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If you’re a diehard Fallout fan, there are plenty of goodies out there to “enhance” your enjoyment of Fallout 4. For those that were able to get in early enough, there was the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4 which includes a metal encased version of game, a capsule case, a Robco Industries stand, and a wearable Pip-Boy... Read more...
At the start of October, it was reported that Amazon would be making the rather stark move of removing competing streaming devices from its store; namely those that didn't support Prime Video to the company's liking. This largely boils down to Amazon either being unable to get Prime Video the way it wants on competing... Read more...
If you're one of what Microsoft classifies as a "small number of customers" who own a Surface Book that exhibits screen flickering, good news, a fix is on the way. Exactly when the fix will come isn't known, nor did Microsoft say what's causing some Surface Book displays to flicker, though some good old fashioned... Read more...
We reported a couple of weeks ago that a significant update will be hitting Windows 10 at some point in November. While the original goal was to see it drop very early in the month, it does appear that there will be a delay of a few weeks. Ultimately, that's a good thing - the less buggy, the better. As mentioned... Read more...
When Apple first announced the long-rumored iPad Pro in early September, it indicated that the tablet would begin shipping to customers in November. Now, according to a new report, that launch date has been penciled in for November 11th, Veterans Day. The tablet will be available both online and in retail stores (and likely through retail Read more...
As demand in certain markets begins to slow, some companies have shifted much of their focus over to the automotive sector. However, expecting immediate success there would be unwise. The automotive market is notoriously tough egg to crack, as long-standing agreements are hard to break, and the decision to bring... Read more...
A new video casts doubt on the durability of Google's shiny flagship handset, the Nexus 6P, and even elicits a comparison to Jar Jar Binks from the video's creator. Is the phone actually so badly constructed that it actually warrants a Jar Jar Binks mention? That's debatable, depending on what you make of the testing... Read more...
Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10549 and Build 10572 both required testers to revert back to Windows Phone 8.1 before updating to the latest builds of Windows 10 Mobile. This was by no means a deal killer for testers, but it was an annoyance nonetheless. Today, Microsoft has finally killed off the upgrade... Read more...
Given the proliferation of online video streaming, you could say that it's taking quite some time for cable companies to "get with it" and begin offering us their wares online. It's no secret that the number of cord-cutters is steadily increasing, and it's no wonder why: services like Netflix have made it easy to... Read more...
Sprint boss Marcelo Claure wants you to do cartwheels over a new unlimited data plan that costs just $20 per month. On the surface, that sounds pretty enticing, doesn't it? The problem here is that the term "unlimited" really means 1GB of high-speed data -- once you go over that low threshold, you can kiss your 4G LTE... Read more...
It’s just about time to close out another week, but before we go, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On the menu today, we have deals on some refurbished Google Chromecast devices, a Dell Inspiron 17 (5759) 17.3" Core i7-6500U based laptop, a KMASHI 15,000mAh External... Read more...
On the surface, there's nothing particularly glamorous about a universal remote. It's simply a device that controls multiple electronic gadgets, like your TV and Blu-ray player, so you don't have to keep track of and juggle multiple remotes. No big deal, right? If that's what you think, then you haven't encountered... Read more...
Have you ever watched a friend that was once on top of the world spiral out of control in his later years? Maybe it was drugs or alcohol that brought him down, but whatever the case, there's a feeling of pity and perhaps even guilt for not being able to do anything about it. In some ways, it feels the same rooting for... Read more...
T-Mobile has really been knocking it out of the park this year, and it's reaping great rewards for the company. This past fall, the company leapfrogged Sprint to become the third-largest US wireless carrier, and given the company's momentum, things are only going to improve. While it's hard to argue that T-Mo's... Read more...
“Shazbot!” Although I never got into Earthsiege or Earthsiege 2, my entry into the Tribes universe began with the 1998 release of Starsiege: Tribes. This was the game that introduced me to truly online multiplayer gaming with massive maps and resulted in numerous hours wasted and many sleepless nights. If we go all... Read more...
One of the hottest rumors on the web right now is that Google is planning to merge its Android operating system for mobile devices with its Chrome OS for laptops and desktops. And why not? When you think about it, there's no longer a hard line between personal computers and mobile gadgets, at least in terms of... Read more...
Microsoft is ramping up its test builds of Windows 10, with the most recent release being Insider Preview Build 10576. Microsoft’s Gabe Aul announced the build yesterday afternoon and it brings a number of new features and of course, bug fixes. One of the big new additions in Insider Preview Build 10576 is Media... Read more...
Microsoft seems to like to live dangerously. The company has come under flak for some questionable tactics in Windows 10 with regards to privacy. Microsoft endured even more scrutiny when it was discovered that Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines were silently downloading Windows 10 in the background, eating up not only... Read more...
We've been hearing about Google's ambitious "Project Loon" for a couple of years, and given the lack mention of a definitive launch, it's left some wondering if it would in fact become a reality. Well, a major update has just been posted to the project's official Google+ page, proving that sometimes, it's not wise to... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a master troller. The man takes pleasure in ripping on his larger competitors — Verizon Wireless and AT&T — and to a lesser extent, fourth place wireless carrier Sprint. Earlier this week Legere got a taste of his own medicine after his attempts to troll Verizon results in a swift response... Read more...
Up to this point, Apple's been quiet on the virtual reality front - no doubt due to the fact that it has some not-so-super-secretive plans to jump into the automotive market soon. Well, it seems now is the right time to show off something VR-related, and to do so, the company has called-upon the help of its favorite... Read more...
Batman: Arkham Knight has been cleared for flight on the PC, but game performance still isn’t quite up to snuff despite the fact that developer Rocksteady Studios has been working overtime to make the game playable for PC gamers. Shortly after sales resumed via Steam, the complaints started rolling in…... Read more...
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