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Towards the end of March, Lenovo bragged about being the first PC vendor to announce forthcoming laptop models outfitted with processors from AMD's Ryzen Pro 4000 mobile range, though the OEM stopped short of revealing specific SKUs. Be that as it may, a couple of leaked entries on 3DMark may hint at what's to... Read more...
Last month, images of TCL's concept smartphone with a flexible, slide-out/rolling display leaked. The device was supposed to be revealed at Mobile World Congress 2020, but the show was cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus. Today, the smartphone is being officially unveiled by TCL along with a second... Read more...
There has been a lot of chatter about the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, a pair of next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony, respectively. Both have already been announced, but there is also talk there being two game consoles by each company, including a PlayStation 5 Pro and, as it relates to this latest... Read more...
Manufacturing in China has been in turmoil with the country hard hit by the coronavirus over the last several months. Apple has warned retail employees that there are shortages of iPhone replacement devices, indicating the slowdown in China is impacting its supply chain. Recently support staff in stores were told that... Read more...
AMD just announced today a design win in conjunction with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), win which it will be providing the hardware powering the El Capitan exascale-class supercomputer. What caught our eye about this announcement was not the compute performance... Read more...
Many Google fans have been looking forward to the second generation of the Pixel Buds wireless headphones hitting the market. Our first glimpse at the 2020 version of the Pixel Buds came at last year's Made by Google Event. Those who are already excited at the prospect of a new version of the earbuds should be excited... Read more...
Microsoft is getting ready to introducing a cloud-based printing infrastructure called Universal Print, which is aimed at making it easier for commercial and educational customers to print from anywhere with Microsoft 365, which is in bundle of Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. The feature is... Read more...
Yesterday Google launched the March security update for its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL users. The update had two builds offered with one of them specifically for AT&T users. However, the AT&T version of the update had a flaw in it that has led to Google pulling the update for those users. There has been no official reason... Read more...
The clock is ticking down towards the release of Half-Life: Alyx (March 23rd for those keeping count), and hype surrounding the game is growing. Long-time Half-Life fans became even more excited earlier this week when Valve dropped three new videos totaling around 10 minutes showing actual gameplay footage. Now... Read more...
Less than six months after researchers at Google claimed to have achieved quantum supremacy, a notion IBM rejects, Honeywell has come out of the woodwork and essentially told them both to step beside, saying it achieved a breakthrough that will allow the company to introduce the world's most powerful quantum computer... Read more...
We've previously seen renders of Google's [rumored] upcoming Pixel 4a budget smartphone, and now we're getting an alleged look at the device in the wild. If the images are indeed legit, they confirm the punch hole cut-out for the selfie camera in the top left-hand corner of the display. The images, which first... Read more...
We could be seeing a barrage of products from Apple that utilize mini LED technology. In a note to investors, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Apple will release half a dozen mini LED products throughout this year and next, including a 27-inch iMac Pro, 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, 12.9-inch iPad... Read more...
Microsoft introduced “Live Tiles” to its desktop operating systems with Windows 8, and it continued with the Windows 10 Start menu in 2015. Live Tiles have proven to be controversial with users and it now appears that Microsoft may soon ditch them. The Windows Insider team recently showed off a potential new Windows... Read more...
It's been a while since we covered CPU market share figures for German eTailer Mindfactory, but the numbers are in for January and February, and AMD once again is dominating the market. AMD saw an uptick in adoption when it introduced its first- and second-generation Ryzen processors, but the third-generation Ryzen... Read more...
Are we having fun with all of the Ampere rumors yet? If the answer is yes, then let's keep the good times rolling. Just last week, an assumed Ampere GPU flexed its muscles on Geekbench, with the benchmarking database showing the mysterious entry as having 118 compute units (CUs), 7,552 CUDA cores, and 24GB of memory... Read more...
As the world continues to fear the coronavirus outbreak, more and more businesses and schools are looking for alternatives to in-person meetings and classroom time. Google has announced that it is committed to helping students and teachers continue to learn no matter where they are. Google plans to leverage its G... Read more...
Are you ready for some more Xbox Series X rumors? Well, a new "throwaway" account over at reddit is dishing out some highly plausible details on Microsoft's next-generation game console, and what we might see this week at AMD's Financial Analyst Day. According to the redditor, Microsoft will be on hand at the AMD... Read more...
We'd bet that many Android users who have been using wireless charging have, at some point, sat their device on the charging pad only to realize later it didn't charge. Often the issue with not charging comes down to having the smartphone misaligned on the pad. Most devices must be aligned just right for wireless... Read more...
Sony and Microsoft are on their way to a showdown in the next-generation console wars, the former with its PlayStation 5 and the latter with its Xbox Series X. From everything we know to this point, these will be similar systems—both will sport custom AMD silicon based on its Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU architectures, and... Read more...
Intel has been refreshingly honest about its beleaguered progress with the 10nm process node, which was delayed many times, allowing AMD to gain an advantage with its 7nm Zen 2-based family of processors. With that being said, Intel does have 10nm Ice Lake processors currently making the rounds in the notebook... Read more...
We've been seeing quite a few AMD Ryzen 3000 deals make their way through across the news desk over the past few weeks, but most of the best ones have been limited to MicroCenter. While MicroCenter's pricing is stellar, not everyone has a store in their state. Today, we've got two deals that everyone can partake in... Read more...
Multiple facets of technology are trending towards artificial intelligence these days, in applications both big and small. As that's been happening, graphics processing units (GPUs) have taken on the heavy lifting, though researchers at Rice University have cooked up a new machine learning scheme they say is more... Read more...
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