Motional reveals the Hyundai-built robotaxi coming to the Lyft app in 2023

The robotaxi version of the Hyundai all-electric Ioniq 5 is fitted with Motional’s autonomous vehicle technology. The equipment includes more than 20 sensors, such as cameras, radar, and lidar, which are highly visible on the outside and inside of the …


The robotaxi version of the Hyundai all-electric Ioniq 5 is fitted with Motional’s autonomous vehicle technology. The equipment includes more than 20 sensors, such as cameras, radar, and lidar, which are highly visible on the outside and inside of the SUV. They provide a 360-degree field of vision, including high-resolution...

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EVGA Z12 RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

EVGA took the top-down approach with its keyboard lineup revamp that began with the flagship Z20. Today, we look at the Z12, their most affordable offering to date. It’s a membrane keyboard with tweaked switches for Cherry MX keycap compatibility and f…

EVGA took the top-down approach with its keyboard lineup revamp that began with the flagship Z20. Today, we look at the Z12, their most affordable offering to date. It's a membrane keyboard with tweaked switches for Cherry MX keycap compatibility and feel. You also get a feature set that you would only see on far more expensive mechanical keyboards.

Microsoft’s Windows 11 rollout starts on October 5

Of course, just because Windows 11 will be available on that day doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily receive it right out of the gate. Microsoft in revealing the date said the free upgrade path will be “phased and measured with a focus on quality.”


Of course, just because Windows 11 will be available on that day doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily receive it right out of the gate. Microsoft in revealing the date said the free upgrade path will be “phased and measured with a focus on quality.”

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Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids: How To Go Monolithic with Tiles

One of the critical deficits Intel has to its competition in its server platform is core count – other companies are enabling more cores by one of two routes: smaller cores, or individual chiplets connected together. At its Architecture Day 2021…

One of the critical deficits Intel has to its competition in its server platform is core count – other companies are enabling more cores by one of two routes: smaller cores, or individual chiplets connected together. At its Architecture Day 2021, Intel has disclosed features about its next-gen Xeon Scalable platform, one of which is the move to a tiled architecture. Intel is set to combine four tiles/chiplets through its fast embedded bridges, leading to better CPU scalability at higher core counts. As part of the disclosure, Intel also expanded on its new Advanced Matrix Extension (AMX) technology, CXL 1.1 support, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, and an Accelerator Interfacing Architecture that may lead to custom Xeon CPUs in the future.

Samsung shows off prototype Galaxy Fold that looks straight out of Westworld

Samsung is currently the undisputed king of foldable phones, and the young crowd is apparently so excited about the company’s latest Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 that the company is having trouble handling the demand. So far, they’ve outsold both …


Samsung is currently the undisputed king of foldable phones, and the young crowd is apparently so excited about the company's latest Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 that the company is having trouble handling the demand. So far, they've outsold both the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy Note 20,...

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Witness the horror of Street Fighter characters turned human by Google’s AI

As reported by VG24, Twitter user Siberian_644 posted a series of images showing the fighting series’ most popular characters turned into humans by Google’s algorithm. Some are actually very impressive and do resemble real-life versions of the combatan…


As reported by VG24, Twitter user Siberian_644 posted a series of images showing the fighting series' most popular characters turned into humans by Google's algorithm. Some are actually very impressive and do resemble real-life versions of the combatants. Others, however, are the stuff of nightmares.

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Renewed lockdowns in Asia threaten supply of important ceramic components in addition to chips

The shortage of everything from advanced chips to the lowly $1 display driver chips that power almost every digital device we use has caused a great deal of grief in the tech and auto industries. It looks like it’s about to get worse as Covid-19 infect…


The shortage of everything from advanced chips to the lowly $1 display driver chips that power almost every digital device we use has caused a great deal of grief in the tech and auto industries. It looks like it's about to get worse as Covid-19 infections are threatening production of...

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Smartphone shipments keep growing thanks to emerging markets, 5G, and Apple

Research firm IDC writes that Apple devices will show an impressive 13.8% growth in 2021, while Android should reach 6.2%. The upward trend in overall shipments is expected to continue, albeit at a slower pace, across the next few years: 3.4% in 2022 a…


Research firm IDC writes that Apple devices will show an impressive 13.8% growth in 2021, while Android should reach 6.2%. The upward trend in overall shipments is expected to continue, albeit at a slower pace, across the next few years: 3.4% in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

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Nintendo shuts down long-scheduled Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament with less that two-week notice

The Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, was prepared to host its first-ever Super Smash Bros Ultimate at its Riptide water park. The event was initially slated to occur in 2020, but then the pandemic hit, and organizers postponed it to September 10, 2021.


The Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, was prepared to host its first-ever Super Smash Bros Ultimate at its Riptide water park. The event was initially slated to occur in 2020, but then the pandemic hit, and organizers postponed it to September 10, 2021.

