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Philips Brilliance 498P9Z gaming monitor review

£999 As for connectivity, well, the single DisplayPort 1.4 socket is the only way to get that 165Hz refresh going. The three HDMI ports are only 2.0 spec. You need HDMI 2.1 to drive a display with this many pixels at high refresh rates. A four-port USB hub rounds out the connectivity. In other words, […]Read More

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Dr. Lisa Su is teasing AMD Zen 4 CPU details

Dr. Su herself has been tweeting big images of the upcoming processor, I'd say that's nailed on right now. In its Computex press release Gigabyte is promising to exhibit “AMD Socket AM5 motherboards with advanced design and extensive features of PCIe 5.0 graphics slot and M.2 Gen5 interface.”  And oh yeah, that socket will have […]Read More

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How to have the best Deus Ex-perience in 2022

immersive sim over 20 years after its debut. A sprawling spy-fi adventure that offers multiple solutions (intended or otherwise) to almost every problem, and a surprisingly reactive story despite each playthrough taking you through all the same locations. Its grungy cyberpunk world—deep with urban decay even as mega-corporations rule and security robots patrol the streets—feels […]Read More

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How we test PC gaming hardware

how well they fit a dog… but Hope's more bespoke tests aside, we have similar test methodologies. We will always use the same key songs we know well so we can hear the different tonal quality of different headsets.  We also have a script for mic testing, too, which allows us to really hear how […]Read More

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Check out this cute circular screen terminal DIY using a

Chonky Palmptop with its flip out keyboard. Now, thanks to Framework, a company that sells modular laptops, builders have a few other options. Framework not only offers fully built laptops, but has recently started offering parts like laptop mainboards as a stand alone buy.  Spotted by Liliputing, one hardware DIYer called Penk has turned one […]Read More

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11 games with impressively tiny install sizes in 2022

mighty storage hog do you uninstall? Is that liveservice game worth the eighty gigs? Will your friends ever even want to play that triple-A shooter that’s eating half your SSD? We can’t make those hard decisions for you. But we can recommend games to make the most of your valuable disk space—games that can fit […]Read More

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Crypto energy usage has barely dropped, even with market crashes

current downturn in cryptocurrencies hasn't been enough to put a significant dent in the current environmental impacts of mining and using these digital currencies. The Guardian asked Alex de Vries who's a data scientist at the Dutch central bank and the founder of Digiconomist, a service which tracks the sustainability of cryptocurrencies, about the current […]Read More

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Could Tether be the catalyst of a crypto apocalypse?

waves of panic through the market, with some commentators wondering if the collapse was a ‘Lehman Brothers’ moment for crypto. But UST is just one of many stablecoins. By far the largest is Tether, or USDT. It currently sits in third place in terms of total market cap, behind Bitcoin and Ethereum. The total market […]Read More