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Anticipation is running high for the next major installment in the Battlefield franchise. As we wait for today's official reveal, more information has leaked out, seemingly confirming the game that has often been referred to as Battlefield 6 will indeed be branded Battlefield 2042, based on the upcoming title's time... Read more...
After an official unveiling at Computex 2021 and last week’s launch of the powerful GeForce RT 3080 Ti, NVIDIA is ready to go open kimono and spill all of the new, more-mainstream GeForce RTX 3070 Ti’s juicy details. Cards are due to go on sale tomorrow, but we’ve been able to put a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition through... Read more...
The first part of Minecraft’s Caves and Cliffs update is finally here, and it brings new mobs and blocks to the game. From goats high on mountaintops to glowing squids deep beneath the sea and other new things in between, there is a lot to explore in version 1.17, so let us dive right in… Mobs Below The Deepest... Read more...
The quirky little Playdate handheld gaming console is finally getting closer to release. Panic, the company behind the eye-searing yellow device, says that it will finally be available to preorder in July. And if all goes according to schedule, the Playdate will start shipping later this year. Unfortunately, Panic... Read more...
Flaws with speculative execution have been making the rounds in the past few years, with a more recent focus on the Spectre chip flaw and its potentially bypassable mitigations. Following these developments, Intel is now looking at its long-term strategy to protect against transient execution attack methods in the... Read more...
Intel teased its upcoming "Beast Canyon" NUC 11 Extreme system late last month at virtual Computex 2021. It should be an exciting entry for gamers looking to tap "extreme" performance in a small form factor chassis. Unfortunately, the company was relatively light on details, only confirming that it would be available... Read more...
Spinning platters have served the storage scene well over the years, and even as faster (and pricier) solid state drives with no moving parts have gained considerable traction, the good old fashioned mechanical HDD is still a popular option for bulk storage chores. The price per gigabyte just can't be beat. That will... Read more...
While a push toward privacy is great for the average person, it is also simultaneously great for criminal gangs. Using secure messaging systems, these gangs can secretly communicate plans for drug shipments or killings worldwide. However, if law enforcement is inside these messaging apps, then the criminals can be... Read more...
In June, some mysterious crop circles appeared in Fortnite, potentially alluding to the now released Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7. Now, aliens have arrived and are attacking the island vigorously, but you can take them on. Using new characters, weapons, and sheer elbow grease, players can help save the Fortnite island... Read more...
From the beginning, we were told Windows 10 would be the last monolithic release of Microsoft's popular operating system, with monthly security patches and bi-annual feature updates shoveled into it on an ongoing basis. For all intents and purposes, Windows 10 was to be an endless road. Except maybe not. Microsoft has... Read more...
The U.S. wireless industry is swiftly moving to 5G technology via sub-6GHz bands and [less prevalently with] mmWave. With AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile doing their best to court customers with enticing promotions, the former is upping the stakes via a partnership with Google. AT&T announced today that its 5G wireless... Read more...
Intel recently fleshed out its Tiger Lake stack with a pair of refreshed SKUs, the Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7, both announced last week during Computex 2021. There are dozens of laptop designs in the works that will feature Intel's newest Tiger Lake-U processors, but what kind of performance will they deliver?... Read more...
Some of the world's leading chip makers have warned that the global shortage of silicon could linger into next year and perhaps even beyond, as unprecedented demand and disruptions in production from the pandemic (and other factors) have put the industry in a unique situation. Despite the warnings, at least one... Read more...
Ford seems to be on a roll with pickups these days, as last month it announced the F-150 Lighting, which is a full-size fully electric EV capable of traveling up to 300 miles per charge. Oh, and it starts at just under $40,000 in its base configuration. Now, Ford is ramping up its electrification efforts in trucks... Read more...
AMD is expanding its line-up of RDNA 2-based GPUs today, with a trio of new Radeon Pro graphics cards targeting the professional workstation market. These new Radeon Pro cards leverage the same GPU architecture as their consumer-class Radeon RX-branded counterparts, but Radeon Pros feature completely different... Read more...
Apple's latest iOS 15 update, and by extension iPadOS 15, bring some meaningful feature updates for the iPhone and iPad ecosystems. However, of course, Apple paid attention to its macOS operating system that powers all its Macs. This year's iteration is called macOS Monterey and will launch for the public later this... Read more...
In May, the biggest fuel provider to the U.S. eastern seaboard was hit with ransomware from Russian hacking group DarkSide. Colonial Pipeline decided to pay the ransom to decrypt some of its files to get back to operational status, but those efforts were hampered by a slow decryption tool offered by the attackers... Read more...
Though it may be a little late, Google’s security update for the Pixel 3 through 5 is finally here. This update also brings several new features which may have been worth the wait. Between locked photo folders and astrophotography time-lapses, there is a lot here, so let us dive in... Space Photos and... Read more...
While rollable and foldable displays are here, Samsung is constantly looking to the future to see where technology will lead. As such, many people look to the South Korean company for information, and what they have to offer is quite interesting. In the future, we could potentially see “free-form displays,” or... Read more...
Apple today announced the latest iteration of iOS, predictably called iOS 15. Apple once again isn't focused on massive visual upgrades or major rethinks to how the UI works. Still, many thoughtful tweaks throughout iOS 15 make your everyday experience more productive and enjoyable. Kicking things off with FaceTime... Read more...
There's still two more weeks to go before Amazon's annual Prime Day sales bonanza kicks off, and with it will come savings on a wide range of products, exclusive to Prime members (you can sign up for a 30-day free trial). No need to wait, though—if it's a deal you are after, Amazon has plenty of discounts in play... Read more...
Discrete graphics cards are hard to find on the retail market, as current-generation NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards are perennially out of stock. However, new analysis from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) shows that despite the supply shortfalls that infuriate gaming enthusiasts, shipments are up year-over-year. According to the firm, Read more...
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