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If the rumors are true, Intel will formally introduce its first desktop Alder Lake processors this month, including its next generation flagship CPU, the Core i9-12900K. This would be followed by retail availability next month. What will pricing look like, though? Well, some early listings have appear Amazon in... Read more...
NVIDIA might be getting ready to release a new flagship graphics card based on its current generation Ampere GPU architecture. That distinction currently belongs to the GeForce RTX 3090 we reviewed last year, which is essentially this generation's Titan card. However, rumors have been swirling of a Super refresh to... Read more...
Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro family is right around the corner. And if the latest rumors from Mark Gurman are accurate, the company could hold a virtual event announcing the pro-oriented notebooks later this month. "Apple typically does its major new Mac introductions in October. So, stay tuned," said Gurman... Read more...
If you woke up one morning to millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency in your account, would your first thoughts be about returning the money from whence it came? It's something to ponder, but regardless hundreds if not thousands of users on the Compound Finance platform found themselves in this moral predicament... Read more...
A few weeks back, we brought you the news that a cheaper, 512GB version of the Seagate Storage Expansion Card for the Xbox Series S and Series S is on the way. The initial tip came from a product listing at a French retailer, which priced the expansion card at 154,99€, or around $180. Today, we have further... Read more...
There is an ever-so-slight chance we could see laptops running on Alder Lake hardware before the end of the year, accordingly to a supposedly leaked roadmap that has surfaced. More likely, actual systems with mobile Alder Lake hardware inside will debut in early 2022, but if the roadmap is accurate, the wait will not... Read more...
It is that time again on Epic Games Store to grab another free game. This go round they are offering Paradox Interactive’s simulation and strategy game, Europa Universalis IV free now until October 7th. The game was first released back in 2013 but has been kept alive with 17 expansions and a good number of other... Read more...
In mid-September, Google patched some actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities discovered in Google Chrome. Now, the web search giant has done it again with several new security fixes in the 11th hour of September, and you should patch right now. Published on Thursday, the stable channel update for Google Chrome, denoted by version number Read more...
Maybe you've heard, Intel has a chip architecture on the horizon called Alder Lake. Of course you have, because in addition to Intel having already offered up some details on Alder Lake during its Architecture Day 2021 event (and at other times), a raft of other information (benchmarks, SKUs, and so forth) have been... Read more...
Are you a PC gamer frustrated with the lack of graphics cards? Maybe you're looking forward to buying a brand-new pre-built PC with Windows 11 soon (it launches this Tuesday, after all). Well, this news may give you pause. The new operating system brings an apparently intense focus on system security, and as is common... Read more...
If you were eagerly anticipating that Microsoft might include a refreshed Arm-based model among its next-generation Surface announcements last week, you would have been disappointed when it didn't happen. Microsoft did introduce a Surface Pro 8 and Surface Duo 2, both with x86 hardware inside, but nothing that flexes... Read more...
Google's bet on a custom processor for its upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship smartphones is probably the most interesting phone news for a while, especially considering how the iPhone 13 went. Official details on the so-called "Tensor" system-on-a-chip (SoC) are basically non-existent, but leaks... Read more...
Have you heard about the death of PC gaming? It was a popular topic among certain folks for years. They haven't said much about it lately, though—probably because PC gaming is bigger than it has ever been. Year-over-year growth has been immense, with gaming monitor and gaming PC shipments in the second quarter... Read more...
Practically everyone owns a mobile device these days, and the majority of them run on Android, the most popular smartphone OS in the world. Don't think that malicious hackers aren't paying attention. Just the opposite, a security firm says it recently discovered an "aggressive mobile premium services campaign" that... Read more...
If you’re in the market for a high-quality. large-screen HDTV, Amazon is currently running some compelling deals on the Sony Bravia XR A80J Smart TV in 65-inch and 77-inch sizes. Now that the NFL regular season is upon us, now is perhaps as good a time as any to upgrade your viewing experience. As you might expect... Read more...
Earlier this year, we took a look at the MSI Prestige 14 EVO, a high-performance thin and light ultrabook, which was packing Intel’s latest Tiger Lake-based mobile processing platform at the time. In our deep-dive evaluation of the machine, we found it to offer strong CPU and integrated graphics performance... Read more...
Microsoft Office apps are getting a makeover that is said to be both familiar yet modern. This will include softer window corners, neutral colors and a colorful presence indicator that will show you who is working on a document with you. Fans of dark mode will be happy to know that app themes will stay in sync with... Read more...
There's a high chance that you've recently received a call marked as “Possible Spam” from your phone provider. You may have even received a call that appears to have originated from your area code and then realized after answering that you were the latest victim of a robocall. This still occurs even after placing your... Read more...
Hang tight, creators and enthusiasts, eventually AMD will get around to launching its next generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors for heavy metal computing from home. It just might be a little bit longer than you hoped. Nothing has been officially announced, but rumor has it the launch has been delayed again... Read more...
Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake processors are right around the corner, with an official announcement coming as soon as October 27th. However, in the lead-up to the launch, most of the leaks and news have surrounded the Alder Lake-S desktop family rather than the related laptop-centric processors. Thankfully, today... Read more...
It took a few generations, but the folding smartphone form factor has come into its own and appears to be drawing greater interest. One could argue that it has achieved mainstream status. It just depends on if the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 sales momentum in Samsung's native land can carry over to other... Read more...
As we highlighted in our Radeon RX 6900 XT review, AMD's flagship graphics card is worthy of the designation, coming within striking distance of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090 in traditional rasterization (the gap widens in ray-traced gaming) at a lower MSRP. So it would be quite remarkable if, as some alleged... Read more...
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