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All News for September 2014

NVIDIA's holding a big event on September 18th to help celebrate PC gaming - and you're invited. Thanks to the little thing we have called "The Internet", even if you're not able to attend an event in person, you'll be able to hop online and watch the stream, as well as take part in the live chat. And yes - there's a... Read more...
The computing world is in something of a frenzy with IFA ongoing in Berlin, and Toshiba's offering up a couple of new items in the wake of that. First up is the Chromebook 2. It's the outfit's second-generation Chromebook, boasting a 13-inch display and two SKUs to choose from. There's a 1080p option as well as... Read more...
Things are kicking up leading at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Acer has announced a bevy of new products at the trading convention that includes new Windows and Android variants for its Iconia Tab line and a new model for its Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 line of products. The Iconia Tab line will have three more options for users to... Read more...
We've seen display makers focus on lower cost 4K Ultra HD monitors in recent months, and while we applaud the effort, what about the graphics professional who is willing to spend more on a panel with better color accuracy? It looks like Samsung is ready to answer the call. In addition to a handful of mobile devices... Read more...
Samsung announced some exciting products today during its Unpacked event, among them the newest Galaxy Note device, the Galaxy Note 4. Not only is the Galaxy Note 4 faster and more power efficient than its predecessor, it also brings with it an evolved S Pen with several improvements intended to make it feel more like... Read more...
It's been a bit quiet over at ASUS lately, and apparently that's because the company's been hording a bunch of product announcements for IFA in Berlin. Wasting no time at the convention, ASUS came out swinging with bunch of new products, one of which is the ZenWatch, the company's first wearable device in partnership... Read more...
I've been a fan of WD's My Passport series of external hard drives for some time, but with some wireless drives having come and gone over the past couple of years, I could never help but wonder where on earth the WD option was. Well, that question has now been answered, with the just-announced and appropriately-named... Read more...
Lenovo has some good news for gamers today. The PC maker is adding new gaming systems to its desktop and laptop lines and has a sleek new 8-inch tablet. Some gamers will undoubtedly scoff at the idea of a mainstream PC maker like Lenovo building gaming rigs, but we’ve seen big names (including Lenovo) put together competent gaming PCs... Read more...
It's seemingly impossible to go any real length of time without learning of some security breach, but more often than not, the number of affected people is arguably minimal. Today, news is breaking of a breach involving Home Depot that's not minimal, and it's not a mere matter of some credentials being leaked, but... Read more...
Since the announcement of the Android Wear platform this past June, Google has said very little about what's in store for the future. As it stands today, we're anticipating the launch of three smartwatches based on the platform, including LG's G Watch, Samsung's Gear Live, and of course, the much-touted Moto 360. All... Read more...
It appears that there is still some life left in Window’s 8. Microsoft’s current operating system has been a disappointment for the company since its release. While the OS has seen its percentage of user shares increase it has been unable to outpace Windows Vista during the same time period six years ago... Read more...
When it comes to lucrative game franchises two of the most well-known ones happen to be Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. Activision publishes the CoD franchise while Take-Two Interactive is responsible for publishing GTA. However, there are rumors floating around that Activision might be trying to purchase Take-Two. Speculation began when... Read more...
We're all pretty proud to admit that we've watched Citizen Kane or any other legendary classic, but those late-night cartoons and goofy sob stories? Not so much. Part of the digital economy is sharing. If you've got a product, it's really only to grow so much as folks will talk about it online. Obviously, Netflix... Read more...
There's a bit of an arms race going on in the cloud, with services like OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox continually adding new features and options. Last week it was Dropbox that made a major move by consolidating its three paid subscription option into a single plan with more storage, and this week it's Microsoft... Read more...
Rejection is tough to deal with, but what's even worse is when you're clueless about the reason(s). It's true of dating, and up until now, it was also true of having a failed app submission to Apple's App Store. Perhaps Apple is tired of swatting away submissions that fail to meet its criteria, or maybe the Cupertino... Read more...
Today, AMD is launching a new mainstream graphics card based on another fresh GPU, codenamed Tonga. Typically, when the big GPU manufacturers launch a new high-end product, they pare that GPU down to create more affordable offerings with nearly identical feature sets. But Tonga is not simply a pared down version of Hawaii. AMD has actually... Read more...
There's a new Sims title in town, and it's unlike any previous version you've played before. The Sims 4, now available on PC, lets you create Sims that have their own personalities, and just as in real life, they change over time depending on how you interact with them. According to Electronic Arts, these new Sims are... Read more...
Privacy is becoming quite the profitable enterprise for those who can offer it. That includes Les Goldsmith, Chief Executive Officer of ESD America, maker of the CryptoPhone 500. What's special about the CrytpoPhone 500 is that it it sports a Samsung Galaxy S III body with a "hardened" version of Android that's had... Read more...
It has been more than a year since AMD launched its last major update to the top end FX processor line -- the FX-9590. The company has been quiet in the face of Intel's high-end launches, but today AMD is shipping a new CPU that's aimed at multi-core performance enthusiasts who don't want a furnace sitting on their motherboards, and prefer... Read more...
There have been times when I've uploaded what I considered to be a "slew" of images to some service, which in reality might have peaked at about 50 or so. But then there's someone like Kalev Leetaru, who comes along and makes 50 seem like an actual drop in a bucket. You see, Kalev has taken on the task of scouring all... Read more...
The unveiling of Apple's next iPhone is expected to take place next Tuesday, but despite that, the rumor train surrounding the device refuses to slow down. Late last week, we reported that the iPhone 6 could include an NFC chip under its hood, and as far as many Apple fans are concerned, that's long overdue. Now, we... Read more...
Halo fans looking forward to more about the Halo Channel and Halo: Nightfall were in for a treat at PAX Prime. At the convention, 343 Industries revealed some more information about the channel and the live-action series. Halo: Nightfall, a live-action series, was shot in Iceland and is set between Halo 4 and Halo 5:... Read more...
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