Scientists are zeroing in on fast radio bursts, or FRBs. These anomalous pulses of energy were discovered in 2007, and a new data set covering hundreds of FRBs is being made available. This could be the advancement that helps us understand FRBs once and for all. We take a look at the current leading theory: a type of neutron star known as a magnetar.
The CPU has historically been one of the least likely to suffer a failure, but there’s troubling evidence suggesting that as process nodes shrink, reliability is becoming tougher for AMD and Intel to guarantee. Are manufacturers pushing the boundaries too far? We take a closer look at the issue, plus round up the biggest hardware news of the week.
NASA’s InSight lander relies on solar panels for power, unlike the nuclear-powered Perseverance rover. That means there’s the potential for dust build-up on its panels, which is becoming an issue as the planet descends into another frigid winter. Luckily, engineers at JPL devised an ingenious way to get the sand off the solar panels and all it took was more sand. Watch the action below, plus discover the biggest space news of the week.
The current scientific consensus is that a supermassive black hole lurks at the center of our galaxy, but a new study suggests that might not be true for the Milky Way. So what is the object at its center (known as Sagittarius A*) and what major implications could this discovery have on our understanding of the universe? Let's dive in.
The Ford F-Series has been the best-selling US passenger vehicle for the past several decades but now, it's getting a makeover. Here's your first look at the Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric truck (coming in 2022): a full-size pickup with zero emissions. Plus we're rounding up all the latest EV news below.
A new analysis of isotopes in the ocean crust revealed radioactive materials that could only have arrived here from outside our solar system. Here's what their presence means in the search for extraterrestrial life and why it could help us better understand the physics of cataclysmic events like supernovae. Plus we've got all the latest 'alien' news you may have missed.
A persistent issue with high CPU usage has been making life miserable for some Windows 10 users. If you're one of them, here's what's causing the issue, plus how to fix it. We also take a look at the latest Windows 10 news all Microsoft users will want to know.
Cryptocurrency mining is already warping the GPU market and if the trend continues, it could forever change how and where people play video games. And not for the better. We take a closer look at how and why mining could destroy gaming, plus examine the harsh realities of buying a GPU in 2021.
For the first time, we now have an aerial shot of NASA’s robotic explorer, courtesy of the Ingenuity helicopter, and it's... awesome. Check out the snap, plus see stunning photos of a volatile star, follow NASA’s Gigantic SLS rocket arriving in Florida, and more.
Apple is positioning its M1 quite differently from any CPU Intel or AMD has released and the long-term impact on the PC market could be significant. Rather than using an Intel or AMD x86 CPU, Apple's new M1 lineup is powered by ARMv8 ISA and that's more revolutionary than it might seem. Here's why.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 update track record is not very good. And that's putting it lightly. The most recent update has resulted in plummeting game performance and we now know why that is. Join us as we break down the issue — and the solution — below, plus we take a look back at the most recent Windows 10 update fails.
Sony’s recent decision to shut down sales on the PlayStation Store for older platforms could prove to be a major problem for anyone with an earlier-generation PlayStation. Here’s why that is, plus we've got all the biggest gaming news of the week, including what Alienware is doing to stop gamers from buying an AMD Ryzen PC.
Astronomers have stumbled upon a region rich in OB stars, which are believed to be instrumental in seeding the universe with the makings of life. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin just took on a contract from DARPA that may surprise you. A new test finally gives us proof that the 'impossible' EmDrive actually is impossible. Discover all these top space stories — and more — below.
An entire lost city has been found on the west bank of the Nile, complete with workshops, palaces, a cemetery, and living quarters. The site is said to be in excellent condition and could possibly rival Pompeii. Here's everything we know about this exciting discovery, plus the latest major archaeology news you need to know.
By the end of the ‘90s, AMD stood alone against chip titan Intel. IBM threw in the towel on G5 by the mid-2000s and Intel, it seemed, had won. But not so fast! Intel’s near-total victory by the mid-2000s doesn’t seem to have been a permanent win. The CPU market is now heating up in ways we haven’t seen in decades — here's all the news that should be on your radar.
NASA's Curiosity rover just beamed back a stunning Mars selfie. The first all-civilian space mission has selected all of its crew members. SpaceX's Starship SN11 blew itself apart, but Elon Musk isn't stopping. We explore this news and more in our weekly roundup from space. 🚀
The architects of 5G technology may have unwittingly provided the key to wireless power as a new 3D-printed antenna has the potential to turn wireless data networks into a wireless power grid. We take a closer look at the discovery, plus round up the biggest mobile news trending right now. Did you hear AT&T thinks 10Mbps upload speeds ought to make everyone happy?
Swirling magnetic fields inside a supermassive black hole. A new spherical robot built to explore lunar caves. A 4G network... on the moon. These are just some of the week's biggest stories from space and we're rounding them all up below.
The current model for Mars’ transformation from a wet planet to a dry one relies on sublimation and the long-term damage our sun did to the Martian atmosphere after the planet’s global magnetic field shut down. But what if that’s simply not true? We investigate the latest theory surrounding Mars' evolution, plus round up all of the latest news from the Red Planet.
Researchers from Harvard and the Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered a supermassive black hole that appears to be drifting around! We take a closer look at their findings, which could resolve some long-standing questions about the nature of these enormous dead stars. Plus we've got all of the biggest space news you may have missed in the past week.
“It’s a bit like everyone is crazily buying and hoarding toilet papers in a crisis. Everyone is fighting for resources at the same time, and I don’t see a turning point coming yet.” That was the bleak prediction made by Advantech Chairman KC Liu and he’s not wrong. Chip shortages have been a very persistent reality since the pandemic began and below, we break down all the reasons why buying new GPUs, SSDs and the like may be tough in 2021.
If you think prices for Nvidia's RTX 3080 have reached their peak, think again. The resale price on the GPU has gone from bad to brutal with a new median price of $2,400. We take a closer look at what's causing this spike, when things are likely to go back to normal, and whether or not Nvidia's RTX 3080 is even worth the struggle.
Apple rolled out iOS 14.4 at the end of January to plug a security hole that online criminals were actively exploiting. Now, that vulnerability has popped up again as a universal jailbreak for iDevices. Here's everything you need to know to keep your iPhone safe.
Air Force chief of staff General Charles Q. Brown has finally admitted what’s been obvious for years: The F-35 program has failed to achieve its goals. What's more, there's little reason to believe it will ever succeed. Below, we take a closer look at what went wrong and why the aircraft was just compared to... a Ferrari.
If you’ve ever messed around with your Wi-Fi router’s settings, you’ve probably seen the word “channel.” What does it mean, why are there so many, and how can you use it to easily boost your Wi-Fi speed? We break it all down below, plus we've got the best routers for the job, plus top tips on how to set up a mesh network that'll get your whole house online.
NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to touch down on Mars this week. We spoke with Adam Steltzner (the chief engineer of the Mars 2020 project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory) about bringing this exciting project to fruition, and why humans shouldn't colonize Mars. Plus we've rounded up all of the latest news from the Red Planet.