NVIDIA Explains Why G-Sync Ultimate Displays Now Won't Need To Hit 1000 Nits

NVIDIA Explains Why G-Sync Ultimate Displays Now Won't Need To Hit 1000 Nits
Over the past few days, it was noticed that NVIDIA has made some changes to its marketing materials about what qualifies as a G-SYNC Ultimate display. It was previously assumed, based on the company’s own wording, that a display needed a dedicated NVIDIA hardware module, HDR support, and a brightness rating of 1,000 nits (among other requirements

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Explains Why G-Sync Ultimate Displays Now Won’t Need To Hit 1000 Nits

Atari VCS Teardown Reveals AMD Ryzen R1606G Embedded Brains And Guts

Atari VCS Teardown Reveals AMD Ryzen R1606G Embedded Brains And Guts
The Atari VCS is one of those things that has been delayed time and time again, and it has become something of a myth. Atari still has them up on its website for preorder with claims that the new console will ship to consumers sometime this Spring. Ahead of the launch (maybe), Atari has sent some of the modern retro gaming consoles to reviewers

Source: Hot Hardware – Atari VCS Teardown Reveals AMD Ryzen R1606G Embedded Brains And Guts

DuckDuckGo Cracks 100 Daily Search Queries As Internet Users Embrace Privacy

DuckDuckGo Cracks 100 Daily Search Queries As Internet Users Embrace Privacy
As time goes on, people are becoming more aware of their privacy and data security regarding the products they use. We saw this with the outpouring of concern over WhatsApp’s privacy policies, causing confusion. People do not typically think about their search engine, though, but that is changing as well. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that

Source: Hot Hardware – DuckDuckGo Cracks 100 Daily Search Queries As Internet Users Embrace Privacy

ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Biostar Ready Flagship Z590 Motherboards For Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPUs

ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Biostar Ready Flagship Z590 Motherboards For Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPUs
Intel is on the cusp of releasing its 11th Gen Core processors for the desktop, otherwise known as Rocket Lake-S, and motherboard makers are waiting in the wings for the big day. Biostar, for example, just announced a couple of flashy looking Z590 motherboards, one of which you can see above. Biostar is far from alone, however, as all the

Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Biostar Ready Flagship Z590 Motherboards For Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPUs

Intel 16-Core 32-Thread Alder Lake 10nm CPU Leaks To Sandra Database With DDR5, Fat Cache

Intel 16-Core 32-Thread Alder Lake 10nm CPU Leaks To Sandra Database With DDR5, Fat Cache
Earlier this month at CES 2021, Intel officially confirmed that its 12th generation Alder Lake CPU architecture will launch during the latter half of 2021. Intel says that Alder Lake will be the “most power-scalable system-on-chip” ever produced, and will be manufactured using the company’s advanced 10nm SuperFin technology.

Even though

Source: Hot Hardware – Intel 16-Core 32-Thread Alder Lake 10nm CPU Leaks To Sandra Database With DDR5, Fat Cache

Fortnite Baby Yoda 'Back Bling' Aim-Blocking Bug Has Gamers Screaming For A Fix

Fortnite Baby Yoda 'Back Bling' Aim-Blocking Bug Has Gamers Screaming For A Fix
Early in December last year, Epic Games added the Mandalorian to Fortnite in the form of a skin. You cannot go without Grogu (Baby Yoda) when you have The Mandalorian, though, so he was added as a “back bling” at level 100. Now that players are finally starting to hit that level, they are noticing an issue with Grogu where they cannot see

Source: Hot Hardware – Fortnite Baby Yoda ‘Back Bling’ Aim-Blocking Bug Has Gamers Screaming For A Fix

Acer's Latest Chromebooks, TravelMate Windows Laptops Feature Mix Of Intel And Arm CPUs

