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while lg‘s sole focus at the moment is likely the upcoming lg g6 — which is just days away from its debut — the company is still quietly working on its other flagship smartphone due sometime later this year. that would be the follow-up to last fall’s highly-praised lg v20, tentatively known as the lg v30. thanks to early leaks … continue reading
saturday was set to see yet another rocket launch from spacex, the private space company led by elon musk, this time with a goal of delivering supplies to the international space station on behalf of nasa. the falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch at 10:01am et from cape canaveral, florida, however, with a mere 13 seconds left on the … continue reading
mass effect: andromeda is just over a month away from release, and series fans are eagerly counting down the days. just in time to tide players over, developer bioware has released a lengthy new trailer that includes details on combat, weapons, abilities, and other new features. with five minutes of gameplay footage, it’s one of the best looks we’ve had … continue reading
author stephen king and filmmaker j.j. abrams are teaming up once again to create a new hulu original series called castle rock. the anthology will based on the fictional town, set in maine, where many of king’s famous novels have been set. the announcement was revealed on the twitter account for bad robot, abrams’ production company, and pointed towards a … continue reading
rumors have been flying for some time now about what we can expect with apple‘s redesigned “iphone 8” sometime this year or in 2018, and one of the oft-reported features coming to the device is wireless charging. the latest news on the topic is that apple is working with chip manufacturer broadcom on a solution, according to jpmorgan analyst harlan … continue reading
a couple of new studies reveal that salmonella may have been the cause of mass devastation to the aztec civilization, at least according to the dna of bacterium pulled from burial locations in mexico. the nation’s native inhabitants were hit with a severe pestilence of some sort, one powerful enough to have wiped out as much as 80-percent of the … continue reading
the game cities: skylines will be launching on the xbox one soon, it has been announced. the game’s website says it’ll arrive on microsoft’s latest-generation console this spring, the newest update for the game following its original release in 2015. the xbox one version of the game will include the “after dark” dlc, though whether other dlcs will also be … continue reading

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a new study funded by the university of manchester and the medical research council reveals that b vitamins may ‘significantly reduce’ schizophrenic symptoms in afflicted individuals. those b vitamins include the most common ones like b6 and b12, and may greatly aid standard treatments for schizophrenia to improve the outcome for patients. the finding were recently published in the psychological … continue reading
a new project on crowdfunding website indiegogo aims to be your all-in-one office accessory, combining an ink pen, power bank, stylus, and a phone screen cleaner into a single product. the built-in flash storage can be used with both a laptop and a smartphone, while the internal power bank is charged via a wall outlet plug. both regular and plus … continue reading
chevrolet is readying a fleet of “thousands” of self-driving cars, the majority of which will be used by lyft as autonomous taxi alternatives, insiders have claimed. general motors had previously invested half a billion dollars into the ride-sharing firm, with the intention of co-developing self-driving vehicles that could be added to its fleet. in the meantime, gm also launched its … continue reading
zte has cancelled its project csx phone kickstarter, saying in an update on the crowdfunding website that it is ‘phasing out’ the funding campaign due to feedback from its z-community and through kickstarter itself. the company goes on to say that despite phasing out the campaign, the project itself may not be over, as it is ‘reevaluating the device’ with … continue reading
spacex will soon launch nasa’s raven technology module into space, doing so aboard its next upcoming commercial resupply mission to the international space station. according to the space agency, this module is designed to be attached outside of the iss, where it will enable ‘autonomous rendezvous’ in space…that doesn’t require any human involvement. raven is, in this case, being sent … continue reading

