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All News for December 2018

Devices running Google's Chrome OS have quickly gained traction in the marketplace, and have become staples in the classroom thanks to easy device management and low cost of entry. Despite its rising fame, there are still a few areas where Chrome OS could use a bit more polish, one of which involves performance in... Read more...
It’s 10pm. Do you know where your selfies are? It was recently revealed that Popsugar’s Twinning app has been accidentally leaking users’ photos. It is believed that hundreds of thousands of photos were available to anyone who knew how to access them. Popsugar is a media company that focuses on trends, fashion... Read more...
Samsung has been doing a lot with display panels in recent years thanks in part to its innovative OLED technology, but the company doesn't appear to be resting on its current achievements alone. A new patent filed on Christmas Day has revealed Samsung's plan to develop what it is calling a rollable display. Looking... Read more...
Have consumers finally had enough of Apple's efforts to jack iPhone pricing into the stratosphere? There are numerous warning signs suggesting that this is the case. However, Apple's decision to not breakdown sales numbers for iPhones, Macs and iPads in its future earnings reports could obfuscate any real analysis of... Read more...
Traditional passwords have started to yield ground to biometric security options, like fingerprint scanning and even retina scans. Going even deeper (literally), there's yet another method that involves authenticating a person's identity by scanning his or her veins. It sounds secure, except that researchers have... Read more...
One of two things need to happen before a leak or rumor graduates to 'confirmed' status—either the company behind the unreleased product has to make a formal announcement or acknowledgement, or prominent leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) needs to get his hands on a press render and post it for all the world to... Read more...
There is quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding the high-end console scene, in terms of what kind of upgrade paths Microsoft and Sony might be considering. What we've seen with the current generation of consoles is a series of incremental upgrades, like the Xbox One S and Xbox One X. That said, there are plenty of... Read more...
Sony is hard at work on its next-generation of game console, but we still have no idea when that console will land. Some rumors expect to see the PlayStation 5 land in 2019 while others expect a 2020 release for the new console, which will reportedly have an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor. Whatever the launch window is... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker hasn't even hit the retail market yet, but there's already talk about a cheaper sibling that is potentially in the works. But before we talk about this entry-level model, let's first give a recap on the Galaxy Home. The Galaxy Home is a smart speaker similar to the Amazon Echo or... Read more...
Facebook doesn't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to protecting user privacy, so it should come as little surprise that several popular apps for Android are sharing data with the social network, and doing so without clear permission, according to a recently published study by Privacy... Read more...
A new AT&T device has been seen passing through the FCC that isn't a phone or a smart wearable. Instead, it is a very slick charger aiming directly at Apple device users that can charge the iPhone and Apple Watch on the go, at the same time. The gadget is called the Power Drum Wireless Charger & Apple Watch Power... Read more...
The holidays are almost here, and we want to do our part to get you all worked up and in the holiday spirit. We thought there’s no better way to do that than to give away some HOT new tech gear brought you by Lenovo! Up for grabs in our latest HOT Holiday giveaway are two Lenovo Smart Displays with Google Assistant... Read more...
Computer users looking to build some high-powered gaming rigs will soon have some new Intel processors to choose from which has recently shown up in online listings. These new processors slot into the Coffee Lake Refresh family, and there are four new SKUs to look forward to. The parts include eight-core Core... Read more...
If you’re looking to expand your footprint with regards to smart home integration, or are simply looking to get started from scratch, we’ve got an excellent deal for you today. Best Buy is currently running a promotion that nets you two third-generation Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers plus two TP-Link HS105 Smart Wi-Fi... Read more...
It has been a number of years since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has received an update. However, one fan has taken it upon themself to modernize the award-winning game. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is currently being beautifully remastered in Unreal Engine 4. YouTube user CryZENx has been lovingly... Read more...
Typically when we talk about malware, we are talking about malicious code that is hidden inside software to try and take advantage of end users. An example is a malware that was hiding aboard a fake Adobe Flash update that was designed to install cryptocurrency mining software or other nefarious payloads. Earlier this... Read more...
When someone is looking to get into game emulation in this day and age, RetroArch is likely the most common suggestion. It's a front-end that utilizes Libretro cores that open up the ability to emulate old platforms -- from Atari to NES to MSX to disc-based platforms like Dreamcast and PSone. RetroArch isn't too... Read more...
In all likelihood, NVIDIA will soon be announcing its GeForce RTX 2060, which will flesh out its existing GeForce RTX series that currently consists of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070. How much will it cost, though? Well, according to the latest leak, NVIDIA will set the starting price at $349 for the GeForce RTX 2060. That would Read more...
Phishing attacks have become one of the most common methods of scamming unsuspecting people out of something - usually money. We may all think we have our guards up to all forms of attacks, but when they can hit us through every form of communication, it's bound to happen to someone. In a recent series of phishing... Read more...
There's no shortage of places to run into spam. It seems like nowadays, all you need to do is open a new email account, and there will already be spam in there waiting for you. Alright, that may be a slight exaggeration, but the problem was bad a decade or even twenty years ago, and it hasn't slowed down. Many... Read more...
Andy Rubin and crew expected big things when they started Essential and created a smartphone that aimed to be different from other devices on the market, but things didn't go their way. Consumers didn't flock to the new company the father of Android created, and sales for the phone were poor. In May of this year... Read more...
Nyko has unveiled a new accessory for fans of the Nintendo Switch who have some old-school GameCube controllers lying around they want to use for some Super Smash Bros. action, or the like, on the Switch. The product is called the Retro Controller Hub and offers four ports for connecting your old controllers to the... Read more...
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