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NASA has lost contact with Voyager 2

NASA announced at the end of last week that a series of commands sent to Voyager 2 unintentionally caused it to redirect its antenna, rendering communication with the space probe, sent into space over 45 years ago, impossible. Nevertheless, NASA states that Voyager 2’s original programming causes it to automatically realign its antenna towards Earth […]

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Stability AI releases Stable Diffusion XL

AI company Stability AI is now releasing a new version of its text-to-image AI called Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL). SDXL is claimed to be even better at generating photorealistic images based on text input, you can find an example above. Some who have already tested this generative AI state that it is superior to Midjourney, […]

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The X logo becomes bolder

Elon Musk is arguably the world’s most spontaneous billionaire, and yesterday, he changed the logo of his service X, formerly known as Twitter, just a few hours after replacing Twitter’s characteristic blue bird logo. The latest X logo has thicker lines in its X compared to the first version of the logo. However, Musk doesn’t […]

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Streaming update for Lyngdorf

Steinway Lyngdorf is fully embracing Spatial Audio, providing access to spatial audio with music streaming on all the company’s multi-channel processors, including Tidal Connect with Dolby Atmos Music. The built-in streaming player now has access to Tidal Connect with Dolby Atmos Music, allowing users to directly play thousands of Dolby Atmos Music albums specifically recorded […]

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Now ChatGPT can remember things about you

OpenAI has begun testing a new feature for its chatbot, ChatGPT, that allows the AI to remember things about you from previous questions you’ve asked it. This means that ChatGPT may be able to remember your age, what you work with, what you’re interested in, your gender, and other things that could help the chatbot […]

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Roblox is coming to Meta Quest

Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced yesterday that the popular game-building platform Roblox will soon be available on the company’s VR platform, Meta Quest. Roblox on Meta Quest will have cross-platform support. This means that Roblox creations made on a computer, game console, or mobile device will also be accessible on the VR version of Roblox […]

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NASA showcases its new minibuses from Canoo

Electric vehicle company Canoo has now delivered the first of the electric minibuses ordered by NASA last year. The order consists of three minibuses intended for transporting NASA’s Artemis astronauts to the rockets that will take them to the moon. The three buses have been modified to accommodate astronauts comfortably in their spacesuits, and NASA’s […]

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Eve creates an adapter for AirPlay 2

If you have something that doesn’t have AirPlay but you want to have AirPlay capabilities, Eve has the gadget for you. It’s called Eve Play, and it’s simply a device that you can connect to your old, non-smart but enjoyable devices to stream audio to them. Eve Play features an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi, and can […]

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Musical Fidelity M3x DAC

Since Heinz Lichtenegger from Pro-Ject took over Musical Fidelity, there has been an increasing stream of new products from Musical Fidelity. Like this one, the Musical Fidelity M3x DAC. A complete premium-class digital-to-analog converter, with everything you need in one place. The DAC, available in black or silver-grey, features two optical, two coaxial, and one […]

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Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital Edition 2023

The compact headphone amplifier with three digital inputs was already launched in 2017. The basic design is credited to John Westlake, who built a premium headphone amplifier around a D/A converter. This allowed for the use of digital audio sources and provided an analog output, enabling the Pre Box S2 to also be used as […]

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Ruark R1S

The small Ruark radios usually perform well in tests, particularly with their sound quality being a notch better than the competitors’. Ruark claims that this also applies to the new R1S, which is a slightly unusual radio receiver with DAB+. It features both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, allowing you to stream music over the network and […]

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Sharp releases two new party speakers

Sharp recently unveiled two new larger-sized speakers. The first one is the SumoBox, designed to deliver up to 105 dB of clear sound, thanks to its 120W RMS stereo speaker system consisting of 2 x 8-inch woofers and 2 x 2-inch tweeters. Sharp collaborated with the French audio brand Devialet to develop this speaker, utilizing […]

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Meta has launched its Twitter competitor, Thread

It’s no longer a secret that Meta has been working on a Twitter competitor, and now it’s official. The app, called Thread, has been uploaded to the Google Play Store, although it is currently unavailable for download. Thread bears a striking resemblance to Twitter, with text-based conversations where users post threads instead of individual tweets, […]

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World of Warcraft launches hardcore servers

Blizzard is now introducing something called “Classic Hardcore” to World of Warcraft, which will be played on special servers dedicated to it. In hardcore mode, if a player’s character is killed, it will be permanently dead. There will be no way to resurrect the character, but it will remain as a ghost, allowing the player […]

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Voicemod has received new AI voices

Startup company Voicemod has developed a set of new AI human voices for their voice modulation program, enabling real-time speech-to-speech conversion. According to Voicemod, these new voices are superior to most of their competitors when it comes to transforming voices in real-time and with low latency. Voicemod has trained these new AI models using publicly […]

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DuckDuckGo releases its browser for Windows

The privacy-focused search engine company DuckDuckGo released its browser today, which they have been developing over the past year, in a beta version for Windows. DuckDuckGo’s browser naturally uses the company’s own search engine as the default, which hopefully reduces the risk of users being tracked through their searches. Furthermore, they have integrated their own […]

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BepiColombo sends home new images of Mercury

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released some images from their spacecraft BepiColombo’s third flyby of the innermost planet of the solar system, Mercury. In the three newly released images, we get a closer look at some of the planet’s craters. The image shown above was taken at a distance of approximately 3500 km from […]

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Electronic Arts undergoes restructuring

Electronic Arts announced yesterday that they will undergo a major internal reorganization. This involves restructuring their major studios and leadership structure in an attempt to strengthen their creative team. The reorganization also includes splitting EA Games and EA Sports. EA Games will be renamed EA Entertainment, suggesting that EA has plans to expand its business […]