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There have been several recent reports claiming that MediaTek and NVIDIA are in cahoots on designing an AI superchip that could rival Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite hardware. That in and of itself is interesting, but there could be more to the collaboration. Specifically, there's a rumor floating around that MediaTek... Read more...
Sony just unveiled its latest Xperia 1 VI flagship smartphone, targeted at media and photography fans alike. The phone also loses Sony's signature 21:9 aspect ratio and now sports a 19.5:9 display, which should make handling of the device for regular tasks much easier, but not so much for watching 21:9 movies, for... Read more...
The Sun has been emitting some strong solar flares as of late, with one of the latest being the biggest in half a decade. The flare was classified as an X8.7, with X-class denoting the most intense flares, and the number providing more information about its strength. According to the Space Weather Prediction... Read more...
It's been just shy of a month since AMD rolled out its newfangled Ryzen PRO 8000 series processors for desktops, laptops, and mobile workstations, and now Lenovo has announced that it's injecting the chips into the latter category by way of its refreshed ThinkPad P14s Gen 5. In doing so, Lenovo can (and does) classify... Read more...
Razer Blade 18 Gaming Laptop: Starts At $3,099, $4,499 As Tested We put Razer's biggest, baddest Blade gaming laptop to date through its paces and found it to be both powerful and quite pretty. Classic Razer Aesthetics Phenomenal Laptop Display Surprisingly Svelte Excellent Spatial Sound Forward-Looking Thunderbolt 5 Connectivity Despite Size,... Read more...
Microsoft has been trying to kickstart Windows on ARM for years, but this probably isn't what the company had in mind. A modder has revealed that it is possible to get Windows 11 running on the Nintendo Switch. Although, "running" might be a little generous. The OS works, but it barely crawls along on the Switch's... Read more...
Gaming handhelds that breach into the world of PC gaming have been all of the rage the last few years after the release of Valve's Steam Deck. While handheld consoles such as the Nintendo Switch have been ultra-popular, its walled garden ecosystem keeps many titles out of reach.  ASUS joined the fray with its... Read more...
It would be easy to assume based on the name "GPT-4o" that OpenAI's new model is merely an iteration on its previous work, and in the strictest sense, that's sort of true. If you look only at benchmarks, GPT-4o is an extremely minor improvement over OpenAI's previous work on GPT-4 Turbo. This release isn't about... Read more...
Sony has announced its new leadership structure, which will include two CEOs taking charge of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). This is the first time Sony has decided to go with co-CEOs to manage its PlayStation side of the business. It was just last September that former SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan... Read more...
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced what it says is the only foldable mobile controller currently available—ROG Tessen—which is a neat party trick (and convenient for storage), but it's not the only thing it has going for it. The ROG Tessen also sports some nifty capabilities to level up your gameplay on... Read more...
After a long meaningful run, Melinda Gates, ex-spouse of Bill Gates, has decided to resign from her role as co-chair at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Upon her departure, she will receive $12.5 billion for the purpose of charity work among women and families. Melinda Gates ends her time at the foundation on June... Read more...
Out of the more than 5,000 exoplanets detected, only a handful have a density that is comparable to cotton candy. Exoplanets like these may bring to mind the iconic movie Killer Klowns From Outer Space, and the cotton candy cocoon guns the Klowns used. The latest of these exoplanets to be discovered, WASP-193b, is... Read more...
A slew of photos showing the entire Google Pixel 9 lineup plus some details on specifications have been leaked via a Russian tech site. At the very least, this new information confirms the existence of the XL model and all but confirms the shape of the rear camera hump (or should it be "pill"?). A Russian-language... Read more...
Following a somewhat stealthy launch in China in earlier this year, AMD is bringing its Ryzen 8000F series processors to the US market to give budget gaming builds a kick in the pants, while being relatively easy on the wallet or purse. What makes these Hawk Point CPUs relatively affordable is they're a BYOG—bring... Read more...
Google Pixel 8a - Starting At $499 The Google Pixel 8a is sleek, speedy, and shoots better photos than virtually any other budget phone. Solid build quality Gorgeous OLED display Excellent camera performance Same processor as flagship Pixels Lots and lots of AI features Seven years of guaranteed updates Sharp, bright... Read more...
The Aurora supercomputer at the Argonne National Laboratory, powered by Intel’s Xeon Max series of processors, is the new AI king with the ability to reach 10.6 AI exaflops of compute. On top of taking the AI crown, it also managed to break the exascale barrier, hitting 1.012 exaflops for scientific applications. The... Read more...
Super Mario 64 is one of the most beloved video games of all time, and it's also one of the most thoroughly dissected video games of all time. There's a complete recompilation for PC including dozens of mods that allows players to add new areas, entities, and mechanics, play the game with ray-traced graphics, or even... Read more...
A new report states Apple is closing in on a deal with OpenAI to supercharge its iPhone with AI via ChatGPT. The upcoming AI features are expected to reach iPhones with the Cupertino-based company’s iOS 18 update. It is no secret that Apple has been hard at work preparing its jump to bring AI features to its... Read more...
Did you totally space on Mother's Day and forget to buy a gift? Well hey, a belated gift is better than no gift at all. Provided your mother or wife, or whoever you're shopping for has an appreciation for headphones and earbuds, then you're in luck—there are all kinds of audio products on sale at Amazon right now... Read more...
The Steam Deck has endeared fans the world over with its uncanny ability to power through demanding PC games in a competent and portable fashion. Part of this capability stems from the excellent support on the software side that Valve has consistently shown towards the Steam Deck.  The latest preview update, SteamOS... Read more...
It has been a little while since our last major data breach, with the latest being back on April Fools' with AT&T having the information of 73 million accounts appear on the dark web. However, hackers never rest so it was simply a matter of time before another breach would happen, this time with Dell. A threat actor... Read more...
First discovered in 2004, Asteroid Apophis, also known as “God of Chaos,” has been watched closely by astronomers and scientists. The large space rock has become the center of focus because of its expected close flyby of Earth on what is projected to be none other than Friday 13, 2029. Asteroid 99942 Apophis is... Read more...
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