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All News for June 2020

Microsoft hasn’t exactly been making a lot of new friends with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update due to numerous issues that have cropped up for users. From crashes, to buggy apps, to printer woes, the May 2020 Update (version 2004) is being actively avoided by many average consumers and businesses. However, it looks... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2020, which is even more reason why the delays for the upcoming blockbuster have been a bitter pill for fans of the franchise to swallow. With that being said, CD Projekt Red has released two new gameplay trailers which should help tide gamers over until... Read more...
Sometimes I get a hankering for a juicy burger, and if I happen to pass by a Burger King, a Whopper (with extra pickles, don't @me) will suffice. It looks like I'm not the only one. Apparently the Autopilot feature in Tesla vehicles can confuse circular Burger King restaurant signs with stop signs, and will slow down... Read more...
Sony has announced via an official PlayStation blog post that it has launched a new bug bounty program for the PlayStation 4 game console in collaboration with the security platform HackerOne. Sony says that it started the Bug Bounty program because security is a fundamental part of creating amazing experiences for... Read more...
Personal electronics take quite a beating. Think for a moment about all the places your smartphone can end up: on top of the car, buried in a bag, shoved into a pocket along with keys, tossed on a seat where it may bounce off and hit the floor, and so many other situations. Just like a phone, a tablet can end up in a... Read more...
It has been a hot minute since Nintendo released a major Animal Crossing update, but the next one is on its way. Wave 1 of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Summer Update will be available on July 3rd. The update will include several summer-themed items and activities. Players will now be able to swim and dive... Read more...
AMD has been killing it on the CPU side with its evolving Zen architecture, and based on a barrage of past leaks and rumors, Zen 3 will keep the momentum going. On the graphics side, AMD has more work to do. It's upcoming RDNA 2 architecture has the potential to shake things up, but it's too early to tell. And with... Read more...
Just over a year, we first brought you news about a new Elite Gamer service from Cox Cable, which was aimed at reducing lag, ping spikes and jitter during online gaming sessions. At the time, the service was being trialed in Arizona at a cost of $15 per month (on top of the cost of your existing internet... Read more...
LG on Thursday launched two sets of wireless earphones, one of which comes with a slim "UVnano" charging case that zaps germs and bacteria away with ultraviolet (UV) light, as its name implies. According to LG, this eliminates 99.9 percent of E. coli and S. aureus from the non-toxic, hypoallergenic silicone ear gel... Read more...
It was nearly two months when Intel's graphics boss, Raja Koduri, posted a photo on Twitter that teased an upcoming data center GPU, and boy was it a big slice of silicon. Fast forward to today and Koduri is at it again, this time with another shot of what looks to be the same GPU, plus one that is even bigger, and... Read more...
A new ransomware attack is underway in Canada that targets people concerned about COVID-19 by posing as an official tracing app provided by Health Canada. ESET researchers have identified and analyzed the ransomware, known as CryCryptor, and created a decryption tool for victims. CryCryptor surfaced only a few days... Read more...
Given that the Apple has a commanding lead in the wearables market with the Apple Watch -- along with a lot of mindshare with consumers -- it's often easy to forget that there are other competent players in this market. One of those players is Samsung, which has for years fielded Galaxy Watch devices with plenty of... Read more...
Fortnite fans looking for something do Friday night, June 26, will get to participate in the first Fortnite Movie Night. Epic Games is inviting Christopher Nolan film fans to grab some popcorn and catch one of three full-length feature films with availability depending on the region. The available films include... Read more...
Following the rocky launch of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung debuted the cheaper and more pocketable Galaxy Z Flip, which debuted on February 14th. Samsung is looking to quickly iterate on this design, and the follow-up Galaxy Z Flip 5G is gaining all of the necessary regulatory clearances to launch globally. Earlier... Read more...
An interesting new feature is currently rolling out to Chrome users on Android devices that can show the definition of any word in a text passage. When users are reading a text page on the Chrome browser with their Android device, they're able to tap a word to see a definition or knowledge graph information on the... Read more...
Nothing lasts forever, folks. Not the supposed 'Curse of the Bambino' that prevented the Boston Red Sox from winning a World Series title after the team traded away Babe Ruth, not Tom Brady's reign in New England, and not Toys R Us being the neighborhood toy store. Oh, and if another example is needed, Olympus is... Read more...
Have you been itching to play the Witcher games? Are you counting down the days until the release of Cyberpunk 2077? Then this is the deal for you! You can currently nab every CD Projekt game, including Cyberpunk 2077, for $87.77 USD. The deal is for CD Projekt’s “Ultimate RED Collection” on GOG.com. The Collection... Read more...
In the rush to plug up security holes and introduce new features, it is not uncommon for Microsoft's updates to inadvertently break things. We have covered numerous instances of this over the past several weeks. Here is one more you can add to the pile—there is an apparent bug in Microsoft's Mail and Calendar app that... Read more...
The refresh rate wars are getting to be insane these days with gaming monitors, and Acer is throwing its hat into the ring again with its new Predator X25. As its name implies, the monitor measures 25 inches diagonally, but its claim to fame is no doubt the dizzying 360Hz refresh rate. 360Hz is absolutely bonkers... Read more...
Microsoft's team of software engineers have plenty to keep themselves busy with, following recent updates to Windows 10. There are numerous issues affecting the May 2020 Update for Windows 10, but also a handful of problems introduced by separate security patches rolled out this month. One of them is causing some... Read more...
Back in March Microsoft announced DirectX 12 Ultimate, which is the latest in a long line of application program interfaces (API) that has served as the middleman between the games you play and the high-end gaming hardware that you have installed in your system. DirectX 12 Ultimate is being billed as a unifying force... Read more...
Apple's recent announcement that it has begun a two-year transition phase to move away from using Intel's CPUs in favor of its own custom ARM-based silicon in future Macs came as somewhat of a surprise, save for the rumors that emerged just ahead of the reveal. In light of the news, what is less surprising is that... Read more...
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