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ExtremeTech’s Fallout 4 Wasteland Survival Guide

Share This article In three weeks, Bethesda Softworks latest entry in the Fallout series, Fallout 4, will hit shelves. Whether you’re stepping into the various Wastelands for the first time or returning to the series after its long hiatus, we’re ...

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AMD announces fresh losses, pivots towards new licensing strategies

Share This article AMD announced its quarterly results for Q3 2015 yesterday, and the short-term news wasn’t good. While company revenue rose by 12% compared to Q2 2015, total Q3 sales were down 25% year-on-year. AMD reported that demand for ...

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How do SSDs work?

Share This article Here at ExtremeTech, we’ve often discussed the difference between different types of NAND structures — vertical NAND versus planar, or multi-level cell (MLC) versus triple-level cells (TLC). What we haven’t done is sit down and talk about the more ...

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Confirmed: Sony cuts the price of the PS4

Share This article Updated on October 8th: Finally, Sony has confirmed that the price of the 500GB PS4 bundles will drop to just $ 349.99 starting on Friday the 9th. And if you’re interested in a 1TB model, you’ll now ...

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Microsoft buys Havok physics from Intel, could boost Xbox One cloud gaming

Share This article For the past decade, many of the most popular video games have used a common physics engine — Havok. While it’s had some competition from competing solutions, like Nvidia’s PhysX, Havok has powered Call of Duty, the ...

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Oculus Rift now expected to cost more than $350

Share This article Ever since the Oculus Rift debuted on Kickstarter, there have been questions about how much the headset would cost. The first dev kit cost $ 300 when purchased as part of the Kickstarter and the second dev ...

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10 fixes the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) desperately needs

Share This article By all accounts, the PlayStation 4 has been a huge success. It’s selling extremely well, it regularly out performs the Xbox One, and it’s become the de facto standard for third-party releases (much like the PS2 or ...

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Oculus demos $99 Gear VR in push for mainstream virtual reality

Share This article There were a number of important announcements at the Oculus Connect 2 conference this week. First, Samsung’s Gear VR is expected to be on store shelves by the end of November, with support for a wider number ...

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This Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise-D VR tour is a killer Unreal Engine 4 demo

Share This article As VR headsets like the Oculus Rift move closer to production, we’ve started to see more software showcasing what the format can achieve. In some cases, that’s been courtesy of expensive tech demos from existing studios — ...

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Jim Keller, AMD’s chief CPU architect, leaves the company

Share This article Earlier this week, we reported on rumors that AMD’s Zen might have slipped into Q4 2016. Since then, we’ve heard the chip could actually launch in the Q1 2017 timeframe — and now, there’s further reason to ...

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