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Fitbit and Google have announced that they have teamed up to innovate and transform the future of digital health and wearables. Fitbit will use Google's new Cloud Healthcare API to further integrate into the healthcare system by connecting Fitbit user data with electronic medical records (EMR). Fitbit says that... Read more...
Atari announced today that preorders for its Video Computer System (VCS), which was originally called the Ataribox, will kick off on May 30th. The initial preorders will take place exclusively through the Indiegogo platform. Atari offered up some clarification on the retro-inspired woodgrain finish for the VCS, which... Read more...
If 64GB of internal storage isn't enough for you (even though the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus offer micoSDXC slots for expansion), then Samsung has new storage options for you to choose from on its flagship Android Oreo smartphones. The company just announced that it will begin selling both 128GB and 256GB variants of the... Read more...
Maybe your first introduction to Geralt was in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the popular action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt Red and released in 2015. Given the game's success—CD Projekt Red said in 2016 that it sold nearly 10 million copies around the world—there's probably a lot of users who are curious... Read more...
Wouldn't it be awesome if one of the voice options for Siri was Samuel L. Jackson? That is not likely to happen, given the actor's penchant for swearing profusely (on the big screen, anyway). Be that as it may, you might be surprised that Siri is not afraid to drop an f-bomb on occasion, as one user discovered. In a... Read more...
Apple's original MacBook Air was one of the progenitors of the "ultrabook" movement and doubled down on the use of SSDs (albeit at an enormous price premium). The second-generation model debuted in late 2010 and became a model for lightweight design while at the same time making SSDs standard across the board... Read more...
Have you prepared your PC for the next major update for Windows 10? If not, you should consider taking some time as soon as possible to back up any critical data and get your files in order. That's because the April 2018 Update (otherwise known as Redstone 4 and previously referred to as the Spring Creators Update) is... Read more...
There is a lot of turmoil going on in the cable TV market right now, with plenty of shakeups taking place. The wild swings in the marketplace and rise of companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook with regards to video delivery is precisely why AT&T is looking to hook up with Time Warner to better compete. Quarterly... Read more...
AMD last week teased a press photo of a 7-nanometer Vega product, the Radeon Instinct, aimed at machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. The company didn't get into detailed specs or performance, both of which are of interest, considering that 7nm Vega GPUs could potentially end up in consumer graphics cards at some point. But Read more...
Back in February, some users in the U.S. found that Facebook was testing a downvote feature for comments that wasn't exactly what most people hoped for. Only a small portion of Facebook users ever saw that downvote option and now it appears that a similar downvote test is rolling out for more users (primarily in... Read more...
Scuttlebutt has been going around for months now that suggest Sony could be getting ready to plop its next-generation game console onto the market this year. Other rumors have suggested that it might be several years out, 2020 to be exact, before the PlayStation 5 breaks cover. Sony is still selling PS4 consoles like... Read more...
Someone has gotten their grubby mitts on a coming HTC smartphone and took plenty of pics of the shiny device to show off. That smartphone is said to be the HTC U12+ and the images turned up on the HTC Taiwan News Update Facebook page, which for those wondering isn't HTC's officially. The images show the new flagship... Read more...
Earlier this month, we learned that AMD Senior Marketing Director Chris Hook was leaving his position at AMD. Hook had been with AMD (and formerly, ATI) in various positions for nearly two decades, which is a long time to spend at one company in the tech business. At the time, we highly suspected that Hook would be... Read more...
It's easy to speculate on anything if you're given a few clues, but it's a bit weird to speculate on something that's right out there in the open, waiting to have its source code read. That's the case with Google's Fuchsia OS, which has just hit the Android Runtime branch, suggesting what the world's been assuming for... Read more...
It looks though the third time was a charm for T-Mobile and Sprint. After two previous attempts at tying the knot, T-Mobile and Sprint today officially announced that they have agreed to merge in an effort to create a powerhouse wireless company delivering 5G internet the masses.  The move is no doubt an attempt to... Read more...
Companies like Intel deal with the reality that many of their plans are going to get leaked, but sometimes, a company itself can be responsible for a leak, highlighting just how loose top-secret information can sometimes be. What we didn't know a few days ago but do now is that a future Intel processor... Read more...
LG isn't exactly playing coy with details on the smartphone it is set to launch on May 2 called the LG G7 ThinQ. A big leak last week unveiled most details of the details on that device. LG was annoyed enough at the leak that it decided to push out official details regarding the G7's super bright display the... Read more...
Huawei finds itself stuck between a rock and a hard place, as it pertains to its goal of building a mainstream presence in the United States and the blow back the company has faced from major wireless carriers that, at the behest of US intelligence agencies, have avoided partnering with the Chinese telecom. With the... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD officially pulled the wraps off the first members of its 12nm Zen+ family of Ryzen processors. The SKUs announced included the Ryzen 5 2600 and 2600X along with the Ryzen 7 2700 and 2700X. However, AMD intends to fully flesh out Zen+ with SKUs both below and above these already released... Read more...
If you have ever used the AI personal assistants baked into smartphones, you know they aren't always that helpful. Research firm Stone Temple has issued an update for 2018 on its Digital Personal Assistants accuracy study. The study tested 4,952 queries on five different devices including Alexa on Amazon Echo... Read more...
Tesla has made a big name for itself in a relatively brief time as the go-to company for high-tech and long-range electric vehicles. Tesla's cars look very good on the outside, but what about the parts under the skin that we can’t see? Engineering company Munro & Associates has taken Tesla's latest car, the Model 3... Read more...
Microsoft has stepped out to explain its side of a recent story here that made headlines and it underscores that it's never wise to jump to conclusions in legal cases unless you have a firm grasp on the particulars. This week, we reported on an e-waste recycler who was sentenced to prison for 15 months for selling... Read more...
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