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All News for April 2018

There are no two ways about it, the Nintendo Switch is a runaway success, with Nintendo having to adjust its sales forecast multiple times since launching the hybrid consoles. Nintendo said it sold over 15 million Switch units during its last fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, which is 5 million more than its original... Read more...
Huawei has long been a target of the U.S. government over its business practices and ties to the Chinese government. The NSA, FBI And CIA have all warned Americans not to buy Huawei hardware over spying concerns; Best Buy has ceased selling Huawei smartphones; and major wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon have... Read more...
Tesla will have to forge ahead without the help of Jim Keller, a former AMD chip architect who joined the automobile company in 2015 to spearhead the development of custom AI silicon, among other tasks. That's because Keller has reportedly accepted a job at Intel where he will be able to concentrate fully on chip... Read more...
AMD has done a bang up job making its mainstream processors truly competitive with Intel again, allowing it to compete in the high-end of the market and draw the attention of enthusiasts. The hard work is paying off financially, too—AMD reported revenue of $1.65 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up 23 percent... Read more...
Apple isn't selling nearly as many of the high-end iPhone X smartphones that it wanted to sell and was allegedly forced to halve production on weak demand in Q1 2018. Samsung has been left scrambling to find someone to buy the OLEDs Apple isn’t using. As Apple sees it, the answer to selling more iPhones with OLED... Read more...
Microsoft decided to file criminal charges against an e-waste recycler named Eric Lundgren. The case against Lundgren originally went to court months ago, but the man remained free as his appeal worked its way through the court system. A federal appeals court has now upheld the original ruling, meaning that Lundgren... Read more...
There's a new X399 motherboard chipset coming this year from a major chip manufacturer. No, we're not talking about a revamped version of AMD's X399 chipset used in its Ryzen Threadripper processors, but an X399 chipset from Intel that will be used in its own 2018 family of HEDT processors.  A document on Intel's... Read more...
A new rumor is going around that focuses on the fate of Google Play Music. According to the source, Google Play Music will die once YouTube Remix launches. The rumor claims that all current users of Play Music will be forced to migrate to YouTube Remix by the end of the year. YouTube Remix was tipped to be... Read more...
For the past year, graphics card manufacturers have been on a bit of a sugar high given the meteoric rise of cryptocurrency mining. Those looking to earn a bit of cash on the side have gobbled up graphics cards from both the AMD and NVIDIA camps, which in turn inflated sales numbers for NVIDIA and AMD along with their... Read more...
There has been a lot of drama surrounding Microsoft's next major feature update for Windows 10. It was first rumored to be called the Spring Creators Update, following last year's Creators Update (Spring) and the Fall Creators Update (Fall). More recently, however, all signs are pointing towards the release being called the Windows 10 April Read more...
MyEtherWallet confirmed on Twitter that hackers hijacked its Domain Name System (DNS) servers and redirected users to a phishing site in Russia. By obtaining private keys from affected users, the hackers reportedly were able to swipe around 215 Ethereum coins (ETH) worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $150,000. The... Read more...
Amazon is launching colorful version of its Echo Dot called Echo Dot Kids Edition, and is also introducing a special version of its digital assistant that also has children in its sights. These new offerings combine to deliver the company's popular smart speaker experiences in a manner that is more appropriate for a... Read more...
BMW has been experimenting with alternative powertrains for quite some time, and has offered vehicle like i8 sports carand the funky i3 whatchamacallit(which is available in fully-electric and range-extending variants). Now, the company is looking to bring an electrified version of its hot-selling X3 crossover to... Read more...
There may not be a whole lot left to discuss about LG's upcoming G7 ThinQ smartphone by the time LG officially unveils the handset during a scheduled press event on May 2. In this final week leading up to the launch, several leaks and details have emerged, including the fact that the G7 ThinQ will sport an eye-searing... Read more...
We have been hearing about the OnePlus 6 for several months now, dating back to at least the beginning of the year when it was reported that OnePlus had initiated talks with US carriers to potentially carry its next flagship phone. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but we will find out soon... Read more...
Google has rolled out the long-awaited update for Gmail that users will find quite interesting. One of the main goals in the redesign was to allow users to do more without leaving their inbox. This means you can now do open photos and other attachments without having to open the email or scroll through long... Read more...
We talked a bit yesterday about leaked details on the forthcoming LG Android smartphone flagship called the LG G7 ThinQ. As you might imagine, LG was none too happy about that leak and decided to give up all the official details on perhaps the most interesting part of the smartphone, the super bright display. LG says... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD officially released its second-generation Ryzen processors, which are based on a refined 12nm Zen+ architecture. Professional overclocker der8auer has already shown us that the processors have some huge overclocking potential, and he attempted to further exploit this good fortune by delidding a... Read more...
Apple Music and Spotify are in the middle of a battle for paid music subscribers and right now Apple Music is losing. Spotify boasts 70 million paid subscribers to Apple’s 38 million subscribers. Apple Music is growing faster though, and predictions are that Apple could overtake Spotify by the end of 2018. To hold... Read more...
Two weeks ago, we brought you a report that that confirmed that the iOS 11.3 update was bricking certain iPhone 8 smartphones. To be more specific, the update disabled touch functionality on iPhone 8s that were fixed using third-party displays. Without touch support, these smartphones were pretty much useless. “A lot... Read more...
Dell has refreshed its mobile workstation family, which includes new members of the Precision product family. One of the most interesting additions is no doubt the Precision 5530, which features a 2-in-1 convertible form-factor. The Precision 5530 2-in-1 is dominated by its 15.6-inch, next-generation InfinityEdge 4K... Read more...
The days are numbered for opportunistic thieves who swipe packages from people's doorsteps when they are away at work or otherwise not at home. In an expansion to its Amazon Key service, Amazon is now giving Prime members the option of having their items delivered to their car, so instead of leaving a box of goodies... Read more...
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