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Valve didn't need to go bonkers outfitting its Steam Deck with ultra high-end hardware, it just had to ensure smooth gaming on the handheld's 7-inch IPS display with a native 1280x800 resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. And so it has a custom AMD Zen 2 processor with integrated RNDA 2 graphics. That's fine, but could... Read more...
GoPro just launched what it's billing as its lightest camera ever, the Hero10 Black Bones. It's not for everyone, or even the typical adventurer that might purchase an action camera, whether it's GoPro model or something else. Instead, GoPro stripped its Hero10 Black camera down to just its barebones assembly to make... Read more...
Windows 3.1 turned 30 years old this month and if you were around when it came out, don't forget to take your pain pills for your back. I'm reminding myself as much as anyone elsemy roots in computing date back even further, to the era of the Commodore 64 and later MS-DOS, both of which preceded Windows 3.1 with its... Read more...
NASA believes it may be on the bubble of creating a bigger and better space telescope. The bigger the telescope, the more light it collects, and the farther astronomers are able to gaze into the vastness of space. As the world patiently awaits the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to cool down enough to become... Read more...
Epic Games has made it be known it is building its own version of the metaverse and that's all it took for Sony and Lego's parent company Kirkbi to reenact the "Shut up and take my money!" meme. Sony and Kirkbi participated in a $2 billion round of funding, with each company committing to ponying up $1 billion for the... Read more...
It has been twenty years since the release of Kingdom Hearts for the Playstation 2 by Square Enix, in collaboration with Disney. Today, the development company, which is synonymous with the JRPG genre, announced three new titles in the popular franchise to the delight of fans worldwide. There are two mobile titles and... Read more...
Before SpaceX launched three businessmen and a former astronaut escort to the International Space Station on Friday, NASA astronaut Doug Hurley rode a SpaceX Crew Dragon into orbit. The space flight ended a nine-year hiatus of NASA astronauts being launched into space from American soil and is the focus of an upcoming... Read more...
Japanese company Bauhutte offers a unique solution for gamers who never want to leave their precious battle station.While some gaming chairs offer reclining options that can be somewhat comfortable for passing out on, the Bauhutte Electric Gaming Bed and Bed Desk aims to give gamers an all-in-one gaming, eat sleep... Read more...
This author might be giving away his age a bit, but remember that Aerosmith music video where a teen-aged Jason London creates a VR scenario in which he's riding a motorcycle based on a toy that he scans into a computer using a camera? That was in 1993, for the song "Amazing," and I remember thinking at the time how... Read more...
Most people think of a challenging video game exclusively in terms of manual dexterity, but in fact, a video game's difficulty level can be broadly described as coming in two forms: knowing and doing. Knowing is the part where you need to figure out (or already know) what the game wants you to do, and then doingis the... Read more...
The Unreal Engine has come an incredibly long way since it debuted as the graphics engine powering Epic Games' (then still known as Epic Megagames) first FPS title. Way back in 1998, Unreal wowed PC gamers with reflective surfaces, impressive lighting effects, and immersive skeletal animations. The engine was licensed... Read more...
It's been over three decades since The Secret of Monkey Island graced the PC with a lovable would-be pirate, clever puzzles, and the distinct humor that was a staple of Lucasfilm (and later LucasArts) adventure games. Several sequels later, we're still left wondering what the real secret is. It may or may not ever be... Read more...
You can take some remarkable videos and photos with a drone because of their ability to capture unique aerial views that even the longest selfie sticks wouldn't be able to achieve, but one of the coolest drone videos we've ever seen actually takes place inside a Tesla factory. It's a rare and spectacular tease of how... Read more...
Over the last few years, if you're a gamer or PC hardware enthusiast, you've probably heard the term "ray-tracing" bandied about quite a bit. Actually, you likely heard it before that, but with the advent of Microsoft's DirectX Ray-Tracing and NVIDIA's RTX branding, ray-tracing has hit the mainstream. The original... Read more...
The computing and gaming industries have had their fair share of tropes over the years. Such as in the late 2000's when "Will it run crysis?" was asked of any computing device put on the market upon the release of a hardware-punishing title. But few games tropes are as prolific as "Can you put Doom on it?" We've... Read more...
Intel Graphics Innovation Fellow Tom "TAP" Petersen joined us on our most recent 2.5 Geeks live stream to discuss the companys just-launched Arc mobile GPUs. TAP is offered up some great insights and lively discussion regarding all things Intel Arc discrete graphics, from performance and key differentiating features... Read more...
Solid state drives stopped being exclusive to PCs, servers, and workstations when the latest generation game consoles arrived, and if you own a PlayStation 5, it's pretty easy to expand the built-in storage with a fast SSD. Choosing the right one is key, though. To that in, MSI says in no uncertain terms that its... Read more...
Wyze Cam devices are reported to have had a huge security flaw, and the company remained silent for three years about it. The software flaw was found by Bitdefender, and claims it reported the issues to Wyze all the way back in 2019. Home security devices are meant to make you feel safer in the confines of your... Read more...
For the past several years, weve been hearing about Intels extensive plan to enter the discrete GPU space. Its the main reason why Raja Koduri joined the chipmaker in late 2017, who came on board to spearhead not just a one-off product launch, but a new era of graphics at Intel with a robust roadmap extending years... Read more...
NASA plans on putting boots back on the Moon this decade, but it does not want to stop there. Administrator Bill Nelson said in the most recent State of NASA address, that the space agency also intends on setting foot on the surface of Mars by 2040. The upcoming Artemis missions will be historic in a few ways... Read more...
Images captured by NASA's New Horizons of dwarf planet Pluto have revealed ice volcanoes, and the possibility for potential habitability. New Horizons performed a flyby of Pluto in 2015, and scientists are still rethinking everything they thought they knew about the dwarf planet. Pluto lost its planet status back... Read more...
Near the end of Intel's Arc Alchemist mobile discrete GPU reveal today, there was a 'But wait, there's more!' moment, equivalent to the post-credit teasers that often accompany Marvel superhero movies. Though instead of teasing an upcoming flick, Intel shared a first look at the finished design for its upcoming Arc... Read more...
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