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The PlayStation 4 (PS4) first launched globally in November 2013, and has gone on to become a smash hit. Sony recently revealed that it has shipped over 60 million units of the consoles since launch, and it has outsold its rival Xbox One — which launched around the same time — nearly 2:1 to date. Although Sony’s console got a sort of “mid-cycle Read more...
Acer just unveiled their new Switch 3 and Switch 5 2-in-1 hybrid notebook convertibles. The thin and light devices now pack Intel Kaby Lake processors, a completely fanless cooling system, and Acer Active Pen. Acer claims that various features of the hybrids will also help boost productivity at work, school, and for... Read more...
From the start of the current console generation, Sony looked to have an immediate edge. Its console was more powerful than Microsoft's, namely with regards to graphics horsepower. While graphics don't always make the game, we've seen Sony lay the smackdown on Microsoft by releasing a consistent stream of hit... Read more...
One of the many things we like about Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 is the premium construction with barely any bezel to speak of. A full 80 percent of the front of the of the device is screen area, leaving only very thin top and bottom bezels. That said, Samsung detracts from this a bit with persistent on-screen... Read more...
Apple warranties its Apple Watch for 12 months at no additional charge, though owners of the first generation (Series 1) wearable are getting two extra years of coverage to protect against swollen batteries, an issue that's been raised on multiple online forums. The extended warranty is specific to the battery and... Read more...
What better way to usher in Spring, and all of the great weather that comes along with it, than to give away an awesome, mobile gaming rig, designed to keep you gaming no matter where you go? To that end, we have teamed up with our friends at Razer and Killer Networking and put together a fantastic Spring giveaway... Read more...
Windows 95 is alive and well in the United States Pentagon. Daryl Haegley, program manager for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment reported at an event hosted by OSIsoft that 75% of the Department of Defense computers Windows XP or older (including Windows 98 and... Read more...
Does your Echo or Echo Dot sound a little too robotic for your tastes when responding to queries? If that’s the case, then Amazon is working diligently to make your digital assistant AI mastermind sound a bit more “human” with regards to its speech patterns. Until now, Alexa’s female voice, while helpful in an... Read more...
Hot on the heels of NVIDIA's release of the super-powerful GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (read our review!) comes another release that's on the complete opposite end of the performance spectrum. The new GeForce GT 1030 is for those that need a GPU, but can't stomach an integrated solution. At face value, the card actually... Read more...
Something fishy is going on at Google, though not in a bad way. During a discussion at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, Google's Rich Osterloh confirmed that there would be a successor to the company's Pixel smartphone in 2017. He stopped well short of offering up any sort of details, but if you go fishing for... Read more...
Wake up sheeple! Merriam-Webster recently added “sheeple” to its online dictionary, and a quote regarding Apple fans was used a prime example of the word. According to Merriam-Webster, the word is naturally a blend of “sheep” and “people”. “Sheeple” are defined as “ people who are docile, compliant, or easily... Read more...
One might assume that some of the world's largest tech companies would be far too sophisticated to fall for the most generic of web scams, but lest we forget that these same companies are also staffed by real humans that can make mistakes. Unfortunately for some, though, those slip ups can cost other people a lot of... Read more...
Nintendo sure did tick off a lot of gamers with the way it handled the NES Classic Edition launch and subsequent rollout to stoes. Priced at $59.99 and packed with 30 classic NES games, the miniature console was an instant hit and sold out in record fashion whenever retailers managed to get them in stock. But after... Read more...
We’re still pretty early in the public gestation period for Redstone 3, but Microsoft is already making some useful additions to the next major update for Windows 10. The newest build handed down from the folks in Redmond, Washington is Windows 10 Build 16184 which just hit the Fast ring. First and foremost... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news of a branding change for Intel’s upcoming Xeon processors. We were greeted with a chart featuring dozens of Gold- and Platinum-branded processors based on Skylake-SP architecture. Thanks to some extra sleuthing, we now know some basic specs for the top-ranging members of... Read more...
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were launched to great fanfare late last year. The flagship Android Nougat smartphones were praised for their build quality, crisp displays, and excellent rear cameras (despite the lack of image stabilization). However, all good things must come to an end in Android land when it comes... Read more...
Console gaming is in a sort of interesting place at the moment. New generations of hardware are building on top of previous releases, such as the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S, and later Project Scorpio. Rather than release brand new systems that leave the old ones behind, these incremental upgrades are faster and... Read more...
It is good to be a gamer, but it is even better to be the one serving the gaming market. Case in point, Sony posted results for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, and noted that it has now shipped 60 million PlayStation 4 consoles to date. That includes 20 million PS4 units this past year, with 2.9 million of those... Read more...
If you thought that the Switch was the only portable gaming console that Nintendo had in the works for 2017, then you were sorely mistaken. The company just announced today that its brand new 2DS XL will debut in late July. The 2DS XL is in many respects similar to the oddly named New 3DS XL. It features that... Read more...
The numbers are in and they show that Microsoft needs to seriously consider refreshing its Surface line, and especially its Surface Pro tablets. Revenue from Microsoft's Surface products declined 26 percent year-over-year during its most recent quarter ended March 31, 2017. The only other segment to post a lost was... Read more...
I've said this a million times before, but let us make it a million and one—there are no mulligans on the Internet. None. Zip. Zilch. If you post something that you did not mean to post and it has any kind of importance, it does not matter how quickly you delete it, someone on the web saw it, screen captured it, and... Read more...
We’ve already introduced you to three new gaming notebooks from Acer, but the company hasn’t forgotten about you desktop freaks. So, we present to you the Predator X27, which manages to cram in a lot of high-end features in a menacing package. First and foremost, the Predator X27 has a — surprise, surprise —... Read more...
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