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NASA astronauts begin Moon landing gravity training in huge water tank

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 57 mins ago

Being an Astronaut is no walk in the park, there is numerous different tests you must pass before you strap on a space suit and get blasted off to a nearby planet or Moon.

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One of these tests is being able to operate confidently in low-gravity, so NASA has begun their low-gravity simulation training in a huge water tank at the Johnson Space Center. Since the Moon has much less mass than Earth, its gravitational pull is considerably less than Earths. In fact the Moon's gravity is exactly 83.3% less than Earths, meaning that when on the Moon an objects weight is reduced to 16.6% of what it would be on Earth.

While training in a water tank in weighted suits isn't a one-to-one simulation of the gravitational change, its the best we can do as a human race for the time being. NASA has given a statement regarding the training, "NASA astronauts wear weighted vests and backpacks to simulate walking on the Moon, which has one-sixth the gravity of Earth. Astronauts Drew Feustel and Don Pettit are among those training in the massive pool, which is used primarily to train astronauts for spacewalks aboard the International Space Station."

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GIGABYTE's next-gen Z490 board leaks ahead of Intel Comet Lake CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Posted: 1 hour, 39 mins ago

We know it's coming -- but GIGABYTE, did you have to fire off the flares like this? Intel's next-gen Comet Lake (and still on 14nm) CPUs are on their way, and with it will come new 400-series motherboards.

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GIGABYTE is preparing 8 new Z490 series motherboards, 10 different B460 motherboards, and 6 different H410 boards. We are to expect a bunch of them in full-sized ATX as well as right down to the micro-ATX offerings -- all supporting the first non-HEDT 10-core processors from Intel in the form of the new Comet Lake family of CPUs.

The new information is coming from GIGABYTE submitting its range of Z400-series motherboards to the Eurasian Economic Commission registration process.

There's nothing else known about the CPUs -- but I'm sure those blanks will be filled in the coming (maybe plus-plus-plus or minus a few) weeks.

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OnePlus 7T unveiling on September 26, rocks 90Hz display

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 1 min ago

OnePlus has teased that it will unveil its new OnePlus 7T smartphone on September 26, with a simultaneous India-based event and then off to Europe on October 10.

The new OnePlus 7T will have a 90Hz display, but other than that the event invitation is quiet. Inside, we should expect Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855+ chip, out-of-the-box Android 10, faster charging, and more -- all gravy on that 90Hz display.

Around the back, the new OnePlus 7T is expected to catch up in the triple-camera department, a 3800mAh battery on the regular 7T while a larger 4085mAh battery is expected for the 7T Pro.

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AMD rumored to have Zen 2 inside next-gen Microsoft Surface devices

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 22 mins ago

A super-hot new rumor -- if true, could change things in a big way. Microsoft is reportedly eyeing off custom AMD silicon for its next-gen Surface devices, after years of exclusively using Intel hardware in its Surface devices.

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The next-gen Surface Laptop 2 could have AMD hardware inside, and would mark a large change for both Microsoft (to shift away from Intel) and for AMD (to have its tech good enough that Microsoft wants to use it in their products). It makes sense given that AMD is providing hardware to Microsoft for its next-gen Xbox Scarlett, too.

All of AMD's products it will provide Microsoft, be it for the Xbox Scarlett or next-gen Surface products, will be 7nm and use the Zen 2 CPU architecture and Navi GPU architecture.

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Detroit: Become Human PC teaser trailer released

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 33 mins ago

Quantic Dream is hopefully not far out from the release of Detroit: Become Human on the PC, which will be an exclusive (and is available for pre-order now) on the Epic Games Store.

The official PC teaser trailer has been teased, with Quantic Dream teasing at the end of the video to subscribe to the official YouTube channel for Detroit: Become Human to see the world premiere of the new PC trailer -- that we presume is coming real soon.

The PC version of Detroit: Become Human is expected to be the best version of the game, previous a PS4 exclusive. Quantic Dream is using the Vulkan API, will require 4 GB of RAM and a low-end GTX 660 with 2GB of VRAM minimum. Of course the game scales on your hardware depending on the resolution and detail level, something I can't wait to check out when it drops.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator technical alpha takes flight soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 58 mins ago

Microsoft has just started the engines to the first public flight of its next-gen Flight Simulator game, with the developer announcing that the upcoming Tech Alpha release is now recruiting.

