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AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229

Slashdot - 43 min 1 sec fa
Vigile (99919) writes AMD looks to continue addressing the mainstream PC enthusiast and gamer with a set of releases into two different component categories. First, today marks the launch of the Radeon R9 285 graphics card, a $250 option based on a brand new piece of silicon dubbed Tonga. This GPU has nearly identical performance to the R9 280 that came before it, but includes support for XDMA PCIe CrossFire, TrueAudio DSP technology and is FreeSync capable (AMD's response to NVIDIA G-Sync). On the CPU side AMD has refreshed its FX product line with three new models (FX-8370, FX-8370e and FX-8320e) with lower TDPs and supposedly better efficiency. The problem of course is that while Intel is already sampling 14nm parts these Vishera-based CPUs continue to be manufactured on GlobalFoundries' 32nm process. The result is less than expected performance boosts and efficiency gains.

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The Bridge Is Over: Sonos Adds Simpler Wi-Fi Setup to All Its Speakers

Wired - 52 min 35 sec fa
Can’t decide what song to listen to on your Sonos speakers today? You should start with "The Bridge Is Over" by Boogie Down Productions. That's because you won’t need the $50 Sonos Bridge to stream music to the company’s speakers anymore.






Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

Slashdot - 1 ora 3 min fa
sfcrazy (1542989) writes, based on a report from Ted T'so, that Kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov was detained for 15 days for disobeying a police officer. The debacle came about when Monakhov decided to protest the recent invasion into Ukraine by Russian armed forces. Monakhov is using twitter to keep people informed about his experience with the Russian judicial system ; a human translator can probably do a better job than Google in this case.

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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Slashdot - 1 ora 44 min fa
An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times reports on a new study (abstract) showing that low-carb diets have better health benefits than low-fat diets in a test without calorie restrictions. "By the end of the yearlong trial, people in the low-carbohydrate group had lost about eight pounds more on average than those in the low-fat group. They had significantly greater reductions in body fat than the low-fat group, and improvements in lean muscle mass — even though neither group changed their levels of physical activity. While the low-fat group did lose weight, they appeared to lose more muscle than fat. They actually lost lean muscle mass, which is a bad thing,' Dr. Mozaffarian said. 'Your balance of lean mass versus fat mass is much more important than weight. And that's a very important finding that shows why the low-carb, high-fat group did so metabolically well.' ... In the end, people in the low-carbohydrate group saw markers of inflammation and triglycerides — a type of fat that circulates in the blood — plunge. Their HDL, the so-called good cholesterol, rose more sharply than it did for people in the low-fat group. Blood pressure, total cholesterol and LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, stayed about the same for people in each group."

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Foto di Jennifer Lawrence nuda sul web. Nel mirino un bug di "Trova il mio iPhone". Apple indaga.

Il "leak" di foto che ha colpito numerose star potrebbe essere legato a una vulnerabilità di iCloud? La domanda è lecita ma il condizionale è d'obbligo perché finora nessuno ha una idea di quello che sia successo...






Uber, la Germania chiude l'app che sfida i taxi

Dopo le proteste dei tassisti in diverse città europee...






No One Tweets Like the Japanese, and That Was a Huge Problem for Twitter

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
Twitter engineer Mazdak Hashemi says the Japanese tweet like no one else on earth.






Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
A survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library's resources to create articles about local history.






The Funky, Sometimes Impressive Motorcycles of Communist Eastern Europe

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
The Communist domination of Eastern Europe after World War II wasn’t kind to the development of motorcycles.






Angry Nerd: Are You Ready for Grant Morrison’s Mind-Bending Multiversity?

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
The Multiversity spans 52 parallel universes and features characters like a Nazi Superman and a vampire Batman. Keeping track of everything requires an infographic. It's a lot. That said, Grant Morrison's new, mind-bending mini-series still encompasses everything that's right in the alternate reality comic book world. Angry Nerd is ready to dive in.






How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
There’s a scene near the end of Black Swan, where Nina finally loses her grip on reality. And when people watch it, their brain activity bears some resemblance to a pattern that’s been observed in people with schizophrenia, said Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist at Tel Aviv University in Israel, said at a recent event here sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.






5 Futuristic Food Wrappers That You Don’t Have to Throw Away

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
Before it’s even time for dinner, the food-to-trash transfer has happened several times. Nixing that transfer entirely is the task at hand for Hannah Billqvist and Anna Glansén.






The Next Big Thing You Missed: Startup Aims to Give Everyone the Mighty Shipping Power of Amazon

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
The premise of Shyp is simple by design---the next best thing to pure teleportation. Download the app, take a picture of the thing you want to ship, put in the address where you want it to go, and done.






You Should Have a Say in Your Robot Car’s Code of Ethics

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
One solution to this ethical problem is to adopt the same approach in engineering that has been tried and tested in healthcare: a robust standard of informed consent.






Recording the Frenzy of Soccer Goalkeeping, 1,000 Times a Second

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
The chance to find out more about what happens with goalies in practice and in games is what British sports scientist Chris Barnes had in mind when he came up with the concept of a goalkeeper-specific tracking monitor three years ago.






Drug Market ‘Agora’ Replaces the Silk Road as King of the Dark Net

Wired - 3 ore 11 min fa
For two and a half years, the Dread Pirate Roberts and his Silk Road black market ruled the Dark Web. But last year’s FBI’s takedown of that narcotics smorgasbord opened the underground trade to competitors. Now those sites have a new leader, one that’s bigger than the Silk Road ever was and continues to grow […]






Researchers Say Neanderthals Created Cave Art

Slashdot - 4 ore 56 min fa
An anonymous reader writes with news of a study that suggests an engraving in Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar was made by Neanderthals more than 39,000 years ago. Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported on Monday in a paper describing the first discovery of artwork by this extinct species. The discovery is "a major contribution to the redefinition of our perception of Neanderthal culture," said prehistorian William Rendu of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, who was not involved in the work. "It is a new and even stronger evidence of the Neanderthal capacity for developing complex symbolic thought" and "abstract expression," abilities long believed exclusive to early modern humans.

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Mondo tablet, avanti adagio

Punto Informatico - 6 ore 36 min fa
IDC prevede una crescita decisamente ridotta per il mercato delle tavolette, un settore che soffre il prevedibile calo della domanda nelle nazioni piu' sviluppate e una riduzione dei profitti in quelle emergenti. E' l'era post-PC, bellezza






Microsoft, 20 giorni per rispondere alla Cina

Punto Informatico - 6 ore 40 min fa
Le autorita' antitrust attendono chiarimenti formali: Redmond dovra' fare chiarezza sulle proprie politiche commerciali cinesi






Nintendo aggiorna 3DS

Punto Informatico - 6 ore 41 min fa
La corporation nipponica presenta una nuova versione della popolare console portatile, che ora e' dotata di hardware piu' performante, nuovi controlli e una batteria piu' capace. In arrivo giochi esclusivi, ma nemmeno troppi






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