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CD Projekt Red's much-anticipated game, Cyberpunk 2077, received a yet another delay a few days ago, pushing it back to December 10th. While not a light decision, pushing the game back was done so that some final technical details could be ironed out, according to Adam Kiciński, joint CEO of CD Projekt Red, in an... Read more...
Who says nothing in life is free? Sony is currently giving away free PlayStation VR camera adapters to every current owner who requests one, and they won't even need to pay for shipping. Sony announced that the existing PSVR headset can be used to play PlayStation 4 games on the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. PSVR... Read more...
While AMD is basking in the limelight with its upcoming Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 family, Intel doesn't want to be left out of the discussion with its upcoming 11th generation Core processors. Intel previously stated that its Rocket Lake-S processors will debut during Q1 2021, and now the company is giving us some... Read more...
There is still a month to go before Black Friday officially arrives, but as retailers are apt to do in recent years, the bargains keep coming earlier and earlier. In that vein, Best Buy is promoting a "Back Friday Ad Deals" event going on right now, with "100s of great deals today," like the Hisense 65-inch 4K smart... Read more...
Zen 3 is a force to be reckoned with, assuming the various benchmark leaks are even remotely accurate. Not that we are surprised—Zen 2 is one heck of a CPU architecture, so it stands to reason that Zen 3 will be as well. How much better is the question, and some newly leaked scores for a Ryzen 9 5950X may help answer... Read more...
If enthusiasts were expecting a better chance at getting a GeForce RTX 3070 this morning than with the preceding GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, then you probably already know by now that those hopes were quickly dashed. Online sales for the GeForce RTX 3070 opened up at 9am ET this morning, and retail websites either... Read more...
Some of you reading this probably tried, in vain, to order a GeForce RTX 3070 this morning, only to be met with error messages, slow loading sites, and ultimately disappointment. Not that anyone should be surprised—it was always going to be that way, given the excellent bang-for-buck proposition, and how the previous... Read more...
If you’ve had your eyes on the GeForce RTX 3070 — and we know that many of you probably are after reading the HotHardware review earlier this week — you better have your index finger at the ready this morning. Even though NVIDIA delayed the launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 by two weeks to have ample supply of the cards... Read more...
Back in September, AMD used Fortnite to tease the then-upcoming RDNA 2 Radeon RX 6000 GPUs. Now that the cards have been announced, AMD has updated the Fortnite maps to showcase both the AMD Ryzen 5000 series and the latest Radeon cards. AMD will also be hosting streamers from today until November 13th to celebrate... Read more...
No Man's Sky is getting a visual upgrade in the near future, on both PC and next-gen game consoles, with the release the v3.10 update. Otherwise known as The Next Generation, developer Hello Games is promising graphical enhancements and smoother gameplay, thanks to a bunch of tweaks underneath the hood. "Wander... Read more...
While Microsoft is continuing efforts to kill Adobe Flash, this company is also trying to put Internet Explorer out of its misery. Next month, users who try to go to websites like YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and more will be automatically redirected to the page opening in Microsoft Edge. This “forced IE-to-Edge”... Read more...
Early in September, Microsoft announced the looming end of support for Adobe Flash Player in the Edge browser as we close out 2020 into 2021. We are now creeping toward the end of 2020, and Flash is finally beginning to get the boot. Microsoft has released an update to remove Adobe Flash from Windows and prevent... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage and officially unveiled the company’s high-performance Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series processors. Towards the end of that event, Dr. Su also snuck in a few juicy tid-bits of information regarding the company’s upcoming high performance RDNA 2-based Radeons... Read more...
Once upon a time, if you had a question about something and hoped to find the answer on the web, you might have been compelled to Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com) for the answer. These days, Google is so popular that its search functionality has become a verb, as in, "Why don't you Google it?" Bing is the other big search... Read more...
We could definitely say that 2020 is the year of 5G, as most Android flagships released (rocking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865) have come with a 5G modem onboard, and many mid-range smartphones also have 5G courtesy of Snapdragon 76x SoCs. With this in mind, many wireless carriers are working to expand the availability... Read more...
Finding a cure and developing a vaccine to neutralize COVID-19 is key to saving potentially millions of lives, and getting back to life as we once knew it. That is easier said than done, of course. There is some encouraging news on that front, however, as efforts by the Folding@home project has identified a possible... Read more...
I have no idea what the official status of Halloween is this year (my kids are all grown), and specifically whether to expect trick-or-treaters. Either way, you can get in the holiday mood with a series of themes and crossovers, like the Haunted Hallows event Rocket League and Fortnitemares in Fortnite. And if Animal... Read more...
Today is the big day for AMD's RDNA 2 architecture. The company is set to launch its next-generation Radeon RX 6000 Series of graphics cards that will replace the current RDNA-based Ryzen RX 5000 Series.  Needless to say, gamers are eager to see what AMD has in store, and you'll be able to get a [virtual] front row... Read more...
We've been hearing a lot of about SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet beta over the past few months, and it now looks as though the company is ready to start delivering the goods to eager customers. Earlier this week, SpaceX began sending out invites to people that had previously shown interest in joining the... Read more...
Qualcomm will be expanding wireless connectivity around the home with its new Immersive Home Platforms for building mesh networks. Qualcomm reports that these platforms are “Designed to deploy gigabit-speed wireless performance to every room in the home in form factors as small as the palm of the hand.” This is... Read more...
Tell us if you've heard this one before... Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again. Once we heard that Cyberpunk 2077 had gone gold, we had wrongfully assumed that we wouldn't be faced with any more potential delays. But CD Projekt Red today confirmed our worst fears, indicating that the game will no longer be released... Read more...
Last month, it was announced EA Play, and Xbox Game Pass were partnering to provide an expansive game library. Now, Ubisoft is partnering with Amazon Luna and Google Stadia to provide competition in the cloud gaming sphere with Ubisoft+, the rebranded UPLAY+. This service will launch with a beta on the Amazon Luna... Read more...
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