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One week ago, NVIDIA announced a dedicated lineup of mining GPUs called the Crypto Mining Processor (CMP HX) Series. The company said that the "headless" cards are targeted at the "professional mining" market and that "they don't meet the specifications required of a GeForce GPU and, thus, don't impact the... Read more...
A consumer rights group in the United Kingdom is suing Qualcomm, a major chipmaker in the United States, for allegedly abusing its position to overcharge for chip and patent licensing. According to the lawsuit, Qualcomm's actions led to consumers paying too much for smartphones produced by Apple and Samsung, and is... Read more...
Yesterday into today, GameStop stock soared up 163% to around $150 a share. This massive movement harkens back to the extreme GameStop stock increase we saw earlier this year, and it seems the Redditors with diamond hands at /r/WallStreetBets are at it again. In late January, Reddit users over at /r/WallStreetBets... Read more...
How big will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it's Warzone spin-off, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ultimately get before all is said and done? Even Activision may not have a definitive answer to that question. However, the publisher did warn that the latest update could prove too bulky for some base model... Read more...
Yesterday, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red revealed that it would be delaying the highly anticipated v1.2 Patch. Cyberpunk 2077 v1.2 is supposed to bring another round of bug fixes and performance improvements for the troubled game. At the time, CDPR would only say that the cyberattack earlier this month was... Read more...
So AMD has an event planned for March 3, during which time it will unveil the "latest addition" to its Radeon RX 6000 series lineup. We have a pretty good idea what that will be—the rumored and seemingly inevitable Radeon RX 6700 XT, and perhaps a regular Radeon RX 6700 (read: non-XT) as well. Whatever it ends up... Read more...
You might not be able to find a current generation graphics card in stock and/priced anywhere close to MSRP, but be that as it may, NVIDIA still managed to rake in $5 billion in revenue during the fourth quarter, its most ever for the last quarter of the year. Not only did NVIDIA set a record, it increased its Q4... Read more...
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans will be excited to hear that another related game is on its way. Krafton recently announced that pre-registration has opened for PUBG: New State. PUBG: New State is a mobile game that is being developed by PUBG Studio and takes place in the PUBG universe. PUBG: New State is set in... Read more...
NVIDIA is launching its latest Ampere-based GPU today, targeting the sweet-spot of the PC gaming market, the GeForce RTX 3060. The GeForce RTX 3060 was announced post-CES 2021, all the way back in mid-January, but cards are going on sale today. In addition to the relatively early initial reveal, NVIDIA is doing a few... Read more...
Earlier this month, NVIDIA confirmed that its new entry-level GeForce RTX 3060 would launch on February 25th. Last night, the company added a bit more clarity to the launch, revealing that the first retail cards would be available starting today at noon EST. The GeForce RTX 3060’s imminent availability is welcome... Read more...
In a day and age where everything is connected, there is a growing need for high-speed and energy-efficient data transfers.  A technology that fits this bill could be used in anything from consumer applications to future spacecraft and space stations. Amazingly, this mysterious and powerful technology may not be just... Read more...
We've been hearing about a new mid-range RDNA2 card from AMD for months, and it now looks as though the wait is nearly over. AMD tweeted this morning that it will hold a special event on March 3rd at 11 am during which it will announce the latest member of the Radeon RX 6000 family. Although AMD doesn't delve into... Read more...
We have just one more day to go before NVIDIA releases its GeForce RTX 3060 to retail, which will be the most affordable version of Ampere thus far. Well, provided retailers and NVIDIA's add-in-board (AIB) partners stick to the MSRP, or thereabouts. As it pertains to the latter, Gigabyte has introduced an Aorus... Read more...
Unfortunately, we have more bad news for Cyberpunk 2077 fans waiting for the planned February release of the next major game patch. Cyberpunk 2077 launched with a wealth of negative attention due to performance issues on previous generation consoles and a plethora of bugs. Developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) addressed... Read more...
Late last year, Amazon announced its Luna game streaming service to compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft Project xCloud. Previously, it was an invite-only “early access” program, but after months of feedback and improvement, the gaming platform will be available to new customers. Today, Amazon announced that Fire... Read more...
Fry's Electronics was once a prime destination for enthusiasts looking to grab the latest gear for their PC gaming rigs (among other things). However, in recent years, the family-owned retail chain has become a shell of its former self. The remaining stores have mostly looked like ghost towns with barren shelves, and... Read more...
While it was never going to a launch title for the PlayStation 5, development studio Polyphony Digital had every intention of wrapping up work on Gran Turismo 7 this year for a 2021 release by publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment. That is no longer going to happen. Covid-19 has thrown a wrench into those plans... Read more...
Intel's 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processors are on deck to launch during Q1 2021, and excitement is building. Leading up to the official launch, Intel has been dropping hints about the new processor family's performance compared to AMD's lineup of Ryzen processors. Today, Intel gives us a very early preview of... Read more...
Ring is on a mission to "make neighborhoods safer" by making and selling nifty video surveillance doorbells. Its newest model, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, is not only its most advanced and full-featured model to date, it brings together a cornucopia of technologies like 3D motion detection with radar and a Bird's... Read more...
HP on Wednesday announced it has agreed to purchase Kingston's gaming division HyperX for $425 million, as part of a broader play to cash in on the fast-growing PC peripheral market. The acquisition gives HP a bigger foothold in the flourishing PC peripheral space, which the company anticipates being a lucrative $12.2... Read more...
Violence is on the rise in Chicago, and lawmakers are looking for ways to drive those numbers back down. One stat that has drawn attention in recent weeks is the city's number of carjackings. According to Chicago police, carjacking surged by 134 percent for 2020, bringing the total to 1,415. Rep. Marcus Evans Jr... Read more...
The past year has been a difficult one, and in an effort to encourage people to stay inside during the pandemic, Sony in 2020 launched its Play at Home initiative, giving PlayStation 4 owners a pair of free games: Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey. Now for 2021, Sony is reviving its Play at Home... Read more...
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