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Microsoft to remove full ReFS support from Windows 10 Pro, push Workstation SKU

Enlarge (credit: Anna ) In the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is removing the ability to create volumes using its new ReFS file system from Windows 10 Pro. Existing volumes will continue to work, but Pro will no longer be able to create new ones. After rumors in June , Microsoft confirmed last week that it…

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Android 8.0 Oreo is official, starts rollout to devices

Enlarge (credit: Google ) NEW YORK CITY—Happy Eclipse Day! As the Moon slowly crept its way across the Sun, Google took the opportunity to host an Eclipse-themed Android 8.0 launch event in New York City. Along with eclipse glasses and a simulcast of NASA’s eclipse livestream, Android “O” finally got its full name: “Android 8.0,…

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Android 'O' Is Officially Called Oreo, But When Will Your Phone Get It?

After being made available to developers back in March, and then more broadly through a public beta in May, the eighth major release of the Android operating system finally arrives today with Google revealing that the mysterious ‘O’ actually stands for Oreo: a sandwich cookie suffering from a terrible identity crisis … Read more… Read…

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Markforged announces two 3D printers that produce items as strong as steel

 Markforged, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Boston, has just announced two new models – the X3 and the X5. Both of these printers are designed to create carbon-fiber infused objects using a standard filament printing system and both can produce items that can replace or are stronger than steel objects. Both printers have auto-leveling…

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Xiaomi is reportedly working with Google on the next Android One phone

Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi has made a name for itself with a wide range of high-quality products that almost always blow the competition away with low price points – including smartphones. Now, it might be on hopping on the Android One bandwagon for its next handset in a reported collaboration with Google. According to Indonesian…

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Intel first 8th generation processors are just updated 7th generation chips

Enlarge / A Kaby Lake refresh die. (credit: Intel) The first “8th generation” Intel Core processors roll out today: a quartet of 15W U-series mobile processors. Prior generation U-series parts have had two cores, four threads; these new chips double that to four cores and eight threads. They also bump up the maximum clock speed…