Acer's Latest Chromebooks, TravelMate Windows Laptops Feature Mix Of Intel And Arm CPUs
Laptops and other devices have become increasingly important in the field of education over the last year. These kinds of devices need to be relatively affordable and able to withstand a school environment. Acer has just introduced several new devices that fit into these requirements. Acer’s two new convertible Chromebooks, two clamshell 11.6-inch

Source: Hot Hardware – Acer’s Latest Chromebooks, TravelMate Windows Laptops Feature Mix Of Intel And Arm CPUs

NVIDIA Open To Restarting Production Of Dedicated GPUs For Crypto Mining Boom

NVIDIA Open To Restarting Production Of Dedicated GPUs For Crypto Mining Boom
Have you looked at the price of Bitcoin lately? The volatile currency ballooned to nearly $40,000 in recent weeks and is now hovering at a little over $37,000. This has prompted renewed interest in cryptocurrency mining (not that it ever dissipated completely), and if demand is high enough (J.P. Morgan reckons it could eventually hit a $146,000

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA Open To Restarting Production Of Dedicated GPUs For Crypto Mining Boom

Cyberpunk 2077 Falls To Just $35 With These Hot Deals, First Major Update Arrives This Week

Cyberpunk 2077 Falls To Just $35 With These Hot Deals, First Major Update Arrives This Week
Cyberpunk 2077 launched in early December to much fanfare, but that excitement and hype around the game was short-lived after scores of bugs and performance issues cropped up with the game… primarily with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. It’s been a wild month for developer CD Projekt Red as it deals with the fallout from

Source: Hot Hardware – Cyberpunk 2077 Falls To Just With These Hot Deals, First Major Update Arrives This Week

Samsung SSD 870 EVO Review: The Fastest SATA SSDs Yet

Samsung SSD 870 EVO Review: The Fastest SATA SSDs Yet
Samsung is expanding their line-up of SATA-based solid state drives, with a new series of products designed to balance performance and capacity. A few months back, the company launched the SSD 870 QVO series of drives, based on QLC, or quad-level cell, V-NAND. These new Samsung drives launching today – the Samsung SSD 870 EVO series…

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung SSD 870 EVO Review: The Fastest SATA SSDs Yet

GTA 6 Could Gain This Next-Gen Intelligent NPC Technology From Rockstar

GTA 6 Could Gain This Next-Gen Intelligent NPC Technology From Rockstar
A newly discovered patent by Take-Two Interactive hints that Grand Theft Auto VI will have smarter non-playable characters (NPCs), which has our minds swirling with possibilities. Rather than following programmed directives, NPCs that leverage advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities could potentially feel like more life-like, in

Source: Hot Hardware – GTA 6 Could Gain This Next-Gen Intelligent NPC Technology From Rockstar

Qualcomm Unveils Amped-Up Snapdragon 870 5G For Premium Android Phones

Qualcomm Unveils Amped-Up Snapdragon 870 5G For Premium Android Phones
Qualcomm has given birth to a new Snapdragon SKU this morning. Meet the Snapdragon 870 5G, essentially a juiced up version of the Snapdragon 865 Plus, which will find its way into select premium Android smartphones. The newer SKU offers the same features and hardware as its sibling, but offers a higher top CPU clockspeed.

Like the Snapdragon

Source: Hot Hardware – Qualcomm Unveils Amped-Up Snapdragon 870 5G For Premium Android Phones

ASUS GPU Tweak III Utility Hits Beta For Overclocking Your GeForce RTX And Radeon RX Cards

ASUS GPU Tweak III Utility Hits Beta For Overclocking Your GeForce RTX And Radeon RX Cards
If you are a performance enthusiast, trying to squeeze every drop of juice out of GPUs through overclocking can be vital to the key to the best experience. ASUS’ GPU Tweak software allows these enthusiasts to control and monitor their graphics solution thoroughly. The software is now getting an update with new features and UI to make an “extremely

Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS GPU Tweak III Utility Hits Beta For Overclocking Your GeForce RTX And Radeon RX Cards

ASUS ROG Phone 4 Gains 3C Certification, Snapdragon 888 SoC With 16GB RAM Expected