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today we’re hearing a whopper of a rumor that could have pretty big implications for the us carrier space. softbank is apparently eager to see sprint, one of its subsidiaries, merge with t-mobile, but resistance from t-mobile parent company deutsche telekom would make such a merger difficult. with deutsche telekom unwilling to sell its stake in t-mobile, it sounds like … continue reading
this week we’re tearing through the pokemon go gen 2 update to see how everything works – today’s subject: special items. what the game calls “special items” are also called evolution items, or evolution requirements by the game. there are several pokemon which require one of these items to evolve into their next-level pokemon. that, and a healthy dose of … continue reading
engineers with brigham young university have developed a new type of foldable bulletproof shield called the origami shield, and it aims to keep police officers safe from handgun bullets without being too burdensome or difficult to deploy. the shield is made using a dozen layers of kevlar material, as well as an aluminum-based frame that allows the shield to fold … continue reading
twitter has been targeting abusive activities and accounts with a growing array of features and methods, and the latest among them appears to be a sort of ‘throttling’ that temporarily limits the extent to which a particular twitter account can be viewed. news about the limitations surfaced via the affected users themselves, who have shared the notice they received from … continue reading
if those 30-second unskippable ads on youtube have you down, then good news: they won’t be around for much longer. in an announcement today, google said that it will stop showing unskippable 30-second ads before youtube videos beginning next year. that’s a move which is likely to be welcomed by many youtube users. google confirmed that those ads are going … continue reading

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many of you have probably already seen the leaked nintendo switch unboxing video making the rounds today, and in the time since it was first uploaded, the internet at large has discovered an important piece of information. as it turns out, nintendo is finally doing something to bring its online systems up to the same level as xbox live and … continue reading
samsung is involved in an alleged bribery scandal that includes the president of south korea, $36m in funds, and an equestrian horse. the scandal involves samsung’s de-facto leader lee jae-yong (aka jay y. lee), the grandson of the founder of the company*. it also involves south korean president park geun-hye and her suspension from power amid impeachment proceedings – also … continue reading
in a matter of just a few days, we’ve gone from two major us carriers offering unlimited data plans to all four. after the past few years, it seems very strange to say this, but unlimited data is back. this time around, though, these plans come with a lot of caveats, and it can be hard to keep things straight … continue reading
the folks at curve digital have announced a collection of games for xbox one all jammed into a single-priced bundle. each of these games have been out for play in one way or another – on one system or another – before, but they’ve never been released in a single pack before. included in the pack are games like nova-111, … continue reading
the 2018 lexus lc is an act of bravery. not only did lexus take the unusual and difficult step of birthing a street car that hews almost perfectly to the gorgeous, yet production-challenging lines of the lf-lc concept that preceded it, but it also chose to ignore prevailing winds – or are those forced induction vortices? – that have come … continue reading
we’re getting down to the wire as far as samsung’s galaxy s8 reveal is concerned. though we know it won’t be making an appearance at mwc 2017 later this month, we should get an official reveal shortly after. with its anticipated announcement seemingly on the horizon, the leaks are ramping up, and today a new one is giving us some … continue reading
lego blocks are the epitome of reusability. they can be used to form almost any object imaginable and then torn apart to be used to build a different object. but some lego blocks are made for specific designs and purposes to recreate a very specific thing, like a car or motorbike model. can these blocks still be reused to create … continue reading
although big among gamers, pokemon really hit mainstream when pokemon go launched last year. although the hype may have dialed down a bit, the latest big update might revive the fever. not wanting to let the opportunity pass, the pokemon company, the real actual owners of the pokemon brand, is teasing a new game that will be coming soon to … continue reading
there are currently two competing implementations of virtual reality available in the market. one makes use of a powerful but relatively immobile computer, be it a pc, laptop, or even gaming console. the other uses a smartphone to trade power for portability. asus already has the latter, with the just announced zenfone ar. according to leaked internal documents, however, the … continue reading
emojis are so big that there’s even a movie about them. of course, you don’t have to go that far to see that. just open up your favorite messaging app and see for yourself. unless you happen to be using skype, in which case no emojis for you. that, however, changes with the latest skype preview, which promises users new … continue reading
brand licensing might be the next game in smartphones. blackberry got out of the smartphone manufacturing game but is letting oems like tcl and india’s optiemus to make blackberry-branded smartphones. kodak is seemingly employing that same strategy after the “successful” (or so it says) launch of its very own ektra smartphone. it has just announced its partnership with french manufacturer … continue reading
huawei has already confirmed that its mwc 2017 presence will include the p10 as well as the huawei watch 2. other than that, however, it hasn’t said much. fortunately, others are doing the talking for the oem, like the fcc who graciously made public a few snapshots of the smartphone, both its shell and its innards. while they don’t exactly … continue reading
htc‘s smartphone business has long been in trouble that it has almost become a guessing game when it would fold. the taiwanese manufacturer has stubbornly refused to budge, however, having no other fallback in the meantime. but now that its vive vr business has taken off the ground, it has finally decided to go the cutting board. no, htc isn’t … continue reading
google, or rather its alphabet parent, has given up on its plans to get drones to deliver internet connections to remote places. that means that project loon, which now falls unde alphabet’s x subsidiary, will bear the brunt of the responsibilities and expectations. good thing, then, that the folks behind loon have stumbled upon a method that allows these internet-bearing … continue reading
we are beyond being just an instant gratification generation. why bother going outside even for essential supplies when you can do it all from home and have them delivered to you. even better, you can do that without even lifting a finger. although we’re probably still decades away from computers that can read our thoughts (which would be frightening), google … continue reading
this evening pokemon go gen 2 was made live, bringing on a collection of 80+ new monsters to the game. this first big wave contains a whole lot of pokemon originally released in the pokemon silver and pokemon gold games – though this isn’t the first we’ve heard from the gen. the first we got were a bunch of babies … continue reading
it won’t be another few weeks before the nintendo switch actually starts shipping out. at least for the lucky early birds who caught the pre-order worm. but at least one extremely lucky gamer already got the gaming console/handheld hybrid, making it feel like an extremely late christmas. shipping mistakes do happen, but so do hoaxes. but, for now, we can … continue reading
dwarf planet ceres, the source of things like shiny bright spots and a big ice volcano, has the ‘key ingredients for life,’ something discovered by nasa’s dawn spacecraft. the conclusion is based on organic-rich areas detected on the dwarf planet, which researchers believe are native to the planet. these organic materials join evidence of salts, water ice, hydrated minerals, and … continue reading

