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Acer has released slightly disappointing early-year financials. (Source: Acer)

Acer has announced its financial report for January 2019

Acer has released a report in which it puts its January 2019 revenues at about US$540 million. These figures have decreased by 23.7% compared to December 2018 and by 1.3% compared to January 2018. The company has cited the ongoing...
Unity could unleash its ray-tracing potential soon. (Source: Unity)

NVIDIA CEO may have spoiled Unity Engine's ray-tracing support announcement

NVIDIA's CEO, Jensen Huang, referenced both Unreal and Unity Engines in relation to ray-tracing during a company conference call about its fourth-quarter earnings conducted this week. That is odd, however, as only Unreal has ray-t...
The Shuttle DH370: A 1.3 litre PC that supports up to 65 W TDP, 8th generation Intel Core processors. (Image source: Shuttle)

The Shuttle DH370: A 1.3 litre PC that supports up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors

Shuttle has expanded its range of compact Mini PCs. The DH370 is a barebones PC based on the H370 chipset that can be equipped with up to a hexa-core processor.
Activision Blizzard will allegedly cut its staff numbers soon. (Source: Activision Blizzard)

Activision Blizzard will supposedly announce layoffs for hundreds of staff next week

A new piece in Bloomberg has cited sources allegedly close enough to Activision Blizzard to allege that the gaming company will let "hundreds" of staff go. The firm is apparently taking this action to maximise profits and to "cent...
AMD has posted a generally positive 2018 financial report. (Source: AMD)

AMD releases 2018 financial performance results, showing strong revenue and market share gains

AMD has released its final financial report for 2018. It shows that the company had made nearly US$6.5 billion for this year, which is a 23% increase compared to 2017. The company also claims to have posted a net income of $337 mi...
Fujitsu Celsius H980 (Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P3200) Workstation Review

87% Fujitsu Celsius H980 (Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P3200) Workstation Review

An XXL workstation. Fujitsu has updated its Celsius workstation to Intel Coffee Lake processors. The Celsius H980 also includes an NVIDIA Quadro P3200 GPU. Read on to find out whether the Japanese manufacturer has fixed the cooling problems that plagued the Celsius H970 and how its successor performs in our tests.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA Quadro P3200 | 17.3" | 3.5 kg
Skype users can now blur their backgrounds during video calls. (Source: Skype)

Skype now offers the option to blur out a video caller's background

Many Skype users may be reluctant to take a call due to how messy or inappropriate their surroundings may be. Now, however, the app's latest update adds a toggle that blurs everything but the caller out of a camera's shot. This ne...
Jensen Huang will speak at this year's GTC. (Source: Wikipedia)

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang will give a keynote at the 2019 GPU Technology Conference

Jensen Huang, NVIDIA's chief executive officer (CEO), will deliver the keynote speech at this year's GPU Technology Conference (GTC). This event will take place in several locations in San José, California, from March 17 to 21, 20...
The original Oculus Rift. (Source: Oculus)

Next-generation Oculus Rift is rumored to have adjustable room lighting and inbuilt tracking sensors

The next Oculus VR headset to be released is rumored to be called the Rift S. The latest leaks on this device suggests that it will come with its own onboard tracking cameras, rather than rely on USB-connected sensors. It may also...
VLC will get a new update soon. (Source: VLC)

VLC 4.0 will support uninterrupible music playback and Apple AirPlay, but also drop support for multiple older platforms

The latest update to the VLC media player (4.0) will bring more features, especially for iOS. However, it will also no longer support older versions of the same platform, along with some others (e.g. Windows XP). It also now offer...
More Inbox features are reportedly leaching into Gmail. (Source: Google)

New Reddit leak suggests Gmail will gain more Inbox features soon

A post on Reddit allegedly contains a screenshot of a Gmail app interface that integrates many features taken from Inbox. They include a pinned-only toggle, per-subject bundling and Assistant-esque reminders. They may have been pi...
Intel Xeon W retail box (Source: Intel Newsroom)

Intel releases the 28-core Xeon W-3175X processor

The new Xeon W-3175X workstation-oriented processor sports no less than 28 cores and 56 threads, runs at 3.1 GHz (4.3 GHz turbo boost), has a TDP of 255 W, and supports up to 512 GB of hexa-channel DDR4 ECC memory. Announced back ...
Laptops with removable MXM 3 GeForce RTX 2080 graphics coming soon from Eurocom

