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It feels like we've been talking about Spotify's lossless streaming option for years, because we have. The leader in streaming music has gotten by with the same compressed tunes since its inception, even as some competitors have started offering lossless music. A new report claims Spotify's higher-quality subscription... Read more...
There’s no doubt that NVIDIA is the dominant player in graphics processing units (GPUs), both for gaming and inside the data center—one only needs to look at NVIDIA’s earnings over the past year to see just how well it’s doing quarter after quarter, with monster gains becoming the norm. Beyond the dollars and cents... Read more...
In quite a bit of shocker, GN Store Nord, parent company of familiar names like Jabra, ReSound, and SteelSeries, has decided to slowly sunset development and production of Jabra's consumer and professional catalog, namely its Elite and Talk product line. This mic drop of a news comes despite a strong first quarter for... Read more...
Apple recently held its yearly WWDC Developer conference with a host of new software updates. Its emphasis on the forward-looking Apple Intelligence coming later this year was a highlight of the event. One of its most futuristic devices to take advantage of software innovations is currently the Vision Pro, which has... Read more...
Microsoft is breaking the news to its Copilot Pro users that the tech giant will end support for Copilot’s Custom GPT Builder next month. The company added that if anyone has used the GPT Builder, they will need to remove their data by July 14. The news comes on the heels of Microsoft coming under fire after... Read more...
Adobe is having to work overdrive in order to contain the fire it started with its customer base concerning the most recent release of the company’s Terms of Use. Users were less than pleased with the included language that made it seem as if anything being worked on using Adobe’s software suite was fair game when it... Read more...
Have you been looking for a way to disconnect from social media and app distractions without resorting to a dumb flip-phone of some kind? Well, the upcoming Light Phone III just might be the ticket, complete with barebones essential functions, a black and white AMOLED display, a compact design, and now with a proper... Read more...
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple has lost a key member of its AI team to rival Samsung. Dr. Murat Akbacak's LinkedIn profile indicates he is still the Head of Contextual and Conversational AI for Apple’s Siri team, having served at that position for nearly a decade. If Gurman's information is accurate... Read more...
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars and Mars Express missions made an incredible find on the Red Planet recently. For the first time, water frost has been spotted near Mar’s equator, a location once thought "impossible" for frost to exist. The exploration of Mars continues to surprise researchers. This time... Read more...
Call it a temporary coup if you want, but Qualcomm was remarkably able to position itself ahead of AMD and intel to drive the first wave of Microsoft's Copilot+ PCs, with further plans to eventually inject its Arm-based hardware into all form factors, including desktop systems. Impressive as that is, however, it's not... Read more...
AMD's first processors sporting the Zen 5 architecture, the company's Ryzen 9000 desktop CPUs, will go on sale next month, in July. There's been some question over whether people already rocking Zen 4 processors with 3D V-Cache, those being Ryzen 7000X3D series chips, should consider upgrading. After all, while Zen 5... Read more...
Researchers from MIT and the University of Texas at Austin worked together to achieve a breakthrough in the world of 3D printing, creating a protype the size of a US quarter. The researchers say that “this system is completely rethinking what a 3D printer is. It is no longer a big box sitting on a bench in a lab... Read more...
ASRock Challenger Arc A580 8GB OC: MSRP $169 We test the ASRock Challenger Arc A580 graphics card for mainstream gamers and assess where this GPU fits in the current market. Excellent Connectivity At This Price Good Value Inconsistent Performance High Power Draw Idle & Load Large Form Factor Dual 8-Pin Power... Read more...
Apple is loosening up in how users can customize iOS, with several new options coming in iOS 18. Some of these new features will probably elicit several shrugs from those living in Android but, these are some big-time changes for Apple users. The Home Screen, Lock Screen, and Control Center will be able to get tweaked... Read more...
Living on the bleeding edge often comes with a high price tag, and for the most part, that's true of early adopters of Wi-Fi 7 hardware. Hoping to ease the pain a bit, however, Netgear is rolling out its "most affordable Wi-Fi 7 products to date," which includes the Orbi 770 tri-band mesh router system and a... Read more...
Nokia announced the “world’s first” immersive voice and audio call using the company’s new 3GPP Immersive Voice and Audio Services (IVAS) codec. Nokia’s President and CEO, Pekka Lundmark, showed off the technology in a video call with Stefan Lindstrom, Finland’s Ambassador of Digitalization and New Technologies, even... Read more...
Apple took the wraps off its AI efforts with the debut of Apple Intelligence, which will be available to users across the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS that will officially release later this year. The company says its rollout of AI “understands personal context to deliver intelligence that is helpful and... Read more...
The GeForce RTX 4090 remains the king of the hill in the consumer GPU realm and it will stay that way until NVIDIA gets around to launching its next-gen Blackwell lineup, which will presumably include a GeForce RTX 5090. Not without its warts, however, the RTX 4090 is a pricey card (nothing unusual about that) and is... Read more...
Germany-based Be Quiet, manufacturer of premium PC components, has announced the newest and most compact model to its Dark Rock 5 lineup. Simplly called Dark Rock 5, the single-fan CPU cooler has features trickled down from the its higher-end siblings for efficient cooling and almost library-like noise levels. The... Read more...
While Elon Musk pushes forward with plans for humans to one day inhabit Mars, NASA scientists are busy researching what those future inhabitants may incur during massive solar storms reaching the Red Planet. Over the last month, NASA’s Mars rovers and orbiters have experienced a series of massive solar flares and... Read more...
Bethesda had some surprises in store for fans of its latest franchise, Starfield, which it showed off during this year’s Xbox Showcase. Not only did the company unveil the upcoming Shattered Space expansion, but revealed that it will also be delivering a significant June update with several new features. One of the... Read more...
Odds are that every PCI Express device you have in your machine right now uses PCIe 4.0 or an older standard. We have PCIe 5.0 support in the latest desktop machines, but there are no PCIe 5.0 graphics cards yet, and while PCIe 5.0 storage is available (and fast!), it's also relatively expensive and offers little... Read more...
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