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Western Digital and Kioxia might combine forces to give Samsung a serious run in the NAND flash memory sector. While nothing has been announced, it's said the two firms are in "advanced" discussions about a stock merger valued at $20 billion. A deal could potentially be reached within the next several weeks (before... Read more...
The GeForce RTX 3090 currently sits at the top of NVIDIA's stack for enthusiast-level Ampere graphics cards, with the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti not too far behind. However, a new report claims that NVIDIA wants to send Ampere off with a bang by releasing a GeForce RTX 3090 Super next year. According to rumors from... Read more...
Although the Tesla Model S recently welcomed the Porsche Taycan as a fresh-faced competitor, there are a couple of additional entries that will vie for $100,000+ EV supremacy. While those two players are aimed more at the sport end of the spectrum, the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Lucid Air heavily emphasize... Read more...
Halo Infinite was supposed to be Microsoft's big Xbox Series X/S launch title in late 2020. However, developer 343 Industries delayed the game to spruce up its graphics and continue development to ensure Halo fans would receive the game with open arms. When announcing the delay, 343 Industries simply said that it... Read more...
Most people would be happy just to get their mitts on a single GPU, in the current landscape. The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is much more fortunate, having procured a whopping 2,240 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs (based on Ampere) for its Polaris supercomputer to "supercharge researcher and... Read more...
A month ago, Best Buy allowed enthusiastic gamers to purchase current-generation NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards at local stores... at MSRP. This was a big deal considering that most modern graphics cards are hard to buy at MSRP due to component shortages, which have pushed street prices into the... Read more...
If we had a nickel for every time an Alder Lake processor appeared in a leaked benchmark run, we'd have a lot of nickels. We're not sure exactly how many, but probably enough to weigh our pockets down, at least. Adding to the pile is yet another set of benchmark results, this time with the unreleased Core i7-12700... Read more...
The humble webcam has seen a surge to prominence fueled by the rise of web conferencing and remote work, spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Only a few short years ago, a webcam could be buried away below the display of a laptop and few users would complain or even notice. With those days behind us, consumers and professionals alike have been... Read more...
Who knew that being a tech enthusiast (or even just a consumer of electronic gadgets) could be so harrowing? Okay, it's not truly that dire, but in the span of about a week, we've reported on a Galaxy A21 smartphone catching fire on an Alaska Airlines plane (prompting an evacuation), and an issue with certain Gigabyte... Read more...
If this latest leak is accurate, we’re less than a month away from the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 13 family. The newest leak alleges that all four iPhone 13 models will launch on Friday, September 17th. If we go backward from that date, Apple’s iPhone keynote would most likely occur on Tuesday, September 7th, based... Read more...
Passengers on an Alaska Airlines flight had to be evacuated after landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because someone's smartphone caught on fire before the plane reached its gate. Crew members acted quickly, retrieving fire extinguishers and putting out the fire. Fortunately, it does not appear as though... Read more...
It’s rumored that Apple will hold multiple keynote events this fall to launch new smartphones, tablets, and Macs. The first event will likely see the arrival of the iPhone 13 family and AirPods 3. The second event will reportedly showcase the M1X-powered MacBook Pros and new iPads. Hardware leaker dylandkt took to... Read more...
Do you think maybe the tech industry is hyper-focused on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies? It certainly is, and to some extent AI is practically everywhere these days, from servers and high-performance computing, to autonomous vehicles and everyday consumer devices, and everything in, around, and between. So... Read more...
The Destiny 2 Showcase just ended. It was packed with a ton of information about the upcoming expansion, new season, and what to expect from the game in the future. Here is everything you need to know about Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen Expansion, Season of the Lost, and more. The Witch Queen Expansion The Destiny... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 5000 processors were in limited supply in the months after they launched in late 2020, and it wasn’t until early March that processors like the Ryzen 5 5600X were able to purchase regularly at MSRP. Now, Zen 3 supplies are sufficient enough that Newegg is offering a sizable discount on the Ryzen 5... Read more...
Microsoft is actively reaching out to members of the Windows Insider program who are subscribed to the Dev Channel, and letting them know that now is the time to hop over to the Beta channel, if they want to continue testing Windows 11 features and experiences indicative of what the public release will entail. Those... Read more...
Our friends at Asetek and Alienware recently came through in a big way want to give one of you a powerful Alienware Aurora R12 gaming PC, liquid cooled by an Asetek-powered closed-loop AIO CPU cooler! If you recall, Asetek pioneered the All-In-One liquid cooler design approximately 20-years ago, and currently enjoys... Read more...
The PlayStation 5 has been out for quite some time now (enough time for their to be a slight PS5 revision), having technically landed on store shelves last November. Actually buying one from a first-party seller takes a giant stroke of luck and excellent timing. Fortunately for geeks like us, photographer Fritzchens... Read more...
Intel is going all-in with discrete graphics, which was made abundantly clear last week with the announcement of its Arc family of gaming cards. Built on Intel’s Xe-HPG architecture, the first graphics cards to hit the market in Q1 2022 will come from the Alchemist family. Roger Chandler, who serves as Intel VP and... Read more...
Google has only casually mentioned the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6, a pair of upcoming handsets that will sport a new custom system-on-chip (SoC) that the company is calling Tensor, which is supposedly the "biggest innovation in Pixel to date." But in what can possibly be classified as an inadvertent leak, Google may have... Read more...
If you thought that the Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray was intense, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Of course, we all knew that General Motors has been working behind the scenes on a hotter version of the current-generation Corvette, but the company announced this week that the new Z06 would make its official debut on... Read more...
It looks as though Samsung has a hit on its hands with its latest folding Android smartphones: the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. As their names imply, these are third-generation folding phones. Hence they bring a bevy of functionality and usability benefits over their predecessors. Most importantly... Read more...
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