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Logitech has announced a new line of gaming headsets that run the gamut from low-end to higher-end units. Giving the varying price points of these units, there's  headset for nearly every budget and usage case. The high-end unit is the G935 Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Lightsync gaming headset; it sells for $169.99. It has a flip away mic Read more...
No one thought that it would be easy to take on Amazon in the smart speaker market; after all, the company got the jump on the competition with its first Echo in late 2014. However, if any company stood a chance against Amazon, it was Google, and the newest numbers from research firm Consumer Intelligence Research... Read more...
On paper, the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon) laptop doesn't seem to stand out much, save for perhaps the somewhat unique system processor under its hood. Regardless, as an affordable, always-on, always-connected convertible PC with middle-of-the-road specs and benchmark scores (more on this later), you might be forgiven for thinking... Read more...
There are hundreds of millions of people around the world today who have a hard time hearing or are completely dead. Google notes that the WHO estimates that by 2055 there will be 900 million people with hearing loss globally. To help these people hear and understand better, Google is rolling out a pair of new... Read more...
We don't have a crystal ball handy, but if you ask Microsoft, the company will tell you that the future of playing games will at least partially be driven by streaming titles from the cloud. That is Microsoft's vision with Project xCloud, an ambitious streaming platform. Microsoft has not shared a ton of details about... Read more...
Website and database breaches are becoming a more frequent occurrence these days, which is why it has become even more imperative for users to take stock in the passwords they use [and reuse] on multiple websites. In order to add an extra layer of protection and to prompt users to change passwords that may have been... Read more...
In order to avoid erecting a paywall, webmasters who want to keep their content 'free' must walk a fine line between delivering ads to pay the bills (and writers), and not overwhelming readers, who might be tempted to enable an ad blocker. In a sense, browser makers also have a balancing act on their hands. One thing... Read more...
Developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts have a hit on their hands with Apex Legends, a free-to-play game that went live yesterday and broke a million unique players in under eight hours. It is an incredible stat, and it underscores how wildly popular the battle royale genre is right now, as if we... Read more...
Late last week, we reported on an issue that caused many people trying to reach the Windows Update server within Windows 10 to be greeted with an error message. While many people immediately placed the blame on Microsoft -- and how could we blame them given the company's continued troubles with Windows updates -- the... Read more...
Intel recently announced its Xeon W-3175W processor, a beastly workstation chip based on Skylake-SP with 28 physical cores and 56 threads of computing muscle. It's big, it's burly, and of course it's expensive—$2,999 when buying in bulk (that's the price per chip in 1,000-unit trays). What about an accompanying... Read more...
AT&T has been catching a lot of flak for its 5G Evolution (5G E) nomenclature, which is the company’s consumer-facing name for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology. 5G E in essence is an extension of existing 4G LTE technology and is not in fact true 5G. Last month, AT&T started applying 5G E network logos to Android... Read more...
Anyone who was ever tired to buy prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses online knows that it's hard to find something that looks good on your face without having the frames in your hands. A new app from Warby Parker is using augmented reality to solve the dilemma of trying on glasses without actually having the frames... Read more...
Nest has announced that the Nest Secure home security device has been updated and will now work as a Google Assistant device. That means as users are on their way out the door, they can ask Google Assistant on the Secure device questions just as they would any Google Assitant device with the "Hey, Google" activation phrase. Google lists a Read more...
Just a week ago, we brought you news that support for Instant Tethering on non-Google phones had been added to the latest developer build of Chrome OS. Previously, the feature had been exclusive to Google Nexus/Pixel smartphones paired with Google-branded Chromebook and Pixel Slate devices. Today, however, Google... Read more...
We've all been there at some point with our favorite shows. A prolonged time between seasons can leave fans having a hard time remembering how some characters figure into the show. The Amazon Prime Video X-Ray feature is powered by IMDb and draws all sorts of information about a character to shed insight on a backstory. X-Ray is perfect for Read more...
If you have some leftover Amazon gift cards from Christmas that you're looking to cash in, now might be the time to take advantage of some deals that Anker is offering on some of its popular accessories. The range from around 30 percent to as much as 50 percent in some cases. PowerPort Speed+ Duo Wall Charger For... Read more...
Epic Games is planning to unleash Bottle Rockets in Fortnite, as the developer announced in an in-game news message over the weekend. Epic Games did not provide any details about the new item, though it does look like they will be very different than the kinds of bottle rockets you might fire into the sky on the... Read more...
Smartphones specifically designed for gaming are a relatively new phenomenon in the mobile space, but interest is growing from consumers. One of the first players to enter the market was Xiaomi with its Black Shark, and the company later followed up with the Black Shark Helo this past October. Now we're learning... Read more...
In a little over two weeks from now, Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S10 product family, and if the rumors and leaks up to this point turn out to be true, there will be at least three variants—Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus. How fast will the Galaxy 10 be? A newly leaked benchmark run on Geekbench may... Read more...
The past few months have been filled with speculation surrounding the Galaxy S10 family (which has been fully fleshed out over the past few days) and the Galaxy F folding smartphone. However, Samsung might have another product release up its sleeve for the February 20th “Unpacked” event: a new smartwatch. What we... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took the wraps off the company’s first 7nm GPU based on its Vega architecture at CES 2019 in Las Vegas last month. Dr. Su’s keynote underscored the company’s lead against its rivals with respect to silicon process technology, and AMD’s new Radeon VII is one of multiple new products in its graphics and processors portfolios Read more...
If you head over to the graphics card section on ASUS's website, you'll notice a couple of new product listings based on NVIDIA's latest Turing GPU architecture—the TUF GeForce RTX 2060 OC Edition (TUF-RTX2060-O6G-GAMING) and TUF GeForce RTX 2060 (TUF-RTX2060-6G-GAMING). As the model names imply, these new cards... Read more...
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