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As we've seen from others, GIGABYTE's flagship SSD, the AORUS 7000s, is now arrayed with much faster flash than when it launched.

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New Sony patent does not suggest legacy peripheral support on PS5

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Mon, Jul 4 2022 11:01 AM CDT

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published a new Sony Interactive Entertainment patent that many websites seem to be misconstruing--the patent does not indicate older PlayStation console peripherals will be compatible with the current-gen PS5.

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On June 23, Sony published a patent for emulating and updating old PlayStation game code to run better on modern hardware. The patent is entitled Systems and Methods for Converting a Legacy Code Into an Updated Code, and one diagram in particular has been misrepresented on various sites, leading many to believe that legacy game console peripherals from the PS3 era could possible be compatible on the PS5. This isn't the case.

Examination of the patent shows no explicit mention of cross-generation legacy peripheral support for the PS5 (the PS5, however, is compatible with PS4-era peripherals).

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 rumored specs: same 16GB GDDR6X, now at 21Gbps

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, Jul 4 2022 3:21 AM CDT

The rumored specifications on NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards are running hot today, with the latest leaks pulling up the GDDR6X memory bandwidth on the GeForce RTX 4080.

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4080 rumored specs haven't changed much, with leaker "kopite7kimi" teasing the AD103-300-A1 GPU and 420W of TDP -- unchanged rumored specs here -- but the 16GB of GDDR6X is reportedly being cranked up to 21Gbps, up from previous rumors pegging it at 18Gbps.

The current-gen Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3080 in its original 10GB GDDR6X (not in the second "LHR" Lite Hash Rate version) form saw the 10GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 19Gbps. NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card with 16GB of GDDR6X memory at 21Gbps is a better rumor to hear, up from the 18Gbps GDDR6X (lower clocks than the RTX 3080).

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YouTuber reinvents the wheel with this wild fully-working bike design

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jul 4 2022 3:09 AM CDT

A YouTuber has decided to take it upon himself to recreate the wheels on a bicycle, and the results are truly impressive.

The YouTube channel "The Q" posted a video around the end of last month titled "Just a Normal Bike Math: 0.5 x 2 = 1 Wheel", and the video shows an individual riding a bike, crashing into a curb, and destroying the front wheel. The bike is then quickly dismantled by the individual and put through a seemingly long process of improvements, where the frame of the bike was extended, the back wheel was cut in half, and customization was done to the chain's placement.

The YouTuber decided to cut the back wheel in half, placing one-half of the wheels where the typical back wheel would be and the other half behind it on the custom-made elongated frame. The rider is still able to use the bike as you would normally, as the video shows it successfully riding in a straight line at a cruising speed and going down curbs without any problem. Does this new design of bicycle replace the traditional whole-wheel design? Absolutely not, but it's fun to watch nonetheless.

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The latest GeForce RTX 4090 rumored specs: crazy +2.75GHz GPU clocks

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, Jul 4 2022 2:44 AM CDT

The week is starting off well with the next-gen NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU rumor mill, with leaker "kopite7kimi" teasing the continuously updating rumored specs of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards.

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NVIDIA's new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card has a little more details from kopite7kimi, with the AD102-300-1 GPU clocking at over 2.75GHz. The leaker says that we can expect a 2235MHz base GPU clock, 2520MHz boost GPU clock, and 2750MHz "actual max" GPU clock. Impressive, very impressive... considering 2250MHz is about the limit for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti outside of insane LN2 cooling and mods for days.

If we're expecting "actual max" GPU clocks of 2.75GHz then we could see custom GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards from the likes of ASUS and MSI to reach 2.8GHz and above... while the heights of 3.0GHz+ on an NVIDIA GPU would be awesome to see.

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Office worker accidentally gets paid millions, disappears immediately

Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Mon, Jul 4 2022 2:06 AM CDT

An HR office worker has received a paycheck 330 times his normal pay, and he has now seemingly quit the company and disappeared.

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The worker has yet to be named, but the company that he worked for is called Cial, a large-scale Chilean frozen foods company that has been around for more than 50 years. According to reports, the HR worker accidentally received a whopping 165 million pesos on May 30, which is the equivalent of $176,000 USD. The employee contacted his manager regarding the unexpected transaction, and the manager informed him to go to the bank the following day to get the matter resolved.

The HR employee expected to receive his typical paycheck of 500,000 pesos, or about $500 USD. According to Cial, the worker never went to the bank the day after talking to the manager, which has resulted in the company suing the now-former employee for the stolen funds. The HR worker contacted Cial the day he was meant to go to the bank and said that he had slept in, and that he would visit the bank later. Cial had no contact with the HR worker until June 2, when he submitted a letter of resignation through a lawyer.

