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It's Hard to Be Excited About New Laptops and GPUs When Supply is Scarce

If you believed the rumors, AMD and Nvidia were supposed to deliver a bunch of show-stopping CES announcements. Rumors that Nvidia was going to announce a RTX 3080 Ti or a RTX 3070 Super. Rumors that AMD was going to launch its RX 6700 by the end of this month. Even Intel was quiet about the status of its discrete Xe…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Intel, Computers, Nvidia, Desktops, Amd, Laptops, Cpus, Gpus, CES 2021


Mash the Buy Button for Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last of Us Part II, and More in Today's Best PlayStation Deals

Featured Deal: Final Fantasy VII Remake | $30 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Deals, Gaming, Science, Playstation, Sony


Get Ready for the Cloud-Based Future With the Best Gaming Earbuds

Top Pick: Razer Hammerhead Pro | $200 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Science, Earbuds, Can You Hear Me Now, Sound On


Samsung Taps Twitch Rivals for Exclusive Gaming Events

Samsung Galaxy is now the exclusive mobile partner of Twitch Rivals, a year-long agreement that will see the companies collaborate on exclusive events and Twitch content.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Samsung, Phones, Mobile Gaming, Streaming, Twitch, Samsung Galaxy


MSI Says the Stealth 15M Is the Now the Thinnest Gaming Laptop in the World

Look, there’s nothing wrong with big, beastly 17-inch gaming monsters, but for my money, I like a gaming notebook that can balance performance and portability, and the MSI Stealth 15M has just taken that principle to a whole new level. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, MSI, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, Stealth 15M, Msi Stealth 15m


Razer's Refreshed 15 and 17-inch Blades Are Getting New Screens and Faster GPUs for 2021

At first glance, Razer’s refreshed line of 15-inch Blade and 17-inch Blade Pro laptops might not look much different than last year’s models, but inside is a different story—this year we get faster displays and GPUs, along with a subtly revamped design. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, Rtx, CES 2021, Razer Blade And Blade Pro 2021 Refresh


The Revamped m17 R4 Is Alienware's First Laptop with a 360Hz Display

While Alienware hasn’t given its gaming laptops a full overhaul for 2021, like other gaming laptop makers the company is kicking off the year by refreshing its 15 and 17-inch notebooks with new Nvidia RTX 30-series GPUs. The larger m17 R4 is also getting a huge display upgrade that could make it the laptop for gamers.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Windows, Alienware, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, CES 2021, Alienware Laptop Spec Refresh 2021, M15 R4, M17 R4


Nintendo Is Making Copyright Claims on Videos of Game & Watch Hacking

Despite its retro charms, for $50 the Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. handheld felt like it could benefit from a few more games: an upgrade some talented hackers made possible before the device was even released. But Nintendo doesn’t like consumers messing with its hardware, and today it appears it started…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Youtube, Tech, Hacks, Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Retro, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Game Watch, Stacksmashing


The Only Standing Desk I'll Ever Consider Using Lets Four People Play Pong at Once

As uncomfortable as it may seem to some, working at a standing desk is better for your health than sprawling out on a couch all day long. But how do you convince millions of people responsibly working from home to stand all day? You build a standing desk with a built-in retro arcade that even includes a rare…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Pong, Arcades, Dragons Lair, Consumer Tech, Arcade1Up, CES 2021


Panasonic's New 2021 OLED Wants to Win Over Gamers, Just Like Everyone Else This Year

Panasonic is hoping to win over the gaming crowd with its flashy new flagship OLED. Grab a ticket, buddy.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Panasonic, Oled, Tvs, Consumer Tech, CES 2021


Adata's First Gaming Laptop Nails It

I find it exciting when a new laptop brand enters the gaming market. The space is a little crowded at the moment, sure, but it can be refreshing to review something new. In my experience, there’s usually some feature or some hardware combination that I haven’t seen before, or the thermals are as pleasant as my…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Computers, Laptops, ADATA, Consumer Tech, Gaming Laptops, Xpg Xenia


