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Next-generation graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA are around the corner, and apparently so are gaming monitors with refresh rates that will make upcoming GPUs break a sweat. AU Optronics, one of the biggest display makers in the world, is said to be developing a panel that can hit an incredibly fast 540Hz refresh... Read more...
It looks like Intel is coming out with another high-powered Next Unit of Computing (NUC) device, one that will pack a meaty 14-core/20-thread Alder processor and a discrete Arc A770M GPU from the top of its mobile stack into a compact package. The Serpent Canyon NUC, as it's called, is a follow-up to the Phantom... Read more...
It seems that Nothing will be focusing its first smartphone launch in home markets, which will include the UK and Europe. This also means those in the United States and Canada will be seeing, well nothing (but not Nothing) for now. Carl Pei has been touting his Nothing phone as the top alternative to Apple's... Read more...
Twitter threads are a blessing and a curse. They can be a great way to share information and engage in discussion but they can also be difficult to follow and just plain too long. There is now a way to streamline these conversations. Twitter is testing a new feature called “Notes” that will allow users to use more... Read more...
NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE) have narrowed the field of design concept proposals for a fission surface power system down to three. The technology is aimed at benefiting future Artemis missions to Mars and beyond, and could be ready to launch by the end of the decade for a demonstration on the Moon. The... Read more...
It's not unusual for bad actors to inject PDF files with malware. We were reminded of this just two months ago when HP Wolf Security warned in an article titled "PDF malware is not yet dead" of a Snake keylogger campaign. To make matters worse, security researchers at Minerva Labs uncovered some weird behavior within... Read more...
Many of us wish we could see a loved one who has passed away or hear their voice. However, what would we actually do or feel if this was possible? Amazon recently showcased new technology in which Alexa is able to impersonate the voices of loved ones. The technology was highlighted in a video during Amazon’s global... Read more...
NVIDIA's DLSS is one of those few technologies that comes along every so often and legitimately delivers the seemingly impossible: more with less. AMD's first attempt at challenging DLSS wasn't quite as advanced; while the original FidelityFX Super Resolution had its advantages, the image quality wasn't always in the... Read more...
Cybercriminals can steal credit card credentials using a number of different methods, including phishing attacks, other form of social engineering, skimming, and data breaches. Stolen credit card credentials often don’t remain with the original thief, but instead end up being sold on an online marketplace. There are... Read more...
Do you have a DOS box? No, no, not the excellent DOS emulator software—I'm talking about a dedicated older PC for DOS software. Mostly popular among retro gamers, building a DOS box is a tricky task in 2022 as much of the necessary hardware has shuffled off to the great e-waste landfill in the sky. Among the rarest... Read more...
Turning still 2D photos into 3D rendered mesh models is not a quick or particularly easy task. Just the opposite, NVIDIA's vice president of graphics research, David Luebke, says achieving such a thing "has long been considered the holy grail unifying computer vision and computer graphics." Perhaps not for... Read more...
It's not every day a portable handheld manufacturer encourages you to do your repairs and upgrades yourself. Well, to be fair, basically they still don't. That said, Valve has had no qualms about sharing how to take apart and put back together its Steam Deck. Not without plenty of warning that you could damage the... Read more...
In what can be described as a mid-cycle refresh, MediaTek today announced a supercharged version of its Dimensity 9000 SoC that was introduced last year. The new Dimensity 9000+ (Plus) offers device makers faster clocks to squeeze out more performance out of a new round of Android flagship smartphones and... Read more...
The highly popular Fall Guys game from Mediatonic suffered matchmaking issues as it was added to Xbox, Epic Games Store, and the Nintendo Switch as a free-to-play game. The company issued a couple of tweets asking for players to be patient as it worked through the issues. Fall Guys released on Steam and PlayStation... Read more...
Facial recognition and other artificial intelligence technologies are increasingly becoming more common. Nevertheless, there are various issues associated with AI that must be considered by those who develop and use it. Microsoft plans to retire its facial recognition tool and other technologies as part of its goal to... Read more...
Four retired telescopes are proving being old does not mean being useless, as they produce some breathtaking photos of neighboring galaxies. The new images are from data collected from the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA missions showcasing the gas and dust that fill the space between stars. The dust created... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, artificial intelligence in one form or another has emerged as a key cog in all kinds of devices and machines, from smartphones and mixed reality headsets, to a plethora of IoT devices and automobiles (and everything in between). AI has even found its way to toasters, a seemingly simple... Read more...
Many of us have sighed or rolled our eyes when we see our high Uber or Lyft fare. However, these prices may be more of a problem than we might initially think. A recent lawsuit accuses Uber and Lyft of anti-competitive practices, especially price fixing. The heart of the issue is that Uber and Lyft drivers are... Read more...
PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group), the standards body responsible for overseeing the development of the PCI Express specification, announced that PCIe 7.0 is on track to bring another huge jump in bandwidth by 2025. As such, we could see solid state drives (SSDs) scale to around 64GB/s... Read more...
Wondering where all the smartwatches built around Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform are at? It's not just you—these elusive timepieces are few and far between. As such, luxury smartwatch maker Montblanc is joining rare company with the launch of its Summit 3, a high-end wearable powered by Snapdragon Wear... Read more...
Some of the older overclockers will recall the days when the biggest gains to be had were by overclocking a processor's "FSB", or "Front Side Bus". FSB overclocks haven't died, exactly, they're just not called that anymore because we don't have FSBs anymore. On modern systems, there's a "base clock" (often shortened... Read more...
Shortly after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, many tech companies announced that they would be suspending sales to the country. Among the companies that made these announcements were AMD, Intel, TSMC, NVIDIA, Apple, Cisco, Oracle, IBM, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Since this initial flurry of... Read more...
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