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Every so often NVIDIA will push out a hotfix driver to address certain issues before its next regular driver release. Now is one of those times. Call it a Thanksgiving treat if you will, but NVIDIA's GeForce 496.98 hotfix driver squashes a handful of bugs, and notably some that could otherwise result in your PC... Read more...
When we tested Intel's latest and greatest desktop CPUs, the 12th-generation Core family codenamed "Alder Lake," we found them to have world-beating gaming performance. That's thanks in large part to the refinements made to its "Golden Cove" P-cores over the "Willow Cove" cores used in Rocket Lake, which we can infer... Read more...
The Battlefield series is one of the most venerated names in military shooters. Starting with the legendary Battlefield 1942, the series has typically been a somewhat-realistic military combat simulator, with huge conflicts and a wide array of military hardware, including vehicles. The series has fallen slightly on... Read more...
Buying a graphics card at a fair price might have to wait until next year, but that's not the case for other gaming gear. Black Friday and Cyber Monday typically bring a whole bunch of discounts on PC gaming items, and this year is no exception. While Black Friday has not technically arrived, the deals have, including... Read more...
Amazon is quite literally beginning to Ring in the savings, as in discounts on its Ring Video Doorbell and other products as the real Black Friday comes into view. As we have seen the past couple of weeks, the bargains are coming in fast and furious—we've highlighted deals on Apple AirPods, gaming laptops, and more... Read more...
Halo Infinite is set to release next month, though in the meantime, 343 Industries surprised eager fans by launching the free-to-player multiplayer component early. While it is classified as a beta build, it includes all maps and core modes in Season 1. It also comes with what's supposed to be an unskippable loading... Read more...
NASA's DART mission launched early this morning as it travels through space in order to slam into an asteroid. The hope is that the data collected will provide scientists with an answer on how to avert an Armageddon type event in the future. Humankind has pondered the thoughts of what a large asteroid slamming into... Read more...
It was always a given that DDR5 memory would command a premium over DDR4 kits at the outset, but $2,399.99 for a 32GB package? That's just plain ridiculous. It's also what a recent kit of Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5-5200 recently sold for on eBay as scalpers continue to make bank on tech items that are in hot... Read more...
Upstart company Zeva wants to put a personal flying machine in everyone's garage by the year 2040. It will have you flying solo, face down at 160 miles per hour. Any volunteers to be a test pilot? Science fiction films have played around with the idea of flying vehicles for quite some time. Images of futuristic... Read more...
If you read our OnePlus Buds Pro review, then you know these wireless earbuds have the potential to sound really good with a bit of tuning. Whether they're truly worth their $149.99 MSRP, that's questionable (more on that in a moment). It's also moot if you take advantage of a huge early Black Friday discount, which... Read more...
Samsung announced plans to build an advanced chip manufacturing plant in Taylor, Texas, which will create thousands of new jobs and expand its investment in the US. In fact, this will be Samsung's largest-ever investment in the US, with the total bill expected to be around $17 billion, including buildings, property... Read more...
Judging by the way many people talk about them, it seems like a large contingent of folks don't realize that 12th-generation Intel Core desktop processors based on Alder Lake have actually been released. They're out there; you can go buy them right now, along with compatible motherboards and premium-priced (at least... Read more...
Those who are using a Samsung Galaxy S21 might have just updated to Android 12 last week, and in very rare form, even the US carrier variants of the smartphone received the new Android OS update on that same day as international counterparts. This update came with a drawback unfortunately, however, as the version went... Read more...
Server admins and security-heads take note: there's a new Windows zero-day that's like leaving the key in the lock. It just requires access to any standard user account, and provides administrative privileges with the execution of a single application. There's pretty much no defense against it as it stands, so keep... Read more...
Harmonix is arguably best known for its iconic Rock Band franchise, which let us live out our dreams of standing on stage and dazzling enthusiastic crowds with our guitar riffs, drum beats, and awesome vocals (or getting booed). The studio's resume has some other notable titles, including Dance Central and more... Read more...
Around this time last year, there was much hoopla over Apple's first Macs with the company's home-grown Apple Silicon, dubbed the M1. Almost immediately, rumors swirled about what the follow-up, rumored to be called the M1X, would have in store. Never mind that at the time, Apple released a power-efficient champion... Read more...
Black Friday is technically three days away, but as we see every year retailers have jumped the gun with a bunch of early discounts. We're not talking about piddly savings, either. Not all around, anyway. Even Apple's Air Pods Pro earbuds, which are perpetually discounted, have fallen to their lowest price ever. And... Read more...
We have only now entered into the era of DDR5 memory with the introduction of Intel's Alder Lake platform pushing us through the door, and it will take some time for the latest memory standard to gain significant traction. That's to say, DDR4 isn't going to disappear from the market in the near future. Nevertheless... Read more...
There is a lot to digest in the latest GPU shipment report from Jon Peddie Research, which really highlights the fact that we are in a unique time period. Silicon shortages abound and it is next to impossible to find a graphics card in stock. Yet shipments of discrete GPUs continue to climb, while overall GPU... Read more...
If you ever wonder how certain pages or posts end in your Facebook feed, they drop their most widely viewed content reports quarterly. In the Q3 report a blogger has found that the most widely viewed page in the US, which has posted the third, fourth and eighth most viewed posts, is a page ran by a food blogger from... Read more...
It would seem that not even GoDaddy can keep all the children of the internet behaving as they should. The very popular internet domain registrar and web hosting giant announced yesterday that its security was compromised last week. GoDaddy announced yesterday that it had discovered on November 17th there was an... Read more...
This is the time of year for giving thanks, munching on fried turkey (you are frying it, right?) and delicious side dishes, and shopping bargains on gaming laptops, TVs, and everything else. It's also when ransomware and other digital crooks ramp up their efforts to ruin the holidays. As such, the Federal Bureau of... Read more...
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