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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...
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...
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