Grand Theft Auto Trilogy System Requirements Announced

Grand Theft Auto Trilogy System Requirements Announced

Modern PC games are unpleasantly surprising with their requirements for the hardware platform - this is doubly unpleasant against the background of the greatly increased cost of components. However, older computers (even those that don't fit Windows 11) will still work in games. For example, the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition trilogy, announced a week ago, does not require ultra-modern hardware at all.

The minimum requirements are an Intel Core i5-2700K or AMD FX-6300 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280 3D card, 8 GB of RAM, 45 GB of free hard disk space, and Windows 10.

The recom...

Voigtlander Apo-Skopar 90mm f / 2.8 VM lens added to Cosina catalog

Voigtlander Apo-Skopar 90mm f / 2.8 VM lens added to Cosina catalog

The Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f / 2.8 VM lens has appeared in the Cosina catalog, preliminary information about which was published at the beginning of the week. It is a moderate telephoto manual focus lens equipped with a Leica M mount.

In the description of the novelty, the manufacturer first of all notes the small size and the apochromatic optical scheme, which made it possible to practically reduce chromatic distortions to zero. In addition, a 10-blade aperture is mentioned, which maintains a circular shape at f / 2.8, f / 4 and f / 22, which, in particular, achieves a beautiful blur shape for point light sources outside the f...

Oppo Reno7 features and cost disclosed

Oppo Reno7 features and cost disclosed

Despite the fact that the Oppo Reno6 and Reno6 Pro have only recently appeared on sale in Europe, the new generation models should debut in China soon. And the source already has details about the base smartphone of the series, which will be called Oppo Reno7.

According to preliminary data, the smartphone will receive a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen with a frame rate of 90 Hz and Full HD + resolution, the latest MediaTek Dimensity 920 platform, as well as LPDDR4X and UFS 3.1 memory. Key hardware components will be cooled using a heat pipe.

The main camera of Oppo Reno7 will be represented by three modules. Basically - Sony IMX766 wi...

Windows 11 hasn't made new laptops and PCs any more attractive. Users don't want to change their devices just because of the new OS

Windows 11 hasn't made new laptops and PCs any more attractive. Users don't want to change their devices just because of the new OS

According to OnePulse, users don't see Windows 11 as a compelling reason to switch their computers or laptops to new ones - with Microsoft's new OS.

In the survey, which was attended by about 1000 people, only 14.6% expressed a desire to buy a new device with Windows 11 before the end of the year. This is in the USA, and in the UK there are even fewer such people - 12.4%.

Slightly more people are planning to buy a laptop, PC or tablet with Windows 11 in 2022 - 22.6%. But there are many more people who are not attracted by the novelties with Windows 11: about 42% of respondents said that they plan to continue using their curre...

At 6.4-inch, the Google Pixel 6 is not so compact

At 6.4-inch, the Google Pixel 6 is not so compact

A new day - and new details about Google Pixel 6. This time, the source provided a screenshot of the web page of one of the operators, who hastened to reveal the parameters of the smartphone. The most interesting thing is that now we have data on the dimensions. They are 160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2 mm. The thickness is clearly indicated without taking into account the protrusion of the camera - you can safely throw at least 3 mm more to it.

Recall that the Pixel 6 received a 6.4-inch OLED screen. For comparison, the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus with a 6.7-inch screen are 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm. In other words, the Pixel 6 could h...

Update KB4023057 (07.2021) prepares past versions of Windows 10 for version 21H2

Update KB4023057 (07.2021) prepares past versions of Windows 10 for version 21H2

Microsoft has re-released KB4023057 for Windows 10 versions 1507 - 21H1, which prepares computers to receive the Windows 10 October 2021 Update (version 21H2).

KB4023057 ships on early versions of Windows 10, including 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004, 20H2, and 21H1.

Installing via Windows Update This update is installed automatically through Windows Update. To check, go to Windows Update: Options> Update & Security and click Check for Updates.