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google first announced captions for its google video product way back in 2006, and now it is back with a new related announcement: automatic captions have arrived on youtube. these captions are machine-generated, something made possible in part by youtube’s existing caption system and google’s automatic speech recognition technology. with this feature, a much larger number of videos will gain … continue reading

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a south korean court has ordered the arrest of samsung vice chairman jay y. lee, it has been revealed, as the latest event in the corruption scandal hitting the nation. the order was made by the seoul central district court, which reportedly elected not to issue an arrest warrant for park sang-jin, samsung electronics’ president. lee is reportedly now in … continue reading

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at&t has announced that it will launch a new unlimited plan starting tomorrow, offering it to all postpaid business and consumer customers. the news comes only a few days after verizon brought back its unlimited plan, one that promises to give subscribers unlimited access to the carrier’s 4g lte network. t-mobile was quick to respond to the verizon plan by … continue reading
facebook has detailed its next focus, one building upon the foundation of the company’s original focus: ‘bringing us all together as a global community.’ this isn’t a one-company job, facebook acknowledges, saying the task is bigger than any single organization. still, the social network aims to do its part by providing a social infrastructure designed for community, for a global … continue reading
a number of leaks this week made by odd users with penchants for fakery have shown a curved-edge variant of the huawei p10. this device has already all-but-been-revealed by huawei to the point where we can almost list its entire specifications sheet. so when a curved-edge version of the device surfaced, suddenly, without any indication of existence in previous leaks, … continue reading
last summer, microsoft acquired livestreaming service beam as part of its plans to further integrate its xbox gaming platform with windows 10, and now it appears it’s ready to start positioning beam as a serious rival to twitch. the company has announced that a new beam app is coming to the xbox one, with select xbox insider program members getting … continue reading
as one of the most leaked phones in recent history, we pretty much know all there is to the upcoming lg g6. we’re even less than a week away from its official debut at this year’s mobile world congress on february 26th. but that hasn’t stopped a couple new images of the device in the wild from popping up, this … continue reading
this weekend, at the formula e racing series buenos aires eprix event, the organizers behind roborace held their first on-track test between two specially-designed electric self-driving cars. while not quite as exciting as a race between human drivers, the cars, known as devbots, still managed to reach speeds as high as 115mph. but as is often the case during tests … continue reading
the long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated remake of final fantasy vii still has a way to go in terms of development, but at least developer square enix is revealing that progress is being made. at the 2017 magic (monaco anime game international conference) event, director tetsuya nomura showed off two new screenshots of gameplay, as well as a new image from kingdom … continue reading
while spacex delayed its latest falcon 9 rocket launch at the last moment on saturday, the rescheduled liftoff went off without a hitch on sunday morning at the kennedy space center in florida. the rocket was launched at 9:39am et, sending a dragon capsule on its way to the international space station with 5,500 pounds of supplies on behalf of … continue reading
the new nintendo switch console won’t be officially released until march 3rd, but earlier this week one lucky gamer managed to get a unit, sharing unboxing pics and a video of the ui in the process. going by the username “hiphoptherobot” on the neogaf message boards, he said that he had purchased the game console from an “unnamed store.” nintendo … continue reading
it seems those recent rumors about apple looking to implement facial recognition and other biometric features into future iphone models are ringing true, as it’s been reported that cupertino has acquired realface, an israel-based startup that specializes in facial recognition. this news comes from the times of israel, which adds that apple purchased the company for an estimated $2 million. … continue reading

