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Latest News - February 2019

All News for February 2019

This is the leak that we’ve been all waiting for with regards to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 family of smartphones. We’re getting some real concrete details on the hardware specifications for the smartphone family, which will include the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. Galaxy S10e This latest leak comes... Read more...
Microsoft acquired LinkedIn over two and a half years ago, paying a whopping $26.2 billion in cash for the world's largest professional social network. It ranked as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's largest acquisition at the time. Microsoft obviously has a lot invested in LinkedIn, financially and creatively, and in a... Read more...
Tesla CEO and Founder Elon Musk is known for encouraging his software engineers to incorporate Easter Eggs into the company's EVs. That's why we've been graced with such niceties as a Santa Mode, and more recently, the game Pole Position that can be played using your steering wheel and brake pedal. Tesla's latest... Read more...
In the early days of automobiles, we'd jam a key into the lock to unlock the door, and use that same key to turn on the ignition. Nowadays, most people press a button on a key fob or punch in a PIN combination. In some cases, a proximity sensor automatically unlocks the door. So what will tomorrow bring? Perhaps... Read more...
One way to cut costs and increase margins is to design as much technology as possible in-house for the products you sell. This fact is not lost on Google. Over the past several months, Google has hired a bunch of chip engineers in Bengaluru, India, including ones who have previously worked for companies like Broadcom... Read more...
Eero might not be a household name, but it is one of the companies credited with sparking the rise of mesh router systems. Amazon has clearly seen the potential in the hardware/software that the company has developed and wants a piece of the action. Amazon announced this week that it has acquired Eero for an... Read more...
Apex Legends has been a smash hit for EA and Respawn Entertainment. The game single-handedly turned EA's sagging stock around after an earnings miss when it launched earlier this month. Within eight hours of launch, the game had a million players fighting it out on the battle royal battleground. Within three days... Read more...
We have a special treat for you today, folks. Back in August, we brought you news about a Windows 95 "app" that was developed by Felix Rieseberg using Electron. The Windows 95 port was mostly a faithful recreation of the original groundbreaking PC operating system complete with playable classics like Minesweeper and... Read more...
Samsung announced that the 2019 models of its 4K and 8K QLED Smart TVs are now available for purchase. In addition to their high resolution, these TVs also feature a number of other improvements to help enhance image processing and picture quality. "Our 2019 QLED line is designed for users who want the best... Read more...
Apple's push for new iPhone models comes as consumers are staying away from new devices and holding onto old phones for longer. The extended upgrade cycle is in part Apple's own doing due to the battery replacement program it was running and the high retail prices of its devices. Rumors have circulated that suggest Apple plans to launch three Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft is really gearing up to announce something big at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The latest nugget to drop comes courtesy of Alex Kipman, who serves as Microsoft’s Technical Fellow for AI Perception and Mixed Reality in the Cloud. While that job title is definitely a... Read more...
There are three certainties in life—death, taxes, and Galaxy phone leaks. We have seen more than a fair share of all three, particularly the latter, and especially as Samsung's upcoming Unpacked event draws closer. Today, for example, we stumbled upon yet another Galaxy S10 leak (or rumor, if you will) pertaining to... Read more...
It is not uncommon for developers and publishers to crack down on cheating through in-game mechanisms, suspensions, and even bans, but Take-Two Interactive is taking a different tack in some of the more extreme cases. The publisher is hitting makers of cheat software with lawsuits, and is seeing some success. The... Read more...
It's a near certainty that the alleged Galaxy F folding smartphone will debut in production form alongside the Galaxy S10 family in just over a week. Samsung will hold an Unpacked event in San Francisco during which the company will showcase that latest that it has to offer in the mobile segment. Samsung once again... Read more...
We're still roughly six months away from the launch of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, but that isn't stopping the leaks from making their way to the internet. This latest news surrounding the Pixel 4 family is with respect to its cellular capabilities, which should be a boon for international travelers. The... Read more...
Seemingly out of nowhere, Apex Legends has taking the gaming scene by storm and is shaping up to be a formidable rival to Fortnite in the battle royale space. Since launching on February 4, Apex Legends has generated some impressive numbers, not the least of which is the total number of hours it has amassed on... Read more...
There has been an abundance of leaks pertaining to NVIDIA's as-yet unannounced GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards, and though the new GTX parts are not yet official, all of the evidence suggests they do in fact exist. If you need further convincing of this, the weekend provided it, in the form of... Read more...
It's been quite the rollercoaster ride for shares of EA lately. The company saw its latest entry in its bread and butter Battlefield franchise, Battlefield V underperform, sending its stock shares plummeting. Then its subsidiary Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends, and it singlehandedly turned things around... Read more...
Hold onto your wallet. Researchers at ESET have discovered the first known instance of a relatively new strain of cryptocurrency-stealing malware, called a "clipper", on the Google Play Store. They reported their findings to the Play Store's security team on February 1st, who quickly took down the offending... Read more...
At last year's Google I/O conference, there was much talk about augmented reality (AR) enhancements that would be coming to the huge popular Google Maps navigation app. We haven't heard much else since the feature was first talked up, but Google is now letting a select few testers see how AR navigation works in the... Read more...
Are you itching to try Windows 10 preview build 19H2? This quick and simple hack will allow you to test out Windows 10 19H2, even if you missed the Skip Ahead enrollment period. The Skip Ahead ring allows Windows Insiders to switch from the current update preview to the next one. First and foremost, you must... Read more...
During the terrible wildfires that ravaged some California counties, firefighters working to save lives and property had a problem with the cellular data service they were receiving on the Verizon network. The problem was that Verizon throttled their plan making the internet access the teams needed slower than it... Read more...
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