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The US also wants to transmit energy from a satellite: Northrop Grumman tested a guidance system for this

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Northrop Grumman has completed ground testing of technologies for transmitting energy from satellites to the surface of the planet. We are talking about a guidance system for the beam, through which energy will be transmitted. The test was conducted in one of Northrop Grumman’s test chambers in Baltimore.

The US also wants to transmit energy from a satellite: Northrop Grumman tested a guidance system for this

In the future, it is planned to launch a prototype, which will be ready by 2025. So far, nothing has been announced about the timing of the full launch of such a system.

In 2018, the Air Force Research Laboratory awarded a $100 million contract to Northrop Grumman. As part of the contact, it is planned to create a full-fledged prototype of the space power system. This will provide energy to remote military bases.

There are similar projects in China too, they want to demonstrate a prototype there in 2028. The EU has its own project called Solaris, but there are no deadlines yet.

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Enthusiasts have released Android 13 for the almost five-year-old Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9

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Enthusiasts have released Android 13 for the almost five year old Samsung

Users of Samsung’s flagship smartphones almost five years ago learned the opportunity to install the One UI 5.0 shell and the Android 13 operating system. And although Samsung has already stopped supporting the Galaxy S9 and Note9 (review), enthusiasts have not yet abandoned them.

Enthusiasts have released Android 13 for the almost five-year-old Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9

The One UI 5.0 skin based on Android 13 is supported by many Samsung smartphones, but the Galaxy S9 and Note9 are not on this list.

The mobile developer community XDA Developers reported that Android 13 and One UI 5.0 are now available thanks to the unofficial Noble ROM 3.0 ported to the Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note9. Developer AlexisXDA used the Android 13 firmware for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note10 Lite to create a version suitable for 2018 flagships.

Noble ROM 3.0 is currently only available for Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note9 versions based on Exynos 9810.

Of course, you can use such firmware only at your own peril and risk, being well aware of what you are doing and what to do if something goes wrong.

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128-core AMD Bergamo processors will be released this half of the year, and the monstrous Instinct MI300 will appear in the second half of the year

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128 core AMD Bergamo processors will be released this half of

AMD’s 96-core Epyc Genoa processors have already been released, and now the company is going to release 128-core Bergamo CPUs. Previously, AMD itself talked about them, and now the company has told when to expect them.

128-core AMD Bergamo processors will be released this half of the year, and the monstrous Instinct MI300 will appear in the second half of the year

Bergamo will be released in the current half of the year, that is, in the next few months. AMD does not yet provide more accurate data. Recall that these CPUs will have the same SP5 performance as Genoa, but the configuration will include only Zen 4C cores instead of full-fledged Zen 4. AMD has not previously said much about Zen 4C, but it is known for sure that these are not small cores, like in Intel, and the core of the same architecture, but with a number of changes.

128-core AMD Bergamo processors will be released this half of the year, and the monstrous Instinct MI300 will appear in the second half of the year

AMD is also going to release Siena Epyc processors, which will be optimized for use in telecommunications equipment. But there are no details about them yet, except that it is known that they will be released later than Bergamo. Monstrous hybrid specialized processors Instinct MI300 will be released in the second half of the year.

Recall that AMD admitted that it had limited the supply of its products to the market over the past six months, due to which the prices for a number of products were inflated.

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Microsoft launched Teams Premium with an AI assistant based on the GPT-3.5 language model. The system can create task lists and notes

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The built-in chat of Microsoft Teams has received a Premium version, which is available with advanced AI capabilities based on the OpenAI GPT-3.5 language model. Now the system can automatically create notes, generate tasks and sum up the results of the call.

Microsoft launched Teams Premium with an AI assistant based on the GPT-3.5 language model.  The system can create task lists and notes

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Integrating ChatGPT into Teams will speed up translation from language to language, which will improve productivity and user experience. Premium also announced end-to-end encryption of audio and video calls, and the application itself will be available as part of the Microsoft Office 365 package or separately.

That being said, while most of the smart debriefing features are available today, Microsoft specifies that some of them will not appear until the second quarter of 2023. And some features will only be in the premium version – for example, subtitles with text translation, increased security, and so on. Microsoft Teams Premium will also enable webinars so companies can launch events with registration waitlists, customizable start and end times.

Microsoft launched a 30-day trial of Teams Premium in December 2022 in Early Access. So far, the price is $7 per month until June 30th. Then the cost will rise to $10 per month.

Note that Microsoft is preparing to implement OpenAI technology in Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, and also wants to add the ChatGPT chat bot with artificial intelligence to Bing. In addition, Windows 12 will also receive new AI functions.

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