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Apple makes a killing from its iPhone devices, which is the biggest reason why the company's market capitalization is right around $940 billion. But in India, one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets, Apple has a tougher time selling iPhone handsets. Sales are comparatively poor in India, and it doesn't help that... Read more...
Google's decision to force mobile device makers to install its own collection of apps on Android phones in order to have access to the popular Google Play Store is going to cost the company a hefty fine in Europe. Just how hefty is not yet known, though the European Union is likely to dole out a record penalty of several billion dollars. The Read more...
Earlier this year, Roku announced the Roku Connect platform for allowing devices like Roku TVs and settop boxes to wirelessly communicate with smart speakers and sounders. One of the first fruits of that new initiative is coming in the form of the new Roku TV Wireless Speakers. Roku’s primary mission is to allow... Read more...
It looks as though Samsung is finally getting fancy with the fingerprint sensor on its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone. A well known tipster quotes Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh as saying the Galaxy S10 will not use an optical fingerprinting solution because the user experience is not where it should be, and instead... Read more...
The annual sales bonanza known as Prime Day 2018 has arrived, officially kicking off at 12 pm Pacific (3 pm Eastern) today and running for a full 36 hours. For this year's event, Amazon is serving up more than one million deals for Prime Members worldwide. In addition, for those of you who are itching to shop and save... Read more...
Fallout 4 is one of the coolest games that Bethesda has ever rolled out, and one of the important things about the game is the DLC that the company has made available to keep players interested. The Nuka-World DLC added a huge new playable area to the game and another nice thing about Fallout 4 was that the game... Read more...
Back in June Apple finally admitted that the keyboards on some of its MacBooks were failing prematurely and opened a program to replace those failing keyboards. The version of the MacBook keyboard that folks going through that replacement program have been getting is the version from 2017 that has slightly different... Read more...
One of the biggest challenges for Apple when it comes to making enough of its smartphones has been getting enough displays over the last several years. Samsung and Apple have had a tie-up for the high-end OLED panels that it uses on the iPhone X, but things haven’t been all roses for the two firms. Apple and Samsung... Read more...
Do you own a crummy or outdated wireless router? If so, you may not be getting the Internet service you're paying for, especially if you are situated a fair distance away from your router. You can rectify this by buying a modern, high-performance router, and it just so happens that the Linksys EA7500-RM Max-Stream... Read more...
Tesla has been going through "production hell" with the Model 3 EV as it strives to boost output to meet demand. CEO Elon Musk had promised that the automaker would hit 6,000 cars a week and has come close to that promise hitting production levels of 5,000 units per week. Tesla is now offering a much faster delivery... Read more...
The success of Epic Games' Fortnite is nothing short of incredible, with the company currently clearing a quarter of a billion dollars in revenue every month - which isn't bad at all for a free-to-play title. While Epic kicks butt and takes name, it's hard to feel anything but admiration for the company, because it... Read more...
Ubisoft is ramping up its efforts to curb hate speech, including racist and generally toxic comments, in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. The publisher has flipped the switch on a system that automatically doles out instant bans to Rainbow Six Siege players who violate the company's code of conduct in such a manner... Read more...
It almost feels inevitable that once a technology company grows to a massive size, the pursuit of designing its own chips is likewise inevitable. Case in point: Facebook, which follows many other technology companies - such as Google - in building its own chips to accelerate its business. Starting m earlier this... Read more...
Facial recognition offers a wealth of uses, from allowing us to unlock our phones quicker to smartly cataloging our photos. With most cool tech, though, there's a lot of room for ill use, and that's a reality not lost on Microsoft. In its latest corporate blog post, the company starts off with a humorous analogy: "All... Read more...
Typos are something that we all have made at some point in our work. When it comes to publications, typos sometimes let loose the trolls, sometimes they are flat-out embarrassing, and sometimes they result in both. With that said, we feel for the programmer who wrote code in the critically-panned 2013 game Aliens:... Read more...
Alphabet says that going into the ambitious rollout of its Google Fiber internet that it knew things would be costly, hard to pull off, and slow-going. What the search giant didn’t expect going into Google Fiber rollout was how hard it would be to gain timely access to space on a utility pole to install its equipment... Read more...
It looks as though motherboards based on Intel's current generation Z370 chipset will support the chipmaker's upcoming 9th generation Core processor family by way of a BIOS update. We say this because at least two motherboard makers have already added BIOS updates for existing Z370 motherboards, with release notes... Read more...
Apple has taken more than a few hits to the chin over the keyboards used on recent MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks. Besides the fact that the keys have less travel than the keyboards that preceded them and can be annoyingly loud when typing, they are prone to malfunctions or failing completely when dust or crumbs... Read more...
Behold the MEGA-one video game controller mod. This thing is designed specifically to make your games more immersive by delivering heftier vibration feedback than your PS4 or Xbox One controller is capable of. In fact, the MEGA-one vibration motor is 500 times stronger than what's available in a standard DualShock or... Read more...
It seems as though many enthusiasts have Andromeda fever. And by Andromeda, we mean Microsoft's supposed upcoming ARM-powered dual-screen Surface device. Andromeda has been rumored for quite some time, and Surface Chief Panos Panay even fueled the rumormill with a cryptic tweet late last month. However, enthusiasts... Read more...
Adobe is looking to further entrench itself into the mobile market with a full-fledged version of Photoshop for the iPad. The company already offers a number of Photoshop companion apps for the iOS platform including Photoshop Express and Photoshop Mix, but this will be Adobe’s first attempt to bring a near-desktop-class photo editing package Read more...
We are still a few days away from Amazon's annual Prime Day sales event, which kicks off Monday and runs for 36 hours. However, if you're itching for a deal ahead of the big the event and happen to be in the market for a laptop, good news—Amazon has partnered with Acer to bundle a free Echo Dot with the purchase of an... Read more...
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