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I've said it before and I'll say it again—mini LED is the real deal in display technology. It's also finally starting to emerge in consumer displays, from a handful of TV models (like Samsung's Neo QLED lineup) to a spattering of gaming monitors. Falling into the latter category, AOC today announced a new Agon Pro... Read more...
Top Pentagon officials will answer questions from a House Intelligence subcommittee concerning UFOs today. It will be the first hearing focused on UFOs in more than 50 years. Almost a year ago, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence submitted a preliminary report regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena... Read more...
The need for fast wireless connectivity has never been greater than it is right now, and there are efforts at play to ensure the speed and features for a modern workforce are there for the taking. One of those efforts is a collaboration between AMD and Qualcomm to optimize the latter’s FastConnect connectivity system... Read more...
The beginning of the year saw a flurry of stories about security breaches as the cybercriminal gang known as LAPSUS$ stole data from an alarming number of big name companies in a short period of time. However, while LAPSUS$ is no longer in operation, after the London police arrested all seven members of the group... Read more...
Everyone's waiting anxiously for the release of new Intel Arc graphics cards to see how they stack up to the competition from AMD and NVIDIA, but don't forget that Intel has already released a couple of Arc products. Laptops packing the Alchemist-based A370M and A350M GPUs are slowly trickling into the market, and of... Read more...
If you're not keeping up with AMD Ryzen codenames, the three upcoming chips to watch are Raphael, Dragon Range, and Phoenix. Raphael is the codename for desktop processors sporting Zen 4 cores, DDR5 memory support, and PCIe 5.0 connectivity, and these chips will be in the "65W+" category. Notably for AMD desktop CPUs... Read more...
Every so option, a leak or rumor pops up claiming NVIDIA's next flagship graphics is going to be an absolute beast. Given what we know about the current generation flagships, the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, that's like saying water is wet and fire is hot. It's the more specific claims that can be... Read more...
One of the biggest differentiators of the Radeon RX 6000 family, and by extension of the RDNA 2 graphics architecture, is its reliance on a large local cache—known officially as "Infinity Cache"—to provide rapid framebuffer access. This helps to make up for the relatively slower memory used on the cards in comparison to competitor... Read more...
On the 10th of May this year the patch Tuesday updates for Windows started rolling out. Unfortunately, as almost always seems to be the case, there are more and more problems piling up. Of course, the first issue people started reporting was related to servers who use Kerberos and Domain Controllers on server... Read more...
Boost Mobile is ripping a page from mobile gaming by taking advantage of gamification in order to earn free wireless service. The mobile provider is introducing the new business model "as a stepping stone into the future for wireless consumers." With everything costing more these days, being able to trim your... Read more...
Sony is making a more spirited run at subscription gaming with a retooled PlayStation Plus service that is now just weeks away from launching with new tiers, and the big question on everyone's minds is the the launch games lineup will look like. Well, now we know. In a blog post today, Sony shared what PlayStation 5... Read more...
Scientists have discovered that when the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on January 15, 2022, its effects reached the edge of space. The effects were detected after analyzing data from NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, mission and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites. The... Read more...
It's a technical marvel that mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) don't give up the ghost way more often than they do. Some models are more prone to premature failure than others, of course, but overall these storage devices with their moving parts and platters have proven surprisingly resilient. One model in particular... Read more...
Halo Infinite Season 2: Lone Wolves is underway and it is already being quickly followed by an update. The Halo Infinite update will feature several fixes including the reintroduction of skill jumps and fixing the weapon jamming glitch. Many of the upcoming fixes are based on players’ feedback. Halo Infinite... Read more...
Few enjoy being criticized but some respond in extreme ways. Ex-eBay executive David Harville has pleaded guilty to harassing a couple that was critical of his former employer. The harassment campaign included sending live spiders and other creatures to the targets. Harville, eBay’s former director of global... Read more...
Here's a tip when it comes to buying audio gear—never pay the full list price. Ever. Why is that? I don't care if its speakers, headphones, earbuds, or whatever, there's a good chance the audio product you're after will be on sale at some point sooner than later. It's not just audio products that follow this trend... Read more...
During Google I/O 2022 last week, Alphabet rolled out Android 13 Beta 2, and it has some interesting new features that enhance the look of the OS and make search functionality more user friendly. The new beta version of the Android operating system has two rather notable updates. First, there has been some fine... Read more...
It has been over 20 years since Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis was released by Bohemia Interactive, bringing players to the islands of Everon and Malden during a Russian invasion. Now, it seems that Bohemia Interactive is taking players back to this landscape in an as-yet unannounced title called ARMA Reforger... Read more...
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover captured a photo earlier this month that looks like a hidden entrance to an underground alien base. The grainy black and white image was captured on May 7th by the rover's Mastcam. The thought of a secret Martian base beneath the surface of the red planet has been the fodder for many a... Read more...
When the Steam Deck hit the scene, it entered a market already occupied by a handful of niche devices, including the AYANEO NEXT. When the two were compared head-to-head, the AYANEO NEXT pulled ahead of the Steam Deck simply because of its hardware advantages, but there's a new contender approaching. AYANEO just... Read more...
According to an unnamed insider, Apple is currently testing USB-C ports and functionality for a future iPhone model. It has been 15 years since the iPhone burst onto the scene, and every one of them has had a proprietary charger, starting with the old 30-pin for the first generation and later following up with the... Read more...
Nintendo sells consoles based on the strength of its game experiences rather than the power of their processors, but technology marches on regardless, and the venerable NVIDIA Tegra X1 is getting pretty long in the tooth. While its ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs are roughly comparable to the old AMD Jaguar CPUs in the... Read more...
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