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Report: PlayStation 5 overheating issues causing Sony to panic

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Apr 2, 2020 at 03:27 pm CDT

Why hasn't Sony showed the PlayStation 5 yet? Rumor has it the system runs so hot that Sony still hasn't locked down a final design for the console.

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New reports suggest Sony is panicking over significant PS5 overheating issues. Supposed unnamed dev sources tell reporters like Windows Central's Dan Rubino and Jez Corden that the console is simply belting out too much heat for the cooling array to handle.

Everything from the 7nm AMD SoC to the ultra-fast 5.5GB/sec PCIe 4.0 SSD are generating pretty substantial thermals, and Sony's solution may not be on par with the Xbox Series X's huge 130mm fan and vapor chamber cooler. The PS5's variable GPU scaling adds another potential layer of worry to the heat management issues, especially since the console will scale its GPU power on a game-by-game basis.

The heat problems may force Sony to redesign system's cooling and chassis design. Reports say current PS5 design is failing due to overheating and compare it to the Xbox 360's dreaded RRoD thermal issues. Now we understand why the PS5 devkit has massive ventilation.

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The Last of Us Part 2 delayed indefinitely over coronavirus

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Apr 2, 2020 at 01:13 pm CDT

The Last of Us II has been delayed again, and this time Naughty Dog doesn't have a firm release date.

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Today Naughty Dog confirmed their big post-apocalyptic sequel has been delayed indefinitely due to coronavirus disruption. This is the second major delay the game has faced since being announced in December 2016.

"As you've likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II has been delayed. We're sure this news is just as disappointing to you as it is to us," Naughty Dog wrote on Twitter.

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Gamer uses skyscraper as a giant screen for drive-in Mario Kart action

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Apr 2, 2020 at 11:21 am CDT

What if you combined a drive-in with a real-life let's play, all while avoiding potential contagion risk? That's what one Canadian is doing.

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Right now everyone's restless, tired, and bored thanks to COVID-19 quarantines. One industrious Canadian Redditor wants to change all that. Introducing CutieGremlin, a gamer who's transformed the side of a huge apartment complex building into an entertainment billboard for themselves and their neighbors.

CutieGremlin keeps things interesting with a wide variety of games. Sometimes there's Mario Kart 64, other times there's NES classics like Bubble Bobble. Maybe we'll see some Super Smash Bros. in there at some point.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine being made by a company that kills people

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Apr 2, 2020 at 03:06 am CDT

Tobacco companies are known to assist in the deaths of millions of people per year, but this time it's positive news, though, as a British Tobacco company is currently developing a plant-based coronavirus vaccine.

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The London-based tobacco company British American Tabacco has a subsidiary company called Kentucky BioProcessing. This biotech company is currently working on a coronavirus vaccine and believes that it has found the solution to the now rampant global pandemic. According to the company's statement, the vaccine will contain ingredients that have been sourced from plants related to tobacco.

Kentucky BioProcessing says that the vaccine is currently undergoing pre-clinical trials, and if the trails yield successful results, then they will go ahead and begin manufacturing it. The biotech company says that they will be able to manufacture as many as 3 million doses of the vaccine per week. It should also be noted that the company is developing the vaccine as a non-profit initiative, meaning that everyone will have access to it.

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This absurd drug treats coronavirus COVID-19 patients and it's working

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Apr 2, 2020 at 02:32 am CDT

Every day there is more news about new drugs that are being used to battle the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and now one of the most unlikely drugs you could think of is being used in the fight.

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This drug is called Aviptadil (VIP) and is commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction in Europe. The idea behind using this drug on coronavirus patients is that it will stop the patient from developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS is common in severe cases of COVID-19 and causes patients to have a respiratory failure that can result in severe lung inflammation. Patients who have developed ARDS are intubated and ventilated, and another machine is used to help oxygenate the blood.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved trials on VIP, saying a "study may proceed". Two companies are going to move forward with trialing the drug on patients, NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics. NeuroRx CEO Prof. Jonathan Javitt said, "In a previous trial of VIP for ARDS caused by sepsis, seven out of eight patients on mechanical ventilation showed substantial improvement, and six ultimately left the hospital alive. Patients on ventilators for COVID-19 have only a 50 percent chance of survival."