Update | Laptops with removable MXM 3 GeForce RTX 2080 graphics coming soon from Eurocom

Jumping from the GTX 1080 to the RTX 2080 will cost users an extra $250 USD. Eurocom is proving that the MXM form factor is here to stay even in the face of Dell's proprietary DGFF solution for the Alienware Area-51m.
Facebook plans to bring content from its three messaging-related services into closer conjunction. (Source: The Financial Express)

Facebook has a plan to 'merge' user content from Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook has just announced an initiative in which messages from its own Messenger, as well as from its acquisitions Instagram and WhatsApp, will be integrated using a singular infrastructure. This contravenes an earlier commitmen...


If money is no object NVIDIA announced the TITAN RTX in December last year, and now we have it in for review. Read on to find out how this monster of a Desktop GPU performs in our tests and whether it can set itself apart from NVIDIA’s other GPUs.
Wireless headphones represent a robust and growing market. (Source: HSN)

The wireless headphone market could be worth US$34 billion in 5 years

A new report by indicates that the wireless headphone market will continue to show healthy growth into the year 2024. At that point, it could be worth as much as US$34 billion. The report indicates that this...
According to new rumors, the Navi line may have as many as 5 variants. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

New leak points to the existence of more Navi GPU variants

Navi is the currently-accepted name for the generation of AMD processors to succeed the Radeon VII GPU. Cards based on this upcoming 7nm platform may be released later this year. A new leak points to new chipset variants for the s...
A piece of promotional material allegedly associated with the Turing GTX card. (Source: Videocardz)

New rumor implies the RTX 2060 will be faster than the corresponding Turing GTX card

An ever-increasing body of leaks point to '1660 Ti' as the name for one of the first GTX cards to feature the Turing architecture. It suggests that it may be an RTX 2060 counterpart, just without ray-tracing. A new rumor has indic...
The Acer Predator Triton 900 probably has the most unique design seen at CES this year. (Source: ZDNet)

Laptop releases we are looking forward to in 2019

We've put together a list featuring the most interesting laptop models showcased at CES 2019. This year's highlights were the RTX 2000 mobility GPU additions, the OLED 4K displays and various unique designs. We selected one model that caught our eye from each of the major laptop OEMs and we are really looking forward to testing all these devices later this year.
Many Netflix customers will see price hikes over the next quarter. (Source: Netflix)

Netflix will increase its prices to customers paying in USD over the next few months

Netflix has announced plans to inflate its prices by up to 18%. However, this will only affect new and existing customers who use US dollars to pay for their subscriptions. This move resulted in a 6.5% increase in its stock price ...
A new toggle to impose a traditional, temporal timeline view is being rolled out to Twitter users. (Source: YouTube)

Twitter is finally switching back to a fully chronological timeline

Recently, Twitter revamped its platform with the 'Interesting Tweets' feature. However, some users have asserted that the tweets chosen by its algorithm persisted in timelines regardless of whether they turned it off in Settings o...
According to new rumors, the new Radeon VII will have a very short run. (Source: AMD)

AMD will make only about 5000 units of the Radeon VII: new leak

AMD could make 5000 - or less - Radeon VII GPUs for sale for their February release, according to sources cited in a new TweakTown report. This may be because the new 7nm cards are Radeon Instinct cut-downs. In addition, this repo...
The new rumored chipset would be part of the Core i9 Extreme familiy. (Source: Intel)

The 4 GHz, 14-core Intel Core i9-9990XE may be available soon, but not for direct sale

Anandtech claims to have obtained access to some materials that indicate Intel is planning to release a new, extremely high-end desktop CPU. This processor, the i9-9990XE, is described as having a base clock of 4.0 GHz, 14 cores, ...
Lenovo was at the top for 2018 global PC shipments, followed by HP and then Dell. (Source: METISfiles)

Lenovo leads PC shipments for 4Q18 and for the year overall

According to preliminary estimates by Gartner, Lenovo was the world’s largest PC vendor in 2018 in terms of units shipped. The Chinese company was at the top of the pile for the last quarter of the year (4Q18) and beat out HP and ...
Bungie and Activision are going in different directions. (Source: VG247)

