AMD Ryzen 5 7600X "Zen 4" CPU Review

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X "Zen 4" CPU Review

As the entry-level processor for AMD's new Zen 4 range of processor debuting today, the Ryzen 5 7600X CPU shines on day one. Join us as we investigate.

NASA cancels Artemis 1 launch, hurricane forces rocket back to shelter

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Sep 27, 2022 6:08 AM CDT

In a seemingly never-ending story of delays and postponing, NASA has rolled back its Artemis 1 rocket back to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

NASA has taken to its blog to announce that its team decided to roll back the Artemis 1 Space Launch System rocket along with the Orion spacecraft back to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, September 26, ahead of approaching Hurricane Ian that's expected to make landfall on September 29.

The decision by NASA came after the latest weather predictions were taken into account about the official expectations of Hurricane Ian and how the hurricane was going to affect the weather conditions in the Kennedy area. Furthermore, NASA writes on its blog that the decision to roll back the SLS rocket was to protect the rocket itself from the hurricane while also allowing employees time to address the needs of their families.

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Man combines 600,000 images of Jupiter to form his sharpest image ever

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Sep 27, 2022 5:46 AM CDT

After more than half a million images of Jupiter were taken, an astrophotographer from Arizona combined them to create his sharpest image of the largest planet in our solar system.

Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy revealed his creation on September 17, taking to his Instagram page Cosmic Background, that's dedicated to his astrophotography ventures. McCarthy explains in his post on Twitter that he took the opportunity of Jupiter being the closest to Earth than it has been in the last 59 years to snap around 600,000 photos of the planet over one night. Taking those images, McCarthy combined them using software designed to stack images.

It should be noted that Jupiter is still the closest it has been to Earth in the last 59 years, and on September 26, it was at its opposition for 2022, which means Jupiter at Earth will both be on the same side of the solar system, putting the planets at their closest possible proximity. Jupiter can still be viewed with the naked eye as the bright light in the eastern night sky, and as explained by McCarthy, by simply using binoculars, you can see the planet's four Galilean moons.

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Meta to use AI to stop nude pictures being sent on Instagram

Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Sep 27, 2022 5:11 AM CDT

Meta has revealed its working on an artificial intelligence that will be used to stop unsolicited nude photos being sent on Instagram.

A Meta Platforms spokesperson confirmed to The Verge, following the discovery of a new privacy protection feature that's currently under development at the company. The new feature is called "nudity protection" and is an optional feature that, when enabled, will cover photos in chats that may contain nudity until the user chooses to view them.

Meta states that the new feature is currently in the early stages of development but, when complete, will grant Instagram users a layer of protection against unwanted nude imagery and messages being sent to recipients. Notably, Meta has said that the new technology won't allow Instagram to access users' messages between accounts or share the information with third-party companies, but the artificial intelligence being created for the feature will be designed to sift through messages to determine the severity of the content.

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Scientists discover sealed 3,300-year-old cave 'frozen in time'

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Sep 27, 2022 3:45 AM CDT

A team of archaeologists has discovered a sealed cave that dates back 3,300 years to a time during the reign of Ramesses II.

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The announcement comes from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), and according to the statement, a team of archaeologists has discovered a cave sealed by ancient Egyptians 3,300 years ago that lived in the now-Israel. During that period of time, Ramesses II, which was commonly known as Ramesses the Great, was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt and reigned from 1279 B.C to 1213 B.C.

During Ramesses the Great's reign, Egypt was at its most powerful with a kingdom that stretched from current-day Sudan all the way to Syria. The cave was discovered when a mechanical digger was being used to excavate dirt in the Palmahim Beach National Park when the digger accidentally penetrated the roof of the cave revealing its contents to the workers. The IAA was quickly called, and a mission was formed to descend into the cave.

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Anonymous claims it has hacked the Iranian government

Jak Connor | Hacking, Security & Privacy | Sep 27, 2022 3:07 AM CDT

As part of the hacking collective Anonymous' operation against the Iranian government, it has claimed it has hacked the National Bank of Iran.

On Tuesday, a hacktivist collective claimed responsibility for the hacking of several Iranian government websites, including the website of the Central Bank of Iran. A member of the Anonymous hacking collective posted on Twitter on the same day as the attack, writing, "We are here with you. The operations against Iran began. Wait for us." Notably, two of the Iranian government websites, along with several other Iranian government-affiliated website, were brought down, coming back online a few hours later.

More specifically, one of the websites that was targeted by Anonymous was responsible for publishing government news and interviews with Iranian officials, and according to a social media account affiliated with the Anonymous hacking collective, "All database has been deleted". The hacking happened amid large-scale anti-government protests erupting in central Tehran, Iran's capital, and many Iranian cities and towns. These protests began on Friday last week when 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini who was wounded and arrested a week ago by the Islamic Republic's hijab police.

