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AORUS AP1200PM 80 PLUS Platinum Digital Power Supply Preview

AORUS AP1200PM 80 PLUS Platinum Digital Power Supply Preview

We go hands-on with the new AORUS AP1200PM 80 PLUS Platinum Digital PSU which has quite a few surprises lined up for you.

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Norman Reedus on Death Stranding 2: 'We just started the second one'

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, May 20 2022 10:03 AM CDT

Surprise! Hideo Kojima is making a sequel to his successful, critically-acclaimed new IP Death Stranding.

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Death Stranding 2 is apparently happening. Neither Kojima Productions nor Sony Interactive Entertainment have made a formal announcement, but actor Norman Reedus has once again spilled the beans.

In a recent interview with men's style site Leo Edit, Reedus said: "We just started the second one."

Continue reading: Norman Reedus on Death Stranding 2: 'We just started the second one' (full post)

Elon Musk loses over $12 billion of wealth in one day after tweets

Adam Hunt | Business, Financial & Legal | Fri, May 20 2022 6:47 AM CDT

May 19th saw Tesla's stock price drop to its lowest level so far in 2022, erasing $12.3 billion from Elon Musk's wealth.

Musk took to Twitter that same day to voice political concerns in a multitude of tweets, saying that now he will vote Republican, after voting Democrat in the past, and claimed that "political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months." Musk also tweeted at S&P Global Ratings, saying they "lost their integrity" after Tesla was not included in its S&P 500 ESG (environment, social & governance) Index.

Margaret Dorn, an executive at S&P Global Ratings, told Reuters that the exclusion was a result of reports of racial discrimination at Tesla facilities, and crashes involving its autonomous vehicles. With Twitter stocks also dropping in value recently, Musk has lost a combined $49 billion in wealth since moving to purchase the social media platform.

Continue reading: Elon Musk loses over $12 billion of wealth in one day after tweets (full post)

'Infinite wi-fi' achieved in off-grid setup with Starlink and solar

Adam Hunt | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Fri, May 20 2022 6:16 AM CDT

Starlink customer Steve Birch has posted a photo of his off-grid Starlink setup powered exclusively by solar energy.

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Birch took to Reddit to post about his "remote fully off-grid Starlink station installed in the Sawtooth mountains of Idaho." The three solar panels produce a combined 300 watts of solar power and are supported by a 450 amp hour (Ah) battery bank for when the panels can't produce enough power. According to Birch, the system has "been running like a champ 24/7 for the last week."

The campsite where Birch set up the system has a diesel generator that provides power during the day, which Birch sought to bypass for his Starlink setup. Birch calculated that he would need roughly 200 Ah for 24 hours of operation and opted to use four 6V lead acid batteries for his battery bank because lithium wouldn't be viable due to charging issues in the cold.

Continue reading: 'Infinite wi-fi' achieved in off-grid setup with Starlink and solar (full post)

Bill Gates explains why he hasn't purchased any cryptocurrency

Jak Connor | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Fri, May 20 2022 5:45 AM CDT

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has recently participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) where he explained why he doesn't hold any cryptocurrencies.

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Gates took to Reddit yesterday to answer numerous questions ranging from his philantropy ventures into climate change, vaccines, COVID-19, how young people can impact the world and cryptocurrencies. Gates was asked what he thought about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Gates stated that he doesn't own any cryptocurrencies and that he likes "investing in things that have valuable output".

The Microsoft founder explains that companies "valuable output" is based on the product that they make and the quality of it, while the "value of crypto is just what some other person decides someone else will pay for it so not adding to society like other investments." These remarks from Gates about cryptocurrency are hardly surprising as the world's fourth richest individual said in March that if you have less money than Elon Musk and are involved with cryptocurrencies "probably watch out".

Continue reading: Bill Gates explains why he hasn't purchased any cryptocurrency (full post)

Tesla Autopilot may have caused fatal crash, federal probe dispatched

Adam Hunt | Business, Financial & Legal | Fri, May 20 2022 5:03 AM CDT

A Tesla involved in a crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach in California on May 12th is suspected of having been using a partially automated driving mode.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sent a special crash investigation team to probe the incident as part of a larger inquiry by the agency into crashes where some level of a self-driving system is in use, such as Tesla's Autopilot. The NHTSA has sent teams to inspect 34 crash sites since 2016 in which such systems were either suspected of being in use or confirmed to be.

A new document released by the NHTSA reveals that 28 of the 34 crashes investigated involved vehicles from Tesla. In all the crashes being investigated, 15 people have died, 14 of which were in crashes involving Tesla vehicles, and at least 15 more have been injured.

