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You may be in the minority if you still purchase hard copies of video games. The Entertainment Software Association's (ESA) annual report revealed that 74% of video game sales in the United States are digital. Digital content includes downloads, subscriptions, DLC, and mobile and social games. In 2016 American... Read more...
Dell is continuing to up its game in the display market, as we witnessed last month with the official launch of the 32-inch 8K UP3218K. That monitor began shipping earlier this week with an eye-popping price tag of $4,999. Today, Dell is showing off a new display with a much more palatable price tag (though still... Read more...
It is time to take your GoPro footage to the next level. The company just announced the pilot program for Fusion, its new spherical 360 Degree VR 5.2K camera. GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman remarked, “Fusion is just that, the ability to capture every angle simultaneously…as though you had six GoPro cameras... Read more...
If there is a downside to mechanical keyboards, it is that manufacturers have taken advantage of the category's popularity with inflated price tags. That is a shame because everyone who types should trash their squishy membrane plank and buy a keyboard with mechanical key switches. The good news is things are... Read more...
Who doesn't love getting a little bit more than what they paid for? If you're a Radeon RX 480 owner, you might just be able to experience such a gift, as it's been discovered that a simple BIOS flash is all it takes to turn that card into a brand-new RX 580.  A user over at techPowerUp tried his hand at flashing a... Read more...
When HTC announced the U Ultra earlier this year with a Snapdragon 821 processor, many were disappointed that Qualcomm’s newfangled Snapdragon 835 wasn’t powering the device. However, the Taiwanese company was quick to point out that it would release a new flagship that would be powered by Qualcomm’s best smartphone... Read more...
Part of the reason why Microsoft decided to get into building hardware was to give its partners inspiration on how best to utilize Windows 10. That led to the Surface line, which Microsoft continues to update today. What is different, however, is that its hardware partners have Surface-like systems of their own. That... Read more...
Some audiophiles poke fun at Bose for being more about branding than actual substance, but the latest accusation leveled against the company is by no means a laughing matter. The Boston-based company is coming under fire — in the form of a class-action lawsuit — for its Bose Connect app, which is used to help easily... Read more...
After all of the hype and anticipation leading up to the public release of the Creators Update for Windows 10, you might be left wondering, what's next? Well, there is another major update to Windows 10 that is scheduled for later this year. Called Redstone 3 for now, Microsoft has already begun dishing out test... Read more...
HP is not one to let the weeds grow under its feet, at least not when it comes to its Spectre x360 line. The company it has no problem changing things up in an effort to keep its premium ultraportable hip and trendy. Having already gone through a few mild wardrobe changes over the past few years, the newest iteration... Read more...
Amazon's voice activated digital assistant known as Alexa has matured fast since it was first introduced, gaining thousands of new skills and forming strategic partnerships with the likes of Domino's Pizza and Uber. Now Amazon is offering up the same underlying technology that powers Alexa to developers so they can... Read more...
Is your Samsung Galaxy S8 making you see red? Some customers who pre-ordered their phones are complaining that their AMOLED displays have an excessive red tint. According to the users, these screens did not improve even after altering color settings. Liquid-crystal display (LCD) smartphone panels use three... Read more...
Are you constantly trying to remember dozens of elusive passwords? Well, Microsoft has got your back. The company now enables password free sign-in for Android and iOS users when they sign-in to a new device. Mobile device users can now add their account to a Android or iOS Microsoft Authenticator app. When a user... Read more...
A good deal of "alternate reality" talk in recent years has revolved around virtual reality, but as time goes on, it becomes increasingly clear that augmented reality is going to be the one that makes the biggest splash. At least in the near term. Last year, the success of Pokemon GO proved that AR has some serious... Read more...
Nintendo’s seemingly boneheaded move in killing off production of the NES Classic Edition is starting to make a little bit more sense. Earlier this month, Nintendo provided the following statement regarding the end of production: We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for... Read more...
In an effort to improve beef up its nationwide wireless broadband network, Verizon has agreed to purchase fiber optic cabling from Corning for $1.05 billion, which will be paid out over the next three years, the two companies announced today. As part of the agreement, Corning will provide the nation's largest wireless... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals. On tap for you all today, we have deals on EVGA graphics cards and power supplies, a couple of D-Link 802.11ac wireless routers, an awesome Unitek aluminum hard drive station, and much more. Full details for all of today’s deals are available below… Today's... Read more...
ASUS first announced its competitor for the Raspberry Pi 3 back in late January. Aimed at DIY enthusiasts, the Tinker Board promises unmatched performance and connectivity options compared to the perennial favorite in this arena. Today, ASUS is announcing that the Tinker Board is now available in North America... Read more...
Can you recall what you were doing in 1998, or even what PC you owned back then? For me, it was a system purchased from Sears with a Pentium MMX processor clocked at 200MHz inside. I had not gotten into the StarCraft craze like so many others, though the joke is on them—having waited nearly two decades, I can now... Read more...
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has earned a reputation for building attractive handsets with capable hardware at attractive price points, and it has done it once again with the Mi 6. Announced at an event in Beijing today, the Mi 6 draws comparison to Apple's flagship iPhone 7 device, though not in price—the Mi 6 starts... Read more...
Whether it is intentional or the consequence of building increasingly thinner and lighter devices with premium makeups, cracking open today's electronics for DIY repair is oftentimes difficult. Whatever the case might be, Samsung chose not to buck the trend with its Galaxy S8. As with most modern handsets, the Galaxy... Read more...
Google has taken the low-cost PC market by storm with Chrome OS, which has allowed budget Chromebook devices to flood the market. While consumers have been snapping up the machines due to their attractive pricing, educational institutions have also embraced the devices for obvious reasons (including easy... Read more...
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