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As you read this, you're more than likely surrounded by wireless signals. However, wouldn't it be great if those waves of energy could be utilized for purposes other than just delivering data? Apple sure thinks so, as its latest patent application thoroughly highlights. The proposed patent is titled "Wireless... Read more...
It may be time to upgrade your gaming setup. Razer just announced the Lancehead, which it bills as “the world’s most reliable, tournament-grade wireless gaming mouse”. The Razer Lancehead features Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT) that syncs data reporting between the mouse and user’s system. It also connects to the... Read more...
Acer is determined to keep gamers entertained with a flurry of new products, and it is targeting mobile-minded gamers with the introduction of the Predator Triton 700 and Predator Helios 300 gaming notebooks, both of which can be equipped with Intel Kaby Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics... Read more...
Venmo and PayPal may soon have some serious competition, as Apple, Inc. is reportedly developing its own person-to-person payment service. Rumor has it that Apple recently held meetings with other payment industry companies. The service would allow iPhone users to digitally send money to one another, and it is also... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD released a special Windows power plan called “Ryzen Balanced”, which was aimed at increasing performance across the board for gamers. The power plan corrected performance handicaps imposed by Windows 10 that lead to throttled performance when the default “Balanced” profile was selected. This... Read more...
We have not heard a whole lot from BlackBerry lately, but if you're rooting for the Canadian smartphone maker, you'll be happy to know that it has not thrown in the towel. Just the opposite, it prepping the release of another smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Called the KEYone (previously known as Mercury)... Read more...
Official app stores are supposed to be safe havens for mobile users to download and install programs and games without fear of mucking up their smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Researchers at veteran security outfit Check Point, makers of the popular ZoneAlarm personal firewall... Read more...
Samsung today confirmed what we all knew was eventually coming. There will be a Galaxy Note 8, and it will be arriving in the latter half of the year. This confirmation was tucked inside the company’s most recent earnings release: Against this backdrop, the company will strive to maintain profitability through... Read more...
Samsung has shown itself to be the quite the resilient force. Consider that it wasn't all that long ago when Samsung's mobile strategy had grown stale, causing a major shakeup among its higher ranks. Then more recently there was the embarrassing (and costly) Galaxy Note 7 gaffe. But despite it all, Samsung is coming... Read more...
Nintendo said that sales of its hybrid Switch console are off to a "phenomenal start" and that it plans to keep the momentum going. Assuming it can, Nintendo forecasts a massive 121 percent jump in profit for its current fiscal year, taking aim at 65 billion yen (around $584 million in U.S. currency), up from 29... Read more...
Verizon this week released its $80 prepaid unlimited wireless plan. The price tag and promise of “unlimited data, talk, and text” may seem tempting, however, the plan is rife with pitfalls. First, what is Verizon’s latest plan? The telecommunications company guarantees unlimited data, talk, and text across the... Read more...
At this point, it's hard to tell what the top limit for densities will be with current mechanical hard drive technologies, but HGST proves that it's not 12TB. With the company's brand-new Ultrastar He12, enterprise users can take advantage of a staggering 12,000GB capacity in a single hard disk drive, and relish in... Read more...
Activision just launched the reveal trailer and announced release date for Call of Duty: WWII. The game will launch on in November and was described by Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg as “bringing an intense, visceral, boots on the ground gameplay”. Many of the hints reddit users dropped last week were confirmed... Read more...
Well, this didn’t turn out the way we expected. Back in early March, a single image of an upcoming product from Amazon made its way to the internet. Everyone simply assumed the it was a new security camera — at the time, it seemed like a rather educated guess — that would tie into Amazon’s Echo family of smart home AI... Read more...
As modern datacenters grow, so too do their demands. The processor race is heating up with both ARM and AMD vying to unseat Intel from its throne. Banks of RAM are beginning to become augmented by Intel’s Optane memory and other products leveraging 3D XPoint technology. However, some of the most interesting changes in... Read more...
Microsoft is betting big on the follow-up to its current Xbox One S gaming console. It’s next big console, codenamed Project Scorpio, will be formally introduced at the E3 expo, which is less than two months away. In the meantime, we’re learning a little bit more about the console in the lead up to its official... Read more...
Amassing great wealth affords a person the opportunity to splurge on all kinds of luxuries. Some end up buying a yacht or their own personal jet, while others spend an obscene amount of money on cars, whether they're vintage automobiles or modern muscle vehicles like the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Google's Sergey... Read more...
A well known computer security company is easing back on its threat to file a complaint on Microsoft over anti-competitive concerns, though it is not completely off the table. That company is Russia's Kaspersky Lab, and for the time being it is content with Microsoft's ongoing efforts to be more inclusive of... Read more...
Samsung’s nightmarish Galaxy Note 7 saga is far from over. After an explosive launch in September of last year, numerous battery fires brought a lot of negative attention to the Samsung brand and the company lost millions as a result of the subsequent recalls and replacement smartphones and cash offered to affected... Read more...
AT&T is putting the word out that it is "creating a 5G network that will change the world," only it's not really a 5G network. It is more like a rebranded 4G network that AT&T is calling 5G Evolution, a fancy marketing term that is supposed to make customers think of real 5G, the next generation successor to 4G LTE... Read more...
Intel loyalists looking to build a new system are stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment. The options are to build a high-end rig around Intel's aging X99 platform, or forego the benefits of X99 and piece together a Kaby Lake system that does not have as much oomph. Those who can afford to wait have a... Read more...
Earlier this month, Microsoft launched the Creators Update, the latest and greatest version of Windows 10. First launched during the summer of 2015, Windows 10 has seen continual updates that have increased security, privacy, performance and functionality. But as Microsoft has found out through extensive Windows... Read more...
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