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Call it one small step for PlayStation 4 owners and one giant leap for gamers, as Sony has opened the door for cross platform gameplay. Or shall we say, opened it a bit wider—Sony actually relented to Epic Games around this same time a year ago by allowing an open beta enabling cross-play in Fortnite between the PS4... Read more...
General Motors set hearts ablaze when it official unveiled the C8 Corvette Stingray back in August. With sexy good looks, a thumping 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 495 horsepower situated behind the driver (a first for a production Corvette) and a starting price of just under $60,000, the 2020 Corvette is sure to be... Read more...
One of the big features of the upcoming Google Pixel 4 smartphone will be its Motion Sense gesture control. It's easy to get the idea behind what Google will be offering with the Motion Sense gestures, but it's better to see the gesture in action. A video has leaked that shows the gestures in action in different... Read more...
Microsoft unveiled a boatload of new hardware today and among the items were the Surface Earbuds. The Surface Earbuds are wireless and look like a flat, round disk when plugged into the ear. They promise to be lightweight offering an "ultra-comfortable" and stable fit. One key to the utility of the Surface Buds is... Read more...
Google is getting some of the apps that are already running on Pixel devices ready for the upcoming Pixel 4, which will debut at an event to be held on October 15. Another app update has landed adding new features for Pixel 4 users, with at least one Pixel user receiving an update to the Google Recorder app. The... Read more...
At today's Surface event, we were all expecting for Microsoft to announce the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X and perhaps get a glimpse at its dual screen tablet (now officially called the Surface Neo). What we weren't expecting, however, was a "one more thing" announcement of the Surface... Read more...
Android Auto was supposed to bring wireless connectivity to all Android devices starting with the release of Android 9.0 Pie. That obviously did not happen—now more than a year later, it has only arrived on a spattering of phones, including Google's own Pixel handsets and its Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Well, that is... Read more...
The battle against malware never ends. Nearly 200 harmful apps were discovered in the Google Play Store in September 2019. These apps were installed by over 335 million users. Most of the harmful ads contained malicious or misleading malware. These apps were downloaded by more than 300 million people. Google... Read more...
Remember the Courier concept that leaked from Microsoft over a decade ago? It has finally manifested itself into a real product that Surface Chief Panos Panay announced today called the Surface Neo. The Surface Neo features dual 9-inch displays covered in Gorilla Glass that are joined together with a central... Read more...
AMD continues to lead the charge in processor sales at Mindfactory, one of the biggest computer hardware retailers in Germany, by outpacing Intel for yet another month. Helping to achieve that feat, AMD processor sales hit a record high in September at the German retailer, since the launch of the first-gen Ryzen... Read more...
When Microsoft first announced the Surface family, it was available in both x86 and ARM versions. However, it didn't take long for Microsoft to release that the limited app ecosystem and performance of the ARM version wasn't attracting customers, so it abandoned its efforts after the Surface 2. Today, however... Read more...
Microsoft held its yearly Surface event today in New York City, and the company is living up to the hype that has been building leaving up to the big unveil. There have been plenty of rumors swirling around the devices, and those reports have largely turned out to be accurate as we're staring at the Surface Laptop... Read more...
You can save a bundle on a Pixel 3 XL smartphone at Best Buy right now, which is selling the unlocked version of the handset for $549.99. That is $350 below its MSRP. Best Buy's discounted price also comes in below Google's own hefty $300 savings when buying from the Google Store, where it's on sale for... Read more...
Wondering if any of your passwords have been compromised in a data breach? Google is making it easier to quicker to find out the answer to broadening the reach of its Password Checkup tool. Once a standalone extension to the Chrome browser, the handy tool is now integrated into the built-in password manager for your... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced a new SHIELD Experience update that is aimed at laying the groundwork for fixing the 4K streaming issues that many users have encountered. The company doesn't say that Experience Update 8.0.1 will fix the 4K streaming issues entirely; it says that the update is "a big step towards resolving 4K... Read more...
Intel wasn't kidding when it said that the new Cascade Lake-X processors (the foundation of the upcoming Core-X family) would offer anywhere from a 1.74x to 2.09x uplift in performance per dollar compared to their Skylake-X predecessors. Intel is slashing prices by roughly 50 percent with its upcoming Cascade Lake-X... Read more...
In what is seeming to be a repeat of the various issues that we saw popup with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) is turning out to be a troublesome release as well. Users have complained about numerous ailments including high CPU usage and audio problems (among... Read more...
GoPro cameras were the only action cameras out there for a while, but that's definitely not the case today. There are a bunch of different competitors targeting the action market. In July, Canon rolled out a camera called the IVY REC that aimed right at the GoPro. Not to be outdone, GoPro has unveiled its latest action cameras called the Hero8 Read more...
Pinch me, because I must be streaming. It's getting increasingly difficult not to slip into a sweet stream, with competition in the space heating up. In response to the growing field of competitors, Sony just slashed the price of its PlayStation Now game streaming service in half, to $9.99 per month. It's even cheaper... Read more...
Logitech has unveiled the new Logitech G Pro X Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which has multiple switch types, including Clicky, Linear, and Tactile. The keyboard is a tenkeyless design and is aimed directly at eSports pros and those that hope they were up to the task of taking on the big boys and gals. The Pro X gaming... Read more...
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is countersuing rival semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries, alleging several instances of patent infringement related to the company's 40-nanometer, 28-nanometer, 22-nanometer, 14-nanometer, and 12-nanometer process nodes. As part of the lawsuit, TSMC is seeking... Read more...
Late last night, our favorite gadget leaker, Evan Blass, presented us with official renders of three of Microsoft's upcoming Surface devices. Those products included the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, and an unnamed ARM-powered Surface convertible. At the time, Blass also made the following comment, "Not pictured... Read more...
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