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Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Once upon a time, if you wanted to play multiplayer on a game console, you had to do it with a common television and multiple controllers. This worked plenty well, if you had the right setup — I spent more ...

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New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

Last month, we covered news that Microsoft had introduced a KB update that would break Windows Update when running on Kaby Lake or Ryzen hardware from AMD. What was less clear is when the company would actually switch that capability ...

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Delphi looks to profit from your connected car’s data

Car components giant Delphi Automotive this week announced alliances with three smaller Israeli and German companies to further advance the connected car. However, Delphi also wants to turn a buck on the data generated by the cars and their occupants. ...

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Stanford researchers improve extraction of uranium from seawater

Scientists around the world are working to improve renewable energy as we continue to confront the challenges of climate change. It might take time for solar or wind to reach the point they can sustain the needs of humanity, but ...

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New Apple MacBook Pro banned from bar exams in multiple states thanks to Touch Bar

Apple’s new Touch Bar is the updated MacBook Pro’s signature new feature. It offers an array of programmable buttons across the top of the laptop where the function keys typically sit. Unlike function keys, however, these virtual buttons can be ...

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Availability check: Can you buy the latest Polaris and Pascal GPUs from AMD and Nvidia?

For the past two months, AMD and Nvidia have been launching new GPU families and pushing fresh hardware into market. While this makes for interesting reviews, it’s not worth much if consumers can’t actually buy the hardware they’re reading about. ...

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China bans Internet companies from reporting news, tightens grip on media

For years, the narrative about China in the West has been that the country was slowly but steadily moving towards more free and open reporting. In some ways, this narrative has always been hopeful rather than factual — China currently ...

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Theranos CEO banned from operating lab for 2 years

Things are not looking good for the once-lauded blood testing startup Theranos. Following an investigation, US federal health regulators have imposed stiff penalties against the firm, including barring CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning a lab for two years, withdrawing regulatory ...

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Oculus silently reverses course on its DRM strategy, removes lockouts from Oculus Store

For the past few weeks, there’s been a storm swirling in virtual reality between Oculus and HTC Vive owners. Last month, Oculus rolled out a DRM solution as part of the Oculus Store’s software. The purpose of the patch was ...

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VW shifts focus from diesels to EVs, plans 30 electric car models by 2025

Still reeling from dieselgate, Volkswagen is shifting gears and will unveil some 30 new electric vehicle models within 10 years. VW estimates it could sell 2-3 million EVs by 2025, or a quarter of its current worldwide sales volume. Volkswagen ...

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