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Apple fans are not going to like this, but despite all of the hype surrounding the company's custom A11 Bionic processor, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is faster than the iPhone 8 Plus in real-world usage, according to a series of app loading tests. The results run counter to what we have seen in previously leaked... Read more...
We are down to less than a week to go before Google lifts the veil on its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets. There have been numerous leaks and rumors surrounding these second generation Pixel phones up to this point, though as we head into the homestretch, more specifications for both handsets have emerged. This is... Read more...
When the father of Android, Andy Rubin, launched the Essential Phone recently, most of us expected great things. The phone certainly looks appealing with thin bezels and good looks. Last month the white version was delayed, but black versions were still shipping quickly. However, a new report has surfaced that claims... Read more...
There is a war raging in the exotic and hyper car manufacturers club to see who can run a car the fastest around the Nurburgring in Germany. The fastest production vehicle around the Green Hell was, until very recently, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante with a lap of 6:52.01. Porsche has taken the lap record back... Read more...
Amazon first introduced the Alexa-powered smart speaker back in late 2014, and it made a huge splash in the smart home market. Since that time, Amazon has introduced a steady stream of new Echo devices, but the original has remained largely the same (save for the white color option). That changes today, as Amazon has... Read more...
When Microsoft announced the current generation Surface Pro (4th gen, if you're keeping score), the company revealed that an LTE model would be added to the product mix. Well, it's over four months later and we still haven't laid eyes on this mysterious Surface Pro LTE. However, a new report suggests that the cellular... Read more...
We're just a few days away from the big launch of the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition. As we have reported on several occasions, the SNES Classic Edition is a miniaturized version of the original SNES that comes preloaded with 21 games and is capable of connecting to modern televisions. In addition, it comes with two... Read more...
Those big touchscreen displays inside Tesla's fleet of automobiles might be getting a brain transplant. At present, hardware from NVIDIA powers the information and entertainment experiences displayed on the large displays, but for how long remains to be seen—it is said that Tesla is planning a switch to Intel hardware... Read more...
Last year we offered a detailed exploration of NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience tool set for capturing screenshots and videos. Since then, a few bells and whistles have been tacked on to further enhance the experience. The most recent of these is ShadowPlay Highlights, a slick feature that intelligently identifies your... Read more...
There's a new Star Wars movie on the horizon, and Electronic Arts (EA) is looking to leverage the hype surrounding that film to fuel a spectacular launch for Star Wars Battlefront II. Battlefront II is the follow-up to its 2015 predecessor, and EA wants you to know that this game is bigger, badder and loaded to the... Read more...
There are not many secrets surrounding Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets, both of which have been subject to numerous leaks and rumors the past several months. It's through those leaks that we learned the Pixel 2 will have dual front-firing speakers. This led many to wonder if the same would be true of the... Read more...
Should you build a PC now or wait for what is around the corner? That is the perpetual question that DIY system builders face, and generally speaking, we typically recommend pulling the trigger rather than playing the never-ending waiting game. That said, if you are eyeing up a Ryzen build, rumor has it AMD is only a... Read more...
There has been a surprising amount of cooperation between some of technology's biggest players when it comes to supporting competing devices. For example, you can load an Android handset with Microsoft software, which is exactly what Bill Gates has done. You can also download Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, to... Read more...
It used to be that Macs were thought to be nearly immune to malware, viruses, and serious security issues. That certainly isn't the case with modern Macs because as the user base has grown, the amount of malware and viruses targeting the platform has also grown. Back in June, we talked about malware-as-a-service... Read more...
The challenge that everyone using Twitter has dealt with at some point is hitting that max character limit. The limit right now is 140 characters, and that can be easy to hit for those that aren't fond of brevity. This means that many end up shortening words to fit in what they need to say or using multiple tweets... Read more...
AMD made the CPU market competitive again earlier this year with the launch of Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3. Then, the company turned heads again with the launch of Ryzen Threadripper for enthusiasts. With these successful launches under its belt, AMD isn't easing off the gas anytime soon. In fact, a leaked roadmap... Read more...
Hot on the heels of the debut of its 8th gen Core series, and also its brand-new top-end Core X chips, Intel just announced Loihi. With this new chip, Intel is going all-in on artificial intelligence (AI) and self-learning. It also drops a term you may have heard recently: neuromorphic computing; in effect, neural... Read more...
Microsoft attempted to use its purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services division to give it a first-row seat in the global smartphone market, pitting it against the likes of the Apple iPhone and smartphones running Google's Android operating system. In addition, by developing both the operating system and hardware... Read more...
It might be time to look at a different web browser if you have been set in your ways with how you navigate the internet. A brand new beta version of Firefox has just landed and while technically it would be Firefox 57, the changes are so big that it's getting new branding and is called Firefox Quantum. Nick Nguyen... Read more...
Plex is looking to become your one-stop-shop for all things related to digital media. Plex has already become an incredinly popular destination to organize your movies, TV shows, photos and music, and recently became a centerpiece for directing operations for your local Live TV and DVR. Now, Plex wants to leverage its... Read more...
As much as we have come to rely on our smartphones—checking mail on the go, surfing the web, posting to social media, looking up directions, and the list goes on—battery life can be viewed as paramount to the mobile experience. After all, a phone with a depleted battery is a useless one. Will the iPhone X have enough... Read more...
Sony has taken various stabs at handheld gaming over the years. Remember the PlayStation Portable? How about the followup PlayStation Vita? Now would be a good time to introduce yet another handheld console, if that was the direction Sony wanted to go. But with smartphones now both powerful and ubiquitous, Sony sees... Read more...
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