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Mortal Kombat 11 was announced last December and fight game genre fans were very excited about the game. In March, a new trailer showed off some of the fighting action MK11 would offer with an old skool vs. new skool trailer for the game. A new trailer has debuted, and it shows off fighter Shang Tsung, and the first... Read more...
It's long been one of the most hated pieces of software from Apple, and it looks as though the company might finally be killing it off once and for all. We're of course talking about iTunes, which was first introduced over 18 years ago. iTunes predates the first-generation iPod and was originally Apple's... Read more...
Spotify is a big name in the streaming audio market and hit 100 million paid subscribers in April. Spotify is also the reason that the EU is set to launch a probe against Apple. Spotify is working on a new social listing feature that will allow users to listen to their favorite music with friends. The feature is... Read more...
Earlier this month, we brought you news of an incredibly nasty remote code execution vulnerability affecting Windows systems; specifically, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and even the ancient Windows XP. Microsoft in fact was so worried about this WannaCry-style malware that it... Read more...
The name Hideo Kojima is one well-known amongst many gamers. Kojima is the person behind the classic and immensely popular Metal Gear franchise of video games, among others. The latest game from the game designer is called Death Stranding, and it has generated lots of buzz amongst gamers. The biggest letdown for... Read more...
PlayStation 4 players will be the first to receive additional content related to Activision's upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game that was just announced. Sony has an exclusivity agreement with Activision that will see PS4 owners have access to downloadable content (DLC) ahead of Xbox One and PC... Read more...
When been hearing plenty of rumors about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 10, and one of the most frequent ones has been that the device will forgo traditional buttons. A new report is now adding more credence to those rumors. According to a report from Android Police, it has received further confirmation that the... Read more...
Several technology firms have written an open letter to the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), a UK intelligence and security organization, in response to the agency's proposed eavesdropping measure. If implemented, law enforcement would be able to spy on encrypted messages, such as those that are sent... Read more...
We often joke about the possibility of a Skynet situation playing out, but even if that never happens, there is at least one way that machines can assert their dominance over the flesh and blood race—gaming. We have already seen this play out in numerous ways, such as on Jeopardy when IBM's Watson wiped the floor with... Read more...
Amazon as a wireless carrier? It seems like an outrageous idea, but it's a move that could be in the cards according to a new report. T-Mobile and Sprint -- the third- and fourth-place U.S. wireless carriers respectively -- are looking to complete a merger that has seen some pushback from the U.S. Government. As... Read more...
There is a fledgling wireless standard that effectively renders the vast majority of home networks out of date -- don't panic though, your stuff isn't necessarily obsolete. It is called Wi-Fi 6, if using the simplified nomenclature that the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced last year, or 802.11ax if you want to stick with the... Read more...
All indications so far is that AMD has brought the boom with its third generation Ryzen processor family launch, and that its Zen 2 CPU architecture based on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process is the real deal. The caveat is that most of the indications have come from AMD directly—at Computex, the company showcased a... Read more...
Although companies like Microsoft and Google have targeted the augmented reality glasses market with the HoloLens/HoloLens 2 and Google Glass respectively, a company called nReal has announced AR glasses aimed directly at the consumer market. The aforementioned glasses from Microsoft and Google comes with high price... Read more...
AT&T and Verizon may have been the first to activate their 5G wireless networks in the United States, but Sprint is looking to have the broadest coverage (to date) available to the largest number of Americans with its initial rollout. Sprint is launching its 5G service in the following major metropolitan areas:... Read more...
Hacks are happening all the time with some giving information on user accounts like the Flipboard hack we talked about recently. Other hacks are much grander in scale, like the attack against the city of Baltimore that resulted in most of the cities systems being locked out. Another significant hack has happened, and... Read more...
Every year Sony celebrates its Days of Play event and brings a new limited-edition game console to the mix. Last year the limited edition console was a slick blue machine. Days of Play is back for 2019, and Sony has a limited-edition console again for gamers to lust after. This year the limited edition console is... Read more...
It's been over a decade since the first installment in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise was launched, and its publisher Activision feels that now is the perfect time to reboot the series. This time around, Infinity Ward is at the helm developing the game and it will see players thrust into a modern-day... Read more...
Motorola has just released its 2019 flagship device, and there aren't many surprises considering that the device leaked in full earlier this month. While the design aesthetic is familiar, the Moto Z4 actually shrinks the bezels compared to its Moto Z3 predecessor and adds a 19:9 OLED display with a small... Read more...
Microsoft has been making an effort to convince PC gamers that yes, it cares about their platform of choice just as much as it is smitten by Xbox One players. We have seen this with certain additions to Windows 10, such as the new Windows 10 Xbox Game Bar that was pushed out with the May 2019 Update. Taking things a... Read more...
Like many hardware companies, Intel is using Computex to showcase a bunch of new products and technologies, such as its Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor, 10-nanometer Ice Lake CPUs, and Project Athena laptops. In addition, Intel has unveiled a new and faster Optane Memory product that improves upon the... Read more...
Foldable devices have been touted as the next big development in the smart device market. The Samsung Galaxy Fold will hopefully be eventually released in the coming months, while Huawei claims that half of its flagship devices will be foldable by 2021. Apple, one of the largest technology companies in the world, is... Read more...
Earlier this month, Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to the general public in waves, and for the most part, things have gone relatively smoothly (at least if you aren’t running RAID on a Ryzen-based system). Microsoft allowed an extra month for testing with Windows Insiders and has taken additional... Read more...
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