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All News for February 2019

Epic Games will make it rain in 2019 by awarding $100 million in competitive prize money to Fortnite players, starting with a $30 million prize pool for the Fortnite World Cup. Think you have what it takes to claim your fortune in the free-to-play battle royale game? You'll get to find out in a couple of months once... Read more...
In case you missed it, NVIDIA launched its [widely leaked] GeForce GTX 1660 Ti this morning, and we've got a full review which you can check out right here. As most are well aware of at this point, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is based on NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture, albeit without Tensor or RT cores, meaning that you... Read more...
Smartphone makers have waged war against the traditional bezel that once occupied the top section of nearly every handset. From punch-hole cutouts (Galaxy S10 series) to notches big (iPhone X/XS) and small (OnePlus 6T), traditional bezels have become passé. Don't tell that to Sony, though—leaked renders of its... Read more...
Sunshine and swimming weather are not the only reasons to be excited about summer being only a few months away. It is also when the annual E3 convention in Los Angeles will take place, and Microsoft may use the event to announce a couple of upcoming Xbox game consoles codenamed "Lockhart" and "Anaconda." In case... Read more...
Tell me if you've heard this one before -- Apple is developing its own Mac processors in an effort to bring more hardware design in-house and to avoid Intel's oft-delayed product roadmaps. That rumor is once again making the rounds, and this time it's coming from Intel employees. A new report from Axios is suggests... Read more...
At long last, NVIDIA today lifted the embargo on its GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card and the reviews have been pouring in (including our own). In short, it performs in the neighborhood of a GeForce GTX 1070 and costs $279. For those who might have been hoping for a bit more oomph, there might be a GeForce GTX 1180 on... Read more...
NVIDIA is expanding its Turing-based GPU lineup today and pushing its latest graphics architecture down into a more affordable price point. Although it does share some similarities with its predecessors, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti we will be showing you here is unlike all of the other Turing-based GPUs that have launched to date in a few... Read more...
One of the best sources of information that gamers in North America have had from Nintendo for many years now has been Reggie Fils-Aime. Fils-Aime has served 15 years at Nintendo of America, 13 of those years have been as President and COO of the company. Nintendo has announced that Fils-Aime will be retiring and that his last day with Nintendo Read more...
If the rumors are correct, NVIDIA will be launching the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti tomorrow. We tend to believe that rumor considering how many branded cards have leaked out of the woodwork over the past few weeks. Just yesterday got a glimpse at a couple of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti cards from Zotac. Today, it's ASUS' time to... Read more...
Nike was the brand that Marty McFly wore on his feet in the classic science fiction flick Back to the Future II. Next to the hoverboard he rode in that film, the shoes that lace themselves are what many fans wanted. Fast forward a few decades and Nike launched a version of those self-lacing sneakers that consumers... Read more...
In case you didn't already know, Intel is working on a discrete graphics card that will be used to tackle a number of market sectors, including the ever-important gaming community. In keeping with the company's recent efforts to be more engaging with graphics card enthusiasts, Intel is inviting gamers to "Join the Odyssey." So, what exactly Read more...
HTC on Thursday announced an upgraded version of its standalone Vive Focus headset for virtual reality applications. Aimed at the enterprise market, the new Vive Focus Plus ups the ante with support for dual ultrasonic six degrees for freedom (6DoF) controllers so that users can interact with the virtual environment in the same manner as PC Read more...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, then you know that Samsung announced its Galaxy S10 family of smartphones yesterday along with the Galaxy Fold and a number of other Galaxy-branded accessories. The South Korean electronics giant said that preorders would open today, and right on cue, the... Read more...
We have all heard of the dark web: a lawless digital world, uncharted and unstructured, full of data -- much of it illegally acquired and illegally for sale -- that cannot be viewed without special tools: proxy servers, TOR browsers, and the like. It's a murky and mysterious place, a place where much information... Read more...
Samsung has not hidden the fact that it plans to launch a smart speaker with Bixby integration called the Galaxy Home, and according to its product page, it is "coming soon." How soon, you ask? Samsung's mobile boss DJ Koh indicated it will launch by April, though he did not give an exact release date. There was no... Read more...
Following up on Microsoft's previous announcement that it was adding the ability to access Linux files inside of File Explorer in Windows 10, the Redmond software giant is now testing the feature in the latest Preview build (18342), which is available to Windows Insiders who are subscribed in the Fast ring. If all... Read more...
In an effort to sell more GPUs, it is widely believed that NVIDIA is getting ready to launch new Turing cards that lack RT and Tensor cores, recycling its previous generation "GTX" designation in the process. Most of the chatter, however, has been on the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660. Those may not be the... Read more...
It seems like Samsung and Apple just aren't getting the memo from consumers that people aren't happy with the pricing of their flagship devices; prices are pushing into the well over $1000 zone. Apple has seen its iPhone upgrade cycle lengthen to four years with much of the reason placed on the high price of the... Read more...
Without a doubt, Samsung's new Galaxy S10 family is impressive on many levels. While Samsung's top flagship smartphone is the Galaxy S10 5G, that device won't be shipping until later in the first half of 2019. Until then, the Galaxy S10+ will reign supreme as the top end device that Samsung has to offer; and from our... Read more...
Although we got our first look at the Galaxy Watch Active earlier this month, Samsung officially announced the new wearable device today at its Unpacked event. The smartwatch is designed to look sporty, accommodating those with an... wait for it... active lifestyle. The wearable is a more fitness-oriented alternative... Read more...
Samsung's first foldable smartphone is now official. As expected, the South Korean electronics maker unveiled the Galaxy Fold during its Unpacked event today, alongside its new generation of Galaxy S10 handsets. Unlike the Galaxy S10 lineup, however, the Galaxy Fold fits into a new category with its 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display. "Today, Read more...
After months of leaks (which picked up in pace over the past few weeks), Samsung has officially unveiled its Galaxy S10 family of flagship phones. To put it simply, these are all impressive devices that are worthy successors to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. **Update: 2/22/19: Be sure to check out a handful of... Read more...
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