif.—Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area are well-known for morning fog, particularly in the summertime. So despite having two telescopes and the… Keep Reading

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Final Fantasy 15: Windows Edition coming to PC in 2018

Final Fantasy XV is coming to PC in the form of Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition in “early 2018,” Square Enix announced today. To make up for the delay following the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game in November of 2016, Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition includes all the… Keep Reading

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

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. (credit: HTC) The HTC Vive has finally received its first major, and permanent, price drop since launching in April of last year. Starting today, the complete HTC Vive virtual… Keep Reading

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