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A new image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured a cosmic firework display just ahead of the 4th of July, otherwise known as Independence Day in the US. At the center of the celestial pyrotechnics is a protostar surrounded by a molecular cloud, named L1527. As Americans prepare for all the cookouts... Read more...
As we reported at the beginning of the year, Netflix has every intention of phasing out its cheapest ad-free streaming plan, Netflix Basic, which costs subscribers $11.99 USD per month in the US and $9.99 CAD in Canada. Lest you were hoping Netflix would change its mind, Netflix has begun letting some subscribes know... Read more...
If you're reading this site, Noctua almost assuredly needs no introduction to you. It's rare that Austria's premiere purveyor of puissant cooling apparatus actually launches a new product, and rarer still that it replaces its top-end, flagship cooler. That's exactly what's happening here, though: after many delays... Read more...
When the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 launched four years ago many expected that the difference in hardware between the two systems would be apparent as time went on. However, that supposed gap never materialized, with Sony’s system keeping up with it’s more powerful counterpart. The pixel peeping gurus at Digital... Read more...
As Webb continues changing how astronomers and scientists view the Universe, its ability to capture objects in high-resolution has aided in unveiling new features in spots studied for decades. Such is the case with Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and a new feature that took astronomers by surprise. In an image captured by... Read more...
There's evidence to suggest that Intel's Arrow Lake CPUs are out in the wild in engineering sample form (early ES chips recently showed up for sale in China for $14 a pop), which is to be expected at this stage. Purportedly, someone has posted a couple of benchmarks with mixed results from one of those chips, with... Read more...
Meta is changing its “Made with AI” label to “AI info” following recommendations from its Oversight Board. The decision comes after the mega tech company came under fire from outraged creators who found their real-life images being marked with the “Made with AI” label. While AI continues to be the biggest buzz word... Read more...
Detroit's Police Department has been banned from relying on facial recognition results alone to conduct arrests or lineups (i.e. identity parade). It's not an outright ban on the technology, but now requires the DPD conduct actual investigative processes on top of that. This comes following the fallout from the city... Read more...
Apple unveiled its AI plans at this year’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, bringing a slew of new features to Macs, iPads and iPhones. Well, now it appears as if the company hopes customers will like the AI features so much that it can turn some of them into a paid subscription, according to a report from... Read more...
As GPU enthusiasts prepare for the next generation, one key aspect that drives excitement comes down to VRAM. Micron, one of the biggest memory manufacturers, is touting GDDR7's improved performance. With as much as a supposed 30% uplift in frames per second performance possible, this is exciting news for gamers and... Read more...
At the risk of sounding like an alarmist, there are developments happening within the memory supply chain that are expected to introduce price hikes on a variety of DRAM products, including chips used in high-end graphics cards. Depending on how the situation plays out, the price hikes could affected future graphics... Read more...
On Intel's current platforms, if you want a PCIe 5.0 SSD connected directly to your CPU for the most optimal performance, it's going to split off of the PCIe x16 slot normally meant for graphics. That's because the only PCIe 5.0 lanes on the LGA 1700 platform are dedicated to that x16 slot—unlike AMD's 16+4+4... Read more...
AceMagic StarShip M2A Mini Gaming PC: As Tested - $1,039 The AceMagic StarShip M2A is a mini PC with a retro-futuristic design, which packs in potent but previous-gen processors that can keep up with many of today's top gaming laptops.  Good Performance Quiet And Cool Operation Relatively Small Form Factor... Read more...
In years past, cryptocurrency enthusiasts who correctly navigated the volatile ups and downs of the market could net a lot of money without paying a dime in taxes. Those days are over. The US Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have announced new rules to ensure crypto traders pay taxes on... Read more...
Apple may be looking into adding built-in cameras to its highly-popular AirPods, but not for the reason one may think. If cameras are added to Apple’s earbuds, it would more than likely be for enhancing the audio experience for those wearing Vision Pro goggles, or for adding “in-air” gestures to AirPods. AirPods... Read more...
It took a few generations, but AMD's stacked 3D V-cache may now be at the point where it can withstand the rigors of overclocking. So goes the latest rumor, which claims that AMD's upcoming Ryzen 9000X3D processors based on Zen 5 will up the overclocking ante with full support for manual tweaks that extend beyond PBO... Read more...
Helldivers 2 was a surprise smash hit when it launched earlier this year, contributing to the record of concurrent players seen on Steam back in March. However, these days the game’s PC audience has significantly diminished with the number of concurrent players sitting at 45,315, which is a mere 10% of its peak (and... Read more...
A Chinese rocket crashed into a mountainside this weekend, scattering parts of the rocket and causing a large fire near the city of Gongyi City. Beijing Tianbing Technology, also known as Space Pioneer, was performing a static fire test of the Tianlong-3, when it unexpectedly lifted off. According to a statement by... Read more...
In no uncertain terms, Nintendo is planning to release a "successor" to its incredibly popular Switch console, which is something Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa went on record saying a little over a month ago. We'll have to wait for more details on things like hardware specifications, features, and pricing. In... Read more...
At this year's Apple Developer conference, a large focus was placed on the still-upcoming iOS 18 software update for iPhone devices. The software has since been released in its beta form, both for developers and as a public beta, but not yet made available in final form. Be that as it may, Apple is already working on... Read more...
As Samsung’s Unpacked event approaches, a new leak shows both the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 in all their glory. According to the leaked images, the Fold 6 will be available in pink, silver, and navy blue, with the Flip 6 appearing in silver, green, yellow, and light blue. With the foldable market getting more... Read more...
AMD's first crop of desktop Ryzen 9000 series processors based on its Zen 5 architecture are right around the corning, after having already been formally introduced earlier this month during Computex Taipei. Retail availability is likely just weeks away at this point. While we know what SKUs and specs are on tap... Read more...
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