Mercedes-Benz touts that its now beaten Tesla at its own game

Jak Connor | Electric Vehicles & Cars | Jan 31, 2023 6:04 AM CST

Mercedes-Benz has received a new level of driving automation for its Drive Pilot system, which is a direct competitor to Tesla's Autopilot system.

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Mercedes took to its website with a press release that states its Drive Pilot system is approved for use in Nevada, receiving the first Level 3 "conditionally automated" driving certification, making it the very first car company to reach Level 3.

According to the announcement, Mercedes' Drive Pilot system at Level 3 capabilities will be able to keep the car in a lane, change lanes, and maintain the car at a safe distance behind the one that it's in front of by adjusting speed and more. However, all of this new technology is only permitted at speeds up to 40 mph. Notably, Tesla currently sits at Level 2 autonomy with its Autopilot system, but many of the features that make up Level 3 autonomy are already present in Level 2, which are already present on the road.

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US Surgeon General drops big warning for 13-year-olds and their phones

Jak Connor | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Jan 31, 2023 5:32 AM CST

In a growing field that studies the effects of social media use on teenagers and adolescents, the US Surgeon General has given his thoughts on what age is appropriate for children to use social media platforms.

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Since social media use hasn't been around very long, or at least in its today's form, where it has been completely adopted by mainstream society, the body of research is still in its early stages. However, there is still some evidence to suggest that allowing children aged approximately 13 to use social media can be detrimental to their development.

One study published in The Lancet that looked at nearly 10,000 children aged between 13 and 16 found that social media itself doesn't cause harm, but frequently using it takes away from other activities that would have a positive impact on mental health, such as exercise and getting consistently good sleep.

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Tesla 'spontaneously' bursts into a fireball while driving at 'freeway speeds'

Jak Connor | Electric Vehicles & Cars | Jan 31, 2023 5:02 AM CST

Sacramento Metro Fire District took to its social channels to share information about a Tesla Model S suddenly bursting into flames while traveling down eastbound Highway 50 & Sunrise Blvd.

According to the posts by the fire department, the firefighters arrived at the scene, and the vehicle was already engulfed in flames, and according to the driver, the Tesla Model S began emitting black smoke from under its hood while it was traveling at "freeway speeds". The driver pulled over, and the fire eventually took over the vehicle, causing it irreparable damage. Metro Fire of Sacramento notes that there were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Firefighters had to use 6,000 gallons of water to completely put out the fire as the vehicle's battery cells continued to combust, refueling the fire. Comparatively, a normal combustion engine requires approximately 700 gallons of water to extinguish and typically a single fire truck. Metro Fire of Sacramento states it needed two fire engines, a water tender, and a ladder truck.

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MrBeast gives eyesight to 1,000 people, then gets attacked on Twitter

Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Jan 31, 2023 4:34 AM CST

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, the most-subscribed YouTube channel, has posted a new video where he cures blindness in more than 1,000 people.

The video was posted two days ago and has already gained more than 56 million views. While certainly being a success in MrBeast's books, according to his Twitter account, the video has caused some division - at least on Twitter. In the video, MrBeast pays for a simple 10-minute procedure that cures the blindness experienced by 1,000 people, and according to the surgeon in the video, half of the people that are experiencing blindness can cure it by doing this procedure.

As with all things MrBeast, the YouTuber doesn't stop there and pays for the surgery in multiple different countries, gives a Tesla to one of the patients, gives $10,000 to another patient, and donates more money for follow-up procedures beyond his 1,000-person quota. Unfortunately, all of this goodwill has been viewed by some individuals as disingenuous since MrBeast asked all of the patients to be in his YouTube video that he then monetizes. Essentially, some people claim that MrBeast used curing blindness as a way to profit.

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3,200 foot-wide comet to make its closest approach to Earth in 50,000 years

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Jan 31, 2023 4:04 AM CST

Skywatchers or anyone that is interested in checking out a piece of cosmic history should gaze up at the night sky to find C/2022 E3 (ZTF).

