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Nintendo had a big 2017 thanks to the Switch game console, and the company has a much bigger 2018 planned. The company has announced that it plans to sell over 20 million Switch consoles in the next fiscal year. That might sound like a lofty number, considering that Nintendo sold 10 million consoles in the first 9... Read more...
If you've been following the tech world over the past two weeks, Apple hasn't had this much negative attention aimed at its products since the MacBook Pro battery life fiasco stirred by Consumer Reports, or perhaps the iPhone 4 "Antennagate". Apple's decision to throttle older iPhones with degraded batteries -- while... Read more...
When Microsoft released the original Surface Pro five years ago, the mobile market was completely different – Windows tablets were an afterthought and weren’t the svelte and snappy performers you can buy today. The first-generation Surface Pro wasn’t perfect, but it was a huge step in the right... Read more...
How good are you at remembering passwords? If you're like most computer users, probably not very good at all. Given the dozens (or more) websites that we interact with on a daily basis, remembering long and complicated passwords can be a chore. Some users take advantage of browser autofill technology to help take the... Read more...
The live servers for the PC version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) went offline for a couple of hours yesterday, but not because something was wrong. Instead, PUBG Corp was rolling out its first patch (version 1.0) for the PC release since the game exited Steam's Early Access program, bringing with it a bunch... Read more...
Owners of the LG G6 are getting close to becoming part of an exclusive club of Android 8.0 Oreo users. While the G6 is still running Nougat, which shipped with the phone when it came out around nine months ago (March 2017), LG has made available an Oreo build in beta form in China. Typically when that happens, a final... Read more...
One of the themes we expect to be in full force at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month is smart speakers. Amazon leads the charge with its Echo products, and following its success, others have jumped on board the smart speaker bandwagon, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Harman Kardon, to... Read more...
Apple has come under fire here in the United States after the company confirmed a practice that had long been suspected by iPhone owners. Starting with the iOS 10.1.2, Apple began throttling the CPU on certain older iPhones whose batteries had been degraded beyond an optimal level. This practice was meant to prevent... Read more...
Samsung appears to be facing another round of battery woes, although this time around, phones are not overheating or catching fire, as was the case with the Galaxy Note 7. Instead, some Galaxy Note 8 owners are complaining about their phones abruptly shutting down and not being able to power them back on. Furthermore... Read more...
Apple CEO Tim Cook had a bang up year when it comes to paychecks. Cook received a 74% increase in his annual bonus for fiscal 2017 after the company posted higher revenue and net income compared to the previous fiscal year. The incentive pay that Tim Cook earned for fiscal 2017 totaled $9.33 million for the year that... Read more...
The Apple Lisa was a groundbreaking machine when it launched over three decades ago in 1983. It was one of the very first commercially available computers that had a graphical user interface or GUI. Further, beyond just its slick GUI interface, the Lisa computer was also known for being a massive flop for Apple... Read more...
PlayStation 4 fans looking to set their console free from the clutches of Sony will soon have a new jailbreak to try out. The PS4 4.05 Kernel Exploit from Developer Specter has been published on GitHub for download. The jailbreak devs are specific in noting that the exploit doesn't contain any code that will defeat... Read more...
Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE officially launched on December 1st, but since that time has only been available for business customers -- regular consumers were left out of the loop. Today, however, Microsoft has opened up sales of the cellular-equipped tablet to all customers and not just a select few. You can now... Read more...
Amazon is the king of AI smart speakers. The company arguably created the category with the release of the Echo in 2014, and expanded it greatly with the introduction of the cheaper Echo Dot and a host of other Echo-branded devices. The 2017 holiday shopping season was the biggest yet for Amazon, and devices like the... Read more...
What is smaller than your thumb, lighter than a coin, and "ridiculously cute?" The Zanco Tiny T1, of course! Billed as the world's smallest functioning phone, this incredibly small mobile device has surpassed $105,000 in crowd funds on Kickstarter, blowing past its goal of $33,444. Over 1,600 backers have pledged... Read more...
One of the unique features of Google's Home Max smart speaker is that it has an auxiliary (line-in) port, allowing customers to connect a turntable, cassette tape player, or other external music device. Part of Google's hope is that being able to use its Home Max will make it popular among musicians and DJs as a... Read more...
Amid an escalating legal battle between two technology giants, it seems that Apple would like nothing more than to sever ties with Qualcomm in the construction of its iPhone and iPad products. Apple relies on Qualcomm to supply high-speed LTE models for its mobile gadgets, but has been looking at Intel to replace at... Read more...
Fingerprint analyzing software used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and more than 18,000 other law enforcement agencies in the United States might contain Russian code. The apparent finding comes at a time of heightened security concerns over international spying efforts—just three months ago, the Department of... Read more...
Tesla seems to have a lot on its plate these days; the company is humming along with production of the Model S and Model X, while it is struggling to meet production targets for the entry-level Model 3. In addition, the company is taking deposits for its long-haul Semi, while its kickass second-generation Roadster is... Read more...
Energous is a company that has been working on what many people have lusted after for years: true wireless charging of devices. We aren’t talking about having to sit your smartphone or other device down on a pad to charge them without having to fiddle with wires; that has been available for many years now. What... Read more...
A new report is making the rounds that claims Nintendo has given some bad news to developers out there working on Switch games that require more space than what's available on today's cards (32GB max). According to the report, Nintendo has told developers that the 64GB game cards for the Switch that were expected by... Read more...
To say bitcoin is volatile would be an understatement. It seems to either be surging or crashing with little signs of overall stability. This is the reason that Valve recently stopped accepting bitcoin as a method of payment. Last week was a rough one for those into bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency took a beating with... Read more...
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