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Google late this week acquired Fitbit for $2.1 billion, just days after the deal was first rumored. This acquisition not only gives Google access to a bigger slice of the wearable market pie, but a greater amount of information about users’ health and fitness. Many have argued that Google's agreement with Fitbit is... Read more...
At long last, Blizzard finally announced a "supercharged sequel" to Overwatch during BlizzCon 2019 (along with Diablo IV, in case you missed the news). Overwatch 2, the next installment of the developer's hugely popular first person hero shooter, will build upon the original's game foundation of player versus player... Read more...
We have been hearing about Intel's upcoming desktop Comet Lake processors for quite some time now, and with there already being mobile variants—we previewed the performance of one in a Dell XPS 13 system rocking a Core i7-10710U CPU—it's a safe bet these new CPUs won't be scrapped. Next year is when they will likely... Read more...
Let's face it, not everyone needs to purchase a nearly $1,000 flagship smartphone to make phone calls, send texts, and surf the internet. In fact, many of us could probably get by with a phone that costs a lot less, which is where Google's Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come into play. Both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL... Read more...
Earlier today, a leak pertaining to Diablo IV hinted that the game would feature an even darker and grittier tone with a few winks and nods to Diablo 2. Well, Blizzard today at BlizzCon 2019 officially announced Diablo IV, which it confirms will have "dark, visceral gameplay" that will appease longtime fans. If you... Read more...
Black Friday is looming just weeks away, but that doesn't mean that there aren't deals to be had right now. Earlier this morning, we reported that Dell has pulled the wraps off a number of early Black Friday deals, and now Amazon is chiming in with discounts of its own (up to $80 off). The first device getting a... Read more...
Garmin is one of the companies that has its fingers in lots of pies from the consumer electronics market to general aviation. Gamin International has announced what it calls a "revolution in aviation" with the unveiling of the first Garmin Autoland system. In the event of an emergency, the Autoland system can control... Read more...
If you owned a Motorola Moto RAZR back in the day, or admired one from afar because you couldn't afford it, we've got a treat for the eyes today. We've already seen leaked patent drawings and renders of the smartphone in the past, but this is probably the best leak of the device we've seen to date. The first of the... Read more...
It is only a matter of time before AMD launches a new round of accelerating processing units (APUs). Codenamed "Renoir," the company's next-generation APUs will replace its current-generation 12-nanometer Picasso lineup, and make the jump to a 7-nanometer Zen 2 foundation, possibly paired with Navi. While we sit back... Read more...
Back in early September, LG promised us all that its 2019 lineup of OLED TVs would be receiving a firmware update to support NVIDIA G-SYNC technology "in the weeks to follow." In actuality, LG probably should have said "in the months to follow" as we hadn't heard anything more about the firmware update until... Read more...
In the last 5 years, gaming notebooks have essentially reached performance parity with desktop systems and made it easier for gamers to experience their favorite PC games virtually anywhere, without losing out on image quality or performance. However, because most components perform similarly in any given form factor, manufacturers are constantly... Read more...
Now that Halloween has come and gone, we can look ahead to the holiday season, and of course the discounts that come with it. This is typically the best time of the year to score a deal on PC hardware. Dell is getting a head start on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday festivities with some early deals on desktops... Read more...
XFX caught some heat (pun intended) when its Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC II first landed because it was reported to run hotter and louder than some of the other custom cooled models on the market. While we have not tested XFX's variants, the Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra model uses a different cooler that does a much... Read more...
The Apple TV+ streaming service just launched this morning, and Apple is no doubt excited about the prospects of its new offering and its original programming (i.e. star-packed entries like See and The Morning Show). Apple partner AT&T is also getting in on the action with a particularly impressive deal on the Apple... Read more...
If you rely on Google's Chrome browser to get around the web, be aware that an update is available that addresses a couple of "High" security threats. One of those—labeled CVE-2019-13720—is a zero-day vulnerability that is known to be actively exploited in the wild, though it is not clear to what extent nefarious... Read more...
A leak has come out ahead of BlizzCon that claims to give some information on the long-anticipated game: Diablo 4. The leak comes from a redditor named PracticalBrush12. However, where the user came by the information is a mystery to us. The leaker claims that Diablo 4 is a giant "wink to Diablo 2 fans." The leak also claims that the game Read more...
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