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The Download: Tracing a mysterious covid strain, and fighting dengue with drones

3 What it’s like to receive a brain-computer implantJeffrey Keefer, who has Parkinson’s, agreed to having the device temporarily applied to the surface of his brain. (WSJ $)+ Former Neuralink workers think the firm is taking unnecessary risks. (Vox)+ How it feels to have a life-changing brain implant removed. (MIT Technology Review) 4 Tragic news stories drove readers to donate thousands of dollarsThe only problem is, the victims didn’t exist. (NBC News)+ Surveillance company Flock Safety claims to have solved 10% of…

Nvidia is bringing ray tracing and DLSS 3 to your car

Tesla I know it sounds crazy, but a new MediaTek chip powered by Nvidia graphics promises to bring AAA gaming, ray tracing, and the coveted DLSS 3 to your car. The chips I’m talking about are MediaTek’s new Dimensity Auto Cockpit, which integrated an Nvidia GPU, along with a host of AI and gaming capabilities. It’s not clear what Nvidia graphics are packed on MediaTek’s chips, but clearly, they’re using some variation of the Ada Lovelace architecture we see on RTX 40-series GPUs. Those are the only GPUs that support…

PlayStation 5 Pro new leak reveals major upgrades in GPU power, ray tracing, and more

PS5 Pro specifications leakedThe PS5 Pro will come with 28 percent faster RAM than the regular PS5 from 448 GB/s to 576 GB/s, according to a report by Insider Gaming. This means that it will be capable of 18 gigatransfers per second than the previous speed of 14 gigatransfers per second.The PS5 Pro’s CPU is also getting a 10 percent increase over the PS5. It will feature a “High CPU Frequency Mode” that goes up to 3.85GHz from 3.5GHz. This High CPU Frequency Mode will also downclock the GPU by around 1.5 percent taking…

PlayStation 5 Pro rumored to beef up GPU and ray tracing, bring AI acceleration

The PlayStation 5 launched in late 2020, though it feels like it arrived later due to supply issues. A Pro model will reportedly arrive four years later with a much improved GPU, AI acceleration and other enhancements. The GPU will be the biggest upgrade on the PS5 Pro. Rumors claim up to 45% higher rasterization performance and 33.5 TFLOPs of compute power. Future SDK versions will support resolutions up to 8K and higher frame rates with 4K @ 120fps and 8K @ 60fps being possible. Ray tracing performance is set to…

Supercharged pandas: Tracing dependencies with a novel approach

Supercharged Pandas: Tracing Dependencies with a Novel ApproachAn object-oriented approach to manage multiple files and dataframes, and tracing dependencies.Photo by Sibel Yıldırım on UnsplashHow will this benefit you:This article describes an object-oriented approach for data analysis. It outlines 2 novel approaches: (a) reduce repetitive file reads by assigning dataframes to the attributes of the Reports object, and (b) trace dependent methods recursively to construct attributes. These approaches have allowed me to be…

Tracing the spread of cacao domestication

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), whose beans (cocoa) are used to make products including chocolate, liquor and cocoa butter, may have spread from the Amazon basin to the other regions of South and Central America at least 5,000 years ago via trade routes, suggests a paper published in Scientific Reports. These findings,

Singapore removes personal data collected for COVID-19 contact tracing

User registration data, which was kept to enable quick rollout and registration for both systems, should a new variant emerge, has also been erased. Also: The top cloud storage services you can buy to protect your filesThe only data retained was collected via the TraceTogether system and used in relation to a May 2020 murder case. This information will be held indefinitely by the Singapore Police Force to facilitate potential legal applications, should the conviction or sentence be challenged years after the case has

Tracing the evolution of sign languages using computer modeling

Example of recurrent change. Still images from video dictionary entries that illustrate the phonological pattern of thumb extension. Both signs are produced with four fingers extended, but the sign for "work" in New Zealand SL (left) is produced without thumb extension, whereas the sign for "work" in British SL (right) displays thumb extension. Credit: Science (2024). DOI: 10.1126/science.add7766 . An international team of…

Exynos 2400 is most powerful and efficient chip in ray tracing performance

Unlike the Galaxy S23, which exclusively used the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, the Galaxy S24 and the Galaxy S24+ use the Exynos 2400 chip in most countries worldwide. However, consumers don't trust Samsung's in-house processors as they have disappointed people several times. This is the South Korean firm's last chance to make things right. So, has Exynos improved? Tests reveal that the Exynos 2400 is a remarkable improvement over the Exynos 2200. But is it enough to perform better than just previous Exynos chips? No.…

The Galaxy S24 has improved ray tracing, adds AI game features

Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S24 series of devices today, and they come with improvements to ray tracing to make your gaming experiences feel even more immersive and look better than ever before. This improved ray tracing support should be available across all devices as they all come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. However, Samsung seems to reference the Galaxy S24 Ultra with an Exynos chip during its Unpacked live stream. Compared to last year’s Galaxy S23 Ultra, the Galaxy S24 Ultra has 53% faster ray tracing…