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remember the once humorous “mac vs pcs” ads of yesteryears? actor justin long, who portrayed the mac side of the fence, has already moved on from computers to smartphones, specifically a huawei phone, and apple is doing likewise. somewhat. the company, who still makes macs, has launched a few new ads touting the benefits of an ipad pro and how … continue reading
less than a month ago, walmart sounded the battle cry when it announced a subscription-free shipping service that, for a minimum order of $35, would have the items delivered in two-days for absolutely free. it was a clear challenge to amazon’s prominence in that market segment. unsurprisingly, amazon is firing back by now having the same $35 minimum purchase requirement … continue reading
there’s still a lot that can be done for cameras on smartphones. you can make them smaller to get rid of that dastardly bump. you can improve their low-light performance. and you can improve their overall quality. at mwc 2017, oppo will reveal one more area of improvement: zooming. it may not have a smartphone to show off next week. … continue reading
if you’ve been starving for notable tablets, which have been rather scarce these past months, then you need not wait that long. tablets are coming to mwc 2017 but, like their smartphone counterparts, not all are created equal. like the huawei mediapad t3 which just hit tenaa, which means we’re getting a good dose of specs. but rather than butt … continue reading
samsung may have lost its chance to make the galaxy note 7 the next big thing in mobile productivity, but it might take another stab at it before the galaxy note 8 arrives. that will come in the form of the galaxy tab s3, not a new galaxy note device. at least that seems to be the vibe that’s being … continue reading
another day closer to mwc 2017, another lg g6 teaser coming from lg itself. pretty soon there might be nothing to surprise us come unveiling time. in this round, lg is praising the upcoming smartphone’s photography prowess, especially when it comes to wide-angle shots. it will be accomplishing this by making the wide-angle camera on par with the regular angle … continue reading

