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Multiple job listings spotted over the last few weeks suggest that Amazon is looking to add 24/7 live television programming to the popular Prime Video service. Rumors suggest that the new channels may include live news, music, and sports, along with scheduled movies and TV shows. An anonymous industry insider has said that Amazon has been Read more...
ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance has teamed up with TEAMGROUP to design some new storage products that are available for gamers. The new storage products include the T-FORCE CARDEA II TUF Gaming Alliance M.2 SSD and the T-FORCE Delta TUF Gaming Alliance RGB Gaming SSD. Both of the storage devices have been certified and... Read more...
It is a good thing Microsoft opted to slow play the roll out of its May 2020 Update (build 2004) for Windows 10, otherwise it could have ended up another train wreck, like the October 2018 Update (build 1809) that caused so many problems a couple of years ago. Adding to the growing list of problems with the latest... Read more...
NVIDIA has over the years signed some big names in the automotive world for its DRIVE platform, and the company is making a big announcement in conjunction with one of the leaders in the premium sector: Mercedes-Benz. Next-generation Mercedes vehicles will leverage NVIDIA’s future DRIVE platform that is powered by the... Read more...
We’ve already seen updates to Dell’s high-end Alienware gaming PCs, and now it’s time for the company to pay some attention to its mainstream G-Series laptops and desktops. The company today announced the new G7 in both 15-inch and 17-inch flavors along with the G5 desktop. The G7 laptop family is available with... Read more...
Apple yesterday confirmed the rumors that we’ve been hearing in tech circles for years; that it would be pushing Intel aside as its chip supplier for Macs. Instead, Apple has decided to pursue its own processor designs based around Arm architecture rather than x86. There should be some pretty sizable costs savings... Read more...
High-end smartphones carry uptown prices, with some flagships commanding north of $1,000. You could buy a decent gaming laptop for less than what some of the top phones cost. Even OnePlus, the Never Settle brand, has not been immune to rising smartphone prices. However, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has said once again that a... Read more...
For better or for worse, gaming phones are a thing. What started out as a trickle of pricey, specialized handsets from established gaming brands like Razer and Asus ROG has turned into a steady stream of affordable, tricked out smartphones from Chinese sub-brands like Xiaomi’s Black Shark and Nubia’s RedMagic. Which brings... Read more...
Acer has announced a bunch of new notebooks and desktops aimed at the gaming crowd and those looking for thin & light machines for portability. The first of the machines falls into the Thin & Light category and is called the Swift 5. Acer touts the machine as its newest ultrathin-and-lite notebook that features... Read more...
Apple yesterday announced iOS 14, which is now available to download for developers that want to get their apps ready for the operating system's fall launch. One of the new features that's getting a bit of attention today is what Apple calls Back Tap. The feature can be enabled on newer iPhones, and can be accessed... Read more...
We have been hearing about massive capacity hard drives in the neighborhood of 18TB (and even higher) for several months now, but they have remained elusive products. Not anymore, apparently. An online retailer in the UK is now accepting orders for Western Digital's 18TB and 16TB Gold HDDs, neither of which have... Read more...
All eyes in the streaming space are on Tyler "Ninja" Blevins following Microsoft's surprise announcement that Mixer is transitioning to Facebook Gaming. The decision to effectively shutter Mixer comes less than a year after Microsoft lured Ninja away from Twitch, reportedly paying him around $30 million to stream... Read more...
The 55th edition of the Top500 supercomputers list was published, and a supercomputer from Japan has taken the top spot on the list. The supercomputer is called Fugaku, and it turned in a High Performance Linpack (HPL) result of 415.5 petaflops beating the Summit supercomputer by a factor of 2.8 times to take the top... Read more...
Apple has finally done it; after years of speculation and hints that this move was coming, CEO Tim Cook announced today that the company is taking the steps to distance itself from Intel processors. Apple’s partnership with Intel dates back to 2006, when the company announced that it would shift from PowerPC to... Read more...
Google is facing the prospect of a new class-action lawsuit over issues that owners of the Pixel 3 family of smartphones have faced. The Pixel 3 line of smartphones launched in 2018 and are still popular with many Android users today. A law firm by the name of Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D)... Read more...
A little over five weeks ago, NVIDIA officially introduced its long-anticipated Ampere GPU architecture to the server and high performance computing (HPC) markets. We are still waiting for Ampere to manifest in consumer graphics cards, like the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080. Meanwhile, NVIDIA anticipates... Read more...
Google Maps is getting a few changes that will bring new features to the popular navigation service. The new features include tweaks to the user interface and navigation to public transit options, among others. The first-mile transit options show people how to connect to public transit by walking, biking, motorcycle... Read more...
Over the past few months, we’ve seen some good deals on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 convertible. When we last visited the device, the SKU with an Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD was available for $1,299. However, not everyone has $1,299 to plunk down on a new device. For those... Read more...
You can probably stop hoping for a Super Mario Run 2, because barring a sudden change in fortune and/or strategy, it does not look like Nintendo is super interested in mobile gaming. Sure, at one point it was, with hopes of cashing in on a lucrative market. But following the launch of the Switch console and recent... Read more...
Rumors have been swirling about a second generation Galaxy Fold 2 device for several months now. Unless it has all been a bunch of hogwash up to this point, the Galaxy Fold 2 will sport a bigger display than the first generation model. Hopefully it will arrive without the design hiccups as well, but either way, it is... Read more...
Later today, Apple is widely reported to announce that it will be shifting its future Macs from Intel x86 architecture to Arm. This wouldn't be the first time that the folks in Cupertino have made a seismic shift in processors used for its computers, but the stakes are even higher this time around as these machines... Read more...
Apple today is kicking off its 31st Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), in which the company will give a state of union on its various software platforms (iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS), host over 100 engineering sessions, and presumably will make some exciting announcements. Ahead of the event, a string... Read more...
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