Radeon Image Sharpening

AMD Adds RIS Support for Radeon Cards With Vega GPUs

Over two weeks ago, AMD added its brand new Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) feature to the Radeon RX 570, RX 580, RX 590, RX 470, and RX 480 graphics cards. Today, AMD has expanded RIS support to the Radeon VII, RX Vega 64, RX Vega 56 and Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards. RIS uses an contrast-adaptive sharpening …more


Intel Tiger Lake CPUs with Gen12 Xe Graphics Will Have Up To 96 EUs

Just two months ago we were visiting with Intel to benchmark Ice Lake 10nm processors for the very first time. We were impressed with how Intel has been progressing, but now the leaks about Tiger Lake 10nm CPUs are coming on strong. Tiger Lake will be the successor to Ice Lake on laptops and it …more


Mutha! Samuel L. Jackson’s Voice Comes to Alexa

Amazon Echo owners have a new celebrity voice that they can soon swap out for the default Alexa voice. Samuel L. Jackson’s voice will be coming to the Echo devices. To add the voice, ask Alexa to “introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson.” The new voice will cost 99 cents for a while, eventually going …more


Red Dead Online Users Walk Across the Map with Stew

I think we can all be honest in that gamers get up to some strange antics. Take Red Dead Online, which is a big open-world game. Recently a group of 20 players met up at a site in the game world where a campfire was going and grabbed bowls of stew. The goal was to …more

Intel Stratix 10

Intel Stratix 10 DX FPGA Pictured in South Korea

While we were in South Korea for the Intel memory and storage day we ran across this Intel Stratix 10 DX FPGA development board. Intel Stratix 10 DX FPGAs are the first FPGA devices to support Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel UPI) for direct coherent connection to future select Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The Intel …more


Galaxy Tab A is $100 Off at Amazon

Anyone in the market for a tablet wanting to get a good deal needs to check out what Amazon is offering. Amazon has a Samsung Galaxy Tab A in gray or black on sale for $229.99. That price is $100 off the normal retail price. In addition to saving $100 off the normal price, Amazon …more


Untitled Goose Game Looks Like Fun

There are all sorts of video games available for the PC and game consoles. Some of them are the typical fare you expect of games like RPGs and shooters. Others are something strange and different. Untitled Goose Game appears to be one of those strange and different games. In the game, players are a goose. …more


Chrome Flaw Left Some Macs Unable to Boot

Google has admitted an issue with Chrome is what prevented some Mac computers from being able to boot recently. The flaw that was the culprit was in Google Keystone, which controls Chrome updates. Version of Keystone shipped with an update that damaged the macOS file system when System Integrity Protection (SIP) was disabled or …more


Mario Kart Tour Climbs to the Top on Launch Day

This week marked the launch of the latest Nintendo mobile game called Mario Kart Tour. The game is free, and like most free games, it’s supported with subscriptions and in-app purchases. Data from Sensor Tower shows that the game reached the top spot on the free App Store chart in 58 markets including the US …more

Intel DCPMM Active Cooling

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Coming To Desktop Workstations

One of the more impressive demos at the Intel Memory and Storage Day 2019 in Seoul was one involving Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (DCPMM). Intel DCPMM are available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB at 2666 MT/Sec and have been primarily aimed at enterprise users in the data center.  What made this demo really …more

Intel SSD 660p versus Intel 665p

Intel SSD 665p 96-Layer QLC NAND Performance Shown For First Time

At Intel’s Memory and Storage Day in Seoul, South Korea, we managed to witness the first public demonstration for the upcoming Intel SSD 665P mainstream storage drive. What makes this demo very interesting is that it the first time we’ve seen Intel’s 96-Layer QLC 3D NAND Flash memory in action on a consumer drive. The …more

Intel 144-Layer QLC NAND Flash

Intel Announces 144-layer QLC NAND Flash – Says Penta-Level Cell (PLC) NAND Possible

Today at a memory and storage day in Seoul, South Korea, Intel announced a number of things to show that they are still fully committed to innovation in the memory and storage in the data-centric computing market. One of the major announcements is that Intel is the first to demonstrate 144-layer QLC (quad-level cell) NAND …more


2020 iPhone will have a Frame Structure Like the iPhone 4

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has some new thoughts on next year’s iPhone models only a few weeks after the new models for 2019 launched. He says that the iPhone for 2020 will be redesigned and will be similar to the iPhone 4. Kuo made the predictions in a research note. MacRumors says that it has seen …more


Surface 2 Laptop Inventory runs Out Ahead of Microsoft Event

Early next month, Microsoft is having a hardware event for Surface goodies where new laptops are expected. The event is expected to see the launch of the Surface Laptop 3 and the Surface Pro 7. As is typical ahead of new hardware hitting retailers, stocks of the Surface Laptop 2 have run dry reports Thurrott. …more