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If you've been considering picking up one of Razer's beautiful Blade Pro notebooks, you're going to be happy that you've waited until just this moment, as the company has released a new Blade Pro notebook, and lowered its starting price at the same time. With the new Blade Pro, users can now dive in at the... Read more...
Gigabyte is running a very cool promotion for its X299-based motherboards and is offering new owners what it’s calling an “X299 Xperience Pack”, if they register the boards before September 14. Our X299 Xperience Pack showed up a couple of days ago, so we thought we’d show you what was inside. Take a look... The Gigabyte Aorus X299 Xperience Read more...
Although we first got a glimpse at Lenovo’s Windows Mixed Reality headset earlier this year, the company is now getting official with the device. Called the Lenovo Explorer, the headset is capable of being plugged into a supported Windows 10 PC, where users will be able to immerse themselves in virtual reality games... Read more...
Lenovo has a few new convertibles and detachables that it announced today at IFA, including two new Yoga devices and a new addition to the Miix family. Starting with the convertibles, we have the new flagship Yoga 920, which features a 13-inch form-factor. The Yoga 920’s 13.9-inch display can be configured with... Read more...
SanDisk has pulled off the microSD card equivalent of a tiny car filled with an endless supply of clowns with its latest microSD card. Somehow SanDisk has managed to cram 400GB of storage into a tiny microSD card the size of a thumbnail. The new offering is currently the world's highest capacity microSD card for use... Read more...
Confirming reports from earlier this month, Apple sent out invites this afternoon to the press confirming that its next keynote address will take place on September 12th. The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater, which is situated on the brand-new Apple Park campus. This is expected to be a packed event... Read more...
Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android and CEO of Essential, issued an apology after his smartphone company accidentally leaked out private data from dozens of customers to other customers. What happened was sort of akin to mass emailing a large group and forgetting to BCC everyone, leaving their email addresses in plain... Read more...
Lenovo and Disney have announced that they are rolling out a new Star Wars product that sounds very cool and uses augmented reality to bring parts of the Star Wars universe to life in a way we've never seen before. The new product is called Star Wars: Jedi Challenges and the system includes a Lenovo Mirage AR Headset... Read more...
Would you trust your life to a hacker? No, of course not, and neither does the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA issued a recall of nearly half a million pacemakers after the organization discovered a vulnerability that makes several models susceptible to hacking. Once exploited, a hacker would be able to... Read more...
AMD graphics cards are no stranger to BIOS modifications to “unlock” previously unsupported functionality. Back in April, we reported of enthusiasts flashing Radeon RX 480 GPUs with the BIOS from the RX 580 in order to unleash additional performance. Now we’re hearing that the AMD’s new Radeon RX Vega 56 is ripe for... Read more...
Nest has introduced new, cut down version of its smart thermostat that parent company Google hopes will appeal to a wider audience. Part of that entails making the new Nest E cheaper than the regular Nest thermostat, which it is. However, even though Nest E is not quite as feature-rich as the regular Nest, there is... Read more...
Raja Koduri, head of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, is back in the United States after spending two weeks in India, a combination of a vacation and visiting AMD's engineering sites in Hyderabad and Bangalore. While he was gone, there has been much chatter about AMD's recently launched Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX... Read more...
If you have had your eyes on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, but felt that the 1920X ($799) and 1950X ($999) were out of reach, a cheaper alternative is now available for purchase. First announced late last month, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X brings 8 cores and 16 threads to the table compared to 12/24 and 16/32... Read more...
Back in late June, AMD announced that it would be rolling out a Ryzen Pro line of CPUs aimed at desktops in the professional workplace. Today is the day that products with Ryzen Pro inside launch and AMD counts some of the biggest names in the computer industry as partners with workstations and desktops from Dell... Read more...
If you keep a pulse on the premium smartphone arena, you probably have a line on the fact that there might be something special about the forthcoming LG V30. Set for an official IFA 2017 unveiling, the new handset has been leaked, rumored and even teased by LG itself. LG in fact has been on a consistent marketing... Read more...
How do you follow up the launch of a highly anticipated handset in the Galaxy Note 8? If you are Samsung, you wait a week and then blitz IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany, with a refreshed wearables lineup. Samsung did exactly that today by introducing three new items to the wearable category, including the Gear Sport... Read more...
From the ongoing IFA event in Berlin, we learn that the Google Assistant will soon be integrating into a large number of products that might just wind up in our homes. IFA is dedicated to consumer electronics as well as appliances, and probably not too surprisingly, Google's Assistant finds a home in both. At its... Read more...
A team of researchers from Positive Technologies have dug into the innards of Intel Management Engine (ME) 11 and have found a way to turn the feature off. If you aren't familiar with ME, it's a separate processor that is tucked away inside Intel CPUs that allows companies to manage the computers on their networks... Read more...
AMD’s Radeon RX Vega family of graphics is becoming known not only for its gaming performance, but also for how incredibly hard it is for enthusiasts to get their hands on them. The Radeon RX Vega 64 is supposed to have an MSRP of $499, but retailers have been tacking $100 to $200 on top of that price when they do... Read more...
We all know we should be changing our passwords on a frequent basis, at probably every quarter in general (and more or less often depending on the type of account and what information is accessible). It is easy to overlook, however, at least until something serves as a reminder. Well, let a recent leak hundreds of... Read more...
Acer wasted no time pouncing on Intel's 8th generation Kaby Lake Refresh (Kaby Lake-R)  processor lineup for ultrabooks and other thin and light systems. These new processor options are the foundation for Acer's next-generation Swift, Spin, and Switch models, and specifically the Swift 5 (ultralight), Spin 5... Read more...
We’ve come to expect over-the-top gaming goodness when it comes to ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) family, and the company doesn’t disappoint with the announcement of the new ROG Chimera gaming notebook. The fact that this massive machine features a 17.3-inch display is nothing new, but it is the world’s first notebook... Read more...
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