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Huawei has teamed up with Porsche Design to create a new smartphone that it calls the “new standard in mobile luxury.” The official name of the smartphone is the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. The most notable feature of the smartphone is that it is the world’s first dual fingerprint design including an in-screen... Read more...
While Uber's autonomous driving trials are understandably on hold for the moment, computers Waymo is moving right ahead with new partnership to advance the field. Today, Waymo announced that it has signed an agreement with Jaguar to deliver up to 20,000 self-driving I-PACE electric crossovers over the next few... Read more...
As has been widely expected, Apple today announced an upgrade to its 9.7-inch iPad. The device has refreshed hardware and is now powered by the Apple A10 Fusion processor (which is an upgrade from the previous generation’s Apple A9). That A10 Fusion processor debuted on the iPhone 7 family in 2016 and should provide a... Read more...
Given the vast number of Android devices that are available these days, it's becoming harder and harder to stand out from the crowd. Huawei feels that it might just have an enviable product on its hands with the new P20 family, which includes the standard P20 and the flagship P20 Pro. Before we get into the more... Read more...
One of the things that sets Android apart from other mobile devices and tablets is access to the Google suite of apps that are commonly called GApps. The GApps suite includes a number of applications including Google Play, Gmail, Camera, Keyboard, and others. Google is now adding tighter restrictions on what devices... Read more...
The iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ might get the bulk of the attention when it comes to flagship smartphones, but Xiaomi is looking to show those two rivals a thing or two with the release of the Mi MIX 2S. The Mi MIX 2S is an iterative upgrade over its predecessor and is quite the looker we might add. Xiaomi... Read more...
Foxconn is most known for building numerous devices for other major electronics companies such as Apple; in fact, Foxconn is tipped to be building the majority of the rumored new MacBook Air models. Belkin is known as one of the major sellers of accessories and docking stations that work with Apple devices and... Read more...
PC gamers are very angry at Rockstar right now after what they claim are unfair bannings that the publisher is handing out left and right. The wide-spanning bans began on March 23 and complaints from a myriad of PC gamers were posted on Reddit, Twitter, Rockstar support forums, and other GTA communities. The gamers... Read more...
Acer is looking to conquer the education market with a fresh take on Chrome OS-based devices for students. The company just announced the Chromebook Tab 10, which Acer claims is the first Chrome OS tablet designed specifically for the education market, and it also includes full access to the Google Play Store. The Chromebook Tab 10 features Read more...
We reported last week that 144Hz 4K G-SYNC HDR monitors from ASUS and Acer would soon be hitting the marketplace, but ASUS today is announcing a tasty treat for gamers that don't require GPU-punishing UHD resolutions for gaming. The ASUS VG258Q is a 24.5-inch monitor that features a TN panel and a maximum resolution... Read more...
Back at the beginning of the year, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau talked about the OnePlus 6, saying at the time that work had begun on the phone and that it will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. That is the same mobile processor that powers Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ handsets in the US. Ahead of the... Read more...
Following Honda's unveiling of a concept version of its third-generation Insight hybrid back in December, the Japanese automaker has pulled the wraps off the production version of the vehicle. As we reported last year, not much has changed in the translation from concept to production model with the only major... Read more...
Spotify is headed towards a pivotal moment with an initial public offering (IPO) looming next month. As the world's largest music streaming service, there is a lot of buzz surrounding the company's IPO. Leading up to the big day, Spotify made an interesting revelation, saying that around two million music listeners... Read more...
If your Android phone has suddenly started bombarding you with advertisements, you might the victim of malware, and specifically a strain that recently infiltrated Google Play by disguising itself as a bunch of handy utilities. Researchers at security firm Sophos discovered the tricky malware, saying that infected... Read more...
In response to reports that Facebook had been collecting call data and SMS text messaging histories from Android devices between 2015 and 2017, the social networks says simply, "This is not the case." The denial is part of a press release titled "Fact Check: Your Call and SMS History" in which Facebook explains that... Read more...
Apple has an event set to take place this week at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago, and the company is tipped to unveil a new lower-cost iPad. This iPad is said to have been developed specifically for the education market, which is known to be very price sensitive. A new rumor about the education... Read more...
Apple landed itself in one of the biggest scandals the company has ever been part of when it was learned that the iPhone maker was throttling older devices when the battery wasn't performing at 100%. Throttling was confirmed by a Geekbench developer in December 2017, and the main problem is that Apple never told users... Read more...
We were all stunned last week when it was revealed that an Uber self-driving Volvo X90 crossover struck a pedestrian crossing the street at night, killing her. While there was a human driver behind the wheel at the time of the crash, the Volvo was operating in fully autonomous mode when the accident... Read more...
Blizzard has announced that it is rolling out a new tool for Overwatch players that will allow them to avoid people that make their gameplay experience less than ideal. This less than ideal gameplay can be because the player and you clash and don’t communicate well, or perhaps the player doesn’t meet your expectations... Read more...
One of the things that I have never understood are the folks who like to flip to the last page in a book and see how it ends before they read the book. I've also never understood people that want to beat a game as fast as possible. If you are a gaming fan and plan to pick up the game Far Cry 5 when it launches next... Read more...
The last thing Facebook needs right now is yet another controversy, though one is starting to brew anyway. Already reeling from privacy concerns over the misuse of user data by Cambridge Analytica, a political data research company, it is now coming to light that Facebook has been collecting call history and SMS text... Read more...
Facebook has been embroiled in an almost obscene amount of controversy this past week, as governments begin to ask the social networking giant how a third-party firm managed to acquire comprehensive details on 50 million of its users. A year ago, the idea that Facebook was abused to steer the US election could have... Read more...
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