Download update KB4023057:

You can download the KB4023057 update from the Microsoft Update Catalog and manually install it from the link...

The first updates to Windows 11 system apps are available to Insiders

The first updates to Windows 11 system apps are available to Insiders

On August 12, 2021, Microsoft released a new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.132 for Beta and Dev channels, in which it presented updates for several system applications at once The first updates to Windows 11 system apps are available to insiders

Windows 11 Build 22000.132 has received the first system application updates: the new Scissors tool, the updated Calculator application, and the updated Mail and Calendar applications are being rolled out to Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel. New versions of apps are available through Microsoft Store updates.

Scissors:

In Windows 11, the two system applications "...

Windows 11 Build 22000.132 (Beta, Dev) is available with update KB5005190

Windows 11 Build 22000.132 (Beta, Dev) is available with update KB5005190

With the KB5005190 update, a new test build of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.132 (CO_RELEASE) is available for members of the Windows Insider program on the Beta and Dev update channels.

Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22000.132 is a build that belongs to the CO_RELEASE development branch and is available to members of the Windows Insider program on the Dev Channel and Beta Channel.

Full build number: 22000.132.co_release_svc_prod1.210805-1437

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 11:

On June 24, Microsoft unveiled the newest version of the operating system, "the next generation of Windows" -...

12 cores, 20 threads and 3.4 GHz. Intel Core i7-12700K processor appeared on the web

12 cores, 20 threads and 3.4 GHz. Intel Core i7-12700K processor appeared on the web

A new Intel processor has been spotted in the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark database. The CPU has no precise designation, but it has been identified as the Intel Core i7-12700K - potentially one of the most popular overclocking-enabled Alder Lake-S lineups.

Intel Core i7-12700K received 12 computing cores. The benchmark determined the number of threads to be 24, but in reality there are only 20, since only the large cores of the Alder Lake CPU support multithreading. The Core i7-12700K has eight such (Golden Cove) cores, four more cores are energy-efficient small ones on the Goldmont architecture. Since the engineering sample was test...

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro presented

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro presented

Xiaomi presented today not only the long-awaited Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, but also a new generation of tablets - Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro.

The company's latest tablet was the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, which came out almost three years ago. Now two devices are presented to our attention at once.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 is equipped with an 11-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2.5K (2560 x 1600 pixels) with an image refresh rate of 120 Hz, a brightness of 500 cd / m2, support for HDR10, an 8760 mAh battery with support for 33 W fast charging , 13 Mp and 8 Mp cameras, Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 SoC. It is based on the MUIU for Pad shell. The thickness o...

The first laptop based on the Ryzen 9 5980HX appears

The first laptop based on the Ryzen 9 5980HX appears

It seems that the first laptop on the most powerful among the presented AMD mobile processors is preparing to appear on sale. Ryzen 9 5980HX was announced along with the rest of the line at the very beginning of the year, but it never appeared in laptops.

And now the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 laptop has been registered in the Newegg assortment, the heart of which is just this APU. Recall that it contains eight cores with a frequency of 3.4-4.8 GHz and supports overclocking.

Specifically in this laptop, it is adjacent to the GeForce RTX 3060 and 16 GB of RAM. Judging by the description, the configuration can also include the...

Xiaomi introduced improved MIUI 12.5 instead of MIUI 13. It will be released on August 13 for 12 Xiaomi and Redmi models

Xiaomi introduced improved MIUI 12.5 instead of MIUI 13. It will be released on August 13 for 12 Xiaomi and Redmi models

Rumors said that in August Xiaomi could present its new shell for smartphones MIUI 13. But as today's conference approached, it became clear that the August announcement of MIUI 13 would not take place. However, today Xiaomi still delighted fans with a new shell, it is called MIUI 12.5 Enhanced.

