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A Japanese company called ispace is attempting to be the first private company to land a spacecraft on the moon today, and you can watch live. It launched its Hakuto-R lander onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December of last year. After launching the Hakuto-R lander on December 11, 2022, ispace had the... Read more...
We had another chance to visit our friends at Maingear and build a custom gaming PC decked out with high-end hardware, including AMD's top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 7950X3D CPU. This is the first time we've done so since the boutique builder partnered with Michael "shroud" Grzesiek, a top streamer who joined the fray last... Read more...
Nintendo has finally finished work on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and for the announcement, it has released a gameplay video narrated by none other than series steward Eiji Aonuma himself—at least, in the Japanese version. The English version is narrated by an interpreter, but either way, the video... Read more...
Long-time fans of the highly popular DPReview camera review website were saddened to learn that it will be shutting down next month. The closure of the website is part of Amazon's annual operating plan review, which looks to eliminate a total of 18,000 roles from the organization. The current economic environment... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang introduced how the company is bringing AI to virtually every industry during his 2023 GTC keynote. From semiconductors to software libraries, AI training to deployment, and systems to cloud services, NVIDIA says it is bringing AI to the world's fingertips. The 2023 GTC Developer Conference, now in its 14th year, Read more...
Barring any last-minute delays, we're now less than three months away from the release of Diablo IV on PC and console. As it pertains to the former, owners of a GeForce RTX 40 series graphics will be able to utilize NVIDIA's AI-assisted Deep Learning Super Sampling 3 (DLSS 3) technology right from the get-go, the GPU... Read more...
Alienware Aurora R15 Gaming Desktop: Starting At $1399, $4588 As Tested The Alienware Aurora R15 is the culmination of both a thermal redesign and a silicon platform refresh, which results in excellent gaming performance. Slick, Spacey Design And Aesthetics Powerful PC Gaming Performance Cool And Quiet Even Under... Read more...
It's only been around a year since Samsung expanded its robust TV lineup into OLED territory, and the added competition seems to have ruffled a few feathers at rival LG Display. All of a sudden, LG is throwing around the awful "B" word. Yes, we're talking about burn-in and according to LG, Samsung's fancy QD-OLED... Read more...
A pair of fun-loving YouTubers have put together a hilariously large ‘laptop’. The device is built around a clamshell design with a 43-inch TV in the lid, and Intel NUC 11 inside the keyboard deck. It isn’t only the dimensions of the project which makes it difficult to talk seriously about portability – a traditional... Read more...
In this latest latest livestream, we have a lively discussion regarding AMD's hot new 3D-Vache enabled Ryzen 7000X3D processors, with special guest David McAfee, Corporate VP And General Manager, Client Channel Business at AMD. We'll be covering performance expectations of AMD's 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X3D, overclocking... Read more...
Join us on our Two and a Half Geeks livestream this Tuesday at 5:30 PM ET where Dave, Marco, and Chris will be joined by David McAfee for a special interview. What’s so special? We are going to be fielding YOUR questions about AMD's latest Ryzen 7000X3D processors for David to answer. You can just kick back, watch... Read more...
In this latest episode of our 2.5 Geeks livestream, we go hands-on with Dell's beastly Precision 7865 workstation powered by a 64-core Threadripper Pro and NVIDIA RTX A6000. We also take a look at Intel's Sapphire Rapids Xeon W offerings, the hot new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Android flagship, tease some upcoming... Read more...
Dell Precision 7865: As Configured - $15,840 The Dell Precision 7865 chews through workstation-class workloads with a 64-core AMD Threadripper Pro CPU and NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPU, while remaining cool and quiet. 64-Core AMD Threadripper CPU Performance 8-Channel DDR4 Memory Mostly Toolless Design For Servicing... Read more...
In our latest episode of 2.5 Geeks, Dave, Marco, and Ryan cover big launch tech from the desktop, laptops, and smartphones! NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4090 mobile is here, along with Intel Raptor Lake 13th Gen Core mobile, Samsung's Galaxy S23 series and the OnePlus 11 5G, plus a quick sidetrack to talk about a beautiful... Read more...
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Today at its Galaxy Unveiled event in San Francisco, Samsung launched its newest flagships – the Galaxy S23 Ultra, S23+, and S23 – and I was able to briefly spend time with each phone. Here’s the TL;DR: the S23 series is an evolution of the S22 series, packing... Read more...
In our latest episode of 2.5 Geeks, we cover Intel and AMD's beefiest, baddest processors that were announced this month for desktop PCs and the data center, including Sapphire Rapids, AMD EYPC Genoa, and the Core i9-13900KS. We also discuss the best we saw at CES 2023... Show Notes: 00:00 Countdown Begins 05:00... Read more...
The so-called liquid metal thermal compounds are well regarded for their heat conductivity, but they come with extra hazards. They are thus not the best choice for novice or nervous PC DIYers. This fact is illustrated very clearly by a graphics card sent to overclocker Roman “der8auer” Hartung, which was in a very... Read more...
If you’ve ever used one of Lenovo’s ThinkPads, you’re familiar with the solid build, high-quality materials, superior ergonomics, and high–end specs these laptops offer. Now, the company is hoping to replicate this experience with the ThinkPhone by Motorola, a flagship smartphone that aims to... Read more...
SpaceX is set to launch 40 OneWeb (LEO) satellites with a targeted liftoff on January 9, 2023. OneWeb Launch 16 mission was originally scheduled to launch on January 8, but SpaceX pushed it back a day in order to finish prelaunch processing. The upcoming launch of 40 OneWeb satellites will mark a milestone in... Read more...
Alienware and Dell make some of the fastest gaming laptops around. It seems like clockwork that year-in, year-out, the combined company manages to iterate and jump into the latest technology. Of course, 2023 is no exception, and today the company announced some big changes to its lineups with updated form factors... Read more...
Dell has a lot of new and updated products to show off at CES 2023, and the company’s Alienware brand is no exception. Today, Alienware launched a new IPS gaming monitor with a blazing fast 500Hz refresh rate. The company also announced updates to its recently released Aurora R15 gaming PC, in addition to six... Read more...
The vapor chamber of an AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX has been sliced open in an attempt to uncover any obvious flaws in its design. Again, the protagonist in this mystery overheating RX 7900 XTX tale is Roman “der8auer” Hartung, the expert overclocking YouTuber whose vapor chamber investigations we reported upon... Read more...
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