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Hurricane Harvey decimated the Houston, Texas area with many people losing everything they own. It is still a true disaster area and many people are still wading through flooded areas. Google wants to do its part to help those hurricane victims using its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones to communicate regularly with... Read more...
It appears to be both a good day and a bad day for Xiaomi fans. The Mi Mix 2 smartphone launched today at 2 p.m. CST (China Standard Time). The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 smartphone launched right on schedule and details gleaned from the Chinese launch presentation are now available. The specifications that the device has might... Read more...
It's not uncommon for us to write about security issues, but it's pretty rare when we write about one that's not going to be fixed, per the guilty party. In this case, that guilty party is Microsoft, and the bug is one that has been around ever since the launch of Windows 2000. Whether or not it's truly severe, we'll... Read more...
We all know that Intel has plans to bring the fight back to AMD in the high-end CPU market. AMD's Ryzen Threadripper parts are better performance wise in many usage scenarios than Intel's high-end processors. The only place that Threadripper gives up the win to Intel is in some older games or games that don't benefit... Read more...
For those Intel fans out there who are waiting in anticipation for Intel Coffee Lake to arrive, some new information has leaked today. Word is that the 8th gen Intel Core parts, Coffee Lake, will be available starting in early October. That fits right in with the rumor we heard in early August that Coffee Lake would... Read more...
Android One is moving up in the world. What started off as a stock Android platform for budget handsets is still a stock Android experience, only now it can be found on some mid-range phones. Xiaomi was first with an Android One version of its Mi A1, a variant Mi 5X. Now Motorola appears to be following suit with an... Read more...
Apple can’t be happy about how leaky its supply chain and its own internal operations are right now. Thanks to supplier leaks and slow drips from its own HQ, nearly every aspect of its next generation iPhones has been revealed. The latest pieces of the puzzle that has been confirmed by the iOS 11 Gold Master (GM)... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Equifax was hacked surfaced and 143 million Americans have potentially had their personal information stolen. What many have been wondering is what exactly do the hackers plan to do with all that stolen data. A report making the rounds claims that the hackers want... Read more...
AMD fans have had a lot to be happy about in the last few months as the chipmaker is finally taking it to Intel in performance CPUs and executing better in the GPU business to boot. It turns out that AMD's Radeon GPUs are beasts when it comes to cryptocurrency mining, leading to shortages and difficulty for gamers to... Read more...
Kaspersky just lost a major customer. Best Buy, the largest electronics retailer in the United States, is yanking Kaspersky's security products off its brick-and-mortar and online store shelves. While Kaspersky has traditionally been one of the most well regarded developers of security software for PCs and mobile... Read more...
The iPhone rumors and leaks are coming in hot and heavy, even more so lately as we get closer to Apple's official unveiling next week. One of the biggest reveals dropped as we headed into the weekend. Someone at Apple (presumably) leaked out the company's forthcoming iOS 11 GM code. This is the same version that is... Read more...
After last year's fiery Galaxy Note 7 disaster, many didn't know whether the "Note" brand was damaged forever or if Samsung would be able to shake off the bad press and move forward. Well, it looks though it’ll take more than battery fires to keep people away, as Samsung just announced that the Galaxy Note 8 has set a new preorder record for Read more...
There continues to be mass fallout from the enormous “cybersecurity incident” that struck  Equifax back in mid-May (but wasn't discovered until late July). Equifax waited until yesterday to inform the world that the sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans had been exposed due to a website... Read more...
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Virtual reality and augmented reality experiences are nifty and all, but what ever happened to holographic technology? Surely that must be part of the future, as evidenced by R2-D2 conveying a message from Princess Leia in Star Wars. And maybe it will be. Fittingly enough, a company called Red Digital Cinema is... Read more...
It's looking more and more likely that the next flagship iPhone will have a price tag that starts at around $1,000. This shouldn't come as a surprise given the rising costs of flagship smartphones, and expensive components (like the OLED display panel) that Apple has to factor in and still enjoy its enviable profit... Read more...
Do not hold your breath waiting for Nintendo to fully embrace virtual reality gaming. Along with augmented reality and mixed reality experiences, VR has captured the attention of hardware makers and developers who believe that we are on the verge of a revolution in gaming. Not everyone is buying into it, though, and... Read more...
We are expecting Intel to launch its desktop Coffee Lake lineup relatively soon, and reinforcing that notion is a leaked roadmap that shows the company's Z370 chipset arriving in the fourth quarter of 2017, and perhaps even a little bit earlier. Considering that we are at the tail-end of the third quarter, based on... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been a hot item for console gamers ever since it was first introduced back in March. Online retailers typically sell out within minutes of putting new inventory up for sale, and brick and mortar stores are often hit-or-miss when it comes to stocking the console. Now, we're hearing from Nintendo... Read more...
It seems like a million years ago when Samsung was known for using plastic in the construction of its Galaxy handsets, which had removable batteries to boot. But like most smartphone makers, Samsung went the premium route with tightly fused glass and metal. That is also the case with its recently introduced Galaxy... Read more...
Smartphones are a huge (and lucrative) business for tech companies, and when you think about the top names in the market, Apple and Samsung normally spring right to mind. Some might also think of LG or HTC, but there is another big name that has been growing at a furious pace over the past few years. That company is... Read more...
If you are one of the many folks who have the PC or Mac Google Drive app on your desktop for easily sharing and saving files, that software is being deprecated. As of September 26 a new offering called Drive File Stream will be available for all users and will completely replace the Google Drive desktop... Read more...
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