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All News for February 2019

At long last, the Radeon VII is here, it has been reviewed and benchmarked (be sure to check out our own hands-on analysis), and it is now up to consumers to pull the trigger or take a pass. One of the selling points is that the Radeon VII has 16GB of HBM2 memory. Is it overkill? Not according to AMD, which believes... Read more...
Microsoft published a set of three videos that it has dubbed "The Twins Challenge" to help promote its Office 365 software. In the videos, Microsoft is taking shots at more traditional office programs such as its recently released Office 2019 in order to demonstrate the advantages held by Office 365. The three... Read more...
Apple is a company that likes to keep as much of its hardware development in-house as it possibly can. This allows the company to extract the most performance possible from its hardware designs through increasing integration. The most famous example of this is the company's A-Series chips that power everything from... Read more...
Qualcomm on Thursday unveiled a new mobile processor for mid-range devices that is built on a 10-nanometer manufacturing process. It's the Snapdragon 712, and according to Qualcomm, it offers a 12 percent performance uptick compared to the previous generation Snapdragon 710, which is also a 10nm chip. This is... Read more...
While most smartphone makes are struggling over the decision to go with a notch or bezel (or a punch-hole design), Motorola threw its hands up in the air and said 'Screw it, we're rolling with both!' Meet the Moto G7, the newest iteration of Motorola's relatively affordable G series. Beyond the price, there's reason... Read more...
Privacy is a big deal for many people around the world and many of the devices that we use do a poor jobs of protecting our data. Amazon, for instance, has been in hot water for sharing Alexa data and voice recordings with other users by mistake. Major tech firms have been caught up in privacy issues, particularly... Read more...
There's not much left to the imagination when it comes to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 family. Today, the veil is being lifted even higher as we get our first glimpse at the UI confirming the existence of the in-display fingerprint reader. An in-display fingerprint reader has been rumored for Samsung's flagships... Read more...
AOC has launched a big and fast gaming monitor that looks to be a good candidate for esports, driving simulations, and twitch-style gameplay in general. That's because it has a 144Hz refresh rate to go along with a 1-millesecond moving picture response time (MPRT). Support for AMD's first-generation FreeSync... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the Radeon VII during a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show last month. Although the Radeon VII was billed as the first 7nm GPU, fundamentally it is similar to the Radeon Instinct MI50, which was announced late last year. Of course the Radeon Instinct MI50 is targeted at HPC and Deep Learning applications,... Read more...
LG is gearing up for a big MWC 2019 showing and is already teasing its flagship device that will be unveiled at the show. LG has in the past teased a device using a Snapdragon 855 SoC and packing a 5G modem for the show, but it's unclear if that device is the G8 ThinQ. LG has now announced that it has teamed up with... Read more...
Linuz Henze, a well-known security researcher, has found a particularly troublesome bug in Apple's macOS. The exploit involves the operating system's Keychain, which stores passwords, private keys, and other user credentials.  Henze has demonstrated a working app that could be maliciously used to pilfer your Mac's... Read more...
Take-Two has been basking in the glowing press and tremendous sales performance of Red Dead Redemption 2. The game was so well received right out of the gates that it made $725 million in its first three days of availability. Take-Two is the parent company to Rockstar, the developers behind the game. Take-Two has... Read more...
Chrome is the most popular browser on the market even though it is far from perfect. One of the biggest complaints that Chrome users have is that the browser tends to be very resource intensive using up memory and excess processing cycles that can slow down the entire system. It appears that Google is finally ready... Read more...
AMD first introduced its 14nm Zen processor architecture in 2017, and it was a turning point for the company’s fortunes in the PC market. This all-new microarchitecture gave rise to Ryzen for the mainstream PC market, Ryzen Threadripper for the high-end desktop (HEDT) market, and EPYC for enterprise customers. The... Read more...
In the ongoing quest to eliminate bezels on smartphones in favor of full-front displays, smartphone makers have gotten creative with their designs. Apple, for example, opted for a bigger version of the notch that was first introduced by Andy Rubin's Essential Phone, while others are trending towards punch-hole... Read more...
Electronic Arts may very well have a hit on its hands with Apex Legends, the free-to-play battle royale shooter developed by Respawn Entertainment, but any financial success it generates will have to wait for another day. As it pertains to EA's third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018, the numbers are down from... Read more...
Have you ever sent a message that you instantly regretted? Facebook Messenger now allows you to unsend your typo-ridden, impulsive messages. The catch? You will only have ten minutes to remove the message. Users will need to open the Facebook Messenger app on their desktop, laptop, or smart device and open the... Read more...
Update 2/72019, 9:28AM: Our full Radeon VII review with copious benchmark data is now live, if you'd like details on how this MSI card should perform.  In just one more day, AMD's recently announced Radeon VII graphics card will be available to purchase. That's also when reviews will hit the web (ours included). In... Read more...
When Tesla CEO Elon Musk first announced the Model 3 over two years ago, he billed it as an "affordable" mainstream electric vehicle that would be available at a price of $35,000 before federal tax credits. More than a year after customers first starting taking deliveries of the Model 3, the mythical $35,000... Read more...
This is shaping up to be an interesting month in graphics. AMD is about to launch its Radeon VII to retail, and unofficially, NVIDIA is rumored to have a couple of non-RTX Turing cards up its sleeve—GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660. While not yet official, the Ti model is already starting to show up at retail... Read more...
With the official Galaxy S10 launch just two weeks ago, the leaks have picked up in pace. Over the past week, we've seen some very clear official renders of Samsung’s entire Galaxy S10 family: the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. Now, we're getting a real-life look at the entry-level Galaxy S10e. Samsung... Read more...
The first hints we get that new products are incoming frequently surface in software updates for existing products. A recent software update for the Oculus devices for PC users has dropped a hint that Oculus has a new headset in the works called the Rift S. Rumors suggest that the device will have better resolution... Read more...
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