The Windows Store saddles PC games with significant limitations

QuantumBreak
Right now, buying games via the Windows Store is a poor choice, due to limitations on the game engines, graphics settings, and user control. Services like Steam and GOG offer far more features and capabilities for identically priced software.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223814-the-windows-store-saddles-pc-games-with-significant-limitations

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How an outpouring of reader support freed one Challenger engineer from 30 years of guilt

LaunchDay
After decades of guilt, Challenger engineer Bob Ebeling is finally at peace — thanks to an outpouring of support from people across America.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223780-how-an-outpouring-of-reader-support-freed-one-challenger-engineer-from-30-years-of-guilt

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How the robotic revolution is reshaping political economics

robot and human arm wrestling
As robotic automation creeps ever further into the global means of production, embedding itself in both the service and commodities sectors, it is breathing new life into dusty old socialistic concepts like those of a universal basic income.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223755-how-the-robotic-revolution-is-reshaping-political-economics

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Here’s why we don’t have light-based computing just yet

optical comp head
Optical computing could be the future of processing — so why is it taking so long to replace electricity with light?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223671-heres-why-we-dont-have-light-based-computing-just-yet

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ET deals: Dell XPS 13 1080p laptop for $765

XPS 13
After the rise of the MacBook Air, similar Windows-based laptops have seen widespread success, and it’s easy to understand why. With a slim form factor and a focus on flexibility, these highly portable laptops are excellent fits for most consumers. Unfortunately, they tend to be on the pricey side, but we’ve just found a superb bargain from Dell. With the use of today’s coupon code, you can save over $200 on a Dell XPS 13.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/202984-et-deals-dell-xps-13-1080p-touchscreen-laptop-for-750

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