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YouTube is making it easier to find a content creator's Shorts, as it gives the category its own tab. The streaming service said it was listening to viewer's feedback, and made the decision to make it easier to discover the kind of content you are most interested in. Google's YouTube rolled its Shorts option out a... Read more...
If you are a regular Uber rider, your next trip may feel just a little bit different. Uber has announced several changes to its platform which include the in-app navigation’s newfound aversion to left turns as well as several other safety-focused enhancements. This announcement may seem like a coy way to subtly... Read more...
If you're among the more than 2 billion who use Google's Chrome browser on your desktop PC, take a moment to apply the latest patch. Google has issued an emergency update that contains a single security fix and nothing more, but it's an important one—its plugs up a gaping security hole that hackers are known to be... Read more...
NASA tweeted a photo of the Sun smiling, which left some reminiscing of the iconic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the movie Ghostbusters. However, in this image the giant marshmallow looks to be getting ready to be placed on a giant s'mores cookie. The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) was the first mission to be... Read more...
A lot of companies would be pleased as punch to generate $13.5 billion in any given three-month period. But there's only one Intel, and that figure represents a 20 percent year-over-year decline in third-quarter revenue, which the company attributed to a challenging economy and weakening PC demand as the world... Read more...
Video games rot your brain and waste your time, even worse than TV, right? Not necessarily, according to the latest study from the University of Vermont's Department of Psychiatry. In a paper titled "Assocation of Video Gaming With Cognitive Performance Among Children," the authors find that children that played video... Read more...
Yesterday, a thirty-four year old resident of London. England, Daniel Kaye, was called before a grand jury to answer for nine federal charges. Kaye is accused of operating an online marketplace where cybercriminals bought and sold stolen information and illicit items. According to court documents, this online... Read more...
In case you haven't heard, NVIDIA's recent high-end GPUs are using a new connector, known as "12VHPWR". That's "twelve-volt high power" in ATX-spec-speak, and it's a small plug with twelve pins that can supply up to 600 watts of power for thirsty graphics cards. The GeForce RTX 4090 includes an adapter that converts... Read more...
During the company’s earnings call and Q&A session on Wednesday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicated to investors that the next gen consumer Quest headset would be released in 2023. Meta’s VP of finance, Susan Li, also referenced the upcoming launch. This is important news for budding VR enthusiasts, as the popular and affordable Quest 2 is Read more...
Nex Computer announces the launch of its NexPad, a portable monitor that can be attached to the top of a laptop screen as an additional monitor on the go. If you need a larger screen for your smartphone, NexPad has you covered there as well. With more people working from home and an increase in content creators... Read more...
In March of this year, CD Projekt Red, the developer behind The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 announced a "new saga" in The Witcher series. Along with this announcement was a blog post that they were going to be eliminating their home-grown RED Engine and move to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5 for their next title. Well... Read more...
NVIDIA announced a temporary price cut to its GeForce NOW cloud gaming service today when signing up for six months of Priority-level access. Normally a six-month Priority membership would run $49.99 (versus $9.99 per month, which works out $59.94 for six months). But for a limited time, you can score a six-month... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) reached far back into the universe's past, and captured a galaxy whose light took 13.3 billion years to reach Earth. When MACS0647-JD was first discovered in 2012, it set a new distance record for finding the farthest galaxy seen in the universe at that time. Astronomers... Read more...
Technically, we still have a few weeks to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here, but the bargains are arriving extra early this year. We highlighted some of them earlier this week—there are banging deals to be had on gaming laptops, desktops, 4K TVs, and more—but what's really caught our attention is... Read more...
See Tickets, an online event ticket vendor that services both Europe and North America, has disclosed a major data breach affecting its payment processing portals. While the data breach notice is light on details, See Tickets customers should know that their payment information, including credit card credential, may... Read more...
It is extremely rare for children to receive adulterated candy on Halloween, but it has happened a couple of times. For that reason, and because people are crazier than ever in 2022, it's a reasonable idea to go over your kids' haul before they dig in on Halloween night, just as this new cute PSA from DIY electronics... Read more...
According to Chinese-language site MyDrivers, the famed leather jacket aficionado (who also happens to be the CEO of NVIDIA) Jensen Huang recently returned from a trip to Taiwan. While there, he reportedly visited TSMC to ensure that his company would be among the first to have access to the foundry's 3nm process when... Read more...
Not long ago, the European Union went all-in on requiring a universal USB Type-C charger for all mobile phones by the year 2024. This is generally great news for a lot of people considering the cost of USB-C cables are rapidly declining. Add in that this is an open and universal standard and it allows for a more... Read more...
A Geekbench benchmark leak appears to indicate that the upcoming Intel Raptor Lake mobile flagship CPU is going to offer a lot more MHz than its predecessor. According to the system information spilled alongside the benchmark result, this 14C/20T mobile chip boosts all the way up to 5.4GHz. Its predecessor, the... Read more...
  Google Pixel Watch - Starting At $350 Google’s Pixel Watch is an excellent Wear OS smartwatch that integrates tightly into Google’s ecosystem but suffers a bit from sub-par battery life. However, the Pixel Watch finally gives us a solid Apple Watch alternative for Android users.     Excellent design Gorgeous screen... Read more...
Sony has finally placed its DualSense Edge wireless controller on preorder, but you will have to wait until next year to get your hands on one. The new "ultra-comfortable controller for PS5" was first announced back in August of this year. Xbox gamers have been able to pick up a premium Xbox controller from... Read more...
Google has only just released the impressive Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, but there are already rumors of what awaits us for Google's next smartphone release. According to a new report, Google is testing a device with the same dimensions as the Pixel 7 Pro, but this one has an improved ultrasonic fingerprint... Read more...
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