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There's not much details apart from registration now being open, something you can sign up for right here -- but the team has promised "more information" on the goals and release timeline of the Tech Alpha on September 19.

After that on September 26, we'll see the preview of the Feature Discovery Series. For now, Microsoft will select people who get into the Flight Simulator's upcoming Tech Alpha, but upcoming alphas and betas of the game will be released where the public will get their hands-on it much easier.

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No, you can't have sex with Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 26 mins ago

We all know the world of Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be an interesting one, with developer CD Projekt RED removing genders from the game -- a move that has pushed the boundaries of character customization, but what about sex and romance?

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Cyberpunk 2077 won't be limited to hetereosexual romances, as V you can romance and sleep with whoever is willing -- but you won't get down and dirty with Keanu Reeves. During the Tokyo Game Show, Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears told VGC said: "Keanu plays a crucial role in the game, but as for the option to romance him, I don't believe you can".

Pears added: "One of the things we've done to make sure the game addresses things a certain way is a lot of the time NPCs are just going to refer to you as 'V', because you won't be able to choose your name".

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World of Tanks dev teams with Intel on ray tracing tech for DX11 GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 12 mins ago

World of Tanks will be getting ray tracing technology for a tiny portion of its world, with developer Wargaming announcing it teamed with Intel to introduce ray tracing in World of Tanks.

Wargaming teamed with Intel on the ray tracing addition to World of Tanks, which won't require an NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card -- in fact, any DX11-capable GPU will work. The entire game isn't being re-pained with ray tracing, but instead the "main actors" in the game are in higher-quality so that they have much more detail when the sun hits them.

The developer explains: "With the introduction of our Ray Tracing (RT) technology-developed at Wargaming with close collaboration with Intel-we can recreate the "main actors" of our game in higher quality; their smallest details will give super-realistic shadows when the sun hits them".

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Stadia won't support Android TVs at launch, coming instead in 2020

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 39 mins ago

Google's new Stadia game-streaming service won't support native Android-powered TVs at launch, but functionality will be added in 2020.

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Although it's touted as a revolutionary service that brings gaming to devices you already own, Stadia will only support three platforms at launch: PC and laptops via Chrome browsers, Chromecast for TVs, and Pixel 3 phones and above. Android-enabled televisions won't get Stadia support until after 2020, and even then it could require Android 11 R in order to run. You'll have to buy a Chromecast Ultra in order to play Stadia on an HDTV in 2019.

The news was passed along via a closed XDA Developers event that confirmed Stadia is coming to Android TVs in 2020. The service aims to take on consoles with a digital online-only subscription that gives players access to a games market. It's not an all-you-can-play type service, though, and gamers will have to buy games a la carte unless they buy into the Stadia Pro subscription. Then you get a free game a month plus sweeping discounts on the store.

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You can go anywhere in Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima says

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 30 mins ago

All of Death Stranding's in-game world will be fully explorable and traversable, from deep valleys to high snow-capped mountains.

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Death Stranding is a huge game. Players are on an expansive East-to-West trek across the continental United States, complete with rifts, valleys, mountains, rolling grassy fields, rivers, and even waterfalls. It's a world reclaimed by nature, a post-apocalyptic landscape with ruins mixed with high-tech futurism haunted by freaky phantom monsters--a veritable playground for interesting open-world antics.

But will it be condensed and limited? Or will we actually be able to go anywhere? Hideo Kojima says players can go anywhere they wish, whether it be zooming across the verdant grasslands on a high-speed motorbike, skimming along on a hoverboard, or taking a lazy day meandering and floating in a river.

"You can go anywhere in the world. It's open-world. In the past, even if games are open-world, there are limitations where you can't go further. They created valleys where you can't go. But in this game you can go anywhere. You set routes, and you want to know what goes on beyond. In this game, I think you will not understand if I just say this, but once you start playing the game, just walking in that world is really fun," Kojima said in a recent interview with GameInformer.

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