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Intel to bring Xeon processors to laptops

Intel to bring Xeon processors to laptops

Intel has been making processors in the Xeon line for a very long time and typically those processors are for server and high-end workstations in the business world. These machines are often used by engineers and architects who need serious processing power in their desktop machines. Intel says that more and more folks that use these high-end workstations are seeing the need for similar performance in a portable machine.

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ISS astronauts sample veggies grown in space

ISS astronauts sample veggies grown in space

Crewmembers on the ISS have harvested their very first vegetable crop that was grown completely in space. Members of expedition 44 harvested a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce on August 10. The harvest came from the Veggie plant growth laboratory on the ISS. Since water is hard to get and vital to life aboard the ISS, the lettuce will be cleaned using food sanitizing wipes.

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2016 Mercedes G-Class will come to the US packing a twin turbo V8

2016 Mercedes G-Class will come to the US packing a twin turbo V8

The boxy Mercedes G-series has been rolling streets around the world for decades and the cars have always looked pretty much the same. The latest version of the venerable SUV was unveiled for Europe and the first time we heard about it MB wasn’t clear if the car would be coming to the US or not. We now know that the G-class will be coming to the US and the starting price has been announced.

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Yolk-and-shell nanoparticle could boost capacity in lithium-ion batteries

Yolk-and-shell nanoparticle could boost capacity in lithium-ion batteries

The technology world is ever changing and one of the fastest changing parts of the tech world are screen resolutions. It seems every time we look up resolutions are getting higher. One important aspect of the tech world for products of all types that hasn't evolved as fast as consumers would like is battery life. A new nanoparticle called the yolk-and-shell nanoparticle could usher in a new era of lithium-ion batteries.

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EFF launches Privacy Badger 1.0 browser extension

EFF launches Privacy Badger 1.0 browser extension

The EFF has launched a new browser extension that is designed to stop data collection via cookies and other hidden trackers when you surf the web. The new browser extension is called Privacy Badger 1.0 and it aims to keep you from being spied on as you surf the web. Privacy Badger has been available in alpha and beta forms for a while.

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Everdisplay shows off 6-inch AMOLED with 4K resolution

Everdisplay shows off 6-inch AMOLED with 4K resolution

Displays for mobile phones and tablets are constantly growing to higher resolution offerings. A Chinese firm called Everdisplay has unveiled a new screen aimed that is one of the first displays at 6-inches in size with a native 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Not only is the screen big and high resolution, it also has high pixel density.

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Ford develops screen to keep spiders out of your car

Ford develops screen to keep spiders out of your car

If you are one of the hoards of people out there who are afraid of spiders, Ford has some great news for you. I'm sure we have all seen a spider sitting carelessly on the dash of a car at one time or other. The spiders make their way into the car by crawling into vents and ducts form the outside of the car. Spiders can also cause issues with car systems such as fuel vapor lines by building dense webs inside them.

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