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Cobalt is a metal that is used in the making of batteries for all types of devices. Apple is one of the largest end users of cobalt in the world with the metal being a key ingredient in the batteries used in most of Apple devices. The challenge is that with the growth of electric and hybrid vehicles gobbling ever... Read more...
More drama is unfolding in the ultra-competitive retro arcade gaming scene, and yes, that is a thing. Billy Mitchell, the arcade legend who appeared as a central character opposite Steve Wiebe in the documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, has been accused of cheating his way into the record books for... Read more...
This isn't the first time that Lamborghini has produced an SUV, and it likely won't be the last. We present to you the Urus crossover SUV. We doubt that you'd mistake it for anything but a Lamborghini with its sharp lines, gaping grilles, big wheels, and low-slung design. The Urus is built on Volkswagen's MLB [Evo]... Read more...
The net neutrality debate is hard upon us, but not everyone understands what's at stake. Most tech-savvy folks understand the issues and have a thoughtful position based on their understanding of the technology and how it's used. But some have no position, mainly because they simply don't follow the tech press on a daily basis. This may be Read more...
Honda hasn't exactly had the best track record with hybrid vehicles, as we've seen with sales dudes like the original Honda Accord Hybrid, the Civic Hybrid along with the unloved CR-Z and second-generation Insight. But the company is still pressing forwards with its electrified vehicle efforts as witnessed by the... Read more...
Qualcomm has been hit with a hefty NT$23.4 billion (around $773 million in US currency) imposed by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission over violations to Taiwanese competition law, and specifically over licensing fees on mobile phone processors and patents that it collected over the past 7 years. Naturally the... Read more...
There are certainly lots of retro gamers out there who are interested in the SNES Classic Edition that launched this week. We've already outlined everywhere you can get an SNES Classic Edition, but they are almost certainly not in stock any where right about now. One of the greatest features of the little retro... Read more...
Instagram users have something to worry about after hackers breached the database of the social network and photo sharing websites. The hackers were able to gain access to the phone numbers and email addresses of six million Instagram account using a bug that Instagram CTO Mike Krieger has now confirmed... Read more...
If you're an Amiga enthusiast, or happen to have an Amiga kicking around your home that hasn't been used in eons, you may be interested to learn of a brand-new accelerator that can breathe new life into these old boxes. Think of it as a way to experience what the Amiga could have been like if future generation parts... Read more...
Fire-prone batteries are nothing new when it come to electronics. Roughly a decade ago, Sony-manufactured batteries were under the microscope for defects. More recently, Samsung found itself forced to issue multiple recalls on its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to defective batteries causing fires. In that case, Samsung... Read more...
Activision and Call of Duty: WWII developer Sledgehammer Games hit a bit of a bump in the road over the weekend, when an unfinished trailer for games zombie mode leaked to the internet. Sledgehammer co-founder Glenn Schofield took new of the leak hard, writing on Twitter: You spend almost three years on something &... Read more...
The rise of cryptocurrency has been quite something to watch. A decade ago, the mere concept might have sounded a little bit too futuristic, but today, many use cryptocurrency on a regular basis, and perhaps even more than one type. The most notable option up to this point has been Bitcoin, which has great support the... Read more...
Do you like speeding tickets? Because this is how you get speeding tickets. Jaguar isnt a name that you typically think of when it comes to four-door track monsters, but the British automotive legend is looking to change opinions with its XE SV Project 8. This is the most hellacious version of the relatively new (for... Read more...
2016's DOOM pulled off what to some seemed impossible: it proved that series reboots can be amazing. The game was well-received on every platform it was released on, so it's no surprise that Bethesda didn't want to waste too much time coughing up another iteration. For VR fans, this latest one is going to taste... Read more...
Google rolled out Chrome 59 for desktop platforms earlier this week, and now its time for Android to get the same treatment. While Chrome 59 for Android (59.0.3071.92) obviously doesnt have the native desktop notification improvements found in the macOS version or Headless Chromium, it does bring changes that make your browsing experience Read more...
Rumor has it that Apple is developing a brand new processor dedicated to artificial intelligence tasks, including facial and speech recognition. Apple may have gotten an early start in AI with Siri, however, this chip would allow the company to catch up to competitors like Google and Amazon, whichare blazing new... Read more...
It has been nearly two decades since then original BMW 8 Series went out of production, but the nameplate is ready to make a return to the Germany marques lineup. Feast your eyes on the new Concept 8 Series, with its gorgeous lines and protruding twin kidney grille that was unveiled today at the Concorzo dEleganza... Read more...
It seems as though Qualcomm is hoping to put some pressure on Apple to settle a patent infringement lawsuit by going after the companies that supply components for Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. The savvy legal maneuver brings Foxconn into the fight, which is Apple's largest supplier of iPhones and other other... Read more...
Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) is upping its security game. DOTA2 ranked matchmaking will soon require players to enter a phone number upon registration andValve hopes that this will cut down on the amount of smurfing. First off, what is smurfing? In the DOTA world, smurfing is when a player creates a new account... Read more...
Nintendos seemingly boneheaded move in killing off production of the NES Classic Edition is starting to make a little bit more sense. Earlier this month, Nintendo provided the following statement regarding the end of production: We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for... Read more...
Google is not the least bit amused by Burger King's attempt to engage with Google Home smart speakers using the wake phrase "Okay Google" in a new ad campaign. In an interesting twist, Burger King, which did not collaborate with or involve Google in its marketing stunt in any way, claims that Google made changes to... Read more...
Weve heard plenty of stories about Google Home and Amazon Echo being unintentionally set off by TV commercials that trigger their wake words. Most recently, Google Home devices were awakened by a 60-second Google Super Bowl commercial that featured the AI assistant. Given that OK Google was said 16 times throughout... Read more...
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