Day: August 31, 2020

Best CPUs for Gaming: August 2020

2020-08-31 By admin

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of writing. Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP. August has been somewhat of a lull for desktop gaming processor launches. In July we had the Ryzen […]

Samsung 980 PRO Briefly Listed Online

2020-08-31 By admin

In what seems to be an accidental leak, a product page for the highly-awaited Samsung 980 PRO SSD was posted and later taken down from Samsung’s website for Singapore. The 980 PRO was first previewed in January at CES as their first consumer SSD to support PCIe 4.0, but with very little technical information. No […]

Ciphertrace Allegedly Builds Monero-Tracing Tools, XMR Proponents Disagree

2020-08-31 By admin

The blockchain surveillance firm Ciphertrace claims to have created the “world’s first” monero tracing tools for law enforcement. According to the company announcement, Ciphertrace developed forensic tools for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to track illicit monero transactions. Despite the firm’s claims, there is zero evidence provided that prove the company […]

Venezuela’s Bitcoin Use Soars Amid Hyperinflation: 3rd on Global Crypto Adoption Index

2020-08-31 By admin

Venezuelans have become increasingly interested in cryptocurrency as their country faces dire economic crisis and hyperinflation, a new study by blockchain data analytics firm Chainalysis shows. The firm’s Global Crypto Adoption Index ranks Venezuela third as “The country has reached one of the highest rates of cryptocurrency usage in the world.” Cryptocurrency Adoption Soars in […]

Best Android Phones: August 2020

2020-08-31 By admin

In our series of best product guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Android Smartphone list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of writing (August 31st). We’re now in the latter summer months and well into the product release cycles of almost every vendor of 2020. The […]

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 732G: 730G Gets a Speed Bump

2020-08-31 By admin

Today Qualcomm is announcing an update to its Snapdragon 730G platform, introducing the higher-binned Snapdragon 732G. The new chip gives the platform a slight boost in terms of clock frequencies on the part of the CPU and GPU, and will see a release in the an upcoming POCO device. Qualcomm Snapdragon Upper Mid-Range SoCs SoC […]

Best SSDs: August 2020

2020-08-31 By admin

In our series of Solid State Drive guides, here’s the latest update to our list of recommended SSDs. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of writing. A solid state drive is often the most important component for making a PC feel fast and responsive; any PC still using […]