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AMD's super CPUs with a little something extra are tantalizing treats for gamers, as the 3D V-Cache upgrade gives a titanic performance boost in games that have complex code which doesn't fit in standard CPU caches as easily. For that reason, many hardcore gamers are likely looking with lukewarm interest at the... Read more...
In 2020, HP released the business-oriented HP ProBook 455 G7, an AMD-powered laptop that retailed for about $1,000. Owners used this device happily for several years, but now these machines are dying in droves. Users suspect HP of bricking the laptop with a bad BIOS update, and so far, HP doesn't have anything useful... Read more...
A significant breach of The New York Time's GitHub account and its repository data has apparently been stolen, followed by a massive file dump of things like internal source code and other data posted to the controversial 4Chan board. The stolen 270GB worth of data appears to include source code for the popular Wordle... Read more...
We've said it before and we'll say it again—if you're a thrifty shopper who also has a penchant for performance, one of the best times to buy hardware is when a new generation has been announced. So it goes with AMD's Ryzen 9000 series CPUs based on Zen 5. Introduced at Computex, the new chips will be out next month... Read more...
NASA astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore recently gave a tour of Boeing’s Starliner while docked at the International Space Station (ISS). Starliner successfully launched for the first time with crew onboard last week, en route to the ISS following two prior delays. Wilmore and Williams arrived at ISS on... Read more...
I am a huge fan of outrageously powerful gaming laptops, which can often keep pace with competent desktop rigs. Traveling and specific use cases make it a great companion, and NVIDIA has made that possible with its powerful mobile GPUs, the most recent being its GeForce RTX 40 series in laptop form. According to... Read more...
Electronics giant Samsung might be making a major design switch with its long-running Galaxy Buds Pro earphones. A leak has emerged showing the adoption of a stem for what may possibly be the next Galaxy Buds 3 Pro or a completely new model. What does this mean for consumers? Samsung Galaxy Buds3 Pro Imitate Apple... Read more...
In a wide-ranging interview with IGN, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer discussed several aspects of the business, including teasing the possibility of a PC gaming handheld without fully coming out and confirming a release. This isn’t the first time Spencer has mentioned these devices, and it’s clear that he’s a fan of the form... Read more...
This November will mark four years since Microsoft introduced its latest-generation Xbox Series X|S game consoles. Now as we head into this year's holiday season, Microsoft is expanding its console family with a trio of new SKUs that add more storage and color options to the fray, including an Xbox Series X Galaxy... Read more...
Apple is making preparations for its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, otherwise known as WWDC, which will run several days in June—it gets underway on Monday, June 10 and commences through Thursday, June 14, 2024 at Apple Park in Cupertino, California. It's an in-person event, though Apple will also host a... Read more...
While most of the excitement surrounding Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) is about how it will integrate AI into its product lineup, the company will also be debuting a new password management app. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says this new feature will be included in the upcoming releases of iOS 18 iPadOS... Read more...
Microsoft is somewhat pulling in the reins on its Recall feature, which is a key part of the company's Copilot+ initiative for next-gen PCs (starting with Snapdragon X Elite/Plus systems). In theory, Recall is supposed to make life easier for users by helping to find things by continually taking snapshots of content... Read more...
As the Sun reaches the peak of activity in its 11-year solar cycle, the possibility for impressive aurora in the night sky will increase. With the boost in solar activity, the chance of another spectacular aurora light show like the one last month that reached as far south as Florida is possible in the coming weeks... Read more...
Microsoft is bringing its own AI based super resolution technique, dubbed Automatic super resolution (Auto SR), to the masses by baking it right into Windows. Like other solutions from AMD, Intel and NVIDIA, Microsoft's solution takes a game rendered at a lower resolution and upscales it using AI-powered algorithms to... Read more...
There were a whole bunch of brand-new laptops at Computex sporting fresh AMD and Intel silicon, but of course, con-goers aren't supposed to put hands on them, run benchmarks, and upload them to the internet. So we didn't—but a few naughty attendees did, and today we're looking at one such "leak" from a user on... Read more...
Google rolled out its AI-infused Magic Editor within its Google Photos app to owners of the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro smartphones last year. Now, the tech giant says it is gradually rolling out to Pixel 6 and 7 phones, other Android phones, and even iPhones. According to Google, Magic Editor allows users to make complex... Read more...
AMD's 3D V-Cache is a prime example of a technology with a singular purpose. It sounds obvious: to improve effective memory performance, triple the size of your L3 cache. There was a lot of very smart engineering that went into making that possible, and the results speak for themselves, with huge gains in gaming... Read more...
Adobe rankled creators this week when it prompted Photoshop users to agree to new terms of service. The mandatory policy included some troubling provisions about Adobe's supposed ownership of user content, and prompted fears that the work of creators would be fed into the company's AI models. Adobe has issued a... Read more...
Geekom A8 Mini-PC with Ryzen 9 8945HS: $849 As Tested (Sale Price) use code HOTHRDA8 for 5% extra OFF Geekom has updated to its sleek aluminum 4x4 Mini-PC with one of AMD's 8C/16T Hawk Point processors with Radeon 780M graphics, ample DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen4 storage. Current flagship AMD mobile... Read more...
If you're running a discrete graphics card for your desktop gaming PC (or any type of PC), there's a strong chance that it sports an NVIDIA GPU. That's just based on the latest shipment and market share figures shared by Jon Peddie Research (JPR), which show NVIDIA increasing its dominance in the add-in board (AIB)... Read more...
Computex 2024 has brought with it a wide range of tech products, including ever important monitors. Among them, ASUS has unveiled a stunning 8K mini LED monitor geared squarely at professionals. While you may salivate at the thought of 8K gaming, the pure hardware demands supersede even NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX... Read more...
Hogwarts Legacy was a record breaking launch for Warner Bros, as it raked in $850 million in revenue during its first two weeks of sale. While devs have had ample to time to work through the bugs at launch, players still clamored for a Photo Mode to capture all the breathtaking scenery the game offers. Well, Warner... Read more...
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