Intel Core i7 7700K 'Kaby Lake' CPU benchmarks leaked
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3.60GHz chip (4.2GHz Turbo) with 24 graphics units, same as Core i7 6700K

On Monday, a SiSoft benchmarking software leak revealed some performance numbers for Intel’s upcoming Core i7 7700K CPU, based on third-generation 14nm Kaby Lake architecture.

Police can demand fingerprint phone unlocking, but not passcodes
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Touch ID comes under fire with 5th Amendment


In the United States, police can now force an individual to unlock their own smartphone using fingerprints, but are prevented by the 5th amendment from demanding any passcodes, an LAPD warrant discovered in March 2016 now reveals.

OCZ RevoDrive 400 NVMe drives show up in product placeholders
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Launch set for May, but will depend on firmware completion

In January, OCZ took the wraps off its upcoming RevoDrive 400 PCI-E SSDs based on Toshiba’s NVMe controller technology and has ever since been quiet about its launch plans for these performance-packed M.2 drives.

HTC 10's first update brings needed camera improvements
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1.30.401.1 improves camera, Wi-Fi and system stability

HTC’s tenth-generation flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, just received its first major software update, now giving users a significantly better photo capturing experience in low-light settings, a wider HDR light range sensitivity, improved Wi-Fi performance via Smart MIMO and removal of “purple noise” in Pro Mode.

American city maps using collective data analysis now on display
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Between now and September


In the second week of April, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine announced it will be the first to present data-mining and information visualization artist R. Luke DuBois’ work in a solo exhibition running now until the beginning of September. The New York-based artist has quite an impressive lineup of work that uses data analysis from census information and other online information troves to paint visually-intriguing portraits of the words that have defined American life throughout the past fifty years.

Sony files patent for eyeball camera lens
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Receives power wirelessly through a built-in antenna

Recently, Sony Computer Entertainment filed a patent with the USPTO to integrate a camera into a wearer's contact lens, complete with the imaging sensor as well as data storage and a wireless communication module. The technology, powered wirelessly and controlled by blinking, also offers the possibility of auto-focus, zooming and image stabilization.

Tesla Model 3 is most aerodynamic, mass-production car ever made
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Lack of front grille was intentional choice to achieve 0.21 Cd drag


Tesla's recently announced, much more affordable Model 3 midsize sedan will not become available to the public until Q4 2017, but a critical design specification that many outlets have not mentioned so far is the vehicle's exceptional aerodynamic efficiency rating. Ales Alajbegovic, Vice President of Exa’s ground transportation applications, recently shared his opinion on the vehicle's design attributes and how they influence the car's aerodynamic performance.

Microsoft blocks alternative search engines from Cortana
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Claims it is protecting users, mostly from malicious engines

On Thursday, in a move that may upset some Windows 10 users, Microsoft began systematically blocking all search engines other than Microsoft Bing for use with its Cortana search box and Edge web browser, citing reasons including reliability and "search experience unpredictability."

CNN launches data-driven "Politics" mobile app
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iOS-only launch may cause CNN user frustrations

With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Scalia in February, the indirect enabling of illegal alien voters to participate in primaries, and the possibility of contested party conventions later this summer, the 2016 United States presidential election has now become the most significant election since 1932.

UCI researcher discovers important Li-Ion battery breakthrough
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MnO2-coated batteries can now last 400 years, 200,000 cycles


Doctoral research student Maya Le Thai was working in her laboratory with nanobatteries one day when she decided to try a new approach. She coated an entire gold nanowire with a manganese dioxide MnO2 shell and covered the assembly with a "plexiglass-like" electrolyte gel, but the resulting outcome was completely unexpected.