Nvidia is requiring laptop makers to be more transparent about RTX 30-series specs
A move that will make it easier to shop for a gaming laptop with a new Nvidia graphics chipHowever, companies won’t have to mention that these chips are Max-Q variants because, according to an Nvidia spokesperson, “Max-Q is no longer part of the GPU name.” Rather, Max-Q is now used solely used to communicate that a laptop with an RTX 30-series graphics chip ships with efficiency features like Whisper Mode 2, Dynamic Boost 2, and Advanced Optimus. Previously, seeing Max-Q branding made it easy to determine a laptop’s general performance without having to know its specific clock speeds.
On Wednesday, the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared (virtually) before a congressional committee to answer hours of pointed questions about how their platforms handle misinformation. © Energy and Commerce Committee/YouTube Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
But for a few brief moments, much of the internet was focused on a strange clock-like gadget placed just to the right of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's formidable beard and his stacks upon stacks of plain white plates and bowls.
The clock first displayed the number "1952," then switched to a six-digit number that didn't look at all like a unit of time. Within minutes -- a unit of time this clock seemed incapable of measuring -- the internet had found the answer.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has created an NFT for the first tweet
If you've used social media much, then you've seen the first tweet ever. Sent on March 21st 2006 by Twitter co-founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey, it didn't say very much. But now, thanks to the wild west of NFTs — crypto-authenticated tokens that assign unique values for digital items somehow — you might be able to buy it. Dorsey has become a cryptocurrency proponent, and as such it's not a surprise he's riding the NFT wave by "minting" theBut now, thanks to the wild west of NFTs — crypto-authenticated tokens that assign unique values for digital items somehow — you might be able to buy it.
Several Twitter users pointed out that the device behind Dorsey was a "Blockclock Mini" — a device that shows blockchain data, including bitcoin prices or the number of blocks on the blockchain, the public digital ledger system on which cryptocurrencies are built.
Dorsey himself appeared to confirm that was the case, liking at least two tweets that linked to the device's website while he was answering lawmakers' questions.
The Blockclock was originally created by the cryptocurrency hardware company Coinkite to mark 10 years of bitcoin. The Blockclock Mini, as the name suggests, is a new, smaller version of the original and is currently available on the company's website for $399.
Among other perks, the product page offers owners like Dorsey the option to "pick your favourite Fiat currency" for the display and give the device a name "in case you have multiple." It can also, in fact, just be used as a clock.
Dorsey is a noted cryptocurrency enthusiast -- his current Twitter bio simply reads "#bitcoin" -- and recently sold his first-ever tweet as an NFT for $2.9 million.
NHL's COVID protocol-related absences for May 8, 2021 .
Players in the protocol are: Colorado's Devan Dubnyk and Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov.Calgary – TBA