“Smaug” Chromebook with Tegra X1 might be coming soon

“Smaug” Chromebook with Tegra X1 might be coming soon

The NVIDIA Tegra X1 might be one of if not the most powerful, non-overheating mobile processor around but it is sadly found only in one solitary consumer device, the new Android TV NVIDIA SHIELD. That, however, might soon be changing with sightings of the Tegra X1 making its way to a class of consumer electronics that needs all that muscle the least: Chromebooks. If all the stars align, a certain board codenamed "Smaug" might be the foundations of a rare ARM-based Chromebook powered by the Tegra X1.

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US vs JP giant robot fight fantasy might be reality soon

US vs JP giant robot fight fantasy might be reality soon

If you pit a Gundam against a Jaeger, which one would win? While we are still probably decades away from seeing such a battle ensue, presuming there would ever be a justification for one, we can, perhaps settle for the next best thing. Or the next smaller thing. The gloves are off as US-based MegaBots Inc. has just issued a challenge to Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries for the robot battle of the decade. This is no almost comic Robot Wars. This is full scale, head-on Giant Robot Fight!

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Here’s how Windows 10 will roll out in waves

Here’s how Windows 10 will roll out in waves

We barely have a month before Microsoft opens the floodgates, unleashing Windows 10 to the world. Naturally, everyone at Redmond is busy preparing for the release but it also wants its customers to be well prepared as well. Now the company is sharing how the Windows 10 release will proceed. Although July 29 is the appointed day, a lot will happen before and after that date. Whether you're an end user or a business partner, there is a Windows 10 version for your and a date when you can get it.

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Sources say WB knew Arkham Knight PC was horribly broken

Sources say WB knew Arkham Knight PC was horribly broken

The launch of Batman: Arkham Knight was a disaster, at least for PC owners. Now it might be even more of a PR disaster for publisher Warner Bros. Although the company issued an apology to owners and fans after pulling the game out of sales, it seems it might just be a well-worded cover up. Numerous sources, including the games' testers, are now saying that Warner Bros. was fully aware of the issues that the PC version faced, but decided to ship it at the same time anyway.

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Leaked OnePlus 2 sketches hint at dual camera setup

Leaked OnePlus 2 sketches hint at dual camera setup

The clues leading to the OnePlus 2 are piling up even as we barely have a month left before we see the real thing. Although OnePlus itself is only too happy to tease its fans, this recent batch doesn't come from the horse's mouth. Someone somewhere leaked out design sketches for the upcoming "flagship killer part deux" and it has some very interesting tidbits. Provided you give it credence of course. Aside from confirming rumors of a glass and metal build, the drawings also suggest that there might be a dual camera ala HTC.

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Wet Hot American Summer: Netflix releases first long trailer

Wet Hot American Summer: Netflix releases first long trailer

Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer mini series will be arriving this month, and after teasing subscribers with short and long trailers that refrained from giving us a solid look at the show, it has finally released the first long trailer for the series. At more than two and a half minutes long it isn't disappointing, and we see many of the familiar faces we've since heard are among the cast. Many of them starred in the original and have reprised their roles.

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Bing Pong is Microsoft’s own search engine game

Bing Pong is Microsoft’s own search engine game

At some point Google thought it would be fun to turn its logo into a game, and since then we’ve seen different browser-based games that can be played directly on the search engine’s website. Microsoft has decided to do something similar with its own search engine, but it is starting small: with Pong, which involves just two paddles and a square ball bouncing between them. It is the same as the classic game, and can be found simply by searching for it.

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Uber wants to make sure you don’t miss jury duty

Uber wants to make sure you don’t miss jury duty

The jury duty letter comes in the mail and many people immediately start thinking of ways to get out of it. In one county, at least, not having access to public transportation or a vehicle will no longer be an applicable excuse, as Uber has struck a new partnership that will see it giving free rides to those who have to report for jury duty. The new service is being launched in Macomb County north of Detroit, Michigan; it isn't clear if it will expand in the future.

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Chicago adds ‘amusement tax’ to services like Netflix and Hulu

Chicago adds ‘amusement tax’ to services like Netflix and Hulu

Chicago is about to become a little less welcoming to cord cutters, with the city authorizing an 'amusement tax' on online streaming services like Netflix and Pandora. Under this, subscribers are going to be paying a 9-percent tax on their various cloud-based streaming entertainment services, as well as for the 'privilege' of playing games online. This is the expansion of the existing amusement tax which was previously applied to things like buying concert tickets, and it will apply to businesses as well.

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Understanding Facebook’s data lasers

Understanding Facebook’s data lasers

This week Mark Zuckerberg showed off several photographs of lasers he suggested would be sending internet signals all around the world. These lasers will be used with Facebook's Internet.org project, beaming information "from a plane flying overhead or a satellite flying way overhead," according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "They'll communicate down to earth using very accurate lasers to transfer data." This isn't the first experiment in the world to use lasers to send data. In fact several organizations - like the ESA and NASA - have already begun real-world testing for data transfer between craft in space and labs on our planet's surface. Data transfer with lasers is super reliable and fast, too!

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