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Overclocker cranks all 32 cores of AMD’s Threadripper 2990WX to nearly 6GHz

HWBot via IvanCupa. Click for original.<p>It did not take long for AMD's burly Threadripper 2990WX to find its way into the extreme overclocking scene. …

Overclocking

‘Swarming Over the Walls’

In 1965, a powerful Viet Cong force threatened to annihilate a Green Beret base at Dong Xoai

Military

BARR-C Aims to Make Us Better Programmers

<i>“I’d spell ‘creat’ with an e.” – Ken Thompson, when asked what he’d change about Unix.</i>Look up “panacea” and you’ll find a bunch of C programming …

Compilers

Nvidia teaser suggests ‘RTX 2080’ GPU is launching next week

Nvidia has a GeForce event at Gamescom on Monday<p>Nvidia has been teasing its upcoming GeForce GPUs for months now. The graphics card maker just officially unveiled its Turing GPU architecture today, and it looks like the first gaming-focused GeForce GPUs will be unveiled next week. Nvidia previously …

Supercomputers

Turkish president says country will boycott iPhones

The iPhone is among the U.S. electronic good that could be barred from Turkey as part of a new boycott announced by the country’s president on Tuesday.<p>“If [people currently] have iPhone, there is Samsung on the other side,” President Recep Erdogan said in a speech at a Symposium in Ankara, the …

Trump Administration

Samsung Confirms Major Feature Removed From Galaxy S10

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphone is expected to be a game changer when it launches in the first quarter of 2019 (possibly as early as CES in January), but it looks like one major feature may not make the flagship handset.<p>Following the launch of the Galaxy Note 9, it is noticeable that the majority …

Phones

Nvidia unveils new GPU architecture for computer graphics rendering

The Turing Architecture combines ray-tracing and AI inference for a new kind of hybrid rendering.<p>Nvidia on Monday unveiled a new GPU architecture, …

Alan Turing

Hacker Unlocks 'God Mode' and Shares the 'Key'

At Black Hat USA and DEF CON, researcher Christopher Domas showed how he found backdoors that may exist in many different CPUs.<p>When a room filled …

Information Security

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At $695 a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming you up over …

Graphene

5 Biggest and Baddest Battleship Battles Of All Time

Who won. Who lost. And who was sunk. <i>Late in the battle, Prince of Wales scored a hit on Bismarck that caused a fuel leak. This killed Bismarck’s</i> …

Military

Hellenistic Helmet Safety

<b>Archaeologists have discovered</b> a bronze Corinthian helmet in the burial of several fifth-century B.C. Greek warriors in southwestern Russia. This …

Archaeology

Ancient Ceramic Cups Reveal Oldest Direct Evidence of Beer in Mesopotamia

Archaeologists have long known beer was important in the ancient world, but mainly from writings and drawings—finding actual archaeological evidence …

Archaeology

Grab This Free Steam PC Game Fast

As is often the case on the deals side of the video game world, it's a good time to be a PC gamer. Right now you can head over to Steam and download Insurgency for free. It's only free until August 15, but if you grab the game before it goes back to full price, you can keep it and play it …

Indie Gaming

AI Tool Quicksilver Fills Gaps in Wikipedia Knowledge

Don't underestimate the power of machine learning (via Seanbatty/Pixabay)<p>It’s not exactly news that women are overlooked and underappreciated.<p>But …

Artificial Intelligence

Decorators in Python: What you need to know

Python decorators are a powerful concept that allow you to “wrap” a function with another function.<p>The idea of a decorator is to abstract away …

Python Programming

This Is How Fallout 76's Nukes Work, And What They Do

Bethesda's upcoming multiplayer RPG Fallout 76 aims to switch things up in a big way for the post-apocalyptic series. However, one new feature, and its ensuing ramifications, has gotten many players talking. First revealed during Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference, Fallout 76 will allow players to …

The Battlefield 1 Community Is Torn Over A Mountain

The Monte Grappa map in <i>Battlefield 1</i> is a divisive experience. Based on a bloody, treacherous set of battles from the first World War, it is a hard …

Battlefield 1

Invisible Mouse Clicks Let Hackers Burrow Deep into MacOS

One way operating system developers try to protect a computers's secrets from probing hackers is with an appeal to the human at the keyboard. By …

Operating Systems

My Favorite Command-Line Shortcuts

I use a shell every day. Almost always, I want to repeat a previous command, or repeat it after a slight modification. A very convenient way is to …

Command-line

Amazon offers first look at Alexa Auto to developers today

Alexa should start appearing in more cars later this year<p>Amazon is making it easy for automakers to integrate the company’s Alexa digital assistant into cars today. While BMW, Ford, Toyota, and other carmakers are working with Amazon to integrate Alexa, the Alexa Auto SDK is being released today. …

Smart Homes

World's first graphene-skinned airplane unveiled in the UK

At the recent Farnborough Air Show 2018, aerospace engineers from Britain's University of Central Lancashire presented what they state is the world's …

Farnborough Airshow

Archaeologists marvel at Neolithic axe finds in Orkney

<b>A large number of stone axes are among more than 30,000 pieces of pottery, bones and tools found so far at a 5,000-year-old site in Orkney.</b><p>The Ness of Brodgar is one of the largest and most important Neolithic excavations in Northern Europe, according to archaeologists.<p>Two of the polished stone …

Archaeology

Scary Wi-Fi attack can hack weak passwords with ease

If you think securing your Wi-Fi network with a strong password is enough to keep hackers away, well,<p>think againyou’d be right. A researcher has …

Information Systems

Microsoft’s undersea data center now has a webcam with fish swimming past 27.6 petabytes of data

Any fin is possible<p>If you’ve always wanted to watch fish swim past a data center with 27.6 petabytes of storage, stop surfing around as today is your lucky day. Microsoft has taken the oppor-tuna-ty to install a webcam next to its undersea data center, offering live views of just how well the metal …

Scotland

The Roku Channel Is Now Free on the Web

Roku hardware is no longer required to access the movies, TV shows, and live news streams offered for free on The Roku Channel. Simply load it up on …

TV shows

Actual combat footage of the Battle of the Philippines Sea

Latest Videos<p>A British submarine fires its torpedoes at a Nazi U-boat (3:38) Harrowing footage of the Manila invasion aftermath (2:38) How napalm …

Military

Fastest-growing programming language? Python's popularity is still climbing

The rising popularity of Python as a programming language shows little sign of abating.<p>Python continues to climb the ranks of the world's most …

Python Programming

Greenland walrus may be to blame for mystery demise of last Vikings

The last Viking settlements may have vanished after walruses moved to safer shores to avoid being hunted for their ivory, a new study suggests.<p>Norse communities founded by Erik the Red flourished in Greenland for 500 years but then disappeared suddenly in the late 15th century leaving towns and …

Archaeology

Apple joins Thread Group, hinting at Wi-Fi mesh networking plans

When Apple discontinued its own AirPort series of routers in April, it hinted that it viewed mesh networking as Wi-Fi’s next evolution by promoting Linksys’ Velop mesh routers in its stores. Now the company is taking another step in that direction by joining The Thread Group, an organization …

Wi-Fi

73 Years Later, the "A-Bomb" Ginkgo Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

"There’s a huge paradox at the heart of this ginkgo story."<p>On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, creating a …

Hiroshima