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addlink joins the Gen4 SSD revolution, and here is our full review of the S90 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 drive.
addlink joins the Gen4 SSD revolution, and here is our full review of the S90 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 drive.
HP has announced new notebook computers that slide into its EliteBook range, including a pair of premium machines in the x360 line, among others. The EliteBook x360 1030 G7 and the x360 1040 G7 are both premium laptops that are 6.3% smaller than the previous generation. The notebooks have 89% screen-to-body ratios, which HP claims is the highest among business convertibles.
10th generation six-core Intel Core vPro processors are under the hood for performance. HP notes that the 1040 G7 is capable of up to 29 hours of battery life per charge. Also announced in the EliteBook range is the 805 G7 and 800 G7 series machines designed for multitasking and multi-place working available with both AMD and Intel processors.
The EliteBook 800 range is offered with 13.3-, 14-, and 15.6-inch diagonal screens. The 805 Series are AMD Ryzen PRO-based systems using Radeon VEGA graphics. HP says they are the world's thinnest and lightest AMD-based mainstream business notebooks. The 800 G7 series PCs are Intel machines with 10th generation Intel Core vPro processors.
What if Nintendo sold customized Switch docks made out of old-school consoles? One modder answers the question with this nifty NES Switch dock.
Redditor and skilled modder IMOKRUOK created their very own Switch dock out of an old-school Nintendo Entertainment System, adding some much-needed style to the console-handheld hybrid's charging/video-out station. The dock itself is made out of an actual NES shell, but the internals have been scooped out and replaced with the Switch's internal dock PCB. There's a push panel at the top to protect the USB-C connector when it's not docked, and the NES even lights up when the system is slotted in.
There's even USB extenders that plug up to the NES' controller ports for extra peripherals. Plus the buttons actually work and you can press them to turn the dock on and off. Check out this gallery of images to see how the dock was built.
The reopening schedule for America differs from state to state, but could it be too early in general to reopen the country? Could everyone be jumping the gun?
According to former Food and Drug Administration chief, Scott Gottlieb, the virus isn't contained yet, which means that "normal" life is still quite far away. Gottlieb said during an interview with Face the Nation, "That doesn't mean we can't go out and start doing things, get back to some semblance of a normal life, but we need to do things differently. We need to define a new normal." Gottlieb also warns that as restrictions begin to ease, people shouldn't be surprised if they see a second surge in coronavirus cases.
Gottlieb also states that it's likely the virus will continue to circulate the country, and if states prematurely open, it will have a big impact on the overall spread. The former FDA chief says that it's likely we will see a resurgence of the virus in the fall, which could be particularly more dangerous in certain cities and areas. "If we do that on a broad basis across a whole population, it can have a big impact on spread. The virus is likely to continue to circulate. We're likely to have this slow burn through the summer and then face renewed risk in the fall that we're going to have bigger outbreaks and potential epidemics in certain states and cities."
Fujitsu has announced the launch of new notebooks in the LIFEBOOK range. The LIFEBOOK U Series mobile PCs include the 13.3 inch U7310/D, the 14-inch LIFEBOOK U7410/D, and the 15.6-inch U7510/D. All of the notebooks are easy to maintain and feature replaceable batteries.
The machines also feature a new privacy camera shutter function to cover the camera lens, preventing any unauthorized access physically. Fujitsu also offers a pair of notebooks, including the U9310/D and the convertible U9310X/D, that are ultra-portable PCs. The convertible machine features a 360-degree LCD screen and supports pen input. All of the new models support the latest 10th generation Intel processors.
Optional Secured-core models offer protection from unauthorized external access to the BIOS and firmware. Fujitsu also provides the LIFEBOOK E/A series that includes the 14.0-inch LIFEBOOK E5410/D, as well as 15.6-inch models LIFEBOOK E5510/D, LIFEBOOK A7510/D and LIFEBOOK A5510/D. All of those models also utilize 10th generation Intel processors and can be fitted with up to 64 GB of RAM. Machines also have an option for up to 512 GB of encrypted flash storage and support Wi-Fi 6.
A new study out of Singapore has indicated that coronavirus patients might not be infectious for as long as previously thought.
The study out of Singapore has referenced research out of Hong Kong that indicated that a COVID-19 patient could be contagious as early as 2.3 days before symptoms begin to show. That same study said that the contagious levels of the patient begin to decline within 7 days. However, the new study from Singapore says that patients won't be infectious 11 days after the onset of symptoms, even if the patient still tests positive for COVID-19.
