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Given the insatiable global demand for computing chips in various sectors, it should come as no surprise that companies are looking to increase their fab capacity. Intel has committed $20 billion to increase chip output, while TSMC is rumored to build up to six new fabs in the United States alone as part of its $100... Read more...
Early in 2020, we covered a cryogenic control chip from Intel called Horse Ridge that was destined to help make quantum computing more feasible. Since then, Intel has created a second generation of the chip, and the partnership between Intel and QuTech has only grown. Now, the collaboration is paying dividends as the... Read more...
Laptops have never really been a go-to model when it comes to upgrades. While some high-end gaming laptops allow you to swap out the memory, processor, and even GPU in some cases, most thin-and-light laptops are designed so that upgrades are extremely difficult or impossible once you get it in your hands. Framework... Read more...
There was no Google I/O developer conference last year, as Google cancelled the event amid the Coronavirus pandemic. However, that will not be the case this year. Google announced that its developer event is returning as an online event, and will be free for anyone and everyone to attend (provided they have an... Read more...
Meme coins have been on the rise, with Dogecoin taking off and other cryptocurrencies attempting to follow suit. This has caused some trouble for the rest of the cryptocurrency world as fees have gone up and the legitimate cryptocurrency market is diluted. Now, one of the cofounders of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has... Read more...
We first learned of the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline's computer systems last week. The company's extensive pipeline network is responsible for supplying the bulk of the United States East Coast with gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. The company announced that it was a victim of a ransomware attack and had to shut... Read more...
We already know from our Radeon RX 6900 XT review that AMD's flagship graphics card is a fast performer in its own right. It does not quite take the performance crown from NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090, but it is still a beastly GPU. And hey, if you have a supply of liquid nitrogen that's freezing a hole in your pocket... Read more...
Some people are concerned about games like GTA 5 affecting peoples' behavior in real life, but what if those games actually looked like real life? Researchers at Intel Labs may have figured out how to do just that using machine learning to make rendered footage look photorealistic. This technology could just bring... Read more...
Qualcomm has the lion's share of the market with its Snapdragon processors when it comes to Android smartphones. From its low-end 400- and 600-Series SoCs to the high-end 800-Series, Qualcomm has the smartphone market cornered. However, MediaTek is looking to challenge Qualcomm head-on with the Dimensity 900. The... Read more...
It seems that yet another Navi GPU is on the horizon, one that is codenamed Beige Goby. A reference to Beige Coby can be found in the driver code of a new open-source Linux driver, and it adds to a growing list of fish-themed codenames for GPUs based on AMD's second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics... Read more...
Tesla founder Elon Musk ruffled some feathers on Twitter by announcing that Tesla is no longer accepting Bitcoin currency. Just hours after the tweet went out, Bitcoin's value plunged 17 percent from around $54,800 to $45,700. It has since regained some of its value, but the cryptocurrency is still down more than 10... Read more...
Yesterday was Microsoft’s routine Patch Tuesday release, which tackled quite a few vulnerabilities, 55 to be exact. Though this may seem like a lot, it is actually the smallest update from the company since 2020, but it does take care of some big problems. This includes a rather worrisome wormable HTTP protocol-stack... Read more...
Remember AMD's mysterious 4700S Desktop Kit we wrote about a few weeks back? Speculation is that it is essentially a repurposed APU that was originally intended for Microsoft's Xbox Series X, perhaps because the silicon did not pass muster. Well, the partially disabled part has resurfaced, this time in a series of... Read more...
When Apple launched the iPhone 12 mini last year, it brought flagship performance into a pint-sized package. The iPhone 12 mini has a relatively small 5.4-inch display when most flagships are in the 6.5+ inch range. ASUS did some research, and it too found a market for a device that packs [most of] the latest features... Read more...
While the Epic Games trial rages on in the background, it seems Apple may be trying to deflect blame or guilt. Yesterday, the Cupertino-based company announced that the App Store stopped “more than $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions in 2020.” Perhaps this is just a coincidence, or it is a good way to... Read more...
Back in The Day, figuring out which PC processor was better for gaming was a matter of architecture and clock speed. More megahertz on a fast CPU architecture generally also meant that the CPU would be better for a whole host of tasks, in addition to games, versus a lower clocked chip. An Intel Pentium II 450 MHz was faster than a Pentium... Read more...
It's no secret that NVIDIA is on the verge of releasing the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Despite the continued supply issues with both non-Ti versions of these cards, NVIDIA’s performance train must keep moving. However, it looks as though MSI jumped the gun a bit earlier today when it updated its... Read more...
We know PC gamers are having a hard time getting their hands on the latest and greatest hardware for their rigs. We feel your pain though, and thanks to the immense generosity of our friends at Falcon Northwest, AMD and Bungie, we’re going to do something about it! How, you ask? By giving away an absolutely amazing... Read more...
In the realm of AMD graphics hardware, Navi 21 XTX is its big gun, though it has a GPU that is even better. That would be the Navi 21 XTXH. While they are essentially the same, the "H" model is specially binned to offer even better performance, and AMD's hardware partners have been implanting it into premium tier... Read more...
It's no secret that Samsung is working on a new SoC that will find its way into future smartphones. What makes the alleged Exynos 2200 so special is that Samsung has collaborated with AMD to integrate an RDNA-class GPU into the chip. This should make for a powerhouse SoC that could prove to be formidable competition... Read more...
A researcher who has helped shaped Wi-Fi security has once again discovered a series of vulnerabilities affecting all Wi-Fi devices dating back to 1997. Fortunately, many of the security holes are difficult to exploit, and according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, it does not appear as though hackers are leveraging the... Read more...
In case you were wondering, HTC is not disappearing from the virtual reality space. Just the opposite, the company has introduced a new high-end PC VR headset, the Vive 2 Pro, with some significant upgrades over the previous generation model. Chief among them is a 5K resolution display. That works out to 4896x2448... Read more...
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