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TSMC will begin 10nm production this year, claims 5nm by 2020

For more than a decade, if you wanted cutting-edge foundry technology, TSMC was the only game in town. Over the past 12 months, the foundry’s position has been weakened, thanks to Samsung’s strong showing at 14nm. The Taiwanese foundry is committed to regaining its old crown, and it claims it …

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Our solar system may contain a ninth planet, far beyond Pluto

New research from Caltech suggests that there may be a ninth planet circling our sun (or tenth, if you’re still in denial about Pluto). In and of itself, this may not seem surprising — claims of a 9th / 10th planet literally date back more than a century. What sets …

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Volvo says it will make ‘death-proof’ cars by 2020

Swedish automaker Volvo has long kept track of how many people are seriously injured or killed while driving its vehicles. It uses this data to see how much safer it can make its vehicles in the event of a crash. Now, the company has made a bold promise — by …

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Massive black hole tearing apart galaxy 12.4 billion light-years away

Scientists increasingly believe black holes are key to the evolution of galaxies and instrumental in setting up the conditions for life itself to emerge. That doesn’t mean these cosmic behemoths are always benevolent. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) this week reported that a galaxy called W2246-0526 – recently named the most luminous …

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Android

Google unveils experimental Android app search-and-install process

It’s not exactly difficult to find and install Android apps the conventional way. But it seems Google wants to create a path of least resistance between thinking about an app you might want and actually installing it. Currently, there are at least four primary ways most of us probably search for …

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Save hundreds on a Dell Vostro 3900 desktop PC

If you’re looking for a low-cost desktop PC with more than enough room for expansion down the road, take a look at the Vostro 3900 from Dell. With today’s coupon code in play, you can buy one at a massive 45% discount from the initial asking price. Dell Vostro 3900 …

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Gaming

Dan Teasdale talks PlayStation VR, game development, and 100-foot robots

With three major virtual reality platforms launching in the next few months, there’s been a lot of discussion about what VR means to the video game market on the whole. Right now, all eyes are on the early adopter crowd to see if VR has the potential to be a …

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