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When games are selling well (fresh out the gate), they rarely received significant discounts. Game developers want to cash in on the popularity of new games for as long after launch as they can. Typically once sales start to slow a bit, the game will see a discount to give those who were on the fence about buying it... Read more...
Bethesda's online RPG Fallout 76 hasn't even been available for two full weeks yet, but given how much there has been to talk about, it's felt like a lot longer. That is unless, of course, you are one of the players who decided to hop into the online Fallout universe, one that is plagued with more bugs than you can... Read more...
Since the launch of AMD's Ryzen processors last spring, the processor market has been an interesting, and even exciting one to follow. It seemed like overnight, we went from quad-cores being the norm to six and eight-core processors taking over on the desktop. As AMD became even more aggressive after its Zen launch... Read more...
We realize we're beginning to sound like a broken record, but Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been beyond disastrous. There have been numerous issues with Microsoft's second major update for Windows 10 this year, with the first one resulting in the October 2018 Update being pulled (and later reinstated... Read more...
Now is the time to rock out with your wallet out to groovy bargains on everything under the sun, and especially anything in the electronics category. Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring out stellar deals, many of which we've already covered. But if you're looking to literally rock out, there are deals to be had on... Read more...
ASRock is embracing AMD's Ryzen Threadripper family of processors with its first HEDT motherboard that falls under the Phantom Gaming line. Meet the X399 Phantom Gaming 6, which is a flagship motherboard featuring an eight-layer PCB design, eight-phase digital power delivery, and dual 8-pin connectors for... Read more...
The United States is currently trying to persuade its allies to ban all Huawei devices. Government officials are concerned that Huawei and other Chinese telecommunication companies are a cybersecurity threat. The United States fears that the devices could be used to spy on users and could be easily controlled by the... Read more...
With the value of Bitcoin once again experiencing a big drop this past week, you may begin to think that malware developers would begin shifting focus elsewhere. Unfortunately, that's far from being the case. Even if crypto seems to have modest value, that value becomes substantial when you multiply it by every... Read more...
Now that Black Friday is in the rear view mirror, vendors are shifting their focus to Cyber Monday, the other big shopping day in November. And just as with the Black Friday shopping bonanza, stores are looking to get a jump on things with early sales. Count Amazon among them. The world's largest online retailer... Read more...
Samsung has been fighting with former employees and their families for over a decade after some of those workers became ill or died due to unsafe working conditions inside its chip and display manufacturing facilities. These types of facilities are used by Samsung to make displays and semiconductors, like the Exynos... Read more...
Did Land Rover find an invisibility cloak a while back and is just now telling the world about it? Not quite, but the all-new Range Rover Evoque comes with a nifty new feature that Land Rover calls Clear Sight Ground View. Using a series of cameras that are mounted on the side-view mirrors and in the grille, you're... Read more...
With hundreds of deals on systems, laptops, PC components and tech gadgets, it can be hard to know what to look for this holiday shopping season. However, do not fret as we're continuing to strive to make this easier for you, by scoping out solid deals and selecting the very best items on sale for today, Black... Read more...
Intel and AMD both have two high-powered server processors launches coming up next year which are set to shake up the enterprise market. Intel is the runaway market leader with its Xeon family of processors, but AMD is making slow and steady progress to challenge that market share with its EPYC processors. During the... Read more...
For a period of time, smartphone makers competed with each other by releasing increasingly bigger handsets. More recently, the focus has shifted to full-front displays, and how to implement (or avoid) the notch that Apple popularized with its iPhone X. Looking ahead, folding phones might be the next frontier, and LG... Read more...
AMD may have hit a home run with its Zen architecture, but when graphics are thrown into the mix, there is definitely room for improvement. One of the big complaints with AMD's Ryzen Mobile products is that graphics drivers are slow to roll out. It's drawn so much attention that AMD has now publicly acknowledged the... Read more...
Fallout 76 hasn't exactly had a glowing reception since its release, with the game being panned by just about everyone, while Bethesda has been resigned to giving some irate gamers refunds for their purchase. Now, we're learning of a rather nasty bug that gave at least one player what amounts to unlimited... Read more...
At long last, Black Friday has finally and officially arrived. There are deals to be had all over the web, or you can go brave the traffic and crowds at your local brick-and-mortar shops. Even Apple is getting in on the action. Apple's online shopping event doesn't consist of any discounts, unfortunately, but you can... Read more...
PC gamers out there who want a smoking good deal on a new video game will be happy to hear that Steam has kicked off its Autumn Sale. Steam has a couple big sales per year; the last major sale was in June when the Steam Summer sale was underway. While some of the games available in the Autumn Sale are old; there are... Read more...
At this point, a case could be made for Microsoft slowing down its aggressive bi-annual upgrade approach to Windows 10, which consists of two major updates to the OS every year. The latest one, the October 2018 Update, has been plagued with issues. And once again, Microsoft is blocking the update on some Intel PCs... Read more...
Gamers and fans of the Fallout franchise had high hopes for Fallout 76 when it was announced, and as anticipation built for its launch. Once the game landed, it was panned in reviews, plagued with bugs, and many said the game wasn't much fun. We talked about why the game could be so highly anticipated and then bomb so... Read more...
The streaming market is booming, and everyone and their dog wants in on the action. Apple has of course been involved in streaming for a while, thanks both to its iTunes store and also its standalone Apple TV device. But as rumor has it, the company is going to begin taking things much more seriously over the next... Read more...
Google kicked off it's Black Friday sale early this year, and the company has several deals on its smartphone and smart home devices live now. One of the most heavily discounted items included in the sale is Google's Pixel 3 XL, which is marked down $200. The Google Pixel 3 XL (our full review) is Google's current... Read more...
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