Which company invented the hard disk drive?

techspot 2021-4-25

the first commercial hard disk drive was shipped in 1956

Russia has begun producing its own AMD B450 motherboards

techspot 2021-4-25

last week russia s gs group and philax announced their partnership to produce at least 40 000 motherboards and 50 000 monitors while the latter are still under development the motherboards are...

AMD prototyped a liquid-cooled Radeon RX 6900 "XTX" but ditched it for air cooling

techspot 2021-4-24

in the photos there s a beefy two slot waterblock strapped down to the pcb and two thick tubes that connect it to a 120mm radiator and fan the card s styled in the traditional radeon colors but its...

Sony is still working to increase PlayStation 5 supply by boosting production

techspot 2021-4-23

sony interactive entertainment sie president jim ryan has again publicly commented on the playstation 5 s ongoing inventory issues

Hades dominates at the DICE awards - check out all the winners

techspot 2021-4-23

having won the second highest number of awards behind the last of us ii at both the game awards and the golden joystick awards hades dominated proceedings at the 24th annual dice awards it took...

Watch this Guitar Hero player achieve 100% on "impossible" track

techspot 2021-4-23

as reported by kotaku carnyjared already one of the best guitar hero players in the world is playing the 6th version of soulless the incredibly complex tracks are made for the pc version of the...

RTX 3080 Ti die, specs, and mining performance pictured

techspot 2021-4-23

the images courtesy of videocardz include a gpu z screenshot that shows the previous rumors of 10 240 cuda cores 12 gb of gddr6x at 19 gbps and 384 bit memory bus were accurate it also confirms a 1...

iPhone 12 mini is a sales flop, iPhone 11 still selling well

techspot 2021-4-23

apple may have announced a new color for the iphone 12 mini at the recent spring loaded event but that may not make it more enticing for consumers who mostly prefer the larger models rumors suggest...

EA is developing a Battlefield mobile game for 2022, "Battlefield 6" is coming later this year

techspot 2021-4-22

mobile gaming has proved an immense source of income for developers and publishers taking call of duty mobile as a prime example the mobile title has made about 10 billion in revenue during 2020...

Razer invests in sustainable toilet paper to celebrate Earth Day

techspot 2021-4-22

sadly the investment doesn t mean we ll soon be wiping ourselves with paper bearing the company s boomslang snake logo as part of today s earth day celebrations razer has pledged 50 million to...

iPhone + Apple Watch mask unlock finally arrives next week with watchOS 7.4 and iOS 14.5

techspot 2021-4-21

in february beta testers revealed that watchos 7 4 would have a feature that would help face id unlock the iphone when combined with ios 14 5 face id uses apple watch to authenticate the user when...

B&W unveils its first true wireless earbuds, the $400 PI7

techspot 2021-4-21

b w has unveiled the pi7 and pi5 wireless earbuds which it says offer all the sound quality that music lovers have come to expect from a bowers wilkins product the former pair is the premium...

Netflix shares fall 13% as subscriber growth slumps in wake of Covid-19 boost

techspot 2021-4-21

netflix added 4 million new subscribers during the first quarter that was lower than its own expectations of 6 million and fewer than half the 8 7 million wall street expected the current quarter...

The highest-spec new iPad Pro costs $2,400

techspot 2021-4-21

with the new ipad pro apple s tablets are said to offer performance on par with some of its m1 powered macbooks they also have a price tag to match for those who opt for the 12 9 inch version of...

Apple iMac gets a design refresh, faster M1 hardware and colors galore

techspot 2021-4-20

it starts with the boxy design a carryover from the iphone 12 and recent ipads both of which serve as a throwback to the older iphone 4

Global smartphone shipments jumped 24 percent in Q1 to 340 million units

techspot 2021-4-20

the global smartphone industry has rebounded from last year s downturn in a big way

Reddit Talk, the Clubhouse competitor for subreddits, could be met with stiff opposition from users

techspot 2021-4-20

reddit is testing a new clubhouse like feature that lets moderators host live audio conversations in their subreddits

AMD releases biggest Radeon driver update of the year

techspot 2021-4-20

the new radeon adrenalin driver 21 4 1 boasts of improved amd link streaming new radeon software customization extended ryzen cpu monitoring gaming performance optimizations and more

The Audi A6 e-tron concept can project video games with its headlights

techspot 2021-4-20

unveiled at the auto shanghai 2021 motor show alongside the q4 e tron the a6 e tron concept will be the second production vehicle from the company to use the premium platform electric ppe...

