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If you haven't been keeping up with Windows news, Windows 11 is really trying to be tough on security. As part of that push, one of its major requirements is that your system must have a Trusted Platform Module, or TPM. Historically speaking, that was a physical device on your motherboard that provided an immutable... Read more...
Who doesn’t love a piping hot pizza with a generous helping of Slurpshrooms? Monsters! That’s who. This is probably one of the reasons Epic, developers behind Fortnite decided to work this wonderful delectable dish into the wildly popular battle royale game. Keeping with the theme that Tilted Towers is back, the... Read more...
You may have seen the story last week about Der8auer overclocking a Core i5-12400's six cores to 5.2 GHz, or even this morning's story about HiCookie taking a dual-core Pentium Gold chip to 5.8 GHz (from 3.1 GHz) on liquid nitrogen. Both of those stories have one thing in common: they're overclocking Intel 12th-gen... Read more...
Microsoft has released a major update for Windows 11, that supposedly fixes an issue that’s plagued the operating system for years. The latest build of Windows 11 updates a known issue with HDR color rendering, among a few other things. Probably the biggest fix for the new Windows 11 operating system is with... Read more...
Wondering what all the fuss is about VR? The best way to find out is to just dive right in, and the arguably the best value in the world (in terms bang for your buck) is the Oculus Quest 2, or Meta Quest 2 if you prefer to call it that. It doesn't go on sale that often, though if you're willing to pick one up that's... Read more...
Even with malware attacks against Linux on the rise, a major security vulnerability has somehow been lurking in every Linux distribution for a dozen years. Just hours after the bug became public, a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit showed up in the wild. The problem lies within a system utility called Polkit, which... Read more...
Intel recently expanded its lineup of Alder Lake processors with several new additions, among them the Pentium Gold G7400T, one of the least expensive chips in the lineup. Priced at $64 (in trays of 1,000 units), it's very much a budget chip. Apparently it's also capable of big overclocks even though it has a locked... Read more...
Apple has announced its latest Shot on iPhone Challenge, and it wants you to get up close and personal with your smartphone. Not every iPhone user can enter, though—the latest challenge asks you to capture your best macro shot on an iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max. Recently Apple made an odd decision to offer... Read more...
The General Court of the European Union has overturned a massive antitrust fine levied by the EU against Intel back in 2009. At the time, the EU determined Intel had abused its dominant position in the market for x86 processors by offering conditional rebates to companies like Dell and Lenovo, and slapped the chip... Read more...
Sometimes a dose of sarcasm is just what the doctor ordered. Twitter user Ben S recently developed a “sarcasm converter” for keyboards with two rather cheap Raspberry Pi Pico boards. One can implement a sarcasm mode with his invention with a literal flip of the switch. One can activate the sarcasm converter by... Read more...
Once one of the brightest stars in the night sky, the star Eta Carinae, lost its luster after the 1843 Great Eruption. NASA has now provided a three-dimensional model of the Homunculus Nebula and accompanying clouds of dust and gas that cloak the bad-tempered star. NASA recently captured the eruption of a volcano... Read more...
Finding a graphics card in stock from a first-party retailer could soon be a little bit easier than it has been in a very long time. That's not to say the shortage is about to end. However, those within the supply chain apparently feel confident that an uptick in ABF (Ajinomoto Build-up Film) substrate shipments will... Read more...
The results are in and it is hard to argue that Halo Infinite has been anything but a success. It was recently announced that Halo Infinite is the biggest Halo launch ever and currently boasts over 20 million players. Its popularity is likely due to Microsoft’s strategies behind its release. Unlike other Halo... Read more...
Crytek has confirmed it is actively developing the fourth major installment in the Crysis series, which raises the obvious question, can your PC run it? You'll eventually find out, though probably not this year—Crytek says Crysis 4 is in the early stages of development and that it will be a while yet before it... Read more...
Both NVIDIA and AMD announced new mainstream GPUs during CES 2022. AMD announced the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which we showed you last week, and NVIDIA the GeForce RTX 3050. NVIDIA also quickly teased a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti during its event, but details regarding that behemoth will be coming a little later. Today, we get to... Read more...
Samsung is getting ready to host this year's Unpacked event, which the company has now confirmed will take place on February 9, 2022. The date is pretty much in line with previous rumors and speculation, though we know for sure. During the event, Samsung will undoubtedly unveil some new products, including a new... Read more...
If you're not a Linux sysadmin, you might not be familiar with Control Web Panel, but if you are a Linux sysadmin, you almost certainly are at least aware of the app. Control Web Panel, or CWP, is a free Linux control panel for various web services. It used to be called CentOS Web Panel, but these days it's supported... Read more...
AMD announced the Ryzen 6000 Series for laptops at CES 2022, and the presentation primarily focused on the new processors' graphics capabilities. That's no surprise to anyone who knows the score; the Ryzen 5000 Series for laptops was based on more or less the very same Zen 3 CPU cores, so the 6000 series is more of a... Read more...
You’ve been playing that game your whole uber ride back from the airport. You’re tired of playing it on your Steam Deck, but you don’t want to lose your progress, or even close the game down to let the cloud save do its work because it just takes so long to load again later. Good news, you won’t have to. The Steam... Read more...
G.Skill continues to claim overclocking records with its Trident memory products, and that has continued in the emerging DDR5 era. The company's latest bragging right, made possible with the help of ASUS, applies to its Trident Z5 DDR5 memory—it set a world frequency record at DDR5-8888 while nestled in an ASUS ROG... Read more...
Elgato, a division of Corsair Gaming, has rolled out a new peripheral you might not have realized you needed but could help level up your stream game. Called the Stream Deck Pedal, it's a glorified foot pedal like the ones used in the transcription field (it looks very much like the one I used when I dabbled in... Read more...
Samsung has built a fingerprint security chip that is aimed at making payment cards and other types of biometric cards more secure. The new security solution combines a fingerprint sensor with other technology in order to strengthen your payment cards against thieves. In a day and age where carrying cash is... Read more...
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