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The latest craze making the rounds on social media is a facial recognition program called ImageNet Roulette. It allows users to upload a selfie after which artificial intelligence will classify the photo with the tag that it thinks is appropriate for the subject person in the image. Some think that the program is fun... Read more...
Developer Infinity Ward is planning to reveal details about cross-platform play in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, during a livestream event today. It will also be sharing information about what is to come in the second weekend of the beta. Incidentally, that is also when the beta will extend beyond the PlayStation 4 to... Read more...
Intel is set to give its mobile processors a major bump in L3 cache starting with its Tiger Lake-U lineup due out next year, according to newly leaked data. Assuming the information is accurate, Tiger Lake-U will see a 50 percent increase in L3 cache, going from 8MB to 12MB. That breaks down to 3MB of L3 cache per... Read more...
Most people have probably never heard of the International Broadcasting Convention that is held in Amsterdam each year. This convention is along the lines of CES or MWC, but the International Broadcasting Convention focuses on the TV industry. Google has attended the conference for years and was there again this year... Read more...
Faster wireless technology is officially ready as the Wi-Fi Alliance announced that Wi-Fi Certified 6 is here. New devices that launch under Wi-Fi 6 are IEEE 802.11ax compliant and bring with them new features and capabilities. The Wi-Fi Alliance says that the new wireless standard offers users "substantially greater"... Read more...
AMD has been firing on all cylinders with its Zen family of products, which first came to market in early 2017. Since that time, the processors have grown to cover mobile, desktop and server sectors, with the most recent microarchitecture iteration being 7nm Zen 2 (found currently in Ryzen 3000 desktop processors... Read more...
At this point, nearly everything about the upcoming Google Pixel 4 family has been revealed. We know pretty much all of the hardware specs including the SoC that will be used, screen dimensions, battery capacities and even have official confirmation of Project Soli gesture recognition. Now we're learning when Google's... Read more...
Easter eggs abound in Borderlands 3, and it can be highly satisfying finding them—both in the discovery and in the subsequent themed loot, often in relation to geek culture (like the Rick and Morty boss fight). One of the more recent discoveries is the One Punch Man boss, in reference to the superhero in Japanese... Read more...
In medicine, sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. The same goes for Windows, unfortunately, as we have seen many times in the past. More recently, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday roll out from last week has been causing problems for some users, such as busting Wi-Fi connectivity on certain NEC systems running... Read more...
Microsoft has done well with its Surface line of hardware in competing against Apple and others in the higher-end market for laptops and tablets. Microsoft is reportedly set to launch a new and larger Surface Laptop 3. Reports indicate for the first time Microsoft will adopt AMD hardware inside its Surface... Read more...
We finally have a reveal date for the next-generation flagship smartphone from OnePlus. The company confirmed this morning that its OnePlus 7T Series of smartphones will debut on September 26th, which is a little over a week away from today. Unfortunately, the invite that OnePlus sent out to the press is very light... Read more...
If you use LastPass to manage your passwords, be advised that a recent update fixed a security issue that could allow an attacker to steal your login credentials. The issue is resolved in LastPass 4.33.0. However, if you do not have LastPass configured to update automatically, it is advised that you manually patch it... Read more...
The Vivo Nex 3 is now official, and confirms the leaks that we first saw a few months ago. The smartphone sports a wicked high screen-to-body ratio that stands at 99.6 percent. With that being said, there are still tiny bezels found at the bottom and top of the 6.89-inch Full HD+ Waterfall curved display. What you... Read more...
Huawei is only days away from launching its flagship Mate 30 smartphone series. There have been several leaks leading up to the launch, and here in the homestretch, a bunch of leaked press renders give us a glimpse of each Mate 30 handset Huawei has in store, including the Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 Lite, and Mate... Read more...
The launch of Borderlands 3 has gone well for Gearbox and player engagement is the highest that the franchise has ever seen. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said on Twitter that on launch day Borderlands 3 had concurrent players that were about two times higher than Borderlands 2 ever saw. Concurrent peak players for the game via the Epic Read more...
When it comes to today's PC games, most new titles will cost you upwards of $60 if you want to purchase it the day of release. As the months (and years) pile on, that price often falls down to $20 or even lower if you're lucky. Such is the came with a racing simulator that hails from 2015: DiRT Rally. If you visit the Steam store today Read more...
Many people have been talking about the upcoming iPhone 11’s trypophobia-triggering cameras, but the device’s insides are the real attention grabber. The iPhone 11 will ship with Apple’s new U1 chip. Although the U1 chip’s Ultra Wideband technology will initially be used in a limited capacity, it could potentially... Read more...
Last month Spotify made a change aiming to catch people who are using a family plan outside of users who reside at the same address. The update to its Spotify Premium Family Terms and Conditions slipped out quietly on August 19 and has gone mainly under the radar, for anyone who hasn't logged into their Family Premium... Read more...
Another leak of the Google Pixel 4 smartphone has happened, and this one comes out of Vietnam. Somehow a store called D Store Mobile has laid hands on a Pixel 4 XL and shared images of the device from just about every angle, and importantly shared images of the hardware device info screens on board the smartphone. As... Read more...
You may have noticed that audio in is now quieter in some games after applying the latest round of cumulative updates to Windows 10. The good news is, Microsoft is aware of the issue and is planning to roll out a fix, though it might be a couple of weeks before it arrives. In the meantime, there is an official... Read more...
Borderlands 3 is officially here and gamers are already customizing the skill trees of their favorite Vault Hunters. The game also includes a wide variety of weapon types. Today we will dig into the pros and cons of the Borderlands 3 eight basic weapon types.  First and foremost it is important to note that players... Read more...
Microsoft has an event set for early next month where new Surface hardware is expected to launch. Among the new devices we expect are a refreshed Surface Pro and potentially a dual-screen device. A new rumor making the rounds claims that the early October event will see the launch of a larger Surface Laptop 3. The... Read more...
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