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All News for October 2021

Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and blockchains are modern buzzwords amongst gamers, and whether you love them or hate them they are here to stay. Meanwhile, Ubisoft can't seem to keep itself out of the headlines lately apparently. And the company is back in the lime light, thanks to its latest earnings call where Ubisoft... Read more...
Cheaters never prosper, especially when they are being targeted by ransomware-laden files scattered about the internet. Whether or not comeuppance like this is deserved, Japanese Minecraft players looking for alternate accounts to cheat or circumvent bans are being infected by the Chaos ransomware variant in a ghastly... Read more...
As space travel and habitation technologies advance forward, we inch ever closer to the day humans will walk on the surface on Mars. Researchers understand that returning humans home from Mars, however, will more than likely require a Martian-based fuel supply and data suggests bacteria may be the solution. NASA's... Read more...
Talk about spooky-good timing: Nintendo and Lego waited for Halloween to announce an expansion of the Lego Super Mario collection with a trio of new Luigi's Mansions sets. It will be a few months before you can actually buy them (drats!), but they are coming for some "ghost-catching fun" with a handful of iconic... Read more...
It's almost that time of year again, as the holidays, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching, along with the usual bevy of tech deals they bring. But that doesn't mean you have to hold out and fight the masses on those major shopping days. We've managed to find some great gaming laptop deals ahead of... Read more...
Once upon a time, a video game getting a post-launch patch was arguably a bad thing, as it meant that there was a flaw so serious in the original release that it warranted a significant update. In the age of "games as a service" and "living games" with rolling release cycles, however, we often hope that our favorite... Read more...
If you were a threat actor, what better way to get a payload onto someone’s device than through a program that nearly everyone has installed like Google Chrome? Unfortunately, this appears to be what is happening with the Infostealer malware, masquerading as a legitimate update to the popular web browser from Google... Read more...
NASA's Juno probe has been beaming back some very interesting pictures as of late. The pictures have been giving scientists more insight into the atmosphere of Jupiter as well as the planet's Great Red Spot. Before NASA begins its Artemis program early next year, it is going through all the new data that is being... Read more...
Little by little, Intel keeps revealing more bits and pieces about Arc Alchemist, its first discrete graphics cards built specifically for gamers. Even so, there are plenty of questions that remain. One of those questions is what will the graphics cards actually look, and a new purported photo of Alchemist from a... Read more...
The Android version of Genshin Impact running on Windows via side-load The Windows Subsystem for Android required for installing Android apps from Amazon's App Store has arrived for everyone running the Release Preview or Beta channels of Windows 11. There's already been a hack released to get the Google Play Store running on Windows 11, Read more...
The messaging app landscape is kind of a wasteland of apps with similar feature sets, with a few standouts. Facebook's Messenger is popular, of course, as are services like Discord, WhatsApp and Telegram. Secure messaging app Signal is rapidly growing in popularity, though, largely because of its main differentiating... Read more...
One of the main reasons that the malware epidemic in the Windows XP days was so severe was because almost all those machines were configured with only a single user account that had administrative privileges by default. That meant that any malware running as that user would have free rein to do whatever it wanted on... Read more...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim turns a decade old next month, and in celebration of 10 years of relevance, Bethesda is releasing a 10th Anniversary Edition to PC and consoles. Bethesda has talked about this before, but now it's offering up a sneak peek at what's in store for all you Dragborn who might be looking for new... Read more...
Oculus is one of the oldest names in modern gaming when it comes to VR headsets. Propelled to the forefront early on with its ease of access and not requiring room-scale setups, Oculus enjoyed broad appeal. Then in 2014 Oculus was acquired by Facebook and the concerns set in for many of us; we knew what was coming... Read more...
The folks at TeamGroup just ripped out one of the fastest solid state drives on the market, based on the rated specifications. TeamGroup's new T-Force Cardea A440 Pro hitches a ride on the PCI Express 4.0 bus to deliver sequential read speeds of up to 7,400MB/s (or 7.4GB/s), and sequential write speeds of up to... Read more...
AMD is evidently going to bring out the heavy artillery in the server space, if the latest round of leaks end up being accurate. Looking beyond what's on tap for AMD's next-gen Zen 4 EPYC processors (codenamed Genoa), it is said the Zen 4 lineup (codenamed Turin) will come loaded with up to 256 cores and 512 threads... Read more...
Privacy and data security are always major areas of concern for everyone these days. Google Fi users are about to be given another tool for when they are talking on their Android phones. Google has been one of the leaders in providing tools to its users for online safety and security (including its Pixel phones)... Read more...
Who knows when you'll actually be able to buy a graphics card again with little effort (and at sane prices by first-party sellers). It certainly won't happen this week, this month, or even this year. Regardless, GPU makers are not standing pat, and instead are busy tooling next-gen products for a 2022 launch. One of... Read more...
Microsoft released Windows 11 earlier this month and many people have either migrated or are in the process of moving over to it. Along with new operating system releases come a wave of updates for applications to bring them up to speed with new look as well as new features, and Microsoft's PowerToys has joined in the... Read more...
The company formerly known as Facebook could be working on a Meta smartwatch. According to an image that has surfaced online, the device could have Apple rethinking its own smartwatch design to match its phones and revamped Macbook Pro laptops Mark Zuckerberg announced the official Meta rebranding of the social... Read more...
Intel had a lot to share during its InnovatiON event this week, which was strategically timed for its Alder Lake launch. But let's not forget, Intel is also getting into discrete graphics. To that end, the chip maker talked a bit about its upcoming Arc Alchemist graphics card, and in doing so, reconfirmed some... Read more...
Could Roblox, the hit video game that is especially popular with children, be gone for good? The recent Roblox outage has sparked rumors that the game is officially shutting down. However, the truth may be even stranger than fiction. The opening of Chipotle’s in-game store and promise of free burritos to players... Read more...
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