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One of the biggest things to happen in the tech world recently was the postponement of the Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2020. Rather than put off talking about what it wanted to at the show, Google has announced an alternative. It will offer what it calls a "digital experience" to learn more about Stadia and other... Read more...
Liquid cooling systems provide many benefits and look fantastic, but they are not always accessible to gamers on a budget. The company EK is known for their water blocks and liquid cooling solutions, but they have recently branched out to include fully-built systems. EK showed off their line of fluid-gaming PCs at PAX... Read more...
Lots of smartphone and tablet users have been excited at the prospect of the Microsoft Surface Duo that skirts the line between the two devices with a fold-out screen and the ability to make calls and have a larger screen for work or play. Holiday 2020 is when we thought the device would land, but rumors continue to... Read more...
We fully realize we are preaching to the choir, but never open up unsolicited and/or unexpected email attachments. Remind your friends and remind your family members. Lest anyone need a reminder of why this is a bad idea, security researchers are warning of a group of attackers who have been phishing for victims as... Read more...
Don't stop us if you've heard this one before—there is a leak related to NVIDIA's upcoming Ampere GPU! We know, we know, that's not exactly shocking. But even if you're suffering from leak-fatigue, it's worth checking this one out. The leak supposedly outlines some basic specifications and performance data, and that's... Read more...
The coronavirus is quickly growing to become a global threat. And we're not just talking about the threat to the health and wellbeing of humans in general, but also various industries and financial markets that have been affected as well. The latest victim in the tech world is the 2020 edition of the Game Developers... Read more...
Nearly 30 years ago, Microsoft first introduced us to an addictive little game called SkiFree. Available in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 3 for Windows 3.x, the game had you skiing down a mountain jumping ramps, avoiding downed skiers, steering around (or jumping over) natural obstacles, and trying to avoid a... Read more...
Epic Games has released the second round of Brutus' Briefing challenges for Fortnite fans just in time for the weekend. The challenges for the second week of the new season are not difficult, which may be good news for those looking for some easy experience. One nice thing to look forward to is that once you have... Read more...
Users of Gmail on Android devices may have noticed that there is an issue that prevents some from being able to empty their trash. The same flaw prevents some users from being able to empty their spam bin as well. Not all Android devices are impacted by the issue, but those who are have no "Empty trash now" or "Empty... Read more...
It has been a few weeks since our last amazing giveaway, so it's time to dial things up a few notches and offer something truly incredible to all of you. Our friends at Asetek are giving away a handful of powerful Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition gaming PCs, which are liquid cooled by Asetek-powered closed-loop AIO CPU... Read more...
As with many things in life, when it comes to mobile app security, you win some and you lose some. So it goes for Google and its Play Store. A new 2019 Mobile App Thread Landscape Report put together by RiskIQ pegs the Play Store as being the second most dangerous place to download apps, in terms of the number of... Read more...
Mobile World Congress (MWC) would have wrapped up yesterday, has the event gone on as planned. It ended up being cancelled, though, as vendors started pulling out due to concerns from the coronavirus outbreak. While MWC never came to pass this year, we can still expect a string of announcements that would have been... Read more...
Two weeks ago, we alerted you to some alarming “black screen” issues affecting gamers with Radeon Navi-based graphics cards. Navi is AMD’s newest 7nm based RDNA architecture, and underpins everything from the Radeon RX 5500 to the Radeon RX 5700 XT. Fortunately for gamers (and AMD), the black screen problems don’t... Read more...
Microsoft has been trying for months to root out and eliminate various bugs related to the Search box in Windows 10, and the company thinks it finally has things figured out. By way of a new optional Windows 10 update (KB4535996) for builds 1903 and 1909, Microsoft says a stubborn search issue is no more, along with a... Read more...
Samsung is expanding its family of desktop monitors with the T55 series. There are three monitors in this family, including the C24T55, C27T55 and C32T55. As the model names imply, they feature displays measuring 24 inches, 27 inches, and 32 inches respectively. All three monitors share a 1000R curved VA screen... Read more...
We are eagerly awaiting the launch of laptops running's AMD's latest generation mobile Ryzen 4000 series processors, which are built around the company's 7-nanometer Zen 2 CPU architecture. Zen 2 in mobile form is certainly enticing. Will it be worth the wait, though? Some newly leaked benchmarks may provide a partial... Read more...
Microsoft has been relatively forthcoming about details surrounding its next-generation Xbox Series X game console, including performance specs and giving us a look at its interior design. After initially announcing the PlayStation 5 in mid-2019, Sony has held many details of its new console pretty close to the vest... Read more...
Microsoft has issued the latest update for the highly anticipated Flight Simulator 2020. The update was issued on February 27th and sticks to some key changes that were made in the last update. Namely, Episode 7 and Episode 8 have been swapped. This was to allow the devs to bring multiplayer to testers more... Read more...
We’re now entering Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2, Week 2; that means that there are more challenges for gamers, including the location of five Shadow Safe Houses. For those that are up to speed with the lore of Season 2, the Shadow Safe Houses belong to the Shadow organization, and lurking inside of each are ID scanner... Read more...
Plague Inc. is a video game that has been around for many years. The point of the game is to allow players to evolve an illness with the ultimate goal of destroying humanity. The CDC has praised Plague Inc. as providing a non-traditional route to raise public awareness on epidemiology, disease transmission, and... Read more...
Imagine putting a screen door on a submarine, then submerging it in the ocean. Now imagine the entire submarine is just one big screen, not just the door. If such a thing existed, we would call it Comet Lake, because the leaks are pretty much constant. Whether any of them hold water remains to be seen, but as far as... Read more...
Around this time last month, NVIDIA issued its SHIELD Experience 8.0.2 update, which brought support for the Xbox Elite 2 wireless controller and Sanskrit USB DAC along with some updates to the Channels DVR app for previous generation SHIELD TV devices (2015 and 2017 editions). Now, NVIDIA has issued SHIELD Experience... Read more...
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