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Apple Overtakes Samsung in Global Phone Sales for First Time in Years

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. High demand for the iPhone 12 allowed Apple to one-up Samsung in Q4 2020 smartphone sales, giving the Cupertino-based manufacturer its first leadership position since ...

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Intel Launches Iris Xe, Its First Desktop GPUs in More Than 20 Years

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel is finally back in the desktop graphics business, at least if you squint. The company has announced a partnership with certain PC OEMs to ...

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One Developer Is Fixing SNES Game Lag After 30 Years

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Super Nintendo is an iconic part of early 90s gaming with classic titles like Super Mario World, Star Fox, and Chrono Trigger. However, the ...

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Ancient Humans Built the Earliest Known Defense Against Sea Level Rise 7,000 Years Ago

Approximately 7,000 years ago, a group of ancient humans built the first-known seawall in an attempt to keep rising tides from inundating their village. It’s the earliest known structure of its type and it shows how Neolithic communities attempted to ...

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How an Article on Game Difficulty Explained My Own Modding, 18 Years Later

A game’s difficulty level can make or break the title. Games that are perceived as too difficult become boring, depressing grinds, while games that are too easy become boring and tedious, with little challenge. One of the most profound differences ...

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AMD Overtakes Nvidia in Graphics Shipments for First Time in 5 Years

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD saw its share of the graphics market surge in Q2 2019, with total shipments larger than Nvidia for the first time in five years. ...

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After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Opportunity rover far exceeded all expectations, but it’s finally time to say goodbye. The agency confirmed today that the mission has officially ended. After ...

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Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 At Least 3 Years Away

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few weeks, we’ve started to see some chatter about a possible next-generation PlayStation 5, including a few examinations of what the hardware ...

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Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later

Fifty years ago today, three American astronauts died in a sudden, uncontrollable cabin fire aboard the Apollo I space capsule. The deaths of Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee could have spelled doom for the entire Apollo space ...

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10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $ 599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $ 449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, ...

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