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Microsoft is showing some love to its Windows 10 Mobile operating system as we close out the week, and it comes in the form of a new Development Branch.  Soon after releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14267 for PCs, Microsoft has sent the same build number for Windows 10 Mobile to testers. So what exactly... Read more...
It could be said that Bethesda is like the "Apple" of the gaming world - anything it releases is almost guaranteed to sell well. That proved true with the company's latest masterpiece, Fallout 4, which managed to sell an impressive 12 million copies (for $750 million in revenue) in its first few days. With Fallout's... Read more...
When we think of SoCs, we typically think of smartphones, tablets and other low-power devices; but how well are they suited for servers? Well, as it happens, an SoC can deliver a huge punch when working on certain workloads, as Serve the Home found out after putting Intel's Xeon D-1587 through the paces. The D-1587... Read more...
The “Internet of Things” is not simply a catchy phrase to describe the impending influx of network-attached products. Of course, there are a myriad of network-attached products on the horizon, which cover everything from light-bulbs to doorbells, but one of the main tenets of the IoT is that all of these devices... Read more...
Apple is coming under fire for its refusal to comply with an FBI request to unlock an iPhone 5c used by one of two terrorists in December’s San Bernardino mass shooting. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym ruled earlier this week that Apple must provide “reasonable technical assistance” in helping the FBI bypass security... Read more...
Facebook's Messenger app isn't the most-liked on the planet. Why? Well, the company thinks that everyone is a-OK with the fact that two separate apps need to be used for the same service, something that caused quite a stir in the summer of 2014 when the company forced people install the Messenger app in order to keep in touch with friends Read more...
Volvo has been firing on all cylinder lately, having recently launched the attractive, all-new XC90 crossover, and lifting the veil on the S90 sedan. And just this week, Volvo set wagon lovers’ hearts ablaze with the reveal of the V90. Now, Volvo is making a run for techies by doing away with physical keys starting next year. Rather than Read more...
Seagate is trying to make mechanical hard drives sexy again and it's doing it with a new thin and fast 2-terabyte mobile HDD for laptop applications. According to Seagate, its new drive is the planet's first and only 2TB capacity HDD offered a scant 7mm capacity, which is the same thickness as a typical solid state drive (SSD). At only 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 straight from our friends at TechBargains. On the menu today, we have deals on a Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro Intel Core i3-4160T-based SFF system, a Razer DeathAdder Chrome Multi-Color Ergonomic Gaming Mouse, a Lorell... Read more...
If anyone was concerned that appointing a former cable industry insider as the FCC chairman would mean that the regulatory body would favor the cable industry, those concerns have been completely obliterated over the past few years. First there was the ruling on net neutrality, which sent telecoms into a tizzy, and we... Read more...
The 19th annual DICE Awards is in the books, and with it is recognition of Fallout 4 as Game of the Year for 2015, the evening's top honor. It was one of three awards Bethesda's wildly popular RPG set in post-apocalyptic Boston won at the ceremony, which was hosted by comedian and gamer Pete Holmes at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Read more...
Microsoft continues to make headway on Redstone, the codename for the next major update to Windows 10. Those subscribed to the Fast ring in Microsoft's Windows Insider program can take a sneak peek at some of the forthcoming enhancements in Redstone courtesy of a new Windows 10 preview build that's available. Preview build 14267 doesn't Read more...
Apple has issued an updated version of iOS 9.2.1 specifically for iPhone users who encountered the once mysterious "error 53" message that left their handsets unusable. The update restores bricked iPhones and disables the security check that could cause an Error 53 message, which Apple says was never intended to affect customers. A freelance Read more...
"Gentleman, you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.” We first heard word that Hewlett-Packard was looking to get back into the smartphone game with a Windows 10 Mobile device back in late December. Codenamed “Falcon,” we were only greeted with some GFXBench results and accompanying specs for the device... Read more...
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