Improved MIUI 12.5 did not receive any new features, but it is optimized at all levels - from the bottom (that is, capabilities at the level of the shell core) to the top (interface). According to official figures, MIUI 12.5 Enhanced uses 15% less CPU load and uses an average of 8% less power. Improved management of background processes and ...

Radeon RX 6600 XT actually turns out to be faster than GeForce RTX 3060. Big tests appeared

Radeon RX 6600 XT actually turns out to be faster than GeForce RTX 3060. Big tests appeared

Today the ban on publishing the parameters of the Radeon RX 6600 XT video card, which was presented some time ago, has been lifted.

As a reminder, the adapter offers 2048 stream processors as part of the Navi 23 GPU, 128-bit bus, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory and 32 MB of Infinity Cache memory. The recommended cost of the adapter is $ 380, which makes it slightly more expensive than the GeForce RTX 3060. Is the new AMD product faster?

As you can see, faster. Faster by about 10-15%, but only in Full HD and WQHD resolutions. For some reason, in 4K, the RTX 3060 performs exactly at the level of the competitor's adapter. Moreover, in 4K, ...

GTA V will run on PlayStation 5 in 4K @ 60fps

GTA V will run on PlayStation 5 in 4K @ 60fps

The iconic GTA V will run on the PlayStation 5 in 4K at 60 fps. This was reported by Sony itself. And although she did this in one of the entries on her blog a couple of weeks ago, they noticed it only now.

The blog is dedicated to PS4 and PS5 games that will be released this year. GTA V, as we know, in its updated form will be released on PS5 on November 11th. Previously, Rockstar talked about improvements in graphics and performance, but now we can confidently talk about the coveted 4K / 60fps ratio.

Considering that the game was released back in 2013, and now even very budget GPUs can handle it, there is nothing surprising...

Microsoft Edge 93: How to hide the window title in vertical tabs mode

Microsoft Edge 93: How to hide the window title in vertical tabs mode

The upcoming release of Microsoft Edge 93 will improve its support for vertical tabs. Users can now take advantage of the option to hide the title bar to gain extra screen space when using vertical tabs.

Vertical tab support is one of the main differences between Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Introduced in Microsoft Edge in late 2020, vertical tabs move the tab bar from a horizontal position just above the address bar to the sidebar on the left.

Recently, Microsoft has added new features for vertical tabs, first support for resizing tabs and then support for grouping tabs. The Tab Grouping, which Microsoft introduced in E...

Parallels Desktop 17: Windows 11 Support on macOS Monterey

Parallels Desktop 17: Windows 11 Support on macOS Monterey

Parallels has announced a new version of the cross-platform Parallels Desktop 17 software. The updated version of the program includes performance improvements and optimizations to run Windows 11 on Mac devices with Intel or Apple M1 processors.

Parallels Desktop 17 will start at a minimum of $ 80 per year, but legacy users can upgrade for as little as $ 50. The new version received support for Windows 11 in macOS Monterey.

All supported Macs should improve performance by 38% when resuming Windows, Linux, and macOS. Parallels Desktop 17 also offers up to 6x faster OpenGL graphics performance, and 2D graphics processing in Win...

AMD Radeon 21.8.1 Optional. Support for Radeon RX 6600 XT

AMD Radeon 21.8.1 Optional. Support for Radeon RX 6600 XT

AMD has released an update to the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.8.1 Optional driver for Windows 10 that adds support for the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card.

AMD Radeon Optional Driver Update 21.8.1 for Windows 10 is available as part of the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition software line.

This update added support for the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card. At the same time, AMD warns that when playing Control using DirectX 12 and the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card, users may see distorted light rays.

Also in the new driver version, a bug in the Medium game was fixed, when the game could crash after ...

NVIDIA GeForce 471.68 WHQL: Naraka Support: Bladepoint

NVIDIA GeForce 471.68 WHQL: Naraka Support: Bladepoint

The NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 471.68 driver update includes support for Naraka games: Bladepoint, Back 4 Blood Open Beta, and Psychonauts 2.

