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Last year, we brought you some exciting news concerning the Commodore 64 Mini, which is a retro console that will be released by Retro Games. When it was first announced, Retro Games said that the Commodore 64 Mini would be available in early 2018. Well, 2018 is here and Retro Games has announced the official launch... Read more...
We've all been there; we get to the airport well in advance, check our bags, [hopefully] sail through the security screening process, and arrive our gate only to find that the flight has been delayed at the last minute. Sometimes it's an annoyance, but other times a cascading level of delays can cause some major... Read more...
If you need any more evidence that cryptocurrency mining is hitting primetime, look no further than this latest report that Samsung is looking into get in on the action. Samsung is reportedly producing application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for Chinese customers that will be use for Bitcoin mining. The... Read more...
Electronic Arts has changed the release date for Anthem, the online shooter being developed by BioWare, pushing it back to early 2019 instead of fall 2018 as the company previously stated. Despite the new launch time frame, EA insists the game is not delayed. Instead, the publisher changed the date to make room for a... Read more...
For over a decade, Electronic Arts has been predicting a Super Bowl winner by running the two participating teams through its Madden NFL game. One would think the results would be hit or miss, but the simulation has proved remarkably accurate over the years, with the AI-controlled game correctly amassing a 10-4... Read more...
Amazon has a history of releasing some rather hilarious Super Bowl commercials, and this year is no different. Amazon’s Alexa AI voice assistant is at the forefront of this year's commercial, and in this case, the digital voice assistant seems to have lost her voice. Amazon's energetic CEO, Jeff Bezos, is visibly... Read more...
AMD must be getting close to releasing a new batch of 'Raven Ridge' processors combining Ryzen CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics. We say this because in a handful of leaked photos, two new Raven Ridge CPUs can be seen in their fully dressed retail packaging, including AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G. These are... Read more...
Investors do not seem quite sure how to react to AMD's fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2017. In after hours trading, AMD's share price fell 5 percent to $12.25, following the Sunnyvale chip designer announcing fourth quarter net income of $61 million, or 6 cents per share, versus a loss of $51... Read more...
Nintendo is doing quite well these days thanks to the Swittch and the popular games that it has made of the new game console. The company recorded revenue of 483 billion yen versus analysis forecasts of 408 billion yen for its most recently completed quarter. This represented a 177 percent increase year-over-year... Read more...
The smart speaker market is booming with estimates pegging usage in America at about 39 million users combined for the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Amazon is the leader in the segment and the company has announced that its Alexa voice assistant that is embedded in the Echo devices now has gained ability for the device... Read more...
Facebook is under constant scrutiny from various parties due to its sheer dominance of the social networking spaces. The company has been making some interesting decisions of late with the most recent change being an announcement this morning that the social network would begin favoring local news content over... Read more...
The side effects of the recent price gouging on GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA is now filtering down to sites that use affiliate links to generate additional revenue. One retailer in particular, Newegg, is cutting off the Video Card category for affiliate linking. Newegg attributes this change in policy to the fact that... Read more...
Origin PC has been making the case for buying a premium PC from a boutique builder, ever since its founders set up shop in Florida nearly a decade ago. A little more recently, Origin PC started quite literally making the case, designing a custom chassis for its Genesis (full-tower) and Millennium (mid-tower) desktops... Read more...
For more than 35 years, nobody has been able to post a faster speed run in Dragster, a racing game for the Atari 2600, than the 5.51 seconds that had been officially recognized as the record by the game's publisher, Activision, along with The Guinness Book of World Records and Twin Galaxies, a gaming organization that... Read more...
Huawei has just experienced another setback in its efforts to partners with a major U.S. wireless carrier to sell its smartphones. Verizon was in discussions to sell smartphones from the Chinese OEM, but those talks have hit a brick wall. Huawei ran into similar trouble with AT&T earlier this year. According to a new... Read more...
Four months after announcing a $1.1 billion agreement to acquire most of HTC's phone division, and specifically the company's Pixel division, Google today announced that it has officially finalized the deal. The team that is now a part of Google is the same one that Google work with in developing its newest flagship... Read more...
Just two months ago, Waymo announced plans to test a self-driving car service in Phoenix, Arizona, in which commuters could summon a free ride from one of around 600 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans. Now the company is putting the pedal to the metal with "thousands more" of the same hybrid vehicle, each one motoring... Read more...
It appears that Intel is looking to make a run at AMD and its Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Ryzen processors in the lower end of the mobile market. Having already released quad-core Core i7 and Core i5 processor variants based on its Kaby Lake Refresh (Kaby Lake-R) architecture, a new dual-core Core i3-8310U processor based... Read more...
Samsung finally has a launch vehicle for its high-performance Z-NAND memory. Z-NAND, which is a supercharged variant of existing 3D NAND technology, is widely viewed as Samsung's credible alternative to Intel's 3D XPoint “Optane” memory technology (see our recent reviews). The company today launched the SZ985 Z-SSD... Read more...
The Razer Phone launched back in November and it packed some of the best hardware to be crammed inside a smartphone in recent memory. Razer has now launched a software update for the smartphone that brings some nice new features for owners. The new features might also push some who have been thinking about buying the... Read more...
Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been working hard to make some big changes to the way the social network operates. Facebook has promised to rethink the news feed users see and prioritize interactions with friends and family over news. Facebook has also made changes that will allow users to choose what news... Read more...
If you have an older ThinkPad, ThinkCentre or ThinkStation PC with an integrated fingerprint reader, you might want to download Lenovo's latest software update. The company has acknowledged that a flaw in its Fingerprint Management Pro software could allow a malicious actor with physical access to your device login... Read more...
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