Items tagged with Software

We take them for granted, but modern computers are absolutely amazing. Have you ever considered how much work must have gone into making sure that you can have a half-dozen displays connected to one system, with varying DPI and refresh rates, displaying all different applications running concurrently on a single... Read more...
If you were looking forward to playing Square-Enix's new open-world fantasy title Forspoken this weekend, well, hopefully you have a brand-new graphics card. Not only are the game's system requirements surprisingly high, but there's also the consideration that AMD has only released a game-specific driver for its... Read more...
NVIDIA Broadcast is offering up users a new way to ensure they maintain eye contact while creating content, streaming or meeting on video conferences. The new Eye Contact effect moves the eyes of the speaker in order to simulate eye contact with the camera. This cool new feature is achieved by estimating and aligning... Read more...
AMD has released another graphics driver, but if you are not rocking an RDNA 3-based Radeon, you can go on about your day. AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.1.1 is exclusively for Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards, which for now comprises just two models: the Radeon RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX. The list of... Read more...
If you follow the competitive overclocking scene at all, you are probably familiar (at least in passing) with the name of Shamino. The legendary figure works at ASUS now, but he's still up to his old tricks. In fact, he just released the simply-named "Arc OC Tool", which fellow expert tuner Skatterbencher used to take... Read more...
If you're reading this website, you're probably familiar with MSI Afterburner, at least by name. It's one of the most popular GPU tweaking and tuning programs, so much so that hackers are willing to spoof the MSI website to fool unsuspecting gamers. However, its future is in limbo following the revelation that the... Read more...
If you've read coverage—including ours—of any recent graphics hardware launches, you've surely seen mention of AV1 video codec support as one of the major benefits. It was a selling point for both Intel's Arc graphics as well as AMD's Ryzen 6000 mobile processors and Radeon RX 7900 Series GPUs, while NVIDIA's top end... Read more...
One of the sticking points hampering adoption of Intel's Arc GPUs has been its performance in older titles, particularly those using much older versions of the DirectX API. You could argue that it doesn't matter whether the card gets 150 or 300 FPS in CS:GO, but some people take that kind of distinction very... Read more...
AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors have just barely hit the market. Still, progress marches on, and software developers are looking ahead to AMD's next generation based on the Zen 5 architecture. Those chips won't be here for a year or more, but at least one application is already adding support for them. If... Read more...
Windows has moved to a policy of forced updates, and this has caused no end of problems for users that lack the savvy to troubleshoot when things go wrong. In faint defense of Microsoft, it's pretty rare that Windows updates cause hardware damage, though. That's what's happening to certain folks with Intel graphics... Read more...
The popular SwiftKey soft keyboard hasn’t been updated for iOS users for more than a year. Now we have learned that there’s an unpleasant reason behind the obvious neglect; Microsoft are going to delist the app from the Apple App Store. SwiftKey iOS will be axed from the store on October 5, but existing users will be... Read more...
It is hard to believe, but Open Broadcaster Software, more commonly known as OBS, has been around for ten years already. The project has grown from a mere alternative to paid software, like XSplit or vMix, and has become the go-to favorite solution for many streamers worldwide. It has attracted the attention of major... Read more...
You're tired of hearing it, we're tired of saying it; yes, Intel's Arc graphics are real and out there. They haven't hit store shelves in the US yet, but they're on the way—probably as we write this. Extant hardware needs available drivers, and so Intel's published a new graphics driver for Arc Alchemist. This... 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...
Popular hardware diagnostic tool HWiNFO is updated regularly to add support for new and upcoming devices. Apparently, the next update for HWiNFO is going to add support for NVIDIA's Hopper, Ada Lovelace, and Blackwell GPUs. This news comes courtesy of HWiNFO itself, which listed the GPU codenames in its "Upcoming... Read more...
In the age of Windows 95, Microsoft introduced PowerToys, a set of tools for Windows power users to tweak to their heart's content. Among these tools was TweakUI, which exposed system utility settings that were previously accessible only by modifying the Windows Registry. However, after Windows XP, PowerToys went the... Read more...
It seems that all the complaints that have been coming in about the sluggish performance of Windows 11 across multiple social media platforms hav caught the attention of Microsoft. The UI team for Microsoft says it will be focusing on performance in 2022. Since the official launch of Windows 11 there have been various complaints pouring Read more...
Accurate timers are critical to the function of the low-level parts of the underlying code that drives the user-facing software we actually use in our daily lives. Fortunately, x86-64 PCs include numerous timers. Actually selecting which of those timers to use in a given scenario, however, can be a headache due to... Read more...
We all know Intel is getting ready to release Alder Lake, a hybrid architecture that will evolve into future designs, including Raptor Lake and Meteor Lake. And of course there are new chipsets on the horizon, like Z690. But hardware is only part of the equation. Software is an important revenue stream as well. And as... Read more...
Anyone who has accidentally deleted a file knows the panic that comes with the mistake. Sometimes you can find the files in the recycle bin and restore them, but other times the files are just plain gone. Anyone familiar with how Windows and other operating systems work might know that files aren't actually deleted... Read more...
The latest craze making the rounds on social media is a facial recognition program called ImageNet Roulette. It allows users to upload a selfie after which artificial intelligence will classify the photo with the tag that it thinks is appropriate for the subject person in the image. Some think that the program is fun... Read more...
Adobe doesn't have the best of histories when it comes to software like Flash and Shockwave. Both have been leveraged by nefarious types to take advantage of computer users over the years. Flash is such a risk that Firefox 69 disables it by default. Adobe has announced that Flash will see the end of its life next year. Meanwhile, Shockwave Read more...
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