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Latest News - October 2018

All News for October 2018

Considering the amount of hype that led to the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series, it seemed obvious that the cards were going to be mighty elusive once they hit retail. That turned out to be just the case, although perhaps less surprising than the lack of availability was the lack of cards being sold for NVIDIA's... Read more...
People across the country are using LTE 4G networks today, but soon those networks will be replaced with faster networks using 5G technology. Most major wireless carriers in the U.S. are gearing up for 5G rollout with some carriers expecting to launch their networks in a few cities this year, and others looking to... Read more...
Earlier this month Intel announced seven new members of its Core X-Series of "Basin Falls Refresh" HEDT processors. The flagship of the family is the Core i9-9980XE, which supplants the Core i9-7980XE that launched last year. Given that this newest crop of HEDT processors is supposed to hit store shelves next month... Read more...
This past summer Amazon rolled out its slick and boxy little Fire TV Cube; the device was notable because it combined Fire TV streaming with the Alexa digital voice assistant. Amazon is now expanding the capabilities of that device with Alexa now being able to navigate around inside apps allowing owners to use their... Read more...
2018 is quickly coming to a close, and the release of flagship Android smartphones is slowing to a crawl. With the exception of the upcoming OnePlus 6T, there aren't any other major releases on the horizon. However, Samsung has a trick up its sleeve in the form of a folding smartphone, which has been called the Galaxy... Read more...
It feels like just about everything that could have been leaked about the upcoming OnePlus 6T already has, but just when we though the internet had run dry on the topic, BAM, a fresh set of press images hit the web. So did a full rundown of the handset's specifications. With that in mind, here's a courtesy SPOILER... Read more...
Google has made a big deal about computational photography with its Pixel family of smartphones. Through a use of machine learning which can identify certain patterns in pictures, and with the help of the Pixel Visual Core (which was introduced on the Pixel 2 family of smartphones), Google is able to produce some of... Read more...
Apple is expected to announce its next-generation iPad Pro and a few other devices at a scheduled press event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on October 30. In the days leading up to the event, a new beta build of iOS 12 has emerged, along with with a giant hint that the upcoming iPad Pro refresh will feature Face ID... Read more...
It now seems like a foregone conclusion that AMD and its hardware partners will be rolling out a new Radeon RX 590 model based on a refreshed Polaris GPU. Following rumors that ASUS is prepping a Radeon RX 590 ROG Strix graphics card, a purported press render of a PowerColor Radeon RX 590 Red Devil has found its way... Read more...
Intel posted its highest third-quarter revenue in the history of the company, raking in $19.2 billion, a 19 percent jump from the same quarter a year prior. This led to an even bigger jump in profit, with Intel posting net income of $6.4 billion, up 42 percent year-over-year. What makes these numbers even more... Read more...
The McLaren F1 is probably the greatest production road car ever built (don't argue with us) and is a legend in automotive circles. However, the car is a product of the 1990s, and McLaren hasn't quite yet built a vehicle that has the same performance pedigree or desirability as the McLaren F1 (sorry, P1). However... Read more...
There was a time when choosing a thin and light 2-in-1 laptop meant making compromises and deciding which features you could live without. That isn’t much of a problem nowadays, as there are excellent premium notebook offerings from all the major OEMs, including Dell, HP, Microsoft, Acer, and Lenovo. Lenovo... Read more...
Fallout 76 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and we know that the PC version of Fallout 76 will bypass Steam and will be sold directly via Bethesda.net. With the game's launch drawing closer, new information about the game on PC is being offered up by Bethesda in the form of minimum and recommended PC... Read more...
In a groundbreaking move, the Library of Congress and US Copyright Office have proposed new rules that will give consumers the ability to legally hack the DRM of electronic devices to repair or maintain those devices. The devices these proposed rules would cover and legalize the hacking of include smartphones, voice... Read more...
Samsung is hoping to knock it out of the park with its upcoming Galaxy S10 family of flagship smartphones. Its current Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ haven’t exactly been [sales] winners for the company; in fact, reports suggest that they are the slowest selling Galaxy flagships since 2012. Given that the Galaxy S10 will... Read more...
What do you do when you have a massively successful game franchise on your hands? You monetize it with offline products, of course! Epic Games needs no such lesson in these things. It's already teamed up with Hasbro to bring Fortnite to the Monopoly board, and coms next summer, the first of several Nerf blasters built... Read more...
Given all the hubbub concerning solid state drives (SSDs) these days, it's easy to forget that there's still a rather large market for traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). Western Digital clearly hasn't forgotten about the market, and is now claiming storage leadership with its new Ultrastar DC HC620. The Ultrastar... Read more...
Things have been relatively quiet on the Vega 20 front for months, but we're now getting a mouthful thanks to a fresh leak from the Final Fantasy XV benchmark. An AMD engineering sample with the 66AF:C1 device ID is making the rounds and if offers up an interesting performance profile. Vega 20 will be one of the... Read more...
Are you in the market for both a new Xbox One console and Red Dead Redemption 2? Well, you're in luck because Microsoft has teamed up with Rockstar Games and a number of retailer partners to give up to a $100 instant discount when you purchase an Xbox One S/Xbox One X bundle and the highly anticipated open world game... Read more...
One way to get your fill of gaming on the Xbox One without paying $60 a pop for games is to grab an Xbox Game Pass subscription. It's priced at $9.99 per month (following a free 14-day trial) and offers access to over 100 games, including new Xbox exclusives. It's sort of a Netflix for games, and it's headed to the PC platform. Microsoft Read more...
Following reports of the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 messing with the extraction process of Zip archives, Microsoft confirmed that this is in fact a known issue, which by extension means the company is working on a fix. In the meantime, Microsoft has offered up a couple of workarounds, and a very important... Read more...
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is finally here, and it's a beauty. The Android device features a bezel-less design with a lofty 93 percent screen-to-body ratio. Xiaomi was able to achieve this by ditching the display notch that has become increasingly popular with Android flagships (to the chagrin of many). In its place, Xiaomi... Read more...
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