AMD Radeon Driver Boosts FPS In Guardians Of The Galaxy, Restores CPU Tuning For 5950X

AMD Radeon Driver Boosts FPS In Guardians Of The Galaxy, Restores CPU Tuning For 5950X
It doesn’t matter which graphics card you own, chances are, there’s a driver update available that is tuned for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. We wrote about NVIDIA’s ‘Game Ready’ 496.49 WHQL driver update just a little bit ago, but if you own a Radeon graphics card, don’t fret—there’s a new Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver update

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Radeon Driver Boosts FPS In Guardians Of The Galaxy, Restores CPU Tuning For 5950X

NVIDIA's 496.49 GPU Driver Primed For Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, Fixes LG OLED TV Bug

NVIDIA's 496.49 GPU Driver Primed For Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, Fixes LG OLED TV Bug
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is out now on game consoles and PC, and if you aim to play on the latter with a GeForce graphic card, note that NVIDIA has a ‘Game Ready’ driver update on tap. NVIDIA’s latest GPU driver—version 496.49 WHQL—is prepped and primed for Square Enix’s just-released game, as well as a handful of other titles. It

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA’s 496.49 GPU Driver Primed For Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Fixes LG OLED TV Bug

Blue Origin To Build A Business Park In Space So Anyone Can Have A Galactic Office

Blue Origin To Build A Business Park In Space So Anyone Can Have A Galactic Office
Have you ever wished you could have a business address located in space? Well Blue Origin and Sierra Space are about to make that a possibility with the Orbital Reef space station. Michael Scott would surely be watching with enthusiasm, with Dwight and Jim competing to be the first paper supplier in space!

Blue Origin recently made headlines

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Nintendo Switch Online's Expansion Pack Goes Live And Sparks Outrage Over N64 Issues

Nintendo Switch Online's Expansion Pack Goes Live And Sparks Outrage Over N64 Issues
The Nintendo Switch has been a runaway hit since its launch all the way back in 2017. Nintendo’s hybrid console has been warmly received by gamers of every walk of life, but it has suffered in the one area that all other console makers have done well in: online services. We were excited to see that Nintendo was expanding its online offerings

Source: Hot Hardware – Nintendo Switch Online’s Expansion Pack Goes Live And Sparks Outrage Over N64 Issues

Sony Xperia PRO-I Aims To Make You A Phone Photography Master With A Massive 1-Inch Lens

Sony Xperia PRO-I Aims To Make You A Phone Photography Master With A Massive 1-Inch Lens
Sony’s newest smartphone, the Xperia PRO-I, is aimed at adding a whole new level of photography and videography right in your pocket. This follows the August launch of Sony’s Xperia 1 III flagship phone. The phone will house the same awesome image sensor as Sony’s RX100 VII compact camera (yes, you read that right!).

Sony is keeping with

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Here's How Much It Might Cost To Build An Intel Alder Lake PC From The Ground Up

Here's How Much It Might Cost To Build An Intel Alder Lake PC From The Ground Up
All indications point to Intel announcing and then releasing Alder Lake in the near future (certainly by the end of the year, but probably much sooner). While we wait, early benchmark leaks look encouraging, and have whet our appetite. Perhaps you find yourself pondering an upgrade. The question is, how much will it cost to make the transition

Source: Hot Hardware – Here’s How Much It Might Cost To Build An Intel Alder Lake PC From The Ground Up

Qualcomm Expands Mainstream Snapdragon Lineup To Drive 5G Adoption And Boost Performance

Qualcomm Expands Mainstream Snapdragon Lineup To Drive 5G Adoption And Boost Performance
As much as we are interested in flagship hardware, there is an enormous market for mid-range and entry-level hardware, where affordability and practicality converge. To ensure those markets are being served, Qualcomm today expanded its Snapdragon family with four new mobile platforms—Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, 695, 480 Plus 5G, and 680 4G—to

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NASA Greenlights SpaceX For Halloween Launch But First Has To Flush A Toilet Issue

NASA Greenlights SpaceX For Halloween Launch But First Has To Flush A Toilet Issue
It is always a good idea to double and triple-check your work, but this is especially true if you are sending astronauts into space. One little issue could derail a whole mission and place astronauts in danger. NASA has given permission for SpaceX to launch its Crew-3 mission this weekend, but there is one issue that needs the crew’s attention

Source: Hot Hardware – NASA Greenlights SpaceX For Halloween Launch But First Has To Flush A Toilet Issue

Intel Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt Is Your Shot To Win An Arc Alchemist GPU And It Starts Soon

Intel Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt Is Your Shot To Win An Arc Alchemist GPU And It Starts Soon
Anyone with an aging GPU knows the struggle of trying to upgrade in this climate. Graphics card prices are through the roof, even when they’re in stock by first-party sellers (Best Buy has been a pleasant exception here and there). So if you have some free time to spare, think about participating in Intel’s Xe HPG scavenger hunt—you could

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Hot Storage Deals: Scintillating Savings On Fast WD Black And Samsung 970 Evo SSDs

Hot Storage Deals: Scintillating Savings On Fast WD Black And Samsung 970 Evo SSDs
Need more high-speed storage space for your growing games catalog and other programs? Or maybe you’re plotting a new build from the ground up around either Intel’s Alder Lake (soon) or AMD’s Zen 3+ (early next year, likely) processors. Whatever your reason for wanting more storage, there are some attractive SSD bargains on the table right

