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YABER Pro Y9 4K Projector Review

I’ve been on the hunt for a good gaming projector for a while now, so when YABER came to me with the offer to review their YABER Pro Y9 4K Projector, I was curious. But what’s it like to set this…

July 21, 2023 | 05:47 EDT

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(Updated) Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PC Specs Revealed, GPU Decompression Detailed

Update: The Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PC specs have now been officially announced. They appeared via the PlayStation Blog earlier today, confirming that the details of the deleted Steam post…

July 13, 2023 | 10:13 EDT

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New Ubisoft Connect Beta Promises "Next Evolution" Of Desktop App

Do you have Ubisoft Connect installed on your PC? Does it jostle for space with Steam and GOG (and maybe even Epic) for pole position when it comes to your PC gaming habits? If you answered "no" to…

June 26, 2023 | 09:35 EDT

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ASUS ROG Ally Release Date, Specs, And Price Revealed

ASUS has revealed new details about its upcoming ROG Ally handheld. The console, which is intended as a competitor to Valve's Steam Deck and the Nintendo Switch, will come in two models, and the more…

May 11, 2023 | 10:56 EDT

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New Cyberpunk 2077 Path Tracing Update Is Live Now, But Only For Some Cards

CD Projekt Red has released a new update for Cyberpunk 2077 that adds the much-talked-about Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode feature...for a select number of graphics cards. As you might imagine, if you'…

April 11, 2023 | 07:57 EDT

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Nvidia Shows Off Gorgeous Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode

Nvidia has released a new trailer showing off Cyberpunk 2077's Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode, which will bring full path tracing to the game. In essence, if you've got a hefty graphics card, then you'…

April 4, 2023 | 10:24 EDT

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Over 10,000 PlayDates Have Been Shipped Since April

While several major companies dominate handheld gaming, there's been some success among independent creators. The company Panic started shipping its original handheld console, the PlayDate, earlier…

June 21, 2022 | 03:05 EDT

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Grand Theft Auto V Used in Photorealism Enhancement Experiment

Grand Theft Auto V is one of the better-looking games in the modern console generation(s), but calling it photorealistic would be a bit of a stretch. However, a scientific paper made use of GTA V to…

May 13, 2021 | 01:35 EDT

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4 Great Gaming Mice You Can Use on the Job

Gaming hardware has grown up substantially in the last decade.  While some of us still play games in RGB-lit dungeons, it's nice to be able to use a "gaming" mouse outside of your room.  If you're…

July 4, 2019 | 01:00 EDT

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YouTube Is Developing Interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-Style Content

Online video giant YouTube is to develop its own choose-your-own-adventure-style interactive programming. The new content is likely intended to compete with Netflix shows like Black Mirror:…

April 11, 2019 | 09:30 EDT

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Improbable Offers Final Thoughts on Resolved Dispute With Unity

A dispute with engine maker Unity had created questions about the future of middleware SpatialOS' support of the Unity Engine. Now, with the disagreement coming to an amicable close, that is no…

January 17, 2019 | 04:06 EST

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Go Duck Hunting in HD; Hyperkin To Announce New NES Light Gun

Duck Hunt fans, rejoice! You soon may be able to take aim at those foul fowls on an HDTV. Video game peripheral manufacturer Hyperkin is planning to announce that they are currently working a brand…

January 8, 2019 | 02:33 EST

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Big Mouth Billy Bass Alexa Version Will Ruin Your Christmas

The nightmare returns: a Big Mouth Billy Bass Alexa version has been created as reported by the Associated Press. A good portion of our readership is likely fortunate enough to have never been…

November 30, 2018 | 06:20 EST

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Overwatch Uprising Returns April 10, New Gameplay Hinted

The Overwatch Uprising event will be returning on April 10, 2018, according to a tweet from the game's official Twitter account. Uprising is a PvE-themed special event for Blizzard Entertainment's…

March 30, 2018 | 07:20 EDT

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Intel CPU Processor Design Flaw May Cause Up to 30% Performance Drop

Code red, or in this case, code blue. Earlier this week it was revealed that Intel processor chips dating back to the late 90's have a "fundamental" design flaw, which is described as a "chip-level…

January 5, 2018 | 05:23 EST

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GPD Win 2 Announced, Costs $699 and Releasing in 2018

