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We find ourselves in strange times from a consumer standpoint, whereby it's not just whatever is this generation's 'Tickle Me Elmo' that is in short supply, but a plethora of items. Electronics, mostly—game consoles and PC graphics cards, chips for automobiles, components that comprise DDR5 memory modules, and the... Read more...
Fortnite is finally coming back to iPhone and iPad devices, though not because Epic Games and Apple ended their legal dispute and came to a mutual resolution. We're still waiting to see how that situation ultimately plays out (and we be waiting quite a while). However, Fortnite is getting ready to land on iOS and... Read more...
While you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, it seems you can teach a fish. Scientists have seemingly been able to train fish how to navigate their tanks in order to receive a reward. [Editor's Note: Oh yeah, Tim? Well my dog can shake and sit on command! Well, sometimes.] People have been finding... Read more...
How many layers are in this “tiramisu”? There is nothing official about Android 13 “Tiramisu” yet, but a few new images have been leaked. New dynamic themes and runtime permissions for notifications will reportedly be available in Android 13. Android 12 ushered in new dynamic theming, also known as “monet.” The... Read more...
Sony took its sweet time bringing its compact and flagship Xperia 5 III smartphone to the United States, but it's finally here and commanding a premium price to boot. It also faces some stiff competition, both now and in the coming weeks and months as newer smartphone models emerge (Samsung is readying its Galaxy S22... Read more...
SpaceX has taken delivery services to the next level. A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket will launch the Transporter-3 mission today. This is SpaceX’s "third dedicated rideshare mission." It has 105 satellites on board from consumers in twenty different nations, including CubeSats, microsats, PocketQubes, and orbital transfer... Read more...
Towards the end of last year, GameStop came through with a few PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X restocks, including one on Christmas Eve. Those were all in-store events. Now that we are in a brand new year, GameStop is keeping the good times rolling with yet another restock that will potentially delight buyers who are... Read more...
Modern computers have so many layers of storage. You have the registers where the processor stores its work, then a few levels of progressively slower and larger caches, your main system memory, and finally the ponderous primary storage of the system. All of this exists because primary storage is so slow that, without... Read more...
Back at CES 2022, AMD gave an update on the Zen 4 architecture that will first show up with the Ryzen 7000 series processors. Those chips, at least in desktop form, will go into Socket AM5. Where Socket AM4 (and most of AMD's previous mainstream processors) used a Pin Grid Array design, the next-generation Socket AM5... Read more...
A gigantic space rock with a diameter exceeding 1 kilometer will zoom past Earth next week at a breakneck speed of 70,415 kilometers per hour (43,754 miles per hour). It will be its closest to our home planet on January 18 at precisely 4:41pm ET, though don't worry, 'close' by NASA and astronomy standards is very... Read more...
If you’ve got an NVIDIA SHIELD TV streaming device, there’s a big update waiting for you. It brings Android 11 along with a host of other new features to your SHIELD, including 4K HDR gaming in GeForce NOW. The update is rolling out to all NVIDIA SHIELD TVs, and it’s labeled as SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade... Read more...
We don't expect a whole lot from a sub-$50 processor, and we most certainly would not anticipate it hanging with a CPU that costs $400 more, let alone beating it. But that's precisely what a leaked benchmark run shows in regards to Intel's least expensive desktop processor based on Alder Lake, the Celeron G6900. With... Read more...
Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off SpaceX's "Mechzilla" that will be used to launch its Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster rocket. The launchpad will first be utilized for upcoming NASA missions that look to put humans back on the surface of the moon, and eventually trips to Mars. SpaceX has been... Read more...
It wasn't even a full two weeks ago when Samsung declared on Twitter, "The gaming marketplace is about to get serious." The tweet was in reference to its upcoming reveal of its "next Exynos with the new GPU born from RDNA 2," and we were told to "Stay tuned" for a January 11 unveiling. Well, January has come and gone... Read more...
Apple gets the last word when it comes to clones of the popular Wordle game that popped up in its App Store recently. One brazen dev, that even copied the name of the game, bragged on Twitter about how many downloads his cloned app was getting in Apple's App Store. As you might imagine, the reaction to his boasting... Read more...
Linux fans rejoice! Pine64’s newest smartphone is officially available for pre-order. Here is everything you need to know to get your hands on the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition. PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition pre-orders opened up yesterday. Devices that are pre-ordered before January 18th will be shipped from... Read more...
You might own a 2TB solid state drive (SSD) with an NVMe interface, but not one as tiny as Micron's new 2400 model in the 22x30mm (M.2 2230) form factor. It is the smallest 2TB NVMe SSD ever made, and it is the direct result of Micron having begun volume shipments of the industry's first 176-layer quad-level cell... Read more...
Destiny 2’s: The Witch Queen expansion will be released in a little over a month. There is little known about the expansion, but Bungie has dropped a few hints here and there. Bungie recently offered the first major look into Savathûn’s Throne World ahead of the Destiny 2: Witch Queen expansion. Bungie remarked, “A... Read more...
When it comes to the march of technology, the advancements never stop coming. Hence why even though the first consumer platforms supporting PCI Express 5.0 only recently launched, there's already talk of the next iteration, PCI Express 6.0. More than just talk, actually. PCI-SIG, the consortium responsible for... Read more...
If you're not someone who does a lot of experimenting with single-board computers, when you hear "Raspberry Pi" you probably think of a little circuit board with some chips, ringed in I/O ports. There's another form of Raspberry Pi, though. The Raspberry Pi Compute Modules are functionally identical to their... Read more...
China turns up the heat on creating a super hot fusion reactor and sets a new world record in the process. Its nuclear fusion reaction lasted more than 17 minutes and reached a scorching temperature of 126 million degrees Fahrenheit. China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) was built and... Read more...
Even though many folks have spent a lot of time talking about microprocessor shortages, the real shortage hampering enthusiasts right now is actually a shortage of smaller discrete components. Things we don't normally have to think about at a component level, like power delivery components, are what's holding up most... Read more...
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