Latest Reviews & Articles

Allied Patriot-A Gaming PC Review: Ryzen 5 5600X + RTX 3070 8GB LHR

Allied Patriot-A Gaming PC Review: Ryzen 5 5600X + RTX 3070 8GB LHR

Allied Gaming's first PC to review is the Patriot-A: mid-range grunt for $2299 AUD that games beautifully at 1080p/1440p 120FPS.

Latest News - Page 1

'Mystery house' photographed on far side of the Moon, rover on its way

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Dec 6 2021 2:02 AM CST

What appears to be a cube-shaped object has been photographed on the horizon of the Moon, and now a lunar rover is on its way to check it out.

'Mystery house' photographed on far side of the Moon, rover on its way 01 | TweakTown.com

China's Chang'e-4 lunar lander mission introduced the Yutu-2 rover to the lunar surface back in 2019, and since then, it has been exploring the barren landscape, relaying any valuable information back to China National Space Administration (CNSA). According to Andrew Jones, a journalist that covers China's space program for SpaceNews, the Yutu-2 rover is located in the Von Karman crater, and the cube-shaped object is on the northern horizon approximately 80 meters away from the rover.

Jones goes on to say that the cube-shaped object is being referred to as "mystery house", and that the next 2-3 lunar days will be spent bringing Yutu-2 closer to the object. For those speculating that the cube-shaped object is an alien house/obelisk, Jones says it's more likely that it's a large undiscovered boulder that's been created from an asteroid impact. If you are interested in reading more about this story, check out this link here.

Continue reading: 'Mystery house' photographed on far side of the Moon, rover on its way (full post)

Only total solar eclipse of 2021 photographed, relive the rare event

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Dec 6 2021 1:34 AM CST

Over the weekend there was a the only total solar eclipse for the rest of the year, and while it wasn't visible to majority of people, individuals still managed to capture stunning photographs of it.

Only total solar eclipse of 2021 photographed, relive the rare event 02 | TweakTown.com

(Image credit: Felipe Trueba/Imagen Chile/AFP via Getty Images)

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes in front of the Sun from a viewers perspective, and depending on your location at Earth at the time, can make quite the spectacle for photography. On Saturday, December 4, a total solar eclipse, which only happens when the Moon is close enough to Earth that it blocks out the entirety of the Sun, was expected to happen for two minutes in Antarctica.

While a partial eclipse was viewable from other places around the world, Antarctica was the only location to view it in its totality. The harsh terrains of Antarctica didn't stop a group of photographers and scientists to venture to the Union Glacier in Antarctica to capture the moment. The above image taken by photographer Felipe Trueba for Imagen Chile, AFP is of the total solar eclipse. The next total solar eclipse isn't expected to happen until April 20th, 2023 and it will occur mostly over Asia.

Continue reading: Only total solar eclipse of 2021 photographed, relive the rare event (full post)

Here's how to see 2021's best comet, a once-in-a-lifetime sighting

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Dec 6 2021 1:03 AM CST

A recently discovered comet is expected to make a close fly-by of Earth within the coming weeks, and it may even be visible to the unaided eye.

Comet Leonard, or C/2021, will be making its closest approach to Earth on December 12, bringing it 22 million miles away from our planet, which is about 90 times farther away than the Moon. NASA says in the above video that comets are notoriously difficult to predict in terms of brightness/visibility, but Comet Leonard is predicted to be bright enough to be able to view it with binoculars. However, the possibility of it being visible to the unaided eye is still on the table as well.

EarthSky reports that Comet Leonard is "likely to be 2021's best comet, and its brightest comet by year's end". For the first two weeks of December, Leonard is visible in the sky in the east before sunrise, and according to NASA, it can be seen passing between the Big Dipper's handle and Arcturus. The space agency also states that the time of Leonard's closest approach to Earth will coincide with its approach to the horizon in the sky, which means that it will likely be brighter but more difficult to observe.

Continue reading: Here's how to see 2021's best comet, a once-in-a-lifetime sighting (full post)

This food delivery service will give you free Bitcoin when you order

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Dec 6 2021 12:34 AM CST

A food delivery service has announced a new partnership with Bitcoin rewards app Lolli, where users will be rewarded Bitcoin when they order food.

On Wednesday, December 1, Lolli announced that it will be partnering with Grubhub to bring Bitcoin (BTC) rewards to the food delivery platform's hungry customer base. The announcement can be found on Lolli's website, where it states that Grubhub customers will be able to earn $1 in Bitcoin every time they order food through Grubhub. The press release states, "To earn on Grubhub orders, users must download Lolli's browser extension or app for iOS and activate Lolli on web or mobile before placing an order at Grubhub."

Users who sign up and complete their first order will receive $5 in Bitcoin. Once a user has reached $15 in confirmed Bitcoin rewards, that user will then be able to withdraw or send their Bitcoin to another virtual wallet. Lolli co-founder and CEO Alex Adelman said that partnerships such as this one is way Bitcoin can become a part of "everyday life", and that combining food delivery, which is a "ritual for many", with Bitcoin makes "Bitcoin a part of that ritual".

Continue reading: This food delivery service will give you free Bitcoin when you order (full post)

World's first living robots created, and they learned how to reproduce

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Dec 6 2021 12:04 AM CST

Researchers have achieved something that sounds like the beginning of a science fiction movie - living robots that have learned to reproduce.

Pac-Man-shaped xenobots gathering stem cells into piles, which will then mature into xenobot offspring.

