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Tired of hearing about Pokemon Go yet? The attention it's receiving is the direct result of the enormous number of people who rushed the App Store and Google Play to download the title and never looked back (and sometimes don't look up from their smartphones, but that's another topic). Impressively, Pokemon Go saw... Read more...
We're getting so close to AMD's release of Zen that it almost feels like you can reach out and grab it, though obviously that's not the case, at least not yet. During a recent earnings call with investors, AMD boss Dr. Lisa Su stated that Zen would trickle out by the end of the year before shipping in any kind of real... Read more...
At this point, we’ve learned just about everything we need to know about the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung conveniently skipped the "Note 6" moniker, instead opting for Galaxy Note 7 to more closely align the smartphone with the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Active (which has recently been making headlines of its... Read more...
It looks like Tesla will not be getting competition from Apple anytime soon. Apple’s rumored electric car, “Project Titan”, has reportedly been delayed until 2021 due to complications with its development. Why is the car being delayed? Well, no one really knows. Some theorize that the delay is due to the departure... Read more...
The San Diego Comic-Con is not usually known for tech announcements, but a preview of this cool new Google Play feature may be the exception. Google just announced Bubble Zoom which makes the text bubbles in comic books leap off the page. Google can identify speech bubbles and enlarge them on the page thanks to... 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. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Dell Inspiron 15 (7559) Core i7-6700HQ based notebook, a VIZIO E60U-D3 SmartCast 60" 4K Ultra HD Home Theater TV, a set of JBL Synchros 400BT Bluetooth Wireless... Read more...
It was a darn good run for VCRs, but if they weren't considered obsolete before, they soon will be. Funai Electronics, the last manufacturer of VCR hardware, announced that it's ceasing production of video tape recorders at the end of the month, as parts are increasingly difficult to come by for a machine that no... Read more...
Samsung made headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this month. The company’s brand new Galaxy S7 Active smartphone (an AT&T exclusive) was touted as a rugged device that can survive drops and even live to see another day after being dunked in up to five feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Unfortunately... Read more...
Law enforcement officials are seeking help from a professor at Michigan State University with creating a special 3D printed replica of a homicide victim's fingers in order to unlock his phone using his fingerprints. In theory it sounds like a brilliant idea, one that would sidestep the potentially contentious process... Read more...
Preliminary number crunching from International Data Corporation (IDC) reveals that smartwatch shipments are down for the first time since the wearable became a thing, declining a hefty 32 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2016. That puts overall smartphone shipments at just 3.5 million units for the... Read more...
Nintendo shocked us all last week when it revealed the tiny NES Classic Edition console, which fits in the palm of your hand. The announcement of the console came hot on the heels of Pokémon Go’s release in the United States, which has made Nintendo the hottest name in gaming for the past two weeks (while at the same... Read more...
Fictional creatures with mystical super powers are roaming the streets of Tokyo! No, we're not talking about another Godzilla movie, but the inevitable infiltration of Pokemon Go into Japan, the newest territory to be swept up in the most popular mobile game of all time. Heck, Pokemon Go might be the most popular mobile app of any kind at Read more...
It looks as though Verizon is following in Microsoft's footsteps by preparing to boot people off of their unlimited data plans. Microsoft did it when it announced an end to unlimited cloud storage via OneDrive for subscribers to its Office 365 suite and replaced it with 1TB, and now Verizon is getting ready to pull... Read more...
NVIDIA has historically taken a somewhat different approach when announcing its newest Titan-branded graphics cards, that differs from the measured, methodical launches of its more mainstream consumer products. Tonight’s announcement, however, takes the cake. We just received details from NVIDIA regarding an... Read more...
If you are worried that someone is trying to hack into your iPhone via radio transmissions, Edward Snowden might have the solution for you. Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang just announced a design for a case-like device that connects to your iPhone and detects whether its radio is transmitting a... 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 and Alienware Alpha Intel Core i3-4130T based SFF gaming PC, a Allpowers 12000mAh QuickCharge Dual USB Battery Pack, a Vizio D50U-D1 50" 4K UHD LED LCD Smart HDTV, and more. Full... Read more...
Although the world is increasingly connected through the internet, there are still four billion people or 60% of the world’s population who do not have such access. 1.6 billion of those people live in remote locations and do not have  access to mobile broadband networks. Facebook Connectivity Lab just announced the... Read more...
We reported earlier on France's demands to Microsoft with regards to bolstering its Windows 10 OS to better protect user data, and ultimately, their privacy. The fact that a watchdog would target Microsoft for collecting too much data probably strikes no one as a surprise, as that very complaint has been one shared by... Read more...
Nintendo is going to launch a brand new game console codenamed NX in March of next year, that much we know. Beyond that, it's a big guessing game as to what exactly Nintendo is cooking up and whether it will be worth the wait, though Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot seems encouraged by what he's seen of the new... Read more...
After multiple delays, Microsoft’s enterprise-focused Surface Hubs finally began shipping to customers in late March. And despite the fact that Microsoft raised the price of the 55-inch and 84-inch collaborative displays by $2,000 across the board, from $4,999 to $6,999 and from $19,999 to $21,999 respectively, it... Read more...
Flash's days on the web are numbered. That's been evident for the past couple of years as the anti-Flash movement has gained steam. Little by little, software developers and online services have been removing Flash support from their products, and starting in August, you can count Firefox among them. Well, partially... Read more...
France's data privacy and protection watchdog has ordered Microsoft to put the brakes on what it deems is excessive user data collection in Windows 10. It also took issue with certain elements of Windows 10 that need to be more secure, such as entering the four-character PIN to log into the operating system, and... Read more...
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