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Perhaps somewhere in a parallel universe, the Commodore 65 kept the good times rolling for Commodore, and was even more successful than the legendary Commodore 64 that old folks like myself cut their teeth on way back when. In this universe, however, the C65 never made it past prototype status, leaving us to wonder... Read more...
Attempting to upgrade a PC to Windows 11 when the system doesn't meet the minimum system requirements for any reasons elicits an ominous warning message foreboding potential doom and destruction. That's only a slight exaggeration. Part of the warning message states unsupported PCs are not entitled to receive updates... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to play Rocket League or watch your favorite sports team with friends in your backyard? Did you try taking your expensive TV outside to only find out that it wasn’t able to illuminate the screen to beat out the brightness of the mid-day sun? Well, a popular YouTuber decided to take on an outdoor... Read more...
Step aside China, there’s a new bitcoin sheriff in town! A study recently revealed that the United States currently leads the world in bitcoin mining. It has finally surpassed China, which was the undisputed leader for several years. However, cryptocurrency mining and exchanges are no longer welcome in China after its... Read more...
Alienware is fast approaching its 25th birthday, and in celebration of the special occasion, Dell is gifting the iconic brand a visual and functional makeover for the new Alienware Aurora desktop. Yes, when you reach adulthood, it's typically a good time to consider a new look. The revamped desktop still maintains its... Read more...
Alder Lake is almost here (we know, it feels like we've been saying that forever, but it's really true!), and at minimum, upgrading to a 12th Gen Intel Core processor also necessitates a new motherboard (Z690). You may also opt to jump on the DDR5 bandwagon, but what about your cooler? Some companies have announced... Read more...
Laptops as a whole have never had a great track record for repairability or upgradeability, but the situation has gotten worse in recent years. Modern ultra-portable machines often come with soldered-down memory, integrated graphics, and even non-serviceable storage. On some systems, you can't even open the casing... Read more...
The best deals don't always come during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are enticing bargains to be found all throughout the year. That includes right now. We've rounded up a handful of hardware being offered at delightful discounts, including some audio gear, a smart TV stick, a laptop, and a mesh Wi-Fi router... Read more...
For at least the second time in 2021, hackers have breached Acer's servers, this time plundering more than 60 gigabytes of data. Acer has confirmed that names, addresses, and phone numbers belonging to several million clients have been compromised in the breach, as well as sensitive corporate financial and audit... Read more...
Facebook's artificial intelligence division has announced a new long-term research project called Ego4D, which is an ambitious effort to expand the boundaries and capabilities of AI to understand and learn our habits from a first-person perspective, via AR glasses and headsets. The hardware aspect, while critical, is... Read more...
A recent job listing shows Microsoft is on the hunt for a Director of SoC Architecture, a full-time position within its Surface division. The job listing outlines the necessary qualifications to be considered for the role and some of the responsibilities, but the potentially most interesting aspect is what it doesn't... Read more...
Thin and light gaming laptops are a bit of an enigma. They essentially aim to defy the laws of physics, eschewing size and thermal dissipation area in an effort to strike a more portable, stylish design while still maintaining respectable gaming chops. Let's face it, no one really likes the bulk and chunky demeanor of... Read more...
Concerned about cooties? Don't be, they're not actually real, no matter what bullies told you in grade school however many years ago. But germs and bacteria are, and if you stop to think about it, all these touch devices we use everyday are hotbeds for grossness. Acer's solution? Apply an antimicrobial coating to... Read more...
The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are scheduled to launch on October 19 and more leaks are emerging on its flagship Tensor chip performance. For now, it seems Tensor trails its rivals (Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and Samsung’s Exynos) by a good bit in multi-threaded performance, while being a bit more competitive in... Read more...
Earbuds and headphones have become essential over the last few years, especially for those who have been working from home. Products like Apple’s AirPods Pro are particularly desirable for their features like active noise cancellation. Unfortunately, these kinds of features do not always work. Apple began offering a... Read more...
If you're reading this, chances are you have been trying to score a PlayStation 5 to no avail. Like the Xbox Series X|S (and now Nintendo's Switch OLED), the PS5 is almost always out of stock. Well, good news, maybe—Sony is planning a PS5 restock in its own webstore for the holiday season, though it is by invite-only... Read more...
Update, 10/13/21: After the quoted pre-order delivery date came and went without actual delivery of the Switch OLED, my order status changed from "Placed" to "Delayed," where it remains at the time of this article update. However, I have some potentially good (nay, great) news to share. I spoke on the phone with a... Read more...
If you're reading this site, then Quake surely needs no introduction. As the father of online FPS deathmatch, the legendary classic holds a place in the pantheon of foundational video game history. Id Software's first fully-3D FPS got the Night Dive remaster treatment recently, and the results are pretty solid. The... Read more...
Windows 11 hit the ground running last week—or maybe stumbling, at least on AMD Ryzen-based systems. As we reported at the release of the new operating system, CPUs based on AMD's Zen architecture are seeing drastically-worsened L3 cache latency under Windows 11. Yesterday was the first "patch Tuesday" for Microsoft's... Read more...
Hey, guess what? Apple has finally decided to allow sideloading on iOS devices! Just kidding—anyone fooled has not been paying attention to the almighty institution that is Apple, the guardian of consumers and overseer of mobile security. Or something like that. It is, however, being pressured to follow in Google's... Read more...
G.Skill has carved out an enthusiast following for its high-performance memory kits and its efforts within the competitive overclocking community. Not looking to slow things down in the DDR5 era, G.Skill announced several "extreme performance" DDR5 memory kits, culminating in DDR5-6400 with comparatively tight timings... Read more...
We're getting into late October, the spookiest time of year in Destiny 2! The last few years have featured a fun seasonal event dubbed the Festival of the Lost. Here is everything you need to know about Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost 2021. Festival of the Lost Gone But Not Forgotten Quest Festival of the Lost... Read more...
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