Fresh PlayStation 4K rumor suggests faster CPU, 2x GPU performance

March 31, 2016 1 min read


Developers are apparently already working on games that specifically target the PlayStation 4K upgraded hardware.

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Can your PC cope with virtual reality? SteamVR Performance Test will tell you

February 23, 2016 1 min read


Virtual reality is set to take off in 2016, what with the Oculus Rift becoming available and more game developers deciding to add VR support to their games. But even if you have […]

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Samsung squeezes LTE modem, 30% more performance into Exynos 8 Octa chip

November 12, 2015 1 min read


Performance, power, and space. Those are the three areas of a system-on-a-chip under close scrutiny in all new smartphones today. You want the highest performance achievable using as little power as necessary while […]

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NASA’s New Horizons Pluto probe runs on the PlayStation’s CPU

January 15, 2015 1 min read

New Horizons

After being launched in 2006, NASA’s New Horizons probe slipped into a deep sleep from which it has only recently awoken. The target of this mission is Pluto, which was still officially a […]

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft runs on a 12 year-old single-core processor from the iBook G3

December 08, 2014 1 min read

Orion

NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which launched on its first test flight last week, is at the very forefront of space travel technology. However, it might surprise you to learn that its computers are positively […]

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Zalman is not going bankrupt, restructuring under way

November 20, 2014 1 min read


At the beginning of November it was reported that South Korean company Moneual had committed major fraud in order to secure huge bank loans valued at $2.98 billion. That didn’t sound like anything […]

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PC cooling specialist Zalman goes bankrupt due to fraud

November 06, 2014 1 min read


If you’ve built your own PC at any point over the past 15 years, chances are you’ve either considered or used a cooling product made by Zalman. The South Korean company has done […]

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Asus says 100% CPU utilization is required for smooth scrolling on laptops

November 03, 2014 1 min read


Have you noticed that the fans start blaring on your Asus laptop when you’re barely giving it a workout? Blame the two-finger scrolling you’re doing on its trackpad. Yes, really. Normally when your […]

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Xenoblade requires the faster CPU Nintendo put in the new 3DS

August 29, 2014 1 min read


The news earlier today that Nintendo has given the 3DS a major hardware upgrade and called it the new 3DS and new 3DS XL came as a welcome surprise. A second stick, bigger […]

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Nintendo announces major upgrades to 3DS and 3DS XL

August 29, 2014 1 min read


Nintendo has dropped a bombshell during the Nintendo Direct for Japan today by introducing brand new models of the 3DS and larger 3DS LL, which is called the 3DS XL in the West. […]

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New Bitcoin mining chip could double efficiency

August 15, 2014 1 min read

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Bitcoins might not have any physical substance, but they can’t be conjured out of thin air either. The production of new units of the cryptocurrency is controlled by “mining,” which grants new coins […]

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Intel confirms 14nm Broadwell chips will ship in time for the holidays

May 19, 2014 1 min read


Intel releases new processors on a tick-tock principle. The tick is a microarchitecture change, and the tock is a die-shrink. When Haswell was released it signaled the introduction of a new microarchitecture using […]

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