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FBI puts out $100,000 reward for US second most-wanted 'Cryptoqueen'

Jak Connor | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Mon, Jul 4 2022 1:06 AM CDT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has put out a $100,000 reward for any information on the United States' now top ten most-wanted fugitives.

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Ruja Ignatova, also known as the "Cryptoqueen," has now been added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list and has put out a reward for any information on Ignatova. The cryptocurrency scammer that is now on the run came into the spotlight with her cryptocurrency called OneCoin, a project that she touted as the "bitcoin killer" in 2016. Approximately one year later, Ignatova completely disappeared, with authorities both in Europe and the US still trying to track her down.

Authorities have accused the Cryptoqueen of being behind a pyramid scheme that defrauded investors of more than $4 billion. OneCoin was created in 2014, and investigators are alleging that the project was intended to be a Ponzi scheme from the moment it was created. Ignatova stood on Wembley Arena in 2016 and explained that OneCoin was "for everyone to make payments everywhere, [to] everyone, globally," and that investors in the project would get a 5 to 10 times return.

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American Airlines glitch causes thousands of flights to lack a pilot

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jul 4 2022 12:33 AM CDT

Thousands of Americans are traveling around the country for Fourth of July celebrations, and right as travel is peaking, American Airlines has found a glitch in its scheduling system.

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The news comes from CNBC, which reported that a glitch in American Airlines' scheduling system has resulted in more than 12,000 flights lacking a captain, first officer, or both. On Saturday, American Airlines announced that it would be suspending the scheduling service, but also stated to Fox News Digital that the glitch won't have any "operational impact".

American Airlines explained in a statement that pilots use a trading system for flights, and that the technical issue caused certain trading transactions to be processed when they shouldn't have been. Notably, American Airlines states that its engineers have already restored the "vast majority" of the trips that were affected by the glitch. This glitch that has affected thousands of flights comes at the peak of travel throughout the year, when flights are already regularly delayed and canceled. Airlines are also suffering from staffing problems.

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You can stream every episode of Seinfeld 24/7 on this dedicated site

Anthony Garreffa | Internet & Websites | Sun, Jul 3 2022 10:56 PM CDT

If you've been itching to watch every single episode of Seinfeld, well then we have just the website for you: Watch Seinfeld Online is a dedicated website to streaming every episode of Seinfeld.

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As each episode of Seinfeld is streaming, you won't have any options of rewinding or skipping through episodes, but you also don't have to put up with ads flashing up or any commercials. That's not bad considering the same can't be said for TV or anywhere online: although, Netflix did secure themselves a 5-year streaming deal for one of the most successful TV shows in history.

Personally, I've finished the latest season of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, written and stars Larry David... the co-creator of Seinfeld along with comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Curb Your Enthusiasm is fantastic, but I have to admit: I haven't watched Seinfeld. I couldn't do it... but I really want to, and need to start from the very beginning.

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ASUS ROG Phone 6 now shown in full detail: beautiful gaming smartphone

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sun, Jul 3 2022 10:19 PM CDT

ASUS has given the world a better look at its next-gen flagship ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone, with a huge image gallery to gawk at. Check it out:

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WinFuture posted the images of the ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone, with a slick Matrix LED screen on the back that shows off the ASUS logo in the best way possible. ASUS uses a similar feature on its Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop, which ASUS calls the "AniMe Matrix" so expect something similar for the ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone.

The new ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone should rock a 6.78-inch FHD+ 165Hz OLED Samsung "direct screen", a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor, 18GB of RAM, a 6000mAh dual battery with 65W fast-charging support, a 64-megapixel "triple camera" system, under-screen fingerprint sensor, measure in at 10.39mm thick, and it'll weigh 229g.

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Graphics card prices have dropped a whopping 57% since January, yay!

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sun, Jul 3 2022 9:57 PM CDT

The price of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards have been dropping for a while now, being a combination of a few things... but now we have some firmer numbers: GPU prices have dropped by around 57% since January 2022 alone.

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In a new piece, Jarrod Walton @ Tom's Hardware reports that graphics card prices are dropping all over the place in both retail and second-hand markets. There's a bunch of data there that shows that retailers are offering their usual deals and promotions (free games) which saw graphics card prices dropping by an average of 3% over the last month.

But when we look to eBay, a much larger 14% drop in graphics card prices has been noted... and then for previous-gen graphics cards that drop is bigger at 17% in the last month. Graphics cards are now selling at below MSRP, but with GPUs being used in crypto mining farms... it's a tricky position to be in. Still, lower graphics card prices are a fantastic thing to see.

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