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Update 10/29/2021: After this story was published, a representative for Ubisoft reached out with an official response. "“Our customer support teams released an article more than three years ago detailing some recommended steps for players to try as a starting point for troubleshooting – it has been removed to prevent... Read more...
As many await the arrival of their new Pixel 6 phone, they need to be aware of one big thing. That being a day one software update from Google for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices. While your new phone will ship with Android 12, Google announced that those who pre-ordered a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro may need to do a day one... Read more...
Craigslist does not have the best reputation. You can find almost anything on Craigslist, including apparently malware. A recent report claimed that hackers were attempting to use the Craigslist mailing system to distribute malware to users. One feature on Craigslist is the ability to send a message through its... Read more...
General Motors this summer said its upcoming reveal of its all-new 2023 Corvette Z06 supercar would "put the world on notice," and boy did that end up being true. Boasting what GM claims is the most powerful engine ever in a production vehicle, the Corvette Z06 pops its hood to reveal a 5.5-liter V8 engine with an... Read more...
It doesn't matter which graphics card you own, chances are, there's a driver update available that is tuned for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. We wrote about NVIDIA's 'Game Ready' 496.49 WHQL driver update just a little bit ago, but if you own a Radeon graphics card, don't fret—there's a new Radeon Software... Read more...
Have you ever wished you could have a business address located in space? Well Blue Origin and Sierra Space are about to make that a possibility with the Orbital Reef space station. Michael Scott would surely be watching with enthusiasm, with Dwight and Jim competing to be the first paper supplier in space! Blue... Read more...
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is out now on game consoles and PC, and if you aim to play on the latter with a GeForce graphic card, note that NVIDIA has a 'Game Ready' driver update on tap. NVIDIA's latest GPU driver—version 496.49 WHQL—is prepped and primed for Square Enix's just-released game, as well as a... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been a runaway hit since its launch all the way back in 2017. Nintendo's hybrid console has been warmly received by gamers of every walk of life, but it has suffered in the one area that all other console makers have done well in: online services. We were excited to see that Nintendo was... Read more...
Sony's newest smartphone, the Xperia PRO-I, is aimed at adding a whole new level of photography and videography right in your pocket. This follows the August launch of Sony's Xperia 1 III flagship phone. The phone will house the same awesome image sensor as Sony's RX100 VII compact camera (yes, you read that... Read more...
All indications point to Intel announcing and then releasing Alder Lake in the near future (certainly by the end of the year, but probably much sooner). While we wait, early benchmark leaks look encouraging, and have whet our appetite. Perhaps you find yourself pondering an upgrade. The question is, how much will it... Read more...
As much as we are interested in flagship hardware, there is an enormous market for mid-range and entry-level hardware, where affordability and practicality converge. To ensure those markets are being served, Qualcomm today expanded its Snapdragon family with four new mobile platforms—Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, 695, 480... Read more...
It is always a good idea to double and triple-check your work, but this is especially true if you are sending astronauts into space. One little issue could derail a whole mission and place astronauts in danger. NASA has given permission for SpaceX to launch its Crew-3 mission this weekend, but there is one issue that... Read more...
Anyone with an aging GPU knows the struggle of trying to upgrade in this climate. Graphics card prices are through the roof, even when they're in stock by first-party sellers (Best Buy has been a pleasant exception here and there). So if you have some free time to spare, think about participating in Intel's Xe HPG... Read more...
Need more high-speed storage space for your growing games catalog and other programs? Or maybe you're plotting a new build from the ground up around either Intel's Alder Lake (soon) or AMD's Zen 3+ (early next year, likely) processors. Whatever your reason for wanting more storage, there are some attractive SSD... Read more...
Do you use BQE Software's BillQuick? If you do, go update it—immediately. Huntress ThreatOps identified nine zero-day vulnerabilities in BillQuick Web Suite, a time and billing software that the publisher claims is in use by over 400,000 users worldwide. The most serious vulnerability is an all-too-common SQL... Read more...
Exploits in online games don't have to be security-related to be serious. Online games are commercial products; even if they're "free to play", someone's paying for the experience, and an in-game exploit that grants one player or group of players an unfair advantage can be devastating to the experience, even if it's... Read more...
We can see the shiny tips of the pitchforks and the glow of torches already, so let's begin by saying this—we're fully aware people aren't lining up to buy Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops strictly to play games (if at all). Be that as it may, Apple chose to compare its revamped MacBook Pro models to PC gaming laptops... Read more...
Several CPU cooler makers are offering LGA 1700 bracket upgrades for existing all-in-one liquid cooling solutions, so users who jump into Alder Lake will have one less expense to worry about (or a nominal one, as Corsair is selling its 'Retrofit Kits' for a small fee). But will they work as good as coolers designed... Read more...
Samsung won us over with its Galaxy Book Pro 360, a sleek and premium laptop built around Intel's Tiger Lake-H platform with an OLED display and exceptional battery life, to name just a couple of the highlights. Now it's adding three more models to the Galaxy Book family, with varying features and capabilities: Galaxy... Read more...
Fans of Halo and Nerf guns have a reason to celebrate as the Nerf limited edition Needler goes up for pre-order on Amazon. So start practicing your aim, Spartans, as your time to pelt your enemies with Nerf darts is approaching. Nerf has attempted to market Halo's Needler in the past. However, this time it has put... Read more...
Had things gone to original plan, Halo Infinite would have released as a launch title for Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S last year. That obviously didn't happen. More concerning, however, is that what 343 Industries showed off last year was underwhelming, to put it nicely. The disappointing graphics sparked memes, and... Read more...
Last week we gave you an early hands-on look at Google's oft leaked Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Even Google has teased these new Android flagships a time or two, leaning into the engineering the company has done on the semi-custom design of its Tensor mobile platform processor. Tensor is rumored to be based on Samsung's... Read more...
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