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Solidigm D7-P5520 7.68TB Enterprise SSD Review - King of Reads

Solidigm D7-P5520 7.68TB Enterprise SSD Review - King of Reads

Join us as we closely examine the performance of Solidigm's (formerly Intel) first enterprise datacenter SSD, the D7-P5520 7.68TB.

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No Man's Sky players have spent half a billion hours in the game

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Jun 24 2022 5:04 PM CDT

Hello Games has teamed up with Bandai Namco to distribute and publish No Man's Sky on Nintendo Switch, and also confirmed some surprising metrics for the space sim.

No Man's Sky is one of the biggest comeback stories in all of gaming. Since 2016, gamers have spent over half a billion hours in Hello Games' constantly-evolving sci-fi exploration indie. This includes all platforms and updates from release to present--all 25 free expansions, tweaks, and content drops that have significantly evolved and changed the game over time.

"The No Man's Sky community is one of the largest and most welcoming in all of gaming. For many it is their 'forever game', with over half a billion hours played, across millions of players,"reads a press release from Bandai Namco.

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$5 games you NEED to buy on the Steam Summer Sale

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Jun 24 2022 3:06 PM CDT

Steam's Summer Sale is here to bulk up your backlog.

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If you're gaming on a budget, you can get some serious deals on Steam's annual summer sale event. The sales are legendary for their massive savings, and you can make out like a bandit on some amazing yesteryear classics. Sure there's a bunch of newer AAA games on sale, but the real savings are in the $5 or less bargain bin.

Make no mistake, though. There's some real bangers in the clearance aisle, especially if you have yet to play older games. You can grab just a handful of titles and be set for a month or two--especially if you get Castlevania Collection, Grim Dawn, or even the mega-moddable Fallout New Vegas. All of Valve's PC games are also $1.99 a piece. Below we've collected a list of noteworthy favorites that you should pick up in the $5 section.

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Bungie directly responds to Roe v Wade overturning with employee aid

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Jun 24 2022 2:15 PM CDT

Today Bungie lamented the United States' Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade and promises to assist employees who are seeking healthcare options that are not available in their states.

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, a landmark case that made abortion a constitutional right in the United States. Now states have individual discretion on whether or not to ban or allow abortions. Missouri was the first state to ban abortions, and many others are expected to follow. Bungie, among other game developers, are speaking out against this decision and plan to support their employees.

Bungie has announced a new healthcare benefit that will reimburse employees (and/or their dependents) for any interstate travel costs associated with healthcare. If an employee lives in a state where abortion or gender reconstruction surgery is not allowed, Bungie will pay for all travel costs for trips to states where these procedures are offered.

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FromSoftware's next game is almost finished, it's likely Armored Core

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Jun 24 2022 11:28 AM CDT

FromSoftware's next game is almost complete, and it's likely to be the new Armored Core game that was teased in 2016.

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In a recent interview with 4Gamer, Hidetaka Miyazaki talks about the future of FromSoftware. The studio is currently laying finishing touches on its next game; Miyazaki says "development is in the final stages," but offers no exact clarity on what's next.

Back in 2016, Miyzaki said that FromSoftware was working on 3 new projects. One of them is Elden Ring, another is an Armored Core game, and the third is a mysterious "weird" game that, well, could be anything. Miyazaki also tells 4Gamer that he won't be directing all games, hinting that he might not have led the new Armored Core's development.

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Putin vows to deploy Satan II nuclear missiles, ready by year's end

Adam Hunt | Business, Financial & Legal | Fri, Jun 24 2022 7:12 AM CDT

Russia test launched its RS-28 Sarmat missile, known as the Satan II, in late April 2022.

The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was designed to replace the nation's Voyevoda ICBMs, known by NATO as the SS-18 Satan. The Satan II can carry up to 15 MIRV (Multiple Independently-targetable Reentry Vehicles) nuclear warheads while traveling at hypersonic speeds exceeding five times the speed of sound. At Mach 5, a roughly 7,800 mile (12553 kilometers) flight from Moscow to the White House in the United States would take about two hours.

Aleksy Zhuravlyov, the deputy chairman of Russia's defense committee, claimed that the Sarmat could strike the United Kingdom in only 200 seconds if launched from Kaliningrad and noted they could strike Finland from Siberia. He also claimed that "there is no existing air defence for the Sarmat missile systems, and it will probably not exist in the coming decades."