Continue reading: Tesla Autopilot may have caused fatal crash, federal probe dispatched (full post)

Elon Musk posts memes while Twitter's lawyer says the deal is still on

Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Fri, May 20 2022 4:39 AM CDT

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently stated on Twitter that his deal to purchase Twitter has been put "on hold", but now a Twitter executive has said that the deal is operating as per normal.

It was only a week ago that Elon Musk took to her personal Twitter account to announce that his deal to purchase the world's second largest social media platform, Twitter, was temporarily "on hold" as he was investigating Twitter's claims that it spam/fake accounts represent less than 5% of total users.

Now, according to a recent report from Bloomberg who spoke to Twitter's top lawyer and head of policy, Vijaya Gadde, the deal is proceeding as expected, and there is "no such thing as a deal on hold". The report states that Gadde held a meeting with workers where she informed them that the deal was moving forward and that the company would not be renegotiating Musk's agreed-upon price to purchase the company for $54.20 per share.

Continue reading: Elon Musk posts memes while Twitter's lawyer says the deal is still on (full post)

Origin of famous alien signal pinpointed to potentially habitable star

Adam Hunt | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Fri, May 20 2022 4:32 AM CDT

A study on the Wow! signal titled "An approximation to determine the source of the WOW! Signal" has been published in the International Journal of Astrobiology.

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The Wow! signal was detected by Jerry Ehman using Ohio State University's Big Ear telescope on August 15th, 1977. It was named as such after Ehman wrote "Wow!" on the printout from the telescope. The Big Ear telescope was conducting a SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) using a frequency of 1420.4056 megahertz, a frequency associated with the element hydrogen.

"Since hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, there is good logic in guessing that an intelligent civilization within our Milky Way galaxy desirous of attracting attention to itself might broadcast a strong narrowband beacon signal at or near the frequency of the neutral hydrogen line," Ehman wrote in a report on the 30th anniversary of the Wow! signal.

Continue reading: Origin of famous alien signal pinpointed to potentially habitable star (full post)

Google DeepMind claims they're close to achieving human-level AI

Adam Hunt | Artificial Intelligence | Fri, May 20 2022 4:01 AM CDT

Dr. Nando de Freitas, a lead researcher at Google's DeepMind, has declared "the game is over" when it comes to achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI), or human-level intelligence.

Freitas took to Twitter in response to an opinion piece by Tristan Greene following the release of DeepMind's Gato, in which Greene suggests that humanity may never achieve AGI and that it at least seems "like AGI won't be happening in our lifetimes."

Gato is an artificial intelligence (AI) that DeepMind is calling "A Generalist Agent." Freitas oversaw the Gato project, and is one of the authors on a study uploaded to the arXiv pre-print server.

Continue reading: Google DeepMind claims they're close to achieving human-level AI (full post)

Elongate: Musk accused of paying $250k to staffer for exposing himself

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Fri, May 20 2022 1:06 AM CDT

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been accused of sexual misconduct by exposing himself to a flight attendant and offering to pay her for sexual favors.

BusinessInsider has learned that a flight attendant that worked at SpaceX as part of Musk's private jet cabin crew was encouraged by the crew to become a licensed masseuse so she could give Musk massages throughout travel. The flight attendant told her story to a friend that has now spoken to Insider, and according to the friend, on a flight to London in 2016, Musk allegedly asked for "a full body massage", and when the flight attendant arrived, she found Musk with just a sheet covering his bottom half.

According to the friend's declaration, Musk "exposed his genitals" and then "touched her and offered to buy her a horse if she would 'do more,' referring to the performance of sex acts." The flight attendant is interested in horses and said to Musk that she "is not for sale," adding, "She is not going to perform sexual favors for money or gifts." Insider interviewed the flight attendant's friend, only speaking on the condition of anonymity, and said that "He whipped out his penis, it was erect."

Continue reading: Elongate: Musk accused of paying $250k to staffer for exposing himself (full post)

HITMAN 3: ray tracing + AMD FSR and NVIDIA DLSS support on May 24

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Thu, May 19 2022 11:16 PM CDT

HITMAN 3 will receive new ray tracing abilities as well as AMD FSR and NVIDIA DLSS technologies in its upcoming v3.110 patch that drops on May 24.

The developer tweeted: "Ray Tracing and Adaptive Supersampling arrives for our PC players with patch 3.110 on May 24. Ray Tracing brings higher quality reflections and shadows to the World of Assassination through HITMAN 3".

We can expect ray traced reflections and shadows on the PC, as well as AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 1.0 and NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) that will improve performance when ray tracing is enabled. The developer recommends using FSR or DLSS when enabling RT, too.

Continue reading: HITMAN 3: ray tracing + AMD FSR and NVIDIA DLSS support on May 24 (full post)

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