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Updated 2022-10-02 06:01
Scientists Create AI-Powered Laser to ‘Neutralize’ Cockroaches
Why use traps and pesticides when you could zap a roach away?The post Scientists Create AI-Powered Laser to ‘Neutralize’ Cockroaches appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Cloudflare Announces Privacy-Friendly Alternative to CAPTCHA
The days of picking out mountains from blurry landscape photos might soon be over.The post Cloudflare Announces Privacy-Friendly Alternative to CAPTCHA appeared first on ExtremeTech.
This Week in Space: DART Spacecraft Crashed Successfully
Image: NASAMuch ado about Webb this week. Plus, our rapid breakdown of what happened to Kennedy Space Center during Hurricane Ian.The post This Week in Space: DART Spacecraft Crashed Successfully appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel Arc GPU Benchmarks Imminent, New Pricing Revealed
Intel's nascent GPU family is launching soon, and it's offering them at extremely aggressive prices. The post Intel Arc GPU Benchmarks Imminent, New Pricing Revealed appeared first on ExtremeTech.
AI Art Generator DALL-E Now Available to Everyone
It's not unlimited, but OpenAI will be happy to sell you more credits once you run through your allotment.The post AI Art Generator DALL-E Now Available to Everyone appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google Is Shutting Down Stadia in January 2023, Offering Refunds
Mortal Kombat 11 was one of the big AAA launch titles for Stadia, but it hasn't gotten many since then. Google said it was committed to making Stadia the future of gaming, but now it's the past.The post Google Is Shutting Down Stadia in January 2023, Offering Refunds appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel Unison Will Let Phone Users Text, Share Files From Their PCs
This tool can connect to your smartphone and make your files, messages, and more available on Windows. Well, as long as you're using the latest and greatest Intel chips.The post Intel Unison Will Let Phone Users Text, Share Files From Their PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Volvo Develops Interior Radar to Prevent Accidental Child Lock-Ins
Volvo’s flagship EX90 electric SUV will be the first to include the feature, but it'll eventually make its way to the whole fleet. The post Volvo Develops Interior Radar to Prevent Accidental Child Lock-Ins appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Samsung S23 Design Leaks Ahead of 2023 Release
The phones are a bit larger than the outgoing models, and the design takes some cues from the S22 Ultra.The post Samsung S23 Design Leaks Ahead of 2023 Release appeared first on ExtremeTech.
1,000-Horsepower Jetpack Suit Demonstrated
You’ll need Iron Man’s money if you want to fly like him.The post 1,000-Horsepower Jetpack Suit Demonstrated appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Overclocker Delids AMD Ryzen 7900X, Lowers Temps by 20C
With the help of a custom-fabricated delidding mechanism and a built-from-scratch CPU frame, this famed overclocker was able to achieve astonishing results from AMD's newest CPU. The post Overclocker Delids AMD Ryzen 7900X, Lowers Temps by 20C appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel, Samsung Show Off Expandable Laptop Display
The device was only on stage for a few minutes, but it kind of stole the show.The post Intel, Samsung Show Off Expandable Laptop Display appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Ukrainian Teenager Invents Landmine-Detecting Drone
Russia's invasions of Crimea and Ukraine inspired 17-year-old Igor Klymenko to devise a mine-detecting system that wouldn't require people or animals to be put in harm's way. The post Ukrainian Teenager Invents Landmine-Detecting Drone appeared first on ExtremeTech.
DOT Approves EV Charging Infrastructure for All 50 States
The administration has allocated $5 billion to fund the deployment of electric car chargers, and now the project is getting underway with approvals in all 50 states, plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico.The post DOT Approves EV Charging Infrastructure for All 50 States appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Hayabusa2 Target Ryugu Was Once Part of a Much Larger Asteroid
The Hayabusa2 materials have been on Earth since late 2020, and new research reveals how Ryugu has changed over its lifetime, including a cataclysmic impact that made it the small-ish rock it is today. The post Hayabusa2 Target Ryugu Was Once Part of a Much Larger Asteroid appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel Aggressively Prices Raptor Lake, Arc A770 at Innovation Event
Intel is going hard at AMD (and Nvidia) on the pricing front this time around. The post Intel Aggressively Prices Raptor Lake, Arc A770 at Innovation Event appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA’s DART Asteroid-Smasher Is Gone, But We’ll Always Have These Stunning Images of Its Demise
Now, scientists get to assess the data from the impact, including some stunning images of the event.The post NASA’s DART Asteroid-Smasher Is Gone, But We’ll Always Have These Stunning Images of Its Demise appeared first on ExtremeTech.
