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China and the US have plans for nuclear-powered moon bases

Nov 25, 2022

Forward-looking: China and the United States compete in many areas, and it appears that the moon could become another area of contention for the two superpowers. The Asian nation plans to build its first lunar base by 2028, while the White House wants to bring humans to the surface by 2025. The South China Morning Post reports that China's moon base will likely be nuclear-powered. Its basic configuration will consist of a lander, hopper, orbiter, and rover, and be constructed by the Chang'e 6 ...read more

Tickle Pill Bug Toes With These Haptic Microfingers

Nov 25, 2022

All things considered, we humans are kind of big, which is very limiting to how we can comfortably interact with the world. The practical effect of this is that we tend to prioritize things that we can see and touch and otherwise directly experience, even if those things are only a small part of the world in which we live. A recent study conservatively estimates that there are 2.5 million ants for every one human on Earth. And that’s just ants. There are probably something like 7 million diff ...read more

Bykski's external liquid cooler packs nine 120mm fans

Nov 25, 2022

Bottom line: Most people are not going to need a cooler of this caliber, but there are certain scenarios where it could make sense. Bykski suggests it could be ideal for servers or those with small form factor systems, and it's easy to see how extreme gaming builds or crypto mining rigs could benefit as well. Liquid cooling specialist Bykski has launched an extreme cooling solution for those struggling to keep their PC temperatures under control. The Bykski 1080 external liquid cooling statio ...read more

Video Friday: Turkey Sandwich

Nov 25, 2022

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.CoRL 2022: 14–18 December 2022, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALANDEnjoy today's videos! Happy Thanksgiving, for those who celebrate it. Now spend 10 minutes watching a telepresence robot assemble a turkey sandwich.[ Sanctuary ]Ayato Kanada, an assistant professor at ...read more

South Africa’s Revio allows businesses to connect to multiple payment methods and reduce failures

Nov 25, 2022

Three out of every 10 payments in Africa fail, according to reports. Factors behind this range from a fragmented payments landscape and invalid cards to dormant accounts and higher dispute rates; they surface yearly leading to a $14 billion loss in recurring revenue for digital businesses across the continent.  These problems are bound to increase as digital payments in Africa continue to grow, 20% year-on-year, per some reports. And while gateways and aggregators have made it easier for bu ...read more

New Records for the Biggest and Smallest AI Computers

Nov 25, 2022

The machine-learning consortium MLCommons released the latest set of benchmark results last week, offering a glimpse at the capabilities of new chips and old as they tackled executing lightweight AI on the tiniest systems and training neural networks at both server and supercomputer scales. The benchmark tests saw the debut of new chips from Intel and Nvidia as well as speed boosts from software improvements and predictions that new software will play a role in speeding the new chips in the ...read more

Stellantis to restructure European dealer network in July 2023

Nov 25, 2022

Stellantis, the parent company to brands like Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Maserati and Peugeot, said Thursday it would reorganize its European dealer networks in July 2023 in an effort to cut costs and support its investment into electrification. Starting next summer, Stellantis said it would end all current sales and services contracts with dealers in Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, with the rest of Europe to follow, for all 14 of its brands. Stellantis will move towards an agen ...read more

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs. Intel Core i5-13600K: 54 Game Benchmark

Nov 25, 2022

Time for a massive benchmark comparison between the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and Intel Core i5-13600K, we'll be covering 54 games across three resolutions using the GeForce RTX 4090, so that's quite a bit of data to go over. When we reviewed these CPUs we checked them out in about a dozen games, comparing various memory and motherboard configurations to work out which offered the most value. In the end, they were very close to each other. The 13600K showed to have the advantage of stronger productivi ...read more

Nokia: The Story of the Once-Legendary Phone Maker

Nov 25, 2022

Most people who hear the word "Nokia" associate it with mobile phones, but there's actually a convoluted history behind the company. Nokia has explored multiple lines of business since its humble beginnings over 150 years ago and in that process has reinvented itself many times over. Nokia is much older than most people know, but it was during the last few decades that the company became known for iconic mobile devices with bold design and technology. These ranged from a simple brick-like conc ...read more

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 13, 2022

Nov 25, 2022

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 13, 2022. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Layoffs begin at Amazon as tech giant cuts corporate and tech workers Layoffs began Tuesday at Amazon as the Seattle tech giant moved to slash potentially thousands of corporate and tech p ...read more