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International Space Station flies across the moon in stunning photo

Adam Hunt | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Fri, Jun 24 2022 6:09 AM CDT

Andrew McCarthy has captured an image of the International Space Station (ISS) as it transits across the Moon.

Using a camera capturing at a rate of 155 frames per second, McCarthy created a video of the space station transiting across the lunar surface, with the Eratosthenes, Copernicus, Kepler, and Aristarchus craters all visible beneath it. The video is slowed down by about 12 times, as the ISS was only in frame for roughly a quarter of a second. McCarthy woke up at 1:30 am to capture the image, with both the Moon and ISS lit by the Sun.

The full-size image showing the majority of the Moon with the ISS transiting between the camera and the Moon is a mosaic compiled from smaller images making up the rest of the scene. A secondary camera captured the color data, and the image itself is available for purchase as a print on McCarthy's website.

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Humans can learn to echolocate like bats in just ten weeks

Adam Hunt | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Fri, Jun 24 2022 5:21 AM CDT

A study on the ability titled "Human Echolocators Have Better Localization Off Axis" has been published in the journal Psychological Science.

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A 2021 study by researchers from Durham University showed that humans could learn to navigate using echolocation in only ten weeks. Echolocation is used notably by bats, which create sounds and listen to how the sound waves echo around in the environment and use that information to determine the layout of their immediate surroundings.

Researchers demonstrated echolocating abilities in individuals with their sight intact and sight-challenged individuals, all of whom could navigate through mazes more easily and roughly ascertain an object's size and shape by making clicking noises with their tongues. New research shows that echolocation is most precise when objects are presented at a 45-degree angle to an observer rather than directly in front of them.

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New Amazon Alexa feature can mimic people's voices, including the dead

Adam Hunt | Business, Financial & Legal | Fri, Jun 24 2022 4:54 AM CDT

The new feature was unveiled during the Re:Mars conference held by Amazon in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022.

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Amazon is currently developing the ability of Alexa to emulate a person's voice while needing less than a minute of recorded audio to do so. This will supposedly imbue Alexa with more "human attributes of empathy and affect," improving interactions with the virtual assistant. The main hurdle to developing the feature arises from having to learn how to create a "high-quality voice" with only snippets of audio, presumably collected by Alexa itself, instead of hours of studio recordings.

"These attributes have become even more important during the ongoing pandemic when so many of us have lost ones that we love. While AI can't eliminate that pain of loss, it can definitely make their memories last," said Rohit Prasad, the senior vice president and head scientist for Alexa, at the event.

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Russian oil refinery explodes after drone kamikazes into it

Adam Hunt | Drones | Fri, Jun 24 2022 4:30 AM CDT

The Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in the Rostov Oblast of Russia was struck by a drone, potentially of Ukrainian origin, on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022.

Ukraine has not claimed responsibility for the supposed attack. However, it has been using drones throughout its ongoing conflict with Russia, notably, 'suicide' drone models like the Switchblade have been sent to the country by the United States. The governor of the Rostov region, Vasily Golubev, confirmed the incident and noted that the remains of two drones had been found in the territory of the Novoshakhtinsk refinery.

Oil refinery workers captured the drone's approach and impact on video, with one asking "do you think it's Ukrainian?" and another responding with "of course not." The Rostov Oblast borders with Ukraine, but Russia has not admitted to any incidents of conflict crossing into its territories. According to The Guardian, no one was injured in the explosion at the refinery.eo]

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Elon Musk says he never told people to 'invest in crypto'

Jak Connor | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Fri, Jun 24 2022 2:28 AM CDT

Elon Musk sat down for a virtual interview at the Qatar Economic Forum on June 21, where he discussed the current state of the market and cryptocurrencies.

The cryptocurrency market has been bleeding since November 2021, when Bitcoin reached its all-time high of $69,000. Since then, the world's most valuable cryptocurrency has been slowly decreasing in price until early June, when massive sell-offs occurred, causing Bitcoin to dive to approximately $20,000. As with most downturns in the cryptocurrency market, the price of Bitcoin drags down the price of almost every other cryptocurrency coin - Dogecoin being one of these coins.

Last week reports surfaced over a lawsuit that was filed by Keith Johnson, who claims that Elon Musk, SpaceX, and Tesla were involved in a racketeering scheme that manipulated the price of Dogecoin. Johnson claims that the "Defendants falsely and deceptively claim that Dogecoin is a legitimate investment when it has no value at all," and seeks to prove that Dogecoin is a form of gambling and doesn't hold any use. Notably, Johnson is seeking damages that total $258 billion.

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