Crucial P310 2TB Handheld Gaming SSD Review - When QLC beats TLC

Crucial P310 2TB Handheld Gaming SSD Review - When QLC beats TLC

Crucial is cranking out the best-performing SSDs on the planet, and this trend continues with its first 232-Layer QLC SSD, the handheld gaming P310.

TT Show Episode 42 - RTX 5090 Designs, Zen 5 Benchmarks, RDNA 4 Details, and more

Kosta Andreadis | TweakTown | Jul 12, 2024 2:06 AM CDT

This week on The TT Show, Jak and Kosta discuss the week in tech, science, and gaming. They start with a new report outlining that almost half of all internet traffic comes from bots - and most are malicious. Also, a friendly PSA to always be on top of your passwords, especially in light of last week's password leak - the biggest in hacking history.

TT Show Episode 42 - RTX 5090 Designs, Zen 5 Benchmarks, RDNA 4 Details, and more

In the hardware world, it's been a busy week of teases, leaks, and rumors as Kosta goes through everything we know about next-gen Radeon and RDNA, from performance to release timing to how it could shake up the GPU market. Then there's Palit teasing a new flagship GPU design for later in the year, which has to be the GeForce RTX 5090.

We've also got some early benchmark results for this month's launch of Zen 5 and AMD's new Ryzen 9000 Series of CPUs. In the world of Microsoft, Jak and Kosta discuss the elusive bloatware-free Windows 11 'Government Edition,' the rocky Copilot+ PC, and a promising new patent from the company.

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Prime Day Deal: Get $100 off the powerful GEEKOM Mini IT13 Mini PC with 13th Gen Intel CPU!

Kosta Andreadis | Deals | Jul 15, 2024 8:02 AM CDT

Thanks to GEEKOM, we've got another exclusive Prime Day Deal on a powerful Mini PC that you won't want to miss. TweakTown readers can save $100 off the GEEKOM Mini IT13 Mini PC. A powerful little unit equipped with the 14 Core and 24 Thread Intel Core i7-13620H processor. With integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, 32GB of DDR4 memory, and 1TB of fast PCIe Gen 4 storage.

Prime Day Deal: Get $100 off the powerful GEEKOM Mini IT13 Mini PC with 13th Gen Intel CPU!

Weighing only 653 grams with compact dimensions (117 x 112 x 49.2mm), the GEEKOM Mini IT13 also features USB 3.2, USB 4, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 6E, and 2.5 Gbps Ethernet. Throw in up to 8K video support with AV1 decoding, an SD-card reader, and support for external graphics. And with Windows 11 Pro pre-installed, the GEEKOM Mini IT13 can be anything you want it to be.

A workstation, home theatre, gaming rig, photo and video editing studio, productivity computer, security system, and more. The GEEKOM Mini IT12 Mini PC with 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor normally retails for $599 USD, but right now, it's just $499! Enter the coupon code TWEAKIT13 at checkout to take $100 off the price of this powerful Mini PC.

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Pixel 9 leaks points to 8K video recording with upgraded camera sensors

Jak Connor | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Jul 17, 2024 8:01 AM CDT

A Google insider has claimed the company is planning a major upgrade for the Pixel 9 lineup, which is expected to be released later this year.

Pixel 9 leaks points to 8K video recording with upgraded camera sensors

In very Google, and particularly Pixel fashion, leaks about the devices have plagued the next-generation lineup reveal slated to take place next month at the Made by Google event. Android Authority posted an extensive leak that showcased Google's entire new lineup of devices, with numerous teardown images showcasing the Pixel 9 Pro Fold, the base Pixel 9, the Pixel 9 Pro, and Pixel 9 Pro XL. These leaks ahead of the event revealed the crease for the Fold for the first time, new battery sizes, charging speeds, and more.

What wasn't mentioned in the initial leak and later posted as an exclusive article by Android Authority was the camera sensor upgrades. According to the publication, the entire series of devices will be adopting new camera sensors, ushering in widespread improvements to photography and video capabilities. More specifically, the base Pixel 9 will reportedly be adopting the Sony IMX858 for its ultrawide sensor, while the primary sensor and front-facing sensor will remain the same.

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FBI confirms its gained access to the phone of Trump's shooter

Jak Connor | Hacking, Security & Privacy | Jul 17, 2024 3:33 AM CDT

The phone owned by Thomas Crooks, the man who shot and wounded former US president Donald Trump on July 13, has had his phone seized by the FBI, and now the US authorities have said they have gained access to the device.

