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AMD's New RX 6000M GPUs Are Here to Pick a Fight with Nvidia

Previously, AMD didn’t really have mobile graphics cards that could properly take on Nvidia’s line of RTX 30-series laptop GPUs, but that changes today with the introduction of AMD’s new line of Radeon RX 6000M mobile GPUs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Amd, Radeon, Video Cards, Ati Technologies, Vega, Evo, Advanced Micro Devices, Computer Architecture, GPGPU, Fabless Semiconductor Companies, Graphics Hardware, Graphics Processing Units, Technology Internet, Electronic Engineering


The Asus ROG Strix G15 Packs a Punch With AMD's Impressive New Graphics Card

I’ve said before that PC makers who don’t offer AMD-based configs are pretty much trolling their customers, and with the release of AMD’s new RX 6000M line of mobile GPUs, that sentiment feels even more applicable. By combining a top-tier AMD mobile CPU with AMD’s latest flagship laptop graphics card, Asus’ ROG Strix…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Asus, Intel, Computers, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Razer, Gpu, Video Cards, Evo, Personal Computing, Advanced Micro Devices, Gaming Computer, Graphics Processing Unit


Watch Xiaomi Breaks Its Records and Charge a Phone in 8 Minutes

If you, like me, have ever desperately plugged your charger into any outlet available for even a few minutes to prevent your phone from dying, then you will also be impressed with Xiaomi’s new charging technology. The company claims that its new chargers, dubbed HyperCharge, have broken the global records for wired…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Xiaomi, Quick Charge, Technology Internet, Xiaomi Mi 3


Watch Xiaomi Break Its Records and Charge a Phone in 8 Minutes

If you, like me, have ever desperately plugged your charger into any outlet available for even a few minutes to prevent your phone from dying, then you will also be impressed with Xiaomi’s new charging technology. The company claims that its new chargers, dubbed HyperCharge, have broken the global records for wired…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Xiaomi, Quick Charge, Technology Internet, Xiaomi Mi 3


Instagram to Change Stories Algorithm After Staff Raised Concerns About Reach of Pro-Palestinian Content

Instagram is making a change to its algorithm after employees raised concerns over the reach of pro-Palestinian content in light of the recent deadly confrontation between Israel and Palestine. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Buzzfeed, Israel, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Video Software, Andy Stone, QAnon, Palestine Read


Acer Says Global Chip Shortage Will Bottleneck Laptop Production Until at Least 2022

Facing an ongoing global chip shortage, Acer, one of the world’s leading laptop makers, warns that production will remain bottlenecked until at least the first or second quarter of next year. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Computers, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Computing, Acer, Tablet Computers, Sony, Nvidia, Laptops, Scarcity, Business Finance, Acer Inc, PlayStation 5, Cloud Clients


Watch a Bloody Awesome Berserk Tribute In Castlevania's Final Season Come Together

Castlevania’s final season, even if it takes a little while to get going, delivers some of the best action the series ever got to take a crack of the Belmont family whip at. But while we might be drawn to the high stakes spectacle of the series’ finale for gory glitz and glamour, early on in the season we’re treated…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Playbook, Crunchyroll, Belmont, Striga, Berserk, Kentaro Miura, Castlevania, Gemba, Ivana Milicevic, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, Creative Works, Animeism


Uber's Prices and Wait Times Are Up Because There Aren't Enough Drivers To Go Around

If you’ve used an app to call a cab in the past few weeks only to find a smoking crater where your bank account used to be, you’re not imaging things: Prices on ride-hailing apps are surging as the coronavirus pandemic recedes, and companies like Uber and Lyft acknowledge that a shortage of drivers is to blame.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Articles, Transport, Rakuten, Wait Times, John Zimmer, Dara Khosrowshahi, Dynamic Pricing, Business Finance, Gig Worker, Human Activities, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Ridesharing Company


Scientists Link Nearly 40% of Heat-Related Deaths to Human-Induced Climate Change

New research is quantifying the rate at which intense summer heat brought on by human-induced climate change is killing humans around the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nature, Extreme Weather, Effects Of Climate Change, Heat Wave, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Effects Of Climate Change On Humans, Ana Vicedo Cabrera, Dann Mitchell, Climate Security


X-Men's Brood Are What Brood X Nightmares Are Made Of

People’s longstanding fear of swarming insects like cicadas is enshrined in our pop culture. For years we’ve reimagined bugs as everything from larger-than-life creatures poised to take over the planet to hyper-intelligent mimics hellbent on supplanting humanity. Now, with millions of the United States’ Brood X…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Marvel Comics, Insects, Egg, Jean Grey, Swarming, BROO, Jonathan Hickman, Kree, Rahne Sinclair, Cicadas, Brood, X Men, Fictional Characters, Mahmud Asrar


