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Google's dominate Chrome web browser is set to receive a big Material Design makeover later this year. However, if you want to give a try right now, you can do so by downloading the latest build of Chrome Canary. For those not in the know, Canary is the developmental branch of Chrome where new features are tested... Read more...
Intel recently launched a Core i7-8086K Limited Edition processor, based on the company’s Coffee Lake architecture, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the venerable 8086. Although it wasn’t the first microprocessor employed in personal computers, the Intel 8086 laid the foundation for the x86... Read more...
We hope that you like the look of the Galaxy Note 8, because it seems as though it will be more of the same when the Galaxy Note 9 launches early next month. Like the transition from the Galaxy S8 to the Galaxy S9, there are very little design changes to speak of with the Galaxy Note 9 according to a new image... Read more...
Nintendo is ardently opposed to third-party ROMs and running unauthorized emulation software, as it makes abundantly clear in its legalese. Related to that, it did not sit well with Nintendo that its hybrid Switch console could be hacked to run homebrewed software, due to a flaw in the NVIDIA Tegra chip inside. Now... Read more...
Windows is more secure today than it was at the beginning of the week. That is how it typically goes after the second Tuesday of each month, otherwise known as Patch Tuesday, when Microsoft doles out a collection of security updates and fixes. This particular Patch Tuesday saw Microsoft dish out 54 bug fixes... Read more...
Last week we revealed that Samsung's upcoming flagship smartwatch release could ditch the homegrown Tizen operating system in favor or Google's Wear OS. Today, we're learning about what the device will actually be called, and according to a fresh report, it will fall under the "Galaxy" umbrella like the company's... Read more...
If Hasbro had any sense, it would an iPhone game piece to the board game Monopoly, and dip it in gold so that it stands out among the others. After all, owning an iPhone is top indicator of wealth, right? Right!? Hey, don't shoot the messenger, we're just passing along what the National Bureau of Economic Research and... Read more...
Spectre and Meltdown have been the source of major headaches for the industry at large, and in particular Intel, which scurried to release firmware updates to mitigate the side-channel attacks. While now mostly in the rear view mirror, security researchers have discovered another side-channel vulnerability, which is... Read more...
Anyone who has ever owned a smartwatch can tell you that they are great as long as they are charged nightly (or at least every other night). A watch from a Chinese firm Mobvoi dubbed the TicWatch Pro claims to be able to provide up to 30 days of battery life via a 415mAh battery. It can achieve that long battery... Read more...
China has no love for Taiwan, and the former's censorship has led to strange issues for some iPhone users. If users have their region set to China and someone sends them the Taiwan flag emoji, a bug in iOS could cause the app to crash. That bug has the potential to allow a remote user to launch a denial of service... Read more...
We all know the NVIDIA SHIELD TV to be one of the best 4K media streamers on the market. With the power of the Android TV platform, the SHIELD TV gives you access to Android apps, popular streaming services (like Netflix and Amazon Video), and even allows you to play games with a dedicated wireless controller... Read more...
When it comes to digital stores for PC games, Steam is currently the dominant force. Chinese gaming company Tencent wants to battle Steam globally and plans to roll out WeGame beyond its home market of China. The first country that WeGame will battle Steam in is Hong Kong and reports indicate that a version of the... Read more...
Mozilla introduced its Test Pilot program to allow users to test experimental features on the desktop version of its Firefox web browser. Mozilla is now expanding Test Pilot to the mobile space with Firefox Lockbox and Firefox Notes. Both Lockbox and Notes are standalone mobile apps and are capable of syncing with... Read more...
Photographers do not always have the luxury of getting up close and personal with their subject matter. So, it's sometimes up to the zoom capabilities of the camera. Nikon is hoping to help with far away shots with its Coolpix P1000, a compact digital camera with an mind boggling 125x optical zoom, which is the... Read more...
Do you need a new smartphone and have $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket? If so, you can resolve both problems by heading over to Amazon and pre-ordering Sony's Xperia XZ2 Premium, the company's newest flagship phone. To help soften the blow, Sony is including a set of its Xperia Ear Duo wireless earbuds, which... Read more...
Sapphire Technology has begun taking orders for a small form factor (SFF) embedded motherboard with an AMD Ryzen V1000 APU (accelerated processing unit) running the show. The APU is permanently soldered to the motherboard (meaning users can't swap it out down the line) and combines Zen CPU cores for compute tasks with... Read more...
Data security and user privacy are hot topics following the high profile Cambridge Analytica scandal that resulted in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress. However, Facebook is not the only major company facing scrutiny by our elected officials. Apple and Google have both received letters from... Read more...
AMD made a huge splash in the HEDT market last year with the release of the Ryzen Threadripper family of processors. Available with up to 16 cores (32 threads), Ryzen Threadripper proved to be a fierce competitor to Intel's Core-X family of processors while offering incredible value. AMD announced... Read more...
Apple has launched iOS 11.4.1 and this is the update that adds USB Restricted Mode to the iPhone. The intention with USB Restricted Mode was to lock down the USB port of an iPhone to block intrusion techniques using third-party devices to crack the passcode of devices. USB Restricted Mode deactivates USB data... Read more...
It’s happened to us all at some point in time — you capture an image in less-than-ideal light conditions and the end result is a is grainy photo filled with digital noise. While you may still be able to make out many of the details in the photograph, wouldn’t it be nice if you could somehow magically restore it to... Read more...
Samsung has announced that it has begun mass production of a new type of Flash storage chip. The company's fifth-gen V-NAND has the fastest data transfer speed in the industry and is the first to use the Toggle DDR 4.0 NAND interface. That new interface improves the speed for transmitting data of the 256Gb V-NAND to... Read more...
Microsoft’s newest tablet is finally here, and it’s being announced a bit earlier than we were actually expecting. Microsoft just pulled the wraps off its smallest and lightest Surface device to date: the Surface Go. The 10-inch tablet weighs in at a feathery 1.15 pounds and as previously rumored has a starting price... Read more...
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