Paramount shares first Halo TV series trailer ahead of March 24 premiere

The Halo TV series has been a long time in the making. Microsoft originally detailed the project alongside the announcement of the Xbox One in May 2013, with Steven Spielberg attached as an executive producer.


The Halo TV series has been a long time in the making. Microsoft originally detailed the project alongside the announcement of the Xbox One in May 2013, with Steven Spielberg attached as an executive producer.

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Interview with Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm SVP: Talking Snapdragon, Microsoft, Nuvia, and Discrete Graphics

Two driving forces are driving the current technology market: insatiable demand for hardware, and the supply chain shortages making it difficult to produce enough in quantity to fulfil every order. Even with these two forces in action, companies have …

Two driving forces are driving the current technology market: insatiable demand for hardware, and the supply chain shortages making it difficult to produce enough in quantity to fulfil every order. Even with these two forces in action, companies have to push and develop next generation technologies, as no competitor wants to sit on their laurels. That includes Qualcomm, and as part of the Tech Summit in late 2021, I sat down with Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm’s GM of Mobile, Compute, and Infrastructure to talk about the issues faced in 2021, the outlook for 2022, where the relationships lie, and where innovation is headed when it comes to smartphone and PC.

Spotify podcasts that mention Covid-19 to come with content advisory as more musicians leave service, Joe Rogan responds

The situation began last week when Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Young wrote an open letter promising to remove his music from Spotify if it didn’t drop the Joe Rogan Experience, which he accused of spreading vaccine misinformation. “They can have Rogan …


The situation began last week when Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Young wrote an open letter promising to remove his music from Spotify if it didn’t drop the Joe Rogan Experience, which he accused of spreading vaccine misinformation. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” he said.

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BOE unveils 27-inch gaming monitor with blisteringly fast 500Hz refresh rate

BOE has announced a 27-inch 1080p gaming monitor. That wouldn’t usually attract much attention, but its 500Hz refresh rate makes it a world’s first. The panel achieves that blistering speed through a high-mobility oxide backplane.


BOE has announced a 27-inch 1080p gaming monitor. That wouldn’t usually attract much attention, but its 500Hz refresh rate makes it a world’s first. The panel achieves that blistering speed through a high-mobility oxide backplane.

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Apple now lets developers release unlisted apps on the App store

Apple has announced that developers can now request to submit unlisted apps on the App Store. The feature, rolled out across all supported regions, should come in handy for when an app is meant to be used only within an organization, for research studi…


Apple has announced that developers can now request to submit unlisted apps on the App Store. The feature, rolled out across all supported regions, should come in handy for when an app is meant to be used only within an organization, for research studies, special events, or as an employee...

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HP Omen 16 Gaming Laptop Review

The Omen 16 is a great gaming laptop with solid build quality and aesthetics. If HP can figure out the configuration and pricing model, I think they’d have a winner.


The Omen 16 is a great gaming laptop with solid build quality and aesthetics. If HP can figure out the configuration and pricing model, I think they'd have a winner.

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Intel responds to graphics card crisis, promises to ship millions of Arc Alchemist GPUs

The open letter comes from PC Gamer’s Dave James, who cites the familiar problem of supply chain issues and crypto mining leading to low supply combined with huge demand, resulting in scalpers snapping up cards to resell them at double the MSRP, and re…


The open letter comes from PC Gamer’s Dave James, who cites the familiar problem of supply chain issues and crypto mining leading to low supply combined with huge demand, resulting in scalpers snapping up cards to resell them at double the MSRP, and retail outlets increasing their prices.

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Epic Games Store reports continued growth, 765 million free games claimed in 2021

Epic’s Year in Review 2021 highlighted an overall growth trend across the year, adding 34 million new users since 2020 and increases in daily, monthly, and concurrent user counts. The publisher’s growth is the result of their own efforts to grow the pl…


Epic's Year in Review 2021 highlighted an overall growth trend across the year, adding 34 million new users since 2020 and increases in daily, monthly, and concurrent user counts. The publisher's growth is the result of their own efforts to grow the platform as well as the explosive growth of...

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Apple begins iOS 15.4 public beta rollout with a long list of new features, including Face ID with a mask

The upcoming iOS 15.4 release, which is currently available for public beta testing, looks to bring several highly anticipated features and updates. iPhone users interested in installing the update and taking part in the beta can enroll on Apple’s Beta…


The upcoming iOS 15.4 release, which is currently available for public beta testing, looks to bring several highly anticipated features and updates. iPhone users interested in installing the update and taking part in the beta can enroll on Apple's Beta Software Program. Users should keep in mind that while the...

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North Korean hackers launch attack using Windows Update and GitHub

The state-sponsored organization, already suspected in past attacks such as WannaCry and numerous attacks against U.S media outlets, was discovered using Windows Update to deliver malicious payloads while using GitHub as a primary command and control (…


The state-sponsored organization, already suspected in past attacks such as WannaCry and numerous attacks against U.S media outlets, was discovered using Windows Update to deliver malicious payloads while using GitHub as a primary command and control (C2) server. The attacks loosely followed the group's earlier dream job campaign, which targeted...

