NVIDIA CEO wants to stay in charge of the company until he becomes a robot
NVIDIA's CEO isn't planning to give up his job anytime soon, with Jensen Huang making it clear that his ambition is to be chief executive at Team Green for a long, long time yet.
Huang just turned 60 last month, but that hasn't got him thinking about retirement. Far from it, as in an interview with CNBC, he expressed a desire to continue in his current role for another three or four decades.
That's not enough for Huang, mind. Even though he'll be 90 or 100 at that point, he wants to keep going as CEO beyond that, hoping that the technology will be around to let him become some kind of robot - and stay at the helm of NVIDIA for another 40 years, perhaps. Taking Team Green into the next century, of course...
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Forget Bing AI - some Pixel superfans can now test out Google's Bard chatbot
Google is now inviting more folks to test its Bard chatbot, the rival to Microsoft's ChatGPT-powered Bing AI, which suggests that Bard might be inching closer to a public release.
Invitations are going out to Pixel superfans - a community of Pixel smartphone enthusiasts - via email, as spotted by 9 to 5 Google.
The email talks about the chance to benefit from "early access so you can get started as soon as Bard launches", helping to hone the chatbot before it reaches public launch and becomes widely available.
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iPhone 15 Pro might get a controversial change to volume and mute buttons
Apple's iPhone 15 Pro could get a new design for its volume and mute buttons, and many folks aren't happy about it - though we should bear in mind, this is just a rumor at this stage.
The speculation comes from ShrimpApplePro on Twitter, a solid Apple source who has been right in the past (although the leaked CAD images of the purported new button design originate from the Chinese equivalent of TikTok).
Apple is apparently changing the iPhone 15 Pro's buttons (and Pro Max - but not the base iPhone 15 or Plus model) so they aren't physically pressed in any longer. Rather, they'll be flat and use haptic feedback (with two Taptic Engines inside the smartphone) to simulate the feeling of pressing the buttons.
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Scientists almost clone OpenAI's ChatGPT for $600, but it's nowhere near as safe
The release of ChatGPT has shaken many industries around the world, while a brand new race was spawned in the technology market that is currently being dominated by OpenAI's extremely popular chatbot.
OpenAI's debut of ChatGPT was quickly adopted by millions of users, including the likes of Microsoft, which invested $10+ billion into the company and, in return, received the underlying technology powering the impressive chatbot, GPT. This technology, or more specifically, language models, are being developed by many other companies such as Google, Apple, Meta, Baidu, and Amazon. All of these will eventually be rolling out their own version of artificial intelligence that will be added to their products.
Stanford scientists set out to replicate the GPT language model created by OpenAI and used Meta's open-source LLaMA 7B language model, which is the smallest and cheapest of the LLaMA models that Meta makes available for purchase. Notably, while this small language model was trained on trillions of "tokens" or data, it fell behind in terms of speed compared to GPT. For example, while the small language model was trained on a significant amount of data, it has been trained on the answering of questions about that data or what is called 'post-training'.
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YouTuber drives Tesla upside-down with ridiculous 10ft tall wheels
YouTube channel WhistlinDiesel has posted a new video showcasing a modified Tesla Model 3 with 10ft tall wheels driving along the road.
Cody Detwiler, the host of the WhistinDiesel YouTube channel that has amassed more than 5 million subscribers, explains that the goal of the above video is to test the Tesla Model 3 to see if it meets all of the claims Tesla has made about its vehicles. Notably, there is a strong vein of comic essence running through all of WhistinDiesel's videos, and the testing process is purely for entertainment purposes only, as Detwiler decides to set his own testing parameters.
One of the biggest claims from Tesla is that electric cars are greener for the planet than petroleum-powered vehicles, and while that may be true at face value, it really depends on where the electricity is sourced from. For example, if the electricity that is powering any electric car comes from a renewable source, such as solar-powered energy, then the vehicle would be greener than a typical combustion engine vehicle.
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UK government to send Rolls-Royce branded nuclear reactor to the Moon
The United Kingdom is preparing to develop a Moon base that will enable humans to work and live on the lunar surface, and the UK government wants Rolls-Royce to power it.
