July 29, 2021
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The looming software kill-switch lurking in aging PlayStation hardware

Enlarge / These consoles could eventually be large paperweights if Sony doesn't fix a problem looming in their firmware.Unless something changes, an issue lurking in older PlayStations' internal timing systems threatens to eventually make every PS4 game and all downloaded PS3 games unplayable on current hardware. Right now, it's not a matter of if ...
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Archaeologists find “lost golden city” buried under sand for 3,400 years

Enlarge / Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a 3400-year-old city just outside Luxor, dating back to the reign of Amenhotop III, grandfather to King Tut.Zahi HawassA team of Egyptian archaeologists has unearthed what some describe as an industrial royal metropolis just north of modern-day Luxor, which incorporates what was once the ancient Egy...