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AMD has been on the offensive in its assault against Intel's dominate market share, and it is not focusing on a single battleground, either. Servers? Yep. Consumer desktops? You betcha. Gaming laptops? There too, though AMD seems to have missed a small opportunity for bragging rights and, in some cases, potentially... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported on AMD's new family of Renoir desktop processors, which included consumer-oriented Ryzen 4000G/GE and business-oriented Ryzen Pro 4000 SKUs. The new processors are based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture and are very closely related to the Ryzen 4000 laptop processors that launched earlier... Read more...
Microsoft is going to have another go at highlighting games for its upcoming Xbox Series X console, and hopefully this time around the focus will be more on the actual gameplay and less on cinematic trailers (something Microsoft received criticism and apologized for). If you want to check it out, clear your... Read more...
It looks as though Apple is preparing to launch a smaller iPhone when its iPhone 12 series arrives. While nothing has been confirmed, the latest iOS 14 beta provides evidence that an iPhone 12 model with a 5.4-inch display could be imminent, which is still bigger than the second generation iPhone SE (4.7-inch), but... Read more...
Plex is a popular media streaming platform that already had a number of different streaming options under its belt for users. Plex today announced that consumers can watch free live TV with the addition of more than 80 channels of completely customizable live programming. Most of the live TV programming is available... Read more...
If rumors are accurate, or if where there is smoke there is usually fire, we could be soon witnessing a major shakeup in the chip industry. Multiple mainstream business press outlets are reporting this evening that NVIDIA is making a serious run at Arm, which is owned by Japanese mega-corporate holding company... Read more...
Notebook shoppers looking for a thin and lightweight machine with respectable performance should check out special deals going at the Microsoft Store, Amazon and Best Buy. At all of those retailers, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, which is the latest version, is on sale for $200 off. That discount brings the purchase... Read more...
AT&T just sent a chill up the spines of thousands of customers who it claims will be forced to upgrade their phones or face service discontinuation. The second-place U.S. wireless carrier is sending notices to customers via email that warn that their device “is not compatible with the new network” and that they will... Read more...
A retailer in Thailand is flexing on social media with some delightful pictures of a whole bunch of Ryzen Pro 4000 processors, which are apparently ready to ship out to customers. What makes the flex noteworthy is not just the detailed pictures, but the fact that these processors were only supposed to be available to... Read more...
Microsoft is talking about its vision for the future of Microsoft 365 and how the difficulties faced in 2020 will change the service in the years to come. Some of the changes Microsoft is talking about will roll out within a year or two, while other changes are "very much exploratory." One thing that everyone has... Read more...
The ASUS Republic of Gamers 2020 Game Changer Launch Event is today and included a slew of new products. Aside from the ASUS ROG Phone 3, there are also several new gaming peripherals. The ROG Cetra RGB gaming headphones, ROG Falchion mechanical gaming keyboard, and the ROG Strix XG16 portable gaming monitor should be... Read more...
NVIDIA has partnered with the University of Florida (UF) to build an artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer that will be the fastest in all of academia. Or more specifically, it will be capable of a whopping 700 petaflops of AI performance, made possible by enhancing the university's existing HiPerGator... Read more...
T-Mobile is going for the jugular in the wireless market as the newly-invigorated third-place U.S. wireless carrier (thanks to its acquisition of Sprint). To further turn up the heat on Verizon Wireless and AT&T, the company has announced its latest Un-carrier initiative, which it says will help save customers $1,000... Read more...
It is no secret that AMD is prepping a new generation of graphics cards based on its upcoming RDNA 2 architecture. We are all anxiously waiting to see what kind of performance the so called "Big Navi" variant delivers, which AMD has said will be a halo product. In the meantime, a leaker with a good track record claims... Read more...
Earlier this year, Motorola launched its first flagship in years: the Moto Edge+. The smartphone came packing worthy specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 5G support, and a 90Hz display. The primary hang-up with that smartphone, however, was its $999 price tag. Motorola countered with the standard Moto Edge... Read more...
Hey, have you heard—AMD is planning to launch its Zen 3 architecture in 2020. Of course you have, because AMD has said it a million times (slight exaggeration). Every roadmap and multiple statements have reiterated that Zen 3 is on track to launch this year, but for anyone who needs to hear it one more time, AMD has... Read more...
Samsung threw us a curveball this morning by officially announcing its oft-leaked Galaxy Z Flip 5G a few weeks early. We were expecting the smartphone to be announced on August 5th at Galaxy Unpacked, but here we are without the usual fanfare. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G doesn't change the formula too much compared to the... Read more...
Lenovo is a name associated with laptop and desktop computers, but it's expanding its offerings with a new Android-powered smartphone aimed squarely at mobile gamers. The phone is called the Legion Phone Duel and features six customized layout themes to choose from with distinctive design details, colors, and icons... Read more...
Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the most anticipated games for PC gamers landing in 2020. The game is notable for relying on actual software in the simulation that pilots use in the real world along with real-time traffic, among other things. The game comes in three different versions and will have 30 different... Read more...
LG doesn’t get the same attention as its fellow South Korean behemoth Samsung when it comes smartphones, but that doesn’t mean that the company isn’t putting out excellent devices. In fact, the company back in the Spring officially announced its Velvet, which is a mid-range 5G smartphone. Today, we’re learning that... Read more...
Epic Games has rolled out its v13.30 patch for Fortnite and with it comes a bunch of bug fixes, some changes to the flooded map, and new Summer Splash limited time modes (LTMs). It is not the biggest patch in the world, but there are some notable additions and issue resolutions. For example, Epic Games fixed an issue... Read more...
We're already a bit more than halfway through 2020, and expectations are that a new Call of Duty game will be announced this year. While no official announcement has been made so far, the game is reportedly called Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The very first hints at some of the features in the game have surfaced... Read more...
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