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T-Mobile has been crowing quite a bit about its 5G network, claiming that it’s larger with more consistent speeds than rivals like AT&T and Verizon. More recently, the company has even boasted that it has surpassed AT&T to become the second-largest wireless carrier in the United States (thanks to its acquisition of... Read more...
As Samsung states, “Mobile devices and computers have become lifelines.” Connectivity is necessary in the world we live in, and the new 5G capability of the Galaxy Book Flex 5G looks to fill the need. Along with 5G, the Galaxy Book Flex 5G will also have WiFi-6 and an Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU, making it a... Read more...
Today is Intel's big day to launch Tiger Lake, its 11th generation Core architecture We’ve already covered Tiger Lake in great detail during Intel’s Architecture Day, so now’s the time for the company’s OEM partners to takeover and show what they can do with it. ASUS is among the many OEMs that has answered the... Read more...
It is crazy to think how far electric vehicle (EV) technology has come in such a relatively short time. Raw performance is far from an afterthought, and in case anyone might still believe otherwise, Lucid took its Air Dream Edition EV to the track and posted a downright impressive 9.9-second quarter-mile. That... Read more...
Today is Tiger Lake's big day, Intel’s 11th generation Core architecture destined for thin and light laptops (read our Intel Architecture Day 2020 coverage of Tiger Lake here). Tiger Lake has been a long time coming and represents a huge leap in performance over the previous generation Intel Ice Lake family, and it's... Read more...
With a need for well-performing and portable laptops growing, Acer looks to take the stage. Today, they are announcing a new Acer Swift 5 model and two new Acer Swift 3 models which pack Intel's new 11th generation Tiger Lake processors. At the top of the lineup, Acer has put out the Swift 5. As Acer puts it, “The... Read more...
The prevailing fear leading up to the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series was that pricing would get jacked way up, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the GeForce RTX 3070 debut at $499, with NVIDIA claiming it bests a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. On top of that, NVIDIA has announced a GeForce RTX 30 series bundle with... Read more...
The proliferation of 'fake news' on social media is not just annoying, it has the potential to influence elections and policies, depending on the subject matter and how believable the content. In an effort to weed out misleading content and "combat disinformation," Microsoft is launching its Video Authenticator tool... Read more...
Have you ever needed to store millions of videos, songs, and games (or just 3 whole copies of the new Call of Duty)? TEAMGROUP, maker of memory and storage products, is shaking up the SSD game with QX, the first consumer-grade 15.3TB 2.5” SATA SSD. This beastly storage device at built with 3D QLC flash memory, which... Read more...
We first heard about LG’s upcoming Wing smartphone earlier this year, and within the past few weeks, there have been some “carefully” leaked videos that have shown the device in the real world. Today, LG is officially teasing the Wing in a short video clip that gives us a visual representation of how the smartphone’s... Read more...
We have heard time and again how both next-generation game consoles will finally leverage solid state drive (SSD) storage to vastly improve game loads and virtually eliminate in-game transitions, but what about the PC space? After all, SSDs have been available to PC gamers for quite some time now. Well, good... Read more...
Are you a Fortnite fan, but are sick and tired of hearing about Epic Games' battle with Apple? Well, we've got some news that might be right your alley in the wake of NVIDIA's big GeForce RTX 30 Series (Ampere) announcement.  NVIDIA and Epic announced today that Fortnite will be adding support for three... Read more...
Now that the GeForce RTX 30 series has officially broken cover via a feature-packed livestream, PC manufacturers are starting to come out of the woodwork. As of right now, Acer and CyberPowerPC are showing their support for the GeForce RTX 30 lineup in the coming weeks. Up to bat first is Acer with their powerful... Read more...
When one thinks of whole home audio, headphones must be on the list somewhere. Smart speaker manufacturer and purveyor of whole home audio, Sonos, has now filed a patent outlining what could be their first pair of headphones. Based out of Santa Barbara, California, Sonos is a manufacturer for sound devices around the... Read more...
Roughly two weeks ago, ZTE teased the Axon 20 5G, which it billed as the world’s first smartphone with an under-display selfie camera. True to its word, ZTE has gone official with the smartphone today, and it’s quite impressive. The Axon 20 5G manages to have minimal bezels all around and no hole punch/notch or... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang, just finished hosting a special GeForce webcast that was chock-full of major announcements. Of course, the star of the show was NVIDIA’s brand-new, oft-leaked Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series – which will be available soon -- but a number of additional technologies for gamers... Read more...
Walmart is hesitant to come right out and say it, but its new Walmart+ subscription service is a poised to become a direct competitor to Amazon Prime, with competitive pricing and some unique benefits. And with the retail chain having several thousand stores, the combination of online and brick-and-mortar benefits is... Read more...
Hey, did you hear? NVIDIA is getting ready to unveil a new generation of GeForce RTX graphics cards, based on its Ampere GPU architecture. That's not a serious question, because if you have even a passing interest in tech, it would be near impossible to avoid all of the leaks and rumors. Here's one more—with a launch... Read more...
Four years after release, Ubisoft is offering up Tom Clancy’s The Division for free. From September 1st to the 8th, anyone can pick up a copy of the PC game to keep forever. Back in 2016, Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft teamed up to release this tactical combat shooter with RPG elements. The Division throws players... Read more...
Apple’s upcoming fall keynote will no doubt be headlined by the iPhone 12 family of smartphones, which have been highly anticipated by consumers. These will mark the first iPhones to include 5G connectivity, and will incorporate an all-new design language for the first time since the iPhone X bowed in... Read more...
It's been a little over three months since Microsoft began pushing out the May 2020 Update for Windows 10, and there are still some PCs that are being blocked from receiving it. Notably, if you own a laptop with integrated LTE connectivity, you might be out of luck for the time being, as Microsoft works to resolve a... Read more...
The next generation of Samsung foldable devices will soon be in your hands. Samsung just officially announced their new Galaxy Z Fold 2. The device features a refined design, better multitasking capabilities, and easier ways to capture content. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC and... Read more...
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