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yes, samsung seems to be definitely all about tablets this coming mwc 2017. even though the company won’t yet explicitly name it (unlike lg), the galaxy tab s3 is pretty much in the bag. however, it might not be the only tablet lined up, not even the only os. there have been rumors circulating about a galaxy tabpro s successor, … continue reading
virtual reality equipment, especially the big, standalone ones, is no small matter, both in size as well as in price. the headset kit alone, which usually comes with controllers and sensors, costs upwards of thousands of dollars. that’s still not counting a vr-ready pc rig, if you don’t have one yet. that is partly why vr is pretty much still … continue reading
impressive as it may be, the hololens you currently see right now is still just version 1, which is to say it’s a very expensive prototype. the next version of hololens, which might be more fit for public consumption and budgets, will be version 3. did microsoft suddenly forget to count? hardly. however, it is eschewing conventional development wisdom and … continue reading
in a matter of days, less than two weeks, gamers, critics, and nintendo fans alike will finally be treated to first official hands-on of what is the most talked about gaming device this half of the year. that said, some people have already spoiled the nintendo switch surprise and while that has mostly been resolved in the us, the east … continue reading
you don’t often associate gaming pcs with all-in-ones, but with its new ideacentre y910, lenovo is doing just that. often times, all-in-ones feature middle of the road hardware in an effort to strike a good balance between size, thickness, and power. that’s not the case with the y910, as tries to pack as much high-end hardware it can into a … continue reading
earlier in the month, snapchat said that it would make its hard-to-obtain spectacles easier to buy in 2017. today it’s making good on that promise by finally putting spectacles up for sale online. that means no more waiting in line to purchase your spectacles from a kiosk, though a fair amount of waiting is still in your future if you … continue reading
apple is planning a clean sweep of its ipad pro range for 2017, with talk of four new models of the tablet including an all-new screen size seemingly targeting chromebook buyers. though the ipad hasn’t seen quite the bumper performance that apple’s iphone has in recent quarters, and analysts peg tablet sales overall as slumping, the cupertino slate is still … continue reading
there’s no lack of streaming radio apps available for your smartphone, but one thing that is still mysteriously in short supply is access to fm radio. most smartphones today have fm radio antennas built into them, but those antennas are only active in about half of smartphones here in the us. the fcc‘s new commissioner, ajit pai, would like to … continue reading
chevrolet may have been making plenty of noise about its eco-friendly bolt ev lately, but the 2017 camaro zl1 proves it hasn’t forgotten about enthusiasts either. billed as the “fastest ever camaro”, the zl1 certainly promised a lot on paper, what with its 650 horsepower, supercharged lt4 engine. what we weren’t entirely sure about was just how that would translate … continue reading
today we’re going to talk about the rarest of the rare pokemon in the game pokemon go for gen 2 and beyond. these are the unown, the letters of the game. this game – like previous pokemon games – have 26+ pokemon in the “unown” category, each assigned to their own letter or character. some of the unown are not … continue reading
nobody likes finding they’ve got no signal on their phone, especially if it’s an emergency, so at&t is pushing ahead with testing drones as temporary lte towers. the carrier successfully completed its first trial flights last week, dispatching a number of drones on short flights in a network dead-spot in the us. each was equipped with the necessary hardware to create … continue reading
nintendo switch arrives in less than two weeks, and slowly but surely, new details are surfacing as we wait for launch. this time around, nintendo has shared details about the switch’s digital games and how much space they’ll take up on the console’s small 32gb hard drive. needless to say, you’re probably going to want to pick up an sd … continue reading
we’ve been treated to a couple iterations of samsung’s gear vr headset already, but the next one could feature a big addition. according to both a new leak and an interesting new fcc filing, samsung may be plotting to include a controller with the next gear vr headset. unfortunately for us, details on this controller are mostly non-existent at this … continue reading
today we’re taking a real apple invention and hypothetically applying it to a real apple product. what we’re doing is having a look at a patent made by apple – a new sort of hinge design for the macbook. this new hinge could change the way you and i use a notebook and, potentially, blow the rest of the industry … continue reading
fire emblem heroes fans know that orbs (and sometimes feathers) are what make the world go ’round, but they’re not always easy to obtain. if you’ve burned through the free orbs the game gives you by progressing through the story, then you’ll definitely want to participate in a new promotion this week. assuming you play through all the content this … continue reading
we’re dealing with a bit of déjà vu today, as whatsapp has decided to roll out a massive update to its years-old status feature. early adopters will remember that whatsapp launched as an application for sharing your status with friends and family, which means this feature was in place before even messaging – now the main draw of whatsapp – … continue reading
eevee now has five different forms into which it can evolve in pokemon go. today we’re reporting on every one of the multiple ways in which eevee is able to evolve in pokemon go as of the 19th of february, 2017. that was just after the big push to gen 2 for pokemon go, starting with pokemon go apk v. … continue reading
the latest harris poll is in, and in it we see some pretty obvious conclusions, namely that both samsung and volkswagen suffered big blows to their reputations in the united states last year. according to the poll, amazon has the top ‘reputation quotient,’ with other notable companies on the list including apple at #5, disney at #7, google at #8, … continue reading
dyson knows you had your eye on a v8 absolute cordless vacuum but might have blanched at the $599 price, and so now the company is rolling out two more battery-powered models that are a little more affordable. the dyson v7 motorhead and dyson v8 animal each pack more suction than the vacuum-maker’s old v6 models – up to 150-percent … continue reading
a couple years ago, it was revealed that scientists had sequenced the wooly mammoth’s genome, and now researchers have revealed that a ‘de-extinction’ of the beast may be only two years away. scientists aim to create a sort of hybrid wooly mammoth that will be part asian elephant, the by-product of which will be a so-called ‘mammophant’ with many of … continue reading

