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All that is old is new again. Big Mouth Billy Bass, an animatronic largemouth bass, is now compatible with Amazon’s Alexa. The late 1990’s classic singing animatronic can mow be paired with any Alexa-enabled device. According to Steve Harris, vice president of product development at Gemmy Industries, “This is not... Read more...
Smartphone makers are starting to crank out purpose-built gaming phones, and the latest to join the fray is Nubia, a sub-brand of ZTE, one of China's leading telecom equipment manufacturers. Nubia's new Red Magic Mars is a high-end handset powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and up to 10GB of RAM, which is... Read more...
Is the long-running legal feud between Qualcomm and Apple coming to an end? It just might be according to recent comments by Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf. The two companies have been duking it out in court for well over a year concerning LTE modem licensing fees and patents relating to mobile devices, and neither has... Read more...
When Black Friday rolls around, and shoppers grab for their wallets, tech gear is often one of the most sought-after product categories overall. This year Nintendo racked up massive Black Friday sales, even though the Switch hasn't had near the number of new high-profile games land this year as competing platform... Read more...
Kia has been working hard to change perceptions about its cars. It was in the past the place you went for cheap, but not terribly exciting or attractive vehicles. That has changed with cars like the Kia Stinger GT competing against the likes of the Mustang GT and other performance vehicles. Kia this week unveiled the... Read more...
American's love trucks, they also love Jeeps, and rumors have been swirling about the rebirth of a Jeep truck for a long time. At first, rumors pegged the truck as the Scrambler, an iconic Jeep truck name from the past. Word then surfaced that the truck would be the Gladiator, another Jeep name of yore. The Jeep... Read more...
Intel has sent out press invites for its "Intel Architectural Day", which will take place on Tuesday, December 11th. The chip company will hold two primary sessions during the day: one which will pertain to “Intel Architecture Strategy” and a second that will delve into "Advanced Client and Data Centric Architectures... Read more...
Updated November 28th, 2018 @ 3:00pm DJI has now officially announced the Osmo Pocket and we have updated the following story with additional information, official images and video. DJI, a company that is best known for making powerful drones like the Mavic Air, is gearing up for 'Because LIve Is Big!' press event... Read more...
We've got our first look at what lies beneath the PlayStation Classic's retro plastic exterior. A thorough teardown reveals that the SoC used inside of the PlayStation Classic is the MediaTek MT8167A, which contains four ARM Cortex-A35 processor cores. ARM introduced its Cortex-A35 cores based on the ARMv8 ISA as a... Read more...
After its big surprise was spoiled yesterday by a website leak, Google has announced that Project Fi is indeed making a big expansion. In fact, its name is also changing: the MVNO service will now be known as Google Fi. As we reported yesterday, Google Fi will now support a larger group of Android smartphones along... Read more...
The world is being overrun by crossover utility vehicles (CUVs), and there's not much that we can do about it. Sales of traditional sedans have plummeted as Americans quickly embrace larger, more versatile, and more expensive crossovers. Lincoln is definitely embracing this trend, and has pulled the wraps off the... Read more...
AAPL has been downward trajectory since the company released its Q4 earnings report earlier this month. At the time, Apple announced relatively flat iPhone sales, although the average selling price (ASP) was way up due to a heavy mix of ultra-expensive iPhone X smartphones. However, investors were concerned that we... Read more...
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has agreed to investigate the practice of "loot boxes" in video games following a formal request by Senator Maggie Hassan. She had brought up the issue earlier this year, noting that most of her fellow members agreed at the time that loot boxes could use some additional... Read more...
Like it or not, the world is trending towards completely wireless solutions, or at least that is the direction some hardware makers are intent on going. As such, Google developed a set of specs called Fast Pair to make it easier to connect Bluetooth headsets and speakers to Android devices. Fast Pair is an involving... Read more...
One of the reasons why Fortnite continues to be so popular is because developer Epic Games is putting in a lot of man- and woman-hours updating the title, constantly adding new features and stomping out bugs nearly as quickly as they appear (there's a lesson here, Bethesda). That's the case with the latest update... Read more...
Of all the cars that Porsche makes, none of them say "Porsche" quite like the venerable 911. The 911 production run spans all the way back to 1964. Over its lifetime, the car has certainly changed significantly underneath, yet it has maintained very similar styling with a focus on driving engagement and performance... Read more...
A new patent filed by Sony on the KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service) has revealed that the company is developing a new storage device for an upcoming game machine. The storage device looks rather similar to the memory cards used by Sony for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, but it isn't... Read more...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but if you are still on the hunt for deals on console video games, Target has one for you. Target is offering Battlefield V on the PS4 and the Xbox One platforms for $29.99, which is a huge 50% discount off the regular $59.99 retail price. It's unusual to see a... Read more...
Samsung has announced a new SSD family for those that aren't quite ready to hop on over to the NVMe PCIe bandwagon, or have an older desktop or notebook that only accepts SATA storage. Meet the 860 QVO family, which is available in capacities up to 4TB. According to Samsung, the 860 QVO family makes use of 4-bit... Read more...
It looks as though Google's Project Fi cellular service is about to expand in a big way. According to a new report, Google plans to offer Project Fi to people with iPhones, Samsung Galaxy devices, and OnePlus flagships.  News of the Project Fi expansion was first reported by BGR, which apparently blew Google's... Read more...
YouTube has been pushing its upscale YouTube Music and YouTube Premium services since it hacked YouTube Red into two parts last May. The streaming video giant is now reaching out to students by offering lower-cost subscription plans to YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium; both are ad-free streaming services... Read more...
After facing backlash from gamers over a boatload of Fallout 76 bugs, allegedly reneging on refund offers, and coming under investigation by a law firm specializing in class action lawsuits, Bethesda is ready to talk. In a Reddit post, the developer says that it is promising to be more transparent in the future with... Read more...
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