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All News for December 2021

After being delayed due to possible danger from space debris, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) went for a stroll in space to repair a faulty antenna.  Astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron have been given the go ahead to complete a spacewalk that was originally scheduled for November... Read more...
Battlefield 2042 has had quite a few issues since launch and in trying to fix them all, the developers inadvertently introduced a few more bugs, like horizontal mouse input and being unable to load into a server. For those who have been playing Battlefield games for a long time this will probably not come as a... Read more...
Following months of speculation, leaks, and rumors, the re-release of the GeForce RTX 2060 with double the amount of memory and some other key upgrades is now official. NVIDIA's latest GeForce driver package seemingly confirmed the card's existence, and leaving little doubt, the specifications are plastered on... Read more...
It's been a few years since Qualcomm introduced its first Snapdragon 8cx compute platform to usher in the era of always on, always connected Windows on Arm laptops. Then came the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 last year with a faster foundation and increased capabilities, and now Qualcomm is expanding its portfolio with the... Read more...
Gaming is a lucrative business, and that includes the mobile front, which generates around $175 billion per year from an audience of 2.5 billion mobile gamers. Compare that to the movie industry that raked in less than $45 billion last year and you'll understand why gaming is such an important consideration for many... Read more...
Remember that 2700-page, $1 trillion dollar infrastructure bill that the US government passed back in August? Well, have you read it? Of course we're joking -- we know you haven't read it. Most of the legislators who voted on it probably haven't either. Some folks have, though, and they're finding some pretty alarming... Read more...
If you're a PC gamer and you haven't tried out Halo Infinite yet, well, why not? The multiplayer game is free, after all. Sure, the monetization is wack—play for hundreds of hours to unlock cosmetics, or pay more than a grand to get everything—but most folks agree that if you ignore the customization aspect, it's the... Read more...
In something that would seem straight out of a spy flick, Rostec, a Russian tech company has introduced a USB Flash drive that can destroy its NAND flash memory chips -- and hence the data stored on them -- using a built-in detonator. Technodynamika, which apparently falls under the umbrella of Rostec, are the ones... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Intel's recent 12th Gen Core processor launch, we partnered up with Falcon Northwest (and its generous colleagues!) to give away an absolute stunner of a gaming PC, as you can clearly see in all of the pics. We know many of you have been itching to get you hands on some 12th Gen Core processor... Read more...
We're not quite sure exactly when wearing an ugly sweater for the holidays became an actual fashion trend, only that it happened at some point. Microsoft has embraced the fashion statement with annual attire themed after Windows. This year, it made available a pretty swank "Minesweeper Ugly Sweater" for $74.99, and... Read more...
Experimenting with SiFive's HiFive Unmatched RISC-V development board over the last few weeks has felt a bit like stepping back in time. The experience left me feeling a bit nostalgic. Picture this. It's 1997. I'm a high school sophomore. I head over to my friend's house after class because a long-awaited CD with something called "Slackware... Read more...
If you are an AT&T enterprise customer with some older technology on the edge of your network, your infrastructure may be under attack by a Russian botnet dubbed EwDoor. In late October this year, researchers at 360 Netlab discovered a threat actor attacking Edgewater Networks' devices using the four-year-old... Read more...
After a nearly two-year delay, NASA's CREX-2 is set to try and figure out what causes a speed bump at 250 miles above Earth. If nothing else, maybe it will give Santa some answers as to why Rudolph gets a bit slower at times. NASA has been extremely busy as of late with launching various missions such as DART... Read more...
In a recent call at the Credit Suisse 25th Technology Conference, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su talked a little bit about the business side of the equation, touching on things like market strategies and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) forecasts. However, these chats often contain interesting nuggets from a consumer... Read more...
Fortnite, one of the most popular Battle Royale games in the world, also has a creative mode that many people use to make custom game modes like bumper cars, domination style modes, puzzles, and even zombie modes in the vein of Call of Duty. However, some have found ways to use the creative mode to farm experience... Read more...
The European Southern Observatory's aptly named Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) recently discovered a pair of supermassive black holes that are the closest to Earth yet. The pair also broke the record for being the closest to one another, which has a broader implication. In a galaxy far, far away astronomers... Read more...
One thing we've learned over the past year is to never take anything for granted. So yes, while it is generally assumed NVIDIA will release its next-gen GeForce RTX 4000 series in 2022, we wouldn't exactly be shocked if those plans changed. It doesn't look like they will, though—rumor has it factories have already... Read more...
Buying a next-gen gaming laptop when the time comes around could cost a bit more than you were anticipating. So suggests Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, who on Twitter gave a heads up that gaming laptops in general will be going up in price next year as the component shortage continues to take its toll on the industry at... Read more...
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