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Ford officially announced its Mustang Mach-E back in mid-November as its first, all-new "from scratch" electric vehicle. Although some have balked at the Mustang name being slapped onto an electric vehicle, you can't ignore that fact that it is a generally agreeable design with a decent specs.. for an EV. Today... Read more...
If you are looking to fill your home with Alexa-powered smart speakers on the cheap, Woot has a deal going on first-gen Amazon Echo devices. The first-gen Echo devices can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. The device, of course, responds to spoken commands. It also... Read more...
Back in November, AMD launched two HEDT processors aimed at the professional market: the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. AMD also confirmed in late November that a beast of a flagship processor is coming: the 64-core, 128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. However, that leaves a hole in the... Read more...
The office can be a dangerous place. Forget about office politics, have you ever stubbed a toe on a file cabinet, threw out your back restocking the water cooler, or been attacked by a spinning chair? Our condolences if you answered "yes" to all three. Before you dismiss the latter as an actual workplace hazard... Read more...
You have to hand it to Google, despite any misgivings you might have towards the company as a whole, it delivers some interesting products and services. One of them is Google Maps. I personally think it is an underappreciated service, though Google continues to improve it all the time. It also sprinkles in some fun... Read more...
Take-Two has a long history of being heavy-handed with projects based on its franchises. The most recent legal battle is with developer Jonathon Wyckoff, who was working on Red Dead Redemption Damned Enhancement Project. The goal of that project was to enhance the graphics and visuals on the original Red Dead... Read more...
AMD introduced its first Navi 10-based GPUs over the summer starting with the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT. While these are excellent mainstream GPUs based on 7nm process tech, they by no means offer flagship-caliber performance. However, if these latest rumors are accurate, AMD will have a true Radeon VII... Read more...
Comcast and other cable companies are in celebration mode after winning a key legal victory against the state of Maine. Had the ruling gone the other way, cable companies would be bound by a recent law requiring them to offer subscribers the option of purchasing access to cable channels or programs on cable channels... Read more...
Microsoft and Sony and are both planning to launch next-generation game consoles near the end of 2020, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, respectively. While full details of each one is under tight lock and key, we know both will feature custom AMD silicon, consisting of Zen 2 CPU cores and a powerful Navi GPU... Read more...
Wyze learned on December 26 that it had suffered a major data breach that leaked some user data. The amount of data that was allegedly leaked was concerning for users, with reports suggesting that details on over 2 million accounts were accessible. Wyze says that it moved to lock down the database that was allegedly... Read more...
Each year at CES in January, manufacturers from many different parts of the consumer electronics and gadget industries head to Las Vegas to show off their latest wares. Samsung is is always at the show and typically shows off its latest computers, TVs, smartphones, and other devices. However, Samsung will be at CES... Read more...
Look, anyone who plays Fortnite who says they don't want a Polar Renegade Spray is lying. I mean, just look at it (show above)! Okay, maybe not everyone cares about earning the uncommon spray, which is from the Bear Brigade set. But for those who do, completing a Winterfest challenge is the key (which starts with your... Read more...
Time sure flies, doesn't it? We are about to ring in a brand new year, and as we do so, the release of Grand Theft Auto V is now more than six years old (and is fast approaching five years on PC). Given the time that has elapsed, it is certainly possible (maybe even plausible) that Rockstar Games is deep in... Read more...
In case you have managed to ignore and forget the full-screen nag screens in Windows 7, support for your operating system will soon end, with Microsoft looking to herd the masses over to Windows 10. The last day is January 14, 2020. After that, Windows 7 goes into retirement, though fortunately it seems Microsoft is... Read more...
Brighter, more vibrant TVs are coming as the industry at large continues to push the envelope, with companies trying to separate their respective products from one another. Incidentally, TCL has been a big player in this space. TCL recently laid claim to the "world's first TV with mini-LED technology" with its... Read more...
I remember buying a big screen TV back in the day and not being overly fazed by the fact that it was nearly as big as a Buick. This was before thin LCD screens had permeated the market. It's quite the different landscape now, and prices are a lot cheaper, too. If you have not shopped for a TV in a bit, good news, you... Read more...
AMD has been riding high on its Zen 2 workhorses as of late, but the resurgent CPU manufacturer is hardly resting on its laurels. Processor designs tend to have long lead times, so it should be no surprise to anyone that the company has been working on its next-generation architecture for quite a while. It's not every... Read more...
As 2019 draws to a close, Fortnite gamers have something to look forward to this New Year's Eve. Fortnite data miners have found details about the New Year's Eve celebration that will be going on this year. Fortnite has had events for the new year for a long time, so a 2019 event is no surprise. The data mined... Read more...
Have you ever wondered what Windows 10 would look like if Apple had designed it? One concept artist has reimagined Windows 10 as an Apple product. The concept includes a few interesting features, but overall we find ourselves personally favoring the existing Windows 10. Kamer Kaan Avdan published a video that asked... Read more...
A big patch is on the way for World of Warcraft that will bring the game up to version 8.3, and it's called "Visions of N'Zoth". The patch will bring with it new content and the need for some players to level-up to be ready when the update launches on January 14. In a nutshell, the Visions of N'Zoth expansion will... Read more...
Did you know that you could create and use a QR code to better facilitate using stronger security on your wireless network? A QR code is not in and of itself more secure than manually typing in a passcode, but if you want to use a long string of 63 characters and symbols, you would otherwise need an exceptional... Read more...
Sometimes we see leaks and rumors originate from the most unusual (and unreliable) sources, but that is not the case here. One of AMD's board partners, briefly posted a product page for a "Radeon RX 5600 XT Challenger D 6G OC" graphics card, with key specifications outlined for all to see. The manufacturer has since... Read more...
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