Author Archives: Ewdison Then

I’m the founder of GiXiO, the publisher of SlashGear - An open source advocate, Linux geek, high performance computing engineer and consumer technology journalist based in Japan.

Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Laptops are getting thinner and some PCs are getting smaller. While that may be a boon for portability and space economy, there's only so much you can cram inside of them. Thanks to technologies like Thunderbolt 3, however, you can keep computers small and slim and offload the brunt of the work to external components. With Razer's latest Core X Chroma, Windows laptop and MacBook users can not only offload graphics intensive work to the GPU enclosure but even charging and data transfer as well.

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Xbox April 2019 Update makes it easier to get to features you need

Xbox April 2019 Update makes it easier to get to features you need

Microsoft has just unloaded some announcement regarding future products, services, and public appearances but those are, of course, still to come. Some of them even later this year. But as good as it is to be looking to the future, one shouldn't forget the present, especially when there are more current customers to satisfy than new ones. Along with the forward-looking announcement, Microsoft has also started rolling out the April 2019 update for Xbox One systems to prove it hasn't forgotten about the here and now.

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Proxima Centauri may have a second orbiting planet six-times Earth’s mass

Proxima Centauri may have a second orbiting planet six-times Earth’s mass

The closest star to our own Sun is Proxima Centauri over 4.2 light years from Earth. Scientists around the world are working hard to find new exoplanets with the hope of eventually finding an exoplanet that has life. It was already known that Proxima Centauri had one planet orbiting.

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OpenAI Five bots demolish Dota 2 human champs

OpenAI Five bots demolish Dota 2 human champs

Cue the conspiracy theories and AI fears. AI-powered bots, this time from AI research organization OpenAI, has just proven their skill at a human-made game. This time, however, it isn't for a peaceful and almost mechanical game of Go. OpenAI's bots bested five of the world's best human players of Dota 2, a.k.a. Defense of the Ancients, a game that requires some rather strategic and out of the box thinking in order to demolish the enemy's base. Which, of course, some could interpret as something that Skynet will eventually learn as well.

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Internet Explorer continues to threaten PC users with 0-day exploit

Internet Explorer continues to threaten PC users with 0-day exploit

Microsoft has already thrown in the web browser towel and has based its Edge browser on Chromium and it seems to be in a rush to put its past behind it. Perhaps even too hastily. It may now be practically dead with less than 10% of the browser market, but a recently revealed exploit continues to put users at risk because of IE's unique position. And Microsoft claims to be not in a rush to patch that up.

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OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro coming next month

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro coming next month

Samsung and Huawei have had their time in the spotlight. Soon, the Flagship Killer will try to prove it still has what it takes to retain that title. So far, leaks have been on the thin if not disappointing side but we might not have to wait long for the real deal. If this latest leak is correct, we'll finally see not one but two, maybe even three, OnePlus 7 phones in just a month's time.

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Windows 10 ARM on Lumia 950 XL is one step closer to full usability

Windows 10 ARM on Lumia 950 XL is one step closer to full usability

Once upon a time, Microsoft had a dream that many of its fans wanted as well. But just like the Courier dream, Microsoft eventually killed it, leaving its faithful users wondering what could have been. But thanks to the hard work of some developers, they may no longer have to wonder. Efforts to a run a full Windows 10 version on the Lumia 950 XL has reached another milestone now that it has a working driver for the cellular modem.

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Sharp foldable OLED display comes in clamshell form

Sharp foldable OLED display comes in clamshell form

Samsung and Huawei have dominated the news when it comes to foldable devices for good reason. They actually have working and soon commercially available products that prove they exist. You might think, however, that their vision of how phones and tablets should fold is all there is. Sharp, however, is proving that there are others and it might hold the key to making a clamshell phone with a foldable display.

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Intel Optane Memory H10 promises super fast SSDs in laptops, mini PCs

Intel Optane Memory H10 promises super fast SSDs in laptops, mini PCs

Intel may be best known for its CPUs but the company has also dabbled in other markets where its silicon prowess could be used. Although it has pretty much failed in producing a noteworthy graphics card, it's making quite an impression in the flash memory department with Optane. Now it is combining two of its best technologies in the Intel Optane Memory H10 with solid-state storage to give laptops, 2-in-1s, all-in-ones, and mini PCs an edge in data storage and access.

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Opera 60 puts Crypto Wallets and Web 3.0 in your desktop

Opera 60 puts Crypto Wallets and Web 3.0 in your desktop

While Google and Mozilla are fighting over becoming the web browser on all platforms, Opera is fighting a different battle. It is waging war against the institutions and companies that would steal people's information from under their noses. That isn't just science fiction and it's pretty much the reality that the likes of Facebook have slapped in our faces. That's why the browser maker is rolling out Opera version 60, codenamed "Reborn 3" to fight that good fight using blockchains, Crypto Wallets, and Web 3.0.

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Galaxy A90 or A80 specs leaked ahead of A Galaxy Event

Galaxy A90 or A80 specs leaked ahead of A Galaxy Event

In a few hours, Samsung will be holding yet another "A Galaxy Event", a new series of events revolving around its Galaxy A series phones. While that naturally makes it all about Samsung's mid-range phones, that doesn't make it any less interesting, even for those who only have eyes for expensive flagships. That's especially true considering Samsung has "realigned" the Galaxy A series to be the testing ground for technologies and features that will eventually make it to those more premium models.

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Facebook deactivated accounts reportedly still being tracked

Facebook deactivated accounts reportedly still being tracked

The biggest social network has been mired in so many controversies and scandals that some have already abandoned the Facebook ship. Others, however, are less convinced, sometimes to keep connected with family and friends, others to take part in activities that only happen there.

If you're on the fence about ditching the network, however, don't bother deactivating your account while you take your time to decide. While it does effectively hide you from everyone else, there is really no escaping the Eye of Sauron that is Facebook's tracking.

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