Microsoft pulls Recall from initial launch of Copilot+ PCs

From PC World: Microsoft has decided to pull its controversial Recall feature from the initial wave of Copilot+ PCs and fully test it via the Windows Insider program before it lands on customer PCs.

According to a June 13th update to a blog post Microsoft originally published on June 7th, Recall...

Honor's Flip Phone Has the World's Biggest and Brightest Cover Screen

From CNET: Honor has jumped onto the flip phone bandwagon, unveiling its inaugural clamshell-style phone on Thursday. The Magic V Flip, which launched first in its native China, is expected to receive a global release later this year. In China, it starts for 4,999 yuan, which converts to $689.

The...

Asrock’s RX 6500 XT now comes in an 8GB version, still cheap

From PC World: Shopping for a graphics card on a budget is often a study in compromises, and video memory is usually the first thing to get cut.

The Radeon RX 6500 XT launched at $200—a pittance in today’s market of four-figure “enthusiast” graphics cards—but did so with just 4GB of GDDR6. Asrock...

Realtek's new SSD controller hits 14 GB/s and 2.5M IOPS

From Tom's Hardware: Even among those who follow the PC industry closely, few people know that in addition to various multimedia and network chips, Realtek also has SSD controllers in its product lineup. That's because for now the company's portfolio only includes modest entry-level RTS5766DL and...

GDDR7 memory is coming in early 2025

From PC World: There’s no such thing as memory that’s too fast, especially when it comes to games. That’s why manufacturers stick memory right on the graphics card, and why it’s specifically optimized for visual applications.

GDDR6 (that’s “Graphics Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random...

The Honor 200 Pro Wants to Put a Pro Studio in Your Pocket

From CNET: The Honor 200 and 200 Pro kicked off their global launch today, starting with Europe and the UK. Preorders for both new Android phones start today.

The higher-end model, the Honor 200 Pro has a 6.78-inch display that's exceptionally bright -- at least on paper, it has a peak brightness...

Netgear's New Orbi, Nighthawk Routers Bring Wi-Fi 7 Prices Way, Way Down

From PC Mag: A three-pack of Netgear’s newest Orbi 770 Series mesh Wi-Fi router, launched Tuesday, will set you back $1,000. That’s a lot, but it’s a far cry from the initial crop of Wi-Fi 7 routers launched late last year, including the eye-wateringly expensive $2,230 Orbi 770 Series.

Wi-Fi 7 is...

Adobe says it won’t use your art to train its AI

From PC World: Adobe, the maker of Photoshop, Premiere, and other industry-standard tools in the Creative Suite package, has its foot in its mouth. Last week an update to the Creative Cloud terms of service set off alarms across the web as users interpreted the new wording to mean that the company...

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