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NASA's DART spacecraft hits asteroid, video released of final moments

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Sep 27, 2022 12:32 AM CDT

NASA has successfully conducted the world's first planetary defense mission, where the space agency launched a small spacecraft and hit a distant asteroid.

NASA has announced that its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has completed its objective of impacting a distant asteroid with its DART spacecraft. The space agency has taken to its social channels to share the final moments of the spacecraft approaching the large binary asteroid Didymos and its moonlet Dimorphos, both of which currently poses no threat to Earth at all. NASA's goal was to send the DART spacecraft to collide directly with Dimorphos, with the overall goal being to change the asteroid's orbit.

NASA launched the DART spacecraft in November 2021, and since then, the small spacecraft has been traveling millions of miles away from Earth toward its target. On its way to Dimorphos the spacecraft's Didymos Reconnaissance and Asteroid Camera for Optical navigation, or DRACO, snapped several images of a distant Jupiter. DRACO was also used by researchers to take thousands of pictures of stars, and with these images, researchers were able to make sure DART's trajectory lined up cleanly with Dimorphos. An effort that seems to have paid off.

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Google 'nasa dart' to watch NASA's spacecraft crash into your browser

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Sep 27, 2022 12:03 AM CDT

After declaring that it was perfectly on track to collide with a distant asteroid, NASA announced a successful collision by its DART spacecraft.

In celebration of the mission, NASA has teamed up with Google to bring an interactive Google search query to the public. By simply Googling "nasa dart" in any browser, the user will get a simple demonstration of what NASA has just pulled off. As shown in the above GIF posted to Twitter on the official NASA Twitter account, users can Google "nasa dart" and see the DART spacecraft fly across the browser window and collide into the background, causing the browser to tip slightly.

The simple demonstration is a small representation of NASA's success with its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the very first planetary defense mission that one day may be extremely valuable if a dangerous asteroid is discovered that has a trajectory that lines up with Earth. For those that don't know, NASA launched its small DART spacecraft in November 2021, and since then, it has been traveling at 14,000 mph towards a binary asteroid system that isn't a threat to Earth.

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Intel Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU teased in new video at 5.8GHz

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sep 26, 2022 11:20 PM CDT

In a video that has since been made private, Intel's upcoming Core i9-13900K "Raptor Lake" flagship CPU has been teased at its rock-and-roll 5.8GHz boost frequency.

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The teaser for Intel's next-gen Core i9-13900K processor will deliver "performance one couldn't have dreamed of" with its 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficiency cores that will spool up to an impressive 5.8GHz. Intel will host its Innovation event tomorrow, with the tech press and analysts in the air and on the way to the event as you're reading this.

There's not much else shown off here about the Intel Core i9-13900K processor, but we have previously seen the Raptor Lake CPU breaching the rather impressive 8GHz barrier. In previous rumors, we saw the Core i9-13900K and its 24 cores and 32 threads of CPU power hitting 5.8GHz and using 253W of power to reach that frequency.

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Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship by Vladimir Putin

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Sep 26, 2022 10:47 PM CDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Edward Snowden Russian citizenship, two years after Snowden and his wife applied for dual US-Russian citizenship.

In November 2020, Snowden and his wife applied for Russian citizenship, although he had already been given permanent residency in Russia. Putin has now directly stepped in, granting the former NSA contractor with Russian citizenship, days after Putin escalates his special military operation in Ukraine with a "partial mobilization" of Russian citizens (and some fleeing to Georgia right now).

Snowden tweeted: "After years of separation from our parents, my wife and I have no desire to be separated from our SONS. After two years of waiting and nearly ten years of exile, a little stability will make a difference for my family. I pray for privacy for them - and for us all".

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Corsair preps new 12VHPWR cables, liquid cooling blocks for RTX 4090

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 26, 2022 9:52 PM CDT

Corsair is preparing its customers for the world of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 40 series cards, and in particular, the flagship GeForce RTX 4090. Corsair has new 600W 12VHPWR cables and new water blocks on the way to chill down that Ada beast.

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Corsair's new 12VHPWR 600W cable

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 uses the new 12+4-pin 12VHPWR power connector, with all RTX 40 series graphics cards shipping with a 3 x or 4 x 8-pin PCIe power to 12VHPWR power adapter. If you didn't want to wait for future PSUs and new ATX 3.0 support, then Corsair is ready for you with their existing PSUs that provide everything you need to drive next-gen hardware.

Corsair says its current RM1000 PSU right through to a brand new HX1500i PSU will power graphics cards into the future. The company is already shipping new "Corsair 12VHPWR 600W cables" that are compatible with all Corsair Type-4 PSUs, where the new 16-pin power connector plugs directly into the PSU with existing PSU-side connectors, and then directly into your beasty new Ada Lovelace-powered GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.

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