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Hackers Exploit Popular BillQuick Billing Software As Ransomware Runs Wild, Patch Now

Hackers Exploit Popular BillQuick Billing Software As Ransomware Runs Wild, Patch Now
Do you use BQE Software’s BillQuick? If you do, go update it—immediately. Huntress ThreatOps identified nine zero-day vulnerabilities in BillQuick Web Suite, a time and billing software that the publisher claims is in use by over 400,000 users worldwide.
The most serious vulnerability is an all-too-common SQL injection attack that allows

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Bungie Is Scrambling To Fix Destiny 2's Min-Max Exploit And Is Also Handing Out Bans

Bungie Is Scrambling To Fix Destiny 2's Min-Max Exploit And Is Also Handing Out Bans
Exploits in online games don’t have to be security-related to be serious. Online games are commercial products; even if they’re “free to play”, someone’s paying for the experience, and an in-game exploit that grants one player or group of players an unfair advantage can be devastating to the experience, even if it’s not a player-versus-player

Source: Hot Hardware – Bungie Is Scrambling To Fix Destiny 2’s Min-Max Exploit And Is Also Handing Out Bans

Benchmarks Show MacBook Pro's M1 Max Performs Like An RTX 3060 Laptop In Games

Benchmarks Show MacBook Pro's M1 Max Performs Like An RTX 3060 Laptop In Games
We can see the shiny tips of the pitchforks and the glow of torches already, so let’s begin by saying this—we’re fully aware people aren’t lining up to buy Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops strictly to play games (if at all). Be that as it may, Apple chose to compare its revamped MacBook Pro models to PC gaming laptops when discussing its new

Source: Hot Hardware – Benchmarks Show MacBook Pro’s M1 Max Performs Like An RTX 3060 Laptop In Games

Existing CPU Coolers Might Struggle With Alder Lake Even With LGA 1700 Bracket Kits

Existing CPU Coolers Might Struggle With Alder Lake Even With LGA 1700 Bracket Kits
Several CPU cooler makers are offering LGA 1700 bracket upgrades for existing all-in-one liquid cooling solutions, so users who jump into Alder Lake will have one less expense to worry about (or a nominal one, as Corsair is selling its ‘Retrofit Kits’ for a small fee). But will they work as good as coolers designed from the ground-up with

Source: Hot Hardware – Existing CPU Coolers Might Struggle With Alder Lake Even With LGA 1700 Bracket Kits

Samsung's Galaxy Book Laptop Additions Bring 5G And NVIDIA RTX Graphics To The Fold

Samsung's Galaxy Book Laptop Additions Bring 5G And NVIDIA RTX Graphics To The Fold
Samsung won us over with its Galaxy Book Pro 360, a sleek and premium laptop built around Intel’s Tiger Lake-H platform with an OLED display and exceptional battery life, to name just a couple of the highlights. Now it’s adding three more models to the Galaxy Book family, with varying features and capabilities: Galaxy Book, Galaxy Book Odyssey,

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Nerf's Limited Edition Halo Needler Packs An In-Game Bonus, Here's Where To Pre-Order

Nerf's Limited Edition Halo Needler Packs An In-Game Bonus, Here's Where To Pre-Order
Fans of Halo and Nerf guns have a reason to celebrate as the Nerf limited edition Needler goes up for pre-order on Amazon. So start practicing your aim, Spartans, as your time to pelt your enemies with Nerf darts is approaching.

Nerf has attempted to market Halo’s Needler in the past. However, this time it has put together a package that

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Halo Infinite's Stunning 4K Campaign Trailer Is Delighting Fans For This Reason

Halo Infinite's Stunning 4K Campaign Trailer Is Delighting Fans For This Reason
Had things gone to original plan, Halo Infinite would have released as a launch title for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S last year. That obviously didn’t happen. More concerning, however, is that what 343 Industries showed off last year was underwhelming, to put it nicely. The disappointing graphics sparked memes, and even Domino’s Pizza poked

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Google Pixel 6 And Pixel 6 Pro Review: A Bold Return To Android Flagships

Google Pixel 6 And Pixel 6 Pro Review: A Bold Return To Android Flagships
Last week we gave you an early hands-on look at Google’s oft leaked Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Even Google has teased these new Android flagships a time or two, leaning into the engineering the company has done on the semi-custom design of its Tensor mobile platform processor. Tensor is rumored to be based on Samsung’s Exynos 2100 SoC with an…

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Facebook May Have Finally Gone Too Far As Huge Number Of Whistleblower Documents Emerge

Facebook May Have Finally Gone Too Far As Huge Number Of Whistleblower Documents Emerge
Facebook’s recently announced re-brand may be coming a bit too late as new whistleblower documents continue to emerge this morning. Documents collectively known as “The Facebook Papers” began being published on Friday, October 22nd.

Facebook has been experiencing a torrent of backlash since whistleblower Frances Haugen took on the social

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Developer Celebrate's Apple iPod's 20th Birthday By Giving A First Look At Comically Big Prototype

Developer Celebrate's Apple iPod's 20th Birthday By Giving A First Look At Comically Big Prototype
It’s almost impossible to remember a time before the Apple iPod. You know, back when we carried around cassette decks for running or walked cautiously holding our CD players (so they wouldn’t skip when playing back our favorite mixes). Then came the Apple iPod, and it revolutionized the industry. It also ultimate made Apple a household name,

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