2.5 Geeks Livestream: AMD's Frank Azor On Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 And Much More!

2.5 Geeks Livestream: AMD's Frank Azor On Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 And Much More!
In this special episode of HotHardware’s Two And A Half Geeks, we have a morning cup of joe with our buddy Frank Azor from AMD. And we’ll be talking about some exciting new stuff that was just incorporated in the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin suite…

Show Notes:
0:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Frank Azor, Chief Architect Gaming Solutions
03:00

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Right To Repair Movement Gains Steam As Petition With 15K Signatures Is Delivered To FTC

Right To Repair Movement Gains Steam As Petition With 15K Signatures Is Delivered To FTC
Breaking a phone can be a nightmare of an ordeal, with replacement parts sometimes being absurdly expensive and repairing difficult or downright annoying. Sometimes, you cannot even use a local repair shop for fixing devices as it must go to the manufacturer lest you break some warranty-voiding clause in the end-user license agreement. This

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Google Meet Is Getting A Big UI Overhaul And New Features To Battle Zoom

Google Meet Is Getting A Big UI Overhaul And New Features To Battle Zoom
We are in the thick of a pandemic, and, for the most part, people have transitioned online for work, school, and leisure. The main company in the teleconference space right now is Zoom, but it appears Google is trying to sneak up from behind and go for the takedown. Today, Google announced new ways for Google Meet to be more competitive overall.
Refreshed

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PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate Nabs GPU Overclock World Record

PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate Nabs GPU Overclock World Record
When it comes to current-generation graphics cards, obtaining something like a Radeon RX 6800 or Radeon RX 6800 XT at MSRP is a fanciful dream. Laying hands on the flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT is an even more daunting proposition, with sealed retail units selling at nearly twice their $999 MSRP on marketplaces like eBay.
One lucky person who

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Microsoft's Dream Of Buying Discord Is Dashed As Deal Talks Come To An Abrupt End

Microsoft's Dream Of Buying Discord Is Dashed As Deal Talks Come To An Abrupt End
Were you worried that Microsoft would ruin Discord if a deal went through? If so, you can rest easy—Discord is no longer for sale, apparently, having ended discussions with Microsoft about a massive buyout offer. It’s not just Microsoft, either. It seems Discord is no longer interested in being acquired, after seeing a big uptick in users

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Facebook Initially Ignored Researcher Who Reported Another Stupefying User Data Leak

Facebook Initially Ignored Researcher Who Reported Another Stupefying User Data Leak
It does not seem Facebook will be able to catch a break this week after an accidental email revealed the company’s dismissive view of data leakage. The Silicon Valley social media company is facing a possible new leak after a researcher found he could link up to 5 million Facebook accounts to private email addresses daily.
On Tuesday, a video

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Future Xbox Series X/S Games To Support These Sweet AMD RDNA 2 Graphics Effects

Future Xbox Series X/S Games To Support These Sweet AMD RDNA 2 Graphics Effects
Today’s dedicated game consoles share a whole bunch of DNA with their PC brethren, such as Zen 2 CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics hardware, with support for real-time ray tracing. In addition to sharing hardware characteristics, AMD today announced it is making available its FidelityFX family of effects to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

AMD’s

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 Review: A Mighty Zen 3 Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 Review: A Mighty Zen 3 Gaming Laptop
At CES 2020, ASUS unveiled the ROG Zephyrus G14, which as its name implies is a 14″ gaming notebook. It was our first experience with Zen 2-based APUs from AMD, particularly the 35-Watt Ryzen 9 4900HS. That processor had eight cores with AMD’s best CPU architecture at the time, and despite the thin design and tight thermal budget of the G14,…

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Cadillac Lyriq Crossover EV Delivers 300+ Mile Range And Audacious Looks To Challenge Tesla

Cadillac Lyriq Crossover EV Delivers 300+ Mile Range And Audacious Looks To Challenge Tesla
Cadillac showed off a concept version of its upcoming Lyriq electric crossover in August, which will battle the Tesla Model Y and Model X. Today, Cadillac revealed the production version of the Lyriq and the overall design remains intact except for road-legal necessities like side mirrors.
The design of the Lyriq is definitely… interesting…

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AMD Radeon RX 6600M Rocks Navi 23 GPU According To Latest Adrenalin Drivers

AMD Radeon RX 6600M Rocks Navi 23 GPU According To Latest Adrenalin Drivers
AMD has not yet ported its second generation Radeon DNA (otherwise known as RDNA 2) graphics architecture to the mobile side of things yet, but you can bet it will happen. A launch might even be right around the corner. Potential proof of this can be seen in a breakdown of AMD’s latest GPU driver, which references a Radeon RX 6600M part.

