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At first glance, it may seem like a decoder ring is needed to decipher TCL's new 10 5G UW handset, but the model name actually makes sense (even though it is also a bit goofy). It is the latest in TCL's 10 series, hence the 10, and is a 5G handset that can deliver those delightful ultra-wideband speeds that are a... Read more...
We know that Apple Silicon is on the way, and a new report today is giving us some additional insight into what Apple has in store for its first PC-centric SoC. Apple for the past decade and a half has relied on Intel to power to its laptops and desktops, but Apple Silicon is [hopefully] ushering in a new wave of... Read more...
When it comes to PC graphics cards, NVIDIA has long held the performance advantage despite continued pressure from AMD. NVIDIA ramped up the pressure over the summer with the launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, and today we gave you our review of the GeForce RTX 3070. Hot on the heels of new information... Read more...
Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory has some neat features built-in, and it is always expanding. Yesterday, the Azure team implemented a way to detect “one of the most popular attacks, accounting for more than a third of account compromise in organizations.” This attack is called password spray, and by now using... Read more...
Do you hear that noise? It's hard to miss, because it is the loud roar of the GPU rumor train rumbling down the track. The cargo on this particular train is a supposed pre-order listing for both the unannounced GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and also unannounced GeForce RTX 3060, purportedly for release sometime next... Read more...
Are we enjoying the Chip Wars of 2020 yet? Things are just getting started, folks. AMD is talking a big game about Zen 3 and its Ryzen 5000 series, which will debut to retail next week. More than just lip service, multiple leaks suggest AMD has a real winner on its hands. This is evidenced yet again in a validated... Read more...
2020 has been a year marked by a few major tech acquisitions and AMD has recently jumped on this trend. AMD just announced that it will acquire Xilinx for $35 billion USD. This acquisition increases AMD’s total addressable market (TAM) to $110 billion. Rumors about AMD’s acquisition of Xilinix had been swirling... Read more...
When Apple announced its iPhone 12 family earlier this month, the company took the "courageous" step of removing not only the familiar EarPods from the box (no big deal to most), and the USB-C charging brick. At the time, the company patted itself on the back by stating that it was being environmentally-friendly by... Read more...
The best thing to ever happen to AMD was not the introduction of Zen or getting into discrete graphics. As great as those have both been to AMD, the company's best move was naming Dr. Lisa Su as president and CEO six years ago this month. If at this point anyone still needs more proof, they need only look at AMD's... Read more...
NVIDIA is expanding its line-up of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series cards today, with the relatively affordable GeForce RTX 3070. Although the card was announced alongside the higher-end GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 during NVIDIA’s GeForce Event hosted by CEO Jensun Huang last month, and was originally due to... Read more...
Android has millions of users around the world, and a percentage of those users are children. When it comes to making apps for kids, developers have to abide by government rules like the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as Google’s own... Read more...
We are roughly two weeks away from the release of the next generation of gaming consoles, and the Xbox team is itching to show off their "baby". With a new video released today, Microsoft is giving “fans an in-depth look at what they can expect when they boot up their next-gen Xbox consoles on November 10.” Thanks to... Read more...
The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is not very old, but be that as it may, there have been several leaks of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra. What look to be official press renders have surfaced in recent weeks, and as for the actual hardware makeup of the upcoming handset, a new leak purportedly outlines... Read more...
Anker is a well-known accessory maker that is a huge seller on Amazon. The company sells all types of products from USB-C cables, to portable batteries, to wireless headphones, to robotic vacuums, and everything in between. However, there is a new, unreleased offering from Anker that is on the way which is giving us... Read more...
Microsoft, Amazon, and Google all now have cloud gaming streaming platforms, and Facebook is not a company to be left out in the cold. Today, Facebook has announced that it launched “several cloud-streamed games in the Facebook app and on browser — playable instantly, with no downloads required.” This streaming... Read more...
There is a new Doom game on the horizon! Okay, maybe not brand new, per se, but an ambitious fan is working on a new Doom experience called Doomed: Demons of the Nether, which brings hell to Minecraft (or Minecraft to hell). Just do not call it a mod, because as noted on the project's page, that is not what this is... Read more...
Gaming enthusiasts around the globe are waiting to see what AMD has up its sleeves with the Radeon RX 6000 family of graphics cards. But it's not just enthusiasts that are eager to see what AMD has in store; long-time rival NVIDIA is likely looking to adjust its product strategy -- if necessary -- to counter whatever... Read more...
Having launched its first round of desktop Ampere GPUs to consumers, NVIDIA's next move is to do the same on mobile. Well, check that—the next move should be to light a fire under Samsung to produce more 8nm wafers so the GeForce RTX 30 series will be more readily available, then focus on mobile. Skipping right to the... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about next-generation AirPods for the past few months, and the iPhone 12 event came and went with no mention of the wireless headphones. This was definitely disappointing for some, but a new report from Bloomberg suggests that they are still on the way and will arrive just a little later... Read more...
Earlier this year, LG took Apple's AirPods to the cleaners with a set of 'Tone Free' earbuds (HBS-FN6) that shipped with a slim and sanitizing "UVnano" case, which uses UV light to zap away germs and bacteria. But unlike the latest AirPods Pro, noise cancellation was not part of the deal. Until now—LG's newest Tone... Read more...
Over the summer, OnePlus introduced its rather intriguing Nord smartphone which offered a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G chipset, a beautiful 90Hz OLED display, and value pricing (around $499). However, OnePlus did not specifically market the smartphone for the U.S. market, which many saw as a mistake that... Read more...
Playing the Stalk Market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is never a sure thing. Some weeks, you buy as high as 120 bells a piece from Daisy, only to sell them to the Nook Boys on Saturday afternoon for a measly 60 bells a pop. Other weeks, players can make serious bank not just by selling at high prices, but by... Read more...
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