Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme Rev. B: An Air Cooler for 320 W

Announcements of new high-performance air CPU coolers tend to get rare these days. On the one hand, many enthusiasts switched to closed loop liquid coolers in the recent years, which is why the market of high-end air coolers shrank. On the other hand, existing models of ‘mega coolers’ are powerful enough for the vast majority of CPUs. Nonetheless, makers known primarily for oversized air coolers continue to perfect their offerings. This week Thermalright introduced its Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme Rev. B giant air cooler that can dissipate up to 320 W of heat.



Source: AnandTech – Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme Rev. B: An Air Cooler for 320 W

It's Time to Unfollow Your Favorite Brands on Instagram

Instagram launched Checkout on Instagram this week, which makes it possible for users to buy products without leaving the app (before, users could click on a product, and would be directed to the retailer’s website to complete the purchase). In other words, it’s all too easy to impulse-buy a new sweater or pair of…

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Source: LifeHacker – It’s Time to Unfollow Your Favorite Brands on Instagram

This Spain and Portugal Vacation Package Includes Your Airfare and Hotels Starting Under $1,000

There’s never a bad time to go to the Iberian peninsula, and you can do it for less than you might expect with this package from TripMasters (in partnership with Travelzoo).

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Source: LifeHacker – This Spain and Portugal Vacation Package Includes Your Airfare and Hotels Starting Under ,000

Report Shows AT&T's Faux 5G E Is Actually Slower Than T-Mobile And Verizon 4G

Report Shows AT&T's Faux 5G E Is Actually Slower Than T-Mobile And Verizon 4G
AT&T is already embroiled in lawsuits over its “5G Evolution” service, or 5G E, which the company claims enables speeds up to 2x faster than traditional 4G LTE on compatible devices. Competitors, however, have taken AT&T to task over this claim, and allege that 5G E is nothing more than a misleading marketing tactic designed to deceive consumers

Source: Hot Hardware – Report Shows AT&T’s Faux 5G E Is Actually Slower Than T-Mobile And Verizon 4G

Devin Nunes Faces an Uphill Battle in His Lawsuit Against Twitter

Devin Nunes, R-Calif., escalated the feud between conservatives and Twitter earlier this week with a lawsuit accusing the company of defamation and negligence — two different allegations, one of which poses a more serious question for the social media platform and technology companies in general. Nunes is claiming that Twitter negligently violated its terms of service when it allowed people onto its online “premises” to say false or disparaging things about him. He is seeking $250 million in damages due to “pain, insult, embarrassment, humiliation, emotional distress and mental suffering, and injury to [Nunes’] personal and professional reputations” brought on by what Twitter users said about him.

From a report: Defamation is an interesting legal matter to discuss, at least in theory, but suing for defamation is seldom profitable in reality. Negligence may not sound as exciting as defamation, but this theory of liability quietly drives most successful civil litigation. Relatively easy to prove, it generally requires that the defendant show conduct that came up short of what can be expected, and that this shortcoming caused the plaintiff’s damages. […] The primary reason that technology companies are not sued into oblivion is the existence of the Communications Decency Act, or CDA, and in particular Section 230, which states that providers of an interactive computer service shall not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. Ordinarily, a lawsuit like this is properly filed against the Twitter user or account (like “Devin Nunes’ Mom”) and not Twitter itself.

Section 230 and the CDA have become the targets of growing backlash against the idea that technology companies should not be held responsible for what is published on their platforms. Technology companies have voluntarily taken steps to moderate some content, such as extremism, conspiracy theories and fake news, but most personal insults and parodies are still allowed to flourish. Section 230, however, isn’t necessarily bulletproof. At least one federal court has stressed that the statute does not “create a lawless no-man’s-land on the internet.” That provides some basis for Nunes’ claim that Twitter has been negligent in keeping its platform from being used to spread damaging statements about him. But a negligence claim against Twitter may still be precluded by the CDA. The test is whether the cause of action requires the court to treat Twitter as the publisher or speaker of content provided by another. In the meantime, one of the Twitter parody accounts that is mocking Nunes — Devin Nunes’ Cow (@DevinCow) — has gained a lot of attention, with its followers count jumping from about 1200 followers last week to more than 615,000 followers — and in doing so, surpassed the number of followers Devin Nunes has (about 399k).

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Source: Slashdot – Devin Nunes Faces an Uphill Battle in His Lawsuit Against Twitter

Dogfish Head Brewery And Kodak Team Up To Develop A Beer That Can Develop Super8 Film

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This is Dogfish Head SuperEIGHT, a Gose beer developed in partnership with Kodak that has the perfect pH to develop Super 8 film (along with the other ingredients listed above). Some more info while I pour half on Old English forty on my laptop and complain Photoshop has stopped working:

This sessionable super Gose is brewed with eight heroic ingredients: prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices, toasted quinoa and an ample addition of red Hawaiian sea salt! …These unique ingredients give this beer a vibrant red color, with delicious flavors of berries and watermelon, along with a tart – yet refreshing – finish. But that’s not all … it also effectively develops Kodak’s Super 8 film. From the can to the stop bath, there’s a whole lot of science and alternative processing that takes place to bring the imagery to life. And it’s so totally worth it..

