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XLoader, an infostealer and botnet malware-as-a-service solution, has been around since 2015, taking on many forms that have been tracked by researchers such as those at SentinelOne. Most recently, though, the security company has found that XLoader has returned as a new malware strain masquerading as an app called... Read more...
Corsair targets content creators with its new highly customizable desk it unveiled at Gamescom 2023 earlier today. The Platform:6 is a modular desk that can be customized to fit all the needs of a modern-day workstation. Corsair and its subsidiary Elgato are no strangers to the realm of content creation. The pair... Read more...
If you're against the Microsoft purchase of Activision-Blizzard-King, what would be some potential reasons that you might present in a court to convince the judge that the deal shouldn't proceed? Would you talk about Call of Duty, or perhaps the massive back catalog of beloved IPs held by ABK? Or would you focus on... Read more...
ClearSpace-1 is part of the first-ever mission to remove existing space debris from orbit through a highly precise and close proximity operation. The upcoming cleanup mission will target a defunct rocket part that was launched into space in 2013. With companies like SpaceX launching more satellites than ever while... Read more...
In case you somehow hadn't already heard, over in Cologne, Germany, the biggest in-person gaming event in the world is going on. It's Gamescom time, and nearly every single vendor who has even the most tenuous connection to gaming is present at the show. That includes hardware companies like ASUS, AMD, and ASRock, the... Read more...
Imagine buying a sports car and then saddling it with a set of cheap, non-grippy tires. That's sort of what it's like to own a fast gaming PC, only to then attach it to a monitor that can't keep up with what's underneath the hood. Let that not be the case, PC gaming elite. Yes, grippy tires built for redlining are... Read more...
NVIDIA is leveling up its Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE) technology to make in-game non-playable characters (NPC) a lot more realistic in how they respond to player interactions and conversations. The result is that developers can quickly and easily inject human-like emotions and personalities into NPCs, both good and bad... Read more...
If you're a PC hardware enthusiast of a certain age—and if you're reading this site, you probably are—you are likely to recall that back around 2010, GPU overclocking was a big deal. Folks were doing overclocks by 25% or more, something that's basically impossible now. Around that same time, there was a practical... Read more...
It is generally known that Internet of Things (IoT) devices are not the most secure things in the world. Researchers from Italy and the United Kingdom have proven this once more after discovering four vulnerabilities in Amazon Italy’s best-selling smart light bulb, the TP-Link Tapo L530E. The first and most severe... Read more...
A tweet from hardware leaker @momomo_us reveals that Intel’s future Arrow Lake CPU architecture could drop DDR4 support entirely in favor of DDR5. If true, Arrow Lake will be Intel’s first CPU platform to support DDR5 alone, just like AMD’s latest AM5 platform and Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. Arrow Lake is the codename... Read more...
If you want to know how ray tracing works, it's all in the name: the renderer simulates ("traces") the bouncing of light "rays" to determine how the scene should be lit and colored. This is great, but objects are huge and light particles are very, very small. To get truly simulated lighting, you would need billions... Read more...
The iconic voice of Mario since the days of Super Mario 64 is coming to an end. Charles Martinet announced he will be stepping down from voicing Mario and taking on a new role with the company as Mario Ambassador. Issa not Mario anymore, Martinet sadly shared on his X account yesterday. The voice actor confirmed... Read more...
Earlier today, Minisforum held a product launch event in Xiamen, China. Probably the star of the show was the headlining Tiger-themed and factory-tuned version of the top-selling Minisforum UM790 Pro, dubbed the UM790 XTX. Alongside the obvious flashy tiger LEDs, something more significant has occurred under the... Read more...
Look, if you're going to dub a PC "BIG BOSS" then it better live up to the moniker with some serious firepower. At the very least, it should leave no question as to whether it can run Crysis or any other game. That said, we have absolutely no issue with MiFCOM, a PC builder in Germany, donning its latest fully-loaded... Read more...
Members of NASA's SpaceX Crew 7 mission are on track for liftoff this Friday, August 25, 2023, as the crew clears its Flight Readiness Review. The space agency also shared intriguing insight into how the crew has been preparing for the upcoming mission on YouTube. On Aug. 20, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon... Read more...
It took a minute, but Razer can add an actual razor to its arsenal of gaming gear. No, it won't increase your framerates or give you faster reaction times in competitive esports titles, but you can at least look well groomed for your next livestream. Even more surprising than Razer venturing in the razor market... Read more...
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D: As Configured TBD - Likely $3,599+  The AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D powered ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 X3D gaming laptop, with its GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, is the most powerful mobile PC gaming platform in the world currently. Beastly Performance Enhanced Efficiency Multi-Threaded Leader Attractive... Read more...
Red Dead Redemption, the sequel to Red Dead Revolver on the original Xbox, was a massive hit when it released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2010. As a later release for those consoles and the second Rockstar release to use the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), it leveraged the hardware of those systems... Read more...
Logitech is evidently preparing to launch a new high-performance gaming mouse for the higher echelons of competitive gamers and esports pros alike, dubbed the G Pro X Superlight 2. The mouse is the successor to the G Pro X Superlight that debuted in 2020 and will come with several noteworthy upgrades over its... Read more...
Quake II is the latest classic first-person shooter to be remastered by Night Dive Studios, and the company did a bang-up job on the title, subtly improving the lighting, assets, and gameplay in ways that remain faithful to the original and patch up problems in the 1997 game's design while adding extra content. Like... Read more...
Just under a year ago, EVGA cut ties with NVIDIA and initiated its exit from the graphics card market together, ending an approximately 24-year run in the market. In that time, the company had some GPU gems, especially those made in collaboration with Vince “Kingpin” Lucido. As a memento of that, Lucido sent out some... Read more...
Mercedes-AMG intends on taking the fight to the Porche 911 with the potent 2024 GT Coupe that, while looking quite similar to its predecessor on the outside, has been heavily revamped internally. Yes, the previous SL Roadster left a lot of SL fans flabbergasted with a style that was sharp and modern, but dropping... Read more...
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