Razer’s Tomahawk modular gaming PC, almost a year after launch, enters preorder


The Razer Tomahawk Gaming PC as shown during CES 2020.

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Razer revealed its Tomahawk Gaming Desktop at CES 2020, the company’s first foray into selling desktop PCs in addition to its line of laptops. Now, almost a year later, its PC with a modular, 10 liter eGPU-like design will finally ship — or at least be begin preorders today — with prices starting at $2,400. 

As ideas go, it’s pretty ingenious. It’s basically a pull-out circuit board with two PCI slots: one for a graphics card and one for an Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element module which slides into a bay and has an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive. It can accommodate a GPU up to the size and power requirements of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (it uses a 750 watt power supply), which should cover most needs.

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More States Launch COVID Apps

States across the country continue to launch apps that are aimed at alerting residents via their smartphones when they’ve come into contact with others who are positive for COVID-19.

The latest state to do so was Washington, which launched its statewide COVID-19 exposure app, WA Notify, Nov. 30. With the launch of this app, Washington joins a growing list that includes Michigan, Colorado, Delaware and others. All of these apps are relatively simple, and they function much the same way: they are anonymous, no-cost and voluntary, asking users to submit positive test results into apps, subsequently sending alerts to anyone who may have been in their proximity. The number of states now offering this to residents has topped a dozen, with more states — specifically Oregon and California — poised to join the list soon.

In addition to more states launching these apps, download rates are also increasing in many

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Space Startup Earns $1B In U.S. Military Contracts Amid Launch Drone Unveiling

Space startup Aevum received several government contracts worth nearly $1 billion, including opportunities with the United States Space Force and United States Air Force (USAF).

Aevum is constructing autonomous drones called Ravn X, which take off and land horizontally like airplanes; today (Thursday, Dec. 3) also marks the rollout of the Ravn X vehicle. Aevum is also building a global logistics network to take on as many launch duties as possible themselves.

This work recently garnered them the upcoming ASLON-45 mission with the United States Space Force, which is the first formal small launch mission contracted by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Aevum also received a USAF AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research Phase I contract for rapid launch and space logistics, along with a separate indefinite delivery and quantity contract with the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise Small

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TECNO set to launch new ‘POVA’ smartphone on Friday

 New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings, is all set to launch a new product line “POVA” which is designed to deliver powerful performance.


The brand’s social media handles have revealed the tagline of POVA as “Unleash the Beast” with the insinuation that the TECNO POVA devices will focus on speed, performance and excellence.


As per recent teasers, the TECNO POVA smartphones will be powered by high performance MediaTek Helio G80 gaming processor along with a massive 6000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charge.


The new POVA will also feature an immersive 6.8-inch dot-in display for an uninterrupted viewing and gaming experience.


Since TECNO’s debut in the Indian smartphone market, their focus has been on “segment-first” features in the affordable and mid-budget smartphone categories.


With the launch of POVA, TECNO’s Indian smartphone portfolio will consist of three prominent product lines.


The other two

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Watch a Submarine Launch a Torpedo From the Torpedo’s POV

  • For the first time, new footage shows what happens when a submarine launches a torpedo.
  • The footage was obtained by strapping a camera to a practice torpedo.
  • The video was taken aboard a Dutch Navy submarine for a documentary.

    A clip from a new documentary about life aboard a Dutch submarine shows the point of view of a practice torpedo as it’s launched from the torpedo tube of a sub, including the torpedo surfacing for reuse:

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    One of the least visible aspects of naval warfare is the launch of a torpedo from a submarine. The nature of submarine warfare means nobody ever sees the torpedo tube mechanism and the torpedo ejected from its tube. After loading the torpedo and

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    Apple says that Apple Pay will launch in Mexico ‘very soon’

    Apple Pay is set to make its debut in Mexico “very soon” with support for some of the country’s largest banks at launch.

    The company’s Mexican site detailing Apple Pay, which first appeared in October, now states that the contactless payment platform will arrive “muy pronto,” or very soon.

