Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is now official: better keyboard, audio, more power and battery...

Apple's much-awaited revamped MacBook Pro replaces the 15-inch variant moving forward. Everything about it is better, including the screen, the internals, and most importantly, the keyboard.

Backblaze publishes latest figures for its lifetime HDD failure rates

Backblaze added 4,403 hard drives to its lifetime HDD reliability chart and reported an increase in their annualized failure rate, which now stands at 1.73 percent as compared to 1.70 percent in its last quarter.

Seagate reveals FireCuda PCIe 4.0 SSD and a $350 'gaming dock'

If you thought the rush of PCIe 4.0-powered SSD announcements was over, think again. Following in the wake of reveals from Samsung, Sabrent, and Gigabyte, Seagate today launched the FireCuda 520: a blazing-fast M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD from a company with a fairly reliable track record in the storage space.

AMD commits to 'long-term' support for sTRX4 CPU socket used with third-gen Threadripper

Third-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs were announced last week. On Friday, AMD posted a video spotlight on the HEDT Treadripper 3960X and 3970X (watch below), both based on AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 architecture.

AMD Ryzen 9 APUs could present a new challenge for Intel

As TechRadar highlights, a list of processors recently published by the hardware leaker highlights four Ryzen 9 parts – two 45W units and two 15W “Pro” models – sporting a B12 designation. This, according to the leaker, indicates the presence of 12 graphical compute units.

Acer's Predator CG7 gaming monitor is now available in the US

Acer would like gamers to embrace the titan with its Predator CG7 gaming monitor. A 43-inch display that pushes 3840 x 2160 pixels through a VA panel at a native 120Hz refresh rate, overclockable to 144Hz (via its two DisplayPort 1.4 ports). There's also a USB-C on the back, but it only supports 60Hz.

Alienware launches GPU upgrade kits for Area-51m gaming laptop

Alienware at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year announced the Area-51m, a flagship gaming laptop headlined by a user-upgradeable, desktop-class CPU and GPU. After nearly a year in waiting, the upgradeable GPUs are now available to purchase.

AMD's 3rd-gen Threadripper is now official, starting at $1,400 for 24 cores/48 threads

Starting at the top of the food chain is 3rd-gen Threadripper. We knew 24 and 32 core models were nearly guaranteed, but that’s about all we knew prior to this announcement. Of course, the rumor mill has been working overtime on this one, last month we heard that the 64-core flagship 3990X wouldn’t arrive until next year and given the info we have today, that’s entirely possible.

AMD continues to erode Intel's CPU market share

A report from market analyst firm Mercury Research shows that AMD is experiencing growth in all segments of the industry, thanks in no small part to its popular 7nm Ryzen 3000 processors. Team red is still far behind Chipzilla overall, but it’s steadily stealing market share away from its rival.

Xiaomi unveils the first smartphone with a 108 megapixel camera

While companies like Apple seem to be content with 12 megapixel image sensors in their newest smartphones, Xiaomi wants to reignite the megapixel wars. This isn't completely unexpected, as Sony and Samsung have been working hard to bring higher resolution sensors to the market.

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What is Firewall and Network Protection in Windows 10 and how...

In this post, we will explain what is Firewall and Network Protection in Windows 10 and how you can disable or hide it. The default built-in Firewall in Windows 10 is powerful and helps protect your computer against network threats. We will also show you how you can show or hide the Firewall and Network Protection area in Windows Security from other users.

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