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Things over at Essential have been relatively quiet since the company's original smartphone launched two years ago with a Snapdragon 835 SoC and one of the very first appearances of a notched display. While the original Essential Phone PH-1 has long since been discontinued, CEO Andy Rubin made it clear that... Read more...
Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18999 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. The software giant warns that as with all pre-release builds, the new Insider Preview Build may have bugs that cause issues for some users. Those who install Build 18999 (20H1) and then want to switch to... Read more...
Two processors that we've been hearing whispers about for the past few weeks have finally been made official. AMD today confirmed the release of both the Ryzen 9 3900 and the Ryzen 5 3500X. Both processors are aimed at AMD's OEM partners and will only be made available in pre-built systems, so don't expect to easily... Read more...
Google Assistant-powered devices like the Google Home have increased in popularity over the past few years and have grown to be competitive sales wise with the Amazon Echo family in the smart speaker realm. Today, Google is looking to further the appeal of its Google Home and Nest Hub devices with the introduction of... Read more...
Linksys unveiled its Velop Tri-Band AC2200 routers not long ago in one, two, and three packs. Those routers are designed to create a mesh network to keep people connected wherever they may be in their home. Today a new subscription service has been announced that is launching first on the Velop routers called Linksys... Read more...
There is reason to be optimistic AMD will deliver its next-generation Zen 3 processors on schedule. AMD's manufacturing partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), says it has begun mass production chips based on its 7-nanometer plus (7nm+) Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology. TSMC did... Read more...
Late last week, Intel announced its strongest answer yet to AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper family of HEDT processors with the Cascade Lake-X family. While Intel’s Core-X processors have always been competitive on the performance side of things in the past, their pricing tiers have always been woefully inflated compared to... Read more...
Slaying demons in id Software's upcoming Doom Eternal game will have to wait a little bit longer than planned. Originally announced for a November 22, 2019 release when it was revealed at E3 earlier this year, id Software today announced it is delaying Doom Eternal a few months to add more "speed and polish." "To... Read more...
It goes without saying that we all expected this result, but Sony today confirmed the obvious. Its next-generation gaming console will indeed by called the PlayStation 5, or PS5 for short. This news came courtesy of a blog post by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) President and CEO Jim Ryan. The PlayStation 5... Read more...
It seems XFX is adding another "THICC" graphics card to its lineup. This latest entry, the Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra, ups the ante with an even larger frame than the other THICC models, to make room for three cooling fans instead of two. It will also be one of the fastest Radeon RX 5700 XT cards out there... Read more...
Physicist Sterling Backus and his 11-year-old son were playing Forza one day when the boy asked if they could build a Lamborghini Aventador. Backus said sure and started work on a replica of the badass hypercar. A budget for the build was set at $20,000, and construction started right away.  Backus chose to use a... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 family of products have been on the market since July, and are complimented by X570-based hardware like the recently announced MSI X570 Unify gaming motherboard. TeamGroup has just announced two new products that leverage that Ryzen 3000/X570 platform.  First up is its new, AMD-optimized DARK Zα... Read more...
Now more than two years in the making, the Atari VCS is finally coming together in a literal sense—pre-production of the retro game console is underway, and at least for the prototype build, a printed circuit board (PCB) with an AMD Ryzen APU installed exists, as shown in the photo above. It has been a somewhat... Read more...
With Android 10, Google rolled out its own new gesture navigation, and while it's not perfect, it wants all OEMs to use it. Google is going as far as to require OEMs to hide their own gesture navigation systems from the setup wizard. The tip on this change comes in the latest version of the Google Mobile Services... Read more...
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