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  1. AlphaAtlas

    Astronauts From Failed Launch Will Return to the ISS Today

    Last October, three astronauts aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket survived an explosive, mid flight failure. The ancient, Soviet-designed Soyuz rockets are notoriously reliable, with only 1 other recorded manned launch failure in 1975, but the 2018 incident put the future of the International Space...
  2. cageymaru

    Classic World of Warcraft Content Progression Revealed

    For many of us, World of Warcraft (WoW) was the first MMO that appealed to us. As the MMO aged, the classic content was ignored or altered to make it easier to attract new players to the game. After years of complaints, Blizzard Entertainment is bringing back Classic World of Warcraft and...
  3. cageymaru

    The FCC Has Levied a $900,000 Fine Against Swarm for Unauthorized Satellite Launch

    Swarm Technologies Inc has been ordered to pay a $900,000 fine by the FCC for "unauthorized deployment and operation of satellites, unauthorized operation of earth ground stations, and other unauthorized operation and testing of radio frequency equipment." The FCC had denied Swarm Technologies'...
  4. cageymaru

    Introducing the NVIDIA TITAN RTX GPU

    Today NVIDIA has unleashed the TITAN of Turing; the NVIDIA TITAN RTX. At the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems in Montreal, Canada (NeurIPS), NVIDIA announced the "T-Rex" launch later this month with a $2,499 MSRP. The NVIDIA TITAN RTX is a professional tool designed for the...
  5. DooKey

    This Startup Got $40 Million to Build a Space Catapult

    A new startup called SpinLaunch has managed to get $40M in backing from Alphabet and Airbus for a launch technology that uses a kinetic launch system to put small payloads into space. The launch system uses electricity to get the payload up to speed by spinning it until it reaches a high...
  6. DooKey

    SpaceX Postpones First Commercial Launch of Updated Falcon 9 Rocket

    SpaceX postponed its planned launch of their Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket yesterday after an automatic launch shutdown occurred. They aren't sure what caused the shutdown, however, they are going to try again today to launch this updated rocket. Further, the latest Falcon 9 is approved for Crewed...
  7. DooKey

    SpaceX Increasing Launch Cadence as Promised

    Last year SpaceX set a new launch record of 18 missions and their COO said they would increase their cadence by 50 percent this year. Believe it or not they are rocking those launches and should be on track to launch almost 30 missions this year. Further, the expectation is to beat that number...
  8. DooKey

    SpaceX Successfully Launches Two Test Sats for Starlink Internet Service

    SpaceX strikes again and successfully launches a Paz satellite for a Spanish operator into orbit. However, SpaceX decided they were also going to launch two test sats into orbit for another Elon Musk venture called Starlink. Starlink is a satellite based internet service that he hopes will...
  9. R

    SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Happening Now

    SpaceX's heavy lift version of the Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch today at 3:45 PM EST. This is the first test of the Falcon Heavy, and is meant to be a demonstration to see if the rocket can put a payload into orbit. SpaceX has confirmed the Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster is onboard the...
  10. DooKey

    SpaceX Is Attempting Another First Next Week

    SpaceX is going to do something next week that's never been done before. They are going to launch a refurbished Dragon Capsule and a refurbished Falcon 9 rocket on the same mission. Reusing two major components at the same time is going to drive down costs significantly in the future...
  11. DooKey

    SpaceX is Launching a Secret Mission Called 'Zuma'

    On November 16th, between 8PM and 10PM Eastern, SpaceX is sending a secret payload called "Zuma" beyond our atmosphere. The aerospace corporation test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket on November 11th with the intention of launching the mission on the 15th. While the latest target date was moved by a...
  12. ProfessorUtopia

    Windows Mixed Reality Releasing October 17th

    Public availability of Microsoft's take on VR is just over 6 weeks away. With 5 major brands expected to release HMDs this year, coupled with support for Steam content, does MS have a shot at this market? Though apparently not achieving the titular "Mixed Reality" at launch (at least not from...
  13. FrgMstr

    AMD Releases Ryzen 3 Processors

    AMD today released two models of its mainstream-priced, high-efficiency AMD Ryzen 3 desktop processor, the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPUs. Ryzen 3 processors come equipped with true quad-core unlocked performance for computing and gaming, and join the award-winning AMD Ryzen™ 7 and...
  14. FrgMstr

    AMD Launches EPYC Enterprise CPUs Available Today @ [H]

    AMD Launches EPYC Enterprise CPUs Available Today - AMD held it official EPYC enterprise CPU launch today in Austin, TX. If you are not aware of EPYC, it is quite simply AMD's effort to get back into the datacenters that are now firmly held by Intel Xeon processors. What do you get when you...
  15. cageymaru

    AMD Announces the Official Ryzen Launch Date

    March 2, 2017 is the official AMD Ryzen CPU launch date. AMD announced it on their Twitter account this morning along with this video. Quick notes that I took are that the Ryzen CPU lineup has a 52% IPC increase and the Ryzen 7 1700x beats the 6800K by 39% in Cinebench multithreaded mode! I'm...
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