Shenzhen-based GamePad Digital has announced the palmtop "GPD Win 2" portable gaming system, set to cost $699 and release sometime in 2018. The portable handheld promises vast improvements over the…

December 21, 2017 | 08:33 EST

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FCC Votes To Repeal Net Neutrality

The FCC has voted to repeal net neutrality today as reported by TechCrunch. The votes were predictably split along party lines. Chairman Ajit Pai and Republican Commissioners Brendan Carr &…

December 14, 2017 | 03:44 EST


Watch Out - AMD Is Quietly Downgrading Some RX 560s

It appears that AMD has had to dial back their ambitions for their Radeon RX 560 cards - some of the cards are launching with lower-than-originally-advertised specs as reported by PC Gamer. The AMD…

December 6, 2017 | 08:30 EST

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Microsoft Puts Kinect Out To Pasture, Ceases Manufacturing

In an exclusive interview on Co.Design, Alex Kipman, the creator of the Kinect, and Matthew Lapsen, the General Manager of Xbox Devices Marketing, detail the hopes and expectations of the device, but…

October 29, 2017 | 12:28 EDT

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Twitter Is Testing Longer Tweets With 280 Characters

Twitter is testing a change to one of the most iconic parts of the social media network - tweet length is being doubled from 140 characters to 280 characters for a limited number of users according…

September 28, 2017 | 09:20 EDT

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Humble Cyberlink Software Bundle: Alternative Comparison

This month's Humble Software Bundle is an interesting one that's definitely aimed at the "content creator" in all of us. It's now easier than ever to get your idea shot, edited, graded, and…

September 6, 2017 | 10:00 EDT

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98.5% Of Non Form Letter FCC Comments Support Net Neutrality

98.5% of original comments (that is, not form letters or spam) sent to the FCC regarding net neutrality are in favor of keeping the current rules & protections in place according to DSL Reports.…

September 2, 2017 | 09:45 EDT

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Facebook Changing News Feed to Prioritize Faster-Loading Sites

Facebook is working on a new Facebook news feed change yet again, this time to prioritize faster-loading websites. The changes will be rolled out over the next few months following internal research…

August 4, 2017 | 11:42 EDT

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Twitter Creates $99/month Tweet Promotion Service

Twitter has created a service that automatically promotes your tweets for $99 a month and is currently testing in a closed beta as reported by übergizmo. After having lost a million users and $116…

July 31, 2017 | 05:20 EDT

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Cryptocurrency Mining Uses More Power Than A Country of 17 Million

Cryptocurrency mining consumes more electricity than a country with a population of 17 million as reported by TechPowerUp. For those not in the know, cryptocurrency mining is a process that generates…

July 8, 2017 | 04:00 EDT

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Twitter Lawsuit Over U.S. Surveillance Moves Forward

Twitter will be allowed to move forward with a lawsuit against the United States government after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers as reported by Reuters. According to the…

July 8, 2017 | 03:30 EDT

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Microsoft Reportedly Laying Off Thousands of Employees

Microsoft will be laying off thousands of employees as reported by Most of the employees being laid off reside outside of the United States. As the coverage from The Seattle Times…

July 8, 2017 | 03:05 EDT

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Cox Implementing Overage Fees After 1TB Of Usage

Cox Communications, an Internet Service Provider in the USA, will be implementing data overage fees past 1 terabyte (1,024 gigabytes) of usage in select markets spotted first on Reddit's /r/…

July 3, 2017 | 11:56 EDT


FCC Votes 2-1 To Repeal Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC has voted 2-1 to repeal net neutrality rules originally put in place by the Obama administration as reported by Reuters. The vote took place on Thursday, May 18, 2017. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai…

May 19, 2017 | 09:30 EDT

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Wannacry Ransomware Decrypters WannaKey & WannaKiwi Released

Two separate decryption tools to get around the encryption scheme used in the Wannacry ransomware have been released as reported by The Hacker News. WannaCry (also known as Wcry or Wanna) makes use…

May 19, 2017 | 08:52 EDT

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NSA-Derived Ransomware WannaCry Shuts Down Computers Worldwide

A ransomware derived in part from NSA tools publicly leaked last month has shut down computers around the world recently. The ransomware is known as WannaCry, WCry, or simply Wanna. According to an…

May 14, 2017 | 12:00 EDT

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Nintendo Switch Review - It Just Works

Last month Nintendo released their latest console, the Nintendo Switch. This new hybrid console allows you to play games on your TV while also giving you the option to easily take it anywhere you…

