Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says the PS5 is so impressive it’s ‘going to help drive future PCs’

From The Verge: Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says next-generation gaming consoles, in particular Sony’s PlayStation 5, will bring about changes in game development that go far beyond a jump in graphics quality. During a press briefing for the company’s newly announced Unreal Engine 5, which is optimized to work with next-gen consoles, Sweeney says the PS5 is a “remarkably balanced device.”

Dell Redesigns XPS 15, Unveils All-New Supercompact XPS 17

From PC Mag: Dell today launched the latest version of its XPS 15 laptop and unveiled the XPS 17, a sleek and compact 17-inch addition to the XPS family.

The XPS 17 adds a truly giant-screen option to the line, while retaining the XPS's signature premium compact design. The XPS 17 will roll out sometime this summer at a starting price of $1,499.99, with the specific date yet to be determined.

VIPER GAMING by PATRIOT Launches New 64GB Kits of High-Performance VIPER 4 BLACKOUT DRAM

From Patriot Press Release: VIPER GAMING by PATRIOT today is proud to announce the launch of their 32GB memory module kits as part of the VIPER 4 BLACKOUT DDR4 PERFORMANCE MEMORY, offering gamers and video content creators the ability to equip their systems with more memory and further extending the potential performance.

Apple Targets Ableton Live With Logic Pro X 10.5

From PC Mag: Apple has revamped its premier digital audio workstation software once again—this time with a multi-pronged attack on competing live composition software.

The new Logic Pro X 10.5’s flagship feature is Live Loops, a freeform, non-linear tool that lets you compose music in a grid with loops and samples, as well as record different arrangements into the timeline. Bundled with that is Remix FX, which adds filters, gates, repeaters, and bitcrusher effects for real-time manipulation.

Quibi to support casting to TVs from iPhones this week; Android is next

From CNET: Quibi, a star-studded mobile streaming service for short-form video, will add support this week for Apple iPhones to cast to TVs, so subscribers can stream Quibi's shows on the biggest screen in the home, according to a report. Support for Android phones will come in the next few weeks.

Thermaltake New TH120/TH240 ARGB All-In-One Liquid Cooler

From Thermaltake Press Release: Thermaltake is excited to introduce a new all-in-one liquid cooler, the Thermaltake TH120/TH240 ARGB AIO. This high-quality AIO features stunning ARGB fans set at an affordable price point, giving consumers more value for their money. The glossy surface of the copper base plate guarantees high performance and impressive heat extraction. The top-quality pump, hidden in the glowing ARGB water block, ensures excellent coolant circulation that would keep the copper plate always cool.

Thunderbolt flaw allows access to a PC’s data in minutes

From The Verge: Vulnerabilities discovered in the Thunderbolt connection standard could allow hackers to access the contents of a locked laptop’s hard drive within minutes, a security researcher from the Eindhoven University of Technology has announced. Wired reports that the vulnerabilities affect all Thunderbolt-enabled PCs manufactured before 2019.

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