    Additionally, some hidden code on the landing page spotted by Twitter user @urielarcia suggests that Apple Pay will be compatible with Banregio, Hey Banco, Inbursa, and CitiBanamex at launch. Some initial retailers that will support the payment platform in Mexico could also include Best Buy, Burger King, Uber, Rappi, and La Comer, among others.

    The page itself details the benefits of Apple Pay’s contactless payments, including the convenience and security, as well as the ability to make payments without touching money or objects amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

    An exact release date isn’t clear, but given that Apple Pay in

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    SpaceX CRS-21 to Launch Multiple Life Science Investigations to International Space Station Under National Lab Sponsorship

    SpaceX CRS-21 to Launch Multiple Life Science Investigations to International Space Station Under National Lab Sponsorship

    Press Release
    From: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
    Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    SpaceX is slated to launch its 21st commercial resupply services (CRS) mission, contracted through NASA, to the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than December 5 at 11:39 a.m. EST. This is the first-time SpaceX will leverage an upgraded version of the Dragon cargo spacecraft to launch critical research and supplies to the orbiting laboratory. This launch comes on the heels of the successful launch and docking of SpaceX Crew-1, which delivered four astronauts and research to the space station for a six-month science mission. Over the coming months, the Crew-1 astronauts, along with NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, will work on many of the research investigations launching on SpaceX CRS-21 as part of Expedition 64.

    Several investigations

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    Cambridge Technology and JetPatch announce Strategic Partnership to launch Patch Management as a Service (PMaaS)

    ATLANTA and BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cambridge Technology and JetPatch are pleased to announce they have entered into a global partnership, to launch Patch Management as a Service (PMaaS), combining Cambridge Technology’s business & technology services expertise and JetPatch’s Intelligent vulnerability remediation and patch automation platform.

    Data has shown that 60% of breaches in 2019 involved unpatched vulnerabilities. Also during Covid-19, two-thirds of businesses have suffered an increase in endpoint and IoT security incidents, with experts citing malware, insecure networks, and remote access issues as employees everywhere are forced to work remotely. With these increases in new and evolving cybersecurity threats, organizations today have to be prepared to ensure their heterogeneous infrastructure is securely configured and patched thereby eliminating any unforeseen cyber events. 

    “We are extremely delighted to partner with JetPatch and launch Patch Management as a Service. With this new service, we aim to offer CISO/CIO’s

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    India to launch Shukrayaan Venus mission in 2024 after pandemic delays: reports

    India plans to launch a new orbiter to Venus in 2024, a year later than planned, according to media reports.

    A view of Venus from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft based on data captured in 1974.India is now planning to launch its own Venus orbiter in 2024.

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    A view of Venus from NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft based on data captured in 1974.India is now planning to launch its own Venus orbiter in 2024.

    The Shukrayaan orbiter will be the first mission to Venus by the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) and will study the planet for four years, according to SpaceNews, which cited a presentation by an ISRO research scientist at a NASA-chartered committee Nov. 10. 


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    ISRO has been soliciting ideas for instruments for a Venus-based mission since at least 2018, according to its website. At the planetary science committee, ISRO’s T. Maria Antonita presented more information about Shukrayaan during a discussion about NASA’s new 10-year plan for planetary science, SpaceNews reported.

    Related: India looks beyond the moon to Mars, Venus

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    Xiaomi Mi 10i India launch speculated, could take on Moto G 5G

    Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G official

    Credit: Supplied by Xiaomi


    • Xiaomi could launch the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G in India as the Mi 10i.
    • The company may also launch the new Redmi Note 9 as the Redmi 9 Power in the country.

    Xiaomi recently revealed a new set of phones under its Redmi Note 9 series in China. The biggest difference between these Redmi Note 9s and the previous models is 5G connectivity, 120Hz displays, and better cameras. Now it looks like at least one or two new Redmi devices are headed to India with a new name.

    According to a Google Play Console listing spotted by XDA Developers and tipster Mukul Sharma, Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G in India as the Mi 10i. The phone carries the codename Gauguininpro, wherein the second “in” denotes an India launch.

    The listing also confirms the presence of the Snapdragon 750G — another

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