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PCI standards group deflects, assigns blame for melting GPU power connectors

Enlarge / Nvidia's 12VHPWR power cable adapter, as shipped with an RTX 4080. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) 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 aside the physical space required for three or four 8-pin...

Parler and Twitter both cut ties with Kanye West as he says, “I like Hitler”

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Chris Delmas) Kanye West's deal to buy the self-described "free speech" social network Parler lasted only a month. Parler's owner announced the termination of the deal shortly after West—who now goes by Ye—praised Adolf Hitler and Nazis in an appearance yesterday on Alex Jones' Infowars show. Despite...

Tesla finally delivers first electric Semi to Pepsi after years of delay

Enlarge (credit: VERONIQUE DUPONT / Contributor | AFP) Yesterday, Elon Musk appeared at his first Tesla unveiling since he took the helm at Twitter. At a Tesla plant in Nevada, the billionaire announced that after five long years, Tesla’s first heavy-duty Semi had been delivered to PepsiCo. The Semi, Tesla announced, would go into...

Proton Calendar rounds out security-focused Big Tech alternative on iOS

Enlarge / Proton Calendar's iOS app aims to offer most of the same niceties as other calendar apps, but with more peace of mind about your data. (credit: Proton) Proton Calendar, which claims to be the "world's only" calendar using end-to-end encryption and cryptographic verification, has arrived on iOS, giving those seeking a more...

After bankruptcy and war, OneWeb turns to a competitor for help

Enlarge / OneWeb satellites launch on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome earlier in 2022. (credit: OneWeb) There's one thing that can be definitively said about broadband communications company OneWeb: It's a survivor. The company has persisted through several different owners, a bankruptcy, having its satellites taken as hostages...

Twitter dangles incentives to try to lure advertisers back

Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto via Getty) Elon Musk’s Twitter is offering brands generous incentives to advertise on the social media platform, in a bid to boost business after the billionaire’s approach to content moderation prompted many major marketers to curb spending. In one email sent to advertising agencies, a copy of which was seen...

Rocket Report: SpaceX launch delayed indefinitely; Virgin Orbit cancels funding round

Enlarge / The Terran 1 rocket is shown in Relativity Space's hangar in Florida. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) Welcome to Edition 5.19 of the Rocket Report! Back from the Thanksgiving holiday, there is a lot of news to get to this week, including a report card on the SLS rocket's performance (excellent) and some wild and woolly news from...

The 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS—we drive Ferrari’s plug-in hybrid convertible

Enlarge / Ferrari has ditched the V8 for its latest mid-engined supercar, the 296 GTS. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Ferrari provided flights from DC to Bologna and back, plus three nights in a hotel, so we could meet the 499P and drive the 296 GTS. Ars does not accept paid editorial content. IMOLA, ITALY—Time is running out for the internal...

The Callisto Protocol review: A relentless horror spectacle

Enlarge / Hello, gorgeous. In the survival-horror genre, building tension and ramping up a sense of dread is the backbone of the experience. As a new sci-fi horror IP coming from the creators of Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol homes in on that creeping sense of unease as it forces you to confront its many grotesque threats head-on....

Prescription poop is here: FDA approves fecal slurry for unshakeable diarrhea

Enlarge / Laboratory technicians in France prepare stool to treat patients with serious colon infections by fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also known as gut flora transplant (GFT) in 2019. (credit: Getty | THIERRY ZOCCOLAN ) For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for a feces-based microbial...

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