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There's trouble brewing in the Google Play Store... again. This time the threat comes from CamScanner, which for quite some time has been a popular app that allows Android users to create PDF documents using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. The app was developed by Chinese firm CC... Read more...
Apple is a company that prides itself on protecting user privacy, and has gone so far as to call out the competition with huge billboards to drive that point home. However, Apple is not exactly without fault when it comes to protecting user privacy as we found out last month with a whistleblower brought attention to... Read more...
Over in India, smartphone maker Oppo is releasing its new "Reno2" series (stylized without a space), with a global launch planned sometime later. According to Oppo, the Reno2 models are about "unleashing creativity." It aims to accomplish that by giving users access to a quad-camera configuration with a 5X Hybrid... Read more...
We are no longer on the cusp of Wi-Fi 6 (otherwise known as 802.11ax) connectivity -- it has arrived -- just not in earnest yet. It will take some time before the Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) standard is truly shoved aside in favor of the new kid on the block, the one that is faster and more adept at juggling multiple wireless devices simultaneously.... Read more...
Google has announced an update to Google Maps this week that makes it easier for users to travel their first and last miles to their destination. Some commuters have complicated routes that involve multiple modes of transportation and thanks to the update, transit directions can be paired with biking and ridesharing... Read more...
Just as expected, Canon on Wednesday expanded its camera lineup with a couple of new models for amateur photographers, including the EOS 90D (DSLR) and EOS M6 Mark II (mirrorless). While different in construction, design, and function, both new cameras feature a next-generation 32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS... Read more...
Have you been on the ropes about trying third-place wireless carrier T-Mobile's wireless network, but didn't want to go through the hassle of switching phones, changing numbers, or signing a new contract? Well, T-Mobile has relaunched an initiative that will let you dip your toes into magenta waters with a 30-day... Read more...
The insanity that is Borderlands 3 is coming in just a few weeks, and it promises to deliver plenty of mayhem. What is not insane, however, is the type of PC you will need to play Borderlands 3. We now have a set of minimum and recommended requirements, and if you own a relatively modern PC, playing at 1080p or even 1440p will be doable. Borderlands Read more...
Here we go again—in the lead up to the eventual unveiling of new Threadripper processors based on AMD's 7-nanometer Zen 2 CPU architecture, one of the upcoming chips has again made an appearance on Geekbench. What is remarkable about this particular leak, however, is how just well the leaked CPU performs. That is... Read more...
We're getting closer to the launch of Google's Pixel 4 family of flagship Android 10 smartphones, which means that the leaks are starting to pick up the pace as well. This time around, we're getting an alleged look at the Pixel 4 in the real world thanks to a couple of photos that have leaked. In keeping with the... Read more...
With the trade war between the U.S. and China heating up, American companies are looking for ways to minimize the impact of tariffs. President Trump has been putting pressure on American companies to move their production out of China, and Google is apparently heeding that command. While the trade tensions between... Read more...
Qualcomm is one of the leaders in the Wi-Fi chipset business and the company is updating its product stack with new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) offerings that are marketed under the Networking Pro family (supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands). As with Qualcomm's family of popular Snapdragon SoCs for smartphones, there are... Read more...
Sprint has announced that it has turned on its 5G network in three new markets. The new markets include New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. Those cities are now live in addition to the previously launched cities including Kansas City, Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Sprint says that its... Read more...
Are you ready to take a short trip down memory lane? Microsoft has just released a video with stories about every Xbox One controller ever made. The video showcases popular designs, specialty controllers, and controllers that never reached the market. Xbox Industrial Designers Monique Chatterjee and Carl Ledbetter... Read more...
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