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Sadly, the Steam Stats Page is no more. However, Valve has already replaced it with something that looks and behaves far better, Steam Charts. It provides live data views of most played and top-selling games. The top-selling breakdown even takes DLC sales into account now, too. This change comes closely behind another... Read more...
Microsoft does not intend on being left out of the flurry of new devices being released, as it is set to reveal its own new products at its Surface event next month. While it is not known yet if the event will be in-person, you can more than likely expect to see the company's newest Surface Pro, as well as a few other... Read more...
Zotac shared the full tech specs of its recently launched GeForce RTX 4090 AMP Extreme AIRO graphics card in the wake of NVIDIA’s barnstorming GeForce Beyond announcements. Not all of NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace GPU partners have been so revealing, but an eyebrow raising nugget of information about the bundled power cable... Read more...
Buying a memory kit is all about timing, and we're not talking latency settings. We're talking about pricing and the volatility of DRAM, as it's particularly sensitive to constantly changing market conditions. Fortunately for consumers, DRAM pricing is on a downward spiral and, if the market analysts at TrendForce are... Read more...
New research seems to indicate a giant gas bubble is circling the Milky Way's supermassive black hole. Astronomers believe the hot bubble of gas is about the size of the planet Mercury, and makes a full lap around the black hole in just 70 minutes. "This requires a mind-blowing velocity of about 30 percent of the... Read more...
Microsoft has begun rolling out its first major update for Windows 11 (taking it to version 22H2), and as you might have guessed, it's causing issues on some PCs. In particular, gamers with GeForce graphics cards have logged a spattering of complaints ranging from unstable framerates and significantly degraded... Read more...
According to a threat analysis by Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42, a deceptive phishing technique called domain shadowing is on the rise. It may even be more prevalent than previously assumed by information security experts. Between April 25 and June 27 of 2022, the company found that 12,197 domains were shadowed to... Read more...
What products do you think of when you hear "Corsair"? The company got its start with memory where it built up its reputation. These days, the boat company sells a whole range of products including power supply units, and it would like you to know that its PSUs of appropriate wattage are primed and ready for NVIDIA's... Read more...
During the NVIDIA GTC 2022 keynote earlier this week, CEO Jensen Huang announced a slew of new products, technologies, and services, targeting everything from enthusiast gaming PCs to autonomous cars, data centers and the metaverse. We covered the announcements as they happened. If you missed all of the excitement as... Read more...
Among the many features and devices announced at the Google I/O event in May of this year was a new feature for the Google app giving users the option to request that their personal information be removed from Google search results. The company told users at the time of the announcement that the feature would be made... Read more...
AMD's fifth-generation desktop Ryzen CPUs aren't even out yet, but they're already setting performance records. If you missed it, check our post yesterday where we talked about some crazy overclocking and insane benchmark results from AMD's pre-release processors. Those results came about with "standard"... Read more...
Google has officially released a new Chromecast device targeting owners of TVs that would benefit from an affordable smart upgrade. Sitting alongside the established ‘Chromecast with Google TV 4K’ from 2020, there is a new ‘Chromecast with Google TV HD’ announced. They look pretty similar, and the difference is almost... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang answered some questions from investors and reporters in the wake of his GTC keynote. One of the seismic industry events just ahead of all the Ada Lovelace news was the split with long-standing partner EVGA. Naturally, there were reporters at the Q&A that came fishing for Huang’s first official... Read more...
Another gaming handheld has entered the market, as Logitech announces the launch of its cloud enabled Logitech G CLOUD Gaming Handheld. The new device is being billed as "a purpose-built gaming device for cloud gaming," and you can pre-order one now at a $50 savings. Valve has been impressing gamers with its Steam... Read more...
Gravity is the enemy of most of the fragile glass sandwiches that pass for smartphones in 2022, but the rugged device niche lives on. Samsung has just announced a new generation of rugged devices for the US in the form of the Galaxy XCover6 Pro smartphone and Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro tablet. These devices run the same... Read more...
MSI is rolling out a couple of new solid state drives, one of which is a blazing-fast PCI Express 5.0 model with a Phison controller tucked inside. That would be the Spatium M570. Officially, MSI is rating the Spatium M570 as being capable of up to 10,000MB/s (10GB/s) of sequential read performance, but that might be... Read more...
NVIDIA’s brand-new GeForce RTX 4090 GPU is wicked fast. So fast, in fact, that Blizzard feels the need to increase Overwatch 2’s rendering speed limit. The graphics card is easily able to exceed the current 400 frames per second cap, so the cap has now been increased to 600. NVIDIA posted a video of the RTX 4090... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured a gorgeous image of Neptune, its rings, and seven of the planet's moons. One of Neptune's moons shines so brightly, that it could be mistaken for a star. Neptune was first discovered in 1846 and has enamored astronomers since. The frigid planet is located 30... Read more...
G.Skill is adding to its growing collection of high-speed DDR5 RAM for Intel's Alder Lake and AMD's soon-to-be-released Zen 4 platforms. The memory maker's latest offerings include a 64GB (2x32GB) Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6400 kit and a class-leading 32GB (2x16GB) Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6800 RAM kit, the latter of which will... Read more...
2K, the publisher of numerous video game series, including Borderlands, Civilization, and Bioshock, has issued a notice to warn customers that an unknown actor recently gained unauthorized access to its help desk platform. The threat actor in question abused this access to distribute malware by way of the 2K Games... Read more...
Windows 11 has definitely had its ups and downs since its release almost a year ago. Certain features like easier descriptions of privacy settings were definitely a step up, though things like making it more difficult to select your default web browser, mail client, or other default apps were absolutely a step down... Read more...
When NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 4000-series GPUs yesterday, the company raised a lot of eyebrows at the existence of two RTX 4080 cards: one with 16GB of memory, and one with 12GB of memory. It's not unheard-of to have two GPUs with the same name and differing amounts of VRAM, but the specific quantities of... Read more...
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