PS5 Renders Look Breathtaking
Conrad Hazi, 23 August 2019, 18:26
LetsGoDigital, the first website to publish the patent notice presenting the appearance of the developer version of PlayStation 5, has prepared a 3D model of the device. We have to say it looks really good.
Android Q is Now Android 10; New Name and Logo for Google's OS
Conrad Hazi, 23 August 2019, 17:49
The doubts have been dispelled and we already know what the new version of Google's mobile OS will be called. Android 10, because that's the sooftware's full name, is moving away from the traditional naming associated with sweets. A new logo was also introduced.
Microsoft Eavesdropped on Xbox Users for Years and Sees No Problem
XxX, 23 August 2019, 17:34
First Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon, and now it's time for Microsoft. The Redmond giant openly admitted that it eavesdropped on Xbox users and then shared these recordings with third parties. The best part, however, is that the company sees nothing wrong with it.
Open Beta-tests of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge Have Started
XxX, 22 August 2019, 19:21
Tests of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge began in April this year, but only now did it enter official open beta-tests, and can be downloaded from the developer's website.
Samsung is Working on a New Fold. Again
Julia Dragovic, 22 August 2019, 16:39
All signs (read: disclosed patents) suggest that Samsung has written off the old, although new Fold. While the work on the smartphone was supposed to be finished, the company is already working on a completely new, transformed version. This time it will fold horizontally.
Sony's New Patent Reveals the Appearance of PS5? [Updated]
Conrad Hazi, 22 August 2019, 11:20
An infographic included in Sony's new patent, showing the potential appearance of the upcoming PlayStation 5 console, has been published on the web. This is probably not the final design of the device, but it shows the overall concept adopted by the manufacturer.
Denuvo Security Enters Mobile Game Market
Paul Wozniak, 21 August 2019, 19:03
Denuvo has announced the introduction of Mobile Game Protection security system for mobile production. This solution is to ensure the security of applications, and at the same time it is to be easy to implement.
Chinese Gamers to Disappear from Steam? Steam China Revealed
Christian Pieniazek, 21 August 2019, 18:52
Perfect World, a company cooperating with Valve, shared the first details about the official Chinese version of the Steam platform. Soon the players from China will be „almost completely independent” from the rest of the world.
Nvidia 436.02 Drivers - Reduced Latency and Better Image Scaling
Conrad Hazi, 21 August 2019, 18:16
To mark the ongoing gamescom trade show, Nvidia has released new Game Ready drivers, version 436.02. These include a number of improvements such as ultra-low latency, better pixel scaling, and performance improvements for some games.
Fake Version of Top VPN Website Spreads Malware
XxX, 21 August 2019, 17:54
VPN is a service used by more and more users who are concerned about their safety in the web. Ironically, one of the largest sites of that type has been copied and is used to distribute malware through original client.
Nvidia Announces GeForce Now for Android and Launches RTX Servers
Paul Wozniak, 20 August 2019, 19:25
Nvidia's GeForce Now gaming streaming service on Android devices has been announced. In addition, we learned that the company has prepared servers with graphics cards from the series RTX, which will support all the latest games.
Will Nvidia Compete With Itself and Make RTX 2080 Ti Super After All?
Conrad Hazi, 19 August 2019, 15:20
With the latest update to the popular AIDA64 tool, information about a new GPU, which may turn out to be RTX 2080 Ti Super, has appeared. However, the available data is ambiguous and we might yet learn that a refreshed version of the Titan RTX or a Quadro RTX model is in the pipeline.
IKEA Establishes a Business Unit for Smart Home Technology
Paul Wozniak, 18 August 2019, 22:57
The Swedish company has announced that it has established a new business unit to deal with smart home technology. There has already been a project for this before, but from now on IKEA plans to invest much more money in it.
CEO of Nvidia: Buying GPU Without Ray Tracing Support is "Just Crazy”
Conrad Hazi, 18 August 2019, 19:04
When discussing Nvidia's second quarter, the CEO - Jen-Hsun Huang - raised, among other things, the issue of the future of ray tracing. He thinks that buying a card without the support of the technology is currently a bad idea and predicts its rapid development.
PlayStation 4 Cloud Saves Have an Utterly Pointless Limit
Paul Wozniak, 18 August 2019, 18:19
PlayStation 4 has a limit on the number of saved game state in the cloud. It amounts to 1000 files, which seems kinda pointless with the recent increase in the amount of space available for saves to 100 GB.
KNOB - Serious Security Gap Detected in Bluetooth
Conrad Hazi, 18 August 2019, 16:07
Bluetooth SIG Engineers recently published a note concerning a serious bug in the specification of the Bluetooth standard. It describes an exploit called KNOB that enables attacks on almost any Bluetooth Classic-compatible device and data interception.
