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  1. erek

    Time Travel Might Be Mathematically Possible:

    "Reversible dynamics with closed time-like curves and freedom of choice The theory of general relativity predicts the existence of closed time-like curves (CTCs), which theoretically would allow an observer to travel back in time and interact with their past self. This raises the question of...
  2. erek

    Gamer Installs Crysis 3 On GeForce RTX 3090's VRAM - And It Runs

    "This is really cool to see, VRAM is the fastest memory-solution in your system, exceeding the performance of system RAM, so using it as an SSD should yield some amazing loading times for video games. And theoretically, you can do this with any graphics card, as long as the game fits inside your...
  3. erek

    New Object Storage Protocol Could Mean the End for POSIX

    "The need for a POSIX interface could be bypassed altogether with object storage by using a REST interface for applications. NVMeOF and memory mapping technologies, paired with object storage, will change the way data centers, data lakes, and individuals process data. Network computing power...
  4. erek

    Playstation DTL-H700 Sound Artist Board [NuBus] Development Dev PROTOTYPE Debug

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Playstation-DTL-H700-Sound-Artist-Board-NuBus-Development-Dev-PROTOTYPE-Debug/174461048386?hash=item289eb05642:g:21kAAOSw9G1fdvEv
  5. erek

    XBOX One [ZEBRA PROTOTYPE] Kinect - Controller - AC Development Debug Dev

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/XBOX-One-ZEBRA-PROTOTYPE-Kinect-Controller-AC-Development-Debug-Dev/174461095520?hash=item289eb10e60:g:ySsAAOSwRoVfdv4z
  6. erek

    Windows 10 is getting a modern Task Manager for your games.

    "An upcoming Windows 10 update looks to help gamers by making it easier to improve performance mid-game. Traditionally, your best bet — when your game's smoothness dips — was to exit the game and try and quit other applications or change settings in Windows 10 itself. But nobody really wants to...
  7. erek

    Members of piracy group Team Xecuter were charged with 11 felony counts

    "The Justice Department tries to emphasize the difference between Xecuter’s activities and not-for-profit emulation or console hacking. The release says Xecuter “attempted to protect its overall business by using a wide variety of brands, websites, and distribution channels, according to the...
  8. erek

    Physicists Build Circuit That Generates Clean, Limitless Power From Graphene

    "Fluctuation-induced current from freestanding graphene At room temperature, micron-sized sheets of freestanding graphene are in constant motion, even in the presence of an applied bias voltage. We quantify the out-of-plane movement by collecting the displacement current using a nearby...
  9. erek

    Windows 10 machines running on ARM will be able to emulate x64 apps soon

    "While Windows on ARM has been a relatively slow mover, that hasn't stopped competitors from going forward with ARM plans. Apple is expected to launch the first ARM-based Mac later this year. macOS already completely dropped support for 32-bit applications somewhat recently, and Apple will...
  10. erek

    Google contractors allege company prevents them from whistleblowing, writing Silicon Valley novels

    "Plaintiffs also allege Adecco has an illegal policy prohibiting temporary employees placed at Google from working directly for Google without Adecco’s permission, the filing states. They also allege policies illegally prevented them from speaking out about failures to pay overtime work hours...
  11. erek

    Intel's $7B expansion in Chandler finally operational, making it the chipmaker's largest U.S. factory

    "Intel Corp.'s long-awaited $7 billion to complete Fab 42 is finally operational. The Chandler facility is now the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The global chipmaker calls Fab 42, its Valley fabrication production facility, the most advanced in the world. It's been years in...
  12. erek

    AMD RX 5700 Series Reportedly Enter EOL - No Longer Manufactured

    "Interestingly, it appears that the RX 5600 XT is still being manufactured - it's likely AMD reduced manufacturing of Navi 10 so as to feed only this GPU, which should, as such, remain in the market for a little while until AMD launches an RDNA 2 equivalent - if those are the company's plans...
  13. erek

    OINC Deploys AMD EPYC Processors with Over 2 PFLOPs of Computing Power Dedicated to Scientific Research

    "Key factors of OIST's selection of the AMD EPYC processors included superior cost-performance, memory/PCIe bandwidth, and high core counts per server. OIST plans to also consider EPYC processors for other growing computational needs for University researchers in the future. "AMD is proud to be...
  14. erek

