Sun, 22 May 2022 14:26 -0500

The Verge's Sean Hollister took the service for a test run this week and found that it's even worse than it appears on paper. It has many problems, the most outrageous of which is the pricing: he paid $69 for a new battery for his iPhone Mini, the same price...

Sat, 21 May 2022 14:08 -0500

About $100 billion has been spent on game studios and publishers in the past year. Microsoft spent the majority of that picking up Activision Blizzard and Bethesda's parent company Zenimax, and Sony responsively grabbed Bungie and other smaller developers.

Sat, 21 May 2022 08:34 -0500

Memory overclocking isn't a new practice in the PC community. For years, enthusiasts have pushed the limits of their RAM beyond the rated JEDEC standard to squeeze every drop of performance from their modules. Tuning RAM can reap big rewards in performance but requires understanding a wide variety of settings,...

Fri, 20 May 2022 16:52 -0500

Computex starts next week, and this will be the first time in two years that the event will be held in person, after being canceled in 2020 and being online-only last year.

Fri, 20 May 2022 16:06 -0500

This week, Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond said Google has agreed to leave the music service's Android app alone pending the court case between it and Epic Games, which recently acquired Bandcamp. Until then, Bandcamp will pay artists its regular rate, which is famously higher than Spotify's.

Fri, 20 May 2022 15:18 -0500

Reedus went on to explain how he met director Hideo Kojima, which is an interesting story on its own.

Fri, 20 May 2022 14:44 -0500

At a Web3 event this week, a core Ethereum developer said he expects the cryptocurrency to move from its current proof-of-work model to proof-of-stake in August. The so-called "Merge" will finish final testing sometime in the next several weeks. Previously, developers expected the switch to happen in June, but a...

Fri, 20 May 2022 14:09 -0500

On Friday, Embracer Group, the holding company for numerous game studios, published its earnings for its fiscal year ending in March 2022. The numbers look solid, with the company reporting SEK 5.23 billion (US $524 million) for Q4 and SEK 17.04 billion (US $1.71 billion) for the year. Compared to...

Fri, 20 May 2022 12:43 -0500

Patch 3.110 will also add support for adaptive supersampling tech including AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0 and Nvidia DLSS. Unsurprisingly, IO Interactive recommends enabling FSR or DLSS when using ray tracing for improved performance.

Fri, 20 May 2022 11:47 -0500

Available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, GIMP is a free photo editing tool with the ability to have masks, layers, color adjustments, and a huge library of plug-ins.

Fri, 20 May 2022 10:59 -0500

The lab will also test and qualify Intel data center products under the Xeon and Optane brands as well as Intel Agilex FPGAs and Xe architecture products. Customers and partners will also be able to visit the lab and see Intel products in action in data center environments to determine...

Fri, 20 May 2022 10:21 -0500

Both AMD and Nvidia are expected to launch their next-gen graphics cards later this year. We've already had plenty of leaks involving Nvidia's GPUs, so today, we're focusing on news involving AMD's upcoming RDNA3-based cards.

Fri, 20 May 2022 09:45 -0500

Most of the features in the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 are the same as those found in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, so we're really looking at something that's a little bit faster and more power-efficient than the SoC used in Samsung's newest Galaxy line (and other handsets). Still,...

Fri, 20 May 2022 09:05 -0500

This week, QNAP reported new attacks on users of its NAS drives by Deadbolt ransomware. As with the Deadbolt attacks in January, the company recommends users upgrade their devices to the latest firmware, which the ransomware hasn't breached, and avoid connecting them to the internet.

Fri, 20 May 2022 07:45 -0500

Yesterday, Musk posted a version of the still-popular Distracted Boyfriend meme that included the CEO, Tesla, and Twitter.

Fri, 20 May 2022 07:03 -0500

The Epic Games Store's Mega Sale kicked off on Thursday. As part of the deep discounts available on many titles, the company is giving away four games throughout the event. The first is Borderlands 3, which is available from now until May 26 at 11 am EDT.

