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Recent articles by Sean:

Adidas will now sell you a pair of solar-powered headphones

Adidas has announced the RPT-02 SOL, a $230 pair of self-charging Bluetooth cans with Exeger’s Powerfoyle solar cells built right into the recycled plastic headband. → Read More

AMD is holding a launch event for its Ryzen 7000 CPUs this month

AMD just announced it’ll unwrap its next-gen Ryzen 7000 processors on August 29th — where it’ll hopefully stop teasing us with vague but promising Zen 4 improvements and announce some actual chips for our devices. → Read More

Windows 10 and Chrome are about to make switching default browsers even less painful

With Windows 10 22H2 and Chrome Dev, you can now switch your default browser with one click, from inside the browser itself. → Read More

Twitch changes course, will now require masks at TwitchCon

Twitch was all set to hold a giant maskless convention in San Diego this October, but after outcry the platform has decided to require masks and proof of vaccination once again. → Read More

Google is letting some people launch cloud games directly from search results

If you simply search for the name of a game in Google search, you might now be presented with a “Play” button that can instantly launch the title in Stadia, Amazon Luna, Microsoft Xbox Cloud Gaming, or Nvidia’s GeForce Now. → Read More

Final Fantasy VII Remake unofficially comes to VR with this PC mod

An even more immersive way to thrust yourself into the world of Final Fantasy VII Remake: a virtual reality mod by Luke Ross for the PC version of the game. → Read More

16,000 words on how, whether, and why to upscale your video collection with AI

ExtremeTech’s Joel Hruska has shared a state-of-the-state-of-the-art on AI video upscaling software like Cupscale and Topaz Video Enhance AI. → Read More

DeWalt gave my power tool battery the power of USB-C

The $100 DeWalt DCB094 USB Charging Kit lets you add a bi-directional 100W USB-C PD charging port to any DeWalt 20V power tool battery in a literal snap. → Read More

Intel denies Meteor Lake is delayed to 2024, says consumer chips will launch in 2023

Intel is flatly denying rumors of its next flagship processor’s delay, saying Meteor Lake will actually ship, launch, and be available to consumers in 2023. → Read More

A leaked Tomb Raider script is looking pretty legit now that Square Enix DMCA’d it

Square Enix may have effectively confirmed the legitimacy of a leaked Tomb Raider game casting script by filing a DMCA takedown request against an episode of Colin Moriarty’s Sacred Symbols podcast. → Read More

AMD rode the PS5, Xbox, and GPUs from a loss in 2020 to a likely billion in 2022

AMD’s Q2 2022 financial results break out its gaming business for the first time, including semi-custom chips that it produces for Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox and its discrete graphics processors. → Read More

The first 240W USB-C power meter is here

Plugable’s third-gen USBC-VAMETER is PD 3.1-ready, meaning it can measure up to 240W of electricity flowing between two USB-C devices. It’s on sale today for $29.95. → Read More

Sennheiser Momentum 4 leak reveals a drastic design change and a lower price tag

The new Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless ditches the silver metal band and “classic headphone look” for a swiveling-earcup design that looks a LOT more like competitors from Sony, Bose, Apple, and more. → Read More

People aren’t buying as many PCs — and Intel is feeling the multibillion-dollar burn

Intel’s Q2 2022 earnings are grim — if you’re a PC industry executive hoping that people keep buying standard laptops and desktops whose sales have declined 13 percent. → Read More

AT&T is not building a cloud gaming business — but it might be angling for a cut

Net neutrality advocates might want to read this, too. → Read More

Amazon’s best-selling new charcoal grill is... the Pixel Buds Pro?

If you head over to Amazon right now, you can pre-order the retailer’s hottest new charcoal grill: the Google Pixel Buds Pro. The algorithm thinks charcoal-colored earbuds count as a “charcoal grill” → Read More

Ready or not, the Glassholes are coming back

Google revealed that it will finally begin testing AR glasses in public once more, potentially opening the floodgates for Apple, Microsoft, and more. → Read More

Quick question: would you buy a monitor from a company called Dough?

Eve, the company that makes the Spectrum monitor — and before that, the disastrously crowdfunded Eve V tablet — has rebranded to Dough. → Read More

Your next smart lock could ditch the battery by harvesting energy from your phone

Infineon’s NAC1080 is a chip designed to let smart locks harvest the energy from your phone over NFC to both power their motors and authenticate with them → Read More

We have good and bad news about that video of the robot dog firing a gun

You might have seen a robot dog firing an automatic weapon on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, or other platforms. It looks to be the toy of Hoversurf founder Alexander Atamanov. → Read More