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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart looks BETTER in final form than reveal

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Fri, Jun 11 2021 10:52 PM CDT

Insomniac Games goes from one stellar PlayStation exclusive to another, with the release of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart here -- the PlayStation 5 exclusive is getting hands-on by gamers and getting compared against the 2020 launch trailer.

As you can see in the video above, which perfectly compares the 2020 reveal trailer of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart versus the final version that has now launched on the PlayStation 5. It seems like there is no downgrade by Insomniac Games, but instead some small -- but very major improvements in the final version of the game.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is one of the best-looking games ever made, and easily one of the best-looking games on the PlayStation 5. It's an incredible achievement from the team at Insomniac Games, and has won reviewers, influencers, and gamers with glowing reviews.

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US Congressmen: let's change the moon's orbit to fight climate change

Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Fri, Jun 11 2021 10:19 PM CDT

I can't believe that I'm even typing this, and it feels like I'm saying that more the last few months than in my 11 years working for TweakTown -- but Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas suggested during a congressional hearing that the US could fight climate change by altering the orbit of the moon.

Yes.

Altering the orbit... of the moon...

Gohment suggested that the Earth's climate can be influenced by solar flares, as well as the connection with the Earth and the moon and the distance between them -- and if closer, could solve climate change.

While questioning US Forest Service Associate Deputy Chief Jennifer Eberlien, he asked if the National Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management could change the orbits of the moon and the Earth -- noting recent comments of the past director of NASA.

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Apple's new iPad Pro is battle hardened: bends, scratches, burns

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Fri, Jun 11 2021 8:54 PM CDT

Apple's new iPad Pro 12.9 is here, with the upgraded 2021 model rocking a totally gorgeous mini-LED display and new in-house Apple M1 chipset -- but how does it handle being scratched, burned, and bent? That's why we have JerryRigEverything, check it out:

The latest and greatest slate from Apple goes under a torture test, and even survives having a damn elephant scratched into the back of it. The next-gen mini-LED display reacts to being burned like a champion, with the pixels turning black after around 17 seconds -- but once the heat is removed, the screen recovers.

Jerry scratches up the front, back, and sides of the new iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 model... and my gosh did it make me cringe. The expensive tablet bends pretty easily, and the mini-LED display and glass on the front of the iPad Pro bends away from the back of the tablet.

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Tesla's new Model S Plaid: 0-60mph in under 2 seconds, starts at $130K

Anthony Garreffa | Technology in Vehicles | Fri, Jun 11 2021 8:19 PM CDT

Tesla has just unveiled its new Model S Plaid high-performance electric vehicle, with Tecknoking of Tesla and the Dogefather himself - Elon Musk - unveiling Tesla's new vehicle at an event last night.

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Tesla's new Model S Plaid electric car starts at $122,900 - but for that, you'll get 0-60MPH in 2 seconds... and it'll do that all day long. Musk said that there will be repeatable performance with the new Model S Plaid thanks to its new heat pump and radiator, that's twice as big.

Musk said that "you'll actually be able to do back-to-back-to-60s, go on the track, just hall ass. This car can do it over and over again and it doesn't get winded". Tesla is using a heat pump inside of the new Model S Plaid that pushes 30% more range in cold weather, all the while consuming 50% less energy for heating. Musk adds that we'll see "very little degradation in cold weather" with the new Model S.

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GAINWARD's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Pink Star: for a pink-themed gaming PC

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Fri, Jun 11 2021 7:40 PM CDT

GAINWARD has just revealed some new custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards, with a new pink-themed card.

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The new GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Pink Star graphics card is exactly what you think it is: a new custom RTX 3070 Ti with a pink/gold theme that you can see in the pics above, and many more below. There's no OC branding here, with the GPU clocked at 1800MHz GPU boost, with the TDP boosting up from 290W to 310W on the GAINWARD RTX 3070 Ti Star series cards.

Like every other GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, GAINWARD's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Pink Star graphics cards have 6144 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6X memory. The pink theme looks great, and I'm sure it'll have its fans -- the pink and gold theme will have a place somewhere in some girl-gamer PC.

