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Tim Sweezy




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If you use the Firefox browser, you may have noticed that some websites have not been working properly lately. This is because an unusual bug has been found that is causing some sites on Firefox browsers to not load on Mac, Windows and Linux desktops (it doesn't appear to affect mobile). If you use any sort of... Read more...
While you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, it seems you can teach a fish. Scientists have seemingly been able to train fish how to navigate their tanks in order to receive a reward. [Editor's Note: Oh yeah, Tim? Well my dog can shake and sit on command! Well, sometimes.] People have been finding... Read more...
Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off SpaceX's "Mechzilla" that will be used to launch its Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster rocket. The launchpad will first be utilized for upcoming NASA missions that look to put humans back on the surface of the moon, and eventually trips to Mars. SpaceX has been... Read more...
Apple gets the last word when it comes to clones of the popular Wordle game that popped up in its App Store recently. One brazen dev, that even copied the name of the game, bragged on Twitter about how many downloads his cloned app was getting in Apple's App Store. As you might imagine, the reaction to his boasting... Read more...
China turns up the heat on creating a super hot fusion reactor and sets a new world record in the process. Its nuclear fusion reaction lasted more than 17 minutes and reached a scorching temperature of 126 million degrees Fahrenheit. China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) was built and... Read more...
It seems as though antivirus software companies don't only want to secure your computers nowadays, but your crypto mining efforts on those PCs as well. Customers of two antivirus software products have the ability to opt-in to crypto mining on their protected PCs. The world of cryptocurrency and NFTs has been... Read more...
Google recently lost a legal battle with Sonos, and now its smart speakers are going to be a bit less 'smart' as a result. Why so? A US trade court has handed down a ruling that Google is guilty of infringing on multiple Sonos-owned patents. Oops! Google has been seeing its share of legal battles as of late. A... Read more...
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has shared new pictures of the Flame Nebula that gives the appearance of a wildfire in space. The images were captured using the SuperCam instrument at Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). Capturing photographs in and of space has been on the minds of many as the James Webb... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has reached a major milestone and has fully deployed its gold-coated mirror. But the telescope is still not quite ready to begin beaming back images of the early Universe. Since the Christmas day launch of JWST, NASA has been systematically bringing individual systems... Read more...
It seems the chip shortage has claimed yet another victim. Canon has been sending out emails to its customers, letting them know that changes are coming to its ink and toner cartridges for multifunction printers (MFP). It wasn't too long ago that Canon made headlines concerning its printer ink and toner. Back in... Read more...
The world of foldable devices is getting larger, and we are not just talking about the number of devices that fold. ASUS has unveiled its Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, and it's a stunning, large format device. ASUS is not the first company to develop a Windows based foldable PC device. Lenovo released its version back in... Read more...
Intel has reacquired the services of Jeff Wilcox, who spearheaded the transition to Arm and M1 chips for Apple. Wilcox will oversee architecture for all Intel system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs, according an update on his LinkedIn profile. Apple announced the first Macs with its own home-grown processor technology, the... Read more...
GameStop is the latest company to make the dive into the world of NFTs in an attempt to turn things around. It hopes that the move will prove to investors that the company is serious about remaining relevant. Gaming has become a huge market over the last decade, and has provided many companies with a hefty return... Read more...
Have you ever wished you could have a holographic image on the glass panel of your PC case? Well Showcase PC has introduced two PC case models that will deliver that and something extra as well. CES 2022 has seen its share of new PC cases and hardware. CyberPowerPC dazzled the crowds with a PC case that had a... Read more...
Those playing on Microsoft's Xbox Series X have enjoyed having one feature that Sony's PlayStation 5 players have been missing—variable refresh rate (VRR) support. It seems that the feature is going to coincide with the release of at least one of Sony's TVs launching this coming spring. Console wars have been going... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is well on its way into the far depths of outer space. But shortly after launch on December 25th, 2021, its separation from the Ariane 5 rocket was captured in all its glory, in glorious high resolution video. JWST completed its secondary mirror deployment earlier this week. It... Read more...
GM is getting in on the CES 2022 hoopla with an announcement of its own about the company's first all electric Chevy Silverado. It will boast a 400 mile range with up to 664 horsepower when it releases. You may not think about Chevrolet when it comes to CES 2022, but new vehicles are filled with a ton of new... Read more...
A class action lawsuit claims tech giants Google and Apple have been colluding to break antitrust laws in the United States. The lawsuit alleges Google has been paying Apple billions of dollars to keep other search engines out of Apple's closed eco-system, with execs from both companies purportedly meeting in... Read more...
Just before noon on New Year's Day there were numerous reports of a thundering boom that shook windows in southwestern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. NASA has since confirmed that it was in fact a meteor that exploded in the sky. As many were still fighting off the grogginess from New Years Eve in Pittsburgh... Read more...
LG unveiled what it refers to as its most advanced and impressive TV lineup yet at CES 2022. LG's new lineup of OLED TVs leverage deep learning, a more customizable webOS, and a new Game Optimizer menu that will allow for quick changes to settings. LG touts in a recent press release that the new G2 series models... Read more...
Netgear is expanding its growing Wi-Fi 6E lineup with an announcement at CES 2022 of a new Nighthawk tri-band Wi-Fi 6E router and, separately, a new game booster service for its Orbi owners. With the pandemic still causing people to work from home and an estimated 227 million Americans playing video games regularly... Read more...
The Kinetic Series Gaming Chassis that was just announced at CES 2022 by CyberPowerPC will leave you in awe and feeling as though you just stepped into the future. The design is not only meant as an aesthetic, but also serves a functional purpose. CES 2022 is fully under way in Las Vegas, even as many companies... Read more...
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