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Most word processing programs will go through your work and at least perform a spellcheck, looking for misspelled words that you do not want appearing on your final document. Others look for mistakes in grammar. Google is implementing the latter into Docs as part of a sweeping G Suite update, and what is interesting... Read more...
Fragmentation -- it's a word that many people throw around when talking about the myriad of Android devices that are on the market and their ability to run the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Although Google has taken steps to help combat the effects of fragmentation, it's still alive and well... Read more...
Have you noticed that YouTube pages appear to load slower in Edge, Firefox, and Safari compared to Google's own Chrome browser? If so, you are not alone. Google redesigned the YouTube experience last year, but the site still uses an older shadow API that is only used in Chrome, which makes other browsers render... Read more...
At this stage of the game, barely a day goes by without a juicy rumor focused on NVIDIA's next-generation Turing GPUs for consumers. Today is not one of those quiet days. The latest rumor traces to HWiNFO, a popular piece of diagnostic software. HWiNFO posted the release notes for its latest version (5.86), and in are... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported that there will initially be three processors launched in the upcoming 9th generation Intel Core family, which is being called the Coffee Lake Refresh. Interestingly enough, the latest rumors have suggested that only the top-end SKU – the Core i9-9900K– will have HyperThreading enabled... Read more...
Smartphone fans can thank the iPhone X for ushering in an era of insanely high-priced flagship smartphones. While Apple has certainly sold a lot of iPhone X models, Cupertino wasn't exactly happy with the sales numbers and has been looking for ways to slash costs and increase sales. Other smartphone makers seem to... Read more...
The first new product from Elgato since it was announced that Corsair was acquiring part of the company has now landed. The Stream Deck Mini slots into the line of Elgato streaming and video production tools for gamers. Stream Deck Mini is a smaller, cheaper and less complex version of the the Elgato Stream Deck for... Read more...
Although Apple often drags its feet when it comes to addressing any flaws in its products, the uproar over CPU throttling on the 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro was so loud that the company had to respond. The problem stems from the fact that MacBook Pros with the Intel Core i9 option were throttling to below-default clock... Read more...
Everyone has to deal with scams and phishing attempts online today, even Google. To protect its workers from phishing scams that could result in the theft of IP, Google took advantage of security keys for all its 85,000 workers. Since that roll out, no accounts have been compromised. The keys are USB-based security... Read more...
Samsung is reportedly wrapping up development of an all-new in-house GPU design, which has reportedly been dubbed SGPU. SGPU is a brand-new GPU design that potentially will be able to scale from devices like smartphones to applications in the supercomputing realm. Dr. Chien-Ping Lu, known as CP, has been brought in... Read more...
Sing it with us: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Fortnite, happy birthday do you! That's right, the world's most popular battle royale game is turning one-year-old, and to celebrate the occasion, Epic Games has launched a new patch (version 5.10) that introduces a bunch of goodies... Read more...
Judgement Day has arrived for site operators that haven't fully switched over to HTTPS. Google Chrome, the world's most popular web browser, has been updated to version 68. And with that upgrade, sites that still rely on plain HTTP will be marked as "Not Secure" within the browser. With Chrome 67 and earlier versions... Read more...
If your laptop contains sensitive data, it is best not to leave it unattended. That is sound advice even it does not have any work secrets or other potentially compromising data, and you want to avoid falling prey to malware. In case you need a reason why, a security firm recently posted a video showing how quickly a... Read more...
Ask a group of gamers or hardcore PC enthusiasts what they want in a monitor and you’ll likely get a few common answers. High resolutions and refresh rates, adequate size, wide viewing angles, thin bezels, and a fully adjustable stand will likely be on the list, along with support for adaptive refresh rate... Read more...
It was several months ago when AMD confirmed plans to introduce quad-core CPUs to its second-generation Ryzen family, and one particular SKU that has shown up in numerous leaks since then is the Ryzen 5 2500X. That same processor has made yet another appearance, this time as the foundation for a new Acer Nitro gaming... Read more...
The world of digital assistants is a little bit crowded and immensely competitive. Since its introduction, Amazon has looked at ways of setting Alexa apart from the competition, and it just found another one—equalizer controls. In a blog post, Amazon announced it has added EQ and sound mode controls for smart home... Read more...
Toshiba has uncloaked its new XG6 Client NVMe SSDs that are targeted at OEM customers and will be installed in PCs that you’ll be able to purchase from a variety of manufacturers.  The XG6 serves a successor to the existing XG5 family, but will sit alongside the XG5-P, which is offered in higher capacities. What... Read more...
If you buy a smartphone that has an OLED screen in it today, odds are that the panel is made by one of two South Korean tech giants: Samsung or LG. However, there is some fresh competition brewing in China. Chinese manufacturer BOE Technology Group is looking to become a supplier for OLED screens to Apple according to... Read more...
Retro Games is at it again promising that the smaller retro Commodore 64 console will be landing in the coming months. The first rumblings of the little Commodore 64, called C64 Mini, surfaced in September 2017 promising an early 2018 launch date. That launch date was then "confirmed" as March, but things didn’t shake out for some reason. Read more...
Early last week, we heard rumors that Intel is preparing to launch 9th generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors in August. As its name implies, these new processors won’t mark a significant departure from current 8th generation Coffee Lake processors when it comes to core architecture. Today, we’re reporting on a... Read more...
During CES 2018, one of the coolest things on display at the Samsung booth was called "The Wall". The Wall is a modular TV screen that buyers can size to their own specifications by adding more screens. Samsung produces the displays used in that modular screen using micro LED technology. Samsung's micro LED Technology... Read more...
Microsoft's Xbox One was originally launched nearly 5 years ago, which means that many are already talking about what its successor will look like. We're now learning again that the new gaming console family will launch in 2020, likely sometime in the fall as with previous Xbox releases. The console is reportedly... Read more...
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