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There are gaming chairs, and then there is Acer's Predator Thronos Air, a herculean contraption that might be better described as a gaming battle station. Calling it a "chair" is a disservice to the design and functionality—in fact, Acer playfully refers to it as a "sleek gaming cave for hardcore enthusiasts," which... Read more...
ASUS is rolling out an upgraded version of its newly minted ROG Phone II gaming handset. Announced at IFA, the new ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition maintains many of the core hardware specs of the regular version, but upgrades the storage to a capacious 1TB of UFS 3.0 ROM (twice as much as the top storage option on the... Read more...
NVIDIA announced the first round of RTX Studio certified laptops back in late May, and they came loaded with GeForce RTX or Quadro RTX GPUs, dedicated graphics drivers and other specialized software. In late July, NVIDIA announced that 10 new RTX Studio laptops had been added to the mix, bringing the total number... Read more...
Many of the nuclear deterrence strategies that the U.S. has today were developed during the Cold War era when military officials had significant time to detect an incoming nuclear attack and decide a course of action for a response. This mutually assured destruction worked, in that any enemy with nuclear weapons knew... Read more...
Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to cheat someone out of money. A report claims that a company CEO was tricked by scammers who faked the voice of the parent company CEO to get the executive to transfer $243,000 to an external account. The story claims that in March, criminals used commercially available... Read more...
It appears that the rumors swirling around the web yesterday were correct: Android 10 has just been released today for Google's first-party Pixel smartphones (Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a families). This latest version of Google's mobile operating system was previously known as Android Q, and we were expecting it... Read more...
Whoever opined that money does not buy happiness has never ridden on a jet ski or dined on a seafood feast at an expensive restaurant. If anything might change that person's mind, however, it could be LG's new 8K OLED TV. I mean, just look at how happy those people are in the press image above! Sure, it's totally... Read more...
The countdown is on for the debut of the 2019 iPhone models from Apple, and rumors have been flying for months about the devices. A new rumor is making the rounds that support for the Apple Pencil is expected to arrive for the iPhone. Stylus support is a feature that Samsung packs into the Galaxy Note 10, and all... Read more...
AMD's third-generation Ryzen 3000 processors based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture have been an absolute hit for the company. Not only are the processors providing significant boosts in single-threaded app performance, but the 7nm process tech allows the chips to run cooler than their Intel counterparts while ramping up the... Read more...
Dell is often rides the bleeding edge, as it wastes little time arming its laptops and desktops with the latest hardware platforms available. At minimum, this means yearly refreshes of its popular product categories. So, right on cue, Dell has begun rolling out updated variants of its XPS 15 laptop with some nifty... Read more...
Samsung must be feeling extra confident in the tweaks it made to its Galaxy Fold, because apparently it already planning a follow-up act. If the latest rumor is true, Samsung will launch another premium phone with a folding display sometime next year, and it will be more affordable than the one that is re-launching... Read more...
Late last month, Lamborghini teased its next-generation hypercar with a single image that prominently displayed the shape of the vehicle's daytime running lights. Today, Lamborghini has officially pulled the wraps off the vehicle -- albeit in crispy renders instead of in the fleshmetal. Witness the Sian, which is the... Read more...
In addition to being a useful benchmark for processors of all kind (desktop, laptop, phones, tablets), Geekbench is also the go-to place for leaked data, as we have seen time and again. As it pertains to that, a fresh leak points to an unreleased Apple iPhone model. The data suggests it is a successor to the iPhone... Read more...
We first heard rumors of the Galaxy A90 family of mid-range smartphones back in late June, and now Samsung has made the official announcement. As we previously reported, the Galaxy A90 smartphones pack quite a punch and bring over many of the features previously reserved for more expensive flagships like the Galaxy... Read more...
Now is a great time to buy a Samsung smartphone. Why is that? Over at Best Buy, several of the company's higher end models are marked down $200, including the fancy new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. If you not interested in the Galaxy Note 10 series, there are a bunch of other models on sale, too. The Galaxy... Read more...
A new app rocketed to the top of the Chinese Apple App Store charts over the weekend called Zao. The app launched in China on Friday and allows users to swap their faces with film or TV characters very easily. The app required users to submit a series of selfies to the app where the user blinks, moves their mouth, and... Read more...
When you typically think of top tier consumer/prosumer aerial drones, there's typically DJI and everyone else. But we can't forget about Parrot, which also makes a line of attractive drones at reasonable price points. The latest from the company is the new Anifa FPV drone. As you might have surmised by now, the FPV... Read more...
When it comes to modern games, debugging tools are a necessity as developers attempt to test certain aspects of their game, try out new functionality before it goes live for gamers, and fix any outstanding bugs. YouTuber ManFightDragon used a bit of detective work to sneak around in the debugging tools used for Remedy... Read more...
The Raspberry Pi 4 launched just a few months ago in late June, and represented the most powerful extension of the single-board PC concept to-date. The performance of the quad-core Broadcom BCM2711 Cortex-A72 SoC means that users can expect an increase in heat generated; especially when the system is... Read more...
OnePlus has made a name for itself for its steadfast mission to deliver flagship smartphones to customers with value pricing. The most recent example of this is the OnePlus 7 Pro, which offers Snapdragon 855 muscle and a notch-less display for hundreds less than the competition from Apple and Samsung. One other... Read more...
Prominent overclocker and enthusiast Roman Hartung, who goes by "der8auer" online, recently conducted a survey of AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU owners to see how many people are hitting the advertised boost clocks on their chips. The results are a bit surprising. If we are to take the survey at face value, then many... Read more...
It was 15 years ago when World of Warcraft first stormed the scene, and rather than look back fondly at the game's early days, developer Blizzard went and released a World of Warcraft Classic. It has proven to be quite the popular decision. Gamers have flocked to the classic MMORPG, and in short order, are already... Read more...
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