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NASA cancels all spacewalks due to spacesuit leak

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An emergency occurred on the International Space Station, its American segment, due to which NASA canceled all spacewalks. It’s all about the leakage of the suit in the helmet area: reportedly, during the recent exit of the astronaut outside the ISS, water began to flow into the helmet.

NASA cancels all spacewalks due to spacesuit leak

NASA’s current spacesuit

NASA spacesuits have been in use for about 40 years, and recently there have been more and more questions about their safety. Water getting into a helmet is, one might say, a common thing: such a case was recorded in March of this year, and for the first time this happened in 2013 during a spacewalk by ESA cosmonaut Luca Palmitano – then in 1.5 liters of water had accumulated in his helmet, causing him breathing problems. In 2015, another astronaut nearly drowned while wearing his helmet.

NASA cancels all spacewalks due to spacesuit leak

Advanced NASA spacesuit

In general, NASA spacesuits are in trouble, and something must be done about it. The American space department is aware of the problem and is even making attempts to solve it: a radically new spacesuit was introduced in 2019, but since then the matter has practically not moved – there are no funds to bring protective suits to mind and put into production. Therefore, NASA hopes to extend the life of the current spacesuits until 2028. And with the new astronauts, apparently, they will fly to the moon as part of the Artemis mission – this will be just around the end of the decade.

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New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh “lipstick” mobile battery for $18

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New Xiaomi 5000 mAh lipstick mobile battery for 18

Together with the Civi 2 smartphone, Xiaomi today introduced a mobile battery in the form of “lipstick” – it’s easier to describe what the device looks like. However, for the “lipstick” it turned out to be quite large: the length is 94.5 mm, weight – 127 grams.

New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh

On the case there is a button, an indicator and a USB-C port. The device uses a battery size 21700 with a capacity of 5000 mAh. Xiaomi says that Civi 2 can be charged up to 80% with this mobile battery. The maximum output power is 20W (9V 2.25A).

New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh

New Xiaomi: 5000 mAh

The novelty is already available for purchase in China at a price of $18.

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10-year-old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received Android 13. True, unofficial

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10 year old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 smartphones received Android 13, but not official – as part of the LineageOS project and LineageOS 20 firmware.

10-year-old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received Android 13. True, unofficial

We are talking about an early assembly of LineageOS 20, in which a number of functions do not work: NFC, Bluetooth sound transmission during a call, memory card. Known issues are expected to be fixed as the firmware is updated.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are ten years old, and you should not expect older devices running the latest Android 13 to run smoothly. Both smartphones had flagship specs for their time, but the 1GB and 2GB of RAM in the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 might not be enough for a full system at the moment.

Recall that the basic versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 were running Android 4.0.4 and 4.1.1, respectively. Android 4.3 and 4.4.4, respectively, were released as the final software versions for these smartphones.

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The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. RMP application introduced

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The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast

The GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards are already presented and will soon begin to hit the market, and the Radeon RX 7000 will also be released towards the end of the year. But is it worth buying new ones if you can get by with the RX 6000 line, significantly speeding it up?

The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.  RMP application introduced

Renowned developer and enthusiast Yuri Bubliy (1usmus) created the Radeon Monster Profile (RMP) application, which allows you to significantly increase the performance of current generation AMD adapters. From the name it is clear that in fact we are talking about overclocking profiles, but not everything is so simple. The author describes his brainchild as a combination of unique settings and voltage parameters. Thanks to RMP, the performance of RX 6000 cards can be significantly improved.

The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.  RMP application introduced

The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.  RMP application introduced

As you can see, for example, Yuri took the RX 6800 XT, the core frequency of which, thanks to the settings, increased by 300 MHz, which provides an increase of 11-13% and allows this card to bypass the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at least in 3DMark, which even now is almost twice as expensive. At the same time, the profiles are designed in such a way that the operating voltage is reduced by 6%, which allows you not to worry about excessive heating.

The application is expected later this year.

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