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Half-Life: Alyx launched a little less than 48 hours ago, but the game is already making a huge impact on the gaming community. Reviews of the game have been largely positive thanks to Valve's magnificent abilities at storytelling and the added interactivity that [mandatory] virtual reality hardware support brings to... Read more...
I will never fully understand why supposedly 'leaked' photos generally tend to be taken in poor lighting, are blurry, or are otherwise of crappy quality. Sure, it is entirely possible that these are controlled leaks, and manufacturers want to hold the final shots close to the vest, but why? Perhaps it is a question I... Read more...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is warning its customers via a security advisory that there is a bug in the firmware of some of its SAS SSDs. The firmware bug will see the drive fail after reaching 40,000 hours of operation. That many hours of operation equates to four years, 206 days, and 16 hours after the storage... Read more...
Apple iPhones and Macs go together like peanut butter and jelly, but Dell is looking to improve the experience of using an iPhone with a Windows PC. The company is achieving this with an update to its Dell Mobile Connect iOS app, which has now been bumped to Version 3.0.  Dell Mobile Connect for iOS has now gained... Read more...
Those who have been waiting for a fresh Half-Life fix can now have it, though only if they own a compatible virtual reality headset. Valve's latest addition to the Half-Life world, Half-Life: Alyx, was designed from the ground-up for VR (and getting rave reviews), so it is not a game fans of the franchise can simply... Read more...
Perhaps the most significant role that Sir Patrick Stewart ever played was the one of Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation. That series ran for many years and was among the most popular of all Star Trek franchises. The series spawned multiple movies for the big screen. After many years away from... Read more...
Companies around the globe are finding themselves altering their way of business due to COVID-19/coronavirus. That burden even falls on massive multinational companies like Microsoft, which has been making adjustments to its cloud business to handle increased demand. Today, Microsoft has announced changes to Window... Read more...
We've heard it more and more in the last several weeks; we're all in this together. While many people are working from home, there are a large number of students who are also trying to learn from home. Minecraft is a game that has been around for a long time, and it has announced free educational content in the... Read more...
Earlier today we wrote about how the Nintendo Switch has been in short supply in recent weeks due to the COVID-19/coronavirus crunch. With more people staying home instead of going into the office or school, there’s a lot more time for leisure activities – including gaming. However, for those that are now working... Read more...
There is a shortage of medical supplies as healthcare workers around the country (and globe) take up the front lines against COVID-19. It is a challenging situation for sure, and fortunately, companies like Intel and Razer are stepping up to help. Both companies announced individual plans to donate certain supplies to... Read more...
Intel has been promising that its next-generation Xe graphics cards would be impressive gaming beasts. Earlier this year at CES 2020, Intel claimed that Xe would offer a double-digit performance uplift over the Gen11 graphics found in Ice Lake. Today, we’re getting a good look at what kind of performance that Xe will... Read more...
Doom is a game franchise that needs no introduction. In 1992, id Software laid down the groundwork for first-person shooters with Wolfenstein 3D. When Doom came along a year later, the studio cemented its status among elite American game developers, thanks in no small part to the game's outstanding graphics and... Read more...
Usually when we talk about Humble Bundle, we're talking about a game bundle that has multiple previously published titles bundled together for one price. Often that's a very good price netting gamers a serious deal on some cool video games. Humble Bundle is now publishing some first-party video games that are mostly... Read more...
Are you going stir crazy yet? Depending on what field you are in, you might find yourself on a leave of absence. Even if not, many parts of the country are on quarantine as social distancing takes hold due to the coronavirus. What's a person to do when suddenly stuck at home? Well, one option is to build your own... Read more...
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing problems across the globe, there's been a rush on daily household staples like toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and all manners of food items. It has also even led to an increase in sales for certain electronic items, given that people are working from home and kids are... Read more...
Microsoft has issued a security advisory warning users that hackers are known to be exploiting a zero-day vulnerability affecting most versions of Windows, including Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008-2019. The vulnerability, labeled as Critical, as not yet been patched by Microsoft's... Read more...
Ready, set...FIGHT! Well, not quite yet, actually—I'm jumping the gun a bit on the next-generation laptop wars that will pit Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-H processors against AMD's Ryzen 4000 series. It's going to be interesting to see how the dust settles. As we wait, the leaked benchmark scene is providing yet... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard has started teasing its next-generation VR headset that will be called the Reverb 2. The headset is a follow-up to the original Reverb VR headset and will support Steam VR gaming and Windows Mixed Reality. All HP is doing right now is teasing the device with a short video on Twitter and no... Read more...
It has been a few weeks since launched our latest amazing giveaway, and it's time to announce the winner! Our friends at Asetek helped us give away a powerful Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition gaming PC, which is liquid cooled by an Asetek-powered closed-loop AIO CPU cooler. Asetek actually pioneered the All-In-One... Read more...
Few Windows 10 users will be surprised to hear that Microsoft has issued a Windows 10 update that has caused problems. This time out, an update for Windows Defender appears to have rendered the antivirus scan on Windows 10 unable to function. Reports indicate that when the antivirus protection software runs, it ends... Read more...
Well, that didn’t take long. Samsung’s Galaxy S20 family just hit the market earlier this month, but both Amazon and Best Buy are applying some big discounts to the phones. It usually takes a few months for discounts like this to start racking up on Samsung smartphones, so we guess we can chalk this up to COVID-19 and... Read more...
Today is the big day; Half-Life: Alyx has been released. We had no idea that Valve was even working on the game until late last year, and once it was announced, the gamers around the globe lost their collective minds. Rather than being a traditional first-person shooter that is controlled using a mouse and keyboard... Read more...
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