New Regulations Will Force Airlines to Refund Air Travelers for Broken Wi-Fi
Airlines operating in the US might soon be required to clarify extraneous fees upfront, as well as refund customers for unfulfilled Wi-Fi purchases. The post New Regulations Will Force Airlines to Refund Air Travelers for Broken Wi-Fi appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Netflix Has Officially Opened a Games Studio
The subscription streaming service announced yesterday that it’s digging its heels into the video games industry by establishing its very own internal games studio. The post Netflix Has Officially Opened a Games Studio appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Scientists Call for Crewed Mission to Venus Before Mars
NASA hopes to send humans to Mars, but some scientists believe Venus should be our first stop.The post Scientists Call for Crewed Mission to Venus Before Mars appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Stanford Study Warns Against EV Charging at Night
Kona "grille" pops open for the SAE Combo Charging System plug. At a fast-charge station, a full charge is as little as an hour. At home on 240 volts, 9.5 hours.Researchers from Stanford have published a study that claims the way most people charge their EVs is exactly the wrong way to do it for the future of the grid.The post Stanford Study Warns Against EV Charging at Night appeared first on ExtremeTech.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU: Powerful, Gets a Bit Toasty
AMD's Zen 4 flagship has finally landed on the test bench, and it delivers scathing performance.The post AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU: Powerful, Gets a Bit Toasty appeared first on ExtremeTech.
MIT Engineers Create Wireless, Battery-Free Underwater Camera
Parts of the ocean that have previously gone unexplored might soon become familiar.The post MIT Engineers Create Wireless, Battery-Free Underwater Camera appeared first on ExtremeTech.
New Video Gives Us One More Reason to Never Buy a Used Mining GPU
A new video making the rounds purports to show Vietnamese crypto miners preparing used GPUs for resale by blasting them with a pressure washer.The post New Video Gives Us One More Reason to Never Buy a Used Mining GPU appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA Calls Off Artemis 1 Launch to Protect SLS Rocket From Hurricane
Rather than leave the SLS rocket on the pad to weather the "dirty side" of Hurricane Ian, NASA is rolling it back into the Vehicle Assembly Building.The post NASA Calls Off Artemis 1 Launch to Protect SLS Rocket From Hurricane appeared first on ExtremeTech.
IMPACT! NASA Successfully Smashes DART Spacecraft Into Asteroid
Earth has been pelted by uncountable space rocks throughout its history, but for the first time, we may have the ability to prevent an impact. NASA is set to test its asteroid deflection technology for the first time some 6.8 million miles away.The post IMPACT! NASA Successfully Smashes DART Spacecraft Into Asteroid appeared first on ExtremeTech.
‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Every Umbilical Cord Blood Sample in Global Study
The analyzed samples were up to five years old—meaning PFAS have been nearly ubiquitous for longer than we otherwise might have thought.The post ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Every Umbilical Cord Blood Sample in Global Study appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Tesla Recalls More Than 1 Million Vehicles for Defective Window Mechanisms
Many vehicles are ignoring obstructions as the window rolls up, which could result in a nasty pinch.The post Tesla Recalls More Than 1 Million Vehicles for Defective Window Mechanisms appeared first on ExtremeTech.
UK Police Arrest Alleged GTA 6 Hacker
UK police say they have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in the case, which has forced Rockstar to acknowledge its upcoming blockbuster title a little early.The post UK Police Arrest Alleged GTA 6 Hacker appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Windows 11 22H2 Update Causing BSODs, Poor Performance With Nvidia GPUs
This new version includes a ton of useful additions to the latest Microsoft OS, but it wouldn't be a Windows update without some bugs.The post Windows 11 22H2 Update Causing BSODs, Poor Performance With Nvidia GPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Nvidia Unveils RTX 4090 Ray Tracing Benchmarks
Finally, some actual numbers for the RTX 4090--with a few big caveats.The post Nvidia Unveils RTX 4090 Ray Tracing Benchmarks appeared first on ExtremeTech.
This Week in Space: NASA Finally Completed an Artemis Fueling Test
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile launcher as it moves up the ramp at Launch Pad 39B, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I mission is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, SLS rocket, and supporting ground systems. Launch of the uncrewed flight test is targeted for no earlier than Aug. 29. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)Plus, mathematics and astronomy intersect along the orbital plane--and lots more.The post This Week in Space: NASA Finally Completed an Artemis Fueling Test appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Meta Hit With Class Action Suit Over iOS Anti-Tracking Violations
Apple’s App Tracking Transparency policy requires that apps get permission from individual users before tracking them across sites owned by other companies—something Meta allegedly didn’t do.The post Meta Hit With Class Action Suit Over iOS Anti-Tracking Violations appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google’s New $30 Chromecast HD Has a Remote but No 4K
This device was previously rumored as part of Google's upcoming October hardware event, but the company didn't wait to release it.The post Google’s New $30 Chromecast HD Has a Remote but No 4K appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google Is Making It Easier to Remove Personal Info From Search Results
Finding your personal information in Google search results can be a scary and confusing experience. Luckily, Google is making the removal request process a whole lot easier. The post Google Is Making It Easier to Remove Personal Info From Search Results appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Cornell Scientists Create Microscopic Robots With Electronic ‘Brains’
All they need is a little solar energy, and off they go.The post Cornell Scientists Create Microscopic Robots With Electronic ‘Brains’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.
