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Rivian recalls more than 12,000 vehicles due to potential steering loss

Electric vehicle automaker Rivian has issued a safety recall for specific 2021 and 2022 production vehicles. An insufficiently torqued steering fastener may affect the driver’s ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Rivian estimates that only one percent of vehicles may actually be affected. According to Rivian’s safety recall, the potential […]

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Source code for Alder Lake BIOS was posted to GitHub

Apparent source code for Alder Lake BIOS has been shared online. It seems to have been leaked in its entirety at 5.9 GB uncompressed, possibly by someone working at a motherboard vendor, or accidentally by a Lenovo manufacturing partner. Some Twitter users seem to think that the code originated from 4chan. It made its way […]

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Noctua announces thermal paste guard for AMD AM5 processors

Noctua’s thermal paste guard mounts around the IHS of AM5 CPUs to prevent thermal paste from accumulating in the small cutouts. This should make it easier to clean the processor when remounting or replacing the CPU cooler. Noctua just unveiled its new thermal paste guard for AMD AM5 processors. The NA-TPG1 is a precisely-cut piece […]

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Leaked benchmarks show the new GeForce RTX 4080 16GB breaking 3GHz

A recent Chiphell forum post shows Nvidia’s RTX 4080 16GB breaking the 3GHz mark in 3DMark TimeSpy. More impressively, Nvidia’s new architecture hit those speeds at its default 320w power limit. If true, the RTX 4080 16GB will offer users access to impressive clock speeds without the 4090’s reported power requirements. The news comes on […]

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Telegram founder calls WhatsApp a “surveillance tool” with “planted backdoors”

With over 2 billion monthly active users globally, WhatsApp is the world’s most popular mobile messaging app. But the founder of rival service Telegram thinks people should stay away from Meta’s product, which he calls a surveillance tool constantly plagued with security issues. On Thursday, Pavel Durov wrote in his Telegram channel that people should […]

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Plague Tale Requiem system requirements show that we’re really entering next-gen

With every new console generation, PC system requirements for high-production-value games inevitably jump (and that’s generally a positive). That process might have slowed down this time around, but it may finally be coming with a few games this fall that leave the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One behind. Asobo Studio released the system requirements for […]

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Boston Dynamics: please don’t use our robots as weapons

The leading companies in the robotics industry want to dissuade people of turning harmless machines into weapons with killing intents. General-purpose robots equipped with powerful firearms could spell doom for the very future of the industry, they say. A coalition of robotics companies led by Boston Dynamics published an open letter addressed to the rest […]