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Latest News - January 2019

All News for January 2019

Microsoft has had its fair share of problems with its Windows 10 updates over the years, with the biggest onslaught of issues being experienced recently with the October 2018 Update. Unfortunately, there's a new issue affecting Windows 10 users, and it's related to the Windows Update mechanism. Some Windows 10 users... Read more...
Rumors have been flying fast about the Samsung Galaxy S10 line of smartphones. Not too long ago some images of the S10 family leaked that showed the smartphones inside clear protective cases. Not long after, more photos of the smartphones leaked along with alleged specifications for the devices. Rumors also suggest... Read more...
There is no denying that smartphone prices for flagship devices are getting out of control. We use to balk at spending $500 on a handset only a few years ago, and now high-end devices like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy series often sell for over $1,000. High prices have opened the door for companies like OnePlus that... Read more...
In case you haven't been keeping up with the latest happenings in the PC graphics market, Intel is going full-bore with a discrete graphics card family. Intel will be [in part] targeting the PC gaming market with this new GPU, which is supposed to be officially unveiled in 2020. Although we've been able to get... Read more...
In Microsoft's FY19 Q2 earnings release the company reported a strong end to 2018 with significant double-digit increases in both its revenue and operating income. Several aspects of Microsoft's business contributed to these increases, but the lions share of the growth was contributed by its Azure business. In a... Read more...
Sometimes the question is not 'can we?' but 'should we?', and whoever decided to make a deepfake video of Steve Buscemi's mug on Jennifer Lawrence completely ignored the latter. The result is one of the most frightening things you'll ever see. Granted, beauty is subjective and in the eye of the beholder. But let us... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones and tablets, Nintendo has a relatively small footprint in mobile, with only a few titles under its belt. That's part of why it was so exciting when Nintendo announced a year ago that it would be releasing Mario Kart Tour to smartphones by March 2019. It's been a long wait for fans who have... Read more...
Sing it with us now: 'Turn out the lights, the party's over. They say that all good things must end. Let's call it a night, the party's over. And tomorrow starts the same old thing again.' Willie Nelson didn't know it at the time, but he was singing about Google+, or at least that's the case if you're a fan of the social network. Not enough Read more...
It’s been a 7-month-long search, but Intel finally has named its permanent CEO, and the company didn’t have to look very far. Intel has announced that interim CEO Robert (Bob) Swan will now serve permanently in that position. Swan previously served as Intel’s Chief Financial Officer, a role he took on in October 2016. Swan is a finance guy Read more...
Facebook is the largest social networking site on the planet, but if comparing market caps, Apple is nearly twice as big. They are not direct competitors, of course, but the relevance here is that Apple wields considerable power, and it reminded Facebook of this earlier this week when it revoked the social network's... Read more...
Nintendo is doing very well with its Switch console after having a very rough time with the previous generation Wii U. Late last year, the Switch was crowned the fastest selling game console of this generation. With sales going so well for Nintendo, any idea of price cuts or new hardware seem unlikely, something... Read more...
Many smartphone enthusiasts are waiting in anticipation for the launch of Samsung's new Galaxy S10 smartphone family. The S10 smartphones will launch at a Samsung Unpacked event on February 20. Now sources close to the company claim that mass production of the S10 started simultaneously around the globe on January 25. The source also claimed Read more...
AMD reported its Q4 earnings yesterday, and overall it was good news for the company. While revenue was lower than what analysts were expecting, the company met its mark for earnings, which drove shares higher after hours. AMD shares finished Tuesday with a nearly 20 percent gain. A lot of that success rides on the... Read more...
G.Skill announced new hexa-channel DDR4 memory kits that will fall into its Trident Z Royal product line. These new memory kits are geared towards Intel's new high-end Xeon W-3175X processor -- which we reviewed here -- and support high memory capacities and fast data transfer speeds. G.Skill first launched its... Read more...
Google released the latest update to its popular Chrome web browser that has a notable change in feature set. This new version has a handful of improvements, but unfortunately it also removes one feature from the web browser. Starting with Chrome 72, you can no longer setup Chromecast devices using the Google... Read more...
Last week Meizu took minimalism to the extreme with its "Zero" smartphone. The smartphone lacks any ports (that's right, there is no USB-C port) or buttons. In fact, it doesn't even have a SIM card slot, and instead relies on eSIM technology. Now, Meizu has announced that it is looking to bring the Zero to market via... Read more...
Airplane flights can be a bit of a drag. The aisles are cramped, the food tastes strange, and the Wi-Fi and entertainment offerings are often unreliable. Apple is trying to curb flight boredom with their latest offering. Apple Music subscribers will soon be able to access their music on any domestic American Airlines... Read more...
It appears that Verizon has realized one of the big downsides to proclaiming "first" when it comes to its 5G wireless rollout. Verizon claimed to have the first 5G network available in the United States when it launched Verizon 5G Home back in early October, but it was using non-standardized 5G hardware. Verizon took... Read more...
Apple caught some heat over its throttling mechanism in iOS, which reduces performance when the built-in battery degrades to a certain point. In response to the outrage that followed, Apple offered to replace out-of-warranty batteries at a discounted price—$29, versus $49. Unfortunately, the discounted offer expired... Read more...
Over the past year, Google has put considerable effort into bolstering its Gmail service on the web with new features and capabilities. For example, Gmail now utilizes machine learning techniques to help draft emails with Smart Compose, and it can remind you to follow up on emails that still need attention. That's all... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past six months, then you know that Samsung has a folding smartphone coming that will be unveiled in its production form at an event in New York City late next month. The smartphone, which many in the industry expect to be called the Galaxy F, will likely the first in a... Read more...
Well, you could see this one coming from a mile away. Remember that Group FaceTime bug we wrote about yesterday? The one that Apple apparently knew about since at least last week? Predictably, someone has gone and filed a lawsuit and is seeking unspecified punitive damages on claims of negligence, product liability... Read more...
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