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New Windows 11 Preview Build Features Deeper Android Integration with Your Phone App Update

Microsoft has recently released another Windows Insider preview build to the dev channel. Windows 11 Preview Build 22579 brings a host of improvements and some new features like multi-touch gestures and the option to exclude removable USB drives from BitLocker encryption. You can read about the significant changes below, or…

The RDNA 2 GPU Inside Samsung’s Exynos 2200 SoC Might be More Similar to the Steam Deck APU Than You Think

It’s been a few weeks since the Samsung Galaxy S22 series has hit the shelves. After months on months of speculating about AMD’s secretive collab with Samsung on the Exynos 2200 SoC, we finally got the end product and it was alright to say the least. The Xclipse 920 didn’t…

Apple’s New M1 Ultra SoC is Nearly 3 Times Bigger Than an AMD Ryzen CPU But Still Falls Behind Performance Claims

Apple recently revealed the newest addition to their M1 lineup of in-house silicon, the M1 Ultra. Announced as part of the “Peak Performance“, where it was unveiled to be powering the latest and greatest SFF desktop solution from Apple, the M1 Ultra SoC inside the Mac Studio is a beast.…

Blender 3.1 Comes with Many New Features, Focuses on Performance

Blender 3.1 arrives just three month after the launch of the latest version of the libre 3D design software reference; Blender 3.0. You can read about the significant new additions below. The Cycles Rendering System In this new version of Blender 3.1 that presents, it is pointed out that a…

Mysterious “DG2MB” Product Spotted on Intel’s Ark Database: An Intel Motherboard with Arc Alchemist GPU?

Over on Intel’s private Ark database that is only visible to certain partners with an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), an unusual new entry has been spotted by Igor’s Lab. For those unaware, Intel actually has two different Ark databases under its belt, one that’s public and can be accessed by anyone…

AMD Officially Confirms Ryzen 7 5800X3D Cannot Be Overclocked

Ryzen 7 5800X3D is an 8-core, 16-thread CPU with a base clock of 3.4Ghz and a maximum boost clock of 4.5Ghz. The chip has an insane 96MB of L3 Cache, thanks to the 3D V-Cache technology that allows AMD to stack this extra memory on top of the Zen3 cores…

Say Goodbye to Netflix Password Sharing as the Streaming Giant Focuses Crackdowns on Shared Accounts

Password sharing has been synonymous with Netflix ever since the streaming service has existed. Many users buy the subscription and lend out the password to their friends or family so that they can also watch on the same account. So far, this has been a relatively harmless practice as this…

Intel Acquires Linutronix, a Company that Handles the RT Linux Kernel Branch

For several years, Intel launched a project related to the Linux kernel. Since then, until now there has not been a lot of information about it; and a few thought that Intel had left it on the side. But the reality is that the company has plans to make progress.…

Xiaomi Flagship 12 Series Smartphones Launch Globally Starting at Just $649

Xiaomi has finally launched its flagship series for the year, including 3 phones: Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12, and Xiaomi 12X. The phones feature an overall improvement from last year, with regards to the camera setup, SoC and a few other things. Design wise, there’s little change from last year,…

[Exclusive] HONOR Magic4 Lite 5G Renders, Full Specs and Price Leaked!

HONOR has recently launched their 2022 flagship smartphones, the HONOR Magic4 Series at MWC 2022. The series consists of two models, HONOR Magic4 and HONOR Magic4 Pro. Both devices share the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, Main  and Ultra Wide lens. However the Pro variants gets an edge over…

AMD Ryzen 5800X3D Will Launch on April 20th for $449 Along with Six New Zen2 and Zen3 CPUs Starting from $99

Last week, news broke that AMD was planning on releasing at least nine AM4 refreshes including processors from both the Zen2 and Zen3 architecture. This was on top of the previously-announced Ryzen 7 5800X3D that AMD unveiled at CES 2022. You can check out our article that covered all the…

AMD’s Next-Gen Upscaling Technology FSR 2.0 Will be Unveiled at GDC 2022

A few days ago, we covered the news of AMD potentially working on a second generation version of FidelityFX Super Resolution that would get see an announcement at this year’s Game Developers Conference. AMD has a sponsored session planned for March 23rd where the company will talk about “next-gen upscaling…

It’s Official: Intel Will Announce its Arc Alchemist GPUs for Laptops on March 30th

