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Earlier this week, Qualcomm announced its latest flagship SoC that will soon power an array of premium smartphones, branded the Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform. The Snapdragon 888 features a faster 8-core CPU complex that incorporates Arm's Cortex-X1 architecture and, for the first time in a Qualcomm flagship SoC... Read more...
Intel might be losing some ground to rival AMD, as the latest Steam hardware survey shows (again), but you can still build a high-end gaming PC (or any type of PC) around the chip maker's silicon. And if that is what you intend to do, check out this deal on a 10th Gen Core i7-10700K processor bundled with some themed... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been a hot item during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the console has been going in and out of stock for the past few months (with some new, sealed consoles commanding a premium on third-party marketplaces like eBay). Switch inventory is once again reaching low points as we are in the Christmas... Read more...
As it turns out, mapping every part of the inhabited world is an enormous undertaking, but since the launch of Google Street View in 2007, a significant dent has was made in this effort. According to Stafford Marquardt, product manager at Google Street View, people have traveled over 10 million miles to collect 170... Read more...
LG is a bit like that quiet loner in high school -- often misunderstood, but sometimes brilliant. Take the company’s 2020 smartphone lineup for example. At the top, it consists of the $700+ LG V60 ThinQ 5G, a competent affordable flagship, and the $600+ LG Velvet, a stylish premium mid-ranger. These are good phones by any measure, but... Read more...
The developer behind Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, is not keen on people streaming and spoiling the game's content before its official release date. So much so, in fact, that CD Projekt Red issued a warning on Twitter, saying it is going to send armed, tactical Max-Tac (or... Read more...
Intel has not been shy about in letting the world know it plans to update its desktop CPU lineup with its 11th Gen Core processors, codenamed Rocket Lake-S, sometime next year. It is some of the specifics that are currently kept in a Top Secret folder within Intel's labs, like specific CPU models and other details. If... Read more...
AMD versus Intel is sort of a David versus Goliath story, only these days, AMD has armed itself with more than just a slingshot. Zen is the real deal. That is abundantly clear by now, but lest anyone needs reminding, a peek at Steam's latest hardware survey results for November 2020 show how well AMD's processors are... Read more...
Last month was a rather sad time for James Bond fans when it was announced that Sean Connery, the first (and best) 007, passed away at the age of 90. Connery made a total of five Bond films (six if you count Never Say Never Again) and left his stamp on a movie franchise that continues to this day. Now, you can watch all of Connery's [official] Read more...
Apple's MacBook refreshes typically haven't been all that exciting. Year after year, the company tweaked its trouble prone butterfly keyboard design before throwing in the towel and reverting back to the beloved scissor switch mechanism. And with regards to performance, each year brought minimal performance updates... Read more...
As it turns out, the Fortnite island was not devoured yesterday, but season four has ended for the Epic Games’ battle royale. However, Season 5 is here, and we get a sneak peek into what it is to come through some trailers that have been released. According to Epic Games, “the hunt is on” with Fortnite season... Read more...
Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are officially done and over with, the deals keep coming. And that will likely continue throughout the holiday season. One interesting deal that is available right now is a Nintendo Switch Pro controller bundled with a download code for Super Mario Odyssey. You can get the... Read more...
As we get closer to the Christmas holiday, the frequency of delivery trucks coursing through your neighborhood has no doubt spiked. If Amazon's own Prime delivery trucks aren't wheeling down the streets stopping at every other house, there's bound to be frequent activity from USPS, FedEx and UPS trucks as... Read more...
In May of this year, Apple patched a silent but deadly exploit that went after iPhones using specially crafted wireless payloads. This exploit is a simple memory corruption attack that allows any malicious person to do whatever they want to an iPhone: be it collecting data such as images and messages, or shutting down... Read more...
NVIDIA officially announced its GeForce RTX 3060 Ti yesterday, and we got a chance to take one for a spin around the track to see what kind performance it dishes out. Not surprisingly given what we've seen from previous Ampere releases, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti delivers a solid gaming punch at a not-too-expensive price... Read more...
Earlier this year, Samsung launched its Galaxy Buds Live with a bean-shaped design. They look like what Jack's mother chucked out the window, only to awaken and see a huge beanstalk sprawling from the ground and into the land of the giants. Well, Samsung's next-gen earbuds will see a return in the overall physical... Read more...
Qualcomm officially announced its Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform yesterday, which will be featured in a wide array of next year's flagship Android devices. Unfortunately, Qualcomm didn't provide many details on its new SoC at the time, other than to say that it would feature the next-generation Snapdragon X60 5G... Read more...
Blower-style coolers are starting to feel like a relic of a bygone era, but do not tell that to ASUS. The company is apparently getting ready to launch a factory overclocked GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card with a blower-style cooler attached, in place of the custom triple-fan cooling solutions that it has used on its... Read more...
One of AMD's upcoming mobile CPUs based on its Zen 3 architecture has made a benchmark appearance at Geekbench, that being the unannounced Ryzen 7 5800H. According to past leaks, this is one of several mobile CPUs on tap from AMD, which will be split between Zen 3 (Cezanne) and Zen 2 (Lucienne) models, with this... Read more...
NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti today, and it offered some serious competition for the legacy GeForce RTX 2080 Super in our review.  It is a beast of a card, and for only $399 to start off, it is a killer deal. If you are not into NVIDIA's reference design, however, you have plenty of other options from some... Read more...
We all know Wyze as the creator of smart home gadgets that promise a lot of functionally for a little bit of money. The company burst onto the scene with it $25 Wyze Cam security camera, and now offers headphones, a video doorbell, smart locks, headphones, and even thermostats (all value-priced of course). The latest... Read more...
Fortnite’s Marvel themed season will be ending soon, and to send it off is a big event happening live at 4 PM EST today. The Marvel Comic supervillain Galactus, or “Devourer of Worlds,” will be attacking the Fortnite island that is currently defended by the many Marvel superheroes that appeared this season. How will... Read more...
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