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There have been rumors floating around of a dual-screen Surface device from Microsoft from well over a year. It's a rumor that just won't die, and even Surface chief Panos Panay has hinted at the possibility of the device with tweets and commentary on the form-factor. Today, there's a new report claiming that a... Read more...
Last November the refreshed Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ developer board landed on the market with a price tag of $25. A new version of the developer board has debuted called the Raspberry Pi 4 starting at $35. The Raspberry Pi 4 brings with it improved performance and more connectivity along withdual Micro HDMI ports... Read more...
When we last visited Rock Pi last year, the company had announced the Rock Pi 4 with a hexa-core big.LITTLE ARM64 based system-on-a-chip (SoC), up to 4GB of RAM, and support for M.2 storage. Now, Rock Pi is back at it again with another single board PC that operates in the same space as the expansive Raspberry Pi... Read more...
SpaceX has been very busy. In April it launched the second Falcon Heavy mission to push the Arabsat 6A satellite into orbit. In May another rocket sent 60 SpaceX Starlink microsatellites into orbit. And SpaceX is set to launch its next Falcon Heavy mission soon, and this one will be carrying a wide range of payloads... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day may be a few weeks away, but you do not need to wait until July 15th to get a good deal. A variety of products are available at discounted prices this weekend. You can pick up a discounted Vizio Soundbar, iPad, Roomba Bot Vaccum, or even a $8 wireless charger on Amazon. Perhaps the most intriguing... Read more...
Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world selling all sorts of things, from unlocked smartphones like the Pixel 3a we talked about earlier this month, to Amazon Fire TVs, food, clothing, and just about anything you can think of. Amazon has grabbed so much of the shopping market that Walmart is trying to... Read more...
Anticipation is running high for AMD's second-generation EPYC server processors, codenamed Rome, which will start shipping to customers later this year. We have seen a spattering of benchmark demonstrations from AMD, but what about the specific lineup and pricing? Official details have yet to come, though a new leak... Read more...
The cryptocurrency market is full of peaks and valleys but at the moment, it appears that Bitcoin has hit a peak. Bitcoin surged past $11,000 USD for the first time in a year. The value of Bitcoin has jumped by 13% in the last 24 hours. Although the cyrptocurrency’s value dropped slightly once the heat of the... Read more...
Recalls due to battery issues are nothing new in the laptop world. Bad batteries have overheated and caused fires multiple times over the years in different notebook brands, as well as cellphones of course. This week, Apple issued a recall on certain MacBook Pro laptops due to a fire risk associated with the battery... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors are just a few weeks away from arriving in market. By all accounts they will be a formidable force in the desktop PC sector versus the company's chief rival, Intel. These processors promise excellent single- and multi-core performance (up to 16 cores), comparatively low TDPs, along... Read more...
It is common knowledge that websites like to track your activity through cookies, but might we be giving up a bit too much privacy when surfing the web? The answer may depend on the specific browser you are using. In a recent examination of Google Chrome, a tech expert said he uncovered some startling differences in... Read more...
NASA has had an exciting month; it announced early in June that it intended to open the ISS to private astronauts tours for $35,000 per night. In addition, NASA has now announced that on June 14 a robot called Bumble became the first Astrobee robot to fly under its own power in space. Astrobee robots are free-flying... Read more...
Valve is making its own version of Auto Chess for Dota 2 on Steam, and the reaction so far is "mostly positive." Called Data Underlords, it is available as an Early Access title on Steam. Players have flocked to the game, with Dota Underlords peaking today at 188,079 concurrent players. That put its fourth on the... Read more...
Some laptop and desktop consumers may want to double-check that they have recently updated their devices. It was discovered that millions of Dell PCs as well as other brands could be vulnerable to hackers. The security flaw was caused by a 3rd party software package and affected Dell’s SupportAssist software, as well... Read more...
Apex Legends fans have a lot going on right now to soak in. This week dragons have turned up in the game that drop loot when shot, but some wondered how you actually kill them and what might happen if you do. A lot more is going in the Apex Legends world right now, including hints at a new Legends for players to... Read more...
If the only thing holding you back from owning a smartwatch is the sometimes exorbitant cost, we have good news—there is a capable model that is on sale for $79.99 right now. That is not a ginormous savings over its regular $99.99 selling price, but it is way cheaper than an Apple Watch, with a 30-day battery life to... Read more...
Amazon has announced the launch of a new line of Fire TVs from Toshiba packing some new features that movie and TV fans will appreciate. The TVs all have enhanced 4K Dolby Vision HDR display with an expanded range of contrast and color gamut coverage, with over 8 million pixels for crisp, deep contrast, and vibrant... Read more...
Update - 3:44PM ET 6/21/19: This article has been updated to reflect skepticism of the claims made by researchers and any direct causation with the symptom of bone spurs in the subjects of the study. Some recent biomechanics research suggests that young people are developing horn-like spikes at the back of their... Read more...
Well, this is surprising—a new security report makes the bold claim that "all mobile applications are vulnerable" to one kind of threat or another, and it really does not matter whether you are using Android or iOS. In fact, according to the report, iOS is not only just as insecure as Android, but even more so, if... Read more...
Owners of previous-generation 15-inch MacBook Pros may have cause for concern. Apple has recalled some older models of the machine due to potential battery fire risks. Consumers will be able to get their battery replaced for free, however. The batteries in the affected Macbook Pros may overheat and create a fire... Read more...
One thing that is a given whenever a new game console comes out is that it will have upgraded hardware that is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous generation—it comes with the territory of riding a console for several years before introducing an entirely new model. That is again going to be the case when the next... Read more...
If you were looking to purchase the next-generation of the Google Pixel Slate Chrome OS tablet, then we have some bad news for you. Google has confirmed that the Pixel Slate will not receive a successor.  "Chrome OS has grown in popularity across a broad range of form factors, and we'll continue to work with our ecosystem of partners on Read more...
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