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Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova

As a rule, astronomers believe that stars have to explode in a supernova before they collapse into black holes. That violent death is always the cue, right? Not necessarily. Researchers have spotted a massive star 22 million light years away,... Continue Reading →

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production

It's no secret that Nintendo is facing a ton of demand for the Switch, to the point where it reportedly doubled production to keep up. Even that figure might be a tad conservative, however. The Financial Times' supply chain sources... Continue Reading →

The difference between smartphone gimmick and game changer

It’s hard to find a legitimately bad flagship phone these days. Sure, one peeks its head out from time to time, but on a whole most phones are pretty good. The screens, the cameras, the internals. There are always a... Continue Reading →

Sony’s latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June

Did you see Sony's second-generation Digital Paper and realize you found your dream e-reader? If so, you'll get to do something about it very soon. Sony has announced that its latest 13.3-inch E Ink tablet (the DPT-RP1) will reach the... Continue Reading →

Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it... Continue Reading →

10 best Linux distros for privacy fiends and security buffs in 2017

The awesome operating system Linux is free and open source. As such, there are thousands of different ‘flavours’ available – and some types of Linux such as Ubuntu are generic and meant for many different uses. But security-conscious users will... Continue Reading →

P2P lending unicorn Funding Circle raises another $100M led by Accel

Make way for another large fintech investment out of Europe. Funding Circle, the London-based peer-to-peer lending platform that lets small businesses connect with investors willing to lend them money, has raised another $100 million in funding of its own, led... Continue Reading →

FBI allegedly paid Geek Squad for evidence

Last May, the defense in a child pornography trial alleged that the FBI used a member of electronics retailer Best Buy's tech support team, Geek Squad, to peer into the accused's computer on the hunt for evidence of child pornography. Since... Continue Reading →

Best gaming PC: 7 of the top rigs you can buy in 2017

As we saw at CES 2017, PC gaming continues to innovate and inspire, frequently bridging the gap between the standards of today and tomorrow. Although 4K is still making its way to the masses, that hasn’t stopped Dell from taking... Continue Reading →

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