May 8, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Autonomous SmartDesk Review - Standing Simplicity

There's something to be said for a high-quality desk. Now before you click away from this review in confusion, because you're on a tech and gaming site, this is a SmartDesk! There's no shortage of…

May 3, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Google Chrome To Expand On HTTPS Warnings

Google Chrome will be expanding on its warnings about whether or not a site uses the HTTPS protocol. Aside from being the first four letters in any web address, HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer…

April 29, 2017 | 04:54 EDT

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Microsoft is Cutting Certain Services From Standalone Versions Of Microsoft Office

Services such as OneDrive for Business and Skype for Business will be cut from the standalone versions of Microsoft Office as reported by PCWorld. The change is planned to take effect in 2020 and was…

April 21, 2017 | 11:09 EDT

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Windows 10 Is Now On A Six-Month Upgrade Cycle

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be shifting to a six-month cycle for major upgrades to Windows 10, Tom's Hardware reports. The core reason for the stated move is to make it easier for…

April 21, 2017 | 09:05 EDT

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Open-Source Patch Circumvents Windows Next-Gen CPU Check

An open-source patch has been created to circumvent a Windows Update CPU check in Windows 7 & 8.1 as reported by Bleeping Computer. Microsoft had previously stated that the latest CPUs will not…

April 20, 2017 | 03:04 EDT

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Google Introduces PAX - The Android Networked Cross-License Agreement

Google has announced PAX, the Android Networked Cross-License Agreement for devices in their software ecosystem. PAX - no relation to a certain webcomic convention - is intended to make it easy for…

April 4, 2017 | 10:30 EDT

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President Trump Signs Internet Privacy Rollback Bill

The EFF reports that President Trump has signed S.J. Res. 34, the final version of the bill set to repeal an FCC internet privacy rule that prevented ISPs from sharing Consumer Proprietary Network…

April 4, 2017 | 10:07 EDT

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Amazon To Charge Sales Tax Nationwide By April 1

Online retailer Amazon will be charging sales tax nationwide by April 1 as reported by CNBC. Residents of Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, and New Mexico will be charged sales tax at checkout starting April 1,…

March 26, 2017 | 11:20 EDT


YouTube Removes Annotations, Focus Lies on Cards

The Google-owned streaming video behemoth YouTube have released a statement announcing the end of the annotations editor feature. This feature allowed creators to add little overlays to their videos…

March 23, 2017 | 10:00 EDT


Russia's Anti-Monopoly Agency Deems Apple Guilty of iPhone Price Fixing

Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) has ruled in a recent case concerning allegations of price-fixing against Apple subsidiary Apple Rus. The statement from the FAS, translated in a…

March 17, 2017 | 12:30 EDT

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Microsoft Will Block Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 From Updating On Newer CPUs

Microsoft will be blocking Windows Update from working on Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 for PCs with newer CPUs as reported by DSOGaming. The issue is detailed on a support page detailing the specific…

March 17, 2017 | 10:01 EDT

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Twitter Tests Feature That Warns Users About "Potentially Sensitive Content"

Twitter has begun testing a feature warning uses of "potentially sensitive content" as reported by TechCrunch. The feature requires that users click through a disclaimer that states the following:…

March 11, 2017 | 04:01 EST

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Windows 10 Now Shows OneDrive Ads in the File Explorer

Microsoft created quite the reputation around their latest Operating System, Windows 10. First, they launched a pretty aggressive campaign to encourage Windows 7 and 8 owners to upgrade (basically…

March 9, 2017 | 05:24 EST


NVIDIA Announces and Starts Pre-Orders For GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

NVIDIA has just announced their latest and greatest graphics card, the next in the Pascal architecture 10 series that launched in May 2016. The new model will be the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, as the last…

March 3, 2017 | 09:30 EST

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ModMic 5 Review - Talking The Talk

I have a headset that I am more fond of than not, a Logitech G930. It followed my H800 whose charging connector went a bit wonky after two years. I love wireless headsets, but suffice to say the…

February 28, 2017 | 01:00 EST

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Google Tells Copyright Office 99.95% of Takedowns Are Non-Existent

99.95% of the copyright takedown notices received by Google are non-existent, according to Google. In a filing with the U.S. Copyright Office obtained by TorrentFreak, Google noted that there had…

February 27, 2017 | 09:04 EST