Intel Comments on Alder Lake CPU Socket Flexing

Ever since Alder Lake was launched there was concern over its rectangular shape and how it might impact cooling. Previously every chip from Intel was basically square, with the heat being generated in the center of the Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS). This made for a straightforward situation of where the…

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Game Developer Claims One Second Load Times are Coming

With the arrival of the DirectStorage API for Windows, game developers have begun talking about what it could mean for future games. The technology is currently in-use on the Xbox Series X and is part of the console’s Velocity Architecture. It allows for faster loading and decompression of game assets,…

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Steam Alpha Has Finally Arrived on Chromebooks

The first reports of Steam on Chrome OS surfaced about two years ago, but Google has been mostly mum on the topic. Not anymore, though. Get ready to hear a lot about Steam on Chromebooks, starting with the new Alpha version. Unfortunately, you probably don’t have the correct hardware to…

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Apple Reportedly Moving Ahead with its AR/VR Headset

According to sources involved with Apple’s supply chain, the company plans to launch its rumored mixed reality headset later this year. This flies in the face of earlier reports that the headset had been delayed until next year due to a variety of issues Apple was struggling with. This would…

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Inventor Unveils a Replacement for the Gaming Keyboard

(Photo: PLA Labs) A gaming hardware designer who previously worked with Razer has unveiled what he believes is the future of gaming for first person shooters (FPS) on PC, and it’s actually a unique design unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s called the Alt Avatar Motion Controller, and it…

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