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GIGABYTE's new gaming laptops rock 10th-Gen Core i9, GeForce RTX SUPER

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Apr 2, 2020 at 02:01 am CDT

GIGABYTE has just unveiled its new AORUS and AERO series laptops, which pack Intel's latest 10th-Gen Core i9 processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics.

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GIGABYTE Has teamed with G2 Esports on its new AORUS gaming laptops, with the AORUS 17X desktop replacement notebook featuring some beast specs. The AORUS 17X desktop replacement notebook is followed up with high-end models in the AORUS 17G and AORUS 15G which are all specced to gamers needs.

Inside of each of the new AORUS laptops is an Intel 10th-Gen Core processor, ranging from the Core i9-10980HK, Core i7-10875H, and Core i7-10750H.

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Scientists explain the undiscussed key coronavirus COVID-19 symptom

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Apr 2, 2020 at 01:32 am CDT

As scientists decipher how the coronavirus COVID-19 works, more and more understanding is developed and then released to the public. Today is one of those days.

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Back in early March, a nurse working at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington said she noticed a common symptom throughout all coronavirus patients. This symptom is the loss of taste and smell, or more specifically, anosmia and dysgeusia. At the time of the discovery this symptom wasn't really being talked about, but now scientists have explained it.

Researchers at the University of Harvard put their man-power to work in trying to provide a scientific explanation for these specific symptoms. According to the study, which was recently published in bioRxiv, the scientists found that he SARS-CoV-2 virus binds to cells in the olfactory epithelium (nasal cavity), and more specifically targeting the sustentacular cells. These cells are the ones that provide the structural support to the neurons that sense different odors.

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Scientists find something powerful and useful in coronavirus patients

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Apr 2, 2020 at 01:04 am CDT

At the time of writing this, there are over 850,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19, which means the race to establish a treatment for the virus is on for scientists.

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According to a new report by Reuters, who conducted an interview with Zhang Linqi at Tsinghua University in Beijing, a group of scientists collected blood samples from patients who had recovered from COVID-19 and found something promising. The scientists were able to isolate 206 monoclonal antibodies that are said to have a "strong" ability to fight off the virus' proteins.

The scientists tested 20 antibodies against the virus and found that four of the antibodies had the capability of blocking the virus from attaching itself to human host cells. Two of these antibodies were said to be "exceedingly good" at doing it. At the moment, the team of scientists is in the process of testing all of the antibodies against the virus to determine which ones can be combined to further reduce the risk of the virus mutating.

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Retired NBA superstar gets slapped with $16,000 Fortnite bill

Jak Connor | Gaming | Apr 2, 2020 at 12:30 am CDT

A retired NBA superstar has gone to the store to buy some items and was shocked to find out that his credit card declined. He was even more shocked when he realized why it was declining.

Kendrick Perkins isn't the biggest fan of video games, and since the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, many children and parents alike are staying home and enjoying forms of entertainment. One of those forms of entertainment for kids is video games, and according to Perkins, both of his sons have developed an obsession with Fortnite. This obsession didn't just cost Perkins some patience, but also a hefty bill.

When Perkins' card declined at the store, he checked his credit card report, and to his shock, he realized he had $16,000 worth of Fortnite bills attached to his account. Here's what he said, "I go to the store to buy something, credit card declined. I get my credit card bill back. Come to find out, I got US$16,000 worth of Fortnite bills on my credit card. It was from buying skins every day, whatever that is. I don't even know what it is."

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Japanese deputy PM: WHO should be called 'Chinese Health Organization'

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Apr 1, 2020 at 09:37 pm CDT

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso has ripped into the World Health Organization (WHO), stating that they should be renamed the 'Chinese Health Organization' (CHO), slamming Beijing for covering up the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Watch it for yourself right here:

Aso said that Taiwan was driven to become a world leader in combating the coronavirus, and that coronavirus has caused the Tokyo 2020 Olympics that were taking place this year -- had been postponed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Japanese Deputy Prime Minister had some harsh criticism for China in Japanese parliament recently.

The Japanese Deputy Prime Minister said that "although the details are murky, the WHOs previous Director-General was a Chinese national and at the time there were complaints all around. And now, at least the petition has received 500,000 signatures. People think the World Health Organization should change its name, it shouldn't be called the WHO, it should be renamed the CHO (or Chinese Health Organization). This is truly resonating with the people".

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