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In a day and age where everything is connected, there is a growing need for high-speed and energy-efficient data transfers.  A technology that fits this bill could be used in anything from consumer applications to future spacecraft and space stations. Amazingly, this mysterious and powerful technology may not be just... Read more...
We've been hearing about a new mid-range RDNA2 card from AMD for months, and it now looks as though the wait is nearly over. AMD tweeted this morning that it will hold a special event on March 3rd at 11 am during which it will announce the latest member of the Radeon RX 6000 family. Although AMD doesn't delve into... Read more...
We have just one more day to go before NVIDIA releases its GeForce RTX 3060 to retail, which will be the most affordable version of Ampere thus far. Well, provided retailers and NVIDIA's add-in-board (AIB) partners stick to the MSRP, or thereabouts. As it pertains to the latter, Gigabyte has introduced an Aorus... Read more...
Unfortunately, we have more bad news for Cyberpunk 2077 fans waiting for the planned February release of the next major game patch. Cyberpunk 2077 launched with a wealth of negative attention due to performance issues on previous generation consoles and a plethora of bugs. Developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) addressed... Read more...
Late last year, Amazon announced its Luna game streaming service to compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft Project xCloud. Previously, it was an invite-only “early access” program, but after months of feedback and improvement, the gaming platform will be available to new customers. Today, Amazon announced that Fire... Read more...
Fry's Electronics was once a prime destination for enthusiasts looking to grab the latest gear for their PC gaming rigs (among other things). However, in recent years, the family-owned retail chain has become a shell of its former self. The remaining stores have mostly looked like ghost towns with barren shelves, and... Read more...
While it was never going to a launch title for the PlayStation 5, development studio Polyphony Digital had every intention of wrapping up work on Gran Turismo 7 this year for a 2021 release by publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment. That is no longer going to happen. Covid-19 has thrown a wrench into those plans... Read more...
Intel's 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processors are on deck to launch during Q1 2021, and excitement is building. Leading up to the official launch, Intel has been dropping hints about the new processor family's performance compared to AMD's lineup of Ryzen processors. Today, Intel gives us a very early preview of... Read more...
Ring is on a mission to "make neighborhoods safer" by making and selling nifty video surveillance doorbells. Its newest model, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, is not only its most advanced and full-featured model to date, it brings together a cornucopia of technologies like 3D motion detection with radar and a Bird's... Read more...
HP on Wednesday announced it has agreed to purchase Kingston's gaming division HyperX for $425 million, as part of a broader play to cash in on the fast-growing PC peripheral market. The acquisition gives HP a bigger foothold in the flourishing PC peripheral space, which the company anticipates being a lucrative $12.2... Read more...
Violence is on the rise in Chicago, and lawmakers are looking for ways to drive those numbers back down. One stat that has drawn attention in recent weeks is the city's number of carjackings. According to Chicago police, carjacking surged by 134 percent for 2020, bringing the total to 1,415. Rep. Marcus Evans Jr... Read more...
Apple's latest M1 Macs -- and many Intel-based ones, for that matter -- all use the company's T2 security chip, which encrypts the system's built-in storage. The issue with highly-integrated motherboards with onboard storage is that if the onboard SSD wears out, the whole system becomes a brick of e-waste. And as... Read more...
The past year has been a difficult one, and in an effort to encourage people to stay inside during the pandemic, Sony in 2020 launched its Play at Home initiative, giving PlayStation 4 owners a pair of free games: Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey. Now for 2021, Sony is reviving its Play at Home... Read more...
Just over a month ago, we started hearing rumblings about Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro models. According to the reports, Apple will unveil an all-new 14-inch MacBook Pro and a larger 16-inch MacBook Pro using its homegrown Apple Silicon. At the time, Mark Gurman added some rather vague information regarding... Read more...
Rather than spending money on multiple monitors or even a whole PC, enterprise and private consumers could invest in mobile or PC-powered augmented reality (AR). This would allow for more data to be viewed and utilized while working wherever someone finds themselves. While Lenovo unveiled the ThinkReality A3 glasses... Read more...
Motherboard and laptop makers are starting to implement faster integrated NICs onto their products, though 1Gbps LAN connections are still very much ubiquitous. And in an effort to push increasingly thinner and lighter laptops, many recent models have nixed wired LAN ports altogether, leaving you with only wireless... Read more...
Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen is well under way and players can already access a new exotic weapon. Dead Man’s Tale has thankfully dropped earlier rather than later. Here is everything you need to know about Dead Man’s Tale and the Presage Mission. **Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead** What is Dead Man’s... Read more...
For the most part, Samsung's home brewed Exynos silicon chips have not been able to dethrone Qualcomm's ever-expanding Snapdragon lineup, but perhaps infusing AMD's Radeon DNA graphics architecture into its designs will make things more interesting. We'll see, and perhaps soon—rumor has it Samsung and AMD will show... Read more...
In 2016, PlayStation launched PlayStation VR, bringing virtual reality into many gamers' homes. Since then, Oculus and Valve have come out with new headsets, overall technology has improved, and the PlayStation 5 is now the "must have" console for gamers. Over four years later, Sony is announcing the next generation... Read more...
Lenovo has just announced a thorough redesign of several of its popular laptop families, including the ThinkPad X13/X13 i laptops and ThinkPad X13 Yoga 2-in-1 convertible. All the machines have been completely redesigned with new 16:10 displays, which seems to be all the rage these days for consumers that want to be... Read more...
Intel is set to close out its era of 14-nanometer manufacturing with Rocket Lake, due out at the end of next month (barring any last minute delays). After that, the focus will shift to Alder Lake, a hybrid CPU design that figures to be one of the Intel's more interesting launches, for a number of reasons. While Alder... Read more...
Hyundai first gave us a glimpse at its latest electric vehicle when it debuted the Concept 45 two years ago. Now, the production version of that car has been unveiled, and it is a fetching design quite unlike any other EV that has come before it. Witness the Ioniq 5, which features a crisp, angle-driven look that is... Read more...
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