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Rockstar is looking for game testers, probably playing GTA 6 right now

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Mon, May 3 2021 5:02 AM CDT

Grand Theft Auto 6 is still many years away but that doesn't stop the hype engines from being fired up every now and again... with a "well-known movie scooper" known as ViewerAnon teasing GTA 6 news.

ViewerAnon said that Grand Theft Auto 6 will not be coming out for a few years yet, with Rockstar Games having an internal release set for late 2023 but I'm sure we're looking at that being pushed back because of various reasons. The COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked havoc on virtually every inch of the planet, and next-gen consoles are here so Rockstar will want to take full advantage of them.

It can't be another Grand Theft Auto release if it's not going to blow gamers away, and I'm sure that GTA 6 is going to be something truly special. GTA V wasn't enough of a leap for me, I want to feel that same GTA 2 > GTA 3 leap with GTA V > GTA 6.

Continue reading: Rockstar is looking for game testers, probably playing GTA 6 right now (full post)

Flat Earth theory was debunked 2,000 years ago, explains Carl Sagan

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, May 3 2021 2:31 AM CDT

More than 2,000 years ago, a Greek mathematician proved that the surface of the Earth was curved and not flat.

That mathematician was Eratosthenes, who was a geographer, poet, astronomer, and music theorist. So, how did a mathematician debunk the modern-day theory that the Earth is flat 2,000 years ago? As explained by Carl Sagan in the above video, Eratosthenes planted a stick in the ground in Syene, a city south of Alexandria, and another in Alexandria. The distance between the two sticks was 800 kilometers.

Now, if both of the sticks that were planted casted an identical shadow at the same time of day, it would suggest that the surface of Earth is flat. However, Eratosthenes found that the shadow casted by one of the sticks wasn't identical to the other, in fact, the difference between the shadow casted in Alexandria, and the one in Syene was 7 degrees.

Continue reading: Flat Earth theory was debunked 2,000 years ago, explains Carl Sagan (full post)

AMD Navi 33 GPU: next-gen RDNA 3 with 80 CUs + 5120 cores = beast GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, May 3 2021 1:23 AM CDT

We are still quite far away from the release of AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 architecture, but early rumbles of the Navi 33 are now making their way out of the cracks of the internet.

KittyYyuko posted on Twitter that Navi 33 (or something close to that) is like the Navi 21 (a flagship GPU) but with "Next Gen IP Core" (which would be RDNA 3). The new Navi 33 GPU is reportedly based on a new GPU architecture, and has 80 compute units (CUs) and 5120 cores.

With this much raw power inside of the Navi 33 we would expect the Radeon RX 7600 XT, or whatever it is named, should have similar power to the current near flagship Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards. That would be a big deal for AMD, and great for gamers -- if there's enough of these new Navi 3X cards to go around whenever they make it to market.

Continue reading: AMD Navi 33 GPU: next-gen RDNA 3 with 80 CUs + 5120 cores = beast GPU (full post)

Check out the Royal Marines board a ship with jetpacks like Iron Man

Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Sun, May 2 2021 10:31 PM CDT

I don't know about you but I would do anything to fly around in one of these Gravity Jet Suits, just like the Royal Marines did during a successful training exercise using the Iron Man-like jet suits. Check them out, taking off, flying up and next to and then landing on the ship.

The Royal Marines are using Gravity Industries' own Gravity Jet Suit here for their operations, with 1000bhp of Jet Engine power to fly around with. The marines look so awesome easily flying off from their boat onto the ship, flying up to it and gracefully landing onto it -- reminding me of the graceful way Christopher Reeves' Superman used to land in the original Superman movies.

Former Oil Trader & Royal Marines Reservist, Richard Browning, founded Gravity Industries in March 2017 to introduce what will be a part of the future of combat -- taking "human flight into an entirely new era" explains the company on their YouTube video.

Continue reading: Check out the Royal Marines board a ship with jetpacks like Iron Man (full post)

Elon Musk's brain implant startup Neuralink loses its co-founder

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Sun, May 2 2021 9:47 PM CDT

Elon Musk might be going from strength to strength with Tesla and SpaceX -- but brain-computer interface startup Neuralink lost its co-founder Max Hodak quietly "a few weeks ago".

Hodak took to his personal Twitter to announce the news, where he said: "I am no longer at Neuralink (as of a few weeks ago). I learned a ton there and remain a huge cheerleader for the company! Onward to new things". Neuralink hasn't announced a replacement for Hodak at the time of writing.

