Steam won't work on Windows 7/8/8.1 as of 2024
Published in Gaming

Valve closes that window

Valve has announced that it will be ending support for Steam on the Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 operating systems as of January 1st, 2024.

be quiet! adds white color to its Light Wings ARGB fans
Published in PC Hardware

Coming in 120mm and 140mm, and standard and high-speed versions

be quiet! has updated its Light Wings ARGB series fans with all white color. The new Light Wings White will also be available in 120mm and 140mm sizes as well as come in standard and high-speed versions.

Lenovo brings back the VGA port on gaming PC
Published in PC Hardware

Party like it is 1987

Lenovo’s Tower 17IRB8 features a VGA port which is an odd thing to see on what it is billing as a 2023 gaming computer.

OnePlus and Oppo deny European pull out
Published in Mobiles

Not sure where this one came from

The dark satanic rumour mill might have manufactured a hell on earth dud when it claimed that OnePlus was pulling out of Europe.

AM5 motherboard adoption slow
Published in PC Hardware

AMD promises radical price cuts

Six months after the launch of Ryzen 7000-series processors, AM5 motherboard prices are still too high and AMD has decided to step in and do something about it.

Metaverse is already contracting
Published in News

Was not the big bang everyone hoped for

As we have predicted, Mark Zuckerberg’s hopes that the “metaverse” will be a big thing are being dashed.

Musk presses ahead with Neuralink
Published in News

Charlton Heston puts his vest on

Despite approval setbacks and killing more apes than Charlton Heston in Beneath the Planet of the Apes supreme Twit Elon [look at me] Musk wants to experiment on humans.

UK’s Royal Mint drops NFT plans
Published in News

The economy is in enough of a mess

UK Prime Minster Rishi Sunak’s attempt to sign the country up to an NFT financial system has been mercifully dropped.

Key paper on AI chip design might be overstated
Published in AI

Terminator not coming for chip designers

A key Google-led research paper claiming machine-learning software can design better chips faster than humans has been called into question after a new study disputed its results.

FinalWire releases AIDA64 v6.88
Published in News

Gets support for new GPUs, CPUs, and more

FinalWire has released the latest version of its diagnostic and benchmarking tool AIDA64, version 6.88, which adds support for new CPUs, GPUs, PSUs and more.