Every last Slingbox will become a brick in two years

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Slingbox M1

If you’re like us, you probably haven’t thought about the Slingbox in a good long while; the idea of beaming your own TV over the internet has largely been replaced by streaming TV services, even if watch-anywhere DVRs like the Fire TV Recast do still exist.

But if you are still relying on a Slingbox of your very own, you’re officially on notice: Dish subsidiary Sling Media is discontinuing all Slingbox products and will permanently shut down the Slingbox servers on or around November 9th, 2022 — “at which point ALL Slingbox devices and services will become inoperable,” says Sling.

Why now? Please enjoy this illuminating explanation:

Screenshot of Sling’s FAQ

Right then!

The company’s also nixing a variety of its…

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Early-bird savings ends this Friday for TC Sessions Space 2020

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Could there be a tech sector more thrilling and daunting than space? We think not. If that’s your orbit, don’t miss TC Sessions: Space 2020 on December 16-17. It’s where you’ll find the industry’s greatest thinkers, makers, shakers and investors. More on that in a minute. Right now, a reminder that the $125 admission price […]

Happy Halloween: Maker Camp Spooktacular

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It’s no secret that Halloween is a day that makers love. And, its great to see that childhood passion for trick-or-treating transform into a love of cosplay and costume creation and prop building. So this week and last we reached out to some of our favorite Maker Camp hosts to […]

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Make:cast – Make Anything with Open Source Projects

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Episode 3: Joshua Pearce on Open Source In the third episode of Make:Cast, I talk with Joshua Pearce about his new book, “Create, Share and Save Money Using Open Source Projects.” Joshua is a professor of materials science and electrical engineering at Michigan Tech University where he directs the Michigan […]

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Raspberry Pi’s Latest Offering Packs The Whole Computer Into A Keyboard

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The Raspberry Pi has always been able to claim that it is a full computer, all you have to do is plug it into all the external components like a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to get going. However, it has been sold as a bare board since it’s conception, keeping […]

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Quarantined Cosplayers Coping with Covid

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Social distancing trick-or-treating? Virtual costume parties? These are just a few of the ways cosplayers adjusted their Halloween festivities this year due to Covid-19. But it’s gone way beyond Halloween. Everyone has made adjustments to stay safe during the pandemic, and this includes all of your favorite content creators as […]

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What Do We Do Now? Learning from El Paso-Juárez

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With the largest bilingual, binational workforce in the world, the El Paso-Juárez “borderplex” is home to over two and a half million people. Covid-19 has introduced incredible complexity into a region already defined by it: The border is closed except by permit and now, after a spring of relative calm, […]

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Maker Faire Shanghai: Empowering China’s Students and Entrepreneurs to Invent the Future

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With it’s striking skyline, neon boulevards, bustling waterfront, and rich history it is no surprise that Shanghai is home to innovators and makers of all kinds. To celebrate this diverse and vibrant community, event producers City Moments and co-organizer Tongji University College of Design and Innovation have organized the first […]

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Maker Faire Cleveland 2020 Goes Virtual This Saturday!

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Organized by the Cleveland Public Library, the 8th Edition of Maker Faire Cleveland has left the shores of Lake Eire and taken up residence in the cybersphere. In a city with a tradition of arts philanthropy that supports free entry to notable local museums, Maker Faire Cleveland has likewise been […]

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What Would You Do With A Robot Arm On Your Workbench?

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Robot arms are awesome. I think that’s a pretty safe statement to make. We’ve seen all sizes and varieties of robot arms and the general sentiment is always … “wow, that’s cool”.  The Dorna 2 keeps this trend going, even though we didn’t have enough time with it to really […]

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Snapmaker 2.0 – A Hands-On Review

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Snapmaker 2.0: The CNC milling, laser engraving 3D printer  Manufacturer: Snapmaker URL: www.snapmaker.com Price: $1,039–$1,599 preorder (before Dec. 1, 2020) The most successful 3D printing Kickstarter is back with three successors, and the modular concept has remained: the Snapmaker 2.0 is a three-in-one 3D printer, laser engraver, and CNC milling […]

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Huawei Announces Mate 40 Series: Powered by 15.3bn Transistors 5nm Kirin 9000

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Today Huawei took the stage to unveil the new Mate 40 series of devices. In the form of the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro and the Mate 40 Pro+, the new phones represent the company’s leading edge in terms of technology, mostly enabled by the new Kirin 9000 chipset which is manufactured on a new 5nm manufacturing node, promising great leaps in performance and efficiency.

The new phones also feature an updated design with a different camera layout, differentiated display design and improved speakers and charging features.

The new Kirin 9000 is are the core of the discussion – and it’s also Huawei’s biggest problem as the new silicon is no longer under production since September due to US sanctions on the company, representing a much more substantial threat than the already existing limitations on the company’s products, such as not being able to ship with Google Mobile Services.

AMD’s “Where Gaming Begins” Radeon Live Blog: Starts At Noon Eastern (16:00 UTC)

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AMD’s second and final product keynote of the month is taking place today, with an event AMD has dubbed "Where Gaming Begins". Hosted as always by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, AMD will be focusing on the new Radeon RX 6000 series and more, unveiling for the first time their latest generation of video cards. Powered by the company’s new RDNA2 architecture, the RX 6000 cards and associated RDNA2-powered game consoles mark an important launch for AMD as they establish the technological cornerstone of gaming products for years to come.

So please join us at noon Eastern (16:00 UTC) for our live blog coverage of AMD’s latest and greatest in video cards.

AMD Reveals The Radeon RX 6000 Series: RDNA2 Starts At The High-End, Coming November 18th

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Preparing to close out a major month of announcements for AMD – and to open the door to the next era of architectures across the company – AMD wrapped up its final keynote presentation of the month by announcing their Radeon RX 6000 series of video cards. Hosted once more by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s hour-long keynote revealed the first three parts in AMD’s new RDNA2 architecture video card family: the Radeon RX 6800, 6800XT, and 6900XT. The core of AMD’s new high-end video card lineup, AMD means to do battle with the best of the best out of arch-rival NVIDIA. And we’ll get to see first-hand if AMD can retake the high-end market on November 18th, when the first two cards hit retail shelves.

Intel’s Discrete GPU Era Begins: Intel Launches Iris Xe MAX For Entry-Level Laptops

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Today may be Halloween, but what Intel is up to is no trick. Almost a year after showing off their alpha silicon, Intel’s first discrete GPU in over two decades has been released and is now shipping in OEM laptops. The first of several planned products using the DG1 GPU, Intel’s initial outing in their new era of discrete graphics is in the laptop space, where today they are launching their Iris Xe MAX graphics solution. Designed to complement Intel’s Xe-LP integrated graphics in their new Tiger Lake CPUs, Xe MAX will be showing up in thin-and-light laptops as an upgraded graphics option, and with a focus on mobile creation.

A Broadwell Retrospective Review in 2020: Is eDRAM Still Worth It?

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Intel’s first foray into 14nm was with its Broadwell product portfolio. It launched into the mobile market with a variety of products, however the desktop offering in 2015 was extremely limited – only two socketed desktop processors ever made it to retail, and in limited quantities. This is despite users waiting for a strong 14nm update to Haswell, but also because of the way Intel built the chip. Alongside the processor was 128 MB of eDRAM, a sort of additional cache between the CPU and the main memory. It caused quite a stir, and we’re retesting the hardware in 2020 to see if the concept of eDRAM is still worth the effort.

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