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Less than two weeks before U.S. elections kick off on November 8th, the FBI has released a new bombshell that threatens to shakeup what has already been an almost circus-like campaign season. FBI Director James Comey, who is known more widely in the circles for his staunch criticism of Apple in the San Bernardino... Read more...
Sony has a new ad for its not-yet-released PlayStation 4 Pro console, though it is not what you might expect. The trippy ad-spot goes into full retro mode with hat tips to 1980s culture, an odd time period to promote a new PS4 console considering the original PlayStation didn't debut until halfway through the 1990s... 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 to share, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all this fine Friday, we have deals on a Dell UltraSharp 29" Panoramic 2560x1080 Monitor, a Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Touch Screen Remote... Read more...
Lenovo/Motorola continues to flesh out its Moto smartphone lineup, and we’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen so far in recent months (Moto Z/Moto Z Force, Moto Z Play). A new member of the Moto smartphone family will soon be making its way to the public according to new leaks, and it should be a boon for customers... Read more...
Most broadband subscribers in the United States would be giddy as all get-out if 1Gbps service rolled into their area. And for most we imagine it eventually will, just as high-speed Internet eventually supplanted dial-up (though it may take longer than previously hoped now that Google has pressed the pause button on... Read more...
Whether you’re just getting into PC gaming, or are a seasoned DIY PC gamer with dozens of monster builds under your belt, NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience can be a useful  all-in-one tool for taking the drudgery out of fine tuning and expanding your PC gaming experience. Want to optimize all those settings in Gears of... Read more...
Mozilla is ready to overhaul the rendering engine that underlies its Firefox web browser, and it’s being developed under the name Project Quantum. Quantum is Mozilla’s latest effort to take down Google Chrome as the world’s most popular browser and fend off attacks from Microsoft Edge and Opera. Quantum will take... Read more...
Whether or not the Nintendo Switch goes down in history as a successful console launch or a flop is predicated on how interested gamers are in gaming on the go. As we learned, the Nintendo Switch's defining characteristic is that it can be uprooted from the living room and act as a mobile console. But in making that... Read more...
AMD chose to partner up with Apple on the launch of its power-efficient Radeon Pro 400 Series GPUs, which came shortly after the unveiling of new MacBook Pro laptops. It is the 15-inch MacBook Pro that has Polaris inside (Radeon Pro 450 or 455, depending on the model), a point AMD drives home multiple times in its... Read more...
If you are dying to know more about the upcoming Nintendo Switch (previously referred to as the Nintendo NX), the wait won't be much longer. Nintendo of America announced on Twitter that it will be revealing pricing, software lineup, and the launch date during a livestream event on January 12th, 2017. An introductory... Read more...
Microsoft unveiled its first all-in-one desktop system yesterday, known as the Surface Studio. Just in case you missed the announcement, you can find our initial coverage of it right here. We’re not going to rehash all of the specifications and main features again, but to quickly reiterate and provide a little more... Read more...
What kind of information do ISP’s collect from their customers and what do they do with that information? The Federal Communications Commission just passed a new rule to protect online user’s privacy and regulate how and when ISPs can share information with third parties. The FCC rule was passed this morning with a... Read more...
After an unusual (for Apple) leak earlier this week, Apple today unveiled its brand new MacBook Pro family. Still available in both 13-inch and 15-inch varieties, the new MacBook Pros are thinner and lighter than their predecessors -- the 13-inch and 15-inch models now weigh three pounds and four pounds respectively... Read more...
If a major holiday looms, then you can be sure that Facebook has something up its sleeves. With Halloween right around the corner, the company has decided to infuse the reactions we use to express our thoughts on posts, and give us virtual masks to wear while broadcasting through Facebook Live. As seen in the shot... Read more...
Google Fiber just can’t a break these days. Just yesterday, we reported that parent company Alphabet is contemplating laying off additional employees and that plans to expand the gigabit internet service to 10 additional markets have been put on indefinite hold. Part of Google Fiber’s tender wounds are likely... 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 Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i7-6700 based desktop system, a Tripp Lite 1500VA 900W Smart UPS, and more. Full details for all of today’s deals are available below. For more great... Read more...
Tesla Motors is sitting on cloud nine this morning after posting third quarter earnings that beat out Wall Street estimates and sent its stock price up. Specifically, Tesla reported net income of $22 million, or 14 cents per share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016, marking the first time the company has... Read more...
PlayStation 4 players wishing for a controller that is shaped and design more like an Xbox One Elite gamepad are in luck. Sony announced two officially licensed pro controllers coming to the SIEE region for the PS4 this year, the Razer Raiju and Nacon Revolution, both of which sport a similar overall shape to an Xbox... Read more...
We often joke about certain advances in technology leading to Skynet scenarios where machines wage war with humans, but sometimes it feels inevitable. Take for example what a team of researchers from Google Brain, Google's deep learning project, have discovered. In our quest to advance machine learning capabilities... Read more...
T-Mobile isn’t too happy that Verizon is the exclusive wireless carrier partner for the hot new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in the United States. While it’s true that anyone can buy a Pixel smartphone from the Google Store unlocked (at full price) for use on any carrier, only Verizon customers can take... Read more...
Samsung can thank its lucky stars that it is not singularly focused on the smartphone market. Had that been the case, its third quarter earnings report would have been devastating. As it stands, the South Korean electronics and semiconductor outfit saw its third quarter profit slip 30 percent to 5.2. trillion won... Read more...
Mobile chip maker Qualcomm has inked a definitive agreement to purchase NXP Semiconductors in a deal valued at around $47 billion. The board of directors of both companies gave unanimous approval for the acquisition, which will see Qualcomm buy all of NXP's stock at $110 per share, an 11.5 percent premium over NXP's... Read more...
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