Tapjoy Settles With FTC After Years of Cheating Mobile Gamers

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday that it has finally reached a settlement with Tapjoy, a California-based adtech company that’s alleged to have defrauded consumers consumers out of the in-app rewards that they were promised. Per the FTC, Tapjoy’s scam had allegedly gone on for “several years,”…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Science, California, Advertising, Ad Tech, Federal Trade Commission, Tapjoy, Munny, FTC Tapjoy


Acer's New 28-inch Nitro Monitor Was Made for Next-Gen Consoles

Right now, pickings are kind of slim for anyone looking for an HDMI 2.1 monitor to pair with a new PS5 or Xbox Series console, but that’s about to change thanks in part to Acer’s newest 28-inch Nitro monitor.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Acer, Xbox, Displays, Consoles, Monitors, Consumer Tech, PS5, CES 2021, Acer Nitro Xv282k Kv Monitor


The LaVie Mini Concept Is a Wild Mashup of a Laptop and a Nintendo Switch

As a joint venture between Lenovo and NEC, it feels like LaVie often gets a bit more freedom to have fun with its device designs, and so for CES 2021 LaVie created a concept device that looks like someone took a Nintendo Switch, added some PC parts, and then gave it a steampunk-reminiscent finish.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, NEC, Steampunk, Nintendo, Pcs, Concepts, Lenovo, Lavie, Nintendo Switch, CES 2021, Its A Steampunk Nintendo Switch, Lavie Mini Concept


Pre-Order Hitman 3 and Get Three of Agent 47's Most Badass Outfits Ever (With Guns and Briefcases to Match)

Hitman 3 (Xbox) | $60 | Amazon | Best BuyHitman 3 (PS4) | $60 | Amazon | Best BuyHitman 3 (PS5) | $60 | Amazon | Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Science, Video Games


Microsoft Says It's Investigating a Fix for Disconnecting Xbox Series X Controllers

While millions of gamers are still struggling to find a retailer that have an Xbox Series X in stock, those who already have their hands on the device may have noticed that their controllers aren’t staying connected to their consoles. Microsoft is now acknowledging the problem and is promising to fix it. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Bugs, Xbox, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Xbox Controller, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series X Controller Disconnects, Known Bugs


Don’t Miss January 2021’s Biggest, Must-Play Games You Can Pre-Order Now

Most Anticipated: Hitman 3 | $60 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Video Games, Xbox One, Ps4, Hitman, Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


Combining Mario Kart Live With Lego Super Mario Creates the Ultimate IRL Video Game Experience

Assuming everyone was getting tired of spending every waking hour playing video games while socially distancing at home, Nintendo released two IRL video game experiences last year that, it turns out, can be unofficially combined to create an even better real-life Mario experience.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Lego, Hacks, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, Lego Super Mario, Mario Kart Live


Stick Good

Having to feed a machine an unending supply of quarters to enjoy your favorite video game was just one of many reasons arcades died off. But if there was one reason to actually miss arcade machines it was those fantastic buttons and joysticks that never felt as satisfying to play with once they were miniaturized to…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Retro, Arcades, Consumer Tech, 8bitdo, Arcade stick, Gamepads, Joysticks


The Great Big, Pink, and Weird World of Kirby Merch

Kirby Fighters 2 came out recently (see: 3+ months ago), and while it’s not my thing at all, it did remind me that there hasn’t been a memorable, mainline Kirby game since 2016's Planet Robobot for the Nintendo 3DS. And that got me thinking about how much Kirby shit I bought in 2020 despite not enjoying a single entry…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Accessories, Toys, Science, Nintendo, Merch, Kirby, Back At Ya, Kirby Merch, Kirby Fighters