FBI confirms its gained access to the phone of Trump's shooter

July 13 marked the failed assassination attempt of former US president Donald Trump, who dropped to the floor after a bullet wounded his ear. Authorities identified the shooter as Thomas Crooks, a 20-year-old registered Republican, and the FBI later announced it acquired his phone.

The now-deceased Crooks didn't leave behind any obvious motive for his actions against the former president, which is why the FBI is hoping its newfound access to his phone may reveal his reasoning behind his actions, if Crooks was working alone or as part of a bigger group, and if there are any other attempts such as the one at the Pennsylvania rally planned for the future.

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DLSS 3 support comes to Dungeonborne, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, and Marvel Rivals Beta

Kosta Andreadis | Gaming | Jul 17, 2024 2:58 AM CDT

Alongside adding day-one support for Dungeonborne and Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn with the latest GeForce Game Ready, these two titles are also a part of the latest games getting DLSS support this week. Dungeonborne, launching into Early Access, is a solo and multiplayer crawler with impressive ray-traced visuals. So, thankfully, it's arriving with DLSS Super Resolution and DLSS 3 Frame Generation.

DLSS 3 support comes to Dungeonborne, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, and Marvel Rivals Beta

Currently, the game is a PC killer with only the GeForce RTX 4090 able to push higher than 60 FPS at 4K with max settings and ray-tracing enabled. This increases to around 190 FPS with DLSS Performance Mode and Frame Generation enabled. Even the GeForce RTX 4060, RTX 4060 Ti, and RTX 4070 can hit 60+ FPS with DLSS 3.

Lowering the resolution to 1440p and DLSS 3 increases performance across the entire GeForce RTX 40 Series line-up by around 2.3X. This is the resolution sweet spot for PC gaming, and here, every GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU can push past 100 FPS, with the GeForce RTX 4060 just falling short with an average frame rate of 93.5.

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NASA achieves world's first by sending hip-hop song to deep space

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Jul 17, 2024 2:30 AM CDT

Science can sometimes be quite boring, perhaps even lacking in traditional "fun," but sometimes science presents opportunities to have fun and push the envelope of what is possible.

NASA achieves world's first by sending hip-hop song to deep space

NASA has collaborated with Missy Elliot to send the first hip-hop song to deep space via a test of its Deep Space Network (DSN), the world's largest and most sensitive telecommunications service. The DSN is comprised of a giant 112-foot-wide radio dish called the Deep Space Station 13. The antenna is located at the DSN's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in Barstow, and on Friday, it blasted Ellitot's song "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" 158 million miles to Venus.

The transmission was made at the speed of light and it took nearly 14 minutes to reach Earth's neighboring planet. The collaborate, while seeming quite random at face value, was purposeful as NASA recognized Elliot's passion for space and pushing boundaries.

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NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 560.70 adds day one support for three new games

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Jul 17, 2024 1:56 AM CDT

GeForce Game Ready 560.70 WHQL driver has been released, adding day-one support for three new games: Dungeonborne, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, and Stormgate. In addition to this, it also adds support for 14 new G-SYNC Compatible gaming displays from Acer, ASUS, LG, and more.

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 560.70 adds day one support for three new games

Kicking off with game support, Stormgate is a highly anticipated free-to-play real-time strategy game from Frost Giant Studios, a team of veteran developers who worked on iconic RTS titles like Warcraft III and StarCraft II. Built with Unreal Engine 5, multiplayer, and a cinematic campaign, the game will go live on August 13, with those who pre-purchase being able to jump in on July 30.

Next is Dungeonborne, a new first-person PvPvE dungeon crawler with impressive ray-traced visuals launching into Early Access on July 19. GeForce RTX owners will benefit from optimized day-one driver support with the addition of DLSS 2 Super Resolution upscaling and DLSS 3 Frame Generation.

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NVIDIA could be worth $50 TRILLION in the next 10 years, says early Amazon and Tesla investor

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Jul 17, 2024 1:19 AM CDT

According to Tesla and Amazon's early investor James Anderson, NVIDIA could be worth an astonishing $50 trillion within the next 10 years. The unstoppable AI wave, which hasn't slowed down over the last 18 months, will help NVIDIA.

