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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...
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...
On stage during Intel's Technology Tour 2022 in Israel, an executive teased that there will be a 13th Gen Core ‘Raptor Lake’ processor that is capable of running at 6GHz with stock settings. Moreover, the same SKU has been confirmed by Intel as being successfully overclocked to 8GHz using extreme cooling. Releasing... Read more...
Next generation Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards from major AIB partner Gigabyte have turned up in various Australian online electronics store listings. If the listings are based on genuine stocks and MSRPs, and not just placeholders or an act of mischief, we now have an indicator for Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090... Read more...
A flurry of benchmark results have recently been unearthed, purportedly from PC systems featuring retail versions of AMD’s yet-to-be-released Ryzen 7 7700X processors. We have both CPU-Z and Geekbench 5 sysinfo reveals, and test results, for the yet to be launched ‘Raphael’ chip. In the tests, the Zen 4 architecture... Read more...
Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg has taken to Facebook to offer a glimpse at what is very likely the Quest Pro VR headset. Previously known as Project Cambria, the upcoming headset is expected to provide a leap in realism, and for the first time deliver a feeling of “social presence” to users meeting in VR worlds. In his... Read more...
Scientists have found a surprising source for a sustainable battery electrolyte material – crab shells. This naturally abundant and renewable source, commonly discarded, can yield chitin, which is simple to turn into the chitosan electrolyte material. As our headline suggests, crab shells aren’t the only natural... Read more...
A new smartphone unboxing video has recently surfaced on social media. The exciting thing about this particular video is that it appears to feature the new Google Pixel 7 Pro—a device which hasn’t yet been officially launched. Smartphone enthusiasts will have to wait until October, for Google’s Fall Event, before the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Read more...
Intel has published another episode of the Tom and Ryan Show. This time, the hot topic is Ray Tracing on Intel’s slowly emerging line of Arc Alchemist discrete GPUs. While it is interesting to hear about real-time ray tracing on Intel hardware, and the underlying technology, we are most interested in Intel’s... Read more...
An Apple iDevice tipster of some repute has shared a dollop of interesting information about the next ‘affordable’ iPhone. It is claimed that the iPhone SE 4 will mark a step-change in this popular series. It will bring a move to a significantly larger screen which bears an uncanny resemblance to the iPhone XR. We... Read more...
Noctua has shared guidelines for applying its latest NT-H2 thermal paste. Seasoned PC enthusiasts and DIYers might feel they don’t need any thermal paste application guides; however, this guide is one of the first to explain how to apply the grey gloop to AMD’s ‘8-legged’ AM5 socketed Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Many PC... Read more...
The pricing of AMD’s launch salvo Ryzen 7000 processors has been leaked. We expect four new Zen 4 processors priced between $299 to $799 to become official shortly. Interestingly, in some additional pre-launch claims, we hear the delay between processor and motherboard availability will be almost two weeks. AMD’s... Read more...
Speaking on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg discussed a new VR headset being prepared for launch in October. VR fans will probably be aware that Facebook’s annual Connect event is also in October. It is thought that the upcoming advanced VR headset will be dubbed the Meta Quest... Read more...
Corsair has launched a ‘revolutionary’ bendable gaming monitor at Gamescom. The Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 OLED Gaming Monitor offers an expansive 45-inch diagonal OLED panel, with the great deep black levels and fast response times typical of this screen technology. However, its headlining feature is that the... Read more...
  Drop+ Lord of the Rings mechanical TKL keyboard  - Starting MSRP: $169 This keyboard may cause LOTR fans to drool, but it costs nearly double the product it is based upon.     LOTR Designs (Dwarvish or Elvish) TKL Form Factor Non-Captive USB-C Cable N-key Rollover Extended Left Shift Key Dye-sub... Read more...
Acer has added the first Chromebook to its Eco-conscious Vero series. The new Acer Vero 514 uses a wide range of recycled materials to diminish the potential environmental footprint of manufacturing a laptop. Moreover, the Vero designs earn extra sustainability points, as they are designed to be easier to upgrade and... Read more...
NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU rumors continue to swirl, as we are still perhaps two months away from the official launch of the first products. Earlier today, an NVIDIA GPU leaker of some repute shared what he referred to as “some updates” on the GeForce RTX 4080 model. The key purported changes are that the memory chips... Read more...
Apple has announced that it will start to provide genuine Apple parts and tools, as well as manuals - to facilitate customer self-service repairs of its M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops. Starting Tuesday, Aug 23, customers with these slim and powerful laptops in the US will be embraced by the Apple Self Service... Read more...
Google has released a Chrome browser update which addresses a zero-day flaw that is currently under active attack. This is the fifth time this year that Google has put Chrome users in a situation where they should act swiftly to apply a patch to a critical security flaw. If you are a Chrome user, please check that you... Read more...
TSMC foundries will begin mass production of the first 3nm chips for its customers in September, according to industry reports from Taiwan. The world’s largest contract chipmaker has completed the R&D and trial production for what it refers to as its N3 process. It is expected to significantly ramp up N3 production... Read more...
An image of a purported AMD Ryzen 7 7700X processor is circulating online. According to prominent tech Twitterati this isn’t an image of a final retail sample of the Zen -based processor. Instead, what we are seeing here is a ‘Qualification Sample’ (QS) chip, which is a significant step forward from the earlier... Read more...
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