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While it might not exactly be the case right now, AMD is expecting to expand its Navi graphics architecture into a whole family of products from the low-end to the high-end. At the moment, we currently only have three SKUs that are firmly entrenched in the mid-range sector of the market: Radeon RX 5700, Radeon RX 5700... Read more...
Tesla released V10 of its software recently and with that update came an enhanced Smart Summon feature. The idea behind Smart Summon is that drivers can press a button and have their car come to them rather than having to walk to their vehicle. It's not exactly a feature that we'd call "necessary", but it's definitely... Read more...
A report that surfaced over the weekend claims the House Judiciary Committee is investigating Google's plan to add DNS over TLS to the Chrome browser. DNS is the service that takes an easier to remember and type a domain name, such as Google.com, and translates that into a site's physical IP addresses. TLS, in turn... Read more...
The chilly relation between Google and Amazon continues to thaw, as both are giants in the video streaming field. Earlier this year, the two companies buried the hatchet with the return of YouTube to the Amazon Fire TV, and the reciprocal appearance of Prime Video on the Google Chromecast. This frenemies... Read more...
Something new is headed to the Atari VCS, and this time it has nothing to do with hardware. These things are all about the games, in and that regard, the Atari VCS will offer a subscription service that will give retro gamers access to thousands of titles from various platforms through a partnership with Antstream... Read more...
Over the weekend, news spread of an unpatchable "checkm8" exploit that could allow millions of iPhone users to quickly and easily jailbreak their handsets. Lest there was any doubt it works, the hacker who developed the exploit posted a video on Twitter showing checkm8 in action on an iPhone X running iOS... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is refreshing its popular Spectre x360 13 with a number of critical upgrades that make it an even more compelling mobile warrior for professionals. Perhaps the biggest change comes with respect to the device's chassis, which has nipped and tucked to the max. HP has managed to shrink the Spectre x360... Read more...
Microsoft is planning to unveil new hardware during a special event scheduled for this Wednesday, October 2, in New York City. The company is promising "new and innovative things," though has stopped way short of offering up any specific details—just a handful of teasers on social media to whet our appetite. So, what... Read more...
While AMD has been garnering a lot of attention in the mainstream processor market with third-generation desktop Ryzen processors, and is building anticipation for third-generation Ryzen Threadripper parts, the company has been relatively silent with regards to the professional market. That changes today with the... Read more...
Many companies are working hard to improve their artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. AI could impact everything from medicine to silly Instagram overlays and everything in between. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are all toiling to gain an edge in the AI field by leveraging their massive treasure troves of... Read more...
Sony is developing a next-generation PlayStation 5 console for release next year, and what we know so far mostly relates to the hardware—it will feature a Navi GPU, for example, with real-time ray tracing support, and a solid state drive for snappy load times. In addition, a recent patent application suggests Sony... Read more...
Some Android device users have been reporting a crashing issue with the Google Assistant recently that as of writing is unpatched. For users who are facing this issue with their Android device, there is an "unofficial" fix that reportedly addresses the crash until Google gets an official patch ready.  Users impacted... Read more...
For the majority of our audience, chances are that Windows 10 is your operating system of choice for your desktop or laptop system. Since the operating system first launched back during the summer of 2015, it has become Microsoft’s fastest growing Windows release to date with a total of 900 million active... Read more...
Minecraft fans have a lot to look forward to starting next month. Early access for Minecraft Earth, the Minecraft AR game, launches in October. The devs recently gave up lots of details at Minecon Live about what gamers can expect in the coming months. But of course, the biggest thing from the event was the talk of... Read more...
Bethesda has blundered around with the latest game in the very popular Fallout franchise. Fallout 4 was a home run, with gamers loving pretty much everything about the game, but Fallout 76 has been ill-received by many fans of the franchise. Bethesda has seemed so far to be unable to get out of its own way and listen... Read more...
AMD is rumored to be bringing its Navi GPU architecture over to mid-range gaming laptops by way of a pair of two new GPUs, the Radeon RX 5500M and Radeon RX 5300M. If the leaked specifications and benchmarks are legit, these could end up being compelling GPU options in the mobile space, offering gamers somewhat... Read more...
AMD is evidently still battling a shortage of silicon at the upper end of its third generation Ryzen stack. This mostly affects the Ryzen 9 3900X. We took a quick peek on Amazon and found several marketplace sellers hawking the high-end chip at grossly inflated prices. Adding insult to injury, many of those same... Read more...
Apex Legends was a latecomer to the battle royale genre, but it has still amassed a ton of players, and fans of the game have been waiting for a new Legend and a new map to enjoy in Season 3. A new launch trailer has debuted that shows some details on the map along with what the new Legend can do. The map is called... Read more...
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are back at work when it comes to building the next generation rocket to get humans off the third rock from the sun. One of the most grandiose plans that Musk and SpaceX have dreamed up and are working to make a reality is the massive orbital-class Starship that has been under... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch Lite has been a surprise hit with gamers as a successful follow-up to the original Nintendo Switch (which itself was quite the blockbuster at launch). The Switch Lite is a more robust device that ditches the detaching Joy-Cons, kickstand and ability to dock with a TV. However, gamers do get a... Read more...
Last week Google gutted around 46 apps that were pushed from a single Chinese developer. The developer goes by the name of iHandy, and when Google axed the apps, it didn't say why it removed them. A new report is now indicating that the reason why Google removed the apps was due to "deceptive or disruptive ads." A... Read more...
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) was first made available to customers four months ago, and now Microsoft has indicated that the operating system is "ready for broad deployment". Many businesses are reluctant to be guinea pigs for major Windows 10 updates, and with good reason considering the issues that... Read more...
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