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Xbox Series X hands-on: gameplay, load times, and Quick Resume

The next generation of game consoles are so close. I can almost taste it. Maybe not that close, but the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S are both arriving on November 10th. This...

Alex in Gaming 28 September · 10 · 1

Should You Put TWO CPUs In Your PC?

It wasn't long ago that just single core CPUs were the norm on home computers. But these days we're seeing ever-increasing core counts for less and less money. But, if we can have...

Alex in Hardware 26 September · 10 · 1

What Exactly Is Blockchain?

I’m old enough to remember the year 2017 when bitcoin and blockchain were all the rage. The two were brought up together so often that the technologies seemed almost inseparable. B...

Alex in Tech 24 September · 8 · 1

Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Explained

Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection technologies are designed to provide you with cutting-edge cyber defences. So when people ask me whether they should buy Advanced Threat Prot...

Alex in Security 23 September · 10 · 2

Precursor - open source electronics platform for mobile phones

Similar to how a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino can be transformed into an IoT gadget with the addition of a couple breakout boards, some solder, and a bit of code, Precursor is a fr...

Alex in Mobile 21 September · 15

What Would a Quantum Internet Look Like?

Quantum computers that take advantage of quantum phenomena to tackle massive problems are hailed as the future of computing. But what about a quantum internet? What would that look...

Alex in Tech 21 September · 12 · 1

Hybrid CPUs are coming

It wasn't long ago that the idea of putting several processors into one package seemed exotic, but with modern multi-core CPUs that integrated graphics, maybe it was only a matter...

Alex in Hardware 20 September · 14 · 1 · 1

Why Are There SO MANY Graphics Card Makers?

If you're in the market for a new graphics card, you probably know that for the time being you have only two options when it comes to a GPU: AMD or NVIDIA. But once you've made you...

Alex in Hardware 19 September · 12

Nose Swabs vs. Saliva: Which COVID Test Should You Take?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but right now we are in the midst of a pandemic, which has upended life as we know it. Since the coronavirus was new, no test existed for it when it...

Alex in Health 18 September · 13

GoPro Hero 9 review: 5K powerhouse under $500

Just about every month, I'm testing a new camera, but the month that I get an action camera are by far my favorite. The GoPro Hero 9. It is more robust in almost every single way....

Alex in Gadgets 17 September · 11 · 1

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 review

The RTX 3080 is the most powerful GPU we've ever seen at this price point. But, we've said that before. And in fact we say it every time there's a new graphics card generation. So...

Alex in Hardware 17 September · 238 · 3 · 2

How To Format USB Flash Drive On A Mac

Formatting is the process of erasing and initializing a persistent data storage device. Be it a floppy drive, a hard drive, a solid state drive or a USB drive. In this article we'l...

Alex in macOS 16 September · 8