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All News for April 2020

Fans of Hewlett-Packard's Omen family of gaming laptops will be happy to know that an all-new design is on the way for 2020. The company was a little bit premature with the unveil of the new look via its UK website, but the information is still visible via Google Cache. For starters, there appear to be thinner... Read more...
Forget about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, what we have here is a curious case of a CPU-Z screenshot purporting to show an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3980X processor. This is a part that has not been released or even announced, though it is certainly possible AMD will inject such a SKU into its latest generation... Read more...
It seems as though everyone is into video conferencing these days, and understandably so—it's a critical service for remote work, and a way to keep yourself sane during this time of social distancing (having weekly meetups with friends and family members is great for staying in touch). With all that in mind, Google... Read more...
The Epic Games Store wants people to enforce the use of two-factor authentication for their accounts to enhance security. To encourage this practice, Epic Games Store has announced that through May 21, it will require two-factor authentication to be enabled on a user account before any free games can be... Read more...
Google's Android operating system is the most populous in the world, and is used by hundreds of different smartphone OEMs. That large ecosystem along with OEMs that have varying timetables, resources, and "desire" to keep smartphones updates has led to fragmentation. It's why we see new devices still be announced in... Read more...
Google has announced that its Stadia streaming service is adding 11 more games. Along with the new games also come new updates for Stadia Pro subscribers. One of the best things that Stadia Pro has announced for subscribers is that PUBG is now free. The Pioneer Edition that is free for Stadia Pro users will cost other... Read more...
OnePlus burst onto the Android smartphone scene by offering a lot of features and performance for not a lot of money. However, in recent years, we've seen the prices of its devices creep upwards, making them closer in parity to some of the big names in the Android world. This year's OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8... Read more...
We have only scratched the surface of what might be possible in the realms of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Developer creativity will ultimatel dictate where these technologies go, and the folks at Microsoft have an interesting concept in mind—a virtual multi-monitor setup so users can... Read more...
First announced way back in October 2019, Google finally got around to releasing its latest Pixel Buds yesterday. For this latest generation, the Pixel Buds are truly wireless with an improved design, easier pairing procedure for connecting to your Android device, and hands-free access to the Google Assistant. The... Read more...
Intel is presumably very close to launching its Comet Lake-S desktop processors, and with it will come a flood of new motherboard models based on the company's Z490 chipset. Interestingly, those upcoming boards may have a minor performance hiccup related to the onboard Ethernet controller, according to details... Read more...
A video has surfaced claimed to be from Microsoft talking about why the Surface line of computers lack some of the features that many customers simply expect these days. Specifically, the video talks about why the Surface line lacks upgradeable RAM and Thunderbolt 3 ports. The video claims that the Surface line lacks... Read more...
LG has put out a steady drip of information concerning its upcoming Velvet smartphone over the past few weeks, and it's continuing the information dump today. Given its specs, the Velvet doesn't appear to a true flagship device, but it does take LG phones in a different design direction. As we already know, the... Read more...
The launch of the OnePlus 8 Pro is getting off to a bit of a rocky start. On paper, it's certainly a worthy successor to previous OnePlus handsets, and is priced competitively for a premium phone. However, display and compatibility woes have marred the release. As it pertains to the latter, apparently the OnePlus 8... Read more...
Origin PC is now accepting orders for its new "Ludicrous PC," a modified Radio Flyer Tesla Model S toy car with high-end PC gaming hardware that sits literally underneath the hood. Specifically, an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti take this thing from 0 to fun for those who can afford this kind of... Read more...
After numerous leaks, the DJI Mavic Air 2 went official today with the company saying that the drone was a reimagining of the experience of aerial creativity. DJI promises that the Mavic Air 2 is the safest and easiest-to-flying consumer drone it has produced so far.  The camera sensor used is a one-half-inch unit... Read more...
Earlier this month, we got our first look at the 2020 editions of the XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptop, which will be featuring 10thgeneration Intel Core (Comet Lake-H) processors. Today, we’re learning much more information about the two laptops, which look to be two formidable competitors that bracket the current 16-inch... Read more...
In what is a humorous turn of event, an 8-year-old has seemingly found a bug in Apple’s parental controls that allowed her to view YouTube videos despite the fact that Screen Time was enabled. Screen Time allows parents/guardians to block off access to certain apps, or all apps on an iPhone or iPad after a set amount... Read more...
Google officially unveiled the Pixel Buds back in October with a new design and the promise of high-quality sound along with helpful AI features. Google announced today that the new Google Pixel Buds are now available to purchase in "Clearly White" for $179 in the United States. The new Pixel Buds bring easier... Read more...
Security researchers have discovered a way to thwart almost every antivirus program using a "unique but simple method" involving directly junctions and symlinks. Antivirus software that falls prey to this kind of attack essentially attack themselves by deleting files critical to the program's operation, leaving users... Read more...
One of the big trends for smartphones has been minimize bezels so that the display take up nearly the entire front of the smartphone. The problem with that trend is that it left nowhere for the front selfie camera. Apple turned to the notch to give a place to put the selfie camera and required Face ID sensors, while... Read more...
It is not always to easy to discern bogus news stories from legitimate ones, partly because this is a crazy world we live in. Regardless of the reason, the advent of 'fake news' presents a problem for social media sites and other service. Helping to do its part, WhatsApp recently imposed a limit on message forwards... Read more...
OnePlus announced its new 8-Series smartphones earlier this month, and they look quite compelling from the images we’ve seen and the specs on paper. Although you'll have to wait for our full review for overall impressions on the devices, those that want to jump feet first into the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro can do so... Read more...
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