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Some kids do extra household chores, open up lemonade or baked goods stands, or recycle bottles to earn a bit of cash. Others get involved in cryptocurrency mining. Two siblings in Frisco, Texas have started their own cryptocurrency mining company and are making more than $30,000 a month. Fourteen year old Ishaan... Read more...
The human brain is enormously complex, and cracking the code of its intricacies in its entirety might never be accomplished. However, there have been loads of interesting research related to brain activity. Most recently, a team of researchers say they developed a deep learning framework that is able to decode sensory... Read more...
It's been about eight months since AMD launched its Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT RDNA 2 graphics cards. For the first time in years, AMD offers comparable performance to NVIDIA's GeForce family along the entire GPU stack from the entry-level sector to the high-end. Unfortunately for gamers, the cards... Read more...
Memory makers are not necessarily waiting around for next-gen platforms to arrive before unveiling or releasing DDR5 RAM modules. PNY certainly is not. The company announced it is adding DDR5-4800 memory kits to its lineup "to support the growing lineup of motherboards" that will be compatible with the DDR5... Read more...
We always love it when Boston Dynamics releases new videos showcasing its advanced robots. While the robots are meant to perform everyday tasks handled by humans, the company knows how to show its humorous side, as it did with Atlas and Spot robots dancing to "Do You Love Me" by The Contours back in December. Today... Read more...
Late last week, we thought we struck it big when the popular AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor fell to a low $396.99 at Amazon. However, Newegg is countering by lowering its price just a tad further, bringing the Ryzen 7 5800X down to just $389.99 after coupon code (87WK4BTS9A). AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core/16-Thread... Read more...
Gigabyte is coming under scrutiny for what has apparently morphed into a confusing RMA policy, as part of an unsolicited offer to replace certain PSU models that failed under stress testing by multiple reviewers. There is quite a bit to unpack there, right? So let's back up a moment and start from the beginning (which... Read more...
After weeks of leaks and rumors, and a mere ten months since the original's launch, Google just revised its mid-range Pixel 4a 5G and lowered the price by $50. Behold the slightly larger and heavier Pixel 5a ($449), which bumps the display size from 6.2 to 6.34 inches, increases the battery capacity from 3,885 to... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 has encountered its fair share of troubles since it launched in December 2020. The highly anticipated game faced numerous delays to fix lingering problems, but it still shipped half-baked, which lead to backlash from the gaming community. Sony even took the drastic step of removing the game from the... Read more...
It appears all kinds of juicy information is being revealed as the result of a recent ransomware attack targeting Gigabyte. Earlier today, we wrote about supposed leaked details highlighting AMD's next-generation EPYC server processors based on Zen 4 (codenamed Genoa), but apparently the stolen files also contained... Read more...
Many Cyberpunk 2077 players are eagerly awaiting the next patch for the game. CD Projekt Red has not yet released the patch, but they have teased a few of the changes that players can expect. The Cyberpunk 2077 1.3 patch will feature some much requested updates. The teaser for the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 1.3 patch... Read more...
In case you missed it, Intel kicked off the week by revealing a new brand name for its upcoming consumer high-performance graphics products. It is called Intel Arc, and it not only covers hardware products, but also related software and services, and will span multiple hardware generations. The first of those will be... Read more...
As we fast approach the month of September, we must prepare ourselves for a flood of leaked information on the next-generation iPhone family. The iPhone 12 launch was delayed during the global shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the iPhone 13 seems poised for an as-scheduled launch next month. In addition... Read more...
AMD's next round of server processors are going to be EPYC beasts, if recently leaked documents end up being legitimate. These supposedly official documents outline some of the characteristics of AMD's next-gen EPYC processors based on its upcoming Zen 4 architecture, including the SP5 socket design they will slip... Read more...
Intel has made its intentions clear with discrete PC graphics for mobile and desktop systems, and it is looking to battle AMD and NVIDIA head-on in this space. The company’s first-generation effort was developed under the GPU architecture codename Alchemist and will be marketed under the Arc brand name for the... Read more...
There seems to be no end in sight for how low Microsoft’s Surface Duo will go. The dual-screen smartphone initially launched with a $1,399 price tag and was quickly discounted due to poor sales. In May, the price fell to $599, and it hit a low of $409.99 in early July. Today, BuyDig is selling the unlocked Surface... Read more...
For as hard as Activision has been trying to stifle leaked information about Call of Duty: Vanguard through a series of Digital Millennium Copyright Act take down notices, it is proving to be an impossible task. Even the publisher's own partners can't keep a secret, apparently. Earlier this morning, Sony leaked when... Read more...
With a name like Autopilot, you'd expect Tesla vehicles would be able to handle routine driving maneuvers while under computer control. However, as many have witnessed -- sometimes with deadly results -- Autopilot is still years away from being "trusted" as a fully competent replacement for a human... Read more...
T-Mobile is now investigating a massive customer data breach claim that could affect up to 100 million users. The leak, which appeared on a leak and database selling forums on Saturday, claimed to have 30 million unique social security numbers and driver's license information. In the samples provided, it also... Read more...
The Steam Deck has not even released yet, but it is already proving to be a highly popular console—it did not take long to fill up reservations for the first batch of shipments that will go out in December, and any new reservations ($5 down) are now quoted as arriving sometime after the second quarter of next year... Read more...
There is a little over one week left of Destiny 2’s Season of the Splicer. Although we know nothing about the plot of Season 15, Bungie has provided a lot of information about upcoming weapons, armor, mod, and UI changes. Here is everything you need to know to prepare for Destiny 2’s Season 15. Turn in those... Read more...
Google is currently beta testing a nifty new facial expression feature in Android, that will allow uses to perform certain actions by doing things like smiling, raising their eyebrows, opening their mouth, and so forth. The feature is being added to Google's Android Accessibility Suite, which is a collection of apps... Read more...
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