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Fans of the shooter genre in China will soon be playing PlayerUnknown's Battlefield under the watchful eye of Tencent. Tencent has announced that it has landed exclusive rights to PUBG in China, its home market. Tencent will run the servers for the game and has promised to deal with cheaters. Cheating in the game is a... Read more...
If you're looking for the ultimate in GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gaming goodness with a minimal footprint, it looks as though EVGA has the perfect solution for your beastly gaming rig. The enthusiast hardware company has just pulled the wraps off the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper. The graphics card is guaranteed... Read more...
Chatter is starting to ramp up surrounding an update to Apple's iPhone SE entry-level smartphone. Apple first introduced the iPhone SE in early 2016, and it was little more than an iPhone 5s smartphone that was modernized with an iPhone 6s-class A9 processor, Apple Pay support and improved cameras. For people that... Read more...
After overseeing a massive restructuring effort, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that Meg Whitman will be stepping down as CEO effective February 1, 2018. She will be replaced by Antonio Neri, HPE's current president, who will also join the company's board of directors. Whitman will remain on the board as... Read more...
AMD’s Zen processor microarchitecture is targeted for deployment across the company’s entire processor product stack, from desktop with Ryzen and Threadripper, to the data center with EPYC, and finally in laptops and convertibles with Ryzen Mobile. Ryzen is set to yet again take on Intel’s... Read more...
So apparently Apple is really committed to releasing an augmented reality headset in the not-too-distant future. To accelerate its efforts, Apple has gone out and acquired Vrvana, a startup from Montreal, Canada, that ran an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign for its Totem headset. That piece of hardware never came to... Read more...
Uber suffered a data breach back in October 2016 that affected tens of millions of people, and it is just now letting the public know about it, as 2018 rolls into view. This latest incident is yet another black eye for a company that has been beat up in the media over questionable decision making in the past, such as... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors are coming in at a furious pace, and we've recently seen alleged benchmarks for the upcoming smartphone and reports that it a Galaxy S9 Mini will join the family. Now, we're getting a good glimpse at what that Galaxy S9 could look thanks to renders for a third-party case that is destined... Read more...
Electronic Arts has drawn immense criticism from the gaming community over so-called loot boxes and how they are implemented in Star Wars Battlefront II, but it is not just gamers who are speaking out. Belgium's Gaming Commission has determined that loot boxes are a form of gambling and is seeking a ban against them... Read more...
Computer scientists working for Apple have published a research paper that gives us a look at exactly what sort of tech the company is cooking up for the autonomous car realm. Apple had originally been working on an actual autonomous car, but reportedly hit the reset button on those plans to focus on software for... Read more...
Microsoft Surface Book 2 owners might have noticed an issue that rears its head if you try to game on the computer. With an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU inside, the machine is certainly capable of moderate gaming. You might expect the battery to drain quicker when on the go if you play video games, but you wouldn't... Read more...
Intel has acknowledged a serious vulnerability in the Intel Management Engine (IME), that was disclosed earlier this summer via the hard work of a team of security researchers. However, in addressing the IME vulnerability, Intel also confirmed additional vulnerabilities in its Server Platform Services (SPS) and... Read more...
Owners of the Amazon Echo Show speaker might have been a bit miffed back in September when YouTube pulled access to its app from the device. Amazon said at the time that the reason it pulled the app from the Show was because it had violated Google's terms of service with its implementation of YouTube. Google said... Read more...
It's official. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially penciled in December 14th as the date that it will roll back the net neutrality provisions that were ushered in under former Chairman Tom Wheeler. A procedural vote was held earlier this year paved that the way for this dramatic action to be... Read more...
You may have noticed, but the madness that is known as Black Friday has already begun. Sure, there will be "door buster" deals later this week that require actually marching to a physical store location and fighting the crowd for what little stock is available on the most heavily discounted items, but there are plenty... Read more...
When it comes to your location data, sometimes you just want to keep things to yourself and not send every single data point regarding your whereabouts to the cloud. It's for this reason that companies like Apple and Google give users the option to disable location sharing; although both companies will often tell you... Read more...
At least one analyst has sided with Electronic Arts over its decision to include microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, and believe that the outrage by gamers is unwarranted. Furthermore, the analyst in question believes that, if anything, EA and other publishers should be charging more for their games. Say... Read more...
The smart home speaker market is red hot, with Amazon and Google leading the way with their respective Echo and Google Home products. And with Black Friday and Cyber Monday in view, there will be a lot more smart speakers find their way into homes this week, and through the holiday season. As with all Internet of... Read more...
The Aston Martin Vantage family has been with us since 2006, so it is well past time for a thorough redesign of the V8- and V12-engined entry-level sports car from one of Britain's most storied auto manufacturers. Thankfully, Aston Martin has answered magnificently with an all-new Vantage, and well, just look at... Read more...
Pictures of PowerColor's Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil graphics card leaked to the web at the tail end of last week, and if you were eager with anticipation for the card's release, we have good news. It is now available to pre-order. The only catch is that US vendors don't appear to be offering the Red Devil variant... Read more...
A new study has found something very disturbing on some of the top websites in the world. Researchers from the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy have conducted research that found that over 400 of the top 50,000 websites in the world are using "session replay scripts" to track user behavior. This... Read more...
It's not exactly uncommon for smartphone makers to accidently let slip details on new devices. Samsung has apparently done just this with a support page that was spied on its website for a smartphone model that doesn't yet exist called the SM-G888N0. That support page only lists the model number, but that model number... Read more...
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