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Astronomers Freak Out Over “Return” of Mysterious Alien Megastructure

A strange star that may be orbited by a large, potentially-artificial structure is misbehaving again, and astronomers are alarmed. Back in October 2015, we reported that the ...

May 22, 2017 at 7:29 pm by

WannaCry’s Big Brother is Coming – Uses Seven NSA Hacking Tools

Earlier this month, WannaCry, the malicious ransomware that utilised two leaked NSA hacking tools, infected millions of Windows systems across the globe. Now, infosec ...

May 22, 2017 at 7:15 pm by

Security Researcher Releases Free WannaCry Decryption Tool

The WannaCry ransomware – born out of an NSA hacking tool for Windows systems – caused havoc earlier this month. Business computer systems – the highest profile victims ...

May 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Asus Teases ROG Ryzen Laptop

Asus has teased the imminent launch of its first Ryzen-based Republic of Gamers (ROG) laptop, and the thin PC may be unveiled at Computex 2017. The reveal comes on the back of ...

May 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

AMD Radeon Driver 17.5.2 Optimised for Prey

AMD has released the Crimson ReLive driver 17.5.2 for its Radeon graphics cards. The driver includes optimisation for new first-person action adventure Prey, plus fixes for ...

May 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm by

Did Microsoft Write XP Patch Months Before WannaCry?

The WannaCry ransomware attack earlier this month proved to be a disaster for Windows XP users. In response, Microsoft patched its vulnerable operating systems – including ...

May 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm by

Intel 3D Xpoint DIMMs Coming in 2018

Intel’s 3D Xpoint debuted earlier this year, in the form of Optane storage drives, but we’ll have to wait a little longer until the technology appears in RAM form, as ...

May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm by
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AMD Ryzen Fabrication Boasting Super-High Yields

AMD is surely delighted with its new Ryzen processors – in terms of both critical reception and sales – and news from its fabrication plants will only inflate the ...

May 19, 2017 at 4:29 pm by

Khronos to Merge OpenCL and Vulkan into One API

Non-profit developer Khronos has announced that it will merge its OpenCL parallel programming framework with its graphics API Vulkan. The big news was strangely buried in a ...

May 18, 2017 at 6:56 pm by

Lian Li Unveils PC-O12 Mid-Tower Case

Premium PC case manufacturer Lian Li has launched a new mid-tower case, and it’s every bit as sleek as you’d expect. The PC-012 – the latest chassis in Lian Li’s ...

May 18, 2017 at 4:03 pm by

Intel Denies AMD Graphics Deal

Intel has denied that it has licenced AMD’s graphics technology, contradicting recent reports that the two companies had struck a new deal. Fudzilla reported that Intel, ...

May 18, 2017 at 3:25 pm by

Corsair Launches T1 Race Gaming Chair

Corsair has launched its first gaming chair, a high-end racing-style seat built for “day-long gaming sessions”. The Corsair T1 Race – unveiled at CES earlier this ...

May 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm by
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Ryzen 3 1200 Specs Leaked by Asus

A product sheet for an upcoming Asus motherboard has leaked the specifications for AMD’s Ryzen 3 1200 CPU. According to the listing for the Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero ...

May 16, 2017 at 4:34 pm by

SK Hynix Lists GDDR6 and HBM2 in 2017 Catalogue

DRAM and NAND flash manufacturer SK Hynix is launching GDDR6 and HBM2 memory before the end of the year, according to a new catalogue listing. The South Korean memory giant ...

May 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm by

Netflix Blocks Rooted Android Devices

As of today, the Netflix Android app is blocked on any device that is not “Google-certified” or has “been altered.” As a result of this policy change, Netflix ...

May 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm by

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