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It looks as though ASUS will be the first -- and perhaps the only -- manufacturer to use AMD's Ryzen 9 5980HX processor in one of its laptops. A listing for the ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 was discovered this week at Newegg, although the online retailer shows the laptop as being out of stock. Unlike the more common Ryzen... Read more...
Ransomware infections have been on the rise lately, affecting companies like Gigabyte or, more famously, Kaseya. Subsequently, the fight against the ransomware plague needs to meet and exceed threat actors’ efforts, and Microsoft is looking to help. In collaboration with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center... Read more...
TCL on Tuesday launched its first TV lines that tap Google TV for smart viewing chores—updated 6-series and 5-series sets—seemingly representing a departure from Roku, its longtime cohort. However, TCL insists that is not the case, and says this is an expansion into new territory rather than a case of leaving behind... Read more...
It looks as though the AMD Radeon Pro W6600 isn't the only workstation graphics card vying for your attention today. NVIDIA just announced its RTX A2000, which is the company's newest entry-level professional graphics card. When we typically think of NVIDIA's RTX A-Series professional-oriented graphics cards, we... Read more...
We're roughly a month away from Apple's yearly iPhone keynote, and some last-minute rumors are starting to hit the internet. Thankfully, this latest information is coming from a reputable member of the leak community, Mark Gurman, and his reporting hints at some significant updates for users who shoot videos. The... Read more...
Embargos lifted on Radeon RX 6600 XT reviews this morning, but that mainstream gaming GPU isn’t the only one AMD is pushing out the door today. The Radeon Pro W6600, which was announced back in early June alongside the more powerful Radeon Pro W6800, is also launching today. As its name implies, the Radeon Pro W6600, like its gaming-class... Read more...
Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices from Synology are being targeted by the StealthWorker Botnet in an ongoing brute-force attack that could lead to ransomware infections. Perhaps we should just drop the “network attached” of NAS portion for now. According to an August 4th report, Synology’s Product Security... Read more...
Parallels is a company that is well known for its virtualization software. Their latest updates should prove to be especially useful to the company's customer base. Parallels 17 allows M1 Macs and Intel-based devices to run the upcoming Windows 11 and macOS Monterey operating systems. Parallels especially collaborated... Read more...
Watch out, Boston Dynamics; you're not the only one out there with an impressive yet creepy-looking robot dog. The folks at Xiaomi today unveiled the CyberDog, and it looks similar to Boston Dynamics' Spot. According to Xiaomi, it will offer 1,000 units of the "bio-inspired" CyberDog "Fans, engineers, and robotic... Read more...
Someone appears to have leaked an unreleased Gigabyte Aorus 17G laptop configuration built around Intel's upcoming mobile Alder Lake-P platform. Whether on purpose or by accident, the leak appears as a new entry at the UserBenchmark database, and seems to come from someone within Gigabyte's headquarters from Tawain... Read more...
The classic Amiga 500 is getting remade and reborn as another miniature console for old school gaming (in case you're not interested in building a killer Amiga emulator yourself). While the original system was released by Commodore way back in 1987, Retro Games is behind the remake, which is officially dubbed 'The... Read more...
Samsung is putting the pedal to the metal with the hardware powering its next-generation Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. Today, the company announced the Exynos W920, which is a brand new SOC and the very first for the smartwatch market that uses the 5nm process node. This is big news for smartwatch users... Read more...
Prices for NVIDIA's GeForce range of consumer graphics cards continue to trend back towards MSRP territory, and if things continue they have been going, they could potentially encroach that level by the end of the year. Or so new price tracking data indicates. Color us skeptical, though we will certainly cross our... Read more...
AMD officially unveiled the Radeon RX 6600 XT in late July, and just last week we were able to give you a first-hand sneak peek and tour of one of the higher-end partner boards, the PowerColor Radeon RX 6600 XT Red Devil. Today though, embargos lift on performance and power data, and we’re able to provide some additional pieces to the... Read more...
Amazon is cranking out some excellent discounts on its Echo family of hardware and an insanely good deal on Apple's entry-level AirPods. We've rounded the deals up for you here, so let's dig in, shall we? The Echo Show 5 is currently discounted by $30, which takes its price from $84.99 down to $54.99. The Echo Show... Read more...
Exactly five years ago, No Man’s Sky launched to the world with a less than stellar start by many accounts. However, years of hard work and patches have turned things around to make No Man's Sky a stellar game and story. Now, the group behind the game, Hello Games, is celebrating the anniversary and teasing a new... Read more...
In April, Microsoft rolled out a limited beta of its Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud) streaming service for Windows 10 PCs and Apple devices. However, this early beta required users to game through an internet browser rather than providing Xbox Insiders with a native app to experience the service. That all changes... Read more...
If you thought Amazon wanting drivers to submit to biometric surveillance was bad, these recent revelations take the cake. Colombia-based call center workers, who perform outsourced customer services for some of the largest companies in the US, are now reportedly being pressured into signing a contract allowing their... Read more...
Microsoft is planning to livestream its Gamescom 2021 event rather than have it be an in-person affair in Cologne, Germany this year. During the "100 percent virtual experience," Microsoft will provide new looks at several upcoming games. Microsoft is also planning to host a digital special edition Xbox FanFest during... Read more...
Late last week, we covered Apple’s new plan to screen text messages for explicit images and files uploaded to iCloud for child sexual abuse material. The announcement, however, garnered quite a bit of attention and concern rather quickly, contrary to what Apple likely wanted. Now, the Cupertino-based company has... Read more...
Apple first introduced the 12-inch MacBook in 2015, and the device was marketed as a thin and light notebook for the consumer market. However, the machine was highly compromised due to its pokey entry-level Intel processors (which often throttled due to the fanless design), just one USB-C port, and the poorly received... Read more...
It seems as though many companies are looking to the past to plot a path forward with gaming consoles. We've seen Sony and Nintendo release miniaturized versions of their popular consoles, although the latter had the most success with the NES Classic and the SNES Classic. Other companies like Atari have also thrown... Read more...
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