How would you feel if your brand new, hard-to-find, and stupid-expensive RTX 3090 GPU was toast just because you fired up a game? Probably pretty bad. Mad? Sad? Some other rhyming word that isn’t glad? That’s exactly what’s happened to a bunch of gamers who played Amazon’s upcoming MMO New World during the game’s beta period.
It’s unclear what’s causing the issue, but at this point, we say it’s probably best to avoid the game until its full release. We’d had to see yet another graphics card go up in smoke for no good reason. Hit the top post for the full story. And pour one out for all the GPUs that died so this post could live.
Satechi’s new GaN chargers are fast, versatile, and powerful. The 108-watt powerhouse even has three high-speed ports. I get that it’s hard to get excited about chargers, but these look awesome.
Intel beefed up its newest NUC with more space. You can even fit a full-sized graphics card in there! Just don’t play New World on it. 🙃
Love weather apps? I do. I have at least five installed right now. And one of the best ones out there just got better.
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Picture this—you finally get your hands on a $2,500 EVGA RTX 3090 graphics card, pop it into your colorful gaming PC, and fire up the exclusive beta for Amazon’s upcoming New World MMO. Suddenly, you hear a strange thump and your screen goes black. You’re left in silence as the fans on your GPU crawl their way to lifelessness. Read More »
Be honest—you’ve always wanted a life-size LEGO Super Mario statue haven’t you? Now, thanks to a clever (though unofficial) site, you can get an instruction manual and all the bricks you’ll need to do just that. The colorful statue is a must for Mario fans. Read More »
OnePlus has officially announced its upcoming Buds Pro, a $150 competitor to the similarly-named AirPods Pro and Galaxy Buds Pro. With their unique design, Dolby Atmos support, wireless charging, a big battery, and an ANC mode that adapts to your surroundings, the Buds Pro looks like OnePlus’ first attempt to really stand out in the audio market. Read More »
ARM says it’s developed the first fully functional PlasticARM microprocessor; a 32-bit SOC made with flexible electronics. PlasticARM is incredibly different from typical microprocessors, which are made from rigid silicon components. But what’s the point? Why is ARM pursuing a flexible chip? Read More »
Computing is an enormous part of modern life. Its profound reach and impact on everyday life are precisely why the Raspberry Pi Foundation has teamed up with the University of Cambridge to help young people from all walks of life learn how computers work and how to create with them. Read More »
Life’s too short to spend without poetry or fun! Create simple poetry of your own with this hilarious magnetic poetry kit. It contains over 300 words in a stylish tin that measures just 4.75 x 6 x 0.375 inches, and can be combined with other themed sets to give you a larger vocabulary to work with. The set is perfect for use on your fridge, locker, or any other magnetic surface. And don’t worry—you don’t actually have to be a poet to have fun with this kit, it’s just for fun and an easy way to share some laughs with your friends and family.
Snarky weather app CARROT Weather just got a big update that makes your weather-fetching experience more enjoyable. Probably. The app now has a fleet of new design features—some of which are customizable—along with new metrics, and reporting options. Read More »
It’s finally happened—Intel finally lost its mind. The company known for CPUs just opened pre-orders for its Intel NUC 11 Extreme, a shoebox-sized PC that supports full-sized graphics cards and comes with an 11th gen Intel Core processor. Read More »
This week Volkswagen announced that the popular Passat sedan would end production in 2022 as the company shifts to making EVs in the United States. That said, the final 2022 VW Passat will come in a Limited Edition model that pays homage to the plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the car was manufactured. Read More »
If you’re the proud owner of a PS5, you can get six months of the premium Apple TV Plus streaming service absolutely free. This week Apple and Sony teamed up to offer this promotion to all Playstation 5 owners, making it a win-win. Here’s how to redeem your Apple TV Plus on the PS5. Read More »
I know what you’re going to say—it’s too early for Halloween. Except it’s not. It’s never too early for creepy crawlies and things that go bump in the night. LEGO clearly agrees with this sentiment, which is why it just revealed two scary adorable Halloween sets. Read More »
You’ve probably heard of GaN chargers, the super-compact charging bricks that use Gallium Nitride components to reach incredibly high charging speeds. Most GaN chargers have just one or two ports, but Satechi just launched 66-watt and 108-watt power bricks with three USB-C ports—perfect for people with several power-hungry devices. Read More »
One of the fun things about the Google homepage is “Doodles.” These are usually artistic versions of the Google logo, but sometimes they’re full-blown games. For the 2020 Summer Olympics—happening in 2021—Google went all out. Read More »
Looking for a new Android phone for cheap? We’ve got your back! Whether you want an excellent camera, fantastic performance, a long-lasting battery, or a bit of everything, we’ve rounded up a list of the best budget Android phones we think you’ll love. Read More »