Best Gaming Laptops on a Budget

While the Acer Nitro 5 is the cheapest gaming laptop on this list, it’s still a completely sufficient machine.

It’ll work with all your Steam games and still offer pretty good visuals, making it an option with a lot of power for those who need to limit their spending.

With similar power to the Nitro 5, a better processor, and a more toned-down look, this laptop is a really solid pick for those searching for both a work and gaming hybrid.

A thin, convenient design and a fantastic 1TB of storage make this Lenovo a work horse that will have you up and gaming with ease in no time.

While the design doesn’t scream gamer, the price of this laptop for the power is a smart trade-off.

A recent sale and significant price cut brings this HP gaming laptop down to the under-$1,000 range.

It has extremely smooth gameplay and great power for long gaming sessions.

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AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria

When tasked with looking at a library of 6,000 compounds, the AI found that halicin would be highly effective.

Once ready, the researchers trained their AI on 2,500 molecules that included both 1,700 established drugs and 800 natural products.

Unlike previous methods, the neural networks learn representations of molecules automatically, mapping them into continuous vectors that help predict their behavior.

The team succeeded by developing a system that can find molecular structures with desired traits (say, killing bacteria) more effectively than past systems.

The scientists have already used their model to screen over 100 million molecules in another database, finding 23 candidates.

They also hope to design antibiotics from scratch and modify existing drugs to increase their effectiveness or reduce their unintended side effects.

If it takes out even some of them, though, it could save many lives.

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Mike Bloomberg wants to stop Bernie Sanders. He may be doing the opposite.

“Anybody who doesn’t want Sanders to be the nominee should have spent way more time on Bernie and less on Bloomberg.”

Galia Slayen, a Bloomberg spokesman, emphasized the campaign’s belief that the former mayor has broader appeal than Sanders.

She added: “Bloomberg was supposed to do three things and he failed at all of them.

But now, with Bloomberg in the race, the Vermont senator has perhaps his clearest — and easiest — contrast yet.

“Bloomberg is allowing this to remain fluid while Bernie has solidified with enough for viability everywhere on Super Tuesday.”

Patti Solis Doyle, a longtime Democratic operative who ran Clinton’s 2008 campaign, put a finer point on it: “After Wednesday night, (Bloomberg) is helping Bernie.

Sanders, speaking about his record of standing up to billionaires like Bloomberg, but an even finer point on it: “That is what I’ve been doing my entire life.”

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A Foldable Worth Caring About

That sentiment might be a bit premature, because with the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung has made the first foldable phone worth caring about.

Around the edge of the phone, there’s a plastic bezel that helps protect the Z Flip from damaging its display when you slam it shut, while also ensuring that if any small particles do get caught inside, they won’t grind on the Z Flip’s display.

The Z Flip also isn’t really water-resistant, because while Samsung did coat the phone’s internals with a hydrophobic coating, that’s more to protect against mist or moisture than a full dunk in the sink.

Battery life is also surprisingly decent, as the Z Flip lasted 13 hours and 29 minutes on our video rundown test, which is an hour longer than what we got from the Pixel 4 XL, about the same as the OnePlus 7 Pro, but still short of the Galaxy S10+. You also get both wireless and reverse wireless charging, though the latter is slightly less useful than on other phones considering the Z Flip only has a 3,300 mAh battery.

The one curiosity to me though is that the Z Flip only uses its earpiece for calls unlike practically every other recent Galaxy phone.

As with previous Galaxy phones, the Z Flip tends to capture pics with an overly yellow color cast compared to other phones.

After having one for just shy of a week, the big takeaway is that the Z Flip proves foldable phones are much more than a fad.AdvertisementREADMEYes, the Z Flip still has a crease, but it’s a bit less obvious and the screen is overall much stronger and durable.

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Hot Wheels made two remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck toys – TechCrunch

These are available to pre-order now, but like most of Tesla’s cars, just because they’re introduced doesn’t mean you can go out and buy one immediately.

They’re set to ship in time for the holidays with a December 15, 2020 estimated availability date, according to the Hot Wheels website.

These look like very faithful representations of the Cybertruck that Tesla unveiled at a special event back in November, and the large version includes a “Reusable cracked window vinyl sticker” that you can use to recreate the onstage flub that happened at the actual reveal.

You’ll have to supply your own large metal medicine ball.

Other features of the 1:10 scale Cybertruck include functioning headlights and taillights, all-wheel drive, true to form “Chill” and “Sport” modes, a removable tonneau cover, a working telescopic tailgate and more.

The smaller and much more affordable version is just three inches long, which is basically what you’d expect from a traditional Hot Wheels mini model, and it can achieve an “Up to 500mph scale speed,” which someone who is better than me at math can figure out what that translates to.

These are available to people in the U.S. and Canada, but I expect them to be pretty hot sellers based on the general fervor and interest around all things Cybertruck to date.

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