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Anyone who has ever tried to fly a drone or other remote-controlled aircraft knows how difficult it can be getting used to the controls when the vehicle is headed towards you. DJI has a new system that will change drone racing and piloting for the better for many people called the DJI Digital FPV System. The system... Read more...
We’ve been talking quite a bit about the SHIELD TV over the past few weeks, but that’s mainly been in relation to a rumored hardware refresh that is in the works. Today, however, NVIDIA did make a pretty big announcement regarding the SHIELD TV, but it pertains to the software that the 4K media streamer... Read more...
The next season of Fortnite is going to start off with a bang. Epic Games just released a teaser trailer for Season 10 of Fortnite that features an explosion. Season 10, which starts August 1st, will also likely include callbacks to past seasons. Epic Games posted a teaser trailer for Season 10 on Twitter that... Read more...
The oversupply of memory chips on the market right now is a bad thing for chipmakers like Samsung as its profits have been hit severely. One of the benefits of the oversupply of memory chips on the market right now for consumers is that prices on storage devices have come down significantly. A good example is the... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft is trying to borrow a feature from Apple that has long been present in macOS: the ability to do a cloud-based restore for the operating system. As it currently stands, if you want to perform a clean install on Windows 10-based machine, you typically either have to use a recovery partition... Read more...
It has been 23 years since the original Diablo game released to Windows PCs, followed by launches on the Mac and PlayStation console a couple of years later. Fans of the franchise are hoping that Blizzard will announce a Diablo 4 (as opposed to Diablo Immortal for mobile devices). In the meantime, if you're itching... Read more...
After weeks of leaks, Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 professional tablet has finally been officially unveiled to the world. If you've been following our coverage on the leaks, you're probably already familiar with the looks of the Galaxy Tab S6, but Samsung today is confirming many of the specs and features that were... Read more...
It already seems like big tech companies can read our minds—it's a bit eerie to see an ad for something that we were thinking about. You can chalk those instances up to a combination of fancy predicative algorithms and coincidence. Nevertheless, Facebook is actually developing a brain-computer interface (BCI) that can... Read more...
Earlier this month, G.Skill fully embraced AMD's brand new Ryzen 3000 processors and the complimenting X570 motherboards. At the time, G.Skill was promoting Trident Z Neo memory that topped out at heady DDR4-3600 speeds. Today, however, the Trident Z Neo family gets a boost to 3800MHz speeds. The new memory kits... Read more...
Google has begun rolling out a new version of its popular Chrome browser for all available platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac on the desktop, and Android and iOS on mobile. The new Chrome 76 update brings with it some nifty changes. Chief among them is a tougher stance against Adobe's troublesome Flash plugin—it... Read more...
The initial batch of Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards have all been built around AMD's reference blueprint, including both the stock clockspeeds and cooling solution. Not to worry though, custom cards are coming. As for what they will look like, a leaked pictured shows a potential design that XFX... Read more...
Samsung Electronics is a name that many most closely associate with smartphones like the Galaxy Note 10 that has leaked multiple times and the current Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+. However, Samsung also sells lots of hardware components to device makers, particularly memory chips. Much of the profits the company earns... Read more...
Google is talking up a new look for Android Auto that comes only a couple of months after it was updated with dark mode and other new features. The update includes a new Android Auto app launcher that gives drivers and passengers access to their favorite apps with fewer touches. The most commonly used apps will be... Read more...
With the release of Qualcomm’s surprise Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC comes the announcement of new gaming smartphones using the new chip. The first out of the gate was the ASUS ROG Phone II, and today we’re seeing the announcement of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. In addition to the Snapdragon 855 Plus – which includes... Read more...
MediaTek has announced its latest SoCs for mobile devices, and it is aimed squarely at the gaming smartphone market. The new chipsets both fall into the G series and include the Helio G90 and the G90T. The company says that when these chips are paired with its HyperEngine technology, the entire smartphone is tuned for... Read more...
With the launch of AMD's X570 Ryzen 3000 platform, PCIe 4.0 support is now available to the masses. Although the physical support is there, actual hardware that can take advantage of PCIe 4.0 is not exactly plentiful. There is AMD's own Radeon RX 5700 family of GPUs and a handful of PCIe 4.0 SSDs. On that last... Read more...
Security researchers at ESET have discovered an active ransomware campaign targeting Android users, thus ending a two-year decline in this form of malware in Google's mobile ecosystem. And unlike past ransomware campaigns, this one employs "some unusual tricks" to attract victims, and then spreads to contacts through... Read more...
Zotac, a company that knows a thing or three about putting big things into small packages, is upgrading its Mek Mini gaming PCs with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2070 Super and GeForce RTX 2060 Super graphics cards, both of which sit shotgun to a 9th generation Intel Core processor (or is it the other way around?). Intel... Read more...
We love premium laptops and convertibles. A meticulously engineered build, finely-tuned performance, and solid battery life comprise the three primary tenets we look for when reviewing new machines. Checking these boxes does come at a cost, leaving many of our favorite laptops with hefty price tags. Unfortunately... Read more...
Earlier the month, AOC dropped jaws when it announced its latest 24.5- and 27-inch gaming monitors boasting an ultra-low response time of 0.5ms. Now, it's Acer's turn with the unveil of the Predator XN253Q X 24.5-inch gaming monitor. The Predator XN253Q X features a 1920x1080 panel with a high 240Hz refresh rate... Read more...
AMD is on a roll with its Zen CPU and Navi GPU architectures, the former of which is proving particularly compelling to customers across the board. Intel still dominates in overall semiconductor sales, but AMD is not exactly playing second fiddle, or at least it's trying not to. In what could be a major boost to AMD's... Read more...
AMD is looking for a few good men and women to test out a new chipset driver that should help to resolve compatibility problems previously discovered between new Ryzen 3000 processors and Destiny 2. When enthusiasts first started taking delivery of their new Ryzen 3000 processors, they quickly vented that Destiny 2... Read more...
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