NVIDIA could be worth $50 TRILLION in the next 10 years, says early Amazon and Tesla investor

Anderson's estimates don't seem out of control, with NVIDIA already scaling the lofty heights of a $3.3 trillion+ market cap recently, driven by the insatibale demand for AI chips. NVIDIA controls an estimated 90%+ of the AI GPU market share, leaving the rest with scraps.

Anderson said: "The potential scale of NVIDIA in the most optimistic outcome is both way higher than I've ever seen before and could lead to a market cap of double-digit trillions. This isn't a prediction but a possibility if artificial intelligence works for customers and NVIDIA's lead is intact".

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Scientists warn of nearly invisible comets being a threat to Earth

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Jul 17, 2024 12:55 AM CDT

Asteroids and comets are some of the most dangerous things in the universe when it comes to the safety of Earth as a planet, which is why NASA has set up programs such as CNEOS or the Center for Near Earth Object Studies.

Scientists warn of nearly invisible comets being a threat to Earth

CNEOS is designed to be a ledger of all of the discovered near-Earth objects, providing a database on all of their orbits, locations, speeds, rotational speeds, and any other relevant information about the object. Programs such as this and others are set up because of the real danger these objects pose, and the most unsettling aspect of these objects is we don't know where they all are.

It was only in October last year NASA took to its website to share the infographic below about how many asteroids it estimates it has yet to discover. Now, a new study published on a pre-print server has detailed what is called "dark comets," which are icy objects just like normal comets, but instead, they do not exhibit any outgassing, which causes the iconic tail depicted in traditional comets.

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Intel Panther Lake-H, Panther Lake-U CPU details: up to 16 cores, Xe3 'Celestial' GPU, 5 Tiles

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jul 17, 2024 12:32 AM CDT

Intel's next-gen Panther Lake CPU configurations have been leaked, where we can expect up to 5 Tiles on Panther Lake CPUs in the future.

Intel Panther Lake-H, Panther Lake-U CPU details: up to 16 cores, Xe3 'Celestial' GPU, 5 Tiles

In a new post on X by leaker "Jaykihn" the next-gen Panther Lake-H and Panther Lake-U processors have been detailed, with Intel confirming it has hit the "Power On" achievement on Panther Lake CPUs, entering production on Intel's in-house 18A process node in the first half of 2025, with availability sometime in 2H 2025.

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Intel Bartlett Lake-S desktop CPUs: LGA1700 socket, up to 8+6 Hybrid, up to 12 P-Core only CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jul 17, 2024 12:03 AM CDT

Intel is still developing its next-gen Core Ultra 200 series "Arrow Lake-S" desktop CPUs, which will launch on the new LGA1851 socket. However, the LGA1700 will live on, and new Bartlett Lake-S desktop CPUs, reportedly launching in 2025, will be available in hybrid and P-Core-only offerings.

Intel Bartlett Lake-S desktop CPUs: LGA1700 socket, up to 8+6 Hybrid, up to 12 P-Core only CPUs

In a new post on X by leaker "Jaykihn" we're finding out that Intel's next-gen Bartlett Lake-S desktop CPUs in P-Core variants only, launching in Q3 2025, so around a year from now. Bartlett Lake-S will appear on LGA1700, meaning LGA1700 motherboard owners could skip Arrow Lake-S and its new LGA1851 socket and upgrade to a new CPU with Bartlett Lake-S in 2025.

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Most people believe AIs like ChatGPT have some kind of 'consciousness' and 'feelings'

Darren Allan | Artificial Intelligence | Jul 16, 2024 2:00 PM CDT

We shouldn't really be shocked by the outcomes of surveys at this point, but we were rather taken aback by the apparent level of misconception out there regarding AIs like ChatGPT - with many folks seemingly believing that these chatbots have "some degree of consciousness."

Most people believe AIs like ChatGPT have some kind of 'consciousness' and 'feelings'

According to a study from the University of Waterloo (flagged by TechSpot), two-thirds of respondents in a survey (of 300) in the US felt this was the case, and further they agreed that such AI tools can have "subjective experiences such as feelings and memories."

Of course, these are Large Language Models (LLMs) and they most certainly don't experience feelings - not by any definition or philosophy we're aware of - but they are cleverly constructed AIs that can appear this way, sure. Plus the datasets they're trained on are inevitably human content - the opinions and thoughts that they hoover up by the ton, from every corner of the web - so that's reflected in the replies to queries, clearly.

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