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Android 9 Pie was first released to the public on August 6th 2018, and was quickly made available for production devices including Google's own Pixel smartphones and OnePlus devices. However, the largest smartphone OEM in the world has been extremely slow with its public rollout of the major OS update. One would... Read more...
Fallout 76 is one of the most maligned video games in recent memory. Not only did the game launch with serious bugs that made it nearly unplayable for some gamers, but Bethesda has also wielded the ban hammer willy nilly on people for using simple mods to improve graphics. With all the poor reviews of the game, it was... Read more...
At this point, it’s not a matter of if, but when NVIDIA will drop its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti on the gaming community. We’ve seen the leaked specifications, board shots, up close TU116 Turing GPU images, retail boxes and even limited benchmarks. Now we’re receiving another round of benchmarks for the unreleased graphics... Read more...
Could YouTube partly be responsible for the increase in “flat earthers”? Researchers have discovered that many flat earthers were persuaded by YouTube videos. Many of these videos had been recommended or promoted by YouTube’s algorithm. A “flat earther” is a person who believes that the earth is a flat plane or... Read more...
It’s no secret that Intel is developing a discrete GPU family that it will use to take on many sectors in the graphics market. The company will put a primary focus on the gaming sector (where it will go toe-to-toe with AMD and NVIDIA) and also professional and enterprise markets. We’re learning today that Intel is... Read more...
Apex Legends has taken the gaming scene by storm and is giving Fortnite some competition in the battle royale space. While the focus is on teams of three, there could be a new mode on the horizon that will feature NPCs (non-playable characters). Data miners discovered a new Spectator mode while digging through the... Read more...
If you are a Chrome user, you have probably fired up its Incognito Mode a time or two, whether out of curiosity or to hide your online activities—you know, like when you're birthday shopping, right? Suuuuure. Anyway, we're not judging when or why you might use a private browsing session. We are just here to tell you... Read more...
A world of faster wireless connectivity awaits as carriers and hardware makers alike forge ahead with 5G roll outs (real 5G roll outs, that is, and not fake ones like 5G Evolution). We expect 5G to be a point of focus at Mobile World Congress, and indeed, LG is planning to introduce 5G phones at the event... Read more...
Thing's aren't all rosy in the iPhone realm today. Apple has been forced to go back to Qualcomm modems in the German market to get around a sales ban. In addition, consumers are upgrading their smartphones on a much longer upgrade cycle than in years past. However, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published a research note... Read more...
One of the staple features of NVIDIA's recently launched GeForce RTX series is something called Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). It promises to deliver better performance in games that support it, though many have noticed that images tend to look blurry at lower resolutions when DLSS is turned on. What gives?... Read more...
For the car enthusiasts out there, this one stings... a lot! Ford has just announced its latest Focus ST, which is based on the all-new Focus that debuted in Europe last year. The hot hatch looks great, has a sweet, turbocharged inline-4 engine and is available with a 6-speed manual or seven-speed automatic. And... Read more...
When it comes to Apple rumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is often the go-to person with highly accurate reads on the the company's future product plans. Kuo has recently published a research note that talks about what he predicts we will see from Apple in 2019. One of the products will underscore Apple's return to into the... Read more...
Apex Legends has only been out for two weeks, but the game may already soon receive a major update. Data miners have discovered the names of two possible future Apex Legends heroes and the names of their special abilities. “Octane” and “Wattson” may soon be added to the game’s limited roster. Octane will boast some... Read more...
The enthusiast community is eagerly awaiting the arrival of AMD's third-generation Ryzen 3000 series processors. These Ryzen 3000 processors are based on 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture, which is codenamed Matisse, and will take the fight directly to Intel’s popular Core processor family. AMD gave us our first glimpse... Read more...
When Intel released its 9th-gen Core processors in the fall, the company quickly found itself retaining its comfortable perch on top of the performance charts. That's thanks in part to a company which seems to be growing more aggressive by the day. The i7-8700K was already a very fast CPU, and the i9-9900K... Read more...
If one thing is for sure, recent home TV and movies services market changes have been seismic. Over the years we have gone through Beta, VHS, laser discs, DVDs, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, but nothing has reshaped the home entertainment landscape like streaming video. Each time a new form factor for delivering movies in the home... Read more...
Anyone who believed that TCL was only a maker of TVs could be forgiven, after all, the company does make a huge line of smart TVs with built-in Roku and other services, and many of them were on sale last month ahead of the Super Bowl. What you may not know is that TCL is into the smartphone arena as well and is a... Read more...
NVIDIA might as well hurry up and formally introduce its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards already. While still not official, the new cards have been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors. That continues this weekend with press renders of an overclocked model from Gigabyte, some new... Read more...
Windows 10's infamous October 2018 Update is soon to become a distant memory, as Microsoft is hard at work putting the polish on the next major Windows build, expected in April. In a new blog post, Microsoft's Craig Loewen reports that big changes are coming to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, including the ability to... Read more...
Some Nest users have been having problems of late with people gaining access to their accounts and spying on them, using their own security cameras, according to reports. The reason for this in some instances is that the Nest users chose passwords that were ineffective or left at default. Google has sent out emails... Read more...
MWC 2019 will be here before you know it and at the show, there will be a legion of new smartphones unveiled. Among the devices to be revealed is the LG V50 ThinQ. LG has already been teasing the device, so we know a bit about it, and now an image has leaked that claims to be of the smartphone wearing its Sprint 5G... Read more...
Cheating in multiplayer games is rampant, highly annoying, and regrettably it is largely unavoidable. The important thing is, how do the developers respond? In the case of Apex Legends, the hot new battle royale that has taken the gaming scene by storm, developer Respawn Entertainment is actively hunting down and... Read more...
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