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HTC has launched an upgraded virtual reality kit for businesses that is built around its recently released Vive Pro headset and brand new next-generation base stations. The new Vive Pro 2.0 Kit cost $1,399, which is $200 more than the previous generation Vive Pro Kit, and comes with the Vive Pro HMD VR headset, SteamVr tracking 2.0, a pair Read more...
Nintendo has shipped around 15 million hybrid Switch consoles to date, and that number will continue to grow, especially as more AAA titles land on the system. That's good news for Nintendo. The bad news (for Nintendo), however,  is that each and every one of them is vulnerable to a hack that could allow the execution... Read more...
Samsung has been at the forefront of NVMe-based solid state storage essentially since the standard’s inception. The Samsung SSD 960 Pro and 960 EVO that were released all the way back in 2016 have been among the best performing, most sought after M.2 NVMe-based gumsticks available. It’s kind of hard to... Read more...
LG is holding an event on May 2nd that will see the debut of its next flagship: the LG G7 ThinQ. We've seen the smartphone leak at various points over the past month, but we're now getting our best look yet at the new smartphone. As always, Evan Blass is the one that scored this newest leak, and it shows the G7... Read more...
Facebook's privacy policies and its mode of operation as a whole has come under intense scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica debacle. While testifying before Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fielded a variety of questions as lawmakers sought to understand how the social network operates, and whether... Read more...
PUBG gamers that are good enough to get an invite to this summer's invitational tournament have the chance to duke it out for a prize pool worth $2 million. PUBG Corp. will be sending out invites to twenty top teams from all around the world who will gather in Berlin, Germany from July 25 through July 29 for the... Read more...
YouTube announced that last quarter its software helped to pull down millions of objectionable videos before any users were able to view them. The machine learning software that helped YouTube to pull this off has been trained with the assistance of human moderators and has made policing the crush of new videos... Read more...
Philips is cranking out a truly high-end display in the form of the Momentum 43-inch gaming monitor. Besides its rather mammoth (for a gaming display) screen size, the Momentum is notable for its support for the DisplayHDR 1000 standard. Up until now, the VESA standards organization has recognized DisplayHDR 400 and... Read more...
Many people are angry that details about their likes and dislikes are used to focus ads at them to sell things on Facebook. People are even angrier that such data is at times abused by advertisers and other companies for their own gain, which was the case in the Facebook Cambridge Analytica debacle. To address these... Read more...
NVIDIA researchers have come up with some new artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can help fill in the blanks with respect to images that have either been corrupted or otherwise having missing details. With a team lead by NVIDIA's Guilin Liu, missing pixels can be quickly reclaimed with stunning... Read more...
Wearable cameras are convenient and useful, but their video quality is often limited by their size. A team of researchers at the University Washington recently developed a new HD video streaming method that does not require a battery. Their "backscatter" technology leverages existing ambient RF waves as a power source... Read more...
Google is experimenting with a refreshed look to its Chrome Canary browser that is representative of its Material Design 2 UI, and if you are rocking a Windows PC, you can catch a glimpse of it right now. All you have to do is download and install the latest Chrome Canary build, and enable a flag that lets you choose... Read more...
It appears that Amazon is looking to take Alexa mobile. No, we're not talking about Alexa on your smartphone, but rather Alexa integrated into a robot that will be placed within your home. The robot is being developed under the codename "Vesta" and is being crafted by Amazon's Lab126 hardware research division... Read more...
AMD continues its onslaught of Ryzen processor releases with the introduction of two new models based on its second generation Ryzen (Zen+) architecture. The new Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE both now have product pages on AMD's websites, and both are essentially Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) with Radeon RX... Read more...
Microsoft is doing a lot of things with Windows these days, most of which is focused on the core Windows 10 experience—the first of two majors updates scheduled for this year will start rolling out any day now. In addition, Microsoft appears to be working on a stripped down version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 Lean... Read more...
The hits keep coming for Chinese telecom giant ZTE. Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that ZTE would be banned from buying components from U.S. companies for a period of 7 years due to its blatant disregard for a plea agreement to atone for previous transgressions.  Now, a major Chinese regulator... Read more...
Following the recent launch of AMD's second generation Ryzen processor family, the company is gathering up its first generation chips and packaging them into 'Combat Crates', which are like PC starter kits for enthusiasts. There will be at least two different versions, each one containing a first generation Ryzen... Read more...
The new God of War video game launched recently and so far, the reviews have been very good and fans have been receptive as well. One thing about the game that has annoyed many users is the size of the text that the devs opted to use in areas like Lore. It's nigh impossible to read text from across the room on... Read more...
Multiple Gmail users awoke Sunday morning to find that a bunch of spam that appeared to be sent from their accounts. The spam messages from their accounts were found in the sent items folder, but these weren’t emails that the users had sent themselves leaving many to think their accounts had been hacked. One user... Read more...
Time sure does fly when you're having fun. The Project Fi MVNO wireless service just turned three years old today, and to celebrate, Google is offering a nice discount on its flagship Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Sure, we've seen some excellent Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-based flagships from the likes of Samsung and Sony so... Read more...
The world is up in arms its seems of late, over the amount of data that social media websites like Facebook track and accumulate on their users. This came to the forefront with the Cambridge Analytica fiasco that Facebook has been in hot water over for months. With so much focus on Facebook, many have begun to wonder... Read more...
When Atari first announced the Ataribox  last summer, gamers that are into all things retro were rightfully excited. The forthcoming console even looked like the Atari that gamers of the '80s grew up with. Not long after, likely many folks got a bit worried when pre-orders were delayed in December, with some fearing... Read more...
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