Musk and Hodak started Neuralink together, with Hodak barely even a month ago saying that the technology exists right now to "build Jurassic Park if we wanted to". Because that isn't a scary thought at all, given how that went in all of the Jurassic Park movies. In departing Neuralink, Hodak was asked what he plans to do next where he simply replied "Not Jurassic Park".

Continue reading: Elon Musk's brain implant startup Neuralink loses its co-founder (full post)

TSMC is using AMD's industry-leading EPYC CPUs to make next-gen chips

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sun, May 2 2021 9:08 PM CDT

TSMC has announced that it is using AMD EPYC processors in its general workload, and even R&D teams to make the very latest technology on the planet.

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In a new post on AMD's website titled "TSMC optimizes workloads with AMD EPYC CPUs" the company explains how it has been deploying AMD's industry-leading EPYC processors across its company. It started off with pushing the high core count beasts into their general workload, and then quickly into the R&D heart of TSMC.

Simon Wang, Director of Infrastructure and Communication Services Division at TSMC explains: "We first introduced AMD EPYC processors into the general workload and they are being deployed with our research and development team".

Continue reading: TSMC is using AMD's industry-leading EPYC CPUs to make next-gen chips (full post)

Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro costs $699 to repair without AppleCare+

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sun, May 2 2021 8:26 PM CDT

Apple's new iPad Pro is a tour-de-force of technology, powered by Apple's new M1 processor, 5G connectivity, and a beautiful Liquid XDR mini-LED display to boot... but don't you dare drop or damage your new 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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Why? Cos it'll cost you $699 to repair it -- where for $100 more you could just buy yourself a new 11-inch iPad Pro. That $699 cost is ballooned out that high for the sole reason that if you don't have AppleCare+ warranty, then you'll be paying an arm and a leg to get your 12.9-inch iPad Pro repaired.

The mini-LED display is the reason Apple is charging a wallet-busting $699 to repair the 12.9-inch 2021 iPad Pro without AppleCare+ but if you do have AppleCare+ then that $699 repair cost drops to just $49. You'll also find yourself with 2 x accidental damage repairs every 12 months, too. You can also split up the AppleCare+ payment with a subscription service at $7.99 per month, which works out to $149 over the course of two years.

Continue reading: Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro costs $699 to repair without AppleCare+ (full post)

STALKER 2: Xbox and PC exclusive for 3 months, sorry PS5 gamers

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, May 2 2021 7:42 PM CDT

If you were lucky enough to nab one of Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 consoles you will be happy enough enjoying whatever games you've been playing with it -- as well as PS5 exclusives -- but one of those games will not be STALKER 2... at least not for the first 3 months of its release.

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During a recent interview with STALKER 2 developer GSC GameWorld, which said that there are no plans for STALKER 2 on any other platform other than Xbox and PC "for now". We might get a PS5 release of STALKER 2, but it won't be happening for many months after its initial release.

The news is coming from a court filing over the on-going Epic v Apple case, where Microsoft has some exclusivity deals for some games and one of those is STALKER 2. The documents reveal that the plan for now at least, is that STALKER 2 is due to be an exclusive to Xbox Series X/S consoles and the PC with a release scheduled for Q4 2021 (October-December).

Continue reading: STALKER 2: Xbox and PC exclusive for 3 months, sorry PS5 gamers (full post)

Battlefield teased again, with two new sketches from teaser trailer

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, May 2 2021 7:06 PM CDT

Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson is a busy man between leaking out what should be EA's biggest game of 2021, and sketching his life away drawing out snippets from EA DICE's upcoming teaser trailer for Battlefield.

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Henderson started out with a GIF of him today, sketching away -- replied to someone else asking if there were more drawings on the way -- and more specifically "some soldier sketches". Henderson replied saying "I got you" and then dumped down two sketches he had been working on. The first of which is above, but then the talented (and very quick) folks at All Things Gaming replied with this magic:

How good is that!

Continue reading: Battlefield teased again, with two new sketches from teaser trailer (full post)

How to play the Resident Evil Village demo as much as you want on PC

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, May 2 2021 5:39 PM CDT

Capcom has significantly restricted Resident Evil Village's play time on consoles and PC...but Steam gamers have figured out a work around.

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The RE Village demo will lock you out after one hour of play regardless of which area you play--the castle or the village, either way it's only 1 hour. PC gamers can break the demo's restriction, however, by using Steam Achievement Manager and deleting a few files.

According to the Steam community, the method is pretty simple.

Continue reading: How to play the Resident Evil Village demo as much as you want on PC (full post)

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