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“Deltacron” hybrid virus does not exist according to scientists

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Information quickly spread on the internet about the recent discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus called ‘Deltacron’ in Cyprus last Saturday. According to news reported by Cypriot media, it is believed to be a biological combination of the Delta and Omicron variants.

Faced with this new discovery, scientists rushed to provide explanations and give their point of view on the situation.

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According to them, Deltacron is probably the result of contamination in the laboratory and not a new variant.

Scientists’ opinions on Deltacron’s discovery

Scientists say the likelihood of genetic recombination between existing coronaviruses is very low.

Maria van Kerkhove, epidemiologist specializing in infectious diseases at the WHO, posted on Twitter that while the word Deltacron implies a combination of viruses / variants, it is not at all. Deltacron is probably due to contamination during sequencing. Likewise for the case of the “flurona” or “flurone” virus considered to be the result of a combination of the flu and the coronavirus, the WHO rejected this claim and made it clear that a person can contract the flu. and Covid-19 at the same time without the two viruses combining.

Also on Twitter, Tom Peacock, a virologist in the infectious diseases department at Imperial College London, confirmed that “ Cypriot ‘Deltacron’ sequences reported by several mainstream media appear to be clearly contamination “.

The head of the COVID-19 Genomics Initiative of Britain’s Wellcome Sanger Institute, Jeffrey Barrett, meanwhile, claimed that the suspected mutations are located in a part of the genome that is vulnerable to errors in some sequencing procedures. .

Faced with the various information and rumors relating to Covid-19 conveyed by the media, especially on the Internet, scientists continue to provide explanations through analyzes to avoid poisoning.

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The Covid-19 coronavirus, like all viruses, mutates over time, leading to the emergence of a new, slightly different strain of the virus called a variant. So far, around ten variants of Covid-19 have been identified, including the Alpha, Beta, Delta and Omicron variants. These four variants have been identified as worrying by the WHO.

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Samsung is preparing a smartphone that will be weaker than its predecessor two years ago. Galaxy M54 will receive SoC Exynos 1380

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Smartphone Samsung Galaxy M54 lit up in the Geekbench database. Unfortunately, as previously reported, he will not receive any SoC Snapdragon 888, although this is expected.

Samsung is preparing a smartphone that will be weaker than its predecessor two years ago.  Galaxy M54 will receive SoC Exynos 1380

Samsung’s mid-budget novelty will receive the same platform as the Galaxy A54. Probably, the Galaxy A34 will also receive it.

We are talking about the not yet presented Exynos 1380, which will replace the Exynos 1280. In the benchmark, the new SoC scores 750 and almost 2700 points in single-threaded and multi-threaded modes, respectively. And this is almost the level of Snapdragon 778G, that is, this is an excellent result for a mid-budget smartphone. True, we are only talking about processor performance, and we do not yet know which GPU the new SoC will receive.

Samsung is preparing a smartphone that will be weaker than its predecessor two years ago.  Galaxy M54 will receive SoC Exynos 1380

It is also worth noting that the Galaxy M52 was also based on the Snapdragon 778G, and the Galaxy M53 received a slightly less productive Dimensity 900. Thus, the Galaxy M54 model, at least in terms of the processor part, will be slightly inferior even not to its predecessor, but to the device two years ago.

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Bullitt Group and MediaTek want to launch a satellite-enabled smartphone

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Bullitt Group and MediaTek want to launch a satellite enabled smartphone

The British manufacturer Bullitt Group, which produces devices under the brands CAT and Motorola, intends to release a smartphone with satellite communications. They want to implement this project together with the Chinese chipmaker MediaTek.

Bullitt Group and MediaTek want to launch a satellite-enabled smartphone

It is assumed that the new smartphone will provide calls and text data via satellite, although it is not yet clear how this will work. The device itself will be released in the first quarter of 2023.

The novelty has been developed for two years, so the project is nearing completion. According to Bullitt Group co-founder Richard Wharton, previously the seamless integration of satellite communications into a smartphone was accompanied by problems, but now they are solved.

The new phone will be the first to use MediaTek’s 3GPP NTN chipset. The software will keep track of what type of connection is currently being used – Wi-Fi or cellular network. The connection to the satellite will be carried out only in the absence of both of these options.

It is claimed that the time to connect to the satellite and send a message is about 10 seconds. This is longer than a regular connection, but still pretty fast.

Note that Apple already has this and Samsung will soon have it.

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The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible frequencies. Galax RTX 4080 SG took the frequency over 3.6 GHz on the core

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The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible

Galax continues to prove that they are one of the best when it comes to overclocking graphics cards. After the departure of EVGA, Galax as a whole is probably the only company that places a strong emphasis on this direction.

The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible frequencies.  Galax RTX 4080 SG took the frequency over 3.6 GHz on the core

The GeForce RTX 4080 SG model was able to overclock to a frequency of over 3.6 GHz on the core. More precisely, we are talking about a frequency of 3615 MHz. This is slightly less than the RTX 4090 HOF at 3.8 GHz, but it’s still an incredible figure. Especially if you keep in mind that the GeForce RTX 4080 SG is no match for the HOF versions. At the same time, it is not yet known whether Galax will release the RTX 4080 HOF.

The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible frequencies.  Galax RTX 4080 SG took the frequency over 3.6 GHz on the core

Galax, unfortunately, does not disclose overclocking details, but it can be assumed that we are talking about the use of liquid nitrogen, as in the case of extreme overclocking RTX 4090 HOF.

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