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A security researcher who goes by the name “RyeLv” recently discovered an elevation of privilege vulnerability in Windows. Microsoft has publicly disclosed the vulnerability and registered it in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system with the name CVE-2022-21882. The National Institute of Standards and... Read more...
When Cyberpunk 2077 released in December of 2020, it came out for PCs and the previous, 8th-generation consoles: the Xbox One family and the PlayStation 4 series. Thanks to backward compatibility, you can play the console versions on the current, 9th-generation game consoles—decidedly the best way to play those... Read more...
Fans watching the NFL AFC championship game between Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals got a special treat during halftime. The first trailer for the Halo live-action TV series made its debut. The series is coming to Paramount Plus in March 2022. Natascha McElhone plays brilliant scientist Catherine... Read more...
NVIDIA sells a huge parallel processor called A100. This is based on a gigantic Ampere-architecture processor called GA100, an 826 mm² chip. That makes it expensive to manufacture and power-thirsty to operate, but by all accounts it delivers on performance. It's actually the second of such massive monolithic... Read more...
Intel is releasing a "Special Edition" 12th Gen Core i9-12900KS processor based on its Alder Lake architecture, which ranks as only the second KS chip in the past couple of years (the other one being the 9th Gen Core i9-9900KS we reviewed in October 2019). It's a fast slice of silicon and while not available to buy... Read more...
Many websites and applications employ various device fingerprinting methods to identify users and track their activity across websites and applications over time. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a good explainer on this subject, as well as a tool to test how well your browser protects you from fingerprinting... Read more...
In a change on its developer website, Apple has announced support for unlisted apps on its App Store. This means developers can finally submit apps (and get them approved) that are only discoverable if the user has a direct link. With this change, developers with apps not really suitable for public distribution can... Read more...
Have you heard the one about a notable maker of games consoles paying an exorbitant amount of money to acquire a games studio and all of its IP? Of course you have, because Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is a big deal. To be outdone (see what we did there?), Sony today announced it is... Read more...
Nintendo, known primarily for games, game consoles, and its iconic characters has become so ubiquitous in our worldwide culture that you can barely go into any store without seeing something it has had its hands in. For Nintendo music is no different, being the place many of the best composers in gaming have had... Read more...
Barry any last minute delay(s), it won't be long now before Valve's first batch of Steam Deck handhelds begin shipping out—February 25, to be exact. That still gives Valve a few more weeks to test games for launch-day compatibility as part of its Steam Deck Verified program. Valve has already made good progress too... Read more...
A teen who created a bot that tracks Elon Musk's private jetd wants $50,000 to take it off Twitter. The amount was a counteroffer when Musk asked the teen if he'd remove the content from social media for a $5,000 payday. Musk is no stranger to being in the spotlight for all sorts of things. The multi-billionaire... Read more...
Remember when gaming monitors with 144Hz refresh rates were considered fast? They still are, really, but then came along the likes of  240Hz and even 360Hz displays. Well, all of them can bend the knee to a new gaming monitor by BOE, a company you probably never heard of but is making waves with a blisteringly-fast... Read more...
Bungie has been dropping tidbits of information about the upcoming The Witch Queen expansion through trailers and This Week at Bungie posts (TWABs). We so far know a little about some of the coming changes, but next to nothing about weapon crafting or new armor and weapons. The most information we have received so far... Read more...
Saying that the last two years has been a struggle for gamers trying to get an upgraded GPU is a huge understatement. However, Raja Koduri of Intel says that the company aims to get millions of GPUs into the hands of gamers every year. Intel just had the most quarterly revenue ever in the more than 50 years of the... Read more...
SpaceX is no stranger to launch delays. Bad weather or technical concerns are typically the most common reasons to halt a rocket launch. However, the most recent SpaceX launch was canceled for a rather unique reason. SpaceX was forced to abort the rocket takeoff just 33 seconds before launch because a cruise ship was... Read more...
Premium laptops have been getting thinner and lighter over the years, and one reason why is the removal of chunky ports. The svelte MacBook Air, for example, rocks just a pair of Thunderbolt / USB4 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack—no USB Type-A or Ethernet ports. Craob says 'Hold my beer' and is introducing what it... Read more...
As we get closer to the Super Bowl, many HDTV manufacturers are offering big savings on a number of the most popular form factors. Whereas 50" or larger UHD 4K smart TVs used to cost an arm and a leg, today many mainstream models are available for just a few hundred bucks. Leading up to the big game most retailers... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its final insertion in orbit around the second Lagrange point. While the telescope has not quite been fully tweaked and enabled just yet, its first target will be a Sun-like star as it begins the intricate process of mirror alignment. Since the launch of the James Webb... Read more...
Corporate employees at T-Mobile have just received the strongest encouragement ever to get vaccinated against COVID-19: Get vaccinated or get fired. There are exceptions to the rule, but by and large, any employees who need “regular or occasional” access to T-Mobile’s offices are mandated to be fully vaccinated by... Read more...
The web-based puzzle game Wordle has proven insanely popular. Viral, even, with Google paying homage to it with a cool Easter egg recently. Some folks love the fact that you can only play it once a day, but others want more. Enter Dordle, a new, more challenging word game that could be your next addiction. Of... Read more...
Have you played God of War yet? If not, have you at least read our review of the game? The 2018 PlayStation 4 mega-hit has gotten one of the cleanest PC game ports in recent memory, and we didn't encounter any significant bugs whatsoever during our testing, despite running it on two different systems, three different... Read more...
A Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) app that's been making the rounds on Google Play could steal your banking information, say researchers at Pradeo, a mobile security research and product provider based out of France. According to the team, the app was removed from the Google Play store, however, it remained active and... Read more...
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