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Sean Hollister

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Recent articles by Sean:

Tesla’s new Model S will apparently play Witcher 3 on a built-in 10 teraflop gaming rig

Tesla just announced its refreshed Model S today, and a new "Plaid" powertrain isn’t its only performance enhancement — the company claims the car can now compete with next-gen gaming consoles, thanks to a 10-teraflop gaming computer that will apparently come with every new model. → Read More

AMD made a billion dollars more in Q4, and multiple billions in 2020

AMD just announced its Q4 and full-year 2020 earnings, and it’s adding billions of dollars wherever you look. It’s a new revenue record for the chipmaker. → Read More

Nerf’s new blasters curve their shots a la Angelina Jolie in Wanted

Nerf’s got a new trick up its sleeve: Hasbro’s latest foam-flinging sidearms can curve their shots, possibly letting you hit targets you can’t even see. They’re called the Rival Curve, and they use a twistable hop-up barrel to sling shots around corners. → Read More

Google threatens to remove its search engine from Australia if new law goes into effect

Google is threatening to pull its search engine from an entire country — Australia — if a proposed law goes into effect that would force Google to pay news publishers for their content. → Read More

Ajit Pai declares 3Mbps uploads are still good enough for you

Former Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has left the building, but not without giving the telecom industry one last pat on the back. In his final Annual Broadband Report, he decided that 3Mbps upload speeds and 25Mbps download speeds are still more than good enough for Americans. → Read More

Tim Cook gave the first Mac Pro to Trump, apparently

Tim Apple, as Trump once called him, didn’t just give Donald Trump the opportunity to lie about bringing an Apple factory to the United States. He also gave him a $5,999 Mac Pro, according to Donald Trump’s final financial disclosure report today. → Read More

Storytelling incubator Wattpad is getting bought for over half a billion dollars

Wattpad may no longer be trying to become an entertainment tastemaker all on its own — South Korean web company Naver is buying Wattpad for over $600 million, the company announced today. → Read More

Raise your hand if a gaming PC is currently heating your home

The Wall Street Journal writes that heating your home with a gaming PC may be a trend trend, with some even growing tomatoes and heating a chicken coop during the pandemic. Are you heating your home with a GPU? → Read More

Cyberpunk 2077 discs are $30 today for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X

If you’ve already nabbed a next-gen PlayStation or Xbox — or are willing to give developer CD Projekt the benefit of the doubt that it’ll eventually work on your current-gen machine — you can now pick up the standard disc edition of Cyberpunk 2077 for half-price at Amazon and Best Buy. → Read More

The developers of an acclaimed Skyrim mod just made it to the big leagues

SureAI, developer of the acclaimed Skyrim mod Enderal, has announced that it’s ceasing work on the mod — because it’s now building a new, commercial project. Sounds like the company has its own game now. → Read More

We’re getting closer to a Nintendo Switch-sized gaming PC

The 5.5-inch GPD Win 3 and the 7-inch Aya Neo are handheld gaming PCs that function kind of like a Nintendo Switch, with a powerful Intel or AMD Ryzen powered tablet flanked by gaming controls → Read More

The FAA just greenlit this drone to fly autonomously without a human nearby

Aviation Robotics says it’s become the first company allowed to operate drones without needing a human pilot or an observer anywhere near the aircraft. We took a look at the FAA documents. → Read More

Trump administration blacklists Xiaomi as a ‘Communist Chinese military company’

The US Department of Defense is now designating Xiaomi as a "Chinese Communist military company," meaning it’s now vulnerable to Trump’s executive order that bans the US from investing in such companies, and might force some to divest as well this November. → Read More

Samsung put the final nail in the box that used to contain a charger

Samsung ditched the charger, following Apple’s lead, and now that era is over. It’s time to say goodbye and good riddance to the bundled power brick with new smartphones. → Read More

Samsung partners with Audi, BMW, Ford, and Genesis to turn your phone into a car key

The dream of using your phone to unlock your car door (instead of carrying around a bulging key fob) may be one step closer today: Samsung has announced partnerships with Audi, BMW, Ford, and Genesis to do just that. And excitingly, those digital car keys should work with Apple iPhones and across other Android brands, too. → Read More

Twitter says a new video from Trump doesn’t break the rules

Less than a week after being banned, Trump has now reappeared on Twitter in a video speech at the @WhiteHouse account, in what Twitter is not calling an evasion of his ban at all. → Read More

Asus’ latte dispenses movies instead of coffee and milk

Asus announced its new ZenBeam Latte during CES 2021. It’s a mobile movie projector that looks like a one-eyed, fabric-covered mini-robot of sorts — but not a coffee cup. → Read More

Sure enough, EVGA and Zotac have raised prices on the Nvidia RTX 3080 and beyond

Nvidia graphics card partners EVGA and Zotac manufacturers have now raised their prices across the board on the latest RTX 3080, 3090, 3070 and 3060 Ti GPUs. → Read More

Nvidia and AMD address the great GPU shortage

This week, Nvidia and AMD finally have some updates on the GPU shortages that make their RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, 3060 Ti, RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT video cards so hard to buy — and it’s bittersweet news. → Read More

Arlo has a touchless doorbell, too — can’t we just update existing ones to do this? recently introduced its sub-$200 Touchless Video Doorbell. But what was once a curiosity has now become a trend: Netgear spinoff Arlo has its own Touchless Video Doorbell — right down to the same product name. → Read More