NVIDIA has released a GeForce Game Ready driver update to version 471.68 WHQL. As a reminder, NVIDIA will end support for Game Ready drivers for Windows 7 and 8.1 in October 2021, and thereafter will only support driver updates for two modern operating systems: Windows 10 and Windows 11.

The new driver version has received support for the game Naraka: Bladepoint, which will be released on August 12, 2021 and which supports NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex technologies. The new driver provid...

Update KB5005033 for Windows 10, download

Update KB5005033 for Windows 10, download

Microsoft has released cumulative update KB5005033 for Windows 10, version 21H2, 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 as part of Tuesday's patches. How to download and install the new builds 19044.1165, 19043.1165, 19042.1165 and 19041.1165.

Installing via Windows Update:

Cumulative update 5005033 for PC is installed automatically through Windows Update. To check, go to Options> Update & Security and click Check for Updates.

A computer restart is required to complete the installation. After the upgrade, the build number of Windows 10 will change to 19043.1165 for Windows 10 (version 21H1), 19042.1165 for Windows 10 (version 20H...

All characteristics of Honor V7 Pro published

All characteristics of Honor V7 Pro published

Honor has already announced that the presentation of the tablet called Honor V7 Pro will take place next week, and now we have detailed specifications of the device published on the MySmartPrice website. The source adds that in global markets, the tablet may be called the Honor Tab V7 Pro.

The Chinese Honor V7 Pro will receive an 11-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels with a density of 267 pixels per inch, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and an aspect ratio of 16:10. The device will be based on the MediaTek Dimensity 1300T single-chip system.

The tablet will be available in three versions: with 6 GB of RAM and 64 ...

Microsoft begins public testing of the dark theme for the Xbox

Microsoft begins public testing of the dark theme for the Xbox

Microsoft has begun public testing of Night Mode for Xbox consoles, which should make the game more comfortable after dark.

This function dims the brightness of the screen, power button, and even controller backlight. An additional blue light filter can theoretically help reduce eye strain, you can turn off HDR to avoid overly bright images.

Night mode can be activated manually, on schedule, or automatically after sunset with automatic shutdown after sunrise.

Xbox Night Mode is currently only available to members of the Alpha Skip-Ahead Channel. The exact timing of the stable release has not yet been announced.

Exploded wireless headphones killed a man

Exploded wireless headphones killed a man

A 28-year-old man died in a Bluetooth headphone explosion while talking on the phone. The tragedy took place in the Indian state of Rajasthan, according to Gizmochina.

The headphones exploded right in the ears of Rakesh Kumar Nagar, who passed out. He was taken to a hospital where doctors diagnosed death. According to preliminary data, the young man died as a result of cardiac arrest

The young man used headphones connected to a smartphone, which at that moment was on charge. It is reported that the explosion could have been caused by poor assembly and / or a possible power surge.

TV9Marathi writes: "Suddenly the l...

First 7-inch smartphone in 2021: Cubot Max 3 unveiled

First 7-inch smartphone in 2021: Cubot Max 3 unveiled

Cubot has officially announced Cubot Max 3, stating in a press release that it is the first 7-inch smartphone in 2021, although the manufacturer still rounded the diagonal: the actual screen size is 6.95 inches with an aspect ratio of 20.5: 9.

However, the manufacturer insists that there are practically no such smartphones on the market, that it provides maximum comfort when watching videos and may well be called a mini-tablet. It is worth noting that the resolution of the IPS display is only 1640 x 720 pixels.

In terms of specifications, Cubot Max 3 is equipped with a triple camera with a 48MP main image sensor and a 16MP fr...

Microsoft Launches Xbox Cloud Games on Windows PCs

Microsoft Launches Xbox Cloud Games on Windows PCs

Microsoft has unveiled a new version of the Xbox app for Windows, which is now available to members of the Xbox Insiders testing program.

