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Members of Parliament to propose UK bill banning console and GPU scalping

Inflated consumer demand from those staying at home and component shortages, both brought on by the pandemic, have driven the resale prices of consoles and GPUs through the roof. The idea of buying two PS5 or XBSX consoles and selling one for double is appealing, but some are taking it to the extreme. In December, […]

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Motherboards with H410 and B460 chipsets won’t support Rocket Lake CPUs

Intel in a support document has confirmed that motherboards based on entry-level H410 chipsets and mid-tier B460 chipsets will not be compatible with upcoming 11th Gen Intel Core (Rocket Lake) CPUs. Both platforms launched in Q2 2020 and unless something changes, it appears as though they are going to have very short lifespans. Motherboards running […]

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The ESA is planning to revive E3 as an online-only event this year

Most gamers probably already saw this coming. Blizzcon and other, similar events (including non-gaming tech conferences) have already migrated to online-only formats, and after the cancellation of E3 2020, it’s no surprise to see it happen here, too. This information comes courtesy of a new report from VGC. The outlet was able to get its […]

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Re-Logic cancels Terraria on Stadia after losing access to Google accounts for three weeks

Often described as a 2D version of Minecraft, Terraria has seen widespread success since its launch in 2011. It had sold more than 30 million copies across 14 platforms as of last April and has received hundreds of updates, adding new content and evolving the game. It was about to add a fifteenth platform of […]

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Silicon Motion says it will debut its PCIe 5.0 SSD controller in 2022

Silicon Motion is looking to cash in on the huge demand for fast storage in the enterprise space, so it’s scrambling to be among the first companies to launch a PCIe 5.0 SSD controller. And while that may not mean much for consumers today, it signals that significantly faster SSDs might arrive a bit sooner […]

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A hacker tried to poison a Florida city’s water supply

Most hacks have an end goal of financial gain, causing disruption or stealing data, but an incident at a Florida city had a more sinister aim: poisoning the water supply. Local and federal law enforcement are now investigating the failed hack, which saw the perpetrator or perpetrators gain remote access to the local water treatment […]

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Twitter considering subscriptions to boost revenue

Social media platforms predominantly make their money off targeted advertising, however that doesn’t seem to be a sustainable business model for Twitter. To increase its earnings potential, the company is reportedly considering a variety of revenue streams including paid subscriptions and charging for popular client, Tweetdeck. Twitter has been researching steps to reduce dependence on […]