Technology

AMD and Valve Are Building a Better CPU Driver For Linux

Valve’s decision to get into the console hardware business could have a number of long-term ramifications for the PC market. One apparent consequences will be a better AMD CPU driver for Linux. According to Michael Larabel of Phoronix, AMD’s current … Continue reading

ET Deals: Dell Vostro 14 5402 11th Gen Intel Core i7 Laptop for $879, $150 off Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Smartphone

Today you can get a 14-inch Dell Vostro laptop with one of Intel’s new Core i7-1165G7 processors with nearly a 50 percent discount. You can also pick a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone with 128GB of storage for just … Continue reading

EZVIZ DB1C video doorbell review: Reliable performance at an attractive price

We reviewed EZVIZ’s earlier video doorbell—the DB1—in late 2019. The new DB1C shares some of that product’s features—and it also depends on existing low-voltage wiring to operate—but we like it just a bit better. The DB1C video doorbell is a … Continue reading

You can’t change the Roku’s quick shortcuts, but there’s a workaround

For the most part, we’re fans of Roku’s friendly, intuitive remotes, and particularly the ones that have voice capabilities. But there’s a sticking point—or four of them, actually—when it comes to the Roku remote: the quartet of buttons at the … Continue reading

With Valve’s Apparent Permission, Fans Will Release Half-Life 2 Remaster

(Image: Valve) If you haven’t had enough of fighting interdimensional aliens to save science and the world, never fear: Half-Life fans are at it again with another remake, this time titled Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection. Valve reporter Tyler McVicker confirmed … Continue reading

Boeing Starliner Test Flight Scrubbed Again Following System Anomaly

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rollout out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the Orbital Flight Test … Continue reading

These 10 IT and Ethical Hacking Bundles are on Sale for an Extra 60 Percent Off

In the IT industry, best practices and current knowledge is always changing, so it pays to keep up to date on the latest – and self-paced, online courses are a simple way to do that. These 10 IT courses are … Continue reading

Spotify’s latest test: A 99-cent plan with on-demand tunes, unlimited skips, and ads

Spotify is known for testing the waters when it comes to plans and features, and now the streaming giant is trying a new subscription on for size: a 99-cent, ad-supported tier that would allow for unlimited skips and the ability … Continue reading

Best Games for Laptops and Low-End PCs in 2021

When I first became interested in computers, the idea of gaming on a low-end laptop or desktop was a contradiction in terms. Your options were: Intel, if you could afford them, AMD if you needed a cheaper but good-enough option, … Continue reading

When Will Ray Tracing Come to Midrange GPUs?

AMD’s 6600 XT announcement last week wasn’t about ray tracing — the company didn’t mention the feature much one way or the other — but it got me thinking. We’re coming up on three years since Turing introduced ray tracing … Continue reading