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If you were thinking about signing up for Microsoft's Windows 365 trial and did not already pounce, you are going to have to wait a little bit longer. Early demand has been so high that just one day after launching the cloud service, Microsoft had to stop accepting new signups. The free trial offer will resume at some... Read more...
Facebook is reportedly pouring resources into research that would potentially allow it to analyze encrypted messages without actually decrypting the data, so that it can serve up targeted ads based on private communications. The technique is called homomorphic encryption. Should users of WhatsApp, the secure instant... Read more...
There might be a console shortage, but even so, Sony says it is on track to sell more PlayStation 5 systems during its fiscal year ending March 2022, than it did PlayStation 4 consoles during its first fiscal year of availability. More precisely, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki assured investors that managed to obtain enough... Read more...
We want two #1 meals, both with Coke and a PlayStation 5 controller. And let's not ask for permission from Sony first, please. McDonald's Australia is celebrating its 50th anniversary down under with three months of events that recently hit a speed bump. In June, Maccas (short for McDonald's in Australia) announced... Read more...
In just a little over a week from now, Samsung will unveil a handful of new devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Flip 3, and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. There may not be a whole lot in the way of surprises, though. That is because the leaks and rumors scene surrounding the upcoming launches has been especially... Read more...
In the last few weeks, Activision-Blizzard leaders have been criticized for the handling, and in some cases enabling, of sexual harassment in the workplace following a California lawsuit. Furthermore, the game development company employees have likened the employee culture to a frat house with a strong “bro culture,”... Read more...
Battlefield 2042 is the next stop on the Electronic Arts/DICE Battlefield train, with a planned launch date of October 22nd. However, for those that want to relive some moments from recent entries in the Battlefield franchise, Amazon has you covered. Amazon is making both Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V free to... Read more...
It's been an intriguing two years since the first PCIe 4.0 SSDs hit the market for use with AMD Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) processors and the X570 chipset. Today, Micron is pushing forward with its fastest SSDs for the consumer market with the Crucial P5 Plus family. Micron is leveraging its own 176-layer 3D TLC NAND with... Read more...
Back in July, Microsoft announced a cloud-based Windows experience called Windows 365 that would allow anyone on any device to work with Windows. As reported, the service launched on August 2nd, and now pricing is available, ranging from $20 to $162 per user per month, depending on specifications. Windows 365 sits... Read more...
Google yesterday made a surprise announcement of its upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. In a market where most smartphones are all starting to look alike, Google's new Pixel 6 family charts a different design course -- at least from the back -- with its wide camera pod and two-tone finishes. However, that... Read more...
Adlink on Tuesday unveiled its latest computer on module (COM) solution, the Express-TL Type 6, which is the first to feature embedded 11th Generation Intel Core, Xeon W, and Celeron 6000 processor options. The new modules come with up to eight cores and 16 threads of Tiger Lake-H CPU muscle, and up 128GB of DDR4... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto V is still going strong nearly eight years after it first debuted on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (remember those?), followed by a slightly newer re-release on Windows PCs and the the PS4 and Xbox One. To date, publisher Take-Two Interactive has sold over 150 million copies of GTA V on various... Read more...
Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin have received a lot of attention lately in the media. Both companies are incredibly focused on space tourism and have successfully made their first flights. However, several other companies continue to collaborate with NASA and similar agencies. Boeing in particular has been working on... Read more...
We brought you news late last week that Intel's upcoming DG2 (Xe-HPG) discrete graphics card family could launch for consumers next year at CES 2022. Intel's foray into the enthusiast market for graphics cards is highly anticipated, and continual leaks have kept interest high. The latest leak comes via a Geekbench... Read more...
In all likelihood, someone with a bit of free time on their hands is trolling by teasing a 3dfx comeback story, with an announcement supposedly right on the horizon. And I am totally fine with that, honestly—3dfx is such a legendary brand that I welcome the nostalgic reminder of an earlier era. It is fitting, then... Read more...
AMD is officially taking the wraps off of its latest APUs, the Ryzen 7 5700G and the Ryzen 5 5600G. As their branding suggests, these new products are based on the same technology as Ryzen 5000 series processors, namely AMD’s excellent Zen 3 core architecture, but with integrated graphics capabilities as well, hence the “G”... Read more...
What is the lowest amount you would sell your personal palm print for to a third-party? Amazon is offering $10 in promotional credit to anyone who scans their palm at a checkout-free store and links it to their Amazon account. In late 2020, the company introduced “Amazon One” as a “free, contactless service that lets... Read more...
At some point, legacy Android device owners need to let go of their old devices or eventually cybersecurity issues and data loss will become a problem. It seems Google is trying to give the people still holding out a gentle nudge, as it has been disclosed that the company will be disabling Google account sign-in on... Read more...
Going with the trend of many games these days, Halo Infinite could be getting a battle royale mode if new files datamined from the game are anything to go by. Perhaps this is an extra asset created "just in case," or maybe there is a chance at a Halo Battle Royale mode considering what we now know from the technical... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 family of smartwatches will debut on August 11th, but many details surrounding the devices have already leaked. We've seen renders of the smartwatches along with 360-degree views that leave nothing to the imagination. Now, a frequent leaker of unreleased hardware has given us the full rundown... Read more...
Google today announced its Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, which are the latest flagship Android devices to come from the search giant. Interestingly enough, the leaked renders that have flooded the internet over the past few months were incredibly accurate, as what you see in this article is matches up... Read more...
Late last month, the OnePlus Nord 2 was announced as a feature-packed mid-range phone with a compelling price tag. The smartphone features a MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC, a 6.43-inch Full HD OLED 90Hz display, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Also in the mix is a 4,500 mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 65 fast... Read more...
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