Bungie's split from Activision confirmed

The developer studio Bungie has announced that it will publish its flagship series, Destiny, independently, thus ending its partnership with Activision. This eventuality has been anticipated by industry insiders and observers for ...
The AMD CEO shows off a Ryzen 3000 chipset live on stage as CES. (Source: YouTube)

CES 2019 | AMD CEO announces that 3rd-gen Ryzen processors exist, and…that’s more or less it, so far

The AMD keynote for this year mainly revolved around the announcement of the Radeon VII GPUs. However, the company's CEO also revealed that the third generation of Ryzen desktop processors would become available soon. There was no...
AMD clearly believes it will be at the forefront of the server and cloud server game this year. (Source: YouTube)

CES 2019 | 2019 launch for second-generation EPYC CPUs confirmed at AMD keynote

The CEO of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su, devoted much of the company’s CES 2019 keynote to unveiling and detailing the Radeon VII GPU. However, the presentation also turned to CPUs thereafter, whereupon the second-generation EPYC chipset for ...
The LED-backlit screen of the StudioBook S (W700) has a 16:10 aspect ratio. (Source: Asus)

CES 2019 | Slim and light Asus StudioBook S (W700) offers Intel Xeon CPU and Nvidia Quadro P3200 GPU

Asus has revealed the StudioBook S (W700) workstation that comes with either an Intel Xeon E-2176 or an Intel Core i7-8750H processor and an Nvidia Quadro P3200 graphics card. The powerful 2.39 kg/5.27 lb laptop, which is aimed at...
The new Asus Mini PC ProArt PA90 weighs in at a hefty 5.8 kg. (Source: Asus)

Asus announces Mini PC ProArt PA90 workstation featuring Intel Core i9-9900K

Asus has issued a press release to reveal the new Mini PC ProArt PA90 compact workstation computer. The Taiwanese manufacturer has managed to pack some impressive hardware into the device, including up to an i9-9900K processor, 64...
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Fallout 76 is getting another new patch for bugfixes, as well as some new features. (Source: Bethesda)

Bethesda promises another new Fallout 76-fixing update

Bethesda has announced that it will push another new updated to Fallout 76 in order to fix the numerous issues players have highlighted in the past. This new patch also apparently includes new features for the game itself, which i...
Steam is dropping support for older Windows versions, starting today. (Source: Valve)

Steam support for Windows XP and Vista discontinued from today

Do you still enjoy Steam on your Windows XP machine? Seems that's just too bad for you, then. Valve's prior announcement that it will cease support for Windows XP and Vista comes into effect today. Users still on these platforms w...
Windows 10 1803 remains the most popular build of the OS. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10 1803 has retained nearly 84% of the OS’ market share in 2018

Under normal circumstances, the most up-to-date version of Windows begins to drag in a majority of market share (defined as the percentage of PCs that run it) in the year of its release. Windows 10 1809 has not enjoyed this level ...
Microsoft is getting insistent that everyone update to 1809. (Source: Softonic)

Microsoft is now actively pushing the Windows 10 October update

Microsoft has reportedly begun to induce PCs to download and install the latest Windows 10 update, whether the user seeks for it or not. The company claims that this is necessary to protect devices against security threats. Howeve...
A leaker claims that Epic has made billions in gross profits this year. (Source: Dot Esports)

Epic Games has amassed US$3 billion in profits this year: new report

Epic Games is now sitting on US$3 billion in gross profits this year. According to a new article in TechCrunch based on the claims of a 'knowledgeable' source. This level of success is (somewhat obviously) made off the back of Epi...
The AORUS/Gigabyte lower-end card line-up for next year may have been leaked. (Source: WCCFTech)

New leak details full RTX 2060-based card line-up for AORUS and Gigabyte

A Twitter-based leaker claims to have found a Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) certification for the full list of Gigabyte/AORUS graphics cards to incorporate the RTX 2060 GPU. According to this extensive listing, the two brands...
Bethesda is making a gift of older games to those who have played Fallout 76. (Source: Bethesda)

Bethesda offers olive branch in the form of free games to Fallout 76 players

Fallout 76 has been lambasted by users and critics over its significant bugs and lack of playability at launch. Its developers, Bethesda, has attempted to make restitution for these shortcomings through an offer of free access to ...
Eurocom is reminding everyone that its laptops are the most customizable and upgradeable in the market (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom is reminding everyone that its laptops are the most customizable and upgradeable in the market

