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It's been a minute or two since the last time Microsoft overhauled its game controller for its Xbox consoles, or otherwise made any significant changes. Is a redesign coming? Perhaps so, according to new patents the company filed, which detail some alternations to the trigger design and other parts of the controller... Read more...
Samsung is making a big leap into the automotive sector with the announcement of the Exynos Auto V9 SoC. This is Samsung’s very first chip designed specifically for the automotive sector and is built using an 8nm manufacturing process. According to Samsung, the Exynos Auto V9 is an 8-core design using Cortex-A76 CPU... Read more...
AMD's Threadripper 2990WX is a beastly slice of silicon, there's no doubt about it. The chip is armed with 32 cores and 64 threads clocked at 3.0GHz to 4.2GHz, supplemented with 64MB of L3 cache and 16MB of L2 cache. It also provides access to 64 PCI Express Gen3 lanes. Oddly enough, however, it under performs in some... Read more...
It looks as though ASUS is trying to beat the CES 2019 rush by announcing some of its upcoming products a little bit early. Such is the case with the new Mini PC ProArt PA90, which is a compact, cylindrical tower that houses a host of high-end hardware. The ProArt PA90 is a workstation-class PC, and as such... Read more...
Several astronauts have explored the far side of the moon, but no spacecraft has touched the surface until now. China just successfully landed its Chang'e-4 probe in the Von Kármán crater. The China National Space Administration reported that the probe landed on January 3rd at 10:26am Beijing Time (January 2nd at... Read more...
Any year in review that covers the major events of 2018 should include the repeal of net neutrality laws that were implemented during the Obama administration. Former Verizon attorney and current Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai led the charge in rolling back net neutrality regulations, and on... Read more...
An investor rights law firm is investigating potential security fraud claims on behalf of shareholders of Apple and may end up filing a class action lawsuit. The investigation comes after Apple lowered its earnings guidance for its first fiscal quarter of 2019, in which Apple CEO Tim Cook said he expects the company... Read more...
CES 2019 kicks off in just a few days, and ahead of the start of the show, LG has announced new smart TVs that will be on display that will go well with its already announced new sound bars. The new line of TVs slot into the ThinQ AI series and are powered by the Alpha 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor and deep learning algorithms. LG promises Read more...
It looks as though not all is well in Cupertino. In a rather odd and rare break from Apple’s usual cadence with respect to its earnings releases, CEO Tim Cook posted an open letter to investors this afternoon to state that it has revised its revenue guidance downward for the December quarter (fiscal Q1 2019). When... Read more...
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announced a new authentication standard that can be implemented for USB-C devices and complimenting chargers. USB-C Authentication, as it’s called, uses 128-bit “cryptographic-based authentication” to help mitigate potential security intrusions from USB thumb drives and chargers... Read more...
Two days into the new year and already Bethesda has a new bug in Fallout 76 to annoy gamers. The new bug is leaving gamers unable to access the in-game nuke codes. Without the nuke codes, players aren't able to deploy nukes around the map. The strangest part about this bug is that since Bethesda has been so bad at... Read more...
Ring is looking to… ring in the new year with a couple of new home security-focused devices that leverage its acquisition of Mr. Beams. Ring, which is owned by Amazon, purchased Mr. Beams in January 2018 and vowed to integrate its smart home lighting products into its own portfolio. The first products to come out... Read more...
When Elon Musk first announced the mainstream Model 3 electric vehicle from Tesla in mid-2016, he proclaimed that the vehicle would have a base price of $35,000. However, as is often the case with Tesla product launches, the company has instead pushed pricier trim levels and has yet to actually release its promised... Read more...
One of the hottest trends in technology right now is artificial intelligence. It's not a new tech, by any means, but it's being applied to numerous different product and service segments, everything from self-driving cars and healthcare, to smartphones and graphics cards. As a matter of national security, US officials... Read more...
During its Build conference last year, Microsoft bragged that Windows 10 had reached over 700 million active devices, an impressive milestone though still short of the elusive (so far) 1 billion devices goal. At the time, Windows 10 still trailed Windows 7 in terms of market share. Well, not anymore, if the latest... Read more...
All signs are pointing towards a CES 2019 launch for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 gaming GPU. We've seen leaked branding, pricing, and performance figures for the GPU, and now we're seeing retail packaging from Colorful for one of its upcoming products. What we see here is the Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 2060 Ultra OC;... Read more...
For about the past three years, Netflix has allowed iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV owners to pay for a streaming subscription through iTunes as a matter of convenience. Now, however, that is no longer an option for new users. While existing subscribers who already pay for Netflix through iTunes may continue to do so... Read more...
Rumor has it AMD plans to kick off 2019 with a bang. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is right around the corner, and that's where AMD will reportedly unveil several Zen 2 processors, including a monster processor with 16 cores and 32 threads that is not part of its Threadripper family. That... Read more...
Bethesda had a rough 2018, with the highly anticipated Fallout 76 launching to poor reviews and many complaining about the bugs that plagued the game. Bethesda made a bad situation worse when it offered some gamers refunds on the game only to go back on that offer down the road. Some gamers allegedly found themselves... Read more...
If the thought of playing a small and very short new game each day piques your interest, Mediations my be a platform that will interest you. The person behind the idea is Rami Ismail, and the whole concept behind Meditations came to him in late 2017 when he found a small game called TEMPRES, something he calls a... Read more...
If you're firmly entrenched in the Apple camp and just so happen to be part of the T-Mobile family, the third-place wireless carrier is currently running an offer that will get you up to $750 off the price of a new smartphone. Although T-Mobile hasn't announced an end-date for the promotion, it's likely not going to... Read more...
When the average American likely thinks of a hardcore gamer, they likely picture some nerdy kid with a beard and a ponytail living in his mom's basement. However, the world of professional Ninja, aka Tyler Blevins, is a 27-year-old Fortnite beast that has not only helped to popularize the incredibly prolific game... Read more...
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