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Cult of the Lamb is a single-player roguelite game that has skyrocketed to 1 million players in its first week of release. Some are saying it belongs on the short list for GOTY along with another recent smash hit, Stray. Those who have already played the game will tell you that there are things they wish they knew before starting out on their Read more...
It is officially the start of the back to school season, some states are offering tax-free days, and many stores and manufacturers are running deep discounts on an array of products. Apple is on board as well, so let's check out some deals on a few of their popular products. Let's start with a timepiece. If you... Read more...
If you own an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard, listen up. About 10,000 units were shipped with a defect that can create a short circuit. This results in overheating that can cause the boards to melt, burn, or even catch fire. ASUS is recalling all motherboards with the part number 90MB18E0-MVAAY0 which have... Read more...
Are you old enough to fondly recall SEGA's Genesis system? It was known as the Mega Drive outside of the US. SEGA's 16-bit machine was the second of the fourth-generation game consoles. While it was a modest success in its home country of Japan, it was wildly popular in the US, Europe, and South America. The company... Read more...
Security researcher Michael Horowitz, not to be confused with the current United States Inspector General, has been updating a blog post titled "VPNs on iOS are a scam" ever since May 2022. The rather lengthy post goes into detail about data leaks that occur outside of a VPN tunnel on iOS. The issue was first reported... Read more...
The already fast and accurate fingerprint sensor on Samsung's high-end smartphone may be getting bigger as well. A recent rumor says the S23 Ultra may use Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanning technology. Samsung launched its Galaxy S22 lineup early this year. After skipping the Note during the S21... Read more...
We wrote last week about research showing that Meta takes advantage of the in-app browser feature on mobile devices to inject JavaScript into web pages viewed in the Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger mobile apps. Now that same researcher has found that the TikTok in-app browser injects JavaScript which functions... Read more...
Google has released a Chrome browser update which addresses a zero-day flaw that is currently under active attack. This is the fifth time this year that Google has put Chrome users in a situation where they should act swiftly to apply a patch to a critical security flaw. If you are a Chrome user, please check that you... Read more...
As Apple gets set to launch its next generation of its Apple Watch, the Series 7 (Product) RED version is on sale. Along with it, there are several other popular wearables on sale as well. Apple is expected to announce its next generation smartwatch in the first half of September. The changes to the upcoming Series... Read more...
Do you need to blast files around your network at ludicrous speeds? Do you even have an external interface that can handle 10 gigabytes per second? Yes, that's gigabytes, not bits. We'll reckon that the answer is no, but don't let that stop you from gawping at this new Aorus Gen5 SSD 10000, so named for its typical... Read more...
Ashes of the Singularity, which is in fact a video game and not just a benchmark, famously maintains a large benchmark database. That's one of many such lists that Twitter bot @BenchLeaks monitors for unrecognized CPU and GPU results. The bot's tearless retina spotted a result in the Ashes of the Singularity database... Read more...
Destiny 2 has received tremendous upgrades to its subclass system in the past couple of years. The 2020 Beyond Light expansion brought the franchise’s first Darkness subclass, Stasis. While more Darkness-based subclasses are anticipated, Bungie decided to switch gears and revamp the original Light-based subclasses –... Read more...
When Intel released its 12th-generation Core processors, reviewers like ourselves made much ado about the Core i9-12900K's high power consumption during productivity workloads. Gaming power was lower, of course, and it was possible to limit the processor's power consumption without having too much impact on... Read more...
Released in July of this year, 2022, the Nothing Phone has not made as much of a splash as its creators had hoped for a budget "iPhone Killer." That thankfully hasn't stopped the manufacturer from keeping their device in tip-top shape with updates. Today a new update was released for Nothing's Android-based Nothing... Read more...
TSMC foundries will begin mass production of the first 3nm chips for its customers in September, according to industry reports from Taiwan. The world’s largest contract chipmaker has completed the R&D and trial production for what it refers to as its N3 process. It is expected to significantly ramp up N3 production... Read more...
Anyone with an iPhone in their pocket or a Mac on their desk should be hitting that update button today. Apple has announced an emergency patch for iPhones, iPads, and macOS computers, an increasingly common event. The update addresses a pair of zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's software, meaning they are already... Read more...
Android 13 is currently rolling out to Pixel devices. Google is pushing privacy and security more strongly with this new version of Android, and this push extends to the clipboard as users often copy sensitive information. As a means to prevent exposure of this sensitive information, the clipboard will now... Read more...
Apple is expected to launch its new line of devices, including the iPhone 14 family of phones the first week of September. The latest edition of the popular smartphone is getting camera upgrades and a faster chip. It doesn't seem too long ago that Apple was releasing the iPhone 13 lineup of smartphones, but here we... Read more...
  Dell XPS 13 Plus - Starting MSRP: $1299.00 Dell's new XPS 13 Plus laptop is a radical departure from traditional ultralight laptop designs. It's a gorgeous, powerful machine with a couple of caveats.     Strong Intel 12th Gen Performance Beautiful, Efficient Premium Design Thin And Light Form Factor Gorgeous 3.5K OLED... Read more...
Nintendo of America's president Doug Bowser issued a statement via an internal message to employees yesterday, which confirmed the company is looking into claims of "worker conduct." In a probable attempt to bolster confidence amongst the company's workforce, Bowser said Nintendo was taking the allegations... Read more...
The NUC faithful have been waiting patiently for Alder Lake based mini-PCs. Sure, there was the NUC 12 Extreme, but Dragon Canyon (and even Serpent Canyon) is overkill for most of the things people actually want to do with a NUC. Well, wait no longer, because the 12th-gen NUCs are arriving. Codenamed "Wall Street... Read more...
Threat intelligence firm Recorded Future has published a report concerning a long-term credential theft campaign targeting humanitarian, think tank, and government organizations. A hacking group known as RedAlpha is carrying out this ongoing campaign, and is known to have been active as far back as 2015. However, it... Read more...
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