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If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber -- and who isn't these days -- you're no doubt gearing up for Prime Day. Prime Day is scheduled to kick off on July 16th, and for the first time ever will extend into the next day (July 17th). Leading up to the main event, there have been some ancillary deals to whet customers'... Read more...
DISH has become the very first major pay-tv company to offer users compatibility with Google Assistant. The compatibility launches today for the Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey, and Wally set-top boxes. The cool part about this compatibility is that you don’t need to go out and buy additional hardware. While Google Home... Read more...
Well, that escalated quickly. Just this morning, we learned that Microsoft's new entry-level Surface tablet would debut this Friday. However, we're now getting official word from Microsoft about an upcoming Surface device -- its first official confirmation to date about the tablet. The tweet includes an image of the... Read more...
We already know that advanced artificial intelligence platforms can beat humans in games like chess and even Jeopardy, but what happens when you pit AI schemes against one another? In some cases, Samsung comes out on top. Samsung Research is currently celebrating that fact after it ranked first in two of the world's... Read more...
Slowly but surely, AMD is planning to flesh out its second generation Ryzen processor family, both on the desktop and in mobile. There have been numerous leaks that reveal as much. The latest leak centers on a couple of low power processors that are joining the Ryzen family, including the Ryzen 7 2700E and Ryzen 5... Read more...
Panic Button is porting Warframe, a free-to-play online shooter developed by Digital Extremes, over to the Nintendo Switch. The port was announced in a 52-second trailer posted to YouTube and also at TennoCon 2018, the game's third annual (and official) convention that took place in London over the weekend. Digital... Read more...
The point-and-shoot camera market has been decimated by smartphones, and the image quality and capabilities of flagship devices has increased with each new generation. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ saw the adoption of two cameras on the rear along with a variable aperture lens. The upcoming Galaxy S10+ could take things even... Read more...
If you have any money left over from Steam's recent sales bonanza, you can head over to the Google Store and grab a variety of electronics at a discount. Google is having a summer sale of its own, which runs until next or while supplies last. During that time, you will find marked down prices on some of Google's most... Read more...
All signs are pointing to the impending release of a new, entry-level Surface tablet. The device has been talked about for months and the latest report suggests that the new Surface will be released by Microsoft this Friday. The information comes from an alleged internal Microsoft document that leaked to a Surface... Read more...
It seems as though every new iOS updates brings various complaints from users ranging from performance setbacks to battery life issues, and iOS 11.4 is no exception. iPhone users running iOS 11.4 right now have been complaining in droves that battery life has suffered after the update. Reports indicate that there... Read more...
Of all the hypercars out there for the ultra-wealthy to enjoy, the Koenigsegg Agera RS is among the fastest. Koenigsegg set a record for top speed from a production car using an Agera RS on a closed-off section of Nevada highway back in November of 2017 when the car hit 277.9 mph (Koenigsegg took that land speed... Read more...
Tesla has been fighting the media over the past few months as it has struggled to reach production milestones with the Model 3 mainstream electric sedan. Along the way, it has battled bad press surrounding Autopilot failures, and CEO Elon Musk has even questioned the journalistic integrity of some publications in what... Read more...
When the first 4K TVs hit the market, their high price and dearth of worthwhile content made them a tough sell. But before long, 4K TVs became much more affordable, to the point today where there's little reason not to consider one if you're looking to upgrade. TCL's 55R617 unit is a perfect example of how the incredible value found in today's Read more...
DJI is one of the top companies in the world of personal drones for shooting video and other content. DJI also has a history of having a tough time keeping its new products under wraps. The $799 Mavic Air leaked back in January and it was officially launched not long after that slip-up. Another DJI drone has leaked... Read more...
Nintendo's stock may have taken a beating of late but the company still has some of the coolest hardware and games on the market. One of the big successes for Nintendo has been the small retro consoles that it has been reissuing for nostalgic gamers to enjoy like the NES Classic Edition that recently came back in... Read more...
NVIDIA is on the cusp of releasing a new round of graphics cards, and there have been a lot of rumors and speculation as to what the company's next generation GPUs—codenamed Turing—will bring to the table. One possible feature we might see is the leveraging of artificial intelligence to render more realistic-looking... Read more...
Excitement is building for a new dual screen mobile device that hasn’t even been announced yet. We’re of course talking about Microsoft’s Andromeda, which has been rumored for months, and even recently was teased by Surface Chief Panos Panay.  However, this is Microsoft we’re talking about; which means... Read more...
There's no shortage of options in the DIY micro-PC market, one that Raspberry Pi arguably spearheaded over five-years-ago with the release of its first unit. Since that time, a lot of competition has risen to the surface, including none other than Taiwan's GIGABYTE, a company that knows a thing or two about developing... Read more...
Microsoft has just rolled out a brand-new Windows Insider preview build for those running on the Fast Ring. This release is build number 17711, and is part of the upcoming Redstone 5 release, expected to become available this fall. In it, a number of quality improvements have been made, especially with regards to HDR... Read more...
Intel stated at Computex last month that it would be rolling out two new 8th Generation Core processor families for mobile devices this fall: Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y. Beyond the codenames, however, Intel was short on details. In the absence of official specs, the web is picking up the slack with a couple of... Read more...
With Microsoft's own smartphone OS on its deathbed, the software giant is now focusing on Android and iOS devices. It's admittedly odd to see Microsoft making apps specifically for Android and iOS given that Apple and Google are two of its biggest rivals. Sources claim that Microsoft has been working on a new app for... Read more...
The gang from Failoverflow guaranteed that the Nintendo Switch would be hacked to run all sorts of content not originally targeted for Nintendo's latest console, once the elite hacker group figured out how to get Linux to run on the device. That hack takes advantage of an unpatchable exploit as it turns out. And now... Read more...
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