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All News for August 2019

We all float down here. Rumor has it that Fortnite will celebrate Halloween with an It: Chapter Two crossover. Several leaks were posted on Twitter that hint that the crossover is coming soon. Data miners discovered sound bites labeled “Illinois Laugh” and they sound eerily like laugh of Pennywise the Dancing... Read more...
There are more 4K TVs available on the market than you can shake a stick at these days, having pushed their Full HD (1080p) counterparts down to the bargain bin. Today, you can find competent 43-inch 4K TV for under $200. But the tech industry is already looking to the next big thing, which naturally means 8K TVs... Read more...
We've talked about the travails of municipal broadband efforts across the United States on numerous occasions, and the formula is usually the same. Some underserved community pleads with big ISPs like Comcast and Charter to provide their residents with high speed internet, after which the entrenched players refuse... Read more...
Gamers all around the world know the frustration of a video game they want landing on a crowdfunding network. Many games have reached their funding goals only to see development delays and at times the games never get made. Gearbox has put a game that Homeworld fans have been wanting to play for a decade and a half... Read more...
Owners of the Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Series 3 thankfully now have a new screen replacement program in place that afford repairs of cracked screens at no cost for some watch owners. Apple has determined that "under very rare circumstances" a crack may form along the rounded edges of the screen of aluminum... Read more...
With smartphone pricing getting out of hand (the Galaxy Note 10+ starts at $1,099), it's nice to know that some manufacturers -- like OnePlus -- are making flagship smartphones available at more palatable price (the OnePlus 7 Pro is priced from $669). But for some people, even that is a lot to spend on a device that... Read more...
If you've embraced the smart home revolution, chances are that you might have an Amazon Echo or Google Home speaker along with a handful of smart plugs to control your "non smart" devices. Well, Amazon is currently running a promotion that will allow you to get its own branded Smart Plug for just $5. The Amazon... Read more...
Minecraft Earth has begun rolling out to Android devices as part of a closed beta period. So far, developer Mojang has flipped the switch in five cities, including Seattle, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, and Mexico City. More will be added, and if you want know when you can play on your handset, you need to head over to... Read more...
Earlier this week, you brought you the news of an unfortunate turn of events that resulted in the popular app CamScanner being removed from the Google Play Store. The app, which can create PDF documents, is developed by CC Intelligence and has been downloaded over 100 million times. The problem came into play when... Read more...
A recently published patent application filed in the US by Microsoft describes a "multi-sided electromagnetic coil access assembly" that would be the crux of a folding PC display. Or in other words, think of Samsung's Galaxy Fold, only instead of a phone that opens up into a tablet, this could be a dual-display... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy Note series of large format Android smartphones has never been about compromise. The pen-wielding, hybrid devices have always been bigger, more powerful and more capable with larger batteries and as many bells, whistles and features as Samsung could throw at the Note's spec list. As such, Galaxy Note... Read more...
When we think of Minecraft, we think of an addictive game that allows us to escape the rigors of everyday life to embark in a simplistic, virtualized world that is both fun and engaging. However, Facebook sees Minecraft as more than just mere child's play -- in fact, it's using the game as a training ground of sorts... Read more...
At long last, Samsung's folding smartphone may finally see the light of day next month, following a short-lived and ill-fated launch. We are of course talking about the Galaxy Fold. If the latest report from a South Korean news agency is on target, Samsung will debut a reworked version of the Galaxy Fold on September... Read more...
A member of Google's Project Zero security team has written a lengthy blog post detailing a series of iOS exploit chains discovered in the wild. According to Project Zero's findings, a hacking group underwent a "sustained effort to hack the users of iPhones" for a period of at least two years. This was accomplished... Read more...
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