The Roundup: step in the Dr Who 58th anniversary news Tardis

The tech of today would look like science fiction to the Dr Who watchers of 1963.

Tardis travel

The first episode of the iconic British sci-fi TV series Dr Who was aired 58 years ago. The titular Doctor is an extraterrestrial being, a Timelord from the planet Gallifrey, who explores the universe in a time and space traversing vessel called the Tardis. Now into its 13th season since restatement as a sci-fi BBC drama staple in 2005 (after 23 seasons spanning 1963-89), the Doctor has been regenerated 13 times, and has been played since 2018 by actress Jodie Whittaker.

Dr Who’s foes are almost as famous as the Timelord; even non-fans will probably have heard of the likes of the Daleks and the Cybermen. The good doctor is also known to be a fan of gadgets and technology and used to have a robot dog assistant long before Boston Dynamics got in on the action. We don’t know for sure if Dr Who reads Club386 as the browser panel in the Tardis accesses the web from another dimension (behind a VPN).

PCs and related tech

  • Gigabyte Aorus Z690 motherboards video guide shared
  • GPD Pocket 3 benchmarks (mini-laptop with Intel Core i7-1195G7)
  • AMD Linux driver carries confirmation of RX 6500M and RX 6300M “Navi 24” GPUs
  • Microsoft testing fix for app opening bug on Windows 11, 10
  • Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 22000.348 with new emojis
  • Intel says it is in a unique position to meet the growing demand for semiconductors


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