But like, can I still drink the beer after developing my movie? Asking for a friend who already did but really can’t afford diarrhea on a Friday night. “Do you have a date, GW?” I said I was talking about a friend. “Friend, LOL.” Friend? DATE, LOL. I could really use a hug.

Keep going for a video of a trip to Philadelphia processed with the beer.

Source: Geekologie – Dogfish Head Brewery And Kodak Team Up To Develop A Beer That Can Develop Super8 Film

The Creators Of Into The Breach Came Very Close To Giving Up On It

The strategy game Into The Breach is elegant in its simplicity, but that’s because its designers had to scrap several huge sections of the game that just didn’t work. Matthew Davis and Justin Ma, the minds behind FTL and Into The Breach, came on Kotaku Splitscreen during GDC 2019 to tell Jason and me how many times…

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Source: Kotaku – The Creators Of Into The Breach Came Very Close To Giving Up On It

Fedora 30 Beta Won't Be Released Next Week Due To Their Arm Images Lacking A Browser

The Fedora 30 Beta was anticipated for release next Tuesday after having been under a beta freeze since 5 March, but that’s not going to happen and now they are hoping to ship in early April…

Source: Phoronix – Fedora 30 Beta Won’t Be Released Next Week Due To Their Arm Images Lacking A Browser

Star Wars Celebration's Exclusive Merch Really Wants to Maul Your Wallet

While we’re obviously looking forward to Episode IX this year, 2019 is also a special Star Wars anniversary: It’s been 20 years since The Phantom Menace podraced into theaters. As always with Star Wars, that means special merch, and in Episode I’s case, a lot of it is all about Dathomir’s chosen son.

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Source: io9 – Star Wars Celebration’s Exclusive Merch Really Wants to Maul Your Wallet

DC Universe celebrates Batman's birthday with free access March 30th

Batman is about to celebrate his 80th ‘birthday’ (his first appearance in Detective Comics) on March 30th, and DC Universe is using that as an opportunity to hand out more freebies. The service is providing free access to a wide swath of its Batman…

Source: Engadget – DC Universe celebrates Batman’s birthday with free access March 30th

Don't Drop the Ball, Pick Up This Nintendo Switch NBA2K19 Bundle for $299

Want your new Nintendo Switch with a side of basketball? Good news, Walmart is offering Nintendo Switch console, in either grey or neon, and a copy of NBA2K19 for just $299. This is about $30 its normal price.

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Source: Kotaku – Don’t Drop the Ball, Pick Up This Nintendo Switch NBA2K19 Bundle for 9

No, Cuphead On Switch Won't Be Any Easier

The retro-themed, hand-animated indie darling Cuphead is headed to Switch on April 18, and its developer is excited for a whole new group of players to try it, and maybe even play some impromptu two-player at a rooftop party with single Joy-Cons. But the studio isn’t about to make the notoriously difficult action game…

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Source: Kotaku – No, Cuphead On Switch Won’t Be Any Easier

Blast This Playlist While You Get Ready to Go Out

When I’m getting ready to party, music is crucial. It’s the overture to the whole night of carousal (or of chatting on the couch in someone’s living room with a clear plastic cup of Two Buck Chuck). With the help of the Lifehacker team, Gizmodo Media colleagues, and Twitter followers, I’ve lined up eight whopping…

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Source: LifeHacker – Blast This Playlist While You Get Ready to Go Out

Bénédictine and Tequila Are Very Good Together

Though I love introducing you all to new and exciting bottles, my bar cart is rapidly filling up, so I’ve been trying to find new and exciting ways to use up the alcohol I already have. My process for doing so is pretty advanced: I google random combinations of the ethanol I own until I find something that sounds good.

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Source: LifeHacker – Bénédictine and Tequila Are Very Good Together

OSS Unveils 5-Way PCIe 4.0 Backplane, Demonstrates PCIe 4.0 HPC Platform

One Stop Systems this week introduced the industry’s first 5-way PCIe 4.0 backplane at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference. The OSS 5 Slot Gen 4 Backplane is designed primarily for high-performance computing applications and enables the company to offer infrastructure building blocks necessary to build a PCIe 4.0-based HPC platform.



Source: AnandTech – OSS Unveils 5-Way PCIe 4.0 Backplane, Demonstrates PCIe 4.0 HPC Platform

Boeing May Be About to Lose a $5 Billion Order for Its 737 Max Planes

An airline in Indonesia just became the first in the world to try and cancel its order for Boeing’s Max planes in the wake of the two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within the past five months. And the move has the potential to cost Boeing billions of dollars.

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Source: Gizmodo – Boeing May Be About to Lose a Billion Order for Its 737 Max Planes