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In just a few hours from now, Google will kick off its hardware event and introduced a bunch of new devices, among them the highly anticipated Pixel 2 its larger sibling, the Pixel 2 XL. What is left to unveil after numerous leaks and rumors surrounding Google's new generation of Pixel phones remains to be seen, but... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is taking its premium PC lineup to the next level with the introduction of the new Spectre 13 and Spectre x360 13. Both notebooks feature premium materials including a CNC machine aluminum body, available 4K displays and 8th generation Intel Core processors. Starting with the Spectre 13, HP says... Read more...
Back in 2013, Yahoo's database was breached by hackers and it wasn't discovered or reported until 2016. When that reporting happened last year, Yahoo thought that detials on 1 billion of its user accounts had been stolen. As it turns out, things are much worse than Yahoo (now owned by Verizon and part of Oath)... Read more...
It seems like every major OEM wants to get into the high-end notebook space these days, even Google. Typically its Chromebook machines are some of the least expensive notebooks that you can lay your hands on. Take for instance the HP Chromebook X360 convertible, which clocks in in at a very reasonable $300. However... Read more...
Microsoft is on the verge of unleashing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and alongside that major OS update will be the launch of Windows Mixed Reality headsets. We've talked about these virtual reality/augmented reality headsets on numerous occasions, but now OEMs are ramping up preorders to coincide with the... Read more...
We told you that leaks surrounding Google's upcoming hardware refresh would get more frequent as we approach tomorrow's keynote, and retail giant Walmart didn't disappoint today. Not only did Walmart mistakenly put up a preorder listing for the Google Home Mini, but it also managed to get in a single shot of the... Read more...
It looks as though Christmas is coming early for quite a few gaming enthusiasts. For many gamers, out there the, the Ryzen 5 1600 and 1600X are reasonably-priced mainstream processors that pack quite a punch. Priced at around $210 and $220 respectively, each offers six cores capable of executing 12... Read more...
This is a sad day in Santa Clara. Intel has lost a legend in Paul Otellini, a former chief executive officer and president of the largest semiconductor company in the world, who passed away in his sleep on Monday, October 2, 2017. The lifelong Intel employee was 66 years old at the time of his passing—way too young... Read more...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) allowed a Russian defense agency to comb over the source code of cyber defense software used by the Pentagon to secure its computer network from cyber attacks. It is said this was done as part of an attempt by HPE to gain the necessary certifications to see sell similar software in the... Read more...
Apple and Samsung might be fierce rivals on the surface, but behind the scenes, it is a slightly different story. It actually benefits Samsung if Apple's flagship iPhone X handset racks up a bunch of sales, because if does, Samsung will see a surge in organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel orders—Samsung is the one manufacturing Read more...
While the enthusiast community is all abuzz about high-performance Radeon RX Vega 56/64 graphics cards based on the Vega architecture, AMD also produces graphics cards that are cater to a more discerning clientele. That's where AMD's Embedded business comes into play, and today the division is launching the new... Read more...
Starting on Thursday, October 5, you will be able to purchase one of Intel's newfangled Coffee Lake CPUs. In the meantime, two things are happening—early benchmarks are leaking to the web showcasing the promise of 6-core/12-thread processing, and motherboard makers are launching new brand new printed circuit boards... Read more...
Microsoft has announced that the end is near for its unloved Groove Music app. As of December 31, 2017 the Groove music app will no longer offer the option to stream, purchase or download music. However, Microsoft says that it will continue to invest in and update Groove Music app on all Windows devices to support... Read more...
Google Street View is a great way to explore a new area and plan out vacations or a big move before you hit the road. You can check out images of entire neighborhoods along with places to shop and eat so you know where things are and what they look like when you get there. The catch is that in some areas Street View... Read more...
Back in late August, AMD launched the entry-level Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor, which features 8 cores, 16 cores and its priced at $549. At the time, AMD promised that it would be launching a new driver for the complementing X399 chipset that would enable NVMe RAID support. AMD originally said that the driver... Read more...
We are just a couple of days away from Google's big devices event, which means that you can expect to see more leaks over the next 48 hours. The latest leak revolves around Google's upcoming Android 8.0 Oreo flagship, the Pixel 2 XL. As is often the case when it comes to unreleased smartphones, this latest leak... Read more...
The hype surrounding the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII is intriguing and very justified. Not much longer than a decade ago, it seemed the world was sick and tired of World War II-themed games, but thankfully, zombie games have since come to our rescue, cleansing our palettes. Today, WWII actually looks like it could... Read more...
At its launch, one of the most common complaints about AMD's Radeon RX Vega cards was their reference cooler, and in particular, its weak cooling performance. Reference coolers are rarely that impressive, but it was especially true with a powerful GPU like Vega. Immediately, people yearned to see what companies like... Read more...
There was a collective "meh" from the media streaming community when Apple launched its Apple TV 4K last month. Priced from $179, many felt that the streamer doesn't really offer much over its rivals besides the ability to tap into the Apple ecosystem. However, Roku, which is the market leader in streaming players, is... Read more...
Google has announced a significant change in how it handles digital publications that show stories and news items on Google Search results and on Google News. Google had a policy in place in the past called First Click Free that required websites listed in Google News or in Google's search results to offer a minimum... Read more...
There was no doubt that the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition was going to be a big hit with gamers when it was released this past Friday. We saw preorders sell out in rapid fashion online, and it appears that brick and mortar locations across the United States also witnessed quick sellouts when the console went on... Read more...
Although our own testing have shown the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to easily outpace the Radeon RX Vega 64 in most gaming benchmarks, there appears to be at least one DX12 title that seem to favor AMD's latest graphic flagship. That game is Forza Motorsport 7, which is set to go into wide release tomorrow, October... Read more...
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