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Hurricane Irma: Puerto Rico braces for powerful storm

Media playback is unsupported on your device Puerto Rico is bracing for Hurricane Irma after the powerful storm caused at least seven deaths and left widespread destruction in the Caribbean. The small island of Barbuda is said to be “barely habitable” while there were warnings of a “cruel” impact on French territories St Martin and St Barts. Emergency efforts are being hampered by difficult access and communication with the hardest-hit areas. Meanwhile, two other storms have strengthened to become hurricanes. Irma, a category five hurricane, the highest possible level, is ...

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Hurricane Irma: Caribbean islands brace for powerful storm

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a powerful category four as warnings have been issued for several Caribbean islands in preparation for the storm. The hurricane has sustained winds of up to 215km/h (130mph) and is likely to strengthen in the next 48 hours, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Irma is projected to hit the Leeward Islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain. The US state of Florida has declared a state of emergency. It comes as residents in ...

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The ISS is Getting the Most Powerful Computer Ever Sent to Space

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When SpaceX’s next mission launches on August 14, it won’t just be carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA has partnered with HP to perform a long-term experiment on how high-end, modern computers will perform in space compared with on Earth. Space, as you may or may not know, is absolutely murder on electronics. Cosmic rays are sufficiently plentiful that astronauts since the 1960s have reported seeing flashes of light when their eyes ...

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SpaceX to launch most powerful computer ever sent to space station

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket make a flawless landing A SpaceX rocket is ready to deliver one of the most high-tech payloads ever to the International Space Station. When the Falcon 9 rocket blasts off on Monday, one of the items on board will be a supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE, Tech30), dubbed the “Spaceborne Computer.” If it works, it could be the most powerful commercial, off-the-shelf computer ever to operate in space. Astronauts aboard the space station already have a bunch of devices you’d find at your local ...

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Gigabyte Announces Tiny PC More Powerful and Upgradeable Than Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi has proved itself to be a versatile little computer, and you can get them for pocket change. It’s a bit light on power, though. Now, Gigabyte is preparing to launch a similar device called the GA-SBCAP3350. Yeah, it really needs a better name, but this slightly larger micro-computer offers more power and modularity than the Raspberry Pi. The GA-SBCAP3350 measures 146 x 102mm, which is nearly twice the size of the Raspberry Pi at 85 x 56mm. Gigabyte’s board looks more like a PC motherboard, and in some ...

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Porsche reveals most powerful 911 ever

Take the ride of your life in a Porsche Porsche has just unveiled the fastest and most powerful version of its iconic 911 sports car. The new 911 GT2 RS is powered by a turbocharged 700-horsepower 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine. The rear-wheel-drive car can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 211 miles an hour. That makes it the fastest road-legal 911 the company has ever produced. The engine is based on the one now used in the 580-horsepower Porsche ...

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Nvidia-powered Max-Q Gaming Laptops Will Be Thinner and More Powerful

Most gaming laptops are very obviously gaming laptops thanks to their substantial girth and weight. After all, it takes a lot of cooling to keep a high-power GPU running in such a small case. Nvidia is looking to change that with the Max-Q technology it announced at Computex in Taipei. By optimizing performance, Max-Q can make gaming laptops with a desktop-class GTX 1080 almost as thin as a standard ultraportable notebook. Max-Q takes its name from the aerospace industry, where it means the point at which aerodynamic stress on the craft is ...

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Nvidia-powered Max-Q Gaming Laptops Will Be Thinner and More Powerful

Most gaming laptops are very obviously gaming laptops thanks to their substantial girth and weight. After all, it takes a lot of cooling to keep a high-power GPU running in such a small case. Nvidia is looking to change that with the Max-Q technology it announced at Computex in Taipei. By optimizing performance, Max-Q can make gaming laptops with a desktop-class GTX 1080 almost as thin as a standard ultraportable notebook. Max-Q takes its name from the aerospace industry, where it means the point at which aerodynamic stress on the craft is ...

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Tunisian entrepreneurs get powerful ally in D.C. startup

Protesters storm airports nationwide Using technology to overcome political and geographic obstacles is more important now than ever. That’s the idea fueling Muslim American entrepreneur Shahed Amanullah. When President Trump issued the refugee and travel ban last month, Amanullah and his cofounders at Affinis Labs felt a new sense of urgency to scale Minbar. Minbar is a platform aimed at helping entrepreneurs in underserved markets with everything from formulating startup ideas to raising capital. Affinis Labs, based in Washington, D.C., launched Minbar in Tunisia in December. And so far, it ...

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