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It would not have been totally unreasonable to think that Intel would stick to enthusiast desktops for Raptor Lake and skip budget or mobile offerings. After all, Raptor Lake is by some measure a stopgap solution, basically a tweaked Alder Lake with higher power limits. The big shift is coming with its... Read more...
The world’s largest contract chip manufacturer, Taiwan’s TSMC, is ready to start construction of its first 1nm semiconductor production facility. It is estimated that to execute its plans, TSMC will invest a sum of approximately $32B in the Longtan district of Taoyuan county, Taiwan. In other recent TSMC news... Read more...
If you watched the company's presentation on November 3rd, then you're well-aware that AMD is launching the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and similarly-named Radeon RX 7900 XT on December 13th. As it turns out, that may not exactly be the full story, though. AMD said that its reference cards would be available on that date, but... Read more...
NASA's Webb space telescope has revealed an exoplanet's atmosphere in a way never seen before. The highly-advanced telescope viewed the molecular and chemical profile of a distant planet's atmosphere, giving scientists and astronomers an idea of how clouds of this nature may look up close. The James Webb Space... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series - Starting At: $250 (7600X), Ryzen 9 7950X - $699 AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series processors are a major upgrade over the previous generation and the updated platform offers a host of benefits.   Excellent ST Performance Rich Feature Set Big Gains Gen Over Gen Available Upgrade... Read more...
Do you hear that noise? It's the sound of savings as Black Friday deals start rolling in ahead of the big day. And speaking of hearing things, if you prefer not to while you're jamming to your playlist, a solid set of earbuds or headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) technology is your ticket to muffling... Read more...
Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is barely a week old, and Chinese smartphone maker Vivo just announced that their new flagship, the Vivo X90 Pro+ is the first to carry that SoC.  The launch live stream for the X90 series was, as expected, a blitzkrieg of specs, with Zeiss camera packages for all... Read more...
On the surface, AMD, NVIDIA, and to an extent Intel all had a rough quarter in terms of GPU sales. According to the latest data shared by Jon Peddie Research (JPR), GPU shipments fell off a cliff with the biggest quarter-to-quarter decline in over a decade—since the 2009 recession—coming in way below expectations for... Read more...
Three days ago, users of the sports betting service DraftKings began reporting that their accounts had been hacked. In cases in which the hacked accounts contained funds, users reported the hackers attempting to withdraw their funds to newly added bank cards. Yesterday, DraftKings acknowledged these reports publicly... Read more...
NVIDIA made the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with 8GB of GDDR6X memory official, alongside the RTX 3060 8GB, at the end of October, after they had already widely leaked. We are now hearing rumors that the original RTX 3060 Ti, which came with 8GB of GDDR6 (non-X), is set to be retired. The pair of low-key GeForce RTX 3060... Read more...
Intel NUC 13 Extreme - Starting at $1179 ($1549 w/ Core i9-13900K) The new Intel NUC 13 Extreme is the fastest, most powerful NUC yet, but it's also the largest.   Ultra High Performance Relatively Quiet Supports 3-Slot GPUs Easier To Build Pushing The Limits Of SFF Price Premium Intel has consistently updated and upgraded its... Read more...
What's the biggest media franchise in history? Star Wars? Marvel? Mickey Mouse? Nah, son. Pokémon is the biggest media franchise in history, by dollars earned. Despite that, the previous main-series games Sword & Shield were roundly lambasted for their poor production quality, with missing animations, poor visuals... Read more...
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, be sure to take advantage of some amazing deals on LEGO Building Sets for both kids and adults, before Black Friday. There are more than a few Star Wars-inspired builds, and a very cool Optimus Prime that could transform any Christmas into a spectacular one. Have that... Read more...
Just one year ago, Bitcoin's value was in the stratosphere at a whopping $65,000 per coin. A series of market-shifting exchange collapses have now dragged prices down to barely over $15,000, erasing years of gains and threatening further liquidity issues that could cripple still more cryptocurrency firms. The... Read more...
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and manufacturers across the board are discounting their hardware in preparation for Black Friday. Perhaps instead of spending time arguing over how to best cook a Turkey while watching the parade, you tune-out the family drama and game with some pretty glowing peripherals? Razer has a... Read more...
One of Samsung's brightness gaming monitors just fell to an all-time low on Amazon. That would be the Odyssey Neo G8 (model LS32BG852NNXGO), a 32-inch display built around a curved Vertical Alignment (VA) panel with mini LED backlighting capable of hitting 2,000 nits. That's almost as bright as the sun (slight... Read more...
NASA's Perseverance rover recently began exploring an area on Mars with the potential of finding organics and biosignatures. The rover is currently in Yori Pass, an area said to be rich in sandstone. There has been no shortage of exciting events this year in terms of exploring all that lies beyond our home planet... Read more...
LG Display just announced a new 2.5mm thin panel, called the Thin Actuator Sound Solution, that could change how audio is reproduced and consumed in automobiles. The Korean display manufacturer's solution to in-vehicle speakers eschews conventional speaker design. Instead of coils, magnets, and cones, the Thin... Read more...
For various reasons, not the least of which is pricing, there have not been a ton of OLED gaming monitor releases up to this point. That's starting to change. Following the launch of Alienware's 34-inch QD-OLED model earlier this year, LG is rolling out a cheaper 27-inch UltraGear OLED monitor (27GR95QE-B) for... Read more...
Inflation comes for everyone, friends. The prices of just about everything have gone up drastically in the last couple of years, and that even includes games consoles. While Sony is so far the only company to actually raise the price of its hardware, Microsoft and Nintendo have both said that the idea isn't off the... Read more...
When AMD revealed its Radeon RX 7900 series GPUs early this month, its presentation focused on comparing against its own previous-generation parts. There were some comparisons to the GeForce RTX 4080 in the press materials, but nothing comparing their parts to the GeForce RTX 4090. That may change may have been made... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity company Cyble have published a technical analysis of a new ransomware known as “AXLocker.” Aside from the regular data encryption performed by ransomware, AXLocker also searches victims’ systems for Discord login tokens, then hands these tokens over to the threat actor behind the... Read more...
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