A new press release from the UK Space Agency details a new injection of funding into the Micro-Reactor program run by Rolls-Royce. This program is aimed at developing technology that will enable a sustained presence on the surface of the Moon through the generation of nuclear power. According to the press release, nuclear power has the potential to extend Lunar missions and thus the scientific potential, hence the UK Space Agency announcing 2.9 million pounds ($3,555,124 USD) in new funding for the project.
Notably, the new round of funding received by the UK Space Agency is for the initial demonstration of a UK lunar modular nuclear reactor, which is expected to be relatively small and lightweight compared to other power systems. Furthermore, a small nuclear reactor that can ideally be carried around by a single human could act as a continuous power source regardless of the environmental conditions. Rolls-Royce will be joined by other collaborators on the project, such as engineers from the University of Oxford, University of Bangor, University of Brighton, University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), and Nuclear AMRC.
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With PCIe Gen 5 SSD speeds ASRock is releasing an SSD heatsink range with fans
ASRock's new Blazing M.2 Gen 5 Fan-Heatsink is an active cooling solution for PCIe Gen 5 SSDs and is compatible with the company's AM5 and LGA1700 motherboards with Gen 5 M.2 slots. There's also a special edition for the XB650E Taichi series.
They come in a few different flavors, and ASRock has released a handy guide to know which version is best suited for which motherboard, but the real story here is that we're entering the age of storage that needs active cooling, and that is something with a heatsink and fan.
The reason for this, of course, comes down to the incredible speeds on offer with PCIe Gen 5 SSDs, where it's looking like read speeds of over 10 GB/s are set to become the norm - a two-fold increase over the already fast PCIe Gen 4 SSDs currently available.
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ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics card is available now
The ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics card is the latest collaboration between ASUS and Noctua. The graphics card uses impressive Noctua fans and a revamped heatsink design to improve cooling and offer some quiet high-end gaming.
Most modern GPUs, especially GeForce RTX 4080 cards, use three slim 110mm fans - the ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition includes two Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM 120mm fans with that classic Noctua brown look. According to Noctua, the heatsink for the RTX 4080 Noctua Edition has been redesigned from the ground up compared to the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 Noctua Edition cards.
In addition to five as opposed to two 8mm heat pipes, a vapor chamber is added for "significantly better cooling performance than the original TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4080." And it's here where the price point for this custom RTX 4080 comes into play, with the ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition being sold for USD 1649 versus the TUF RTX 4080's MSRP price point of USD 1199.
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 GPUs could feature 8-pin power connectors
According to a new report by Igor's Lab, the upcoming GeForce RTX 4070 and GeForce RTX 4060 GPUs from NVIDIA could see models launched with the traditional 8-pin power connectors. Until now, all GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards have used the new 12VHPWR connector - which has seen all cards ship with 8-pin adaptors.
With the GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 representing more mainstream options for the Ada Lovelace generation, going the 8-pin route would simplify upgrading or swapping out GPUs in many PC builds.
The report indicates that when it comes to the GeForce RTX 4070, OC cards with a power rating of up to 225W will use the 12VHPWR connector or two 8-pin connectors, with the non-OC 200W models set to use a standard 8-pin connector. And with that, NVIDIA is expected still to adopt the 12VHPWR connector for Founders Edition models.
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New server class Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 memory is all about performance
Kingston FURY represents the high-performance bracket of memory from the veteran hardware company, and its latest lineup of overclockable DDR5 memory is described as "server class." Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMMs have been designed for next-gen workstations and high-end desktops, including those built for gaming and content creation.
Though it's not normal to put registered DIMMs in a DIY home build, the new Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMMs feature the sort of stuff that makes server-class memory all about data integrity and quality, with the DDR5 Registered DIMMs including on-die ECC within the memory component capable of detecting and correcting errors.
Kingston FURY Renegade Pro DDR5 RDIMMs are plug-and-play with speeds of 4800 MT/s with support for Intel XMP 3.0 kits with speeds of up to 6000 MT/s. Kits are available in single-module capacities up to 32GB or four modules up to 128 GB. There are even kits with eight modules up to 256GB - hence the server-class origins. And the fact that these kits are designed for the Intel W790 platform that includes Xeon W-3400 and W-2400 series "Sapphire Rapids" processors.
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