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Computing, Hardware

Sony plans to unlock PlayStation 5’s storage expansion later this year

February 26, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Unlike Microsoft and its proprietary storage expansion on the Series X|S, Sony went the third-party route with the PlayStation 5 that’ll let players choose from a variety of NVMe options as long as they’ve been certified for use. While several […]


Computing, Hardware

AMD is announcing a new Radeon RX 6000 GPU in March

February 24, 2021

Via: The Verge

AMD has announced a new hardware event for next month, where the company plans to unveil the next GPU in its Radeon RX 6000 line of cards. The presentation will air on March 3rd at 8AM PT / 11AM ET. […]


Computing, Hardware

Samsung creates RAM with integrated AI processing hardware

February 17, 2021

Via: GSMArena.com

A processing unit (CPU, GPU or whatever) and RAM are typically separate things built on separate chips. But what if they were part of the same chip, all mixed together? That’s exactly what Samsung did to create the world’s first […]


Computing, Hardware

Consumer spending on PC gaming hardware and accessories in the US increased 62 percent in 2020

February 17, 2021

Via: TechSpot

According to The NPD Group, all hardware and accessory categories experienced double-digit growth last year, but it was PC headsets, monitors and keyboards that saw the most growth, both in terms of dollars generated and units sold. Sales of digital […]


Computing, Hardware

Qualcomm, Google, and Microsoft aren’t happy about Nvidia buying Arm

February 16, 2021

Via: TechSpot

When Nvidia announced it was buying Arm for a whopping $40 billion, it understandably shocked a number of tech giants, as it’s bound to change the semiconductor landscape as we know it and extend Arm’s influence beyond smartphones and the […]


Computing, Hardware

SSD shipments outpaced HDDs in 2020, but capacity still favors mechanical drives

February 16, 2021

Via: TechSpot

According to data storage research and consulting firm TrendFocus (per Storage Newsletter), manufacturers shipped 333.12 million solid-state drives in 2020 – an increase of 20.8 percent year-over-year. Hard drive shipments, meanwhile, were down 18 percent annually to 259.81 million units. […]


Computing, Hardware

The Nvidia RTX 3080 is still hard to find, so maybe it’s time to just get a prebuilt gaming PC

February 15, 2021

Via: Techradar

Recently, you may have noticed that it’s a bit difficult to buy one of the best graphics cards or processors. A combination of the re-emergence of cryptocurrency, a global semiconductor shortage and the fact that everyone is stuck at home […]


Computing, Hardware, Software & Applications

Chrome will soon lose support for some ancient CPUs

February 10, 2021

Via: TechSpot

The Chromium development team announced that CPUs older than the Intel Core 2 Duo and AMD Athlon 64 would not work with Chrome 89 and future versions as they do not meet the new minimum instruction set requirement of SSE3 […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel sues former employee for allegedly taking Xeon secrets to Microsoft with him

February 9, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Dr. Varun Gupta worked for Intel for ten years before leaving the company to join Microsoft as “Principal for Strategic Planning in Cloud and AI” in January 2020. The suit alleges that he transferred 3,900 documents onto two USB drives […]


Computing, Hardware

Expect RTX 3000 shortages to get even worse this quarter, warns retailer

February 8, 2021

Via: TechSpot

As reported by Tom’s Hardware, retailer Alternate, which operates in several European countries, spoke to Nvidia about the nightmarish situation consumers face when it comes to purchasing an RTX 30xx card. The bottom line is that things are going from […]