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Enlarge / Intel is talking up big performance gains in some old, but noteworthy, games. reader comments 46 with 0 posters participating Share this story In the run-up to the launch of Intel’s Arc graphics cards, the company emphasized for months that the cards might not perform well in games that didn’t use newer graphics ..

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Enlarge / Would you pay $95,000 for these jeans? They were salvaged from the wreck of the SS Central America, which sank in 1857. Holabird Western Americana Collections reader comments 24 with 0 posters participating Share this story A pair of men’s jeans recovered from the wreckage of a 19th-century steamer ship fetched an eye-popping ..

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Enlarge / Not pictured: the things that are far more dangerous to fortress-dwelling dwarves, like poor site planning, miasma, and a lack of drink. reader comments 60 with 0 posters participating Share this story After a long night of playing Dwarf Fortress, I had a concerned look on my face when I finally went to ..

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Enlarge / Nvidia’s 12VHPWR power cable adapter, as shipped with an RTX 4080. Andrew Cunningham reader comments 86 with 0 posters participating Share this story Nvidia’s new RTX 4090 and 4080 GPUs both use a new connector called 12VHPWR to deliver power as a way to satisfy ever-more power-hungry graphics cards without needing to set ..

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Enlarge / An example of Disney’s FRAN age-changing AI that shows the original image on the left and re-aged rows of older (top, at age 65) and younger (lower, at age 18) examples of the same person. reader comments 89 with 0 posters participating Share this story Disney researchers have created a new neural network ..

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Enlarge / Intel’s new “Raptor Canyon” NUC Extreme (rear) is a lot larger but also a lot more capable than previous NUC Extreme boxes (front). Andrew Cunningham reader comments 8 with 0 posters participating Share this story Intel’s NUC (Next Unit of Computing) desktops rose to prominence about a decade ago by being small; they ..

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Enlarge / Wahoo! reader comments 92 with 0 posters participating Share this story It’s only been a few weeks since the first official trailer for the long-awaited Super Mario Bros. animated movie introduced Chris Pratt’s somewhat distracting voice for Mario. The movie’s second trailer, released today during a Nintendo Direct presentation Tuesday evening, focuses more ..

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Enlarge / Researchers have finally cracked the secret code of this 1547 letter from Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to his ambassador. Bibliotheque Stanislas de Nancy reader comments 43 with 0 posters participating Share this story In 1547, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V penned a letter to his ambassador, Jean de Saint-Mauris, part of which ..

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