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Input devices can have an enormous impact on your user experience, especially as they relate to games. For retro games in particular, which were often designed with joysticks in mind, playing with any other type of input device isn't quite the same. Thankfully, using a Raspberry Pi Pico and some inexpensive parts, you... Read more...
Have you been playing Elden Ring, lowly tarnished? If you've been playing it on the PC, you've probably noticed that it has a little bit of a stuttering problem. The severity varies drastically from system to system, and you can modulate it a bit with the fixes we posted on Friday, but it's pretty much present for... Read more...
This story continues to get stranger. On the 25th, The Telegraph ran a story claiming to have insider knowledge of a hack at NVIDIA HQ. At that time, it wasn't known who was responsible or what their motives were; The outlet speculated that it may have been related to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The very next... Read more...
Last night I stubbed my toe on the way to the bathroom and it hurt like the dickens. Then this morning as I was sorting through my inbox I came across an email from Biostar announcing another pre-built mining rig, the iMiner A588X8D2, stuffed with no less than eight Radeon RX 580 graphics cards. I'd have rather... Read more...
There are multiple ways you can go about chasing lower CPU temps. Adding more fans and periodically cleaning the dust filters can go a long way. So can reapplying the thermal paste, or swapping out your CPU cooling solution for something that packs more punch, perhaps a liquid cooling setup. All good options, or you... Read more...
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) issued sweeping restrictions last Thursday in regards to exports to Russia in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The restrictions are aimed at severely impeding Russia's access to technologies and includes companies such as Intel, TSMC and AMD. As tensions grow across... Read more...
Advances in fast charging technologies mean we'll spend less time waiting for our smartphones and other electronics to recharge, but how fast are we talking about? Try just 15 minutes to bring a premium smartphone from nearly depleted (1 percent) to fully charged (100 percent), which is the promise of Oppo's 150W... Read more...
Is a Steam subscription service in the works? It was recently revealed that Valve does not plan on developing its own personal subscription service. However, it was noted that Valve would be willing to work with Microsoft to add Game Pass games to Steam. Wes Fenlon of PC Gamer asked Gabe Newell, President of Valve... Read more...
China's Yutu-2 lunar rover detected two distinct glass globules on the far side of the Moon. Discoveries like this could hold information about the Moon's history. The spherules were spotted by the lunar rover's panoramic camera as they twinkled like stars on the dry, dusty surface of the Moon. While the rover was... Read more...
The Xbox Series S has not been anywhere near as difficult to find in stock as either the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, but finding one at a discount? That's another story entirely. It's also the situation right now, with the Xbox Series S seeing a rare discount to $249.99, saving you $50 over MSRP. If you've been... Read more...
The much anticipated Destiny 2: The Witch Queen expansion is here. The main question that players or potential players may have is whether the expansion lives up to all the hype. Here is our review of the Destiny 2: The Witch Queen campaign. We do not reveal any major plot points but there are some light... Read more...
It's going on four years since the last time I spent hands-on time with Huawei's sleek and capable MateBook X Pro, and who knows if I ever will again—Huawei's relationship with the US has only grown more tenuous since then. That's too bad because the upgraded 2022 MateBook X Pro model unveiled at Mobile World Congress... Read more...
Qualcomm today is adding to its growing stack of 5G modem-RF systems with a new flagship model, the Snapdragon X70. This is actually its fifth generation 5G modem, preceded by the Snapdragon X65, Snapdragon X60, Snapdragon X55, and Snapdragon X50. It doesn't come with a raw speed upgrade, but it does introduce some... Read more...
Qualcomm is making at splash at Mobile World Congress with what it claims is the world's first and fastest commercial Wi-Fi 7 solution. The next-gen wireless standard is baked into its FastConnect 7800 mobile connectivity subsystem, which is intended to bring advanced Wi-Fi technologies and next-generation Dual... Read more...
Lenovo's bringing out the big fireworks this year to celebrate ThinkPad's 30th anniversary. At the 2022 Mobile World Congress, the company announced top-to-bottom refreshes of most of its laptop products, including ThinkPads, ThinkBooks, and IdeaPads. We'll have a gander at the IdeaPad models in a bit, but for now... Read more...
Today at Mobile World Congress 2022, Lenovo unveiled a revitalized lineup of laptops, tablets, and other mobile computers. We've already taken a look at the company's upgraded ThinkPads and ThinkBooks, but let's step over to the IdeaPad category and gawk at some accessible gaming hardware and some flexible... Read more...
Lenovo is making a splash at Mobile World Congress with a bevy announcements, one of the more interesting of which is the ThinkPad X13s. What makes this ThinkPad stand out from all the rest? Developed in collaboration with Qualcomm and Microsoft, this is the world's first laptop powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3... Read more...
Connected Bluetooth experiences vary greatly from PC to PC. Some systems seem to behave properly, while others frequently lose connectivity or suffer from severe latency issues. Microsoft seems to want to change that in one of the latest Windows 11 Insider Previews, however, and optimize Bluetooth functionality on the... Read more...
In the past, the Battlefield series from EA and DICE has been incredibly well-received and well-played, but when Battlefield 2042 launched, things seemed to change. Between quality issues and bugs galore, players who picked up Battlefield just as soon put it back down again, and moved on to other games that have come... Read more...
Samsung is expanding its laptop line with an upgraded and expanded family of Galaxy Book 2 models, including the Galaxy Book 2 Pro, Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, and Galaxy Book 2 360. There are five main SKUs spread across the three refreshed product lines, each built to Intel's latest Evo certification with 12th Gen Core... Read more...
Elon Musk announced on Twitter Saturday that Starlink Internet service is now active in war torn Ukraine. His response came after Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister, reached out on the social platform asking Musk to assist the country with internet service independent of the country's existing... Read more...
Competition is a good thing, especially when it results in healthy back-and-forth between the competitors. AMD and Intel are duking it out in the CPU space once again, and given that gaming is one of the primary purposes for which anyone is purchasing PCs right now, both companies are keen to claim the title of... Read more...
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