Hmm…let me count the ways this could be a bad idea… The U.S. Department of Defense is taking input on its plan to build an advanced mobile nuclear microreactor prototype at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho. For more, check out this IEN story.
Month: September 2021
TikTok tops 1 billion users
Is this the harbinger of the fall of western civilization? I need to come up with a cool, new idea! More than one billion people around the world now use TikTok, according to an announcement Monday from the app. For more, check out this USA Today story.
Windows 11 and older PCs
According to an article on The Verge, Windows 11 won’t stop older PCs, but might make you sign a waiver. But in some ways, the new PC Health Check app is still misleading because it suggests my perfectly good 7th-gen Core i7 desktop gaming PC isn’t ready for Windows 11, despite the fact that I’ve…
More than 800 minor objects spotted beyond Neptune
And why is this important? More than 800 minor objects have been detected beyond Neptune in a discovery that could help identify our Solar System’s hypothesized planet, known as Planet Nine. For more, check out this Daily Mail/MSN story.
ASUS ROG furniture will be available from US Ikea next month
Not your typical Ikea fare… In 2020, Ikea said it was partnering with Asus to make affordable ROG furniture and accessories aimed at gamers who want to spruce up their place. Earlier this year, the two companies launched the new furniture collection in China and Japan and promised it would soon land on the US…
HDMI 2.1 TV: why the new cable standard matters
HDMI 2.1 TVs are bringing faster gaming and even 8K to our screens. The way HDMI 2.1 works is by letting more information pass between games consoles, AV receivers, TVs and other devices. What that means for you is that you’ll see an upgrade in the resolution and refresh rate of your TV or display,…
Update your Apple devices right now
Apple fixed a critical security flaw. Apple has released an emergency software patch after researchers uncovered a security flaw that could allow hackers to secretly install spyware on your Apple devices even if you do nothing, not even click on a link. For more, check out this USA Today story.
Dolby 5.1.2 Atmos
Sony announced a new soundbar that supports Dolby 5.1.2 Atmos. I was unfamiliar with this and found a page on the Dolby site that explains how to setup the different configurations. Dolby Atmos goes beyond the ordinary listening experience and puts you inside the song in a new spatial way, revealing every detail of the…
Google’s Incredible New Photo AI Makes ‘Zoom And Enhance’ a Real Thing
This is impressive tech. Now, the promise of shows like CSI will be a reality. The technique is called natural image synthesis by Google, and in this particular scenario, image super-resolution. You start off with a small, blocky, pixelated photo, and you end up with something sharp, clear, and natural-looking. It may not match the…
China is looking to build miles-wide ‘megastructures’ in space
According to a story on the Daily Mail, China is looking to build miles-wide ‘megastructures’ in space. The structures will require lightweight materials to allow larger objects to get into orbit with existing rockets. Researchers will also need to adopt technology to allow for in-orbit assembly and control. For more, check out this Daily Mail/MSN…