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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this year, AMD leaker TUM_APISAK caught sight of a new AMD engineering SKU that seemed relevant to the upcoming Xbox Next / PlayStation 5 consoles. Today, a new — but similar — SoC has tipped up in the 3DMark database: “ZG16702AE8JB2_32/10/18_13F8” AMD Gonzalo ZG16702AE8JB2_32/10/18_13F8 — APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) April 10, 2019 Believe it or not,

Probe Headed for Mercury Fires Most Powerful Ion Drive Ever Built

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The BepiColombo Mercury probe is a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The probe is intended to study Mercury’s magnetic field, magnetosphere, interior, and surface structures. It consists of two vehicles — the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and the Mercury Magnetosphere Orbiter (MMO). No word yet on

PSA: Headed into Black Friday, AMD’s Midrange GPU Prices are Really, Really Good

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. I don’t normally write about GPU sales — Grant covers that side of ExtremeTech. While updating our GPU buying guide, however, I came across a couple of price cuts on Team Red that were good enough to deserve to be called out separately. Newegg shows RX 570 GPUs with 4GB of RAM for $ 139,

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping

Politicians and lobbying groups still regularly dismiss the science of climate change and efforts to increase the use of cleaner forms of energy like wind and solar. However, any opposition to the spirit of renewable energy could be a moot point soon as the cost of energy acquired by modern photovoltaics continues to drop. The International Energy Agency reports that nations from all regions have seen the market for solar

Take it from a Canadian: Science in America is headed for dark, dark days

This week, we saw the first of what will surely be many headlines pitting the incoming Trump administration against the outgoing principles of science in government research. One of the President-elect’s key advisers has informed the media that NASA’s climate research division will be dramatically defunded. By quite how much, we don’t currently know — but the statement makes it clear that “politicized climate monitoring” will be a no-go in

Japan’s X-ray satellite spinning out of control, some fragments headed for re-entry

Last week, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it had briefly picked up radio signals from its damaged X-ray observatory, Hitomi. Those contacts sparked hope that something might be salvaged from the satellite and its mission. As we previously detailed, Hitomi’s X-ray telescope and mission were a rare chance to study the universe in a way we can’t duplicate on Earth. Unfortunately, additional information now suggests that the

Last week, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it had briefly picked up radio signals from its damaged X-ray observatory, Hitomi. Those contacts sparked hope that something might be salvaged from the satellite and its mission. As we previously detailed, Hitomi’s X-ray telescope and mission were a rare chance to study the universe in a way we can’t duplicate on Earth. Unfortunately, additional information now suggests that the

Manning beats Brady: Broncos headed back to Super Bowl

DENVER – Peyton Manning ain’t finished just yet. An all-time great game between two Hall of Fame quarterbacks went down to the final seconds , but in a dramatic upset, the eldest Manning has booked himself one more trip to the Super Bowl after a 20-18 win over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in Denver Sunday. It all came down to a two-point conversion attempt with 12 seconds

Ex Nazi, 95, headed to trial in Germany for Auschwitz deaths

KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS Hubert Zafke is accused of working as a medic in Auschwitz  (shown) in an SS hospital. BERLIN — A German court says a 95-year-old man will go on trial next month on 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly serving in the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp. Hubert Zafke is accused of working as a medic in Auschwitz in an SS hospital. Prosecutors argue that in that role,

Mike Piazza headed to Baseball Hall of Fame with Griffey Jr.

Mike Piazza was a 62nd- round draft pick made good, a man who became an improbable star and then bloomed into baseball’s greatest hitting catcher. He first lit up Los Angeles and then switched coasts, mid-career, to become something of a New York icon, delivering Met moments that still set city hearts fluttering, years later. Piazza had his own moment Wednesday when he was elected to the Baseball Hall of