AMD Zen 4 Breaks Overclocking Records on 280mm AIO, Can Hit 5.8GHz All-Core With Exotic Cooling
Although the Ryzen 9 7950X hit 108C in one test, in others its temps were much more manageable. The post AMD Zen 4 Breaks Overclocking Records on 280mm AIO, Can Hit 5.8GHz All-Core With Exotic Cooling appeared first on ExtremeTech.
SETI Researchers Have Begun Scanning the Backgrounds of Images for Alien Signals
Credit: NASA/STScI/CEERS/TACC/S. Finkelstein/M. Bagley/Z. LevayRadio telescopes are not only sensitive to the target star but also to the space surrounding it. Perhaps, the new analysis suggests, there could be some aliens photobombing in the background.The post SETI Researchers Have Begun Scanning the Backgrounds of Images for Alien Signals appeared first on ExtremeTech.
5 Lupus Patients Are In Remission After CAR-T Cell Therapy
Their success offers a glimmer of hope for those with an otherwise incurable disease.The post 5 Lupus Patients Are In Remission After CAR-T Cell Therapy appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google Tries to Boost Pixel 7 Pre-Orders With Strange, Censored Video
It's strange because we already know what the phones look like, plus Google shows them at the end of the ad too.The post Google Tries to Boost Pixel 7 Pre-Orders With Strange, Censored Video appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Researchers Claim to Solve the Mysteries of the Antikythera Mechanism
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antikythera_Mechanism_-_National_Archaeological_Museum,_Athens_by_Joy_of_Museum.jpgCC BY-SA 4.0Researchers working to analyze the Antikythera Mechanism believe they may finally have a model that fully describes its functions and capabilities. The post Researchers Claim to Solve the Mysteries of the Antikythera Mechanism appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Logitech’s G Cloud Gaming Handheld Launching in October at $349
Logitech equipped the G Cloud Gaming Handheld with a 7-inch 1080p LCD and a 6,000mAh battery that's good for more than 12 hours of gaming.The post Logitech’s G Cloud Gaming Handheld Launching in October at $349 appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NTSB Calls for All New Vehicles to Include Alcohol Detection Devices
An investigation into an impaired driver's deadly crash has prompted the National Transportation Safety Board to make bold new manufacturing recommendations.The post NTSB Calls for All New Vehicles to Include Alcohol Detection Devices appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Wealthy Tech Workers Are Paying Huge Sums to Become 3 Inches Taller
Are a few extra inches worth months of prescription painkillers, mobility restrictions, and a cool $100,000? Some people think so.The post Wealthy Tech Workers Are Paying Huge Sums to Become 3 Inches Taller appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Nvidia’s DLSS 3 Likely Won’t be Coming to Older GPUs
One of the engineers behind DLSS says version 3 can work on older GPUs, but the results wouldn't be pretty. The post Nvidia’s DLSS 3 Likely Won’t be Coming to Older GPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Webb Telescope Shows Neptune’s Rings As We’ve Never Seen Them Before
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope recently turned its attention to the eighth planet, producing the clearest image of the ice giant's rings since Voyager 2 flew past decades ago. The post Webb Telescope Shows Neptune’s Rings As We’ve Never Seen Them Before appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA’s Mars InSight Lander Lets You Hear the Sound of Meteoroid Impacts
Scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) confirm that InSight picked up audio from four separate impacts between 2020 and 2021. Yet another first for the mission. The post NASA’s Mars InSight Lander Lets You Hear the Sound of Meteoroid Impacts appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Sony Allegedly Developing a PS5 With Detachable Disk Drive
Anonymous sources familiar with Sony’s development plans say the company intends to release an updated version of the popular console in September 2023.The post Sony Allegedly Developing a PS5 With Detachable Disk Drive appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Windows 11 2022 Update Begins Rolling Out Globally
The 2022 Windows 11 Update, formerly known as 22H2, is rolling out to devices now with a raft of features, fixes, and modifications.The post Windows 11 2022 Update Begins Rolling Out Globally appeared first on ExtremeTech.
US Legislators Set to Phase Down Use of HFCs
These chemicals, used most frequently in air conditioning and refrigeration, carry as much as 3,790 times the climate-warming potential as carbon dioxide over a 20-year period.The post US Legislators Set to Phase Down Use of HFCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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