AMD RDNA 3 Custom Graphics Cards Could Follow In Nvidia’s Expensive Footsteps

Custom RX 7000 graphics cards from third-party card makers are set to release later than reference cards and can be quite expensive to boot, if the latest in the GPU vine is to be believed.

VideoCardz (opens in new tab) reports that the Board Channels forum (in China) claims that the only RX 7900 XT and 7900 XTX graphics cards to initially emerge on AMD’s launch day (Dec. 13) will be reference cards.

Vivo’s new cell phone is the first to use the super-powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

If you’re looking for a new phone and your focus is on power, then the recently announced Vivo X90 Pro Plus might be the handset for you, as it’s the first phone to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.

This flagship chipset is expected to power many of 2023’s flagship Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S23 and OnePlus 11, but Vivo seems to have gotten there first.

Graphics card sales plummet – but there are good reasons why

Graphics card sales are in a big slump, at least according to the latest numbers from an analytics firm that regularly tracks the world of GPUs.

The headline statistics for the third quarter of 2022 from Jon Peddie Research (opens in new tab) (JPR) provide a pretty miserable preview, with sales of both integrated (in processors) and discrete (standalone) GPUs falling to 75.5 million units. This represents a 25.1% drop compared to the same quarter a year ago (and is a 10.5% drop when compared to the prior quarter of this year, Q2 2022).

Best blender 2022: blenders from KitchenAid, Ninja and more

Editor’s Note: November 2022

This month we’ve added in a portable blender from ShakeSphere. It’s a great option if you’re always on the go and need a quick smoothie whilst you’re out the house.

With the talk of Black Friday deals starting to become a reality we’re going to start to see some deals spring up. Although blenders might not be the most discounted small appliances during big sale events, it’s still worth checking out KitchenAid mixer Black Friday deals, and the like, to save some money where you can.

Jennifer Oksien, Editor – Homes

The best blender are a quick and relatively easy way to eat healthily on a budget. By having one in the kitchen, you are just one step away from making a super delicious soup or nutrition-packed smoothie. You’ll just need to wash and chop the ingredients before tossing them in the blender.

You won’t be limited to just blending. Blenders are versatile counter-top appliances that can also be transformed into the best juicers, best food processors, and so much more. That means there won’t be the need to go out and buy yet more products to get your fill. 

Netflix’s Kaleidoscope is an ambitious TV experiment that will thrill fans by storm

Netflix loves a good experience – and the streaming giant’s upcoming TV test is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Titled Kaleidoscope, Netflix’s upcoming show is being billed as a crime anthology series – but with a compelling twist. The series, which premieres January 1, 2023, is presented in a non-linear format, with viewers watching the eight episodes of Kaleidoscope in a different order than their family and friends. No two viewing experiences will ever be the same, creating an air of mystery around the heist and leading to countless watercooler-style arguments between you and your fellow Netflix subscribers.

Best 85-inch TVs 2022: gigantic 4K and 8K TVs worth buying

Editor’s Note: November 2022

Despite hot competition from new releases, especially OLED TVs, the Samsung QN900B 8K TV remains our top pick – it’s extremely expensive, but it’s also offers just the most astounding picture quality at this size. The detail is really better than 4K (even with 4K content), and the brightness and HDR is stunning.

But we have a new value-led entry to this list: The Samsung BU8500. Available in Europe (US launch not confirmed yet), this is a huge screen with impressive 4K quality for a ridiculous price.

Matt Bolton, Senior Editor – TV & Audio

The best 85-inch TVs aren’t just big. They bring an immersive home theater experience into your home and are packed with some of the most high-end TV tech around today. However, you’ll need plenty of space and a serious budget in order to buy one.

We’ve tested hundreds of TVs over the years and several of the best 85-inch TVs, which means we know what you need to look out for if you’re considering a huge TV display for your home. There are a few key technologies you’ll need to make every pixel look its best, like advanced detail and motion processing—because any imperfections will be very obvious—and you’ll want great HDR, too, so that images are deep and vibrant.

We Found 3 Ninja Air Fryer Alternatives—And They’re All For Sale

If you’re looking for a Ninja air fryer, or any air fryer for that matter, you’re probably finding the search quite tricky to keep up with, as these countertop appliances are proving to be more popular than ever.

With this year’s Black Friday deals (opens in new tab) now the event is in full swing, it’s no surprise that our Black Friday deep fryer deals (opens in new tab) are (also) becoming popular with readers. Air fryers really hit the headlines in 2022 with realistic promises that they can cut food cooking time in half and therefore save you a bundle of money on your energy bills (not forgetting to mention that they are a healthy way to bake, dehydrate, , baking and more).

The Best Black Friday AirPods Alternative Deals: Great Headphones, No Apple Logo

Anyone following our live coverage of the Amazon deal fest will know that Black Friday officially takes place on Friday the 25th, but a myriad of Black Friday deals are already live. Why the rush? Well, every retailer from Apple to ZR Speaker Lab is trying to leapfrog their competitors before the day itself.

When it comes to headphones, there are Apple’s AirPods and then everything else. That said, the Black Friday Apple AirPods deals haven’t been all that great so far in the lead-up to this Black Friday – they’ve been good, but not jaw-dropping.

So these are the best AirPods alternative deals in the US and UK that we want to guide you to. If you’d prefer a Black Friday headphone deal, that’s fine too — and our extensive roundup of Black Friday headphone deals is now available.

The US’s Best Deals on AirPods Alternatives, Live Now

The UK’s best deals on AirPods alternatives, live now

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New PS5 games: All upcoming PlayStation 5 game releases

There are so many new PS5 games on the horizon, making it feel like the new console is starting to come into its own. Games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy 16 and Street Fighter 6 are coming in 2023, adding to the already impressive lineup available on PS5.

New PS5 games, whether they’re exclusive or not, likely won’t be immediately discounted in the Black Friday 2022 period, but we’ve been surprised in this regard before. Still, it’s an excellent time of year to browse Black Friday PS5 deals and stock up on the best PS5 games that have been available the longest.

Our favorite home gadget of the year is back in stock – and at an incredible price

We voted the Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer Home Device of the Year at the 2022 Choice Awards sponsored by Sky Broadband. We think it’s the best fryer you can buy, as do many others – and that means it’s been rarer than chicken’s teeth these past few weeks. The smaller version is completely sold out in the UK and sells for silly money on eBay, but if you’re quick you can pick up the 9.6L model for a lot less than the Ninja scalpers are charging for the smaller one.

It’s worth noting that this air fryer has different names in different markets: it’s Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer AF400UK in the UK and Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 10-quart Air Fryer with DualZone Technology (DZ401) in the US.

Why is Ninja selling out so quickly?