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Go ahead and cue the inevitable 'What's in your wallet?' jokes. One potential answer to that question, by the way, is a hacker's fingers. Capital One says an "outside individual" gained unauthorized access and obtained various personal information linked to both existing credit card customers, and people who had... Read more...
The PlayStation 4 is nearing the end of its reign as the flagship current-generation gaming console from Sony. The company has already been talking up its PS5 game console and had promised that the PS5 would have an appealing price considering its performance. While the PS5 is on the way, the PS4 is still selling... Read more...
Scientists from the University of California San Diego have created the ultimate contact lens. The new contacts seem like something straight out of science fiction, as they are able to zoom in on your surrounding with the blink of an eye. Perhaps we should say more accurately; with a double-blink of the eye. The... Read more...
It's been 20 years since The Blair Witch Project launched and left moviegoers scared and wondering if the film was actually based on real events. There have been video games based on the franchise before, but they were forgettable, and many likely don't know they ever existed. A new game is on the way called Blair... Read more...
AMD took the PC enthusiast community by storm with the release of its 7nm Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 processors, and a new leak suggests that the company is looking to expand the family and fill in some gaps with respect to pricing. A Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) listing has been uncovered that makes reference to three... Read more...
Alphabet owns both DeepMind and Waymo, and the two subsidiaries are working together to train AIs that operate Waymo self-driving cars. The way the duo are training the AI is using the technique that DeepMind calls population-based training (PBT) that was developed and used previously by DeepMind for training the... Read more...
The Pixel 4 does not drop until this upcoming October, but Google has already revealed several new features. The Pixel 4 will unlock with face scanning technology instead of a fingerprint sensor. This feature appears to be a direct challenge to Face ID found on devices like the iPhone XR and iPhone XS. Google has... Read more...
When I was 16 years old, I remember cruising the mall and local stores in search for a job that would inevitably pay minimum wage, as many jobs do at that age. Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf eschewed the traditional route that most teens take, and collected a cool $3 million from Epic Games for dominating at the Fortnite... Read more...
It has always been a matter of when, not if, real-time ray tracing would see widespread support. Looking to scoot things along, NVIDIA debuted its RTX hardware last year, which leverages Microsoft's DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API. It has still been a relatively slow process, in terms of developer support, but things are... Read more...
It looks as though the 2019 iPhones will get plenty of company on stage at Apple's fall keynote address. In addition to three "iPhone 11" models, Apple is also rumored to debut updated iPad Pro tablets and potentially an Apple Watch Series 5. But we're now learning that Apple could potentially reveal the widely... Read more...
When one door closes, another one opens, and sometimes it will transport you back in time. That is how the saying goes, right? In any event, the Fortnite World Cup came to a close on Sunday (after a wild weekend of gameplay!), and at the end of the event, Epic Games teased the launch of Season 10, which looks to bring... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is an excellent game console, one that is uniquely flexible for playing games on your big screen TV or in portable form. If you happen to own one of the earlier models, it is also hackable. Now thanks to Switchroot, a group for open source development on the Switch, the nifty console can be modded... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge popularized the notion of curved displays on smartphones, and the feature has proliferated on Android smartphones in the years that have followed. Oppo is taking the curved display concept to the extreme with what it is calling the Waterfall Screen. The curve of the display extends much... Read more...
A new leak by Ice Universe is showing off what is claimed to be a rendering of the coming Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. The rendering highlights the thin bezels that Samsung has used on the device to give it a high screen-to-body ratio. The leaker claims that based on renderings, the side bezels are 1.5mm thick with a top... Read more...
While the bulk of attention is being focused on Apple's upcoming 2019 iPhone refresh, there is still a lot that we don't know about the company's smartphones that will arrive in 2020. Thankfully, we're getting some additional insight on what Apple has in the pipeline thanks to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It was... Read more...
You could say that Bethesda’s online account plan was doomed from the beginning. The publisher was originally going to force gamers to create online accounts before accessing the newly re-released Doom titles. Bethesda has decided to ditch their account requirement after major backlash from Doom players. Bethesda... Read more...
For those of you have already upgraded to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903), Microsoft has a massive update that is now available to download. Build 18362.267 is a cumulative update and brings with it a laundry list of bug fixes and improvements. Microsoft has implemented fixes to prevent Windows Hello... Read more...
It's summertime in many parts of the world, and many people are left looking for ways to stay cool. In some places that means on certain days, you can't spend too much time outside. However, Sony has a new product that it is crowdfunding in Japan called the Reon Pocket. The device is a small portable air conditioning... Read more...
Today we enter into the third and final day of the Fornite World Cup, capping off what has been a wild tournament with the Solo Finals at 1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT). One of the more inspiring story lines is that of a relatively unknown (in the world of competitive gaming) British teenager who took second place in duos... Read more...
As QuakeCon slides into day 2, there is plenty that fans of Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, and Elder Scrolls Online will want to catch up on. If you can't be at the show, but want to know what is going on, the live stream will keep you up to date on the new announcements. The schedule for today's QuakeCon panels kicks off... Read more...
Fortnite is celebrating its second birthday in-game on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch and mobile devices. The birthday celebration has a handful of challenges that players can partake in, and for the players who finish them all, a special reward awaits. Fortnite players who complete all four birthday challenges will be... Read more...
Microsoft is pushing out a new Windows 10 build to Fast ring subscribers in the Windows Insider program (on purpose this time!). The new build (18945) is a preview version of the 201H update that is headed to PCs in the first half of next year, rather than the one that will roll out later in 2019 (currently codenamed... Read more...
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