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What is your console of choice? Do you like portable handhelds like the Nintendo Switch? Of course you do, or at least a really solid number of you do according to First Quarter sales numbers from Nintendo. Nintendo's new financial report that outlines projections for 2023 and provides a historical data for... Read more...
Tensions between China and Taiwan have some concerned an invasion could render the most-advanced chip factory in the world "not operable." TSMC Chair Mark Liu emphasized in a recent interview, "The war brings no winners, everybody's losers." U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late... Read more...
OnePlus exploded on the scene in 2014 talking smack about the big boys and promising to help its customers "Never Settle." In the same way the "Don't be evil" slogan has come back to haunt Google, OnePlus fans have delighted in calling out the OEM for settling on numerous occasions. Get ready for another round of jokes because the new OnePlus... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to produce spectacular images from deep space. One of its latest pictures shows the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new data surrounding star formation and the galaxy's central black hole. The Hubble telescope is still producing awe inspiring imagery of... Read more...
If you're not a gamer and not particularly technical, you may feel slightly let down by your new NVMe SSD. After all, the newest game consoles from Microsoft and Sony came along with big promises as to the potential benefits of their solid-state storage subsystems. Integrating the same type of storage technology for... Read more...
Financial regulators in the US have been reluctant to come down on cryptocurrency for fear of stifling innovation, but there's nothing innovative about Forsage. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against 11 individuals for running and promoting Forsage, which the SEC says is a "textbook... Read more...
In May of last year, Colonial Pipeline was struck by a ransomware attack, prompting the Colonial Pipeline Company to take certain systems offline in an attempt to contain the attack. As a result, all pipeline operations were temporarily halted, shutting off the flow of fuel to the eastern seaboard. Shortly thereafter... Read more...
Selecting fast memory is one of the more nuanced aspects of building an AMD Ryzen PC. We feel like the idea is fairly-well disseminated among the DIY community, but for those not familiar, the transfer rate of Ryzen processors' internal fabric is linked to their memory speed. Slow memory means slow fabric, which means... Read more...
How do you like to listen to music? Is it through streaming service apps such as Spotify, YouTube Music, or even Pandora? When thinking about your streaming service, does the interface efficiency and intuitiveness of use come to mind frequently? Would you pay extra for a slightly better UI experience on specific... Read more...
If you own it, you should be able to fix it. That’s the essence of the Right-To-Repair movement. Advocates have been pushing back against the trend of companies intentionally making products that are less and less serviceable, and their efforts are beginning to pay dividends. Recently, iFixit started making inroads... Read more...
It is widely expected that Google will launch its next flagship smartphones sometime in October, as it will have been a year since the search giant released the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Now, a Google Pixel leaker with an unrivaled track record has ‘confirmed’ the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are set to be launched with pre-orders open from Thursday, Read more...
As the launch of next generation of Galaxy phones from Samsung gets closer, the leaks continue to pour in. A lot of the speculation resides with the company's high-end Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone, and possible upgrades to S22 Ultra's already powerful array of cameras. As smartphone makers continue to look at ways... Read more...
NASA recently shared the largest image ever assembled from the Hubble Space Telescope on its Instagram feed. The image of the Andromeda galaxy was captured seven years ago, but is still just as breathtaking. Hubble has taken somewhat of a backseat since the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) began taking its first... Read more...
For Destiny fans, few things are more exciting than the release day of a new raid, even eclipsing a big DLC launch like Witch Queen. From the moment the raid goes live, a global race is launched to see which fireteam of six players can make it out the other side the fastest. Tens of thousands of teams participate, but... Read more...
Google is engaged in a never ending game of cat and mouse with threat actors on its Play Store who employ different techniques to sneak malware-ridden apps onto the app store. We fairly regularly write about newly discovered batches of malicious apps that went unrecognized as such long enough to infect hundreds of... Read more...
NVIDIA hasn't actually announced a name for its next-generation GeForces, but they're likely to be known as the GeForce RTX 40 series. There's been a ton of buzz about the top-end of that family. The fastest card is expected to be called the "GeForce RTX 4090 Ti," and as we've reported, it could draw as much as 800... Read more...
Evidence of a number of CPU-Z benchmark runs using a system based upon an Intel Core i7-13700K engineering sample (ES) have turned up on-line. Images and videos recording a PC’s screen appear to show an overclocked Raptor Lake, or 13th gen Intel Core processor, being pushed to 6GHz on all performance cores (P-cores)... Read more...
Macros can be highly useful tools in Microsoft Office. Most Microsoft Office macros use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or Excel 4.0 macros (XLM). These programming and macro languages have a surprising amount of access to system resources on Windows machines, especially considering they only run from within... Read more...
A group of MIT engineers have developed a stamp-sized ultrasound adhesive that can produce clear images of the heart, lungs, and other internal organs. The hope is that these small devices could replace the need for bulky equipment in certain situations in the future. If someone is in need of an ultrasound... Read more...
The Earth just completed a full rotation in a little over a thousandth of a second shorter than its normal 24-hour rate. The record full spin occurred on June 29, 2022, and has some scientists concerned. Our planet has been spinning faster recently. Back in 2020, Earth saw its shortest month ever measured since the... Read more...
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