JMGO N1S Ultra 4K Laser Projector Review - A Powerful and Portable 4K Cinema

JMGO N1S Ultra 4K Laser Projector Review - A Powerful and Portable 4K Cinema

The portable JMGO N1S Ultra 4K Laser Projector projects a crisp and vibrant 4K image, and its Google TV interface and smart features are impressive.

TT Show Episode 39 - DOOM, Metroid, Gears of War, and all the Big Games Coming Soon

Kosta Andreadis | TweakTown | Jun 21, 2024 3:43 PM CDT

After the explosion of new tech from Computex 2024 last week, Jak and Kosta take a quick hardware break to review some of the most exciting game announcements from the recent summer showcase events. From the fantastic and totally metal DOOM: The Dark Ages to the surprise gameplay reveal for Metroid Prime 4 and the Unreal Engine 5 brilliance of the new Gears of War prequel.

TT Show Episode 39 - DOOM, Metroid, Gears of War, and all the Big Games Coming Soon

The duo also discusses the recent news that NVIDIA has become more valuable than Microsoft and Apple. Although this is the direct result of the current AI gold rush and boom - it also translates to PC gaming. According to the latest Steam data and GPU shipment information, GeForce RTX is currently experiencing a monopoly-like grip on the PC gaming market.

In AI, Jak and Kosta look at the Copilot+ PC launch, which is missing Microsoft's controversial screenshotting 'Recall' feature (probably for the best). With Apple Intelligence, Apple's big AI push is finally given the spotlight, and the company will be leaving behind hundreds of millions of customers.

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Rolls-Royce teases Micro-Reactor: zero-emission power through advanced nuclear technology

Rolls-Royce has come out of nowhere to announce its new Micro-Reactor, with a post on X and a detailed video rundown of how the nuclear-powered Micro-Reactor works. Check it out:

Rolls-Royce teases Micro-Reactor: zero-emission power through advanced nuclear technology

The company posted a rundown of its Micro-Reactor on its website, stating that both Micro-Reactors and Small Modular Reactors (SMR) use nuclear technology and are part of the "Rollse-Royce nuclear portfolio", they use different technologies and would be used to power different things.

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Qualcomm and Microsoft go 'beyond the call of duty' to stop independent Copilot+ PC reviews

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jun 23, 2024 5:53 AM CDT

The "PC was reborn," said Qualcomm CEO Christiano Amon upon the announcement of the company's new Arm-based Snapdragon X series processors inside of Microsoft's newly-announced Copilot+ PC family of AI-ready laptops.

Qualcomm and Microsoft go 'beyond the call of duty' to stop independent Copilot+ PC reviews

Qualcomm and Microsoft are in for a fight with Copilot+, which is being rocket-fueled by Charlie Demerjian, the founder of SemiAccurate. In a direct sniper headshot to both companies and especially the Arm-based Snapdragon X series processor -- Microsoft doesn't get out of this easily, either -- Charlie said: "Lets start out with a simple fact of product launches, when you have a good product, get it out there to everyone as early as possible".

"When you have a bad one, make sure no one can independently test it and therefor contradict your rosy messaging with hard facts. Qualcomm and Microsoft have gone far above and beyond the call of duty to make sure independent reviews of their new SoC in the AI/Copilot PCs can't happen. This isn't by chance".

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Rocket launch ends in hundreds of people running away in fear

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Jun 23, 2024 3:21 AM CDT

A rocket made an uncontrolled landing on land instilling fear into onlookers in the area that were caught on video running away from the booster.

Rocket launch ends in hundreds of people running away in fear

The rocket was China's Long March 2C rocket reports indicate was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China's Sichuan province. The satellite the rocket was carrying was created out of a collaboration with the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the French Space Agency (CNES), spawning what is officially called the Space Variable Objects Monitor (SVOM). The payload of the rocket was 992 pounds, making the total weight of the Long March 2C rocket 2,050 pounds.

The Long March 2C is powered by four Chinese YF-21C rocket engines that use dinitrogen tetroxide and hydrazine as rocket fuel and oxidizer, which is what we see in the video leaking out of the rocket as it plummets back down toward Earth's surface. This isn't the first time China has been seemingly liberal with the fallout from its rocket launches, with the nation even garnering criticism in the past for having out-of-control rocket debris crash landing back on Earth in random locations.

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Apple delays Apple Intelligence rollout, hundreds of millions of users affected

Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Jun 23, 2024 2:33 AM CDT

Apple has announced it will be pausing the rollout of its Apple Intelligence across Europe as the company has to adhere to the European Union competition regulations.

Apple delays Apple Intelligence rollout, hundreds of millions of users affected

Apple Intelligence was announced at WWDC a few weeks ago and is expected to be released alongside iOS 18 and the iPhone 16. Moreover, Apple Intelligence is Apple's foray into artificial intelligence, as the new update to Apple's operating system will integrate a slew of AI-powered features, and completely overhaul Siri.

However, Apple has said in a statement on Friday that specific iOS 18 features won't be rolled out in the EU, and those are: Phone Mirroring, SharePlay Screen Sharing enhancements, and Apple Intelligence.

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Microsoft unveils you'll be able to control your phone in Windows

Jak Connor | Software & Apps | Jun 23, 2024 2:08 AM CDT

Microsoft is pushing out a new feature that will enable desktop Windows users to continue using their smartphones after they sit down at their PC via an app.

Microsoft unveils you'll be able to control your phone in Windows

The Windows Phone Link app is currently in Microsoft's Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3790, and as shown in the above and below screenshots enables a user to access the most barebones features of a connected smartphone. At the moment only Android devices are supported, but there is work being done on enabling iPhone support.

