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Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States. The charges levied against her haven't been revealed at this time, but Meng Wanzhou's arrest has already had staggering effects on stock exchanges around the world. In addition to being Huawei's CFO, Meng Wanzhou... Read more...
Now is the time to jump on Shadow of the Tomb Raider and embark on Lara Croft's latest adventure, if you haven't already done so already. Square Enix is offering a free trial of the game, and it's not limited to any single platform—the free trial applies to Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One and PlayStation 4... Read more...
We're beginning to hear a little bit more about Microsoft's next-generation Xbox gaming hardware. Although we don't have an official name for the console, the device is currently being developed under the codename Scarlett according to various reports. So, what will Scarlett bring to the tablet? Well, according to... Read more...
Microsoft would probably like to take a mulligan on the October 2018 Update for Windows 10, which has been plagued by bugs that should have been squashed prior to its eventual roll out in November (it made a brief appearance in October, but Microsoft quickly hit the pause button for several weeks to address a file... Read more...
For a short period of time, it appeared as though OnePlus had scored a big victory in the smartphone wars, having apparently negotiated a deal to be the first phone maker to implement Qualcomm's new flagship Snapdragon 855 processor into an upcoming handset. OnePlus was to be the first to feature the new chip, the... Read more...
For some people, it's the snowflakes that fall in December (or maybe even November) that put them in the holiday mood, depending on where they live. Others are mesmerized by all the Christmas programming on TV—A Christmas Carol, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and yes, Die Hard. If you're just not feeling it... Read more...
When Apple first announced the Apple Watch Series 4 back in September, it hailed the device as a big upgrade over its predecessor with larger displays across the board (with slimmer bezels), much faster S4 processor and integrated fall detection. In addition, despite the slight redesign to the smartwatch's exterior to... Read more...
If you weren't able to partake in any Black Friday shopping this year and thought you might have missed the best deals on iPads, you have another chance to score some savings. B&H Photo has a smoking deal going right now on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from mid-2017. That means this isn't the brand new iPad Pro with the... Read more...
Bethesda can't seem to get out of its own way these days. The company has been beset with complaints about Fallout 76, a game that was highly anticipated and launched to terrible reviews. The unstable and bug laden game pushed some to ask for a refund on the title, which Bethesda agreed to for some gamers early on... Read more...
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit is currently underway in Maui, Hawaii, and we are lucky enough to be in attendance. During this yesterday’s opening keynote address, Qualcomm officially announced its upcoming Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and today the company provided much more technical detail on the platform. In... Read more...
Yesterday in Maui, Qualcomm provided a few brief details on its upcoming Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform SoC. The Snapdragon 855 will be powering the majority of 2019's Android flagship phones and will pair with Qualcomm's first-generation Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and the company's all-new 3D Sonic Sensor... Read more...
Microsoft has just encountered a string of bad luck with Windows 10 updates in recent months. It had to pull its October 2018 Update after it went rogue by deleting users' files. Most recently, a Windows Update borked the Windows Media Player in Windows 10.  Now, we're heaving that a rather routine release of... Read more...
The PlayStation Classic is the latest retro console to hit the market and is expected to sell very well this holiday season. We thought we knew everything about the little retro console with Sony detailing the full game list for the device in late October. Late last month the console was torn down and inside is 16GB... Read more...
We hope that you have a salt shaker nearby, because there are some rumored specs making the rounds via the internet concerning AMD's incoming third-generation Ryzen processors. While we're skeptical of these rumored specs, they do seemingly appear to be within reason given what we've seen with AMD's current Ryzen... Read more...
It feels crazy to us that the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is once again right around the corner (next month, in fact), but here we are, just weeks away. That means the rumors and speculation are starting to flow, with regards to what CES might bring. Accordingly, there is talk of NVIDIA... Read more...
Samsung is prepping a software update for its Galaxy Note 9 and a few other high-end handsets, though what it has in the works is more than just a new build of Android. In addition to doling out Android 9 Pie, it's readying a final build of its recently announced One UI, which the company says "helps you focus on what... Read more...
After over 10 million miles of miles of testing with its ever-growing fleet of self-driving vehicles, Google's Waymo is now ready for a commercial launch of its ride-hailing service. The paid service is called Waymo One, is available 24-7, and is accessible with an app (just like Uber and Lyft). Right now, the... Read more...
Verizon has confirmed that it will be rolling out Universal Profile RCS for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL tomorrow, December 6, 2018. Before this confirmation, the Universal Profile RCS service wasn't expected until early next year. This Universal Profile is meant to ensure carrier interoperability and brings... Read more...
It's pretty amazing how much computing power manufacturers can cram into increasingly smaller enclosures these days. Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) line is one of the better representations of this, as its pint-sized Hades Canyon NUC wields an 8th generation Core i7-8809G quad-core processor with AMD Radeon RX... Read more...
We're hearing a lot about the future of wireless connectivity, and specifically 5G, but when will it happen on a mass scale? Two things need to occur—wireless carriers need to aggressively roll out and expand their 5G networks, and phone makers have to implement compatible hardware. Android device makers are powerless... Read more...
We all know that Google gathers a plethora of data on us as we surf the web and stay logged into Google accounts. You might think that Chrome's incognito mode allows you to surf the web anonymously where Google isn't tweaking results of your searches based on what it knows about you, but you would be wrong. You might... Read more...
A group of hackers claims to have a service that will allow anyone willing to spend $250 to send out a "marketing" campaign that can reach "every single printer in the world." The people are offering to sell advertisers a spot in "the most viral ad campaign in history" according to the advertisement for the... Read more...
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