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All News for February 2019

Movie, TV, and gaming fans are often after the biggest screen they can cram into their living room or bedroom. The catch is that massive screen sizes are often very expensive. TCL has been offering some smoking good deals on big TVs with support for 4K HDR content and Roku streaming built in over the last few months... Read more...
It is bad practice to use the same password for multiple accounts, because even if only one of them is compromised in a security breach, then all of the accounts are compromised. That is where password managers like LastPass come in handy. Are they truly secure, though? A new report sheds light on the shortcomings of... Read more...
After months of leaks, today is the big day for Samsung’s Galaxy S10 family. The company is expected to launch the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. There are even whispers that the company will unveil an even larger model with access to next-generation wireless networks called the Galaxy S10 5G. Thankfully... Read more...
Will 2019 be the year of folding smartphones? It sure is starting to look that way. Whether consumers take to these new designs remains to be seen, but more than one smartphone maker is at least considering a folding phone. You can count Apple among them, based on a recently published patent application with the... Read more...
It is almost always nice when your flight lands a little early, but one recent flight landed quite a bit earlier than usual. A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 reached 801 mph thanks to the help from a jet stream. This flight broke the Boeing 787-9’s previous record of 776 mph. The Virgin Atlantic flight from Los... Read more...
We've been hearing rumors of merger between Apple's iOS and macOS apps for a while now, but a new report suggests that that efforts to make this possible are well under way. In fact, these so-called universal apps could be made available to the public starting in 2021. This reporting comes from Bloomberg's Mark... Read more...
The only thing getting leaked more often than Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup (which launches today) is NVIDIA's rumored GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. Well, technically it is a rumored model, but it seems pretty clear it exists at this point. Adding to the list of leaks is yet another set of press renders depicting... Read more...
Google once again finds itself having to explain that it takes user privacy seriously. This time it is in regards to its Nest Secure system. While it was never previously mentioned that the Nest Guard keypad in that system has a built-in microphone, Google says it was never supposed to be a secret, and it was a simple... Read more...
The Vivo V15 Pro is a perplexing smartphone; one that takes some of the intriguing design features of Vivo's previous flagship designs and applies them to a more budget-friendly device.  The most obvious feature of the V15 Pro is a large 6.4-inch OLED display this is unbroken by unsightly notches or punch-hole... Read more...
As older devices age, many smartphone shoppers are simply forgoing the big boys like Apple and Samsung and going for much cheaper alternative flagship devices from reasonably priced makers like Xiaomi. Xiaomi has rolled out a new flagship device that is impressive on paper and very affordable. The new device is... Read more...
Google has sent out invites to an event happening at the annual Game Developers Conference or GDC. The event will be on March 19 at 10am PST, and the focus of the keynote is expected to be the unveiling of all the details on Google's game streaming service. Rumors suggest that Google is working on a subscription-based... Read more...
Logitech is taking a second stab at resurrecting its famous MX518 Gaming Mouse. The original debuted back in the middle of the last decade and was praised for its ergonomic design and gaming performance. The company then gave the mouse an internal upgrade and slight exterior refresh with the Optical Gaming Mouse... Read more...
The era of crazy expensive smartphones is certainly upon us; iPhone models from last year along with Galaxy devices showed that smartphone makers believe consumers will spend over $1,000 on a new device. A new price leak out of China has surfaced that shows the price for the high-end Galaxy S10+ smartphone listed at... Read more...
Huawei is perhaps best known as the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The Chinese company recently surpassed Apple's global marketshare despite pressure from the United States and allies to avoid the brand. Whatever your thoughts may be on the company's alleged spying and copyright infringements... Read more...
Remote controlled cars are fun, but the ones you may have found at Toys R Us (RIP) back in the day do not hold a candle to the RVR Robot, the latest project by Sphero, a robotics firm that makes an assortment of fun gadgets. Pronounced "rover," the RVR is well on its way to being fully funded on Kickstarter. The... Read more...
Following a downsizing effort that began last year, GlobalFoundries may be in search of a buyer. This would be a major move in the semiconductor sector, as GlobalFoundries is the world's third largest foundry company, behind Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung Electonics. Global Foundries... Read more...
According to various leaks and a report from famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a new iPad mini will be upon us shortly. Apple introduced the iPad mini 4 way back in September 2015 and it has largely soldiered on unchanged since then. That means that the tablet uses an Apple A8 processor with 2GB of RAM and is... Read more...
I recently upgraded to an iPhone XS Max (and spent way too much doing so), and much to my surprise, I don't miss the home button like I thought I would. It hasn't taken long to get used to system-wide gesture controls. Interestingly enough, Android may be making a major change as well—a pre-release build of Android Q... Read more...
Although we've been calling it the Galaxy F for months, it looks as though Samsung has settled on an official name for its first folding smartphone: Galaxy Fold. It's not the most imaginative name for the device, but it at least gets the point across right up front. The branding leak comes courtesy of Evan Blass, so... Read more...
Just when we thought there was nothing left to leak in regards to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 product family, a Norwegian TV station said, 'Hold my beer' and proceeded to air a commercial for the Galaxy S10+. This did not happen only once, mind you, but twice before the station realized its apparent error and yanked the ad. Well, supposedly Read more...
Smartphones using first-generation 5G modems have not even hit the market yet (and few have officially been announced) at this point, but Qualcomm is already pushing forward with its second-generation design. As the follow-up to its Snapdragon X50 5G modem, which will be available in many new devices this year, the... Read more...
Last December we first heard that John Romero was at work on an unofficial spiritual successor to the fourth episode of Ultimate Doom called SIGIL that requires the original 1993 Steam edition of Doom to play. Two versions of the boxed game went up for preorder in late December and were expected to ship this month. Romero has announced this Read more...
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