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Posted on Sunday July 21, 2024
Scientists from China and Belgium recently published a study in Nature Communications that proposes the existence of a diamond layer at Mercury's core-mantle boundary. It suggests this layer is up to 18 kilometers (11 miles) thick. The finding represents a significant advance in understanding planetary differentiation processes – how planets...Read Entire Article Continue Reading »
Posted on Sunday July 21, 2024
The crux of Microsoft's argument is that despite raising prices on the higher Game Pass tiers, the restructuring improved value for gamers. The new $14.99 per month "Game Pass Standard" subscription provides access to a library of older game titles and online multiplayer functionality – a feature previously requiring a...Read Entire Article Continue Reading »
Posted on Sunday July 21, 2024
Friday's events were not the first time CrowdStrike, a popular cybersecurity service provider, caused significant disruptions to multiple operating systems. To recap what happened: Windows machines worldwide began displaying the dreaded Blue Screen of Death as they booted up last Friday, impacting banks, airlines, media outlets, food chains, and many...Read Entire Article Continue Reading »
Posted on Sunday July 21, 2024
Igor Wallossek conducted his test using the thermal paste from a brand new Manli RTX 4080 Gallardo. Wallossek used the ASTM D5470-17 standard for conducting thermal conductivity and thermal resistance with his thermal analyzer system, TIMA5. The thermal paste was tested at 60°C with various thickness and pressures, to mimic...Read Entire Article Continue Reading »
Posted on Sunday July 21, 2024
SpaceX's ongoing efforts to enhance and expand its Starlink service, particularly for commercial and remote applications, have taken another leap forward with its recent test of a new mobile community gateway capability that can deliver download speeds of up to 8Gbps and an upload speed of 2,794.7 Mbps.Read Entire Article Continue Reading »
Posted on Saturday July 20, 2024
Amazon Web Services has landed a haymaker with its latest Graviton4 processor. They're exclusive to AWS's cloud servers, but the folks at Phoronix have somehow managed to get their hands on a unit to give us a peek at its performance potential.Read Entire Article Continue Reading »
Posted on Saturday July 20, 2024
The information reports that Sam Altman's vision for OpenAI to develop its own AI chips to reduce its dependence on Nvidia's GPUs has led him to meet with various semiconductor designers. The talks are part of broader efforts by Altman to beef up not only its supply of components but...Read Entire Article Continue Reading »
Posted on Saturday July 20, 2024
The images surfaced on 4chan before spreading across social media. They depict a bearded Jack Black decked out in Steve's signature blue shirt and jeans, carrying a pixelated pickaxe. Another shot reveals a mossy Creeper, a cuboid bee, and a pink sheep.Read Entire Article Continue Reading »
Posted on Saturday July 20, 2024
Cinebench, one of our favorite real-world CPU/GPU benchmarks has been updated to version 2024.1.0, adding support for GPU accelerated Metal RT hardware ray tracing on Mac computers powered by M3 chips.Read Entire Article Continue Reading »
Posted on Friday July 19, 2024
Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks highlighted the issue, noting that current policies vary significantly, with some consumers facing significant barriers to unlocking their phones while others find it relatively easy. This inconsistency is detrimental to both consumers and competition. The proposed uniform policy would require carriers to unlock phones 60...Read Entire Article Continue Reading »