Sony's Tiny New Speaker Is a Great Travel Buddy

Listen, the criteria for portable Bluetooth speakers are not complicated. They’ve got to be easy to carry, sound decent, and not get trashed if you have butterfingers or get caught in the rain. The Sony SRS-XB13 ticks off all these boxes, but it isn’t the best we’ve ever tested. You’ll have to make some compromises,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Sony SRS


Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting Gary Gygax's Saga of Old Town

First, Gary Gygax created Dungeons & Dragons. Then, he created the fantasy world of Oerth and its greatest city, Greyhawk. Then, he set his mind to writing a D&D novel set in Greyhawk—the tale of Gord, a young street urchin who rises from poverty and imprisonment to become one of the greatest thieves on the planet.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thief, Conan the Barbarian, RPG, Gary Gygax, Old Town, Dungeons Dragons, Beth, Rogue, Robert E Howard, Gord, Druid, Greyhawk, Christopher M, Ra Salvatore, Saga Of Old City


Twitter May Start Labeling Your Tweets Based on How Wrong You Are

Twitter is one of many social media companies that’s struggled to keep misinformation from running rampant on its platform over the years. Its latest attempt to move the needle looks to be a tiered warning label system that changes based on how wrong you are, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Articles, Human Behavior, Gizmodo, Text Messaging, Misinformation, Deception, South of Market San Francisco, Fake News, Jane Manchun Wong, QAnon, Jane Manchun Wong Read, Birdwatch, Pseudohistory, Covid 19 Misinformation


Christopher Eccleston's Doctor Who Return Is a Solid Vehicle for a New Side of the Ninth Doctor

Despite the fact that his first audio drama in the role has been out for a few weeks now, it still feels kind of shocking to live in a world where Christopher Eccleston is back in the proverbial leather jacket as Doctor Who’s Ninth Doctor. But we indeed are, and it’s mostly fascinating: if only because it’s perhaps…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Doctor Who, Steven Moffat, Christopher Eccleston, Time Lords, Rose Tyler, Doctor Who Companions, The Doctor, The End Of The World, Ninth Doctor, Creative Works, Doctor S, Twelfth Doctor, Doctor Who The Ninth Doctor Adventures, Audrey Jayne Mckenna


*UMBRA VIA*

I have never met anyone who doesn’t enjoy a beautiful garden of flowers, so this might be the first game ever with universal appeal. Everyone loves flowers! The theme of Umbra Via is an ancient pathway hidden within climbing vines leading to a mysterious location. Find your way through this secret garden and find the […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, Logic, Board Games, Strategy games, Homeschool, Gameschooling


54 Brand New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your June Reading List

June is upon us, which means it’s time to fill your summer reading list with all the brand-new sci-fi and fantasy books you can stuff into a beach bag. Good thing we’ve got 54 titles to choose from, with time travelers, reluctant heroes, people who can talk to the dead, and carnival stories among the highlights.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fantasy, Noah, Sue, The Great Gatsby, Zen Cho, Dune, Susan Dennard, Kelly, Joan of Arc, Megan, Donovan, Kathleen, Eliot, Nick Jones, Chava


I Gave Up Fighting Incessant Spam Calls and Let Charizard Take the Wheel

No matter how many times you decline the call or add your number to Do Not Call lists, the spammers are ultimately going to find you. They will stop at nothing to remind you of your expiring car warranty.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Science, Video Games, Pokemon, Ash Ketchum, Fads, Charizard, Video Games Developed In Japan, Creative Works, Role Playing Video Games, Fads And Trends, Video Game Controversies, Koffing And Weezing, Pokemon Anime, Pokedialer


Scientists Are Racing to Save These Sea Stars From Extinction

Since 2013, a disease exacerbated by overheating oceans has been decimating sea star populations, especially those of one particularly striking variety: sunflower sea stars. Over the course of three years, the illness killed off nearly 91% of the sunflower species’ global population. Now, scientists are fighting to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Sea Urchin, Seaweed, Marine Biology, Hodin, Drew Harvell, Kelp, Kelp Forest, Organisms, Marine Ecosystem, Predation, Sea Star Wasting Disease, Branches Of Biology, Aquatic Ecology, Sunflower Sea Star


RIP Paul Soles, the Original Voice of Spider-Man

Peter Parker’s status as one of the most iconic superheroes of the western canon has meant that, as he web-slinged his way out of the comics medium and into alternate formats, many writers, actors, and voice artists have leant their interpretation as to who Spider-Man is. But now, one of the first to do so outside…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stan Lee, Spider Man, Bruce Banner, Canadian Radio, Rick Jones, Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Ben Reilly, Human Interest, Marvel Comics Characters, Spider Woman, Fictional Characters, Stanley Lieber, Alternative Versions Of Spider Man, Spider Man In Other Media


The lost and lonely clitoris: why can so few people find it?