The redesigned Xbox app now includes built-in Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud). Through the application, the service works in the same way as through the browser. The user will need a compatible controller connected via Bluetooth or USB.

A new Cloud Gaming section in the Xbox app gives you access to all xCloud games. Xbox spokesman Jason Beaumont said:

We've also added new features to help you get started, including easily accessible controller and network status information, social featur...

August 10, 2021: Security updates for Windows 10

August 10, 2021: Security updates for Windows 10

On Patch Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Microsoft will release security updates for Windows 10 and enable PUP protection by default.

Last month, a lot of attention was paid to the PrintNightmare print service vulnerability (CVE-2021-34527). As a system administrator using the active patch deployment model, ensure that the machines being serviced have the latest rollup packages for this vulnerability.

If you usually only install security updates that are released monthly on Patch Tuesday, then it is better to install out-of-order emergency updates to quickly fix PrintNightmare vulnerabilities, because these fixes were not shipped w...

Google Chrome: How to check your privacy and security settings

Google Chrome: How to check your privacy and security settings

Google is working on a new tool for the Google Chrome browser called "Check Privacy and Security Settings", which complements the browser's security check function.

A security scan, designed to validate standard protections, extensions, passwords, device software, and updates, was introduced some time ago.

As Google explains, the new option Check privacy and security settings prompts users to go through a series of configuration pages "that help the user view various privacy settings."

Checking your privacy and security settings for Google Chrome 94:

The new feature is currently only availabl...

Windows 11: Setting Permissions for Specific Registry Keys

Windows 11: Setting Permissions for Specific Registry Keys

Setting access rights to individual registry keys in MS Windows 11.

Some Windows registry keys cannot be modified without additional administrator action. The reason is the lack of rights of the local Administrators group to edit certain registry keys, where the owner is System or TrustedInstaller.

TrustedInstaller is a service that is responsible not only for installing various software components of Windows 11, but also for securing access to system files, protecting certain Windows objects from unauthorized changes.

Like System, TrustedInstaller can own certain registry keys. And one of the ways to edit the registry...

NASA invites volunteers to live

NASA invites volunteers to live "a year on Mars": imitation of Martian life in Texas

The US Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA has published a report on recruiting volunteers for a year-long mission to simulate a Mars mission.

The annual mission to simulate life on the distant Red Planet is set to begin in the fall of 2022.

The agency is going to study how "highly motivated people" react to the harsh conditions of a long-term ground simulator in conditions close to real ones.

NASA plans to conduct three one-year missions to simulate the surface of Mars at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas. They will allow research to develop methods and technologies to prevent and solve potential pr...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 specifications two days before the premiere

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 specifications two days before the premiere

Detailed characteristics of the future flagship Xiaomi - Mi Mix 4 have finally appeared on the web. This smartphone will become the first mass model of the manufacturer with a sub-screen camera, and its premiere will take place very soon - on August 10.

The Mi Mix 4 didn't get a 2K screen like the Mi 11 Ultra, but instead a 6.67-inch curved OLED with a 2340 x 1080 resolution at 120Hz.

The hardware platform of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC. It was believed that the world's first smartphone on this single-chip system will be the debuting Honor Magic3 Pro on August 12, but it turns out that the Mi Mix...

HD Pentax-DA * 16-50mmF2.8ED PLM AW Lens Sales Date Announced

HD Pentax-DA * 16-50mmF2.8ED PLM AW Lens Sales Date Announced

At the end of February this year, Ricoh Imaging announced the development of the HD Pentax-DA * 16-50mmF2.8ED PLM AW lens, which it refers to as a new generation of the Star series. Then the manufacturer limited itself to publishing only some technical characteristics, promising to release this lens for Pentax APS-C digital SLR cameras this year.

In July, numerous images of the novelty appeared on the network, and soon the manufacturer presented it officially. This week, he added price and launch date to the detailed lens specifications. The lens will retail for $ 1950 in Japan and will hit the shelves on August 27th.

Lens sp...