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INNO3D launches its GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 TWIN X2 OC graphics card

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Apr 6, 2020 at 04:20 am CDT

INNO3D has just launched two new graphics cards now that NVIDIA has taken the wraps off of its new GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 graphics card.

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The first new INNO3D graphics card is the GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 TWIN X2 OC, which is a small two-fan custom card, while there's an even smaller single-fan option in the COMPACT GTX 1650. INNO3D's new GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 TWIN X2 and COMPACT GTX 1650 both rock 4GB of GDDR6 at 12Gbps.

INNO3D will be clocking the GPU at 1590MHz boost, but I'm sure there will be a little bit of wiggle room -- especially with the GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 TWIN X2 OC variant.

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The world's first tiger has tested positive for coronavirus

Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | Apr 6, 2020 at 03:24 am CDT

It was barely a week ago that I reported that the first pet cat had been infected with coronavirus in Belgium, and now a Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York has tested positive for coronavirus.

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The 4-year-old Malayan tiger is called Nadia, the first tiger to test positive for COVID-19 coronavirus -- is the first known infection in an animal in the US, or a tiger anywhere. 6 other tigers and lions have also been struck down with coronavirus, with a zoo employee (who isn't showing signs yet) reportedly infecting the tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo.

Zoo Director Jim Breheny said in a statement: "These are extremely hard days for all of us -- no matter where we live and work". The US Department of Agriculture confirmed Nadia's test results at its veterinary lab, adding that there were no other known cases of coronavirus in US pets or livestock, yet.

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Bill Gates will lose billions in developing seven coronavirus vaccines

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Apr 6, 2020 at 02:31 am CDT

Bill Gates has announced that he will be utilizing his Gates Foundation to begin construction of seven different factories that will be used for manufacturing a coronavirus vaccine.

Bill Gates sat down virtually with Trevor Noah of The Daily Show, and said that the Gates Foundation could come up with the money and move faster than the government can in acting against the coronavirus outbreak. Gates says that "Because our foundation has such deep expertise in infectious diseases, we've thought about the epidemic, we did fund some things to be more prepared like a vaccine effort, our early money can accelerate things."

Gates says that due to his position, he can move much faster than governments in ensuring that vaccine manufacturing is at the highest capacity possible and that development for multiple vaccines is being conducted at the same time. Gates acknowledges that manufacturing multiple vaccines at factories will waste possibly billions of dollars, but he says that we shouldn't be wasting any time towards a vaccine being developed.

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Hacker gets paid $75,000 by Apple for finding iPhone camera exploit

Jak Connor | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Apr 6, 2020 at 02:08 am CDT

Apple is renowned for having heavy security implementation on its devices, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to find an exploit.

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A former security engineer named Ryan Pickren was the white-hat hacker who managed to find two security flaws in users' iPhones or MacBooks. The security flaws weren't small loopholes either and could have potentially allowed bad actors to gain access to the camera. According to the report, Pickren decided to "hammer the browser with obscure corner cases" and then focus on the camera security model, which he then admits was "pretty intense".

Pickren looked into the mobile Safari vulnerabilities and found seven separate vulnerabilities. Pickren linked three of the exploits together and managed to gain access to the iPhone camera. Pickren says that "A bug like this shows why users should never feel totally confident that their camera is secure. Regardless of operating system or manufacturer." Apple rewarded Pickren with $75,000 for locating these exploits.

Microsoft Edge takes over Firefox and becomes 2nd most popular browser

Jak Connor | Internet Browsers | Apr 6, 2020 at 01:33 am CDT

When you install Windows, most users will use Microsoft's built-in internet browser, Microsoft Edge, to download Chrome or another internet browser - abandoning Edge altogether.

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Perhaps that isn't the case anymore, as Bleeping Computer reports that Edge is now the second most popular internet browser in terms of usage. The report states that Edge has now overtaken Mozilla Firefox, and in regards to browser market share, now holds 7.59%, in comparison to Firefox's 7.19%.

If you were wondering what internet browser holds the first position in terms of popularity, and you guessed Google Chrome, then you would have guessed right as Google's internet browser holds the lions share of users with 68.5%. This recent popularity spike for Microsoft Edge could be a result of the browser becoming Chromium-based, which means that it has support for using all of the Google Chrome extensions in the Chrome Webstore, while also having the same compatibility and performance as Google Chrome.

