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NASA to host Reddit 'Ask Me Anything!' Aug 26th, Flat Earthers rally

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 58 mins ago

NASA will be hosting a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' (AMA) in a couple of days, this will no doubt spark Flat Earthers rallying to the Reddit board with numerous questions.

If you haven't heard about Reddit 'Ask Me Anything's then you have truly missed out on some of the greatest internet information harvesting events. The 'Ask Me Anything' sub-reddit is one of the most subscribed to Reddits on the platform as celebrities, high-profile businessmen, scientists, influencers and people alike take to the platform to answer community voted questions.

The people that are doing the 'Ask Me Anything' provide credible information for who they claim to be and proceed to answer any which question the community has provided them at their discretion. While you might think that they could go south since its the internet, and the internet can certainly be like the Wild Wild West, these events have actually provided some quite valuable information.

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NASA's ISS upgraded, now sends/receives data at 75 megabytes a second

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 59 mins ago

NASA has upgraded the International Space Station's data transmitting and receiving capabilities in a venture to sustain and provide high quality operational services to future exploration missions.

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The International Space Station is currently located in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and since it serves as a extremely effective controlled outpost to the infinite vastness of space, NASA has decided to upgrade its data transmitting capability in both sending and receiving data transfers. The new announcement sees the ISS be upgraded to a 600 megabit connection up (sending) and down (receiving) connection.

George Morrow, the acting center director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center commented on the upgrade, saying "NASA's communications networks play a pivotal role in every NASA mission, enabling data from human spaceflight, space and Earth science research missions and technological demonstrations to reach Earth for the benefit of humanity. This increase in data rate capability for the International Space Station underlines our commitment to provide high-quality operational services for NASA exploration missions today and in the future."

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The 'Lady and the Tramp' live-action remake airs on Disney+, Nov 12th

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 2 hours, 59 mins ago

The release of Disney's new goliath streaming platform is almost upon us, and the company is currently in full swing with trailer releases and announcements.

Above we have the cult classic 'Lady and the Tramp''s official trailer, and if you didn't already notice by first glance this movie will be a live-action remake of the cartoon version. According to Firstshowing, this movie will be dodging theaters and heading straight to the new streaming platform in November when the service launches.

'Lady and the Tramp' is no doubt one of the movies Disney is using to sway people into grabbing a subscription to their new service, and do you know what, I'd say that its going to work. Disney's library of content that will be available on their platform at launch and what they have planned for the future is going to be simply immense. Just to name a few there is: 30 Seasons of The Simpsons at launch, National Geographic Documentary series', a new Star Wars series and not to mention additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Clickbait is real, Netflix thriller looks at dark side of social media

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: 4 hours, 13 mins ago

Clickbait isn't just something online, as it has become somewhat real with Netflix picking up the thriller that will be produced in Melbourne, Australia.

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Australian film and TV creator Tony Ayres will be involved, as well as Harry Potter producer David Heyman and Christian White. Ayres is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of Clickbait while White acts as the co-creator, co-producer, and writer. Anderwon will sit in the directors chair for the 8-part series.

Clickbait will look into the dangers of social media, and the chasm between our digital selves and our real-world selves. No casting has been announced yet, but we should expect news on that soon.

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President Trump wants to NUKE HURRICANES to stop them hitting the US

By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 4 hours, 50 mins ago

I don't know what would scare me more, seeing a hurricane off in the distance -- or a stealth bomber flying over it and dropping a nuclear bomb inside of it. Yeah, that's what President Trump wants to do.

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Axios reports from sources who have heard the president's private remarks and been briefed on a National Security Council memorandum that recorded those comments "that in a meeting between President Trump and top national security and homeland security officials over threats with hurricanes, Trump said: "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?"

Trump continued: "They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?"

Axios reports that someone in the room said "Sir, we'll look into that".

