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A cryovolcano might be erupting right now on Ceres, as you read this

Scientists have suspected for a while that there could have been cryovolcanism on Ceres somewhere in its distant past, because of one big pile of frozen mud — but nobody had managed to prove it. Ceres, which orbits between Mars ...

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We can’t see inside Fukushima Daiichi because all our robots keep dying

Tepco, the utility company tasked with overseeing cleanup and waste processing for the former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, hit another snag this week. Last month, we reported on new findings about Reactor #2 that showed it was far more radioactive ...

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Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag

There’s been good news on the VR front of late, but precious little of it is coming from Oculus. Earlier this week, Sony announced it was closing on one million VR headsets sold since the launch late last year. Sony has ...

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ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch laptop for $549

Today, Dell is offering up a substantial discount on the Inspiron 15 5000 laptop. If you’re in need of a powerful 15.6-inch device, this is the perfect time to buy. With a full HD display, a Skylake CPU, a dedicated ...

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Major data breach strikes Cloudflare, change your passwords immediately

For years, Cloudflare has provided a variety of services, including content delivery, DNS, and protection from DDoS attacks. Its services are widely used by many different companies and websites, though it’s also been criticized for serving as an enabler to ...

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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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Thermaltake debuts new PCIe 3.0 extender, lets you show off your GPU in style

Computer enthusiasts and high-end component designers have long been faced with a difficult problem: As much fun as some people have turning both the exterior and interior of their PCs into well-designed works of art, computer components are not generally ...

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BlackBerry’s global market share just fell to 0%

Eight years ago, BlackBerry (née RIM) was riding high. The company commanded almost 25% of the global smartphone market, a higher share than any company other than Nokia. The firm was expanding its businesses in other countries and it had ...

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Valve kills Steam Greenlight, announces Steam Direct

Five years ago, in 2012, Valve announced Steam Greenlight — a new attempt to surface content on Steam and allow users to vote on which games should be featured. Unfortunately, Greenlight proved to be a disaster. There was far too ...

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Sony’s new Boost Mode improves PS4 Pro game performance by up to 38 percent

Earlier this week we discussed Sony’s Boost Mode for the PS4 Pro. The idea behind Boost Mode is that some of the PS4 Pro’s clock speed improvements can be harnessed to make older titles faster, even if those titles don’t ...

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