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Earlier this year, ASUS launched the ROG Phone 5 family, making it among the first to adopt Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC. As has been the case with the company's previous-generation gains phones, ASUS went over the top with specs, as the flagship ROG Phone 5 Ultimate brought 18GB of RAM and 512GB of internal... Read more...
Although a number of leaks hinted at is existence, it wasn’t until early last month that ASUS and Qualcomm made the Smartphone For Snapdragon Insiders official. According to Qualcomm’s website, its Snapdragon Insiders program is already 1.5M+ members strong. The program, which is meant to directly engage... Read more...
Alder Lake is not even out yet (soon, though), but that has not stopped the leak train from cruising down the tracks towards what comes after. We are of course talking about Intel's eventual 13th Gen Core processors, otherwise known as Raptor Lake. To that end, some interesting information about Raptor Lake's power... Read more...
We've known for quite some time Intel has been developing its next-generation discrete graphics card family using Xe-HPG microarchitecture. For those keeping score, Xe-HPG has been referred to as DG2 and, most recently, Alchemist. However, Intel has now revealed the official brand name for the new scalable graphics... Read more...
Google introduced Adaptive Charging in Android 11 for Pixel smartphones with the December Pixel Feature Drop, but it had several limitations and restrictions. For starters, Adaptive Charging was introduced to help preserve your battery health by preventing the phone from quickly reaching and staying at 100 percent... Read more...
If you ever pay full price for a smartphone, then you are doing it wrong. Okay, that is not really the case. However, there are often deals to be had, which can be especially helpful at taking some of the sting away from splurging on a premium handset. As it applies to Samsung's brand-spanking-new Galaxy Flip 3 phone... Read more...
Over the weekend, EA held a Battlefield 2042 technical playtest on both PC and Xbox platforms for those who applied and got an invite. However, it appears that not everyone read the invitation closely as there were some rather stringent rules broken in the past 72-hour playtest period, leading some players to be... Read more...
Nobody has been able to fully get around the hash rate limiter NVIDIA implemented on its GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, though the developer of NBMiner has figured out a way to restore some of the performance. And with the latest NBMiner update, the developer is claiming their software can restore up to 70... Read more...
The LG 32EP950-B has all the trappings of an excellent monitor for business and creative professionals. It measures 31.5 inches diagonally and comes with a generous 4K (3840x2160) resolution.  Perhaps most critically for those that crave an outstanding picture with excellent contrast ratio is that the 32EP950-B... Read more...
It is still too early for AMD to offer up any real details about its next generation Radeon products based on RDNA 3, though in making preparations for the eventual launch, the company has seemingly confirmed two unreleased GPUs: Navi 33 and Navi 31. Both have been added to documentation for AMD's ROCclr, or Radeon... Read more...
The Lamborghini Countach is a name that brings back memories for lots of car enthusiasts alive in the 80s. I had a poster of a black Countach with its driver's side door lifted skyward hanging on my bedroom wall as a kid and idolized the car that frequently appeared in TV shows and movies. While the Countach was the... Read more...
When Pat Gelsinger stepped into the role of CEO of Intel, replacing Bob Swan at the helm, he outlined a plan to restore Intel's leadership in its fab process technologies. He also made clear that Intel would tap third-party foundries, where it makes sense to do that, and it appears as though Intel will be a major... Read more...
It's the last day of the workweek, and we've gathered a few deals for you on some hot tech products, including the just-announced Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. In addition, if you're more of an Apple fanboy (or fangirl), there are significant discounts to be had on the Apple Watch Series 6... Read more...
Apple is deep into damage control mode to clarify its messaging on its plan to protect children from online predators. Earlier this month, the company announced several features to stop the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). While well-intentioned, this move sparked a lot of backlash from the online... Read more...
It won't be long now before we can run some officially sanctioned benchmarks with finalized Alder Lake silicon, assuming no last minute delays put a cramp in Intel's plans to release its next-gen CPUs before the end of the year. Alder Lake is poised to be an interesting launch for multiple reasons, one of which is... Read more...
Now that Sony has put out official guidelines for supported SSDs on the PlayStation 5, manufacturers are coming out of the woodwork with compatible products. The latest is TeamGroup's T-Force brand with a new version of its Cardea SSD. The new Cardea A440 Pro Special Series sets itself apart with a white graphene... Read more...
The legal hounds representing publisher Take-Two Interactive have been on the scent of Grand Theft Auto modders, barking at them with Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take down notices. As a result, several mods hosted at Liberty City were recently yanked offline, to comply with the demand. This raises the... Read more...
One of AMD's add-in board partners, Sapphire, appears to have released a graphics card for cryptocurrency mining that is equipped with not one, but two Radeon RX 570 GPUs, if a new leak is not pulling our collective legs. Sapphire has made no such announcement, mind you, possibly because it wants to keep the release... Read more...
Today is Thursday, which means it's time for Microsoft to push out Windows Insider Preview Build 22000.132 to testers. Like last week's Windows 11 build, this one is available to Windows Insiders in both the Beta and Dev channels. The most significant update with this latest build comes to Microsoft Teams Chat... Read more...
Following call center company Teleperformance allegedly forcing employees to undergo AI camera surveillance, Amazon wants to monitor its own customer service employees. Soon, Amazon could use a system that captures all workers' keystrokes to run behavioral analysis and prevent malicious hackers or imposters from... Read more...
Just as the sun rises and sets, Epic Games has put another game up for grabs. Anyone can now get open-world RPG Rebel Galaxy for free through August 19th to keep forever. Space is the final frontier and reminiscent of the Wild West in Rebel Galaxy, a game of “action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and... Read more...
The Radeon RX 6600 XT officially launched earlier this week, bringing AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture down to more affordable price points (relatively speaking). Radeon RX 6600 XT cards target mainstream, 1080p gamers, and the two models we previously looked in our initial coverage proved to be decent... Read more...
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