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Razer Blade 14 Review: Gaming Laptop with Style

The Razer Blade 14 pairs the Ryzen 9 5900HX with GeForce RTX 3060 graphics and a 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate. It’s a new premium gaming laptop that is very portable and sleek looking.


The Razer Blade 14 pairs the Ryzen 9 5900HX with GeForce RTX 3060 graphics and a 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate. It's a new premium gaming laptop that is very portable and sleek looking.

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AMD rumored to be working on a Radeon RX 6900 XTX to challenge the RTX 3090

News of a Radeon RX 6900 XTX comes from Twitter user CyberPunkCat (via Tom’s Hardware), who posted what is alleged to be an AMD slide showing off the unreleased card. As noted by 3DCenter, which recently revealed the new increase in graphics card price…


News of a Radeon RX 6900 XTX comes from Twitter user CyberPunkCat (via Tom’s Hardware), who posted what is alleged to be an AMD slide showing off the unreleased card. As noted by 3DCenter, which recently revealed the new increase in graphics card prices, the specs on the slide match...

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More rumors suggest Nvidia Lovelace a.k.a. RTX 4000 series will use TSMC N5

Kopite7kimi, who knew details of Nvidia’s current Ampere graphics card lineup before they launched last year, asserted last week that Nvidia’s next series—probably the RTX 40 cards—would use TSMC’s N5 node process. The Ampere series uses Samsung’s 8nm …


Kopite7kimi, who knew details of Nvidia's current Ampere graphics card lineup before they launched last year, asserted last week that Nvidia's next series—probably the RTX 40 cards—would use TSMC's N5 node process. The Ampere series uses Samsung's 8nm silicon. This is the second consecutive time Nvidia has switched back and...

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Instagram will soon require you to share your birthday, for safety

Pavni Diwanji, VP of youth products at Facebook, said in a recent blog post that they’ve started asking people to share their birthday with Instagram if they haven’t done so previously. Instagram actually started down this path in late 2019 when it fir…


Pavni Diwanji, VP of youth products at Facebook, said in a recent blog post that they’ve started asking people to share their birthday with Instagram if they haven’t done so previously. Instagram actually started down this path in late 2019 when it first started asking users to share their birthday...

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Pete Hines says PlayStation owners can still play Bethesda games, as long as they already exist

Now that Xbox has control of Bethesda, a significant portion of the studio’s fanbase is concerned they will never see another title again on their chosen platform—namely the PlayStation. Last week, during Gamescom, Bethesda’s Pete Hines and Xbox’s Aaro…


Now that Xbox has control of Bethesda, a significant portion of the studio's fanbase is concerned they will never see another title again on their chosen platform—namely the PlayStation. Last week, during Gamescom, Bethesda's Pete Hines and Xbox's Aaron Greenberg talked about the situation.

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New KMPlayer is optimized for 8K videos

KMPlayer offers a broad list of supported formats, minimalist interface and the ability to play and save videos from URLs. The latest KMPlayer has been optimized for high-resolution videos.


KMPlayer offers a broad list of supported formats, minimalist interface and the ability to play and save videos from URLs. The latest KMPlayer has been optimized for high-resolution videos.

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FiiO BTR5 Portable High-Fidelity Bluetooth Amplifier Review

Today, we examine the FiiO BTR5 aiming to bring some wireless freedom back to wired headphones courtesy a mobile flagship DAC and amplifier SoC supporting Bluetooth 5 and LDAC. In fact, there are two of those for both a 3.5 mm stereo output and a truly…

Today, we examine the FiiO BTR5 aiming to bring some wireless freedom back to wired headphones courtesy a mobile flagship DAC and amplifier SoC supporting Bluetooth 5 and LDAC. In fact, there are two of those for both a 3.5 mm stereo output and a truly balanced 2.5 mm output for higher power drive.

Meltdown-like vulnerability disclosed for AMD Zen+ and Zen 2 processors

TU Dresden researchers Saidgani Musaev and Christof Fetzer notified AMD of the exploit in Zen+ and Zen 2 processors which they call “Transient Execution of Non-Canonical Accesses,” directly comparing them to Spectre and Meltdown. AMD’s security bulleti…


TU Dresden researchers Saidgani Musaev and Christof Fetzer notified AMD of the exploit in Zen+ and Zen 2 processors which they call "Transient Execution of Non-Canonical Accesses," directly comparing them to Spectre and Meltdown. AMD's security bulletin refers to the vulnerability with the name CVE-2020-12965.

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Intel XTU 7.5.0 adds Alder Lake CPUs and DDR5 support

Intel’s latest XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) introduces support for upcoming Alder Lake CPUs and a new “Speed Optimizer,” which can boost CPU performance.


Intel's latest XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) introduces support for upcoming Alder Lake CPUs and a new "Speed Optimizer," which can boost CPU performance.

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PayPal is mulling over a stock trading platform for customers in the US

PayPal is reportedly considering an expansion into stock trading less than a year after launching the ability to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies on its platform.


PayPal is reportedly considering an expansion into stock trading less than a year after launching the ability to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies on its platform.

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