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Intel is well behind schedule with its 10nm process tech; it is years behind schedule in fact. As a result, the company has pushed its 14nm process to tech to the limit with a number of design refreshes. However, the company says that it is still on track to deliver volume production of its 10nm consumer processors... Read more...
A bug in Firefox that was first reported 12 years ago is still being exploited by malicious websites. The bug essentially allows a malicious site to ensnare a user by repeatedly showing them an "Authentication Required" pop-up login box. When the users tries to close the login box, a new one appears. The only way out... Read more...
After being arrested on Saturday, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is still awaiting extradition to the United States. At the time no formal charges had been disclosed, but a bail hearing held in Vancouver revealed that Meng Wanzhou has been charged with fraud and violating US sanctions against Iran. The scandal revolves... Read more...
When it comes to AMD's upcoming Navi architecture, there aren't many concrete "knowns" about the GPU. One of the few things that we know for certain is that it will be based on AMD's new 7nm process tech, which should allow for some pretty significant power savings compared to previous generations. With that being... Read more...
Gamers and benchmarkers have been using 3DMark software to test out their video card prowess for many years. As GPU makers add new graphics card capabilities, the benchmarks have to change to keep up with the times. Not long ago we saw that the NVIDIA RTX 2080 was putting quite the beatdown on the Titan XP in the... Read more...
The FCC upset a lot of people when it voted to repeal net neutrality rules. The Commission then wanted to reduce the speed that is considered to be broadband in some areas, however, the backlash to that move saw the FCC step back and stop its attempts to reclassify broadband speeds in some areas. The FCC has worked to... Read more...
AMD is going all-in on 7-nanometer manufacturing for both its CPUs and GPUs, and it doesn't look like the company will have to worry about low inventories. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly seen a reduction in 7nm orders from Apple, HiSilicon, and Qualcomm, and subsequently will not be... Read more...
Nearly three decades ago (before some of you reading this were born), Mortal Kombat broke ground in the arcade gaming scene for its then-realistic looking graphics and ultra violent gameplay, highlighted by lethal finishing moves called fatalities. It spawned several followups, and in 2019, Warner Bros. Interactive... Read more...
Way back in late 2015, Apple released its first Smart Battery Case intended for use on the iPhone 6s. Priced at $99, the device boosted overall runtimes for the device to 25 hours, but was widely mocked for its ghastly battery "hump" which looked totally out of place with absolutely no attention paid to aesthetics... Read more...
Go home, Australian government, you're drunk. That's the general sentiment among technology firms and privacy advocates around the world, in response to a controversial encryption bill Australia's parliament passed this week. The new legislation forces companies to crack their own encryption when and if it's requested... Read more...
Obsidian Entertainment announced that it has a new game titled "The Outer Worlds" that is slated to launch in 2019. This comes shortly after Microsoft's acquisition of the game developer, and the two companies appear to want to capitalize on Bethesda's recent difficulties with Fallout 76. A two-minute trailer... Read more...
Late last month, we reported that OnePlus was working in conjunction with sports car manufacturer McLaren to create a special version of the newly released OnePlus 6T. Today, we're getting our first look at the device: the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. Promotional images of the device have turned up online and they... Read more...
Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh has gone on record as saying that its mid-range smartphones would be receiving more innovative features as its flagship sales have been slipping. That is clearly on display with the upcoming Galaxy A8s, which has leaked to the internet courtesy of China's TENAA regulatory agency. Images... Read more...
Standing out in a sea of excellent laptops is tough nowadays, especially with a metal chassis being the bare minimum point of entry to the premium class. Each company offers its own unique take – Microsoft has Alcantara keyboards, Dell offers super thin screen borders and carbon fiber, Lenovo has fancy hinges and OLED displays, Apple... Read more...
Inno3D is giving NVIDIA's recently announced GeForce RTX series graphics cards a chilly reception. We mean that literally—as in, the company has introduced a line of GeForce RTX models with custom liquid cooling blocks attached, making it easy to incorporate these new cards into systems with existing water cooling... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported on rumors pertaining to AMD's upcoming Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 Series of mainstream processors. The leaked detailed a slew of new SKUs from the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and all-new Ryzen 9 families. However, a new contest hailing from South Korea, which is sponsored by a CPU sales... Read more...
The Galaxy S10 leaks and rumors keep rolling in, and we imagine they will continue to do so until Samsung finally introduces its next flagship handset, likely on around Mobile World Congress in February. So, we're still several weeks away from knowing what exactly the Galaxy S10 will bring to the table. In the... Read more...
Qualcomm is making a hard push into traditional laptop territory through the Windows on ARM initiative that it and Microsoft kicked off a couple of years ago. The company's latest effort on the hardware side is its new Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform. We were able to see the new platform in action at Qualcomm's... Read more...
It's not a good time to be an Android user who frequents the Google Play Store for apps. Just over the last few weeks, malware-laden apps that had been downloaded over half a million times were found on the Play Store. Apps from Cheetah Mobile were also found to be committing click fraud and running down the batteries inside user devices. Read more...
Earlier this week a rumor surfaced that Microsoft was moving its Edge browser from its own custom EdgeHTML rendering engine over to Chromium. Microsoft confirmed that rumor as accurate yesterday despite not giving a firm timeline for when the move would happen. All Microsoft said for a timetable was "in the next year... Read more...
The final day of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit is wrapping up, which means that the chip company is saving the best for last. Well, that is if you've been following the whole Windows on ARM initiative that Microsoft and Qualcomm have been pushing for the past two years. Qualcomm just unveiled the latest... Read more...
Not long ago a rumor was making the rounds that Microsoft's Edge browser was going to move to Chromium as its rendering engine. Microsoft has now confirmed that move to Chromium will be happening. The software giant says that it has increased its participation in the open source software (OSS) community and is one of... Read more...
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