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Microsoft has unveiled an SDK that is for dual-screen devices, like the upcoming Surface Duo. The SDK is meant to allow devs to start getting their apps and software ready for the dual-screen devices that will be launching down the road. While the SDK for the Microsoft Surface Duo is available now, the preview SDK for... Read more...
Yesterday, we got a glimpse at the Xbox Series X from the front and the back including its port lineup. Today, we're getting a clearer glimpse at the hardware actually inside the gaming console; specifically, with relation to its storage system. We had previously heard rumors that the Xbox Series X would feature a... Read more...
Forget about bang-for-buck or any semblance of a value proposition, because without apology, ASUS chucked those notions out the window and built a beastly motherboard for AMD's third-generation Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, a monstrous high-end desktop (HEDT) CPU with 64 physical cores and 128 threads of computing... Read more...
For the longest time, replicating a desktop-class gaming experience on a laptop meant spending a hefty premium on a comparable mobile configuration, and to some extent, that still holds true today. The situation is much improved, however, as the cost of entry into PC gaming territory in general has continuously fallen on the hardware side,... Read more...
Up until last month, an anti-tracking featured introduced to Apple's Safari browser in 2017 actually left users potentially more susceptible to being tracked by hackers due to multiple vulnerabilities discovered by Google's engineers. Fortunately, Apple patched the security holes in December, though it's a bit of an... Read more...
It's no secret that Google has the most popular search engine on the planet and the most popular browser with Chrome. Microsoft also has its widely popular Office 365 suite of software. Microsoft now wants all the people that use Office 365 ProPlus to change to using its Bing search engine. The software giant... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake processors recently, and the company is tipped to launch the product line during the second half of 2020. Today, we're getting an early look at what kind of performance Tiger Lake will bring to the table when it launches. Benchmark sleuth... Read more...
As the holiday season approached and 2019 drew to a close, we wanted to do our part to get you all worked up and into the holiday spirit. So, hot on the heals of a couple of amazing giveaways, we thought what better way to keep the party going than to give away some more HOT new tech gear brought you by Lenovo! Up... Read more...
A group of UN human rights experts are calling for an investigation into the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who they allege in 2018 deployed digital spyware enabling surveillance of Jeff Bezos. Bezos is known as the CEO of Amazon, but he's also the owner of The Washington Post. According to the UN human... Read more...
Microsoft released its first PowerToys for Windows 10 last year, and like with previous Windows operating systems, they are individual utilities aimed at power users. This time around, there's a new utility on the way called PowerLauncher. PowerLauncher is described as a quick app launcher that is meant to supplant using commands like Win+R, Read more...
A recent security update appears to be messing with some Windows 7 PCs by replacing the custom background image with an all-black wallpaper. The timing of the mishap comes on the heels of Windows 7 officially entering retirement, leading to speculation that Microsoft is petty towards people who refuse to upgrade their... Read more...
Everything old is new again, even in the ever-evolving tech world. Motorola has resurrected its popular Razr phone to take on the foldable device market. The Motorola Razr will be available for pre-order in the United States on January 26th. The Motorola Razr was originally supposed to be available for pre-order on... Read more...
We still have around 10 months longer to wait until Microsoft launches its next-generation Xbox Series X to retail. Be that as it may, it's difficult to keep anything a secret from the internet, and if some newly leaked photos are any indication of the Xbox Series X's final design, then we know what the port selection... Read more...
Microsoft is coming under fire for a breach in customer privacy after it was revealed that the records of 250 million customers were exposed late last year. The data leak was initially reported on by security firm Comparitech, which found the information spread across five Elasticsearch servers. According to... Read more...
Verizon has announced that it has teamed up with Google to give its Fios Gigabit internet customers the ability to play games on the Google Stadia gaming service. Verizon will offer new Fios Gigabit internet customers Stadia Premiere Edition at no cost starting on January 29th. The Stadia Premier Edition includes a... Read more...
This is going to be a fun year for laptop aficionados. In case you missed it, AMD announced at CES 2020 a new line of Ryzen 4000 mobile "Renoir" processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture and paired with Radeon Vega graphics. The top dog in the mobile lineup is the Ryzen 7 4800H, and some newly leaked benchmarks... Read more...
AMD launched its Radeon RX 5600 XT yesterday, and as expected, it packs quite a punch in the sub-$300 market. Its $279 price tag is easily digestible for enthusiasts looking to game at 1080p resolution, and it offers considerably more performance than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. It even... Read more...
President Donald Trump has butted heads with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the past, but when it comes to  use of encryption on iPhone handsets, he is squarely in the FBI's corner. Both he and the FBI want Apple to build a backdoor into iOS that would allow law enforcement officials to access locked... Read more...
Valve has done something that anyone thinking about playing Half-Life: Alyx will want to take advantage of before getting into the new VR game. Valve has announced that ahead of the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, it is making the entire Half-Life series free to play on Steam for everyone. The Half-Life franchise is one of... Read more...
For those that need fast, on-the-go storage external storage, the folks at Plugable have launched a new 512GB SKU of its Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD. Plugable is aiming the device at content creators, and explains that the external SSD is capable of holding up to 85 minutes of ProRes 422 HQ 4K video or 75 minutes... Read more...
The Google for Education team has announced good news for schools that have embraced Chromebooks or those who are looking to add a bunch of Chromebooks this year. Google routinely sends out security updates and features to Chromebook devices every six weeks, and it says that it works with manufacturers to be sure... Read more...
Apple will have new iPhone models to launch this fall that are expected to be part of the iPhone 12 family. New details have surfaced about the iPhone 12 and its design. The latest rumor claims that the iPhone 12 line could have the same exterior design as the iPhone 11, but with vastly superior camera... Read more...
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