The study states, "Active viral replication drops quickly after the first week, and viable virus was not found after the second week of illness despite the persistence of PCR detection of RNA. These findings are supported by epidemiologic, microbiologic, and clinical data." This study might allow hospitals to revise their discharge criteria for patients, and also allow for resources to be focused on patients that are suspected of COVID-19 infection. If you are interested in reading more about the study, check out the PDF for it here.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially suspended trials being conducted on the controversial anti-malaria drug hydroxychloriquine.
This decision has come only days after a massive study published in The Lancet indicated that the drug hydroxychloriquine was actually having negative effects on coronavirus patients. The study concluded that using the drug on coronavirus could even increase the patients' chance of dying, and not reduce it. WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, "The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity Trial while the safety data is reviewed by the Data Safety Monitoring Board".
This decision by the WHO has also been made days after President Donald Trump announced he had finished his program of hydroxychloriquine. WHO emergencies chief, Michael Ryan has said that this decision to suspend the trial is an act of precaution. On top of that, WHO chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, said the decision was "a temporary measure". The chief of the WHO did stress that other drugs in the Solidarity Trial will continue being tested. "The other arms of the trial are continuing" said, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
It's not that hard to run Fortnite at 90FPS on the PC even at 1080p on a mid-range graphics card, but on a smartphone? It's a growing trend that the gaming smartphone companies like ASUS and Razer have been doing, thanks to Qualcomm's continued push in SoC tech with its Snapdragon range of processors.
But now OnePlus is joining the group -- with the flagship OnePlus 8 smartphone now capable of running Fortnite at 90FPS. The OnePlus 8 smartphone packs a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, as well as a display that can pump away at 90Hz.
OnePlus worked with Epic Games in order to balance the optimizations needed for the OnePlus-specific build of Fortnite, with GameSpot getting an exclusive look at the Unreal Engine-powered battle royale champion running at 90FPS on the flagship OnePlus 8 smartphone.
Almost all of the states are beginning to slowly reopen amid the coronavirus outbreak, which means citizens in these states need to know the safest places they can go to avoid contracting the virus.
According to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth associate professor of biology Erin Bromage, who recently spoke to CBS News, said "Every interaction that we have with another person, another household, gives an opportunity for the virus to find a new home, and to get into a new household." One of the least concerning places you should worry about is being outdoors alone, or with the people you have quarantined with. As you know, these people are far less likely to have contracted the virus from somewhere else.
The riskiest place to be is indoors with a bunch of people you don't know, and it's most likely that the place you are in has poor airflow, which then raises the risk of contraction even further. This rule of thumb doesn't go for every indoor place. For example, if you are sitting alone in a quiet corner of a building and not conversing with anyone than there's a lower chance of you getting the virus than if you were at a bar conversing with a lot of people.
A massive study that involved more than 20,000 coronavirus patients from the UK across 208 hospitals found some fairly critical information in regard to common symptoms and main risk factors.
According to the study, the four main risk factors that increase the likelihood of a coronavirus victim developing a more severe symptoms are age, sex, weight and underlying illnesses. These findings back up most of the preliminary studies that were being conducted throughout the early days of the virus. The study also found that the average age of someone admitted to hospital with symptoms was age 73, and that 60% of all the coronavirus patients involved in the study were men.
It was also discovered that coronavirus patients that already had underlying health issues were more likely to develop coronavirus symptoms - the most common was heart disease. On top of that, the study details that "increasing age, male sex, and comorbidities including chronic cardiac disease, non-asthmatic chronic pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, liver disease and obesity were associated with higher mortality in hospital."
Being an astronomer means you sometimes find things in space that you or no one else has ever seen before.
In a new paper published in Nature Astronomers details one of those findings, and funnily enough, the finding is a galaxy that is shaped like a donut. This galaxy is called R5519, and astronomers estimated that its distance is 11 billion light-years away, which means what we are observing happened 11 billion years ago. According to Dr. Tiantian Yuan, lead author of the study, "It is a very curious object that we've never seen before. It looks strange and familiar at the same time."
So what is this galaxy doing exactly? Well, researchers believe that it's working like a star factory, but its producing stars at a rate that's 50 times greater than our Milky Way galaxy. Researchers also believe that this galaxy formed differently than a typical galaxy, which is usually when a galaxy forms on its own without any outside influence. In the instance of R5519, researchers believe that this galaxy is a "collisional ring galaxy".