The

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Apple Supplier Quanta Hit By $50M Ransomware Attack, Future MacBook Schematics Stolen

Apple Supplier Quanta Hit By $50M Ransomware Attack, Future MacBook Schematics Stolen
Apple is bringing some color into people’s lives with a new line of M1-powered iMac systems, available in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. As to what other changes Apple plans on making to its product lines, a hacking group is threatening to reveal them, after infiltrating servers belonging to one of the company’s main

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Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro Maxes Out At $2,400 And Yes, It Still Only Runs iPadOS

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro Maxes Out At $2,400 And Yes, It Still Only Runs iPadOS
Yesterday, Apple announced a refresh of its 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets. Last year’s 2020 refresh was relatively minor with a slightly more powerful GPU in the A12Z Bionic processor and upgraded cameras, but Apple put more effort into the 2021 update.
The new iPad Pros now feature the same M1 Apple Silicon that graces the MacBook Air,

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Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Defense Industry With Pulse Secure 0-Day Flaw

Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Defense Industry With Pulse Secure 0-Day Flaw
This year, there have been several cybersecurity incidents, such as the Microsoft Exchange issue, across numerous industries and government organizations. It appears that the defense industry is now being targeted by at least two China-linked hacking groups who are leveraging Pulse Secure VPN devices from IT company Ivanti.
Phil Richard,

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Apple's iPad Pro Gains Beefy M1 SoC, Mini-LED XDR Display, And Thunderbolt 4

Apple's iPad Pro Gains Beefy M1 SoC, Mini-LED XDR Display, And Thunderbolt 4
Today, Apple brought the power of its new M1 SoC to the completely redesigned iMac, and now the chip is leaping the iPad Pro. With the M1 onboard, this is now the most powerful iPad Pro ever, with a 50 percent uplift in CPU performance combined with a 40 percent boost in GPU performance.
While the move from A-Series SoCs to M1 is big news,

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Apple Launches All-New Colorful iMac With Powerful M1 SoC And 24-Inch 4.5K Display

Apple Launches All-New Colorful iMac With Powerful M1 SoC And 24-Inch 4.5K Display
Apple today announced its all-new iMac, which is the “next big step” in the design evolution for the company’s all-in-one desktop. This time around, the iMac is much thinner than before, measuring just 11.5mm thick, and is entirely flat (rather than having a curved back).
But what will most likely stand out most of all is the right colors

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XCSSET Mac Malware Designed To Steal Cryptocurrency Can Now Infect Apple M1 Systems

XCSSET Mac Malware Designed To Steal Cryptocurrency Can Now Infect Apple M1 Systems
No platform is 100 percent secure, and lest anyone need reminding of that, a Mac malware campaign with Xcode developers in its sights has been modified to infect systems outfitted with Apple’s fancy new M1 silicon. The end goal of this particular malware is to rob Mac uses of their cryptocurrencies, by stealing login information related to

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Leaked Facebook Email Details Evasive Strategy To Downplay User Data Scraping Fiasco

Leaked Facebook Email Details Evasive Strategy To Downplay User Data Scraping Fiasco
Earlier this month, Facebook worked to downplay a data scraping operation that impacted nearly 533 million users on its social media platform. At that time, we viewed it as Facebook’s attempt to simultaneously be evasive and attempt to save face. It seems this is legitimately Facebook’s modus operandi; however, after an internal email explaining

Source: Hot Hardware – Leaked Facebook Email Details Evasive Strategy To Downplay User Data Scraping Fiasco

Google AR Search Gets Jiggy With Pac-Man, Gundam And Hello Kitty Characters

Google AR Search Gets Jiggy With Pac-Man, Gundam And Hello Kitty Characters
Sometimes you have to step back and not take life so serious, as challenging as that might be with everything going on these days. In an effort to help, Google is providing a “bit of escapism” by injecting pop culture characters into its search service, brought to virtual life on your smartphone or tablet through the wonders of augmented reality.

It’s

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Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 Guide: What To Know About This Epic Olympics-Style Event

Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 Guide: What To Know About This Epic Olympics-Style Event
Light the torches! It is time to find out whether Titans will once again reign supreme or if Hunters or Warlocks will rise to the challenge. Here is everything you need to know about the Destiny 2 2021 Guardian Games.

What are the Guardian Games?

The Guardian Games is a free event that is available to all players, regardless of whether

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DRAM Prices Projected To Rise 23 Percent During Q2 In Latest Blow To PC Enthusiasts

DRAM Prices Projected To Rise 23 Percent During Q2 In Latest Blow To PC Enthusiasts
It is currently a horrible time to build a new gaming PC. From COVID-19 demand to chip shortages, droughts, and a cryptocurrency boom, many factors make obtaining critical components like high-end processors and graphics cards hard to find at MSRP. Over the weekend, we even heard about the potential for a shortage of SSDs and HDDs due to rising

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