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AMD's Radeon Anti-Lag has been around since 2019; it's not a new technology. However, the company's attempt to deploy an upgraded version of the driver-based input lag reduction feature late last year was abortive, as users who employed it found that they quickly got banned off of their favorite competitive games. AMD... Read more...
T-Mobile subscribers who have been enjoying their cheap grandfathered plans are getting a rude awakening. The carrier has started notifying some of its oldest customers that their bills are going up, and the increases could be significant for those with multiple lines. The good news is that if you haven't received a... Read more...
Laptop enthusiasts will certainly recall the "AMD Advantage" badge that certifies certain systems with both CPU and GPU supplied by AMD as meeting particular performance metrics and including specific AMD "Smart" technologies. The program technically extends to desktops, too, but it's much more common in laptops... Read more...
NVIDIA may be in the news lately mostly because of its AI prowess, but its GeForce GPUs are still vital to millions of gamers worldwide. The GeForce RTX 5090, the presumed flagship of the upcoming RTX 50 series Blackwell GPU lineup, is looking mighty promising according to some recent rumors.  According to a post... Read more...
ASUS recently teased a refresh of its ROG Ally console that will come with some key upgrades, including more memory, though it won't be an overhaul to such an extent that it will qualify as a second-generation ROG Ally 2. Instead, the ROG Ally X will focus on tweaks based on customer feedback. While we wait for a full... Read more...
While Scarlett Johansson’s voice is off limits, creating an AI voice assistant that sounds like the user is not. Truecaller has partnered with Microsoft to bring a new Personal Voice technology from Microsoft Azure AI Speech to an individual’s voicemail. Truecaller’s AI Assistant was first introduced in late 2022... Read more...
Only the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a division of the Department of the Treasury, is allowed to print money in the United States. Coming in a close second, however, NVIDIA prints designs primarily for GPU hardware, which might as well be a license to print money in the burgeoning era of artificial intelligence... Read more...
As the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Euclid telescope begins its exploration of the dark Universe, the space agency has released a few of the first images captured as part of Euclid’s Early Release Observations. The images come less than a year after the space telescope was launched, and around six months following... Read more...
Mercedes-AMG has pulled the wraps off the first of car in its new Mythos series of limited production racing car-inspired collector cars. The new car in question is called the Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed that gives drivers (and their passenger) a Formula 1 driving experience with a windshield and roof delete, among other... Read more...
Meta’s line of Ray-Ban smart glasses continue to get useful updates from the company, this time with some new Instagram-based features alongside adding support for Amazon Music and Calm. Meta says that these new features will help “make your Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses more useful, fun, and social than ever... Read more...
Memory is about as close as any computer component gets to being a commodity product. People rarely think about their RAM, as long as it's enough. Memory bandwidth is critically important to PC performance, though. There's a reason Valve upgraded the Steam Deck's memory speed with the OLED model. LPDDR5X can get up to... Read more...
Late last year, Meta introduced the Meta Quest 3, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 and retailing for $499.99. Despite how cool virtual reality is, that price is still a bit exclusive for some, and though there are sales, that still isn’t enough. Thankfully, it would seem Meta may have had its hand tipped... Read more...
The AI craze is officially underway in every single iota of the technology market. Not to be left behind, gamers are next on the list to benefit from the technology being developed in the mass market. NVIDIA, the current leader for hardware and software powering the current AI zeitgeist, is sprinkling some magic for... Read more...
Scammers are actively phishing for victims through a tried-and-true Paypal invoice scheme, in hopes of tricking people into thinking they've been charged for an Apple product. I know this because I received a fake invoice purporting to originate from an Apple Store, with the scammer claiming I made a $1,299 purchase... Read more...
Audio brand Sonos has finally entered the headphones arena with the Sonos Ace, a product years in the making. Packed to the gills with the latest hardware, this set of headphones is not only taking the fight to the likes of Apple AirPods Max and Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless. but also ensuring strong integration with... Read more...
Humane is looking to sell the business after its AI pin got panned by reviewers, with some calling it the worst product they’ve ever had to review. According to Bloomberg, Humane is hoping to sell from anywhere between “$750 million and $1 billion,” although that’s probably extremely hopeful considering just how... Read more...
It's barely been three weeks since MSI dished out a BIOS update for its Claw handheld game console with claims of boosting gaming performance by up to a whopping 150%. Not resting on its laurels, there's yet another BIOS update available, this time with a more modest (yet still significant) performance gain of up to... Read more...
The Pentagon announced it believes Russia launched a satellite into low-Earth orbit that might be a counter-space weapon. The Russian satellite is said to be in the “same orbit” as a US government satellite, and Washington says it will continue to monitor the situation in order to protect its assets in space. Both... Read more...
We're fast approaching Computex Taipei 2024, where AMD is broadly expected to announce its next-generation processors based on the Zen 5 architecture. However, the combined efforts of leaker Everest and veteran programmer InstLatX64 may have revealed some fascinating details about the company's next-next CPUs, based... Read more...
Square Enix is finally bringing its incredibly popular Kingdom Hearts series to Steam, 3 years after the games debuted on the Epic Games Store. The reason this series remained exclusive to the Epic Games Store is that the titles run on Epic Games' Unreal Engine, and Epic appears to have helped out in the initial... Read more...
Are you a stinky gamer in need of cooling this summer? Perhaps instead you're a tinkerer or DIYer that simply needs some spare fans around the house. Regardless of the situation, with hot temperatures fast approaching for the northern hemisphere, PC cooling brand Noctua has you covered. In an announcement today, the... Read more...
Look at the heart of most flagship Android phones, and you'll find Qualcomm silicon. The San Diego-based firm has seen huge success with its Snapdragon Arm chips, but OEMs looking to use the next-gen version might be hit with sticker shock. A leak on the Chinese Weibo social network predicts the price of the... Read more...
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