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There is still another month to go before Sony releases The Last Of Us Part II, the highly anticipated sequel that takes place five years after Ellie and Joel made a dangerous trek across the post-pandemic US and settled in Jackson, Wyoming. Leading up to the launch, Sony finds itself in a fight of its own—to suppress... Read more...
Any hope that Apple would be able to escape delays with its upcoming iPhone 12 family have been dashed according to a new report. We've heard plenty of rumors concerning supplier issues that could force a delay, and now we're receiving further confirmation from a new credible report. The information comes from The... Read more...
Microsoft has patched a vulnerability in its Teams software that could have allowed an attacker to infiltrate compromised systems, steal data, and even take control of an entire organization's accounts. What makes the security flaw somewhat unique is that all of the dastardly deeds could have been accomplished with a... Read more...
Each time a new smartphone hits the market, we look forward to seeing the adventurous gang over at iFixit rip it apart so we can see what it looks like on the inside. Many people have been particularly interested to see a teardown of the new iPhone SE as it's essentially an iPhone 8 with a faster A13 Bionic SoC. Many... Read more...
Nintendo recently released an update that allows players to collect and donate fine art to their museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Unfortunately forgeries abound in the game. How can players make sure that their pricey works of art are the real deal? Here is our guide to opening a fine art wing and collecting... Read more...
Sophos has published an emergency security update to patch a zero-day vulnerability in its XG enterprise firewall product. The patch plugs a hole that was being abused in the wild by hackers. Sophos says that it learned of the zero-they exploit on Wednesday of last week, after receiving a report from one of its... Read more...
We've seen several cool projects during the coronavirus pandemic that people have designed using the Raspberry Pi platform. Over on reddit, another very cool project has turned up from someone going by balmy-summer, and the project is called the Pi MixMakr. The project has five bottles of liquor on top along with five... Read more...
It seems everyone is turning to Zoom these days, whether it because they are working from home and video conferencing with colleagues, or chatting with friends while practicing social distancing. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Dallas Mavericks owner turned Shark Tank star Mark Cuban hopped on for another... Read more...
It seems as it was just yesterday when AMD launched its Ryzen 4000 APUs based on Zen 2 "Renoir" architecture. The processors are giving Intel a real run for the money with respect to performance, and as we've seen with the ASUS ROG Strix Hero III, Ryzen 4000 processors are incredibly power efficient as well. AMD... Read more...
Fortnite has announced that Week 10 has brought the second set of Midas' Mission challenges. One of the new challenges has players searching for five golden pipe wrenches that are scattered around the island and can be challenging to find if you don't know where to look. Where To Find The Golden Wrenches The map... Read more...
If you're of the Apple persuasion, Best Buy is currently running an excellent deal on last year's 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop. Earlier this month, the retailer was running a promotion on three different 2019 MacBook Pros, but the cheapest of those models still rung in at a hefty $2,400. Today's deal is a lot easier... Read more...
Our real-life calendars may be a little bare right now, but the calendar in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is filling right up. The charming game features a wide variety of seasonal events that include new items, characters, and opportunities to earn Nook Miles. Here is everything you need to know about the spring... Read more...
Facebook has introduced a new way for friends or coworkers to get together during the coronavirus pandemic, called Messenger Rooms. Facebook says that Messenger Rooms was designed to allow people to spend "quality time with friends, loved ones, and people who share their interests." Users can create a room from within... Read more...
Believe it or not, it actually bears repeating that 5G cell towers do not contribute to the spread of COVID-19. Seems obvious, right? Some people just aren't hearing it, though, and are not only intentionally damaging cell towers over the perceived threat, they are threatening telecom engineers with bodily... Read more...
NVIDIA's driver team is pushing out a hotfix for users who are experiencing unusual levels of brightness in games when HDR is enabled, with the latest GeForce 'Game Ready' 445.87 driver release. The hotfix bumps up the driver version to 445.98, and also addresses a few other niggling issues, like instability in... Read more...
OnePlus 8 Pro preorders are starting to arrive ahead of the official launch at retail stores on April 29th. Some who received the device early are already complaining that there are screen issues with the high-end smartphone. Among the screen issues that have been plaguing owners are crushed/clipped blacks, low... Read more...
Two weeks ago, Apple and Google announced a unique and very rare partnership in an effort to help track the spread of COVID-19 around the globe. The pair revealed a common API that would be used on both iOS and Android platforms, leveraging Bluetooth Low-Energy rather than GPS to track the spread of coronavirus... Read more...
Anyone who falls into the "if it's free, it's for me crowd" will want to hop over to Steam, the Microsoft Store or the PlayStation Store and grab this sweet retro reboot game for free, that usually sells for $12.99. The game is Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, and it launched in September 2016. The game is available... Read more...
If you are not feeling the ultra-high price tags that flagship smartphones command, don't worry, there are capable handsets available for much cheaper prices. The iPhone SE is one of them, and we recently wrote about several Android alternatives that are worth checking out. If you are intent on getting an iPhone... Read more...
People have turned to a wide variety of social media and messaging apps to stay connected with friends and loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. One messaging system that has grown rather quickly is Telegram. The Telegram developers recently announced that they have reached 400 million users and that 1.5 million... Read more...
Lots of folks are working from home these days, and that means endless WebEx, Zoom, Skype, or other online meeting sessions. When you're not optimally equipped to work from home, especially if you don't have a dedicated workspace, that can be a bit of a mess with lots of background noise happening while you're in a... Read more...
There was plenty of disappointment to go around when NVIDIA announced last month that it would have to cancel its in-person GPU Technology Conference (GTC). The company then announced that the event would shift to digital-only in the wake of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, only to later reveal that new product... Read more...
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