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Elon Musk is in an informative mode today, as he fired off a number of tweets relating to Tesla’s upcoming entry-level Model 3 EV. For those that need a refresher, the Model 3 will be priced from $35,000 (before tax credits/rebates) and will have at least 215+ miles of range per charge. Musk started off his morning... Read more...
Some pranks are funny, like covering a toilet bowl with plastic wrap or taping the handle of the water sprayer in a kitchen faucet. Others, not so much. Falling into the "others" category is an online prank attempting to trick iPhone owners into engaging Siri, the virtual digital assistant built into iOS, in a way... Read more...
Destiny 2 may be headed to a retail launch on September 8, 2017. That is what leaked photos of a Destiny 2 poster indicate, anyway. The photos were obtained by an Italian retailer and supposedly originate from a GameStop store in Italy. Whether that is true or not, what is really of interest here is the supposed... Read more...
Lately, Dell has been able to deliver notebooks that bring a smile to our faces, especially when a new XPS laptop slides across our desk. It hasn't always been that way, but since revamping the XPS line, starting with the XPS 13 back in 2015, Dell’s premium laptops have been leaders in the ultrabook market... Read more...
WikiLeaks dropped a huge bombshell over two weeks ago when it revealed that it gained access to a treasure trove of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) hacking tools. Documents detailed numerous tools at the agency’s disposal including viruses, trojans, zero-day exploits and other avenues to monitor or... Read more...
A new flagship smartphone from Samsung is an exciting thing in and of itself. However, it looks like Samsung's retail partners will have some nifty promotions tied to the South Korean handset maker's upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch. Target, for example, is going to offer a $100 gift card and a free Samsung... Read more...
AMD is getting ready to flesh out its Ryzen lineup with its new Ryzen 5 series consisting of 4-core and 6-core processor options. These reasonably priced additions to the Ryzen family will arrive on April 11, or at least that is the official launch date that AMD announced last week. However, it appears that some... Read more...
Earlier this month, we told you about a Senate bill that would undo what had been deemed overreaching “midnight regulations” by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that were aimed at protecting consumer privacy. Today, the Senate voted along party lines (50-48) to kill the FCC measure that would require ISPs... Read more...
If you have been hunting for a Nintendo Switch, you might as well go out looking for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster while you're at it. The hybrid console has proven just as elusive. However, it does actually exist and with a little luck (and inside information), it's not impossible to find. To that end, we just... Read more...
Futuremark has released a new segment of its popular 3DMark graphics testing suite called "API Overhead". The goal is simple: establish which CPU+GPU+API combination offers the best possible performance. Whether it's DirectX 12 or Vulkan, one thing the test can prove is that most other APIs, such as DirectX 11, are... Read more...
If you are looking for a gaming PC with a sleek and small footprint, Corsair has your back. The company today announced its first “fully built gaming PC” and by all accounts, it looks like Corsair has hit it out of the park on the first swing. The Corsair One is a small form factor (SFF) machine that tries to... Read more...
If you had any previous concerns about the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) for the future advancement of technology, look at how the major players are jockeying for position. Earlier this month, Intel purchased machine vision company Mobileye to get its hands on 70 percent of the market for advanced driver... Read more...
If you were just thinking that Facebook wasn't already addictive enough, don't fret: there's more feature goodness en route. Last year, the world's largest social network released Facebook Live, a simple feature that let people stream to their friends' lists on-the-fly, regardless of where they are located (provided... Read more...
Do you have a fever, and the only prescription is more GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? Well, sit back and take a seat, because EVGA has no less than three custom graphics cards coming your way — and that is in addition to the already-announced Founders Edition. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti As you might already know, the... Read more...
Despite some complaints about the payment model, Super Mario Run has been a huge hit on iOS where the mobile game made its debut last December. It has been downloaded more than 78 million times, with 40 million of those downloads taking place in the first four days of availability. To keep the downloads (and revenue)... Read more...
For whatever reason, Apple continues to drag its feet in offering a true laptop with a touchscreen display. However, it hasn't abandoned touch functionality on laptop systems completely. Apple introduced the Touch Bar on its latest MacBook Pro model, which replaces the row of Function keys at the top, and now it's been discovered that Apple Read more...
Apple is not going to play ball with a group of hackers that is threatening to remotely wipe hundreds of millions of iPhone devices if the Cupertino outfit refuses to pay a ransom. While the hackers claim to have a large cache of iCloud and other Apple email account data at their disposal, Apple insists that its... Read more...
Google is adding a new feature to its Maps service that parents are going to love and teenagers may loathe—it's the ability to share real-time location tracking data with select individuals or groups, along with an estimated time of arrival to whatever the destination might be. While that may sound like an invasion of... Read more...
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If you have a Nintendo Switch and have been afflicted with Joy-Con controller connectivity issues, help is on the way. We originally reported on the issue back in early March shortly after the Nintendo Switch launch, and it relates to a loss of connectivity with the left Joy-Con controller. At the time, Nintendo... Read more...
Are you yearning for a Gyrados? Are you dying to catch a Lapras? Water pokémon will abound over the next few days thanks to Pokémon GO’s worldwide Water Festival. Pokémon trainers will be able to find more water type pokémon over the next few days. The official announcement hints that in particular Magikarp... Read more...
Just like we mentioned earlier this week, the Galaxy S8 leaks are going to pick up in speed as we approach the March 29th “Unpacked” event in New York City. With that in mind, we have two new leaks for you today that slowly lift the veil on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The first leak is rather mundane, and simply... Read more...
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