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Never gonna give floppies up: Floppotron takes on Rick Astley

The Floppotron has applied its retro musical skillset to a number of different songs over the past few months, but perhaps none more fitting than Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up.
Mobile

ARM’s DynamIQ chip architecture will boost AI processing by as much as 50 times

ARM, the holding company that designs the chips for billions of devices worldwide, is introducing a major new architecture in 2017. It's called DynamIQ, and it's bound for phones, cars, home automation products, and AI-powered devices.
Mobile

Security fears prompt laptop and tablet ban from some U.S.-bound flights

United States security officials have reportedly banned particular tech gadgets from being carried on to some U.S.-bound flights. An announcement about the new regulations is expected on Tuesday.
Computing

Microsoft Edge browser fails to fend off five attacks at Pwn2Own hacking event

Edge is an important browser for Microsoft, as it's intended to take over from Internet Explorer. Microsoft has touted Edge as safer than Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox, but the Pwn2Own event has thrown that assertion into doubt.
Computing

AMD found the root problem causing its new Ryzen processors to freeze desktops

AMD confirmed it discovered the root problem causing its three new Ryzen processors to crash desktops. The problem stemmed from Ryzen's support of the FMA3 instruction set, which could trigger a crash by simple user-level apps.
Cool Tech

Scientists use big data to develop a ‘promising’ blood test for autism disorder

Scientists at New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed an algorithm that can accurately predict whether a child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It's based on a blood sample.
Computing

AMD is refreshing its Radeon RX 400 Series with improved speed in April

Details surfaced on Monday showing that AMD's unannounced Radeon RX 500 family of graphics cards won't be merely a rebrand of the 400 Series. They will be based on a different manufacturing process providing slightly better speeds.
Computing

Stop that Skype install! Here are the chat apps you should be using on Windows or MacOS

Instant messaging is something we do on our smartphones now, but desktop clients are far from dead. In fact, they're currently enjoying something of a renaissance. So, which one should you be using?
Computing

Outlook 2016 for Mac now works with the Touch Bar and all of those cool add-ins

Microsoft is making a couple of significant improvements to Outlook 2016 for Mac. Specifically, it's adding Outlook to the list of MacOS applications with Touch Bar support and it's making add-in support available to production builds.
Computing

Mac owners wanting a new Surface device now have a free tool for easy migration

Microsoft now offers the Mac to Surface Assistant, a small tool for transferring files, programs, and settings from MacOS to Windows 10. Users can move their pictures, music, and more, along with archived files from cloud services.
Product Review

Eero WiFi System Review

Eero’s powerful Wifi System brings reliable internet to your home’s every nook.
Computing

Schools have new, more integrated options for running Office 365 on Chrome OS

One weakness of Chrome OS is that it doesn't provide the best integration with Microsoft's productivity solutions. If that's important to a school, then Neverware's newest CloudReady version should be of some interest,