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Google CEO Sundar Pichal takes full responsibility for the upcoming layoffs at the company in an email sent out to employees earlier today. Pichal stated that the tech company hired for a "different economic reality than the one we face today," and that the layoffs are an effort to align with Google's "highest... Read more...
The performance of the upcoming, but officially unconfirmed, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti comes into the spotlight again today. An eminent GPU leaker has asserted that the upcoming Ada Lovelace architecture graphics card will perform on a very similar level as the existing Ampere architecture RTX 3070. We are also... Read more...
The US government has published the largest-ever disclosure of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). The report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) includes 144 UAP reports the agency covered in its preliminary assessment, 247 new reports, and another 119 that were discovered after the... Read more...
Intel Core i9-13900KS - $699 MSRP (Currently $769) A higher maximum turbo frequency of 6GHz makes Intel's special edition Core i9-13900KS the fastest desktop processor to date, but with some caveats.   Blazing Performance Single-Thread Leader Aggressive Pricing Fast DDR5 Memory Support High Power Consumption Need... Read more...
It looks like the US-bound OnePlus 11 5G will be arriving mostly unchanged from the Chinese market version, apart from lower charging speeds. I think OnePlus took it literally when its fans asked it to charge less for the phone when it decides to sell the device here. Over on Twitter, frequent tipster SnoopyTech... Read more...
One of the more peculiar statements to come out of a processor company last year was AMD's insistence that the Navi 31 GPU was "architected for 3GHz". As hardware enthusiasts will likely be aware, even the top-end Radeon RX 7900 XTX doesn't approach 3GHz most of the time. It can go well past that clock rate in some... Read more...
Ayaneo was one of the very first vendors offering hand-held gaming PCs. The earlier models from this and other companies used lower-end and lower-cost APUs from AMD to get their foot in the door. As they've seen success, newer models have been equipped with more recent and fancier hardware, including the processors... Read more...
This past July, we wrote about a report published by Coverware that found that the dollar value of the median ransomware payment was on a downward trajectory beginning in Q1 2022 and continuing in Q2 of the same year. However, we weren’t sure whether this decrease in the value of individual payments would reflect in... Read more...
Ubisoft did not have a particularly strong year in 2022. It was lackluster enough that multiple titles have been cancelled, and a long anticipated title, Skull and Bones, has been further delayed. In the release Ubisoft sent out, it stated that it would be restructuring in order to alleviate some of its financial... Read more...
The latest NVIDIA GPUs require a new 12VHPWR power cable. That means new challenges for anyone obsessed with cable management. As it stands today, 8-pin to 12VHPWR adapters are bulky and the first wave of cards that require them are enormous. But CableMod is coming to the rescue. The company plans to release a 12VHPWR... Read more...
Samsung's Unpacked 2023 is still over a week away, but that isn't stopping more leaks from coming out ahead of the event. A new image shared on Reddit seems to spill the beans on the upcoming Galaxy S23 series of smartphones. ...... Images and data have been removed from this article out of courtesy to an OEM... Read more...
An unbranded NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 built into a blower-style cooling shroud has been put through a handful of tests by a PC enthusiast. Redditor BottleneckEvader shared a variety of images of the graphics card, a few sys-info screenshots, and a pair of 3DMark tests. His summary is that this 2-slot curiosity might... Read more...
Boston Dynamics shows off its Atlas robot helping out on a construction site, with a 540-degree flip and all. Atlas is the company's research platform designed to push the limits of whole-body mobility, even if OSHA may not wholly approve. Atlas is a robot with an advanced control system and state-of-the-art... Read more...
Aston Martin is saying goodbye to the current-generation DBS, and it's getting one heck of a send-off party. Or in Aston Martin's words, a "ferocious farewell" to its super GT flagship. The automaker isn't exaggerating, either—it's making a very limited run of DBS 770 Ultimate models equipped with a twin-turbo V12... Read more...
Remember when the eMachines brand permeated the PC space with value priced systems and a 'Never Obsolete' upgrade program? If that's before your time, then take our word for it that eMachines had a big presence in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Harkening back to that era, the latest episode of GeForce Garage... Read more...
Everyone that does creative work, whether it's in visual art, writing, music, film, or even chemical engineering, should be concerned about AI overtaking their jobs at some point. It's not happening right now (unless you work at CNET), but it will happen eventually. "Eventually" may not mean "soon," though, and... Read more...
With new phones looming from Samsung and OnePlus, there are a number of hot deals on existing models currently underway. If you're not waiting for the latest and greatest, there's lots of money to be saved with these deals... We'll kick off our list of options with the Samsung Galaxy S22, pictured up top. A sleek... Read more...
NVIDIA has allegedly reconfigured its yet-to-be-announced GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card with a lower TDP, according to seasoned Twitter-based GPU leaker Kopite7kimi. Instead of a 220W or 200W TDP, the hot money is now on the RTX 4060 Ti coming with a significantly lower 160W TDP. That’s a 20% lower TDP than the... Read more...
Researchers at the University of Tel Aviv have developed a robot that can "smell" using an innovative biological sensor. The sensor transfers electrical information in response to the presence of an odor, which the robot is capable of detecting and interpreting. However, the technology is still lags far behind what of... Read more...
Cases and cooling specialist Fractal Design has confirmed that buyers of its sleek Ridge small form factor (SFF) case may have issues using the bundled PCIe Gen 4.0 riser card. The firm is busy working on a solution for full PCIe 4.0 compatibility, but those with systems showing signs of instability when running in... Read more...
As one last goodwill move before riding off into the digital sunset, Google is imbuing the Stadia Controller with Bluetooth connectivity for use with other consoles and devices. Once a darling of cloud gaming, Google and (upset) subscribers are finally saying goodbye to the service as of today. Other services such... Read more...
One of the earliest lessons everyone should be taught is that if something is too good to be true, then it probably isn't true. Lest anyone need a reminder of this old adage, just head over to Amazon and look up what sellers are claiming to be 16TB external solid state drives at insanely low prices—some of them go for... Read more...
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