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High Bandwidth Memory: HBM3 is twice as fast as HBM2e, up to 819 GB/s per stack

In numbers, an HBM3 stack can reach 819 GB/s of bandwidth and have 64 GB of capacity. In comparison, the HBM2e stacks used by the AMD MI250 have half the bandwidth, 410 GB/s, and a quarter of the capacity, a mere 16 GB.


In numbers, an HBM3 stack can reach 819 GB/s of bandwidth and have 64 GB of capacity. In comparison, the HBM2e stacks used by the AMD MI250 have half the bandwidth, 410 GB/s, and a quarter of the capacity, a mere 16 GB.

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The PC gaming industry grew to more than $5.74 billion in 2021

The report highlighted the growth in consumer spending on gaming hardware and accessories, which ballooned to more than $5.74 billion in 2021. The considerable 25 percent revenue increase comes on the heels of 2020’s massive 62 percent, $4.5 billion in…


The report highlighted the growth in consumer spending on gaming hardware and accessories, which ballooned to more than $5.74 billion in 2021. The considerable 25 percent revenue increase comes on the heels of 2020's massive 62 percent, $4.5 billion increase over 2019's figures.

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Dozens of US states back Epic’s appeal of Apple case decision

Epic filed a 91-page appeal to the US Ninth Circuit court of appeals this month, against last year’s decision that Apple was within its right to kick Fortnite off the iOS App Store, and that Apple’s behavior on the App Store isn’t monopolistic. Attorne…


Epic filed a 91-page appeal to the US Ninth Circuit court of appeals this month, against last year’s decision that Apple was within its right to kick Fortnite off the iOS App Store, and that Apple’s behavior on the App Store isn’t monopolistic. Attorneys general of 34 US states and...

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Google will provide more options for G Suite users as it ends free tier

Google recently changed the FAQ page for upgrading to Google Workspace, including a section for those using free G Suite who don’t want to move to a paid subscription. It says Google will provide another option sometime this year that won’t cost anythi…


Google recently changed the FAQ page for upgrading to Google Workspace, including a section for those using free G Suite who don’t want to move to a paid subscription. It says Google will provide another option sometime this year that won’t cost anything and will let them keep most of...

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MSI GeForce RTX 3050 Gaming X Review

The MSI GeForce RTX 3050 Gaming X in today’s review features a large triple-slot, dual-fan thermal solution that achieves excellent temperatures. Also included is a medium-sized overclock out of the box and the highly popular idle-fan-stop capability.

The MSI GeForce RTX 3050 Gaming X in today's review features a large triple-slot, dual-fan thermal solution that achieves excellent temperatures. Also included is a medium-sized overclock out of the box and the highly popular idle-fan-stop capability.

Atari is combining NFTs with loot boxes to celebrate its 50th anniversary

GFTs appear like wrapped gift boxes, but “unwrap” on a specific date to reveal a surprise. Each GFT is an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain, and the initial collection will celebrate Atari’s 50th year in business. The set of 10 GFTs will be inspired by th…


GFTs appear like wrapped gift boxes, but “unwrap” on a specific date to reveal a surprise. Each GFT is an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain, and the initial collection will celebrate Atari’s 50th year in business. The set of 10 GFTs will be inspired by the company’s iconic games, with...

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Team Group T-Force Delta RGB DDR5-6400 2x 16 GB Review

Team Group is ready for the DDR5 market with their high-performance T-Force Delta RGB 6400 MT/s kit. Sticking to a sleek design, this memory kit is ready to be put to the test. Follow along as we look into what Team Group has been cooking up in its R&D…

Team Group is ready for the DDR5 market with their high-performance T-Force Delta RGB 6400 MT/s kit. Sticking to a sleek design, this memory kit is ready to be put to the test. Follow along as we look into what Team Group has been cooking up in its R&D department.

Nvidia’s RTX 3050 desktop GPU launches and promptly sells out

Over on Newegg, we’re seeing no less than 17 cards and bundles on offer from companies like Asus, Gigabyte, Zotac and MSI. Pricing ranges from $249.99 to $594.98, and 13 of the 17 offerings were restricted to Newegg’s Shuffle lottery program. All are c…


Over on Newegg, we’re seeing no less than 17 cards and bundles on offer from companies like Asus, Gigabyte, Zotac and MSI. Pricing ranges from $249.99 to $594.98, and 13 of the 17 offerings were restricted to Newegg’s Shuffle lottery program. All are currently listed as out of stock.

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Warner Music and Sandbox are bringing live concerts to the metaverse

Have you ever imagined seeing a concert of Bruno Mars, The Black Keys, Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, or Michael Bublé in the metaverse? Well, thanks to WMG’s new partnership with The Sandbox, that’s now a possibility.


Have you ever imagined seeing a concert of Bruno Mars, The Black Keys, Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, or Michael Bublé in the metaverse? Well, thanks to WMG's new partnership with The Sandbox, that's now a possibility.

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