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The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is an incredibly useful feature used by likely millions of people every day. Considering it is free and preinstalled from Microsoft, it beats out most other Windows-based remote desktop software with ease. This, however, does not give it a free pass from having flaws; however, as a... Read more...
When Apple launched the iPhone X back in 2017, it brought a new design quirk to the table: a large display notch. The notch housed the ear speaker, selfie camera, Face ID hardware, and various other sensors. Unfortunately, the notch has remained for successive generations of iPhones and hasn't gotten any smaller with... Read more...
Officials from the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are currently probing Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, for illegal activity including money laundering and various tax offenses, according to a report. Details of the investigation are not clear, though... Read more...
In early April, Woot.com ran a sale on the Google Pixel 3 that saw its price fall to a low $169.99. That was a significant price cut for a device that initially launched at $799 in October 2018. The Pixel 3 was superseded by the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 but remains a competent performer for budget smartphone... Read more...
Do you remember discussing (or arguing) with your schoolteacher about how you would never use some of the lessons that they they taught? There were probably some things that you never used and simply forgot about, but what if you could never forget such extraneous information? As it turns out, AI and machine learning... Read more...
The U.S. Government always has an eye on its citizens, as we learned from the 2013 Snowden scandal. Since then, the government has come up with craftier ways of surveilling Americans, which is made easy by the data we give away using our mobile devices. With this in mind, Oregon senator Ron Wyden is accusing the... Read more...
When Google launched the Pixel 5 last year as its "flagship" Android smartphone, it was a bit disappointing on the specs front. After all, the smartphone debuted with a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC instead of the Snapdragon 865/865+ found in the competition. It also lacked features that many expect in... Read more...
Heads up console gamers, if you own an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, are part of the Xbox Insider program, and are subscribed to the alpha ring, there is a new update available that enables playing games in the Dolby Vision HDR format. Microsoft is hoping to solicit feedback and stomp out any bugs before rolling out... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to cut your keyboard's spacebar in half and turn it into two different keys? How about relocating your keyboard's Escape key to somewhere that might be a little more convenient, rather than stretching your pinky finger all the way up to the corner? It's all fair game with System76's new Launch... Read more...
We reported last week that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is allegedly looking to vastly increase its investments in the United States concerning fab capacity. The company announced its decision to build a $12 billion fab in Arizona in May 2020, and the report alleged that TSMC further committed to... Read more...
In a filing with the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC), SpaceX outlined flight plans for its Starship spacecraft, which will soon commence its first orbital test flight. If all goes to plan, it will be around a 90-minute mission, with the Starship blasting off from SpaceX's Starbase facility in Texas and later... Read more...
Given the insatiable global demand for computing chips in various sectors, it should come as no surprise that companies are looking to increase their fab capacity. Intel has committed $20 billion to increase chip output, while TSMC is rumored to build up to six new fabs in the United States alone as part of its $100... Read more...
Early in 2020, we covered a cryogenic control chip from Intel called Horse Ridge that was destined to help make quantum computing more feasible. Since then, Intel has created a second generation of the chip, and the partnership between Intel and QuTech has only grown. Now, the collaboration is paying dividends as the... Read more...
Laptops have never really been a go-to model when it comes to upgrades. While some high-end gaming laptops allow you to swap out the memory, processor, and even GPU in some cases, most thin-and-light laptops are designed so that upgrades are extremely difficult or impossible once you get it in your hands. Framework... Read more...
There was no Google I/O developer conference last year, as Google cancelled the event amid the Coronavirus pandemic. However, that will not be the case this year. Google announced that its developer event is returning as an online event, and will be free for anyone and everyone to attend (provided they have an... Read more...
Meme coins have been on the rise, with Dogecoin taking off and other cryptocurrencies attempting to follow suit. This has caused some trouble for the rest of the cryptocurrency world as fees have gone up and the legitimate cryptocurrency market is diluted. Now, one of the cofounders of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has... Read more...
We first learned of the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline's computer systems last week. The company's extensive pipeline network is responsible for supplying the bulk of the United States East Coast with gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. The company announced that it was a victim of a ransomware attack and had to shut... Read more...
We already know from our Radeon RX 6900 XT review that AMD's flagship graphics card is a fast performer in its own right. It does not quite take the performance crown from NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090, but it is still a beastly GPU. And hey, if you have a supply of liquid nitrogen that's freezing a hole in your pocket... Read more...
Some people are concerned about games like GTA 5 affecting peoples' behavior in real life, but what if those games actually looked like real life? Researchers at Intel Labs may have figured out how to do just that using machine learning to make rendered footage look photorealistic. This technology could just bring... Read more...
Qualcomm has the lion's share of the market with its Snapdragon processors when it comes to Android smartphones. From its low-end 400- and 600-Series SoCs to the high-end 800-Series, Qualcomm has the smartphone market cornered. However, MediaTek is looking to challenge Qualcomm head-on with the Dimensity 900. The... Read more...
It seems that yet another Navi GPU is on the horizon, one that is codenamed Beige Goby. A reference to Beige Coby can be found in the driver code of a new open-source Linux driver, and it adds to a growing list of fish-themed codenames for GPUs based on AMD's second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics... Read more...
Tesla founder Elon Musk ruffled some feathers on Twitter by announcing that Tesla is no longer accepting Bitcoin currency. Just hours after the tweet went out, Bitcoin's value plunged 17 percent from around $54,800 to $45,700. It has since regained some of its value, but the cryptocurrency is still down more than 10... Read more...
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