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SpaceX launches first ever asteroid collision spacecraft

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SpaceX has successfully launched a rocket with a spacecraft that will eventually collide with an asteroid. With the help of this experiment, NASA is going to test a new system for protecting the Earth from asteroids and find out how much such a collision will change the trajectory of a celestial body.

Since 2017, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been conducting research on whether a satellite collision with an asteroid could change the course of the latter. SpaceX, which has been preparing the experiment since 2019, broadcast the launch on YouTube.

The target was an asteroid with two bodies called Didymos (the Greek word for “twin”). Didymos B is 160 m in size and orbits the larger Didymos A, which is 780 m in size. The binary asteroid would have safely passed the Earth in 2022 and again in 2024, there is no threat to our planet.

The DART spacecraft was launched into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The company said that the first stage of the rocket will be used for the third time. She was returned to a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean. The DART spacecraft weighs 610 kg and will fly to asteroids for about 10 months. The speed at the time of the collision will be about 24,140 km / h.

The cost of the mission is about $ 330 million, of which $ 69 million will go to SpaceX.

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Corsair Xeneon Flex 45″ OLED foldable monitor goes on sale

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Corsair Xeneon Flex 45 OLED foldable monitor goes on sale

Corsair’s new Xeneon Flex gaming monitor has been launched in the US. There are many features here, but the main one is the ability to bend the panel to a radius of 0.8 m. Thus, the user can work on a completely flat monitor, and during the game the panel can be curved for more complete immersion.

Corsair Xeneon Flex 45

Corsair Xeneon Flex 45

The specifications say that Xeneon Flex is more than suitable for games: Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium technologies are supported, the frame rate is 240 Hz, the pixel response time in Grey-to-Grey mode is only 0.03 s. It uses an LG OLED panel with a peak brightness of 1000 cd/m2. and a contrast ratio of 1,350,000 : 1, so for multimedia purposes (watching movies, for example), Xeneon Flex is also suitable. The resolution of the 45-inch panel is 3440 x 1440 pixels.

Of course, the monitor is not cheap: the cost is $ 2,000. But the main thing is that this is not a concept, but a serial and mass model.

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When 4X4 is not a big SUV, but a mini-PC. ASRock 4X4 BOX 7000/D5 Series with DDR5 and USB4 introduced

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When 4X4 is not a big SUV but a mini PC

ASRock introduced the 4X4 BOX 7000/D5 Series mini PC line. As the name implies, it is based on Ryzen 7000 processors, and 4X4 does not mean all-wheel drive, but a form factor.

When 4X4 is not a big SUV, but a mini-PC.  ASRock 4X4 BOX 7000/D5 Series with DDR5 and USB4 introduced

The heart of the novelty is the Ryzen 7 7735U and Ryzen 5 7535U APUs, that is, models of the previous generation with Zen 3+ yards. The PC also offers up to 64GB of LPDDR5-4800 RAM, space for a 2.5″ drive, and one M.2 SSD.

When 4X4 is not a big SUV, but a mini-PC.  ASRock 4X4 BOX 7000/D5 Series with DDR5 and USB4 introduced

The asset also has Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a, RJ45 (x2), USB 2.0 (x2), USB 3.2 and a pair of USB-C 4. Dimensions are 110 x 117.5 x 47.9 mm .

Price data is not yet available.

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Intel has started the process of retiring processors that were less than two years old. Rocket Lake will ship for another year

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Intel has started the process of retiring processors that were

The 11th generation Intel Core processors are relatively recent by market standards, but the company has already begun the end-of-life process, that is, the end-of-life process.

Intel has started the process of retiring processors that were less than two years old.  Rocket Lake will ship for another year

The latest “Product Change Notice” states that on February 6, Intel started the process of phasing out Rocket Lake CPU production. However, as always in such cases, this does not mean that such processors will abruptly completely disappear from the market. The last batch of such CPUs will be shipped only on February 23, 2024.

Intel has started the process of retiring processors that were less than two years old.  Rocket Lake will ship for another year

Rocket Lake-S processors were introduced in March 2021. They received quite noticeable changes relative to the 10th generation Core, switching to a new architecture for the desktop segment, but at the same time they retained the old 14 nm process technology, thus becoming a transitional link.

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