Technology

AMD Zen 4 Breaks Overclocking Records on 280mm AIO, Can Hit 5.8GHz All-Core With Exotic Cooling

AMD’s highly anticipated Zen 4 “Raphael” CPUs are launching next week, and now we have some overclocking numbers direct from the company. The big caveat here is the Ryzen 9 7950X does appear to run hot, as we reported previously. … Continue reading

SETI Researchers Have Begun Scanning the Backgrounds of Images for Alien Signals

Credit: NASA/STScI/CEERS/TACC/S. Finkelstein/M. Bagley/Z. Levay The Breakthrough Listen Initiative, funded by billionaire Yuri Milner, is currently working to scan a million stars in our galaxy for evidence of intelligent life. There are no hits yet, but a new study proposes … Continue reading

Samsung HW-Q990B review: 11.1.4 channels of room-corrected sound

At a glance Expert’s Rating Pros 11.1.4 channels of terrific, room-filling audio SpaceFit room correction now works for everyone AirPlay 2 support and built-in Alexa Wireless Dolby Atmos connectivity Cons Q-Symphony and wireless Atmos only works with Samsung TVs Power … Continue reading

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ThirdReality Smart Blinds review: DIY motorized Zigbee shades

At a glance Expert’s Rating Pros Zigbee radio for broad smart home system support Easy DIY installation Battery powered Very affordable compared to the custom-made alternative Cons Range of widths is limited to between 27 and 39 inches Every model … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Meta Hit With Class Action Suit Over iOS Anti-Tracking Violations

(Photo: Dima Solomin/Unsplash)Meta has been hit with a fresh new lawsuit alleging it’s used apps to track and collect users’ personal data, despite Apple policies prohibiting that very practice. The lawsuit stems from an analysis conducted earlier this year, in … Continue reading

Google’s New $30 Chromecast HD Has a Remote but No 4K

Nine years ago, Google released the first-generation Chromecast for a mere $35. It was a real steal at the time, and now there’s a new version that costs even less and does more. The new Chromecast HD includes the same … Continue reading

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. Beyond wondering how the information got there, you’re stuck figuring out how to remove the information as soon as possible, lest things get weird. Google … Continue reading

Cornell Scientists Create Microscopic Robots With Electronic ‘Brains’

We’ve seen tiny robots before, but never like this. Researchers from Cornell have created the first microscopic robots that operate without any form of external control. These nanomachines have all the hardware they need on board, including a basic electronic … Continue reading

Wealthy Tech Workers Are Paying Huge Sums to Become 3 Inches Taller

(Photo: Charles Deluvio/Unsplash)US surgeons have begun performing a procedure that allows patients to add three inches to their total height, and interestingly enough, most of these patients are men who work in the tech industry. The procedure is excruciatingly painful … Continue reading