Twitter Tests Automatic Filtering of Offensive Messages
XxX, 16 August 2019, 19:29
Twitter has just started testing a special tool to ensure that users no longer receive offensive messages - at least in theory. If everything goes according to plan, we will soon have it at our disposal.
Microsoft Shared Skype and Cortana Recordings With Third Parties
Conrad Hazi, 16 August 2019, 14:00
20-years Old Security Gap Discovered in Windows
Conrad Hazi, 15 August 2019, 15:54
Tavis Ormandy, a member of the Google Project Zero group, discovered a security vulnerability in the Windows family of systems that allows to escalate user privileges all the way to SYSTEM level. As it turns out, its origins go back to Windows XP.
110 Degrees Inside Your PC? Not a problem, says AMD
Conrad Hazi, 14 August 2019, 20:28
AMD has addressed users' concerns about the high temperatures reached by the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT cards. According to the manufacturer, new systems are adapted to operate at this temperature, and higher measurements are partly due to increased accuracy.
Latest Spotify Update has Angered Android Users
XxX, 14 August 2019, 14:44
On Tuesday, Google Play updated Spotify to version 8.5. Apparently, it did not change much, but removed a very important feature for some people. The new version of the application deprived users of the home screen widget, which some people were still using.
Facebook Eavesdropped on User Voice Messages Through Third-Parties
Bart Swiatek, 14 August 2019, 12:54
Zuckerberg's social networking website commissioned external companies to transcribe private voice messages of its users. The official objective was to check the effectiveness of the AI developed by the company.
AMD Said to be Working on „Nvidia Slayer”; New GPUs Next Year?
Conrad Hazi, 13 August 2019, 21:26
There are rumors on the web that AMD is working on cards to dethrone Nvidia chipsets. The GPU in question is to represent the Navi 23 family, support hardware ray tracing and debut on the market next year.
Xbox Scarlett Will Bet on Smooth Gameplay and Quick Loading
Bart Swiatek, 13 August 2019, 15:27
Talking to Gamespot, Phil Spencer, the Xbox brand manager, said that with next-gen consoles his company wanted to focus on gameplay smoothness and fast data loading. In his opinion, this is supposed to allow for a significant improvement in playability.
Instagram Direct and Messenger Integration in 2020
Konrad Serafinski, 13 August 2019, 12:16
Bloomberg reports that in 2020 Facebook will enable chat between Instagram and Messenger users. This will be the first step on the road to integrating the giant's platforms, as announced by Mark Zuckerberg.
AMD, Nvidia and Intel Drivers Susceptible to Dangerous Attacks
XxX, 12 August 2019, 22:59
Eclypsium has been involved in online threat research for years. Their latest report, Screwed Drivers, shows something disturbing. According to its content, more than 40 drivers from at least 20 leading manufacturers are vulnerable to attacks.
Windows 10 20H1 - New Notification System and Other Changes
Bart Swiatek, 12 August 2019, 22:24
Microsoft presented a number of changes that will appear in Windows 10 with another large update, which should debut in the first quarter of 2020.
Windows Defender is One of the Best Antivirus Software in the World
Paul Wozniak, 12 August 2019, 15:41
According to independent tests, Windows Defender is one of the best antivirus software in the world. In the test it obtained excellent results and blocked all samples of malware.
Huawei Mate 30 - Expected Release Date Revealed
XxX, 12 August 2019, 15:37
The latest reports indicate that the presentation of the Huawei's flagship models Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro is approaching. Earlier rumors suggested October, but according to new information the launch may happen earlier.
We Know the Prices of Two Designer Radeon RX 5700 XT Models
Paul Wozniak, 09 August 2019, 23:38
Two designer Radeon RX 5700 XT models have appeared in pre-order in the Overclocking UK store. These are versions with cooling from ASUS and Sapphire companies.
Google and Twitter Switch to AMD EPYC CPU
Paul Wozniak, 08 August 2019, 18:23
AMD has announced that Google and Twitter will use its latest EPYC Rome processors built in 7 nm architecture.
SWAPGS - New Vulnerability Detected in Intel Processors
Bart Swiatek, 08 August 2019, 17:57
BitDefender experts have found another CPU security gap, dubbed as SWAPGS. The problem is likely to be limited to Intel CPUs of Ivy Bridge generation or later, although some researchers suggest that AMD products may also be susceptible to the exploit.
Here's „Portable” PS4 and Xbox One
Bart Swiatek, 07 August 2019, 11:44
GAEMS currently offers the Guardian Pro XP suitcase, a portable case for Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The device is dedicated to mobile streamers and professional gamers and features a 1440p screen resolution and stereo speakers.