As for what the Phone Link app offers, users are able to send/receive messages, make calls, access photos, check battery life, and more. Microsoft is promoting a new feature that will provide "continuity" between a smartphone and a Windows PC.

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China customs find $1.5 million worth of Intel Xeon CPUs in car, smuggler faces 7 years in jail

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Jun 23, 2024 12:34 AM CDT

Hong Kong Customs busted a suspected smuggling case using private cars, busting a 51-year-old male driver with 596 smuggled Intel Xeon CPUs worth around $1.5 million.

China customs find $1.5 million worth of Intel Xeon CPUs in car, smuggler faces 7 years in jail

Customs intercepted an outbound private car at Shenzhen Bay Control Point, where after an X-ray inspection, custom officials discovered that the image they had just taken of the trunk of the car was different. Once opened, Hong Kong Customs officials found the smuggled Intel Xeon CPUs on both sides of the rear of the car, as well as secret compartments in the trunk.

The 51-year-old male driver was arrested, with Hong Kong Customs taking to its official blog to explain: "Smuggling is a serious crime. According to the Import and Export Ordinance, anyone who imports or exports unmanifested goods may be fined up to $2 million and imprisoned for seven years upon conviction".

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NVIDIA is a 'little-known brand' after hitting $3.3T market cap, according to consulting firm

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Jun 23, 2024 12:04 AM CDT

NVIDIA is a "little-known brand" even though it's an absolute monster in more ways than one, at least in a new report from CNBC and consulting firm Interbrand.

NVIDIA is a 'little-known brand' after hitting $3.3T market cap, according to consulting firm

Last week, NVIDIA hit a record $3.3 trillion market cap, making it the world's biggest company by market cap, passing US tech leaders Apple and Microsoft. Even with that in their back post, NVIDIA "doesn't even cracK' the top 100 most iconic names on Interbrand -- a consulting firm -- and its most recent list, which includes companies like McDonald's, Amazon, Tesla, Google, Starbucks, Disney, Netflix, and others.

AI is everywhere and will continue to penetrate every market on the planet over the years... NVIDIA leads that in the AI GPU department, with an estimated 80%+ of the AI chip market share. Not only that, but NVIDIA's annual revenue growth has been exceeding 200% in the last three quarters and with no signs of slowing down, with fiscal 2025 revenue expected to nearly double from a year ago to over $120 billion.

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AMD's next-gen enthusiast-tier Zen 5-powered Strix Halo APU teased with 128GB of RAM

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jun 22, 2024 11:13 PM CDT

AMD's upcoming Strix Halo APU is going to be one of the best APUs on the market when it releases, with the latest shipping manifestos showing Strix Halo with up to 128GB of RAM on board.

AMD's next-gen enthusiast-tier Zen 5-powered Strix Halo APU teased with 128GB of RAM

We've already heard whispers about AMD's upcoming Strix Halo APU featuring 32GB and 64GB of RAM, but now we're seeing the gigantic leap up to 128GB of RAM with the Zen 5-based APU. AMD's new Strix Halo APU will be compatible with the FP11 (BGA) platform with TDPs ranging between 55W to 130W.

This new spotting of the Strix Halo APU with 128GB of RAM is the highest we've seen yet, blowing away most high-end desktop gaming PCs that usually get packed with 32GB or 64GB of RAM. That doesn't stop you from upgrading to 128GB, but having 128GB of RAM with an APU... is just something special.

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GIGABYTE's new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER: hidden 16-pin connector, WINDFORCE MAX cooler

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Jun 22, 2024 10:21 PM CDT

GIGABYTE has just unleashed a new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER graphics card, with a hidden 16-pin PCIe power connector and a new WINDFORCE MAX cooling system.

GIGABYTE's new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER: hidden 16-pin connector, WINDFORCE MAX cooler

The new GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER WINDFORCE MAX OC16 graphics card features factory overclocking out of the box, with the GPU boosting up to 2655MHz, which is a 45MHz increase over the reference RTX 4070 Ti SUPER.

Inside, we've got the regular 8448 CUDA cores from the AD103-275 GPU die, 16GB of GDDR6X memory on a 256-bit memory bus with up to 672.3GB/sec of memory bandwidth. We should have TGP ratings of close to the 285W reference form, too.

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AMD's new Zen 5-based Ryzen AI 9 365 'Strix Point' APU tested early, Zen 5 IPC boosts confirmed

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jun 22, 2024 9:41 PM CDT

AMD isn't too far from launching its newly rebranded Ryzen AI 300 series "Strix Point" APUs, with David Huang testing the new Ryzen AI 9 365.

AMD's new Zen 5-based Ryzen AI 9 365 'Strix Point' APU tested early, Zen 5 IPC boosts confirmed

Huang has gotten his hands on some pre-launch Ryzen AI 300-powered devices. His review looks at Zen 5's architectural improvements, with detailed, high-level comparisons between AMD's previous-gen Zen 3, current-gen Zen 4, and next-gen Zen 5 architectures. He even includes some separate testing on the Zen 5c dense cores on the new Strix Point APU.

The new AMD Ryzen AI 9 365 features 10 cores and 20 threads of Zen 5 power, boosting up to 5.0GHz (4 x Zen 5 cores and 6 x Zen 5c cores). AMD hasn't confirmed the boost clocks of the Zen 5c cores, but David's early testing has the Zen 5c cores at 3.3GHz, with David noting that both Zen 5 and Zen 5c cores were operating at their respective frequencies without affecting one another. In his testing, David used a product with 32GB of LPDDR5X memory at 7500MT/s.

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