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We are always up for a good old fashioned showdown between AMD and Intel, two tech heavyweights vying for dominance in the CPU space (and beyond). And we sort of get one, courtesy of a benchmark leak highlighting Intel's upcoming Core i7-1165G7 processor, which is part of the chipmaker's unreleased Tiger Lake... Read more...
If Garmin did not already have a giant target on its back, it sure does now, if a report that it paid a multi-million dollar ransom to hackers is true. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, sources cited as being familiar with the matter told Sky News that Garmin hired a company that specializes in ransomware... Read more...
Hordes of retro gamers woke up yesterday excited to preorder the Analogue Pocket retro game console. The Pocket was highly anticipated by retro gamers, and preorders kicked off at 8 AM PST yesterday. However, gamers were unable to complete entering their payment details before the console was sold out only eight... Read more...
Amazon says that customer data requests from law enforcement agencies around the United States increased significantly during the first half of 2020. Amazon unveiled statistics on the number of customer data requests from government agencies during its latest transparency report published late last week. The figures... Read more...
Microsoft has just announced that a new Microsoft Store experience will soon be available for the current family of Xbox One consoles. Rather than a minor update to the existing storefront, Microsoft says that this is a “completely rebuilt” interface that is focused on speed and ease of use. On the speed front... Read more...
Google today announced the availability of its long-anticipated (and very late) Pixel 4a budget smartphone. The device uses legacy 4G LTE connectivity, but comes with a very enticing $349 price tag. However, Google also announced two other smartphones that have been expected based on previous leaks: the Pixel 4a... Read more...
Following a barrage of leaks and rumors over the past several weeks, Google today officially unveiled the Pixel 4a, an affordable phone that is somewhat the antithesis to those pricey flagships that command a grand or more. In this case, the pre-release chatter was spot on—the Pixel 4a can be had for just $349, and it... Read more...
Virgin Galactic may be most famous for the eccentric brain behind the company – Richard Branson – and its efforts to bring space tourism to life with its SpaceShipTwo. However, Branson and Virgin Galactic are looking to leverage the technology and experience that they have gathered from its space ventures and bring it... Read more...
Microsoft is fed up with CCleaner, a popular utility that has been around for a decade and a half. Originally called "Crap Cleaner," CCleaner aims to do a better job at removing files and programs than Windows does on its own, with the promise of making PCs run faster. However, Microsoft has updated its Windows... Read more...
Wnen we reviewed the Alienware m15 R2 last year, we noted that Dell had "not yet circumvented the laws of physics" to allow a potent gaming laptop to keep temps totally in check, with so much high-end hardware underneath the hood. Simply put, it could get hot under load. It seems Dell has tackled the challenge with... Read more...
Microsoft has confirmed that CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald Trump have had a conversation about the software giant purchasing popular social networking app TikTok. Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions on exploring the possible purchase of TikTok's U.S operations. The software giant says that it "fully... Read more...
Last week during a conference call discussing its blowout Q2 2020 earnings, Apple confirmed that its iPhone 12 family would be delayed. “Last year we started selling new iPhones in late September,” said Apple CFO Luca Maestri. “This year we expect supply to be available a few weeks later.” We’re now learning that... Read more...
If you had been wondering if your DualShock 4 controller will work on the upcoming PlayStation 5 console that is due out later this year, Sony is offering clarification. The short answer is yes, it will work. Well, sort of. The slightly longer answer is it will work, but only when playing PlayStation 4 games, and not... Read more...
Back in April, we reported that the Edge browser is quickly gaining market share now that Microsoft has transitioned from the EdgeHTML engine to the more widely used Chromium engine (which also underpins Google's Chrome browser). At the time, Edge slipped into the second-place slot for desktop web browsers, with a... Read more...
Today is a historic day for NASA and SpaceX. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will return to Earth aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavor capsule. Here is how you can watch the Crew Dragon Endeavor splash down off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.  The Endeavor capsule undocked from the International Space Station... Read more...
Simulation fans worldwide have been waiting in anticipation for Microsoft Flight Simulator to launch. The 2020 version of the game is packed with features that make it by far the most realistic flying simulation ever created. With the game available for preorder on Steam, we finally have a chance to see how many... Read more...
Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2020 update has caused countless problems for computer users. Microsoft has now formally acknowledged an issue with the update that brings computers to a crawl after applying Windows 10 KB4559309. That KB was applied automatically to Windows machines, which prevented anyone from opting out... Read more...
Google is on the cusp of launching some new Pixel phones, including the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5. Leaving little to the imagination, both have been the star of separate leaks this weekend, with official looking renders (and a concept video) and pricing information, and even some specifications to tide you over until... Read more...
Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services on the planet with hordes of users streaming through their TVs, computers, and mobile devices. Netflix is adding a new feature for users on Android devices that allow them to increase or decrease the streaming speed of the show they're watching. The new... Read more...
Who needs earbuds when you can simply listen to your favorite songs in your head? Elon Musk recently provided more information about the mysterious Neuralink. Neuralink will reportedly be able to provide users with “enhanced abilities and reasoning” and allow them to stream music straight to their brains. The... Read more...
It's a new month, and that means there are new creatures to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. As summer heats up, a handful of new bugs and fish will appear, ripe for catching and giving them to Blathers as donations to the museum or as gifts for that one villager who really seems to like... Read more...
More trouble is brewing for the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok in the United States. President Donald Trump is moving to ban TikTok in the U.S., possibly as early as today. The report also suggests that President Trump is ordering the Chinese owner of TikTok, ByteDance Ltd., to divest its ownership in its U.S... Read more...
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