Internet access hangs by a thread for hundreds of millions

Despite what Wi-Fi and mobile data might lead people to believe, the internet is less of a nebulus cloud of data in the air above us, and more of an intricate mesh of wires firing away beneath our feet. The world’s online networks are powered by a complex system of underwater and underground cabling, supplemented in some regions by satellite links. Around 380 undersea cables carry over 99.5% of all transoceanic data, running for 750,000 miles across the ocean floor. These fiber optic wires connect the massive data centers supporting cloud behemoths such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Huawei to sell undersea cable businessCheck out our… Read More

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Could the most expensive Apple Mac Pro be surpassed by this 128-core AMD Epyc workstation?

Many smaller workstation vendors are rushing to fill a very lucrative niche; the likes of Coreto, Scan, Velocity Micro and Boston have a tiny window of opportunity before the computer giants (Lenovo, HP and Dell) jump on AMD’s EPYC bandwagon. The EPYC 7702 is currently the best option out there if you’re looking for the pinnacle of desktop performance – put it this way, you won’t find anything from Intel that will even come close to what AMD’s Rome series CPU has to offer. Rome offers 64 cores and 128 threads, and you can pair two together to get the sort of processing power that was found in supercomputers only… Read More

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Facebook Messenger just got a cleaner design by killing Discover and chatbots

Facebook Messenger is getting a facelift with a simpler, more streamlined design. Granted, we already knew that given the changes were on the way given they were announced way back in 2018, but today we got our first glimpse at what the final product might look like, courtesy of TechCrunch. The big picture: The Discover tab is disappearing, and chatbots are being curtailed. How many times have you actually used the Discover tab? If you’re like me, probably not much at all; I’d frankly all but forgotten it was there. Instead, you now simply have one tab for your chats,… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk touts Starlink satellites and robotic fighter jets at Air Warfare Symposium

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium. (USAF via DVIDS) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took a rare deep dive into the workings of his company’s Starlink broadband satellite operation in Redmond, Wash., today at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Florida. He also put in a pitch for robotic fighter jets … and for Starfleet Academy. The discussion of Starlink satellite development came during a nearly hourlong fireside chat with Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles. SpaceX’s satellite operation was established five years ago in Redmond, in part because Musk was… Read More

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Thundurus Max CP & Stats in Pokemon GO

The second in a trio of Legendary Pokemon from the Unova region, Thundurus, will be available to fight in Pokemon GO Raid Battles starting March 2, according to Niantic. If you managed to catch Thundurus, you’re probably wondering what its max CP and stats are and whether or not it’s worth powering up. Well look no further. Here’s Tornadus’ Max CP and stats, according to GamePress: Max CP at Level 40: 3,345 Lowest CP at Level 40: 2,917 Max CP at Level 20: 1,911 Lowest CP at Level 20: 1,666 Attack: 266 Defense: 164 Stamina: 188 Type: Flying & Electric Resistances: Bug, Fighting, Flying, Grass, Ground, Steel Weaknesses: Ice, Rock… Read More

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