Prime Early Access Sale – Leaked Dates for Amazon’s Prime Day 2 Deals Event

We’ve heard a lot of rumors in recent months about a possible repeat of Amazon Prime Day later this year. And now it looks like those rumors are at least partially true, according to a new page on Amazon that references a Prime Early Access Sale slated for October.

first sighted by What Hi-Fithe page in question lists a series of terms and conditions (opens in new tab) related to a smart plug deal that will be available exclusively during the Prime Early Access Sale. One of those conditions states that the purchase “must take place between October 11, 2022 at 12:00 PM PT and October 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT”.

Intel Raptor Lake Benchmark Leak Shows a Seriously Fast CPU

Intel’s next-gen flagship CPU was spotted in a leaked benchmark, with the Raptor Lake chip showing good speed.

The Core i9-13900K appeared on PassMark as Tum_Apisak caught our attention on Twitter (courtesy of VideoCardz (opens in new tab)), with the processor being classified into four sample runs.

New Amazon Kindle Update Will Change The Way You Read Ebooks, And TikTok Is To Blame

If you don’t follow Amazon Kindle news closely — or spend a lot of time on BookTok, the reading-centric TikTok community — you might not be aware of the ongoing e-book comeback drama. But now it has led Amazon to change the way it handles its digital books.

A TikTok trend encouraged readers to quickly read and then return ebooks to their Kindle, with the auto-returns program giving them a full refund even if they had read the entire book.

iPhone 14 Pro Max drop test works as well as you’d expect

Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max didn’t escape unscathed in a recent drop test against Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra and could have new owners of Apple’s flagship phones buying cases.

An important caveat here. YouTuber Drop test of the new iPhone 14 Pro Max CVS Galaxy S22 UYltra by PhoneBuff (opens in new tab) was sponsored by – you guessed it – case maker Casetify. An outcome where no phone survives is obviously in the best interest of the case maker. Even so, we’ve seen drop tests of previous iPhones that employ similar types of drop devices, ground clearance, and battery tests. The results we saw weren’t surprising, but they’re also a good reminder that these are glass-encased metal devices – reinforced glass – but glass nonetheless.

Google’s New Chromecast Is Ultra Cheap, But Cuts Support For 4K Resolution

The rumors are true: Google has released a new, more affordable version of its Chromecast devices, but it costs some features found on older models.

Nicknamed Chromecast with Google TV (HD), forebodings of this new device have emerged recently with some reports speculating that the company is expanding hardware support to non-4K TVs. And sure enough, that’s what’s happening. This new HD Chromecast (opens in new tab) it’s essentially a toned down version of the 2020 model that supports 4K HDR streaming and multiple Dolby video formats.

The Rings of Power episode 5 recap: a tale of betrayals, but hope prevails

About this episode

– Episode 5 (of 8), ‘Partings’
– Written by Justin Doble
– Directed by Wayne Che Yip
– ★★★★

Full spoilers follow for The Rings of Power episodes 1 to 5.

The Rings of Power episode 5, titled Partings, is a fascinating beast. The latest entry in the hit Prime Video series is one packed with deception, with many of the show’s major players revealing their true colors and the surprising rationale behind the choices they’ve made.

New iOS Update Fixes Huge iPhone 14 Issue Users Complained About

When the iPhone 14 series was released, many users immediately started complaining about a major problem: when you opened the camera using third-party apps, the image would often flicker and return blurry visuals and sometimes even make noises (leaving many speculating that the Phone OIS was the culprit).

These issues didn’t just occur in third-party apps designed exclusively for photography: Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and other services became difficult to use as a result.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 7.2GHz Monster CPU Overclock Detected – But Is It Enough to Threaten Intel?

AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X processor has been overclocked to over 7.2GHz with exotic cooling, a new leak has revealed.

As Wccftech (opens in new tab) In reports, Tum_Apisak highlighted this one on Twitter, complete with screenshots of CPU-Z showing the 16-core Zen 4 flagship reaching 6.5GHz across all its cores and 7.247GHz on one core. This was using liquid nitrogen cooling.

Google Pixel 7 price leak makes the phone look like a real bargain

Flagship phones are expensive – except, of course, when they aren’t, which appears to be the case with the Google Pixel 7, as a price leak suggests it will substantially undercut rival handsets.

According to Artem Russakovskii (opens in new tab) — the founder of Android Police — the Pixel 7 will start at $599, which is exactly the same starting price as the Pixel 6, and substantially lower than the $799 starting price of the iPhone 14.

Google Pixel Watch teaser confirms good and bad news for smartwatch fans

With the launch of the Google Pixel 7 just around the corner, the American tech giant has begun frantically teasing upcoming products set to debut on October 6, and the Google Pixel Watch is the latest product to get a good teaser video.

Google shared a youtube video (opens in new tab) titled The Design of Google Pixel Watch, which showcases – you guessed it – the design of the Google Pixel Watch. As Google has already showcased the smartwatch, there’s not much ‘new’ to see here…