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All News for October 2018

One of the most peculiar tech stories that we have reported on in recent memory had to deal with a helium leak involving a newly installed MRI machine at a medical facility. Helium leaked in significant enough volumes to cause iPhones, iPads and even Apple Watches to fail throughout the building. At the time, it... Read more...
When it comes to Amazon's Fire TV family of media streamers, the Fire TV Cube is the flagship of the family. However, it also comes with a price tag of $119.99. Today, however, HSN is selling the Fire TV Cube for a much more enticing $59.99, which is half off its normal selling price. That's also only $10 more than... Read more...
Last year Samsung released the premium Galaxy Tab S3 tablet as an alternative to Apple's IPad Pro, but with its optional keyboard an additional software magic it also set its sights at some lower-end 2-in-1 laptop offerings as well. Samsung is trying to gear the Galaxy Tab series as the go-to option for anyone looking... Read more...
If you have an Apple Watch Series 4 and successfully updated your device to watchOS 5.1, consider yourself lucky. Apple released iOS 12.1, mac OS Mojave 10.14.1, and watchOS 5.1 yesterday alongside the launches of the MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPad Pro. However, many people updating to watchOS 5.1 found that instead... Read more...
Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but that doesn't mean companies take kindly to others infringing on their intellectual property (IP) or otherwise ripping off their products. Whether Lenovo did that to Sony with its Mirage Solo VR headset, which looks strikingly similar to the PlayStation VR, is now... Read more...
Rockstar Games is celebrating the success of Red Dead Redemption 2, its highly anticipated sequel that debuted nearly eight and a half years ago. The second game in the franchise is being lauded by reviewers, and it's found a massive audience among gamers. In just three days since it launched, RDR2 has raked in over... Read more...
Cable and satellite TV providers are losing customers, and it's not because any of the services are lacking in content. That is not the issue. Instead, an increasing number of customers are 'cutting the cord' and going with one or more streaming services. The primary reason for going that route is because streaming... Read more...
Microsoft continues to make headway on its buggy October 2018 Update for Windows 10, which at this point looks like it might not be ready for prime time until November. Who knows when it will start rolling out again. In the meantime, Microsoft fixed a Zip file extraction flaw in the October 2018 Update and is testing... Read more...
Chevrolet rolled out the refreshed 2019 Camaro a few months back that brought new options and a new front end to market. Chevy is at SEMA 2018 with a Camaro concept car not meant for the street but meant for the drag strip. The car is called the eCOPO Camaro Race Car Concept, and it is a fully electric drag... Read more...
When it comes to flagship smartphones that have been released so far in 2018, the trend has been to maximize screen real estate while minimizing bezels. For most, that has meant including a display notch to accommodate the selfie camera, various sensors and speaker. Other manufacturers have opted for more complex... Read more...
Everyone knows when November rolls around that you should hold off on most electronics purchases until Black Friday to score huge discounts on the items you want. Costco's Black Friday ad leaked not long ago with lots of deals on notebook computers and tablets. Not to be outdone, rival wholesale club Sam's Club has... Read more...
While the MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPad Pro garnered the bulk of the attention at Apple’s event held this morning in Brooklyn, the company hasn't forgotten about its MacBook Pro family. Apple just recently refreshed its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros back in July, but the company will unleash a "mini refresh" in... Read more...
When it comes to Apple products that have been withering on the vine near death for years, none have been as neglected as the Mac Mini. Apple's entry-level desktop previously hadn't seen a major update since 2014, but that all ends today with some key updates. While the Mac Mini doesn't look too far removed... Read more...
It's official, Nintendo has now sold more of its hybrid Switch consoles in just over a year and a half since it launched than GameCube consoles over its lifetime. That includes 5.07 million Switch consoles sold so far this year, 3.19 million of which were sold in the previous quarter. In total, Nintendo has sold 22.86... Read more...
Sony sold more PlayStation 4 (PS4) hardware and software than it was anticipating during the company's fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2018, and those additional sales helped catapult the Japanese electronic maker's three-month profit to just over $2.1 billion. This also prompted Sony to raise its full year... Read more...
Apple today pulled wraps off its all-new iPad Pro, which is the biggest design change to the professionally-oriented tablet since it first debuted in 2015. The bezels around the display have shrunken, and as you can clearly see, the venerable Home button has been jettisoned. Apple first completely removed the Home... Read more...
The rumors were true; Apple has just unveiled an all new MacBook Air and it looks like well, a MacBook Air. The redesigned model continues with the tapered design of its predecessor, but chunks the old USB ports and DisplayPort connectors in favor of two Thunderbolt 3 ports. In addition, the massive aluminum bezel... Read more...
At some point, Samsung is going to release a Galaxy S10 handset, or less likely a Galaxy S-X if it wants to borrow a page from Apple (i.e., iPhone X series instead of iPhone 10). We can expect faster hardware, like a Snapdragon 855 or 8150, and improved camera performance, both of which are staples of new flagship... Read more...
If we owned a farm, we'd strongly considering betting it on AMD and its hardware partners releasing a Radeon RX 590 with an upgraded Polaris GPU underneath the hood. The clues are there, including a leaked press render of a PowerColor card. If that is not enough, however, there are now photos floating around of an... Read more...
ASUS is delivering some widescreen gaming goodness in the form of the new ROG Strix XG49VQ monitor. What makes this monitor so interesting is that it is a Double Full HD monitor that measures 49 inches diagonally with a 1800R curvature. Double Full HD means that the display has a resolution of 3840x1080 with an... Read more...
Intel has been pushing hard to get its own discrete graphics group up and running. Part of that push has been hiring some of the best executives from competitors around the industry. Intel has already hired a former AMD marketing director Chris Hook and former AMD executive Raja Koduri for its discrete GPU team. Intel... Read more...
The notch isn’t the most beloved smartphone feature in the world; in fact, many people outright hate the notch. With manufacturers like Apple and others working to make screens as large as possible -- while still finding a place for the front speaker, camera, and sensors -- the notch has been a necessity. However... Read more...
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