Finding friendship and freedom on an electric skateboard

By: The Verge

Wanting neither a ticking time bomb of a hoverboard nor the hassle of paying for a grimy rental scooter, I worked my ass off at a minimum wage job during the summer of 2017 to afford my first electric skateboard: a Boosted Dual+ V2. Almost every weekend after I forked over my $1,500, I’d take… Read more

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Google’s Pixel 6a display can run at 90Hz if you’re willing to mod it

By: The Verge

Google’s mid-range Pixel 6a ships with a 6.1-inch OLED display running at 60Hz, but there’s a method to unlock a 90Hz mode. Twitter user TheLunarixus has created a mod to unlock the 90Hz mode on the Pixel 6a, and they’re working on a custom ROM to make it easy for any Pixel 6a owner to… Read more

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Samsung heir pardoned for crimes, just like his father

By: The Verge

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong — known in the West as Jay Y. Lee — has won a presidential pardon by South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol, allowing the grandson of Samsung’s founder to resume leadership of the powerful conglomerate, Bloomberg reports. The pardon will be formalized on August 15th. The presidential pardon is reminiscent of the… Read more

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Best floodlight cameras 2022: Light up the night with these smart cameras

By: Pocket-Lint

(Pocket-lint) – If you’re looking to install a smart camera somewhere outdoors on your property, you might have already thought about picking up a model that includes floodlighting. These powerful lights can light up when the camera detects motion and make it far easier to get clear footage of whatever’s being recorded, reducing your reliance… Read more

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Arlo Pro 4 review: Let there be light – and video and voice

By: Pocket-Lint

(Pocket-lint) – Arlo has established itself as one of the leading brands in home security, thanks to the modular approach you can take to building a system of cameras and other devices. The Arlo Pro 4 is very much the mainstay of the system, well specified and capable, but offering a significant advantage over the… Read more

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Russian-Made Baikal M1-Based Laptop Shows Up in Pre-Production

By: Tom's Hardware

Home News (Image credit: Yana Brush/Bitblaze) Bitblaze, a Russian brand specializing in servers, storage systems, and workstations, has demonstrated its pre-production Bitblaze Titan BM15 laptop based around the Baikal-M1 processor designed in Russia. The notebook, designed primarily for government agencies and enthusiasts, is said to enter mass production in November. The only question is whether… Read more

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Desktop CPU Sales Lowest in 30 Years, AMD Gains Market Share Anyway

By: Tom's Hardware

Home News (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware) (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware) The Mercury Research CPU market share results are in for the second quarter of 2022, and the news isn’t great — desktop CPU shipments dropped to their lowest level in nearly three decades. Dean McCarron from Mercury Research says the year-over-year decline is the largest… Read more

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Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 2080 Prototype Shows Up In The Wild

By: Tom's Hardware

Home News GeForce GTX 2080 (Image credit: ascendance22/Reddit) Reddit user (opens in new tab) ascendance22 has bought a prototype GeForce 20-series graphics card carrying the “GTX” branding on eBay. The GeForce GTX 2080 sample appears to be a GeForce RTX 2080 with the same Nvidia Founders Edition cooler and TU104 die, as shown in the… Read more

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China Chipmaker YMTC Ships Xtacking 2.0 SSDs, Up to 6.2 GBps

By: Tom's Hardware

Home News (Image credit: YMTC) Just like other makers of commodity 3D NAND, Yangtze Memory has been evolving from a manufacturer of flash memory into a vertically integrated producer of solid-state storage solutions. The company started with simplistic SATA SSDs roughly two years ago, then evolved to more advanced PCIe drives, and now it is… Read more

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Raspberry Pi Pico DAQ PCB Turns Microcontroller into Oscilloscope

By: Tom's Hardware

Home News (Image credit: Alperen Akküncü) Maker and developer Alperen Akküncü has created a custom PCB that turns the Raspberry Pi Pico into a data acquisition (DAQ) tool known as the PlainDAQ.  This project — which has been a work-in-progress for a while, but was most recently updated this week — includes tools and features… Read more

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Cooler Master Launches Airflow-Focused PC Cases With Aggressive Front Ends

By: Tom's Hardware

Home News (Image credit: Cooler Master) Cooler Master has announced two all-new CMP series computer chassis focusing on looks and high airflow while vying to compete with our Best PC Cases of 2022 in the future. These cases come in the form of the standard ATX CMP 520 and Micro-ATX CMP 320. Pricing and availability… Read more

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Ethereum Testnet Success Paves Way for ‘The Merge’ in September

By: Tom's Hardware

Home News (Image credit: Shutterstock) Ethereum’s successful update of its last testnet, Goerli, means the Web3 platform is in the final throes of a technological transition that’s been a long time coming. Goerli was the last test before the final upgrade to Ethereum’s Virtual Machine (EVM), the software platform powered by the Ethereum cryptocurrency. The… Read more

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Revamped MemTest86 Can Highlight Bad ICs on Your DIMMs

By: Tom's Hardware

Home News (Image credit: Crucial) PassMark Software is teasing an updated version of one of the PC memory troubleshooter’s most versatile tools. With an upcoming release, MemTest86 will usher in a “new era of memory testing,” according to the software vendor. The biggest highlight of the new memory stress testing software is the ability to… Read more

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AMD’s Encoder Tweaks Rival Nvidia, But Intel’s AV1 Reigns Supreme

By: Tom's Hardware

Home News (Image credit: Shutterstock) AMD has released a new update to its AMF encoder SDK, version 1.4.26, which has added several new features, including a brand new “quality boost” mode called PreAnalysis. Chris Griffith from Code Calamity managed to get hands-on time with the latest update, to determine whether or not this new boost… Read more

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Disney now has more subscribers than Netflix, and it’s putting up prices to celebrate

By: What HIFI?

Home News (Image credit: Marvel / Disney) Disney now has more subscribers than Netflix. The House of Mouse took on 14.4 million subscribers in the last quarter, taking its global subscriber base to 152.1 million. Factor in Disney’s other streaming services – Hulu and ESPN+ – and the company can now boast a total of… Read more

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