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20 Years Ago, Microsoft Changed How We Mouse Forever
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20 Years Ago, Microsoft Changed How We Mouse Forever

Apr 27, 2019

Twenty years ago, in April 1999, Microsoft introduced an update to its IntelliMouse line of input devices. On top it didn't look much different than its predecessors--it still had a few buttons and a scroll wheel--but underneath it introduced a technology to the masses that brought an end to the prehistoric days of...

The Battle for 5G Is Making Carriers Absurdly Petty
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The Battle for 5G Is Making Carriers Absurdly Petty

Mar 27, 2019

The fifth generation of mobile communications--or 5G for short-- has the potential to profoundly impact the way we use our phones and other devices. However, in the run up to the launch of these newfangled networks, carriers are getting incredibly petty about about their messaging, especially when it comes to what their...

Ray Tracing Is Coming to a Whole Lot of GPUs
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Ray Tracing Is Coming to a Whole Lot of GPUs

Mar 20, 2019

If you thought ray tracing was only going to be possible on Nvidia's pricy line of Turing GPUs, you would be wrong. Today the company has announced ray tracing support for a wide range of GPUs ranging from the Nvidia GTX 1060 all the way up to the super beefy Titan V. The 1060 can notably be found for as little as...

Google's Big Wear OS Revamp Has Started Rolling Out
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Google's Big Wear OS Revamp Has Started Rolling Out

Sep 28, 2018

While it doesn't have a grand, overarching designation, you can think of Google's recently announced revamp to its smartwatch platform as the third version of Wear OS (though officially, it's 2.1). It's got an all-new UI, updated health and fitness tracking, better app integration, and more, and it all should be headed to your device starting today.