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ADATA just hosted a product showcase where it unveiled its latest in "Xtreme Innovation." Among the products announced were a new SSD family – Legend – and new DDR5 memory for PCs. The Legend SSDs use a PCIe 4.0 interface, which is par for the course with today's high-speed storage solutions. It's also among the... Read more...
Google is looking to make home security cheaper and easier to setup using wire-free options, smart alerts, and enhanced privacy via a line of new next-generation of Nest Cams and Doorbell. With these new products, Google is taking a hard swing at Amazon with its Ring family of products. Google Nest Cam Kicking... Read more...
Data misuse and abuse of company tools is a prevalent problem in the tech industry, as we saw when an Apple tech posted a customer’s explicit images on Facebook. However, this problem is not relegated to people lower in the food chain as Google fired dozens of employees between 2018 and 2020 for abusing their level of... Read more...
Right on cue, Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 Insider Preview build for testers, and this time it's available for both Beta and Dev channels. With just a few months left before Windows 11 begins shipping with new PCs, Microsoft is on a mission to stomp bugs with this latest build, thanks in part to the vast... Read more...
A new UserBenchmark database entry has us all kinds of intrigued because it seemingly references an AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card that has not yet been released yet. There are multiple possibilities at play, including an early prototype that was ultimately scrapped. However, if this is indicative of a... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that 3dfx has been making headlines for the past week. Although it seems likely that the whole exercise is one big publicity stunt, we have even more enticing 3dfx news for you today that is definitely more in the realm of reality. Earlier this year, we brought you a... Read more...
For quite some time, there have been several leaks regarding the eventual Grand Theft Auto 6, including an alleged return to Vice City. Up until now, these leaks have been generally unfounded, but a new teaser discovered in Red Dead Redemption 2 may give credence to what we have heard about GTA 6. Earlier this... Read more...
Can broadband service beamed from satellite dishes rival fixed lines that run in the ground and into our homes? It is starting to look that way. As it applies to satellite internet, Starlink is leading the way with the fastest download speeds, and it is not even close. That is good news for consumers who live in... Read more...
President Biden sees electric cars as the future of transportation here in the United States. As such, the White House is pushing forward with an executive order that targets half of all vehicles sold in the United States to have some form of zero-emissions powertrain by 2030. According to the administration... Read more...
This week we'll be kicking around AMD's new Ryzen 5000G Series desktop processors and the solid value they over, along with the unveiling of AMD's Radeon RX 6600XT. We'll also be sharing details of our latest big gaming PC giveaway promotion that's happening NOW... Show Notes: 06:34 - Sony PS5 Benchmarked With... Read more...
This has been a tough year for numerous reasons, and for Samsung, it is reportedly staring at a significant drop in smartphone shipments for its Galaxy S21 series, compared to the previous generation Galaxy S20 lineup. It is said the drop off is so severe that Samsung is now taking a long, hard look at its mobile... Read more...
Bungie has hinted they will be revealing some major news about Destiny 2 at their upcoming August showcase. However, Destiny 2 Assistant Game Director Joe Blackburn has offered players some information about what they can expect over the next few seasons. There will soon be new Destiny 2 Crucible maps, modes, and... Read more...
Believe it or not, the 3dfx Interactive account on Twitter that has created some buzz over a supposed comeback made its promised announcement today, and we have not been Rick Rolled! However, we might as well have been. The punchline to what we're 99.999 percent sure is a joke (who are we kidding, let's make it 100... Read more...
With the official launch of Windows 11 just a few months away, PC enthusiasts are eager to ensure that their hardware is up to the task of running the next-generation operating system. ASUS gave us a preliminary list of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0-enabled motherboards that support Windows 11 in July, and the... Read more...
In June, we heard reports that Sony is targeting a late 2022 launch for its next-generation PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. This alleged PSVR 2 will use two OLED displays -- one for each eye -- manufactured by display leader Samsung. Now, a new report is shedding some additional light on this high-end, next-generation... Read more...
While there have been leaks about Samsung’s new devices like the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3, the company has been cooking up other stuff in the background. Now, the Fan Edition lineup is growing with today’s announcement of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE, a massive 12.4” tablet for both work and play. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE... Read more...
All weekend long—and even a little bit longer, actually—you can fire up Far Cry 5 and play the entire game for free, if you so desire. For anyone who has missed out on the latest installment in the popular Far Cry franchise, now is your chance to visit the title at absolutely no cost, before Ubisoft releases Far Cry 6... Read more...
While Tesla might grab all the headlines regarding electric vehicles these days, we can't forget that Nissan was really the first to bring us a mainstream, mass-market EV with the Leaf in 2010. That goofy-looking EV had just 73 miles of range, but it was sufficient for many people with short daily commutes. Nissan... Read more...
Will they or won't they? That's the big question surrounding 3dfx, which over that past week burst back onto the scene via a suspect Twitter account. Interest first sparked via a tweet over the weekend, which claimed that 3dfx would make a return this Thursday after a 20-year absence. Yesterday, Falcon Northwest got... Read more...
Fortnite has become quite well known for its interesting and varied collaborations. Their upcoming character additions are a nod to those who are fans of classic fighting games. Fortnite players will be able to purchase Cammy White and Guile from the Street Fighter series.  Both characters and several other related... Read more...
Following NVIDIA’s announcement of its intent to acquire Arm, global antitrust concerns were almost immediately raised. However, it seemed that things had settled down until now, as the United Kingdom is considering blocking the deal, citing national security concerns. In late 2020, NVIDIA announced that it sought to... Read more...
If you were able to get into Sony's beta software program for the PlayStation 5, you can now install your own SSD to expand storage. The PlayStation 5, by default, comes with an 825GB SSD installed, but that can fill up quickly when installing loads of AAA games. Requirements To Add A PCIe 4.0 SSD To A PlayStation... Read more...
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