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At this year's Ignite conference, Microsoft unveiled a new mixed reality platform powered by Azure that brings holographic teleportation (or "holoportation") into the forefront of today's digital landscape. It is called Microsoft Mesh, and it uses 3D capture technology to beam images of people into a virtual scene... Read more...
Blockchain technology is beginning to take off, as we saw with the 10-second video that sold for $6.6 million at auction. Simultaneously, trading cards have also taken off in certain markets, but it can be difficult to find cards and packs. Combining both ideas, Ubisoft has partnered with the Belgian Pro League to... Read more...
Virgin Media is currently trialing fiber internet that is insanely fast and could eventually deploy to residential customers. In the South East England town of Reading, Berkshire, Virgin Media conducted performance tests using prototype Infinera X.R. Optics technology. Using this new tech within its existing... Read more...
The Episode 3 livestream of AMD’s “Where Gaming Begins” series just ended, during which the company revealed some feature updates coming to its Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs and officially announced the latest member of its RDNA2-based Radeon RX 6000 family, the forthcoming Radeon RX 6700 XT. But before we dive into the Radeon... Read more...
Microsoft says a state-sponsored group of hackers operating out of China have been exploiting several zero-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server, ultimately granting the entity unauthorized access to email accounts and address books. These intrusions also allowed the group to install "additional malware to facilitate... Read more...
It appears Dell is readying a new gaming laptop with a bit of an Alienware edge to it (at least in the external design language), but will not actually be part of the Alienware family. Instead, it will occupy a spot in Dell's ever-growing laptop family as the G15 5510, and a handful of leaked images give us a glimpse... Read more...
Back in January, Google gave us an early taste of what it is calling Federated Learning of Cohorts or FLoC. With the tech industry -- led by players like Apple -- moving more towards a privacy-centric approach to handling customer data and internet surfing habits, change was bound to happen.  Instead of... Read more...
AMD is going to officially add a new member to its Radeon RX 6000 series today, and you can watch the birthing of a new SKU live during a scheduled event, if you so desire. It kicks off at 11:00 am Eastern (8:00 am Pacific). We fully expect this will be a Radeon RX 6700 XT unveiling, as has been the subject of... Read more...
Intel was on the receiving end of some bad news this afternoon after losing a patent infringement lawsuit in a Texas federal court. The jury ruled in favor of VLSI Technology LLC., which rose from the dead to sue one of the world's leading chip manufacturers. The two patents in question include 759, which details a... Read more...
The last time we visited Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was back in September. At that time, the developer behind the game, Mediatonic, dealt with rampant cheating in the game. The company's solution was to add the anti-cheat system used by Epic Games' smash hit Fortnite. Today, we're learning that the link between... Read more...
Samsung is one of the leaders when it comes to advancing TV display technology. The South Korean company has been touting its MicroLED technology in its ultra-expensive "The Wall," which measures up to 292 inches diagonally. However, most of us mere plebeians don't have enough wall space (or the bank account) to... Read more...
Passwords as a form of computer security have been around for more than half a century, dating all the way back to the early 1960s. Yet we still use them, but should we? Not according to Microsoft. Too many flaws make traditional passwords too risky in today's era, and as far as Microsoft is concerned, password-free... Read more...
Some say “go big or go home,” and Crucial may have just pulled off the former with its X6 portable SSD product line. Available now, the Crucial X6 4TB edition bursts onto the scene with solid performance, portability, and perhaps even value. Crucial has also added a 500GB variant to the X6 lineup at a wallet-friendly... Read more...
DJI's FPV is probably one of the company's worst-kept secrets. The first leaks surrounding the drone hit the internet back in December, and last month, we were made privy to a full unboxing experience. Today, DJI officially launched the FPV, and it is just as impressive as the previous leaks made it out to be. As... Read more...
Are you frustrated by the silicon shortage that is contributing to the near-constant out-of-stock status of the latest hardware, from standalone CPUs and GPUs, to the newest game consoles? We feel your pain. Good news, though—Taiwain Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is rumored to be opening up half a dozen... Read more...
AMD will be refreshing its family of Ryzen Pro processors for laptops, with a new generation lineup based on its Zen 3 CPU architecture. There is still no official release date, and likewise, AMD has not announced what specific SKUs will launch. However, two eventual Ryzen Pro 5000 series processors have been leaked... Read more...
We have probably said a thousand times (slight exaggeration) that Intel is expected to launch its 11th Gen Core desktop processors at the end of March, and now we can finally confirm that to be the case. Or rather, Intel has confirmed it. The official launch date is set for March 30, exactly four weeks from now, and... Read more...
Destiny 2 raids can be an absolute blast to play with five of your friends. But what is better than taking down Taniks, the Abomination with six players? Taking down Taniks, the Abomination with 12 players! Destiny 2 players are currently loving a 12-player raid glitch and asking Bungie to make it a permanent... Read more...
If you purchased an MSI Z490 motherboard with your new Comet Lake-S processor last year or are looking to save some bucks by forgoing a newer Z590 motherboard, we've got some good news for you. MSI announced this morning that all its Z490 motherboards support PCIe 4.0 with 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processors via... Read more...
If you were eager to slide into the driver's seat of the Need for Speed franchise's latest installment, then we've got some bad news for you. Electronic Arts' chief studios officer, Laura Miele, explains that the next Need for Speed game has been delayed by roughly a year. EA had tasked Criterion Games studio with... Read more...
Apple made the significant shift to 5G wireless with its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro product families in late 2020. The rumor mill is still churning up fresh fodder on the incoming iPhone 13/iPhone 13 Pro successors with two new incoming features. The latest salvo comes from Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, who claims... Read more...
It was a good day for a collector of digital art, who managed to score an insanely rich payday for what amounts to a short 10-second multimedia clip. The digital clip sold for $6.6 million at auction. That works out to $660,000 per second of video and audio, and here is the kicker—the clip is available to anyone with... Read more...
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