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The comet is currently on its way to the outer solar system, but before it scoots out from our view, it will be making a relatively close approach with Earth coming within just 26 million miles from the planet. This distance is roughly 28% of the distance between Earth and the sun. Due to its proximity to the planet, and its incredible green hue, the comet will be reasonably bright in the sky and, depending on viewing conditions, will be visible to the naked eye.

Notably, the last time C/2022 (ZTF) made a close approach with Earth was around 50,000 years ago, approximately the time of the Neanderthals, or the last Ice Age. Those that are wanting to see this ancient comet for themselves are advised to look toward the Camelopardalis constellation when it reaches its closest approach around 6:49 p.m. EST (2349 GMT) on Wednesday, February 1. Additionally, C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is circumpolar, which means it will permanently stay right above the horizon line.

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AMD Radeon RX 7000 'Navi 31' GPUs could see a 3D V-Cache update similar to CPUs

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Jan 30, 2023 9:36 PM CST

With AMD RDNA 3 "Navi 31" GPUs now out, specifically the Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX, it looks like there could be room for a significant update for the tech via the implementation of 3D V-Cache. Stacking cache in this way has led to AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D and the new Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs being touted as ideal for gaming. With significant performance boosts found specifically in gaming-related tasks.

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And with that, it's fair to expect that a Radeon RX 7000 GPU with 3D V-Cache could lead to similar results. Engineer Tom Wassick noticed the potential for an RDNA 3 upgrade after dissecting a Radeon RX 7900 XT, where he saw "keep-out zones" in the design that are similar to what's found on the Ryzen X3D CPUs.

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Apple pausing new iPad releases as it preps a foldable iPad with a kickstand

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, no new iPads will launch in 2023. Instead, Apple is focused on releasing a foldable iPad in 2024 with a carbon fiber stand. Kuo also notes that the expected refresh of the iPad mini could also be delayed to early 2024, which could mean nothing new on the iPad front for the next 9-12 months at least.

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"There may not be new iPad products in the next 9-12 months (the new iPad mini is more likely to be mass-produced in 1Q24)," Ming-Chi Kuo says (translation via Apple Insider), "I am conservative about iPad shipments in 2023, and the shipments are expected to decline by 10-15% YoY."

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More GeForce RTX 4070 details emerge, boost clock speeds of 2475 MHz revealed

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Jan 30, 2023 8:32 PM CST

The first GeForce RTX 4070 testing results (the non-Ti model) have surfaced via the GPU-Z validation database, covering a Colorful RTX 4070 iGame Ultra White OC. Indicating that partners are testing cards in their labs, the listing also confirms a few things related to the card's clock speeds.

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Based on the information datamined by Matthew Smith on Twitter, we learn that the GeForce RTX 4070 has a Base Clock speed of 1920 MHz and a Boost Clock speed of 2475 MHz. No official word on the power rating, but previous reports indicate that the RTX 4070 will be an efficient 200W or so card.

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It's been two months since AMD has released a driver for its Radeon RX 6000 GPUs

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Jan 30, 2023 7:57 PM CST

AMD driver updates for its Radeon GPUs have been limited to the new RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 Series for two months, leaving RDNA 2 GPUs behind. Although listed as a December update, the last RDNA 2 driver for the Radeon RX 6000 Series (which includes the 6700 XT, 6800 XT, and 6900 XT) surfaced at the end of November 2022.

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The driver, AMD Radeon Software 22.11.2, marks the last time a Radeon software update supported the RX 6000 Series - with the four subsequent driver releases being exclusive to the Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX. As both cards made their debut in December 2022 and launched with some significant issues relating to power draw, it makes sense that that was the focus for AMD. That said, it doesn't make sense that the bulk of the Radeon GPUs out in the wild have been forgotten, especially when driver updates are crucial to improving day-one performance for many PC games.

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Sponsored Content | Deals | Jan 30, 2023 6:45 PM CST

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