Good luck buying a new GPU right now, but there are other ways to improve your computing experience. There’s an oft-forgotten upgrade that can change the experience drastically for the better: a mechanical keyboard. I make no secret of my obsession with mechanical keyboards as both a hobby and a tool of my profession. Naturally, I spend a lot of money on them. You don’t need to, though. Mechanical keyboards have never been cheaper or better, and it’s an upgrade you’ll benefit from greatly. But…which board should you get? And what’s all this about switches? Should you build a keyboard? [...]
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Would you walk across a 3D-printed bridge? For folks in Amsterdam, the question now poses a real opportunity. Imperial College of London has spent the last four years working with Dutch company MX3D to develop a 3D-printed steel bridge that would serve as a “living laboratory.” Through a network of built-in sensors, researchers at Imperial College will be able to monitor the bridge’s performance as pedestrians use it daily. The bridge was unveiled this month by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.
At 12 meters long, the stainless steel pedestrian bridge stretches across Amsterdam’s old and beloved Oudezijds Achterburgwal [...]
Sony has released details on how end-users should upgrade the storage on their PlayStation 5, as well as some important information on M.2 drive compatibility. There’s a bit of fine print to all this that could impact what kind of performance you see if you choose to upgrade your PlayStation 5.
Any SSD being used for PS5 storage needs to support PCI Express 4.0 x4. PCIe 3.0 drives and PCIe 4.0 drives with only an x2 interface are not supported. Supported capacities range from 250GB – 2TB and M.2 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 are all supported. Most PCIe 4.0 [...]
AMD has finally announced the next RDNA2 GPU in its 2021 product stack. The Radeon RX 6600 XT is expected to slot in below the Radeon RX 6700 XT and to compete more effectively against cards like the RTX 3060. Right now, Nvidia offers ray tracing at lower price points than AMD has matched. The Radeon RX 6600 XT is intended to change that. As RDNA2 parts go, it’s one of the more interesting cards that AMD has fielded, though we aren’t entirely sure if that’s a good thing yet.
At $379, the Radeon 6600 XT comes in $100 cheaper than [...]