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When it comes to games on the PC, the vast majority of people have gotten used to downloading from digital storefronts. However, some people like to have physical boxes and materials that come with retail games, and recent details surfaced about Microsoft Flight Simulator that indicate the game is over 90GB in... Read more...
We've got some big news for you that's coming out of the Microsoft camp. Although it had been rumored in the past, the company confirmed that Project xCloud game streaming will be added in at no cost for those that subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.  In its current iteration, Project xCloud allows you to stream... Read more...
You might have a wildly cool tattoo on your arm or wherever you chose to place it, but does it serve double duty as an interactive touchpad? SkinMarks do, and Google is working with researchers from Saarland University in Germany to hone the technology, which essentially turns human skin into electronic touch... Read more...
Ever since Apple announced last month that it would be leaving Intel by the wayside to produce its own Arm-based "Apple Silicon", the rumor mill has kicked into overtime about the company's plans. So far, the only "confirmed" aspect of Apple's near-term product plans is that the first Arm-powered Mac will arrive... Read more...
More information continues to leak out regarding Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors, which are rumored to feature a design scheme that is somewhat similar to ARM's big.LITTLE approach. Just a couple days ago, we wrote about a leak of an Intel document referencing a hybrid design technology, and now yet another... Read more...
A major Twitter hack was perpetrated yesterday that resulted in multiple high-profile Twitter accounts being compromised. Among the hacked accounts were those of Apple, Elon Musk, and U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden. All of the compromised accounts displayed similar messages that promised to double the amount of... Read more...
What better way to usher in the steamy, summer season than to give away a bunch of hot, new smartphones to upgrade your mobile gear? For this giveaway, we teamed up with our friends at TCL, who graciously offered up 5 (five units) of their top-end TCL 10 Pro Android smartphones (our full review), packing multiple cameras – including a 64MP Read more...
Data storage products for portable devices, game consoles, and computers are items that everyone needs at some point. Anyone wanting to add some storage gear from Western Digital or SanDisk to their inventory should check out Amazon for exclusive discounts on SSDs for desktops to memory cards and everything in... Read more...
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have become increasingly popular over the last year, especially as more and more people find themselves working from home. The makers of the Firefox web browser have now thrown their hat into the ring with their own VPN. The Mozilla VPN promises safety, speed, and an easy-to-use... Read more...
Intel has "Something Big" planned for September 2nd, and we have the feeling that it could really shake up the computing market. Intel sent out invites to the tech press today stating that it will be holding a "virtual event" that will showcase how it is "pushing the boundaries of how we work and keep... Read more...
It has been over 16 years since Google first introduced Gmail, which remain in beta for several years. The overall Gmail experience has changed quite a bit since then (as has the web as a whole), and will continue to evolve with the times. In fact, the version of Gmail available to Android users is getting redesign... Read more...
SpaceX has been on a roll in 2020 with its Falcon 9 rocket launches, which the most high-profile one sending NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley into space to dock with the ISS via a Crew Dragon capsule. Perhaps one of the most important things for the general population that the company is doing is with... Read more...
If you own a pair of Amazon's Echo Buds wireless earbuds, we suggest that you update the firmware on your devices right away. If you don't, you're putting your safety at risk. Amazon sent out an email to Echo Buds owners this morning warning that under certain conditions, they can overheat when left in their... Read more...
Without a doubt, the thing I'm most excited about in regards next-generation game consoles is the promise of faster storage combined with techniques designed to virtually eliminated load times and, importantly, in-game transitions. I have no idea if the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 will live up to the promises made... Read more...
Nissan has been in the EV game for quite a while, first introducing the world to the affordable Leaf subcompact hatchback. While that vehicle is currently in its second generation, it's not exactly a "long-range" traveling solution that could satisfy the driving needs of most Americans. That could all change with the... Read more...
Samsung has been the recipient of some criticism over its implementation of a 120Hz refresh rate on its Galaxy S20 smartphones, or more specifically, the seemingly artificial limitations it imposes on enabling the faster setting. The company's upcoming Galaxy Note 20 might be a bit more flexible in that regard, with a... Read more...
Sony is expecting its upcoming PlayStation 5 to be a big hit with gamers. After all, it's been nearly 7 years since the PlayStation 4 first launched, and there's been a lot of excitement around this new generation of consoles (which also includes Microsoft’s Xbox Series X).  Sony is reportedly so confident in... Read more...
There's a new Linux driver release that contains a reference to an upcoming AMD graphics processing unit (GPU) codenamed "Navy Flounder," and now I can't get that Pinkard & Bowden song out of my head. You know, the fishy one titled, "I Lobster But Never Flounder." Yeah, don't judge, click that link and it will be... Read more...
Microsoft's July 2020 Patch Tuesday release has fixes for over 120 security vulnerabilities found in a dozen of its software products. This is typically the case with Patch Tuesday releases, but there is one vulnerability in particular that you should pay close attention to. Microsoft has announced that it released... Read more...
Students all around the country are home for the summer, and anyone looking for an excellent gift idea that will give the kids something fun to do (while being educational at the same time) should check out the Kano PC. The Kano PC is a DIY kit that builds a real Windows 10-powered PC out of individual components. The... Read more...
AMD has offered “PRO” branded Ryzen processors for a number of years. Although the base processor architecture and platform is unchanged versus their standard counterparts, Pro series Ryzen processors enable a number of security, reliability, and manageability features targeted at the enterprise market, where Intel’s... Read more...
Technology is always expanding, moving towards the next big thing with cold indifference to leaving an inevitable trail of obsolescence in its wake. So even though 5G connectivity has barely had a chance to get its feet wet in the consumer sector, is it any surprise that companies are already looking ahead to 6G? Not... Read more...
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