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All News for July 2020

Remember when the sky was falling on PC sales, with analysts predicting tablets would take over? Yeah, that never happened. We're still collectively using traditional PCs, and with COVID-19 ushering in an era of working at home on a large scale, PC shipments are trending upwards. By how much depends on which tracking... Read more...
The developers behind Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 have released the July 9 development update, and the biggest announcement is that Alpha 5 has been released. The game currently sits at Alpha 5 build 1.5.4.0 and is scheduled to enter Closed Beta on July 30. With the update comes a wealth of improved content, bug... Read more...
We’re back with another HOT summer giveaway on tap for you all, courtesy of our friends at Asetek and AMD! Up for grabs this time around are a pair of Ryzen 3000 X / XT series processors and a killer Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU. Specifically, we’ve got an 8-core / 16-thread Ryzen 7 3800XT, a 6-core / 12-thread Ryzen 5 3600 X, and a custom Sapphire Read more...
For most PC gamers, the place they prefer to get their video games is Steam. When the Epic Games Store first opened, many PC gamers were upset that Epic landed some high-profile exclusive titles forcing them to have games across more than one digital service. Feelings towards the Epic Games Store have changed for... Read more...
It appears that everyone wants a piece of Epic Games. Whether its competing developers that want a piece of the battle royale market that Fortnite dominates, or companies that want to invest into the gaming behemoth that Epic Games has become over the past two decades. Sony is looking to slot into the latter... Read more...
Roughly two weeks ago, Apple gave us our first look at iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, which are the latest versions of the company's mobile operating systems. After iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 were announced, Apple immediately made beta 1 versions available to developers. On Tuesday, the company followed up with beta 2 for... Read more...
I suspect that by the end of this summer, we will finally have some official clarity on what the next round of graphics cards will bring. Reinforcing that notion is a fresh rumor claiming NVIDIA has taped out a pair of mainstream Ampere cards headed for the consumer market, those being the GeForce RTX 3060 and Geforce... Read more...
This new emote may make you go bananas. OnePlus and Fortnite have collaborated to bring players a new emote, and here is how you can obtain Bhangra Boogie for free. The Bhangra Boogie emote features a dancing banana, and was teased on OnePlus’ Twitter as a “step in the ripe direction.” The emote is “rare” and its... Read more...
The researchers at Check Point Security are warning about a new strain of the Joker Dropper malware that has found its way into the Google Play Store (again). Unfortunately for unassuming Android users, Joker is a rather old piece of malware dating back to 2017, which keeps "reinventing" itself to circumvent security... Read more...
Now might not be the optimal time to invest in a new GPU—both NVIDIA and AMD have new graphics cards on the horizon, built around Ampere and RDNA 2 (Big Navi), respectively—but if you absolutely can't wait, you can score a nifty bonus. If you buy a GeForce RTX series graphics card, that is. Purchasing a qualifying... Read more...
Breakups can be awkward. Sure, one or the other might want to remain friends, but then someone new comes along and that goes right out the window. Be that as it may, Apple and Intel seem intent on remaining friends, to a degree, as Apple finds itself embracing ARM for its own custom chips. What does that mean for the... Read more...
Dell has rolled out what is being hailed as the most powerful XPS system ever built. The new XPS Desktop is powered by 10th generation Intel Core processors up to a Core i9. Graphics options include up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER. While it's easy to think of XPS computers as aimed at gamers only, Dell says that... Read more...
Earlier this week, we learned a bit more about OnePlus' upcoming Nord mid-range smartphone. Specifically, we got to see a shot of the retail box, along with a quick glimpse of the smartphone from the rear revealing an elongated camera pod. Today, well respected gadget leaker Evan Blass has provided renders of the... Read more...
More people are working from home these days, and now more than ever there is a need for capable video conferencing software to stay productive. This has led to increased efforts by developers to amp up their software solutions. That includes Microsoft, which has added a bunch of updates to its popular Microsoft Teams... Read more...
NVIDIA has, for the first time, surpassed Intel to take the crown as the most valuable chipmaker in the United States. NVIDIA did this after its shares rose 2.3% in afternoon trading on Wednesday to reach $404 per share. When the stock hit that price per share, the company's market capitalization came in at $248... Read more...
What better way to usher in the hot, summer season than to give away a bunch of hot, new smartphones to upgrade your mobile gear? We have teamed up with our friends at TCL who have graciously offered up 5 (five units) of their top-end TCL 10 Pro Android smartphones (our full review), packing multiple cameras – including a 64MP main shooter Read more...
A lot of Android fans have been wondering when the next iteration of the mobile operating system, Android 11, will exit beta and officially launch. Google recently published a video for the "Hey Google" Smart Home Summit, and in that video was a precise date for the launch of Android 11: September 8th. The date was... Read more...
Nearly one year ago, Lamborghini first announced its Sian, which is a limited edition hypercar with stupefying specs including a 6.5-liter V-12 engine hooked up with a 48- volt mild hybrid setup that spits out an incredible 819 horsepower. The coupe is a brash as you might expect from a Lamborghini, with its hard... Read more...
Does your home network feel lethargic, or suffer from those dreaded dead spots that your router just has a tough time reaching? If so, it's time for an upgrade. And if retiring your old router, you may want to consider replacing it with a mesh system, which can open up a whole new world of wireless connectivity. You... Read more...
Microsoft is putting some restrictions on game developers regarding their ability to charge gamers to upgrade current generation titles to versions that will run on the Xbox Series X. Word of Microsoft's stance comes from publishing sources that are familiar with the plans. Companies that have been working on games... Read more...
iPhone 12 news is starting to heat up, and we've got a healthy dose of information to bring your way today. The latest round of news brings further confirmation of rumors that we've heard over the past few months, along with a cautionary tale for those of you looking to trade-in your current iPhone for a new iPhone 12... Read more...
By my conservative estimate, AMD has confirmed its Zen 3 architecture will launch this year around 4 million times. Well, add another confirmation to the pile, to make it 4 million and one. For anyone who is still doubting whether Zen 3 will come out this year or be pushed into 2021, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has once again... Read more...
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