Steam Summer Sale launches with thousands of discounted games

The newly released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is already on sale, yours for a respectable $22.49. The PC version of the game has a solid score of 85 over on Metacritic and a user score of 8.9 out of a possible 10.


The newly released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is already on sale, yours for a respectable $22.49. The PC version of the game has a solid score of 85 over on Metacritic and a user score of 8.9 out of a possible 10.

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YUNZII Keynovo IF98 Gasket Mounted Hot-Swap Keyboard Review

YUNZII wants to shake up the keyboard market with the new Keynovo IF98 that offers premium features at a very reasonable price. This 98-key gasket mount keyboard with hot-swappable switches uses a translucent case paired with front and rear badges, and…

YUNZII wants to shake up the keyboard market with the new Keynovo IF98 that offers premium features at a very reasonable price. This 98-key gasket mount keyboard with hot-swappable switches uses a translucent case paired with front and rear badges, and RGB lighting and software support round off its attractive feature set!

Tesla’s sentry mode helps catch assailants, leads to possible Berlin police ban

Tesla EVs have recorded 360-degree video of outside activity whenever they detect threats since the company introduced “sentry mode” in 2019. Since last fall, owners with a premium subscription can live stream from the cameras. Those cameras have repor…


Tesla EVs have recorded 360-degree video of outside activity whenever they detect threats since the company introduced "sentry mode" in 2019. Since last fall, owners with a premium subscription can live stream from the cameras. Those cameras have reportedly caught people damaging the vehicles and one person who inexplicably unplugged...

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Gigabyte’s RTX 3060-powered Aorus 15 gaming laptop drops to $1,200

The Aorus 15P has hit a new low of $1,200 today ($400 off). With an 11th-gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and RTX 3060 GPU, this laptop can run almost any game while looking smooth on its 15.6″ 240Hz display.


The Aorus 15P has hit a new low of $1,200 today ($400 off). With an 11th-gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and RTX 3060 GPU, this laptop can run almost any game while looking smooth on its 15.6" 240Hz display.

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NZXT launches high-performance, non-conductive thermal paste

The paste carries a thermal conductivity rating of 6.3 W/mk (watts per square meter of the surface area), a viscosity rating of 35~220*10³ mPa.s and a specific gravity rating of 3.5 g/cc. A general rule of thumb is that the higher the thermal conductiv…


The paste carries a thermal conductivity rating of 6.3 W/mk (watts per square meter of the surface area), a viscosity rating of 35~220*10³ mPa.s and a specific gravity rating of 3.5 g/cc. A general rule of thumb is that the higher the thermal conductivity rating, the better the material will...

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Remastered Blade Runner game available today on PC and consoles

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition launches today on Steam, Xbox consoles, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch for $10. It refreshes Westwood’s 25-year-old point n’ click adventure game with 4K upscaled videos, an enhanced HD user interface, improved subtit…


Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition launches today on Steam, Xbox consoles, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch for $10. It refreshes Westwood's 25-year-old point n' click adventure game with 4K upscaled videos, an enhanced HD user interface, improved subtitles, better anti-aliasing, and controller support.

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Open-frame PC case adds support for monitor mounting

The N-Frame-OP01 is an add-on monitor mount for the company’s open-frame chassis, effectively transforming the case into a true all-in-one computing solution. The bracket attaches to the back of the chassis and supports standard 75mm x 75mm and 100mm x…


The N-Frame-OP01 is an add-on monitor mount for the company's open-frame chassis, effectively transforming the case into a true all-in-one computing solution. The bracket attaches to the back of the chassis and supports standard 75mm x 75mm and 100mm x 100mm VESA hole patterns.

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Google’s Pixel 6 Pro hits an all-time low of $790

Powered by Google’s Tensor SoC alongside 12GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a powerful triple-camera system, the Pixel 6 Pro is undoubtedly one of the best Android phones around.


