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Samsung on Wednesday announced it has begun mass producing the industry's first 1-terabyte capacity embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1 for use in next-generation mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Could this be a hint of what to expect from Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10... Read more...
In October of last year, when Intel officially unveiled its 9th Generation Core series processors, the company also took the opportunity to announce a semi-new breed of workstation processor, namely the Xeon W-3175X. Technically speaking, the architecture at the heart of the Xeon W-3175X isn’t new – the monstrous 28-core / 56-thread... Read more...
Facebook just can't put itself in a good light lately. A new report has shined a bright light on a Facebook policy that was paying people to install something called the Facebook Research VPN. Facebook allegedly paid teens and and adult users to install the VPN, which allowed the company to collect all the user's... Read more...
AMD's Q4 earnings have been highly anticipated, especially after its rival in the graphics arena -- NVIDIA -- yesterday revised its revenue guidance downward by $500 million, sending its shares plunging. Luckily for AMD, it was mostly good news for the company today. AMD recorded Q4 2018 GAAP revenue of $1.42 billion... Read more...
The smartphone market is hurting right now with fewer and fewer people upgrading their devices each year as changes tend to be minimal. Smartphone makers are more likely to get users to upgrade if they have a key differentiating features, and much of the Android market sets itself apart with innovative camera systems... Read more...
A new patent uncovered by LetsGoDigital has given us our first look at an experimental smartphone designed by Intel that will have a folding display. This design, which will likely be followed by many similar designs from other major developers in the mobile world, essentially gives you the advantage of having an all... Read more...
ASRock has made the product page for its new AMD Radeon VII-based graphics cards available a week after the card first leaked onto the internet. The Phantom Gaming X Radeon VII 16GB graphics card has a silver heatsink with triple fans to keep things cool, and the backplate is made from metal for additional strength... Read more...
Razer is rolling out a new limited edition gaming laptop and complementing accessories for those that don't mind being tickled pink. Witness the new Razer Blade Stealth Quartz Pink, which is based on the company's standard Blade Stealth gaming laptop (which was given a hardware refresh back in early December). The... Read more...
In Super Bowl XXXVI, a young quarterback named Tom Brady led the New England Patriots over a seemingly improbable victory over the St. Louis Rams, an opponent that was otherwise known at the time as 'The Greatest Show on Turf'. Now 17 years, the Rams, having since relocated to Los Angeles, will exact its revenge by... Read more...
Earlier today we reported on a rather nasty Group FaceTime bug that had the potential to affect every iPhone user running iOS 12.1.2 or higher. In a nutshell, the bug allowed anyone to place a FaceTime call to another person, tap on the “Add Person” button, after which you would add your own phone. Once these steps... Read more...
AMD recently unveiled its Radeon VII graphics card, which for the first time introduces a 7-nanometer GPU processor to the consumer gaming market (as opposed to the 7nm Radeon Instinct MI60, which is a workstation accelerator for deep learning workloads). We are all eager to find out how the card performs, and some... Read more...
Back at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su held up an early sample of a Ryzen 3000 series processor based on AMD's Zen 2 (Matisse) CPU architecture. It will still be several months until Zen 2 chips start shipping to consumers, though in the meantime, motherboard makers are getting... Read more...
Epic Games just pushed out the v7.30 update for its hugely popular Fortnite battle royale game, which brings with it a number of changes, new weapons, bugfixes and performance improvements. However, the most important update is for mobile users, and that comes in the form of official support for Bluetooth gaming... Read more...
The US Justice Department has filed a series of indictments against Huawei, China's largest telecommunications company, and its US affiliate. Huawei stands accused of several crimes, including a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile, more than half dozen counts of wire fraud, and obstruction of... Read more...
One of the features that many Apple users were looking forward to with the iOS 12 update that landed in 2018 was the Group FaceTime feature that allowed multiple users to chat and see each other at the same time. A severe bug in group FaceTime has been discovered, and the bug had users understandably upset because it... Read more...
We’ve got some great news today for those who are fans of Raspberry Pi devices. The company has announced the availability of its new Compute Module 3+.  Like the previous members of its Compute Module family, this newest iteration is intended for industrial use and will plug in to a Compute Module I/O board... Read more...
Porsche is set to reveal the production version of its highly anticipated Taycan EV later this year. The vehicle concept, which first bowed in 2015 as the Mission E -- is based on a new electric car platform and promises to deliver the thrills that Porsche is known for with the instant torque of electric... Read more...
One of the coolest aspects of a Chromebook for those who are working on the go is the Chrome OS Instant Tethering feature that easily gets users online. The caveat with that feature is that you had to be using a Google Nexus or Pixel device for it to work. That will soon be changing with reports that the version of... Read more...
February 15th is fast approaching, which is the rumored launch date for NVIDIA's Turing-based GeForce GTX graphics cards. According to a report late last week the family will include the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660 and the GeForce GTX 1650. Today, further confirmation of the new Turing gaming cards comes... Read more...
There are mixed opinions on Microsoft's decision to rebuild its Edge browser around Chromium, the same open source platform that powers Google's own Chrome browser. For at least one Microsoft programmer, however, the decision is not only the right one for Edge, but Mozilla should "get down from its philosophical ivory... Read more...
Samsung has long reigned supreme as the world's top smartphone maker, but the company's seat at the throne is continually coming under attack from Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi and Huawei. Both companies have been offering budget-minded smartphones that deliver enviable specs at attractive price points. Samsung is fighting... Read more...
Maybe one day we won't have to worry about charging our mobile phones—they'll just simply always turn on and work, with batteries that never run out of juice. Until that day arrives, charging is still an everyday occurrence for most of us. That includes a growing number of supplementary gadgets, like wireless earbuds... Read more...
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