| Preparedness News & Information

Ars Technica

Phys Org

The Register


Wired Tech

Gadget Lab


Wired Science

Science Blogs

Popular Science

Wired Security

Hard OCP

  • The Final Bottom Line
    We have written thousands of "The Bottom Lines" over the last couple of decades, but this is truly the last one. What I wrote in my "Goodbye HardOCP - Hello Intel" statement is not a cruel April Fool's Day joke. Tomorrow is my first day working fo…
    - 25 days ago 1 Apr 19, 1:03am -
  • Seasonic X-750 750W PSU 10 Year Redux
    One of our readers' favorite PSU topics has been when we look back at a previously reviewed PSU that has been in service for a long while, and whether or not that PSU will still meet ATX spec and handle its previously rated wattage load. Today we ha…
    - 29 days ago 28 Mar 19, 9:03am -
  • Enermax MaxRevo 1800W Power Supply Review
    Enermax sets its sights on the very high end with this new MaxRevo 1800W unit. You will however need to be on 230v to eke out that much power, those of us with 120v input will be looking at a 1600W unit. However if you are building a high end HEDT…
    - 32 days ago 25 Mar 19, 6:03am -
  • Signing out One Last Time
    Today is the last day that I'll be doing the news on Hardocp and I just wanted to tell everyone that it was an honor to be allowed into your workplaces and homes through a few humbly written articles. I hope that my writings brought a little joy and…
    - 34 days ago 22 Mar 19, 11:03pm -
  • Micron Cuts DRAM and NAND Flash Output as ASP Falters
    Micron has revealed plans to cut production of its DRAM and NAND flash products by 5% to combat its average selling price (ASP) falling by 20% in the quarter ended February 28, 2019. Oversupply in both sectors led to the sharp fall in pricing and wa…
    - 34 days ago 22 Mar 19, 10:03pm -
  • The DHS Issues Medical Advisory for Medtronic Cardiac Devices
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a cybersecurity warning that documents vulnerabilities in the Medtronic Conexus Radio Frequency Telemetry Protocol. Medtronic makes cardio-defibrillators that are planted into a patient's chest an…
    - 34 days ago 22 Mar 19, 9:03pm -
  • VRoamer Generates On-The-Fly VR Experiences While Walking Through Buildings
    VRoamer is a new Microsoft Research project that generates VR worlds on-the-fly while users walk through unknown building environments. Players can wear their HMD and no longer have to rely on artificial locomotion techniques such as teleportation.…
    - 34 days ago 22 Mar 19, 9:03pm -
  • Microsoft Patent Describes a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display
    Microsoft has filed a patent for a new type of mixed-reality head-mounted display (HMD) called a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display. The display uses movable screens to simulate a 360 degree field of view. These screens can rotate back…
    - 34 days ago 22 Mar 19, 8:03pm -
  • Irdeto Launches Denuvo Anti Cheat
    Denuvo's DRM software is extensively used throughout the AAA gaming industry, but it's also been the focus of several recent controversies. Some have accused it of degrading performance in the games that implement it, while others claim it barely put…
    - 34 days ago 22 Mar 19, 5:03pm -
  • Audeze Mobius Review
    Hardware Canucks has reviewed the $400 Audeze Mobius premium 3D gaming headset. The reviewer loved the 3D mode for movies, but didn't see the point in it for gaming. He also noted the decreased sound quality in 3D mode. The 3D tracking would lose…
    - 34 days ago 22 Mar 19, 5:03pm -

Singularity Hub

  • newHow AI Can Tap into the Collective Mind to Transform Healthcare
    In 2013, IBM sold the University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center on an audacious idea: that a single AI-powered platform, IBM Watson, could lend a digital hand to battle one of mankind’s most abominable diseases—cancer. In less than four ye…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • New Lifelike Biomaterial Self-Reproduces and Has a Metabolism
    Life demands flux. Every living organism is constantly changing: cells divide and die, proteins build and disintegrate, DNA breaks and heals. Life demands metabolism—the simultaneous builder and destroyer of living materials—to continuously upgra…
    - 1 day ago 24 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • Solving a Math Problem Just Brought Holograms Closer to Reality
    Holograms are a staple in science fiction, but creating ones detailed enough to have serious applications in the real world has proved difficult. While scientists have been slowly pushing the field of holographic projection forward, they haven’t be…
    - 2 days ago 23 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • China’s Electric Buses Save More Diesel Than All Electric Cars Combined
    Tesla and other electric cars are great for the environment. However, they pale in comparison to electric buses. According to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), electric buses will save an astounding 270,000 barrels of diesel demand i…
    - 3 days ago 22 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • As We Democratize Biology, We Must Avoid Biologizing Democracy
    Technology is rapidly being demonetized and democratized, and that includes biotechnology. Almost anyone can now access and apply powerful biotech tools like genetic testing for a broad range of purposes. In addition, recent scientific insights have…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 20)
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Open AI’s Dota 2 AI Steamrolls World Champion e-Sports Team With Back-to-Back Victories Nick Statt | The Verge “…[OpenAI cofounder and CEO, Sam Altman] tells me there probably does not exist a video game out there right…
    - 5 days ago 20 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • What Makes the Impossible Burger Look and Taste Like Real Beef?
    People eat animals that eat plants. If we just eliminate that middle step and eat plants directly, we would diminish our carbon footprint, decrease agricultural land usage, eliminate health risks associated with red meat, and alleviate ethical concer…
    - 6 days ago 19 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • A Lab-Grown Brain Twitched an Isolated Muscle. Here’s Why That’s Amazing
    Floating inside a petri dish in a lab at Cambridge University, a single disjointed muscle twitched. Normally that’s not news. But in this case, the surgically-dissected muscle is controlled by a slice of isolated brain tissue grown entirely inside…
    - 7 days ago 18 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • Where Should We Draw the Line Between Rejecting and Embracing Black Box AI?
    Deep learning is powering some amazing new capabilities, but we find it hard to scrutinize the workings of these algorithms. Lack of interpretability in AI is a common concern and many are trying to fix it, but is it really always necessary to know w…
    - 8 days ago 17 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Electrifying Mission of the First Private Lunar Spacecraft
    In September 2007, I was joined on stage by Larry Page, Buzz Aldrin, and the deputy administrator of NASA to announce a $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE. The challenge we set was for a private team to build and launch a vehicle that could fly and land…
    - 9 days ago 16 Apr 19, 2:15pm -

New Scientist