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Last year, Cloudflare, a company that provides DDoS mitigation, content delivery network (CDN) services, and many others, published a blog post declaring its intention to kill CAPTCHAs. Now about a year and a half later, the company is introducing an alternative to standard CAPTCHAs that should be much faster and... Read more...
The USB standard's forward and backward compatibility is one of its handiest features. That means that you can plug a USB device into another USB device with a matching connector, and it's almost a guarantee that it'll work, regardless of their USB version revisions. Consumers don't need to know whether it's a USB 3.1... Read more...
We're blending together a couple of leaks today, both because they inform each other, and because that's just how we roll. A curious result found in the Einstein@Home database seems to be for an unreleased Threadripper CPU. A separate AMD roadmap leak from a conference in Indonesia doesn't have a lot of new... Read more...
For the first time ever, NASA's Webb and Hubble space telescopes captured the same celestial target at the same time. The two observatories had front row seats as the space agency's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) slammed into asteroid Dimorphos earlier this week. Webb and Hubble images have been used in... Read more...
The popular SwiftKey soft keyboard hasn’t been updated for iOS users for more than a year. Now we have learned that there’s an unpleasant reason behind the obvious neglect; Microsoft are going to delist the app from the Apple App Store. SwiftKey iOS will be axed from the store on October 5, but existing users will be... Read more...
We've been so busy analyzing and reporting on all the recent NVIDIA, AMD and Intel launches and announcements that we haven't had a chance to just sit down and talk about them. So let's chill-out and do just that – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series, AMD Ryzen 7000, Intel Raptor Lake and Arc were all on tap in our most... Read more...
Acer has announced its Predator BiFrost Intel Arc A770 GPU. The GPU was shown on Predator Gaming's twitter feed with little more than a picture and name given. Since Intel finally announced a launch date for the Arc A750 and A770 GPU at Innovation, news about the GPUs has been coming out in a fast and furious... Read more...
We know many of you have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Intel’s Arc Alchemist A7 series discrete GPUs. Well, we can confirm the cards have arrived and we have begun testing. Although the full review embargo hasn’t lifted, we are able to show off the cards and give you a sneak peek of what we have in hand... Read more...
Last Thursday, one of Australia’s biggest telecommunications and broadband providers, Optus, disclosed a cyberattack that compromised customer data. While the data breach took place a week ago, the story continues to develop. As it currently stands, a threat actor accessed the personal information of as many as 11.2... Read more...
Intel finally confirmed the release date and pricing of the long-awaited Arc Alchemist A770 GPU at its Innovation 2022 event earlier this week, but we were left waiting for concrete details about the Limited Edition version of the card and its little sibling, the Arc A750. Well, Intel has just released another batch... Read more...
Cloud gaming isn't dead, but it certainly hasn't taken off the way some folks wish it would. Case in point: Google's Stadia service, one of the first big players in the space, is shutting its doors less than three years after they opened. If you're not familiar with it by name, Stadia is the name of Google's cloud... Read more...
The mega-popular exploration, platforming, gathering, combat, mining, base building, all that and the kitchen sink-containing, 2D side-scroller Terraria turned 11 this year. The Labor of Love update arrived last month to celebrate the communities that have developed around it. It represented one of the largest updates... Read more...
AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors have attractive performance, but their value proposition is questionable. That's due to the cost of entry: you need speedy DDR5 memory for the best performance, and the available X670 motherboards aren't cheap. Inexpensive B650-based boards are on the way, with AMD holding a... Read more...
Verizon announced an Android-based handheld collaboration with Razer and Qualcomm during the Mobile World Congress keynote yesterday. The new gaming handheld will be officially unveiled at RazerCon on October 15, 2022. The handheld gaming arena is quickly getting more congested, as more and more companies announce... Read more...
NVIDIA has made no bones about its embrace of AI to continue the march of 3D graphics innovation. The company has developed and refined its Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) techniques significantly since it was introduced way back in 2018. The latest incarnation introduced with the GeForce 40-Series cards has been... Read more...
An Amazon US listing for the upcoming Google Pixel 7 smartphone has been spotted and screen-shotted. At the time of writing, the Amazon retail page has been taken down, as someone obviously jumped the gun. However, we now have pretty solid information on the non-Pro device’s price, release date, and Amazon BO... Read more...
OpenAI's DALL-E has been used to create some pretty interesting and incredible images, but if you signed up before yesterday chances are you were put on a waitlist. However, the company has now removed its waitlist and opened it up for anyone to sign up and use. OpenAI is on a mission to make sure that artificial... Read more...
Most wearable fitness trackers include the ability to track sleep, but what if you don't want to wear something on your wrist at night? Well, Amazon might have just the thing with its new Halo Rise. This device looks like a clock, but it contains a low-power sensor that can monitor and analyze your sleep, plus it... Read more...
NASA's Webb Space Telescope proves cool enough to capture the complex skeletal structure of a distant spiral galaxy. Webb's Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) must operate at 33 degrees Celsius below the rest of the observatory in order to remain sensitive to the mid-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The... Read more...
This afternoon at Intel Innovation 2022 in San Jose, Intel offered a sneak peek of the capabilities of the on-board accelerators of its forthcoming 4th Generation Xeon Processor family, known as Sapphire Rapids. In fact, we were treated to a hands-on “Intel 4th Gen Xeon Accelerator Experience” today, to watch Sapphire... Read more...
Yesterday evening, iPhone users may have been surprised to see multiple push notifications from Apple News containing a racist slur and other obscene language. The notifications were triggered by Fast Company’s Apple News account, prompting Apple News to disable the publication’s news channel. As it turns out, a... Read more...
The PlayStation 3's Cell Broadband Engine was fairly unlike any other processor. It had capabilities that make emulating the system surprisingly demanding, even for modern hardware. As we've reported before, the AVX-512 SIMD extensions help with this quite a bit, but Intel cut off support for the instructions in its... Read more...
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