The small MXM form factor is getting its time in the spotlight now that gaming laptops are expected to make the transition from Nvidia Pascal to Turing soon. Eurocom is taking a jab at the “planned obsolescence” of most laptops wh...
The purported webcam may bring biometric authentication back to the Xbox One. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft may be readying 4K webcams for Windows and Xbox One

Microsoft is now rumored to be working on 4K webcams. These accessories, which are likely to go under the Surface brand, will be compatible with Windows 10-powered devices and the Xbox One. The new webcams, which may also support ...
The latest Max-Q cards should be available next year. (Source: NVIDIA)

RTX 2070 Max-Q benchmarks leak out, suggest superiority over GTX 1080

The RTX 2070 with Max-Q design is NVIDIA's upcoming mid-range laptop card. It has been spotted in leaked Final Fantasy XV benchmarks. The results (assuming they are genuine) put the new mobile GPU at the top of a list that also in...
Some of the purported marketing materials on which the 'GTX 1660 Ti' claim is based. (Source: Expreview)

NVIDIA rumored to release a non-RTX Turing card in January

A Videocardz correspondent claims to have received tips to the effect that NVIDIA will be bringing out a Turing-based card without ray-tracing capabilities next year. It may be called either the GTX 1160 or GTX 1660 Ti, and may be...
Shruggies should be a native hotkey option in Windows 10 soon. (Source: TNW)

Windows 10 19H1 adds kaomoji support to hotkeys

The current Windows Insider Preview build (or Windows 10 19H1) has been updated to include support for the 'shruggie' and other emojis of its types in the OS' hotkeys. This may finally bring a welcome end to workarounds with keybo...
The Titan RTX. (Source: NVIDIA)

The results of Titan RTX overclocking and testing have surfaced online

NVIDIA's Titan RTX, the best-spec'd (and most expensive) iteration of Turing architecture out there, has been reportedly overclocked and benchmarked. A Twitter enthusiast has claimed that it achieved just over 41,000 in the graphi...
The simplified Start menu in all its glory. (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18305 (19H1) to the Fast ring

A simplified Start menu, Windows Sandbox, Kaomoji and more are rolling out to the Insider Preview Fast ring in the latest 19H1 build. Build 18305 is available to download now from Windows Update.
PUBG has reportedly drawn level with Fortnite for mobile user counts. (Source: Polygon)

PUBG now equals Fortnite in mobile user numbers: Tencent Games

Tencent Games has asserted that it has drawn level with Epic Games' Fortnite in terms of mobile user numbers for its own game, PUBG. This means that PUBG has made it to about 200 million users. It is estimated that both games also...'s logo. (Source:

New online tool purports to isolate the subject of any image using AI

Are you tired of using Photoshop to clear the background from your photos so you can replace it? The makers of clearly thinks you are. It offers a service in which its AI identifies the main subject matter of any image, ...
An 8GB Samsung HBM2 chip. (Source: 3D InCites)

New JEDEC standard increases HBM2 memory limit from 8GB to 24GB

The latest JEDEC standards for high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) allows for 24GB rather than 8GB of memory, as well as speeds of up to 307GB per second, per stack. This effectively increases the amount of memory NVIDIA or AMD can put o...
Digital assistants may be switchable on Windows 10 in the future. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10 may allow you to pick your own digital assistant in the future

It's no secret that Cortana is losing favor with the PC-using public, and possibly also with Microsoft developers in some departments. A well-regarded Windows-focused leaker claims to have found evidence that the digital assistant...
Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop CPU Review

Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop CPU Review

The perfect gaming CPU! The Intel Core i7-9700K now must prove itself in our tests, with the Core i9-9900K having shown its worth last month. The Core i7-9700K lacks Hyper-Threading support, which makes it directly comparable to its predecessor, the Core i7-8700K. Read on to find whether the Core i7-9700K has the edge over its older sibling and how the CPU fares against the AMD competition.
Intel Core i7-9700K | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Creatives feel Apple should let existing NVIDIA drivers work on Mojave. (Source: Jason Diamond on Facebook)

No respite in sight for creative pros trying to get NVIDIA GPUs to work on macOS Mojave

Apple users trying to get their NVIDIA GPUs to work on macOS Mojave 10.14 may be out of luck as Apple has not approved any NVIDIA drivers for the OS yet, even months after release. The only NVIDIA GPUs supported are the Quadro K50...

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