It’s been more than 6 months since Intel gave its first-ever discrete family of GPUs a proper name and announced that the company had something serious planned for this time. Arc Alchemist, Intel’s debut foray into the realm of discrete mobile and desktop graphics is an attempt at competing with…

These are the Games Reportedly Coming to Xbox Game Pass This March

Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s cornerstone in the gaming industry, adds new games to its ever-growing library of titles each month. Similar to Netflix, while new titles are added, some old ones are also removed to make place for the newcomers. And it looks like the titles coming to Game Pass…

Linus Torvalds Postpones Linux Kernel 5.17 Because of Spectre Problems

The developer Linus Torvalds expected to release the stable Linux 5.17 kernel today. However, several last-minute problems led to postponement of stable version by at least a week. Thus, Linus opted for Linux 5.17-RC8 as an extra release candidate. Therefore, Linus Torvalds postponed Linux 5.17 kernel release because of Spectre…

PlayStation Announces State of Play Dedicated to “Hogwarts Legacy” For March 17th

After hosting a State of Play for upcoming Japanese titles on PS4 and PS5 last week, PlayStation has just announced a new State of Play scheduled for this week. This time, the State of Play is dedicated solely to Hogwarts Legacy, the hotly-anticipated Harry Potter game from WB Games and…

Samsung Galaxy A33 5G Full Specs, Pricing and Renders Revealed

Samsung Electronics’ has scheduled the Galaxy A Event on March 17th 2022. The Galaxy A Event will be streamed live, starting 10 a.m. EDT across Samsung’s official YouTube channel. In the event, the brand is expected to launch Galaxy A73, Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A33 smartphones. All these smartphones will…

YouTube Vanced Finally Shuts Down as Google Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter Ending Operations

Popular YouTube client, YouTube Vanced, that allowed users to enjoy an ad-free experience on mobile for free has finally come to an end. Possibly succumbed under Google’s pressure, today, the Vanced team officially announced that it will be shutting down the app permanently. All download links and pages will be…

ReiserFS may Lose Support in Linux Kernel

The Linux kernel has existed for more than 30 years. Over time, several technologies considered innovative, become obsolete giving way to something more modern. Although it is possible to maintain certain living technologies for a few years in favor of retro-compatibility. This “survival” can disrupt innovation and creation of tools…

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 Based on Temporal Upscaling May Get Announced at GDC 2022

A couple of days ago, AMD shared the list of the sponsored sessions they will hold at this year’s Game Developer Conference discussing various different topics related to graphics in gaming. One of those sessions particularly jumped out as interesting as it was potentially hinting at a major development or…

Dirty Pipe: The Latest Serious Linux Kernel Vulnerability is Being Patched

Recently, a very serious vulnerability found in the Linux kernel received the name of Dirty Pipe. It is basically, an escalation of privileges that is put into check the system. Dirty Pipe & Dirty Cow Dirty Pipe would be similar to Dirty Cow, another Linux kernel vulnerability exposed in 2016. It had enough…

Apple M2 SoC Now Rumored to Debut on Refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Later This Year

In a barrage of confusion coming from multiple sources citing what they think are Apple’s next steps in its transition to in-house silicon, we have another update, this time from 9To5Mac once again who is claiming that Apple is working on a new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro that will…

Lenovo Laptop with 16-Core Alder Lake Core i9-12900HX CPU Spotted on Geekbench

Intel has been on a roll lately with its Alder Lake architecture on both desktop and laptops. It has snatched the gaming and performance crown from AMD, even if the latter has the leg up in efficiency. If you want the best of the best performance, you now need an…

Upcoming Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 4000 CPUs Listed By French Retailers for the First Time Confirming Previous Reports

Yesterday, we wrote that AMD is planning 10 new CPU launches in April with public announcements coming in the following days. These SKUs would include both Zen 2 and Zen 3 dies as AMD hopes to clear its remaining inventory before Zen 4 launches in the second half of the…

[Updated] Apple’s 4nm Next-Gen M2 SoC on Track to Launch This Year, Could Debut on an Updated Mac Mini

Update: Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has just tweeted updating his predictions for upcoming Apple Mac products. According to his new tweet, the analyst expects the new Mac Minis with M2 SoC to launch next year instead of this year, along with the updated Mac Pro and iMac Pro that were also…