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AMD RX Vega 64 Underperforms GTX 1070 yet costs as much as GTX 1080 Ti

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It has been a long time since we reported on computer hardware but this one is funny and is worth reporting on it. If AMD continues this trend they will soon find themselves in bankruptcy though that wouldn’t be anything to cheer for because we do need competition if we wanted lower prices for our hardware. RX Vega 64 is sold for $150-200 above the MSRP and AMD blames the miners and gamers for... 

World's First Self-Fueling Boat Sets Sail on Round the World Trip

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The world’s first self-fueling boat has set off from Paris on a journey around the world that is expected to take six years. The world’s first self-fueling boat left dock in Paris on Saturday, the beginning of a voyage which French engineers hope could mark the start of a revolution in seafaring technology. The boat is called Energy Observer and it generates its own power via solar panels,... 

Ukraine, France Might Build Giant Solar Park at Chernobyl

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Recent reports suggest that Ukraine and France have been discussing the idea of building a solar power station within the deserted radioactive Chernobyl nuclear reactor plant and the surrounding area. The total cost of the project is estimated at about $1 billion. Sputnik discussed the project with Jenny Chase, Head of Solar Analysis at Bloomberg. According to a recent Bloomberg report, Ukraine is... 

Artificial Intelligence “Singularity Event” Sparks Fear In Russia

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A stunning new Federal Security Service (FSB) report circulating in the Kremlin today is expressing fears that an artificial intelligence “singularity event” has occurred in the Perm Krai Oblast—and that was caused by a computer source code allegedly hacked by a Federation citizen who was kidnapped on 28 June by American CIA operatives in Latvia prior to his being able to be interviewed by FSB... 

GENIUS! Trump Proposes Adding Solar Panels to Border Wall

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Genius! Trump is a genius! A “big, beautiful” wall between the US and Mexico is coming soon and could produce clean energy, the president stated Wednesday. So the wall will have two big purposes now, giant clean energy generator and keeping the invaders away. Trump can also give some of the energy to Mexico for free. That way he will make Mexico agree with the wall and never want to tear it down... 

Wikileaks unveils Cherry Blossom docs: CIA Has Been Hacking WiFi Routers for Years

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“Cherry Blossom maintains an information database of wireless network devices,” according to the user’s manual, which “contains information about hundreds of network devices including manufacturer, make, model, version, reference design, FCC ID, network processor, wireless chipset, operating system, default username/password, etc.” The 175-page guidebook created in 2006, but revised in 2012,... 

Russian Scientists Create Futuristic ‘Invisibility Cloak’ for the Army

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Looks like Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak wasn’t that magical after all. Russian scientists at the Saratov State University have announced the creation of unique camouflage material or an invisibility cloak, to protect the army from enemies. The technology of surface nano-processing of materials has allowed Russian scientists to create unique camouflage materials that could help conceal the... 

Russia bans Canadian BlackBerry phones

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Russia’s telecom and media watchdog Roskomnadzor has blocked all BlackBerry websites, having thus deprived owners of BlackBerry smartphones of the possibility to access their settings and personal accounts. In response to complaints, Russian officials redirect all questions to Canada, where BlackBerry devices are made. BlackBerry smartphones are known for their security protection and thus enjoy... 

CIA malware targets Microsoft OSes from Windows XP to Windows 10

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CIA documents concerning malware designed for Windows computers were published online Friday as part of WikiLeaks latest “Vault 7” dump. The malware, known as “Athena,” targets Microsoft operating systems from 2001’s Windows XP to the company’s current Windows 10 release. Dates on the documents, which range from September 2015 to February 2016, reveal the CIA’s ability to hack Windows... 

A.I. to take over half of all jobs in next decade: China

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Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will replace humans in 50 percent of all jobs in just ten years, says Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures and a reputable Chinese technologist. According to Lee, AI represents the decision engine that would replace people. The tech expert stressed that its capabilities far exceed those of humanity. The corporations, which Sinovation... 

Australians sue Apple for refusing to repair error

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Hundreds of Australian consumers are suing US Apple company for violating consumer rights by allegedly refusing to look at or repair some iPads and iPhones previously serviced by a third party. Australia’s consumer watchdog agency, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), announced on Thursday that it had filed a legal complaint on behalf of 275 consumers against Apple Pty Limited... 

Idaho's $4.3 Million Solar Road Generates Enough Power To Run ONE Microwave

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An expensive solar road project in Idaho can’t even power a microwave most days, according to the project’s energy data. The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day. On March 29th,... 

NASA’s humanoid robot put to the test for ultimate Mars challenge

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NASA’s Robonauts are being put to the test in Mars-like obstacle courses in order to pave the way for future humanoid space exploration and help bridge the expansive gap between Earth and human colonization of the red planet. NASA built four six-foot, 290-pound, Iron man-like pieces of machinery named Valkyrie, at the cost of about $2 million each, and then outsourced three of them to universities... 

Amazon Echo shuts down over CIA #Vault7 connection query

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The WikiLeaks ‘Vault 7’ data dump allegedly detailing CIA hacking tactics has again thrown the privacy of electronic devices into focus. One viral video showing an Amazon Echo refusing to confirm a link to the US spy agency is summing up people’s fears. On Tuesday, Wikileaks unexpectedly released 8,761 documents claiming to reveal “CIA hacking tools” such as everyday smart televisions and... 

Perfect Black cube floating over USA's top-secret base caught on Camera

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A perfect looking black cube has terrified residents of a Texas town. A BIZARRE and sinister-looking perfect black cube has terrified residents of a Texas town after it appeared in the skies above White Sands – the USA’s most secret military installation. The terrifying black cube was snapped over El Paso on the Texas border just a few miles from White Sands – the infamous US military testing... 
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