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Square Enix delays new Final Fantasy VI remaster to February

Square Enix confirmed this month that the final release in its “pixel remasters” of the early Final Fantasy games wouldn’t make it to launch in 2021. However, a recent magazine screenshot suggests visual enhancements far beyond the previous remasters. When Square Enix initially revealed remasters of the first six main Final Fantasy games, it planned […]

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Manufacturing fault with some ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboards prompts a recall from Asus

Following an increasing number of user reports complaining of melting MOSFETs, error codes and smoke erupting from Z690 Hero motherboards, Asus launched an investigation and has identified a backward installed capacitor to be the culprit. The hardware maker is now working towards a replacement program for affected customers. If you’ve recently spent some sweet dough […]

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Samsung says it sold more Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 phones in their first month than all its foldables in 2020 combined

Remember when foldable phones were the target of so much mockery? Despite their disastrous debut in 2019, the form factor has proven very popular since the arrival of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3. Samsung says that it sold more foldables during the devices’ first month alone than the entire previous year. […]

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Tumblr is censoring over 400 tags from its iOS app to comply with Apple’s App Store rules

In our increasingly PC-centric society, rules occasionally come along that leave you wondering where common sense went. For the good or the bad, Apple had decided that developers cannot submit certain content to the App Store, nor can apps sold on the platform access said content. But a recent Tumblr update takes caution on the […]

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HDMI 2.1a is coming to CES 2022

Last week, the HDMI Forum revealed another update to the HDMI 2.1 standard, adding a new HDR feature just in time for CES 2022. Despite whether or not it becomes a game-changer, the introduction of HDMI 2.1a likely won’t alleviate the current confusion surrounding HDMI specifications. On December 21, the HDMI Licensing Administrator (HDMI LA) […]

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NASA: Webb’s precision launch, correction maneuvers will significantly extend 10-year lifetime

NASA has taken tons of flak for the numerous delays and cost overruns that plagued the James Webb Space Telescope over the past decade, but things have been going swimmingly ever since its Christmas Day launch. In fact, a recent analysis revealed the mission is progressing better than anticipated. The observatory should now have enough […]

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Intel’s redesigned stock cooler for Alder Lake CPUs is surprisingly capable

Stock CPU coolers rarely get recruited for serious enthusiast PC builds. In the event they do end up mounted to a motherboard, it’s often only for a short period until the budget allows for a proper aftermarket replacement. Should you find yourself in this situation with Intel’s new batch of coolers for select Alder Lake […]