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Billions of Google Chrome browser users around the globe are urged to apply the latest security update, which contains a fix for a nasty exploit with a high severity rating. Dubbed CVE-2024-4671, the security flaw is described as a "user after free" vulnerability Chrome's Visual component that handles rendering and... Read more...
A Chinese company called ThundeRobot is readying a bodacious QD-OLED gaming monitor that is one of a rare (and newer) breed of displays that feature dual refresh rates. The dual mode display falls under its 'Silver Wing' lineup of gaming monitors, and offers gamers the option to play at 4K resolution (3840x2160) with... Read more...
After recent solar storms lit up the night sky across the Northern Hemisphere the last two nights, some may be wondering how to best capture the dazzling Aurora Borealis (Aurora Astralis in the Southern Hemisphere) lights with a smartphone. Well, NASA has a few tips and tricks up its sleeve for capturing not only the... Read more...
When video game satirist videogamedunkey announced that he was opening a game publishing house, most people were understandably skeptical. Was this another bit? Was he really calling his nascent publisher "BIGMODE"? What kind of games would he publish? It turns out that yes, BIGMODE was in fact for real, and its first... Read more...
If you were paying any attention at all yesterday, you probably noticed that the internet was ablaze with news of the incoming solar flares and the comensurate geomagnetic storms. It has since arrived, creating supercharged Northern and Southern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, which delivered dazzling light shows, most... Read more...
Generative AI processing is highly complex, such that doing it in a performant fashion requires mountains of parallel processing power. This is the reason everyone's buying up expensive GeForce-adjacent GPUs for their datacenters, and why companies are focused on adding power-efficient NPUs to their SoCs. You can do... Read more...
Razer Firefly V2 Pro Illuminated Mouse Mat: MSRP $99 Razer's new Firefly V2 Pro RGB-enabled mouse mat looks wild and offers a ton of customization options via Razer's Synapse app. 16.8M color customizable RGB lighting Near frictionless mouse movement Rubberized base holds mouse mat secure Expensive Fairly large We're... Read more...
The ASUS Strix GeForce RTX 4090 has one of the most gloriously massive coolers ever attached to a powerful GPU. It is long, wide, tall, and expansive in every other direction you can imagine for the simple sake of overkill-tier cooling. According to some recent murmurs from BenchLife, NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX... Read more...
There have been some epic fights over the years, such as Sugar Ray Leonard clashing with Thomas Hearns, Muhammad Ali knocking out George Foreman, and Buster Douglas defeating Mike Tyson in a shocking upset, to name a few. One of the longest-running grudge matches, however, is between AMD and Intel. It's too early to... Read more...
NASA wants to build the first lunar railway system providing payload transport on the Moon. The autonomous railway system could be a vital part of building a sustainable lunar base in the 2030s. It is no secret that NASA wants to create a lunar base as part of its Moon to Mars plan. The space agency also knows that... Read more...
Exactly how hot is the modern handheld gaming market that Nintendo and later Valve helped popularize? So hot that manufacturers are releasing iterative upgrades in between major new handheld console launches. We saw it with the Switch (Switch OLED) and Steam Deck (Steam Deck OLED), and now ASUS has announced plans to... Read more...
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) is currently monitoring the sun after a series of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) erupted on May 8, 2024. Space weather forecasters have issued a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch for the evening of Friday, May 10. According to NASA, the Sun emitted two... Read more...
The United States government continues to scrutinize the access Chinese telecom giant Huawei has to American made chips. This time around the licenses obtained by Intel and Qualcomm that gave the companies permission to sell to Huawei have been revoked. The companies were providing Huawei with chips that can be used... Read more...
Google’s DeepMind AlphaFold team is taking the wraps off its latest model, the AlphaFold 3, a model that can be employed by researchers to develop new drugs, life science innovations. This new model brings a 50% uplift over existing models, and what Google says goes “beyond proteins to a broad spectrum of... Read more...
Windows insiders should already have received Preview Build 22635.3570, which includes a number of changes and new features. Among these are the ability to duplicate a tab in File Explorer, a pause for Copilot releases pending further refinements, and a fix for an issue where "Global.WindowsMigration" shows up in the... Read more...
It wasn't even three months ago when we brought to attention a price drop on AMD's Ryzen 9 7900X3D processor, which at the time had fallen to its lowest price ever at $409.99. If you decided to wait a little bit longer hoping for an even better deal to emerge, then pat yourself on the back and then whip out your... Read more...
It could be close to a year before Nintendo gets around to unveiling the Switch 2 or Switch Pro, or whatever its next-gen console ends up being called. All we know for sure is that Nintendo "will make an announcement about the successor to Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year," which for Nintendo ends in March... Read more...
Corsair announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire sim racing specialist Endor AG, owners of the popular Fanatec brand. Corsair has agreed to fund Endor’s short-term cash needs during negotiations for restructuring the company, which is currently about $75 million in debt. Fanatec is a one-stop... Read more...
The recent announcement of Apple's latest iPad lineup has happened recently, with significant refreshes to the iPad Pro models. As is custom with such product announcements, various ads touting the latest ware is typical from Apple. Humans often hold art and the tools used to create very closely to their own sense of... Read more...
An image captured by the Department of Energy-built Dark Energy Camera (DECam) showcases cometary globule CG 4, better known as “God’s Hand,” reaching through the cosmos in magnificent detail. CG 4 lies about 1,300 light-years away, in the constellation Puppis, and is only one of many cometary globules within the vast... Read more...
A Neuralink brain chip implant has been experiencing issues since it was installed in the brain of a 29-year-old patient. While the brain-computer interface (BCI) has since given the implantee improved quality-of-life, Neuralink has reported that some of the device's "threads" have retracted from the patient's brain... Read more...
If you fancy yourself a new iPad Pro outfitted with Apple's latest-generation M4 silicon, then you're looking at paying the launch MSRP, as these things aren't even available to bring home just yet—they're up for preorder. However, there is an exception. Best Buy Plus and Total members can score an early discount on... Read more...
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