Facebook mirrors Twitter, will let some employees work from home indefinitely

techspot 2021-4-19

twitter early in the pandemic said it would allow employees to work from home indefinitely now facebook is doing something similar

Netflix is ending its Castlevania animated series, but a new show in the same universe could replace it

techspot 2021-4-19

sources familiar with the matter recently told deadline that the upcoming fourth season of castlevania will be the last the first season if you recall was a short one with just four episodes output...

Nintendo of America and its president, Bowser, are suing a hacker called Bowser

techspot 2021-4-19

as reported by polygon a court filing shows that nintendo of america has launched a lawsuit against gary bowser the alleged leader of hacking group xecuter over two trafficking counts and one...

Adobe co-founder Charles Geschke has died at age 81

techspot 2021-4-19

geschke served as adobe s chief operating officer from december 1986 to july 1996 and president from april 1989 until april 2000 he was also chairman of the board from september 1997 until january...

Emerging storage-based cryptocurrency Chia could jack up SSD/HDD prices in the future

techspot 2021-4-19

would you like some storage shortage to go along with the ongoing gpu shortage the possibility could be on the horizon as chia a storage based cryptocurrency has allegedly led to the mass...

Boxes of RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GPUs have been photographed on their way to LA

techspot 2021-4-17

caught in the camera s lens are a handful of pallets each containing a dozen boxes of maybe a hundred gpus the well protected crate is labeled with the 3090 and aforementioned 3080 ti the cardboard...

Memory maker aims to develop DDR5 modules clocked at over 10,000 MHz

techspot 2021-4-17

the ddr5 memory standard released by jedec set clock speeds between 4 800 mhz and 6 400 mhz but sk hynix and samsung have already promised more than that samsung stated that its ddr5 memory would...

Purdue researchers develop a very white paint that could one day be used to cool buildings

techspot 2021-4-16

last year s white paint was capable of reflecting up to 95 5 percent of sunlight but the new variant pushes that figure to 98 1 percent

Apple Music pays rights holders a penny per song streamed

techspot 2021-4-16

the document which was seen by the wall street journal adds a bit of transparency to an industry that has traditionally been rather secretive with regard to how finances are managed

What failure? Cyberpunk 2077 helped CD Projekt break its revenue and profit records

techspot 2021-4-16

as reported by gamesindustry biz cd projekt s preliminary numbers for 2020 included 562 million in sales revenue four times more than the previous year that s an all time high figure for the polish...

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge is a uniquely designed speaker that looks like a book

techspot 2021-4-15

designed by benjamin hubert of the london based design agency layer the beosound emerge looks like a piece of decoration in a living room or like a book on a bookshelf

Hide or show the Likes? Instagram and Facebook are giving some users the choice

techspot 2021-4-15

instagram has been experimenting with hiding the like count since 2019 it s long been known that the pressure some people feel to get huge numbers of likes can lead to mental health issues...

Nvidia is reportedly releasing a new RTX 3060 with improved anti-mining abilities

techspot 2021-4-15

with cryptocurrency prices continuing to rise demand from miners is one of the reasons graphics cards are so expensive and difficult to find right now by implementing an unhackable ethereum mining...

Chrome 90 is here with HTTPS as the new default protocol, better video calls

techspot 2021-4-15

google has been pushing to move the entire web to https for years by among other things labeling all http sites as not secure and only allowing encrypted pages to download secure files it appears...

