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  • Android users can now erase the last few minutes of weird searches

    Android users can now erase the last few minutes of weird searches

    Recap: Google has finally rolled out a “quick delete” setting that allows users to clear the last 15 minutes of history from its search app on Android. It announced the functionality about a year ago and released it to iPhones only a few months later. In May 2021, during an I/O event, Google announced an […]

  • The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT is now 35% under MSRP in Germany

    The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT is now 35% under MSRP in Germany

    What just happened? In a scenario few of us expected to see for a very long time, a modern graphics card is selling for substantially less than the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP). There are a couple of caveats—it’s the much-maligned Radeon RX 6500 XT, and it is selling in Germany—but the fact it is […]

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: March 2022

    GPU Availability and Pricing Update: March 2022

    It’s been one year since we’ve been tracking GPU prices, and honestly we were not hoping to be here in March 2022. Luckily, it’s no longer the same doom and gloom editions of the series that we were making in late 2021. Case in point, this month’s pricing update is another positive one for people […]

  • GPU Availability and Pricing Update: March 2022

    GPU Availability and Pricing Update: March 2022

    It’s been one year since we’ve been tracking GPU prices, and honestly we were not hoping to be here in March 2022. Luckily, it’s no longer the same doom and gloom editions of the series that we were making in late 2021. Case in point, this month’s pricing update is another positive one for people […]

  • Tekken and A Plague Tale: Innocence are being adapted for TV

    Tekken and A Plague Tale: Innocence are being adapted for TV

    In brief: Now that media companies have seen how successful TV shows based on video games can be, the industry is falling over itself to bring titles to the small screen. Two more names getting the television treatment are Tekken, for which Netflix has just released a teaser trailer, and the excellent A Plague Tale: […]

  • Former employee charged with defrauding Apple out of $10 million

    Former employee charged with defrauding Apple out of $10 million

    In brief: An ex-Apple employee who spent a decade as a buyer in the company’s Global Service Supply Chain department has been charged with defrauding Cupertino out of more than $10 million by taking kickbacks, stealing equipment, and laundering money. A federal criminal case claims that Dhirendra Prasad, 52, abused his position to defraud Apple […]

  • In old PCs, what was the function of the “Turbo” button?

    In old PCs, what was the function of the “Turbo” button?

    Choose your answer and the correct choice will be revealed. A long time ago, personal computers used to have a Turbo button alongside Power and Reset. Oftentimes computer cases also had a small LED display showing the CPU’s clock frequency in MHz or showing “HI” or “LO” to indicate the mode the CPU was running […]

  • Some iPhone users say iOS 15.4 update is killing their battery life

    Some iPhone users say iOS 15.4 update is killing their battery life

    Why it matters: Apple’s iOS 15.4 operating system for iPhones rolled out of beta and into the public domain last week, bringing with it a slew of new features. Sadly for some users, one of the changes is less welcome than others: severe battery drain. The stable version of iOS 15.4 was released to sixth-generation […]

  • Chipmakers’ expansion plans met with supply chain struggles of their own

    Chipmakers’ expansion plans met with supply chain struggles of their own

    In brief: Chipmakers are spending money hand over fist to boost capacity in an effort to meet the global surge in demand for semiconductors. Unfortunately, it’s not an endeavor that an infusion of cash can solve overnight as supply chain partners are dealing with shortages of their own. One such example is ASML, the Dutch […]

  • Microsoft reminds us that Internet Explorer is being killed off on June 15

    Microsoft reminds us that Internet Explorer is being killed off on June 15

    In brief: Microsoft is once again warning the few organizations and people who still use Internet Explorer that the browser is going away permanently in a few months. However, the ancient software will live on as an IE Mode in Edge—for a while, at least. Microsoft last May announced that it would be killing off […]