Samsung Will Use AMD Radeon GPUs in its New Smartphones
Bart Swiatek, 06 August 2019, 18:26
Samsung will use AMD GPU in its future smartphones. Mobile GPUs will be based on RDNA architecture, just like Navi family cards. The first devices with this technology will probably be available on the market in 2021.
Chrome Extensions are a Failure? Very Limited Numbers of Installations
XxX, 06 August 2019, 12:34
Chrome Browser Extensions are great and useful tools that can be very helpful in many situations. At least that's what sounds like in theory. Practice shows that most of them do not have many applications and almost nobody uses them.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Prices Leaked - Lower Than Expected
XxX, 05 August 2019, 20:54
The official launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ is approaching, and there are more and more information about the devices on the web. Recently, one of the „leakers” posted information on his Twitter about the official prices of the smartphones, which shows that the phones will be cheaper than previously expected.
Huawei Smartphone With Proprietary OS Later This Year
XxX, 05 August 2019, 19:16
Huawei has been working on Hongmeng, the company's proprietary OS for some time now. Until now, it was not entirely clear whether the OS would be available on smartphones. The Chinese Global Times reports that it will be so, and the first device of this type will debut later this year. We even know its price.
Android Will Enable Us to Choose Search Engine
Konrad Serafinski, 05 August 2019, 14:42
Reuters agency reports that Google will enable the choice of a default search engine on mobile devices running the Android system beginning from 2020. Companies will enter an auction, and those who pay the most will appear in the system.
Almost Half of PCs on the Market Use Windows 10
Frozen, 02 August 2019, 16:27
Microsoft has reasons to be satisfied. According to the latest data, the share of Windows 10 among the operating systems available on the market is almost 50%.
Mac Book Recommends Microsoft Surface - Corporate Level Trolling
XxX, 02 August 2019, 16:01
Microsoft has reached the heights of creativity and in its latest advertisement decided to troll Apple in a very sophisticated way. Mac Book itself recommends Microsoft Surface laptops.
The EU: Google Won't Listen to Recordings Collected by Assistant App
Bart Swiatek, 02 August 2019, 11:35
The German Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has banned Google from listening to sound material recorded through the use of Smart Assistant app. The company agreed and offered to refrain from this practice throughout the European Union for a certain period of time.
Intel Reveals 10th-gen Mobile CPU
Conrad Hazi, 01 August 2019, 15:39
Today, Intel officially announced the specs of eleven new CPUs for notebooks. The new tenth generation chips will be manufactured in the 10 nm process and equipped with Intel Iris Plus (Gen11) graphics chips.
Faster AMD Navi GPU and Mobile Processors are „Coming”
Conrad Hazi, 01 August 2019, 14:19
During a discussion on AMD's financial report for the second quarter of this year, Lisa Su admitted that her company still has a few new products in store and we can expect more powerful Radeon cards based on Navi architecture and new mobile processors.
Chrome 76 Blocks Flash and Prevents Sites From Detecting Incognito
Paul Wozniak, 31 July 2019, 22:06
The latest update to Google Chrome automatically blocks Flash Playback media and does not allow sites to detect when you are in incognito mode.
Google Will Pay 5 Bucks For Your Face
XxX, 30 July 2019, 17:07
Recently, residents of many American cities have been talked to on the street by Google employees, who offered them Starbucks or Amazon vouchers in exchange for... their faces. The value of the coupons was exactly $5. That's how much Google is willing to pay for a human face.
Developers of TikTok Will Develop Their Own Smartphones
Bart Swiatek, 30 July 2019, 16:54
ByteDance, the company behind the popular TikTok app, announced that it is planning to create its own smartphone. The device will be developed in cooperation with Smartisan Technology.
100 Million Copies of PS4 Sold; Sony Breaks a Record
Konrad Serafinski, 30 July 2019, 14:36
Sony has presented its latest financial report. The company has sold a total of 100 million PlayStation 4 units, making the PS4 the fastest console ever to reach this goal.
Nvidia: First AAA Game Requiring Ray Tracing Coming in 2023
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 July 2019, 00:17
Morgan McGuire of Nvidia commented on the use of ray tracing in games. In his opinion, the first high-budget game requiring this technology will be released in 2023.
Youtubers Seek Help Among Trade Unions
Bart Swiatek, 29 July 2019, 21:25
A group of content creators - YouTube Union has established a partnership with German trade union IG Metall. Together, two organizations have launched FairTube initiative, which calls, among other things, for greater transparency regarding the rules of video monetization.
Ryzen 9 3900, Ryzen 7 3700, Ryzen 5 3500 - New CPU From AMD?
Bart Swiatek, 29 July 2019, 11:11
New Ryzen 3000 series processors from AMD have appeared in the database of the Euroasian Economic Commission for Europe (EEC). There is no certainty whether they will be available for retail customers.