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What looks to be an official press render of the unreleased Moto Z3 Play has emerged, and with it comes confirmation a few details. For one, we can see a dual camera arrangement on the back of the handset. That has become a common feature on newer smartphones, and is notable in this instance because it's a departure... Read more...
It's been a while since AMD first launched its ground-breaking Ryzen Threadripper processor family, and they are still incredibly potent chips for enthusiasts that need an overabundance of cores. When the range-topping Ryzen Threadripper 1950X landed, it had an MSRP of $999. Over the past year, it has fallen to... Read more...
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...
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