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Nintendo has done something very cool with the Switch giving gamers of all ages the ability to build cardboard concoctions that can be used to control video games and software. We've seen a few of the Labo controllers so far including a motorcycle controller that could be used to control Mario Kart. Nintendo's third... Read more...
Anyone with a little brother knows that while you might mercilessly pick on your bro, anyone else who tries it gets a mouthful of fist. Apparently the same goes for Lamborghini. The Aventador SVJ was just sitting back and biding its time to go out and thrash the Porsche 911 GT2 RS after said vehicle put a beatdown on... Read more...
Gamers around the world have been enjoying Fortnite's Battle Royale for the past year, and have in turn filled developer Epic Games' coffers with over a billion dollars in revenue. Fortnite is available to play on PC, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and iOS. Up until this point, the world's most... Read more...
It has now become easier than ever to rock out in any room of your house. Amazon just announced its latest feature, “Alexa Cast”. Alexa Cast helps users to better control music streaming on Alexa-enabled devices. Users will be able to more quickly play, pause, and rewind songs through the Amazon Music App. The new... Read more...
Amazon's Echo family has expanded over years with the addition of the Echo Dot, Echo Spot, and Echo Show (among others). Last year, Amazon unveiled a second-generation Echo and it appears that this year the company is looking to launch a third-generation Echo Dot.  The first- and second-generation devices were... Read more...
Samsung is set to unveil to the world its latest device on August 9th in New York: the Galaxy Note 9. We already know a lot about the device thanks to multiple leaks. We already know what the Galaxy Note 9 will look like and that Samsung is alleged targeting a very high price for the smartphone. Today, Samsung is... Read more...
Huawei might beat Samsung to the punch with the first retail folding smartphone. While nothing has been launched yet, it's being reported that Huawei is very close to rolling out a foldable handset with a flexible light emitting organic diode (OLED) display in limited quantities. It could be less than 20,000 units... Read more...
If history serves us correctly, Google's next-generation Pixel 3 smartphone family will be unveiled a little over two months from now, and should arrive in the hands of customers in late October. Fortunately for us, there have been plenty of leaks along the way that have given us some pretty solid looks at Google's... Read more...
Google is aiming to help customers toughen up their security by now offering its Titan Security Key, which is USB flash drive that offers a second layer of protection when logging into accounts. The company's own employees have been using a version of the Titan Security Key for several years now, and now the latest... Read more...
Way back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Lenovo announced its Smart Display family. The Smart Displays take the concept of the Google Home or Google Home Mini and add a touch screen into the mix. Lenovo and Google announced today that the Smart Display will be available in U.S. retail locations and online... Read more...
Samsung Display recently developed an "unbreakable" screen for smartphones and it has now been certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), an official testing company for OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the US Department of Labor. Outside of smartphones, Samsung says its flexible display... Read more...
If you want to take better photos, the first thing you should do is put in the research, or even take a photography class, to learn things like the rule of thirds and the interaction between ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Once you have a firm grip on the basics, you'll be ready for a more capable camera than what... Read more...
Google is rolling out a couple of new products aimed at helping customers build and deploy intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) devices at scale. One of those products is the Edge TPU (tensor processing unit), a tiny hardware chip designed to muscle through machine learning tasks in IoT gadgets, and the other is Cloud... Read more...
I grew up feeding quarters to arcade machines, which might seem like a foreign concept to gamers who have been raised on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. Back in the day, we had to hike 2 miles in the snow, up hill (both ways!) just for the privilege of playing a video game. And now? Game consoles and PCs rule the day... Read more...
One of the most annoying things about Windows 10 is that it often decides to apply updates right when you are in the middle of working. This is typically halfway through a long document or during meeting. A new Windows 10 Redstone 5 build that Microsoft has released to some Insiders dubbed 19H1 has new tech to avoid... Read more...
It has been a week of revelations when it comes to Qualcomm. The chipmaker announced during its earnings call that Apple decided against using any Qualcomm modems in its 2018 iPhone line. That is perhaps unsurprising considered the long-running and bitter legal war the two companies have waged. In other news, an... Read more...
It appears that the legal brouhaha between Apple and Qualcomm has gone thermonuclear. We knew that Apple was angling to rid itself of Qualcomm chips in its future iPhones, but it appears that the switchover will indeed happen this year. Qualcomm confirmed the breakup during its fiscal Q3 2018 earnings call. "We... Read more...
AMD is flying high on its best quarterly earnings in seven years, bolstered by a 53 percent year-over-year jump in revenue to $1.76 billion in the second quarter of 2018, the company announced just a short while ago. Riding its resurgence from Ryzen and Epyc, AMD posted a profit of $116 million for the quarter. That's... Read more...
Samsung is working hard to claw its way back to the big profits it enjoyed in years past. An oversaturated smartphone market and competition from Chinese rivals like Huawei and Xiaomi have meant lower sales figures for the South Korean company. One segment that seems to be booming of late is for the gaming-specific... Read more...
Apple puts out one fire and then another pops up just a few feet away. That seems to be the case with its MacBook Pro family, with the latest flareup affecting both the iMac Pro and the 2018 MacBook Pros. The commonality between the two product lines (besides the operating system) is Apple's custom T2 security... Read more...
We've got some good news for hardcore PC enthusiasts that have resorted to delidding their Intel processors in order to achieve more robust overclocking results. According to fresh reports, Intel has decided to use solder between the integrated heat spreader (IHS) and the die on the upcoming Core i9-9900K and other... Read more...
Let the online chat wars begin! That is the hidden message behind Valve's new Steam Chat messaging client, which has now exited beta and is available in polished form for anyone and everyone who cares to give it a test run. In doing so, Valve is going up against Discord in the gaming chat space, with several similar... Read more...
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