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There is some new evidence to suggest NVIDIA is close to launching a new Ampere product, and specifically the oft-rumored GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, with more onboard memory than the non-Ti variant. It comes by way of leaked photos showing pallets of MSI-brand graphics cards being prepped for shipment, from China to the... Read more...
We reported earlier this week that NVIDIA would ship a new revision of the GeForce RTX 3060 desktop GPU -- GA106-302 -- that will put more stringent measures in place to cripple mining for cryptocurrencies like Ethereum (ETH). While the newest GeForce RTX 3060 offerings will likely be the first of these fortified... Read more...
In December 2020, we reported that EA swooped in and purchased Codemasters in a $1.2 billion mega-deal. This gave EA access to a quite healthy racing game portfolio, but there was concern at the time that the purchase could negatively affect consumers. It appears that EA did not waste any time with shenanigans... Read more...
Lately, there have been some rumors about what future products Google has in store, including the demise of the Pixel 5A; however, Google quickly shut those rumors down. Now, a new rumor has appeared, bringing up the Pixel Buds A, a slimmed-down version of the Pixel Buds. This comes at the same time as a hefty $50... Read more...
Researchers working on a joint United States-China team are gaining a lot of attention for their most recent breakthrough. The team, which published its findings in the science journal Cell, managed to create hybrid human-monkey embryos, otherwise known as chimeras. If this sounds like something out of... Read more...
The era of DDR5 memory will begin in earnest later this year when Intel releases its Alder Lake-S processors, followed by AMD launching its Zen 4 lineup—both will offer support for the next-generation memory standard. As that day approaches, memory makers are getting their ducks in a row. We've already seen several... Read more...
Samsung was among the first to bring a foldable smartphone to the consumer market with its original Galaxy Fold and then followed up with devices like the Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Z Fold 2. The latter is currently Samsung's largest device with a flexible display, measuring 7.6 inches across when unfolded. However... Read more...
NVIDIA has been able to do some incredibly cool things with its efforts in artificial intelligence and machine learning, like make a Photoshop filter that can instantly age and transform faces. Ranking right up there, however, is bringing Knight Rider's KITT-infused ride to life in the NVIDIA Omniverse, an open... Read more...
Intel has some new workstation processors in the pipeline, including its Xeon W-1300 series powered by its recently launched Rocket Lake-S architecture. This is depicted on a recently leaked roadmap that is making the rounds, along with what comes after that—another round of Xeon W processors, but based on Intel's... Read more...
Amazon just can't seem to help itself when it comes to leaking unreleased ASUS gaming laptops. Over the past week, we've seen the ROG Zephyrus M16 leak on multiple occasions, and now it's time for the TUF Gaming F17 FX706 to get its [early] time in the spotlight. The leak comes via Amazon's Italian-language shopping... Read more...
The world was a different place in the 1980s, and we're not just talking about puffy hair styles held up with Aquanet and parachute pants. Parts of our planet were physically different. For example, the Aral Sea had not yet dried up, and the foliage in Madagascar was far more lush. You can see these changes in what is... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, the guys kick around the sights and sounds of NVIDIA GTC 2021 including what NVIDIA's Grace CPU really means for data centers, we'll also be looking at an uber powerful new Radeon RX 6900 XT from PowerColor, Lenovo's sweet and petite ThinkPad X1 Nano, and lots of... Read more...
Just over a week ago, Mercedes-Benz gave us range figures for its EQS luxury electric sedan, and they were impressive with a WLTP rating of 478 miles. Today, the German automaker fully revealed its Tesla Model S fighter, and it's an over-the-top luxury chariot that has few equals when it comes to the details. While... Read more...
Whether you are an adventurer or just a little bit clumsy, having a device robust enough to keep up with you (or your accidents) can be essential to getting work done. To help in this endeavor, Acer is launching a new durable notebook and tablet lineup “featuring up to MIL-810H and IP53 certifications,” to protect... Read more...
Have you ever woken up and just casually decided to break a world record that day, and then achieved that goal? Yeah, neither have we. It did occur to AMD, however, on the heels of launching its 3rd Gen EPYC processors for servers. Based on the company's Zen 3 architecture, its EPYC "Milan" series is some serious big... Read more...
DJI is on a roll with a rapid-fire release of new consumer market drones. The company launched the Mavic Air 2 and Mini 2 last year, and followed that up with the FPV Drone earlier this year. Now, DJI is back again with a slight revamp of last year's Mavic Air 2, aptly called the Mavic Air 2S. As noted by its simple... Read more...
Issues within Chromium, the engine behind Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, have been popping up left and right lately. That trend is not set to end any time soon, it seems, as a new zero-day Chromium vulnerability has been found with a working proof of concept posted to GitHub. Yesterday, Twitter user Frust posted... Read more...
The SSD wars are heating up now that both AMD and Intel have desktop platforms that fully support the PCIe 4.0 interface. AMD has supported PCIe 4.0 on the desktop side since Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000), while Intel entered the fray recently with 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processors. Now, Patriot is looking to cater to... Read more...
As we saw in our Radeon RX 6900 XT review, AMD's flagship consumer graphics card based on its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics architecture is an immensely powerful and capable GPU, with a beefy 16GB of GDDR6 memory to boot. Not content to stick with stock performance, however, AMD's hardware partners... Read more...
The 20-year span between 1985 and 2005 saw the release of literally hundreds of classic game titles that were -- and are still -- beloved by millions of people around the world. From Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda, to modern classics like Halo and Metal Gear Solid, most of gaming's biggest franchises... Read more...
At some point in the not-too-distant future, Microsoft will roll out an updated version of Windows 10 with its Sun Valley UI overhaul, consisting of a refreshed Start menu and other visual enhancements. It is also working on tweaking File Explorer with its Fluent Design language. Ahead of these changes, however, a... Read more...
It looks as though NVIDIA will take another stab at a cryptocurrency mining limiter for its GeForce RTX 3060 after its current solution was defeated via multiple methods. The current GeForce RTX 3060 features the GA106-300 GPU, but a report alleges that a newer revision, GA106-302, is on the way to reenable the... Read more...
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