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Not long after Microsoft issued a bevy of security updates for its products during Patch Tuesday, Intel is holding its own "patch party" for its hardware and software products. Products affected include Intel's lineup of NUC mini PCs and Compute Sticks along with a few of its software utilities. On the NUC front... Read more...
TCL has just revealed its 2019 lineup of 4K Roku TVs, and as usual, the company is bringing a wealth of features at price points that undercut its rivals. The new big screen televisions include the all-new 8-Series along with updates to the exiting 5-Series and 6-Series lineups. Both the 6-Series and 8-Series... Read more...
It appears as though a recent firmware update is causing Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 devices to heavily throttle the processor to well below where it should be running. Multiple users who own one or the other device have reported seeing their CPU speeds stuck at 400MHz, and in some cases, the throttled state... Read more...
Huawei is taking some extra time to tweak (and possible redesign) its folding Mate X smartphone before it launches. As such, it will no longer launch in September, though Huawei is confident it can get a product shipping to consumers before the end of the year. This latest delay means Samsung can still beat Huawei to... Read more...
Lots of details have leaked over the last several months that claim to give us some insight into what the next-gen iPhone models will look like. The new iPhone 11 models will be unveiled next month, and rumors so far have highlighted hardware including the camera and the SoC inside the device. A new leak has surfaced... Read more...
In what could be one of the best performance bargains in the sports car/supercar market in quite some time, General Motors has officially announced pricing for its 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. True to its word, the Corvette Stingray is priced "below $60,000", and it just barely makes the cut at $59,995 (including... Read more...
Not all feature updates have to be groundbreaking or big in scope. I'm reminded of this today with Google announcing a nifty new capability coming to Google Assistant. In short order, Google Assistant users will be able to assign reminders to family members and friends. There are several ways this could come in... Read more...
What appears to be another third-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor has made an appearance on Geekbench, this time wielding 32 physical cores and 64 threads to throw at workloads. The entry points to a "Sharkstooth" part with a 3.6GHZ base frequency and 128MB (16MB x 8) of L3 cache, along with 16MB of L2... Read more...
Logitech this morning announced two new mechanical keyboards for hardcore gamers, or just about anyone that likes excellent tactile feedback when typing. The two keyboards are the G915 Lightspeed Wireless and the G815 Lightsync RGB. Both keyboards share the same overall design aesthetic and feature Logitech's new... Read more...
Google is working on being more committed to privacy, and part of that commitment is being sure that Nest and Dropcam users know when they are being recorded. To make that possible, Google has announced a big change to the Nest cameras, Nest Hello, and Dropcam that has left some owners of the devices unhappy... Read more...
A little over a month ago, AMD launched the Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series to mostly good reviews. The cards offered competitive performance at their respective price points, with power efficiency that was vastly superior to AMD’s previous-generation Vega-based Radeons. One of the things some folks took issue... Read more...
Motorola has a pair of new smartphones coming soon, and some details on the devices have leaked from reputable leakers. The smartphones are the Motorola One Zoom and the Motorola One Pro. The devices are variants of the same smartphone and details were leaked by Evan Blass and Roland Quandt, both notable for their... Read more...
If you have an original Nintendo Switch, now might be the opportune time to upgrade to a new upgraded model. The folks over at GameStop are running an enticing trade-in offer on the original Nintendo Switch, which will get you an additional $25 bonus added on to the console's trade-in value. Usually, GameStop will... Read more...
Toshiba announced its next-generation BG4 solid state drive all the way back at CES in early January of this year. The diminutive, little Toshiba BG4 isn’t about the latest and greatest in bleeding-edge solid state storage performance and pushing the envelope in terms of throughput. However, it does still represent a significant step... Read more...
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