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Once upon a time, it was commonplace for online games to have subscription fees. The earliest popular graphical online games, including Ultima Online and EverQuest, all had recurring service fees, as did many games that came after, such as Final Fantasy XI and World of Warcraft. That model has largely given way to... Read more...
Two days ago, we reported that the London police arrested seven individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 years old in connection with an investigation into notorious hacking group LAPSUS$. While it is unclear if the police nabbed the group's ringleader in the arrests, it is clear that the operational security (or... Read more...
Google is warming of a major security flaw in chrome and is recommending users update their browsers ASAP. Yesterday, Google issued a security update on the Stable Channel for the Google Chrome web browser. The bug, labeled as CVE-2022-1096, takes advantage of an issue with variable types in the V8 JavaScript... Read more...
OnePlus announced the launch of its new OnePlus 10 Pro 5G in a very dramatic way, by launching one into the stratosphere. You can also reserve one of the new smartphones for just $1 until March 31st. OnePlus asked its community how it could best showcase its newest flagship phone, the OnePlus 10 5G. The result was... Read more...
We can sometimes forget how deeply computers are integrated into our lives beyond standard computing devices like phones, laptops, and desktop PCs. The hackability of computer systems beyond these devices can be a stark reminder of the ubiquity of computer systems. Just last week, a hacker was found to have stolen 400... Read more...
AMD's next line of desktop processors will be named the Ryzen 7000 series, and they'll be a complete break from Socket AM4 and the previous gen Ryzen platform that it hosts. Ryzen 7000 processors will be based on the Zen 4 CPU architecture and use an LGA socket design rather than the micro-PGA used by Socket... Read more...
Let's start this story with a bit of context for people who may not have been following along. NVIDIA's extant GeForce RTX 30 series cards currently top out at the RTX 3090, which can draw up to 431 W in our testing. At this year's CES back in January, Team Green announced the RTX 3090 Ti, based on the same Ampere... Read more...
Unofficially, NVIDIA is expected to launch its GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card next Tuesday, March 29. Should that happen, we'll have concrete details to share in just a matter of days. Until then, the bulk of information is still coming from the leaks and rumors scene, which today supposedly exposed MSI's Suprim X... Read more...
Are you tired of waiting for the price of kidneys to go up so you can afford a new GPU? Thanks to a change to tariffs in the US, such risky behavior would likely be a waste of time. We don't condone any dangerous or criminal behaviors to afford computing components, by the way. Still, it's hard to ignore the... Read more...
The US Department of Justice announced the arrest of two men, Ethan Nguyen and Andre Llacuna, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. Both conspiracy charges are in connection with what the DoJ describes as a million-dollar "rug-pull" scheme to defraud purchasers of NFT's advertised as... Read more...
For a brief while, it seemed as though Intel had unexpectedly released its binned 12th Gen Core i9-12900KS processor this morning, because Newegg went live with a product listing and was accepting orders for the part. Instead, it looks like the retailer may have jumped the gun. Newegg pulled the listing a couple hours... Read more...
The NVMe M.2 solid state storage market continues to expand with an ever-increasing number of drives, at a variety of price points and performance targets. There has been a steady influx of high-end drives targeting enthusiasts, along with an array of more-affordable DRAM-less offerings specifically tuned for consumer and gaming workloads.... Read more...
Apple is said to be looking into creating a hardware subscription service for its iPhone and other devices, much like paying a monthly subscription for an app. It would come at a time when the cost of smartphones and other electronic devices continue to rise. Apple is no stranger to subscription services. It... Read more...
It takes a human being around 0.1 to 0.4 seconds to blink. In even less time, an AI-based inverse rendering process developed by NVIDIA can generate a realistic three-dimensional scene from a series of two-dimensional photographs taken from different angles. NVIDIA's approach is based on a new technology called... Read more...
The perfect productivity laptop may not exist, but Dell's XPS lineup often comes close, blending premium build quality with an array of features and fast hardware. We're not being generic in our praise here, either—see our reviews of last year's Dell XPS 17 and XPS 15 for our expanded analysis. These XPS models have... Read more...
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter captured an unprecedented image of the Sun earlier this month. The spacecraft was about 46.6 million miles (75 million km) away, or halfway between Earth and the Sun. At the beginning of March, Solar Orbiter took several images of the burning star that lights and... Read more...
Greymon55 is a popular, Digimon-themed hardware news leaker, and he's been busy lately. Early this month, he tweeted vaguely about a product entering its "bring-up" phase, which is the testing phase after "tape out" when a company receives its first shipment of etched dice from the foundry. As it turns out, that... Read more...
Popular hardware diagnostic tool HWiNFO is updated regularly to add support for new and upcoming devices. Apparently, the next update for HWiNFO is going to add support for NVIDIA's Hopper, Ada Lovelace, and Blackwell GPUs. This news comes courtesy of HWiNFO itself, which listed the GPU codenames in its "Upcoming... Read more...
As you collaborate on your Google Sheets while using Google Meet, do you ever feel like gaming on your Chromebook is a little lackluster? It seems like the Chrome OS team would agree with you. As such, the current Chrome OS Alpha now includes Steam. Chrome OS being a Linux-based operating system, it was only a matter of time before native Read more...
Gigabyte today announced the BRIX Extreme, calling it the "most powerful mini PC in the world." That's probably dialing up the marketing hype a notch above where it should be, but bold claim aside, these new BRIX Extreme systems look both attractive (from the renders we've seen) and capable (from the spec sheet and... Read more...
Update: British police say they have arrested seven individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 years old in connection with the investigation. "The City of London Police has been conducting an investigation with its partners into members of a hacking group," Detective Inspector Michael O'Sullivan told... Read more...
Sierra founders Ken and Roberta Williams announced they are developing Colossal Cave 3D Adventure, a remake of the original game released way back in 1976. Not since the release of Thimbleweed Park have I been this excited for an upcoming video game. Sure, it's not going to be the next Elden Ring or anything of the... Read more...
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