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All News for February 2019

It's finally here; the $35,000 Model 3 that Elon Musk first promised nearly three years ago has come to fruition. Tesla announced this afternoon that the Model 3 is finally available to order with a base price of $35,000 before any applicable federal ($3,750) and state rebates. Previously, the cheapest available... Read more...
Apple has been working on technology for autonomous automobiles for several years now. Early on, rumors suggested that Apple would launch its own car, but those plans were rumored to have changed in 2016 when it turned its focus to autonomous auto software. A more recent report has claimed that an Apple car would launch by 2023. Whatever Apple Read more...
Bloatware has unfortunately become a fact of life when it comes to many of the electronic devices that we purchase these days. Chances are if you buy a PC or carrier-locked smartphone, it will come preinstalled with bloatware that -- 99 percent of the time -- you won’t even need or use. Samsung and McAfee have just... Read more...
If the Ferrari 488 GTB is getting a bit too long in the tooth for your tastes, rest assured that the Italian sports car maker has heard your cries for help. This morning, Ferrari pulled the wraps off the magnificent F8 Tributo. If you have to squint to find the differences between the two cars, we won't admonish you... Read more...
Members of Microsoft's Windows Insider program have not seen a new build to the Slow ring channel in months due to GSOD (green screen of death) bug that has proven to be extra pesky. Now, however, it is finally pushing out a new 19H1 preview build (18342.8) to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring with a workaround of... Read more...
If you’re looking for camera overload with your next smartphone, HMD Global is hoping to grab your attention with the release of the Nokia 9 PureView flagship smartphone. We talked about the phone in detail earlier this week when it was officially unveiled, but official pricing and availability is now being presented... Read more...
Chrome is on its way towards becoming a much faster browser than it already is, though there is a caveat—the upcoming speed boost applies to previously visited webpages, as Google's developers are exploring a new back-and-forward cache scheme that will make navigating back and forth "very fast," the company... Read more...
A set of vulnerabilities related to Thunderbolt connectivity leave most Mac systems released in the past several years susceptible to malicious exploits, according to researchers who presented the data at the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium in San Diego earlier this week. Dubbed "Thunderclap," the collective vulnerabilities Read more...
Back in mid-February, we received some sales figures from NPD Group that showed the Apple Watch was the "clear market leader" in smartwatch shipments ahead of second place Samsung and third place Fitbit. Apple's position at the top came despite the fact that prices increased across the board for the Apple Watch Series... Read more...
Fortnite is going in search of some secret that lurks on Monkey Island, led by a pirate named Guybrush Threepwood! Wait, that's not right. Okay, so LeChuck and his gang probably aren't making an appearance in the popular battle royale shooter, but the new Season 8 update does bring with it pirates and treasure... Read more...
Android users typically wait in anticipation for their device to get the update to the latest flavor of Android; often times, that waiting can extend for months. Android 9.0 Pie was officially announced last August, first landing for the Google Pixel devices. Razer has now finally announced that the Android 9 Pie... Read more...
Over the past several months, Motorola has dropped hints that it would like to release a folding smartphone as the spiritual successor to its famed Moto RAZR family. Those intentions came more into focus when a patent filing revealed drawings of the device in question. Now, a new report from Engadget all but... Read more...
If you are in the market for some big-time storage space for your smartphone, tablet, or computer this is the day to buy SanDisk products on Amazon. Amazon is running a sale right now, and you can get a 400GB microSDXC card with an SD adapter for for just $62.30, a significant discount off the $94 regular price. To... Read more...
A family from Sandusky, Ohio claims to have returned home over the weekend to find their kitchen filling with smoke and their third-generation Amazon Echo Dot in flames. Joe Jachym says that he and his wife returned home and as he was heading outside he saw that "smoke was banked down" in the kitchen and he says he yelled to his wife "Your Read more...
Although the Turing-based GeForce RTX 2000 series hit store shelves first, it was about a week before their initial unveiling that NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang took to the stage and announced the Quadro RTX family of workstation-class GPUs, targeting professional graphics applications. As of today, Quadro RTX series consists of four graphics cards,... Read more...
Although there has been a bit of confusion surrounding when T-Mobile’s 5G network will first be available to customers, there is less ambiguity surrounding the details of 5G plan pricing. T-Mobile is known for helping to re-popularize unlimited data plans in the United States, and that unlimited streak will continue... Read more...
Are you registered for Microsoft’s “Slow Ring”? It is more likely that you will be downloading Windows 10 version 1903 alongside everyone else before you will be testing any previews. Microsoft will not release any new 19H1 preview builds for the Slow Ring until they are able to fix a Green Screen of Death (GSOD)... Read more...
OnePlus is working on a new smartphone, the OnePlus 7, and the leaks to this point suggest it will feature a full-front display without a notch (including the lack of a teardrop notch) and a slider design. Interestingly though, it might not support wireless charging, even though that is quickly becoming a standard... Read more...
Volvo is putting the Tesla Model 3 on notice, and is doing so with the reveal of its new Polestar 2 electric car. Like the Model 3, the Polestar is a compact car that will be available in an all-wheel drive configuration. But whereas the Model 3 has a traditional trunk, the Polestar 2 features a hatchback... Read more...
Samsung made quite a splash during its Unpacked event last week. The company announced its line of Galaxy S10 phones, including the Galaxy S10+ that boasts up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, and also lifted the wraps on its foldable Galaxy Fold handset. That latter one pushes smartphone pricing close to two grand... Read more...
Intel is providing a sneak peek (in rendered form) of its upcoming Lakefield processor family, which is based off its new Foveros three-dimensional stacked packaging technology that it detailed during its Architecture Day in Los Altos last December. While fine grain details are still under lock and key, a short video... Read more...
The smartphone world never stops spinning, and the next generation of handsets will boast more storage and much faster access to that storage than current devices. We know this because Samsung has started mass product what it claims is the industry's first 512-gigabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 3.0 for... Read more...
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