    The age of engineering life begins

    "What's next: "We're still in the Apple II days of programming biology," said Pande. But that is changing — both DNA sequencing and synthesis are now accelerating faster than computing power. Add machine learning to the mix, and the speed will only increase. In a paper published in Nature...
  15. erek

    GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 456.71

    "GeForce Hotfix display driver version 456.71 is based on our latest Game Ready Driver 456.55. The hotfix addresses the following issues: Launching a game in full screen mode may trigger a black screen on adaptive sync monitors if G-SYNC is enabled [Fortnite] Game may experience crash when...
  16. erek

    Owners of BitMEX, a Leading Bitcoin Exchange, Face Criminal Charges

    "BitMEX has been reported to be under investigationby American authorities since last year. On Thursday, American cryptocurrency experts said they were not surprised that the exchange would attract scrutiny given its freewheeling attitude. “The vast majority of firms that service the U.S. are...
  17. erek

    Hurry And Claim An Apple iPhone Settlement Check For Throttlegate While You Still Can

    "How To Participate In The $500 Million iPhone Settlement With Apple To participate in the settlement, you will need to have owned an affected model. They include the following handsets... iPhone 7 Plus (iOS 11.2 or later) iPhone 7 (iOS 11.2 or later) iPhone SE (iOS 10.2.1 or later) iPhone 6s...
  18. erek

    RTX 3070 Mobile Rumors and Speculations Thread

    "Markings on the chip place this as GN20-E5-A1, which allegedly refers to the GA104 GPU which is expected to power the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards. GDDR6 memory is confirmed (naturally), since markings on the memory chips, which are placed quite close towards the actual NVIDIA...
  19. erek

    AMD EPYC Processors Optimized for VMware vSphere 7.0U1

    "The Growing AMD EPYC and VMware Ecosystem AMD EPYC processors have become a leading choice to drive innovation of virtualization and HCI solutions due to their accelerated performance, including 2.3x better VMmark 3.1.1 performance compared to the competition, class leading memory capabilities...
  20. erek

    China preparing an antitrust investigation into Google

    "Chinese regulators will be looking at examples set by their peers in Europe and in India if it proceeds with the antitrust investigation, the first source said. “China will also look at what other countries have done, including holding inquiries with Google executives,” said the person. The...
  21. erek

    Abandoned Chip Fab: Bil Herd's MOS Technologies Factory Walk-Through 35 Years Later

    "The second floor was where our offices had been. The hot press of design deadlines has long since left this space, now all there is to see is the golf course out the window and a little camp fire someone had made. I got to show this video to Dave, including the view looking out his old office...
  22. erek

    CD PROJEKT RED Mandates Six-Day Work Weeks Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077’s Launch

    "However, Bloomberg gathered from anonymous sources that Adam Badowski, Game Director for Cyberpunk 2077 at CD PROJEKT RED, sent out the following email to the entire team earlier this week. As you can read below, it basically mandates a (paid) extra day of work during the weekend. Earlier...
  23. erek

    MSI Releases AGESA Combo PI V2 1.1.0.0 BIOS Updates for AMD 500-series Motherboards

    "Highlights include: Optimized compatibility for AMD Ryzen 3000-Series and Ryzen 4000 G-Series Desktop Processors and future AM4 socket processors, solve some specific OC failure issues, updated SMU module, and optimized DDR4 memory overclocking. MSI will keep announcing BIOS news. Please find...
  24. erek

    NVIDIA And VMWare Announce Hybrid Cloud Partnership For AI Software And Hardware Infrastructure

    "Gelsinger also mentions that “[VMWare is] also collaborating to define a new architecture for the hybrid cloud—one purpose-built to support the needs and demands of the next generation of applications.” The partnership will create “architecture for the hybrid cloud based on SmartNIC technology...
  25. erek

    Amsterdam and Helsinki launch algorithm registries to bring transparency to public deployments of AI

    "The introduction of AI registries in Amsterdam and Helsinki is the latest multinational effort to maintain public trust and harness AI for the good of humanity. Earlier in September, Finland joined 12 other countries, including NATO member states and the U.S., to form the AI Partnership for...
  26. erek

    AMD Ryzen™ Chipset Driver Release Notes (2.07.14.327) Highlights

    "Release Highlights Initial support for AMD Ryzen 4000 G-Series Desktop Processors Driver change details added to release note Windows 10 only Release Fixed Issues Moving installer window during install process may cause installer window to flicker/move around the screen Known Issues...
  27. erek

