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The PC is a natural fit for Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming service, otherwise known as xCloud, and it is headed to that platform later this year. That is, after some additional testing. Rest assured, Microsoft is currently testing xCloud on iOS and PC internally, both of which are played through a browser, and some... Read more...
The popular online stock trading app Robinhood is back down to a dismal one-star user rating in Google Play, as the platform continues to draw heavy criticism after it limited the ability to trade certain stocks following a surge in activity driven by the WallStreetsBets subreddit. And this time around, Google will... Read more...
Out of everything that was announced at CES this year, there were no 8K resolution monitors sporting DisplayPort 2.0 connectors. It is not because display makers are shunning the standard. Quite the oppositethey plan to embrace it, when it becomes available. The big question is when, and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Read more...
When you are an app developer in a walled garden, sometimes the walls start to close in. It doesn't even matter if if a useful app has been around for six years and attracted over 400,000 downloads with high user satisfaction in the form of user reviews. Apple has its rules and follows them to the letter, sometimes to... Read more...
Have you tried buying a next-generation game console? If so, you might have a hole in your wall, from where you punched it out of frustration. The Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and both PlayStation 5 consoles have been almost impossible to buy, thanks to a combination of factorshigh demand, not enough supply, bots... Read more...
Microsoft is really going all-in with game streaming for its Xbox platform. While gamers can go out and buy previous- or current-generation hardware like the Xbox One X or the Xbox Series X, Microsoft also gives you the option to stream games on mobile devices using Project xCloud (which is now part of Xbox Game Pass... Read more...
At this point, Microsoft is looking to deliver the Xbox gaming experiences on as many platforms as possible. In addition to cross-platform games that work across Xbox One and upcoming Xbox Series S/X consoles, you can play many Xbox games on the PC. And with xCloud now becoming part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can... Read more...
We were told the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S would usher in a new era of gaming, run much faster than the previous generation, virtually eliminate load times, enable more expansive worlds, and bring about world peace! Okay, maybe not that last one. But the rest have all been hyped time and again. Will they... Read more...
Developer 343 Industries is acutely aware of the criticisms surrounding the recent gameplay reveal of Halo: Infinite, a highly touted launch title for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Series X console. It would be impossible not to be awareeven Domino's Pizza took the opportunity to poke fun at the situation (and promote its... Read more...
All eyes in the streaming space are on Tyler "Ninja" Blevins following Microsoft's surprise announcement that Mixer is transitioning to Facebook Gaming. The decision to effectively shutter Mixer comes less than a year after Microsoft lured Ninja away from Twitch, reportedly paying him around $30 million to stream... Read more...
Elon Musk has been on quite a bit of "wild streak" for the past week, starting off with Tesla's Q2 earnings call. While the company announced that it made a profit once again -- despite the shutdown of its Fremont factory because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic -- Musk drew attention for comments he made about EPA... Read more...
Today is the big day;Half-Life: Alyxhas been released. We had no idea that Valve was even working on the game until late last year, and once it was announced, the gamers around the globe lost their collective minds. Rather than being a traditional first-person shooter that is controlled using a mouse and keyboard like... Read more...
Back in early October, Microsoft gave us a first taste of itsSurface Neodual display folding PC. In a way, the Surface Neo reveal was the culmination of a decade of anticipation that started when Microsoft's initial Courier concept first leaked. The Surface Neo makes use of two displays that can fold rather than a... Read more...
Genius, a site that posts lyrics to songs (one of the biggest around of its kind), is suing Google for allegedly scraping its data and copying lyrics from its platform. It is not entirely clear if what the lawsuit claims Google did is even illegal, though Genius is suing the tech giant for "no less than $50 million"... Read more...
Earlier this week, we first got wind of Half-Life: Alyx, the latest entry into the Half-Life saga. The original Half-Life -- which was a first-person shooter blockbuster, helping to revolutionize the genre -- blazed onto the scene back in 1998, and was followed up by Half-Life 2 in 2004. Half-Life: Alyx is what... Read more...
Microsoft launched its highly anticipated -- and might we say good lookin' --Surface Pro X convertibleearly last month. The device is notable for its inclusion of a custom, Qualcomm-based Microsoft SQ1 SoC. The SQ1 is an offshoot of the Snapdragon 8xc, and thus is an ARM-based design rather than the x86 processors... Read more...
Sony made waves in the consumer audio market with its WH-1000XM3 headphones, and now the same (presumably) noise-cancelling technology that helped the headset garner so many accolades is offered in a new set of wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3. If that is indeed the case, these earbuds could give Apple's AirPods a run... Read more...
We have long felt that Samsung makes some of the best and most vibrant displays in the business, and have been particularly enamored with the Super AMOLED panels that it uses on its flagship phones. If you do not want to just take our word for it, though, check out DisplayMate's evaluation of the Galaxy... Read more...
The LG V40 ThinQ smartphone launched yesterday, and we have our review of the smartphone up right now. Just as a rumor over the weekend hinted, alongside that V40 ThinQ smartphone launch came the launch of LG's latest smartwatch- the LG Watch W7. When the rumor of the W7's launch surfaced over the weekend speculation... Read more...
Samsung is showing off a pair of new curved gaming displays at Gamescom 2018; both of the monitors fall into the CJG5 family with the C32JG5 coming in with a 32-inch screen size and the C27JG5 featuring a 27-inch screen. Both screens have WQHD resolution, a curved screen, and a 144Hz refresh rate with high contrast... Read more...
Microsoft's smaller, more affordable Surface tablet is now shipping to customers. Unveiled earlier this month, the Surface Go is a 10-inch tablet that weighs a scant 1.15 pounds, making it the smallest and lightest Surface to date. Best of all, it won't smack you in the wallet or pursepricing starts at a reasonable... Read more...
Microsoft is in the midst of refreshing its Surface hardware family for 2019, and one of the rumors going around is that the Surface team is working on a dual-screen device codenamed Andromeda. In the wake of these rumors, some unofficial renders have started appearing on the web, showing what Andromeda could possibly... Read more...
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