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The Perseid meteor shower is about to be in full swing and you can catch some falling stars without having to leave the comfort of your home. The peak of the summer shower is expected to be tonight and into the morning hours of August 13, 2023. Sky watchers may have already noticed an uptick in the amount of... Read more...
Virgin Galactic is preparing for its first launch of civilian astronauts into space this morning. The flight will include two pilots, a company representative, and three inspirational private customers. Virgin Galactic, owned by British billionaire Richard Branson, has been promising to start taking private... Read more...
NVIDIA's CEO Jensen Huang donned his signature leather jacket to take the stage at SIGGRAPH 2023 and deliver the opening keynote for today's sessions at the famed rendering conference. Most of his talk today was about generative AI and how it is changing the world, largely powered by his company's GPUs. He did have... Read more...
The largest fighting game tournament in the world is known as "Evo", short for "Evolution Championship Series." At Evo, top players take on one another in games like Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, The King of Fighters, and even more obscure titles like Idol Showdown and Them's Fightin' Herds. Evo... Read more...
Overclocking expert and YouTuber ScatterBencher has set a new world record for Intel Arc A770 GPU clock speeds. He wanted to achieve first place in at least one recognized A770 benchmarking record, but ended up securing P1 across the full gamut of 3DMark benchmarks. To introduce his video, ScatterBencher... Read more...
NASA is slated to launch an Antares rocket later this evening from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia. The rocket launch may be viewable for residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region depending on how clear the night sky is, as well as online. Astronauts onboard the... Read more...
The Xbox and PlayStation consoles have been using broadly PC-compatible hardware for the last two generations. The previous-generation hardware was really too slow to be interesting with its meager Jaguar cores, but the current-generation systems are based on AMD's Zen 2 architecture. That's certainly older and slower... Read more...
It’s summer time, which means it’s time for new folding phones from Samsung. Today at its Galaxy Unpacked event in Seoul (South Korea), the company unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip5 ($999) and Galaxy Z Fold5 ($1799). But as you’ll soon discover, “new” is a bit of a stretch here. These two... Read more...
When you read that headline, you're probably thinking it's like Doom on the NES, or like running GTA V on the OG Game Boy—a trick, or "hack" that doesn't really use the original hardware. Well, you'd be mistaken. This is the real PC version of GTA V running on real Nintendo Switch hardware, albeit one that's been... Read more...
It's the time of year for spectacular, explosive light shows around the USA, but maybe your next phone will have a little light show of its own. Nothing launched its first phone last year, but it avoided the North American market. With the upcoming Nothing Phone 2, the company is headed to the US with enhanced "Glyph"... Read more...
HP Z8 Fury G5: As Configured - $24,378 The HP Z8 Fury G5 packs a Xeon W processor and four professional NVIDIA RTX A6000 graphics cards to tear through highly-threaded workloads. Strong 56-Core Xeon W Performance Four Professional GPUs For Enormous Workloads Fast 8-Channel DDR5 Memory Mostly Toolless Design For... Read more...
If you're a usual user of a consumer device like the ROG Ally, when an update comes down, you install it. Certainly the device itself advises you to do so. However, if you already have a ROG Ally and are enjoying the machine's high performance, don't update to BIOS version 319 through the MyASUS app. While it fixes a... Read more...
Somehow the news of Apple's Game Porting Toolkit flew under this author's radar when macOS Sonoma was announced at WWDC earlier this month. It wasn't until the developer sessions on using the kit and bringing games to the macOS platform that it really became apparent what Apple was doing. Running DirectX 12 games on... Read more...
Star Wars fans are rejoicing with the announcement of a new Ubisoft collaboration with Lucas Film game, Star Wars Outlaws. Players will be able to take part in stealth missions and epic space dogfights, all while having to make split-second decisions. The upcoming addition to the popular franchise takes place... Read more...
Since E3 was canceled, everyone's hosting their own game events, and yesterday, the man of the hour was sometimes-beloved industry icon Geoff Keighley as he hosted the Summer Game Fest 2023. This show wasn't tied to any particular publisher or hardware vendor, and as a result showcased an eclectic mix of titles from... Read more...
Today in New York City, Motorola unveiled a pair of exciting new folding flip phones – the Moto Razr+ (2023) and Moto Razr (2023). Both share the same overall design, have similar tech specs, and aim to one-up Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip4 on features and value, respectively. The Razr+ cost $999.99, and will be... Read more...
AI has arrived and it seems to be everywhere. But what makes AI tick on ultra-low power devices like smartphones? How can we expect to harness not only recommendation engines and Google maps, but also, generative AI and true machine learning on devices that consume only a few watts of power? Let's find out and learn... Read more...
Google IO 2023 has finally arrived, along with some anticipated announcements. From the Pixel 7a to the upcoming Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet, Google is bringing the goods to the smart device market. Pixel 7a The Google Pixel 7a is touted as delivering premium and innovative experiences at an affordable price. It... Read more...
There are no two ways about it—NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 4090 is a beastly graphics card and, price be damned, the fastest option for gamers. Flip on ray tracing and the performance gap widens even further. It's also a power-hungry graphics card that can get a little toasty under the collar. To help keep those... Read more...
It can be easy to overlook VRAM capacity when shopping for a new mainstream graphics card. After all, having more than you need does not really confer any extra performance. Too little though? Well, that can result in stutters, graphical artifacts, and generally poor performance. It is becoming a hot topic as more and... Read more...
Springtime brings with it the Flower Moon to the delight of skywatchers, along with a penumbral lunar eclipse. According to the Farmer's Almanac, any full moon in May is called the "Flower" Moon. Spring has finally sprung for many of us, and with it comes a bounty of flowers signifying the season is upon us. With... Read more...
It's fair to say that the release of Redfall, one of the most anticipated game launches of the year so far, does not represent Microsoft's finest hour. It's also fair to question why Microsoft would allow a high-profile game to ship in such a buggy state rather than delay the launch, especially with so much effort and... Read more...
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