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Have you ever wanted a mini PC with the form factor of a Nintendo Switch with features that were commonplace in devices from 15 years ago? GamePad Digital (GPD) could have you covered with the recently leaked GPD Win 3, a handheld Windows 10 machine powered by an Intel Tiger Lake processor. This gaming-oriented device... Read more...
As we've seen with the excitement surrounding SpaceX's Starlink service, there are a lot of people around the United States that simply don't have access to high-speed broadband. For those that don't have access to cable or fiber connections, they often have to make do with inferior DSL or satellite internet... Read more...
Aya had originally hoped to launch its handheld Neo game console based on an AMD Ryzen "Renoir" APU last month, but after a short delay, the company is now accepting pre-orders, albeit only in China with what appears to be limited quantities at the outset. Nevertheless, it is here in Founder form, which is basically a... Read more...
It’s been a busy, transformative year for OnePlus. After releasing the $699 OnePlus 8 and $899 OnePlus 8 Pro flagship back in April, it launched the €399 OnePlus Nord mid-range device in July, and the $749 OnePlus 8T in October. We were very impressed with the Nord, but it wasn’t destined for our shores. OnePlus promised to... Read more...
You knew that sooner or later, someone would perform surgery on a Ryzen 5000 series CPU, peeling away the integrated heatspreader (IHS) to give us a look at the actual die. This is a process that is not for the faint of heart (or faint of wallet/purse, either). And now just days after Zen 3 made its retail launch... Read more...
If you've struck out numerous times in your efforts to secure a Sony PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X up until now, we've got some good news for you. GameStop just confirmed that it will have both consoles available at its brick and mortar locations for Black Friday (November 27th). GameStop made the announcement... Read more...
To quote Jack Nicholson as The Joker, "Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?" Well put on your dancing shoes, because PowerColor is getting raise to raise hell (again), with the Radeon RX 6800 XT Red Devil. No release date has been set, but it is possible the card will arrive later this month... Read more...
Since its release, Android has had some issues pop up which have hamstrung early adopters. Earlier in October, we saw performance dings on Pixel devices once they were upgraded to the new Android version. Now, some Android 11 users are reporting that they are not able to take screenshots anymore. Their device says... Read more...
Thanks to COVID-19 and students doing their schoolwork from home, there might be some contention for the family PC, when all they really need is a Chromebook and internet access. The good news is that while it's not Black Friday yet, it's definitely November, which is means a huge season of deals is now under way... Read more...
In September, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 launched and, while they still are mostly out of stock, people who got their hands on one could be looking to customize their rare find. As we reported in our review of the card, the GeForce RTX 3080 is a gaming monster that can get a little hot under the collar. Liquid... Read more...
Strap yourself in and get ready for a whirlwind of sales, folks, because we are more than a week into November and barreling towards Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That is when things will get especially frenzied. However, the closer we get to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the more we are seeing early bargains, like... Read more...
NVIDIA's so-called "BFGPU," the GeForce RTX 3090 has been in short supply since its release last month. The audience for the world's fastest graphics card might be a little limited thanks to its $1,500 MSRP, but that hasn't stopped them from fetching far more than that on eBay. One element that was missing at launch... Read more...
Epic Games has been in the news for a whole host of reasons, from its lawsuit and struggles with Apple, to Fortnite’s latest season of gameplay. The company is once again making headlines as it is offering something up to fans of the Marvel-themed Fortnite season. Anyone who makes a purchase in Fortnite can get 2... Read more...
On the desktop, AMD's Ryzen 5000 family is quite remarkable. These CPUs thump anything available from Intel in the single-threaded performance department. Not only that, they also bring the multi-threaded hurt on loads that can handle it. All around, they have amazing performance at attractive prices. The only thing... Read more...
Happy N7 day, Mass Effect fans! November 7 has been something of an unofficial holiday for BioWare fans over the years, as news of a new game in the enormous hit sci-fi role playing series has traditionally dropped on this date. Today, BioWare announced that it has heard its fans' cries and has been working on a... Read more...
As of late, AMD has been dominating in the desktop processor space. Its latest Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs have taken the lead over Intel, and people are looking to upgrade as a result. However, one of the pain points has historically been the need to upgrade motherboards for a new generation of CPUs, though is almost a... Read more...
Typically, the two best times to shop for a new TV are Black Friday and the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. The latter will have to wait. Black Friday, however, is now right around the bend, and as usual, retailers are getting an increasingly early jump on the sales bonanza. Enter Amazon and Target, both of which... Read more...
NVIDIA has supported real-time ray tracing in games for over two years now, starting first with the GeForce RTX 20 Series (Turing), and now with it current-generation GeForce RTX 30 Series (Ampere). AMD is just starting to get into the mix with the [not yet released] Radeon RX 6000 Series, and we're now getting an... Read more...
When you hear the “Hello Moto” jingle, you may think of older Motorola phones or solid modern day budget devices. Now, when you hear the chime, you may think of impressive battery life with the Moto G9 Power. The Moto G9 Power boasts an absolutely massive 6000mAh battery, so you can go for multiple days without... Read more...
The release of Destiny 2: Beyond Light is just around the corner. The expansion will usher in a wide variety of changes, from a new destination to a new subclass. Some of the new updates are not nearly as thrilling as a new moon to explore, but they will still impact gameplay. Destiny 2 developers Bungie recently... Read more...
Back in mid-September, Apple announced the Apple Watch SE as a new low-cost smartwatch that slots in between the Apple Watch Series 3 and the new flagship Apple Watch Series 6. The Apple Watch SE features the same design as the Series 6, but misses out on the blood oxygen monitoring and a bevy of other features. It... Read more...
When cryptocurrency is stolen, it tends to vanish into thin air without no obvious means for recourse. It would typically involve moving the currency across many accounts and disbursing it, so it is slowly spread out. It seems that the hackers that stole over $1 billion in Bitcoin from Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht... Read more...
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