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As most US-based companies have learned by now, it's very difficult to penetrate the Chinese market (just ask Microsoft), with the country's government being at the crux of the issue more so than cultural differences. Apple in particular has had a rough go at feeling comfortable in China, and recently, things have... Read more...
Way back in 2013, it was announced that both a Portal and Half-Life movie would be coming to theaters, although very little additional information was given. Still, the mere announcement set fans off in a frenzy. Could a Half-Life movie mean that HL3 would finally become a reality? No - it sure doesn't look like that... Read more...
Gears of War 4 is set to make its global debut on October 11th, and to commemorate the occasion, Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One S bundles. The $349 Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle will include a white console with a 1TB hard drive onboard and will be available on October 11th. The bundle will of course... Read more...
Lenovo has done a remarkable job of classing up its business notebooks without sacrificing the features and build-quality that make the ThinkPad line so popular with road warriors. It recently updated its ThinkPad X1 Yoga with an excellent 2560x1440 OLED panel, for example, making it even more attractive 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 with you, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Dell Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i5-6400-based desktop system, a MyDigitalSSD 512GB OTG USB 3.0 Portable Solid... Read more...
A start-up that sells security exploits to government agencies is willing to pay big money for remote hacks on iOS 10, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. Specifically, the top award is now an eye popping $1.5 million, or three times the previous award, for remote hacks that work against up-do-date... Read more...
The customer is always right; or at least that’s a mantra that is usually tossed around at U.S. retail establishments. Perhaps that isn’t the case in France, as one Apple Store patron decided to go on a calm, yet destructive rampage after he claimed that he was not treated fairly by the staff. According to... Read more...
If virtual reality headsets are going to truly break into the mainstream market, there needs to be a lot of content for consumers to devour, and it has to be easily accessible. In recognition of those requisites, HTC's Vive team today announced the global launch of Viveport, its own app store for a variety of VR... Read more...
If you’re a diehard video streamer, Logitech has just announced a much-improved successor to its incredibly popular C920. The C920 webcam has been with us for nearly five years, and it has served with distinction during that time, but the new C922 Pro is here to carry the streaming torch. While it keeps the same... Read more...
Oftentimes when a smartphone maker debuts a nifty new idea, its competitors find ways to implement their own version of whatever feature everyone is excited about, whether it's a premium design, a digital assistant, or something else. But spontaneous smartphone combustion? Following Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 debacle... Read more...
Two of the biggest phrases in technology right now are deep learning and artificial intelligence. They're intertwined with one another, and Microsoft is betting big on both, as company CEO Satya Nadella recently underscored during a keynote at Microsoft's Ignite conference for IT professionals. As part of that... Read more...
Artificial intelligence has the potential to be a wondrous innovation or horrifying disaster. Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, and Facebook have formed their own Avengers-like partnership in order to establish best practices and standards for AI development and promote public understanding of this novel... Read more...
Can you spare a moment? How about a Twitter moment? The social media giant has updated “Moments”, a tool that helps to curate collections of tweets centered around specific subjects. Andrew Fitzgerald, Twitter’s, Global Curation Lead, remarked, “We think it's a really great way for new users to Twitter, users who haven't built that perfect Read more...
If you’re an owner of an Android Wear-based smartwatch and have been eager to get your hands on the final release of Android Wear 2.0, the wait is going to be a little bit longer. Google announced today that its next generation smartwatch operating system has been delayed from fall 2016 to early 2017. So instead of... Read more...
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