Powered by Google's Tensor SoC alongside 12GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a powerful triple-camera system, the Pixel 6 Pro is undoubtedly one of the best Android phones around.

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Amazon is teaching Alexa to mimic the voice of dead relatives

Rohit Prasad, who leads the Alexa team at Amazon, said the goal of the project is to “make the memories last” after “so many of us have lost someone we love” as a result of the pandemic.


Rohit Prasad, who leads the Alexa team at Amazon, said the goal of the project is to "make the memories last" after "so many of us have lost someone we love" as a result of the pandemic.

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If you like Chrome but not Google, check out Ungoogled Chromium

Ungoogled Chromium offers an near identical experience to the original Chromium, but without the Google touch and its web services. As featured in 5 Google Chrome Alternatives That Do Things Better.


Ungoogled Chromium offers an near identical experience to the original Chromium, but without the Google touch and its web services. As featured in 5 Google Chrome Alternatives That Do Things Better.

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Space factory will manufacture components that are impossible to create on Earth

We’ve made do with traditional manufacturing up to this point but as Space Forge co-founder Josh Western notes, Earth is a pretty bad place to create things. The planet’s dense atmosphere, consistent temperatures and gravity can be detrimental to the m…


We've made do with traditional manufacturing up to this point but as Space Forge co-founder Josh Western notes, Earth is a pretty bad place to create things. The planet's dense atmosphere, consistent temperatures and gravity can be detrimental to the manufacturing process, but those concerns don't exist in space.

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Instagram is testing an AI-powered age estimating tool that you can try now

Instagram didn’t start asking new users to input their date of birth until 2019, and it only requests age verification when teens try to edit their birth dates to show they are aged 18 or older. It’s partly why 40% of children under 13 use the site and…


Instagram didn't start asking new users to input their date of birth until 2019, and it only requests age verification when teens try to edit their birth dates to show they are aged 18 or older. It's partly why 40% of children under 13 use the site and other social...

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Keanu Reeves appears to have changed his mind about NFTs

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the Futureverse Foundation, created in collaboration with Non-Fungible Labs and New Zealand-based NFT company Fluf World, will be funding artists whose works will be turned into NFTs. Its aim is to make the metaverse …


The Hollywood Reporter writes that the Futureverse Foundation, created in collaboration with Non-Fungible Labs and New Zealand-based NFT company Fluf World, will be funding artists whose works will be turned into NFTs. Its aim is to make the metaverse more accessible to people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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The Gigabyte UD1000GM PG5 1000W PSU Review: Prelude to ATX 3.0

In today’s review, we are taking a look at the first-ever PSU released with the new 12VHPWR connector, the GIGABYTE UD1000GM PG5. Although the unit is not ATX v3.0 compliant, GIGABYTE upgraded one of their currently available platforms to provide for a single 600W video card connector in an effort to entice early adopters.

In today's review, we are taking a look at the first-ever PSU released with the new 12VHPWR connector, the GIGABYTE UD1000GM PG5. Although the unit is not ATX v3.0 compliant, GIGABYTE upgraded one of their currently available platforms to provide for a single 600W video card connector in an effort to entice early adopters.

Asrock Z790/H770 motherboard list confirms Intel Raptor Lake will support DDR4

VideoCardz obtained the list of Asrock flagship Z790 and mid-range H770 mobos. It includes both DDR4 and DDR5 variants of certain boards, much like the current 600-series chipset mobos used by Alder Lake.


VideoCardz obtained the list of Asrock flagship Z790 and mid-range H770 mobos. It includes both DDR4 and DDR5 variants of certain boards, much like the current 600-series chipset mobos used by Alder Lake.

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AMD FSR 2.0 goes open source on one-year anniversary

AMD announced the open-source release of FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 this week. Developers can now download it from GPUOpen and start working to incorporate it into current and upcoming games. AMD also plans to release Unreal Engine 4 and 5 plug-in…


AMD announced the open-source release of FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 this week. Developers can now download it from GPUOpen and start working to incorporate it into current and upcoming games. AMD also plans to release Unreal Engine 4 and 5 plug-ins for FSR soon to help the many developers using...