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SK hynix teases HBM3 memory has 665GB/sec bandwidth: 44% faster HBM2e

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Fri, Jun 11 2021 7:03 PM CDT

SK hynix has teased its next-generation memory, with some early performance numbers teasing some huge speeds. JEDEC still needs to formalize the HBM3 standard, which shouldn't be too far away now.

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Back to SK hynix, which has its next-gen HBM3 memory under development and it is already hitting 665GB/sec with 5.2Gbps I/O speeds. This means that in its current form, HBM3 memory has 44.6% more bandwidth and 44.4% more I/O speed over the still-fast HBM2e standard.

SK hynix explained: "SK hynix leads the HBM market with ambitions for even faster HBM solutions: Our HBM3, under development, will be capable of processing more than 665GB of data per second at 5.2Gbps in I/O speed. A table illustrating how SK hynix's product specifications evolve between HBM2E and HBM3".

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Sony: 'Our IP is so strong it seems perverse' not to expand to mobile

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Jun 11 2021 6:32 PM CDT

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan talks about Sony's mobile ambitions and touts the brand's IP.

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Like Ubisoft, Take-Two, EA and Activision-Blizzard, Sony is expanding deeper into mobile to chase ancillary revenues and consistent monetization. Sony plans to adapt its wealth of wholly-owned PlayStation series and IPs to mobile in 2021, followed by more releases on PC. Sony has traditionally put the PlayStation 4 at the center of its gaming empire and this pivot towards PC and mobile marks a big transition point for its business.

Sony has a lot of confidence in this plan. According to Jim Ryan, the motivation is to expand reach to the world's most accessible market. "The thinking here is that our IP portfolio is in such a strong state right now, it seems perverse to restrict enjoyment of it to our existing PlayStation community," Ryan told Axios.

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SK hynix teases Amazon Prime SSD deals, Gold P31 + S31 SSDs discounted

Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Fri, Jun 11 2021 4:42 PM CDT

SK hynix is kicking off its Amazon Prime Day early with some discounts on its popular SSDs, with sales starting on June 16 and running through to June 22.

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The SK hynix Gold P31 500GB and Gold S31 1TB will be discounted by 15% while on Prime Day -- which is June 21 and June 22 -- SK hynix will have its Gold P31 1TB and Gold S31 500GB with 20% savings through Amazon Prime exclusive discount.

Bringing you up to speed on SK hynix and its Gold P31 -- is that it packs the world's first 128-layer 3-bit NAND chips and is some of the fastest NAND on the market. We have up to 3.5GB/sec (3500MB/sec) reads and up to 3.2GB/sec (3200MB/sec) reads -- oodles of bandwidth and speed for your workstation or gaming PC.

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Elden Ring: Set in Lands Between, a seamless and dynamic fantasy realm

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Jun 11 2021 3:08 PM CDT

Elden Ring is a FromSoftware game untethered by previous restrictions, featuring open-world exploration, tons of character builds, and bizarre high fantasy dynamism.

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Following Elden Ring's official release date announcement, Bandai Namco confirms a bunch of new details about the game. The publisher is calling Elden Ring a "grand fantasy action-RPG" with a scope never before seen in a FromSoftware title. This is the biggest game the Dark Souls devs have ever made, and is a total evolution of the legendary hack-and-slash series.

Below we've cataloged everything we know about the game so far, including setting, scope, game mechanics and features, bosses, lore, and more.

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New Splinter Cell, Far Cry, and Castlevania TV shows announced

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Jun 11 2021 1:46 PM CDT

Splinter Cell is coming back...but not as a new game.

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Today Netflix announced a bunch of new shows based on video games. Ubisoft and Netflix are teaming up to make a new Splinter Cell animated series, as well as two new animated shows based on Far Cry. Here's some details from Ubisoft:

  • Splinter Cell - 8 episodes, John Wick creator Derek Kolstad to write. It will be produced by Sun Creature and Fost.
  • Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix - 6 episodes, Castlevania TV show producer Adi Shankar attached as creator and executive producer. The series is an original anime featuring alter egos of Ubisoft characters in a deep homage to the early 90s. The show will be produced by animation studio Bobbypills.
  • Far Cry - No real details other than the announcement, will be animated.

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