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Apple is widely expected to launch a new iPhone 12 family next month with an A14 Bionic SoC, OLED displays, and 5G support. However, the company is also planning to launch a new Apple Watch Series 6 and fresh iPad tablets. A new leak today is shedding light on the new iPad Air 4, and it’s a pretty big leak. A... Read more...
There are two things I do not want to see when peering out the window of an airplane—a gremlin on the wing, or dark and gray clouds as the pilot brazenly navigates into the eye of a hurricane. It's all fine in the virtual world, though, and the real-time data that gets fed to Microsoft Flight Simulator has prompted... Read more...
New market share numbers are in giving us some insight into GPU sales performance during Q2 2020, and things are looking pretty good for NVIDIA — at least when it comes to dedicated graphics cards. Overall, the dedicated desktop graphics market increased by 6.55 percent over Q1 2020 according to Jon Peddie... Read more...
Google Chrome, destroyer of RAM, is getting some updates this week that make it a little more conservative. Included in the update are “under-the-hood” performance boosts, tab grouping, mobile UI redesigns, and more. First up is the performance uplift. For quite some time, Google Chrome has been known as a bit of a... Read more...
For businesses and educational institutions that have been incredibly slow with their Windows 10 upgrade cycles, we have some good news for you today. Microsoft announced that it is giving customers still running the Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) a six-month extension for support. If you recall, Microsoft... Read more...
Companies such as SpaceX and Amazon are currently working to deploy large satellite constellations. These satellite constellations may help improve the availability of the Internet, but they may also provide challenges to astronomers. Astronomers recently argued that satellite constellations could “fundamentally... Read more...
Your monitor might be fast, but it's not 360Hz fast. There is only one monitor on the planet that is capable of hitting such an insanely high refresh rate, and that is the ASUS ROG Swift PG259QN, which is slated to arrive next month. For gamers craving pure, unadulterated speed, the PG259QN is as fast as it gets (at... Read more...
For a little while now, Elon Musk’s side project, Neuralink, has made the news rounds. Now, we may finally get to see something tangible during a webcast coming up on Friday. Founded in 2017, the Neuralink Corporation is Elon Musk’s business for creating a brain-machine interface. Over time, bits of information have... Read more...
We've been looking forward to this day ever since we first got our hands on a trio of high-powered gaming notebooks powered by AMD's Ryzen 4000 processors. We already know the Renoir-based CPUs could deliver excellent performance at an attractive price in higher power envelopes where the Ryzen 7 4900HS and Ryzen 7... Read more...
Earlier this week, some rather disappointing rumors made the rounds which claimed that 343 Industries would be taking two rather extreme measures with respect to its highly anticipated Halo Infinite. The first rumor was that the game – which has already been delayed until 2021 – would be further delayed until 2022... Read more...
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently ruled that only flesh and blood humans can be granted patents, not artificial intelligence systems, thus ensuring that a Skynet scenario will play out (you didn't think I'd talk about AI without a Skynet reference, did you? Pshaw!). Now it faces a lawsuit over its... Read more...
Earlier this year, we began hearing rumblings of a new smartphone, codenamed Wing, from LG with a rotating display. At the time, we were presented with a concept render of the device (seen above), which showed a swiveling 5.8-inch primary display that was joined by a secondary 4-inch display.  Today, however, we’re... Read more...
ASUS on Wednesday introduced the ZenFone 7 Pro and ZenFone 7, both with an "evolved Flip Camera" design. It is actually the same general mechanism as implemented on the previous generation ZenFone 6, but with three camera sensors instead of two. This paves the way for ASUS to claim it offers the "world's first triple... Read more...
Has it really been 35 years already since Super Mario Bros. first graced the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)? It sure has, which means two things: I'm old, and a celebration is in the works. Rumor has it Nintendo will be launching a Super Mario 35th Anniversary Collection, and that it will arrive on the... Read more...
Apple is expected to unveil its full iPhone 12 lineup next month, which will consist of two iPhone 12 and two iPhone 12 Pro SKUs. However, it’s the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max that will be the focus of our attention this morning. Serial leaker Jon Prosser first posted screens shots taken from within the... Read more...
With all the leaks and information floating around, we would have expected NVIDIA to remain hush-hush on their new product lineup until their special event, which is just a few days away. This is not the case, however, as NVIDIA has dropped a video detailing some information about its new GeForce RTX Ampere series... Read more...
Earlier this month, a U.S. Appeals Court ruled in favor of Qualcomm following an FTC antitrust lawsuit. Qualcomm was cleared after "no evidence" of anticompetitive behavior was found, and the company's $5 billion a year licensing business was left unscathed. Now, car and tech companies are up in arms, requesting that... Read more...
Here’s a rather peculiar reveal for a Tuesday afternoon. NVIDIA Germany out of nowhere -- with no fanfare — revealed a product page for the GeForce MX450 GPU, which is an entry-level graphics solution for laptops. The GeForce MX450 is obviously being positioned as a performance upgrade over the existing GeForce MX300... Read more...
Under the cloud of madness that is Apple v. Epic Games, Unity Software is stepping up to go public sometime soon according to an SEC filing. The game engine and development software company is one of the largest out there with a self-reported 1.5 million active monthly creators and 3 billion Unity-based software... Read more...
Many students will be engaged in remote learning this coming school year. Remote learning naturally requires access to a device and a reliable Internet connection. Unfortunately, many American schools are currently facing a major shortage of laptops. Educators throughout the United States are deeply concerned about... Read more...
For perhaps the first time, a leaked photo has emerged of the actual GPU that will power NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, or at least that is what we presume it to be. More specifically, the photograph depicts a GA102-300-A1, according to the markings on the chip. It does not show the GPU in its... Read more...
Microsoft has just debuted a new feature that is bound to be useful for a wide range of people, from students to business professionals to the “Regular Joe”. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant has debuted what it calls Transcribe in Word, which allows you to easily upload audio or even video that you have... Read more...
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