Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 chip appears in benchmarks with improved performance

Mark Coppock/Digital Trends WinFuture discovered a benchmark for Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 850 processor that shows a less-than-stellar increase in multi-core performance over the previous 835 chip. Introduced in June as an alternative to Intel-based processors for Windows 10 PCs, the Snapdragon 850 promises up to 30 percent better “system-wide” performance than the previous generation, yet … Read moreQualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 chip appears in benchmarks with improved performance

Best Buy drops the price of MacBooks for its anniversary sale

With brands like HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung all vying for your attention, finding the right laptop can be a real struggle. Whether you’re looking for something with a little processing power or an impressive graphics card, you’ll need to carefully consider all of the options before making your purchase.  If you have your heart … Read moreBest Buy drops the price of MacBooks for its anniversary sale

Is your PC safe? Foreshadow is the security flaw Intel should have predicted

(in)Secure is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cybersecurity. If you thought Spectre and Meltdown were going to be the only industry-shaking security flaws to affect nearly every computer, think again. Intel recently revealed three new issues related to its Core and Xeon processors, dubbed collectively as “Foreshadow” by the researchers … Read moreIs your PC safe? Foreshadow is the security flaw Intel should have predicted

Color grading pushes Pinnacle Studio 22 toward more pro video editing features

Previous Next Corel Corel Corel Corel’s Pinnacle Studio video editor sits in the gap between consumer editing software and the professional options — and Corel just nudged the software even more towards that pro end. This week, Corel announced Pinnacle Studio 22, an update that brings advanced features like color grading and three and four … Read moreColor grading pushes Pinnacle Studio 22 toward more pro video editing features

Australian student hacks into Apple, steals 90GB of data because he’s a ‘fan’

A 16-year-old student attending a private school in Melbourne, Australia, broke into Apple’s network multiple times and downloaded 90GB of “secure” data for an entire year. He hacked into Apple’s network from his suburban home using tools and instructions stored on his PC in a folder named “hacky hack hack,” The Age reports. He accessed Apple … Read moreAustralian student hacks into Apple, steals 90GB of data because he’s a ‘fan’

AMD Threadripper 2990WX hits 6GHz under liquid nitrogen overclock

IvanCupa/HWBOT What do you get when you cross the world’s highest-core-count consumer CPU with an overclocker and a barrel of liquid nitrogen? A supremely overclocked processor, that’s what. That’s what happened when Indonesian overclocker Ivan Cupa was given a chance to put AMD’s new Threadripper 2990WX to the test, managing to push the 32-core, 64 … Read moreAMD Threadripper 2990WX hits 6GHz under liquid nitrogen overclock

Intel teases new dedicated graphics card slated for 2020 release

Intel is looking to make the dedicated graphics market a three-horse race within the next couple of years. It teased a brand-new graphics card at the Siggraph 2018 show, where it announced plans to “set [its] graphics free.” A silhouette of a full-size graphics card completed the hint at future potential and has PC users … Read moreIntel teases new dedicated graphics card slated for 2020 release

Asus claims ‘world’s thinnest’ with its new Zephyrus S gaming laptop

The Republic of Gamers arm at Asus is claiming “world’s thinnest” with the introduction of its new Zephyrus S gaming laptop measuring just 0.58 inches at its thinnest point. The company also revealed the Strix SCAR II that crams a 17.3-inch screen into a 15.7-inch chassis. First, Asus will sell two variants of its new … Read moreAsus claims ‘world’s thinnest’ with its new Zephyrus S gaming laptop

How to fix a dead pixel

While you could pay someone to fix it for you or replace the offending screen entirely, learning how to fix a dead pixel yourself isn’t a complex process. But before you get started, you’ll need to determine whether you’re facing a dead pixel and a stuck pixel. A stuck pixel is generated when one or two of … Read moreHow to fix a dead pixel

The best gaming laptops

Desktop gaming will always be the pinnacle of the PC gaming experience, but gaming laptops have come a long way in the last couple of years. Some even rival their desktop counterparts in power, design, and affordability. Whether you’re looking for a serious gaming laptop or just a notebook that happens to have a discrete GPU, … Read moreThe best gaming laptops