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The Apple Watch Series 6 launched during the fall of 2020 alongside the iPhone 12 family. It brought the latest advancements in the Apple Watch progression and started at $399 for the 40nm Wi-Fi model with an aluminum casing. In recent days, that price dropped to just $299 at various retailers, which is a stellar... Read more...
If you catch the flu, you may be stuck at home or even bedridden for a few days until you get better. If you catch the FluBot malware, you could be at risk of losing sensitive information, such as banking details and personal information. While this malware campaign has not made it across the pond from Europe yet, it... Read more...
We've seen plenty of leaks over the past few weeks and months concerning Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake-H processors and NVIDIA's [thus unannounced] GeForce RTX 3050 GPUs. Today, however, Samsung just put it all out in the open with the announcement of its Galaxy Book and Galaxy Book Odyssey gaming laptops. The... Read more...
Intel might not be the only x86 chip maker gearing up to launch a heterogeneous processor line, AMD could be working towards a hybrid design as well. That's according the latest rumor, anyway, which claims Zen 5 will pair high performance cores with presumably more power efficient cores, the same as Intel's upcoming... Read more...
Last week, the CEO of messaging app Signal got his hands on Cellebrite software, which is typically used for extracting data from mobile devices. Several security vulnerabilities were discovered with this acquisition, leading to Signal including files in its app that would corrupt all present and future data collected... Read more...
The consensus on the internet seems to be that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will be arriving relatively shortly on the consumer market. However, these new cards won't just bring increased gaming performance compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070, respectively; they will also deliver... Read more...
We are all curious to see what kind of performance Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors will deliver, and how the hybrid architecture will play out. Answers will come in time. For now, we are left to scour the web for leaks and rumors, and to that end, another Alder Lake-S processor has poked its head over at... Read more...
Samsung's new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 laptops have been leaking for weeks, but the company officially announced its latest ultraportable laptops today. As expected, the former is the company's new laptop offering, while the latter is a 2-in-1 convertible. Both models are available with either... Read more...
It took a little longer than Microsoft expected for Windows 10 to reach 1 billion active devices, having hit that milestone in March 2020, a little over four and a half years after the operating system launched to the public. Now just over a year later, another 300 million monthly active Windows 10 devices have... Read more...
As time goes on, Cyberpunk 2077 is slowly working its way toward the game it should have been upon launch. New features are being added, and with them come new bugs and interesting glitches such as the ones we saw earlier this month. Now, CD Projekt Red has released Hotfix 1.22 to bring some much-needed fixes to the... Read more...
AMD nearly doubled its revenue in the first quarter of 2021 compared to a year ago, earning more than $3.4 billion, up 93 percent compared to its Q1 revenue last year. The same goes for its net income, which jumped 94 percent year-over-year to $555 million. Further, a significant chunk of AMD's earnings came from more... Read more...
Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 family of smartphones in early 2020, and the Galaxy S21 series has since superseded it. However, the Galaxy S20 is back in the news this week, and it's not for a good reason. Samsung faces a new lawsuit alleging that it knowingly sold Galaxy S20 smartphones with defective glass... Read more...
Blow your vuvuzelas and get ready for some soccer action in the battle-royale as Epic Games brings Brazilian National Team soccer star Neymar Jr. to this season of Fortnite. If you currently own the battle pass, you can complete a series of new challenges that can unlock the Neymar Jr. skin and a host of accouterments... Read more...
Given that data leaks are occurring even more frequently these days, it is a matter of when, not if, your information makes it to the open web. Cybercriminals are constantly on the prowl looking for a new way to make a quick buck, and clearly the system is working for them. New data reports that over 5 billion records... Read more...
When we think of processors used in the enterprise market, Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC x86-64 families typically comes to mind. Intel has the lion's share of the market, with AMD steadily gaining traction ever since its Zen architecture birthed first-generation EPYC 7001 processors. However, Arm is also a player in this... Read more...
Last week, we reported on a Linux Kernel developer banned The University of Minnesota for some ethically questionable research. Since then, UMN issued an apology and started an investigation into how this all happened, but some people are having none of it. This week in the Linux Kernel security saga, Greg... Read more...
Acer has quietly rolled out what appears to be the world's fastest gaming monitor, the Nitro XV252QF with a whiplash-inducing 390Hz refresh rate. While for whatever reason Acer is not shouting about this from a mountaintop, these things never go unnoticed—it would be like your neighbor trying to nonchalantly sneak a... Read more...
It's been about a year and a half since Amazon last updated its Fire HD 10 family of tablets. So, it should come as no surprise that Amazon is ready to unleash its next generation of Fire HD 10 tablets onto the market to appeal to consumers looking for a consumption-oriented tablet that won't break the bank. First up... Read more...
The same group of hackers that hit the NBA's Houston Rockets basketball team with a ransomware attack earlier this month has now turned its sights on the police force in Washington, D.C. It is the latest in a string of concerning ransomware attacks aimed at police over the past several weeks, where data leaks can put... Read more...
The detachable hybrid 2-in-1 laptop category may sound somewhat exotic, but these convertible tablet PCs aren't exactly a new thing. Hybrid devices with keyboard docks -- either first-party or made by other manufacturers -- are available that run Android, iPad OS, and of course Windows 10. Perhaps the most well-known detachable hybrids are... Read more...
Memory makers are busy manufacturing DDR5 modules in anticipation of Intel's upcoming Alder Lake launch and AMD's Zen 4 processors. Even though it is still relatively early (Alder Lake is likely releasing towards the end of the year, and Zen 4 in early 2022), the DDR5 announcements are piling up. The latest comes from... Read more...
Apple has long been accused of being anti-competitive, but these accusations may soon be further placed under a microscope. The European Union (EU) is expected to charge Apple over supposed antitrust practices sometime over the next week. The case will likely be based off of the allegations of companies such as... Read more...
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