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SSD prices set to drop up to 8% next quarter due to NAND oversupply

TrendForce writes that while a backstop of orders remains, demand for SSDs has fallen compared to last year’s levels when working from home was the norm, and more people were buying computer hardware.


TrendForce writes that while a backstop of orders remains, demand for SSDs has fallen compared to last year's levels when working from home was the norm, and more people were buying computer hardware.

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XMG NEO 15 E22 Laptop (i7-12700H/RTX 3080 Ti) + OASIS External Liquid Cooling System Review – Cool, Quiet, Fast

XMG has been making waves in the enthusiast laptop community with its highly configurable gaming laptops offering good value for money. Today, we examine the Neo 15 (E22) fitted with the Intel Core i7-12700H and NVIDIA RTX 3080 TI, and pair it up with …

XMG has been making waves in the enthusiast laptop community with its highly configurable gaming laptops offering good value for money. Today, we examine the Neo 15 (E22) fitted with the Intel Core i7-12700H and NVIDIA RTX 3080 TI, and pair it up with the novel XMG OASIS external watercooling system, too!

AMD Updates Ryzen Embedded Series, R2000 Series With up to Four Cores and Eight Threads

One area of AMD’s portfolio that perhaps doesn’t garner the same levels of attention as its desktop, mobile, and server products is its embedded business. In early 2020, AMD unveiled its Ryzen Embedded R1000 platform for the commercial and industrial sectors and the ever-growing IoT market, with low-powered processors designed for low-profile systems to satisfy the mid-range of the market.

At Embedded World 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany, AMD has announced its next-generation of Ryzen Embedded SoCs, the R2000 series. Offering four different SKUs ranging from 2C/4T up to 4C/8T, which is double the core count of the previous generation, AMD claims that the R2000 series features up to 81% higher CPU and graphics performance.

The AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 Series compared to the previous generation (R1000), now has double the core count, with a generational swing from Zen to the more efficient and higher performance Zen+ cores. All four SKUs announced feature a configurable TDP, with the top SKU, the R2544, operating at between 35 and 54 W. More in line with the lower power target of these SoCs, the bottom SKU (R2312) has a configurable TDP of between 12 and 35 W.

AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000-Series APUs
AnandTech Core/
Thread
Base
Freq (MHz)
1T Boost
Freq (MHz)
Memory
Support
L2
Cache
L3
Cache
GPU
CU’s
TDP
Range
(W)
Launch
 (Expected)  
R2544 4 8 3350 3700 DDR4-3200 2 MB 4 MB 8 35-54 October 22
R2514 4 8 2100 3700 DDR4-2667 2 MB 4 MB 8 12-35 October 22
R2314 4 4 2100 3500 DDR4-2667 2 MB 4 MB 6 12-35 In Production
R2312 2 4 2700 3500 DDR4-2400 1 MB 2 MB 3 12-25 In Production

Another element delivering additional performance compared to the previous generation is better iGPU performance via increasing the number of Radeon Vega graphics compute units. The entry R2312 SKU comes with 3 CUs, while the R2544 comes with 8 CUs. The Ryzen Embedded R2000 series also benefits from newer video decode and display processor blocks, bringing support for decoding 4Kp60 video and driving up to three 4K displays.

AMD has also equipped the SoCs with 16 PCIe Gen 3 lanes on the R2314, R2514, and R2544 SKUs, while the R2312 gets eight. The R2000 series has support for two SATA 3.0 ports, up to six USB ports with a mixture of USB 3.2 G2 and USB 2.0, and OS support for Microsoft Windows 11/10 and Linux Ubuntu LTS. 

