Ivan’s first brush with tech was as a little baby mashing the keys of his dad’s ZX Spectrum. He got his first PC in 1993 and has been an avid gamer and tech nerd ever since. After earning cool-sounding and possibly useful degrees in music and management, he worked as an itinerant English professor, piano teacher, translator, and proofreader. He kept writing and talking tech along the way. His favorite subjects include video games, software, and new gadgets.
Valve’s Gaming Handheld Steam Deck Shipping in December
Valve is set to start shipping its new handheld gaming console, Steam Deck, in December of this year. The company already opened reservations on July 16 for three different models. Valve partnered with AMD in developing hardware for this device, which is powered by AMD APU containing a quad-core
Free-to-play Multiplayer FPS XDefiant Announced by Ubisoft
Ubisoft is adding another first-person shooter to their arsenal. Tom Clancy's XDefiant is a free-to-play game pitting two teams of six players each against one another. The game involves four factions from three other Tom Clancy's games. These include Echelon from Splinter Cell, Wolves from Gho
Seagate Unveils Blazing Fast NVMe SSD
The fourth generation of NVMe SSDs has been unveiled by Seagate, and the drive beat all of its predecessors in speed tests. Set to be launched in a variety of flavors, the FireCuda 530 marks a significant upgrade from the Gen3 SSD era. During tests, the SSD managed to reach sequential read speeds
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Hidden Features
When you get a new phone, you usually want access to all of its features. But most times, somehow, we end up using just a portion of the options that modern smartphones typically offer. That’s why, in this article, we’ll discuss some of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime’s best hidden features, re
E3 Highlights: Microsoft and Ubisoft Return Stronger Than Ever
After canceling one of the most significant annual gaming events in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, E3 has returned in style on 12 Jun. 2021. This year’s gaming expo was broadcast online, offering publishers and developers a new way to display their most anticipated games. Microsoft and Ubisoft
COVID-19 Pandemic Boosts Demand for Solid State Drives
The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts strong growth in global SSD demand and sales revenue over the next four years. IDC estimates that the Solid State Drive unit shipment will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% until 2025. During the same period, SSD sales revenue
Mockups of Popular Android Apps Infect Phones With Malware
According to a Bitdefender report from June 1, hackers are using malicious Android app lookalikes to spread dangerous malware. These malware apps usually mimic real apps that have over 50 million downloads to trick their users. DHL, VLC media player, and Kaspersky antivirus are popular choices. C
AMD Pushes Against NVIDIA With New Laptop GPU Lineup
On June 1, 2021, at Computex, AMD unveiled a new RX 6000M laptop graphics card series. The company claims they perform just as well as NVIDIA’s RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 cards, or better. AMD’s new graphics lineup uses the RDNA 2 architecture and will release three mobile GPU chips for demanding gam
Samsung and LG Start Production of 120 Hz iPhone 13 Screens
After many rumors and delays, we’ll finally see an iPhone generation with 120 Hz screens, thanks to Samsung and LG. According to a report from The Elec, both Samsung and LG are working with Apple to provide new display technology for the upcoming iPhone 13. The panels are, of course, based on O
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