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Cryptominers are selling used GPUs as new with repainted VRAM chips

The fresh coat of paint also includes realistic-looking serial numbers. (Image Source: Iskandar Souza) Brazilian YouTuber Iskandar Souza and GPU repair specialist Paulo Gomes expose a new scheme involving used mining GPUs sold as new from Chinese online retailers. In order to hide the yellow tint on VRAM, cryptominers are now repainting the chips complete …

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Xiaomi 13 Ultra model numbers and code-name allegedly come to light in new leaks

A recent 13 Ultra render. (Source: Xiaomiui) The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is projected to arrive as an upgrade on the OEM’s current Leica-branded flagship Android smartphone, the 12S Ultra, soon. Now, according to the latest tips, it has surfaced in a way that reveals its Chinese- and global-market model numbers. On that note, there is …

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LG PF510Q CineBeam Smart Portable Projector arrives with Apple HomeKit compatibility

The LG PF510Q CineBeam Smart Portable Projector has been launched in the US. The device has a 1080p Full HD resolution and supports a range of aspect ratios, including 16:9 and 4:3. You can use the gadget to cast images from 30 to 120-in (~76 to 305 cm) wide with a 1.2:1 throw ratio. The …

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MIUI 14: Xiaomi 12 starts receiving Android 13 update through Mi Pilot program

Xiaomi may have officially presented MIUI 14 in December, but the OS update has not made its grand introduction globally yet. At the time, Xiaomi promised that the OS update would be available from January 2023 for the Xiaomi 12 series, upon which it delivered for the Xiaomi 12 Lite. Now, Xiaomi has added the …

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s Adreno 740 GPU thrashes S22 Ultra’s Adreno 730 in Vulkan by over 56%

The integrated graphics component for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset), the Qualcomm Adreno 740, looks set to be one of the smartphone’s potentially surprise packages in terms of performance levels. Reports about the iGPU have already revealed that the Adreno 740 can even outmuscle the Apple A16 Bionic’s GPU, …

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The new M2 MacBook Pro 14 & 16 are here, but you should probably get the cheaper M1 predecessor

We did not expect any design changes since there was a major overhaul last year and Apple usually uses designs for multiple years. Apple introduced the regular M2 processor in the new MacBook Air last year and the chip was still manufactured in a 5 nm process (N5P). This lead many to believe that the …

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Galaxy A14 teardown reveals potentially significant advancement in Samsung smartphone repairability

Some potential shoppers might appreciate the relatively clean new look of the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G, (particularly in terms of its triple rear cameras) although its rumored resemblance to the OEM’s upcoming 2023 flagship smartphones remains to be seen. Now, third-party repair enthusiasts may also have reasons to be delighted with the new bargain device, …

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RedMagic 8 Pro becomes 2023’s first JerryRigEverything-tested flagship Android smartphone

The RedMagic 8 Pro is technically the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered smartphone on the market in regions such as North America, bringing its second-gen under-display camera (UDC) technology with it. JerryRigEverything host Zach Nelson took a liking to it as the mobile screen of the future on unboxing the device; however, this did not …

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs A16 Bionic vs Dimensity 9200: Qualcomm’s Adreno 740 wins the GPU race in style

Before its release, reports indicated that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s Adreno 740 GPU would offer class-leading performance, overtaking even the A16 Bionic’s, after the Apple chipset debuted on the iPhone 14 Pro phones with minimal GPU improvements over its predecessor. It appears those reports weren’t misguided. As tested by Golden Reviewer, the Snapdragon 8 …

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