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AMD’s RX Vega Won’t Launch Until Later This Year

AMD’s Radeon Technology Group (RTG) held a Reddit AMA session yesterday and answered a number of questions about their upcoming Vega GPU. Those of you hoping for a quick launch are going to be disappointed. While the company demoed and discussed its Vega Frontier Edition this week at its financial analyst day, the company will not be launching a consumer Vega GPU at Computex or in June. The Frontier Edition, for professionals and scientists, will absolutely run games. But Raja recommends rather strongly that consumers not buy one if they’re ...

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AMD’s RX Vega Won’t Launch Until Later This Year

AMD’s Radeon Technology Group (RTG) held a Reddit AMA session yesterday and answered a number of questions about their upcoming Vega GPU. Those of you hoping for a quick launch are going to be disappointed. While the company demoed and discussed its Vega Frontier Edition this week at its financial analyst day, the company will not be launching a consumer Vega GPU at Computex or in June. The Frontier Edition, for professionals and scientists, will absolutely run games. But Raja recommends rather strongly that consumers not buy one if they’re ...

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This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B

We won’t know if Proxima b is habitable until we can get some sharp telescopes pointed straight at it, which doesn’t happen until next year. But until then, everyone’s an armchair astronomer, speculating about the little red dot. What if it’s habitable? It lies within the habitable radius around its star. If it has an atmosphere, it could even support life. A team of scientists based in the UK has been running models to see what they can tease out of the data we currently have on Proxima b, and ...

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This 150-foot-tall 'vending machine' will serve you a Ferrari

A 15-story tower of Ferraris and Lamborghinis in glass boxes has become a quirky landmark in Singapore. And it all started with a visit to Toys R Us. Struggling with a lack of space at his sports car showroom, Gary Hong was inspired by a vertical display of Matchbox cars while shopping at the toy store with his son. Hong, 45, has turned his vision into a 148-foot tower housing some of the world’s most expensive cars. “We decided to build something a bit different to solve the problem,” Hong, ...

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Paul McCartney Is In Pirates 5 And This Is What He Looks Like

We have known for a while now that Beatles singer/bassist Paul McCartney has a role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Now, the famous musician has posted a picture of himself in costume–and it’s pretty incredible. It’s not immediately clear what role McCartney is playing, but he will apparently appear in a scene not originally planned. Directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg have elected to add another “big set-piece” scene, and it is here that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and 21-time ...

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This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets

Buzz Aldrin wants NASA to privatize LEO and retire the ISS. At the 2017 Humans to Mars conference, according to Space.com, Aldrin remarked that “We must retire the ISS as soon as possible…We simply cannot afford $ 3.5 billion a year of that cost.” Aldrin’s plan for Mars is heavily dependent on “cyclers,” shuttle orbits between Earth and Mars that could enable the regular transport of cargo and crew between a Mars colony and Earth. But PCMag points out that the ISS is funded through 2024, so Aldrin’s vision isn’t ...

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This Week's Rock Band 4 DLC Celebrates Mother's Day (Sort Of)

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday (don’t forget to call your mom!), and in the spirit of the week, Harmonix is releasing new Rock Band 4 DLC tracks that are in some ways to connected to mothers. The two new DLC tracks this week are “Kids” by MGMT and “Mother Mother” by Tracy Bonham. The MGMT tracks starts off with a reference to mothers, with the lyrics “You were a child / Crawling on your knees toward him / Making momma so proud / But your voice is too ...

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Special Pokemon For Sun And Moon Available At GameStop This Month

Pokemon Sun and Moon players will soon be able to add a special Midnight Form Lycanroc to their teams. GameStop is distributing the Rock-type Pokemon via a serial code at select stores across the US. The distribution runs from May 15 to June 5. What sets this Lycanroc apart from the ones you can capture within the games is its Hidden Ability, No Guard, which ensures that every move executed in battle (by both you and your opponent) hits its target. Lycanroc also comes equipped with a Life Orb, which ...

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This bill that could leave millions uninsured

Winners and losers of the Republican health care bill House Republicans passed a bill this week that could strip away health insurance from millions of Americans. Lawmakers and President Trump celebrated the vote Thursday, saying it will make health care better for everybody. But the American Health Care Act, as the bill is named, is also expected to leave millions of people without coverage. That fact seemed to be overlooked in the frenzy over last-minute changes to the legislation that would weaken Obamacare’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Some ...

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Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space

As strange bedfellows go, canning jars and spy satellites don’t seem to have much in common. But Ball Corp. produces both. And one of their spy satellites may have just gone up on a Falcon 9. Mum’s the official NRO word on the launch, which makes sense if the payload is a sensitive one. The FAA launch license claimed a low-Earth orbit. Next up for the Falcon 9 is a May 15 mission to put an Inmarsat communications satellite in orbit. At the end of the month, SpaceX is also ...

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