In a recent survey, more than a third of people in the UK mislabelled this vital part of female anatomy. So where is it – and what is it for?Name: The clitoris.Age: As old as men and – possibly more importantly – women themselves, would you Adam and Eve it? Older still, for non-creationists. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Science, Sex, Women, Life and style, Medical Research, Adam


NASA Budget Request Revives Science, Maintains Focus on Lunar Landing

NASA’s first budget request under the Biden administration seeks funding increases toward science, STEM education, and the environment while maintaining its commitment to a lunar landing in just three years.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Orion, Biden, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, Bill Nelson, Space Launch System, Dynetics, Lunar Lander, SpaceX Starship, Lunar Gateway, Artemis program


The Suicide Squad Teases An Appearance From a Surprise DC Comics Location

Martin Freeman’s getting ready for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Production begins on Shazam: Fury of the Gods. The Rock teases Jungle Cruise. Plus, what’s to come on all the DC/CW shows, and a new look at the Fantasy Island reboot. Spoilers, assemble!Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Fox, Martin Freeman, Batwoman, James Gunn, Barry, The Flash, Shazam, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Kyle, Emily, Lizzie, Chris Lee, Wakanda


The Movement to Protect Your Mind From Brain-Computer Technologies

Recording memories, reading thoughts, and manipulating what another person sees through a device in their brain may seem like science fiction plots about a distant and troubled future. But a team of multi-disciplinary researchers say the first steps to inventing these technologies have already arrived. Through a…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Obama, Articles, Neuroscience, Parkinson, Weill Cornell, Neurotechnology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Brain Implant, Jack Gallant, Emerging Technologies, Neuralink, Computational Neuroscience, Rafael Yuste


This Super-Powered Game Boy Is a Solid Placeholder for the Analogue Pocket

If you’re still coping with the tragic news of the Analogue Pocket’s release being delayed from May 2021 to later this year, I’ve found the perfect handheld emulator to tide you over until it arrives. The Anbernic Retro Game 351V is reminiscent of the Pocket’s Game Boy-inspired design, and while its software-based…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Nintendo, Gamepad, Video Game Consoles, Retroarch, Home video game consoles, Anbernic, Video Game Console, Handheld Game Consoles, Handheld Game Console, Video Game Controllers, Seventh Generation Of Video Game Consoles, Technology Internet, D Pad, Sixth Generation Of Video Game Consoles




How we made Short Circuit, by Steve Guttenberg and John Badham

‘A producer said: “Great – but can he dance?” So we got him to move like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever’ The second I read the script, about a robot becoming self-aware after being struck by lightning, I put it down and said: “This is a hit.” It was a timeless story about an underdog, a friendship and being an outsider. It also had John Badham as director who had done Saturday Night Fever and War Games. He knew how to make a movie like this work. It felt like a piece that was going to be ...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Technology, Film, Culture, Robots, Computing, Consciousness, John Travolta, Steve Guttenberg, Short Circuit, Artificial intelligence (AI, John Badham, Romance films, Comedy films


In rich countries, vaccines are making Covid-19 a manageable health issue | Devi Sridhar

For the UK and elsewhere the pandemic’s end is in sight, but less fortunate parts of the world urgently need helpWhen Covid-19 emerged in January 2020, governments across the world had limited strategies to deal with it. Without a vaccine or proven treatments for the disease, or even access to mass testing, the only choice political leaders faced was taking the least bad option available.There were four approaches that different governments took during the beginning of the pandemic. China, New Z...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, England, Science, Sweden, France, Society, UK News, World news, Thailand, Infectious Diseases, SINGAPORE HONG KONG, Devi Sridhar, Coronavirus, China New Zealand Vietnam


End of England Covid lockdown on 21 June increasingly in doubt

Date for lifting remaining curbs may be moved amid warnings of third wave driven by India variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe 21 June target for scrapping England’s remaining coronavirus restrictions appears increasingly under threat, as a senior government adviser said the country was in the early stages of a third wave.Prof Ravi Gupta, a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), told the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 ...
Tags: England, Science, India, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, BBC Radio, Ravi Gupta, Coronavirus, England Covid


Beer byproduct mixed with manure proves an excellent pesticide

A new study published by the open access publisher Frontiers has demonstrated that beer bagasse and rapeseed cake can be used as effective biodisinfestation treatments to reduce populations of soil parasites and increase crop yields. Researchers demonstrated that using these organic treatments in soils significantly reduced root-knot nematodes and boosted beneficial soil populations, as well as reducing waste from the agricultural industry by incorporating organic by-products as a treatment inst...
Tags: Science, Frontiers


California's Drought Is So Bad, Farmers Are Ripping Up Almond Trees

Farmers in California are beginning to feel the heat. As the state plunges into a worsening drought, water deliveries have drastically fallen in much of California’s farmland. That’s forcing farmers to make tough decisions about the future of their operations. Some farmers are ripping up certain crops to plant less…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Drought, Almonds, Nature, Agriculture, Wall Street Journal, Civil Defense, Hydrology, Tom Butler, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Droughts In The United States, Almonds In California



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