Best Budget 4K TV for Most People

There’s an argument to be made that shopping for a new TV near or around the beginning of the year, when companies are gearing up to tease the next year’s worth of displays at CES, is foolish. Sure, if you want the latest and greatest, you should probably hold out for whatever’s coming down the pipeline. But if you…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Sony, Vizio, Tvs, Hisense, Tcl, 4k Tvs, Consumer Tech


The Best Gaming Chairs, According to Our Gamers

As it turns out, our readers have a lot of thoughts on gaming chairs. Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us what the best gaming chairs were and there was no shortage of responses. Readers brought their A-game with a diverse list of options that highlighted how important certain features are to gamers. Just as…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Gaming chairs, Gamers Sit Down, Baby Chair For Adults, Simply Love To Sit


The World's Smallest Portable Nintendo 64 Is Barely Larger Than a Cartridge

There’s a niche arms race among hardware hackers to create ultra compact versions of video game consoles, and YouTube’s GmanModz appears to have successfully miniaturized an entire Nintendo 64 into a portable that’s not much bigger than an N64 game cart—making it possibly the world’s smallest to date.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Youtube, Hacks, Nintendo, Consoles, Nintendo 64, N64, Gmanmodz


HyperX's Cloud II Wireless Is a Simple Gaming Headset Done Right

Sometimes it feels like gaming headsets have just gotten a bit too extra recently, with everything from superfluous RGB lighting to  When I’m trying to pick out an excellent wireless gaming headset, I’m not asking for much. I’m looking for comfort, solid audio, strong battery life and…
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Audio, Headphones, Headsets, Consumer Tech, RGB, Wireless Headsets, Hyperx Cloud Ii Wireless Review


How to Play Your PS4 Games on Your PS5

If you’ve got your hands on a brand new PlayStation 5 then it’s likely that you’ve also got a PlayStation 4 of some description set up as well—and moving over your PS4 games to your new PS5 isn’t difficult to do. You can carry on gaming on your new console almost right away, but here we’ll explain the steps you need…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Playstation 4, Ps4, PlayStation 5, PS5


This Was the Most Exciting and Disappointing Year for Computers and Consoles

This fall was a blizzard of hardware and console announcements from practically every major company, all timed to launch just before the holiday shopping season. Nvidia wowed us with new graphics cards. AMD hit the ground running with new processors and its own graphics cards. Intel’s Iris Xe integrated GPU was…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Intel, Computers, Sony, Nvidia, Amd, Year In Review, Gpu, Processors, Year In Review 2020


10 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Xbox Series X or Series S

So you’ve decided to treat yourself (or maybe you were treated) to a brand new Xbox Series X or Series S and immerse yourself in the next generation of consoles—but are you getting the most out of your Microsoft-made box? These quick tips and tricks for your new console will help, covering everything from automatic…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Consoles, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


No rules, no problem: DeepMind’s MuZero masters games while learning how to play them

DeepMind has made it a mission to show that not only can an AI truly become proficient at a game, it can do so without even being told the rules. Its newest AI agent, called MuZero, accomplishes this not just with visually simple games with complex strategies, like Go, Chess, and Shogi, but with visually complex Atari games. The success of DeepMind’s earlier AIs was at least partly due to a very efficient navigation of the immense decision trees that represent the possible actions in a gam...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Tech, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Atari, Deepmind, AlphaGo, Shogi, Alphazero, Muzero, AlphaZero MuZero


Turn Your Laptop Into a Larger Portable Screen For Your Nintendo Switch With This Tiny USB-C Adapter

The Switch’s 6.2-inch screen is fine for playing by yourself, but despite what Nintendo claims, it’s not great for multiplayer when you’re not near a TV. The Genki ShadowCast solves this by turning another portable device you probably travel with, your laptop, into a larger screen for any almost any device with HDMI.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Dongles, Nintendo Switch, Human Things, Genki Shadowcast


Cozy Lo-Fi Winter Games to Study and Relax To

Top Pick: Celeste (Nintendo Switch) | $20 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Holiday 2020, Celeste Nintendo



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