ExtremeTech Explains: What is a Neural Net?

Photo: Mike MacKenzie, Flickr As Moore’s Law approaches its endgame, the technosphere has looked to different and more diverse approaches to computing. In order to continue to increase the computational power of our systems, we can’t just depend on driving clock speeds higher and higher, nor can we continue making…

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Will Higher PC Component Prices Drive Gamers Away?

On Friday, the computer industry passed a quiet milestone. Ampere — launched on September 17, 2020 — has never been widely available in-market at its official MSRP. This, of course, has not stopped Nvidia from making an absolute killing on GPU hardware over the past 12 months, but it has…

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Samsung Blames Pandemic for Bait-and-Switching Customers

A few weeks ago, we covered the news that multiple SSD manufacturers including Crucial, Western Digital, and Samsung had been caught bait-and-switching customers. Specifically, the new drives these companies are shipping do not always offer as much performance as the versions sampled for review. We heard from Crucial and Western…

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Microsoft Wants Steam, Other Services in the Microsoft Store

As part of its overall Windows 11 push, Microsoft is partnering with Amazon to make its app store available for Windows devices. It’s a smart move for Microsoft. Windows x86 users will be able to buy Amazon mobile apps and run them via Intel Bridge technology. ARM and AMD-based systems…

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