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The Internet is abuzz over a new generation Apple TV set-top box that is rumored to be coming out in September. If what's said about the new streaming device turns out to be true, the next generation model will be a significant upgrade over the currently shipping model with an improved remote control in... Read more...
Tesla Model S owners: some goodies are en route. Via a couple of tweets, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that an update will be rolling out in the near-future that will improve its flagship's highway autosteer and parallel parking capabilities. Parallel parking explains itself, but on the autosteer front, the car would... Read more...
There are few things quite as frustrating as dealing with a loss of power. In many cases, that wouldn't cut off communication entirely, as most of us have cell service that would allow us to keep in contact. But what about in the case of a full city power outage? It's happened, and it makes the loss of power at your... Read more...
It’s just about time to closeout another week, but not before serving up the latest batch of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On the menu this Friday, we have deal on a Lenovo Yoga 13" Windows tablet, a 120GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD, a Bem Range Strum Bluetooth Speaker, and more. Full details... Read more...
Canon has a new camera that will be available just in time for the holidays, but at $30,000, the model is going to be on only a few wish lists. The ME20F-SH is capable of creating the equivalent of a 4,000,000 ISO setting, which means it can capture color video in extremely-low light settings. In fact, according to... Read more...
The upgrade cycle begins, with Microsoft’s latest operating system--the highly anticipated Windows 10--rolling out over Windows Update for free, for users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. For those that are ready to take the plunge over the weekend, there are some things to note. While this guide is by no means exhaustive, there are some useful... Read more...
As anticipated, this week has been an incredible one for Windows 10. It launched just this past Wednesday, and immediately followed with a way to force the upgrade to go through. We also saw companies like AMD and NVIDIA roll out some new drivers to make the upgrade experience as smooth as possible. All of this... Read more...
There hasn't been a ton of growth in the mobile phone market over the last year -- just a 2 percent year-over-year bump to reach 435 million units in the second quarter of 2015, according to data provided by Strategy Analytics. But what's more interesting than the number of phones is the fierce battle for market share... Read more...
There’s hot hardware, and then there’s a fire hazard. Nvidia is recalling all of its SHIELD tablets sold in the last 12 months, citing an overheating problem. The company is urging customers to stop using the SHIELD and to return it for a replacement tablet. Nvidia initiated the recall after discovering that the... Read more...
Facebook is on a mission to bring Internet connectivity to remote regions of the world as part of its Internet.org initiative. There are different ways to do that, though one of the more technological interesting ones is the creation of a full scale aircraft armed with a laser that can transmit data at 10 gigabits per... Read more...
Although Intel has something new coming down the pipeline in the not-too-distant future, Haswell-E and the X99 chipset will remain its flagship, high-performance desktop platform for quite some time. As such, motherboard manufacturers are still pumping out new, fresh designs featuring the X99 chipset. Two of the... Read more...
If you perform a clean install of Windows 10, you shouldn’t be too surprised that Microsoft Edge is chosen as your default web browser. After all, it’s the only browser installed by default (well, I guess you could also count the old and decrepit Internet Explorer, which still lingers around for compatibility... Read more...
Volkswagen is taking a kitchen sink approach to in-car infotainment technology for its new vehicles. All 2016 VWs will include both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay so customers can have a solid experience regardless of their smartphone brand. Android Auto “With the new MIB II infotainment platform, Volkswagen’s... Read more...
The U.S. isn't a slouch in the supercomputer game, but it's just made it clear that it doesn't just want to be powerful in this arena, but be the leader. In a post made on the official Whitehouse homepage, an Executive Order from President Obama is discussed, which involves plans to unveil a supercomputer in the next... Read more...
Earlier this week, we learned of a scary piece of malware that can strike almost all Android devices in use. As has become a theme of late, the exploit is trigged via a simple text message. While it's easy to assume that you'll be safe simply by not reading any unsolicited text messages from people you don't know... Read more...
Windows 10 is here and many consumers and enthusiasts have been eager to try out the free upgrade to the fresh operating system in both Home and Pro configurations. There are however, some users that are either content with Windows 7/8 or simply “waiting for Service Pack 1,” which is a common refrain from Windows... Read more...
We are back with another high-end X99-based motherboard on the test bed. This time around we've got the latest from ASUS, the Sabertooth X99 TUF motherboard, which supports USB 3.1 and sports ASUS' "OC Socket". The first wave of motherboards based on Intel’s X99 chipset launched with attractive features and eye-catching designs. But as time... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Dell U2715H 27" 2560x1440 UltraSharp IPS Monitor, a Lenovo Erazer X315 desktop system, a 120GB Kingston SSDNow V300 SSD, and more. Full details are below. For more electronics... Read more...
The Internet is defiantly abuzz over yesterday’s release of Windows 10. The operating system was made available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, and can be obtained via Windows Update, ISO, or through the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. But while Windows 10 Home and Pro will appease the vast... Read more...
Remember when getting hacked meant loss of control of your PC and/or stolen data? It could be embarrassing, sure, and you could even be fired if a weak password contributed to the theft of sensitive company information. However, more recent hacks of shown a frightening trend towards causing physical harm. Earlier... Read more...
If there's a way to abuse the coolest technology, you can bet that somehow, somewhere, a silly human will figure out how. It's true of idiots pointing high powered (and blinding) lasers at helicopters and airplanes, and it's also true of people interfering with firefighting efforts with drones. The latter happened... Read more...
Samsung's uniquely designed Galaxy S6 Edge with its display that curves around both sides was part of the company's comeback plan in the high-end smartphone market. It was supposed to help renew interest in the Galaxy series after consumers had grown bored with the same plastic phone being recycle and upgraded each... Read more...
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