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Tech journalist by day, badass biker by night, and a 24/7 Boston sports fan, Paul Lilly epitomizes the archetype of the modern day geek. You won’t ever catch Paul wearing a pocket protector or suspenders, but you might find him cruising down the highway on two-wheels wearing an Oregon Trail t-shirt, or sticking his head in a home brewed PC while donning a do-rag or Celtics jersey. Like so many from his generation, the Commodore 64 seduced him into the titillating world of computers, and through the years, he’s courted a number of OSes and platforms from DOS on up to Windows 8. Paul covers the news beat and reviews, and is a general wiseguy who keeps the mood light. He’s also a seasoned freelance writer whose work has appeared in Maximum PC, PC World, Computer Shopper, and a number of other online and print publications.

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No, your Radeon RX 580 graphics card has not been recalled. If you receive an email or spot a notice that seemingly came from AMD or XFX stating the contrary, do not fall for the hoax, lest you end up scammed out of your graphics card in a time when GPUs are extremely hard to come by. It is the latest ruse by... Read more...
A couple of incomplete listings that popped up on Amazon in China last week tipped the pending launch of a new ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 laptop line, powered by Intel's unreleased Tiger Lake-H processor line. Well, the listings have now been updated with what look to be official press renders, including the front shot you... Read more...
CD Projekt Red continues to stomp out bugs in Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most hyped and highly anticipated games of 2020, which unfortunately could have benefited from several more coats of polish before it released. It gets another coat of polish today, as well as a commitment from CDPR to work on improving the game... Read more...
For a lot of people, camera performance is of the utmost importance when it comes to choosing a smartphone. With that in mind, Sony today unveiled the Xperia 1 III (pronounced One Mark Three), a new flagship handset and the first phone in the world to boast a variable telephoto lens, paired with a dual PD... Read more...
Following what had felt like a constant barrage of leaks and rumors pointing to AMD pairing its Zen 3 CPU architecture with Radeon graphics for a new line of APUs, AMD today finally and formally introduced such a lineup, as part of its Ryzen 5000G series. There are six new SKUs in all, starting with a 4-core/8-thread... Read more...
Corsair has gotten around to updating its lineup of compact gaming PCs with the latest generation CPU hardware from AMD (Ryzen 5000 series based on Zen 3) and Intel (11th Gen Core chips based on Rocket Lake-S). Just as enticing, both the updated Corsair One a200 and One i200 come equipped with NVIDIA's burly GeForce... Read more...
It has been around five months since the PlayStation 5 came out, and for those who have been lucky enough to acquire one—the PS5 is in short supply, like the Xbox Series X/S and various PC hardware—Sony is now readying its first major system software update. With it comes expanded storage compatibility. More... Read more...
The lingering GPU shortage is frustrating for people who play games on PC, because graphics cards are just so hard to come by—they're either always out of stock, or selling for grossly inflated prices set by marketplace sellers. In case you were wondering, however, NVIDIA is doing just fine. More than just fine... Read more...
During its GTC 2021 keynote today, NVIDIA unveiled a new product for high performance computing (HPC) clients, its first-ever data center CPU called Grace. Based on Arm's architecture, NVIDIA claims Grace serves up 10x better performance than the fastest servers on the market currently, for complex artificial... Read more...
Whatever plans you might have today, carve out around 16 minutes of your time to watch to a hilarious YouTube video that will be the greatest thing you view today, this week, and maybe even all month. What has us so excited? It's a dog that seeks out red Solo cups and then pees beer into them. Like, for real. What the... Read more...
The co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Clubhouse, a social media app for iOS that is invite-only at the moment, denies that hackers scraped its SQL database and stole user records of 1.3 million users. In a statement posted to Twitter, Paul Davison, who is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of... Read more...
HP seems to have tipped some official details on unreleased CPU hardware from AMD, and namely its upcoming lineup of Ryzen Pro 5000 series processors. A knowledge base article on the OEM's website lists three unannounced processors, including the Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G, Ryzen 5 Pro 5650G, and Ryzen 3 Pro 5350G. This is... Read more...
One of the features supported by NVIDIA's line of professional graphics cards is GPU virtualization. It is a potentially handy feature in some environments, as it enables more than one person to tap into a single GPU, through virtualization software. The feature is not officially available on NVIDIA's consumer GPUs... Read more...
If you have been lusting after LG's delightfully unique Wing smartphone with 5G connectivity, now is the opportune time to pounce. It launched at $999 just a few months, falling squarely into premium pricing territory, and for some, making it cost prohibitive. But with LG exiting the smartphone business (don't let... Read more...
Little by little, online leakers are revealing AMD's supposed processor roadmap for its various product lines, including desktop and laptop chips. None of the leaked information is actually confirmed—AMD has not talked a whole lot about its future products—but it is interesting to analyze all the same. Speaking of... Read more...
How do you get an iPhone user to switch over to Android? Well if you are Samsung, you could try sending them a free Galaxy handset. Of course, that would get expensive in a hurry, and quite frankly, is not going to happen. So, Samsung has come up with a different, more economical stunt—it's offering up a free... Read more...
The last time we saw Spot, an adorable robotic canine (of sorts) developed by Boston Dynamics, it was doing Fortnite victory dances alongside a couple of Atlas robots. Perhaps adding to its list of tricks, Spot has now spent some time with the French army as part of a two-day exercise, in which several robots are... Read more...
A rumor that refuses to go away is that AMD will be refreshing its current-generation Zen 3 processor lineup with a new Zen 3+ stack. Apparently this will happen across the board, and not just on the desktop. Serving as further evidence of such is a newly leaked roadmap that points to an upcoming lineup of laptop APUs... Read more...
All eyes are on Intel to see what it can accomplish in the discrete GPU space, and specifically whether or not it can shake things up in a meaningful way with products that truly compete with the latest and greatest graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA. Time will tell, of course. In the meantime, the leak and rumor... Read more...
I hope to be alive in 15 years, and barring a catastrophe or some kind of ailment, there is a good chance I will be. However, I just hope wherever I'm living in a decade in a half is not overrun by dinosaurs who see me as a tasty snack. Crazy, right? Not to Max Hodak, co-founder of Elon Musk's Neuralink, who believes... Read more...
Well, what do we have here? It seems AMD is getting close to refreshing its line of professional graphics cards, and a couple of pictures of an upcoming card design have surfaced on the web. On the outside, they show a slightly different design to the cooling shroud that will be featured on AMD's next Radeon Pro... Read more...
Earlier this week, Intel formally introduced the world to its 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors, its first server chips built on a 10-nanometer manufacturing process. Otherwise known as Ice Lake-SP, these are being offered in up to 40-core/80-thread configurations, up from 28-core/56-thread configs with its 2nd gen... Read more...
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