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We have already seen several leaked benchmarks pertaining to AMD's recently announced (but not yet available) Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors, but what makes this latest one so interesting is that the reported specs possibly hint at there being an entirely new SKU outside of the ones that have already been... Read more...
Microsoft has announced some updates for OneDrive Personal Vault that brings more security for important files and adds additional storage options. Personal Vault is a protected area within OneDrive that you can only access using a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification such as a... Read more...
Qualcomm first gave us a taste of its new PC-centric Snapdragon 8cx SoC back in late December, and touted its performance chops with benchmarks against an Intel Core i5 (Kaby Lake-R) processor late last month. We’re now getting word that Microsoft may be eying the Snapdragon 8cx design as an option for future Surface... Read more...
Sometimes, news reports regarding free money can sound a bit too good to be true – especially anytime cryptocurrency is involved. That was most definitely the case when we first heard about Satoshi’s Treasure, which is an online scavenger hunt that will net the winner a sweet prize worth $1 million in Bitcoin. The... Read more...
Google's G Suite has been around for a long time now, and one of the features that users have wanted since its inception was an offline mode. Google has now announced that users can work anywhere with a new offline mode for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The offline mode makes it easy for G Suite users to continue... Read more...
Most of the world might be running Windows for the operating system on PCs, but there is a healthy contingent of folks who prefer Ubuntu Linux made by Canonical. Dell unveiled new workstations in May that run Ubuntu Linux specifically for that community. Canonical didn't make gamers happy when it announced that it... Read more...
It is official, folks—Retro Games is releasing a full-size retro reboot of the original Commodore 64, called TheC64, on December 5. That means it will arrive in plenty of time for Christmas, though not as a stocking stuffer. Well, not unless you have a oversized stocking hanging over your fireplace. Otherwise, it's... Read more...
T-Mobile is fashionably late to the 5G party, not that it really matters this early in the game. AT&T was the first to light up its mobile 5G network, and was followed closely by Verizon Wireless. Sprint joined the fray last month, and T-Mobile is now saying that it will make available its first 5G-compatible... Read more...
The ability to capture a wider color gamut could be headed to Google's upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL handsets. If so, photographers would be able to snap and display even better looking photos than what is already possible on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, potentially taking the Pixel 4 family to a whole new level of... Read more...
When we think of electric vehicles, BMW isn't exactly the first company to come to mine; that distinction is usually reserved for Tesla. However, the German automaker is looking to move beyond low-volume exercises like the i3 and the i8 as it further integrates mainstream electric vehicles into its lineup. That brings... Read more...
Apple is firing back back at Spotify's antitrust claims in the European Union, saying the streaming music service only pays a 15 percent "app tax" in the App Store on around 680,000 premium tier customers. That works out to just 0.5 percent of Spotify's 100 million premium tier subscribers. Back in March, Spotify... Read more...
Sony has patented a technology that could reduce or even completely get rid of loading screens in games. Assuming the patent is something Sony chooses to follow through on, the technology could find its way into the company's upcoming PlayStation 5 console, which is making the switch from a slower mechanical hard... Read more...
Microsoft has found itself in the news recently for internally banning some commonly used software like Slack, AWS, GitHub, and Grammarly. Many people were taken aback by the revelation, in particular with respect to GitHub which is now a Microsoft property. The reason isn't that some of that software is a direct... Read more...
Earlier this month, Apple announced the latest revisions of its entire family of operating systems including iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS. While all of latest beta versions of those operating systems are currently available to developers, today marks the first time that Apple is releasing public... Read more...
Internet-connected home security cameras have been around for a while with some of the most popular models coming from Ring, Google, Netgear/Arlo, among others. Samsung is now stepping into the connected camera segment with its SmartThings Cam. Samsung says that the SmartThings Cam is a smarter way to monitor homes... Read more...
The incoming 2019 family of Apple iPhones is just a few months away, and thanks to numerous leaks, we already have a pretty good idea of what the smartphones will look like. However, our best look yet might be courtesy of new leaked renders that show the alleged iPhone 11 Max. We can clearly see the square camera... Read more...
It is often recommended that one of the best ways to avoid malware on mobile devices is to stick with established, reputable app stores. The two big ones are Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store, for Android and iOS, respectively. But is this a foolproof way to avoid malware? The answer is no, according to a... Read more...
Rumors were swirling in February of this year from noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple would be launching a new display this year along with a new 16-inch MacBook Pro. The display launch happened, but the 16-inch MacBook Pro was absent from the event that did bring some updated Macs. A new rumor is going around that Apple is launching Read more...
It will not be too terribly long before Samsung officially introduces its Galaxy Note 10 lineup, presumably with similar hardware to its existing Galaxy S10 family. We are also expecting that one of the models will include a 5G radio. As for what that particular handset will look like, some new renders potentially... Read more...
One of the benefits of falling NAND prices is that it’s cheaper than ever to add massive amounts of storage to your smartphone or tablet (as long as you have a built-in microSDXC slot). Most mainstream smartphones come with 64GB or 128GB of storage standard, while pricy options will get you 256GB or even 512GB of... Read more...
One of the first products to sport a brand-spanking-new Raspberry Pi 4 is the pi-top [4], a new flagship product by pi-top, a "creative learning" company based in London. The pi-top [4] is described as a "go-anywhere computer" with relatively powerful hardware for creators and makers to leverage in a variety of... Read more...
Only two people in the entire world have a net worth of more than $100 billion. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, is one of them. He earned his fortune by spearheading the world's largest PC software company, and with his vast wealth, it's hard to fathom him having many regrets. Even so, he does readily admit to... Read more...
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