ASUS ROG Phone 4 Gains 3C Certification, Snapdragon 888 SoC With 16GB RAM Expected
It seems like just yesterday that ASUS launched its beastly ROG Phone 3, which came packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC that was on a mission to top the benchmark charts. Well, Qualcomm has a new flagship Android SoC that has recently launched — the Snapdragon 888 — and ASUS was bound to introduce a new device to take advantage of this

Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS ROG Phone 4 Gains 3C Certification, Snapdragon 888 SoC With 16GB RAM Expected

Researchers Claim Smartwatches Can Detect COVID-19 Up To A Week Before Symptoms Appear

Researchers Claim Smartwatches Can Detect COVID-19 Up To A Week Before Symptoms Appear
If you could have an early warning system for COVID-19, would you take advantage of it? What if the early warning system was as easy as installing an app and pairing it with your smartwatch? Researchers at Mount Sinai Health System and Stanford University have found that devices like an Apple Watch or Fitbit can predict if an individual is

Source: Hot Hardware – Researchers Claim Smartwatches Can Detect COVID-19 Up To A Week Before Symptoms Appear

Score A 65-Inch 4K Smart TV For Under $500 With These Pre-Super Bowl LV Hot Deals

Score A 65-Inch 4K Smart TV For Under $500 With These Pre-Super Bowl LV Hot Deals
Tom Brady did his thing yesterday, dispatching with the New Orleans Saints to advance the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the NFC Championship game. The winner between the Bucs and Green Bay Packers will advance to the Super Bowl. There are some enticing potential matchups for the big contest, and what better excuse is there to buy a big screen TV?

Source: Hot Hardware – Score A 65-Inch 4K Smart TV For Under 0 With These Pre-Super Bowl LV Hot Deals

WhatsApp Is Leaking User Phone Numbers In Google Searches And Customizable Verification Codes

WhatsApp Is Leaking User Phone Numbers In Google Searches And Customizable Verification Codes
The crazy train that is WhatsApp right now does not look like it will be stopping any time soon. After the privacy policy fiasco, which is still developing, other issues have popped up simultaneously. It appears that Google is indexing a WhatsApp subdomain that can share users’ phone numbers. Furthermore, there are also other issues with WhatsApp

Source: Hot Hardware – WhatsApp Is Leaking User Phone Numbers In Google Searches And Customizable Verification Codes

Microsoft Edge Beta Browser Adds Native Apple M1 Mac Support For Improved Performance

Microsoft Edge Beta Browser Adds Native Apple M1 Mac Support For Improved Performance
If you’re the proud owner of a new Apple M1-based Mac and have taken a shine to Microsoft’s Edge browser, we’ve got some good news for you today. An official public channel release of the native M1 version of the browser will soon be upon us, as it just arrived via the beta channel.

Microsoft first launched an M1-specific version of Edge

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Edge Beta Browser Adds Native Apple M1 Mac Support For Improved Performance

Microsoft Just Patched The Annoying ‘Reset This PC’ Bug With This Windows Update

Microsoft Just Patched The Annoying ‘Reset This PC’ Bug With This Windows Update
When you are at your wits end with Windows 10, one option is the “Reset this PC” feature, found within the Recovery options in System Settings. There are two subsequent options—keep your personal files, or go full nuclear and remove everything. Neither option had been working for some users for quite some time, though the underlying issue

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Just Patched The Annoying ‘Reset This PC’ Bug With This Windows Update

Facebook And Google Allegedly Colluded In An Anti-Competitive Advertising Deal

Facebook And Google Allegedly Colluded In An Anti-Competitive Advertising Deal
Both Facebook and Google have come under scrutiny in recent years over antitrust and privacy abuses. In late October, the United States Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the company was abusing its power as a “monopoly gatekeeper” to the internet for “billions of users and countless advertisers

Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook And Google Allegedly Colluded In An Anti-Competitive Advertising Deal