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All News for July 2018

Samsung never misses an opportunity to throw some shade at Apple, its main rival in the mobile sector. There is no love lost between these two tech giants, and if anyone needs reminding of that, just check out Samsung's latest advertisement poking fun at the iPhone X. This time it's not over the infamous notch... Read more...
There is a new open standard in the realm of virtual reality and it has the backing of some industry heavyweights. including AMD, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Oculus (owned by Facebook), and Valve. All of those companies are part of a consortium that has introduced VirtualLink, and open industry standard that enables next... Read more...
Apple customers living in China have a new set of privacy concerns to deal with, if they use the iPhone maker's iCloud service. While previously all their iCloud data was stored on servers located in the United States, Apple has agreed to transfer iCloud storage duties in China to a division of China Telecom, a... Read more...
The launch of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 flagship is just two weeks away, which means that we can expect for leaks to start ramping up as a result. Thankfully, we have two fresh leaks to report on, and they both give us a clearer look at the device in question. The first comes from notorious gadget leaker... Read more...
Mac fans were excited when Apple finally rolled out updated MacBook Pro notebooks. The updated machines have support for Intel Coffee Lake processors, up to 32GB of RAM, True Tone displays and tweaked third-generation keyboards. Among the Coffee Lake processor options available is a high-end Core i9 part. A report has... Read more...
The European Union is set to hit Google with the largest fine in history over its Android operating system practices. The EU has been working on the case against Google for quite some time and judgment was looming earlier this week, but there was no word on just how large of a fine Google might face. The EU antitrust... Read more...
Fans of the vast game No Man’s Sky have a new update coming next week that is called “Next”, and will bring with it some major additions to the game. This update adds a full multiplayer experience that allows players to team up with friends and random players to reach their goals. The Next update also brings with it... Read more...
There was nothing worse in a 1980’s/1990’s gamer’s life then realizing their console controller could not quite reach the comfiest chair in the room. Now there is a solution for retro console fans. 8BitDo has just released DIY kits that upgrade NES, SNES, and Sega Mega Drive controllers to wireless. 8BitDo’s DIY... Read more...
We're currently on Day 2 of Prime Day, and the discounts continue to roll in. While we all appreciate deals on smartphones, Echos and smart TVs, we enthusiasts also crave deals on PC components. Luckily, Amazon is extending its price breaks to some of the most popular enthusiast processors currently on the... Read more...
When it comes to 4K HDR media streamers currently on the market, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV is one of the more powerful entries available. The device is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra X1 SoC and runs Google's Android TV operating system. For those of you that haven't already managed to snag a SHIELD TV, Amazon is giving you... Read more...
Amazon is sucking all of the oxygen out of the room this week with its Prime Day sales extravaganza. Prime Day normally lasts for just one day, but Amazon upped the ante this year by extending it to two days (July 16th through July 17th). While we've covered plenty of deals that Amazon has to offer this year, eBay... Read more...
If you have any aspirations of buying a 2018 MacBook Pro and performing repairs on your own (should the need arise) think again. As with many of Apple's products, the MacBook Pro is intentionally designed to keep users from mucking around inside. Apple is not alone in this regard, of course, but a recent teardown of... Read more...
Sit down for this, we have some shocking news. Are you ready for it? An independent testing firm hired by AMD to evaluate the stability of GPU drivers has determined that AMD builds the most stable graphics drivers in the industry. Through a series of tests, AMD's GPU drivers were shown to fail far less than... Read more...
Intel has made an impressive showing in the SSD market with its Optane family, which is based on 3D XPoint memory technology. Intel makes available Optane Memory -- available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities -- that is used to cache frequently accessed data in your operating system along with Optane SSDs, which are... Read more...
Samsung is trumpeting the development of what it claims is the industry's first 10-nanometer class 8-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 DRAM, which is the latest addition to the company's premium memory chip line. This new DRAM will be find homes in upcoming 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) enabled mobile devices, including... Read more...
As we sit here and ponder how much longer it will be until Intel refines its 10-nanometer technology and delivers Cannon Lake on a mass scale, there are other processor releases that will fill the gap between now and then. One of them is Intel's impending 9th Generation Core processor launch. Said to be a refresh of... Read more...
One of the big changes that Apple made to the iPhone X when it launched last year was to integrate Face ID rather than Touch ID into the device. A new report is going around citing sources in the supply chain that claim Apple plans to increase Face ID availability. According to this report, all the 2018 iPhone models... Read more...
We can thank Tesla for being the primary motivator behind high-performance EVs. The company has been making smoking fast Model S variants for a while now that are able to embarrass gas-powered cars. Fans of exotic machinery might recognize the name Pininfarina. This is the design house that has been behind some of the... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day is finally here. While Amazon got the festivities kicked off early with deals on its own first-party hardware, the crush of deals from other manufacturers are starting to come online right now. There are plenty of deals to be had, and we'll keep updating this list as new products Media... Read more...
Samsung Galaxy Note fans have a lot to look forward to with the Note 9 that's incoming next month. We saw some leaked benchmarks turn up in late May and in those benchmarks the device was running an Exynos 9810 SoC but that's presumably for the non-US version of the device. More benchmarks have leaked and this time... Read more...
If you're hoping to someday lay your hands on a true Surface Phone -- a successor to the now defunct Lumia product line but with more swanky hardware -- it appears as though that ship has already sailed. In a recent interview, Surface Chief Panos Panay reiterated that there are absolutely no plans in store for a... Read more...
Microsoft has big plans in store for its Skype messaging/video conferencing client. The company just confirmed that it will add integrated call recording to the popular cross-platform client starting later this month. This won't be a case in which voice and video recordings are stored on your computer’s hard... Read more...
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