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Computing, Hardware

Nvidia publishes eight security flaws patched by new drivers — update to fix the issues

February 29, 2024

Via: Tom's Hardware

Nvidia has pubslihed a new security bulletin highlighting all of the security vulnerabilities its latest 551.61 Game Ready Driver, 474.82, and 474.89 security drivers issued earlier this month. The security bulletin is quite long, highlighting several vulnerabilities that Nvidia’s older […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel upgrades Bluetooth for Windows 11 – and it’s great news for people with the PS5 DualSense controller

February 28, 2024

Via: Techradar

Intel has just released a new Wireless Bluetooth driver for Windows 11 (and Windows 10), and it looks like it could make DualSense, the official controller for the PlayStation 5, work even better with PCs. As Neowin reports, the Intel […]


Computing, Hardware

Nvidia AI GPU buyers are selling surplus hardware as supply constraints ease

February 27, 2024

Via: TechSpot

The publication additionally notes that some H100 GPU owners are reselling their hardware or reducing orders, opting instead to rent processing capacity from cloud service providers like Amazon, Google, or Microsoft. Late last year, Amazon rolled out shorter-term GPU rentals […]


Computing, Hardware

American tech giant on track to take process leadership from TSMC and Samsung Foundry

February 21, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

Believe it or not, a U.S. company that just entered the business of building chips for fabless chip designers, will surpass TSMC and Samsung Foundry and take process leadership from the pair next year. The American company is Intel and, […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel lands foundry deal for custom Microsoft processor — 18A process tech to be used for ‘very exciting platform shift’

February 21, 2024

Via: Tom's Hardware

Intel Foundry announced Wednesday at IFS Direct that Microsoft has chosen Intel’s 18A (1.8nm-class) process technology for its next-generation custom processor. “We are in the midst of a very exciting platform shift that will fundamentally transform productivity for every individual […]


Computing, Hardware

AMD’s next-gen Zen 6 ‘Medusa’ processor might be an absolute beast of a chip

February 21, 2024

Via: Techradar

AMD’s next-gen “Medusa” processor is shaping up to be a mighty big chip if recent rumors are to be believed, though it’ll still be a very long time before we even get close to seeing it. The forthcoming processor architecture, […]


Computing, Hardware

AMD Zen 5 processor rumor sets stage for epic end-of-year battle with Intel

February 20, 2024

Via: Techradar

AMD’s hotly-anticipated Zen 5 CPUs could launch at the end of this year, lining up closely with Intel’s Arrow Lake release – which could spell trouble for Team Blue and edge AMD further towards hard-earned desktop supremacy in the best […]


Computing, Hardware

Best External SSDs 2024: Fast, Reliable, Portable Storage

February 6, 2024

Via: Tom's Hardware

A portable hard drive or SSD is a do-it-all data device that can (depending on capacity) carry huge libraries of files and share them between PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones. The best external SSD can also hold full system backup […]


Computing, Hardware

New Intel Arc “Game On” driver improves DirectX 11 performance up to 268%

January 26, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Intel recently released the new “Game On” version of graphics drivers for its Arc GPUs. Game On drivers are designed to deliver an optimized experience for the latest games, but the new 31.0.101.5186 release can significantly boost older titles as […]


Computing, Hardware

Researchers demonstrate liquid metal RAM, bringing us closer to flexible, implantable hardware – and to our Terminator 2 nightmares

January 22, 2024

Via: Tom's Hardware

Glancing at the trippy colors in the image above, you might be convinced you’re looking at a Dali-inspired riff on The Persistence of Memory. This flash photo of melting metal is quite real and just as fantastical an achievement, though, […]


Computing, Hardware

Implementing artificial neural network hardware systems by stacking them like ‘neuron-synapse-neuron’ structural blocks

January 22, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

After creating one of the smallest functional Windows 11 modifications with the Tiny11 project, NTDEV is trying to do something different with the latest Microsoft OS. Building on an idea suggested by a fan, the developer wanted to find out […]


Computing, Hardware

HDD revenue retrospect: Charting nearly 70 years of hard drive financial data

January 19, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Digital storage analyst Tom Coughlin, along with industry associated Tom Gardner, recently put together a fascinating set of charts outlining HDD industry revenue dating back to the late 50s. It utilizes multiple data sources from over the years including more […]


Computing, Hardware

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super: everything we know

January 18, 2024

Via: Techradar

Now that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super is officially inbound following its announcement at CES 2024, the consumer graphics scene is buzzing about Nvidia’s next major GPU launch and how it will stack up against the current field […]


Computing, Hardware

Could Nvidia be trailing behind AMD in upscaling tech? AMD certainly thinks so

January 11, 2024

Via: Techradar

It’s hard to talk about AMD without bringing up arch nemesis Nvidia, and vice versa, when it comes to upscaling technology and GPU technology. Nvidia drops DLSS, and AMD follows quickly with FSR. Normally we expect Nvidia to lead with […]


Computing, Hardware

7 cool uses for your old laptop or PC

December 28, 2023

Via: Techradar

Getting a new computer is super exciting, whether you’ve picked up a new gaming rig or an updated laptop. But getting the new hardware invariably means that you now have some old gear hanging around. Sure, you could put it […]


Computing, Hardware

Time to start saving – the Apple Vision Pro looks set to launch very soon

December 21, 2023

Via: TechRadar

It’s time for AR aficionados to start saving, if you haven’t been already, because Apple is getting everything ready to launch the Apple Vision Pro headset in February according to a new report. This follows rumors that it might be […]


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AMD’s Ryzen mobile chips beat Intel’s new Meteor Lake in Linux benchmarks — Ryzen 7 7840U and Intel Core Ultra 7 155H go head-to-head

December 20, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

Within a week of Intel Meteor Lake’s Dec. 14 release date, the Core Ultra 7 155H has been given a run of over 300 CPU benchmarks under Linux in a head-to-head with a Ryzen 7 7840U. This detailed testing was […]


Computing, Hardware

Security patch breaks Wi-Fi on Windows 11 PCs with Qualcomm 802.11r Wi-Fi module

December 18, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

Many users have complained that their Windows 11-enabled notebooks and PCs are having WiFi problems, which was later identified to be caused by December 12th’s KB5033375 security patch rolled out via Windows Update. This update is affecting 802.11r ‘Fast Roaming’ […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel is refining its computing vision and where it sees the PC going

December 15, 2023

Via: TechSpot

During Intel’s “AI Everywhere” event in New York City this week, the company unveiled new Core Ultra CPUs for laptops and the 5th-gen Xeon CPU for servers and data centers. Both offer enhanced AI capabilities, along with significant improvements in […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel launches Core Ultra processors to power up your next laptop with AI

December 14, 2023

Via: Techradar

Intel Core Ultra is officially here with Intel’s AI Everywhere event kicking off today, December 14, 2023. The new processors, first announced at Intel Innovations a couple of months ago, are Intel’s first chips to feature a neural processing unit […]