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AMD's Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) are desktop CPUs based on mobile silicon. These laptop-derived chips have fewer CPU cores and lower clock rates than the full-on desktop models, but they also include powerful integrated graphics parts that are probably faster than you think. For a small-form-factor system, a... Read more...
Microsoft paid $7.5 billion to acquire game publisher Bethesda Softworks, giving it access to a raft of popular franchises and whatever the company was working on. To Microsoft's dismay, it owns Redfall first-person shooter crashed and burned upon release last year. Microsoft opted to shut down developer Arkane Austin... Read more...
Despite the fact that it's only add-on content, Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is still one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Gamers from across the globe have been replaying the campaign and running extra missions to level up their characters, as hype builds for the return to the Lands Between. Now, players know exactly when Read more...
Intel's top-end desktop CPUs have had some stability problems. This has been an on-going story, and we've reported on it a couple of times before, but the short version is that certain games and apps are likely to crash on some Core i9 and Core i7 processors from the 13th- and 14th-generation CPU families. The... Read more...
Lenovo is rolling out a new Android tablet that promises to the bring the sonic boom for music lovers. Called the Lenovo Tab Plus, the 11.5-inch tablet is ready to rock out with eight JBL hi-fi speakers, including four matrix tweeters and four force-balanced woofers housed in four speaker boxes to deliver 26W of what... Read more...
As June brings the heat of summer, it also brings the Strawberry Moon, and the earliest summer solstice in 228 years. The last time the summer solstice arrived this early was in 1796, when it took place at 1:45pm ET on June 20. The summer solstice will begin at 4:50pm EDT on Thursday, June 20 (today), and with it... Read more...
Espresso 17 Pro With Stand: MSRP $799 The espresso 17 Pro portable monitor with stand delivers a crisp 4K resolution with touch support, for added screen real estate and flexible input, at home or on the go. Crisp 4K resolution Easy to navigate espressoFlow software Sturdy, portable stand included Adds touch... Read more...
It appears that AMD is now the latest victim of cybercrime and a data breach, as company data is being offered for sale on a message board frequented by criminal hackers. AMD acknowledged the situation in a statement, noting that, "we are aware of a cybercriminal organization claiming to be in possession of stolen AMD... Read more...
It wasn't all that long ago that the idea of using integrated graphics for gaming was strictly a last resort endeavor. Chips like Intel's Graphics Media Accelerator and even early integrated Radeon parts weren't powerful enough for much beyond displaying a basic desktop. Putting aside the fact that game consoles have... Read more...
Google is making its Gemini in Google Messages available to any Android smartphone that features 6GB of RAM or higher. Initially, the feature was only available on Google Pixel devices and Samsung Galaxy phones, but the updated requirements should open it up to most Android handsets. Earlier this year, Google... Read more...
The latest Nintendo Direct was chock full of games, with just about something for everyone in the gaming company’s wide audience. It was a solid showing in what’s probably the last big Direct event for the current Switch hardware as the Switch 2 looms on the horizon. However, some of the games shown off certainly... Read more...
BMW's summer model rollout is at full steam, with the 2025 X3 being the latest to be added to the fold. The baby SUV hasn't just gotten larger and lower, but also sports a look that makes it appear larger with a more mature, grown-up design, as long as you don't stare at that giant snout for too long. One of the... Read more...
We've long appreciated the design language of Dell's XPS laptops, and now for the first time, the company is offering one in Copilot+ trim with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processor inside. It's one of a handful of Copilot+ laptops Dell is rolling out, the others being the Inspiron 14 Plus, Inspiron 14, Latitude... Read more...
Beats by Dre (or Apple, depending on who you ask) is tapping into the hotly-contested mid-priced earbuds arena with its brand new $80 Beats Solo Buds. Coming in cheaper than even a pair of AirPods 2, what has Beats done right and what features did it forego to achieve this low entry price? Let's dig in. Having a... Read more...
Astronomers using data from several space and ground-based observatories have theorized that a once dim galaxy has brightened over time because of a massive black hole at its core waking up. While a star getting too close to the massive black hole, estimated to be 1.5 million times the mass of Earth’s Sun, and getting... Read more...
The Apple Vision Pro may just have some future changes that consumers are clamoring for. No, it's not more screen resolution, but something better. A more affordable version that can do many of the same things as the $3,499 Vision Pro appears to be a possibility for Apple in the future.  Apple seems to be moving... Read more...
Owners of Sony’s PlayStation Portal will be getting an update that adds several quality of life improvements to the device, as the company says it looks to “continue to evolve the experience on PS Portal.” The update will be making it easier to join public Wi-Fi networks, and it also improves the emulated touchpad by... Read more...
If going solely by market capitalization, NVIDIA is now the most valuable publicly traded company in the world following its latest stock market rally. As of this morning, NVIDIA's market cap is right around $3.35 trillion (with a 'T'), which puts it ahead of several technology heavyweights including Microsoft ($3.17... Read more...
Do you need a new mobile workhorse, or just want a lightweight, powerful laptop with all-day battery life? Whatever the individual reasons, a lot of people are understandably very excited about Qualcomm's Snapdragon X series processors and the associated push for Windows on ARM by Microsoft. If that's you, then the... Read more...
YouTube is looking to combat misinformation on its platform by allowing notes to be added to videos that will add context, similar to the feature found on the X social media platform. Some examples the company provides are, “notes that clarify when a song is meant to be a parody, point out when a new version of a... Read more...
A report in the Korea Economic Daily is indicating that Samsung will be ready to start rolling out 3D packaging for high-bandwidth memory (HBM) later this year. This is a key technology that will enable the company to deliver its anticipated HMB4 offering, which is aimed at the AI market, sometime in 2025. This new... Read more...
The cream of the crop when it comes to widely available TV technology is still OLED, though it comes at a pricing premium compared to LCD and, in most cases, mini LED as well. However, OLED is much more affordable these days than it was just a few short years ago, a fact that's highlighted by LG's new B4 OLED TV... Read more...
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