Fri, 20 May 2022 06:07 -0500

AMD claims a new Radeon Preview driver boosts DX11 performance, to find out what's the real deal, we've tested the latest driver release in 50 games using the Radeon RX 6700 XT.

Fri, 20 May 2022 05:15 -0500

The Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at The University of Toronto, analyzed Microsoft Bing's autosuggestion system and found that the names of Chinese party leaders, dissidents, and other persons considered politically sensitive in China were censored from appearing in the search engine's autosuggestions—i.e., they don't appear when users start...

Thu, 19 May 2022 17:17 -0500

On Thursday, anonymous sources told Bloomberg that Apple executives recently demonstrated a headset with VR and AR functionality to its board of directors. Reports over the last year have suggested that the Cupertino giant had to delay the device's unveiling, but this presentation indicates an advanced development stage. Apple could...

Thu, 19 May 2022 16:19 -0500

The US Department of Justice (DoJ or Justice Department) issued a press release Thursday clarifying the crimes falling under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The law was passed in 1984 and updated in 1986. However, the language of the legislation is so broad that people doing security research...

Thu, 19 May 2022 15:02 -0500

For starters, each Epic Games account will automatically receive a 25 percent off coupon that can be used during the sale. The discount is good on single buys or on purchases with multiple games that are $14.99 or more after any sale discounts. Users will receive a fresh coupon each...

Thu, 19 May 2022 13:39 -0500

Ever since AMD, Intel, IBM, and other semiconductor companies stopped sales to Russia, the country has been having a hard time sourcing the chips needed to keep essential government systems operational.

Thu, 19 May 2022 13:21 -0500

On Thursday, Nvidia announced that Fortnite is now available to everyone via its GeForce Now streaming service, including iOS devices. The game was removed from the App Store and Google Play in 2020 after Epic tried circumventing store commissions.

Thu, 19 May 2022 12:33 -0500

Silicon in modern electronics is cheap, abundant and a good conductor of electricity. It isn't a good conductor of heat, however, and that is a bit of a problem considering excess heat is a natural enemy of electronics. The issue only gets amplified in tiny microchips packing billions of transistors.

Thu, 19 May 2022 10:08 -0500

The Intel Museum originally opened its doors in 1983 to ensure the company's history was accurately portrayed. According to the chipmaker, it's the only tech company in Silicon Valley with a public museum dedicated to teaching people about Intel's history and the technology it has developed over the past several decades.

Thu, 19 May 2022 09:35 -0500

Back in February, 19-year-old Sweeney started the Zucc Jet account that tracked and shared updates on the Gulfstream Jet believed to be used by Zuckerberg. But an April post confirmed that the jet, which has the registration N528AP, is no longer used by the Meta chief.

Thu, 19 May 2022 09:08 -0500

In an interview with Famitsu this week, the producer and director of Final Fantasy XI dispelled rumors that Square Enix was planning to shut down the aging MMORPG this year. Those rumors may originate from the cancellation of the mobile port last year.

Thu, 19 May 2022 07:52 -0500

The problem stems from the fact that Citrix built much of its early business on extending core capabilities for Windows, and many of those extensions were eventually subsumed by Microsoft into subsequent versions of the platform. As a result, the perennial question seemed to be: when would Microsoft just buy...

Thu, 19 May 2022 07:27 -0500

As reported by The Information, data from analytics firm Antenna shows that 3.6 million people canceled their Netflix subscriptions last quarter. That's over a million more than the previous five quarters, which had seen cancellations hover around the 2.5 million mark.

Thu, 19 May 2022 06:49 -0500

The suit, filed in 2015, alleged that Facebook's retired photo-tagging feature violated Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which forbids the collection of identifiable biometric data without a person's explicit consent. This includes the likes of fingerprints, retina scans, and facial geometry.