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Apple typically likes to launch its next-generation Apple Watch lineup alongside its new iPhones. That is expected to still be the case this year with the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7, but the latter might end up reaching the market later than the former. The first publication to report on this delay was Nikkei... Read more...
Security researchers have discovered a side-channel vulnerability in a similar vein to Meltdown, except this one is present in AMD's processors. AMD confirmed the finding, and has offered guidance to software developers, saying they should take precautions to avoid leaving the security hole open to attackers... Read more...
Windows 11 is coming just about six weeks from now, on October 5th -- at least, on new PCs. One of the biggest pieces of application-related news was the ability to run Android apps directly in Windows. Thanks to Intel, Android apps compiled for Arm64 would still be able to run on x86 PCs directly from Amazon's App... Read more...
As enthusiasts, we're often most enamored by the latest and greatest graphics cards, processors, and storage technology in our endeavors to squeeze as much performance from our systems as possible. However, it is the human interface devices -- like our keyboards, mice, and monitors -- that can have the most... Read more...
If it is broken, the Destiny 2 community will find it and likely exploit it. This is especially true at the beginning of a new season when there are new weapons and armor along with buffs and nerfs to existing gear. Two Destiny 2 Exotic armor pieces have recently been disabled in some game activities. The first... Read more...
As if we didn't have enough mounting evidence over the weekend regarding the imminent arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (FE), two new bits of information have come across our news desk this morning. The first leak comes via the official Galaxy S21 FE user manual, which is the most concrete information that... Read more...
Intel has added "enhanced Alder Lake support" to its extreme tuning utility (Intel XTU for short), ahead of actually launching its 12th Generation Core desktop processors. Make no mistake, Alder Lake is coming soon, and Intel is getting its ducks in a row. Same can be said about its hardware partners, with a bevy of... Read more...
As video game streaming from the cloud becomes more prominent, Google is tinkering with the inner workings of its Chrome browser that could potentially benefit the medium. Some of those tweaks are being tested in the Chrome 94 beta, available to try out now for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. One of... Read more...
Folks, we finally have a launch date for Windows 11. Microsoft today announced that its next-generation Windows 11 operating system will launch on October 5th, just over six years after the initial debut of Windows 10. The announcement was made via a blog post, in which the company explained that "Windows 11 is ready to empower your productivity Read more...
The Radeon RX 6900 XT is not quite the GeForce RTX 3090 killer that AMD maybe hoped it would be, though it is an incredibly fast graphics card that, in normal times, offers a relative 'value' compared to NVIDIA's finest (key word there being relative). Could AMD be working on a faster solution based on its RDNA 2... Read more...
Samsung has already laid out plans to expand its folding devices lineup, and the company recently made a strong impression with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 (which have so far received favorable reviews). However, a new leak now suggests that Samsung's folding aspirations are about to get larger, much... Read more...
We have a roundup of some excellent tech deals for you today, which just might tickle your fancy if you're in the market. There are some well-rounded discounts on the iPad mini, Apple gift cards, the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Zen 3 processor, and more. Kicking things off is the iPad mini, which is Apple's smallest... Read more...
Quick, someone remind us what it was like to buy a graphics card at or near MSRP, with ample stock! What, you don't remember either? Such memories are beginning to fade as GPUs continue to almost always be sold out, leaving buyers having to pay premium prices from marketplace sellers and at places like eBay. And... Read more...
While AMD and NVIDIA have primarily duked it out in the enthusiast discrete graphics card market for well over a decade, Intel is looking to kick the door and join the party. Intel announced that its first-generation Alchemist graphics cards would debut in Q1 2022 with compelling performance and modern technologies... Read more...
Slow and crummy internet connectivity is for the birds, especially today, when so much depends on fast service (online gaming, streaming movies, looking up whatever random question keeps you awake at night, and so on). Well, guess what? Faster internet connectivity is for the birds too, apparently, but in a more... Read more...
It seems ASRock is eager for Intel to launch its next-generation Alder Lake processors, and we would venture a guess that so are other motherboard makers. As it applies to ASRock specifically, however, a leaked list of around three dozen models based on various 600-series chipests has found its way to the... Read more...
Apple's iPhone 13 is expected to slightly refresh the exterior and add significant changes under the hood compared to the current-generation iPhone 12 family. In addition to an expected A15 Bionic SoC, doubled internal storage across the board, and a faster 5G modem, highly reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo alleges... Read more...
AMD's not-yet-released (or even announced) Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX processor continues to make unofficial appearances on the web. Last week the chip found its way to a distributing computing project's database (MilkyWay@home), and now it is flashing its pro-tuned heavy metal in a handful of benchmark... Read more...
There has been quite a bit of confusion surrounding supported systems and hardware in the migration from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Microsoft is partly to blame for this confusion, given its changing stance on supported processors. However, it also stated that a workaround would allow Windows 11 to install on... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 5000HS mobile processors were once exclusive to ASUS "thin and light" laptops, but that no longer appears to be the case. According to Lenovo documentation that is now available online, the Yoga Slim 7 Pro will be available with Ryzen 5000HS Creator Edition processors. The two new processor options are... Read more...
It is somewhat common for enterprising developers to add features to popular apps via plug-ins, companion apps, or even by modifying the original when possible. By reverse-engineering apps, like WhatsApp for example, a skilled developer can tweak and modify features or even add their own spin on things. However, this... Read more...
Sony has been quietly revising its latest generation game consoles, starting with the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition and followed by the PlayStation 5 with a built-in Blu-ray drive. Both revisions have started to find their way to retail shelves in certain territories. The main difference at a glance is the weight. The... Read more...
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