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The folks at Backblaze, a cloud storage and data backup company located in San Mateo, California, published a report comparing the failure rates of solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs), and you might be surprised by the results. Or maybe not, if you were expecting SSDs to emerge as the clear winner... Read more...
The remnants of an exploded white dwarf star are serving as a learning tool for astronomers. The supernova remnant, known as SNR 0519-69.0 (SNR 0519 for short) is the result of debris from a white dwarf star explosion. It is believed that the dwarf star in question reached a critical mass, "either by pulling matter... Read more...
Designing mobile CPU cores like those found in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is only one aspect of Arm’s business. The company licenses designs for a myriad of enterprise use cases as well, which range from the datacenter to edge devices, and everywhere in between. Today, Arm has announced significant improvements... Read more...
Machine learning and AI demand enormous amounts of horsepower, if you're doing it on general-purpose processors, which is why companies like Meta and Alphabet have spent billions developing their own specialized neural network accelerators. Intel wants a piece of the AI-acceleration pie of course as well, and that's... Read more...
Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint have been keeping tabs on an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) known as TA453 and recently found the threat actor employing a phishing technique that makes use of sock puppet email accounts. Sock puppets are alternate accounts or personas used in a deceptive manner by a single... Read more...
It seems like regular leaker Raichu (@OneRaichu on Twitter) has gotten his little Pokémon paws on a pair (at least) of pre-release processors from both Intel and AMD. With the hardware in hand, he did what any proper enthusiast would do, and benchmarked them against each other. However, these benchmarks aren't just... Read more...
A series of photos alleging to show a hefty new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card have been shared on social media. An image showing the headlining quad-slot triple-fan behemoth appeared first, with the card installed in a new-looking Lenovo Legion PC. The poster has followed up with two further images, showing... Read more...
Microsoft has gone through several generations of Surface Laptops, some of which have been quite powerful machines. However, none of them have been explicitly tuned for gaming. That could change at the company's upcoming Surface unveiling later this month. A new leak purports to show the specs of Microsoft's Surface... Read more...
You started your day with some French Toast Crunch, you've stocked up the fridge with Surge, and you've got four controllers. Your buddies are on the way, it's time to play Slappers Only, no Oddjob! What year is it? Well it's not 1997! It is 2022 and Microsoft has announced a high-resolution remake of the mega popular... Read more...
Amazon has announced its latest 6" Kindle device, with a high-resolution display, up to six weeks of battery life, and even more upgrades. There is also a kid friendly version that comes complete with a cover and one year Amazon Kids+ subscription. The Kindle tablet has been a fan favorite eBook-reader for quite... Read more...
It's official—Tekken 8 is in production for the PlayStation 5 and is looking like a strong contender for brawler of the year, based on the first trailer that dropped during Sony's State of Play event. Whether it's ultimately anointed that designation will depend on when exactly it comes out, how it actually fares, and... Read more...
The old adage that cheaters never prosper clearly didn't take online PC gaming into account, because things like aimbots and other sketchy tools continue to be a big problem. Fortunately, game developers and publishers take the issue seriously and are constantly coming up with anti-cheat mechanisms. As such... Read more...
The Hubble Space Telescope continues to capture dazzling images from space, as it catches an intimate cosmic dance of two intertwined spiral galaxies. The two galaxies are located more than a billion light-years from Earth. The European Space Agency (ESA) recently shared an image of two overlapping spiral galaxies... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Group-IB published research today detailing how various threat actors are stealing Steam login credentials using browser windows. Specialists from the computer emegency response team at Group-IB (CERT-GIB) discovered over 150 phishing resources mimicking Steam in just the month of July. Steam... Read more...
The upcoming iPhone 14 Pro family looks to be a powerful upgrade from the previous generation. A new posting on Weibo shows that the new Pro lineup will have an increase in both CPU and GPU performance over its predecessor. The iPhone 14 family of smartphones was recently unveiled at Apple's Far Out event. While... Read more...
A seemingly misplaced Meta Quest Pro retail package has been investigated in a video shared on Facebook. Apparently, the yet to be announced Quest Pro was left in a hotel room, and the video background reveals a scene which looks like it was probably recorded in a ‘lost-and-found’ room at the hotel. The powerful new... Read more...
The next-gen flagship GPU from NVIDIA is rumored to pack in more than 75 billion transistors. A typically reliable tech Twitter source pitched a multiple-choice survey to followers earlier in the year and was today pleased to report that the public had been ‘right’, choosing 70-80B as the most likely transistor count... Read more...
Making top-shelf AAA games is an enormous endeavor. If you ever wonder just how enormous, open up your favorite Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, or Bethesda title, and just let the credits run for the hour-plus it'll take. AAA game developers have been raising prices to pay this ever-growing cast, and the latest to do... Read more...
Nintendo just wrapped up its September Direct stream with some very exciting announcements. Among the dozens of titles coming to the Switch console this Fall and next year are sequels to some of the company’s most beloved franchises. These include the first official reveals of Pikmin 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears... Read more...
The Google Pixel's latest update for Android 13 was announced within the last few days and it includes a much-needed update to the fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6a. Right now, the change log is relatively short compared to the last Android 13 update, but the changes are very important. Back in July, it was... Read more...
Non-fungible tokens, or better known as NFTs, are not something you would typically expect to be paired with your Iced Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks. However, the company announced Monday its new loyalty program, Starbucks Odyssey, that will do just that, and there is already a waitlist. Starbucks Odyssey is the... Read more...
  Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 - Starting $999.99 (Currently $899) The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 isn't doesn't transform the experience like a larger foldable, but it's a capable, stylish smartphone that doesn't dominate your pocket.      Compact, fun form factor Excellent performance Great for selfies Class-leading software... Read more...
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