Gaming’s biggest showcase, the legendary E3 convention, is returning in 2021 . After getting canceled in 2020 during the initial spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Entertainment Software Association has gone back to the drawing board to reimagine the show as a digital event. The ESA is going all out with the show, partnering with some of the biggest names in the video game industry. Giants like Nintendo and Microsoft will be present, though not everyone is playing ball. Sony and EA are among the big names missing from the current partner list. That’s reopened questions about the overall health of a gaming landmark that seems to be on its last legs. E3 may be an outdated ceremony in the age of digital communication, but it still holds an important role in the gaming landscape. The past year of constant showcases highlights exactly why it, or something like it, should exist. Digital overload For the uninitiated, E3 is gaming’s equivalent to the Super Bowl, minus the game … [Read more...] about E3 2021 might be outdated in the digital age, but it’s still necessary
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Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sales event of the year. Since launching in 2015 to celebrate Amazon’s birthday, Prime Day deals have gone from strength to strength with 2020’s Prime Day achieving record-breaking sales up 45.2% on the previous year. With over $10 billion worth of goods bought globally during the sales event, it’s a fantastic time for you — the consumer — to dive in and pick up a great Prime Day deal. Read on as we look at exactly what goes on sale during the two-day sales event and what to expect from the big shopping event. What do I need to do to buy on Prime Day? Unlike other sales events, there is an exclusivity factor to Prime Day. Only Prime members can benefit from the savings going on during the two-day event although consumers partaking in a free 30-day trial of Prime can also be a part of the massive shopping event. Make sure you have a Prime membership in some form in time for the sale. What can I buy during Prime Day? Honestly, mostly everything. … [Read more...] about What goes on sale on Prime Day?
Looking for a new Apple Watch? With Prime Day deals fast approaching, these Prime Day Apple Watch sales could be just what you need. While we don’t have firm details just yet, we sat down and figured out what to expect from the Prime Day Apple Watch deals and looked at whether Prime Day is the best time for you to buy an Apple Watch. Read on as we explain all. What Prime Day Apple Watch deals to expect The biggest names tend to form part of Prime Day and we expect it to be the case with Prime Day Apple Watch sales. That means it’s almost certain that the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE will see discounts of some sort, but we also expect to see the older Apple Watch Series 3 heavily discounted too. Combined, that should mean there’s an Apple Watch for every budget with those able to afford more going for the Apple Watch Series 6 and those on a tight budget aiming for the Apple Watch Series 3. The ideal middle ground is the Apple Watch SE thanks to it offering many of the … [Read more...] about Best Prime Day Apple Watch Deals 2021: What to expect
During his GTC 2021 keynote , Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed a roadmap for its upcoming GPUs, CPUs, and DPUs. We've already covered the Grace CPU , which should arrive in 2023, but the more interesting bit for gamers is the GPU. While Nvidia listed the GPU as "Ampere Next," we expect the GPU codename will actually be Hopper. That means Nvidia's next CPU and GPU combined will be Grace Hopper, after the computer scientist who pioneered many aspects of computer programming languages. We don't have any concrete details on Hopper / Ampere Next yet, though it's safe to assume it will be faster and better than Ampere. Perhaps more importantly, it won't arrive until 2022, so anyone hoping for a sequel to Ampere this year will have to wait a bit longer. Which is perhaps all for the best, considering that it's basically impossible to buy any of the best graphics cards right now — unless you're willing to pay two to three times the official prices, anyway. What will Hopper / … [Read more...] about Nvidia’s ‘Ampere Next’ GPU Is Coming in 2022
As DDR5 memory and supported platforms are approaching their launch, more makers of sophisticated DRAM modules are teasing their upcoming DDR5 products. Galax did exactly this today. "DDR5 memory module is coming soon," a statement over Galax OC Lab on Facebook reads. The post also shows a palette of Micron's DRAM chips marked as ICA45 D8BNJ R6KB, which are not currently listed at the company's website, but which we understand are the devices that Galax OC Lab is playing with at the moment. Galax OC Lab is known for its rather exotic Hall of Fame (HOF) components, with overengineered PCBs and cooling systems that are designed to enable great out-of-box performance along with some extra overclocking potential. With DDR5, Galax HOF engineers are going to have a lot of things to play with. As we noted in our coverage of Team Group's upcoming DDR5 modules for overclockers , one of the innovative features of DDR5 DIMMs is that they can be equipped with their own voltage … [Read more...] about Galax HOF Teases Overclockable DDR5 Modules: Onboard VRM and PMICs?