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Nvidia's mobile Maxwell GPU is a monster, beating all current AMD and NV graphics cards by a huge margin - ExtremeTech

Nvidia’s mobile Maxwell GPU is a monster, beating all current AMD and NV graphics cards by a huge margin<p>By on March 6, 2014 at 10:45 am<p>This site may …

Computer Hardware

Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Seize Taliban Ally’s Cash

The White House designated a Taliban ally as a terrorist organization in 2012. Seventeen months later, none of the network’s assets have been frozen …

The Napwell Knows When You Are Sleeping, Then Coaxes You Awake

Is this the year of the sleep mask? Napwell thinks so. The Boston-based company is creating a napping mask that allows you to grab some shut-eye and wake up gently as lights inside the mask slowly rouse you from your slumber.<p>The device lets you set a nap duration and then nod off. Once you reach …

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program …

Surveillance

Amazon announces week-long Black Friday sale schedule

Amazon announced the schedule for its five-day holiday sale taking place the week of Black Friday.<p>Beginning at 8:10 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 25, Amazon will offer limited-time discounts on titles such as <i>Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition, Remember Me, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Kingdom Hearts</i> …

Kano kit offers an easier way to make a low-cost Raspberry Pi computer

Raspberry Pi provides an inexpensive way for aspiring computer scientists to start hacking, but its bare-bones offering can be intimidating to a newcomer. Kano is a forthcoming open-source computer kit designed to make coding as easy as assembling Legos. A Kickstarter for the project has attracted …

Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

Bitcoin

Early demand for Xbox One rivals that of PlayStation 4

Arrival of Xbox One pits Microsoft and Sony head-to-head for heart -- and pocketbook -- of video game lovers.<p>Now, it's officially a console war.<p>Microsoft's $499 Xbox One, which hits stores at midnight, is expected to sell as briskly as the Sony PlayStation 4, which sold more than 1 million in the …

Silk Road Founder's Diary is Incredible

Details of an online journal belonging to Ross Ulbricht — the man US authorities suspect of running Silk Road, the recently-busted online marketplace for illicit goods — have surfaced as evidence for his trial, and boy do they make for some reading.<p>Evidence already suggests that Ulbricht ordered at …