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Nikon has rolled out a new entry-level DSLR camera called the new D3500, and this camera is an affordable way for new users to step into the DSLR realm. While the Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras that Nikon rolled out earlier this month would set you back at least $2,600 in kit form, the new entry-level D3500 will cost... Read more...
ASUS has announced the launch of three all-new ZenBook notebooks: the ZenBook 13, ZenBook 14, and ZenBook 15. The machines share many of the same slick features with the most notable being a very thin profile, and screens with thin bezels. ASUS says that the machines all have a 95% screen-to-body ratio thanks to... Read more...
We have a treat coming up for you all tomorrow afternoon, as we’ll be hosting a livestream chat with Tom Petersen, who serves as the Director of Technical Marketing for NVIDIA. It doesn’t take a cryptologist to figure out what we’re going to be talking about: all things NVIDIA Turing of course. Early last week, NVIDIA... Read more...
Facebook rolled out its new video platform called Facebook Watch about a year ago promising original programming for fans to enjoy. Initially, the service was only available in the U.S.; Facebook is changing that with the announcement today that Facebook Watch is rolling out globally. Facebook is also taking the... Read more...
4K panels have pretty much taken over the big-screen television market, and 4K PC gaming was brought to the forefront thanks in part to the GeForce GTX 10 series over two years ago. But what about 8K? It will still be many years before the leap to 8K become mainstream, but that isn't stopping AU Optronics (AUO) from... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news that Google is set to revamp its Wear OS with a more intuitive user interface, and now we're learning about a new hybrid Wear OS smartwatch on the way from a pioneer in digital watches: Casio. Today at IFA 2018, Casio unveiled the WSD-F30, which is a bit narrower (by 3.9mm)... Read more...
Google is revamping its Wear OS (formerly known as Android Wear) platform for smartwatches, with a focus on making it quicker and easier to access information and notifications. Users can also expect more proactive help from the Google Assistant, the company says, along with "smarter health coaching" (which was... Read more...
If you've had your eyes on the Xbox One X game console, but weren't exactly sold in its stark black color, Microsoft is looking to lighten the mood with a new release. The company today announced a new Xbox One X console available in Robot White. This latest Xbox One X bundle includes a free downloadable copy of... Read more...
A former security researcher decided to go out with a bang after apparently deciding to retire from the security game and blog about traveling instead. Known on Twitter as SandboxEscaper, the researcher revealed in a tweet a zero-day vulnerability affecting Windows rather than submitting a bug report to... Read more...
If you build it, they will come. We learned that lesson in Field of Dreams, and it applies to the technology sector too, not just baseball fields out in the middle of nowhere. So what exactly is being built? Intel has put together a new Z390 chipset for its upcoming 9th generation processor launch, and Gigabyte... Read more...
Acer is at IFA 2018, and it is going official with some very cool gear. Among the products are gaming accessories and what Acer claims to be the world's lightest 15-inch notebook. Among the gaming gear is the sweet Predator XB273K gaming monitor that measures 27 inches and has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. It... Read more...
It typically follows that once Intel or AMD roll out new processors, whether for desktop or mobile (or the server environment), systems builders are quick to announce new systems built around the chips in question. Such is the case today with Intel launching a new wave of 8th generation Core processors for thin and... Read more...
Dell's XPS 13 family has always been highly regarded for performance-value and solid build quality, and now the company is upping the value quotient with a new lower-end SKU. Priced at a low $899, this is the lowest entry point yet for an XPS 13 equipped with an 8th generation Core processor. That price gets you a... Read more...
Toshiba has released a string of top-notch, affordable NVMe solid state drives over the last couple of years featuring its BiCS flash memory technology, which target a wide array of market segments. We’ve shown you a few recently, like the diminutive, affordable OCZ RC100 and the mainstream OEM targeted... Read more...
Dell has announced a new premium Chromebook at IFA 2018 that is the very first Inspiron Chromebook to launch. The machine is called the Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 and crams an 8th gen Intel Core i3-8130U running at up to 3.4GHz with a 4MB cache under the hood. Dell also fits the machine with up to 128GB of eMMC... Read more...
Intel is launching a new wave of 8th generation Core processors for thin-and-light notebooks and 2-in-1 convertibles that fall in the U-Series and Y-Series processor families. At their core, the Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y processors are fundamentally architecturally identical to Kaby Lake Refresh processors... Read more...
Every year 250,000 service members transition from the United States military to civilian life. One of the difficulties veterans face is finding a civilian job that matches their skill set. Google has developed a number of search tools to help veterans more easily find employment.  Service members can now enter... Read more...
5G is coming, and OEMs are already preparing next-generation smartphone designs that will take advantage of the follow-up to 4G LTE technology. The latest is Oppo, which has completed its initial 5G testing with a modified version of the R15 smartphone. The smartphone was fitted with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X50... Read more...
Scientists and researchers have found all sorts of ways to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies—everything from predicting when a person will die based on brain scans to beating up on seasoned Dota 2 veterans in a livestream on Twitch. Aligning a little more closely with the latter... Read more...
We have all been down the rabbit hole that is the Internet. It starts with a simple search, perhaps a lookup of the weather for the weekend, and then hours later you find yourself streaming "Little Joe Sure Can Sing" by Joe Ritchie, who you found out is actually Joe Pesci from Goodfellas fame. And woe is you if you... Read more...
Earlier this month, we heard from IDC regarding global smartphone sales for Q2 2018. At the time, the firm reported that Huawei had surpassed Apple to become the second-largest smartphone OEM on the planet with regards to shipments. Today, it's Gartner's turn, and it is backing up IDC's assessment. According to... Read more...
CD Projekt Red, the Polish game developer responsible for the excellent The Witcher series, sure does like the idea of providing gamers with extended gameplay demos. This especially applies to Cyberpunk 2077, an upcoming open world, first-person role playing game (RPG) set nearly six decades in the future. The... Read more...
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