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YouTube will suppress any videos linking coronavirus COVID-19 to 5G

Jak Connor | Online Video | Apr 6, 2020 at 01:07 am CDT

YouTube is attempting to halt the spread of misinformation regarding coronavirus COVID-19, and the recent target will be conspiracy theories that make a connection between COVID-19 and 5G.

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5G already has established conspiracy theories behind it, and while most of the theories can be put to rest with established evidence, this hasn't stopped people from absorbing the misinformation and acting upon in. This 'act before further research is done' is becoming especially prevalent in a new conspiracy theory regarding coronavirus COVID-19 and its spread. The conspiracy claims that COVID-19 is being spread to communities through 5G communication networks.

These conspiracy theories have resulted in people attacking 5G towers in a bid to stop the spread of the virus. The Guardian reported that multiple attacks had been carried out on 5G towers, and now a YouTube has said that videos making a connection between 5G and coronavirus are "borderline content". These videos will be subjected to suppression, which means they will lose ad revenue and be removed from the platform's search results.

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Scientific study puts coronavirus COVID-19 mask spread debate to rest

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Apr 6, 2020 at 12:33 am CDT

There has been confusion worldwide as to whether wearing masks reduces the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Now, a new study has put the debate to rest.

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Since the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, many news outlets have pushed the idea that face masks should only be worn by the sick. A new study has been conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland and the University of Hong Kong, and the findings indicate that wearing a face mask does help stem the outbreak.

The researchers conducted an experiment on 246 patients using a Gesundheit II, which examines and captures breaths. The researchers found that using the masks can slow the spread of almost all respiratory infections. In the study, scientists detected coronavirus in 30% of the patients' respiratory droplets and 40% of the aerosols in the exhalation samples without facemasks. When face masks where introduced, researchers were unable to detect coronavirus in any respiratory droplets or aerosols.

ASUS launches new GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 with 'space-grade lubricant'

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Apr 5, 2020 at 10:01 pm CDT

ASUS has just launched its new GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 graphics cards which if you couldn't already guess from the first sentence, have GDDR6 memory -- the original GeForce GTX 1650 launched with GDDR5 memory. And yes, I also had fun writing that headline... and ASUS really did use "space-grade lubricant".

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The new GDDR6-powered GeForce GTX 1650 has memory bandwidth over 50% faster than the GDDR5-based GeForce GTX 1650. This means that the new GDDR6-powered GeForce GTX 1650 is much faster option for 1080p and 1440p gamers at a lower price point than the GeForce GTX 1660/GTX 1660 SUPER.

The original GeForce GTX 1650 with its GDDR5 memory was clocked at 8Gbps and offered 128GB/sec of memory bandwidth, but the new GDDR6 memory is clocked much higher at 12Gbps and offers 192GB/sec of memory bandwidth -- a win-win situation for gamers.

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GIGABYTE launches EAGLE series GeForce graphics cards

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Apr 5, 2020 at 09:35 pm CDT

GIGABYTE has just launched its new EAGLE series of graphics cards, with a very unique and not-so-GIGABYTE-y look. Check it out:

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It looks great in the hero shot on the official AORUS Japan Twitter account, but there are absolutely no details of this card just yet. We can see it sports a dual-fan cooler, and will arrive in two models at first: NVIDIA's mid-range GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 SUPER.

We should hope to see more details on the new EAGLE series of graphics cards from GIGABYTE in the coming weeks.

Acer Predator new gaming laptops with new RTX graphics

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Apr 5, 2020 at 07:49 pm CDT

Acer has just unveiled a bunch of new gaming laptops powered by Intel's new 10th-gen CPUs and NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER mobile graphics cards.

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The new Acer Predator Triton 500 packs an Intel 10th-gen Core CPU mixed with the option of a GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER or GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card. Acer has used a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS-based display with a super-smooth 300Hz refresh rate with 3ms overdrive.

Acer offers up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, up to 2TB of NVMe RAID 0 SSD storage for super-fast storage goodness, Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i wireless, E3100G ethernet controller, and 100% of the sRGB color gamut.

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