    AMD Radeon Adrenalin Edition 20.9.2 driver

    “Download the all-new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2. This release supports the launch of Star Wars: Squadrons, contains new Vulkan extension support and stability improvements for end user issues. Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, designed to give gamers deeply immersive...
  28. erek

    Intel oneAPI 1.0 Officially Released

    "After announcing oneAPI at the end of 2018 and then going into beta last year, oneAPI 1.0 is now official for this open-source, standards-based unified programming model designed to support Intel's range of hardware from CPUs to GPUs to other accelerators like FPGAs. Intel's oneAPI initiative...
  29. erek

    The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos DLC Needs One Thing That Peril on Gorgon Skipped Over

    Spoilers: "It’s also been critiqued that many enemies on Gorgon are re-skinned enemies found throughout the base game. Adding new, never-before-seen enemies would require more effort on behalf of the developer, but that kind of addition could go a long way. It would give players new enemies to...
  30. erek

    Intel Enters Strategic Collaboration with Lightbits Labs

    "In addition to the technical collaboration between the two companies, Lightbits and Intel are collaborating to provide complete solutions to customers and develop the ecosystem to drive broad adoption of these innovations. As a first example of the potential performance benefit this...
  31. erek

    D-Wave’s 5,000-qubit quantum computing platform handles 1 million variables

    "5,000+ qubits, 15-way qubit connectivity If you’re confused by the “over 5,000 qubits” part, you’re not alone. More qubits typically means more potential for building commercial quantum applications. But D-Wave isn’t giving a specific qubit count for Advantage because the exact number varies...
  32. erek

    Next-Gen HAMR Platters Promise 80TB Hard Drives

    "Conventional magnetic recording methods today achieve 1.14Tb per square inch, but SDK believes its HAMR technology will increase that to up to 6Tb per square inch. Based on today's nine platter hard drives, that means an 80TB hard drive is theoretically possible. However, it's not clear what...
  33. erek

    ASUS caught modifying GeForce RTX 3080 TUF and ROG STRIX PCB designs

    "Now this story is based on something that we didn’t even notice ourselves. We received this information as a tip. As it turns out ASUS also had a different PCB design before the cards were seeded to reviewers and to distributors. The manufacturer first uploaded photographs showing full SP-CAP...
  34. erek

    Powerful ClockTuner Optimization App For AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPUs Launches September 29

    "The utility works its magic at the Core Complex (CCX) level, and is capable of undervolting each of the clusters individually, and without disabling any of AMD's energy saving technologies. In addition, it configures overclocked settings depending on how the clusters respond, using a...
  35. erek

    Weapononzing CVE against MSI Ambient Link Microsoft Windows driver

    "The WHQL process does not certify that the driver in question is bug-free: as Eclypsium has documented, the plethora of unpatched signed drivers out there is jaw-dropping. On the bright side, HVCI and VBS stop all these kind of attacks as they will detect any tampering at the register level...
  36. erek

    GeForce 456.55 WHQL driver download

    "Download GeForce 452.55 WHQL drivers, these drivers provide support provides support for NVIDIA Reflex in the blockbuster titles, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone, as well as offers the best experience in Star Wars: Squadrons. The new Game Ready Driver also improves...
  37. erek

    Metal wires of carbon complete toolbox for nano carbon-based computers

    "Inducing metallicity in graphene nanoribbons via zero-mode superlattices In its usual two-dimensional form, graphene does not have an energy gap in its electronic structure. However, one-dimensional ribbons made of the material are semiconducting and making them metallic is tricky. Rizzo et...
  38. erek

    Researcher Discusses How Time Travel Could Prevent a Pandemic like Covid

    "Reversible dynamics with closed time-like curves and freedom of choice The theory of general relativity predicts the existence of closed time-like curves (CTCs), which theoretically would allow an observer to travel back in time and interact with their past self. This raises the question of...
  39. erek

    Windows’ Hidden Self Destruct Code

    "There was once a piece of code, buried deep within Windows, designed to detect competitor operating systems, and upon finding them, CRASH... or at least, make the user feel like something was seriously wrong. This was Microsoft's attempt to truly kill Digital Research's DR-DOS, and although it...
  40. erek

    Windows XP Source Code Reportedly Leaked, Posted to 4chan (Updated)

    "Update 9/25/20 12:20pm PT: We have added more details to the text below about new information that has surfaced, including that multiple operating systems are impacted and that conspiracy theory material is also embedded in the torrented copies of the leak. Update #2: A Microsoft...
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