A new study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PNAS has detailed a team of researchers using stem cells from the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) to create the first living robots called xenobots. Researchers from the University of Vermont, Tufts University and Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering who created the living robots said that they have discovered a new form of biological reproduction called "kinetic replication".

Stem cells are cells that are yet to be specialized in a specific purpose, and the researchers used stem cells from around 3,000 cells. Originally, the xenobots used were shaped like a sphere, but according to researchers the replication process was only occurring rarely. So, the researchers used artificial intelligence to assist them in finding out what the most effective shape the xenobots could be for replication efficacy. The supercomputer gave its final shape design, and the shape looks very similar to Pac-Man.

Continue reading: World's first living robots created, and they learned how to reproduce (full post)

PlayStation executive fired, tried to pick up 15-year-old boy for sex

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Dec 5 2021 11:16 PM CST

Sony has been caught up in a huge pedophile sting, with the Senior Vice President of Engineering for Sony, George Cacioppo, fired after he was busted in an amateur pedophilia sting video. Sony said in a statement: "We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated from employment".

Cacioppo was busted after he prepared to have a 15-year-old boy come to his house to have sex with him, but it turned out to be an amateur pedophilia sting video. The cameraman approached the house and talked to Cacioppo, but he was calling the PlayStation executive "Jeff" -- as he's obviously changed his name to not get caught.

Once the cameraman gets closer to the door, Cacioppo realizes what has happened and retreats back into the house after he finds out it's not the 15-year-old boy he was going to have sex with. The cameraman continues asking questions, shouting in the end that the PlayStation executive had hired a 15-year-old boy to have sex with.

Continue reading: PlayStation executive fired, tried to pick up 15-year-old boy for sex (full post)

Fortnite Chapter 3 starts: new everything, including sliding mechanics

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Dec 5 2021 9:11 PM CST

Fortnite has flipped, literally... Epic Games have launched Fortnite Chapter 3 and boy does it have a lot in store for gamers. Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1: Flipped is here, check out the trailer:

The original island in Fortnite has been turned upside down, revealing an entire new world for Fortnite players to explore, destroy, and enjoy. Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 is an entire new beginning, with developer Epic Games explaining: "a perfect starting point for new players and a perfect returning point for those who haven't played in a while. Witness the wintry new island thaw, discover new locations plus a few surprises, seize victory crowns, and complete new quests".

There's totally new sliding mechanics in Fortnite now, where you can slide down hills and take out the enemy sliding down like you're... well, in Call of Duty: Warzone. Not only that, but you can swing around the new map in Fortnite with the Spider-Man skin and his web-shooters. You can also now pick stuff up when you're down, which is going to be a huge change to the meta in the game, as well as crawl around faster when you're knocked down.

Continue reading: Fortnite Chapter 3 starts: new everything, including sliding mechanics (full post)

Grand Theft Auto V: ray tracing, real buildings in 8K looks AMAZING

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Dec 5 2021 8:15 PM CST

Grand Theft Auto V is a great-looking game on its own, but with the help of some mods it can look better than most games on the consoles, and even on a high-end gaming PC.

But in this new video from German modder Digital Dreams, Grand Theft Auto V has never, ever looked better than this. Digital Dreams is running Grand Theft Auto V with the Reshade ray tracing mod, as well as the QuantV, GTAV Real Buildings, and Realistic Traffic mods all enabled.

On top of all that modding goodness, Digital Dreams is running Grand Theft Auto V at the Grand Master resolution of 8K (7680 x 4320) which is 4x the pixels of 4K, and 16x the pixels of 1080p. It's an incredible load on any gaming system, and even watching the video in 8K on YouTube will require a 100Mbps+ internet connection if you don't want buffering.

Continue reading: Grand Theft Auto V: ray tracing, real buildings in 8K looks AMAZING (full post)

Diablo II Resurrected Update 2.3 released: NVIDIA DLSS support added

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Dec 5 2021 7:16 PM CST

Diablo II Resurrected has received its new Update 2.3 which along with a bunch of balances, improvements, and fixes -- but most of all, NVIDIA DLSS support has been added to the game.

Diablo II Resurrected Update 2.3 released: NVIDIA DLSS support added 01 | TweakTown.com

There are gameplay improvements, as well as accessibility and graphical improvements but the inclusion of NVIDIA DLSS is magical. Sure, you might not need 120FPS+ in something like Diablo II Resurrected, but on slower systems, you can crank up the DLSS setting to "Quality" and enjoy even better-looking graphics without a performance hit.

You can update your Diablo II Resurrection now, and enable NVIDIA DLSS in the graphics settings.

Continue reading: Diablo II Resurrected Update 2.3 released: NVIDIA DLSS support added (full post)

Big Double 12 Sale: Office 2021 less than $15, Windows 10 for $7.50

Sponsored Content | Deals | Sun, Dec 5 2021 7:07 PM CST

November is gone, there's the Big 12 12 Online Sale coming right up in December! 12.12 or Double 12, a day popularly recognized as South East Asia's version of Single's Day & Black Friday.

Big Double 12 Sale: Office 2021 less than $15, Windows 10 for $7.50 1 | TweakTown.com

If you've missed out something from the 11.11 Single's Day sale or Black Friday Sales then there's really no best time to get your desired items than NOW in the upcoming 12.12 Online Sale. Starting from now on at GoDeal24.com, it pays to start browsing all your favorite software now so that you won't miss out any item on your wish list again. This week, GoDeal24 just launched the Big Double 12 Sale, up to 62% off full price and sale products!

Hot Products, Special Price.

Continue reading: Big Double 12 Sale: Office 2021 less than $15, Windows 10 for $7.50 (full post)

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles