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Tim Sweezy




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Warzone players have another reason to rejoice when it comes to cheaters in game. Activision Blizzard's Ricochet implemented a new anti-cheat measure that has targeted those using aimbots, and the damage is noticeable. Just today, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. It... Read more...
Airlines of America sent a letter stating that if there is no intervention on the upcoming 5G rollout in certain areas, there could be catastrophic consequences. The letter came just two days before the roll out by wireless carriers of the its new C-Band 5G service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued... Read more...
The latest update to NVIDIA SHIELD TV brought with it issues that has some apps not working properly. Shield Android TV has been receiving updates since its launch back in 2015, including a move from Android 9 to 11. The latest update for the NVIDIA SHIELD TV saw the gaming box jump from Android 9 all the way to... Read more...
There may still be some of you who own a PC that still runs Windows 7 or 8. If you were wondering if you could still bask in the glory of being able to play God of War, you are in luck as a mod has been created to do just that. The one time Sony exclusive has been a fan favorite since its release back in 2018 on... Read more...
PlayStation 3 games have been seen in the PlayStation 5 store, and they have some wondering if their presence is a hint at things to come. People were taking to social media and saying they hoped it meant that Sony would soon be making PS3 games backwards compatible with the PS5 console. PlayStation fans may not... Read more...
Google finally released the Pixel update it halted abruptly last month, and many owners are praising the improved performance they are seeing with their phones. The update, that was supposed to have released in December, aims to fix some annoying bugs and give users the performance they thought they were going to get... Read more...
The holiday savings season may be over, but you can still score some great deals on wireless earbuds right now. There are currently great deals on Apple AirPods and Jabra Elite Series earbuds on Amazon that can net you up to 35% off. If you have shopped around for a quality pair of wireless earbuds lately, you will... Read more...
Wordle is the latest puzzle game to go viral, and it has people addicted. The simple word game took off late last year and has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since. Wordle found itself back in the spotlight recently after other devs attempted to cash in on the viral puzzle game. One dev went so far as to even copy the name, and tried Read more...
Humble is looking to streamline its gaming service, but some users will lose the ability to take advantage of it in the process. With a new launcher in the works, those on a Mac and those using Linux will not be invited to the party. Gaming services offer a convenient way for gamers to find and access games... Read more...
NASA is currently attempting to unclog the bit carousel that houses the core samples taken by the Mars Perseverance rover. It seems that pebble-sized debris is keeping the carousel from operating properly. Just before the end of 2021, NASA shared a look back on its Mars Perseverance rover and all it had achieved... Read more...
If you use the Firefox browser, you may have noticed that some websites have not been working properly lately. This is because an unusual bug has been found that is causing some sites on Firefox browsers to not load on Mac, Windows and Linux desktops (it doesn't appear to affect mobile). If you use any sort of... Read more...
While you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, it seems you can teach a fish. Scientists have seemingly been able to train fish how to navigate their tanks in order to receive a reward. [Editor's Note: Oh yeah, Tim? Well my dog can shake and sit on command! Well, sometimes.] People have been finding... Read more...
Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off SpaceX's "Mechzilla" that will be used to launch its Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster rocket. The launchpad will first be utilized for upcoming NASA missions that look to put humans back on the surface of the moon, and eventually trips to Mars. SpaceX has been... Read more...
Apple gets the last word when it comes to clones of the popular Wordle game that popped up in its App Store recently. One brazen dev, that even copied the name of the game, bragged on Twitter about how many downloads his cloned app was getting in Apple's App Store. As you might imagine, the reaction to his boasting... Read more...
China turns up the heat on creating a super hot fusion reactor and sets a new world record in the process. Its nuclear fusion reaction lasted more than 17 minutes and reached a scorching temperature of 126 million degrees Fahrenheit. China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) was built and... Read more...
It seems as though antivirus software companies don't only want to secure your computers nowadays, but your crypto mining efforts on those PCs as well. Customers of two antivirus software products have the ability to opt-in to crypto mining on their protected PCs. The world of cryptocurrency and NFTs has been... Read more...
Google recently lost a legal battle with Sonos, and now its smart speakers are going to be a bit less 'smart' as a result. Why so? A US trade court has handed down a ruling that Google is guilty of infringing on multiple Sonos-owned patents. Oops! Google has been seeing its share of legal battles as of late. A... Read more...
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has shared new pictures of the Flame Nebula that gives the appearance of a wildfire in space. The images were captured using the SuperCam instrument at Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). Capturing photographs in and of space has been on the minds of many as the James Webb... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has reached a major milestone and has fully deployed its gold-coated mirror. But the telescope is still not quite ready to begin beaming back images of the early Universe. Since the Christmas day launch of JWST, NASA has been systematically bringing individual systems... Read more...
It seems the chip shortage has claimed yet another victim. Canon has been sending out emails to its customers, letting them know that changes are coming to its ink and toner cartridges for multifunction printers (MFP). It wasn't too long ago that Canon made headlines concerning its printer ink and toner. Back in... Read more...
The world of foldable devices is getting larger, and we are not just talking about the number of devices that fold. ASUS has unveiled its Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, and it's a stunning, large format device. ASUS is not the first company to develop a Windows based foldable PC device. Lenovo released its version back in... Read more...
Intel has reacquired the services of Jeff Wilcox, who spearheaded the transition to Arm and M1 chips for Apple. Wilcox will oversee architecture for all Intel system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs, according an update on his LinkedIn profile. Apple announced the first Macs with its own home-grown processor technology, the... Read more...
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