The application benefits of AMD’s Ryzen Embedded R2000 series include the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as robotics, with a planned product availability of up to 10 years, ensuring a long life cycle for each product. Some of AMD’s Ryzen Embedded R2000’s Ecosystem partners include Advantech for its gaming and gambling machines, as well as DFI, IBASE, and Sapphire, so these new SoCs are already being adopted and planned into existing thin-client and small form factor systems.

AMD states that the Ryzen Embedded R2544 (4C/8T) and R2514 (4C/8T) will be available sometime in October 22, while the R2314 and R2312 SKUs are currently in production.

Source: AMD

One area of AMD's portfolio that perhaps doesn't garner the same levels of attention as its desktop, mobile, and server products is its embedded business. In early 2020, AMD unveiled its Ryzen Embedded R1000 platform for the commercial and industrial sectors and the ever-growing IoT market, with low-powered processors designed for low-profile systems to satisfy the mid-range of the market.

At Embedded World 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany, AMD has announced its next-generation of Ryzen Embedded SoCs, the R2000 series. Offering four different SKUs ranging from 2C/4T up to 4C/8T, which is double the core count of the previous generation, AMD claims that the R2000 series features up to 81% higher CPU and graphics performance.

The AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 Series compared to the previous generation (R1000), now has double the core count, with a generational swing from Zen to the more efficient and higher performance Zen+ cores. All four SKUs announced feature a configurable TDP, with the top SKU, the R2544, operating at between 35 and 54 W. More in line with the lower power target of these SoCs, the bottom SKU (R2312) has a configurable TDP of between 12 and 35 W.

AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000-Series APUs
AnandTech Core/
Thread
Base
Freq (MHz)
1T Boost
Freq (MHz)
Memory
Support
L2
Cache
L3
Cache
GPU
CU's
TDP
Range
(W)
Launch
 (Expected)  
R2544 4 8 3350 3700 DDR4-3200 2 MB 4 MB 8 35-54 October 22
R2514 4 8 2100 3700 DDR4-2667 2 MB 4 MB 8 12-35 October 22
R2314 4 4 2100 3500 DDR4-2667 2 MB 4 MB 6 12-35 In Production
R2312 2 4 2700 3500 DDR4-2400 1 MB 2 MB 3 12-25 In Production

Another element delivering additional performance compared to the previous generation is better iGPU performance via increasing the number of Radeon Vega graphics compute units. The entry R2312 SKU comes with 3 CUs, while the R2544 comes with 8 CUs. The Ryzen Embedded R2000 series also benefits from newer video decode and display processor blocks, bringing support for decoding 4Kp60 video and driving up to three 4K displays.

AMD has also equipped the SoCs with 16 PCIe Gen 3 lanes on the R2314, R2514, and R2544 SKUs, while the R2312 gets eight. The R2000 series has support for two SATA 3.0 ports, up to six USB ports with a mixture of USB 3.2 G2 and USB 2.0, and OS support for Microsoft Windows 11/10 and Linux Ubuntu LTS. 

The application benefits of AMD's Ryzen Embedded R2000 series include the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as robotics, with a planned product availability of up to 10 years, ensuring a long life cycle for each product. Some of AMD's Ryzen Embedded R2000's Ecosystem partners include Advantech for its gaming and gambling machines, as well as DFI, IBASE, and Sapphire, so these new SoCs are already being adopted and planned into existing thin-client and small form factor systems.

AMD states that the Ryzen Embedded R2544 (4C/8T) and R2514 (4C/8T) will be available sometime in October 22, while the R2314 and R2312 SKUs are currently in production.

Source: AMD

Intel Arc A380 gaming performance disappoints in early review

We have yet to see any Intel Arc GPUs outside of South Korea and China, despite the company’s initial promise that it would flood the market with a wide range of desktop and laptop models. However, judging by early benchmarks and the relatively slow dr…


We have yet to see any Intel Arc GPUs outside of South Korea and China, despite the company's initial promise that it would flood the market with a wide range of desktop and laptop models. However, judging by early benchmarks and the relatively slow driver development around Team Blue's discrete...

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