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Qualcomm and Apple have been battling it out in court for well over a year with regards to licensing agreements and patent infringement. The pair has waged a war of words in public over the disagreements, and now Qualcomm is letting real world results speak for themselves with regards to the performance of its chips... Read more...
Hauwei is far and away best known for its smartphones and, to some extent, it's line of laptops like the Matebook X Pro. However, it also manufacturers routers and gateways, and one of its older models, the HG532, contains a vulnerability that a malware author exploited to create a fairly large botnet. What's... Read more...
If you are a fan of Google's Pixel devices, we have good news—the company is getting ready to refresh its hardware line, meaning there will be a Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL released this fall. On top of that, Google is said to be prepping a new Pixelbook with a sleeker design than the current model, and of course there are... Read more...
Apple has not said a whole lot about its future plans for its HomePod smart speaker, but it's a safe bet that the company is continually working to improve the device. Otherwise, it will get left behind competitive offers, namely Amazon's Echo products and Google's Home smart speaker. So what might be in store for the... Read more...
It looks as though more Turing GPU rumors are starting to filter out into the wild, and the latest revolves around the release schedule for NVIDIA's next generation GPU family. As with all GeForce GTX 11 Series rumors that we've heard over the past few months, we'll have to take this latest report with a big spoon of... Read more...
Owners of the latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are in for a rude surprise if the logic board inside their laptop gives up the ghost. Apparently Apple tweaked the design of the 2018 models in such a way that makes data recovery practically impossible when the system is no longer able to boot. Even Apple Store... Read more...
Qualcomm has rolled out the world's first fully-integrated 5G NR millimeter (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones and other mobile devices. The new chips include the QTM052 mmWave antenna and the QPM56xx sub-6GHz RF module family. The new chips have a compact footprint, pair with the Snapdragon X50 5G... Read more...
Sony has revealed a new image sensor that is made specifically for smartphones called the IMX586. The image sensor has the highest resolution in the industry with 48 effective megapixels. It also offers the world's first ultra-compact pixel size of 0.8 μm. Sony says that the compact size makes it possible to pack 48MP... Read more...
It looks as though Apple may be beaten to the punch when it comes to a first-party wireless charging peripheral that can juice up more than one gadget at a time. Samsung's Wireless Charger Duo has just leaked ahead of the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone. Both the charger and the Galaxy Note 9 will be... Read more...
Anyone who was intrigued by the slick little 10-inch Surface Go that Microsoft unveiled early this month, and has been on the fence about pre-ordering one, a new Best Buy pre-order deal might put you over the top. Best Buy is offering a pre-order special for the Surface Go, tossing in some gift cards and free stuff... Read more...
Nintendo is not a fan of third-party emulators and ROMs, to put it lightly. There is an entire FAQ section on its website that explains Nintendo's stance on emulators and ROMs, but lest the point has not been made, the company is suing two of the more popular console ROM sites for hosting pirated games. One of them... Read more...
One of the worst kept secrets in tech right now is that NVIDIA is preparing to launch its next-generation Turing GPU lineup for gamers. The company is scheduled to talk about those GPUs at the Hot Chips conference next month, and it's conceivable that Turing might launch before then. Until then, we are left to sift... Read more...
It's all fun and games until someone takes a NERF dart to the eye. Any survivor of a NERF war will tell you that NERF foam dart and ball spewing weapons can be a blast. Hasbro and Blizzard Entertainment have teamed up to taunt gamers with a new NERF shooter that fans of the Overwatch game franchise will likely lust... Read more...
Three strikes and you’re Meowth! Niantic has just released a new three-strike discipline policy for their poplar game Pokémon Go. The policy is intended to crack down on the many creative ways of cheating in the game. Niantic defines cheating as downloading and using “modified or unofficial software”, playing with... Read more...
Back in April, Google announced a redesign of the Gmail web interface along with some new features meant to provide more secure ways of sending emails. Now that users and security experts have had plenty of time to test out the new features, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is stating that Google is... Read more...
Gamers and tech enthusiasts have had their fair share of sales this summer from Amazon Prime Day to the Steam Summer Sale to the Google Store Summer Sale. If your bank account is still in decent shape, here is one more sale to entice you. Microsoft is offering deals on over 700 Xbox One and PC games, consoles, and... Read more...
It seems as though controversy is destined to stay with Apple these days. In recent months, Apple came under fire for its failure-prone keyboards on MacBook/MacBook Pro models, but that backlash was somewhat mitigated by a third-generation design that largely cures the problem. However, a new controversy is brewing... Read more...
Waymo's autonomous vehicle fleet has been piling on the miles ever since the program was first initiated by Google back in 2009. According to the company, its cumulative total for miles driven has swollen to 8 million to date. To put that figure in perspective, it took six years from the time the Google's first... Read more...
If you use an app for a while like Facebook or Twitter and you decide that you want to give a different app a try, trying to transfer your data and contacts can often times be a chore. The Data Transfer Project (DTP) wants to make that migration of data much easier by allowing users to move their content, contacts... Read more...
Samsung is just weeks away from launching its Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, which will serve as the company's ultimate flagship for 2018. However, could this be the end of the line for the long-running Galaxy Note series? It's possible according to a new report coming out of South Korea. As we all know, the Galaxy S and... Read more...
You can easily tell if someone is ore has recently been active in Messenger, just look for the little dot underneath your contacts. Now Facebook is adding a similar feature to Instagram. The standalone photo-sharing app announced in a blog post that it is adding status indicators to contacts, which appear next a... Read more...
The ups and downs of the cryptocurrency market have meant that it's been a wild year for PC gamers. Cryptocurrency miners rushed out to purchases hordes of NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, which drove up the prices for people that just wanted to play Doom in 4K without having to pay an arm and a leg for a graphics card. Luckily, graphics cards prices Read more...
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