2022 iPhones said to include 48-megapixel camera, 8K video capture, and no "mini" model

techspot 2021-4-15

a new report from analyst ming chi kuo indicates that apple may drop the 5 4 inch iphone from its 2022 lineup and instead will only offer two mainstream and two high end pro models in 6 1 inch and...

Unity is set to gain native Nvidia DLSS support by the end of 2021

techspot 2021-4-14

since unity is one of the most popular game engines in the world especially among indie developers this will be a major win for everyone nvidia developers and players alike of course developers...

Amazon new Echo Buds are smaller, lighter, improved noise cancellation

techspot 2021-4-14

available in black and white the new amazon echo buds offer significant upgrades over their predecessors they are 20 smaller lighter and supposedly more comfortable amazon reduced the size of the...

Fan-made Sonic game for PS5 was created inside another game

techspot 2021-4-14

what makes this iteration of sonic adventure so special is the fact it was created inside another game that s right youtube user opygam3r built everything seen here in dreams the sprawling sandbox...

Intellivision: Gone But Not Forgotten

techspot 2021-4-14

mattel developed a gaming system called intellivision in the late 1970s around the same time that the atari 2600 launched however it made such an impression that the iconic console was never...

Got GPU? Ryzen 5000G Zen 3 APUs with Radeon graphics are now official

techspot 2021-4-14

codenamed cezanne the ryzen 5000g series is divided into 65w and 35w ge variants the ryzen 5000g series comprises the 4c 8t 5300g ge the 6c 12t 5600g ge and the 8c 16t 5700g ge based on the am4...

Microsoft unveils new accessories for our new WFH reality

techspot 2021-4-14

the modern webcam is a reasonably clean looking 1080p webcam that includes hdr and an integrated privacy shutter the webcam can be mounted to monitors laptops and even tripods it also features true...

More Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are playing games

techspot 2021-4-13

according to a new report from gwi via gamesindustry biz the number of gamers aged between 55 64 aka baby boomers has grown 32 since 2018 the puzzle platform genre is the favorite among this...

New Android feature will warn users to stop using their phones while walking

techspot 2021-4-12

the folks at xda developers spotted the feature in a teardown of the digital wellbeing app back in september a beta version now appears to be rolling out with twitter user jay kamat receiving it on...

Microsoft agrees to acquire speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 billion in cash

techspot 2021-4-12

microsoft has agreed to purchase speech recognition and artificial intelligence specialist nuance in a bid to strengthen its cloud and ai based healthcare business

Man finds his PC infested with bugs of the six-legged kind

techspot 2021-4-12

lazylollipop posted a video of the crazy ants which get their name from their frantic and erratic movement having a party inside his rig scurrying around his nzxt cooler and sapphire nitro graphics...

Man arrested over alleged plot to blow up Amazon data center

techspot 2021-4-12

seth aaron pendley 28 of wichita falls was arrested on thursday after attempting to buy what he believed were c4 explosives but in reality were inert devices from an undercover fbi officer reports...

Tablet Buying Guide 2021: An Ever Evolving and Affordable Form of Computing

techspot 2021-4-12

whether you need a new tablet for work or study content consumption web browsing or for your kids this buying guide has got you covered from high end to budget ios or android here are our picks of...

Global chip crisis is causing a 60-week delay in new router orders

techspot 2021-4-11

with millions depending on a stable internet connection in order to work from home a router shortage couldn t come at a worse time bloomberg shares details provided by people familiar with the...

Before emerging as the iconic Grand Theft Auto, what was the original GTA going to be called?

techspot 2021-4-11

the original gta was nearly cancelled for being in such poor shape

PC shipments increased by 55% in Q1, despite chip shortages

techspot 2021-4-11

pc shipments in q1 2021 didn t seem to suffer as expected almost 84 million pcs were shipped in the first quarter marking an impressive 55 increase year over year

The Best 1080p Gaming Monitors in 2021

techspot 2021-4-10

1080p remains a very popular resolution for budget monitor buyers and at the higher end 1080p also offers a great experience for competitive gamers thanks to super high refresh rates