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One of the biggest advantages of Microsoft's Xbox One is that gamers are not locked into playing only Xbox One games. Through its backwards compatibility feature, Microsoft allows playback of hundreds of Xbox 360 games, meaning those titles sitting on the shelf are not going to rot if a user's actual Xbox 360 console... Read more...
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Apple first gave us a hint that a more pro-oriented iMac was on the way back in April, and today at WWDC, the company gave us an early look at what will ship later this year: the iMac Pro. As you might expect, the iMac Pro has the same basic design language as the consumer-oriented iMac, but it cranks the hardware... Read more...
Foxconn is attempting to acquire Toshiba's semiconductor business though it is not going at it alone. According to multiple reports, both Apple and Amazon have joined forces with Foxconn to grab a piece of the sale, with each company offering up an untold amount of financial backing to help push the deal... Read more...
We thought that Amazon was done with smartphones for good after its disastrous launch of the Fire Phone. The Fire Phone was initially priced at up to $650 off-contract when it launched as an AT&T-exclusive in 2014. Roughly a year later, the failed smartphone was selling for $130 off-contract. According to a new... Read more...
Apple's annual developer conference (WWDC) kicks off today and runs through Friday, during which time the company is expected to make several announcements. One of them will be iOS 11, the newest version of Apple's mobile operating system. While we wait for official details, it looks as though drag-and-drop... Read more...
There are competing memory standards in the graphics industry, including GDDR5, GDDR5X, and high bandwidth memory (HBM) solutions. What will tomorrow bring? If you ask Micron, the memory with roots in Boise, Idaho will tell you that it has a roadmap in place for faster GDDR5X memory and is also working on... Read more...
When the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update arrives later this year, it will likely come with three additional SKUs. The internal build of Windows 10 that was pushed by accident to testers last week revealed these new versions: Windows 10 Pro for Advanced PCs Windows 10 Pro N for Advanced PCs Windows Server 2016... Read more...
IBM has teamed up with semiconductor equipment suppliers and manufacturing bigwigs GlobalFoundries and Samsung to develop a new process for building silicon nanosheet transistors. This new process paves a path to 5-nanometer, with the subsequent "fingernail-sized" chips packing a staggering 30 billion transistors... Read more...
Intel unleashed some serious multi-core madness this past Tuesday with the announcement of its new Core X-Series. Based on the company’s 14nm+ manufacturing process, the Core X-Series is comprised of nine SKUs, ranging from the Kaby Lake-X based Core i7-7640X at the entry-level to the Skylake-X based Core i9-7980XE at... Read more...
SpaceX just hit another milestone. SpaceX yesterday launched its first recycled Dragon capsule with the Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS). This was also the eleventh successful Falcon 9 booster landing. The spacecraft was launched June 3rd after a two-day delay due to thunderstorms. SpaceX... Read more...
One of the greatest appeals of Netflix is that for a monthly fee, you have nearly unlimited access to a wealth of movies and television shows, as well as some seriously entertaining original series. What if a service existed for gaming that was similar to Netflix in terms of its addictive content? Microsoft just... Read more...
Anticipation is running high for the OnePlus 5, which has been the center of numerous leaks and speculation over the past several weeks. The latest leak comes direct from OnePlus—the company posted a teaser image on its official Twitter account, though the subsequent comments took things in a weird direction. OnePlus 3 (2016) For whatever Read more...
Sometimes it feels as though nothing is safe from the prying eyes (and digital crowbars) of dedicated hackers. Single sign-on provider OneLogin has found this out the hard way, as its systems were breached this week, potentially exposing customer data. "We detected unauthorized access to OneLogin data in our US... Read more...
Gears of War has been wildly popular for both the Xbox One and PC. The latest installment in the franchise, Gear of War 4, is poised to receive a massive update that adds a myriad of content and features to the game. In a blog post on Xbox Wire, Liam Ashley, Community Manager for The Coalition, says, “Prepare for... Read more...
Having identified the issue that doomed the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 and subsequently put in place more rigorous testing methods to ensure that situation does not repeat itself, Samsung is now getting ready to launch the Galaxy Note 8. That will take place sometime later this year. In the meantime, the Internet is... Read more...
It looks as though the Raspberry Pi has yet another challenger, and it comes via a crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign. Called the UP Core, the miniature developer board is being billed as the world’s smallest quad-core, single-board x86 computer. At the heart of the UP Core, which measures just 56.50mm x 66mm, is a... Read more...
With the 10-core and higher AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors incoming, it is easy for our eyes to become glazed over with regards to the already-released Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 family of processors. As we reported earlier this morning, AMD has dropped prices across the board on the Ryzen 7 family, and is even offering... Read more...
Los Angeles-based Nixeus has been working with AMD on FreeSync since the project’s inception. Nixeus was among the first companies to offer anaffordable, Full-HD FreeSync monitor with a wide adaptive-sync frequency range and one of Nixeus’ monitors was used in AMD’s initial FreeSync demos all the way back in 2014. Now... Read more...
The next Need for Speed installment is headed to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 this fall and it looks to bring with it plenty of metal carnage and mayhem. A taste of the upcoming high-speed action can be seen in the official reveal trailer that Electronic Arts just released, which contains nearly a minute and half... Read more...
Smartphones have become a big part of our daily lives. Whether it is texting a buddy or looking up driving directions, smartphones see a lot of use. That is why battery life is such an important metric. Equally as important is how fast a mobile device can charge. Qualcomm has been leading the charge in that regard... Read more...
The Ryzen 7 lineup has only been on the market for a few months, but AMD is already cutting prices. Given that Ryzen 7 processors already represented a compelling performance bargain when placed against comparable Intel Core processors, any further price reduction is just icing on the cake. When the Ryzen 7 1800X... Read more...
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