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HPE's new supercomputer will help NASA run Crysis on the Moon

By: Anthony Garreffa | Super Computing | Posted: 5 hours, 45 mins ago

HPE has teamed with NASA on future supercomputer collaboration, with HPE providing its new Aitken supercomputer for future missions to the moon. HPE and NASA Ames Research Center have signed a four-year, multi-phase partnership over its Aitken supercomputer.

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NASA will use HPE's new Aitken supercomputer for its Artemis program, which will see humans returning to the moon in 2024. Artemis will be handling calculations, modeling, and simulations of entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the moon.

Inside, HPE's new Aitkin supercomputer is based on HPE's SGI 8600 HPC platform, which is a tray-based, scalable supercomputer cluster.

Aitken packs 1150 nodes, each of which have 2 x 20-core second-gen Intel Scalable processors and Mellonox InfiniBand interconnects. This means that Aitken has a huge 46,080 cores and an even crazier 221TB of memory throughout its 1150 nodes providing an impressive 3.69 petaflops of performance.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 will also use CRYENGINE, will have modding

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 44 mins ago

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is powered by Crytek's CRYENGINE with developer Kingdom Come: Deliverance confirming that its sequel will also use CRYENGINE.

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Warhorse Studios PR boss Tobias Stolz-Zwilling talked with Gamepressure recently, with the site asking if the developer would use CRYENGINE or not. Tobias replied: "We're not planning to change anything - simply because we made so many tools and so many things with the engine, adjusted it".

He continued: "It was never used for any RPGs before we did it. We did so much with the engine that we are afraid that changing it would mean starting from the beginning. And if you think of how long we needed to make the engine work for KCD before we could just start to... work with it - just too long. And hope on a good cooperation with CryTech".

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PewDiePie passes 100 million subscribers on YouTube

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 34 mins ago

PewDiePie has just reached a massive milestone, the first single person (not a group) that has reached 100 million subscribers on YouTube. YouTube itself celebrated the milestone:

Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg started his massive YouTuber journey with Minecraft and funnily enough, it is time for Minecraft's time in the limelight again with its resurgence in many ways. NVIDIA recently teamed with Microsoft for Minecraft with RTX, and it looks out of this world.

Indian music channel T-Series is home to the #1 subscribers on YouTube at 109 million, but PewDiePie's celebration is bigger - he's one person hitting 100m subscribers but he also got married this week. Some gigantic milestones for PewDiePie, that's for sure.

Razer will spawn its biggest retail store in the world in Las Vegas

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 9 mins ago

Razer is opening its largest store in the world on September 7, with the gaming giant set to open the doors to its new Las Vegas gaming store to Vegas-based gamers.

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The new store is massive inside of the LINQ Promenade at a huge 2400 square feet through two floors, as both a "gaming hangout" that doubles as a social space, and somewhere that Razer can sell its vast range of gaming products.

Razer will have 10 gaming stations in the lower floor that will be home to esports tournaments, while the second story has a streaming lounge for online broadcasters. Razer will have a massive (and I'm sure super-awesome) 16-display wall that will be playing livestreams and competitions.

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Remedy working on three new IPs, including unannounced AAA project

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 49 mins ago

Control is coming out next week, but Remedy is already working on its next project. It just won't be released any time soon.

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Remedy games are special and take a while to bake in the oven, but once one batch is done another goes right on the rack. As an indie studio, Remedy has to constantly jump from project-to-project in order to stay afloat, so it often starts planning its next game way before its current game is finished. This iterative process sees all previous games influencing the later ones, like Alan Wake 2 fed into Quantum Break which then morphed into Control.

Now Remedy talks about its upcoming projects, including a new AAA title and games in its new Vanguard live service team. We knew as far back as 2018 that a new AAA game outside of Control was in planning phases, but in a recent earnings call Remedy says the project is now in early dev stages.

Right now Remedy has three projects in the immediate pipeline:

  • A new CrossFire game
  • New unannounced AAA project
  • Live service game from its new Vanguard team

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