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we’ve seen some shakeups in the wireless service market, with three of the biggest carriers rolling out new/modified unlimited plans in a sort of battle-for-the-consumer. now verizon has just announced a new offering for its prepaid customers: a 2gb prepaid plan priced at $40/month. that 2gb allotment is for high-speed data, after which point the speeds are throttled down to … continue reading
another tech show, another chance for samsung to boast about how it fosters and cultivates innovation among its employees through incubation programs like its c-lab, formerly creative lab. at mwc 2017, with less attention paid to its absent galaxy s8, samsung could put more focus on four concepts that aim to push the envelope of virtual reality as well as … continue reading
one of the most respected traditions in the android world is guessing the code name for the next major android release. it follows the basic requirement of being a dessert that starts with the next letter of the alphabet after the current release. usually, that guessing game is started with a flurry of suggestions, some of them sensible while others … continue reading
both microsoft and google have agreed to demote piracy links in search results in the uk, it has been announced, in their latest efforts to help crack down on internet piracy. this move, if it proceeds, will be a first of its kind, and will result in google search and bing demoting websites in search results that give access to … continue reading

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diversity reports have become popular among tech companies in the face of growing public criticism over low-diversity workforces and potential discrimination. some companies have been issuing such reports for years now while others are just getting started, and one such notable company is uber. the ridesharing company is said to be preparing its first ever diversity report following allegations that … continue reading

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is pluto a planet or not? depending the age of whom you ask, and depending they keep up with the latest new, they might answer yes or now. apparently, it also depends whether you’re asking an astronomer or a planetary scientists. at least that’s the sentiment that nasa scientists, led by new horizon principal investigator alan stern, is giving off … continue reading
motorola is expected to unveil its two new mid-range smartphones, the moto g5 and the moto g5 plus at mwc 2017 in less than a week. while an accidental leak by a retailer nearly spilled all the beans, the moto g5 might turn out to be a bit more interesting than earlier presumed. at least based on this latest, uncorroborated … continue reading
in typical lg fashion, the oem is dropping breadcrumbs for the masses to follow en route to their lg g6 big reveal. this one, however, doesn’t come with a fancy marketing announcement but was subtly hidden as a footnote in some other page. lg has opened up registrations for getting informed when the g6 comes out (as if that will … continue reading
in just a matter of days, samsung will be unveiling its galaxy tab s3 at mwc 2017. the tablet is pretty much no longer a secret, with leaks, even a user manual, telling almost everything there is to know about it. what is a secret, however, is where the device will be made available and with what capabilities. in this … continue reading
move over hoverboards. this is the year of vehicles that, true to their name, actually do fly. pal-v just opened up sales for what is the world’s first commercial flying car and now another personal flying vehicle of the future might be closer to the present. the world’s first fully-functional, fully-manned hoverbike has just been revealed. unsurprisingly, it’s built upon … continue reading
smart homes are usually more associated with science fiction but not everyone likes a hi-tech environment 24/7. some would prefer a more cozy and natural feel to their homes, even with the pervasive presence of smart technology. turn touch delivers a small serving of that mix between technology and nature. technically, it’s a bluetooth controller for your connected appliances or … continue reading
even while tv makers are still trying, sometimes hard, to sell the idea of curved screens in living rooms, they are already trying to make a grab for your desk. and just as curved tvs promise the ultimate immersive viewing experience, curved pc monitors make the same the same spiel for gaming. aoc’s two new gaming monitors, however, promise to … continue reading
xiaomi was once seen as one of the fastest growing smartphone company in china and its popularity has reached even the us, even while its smartphones have not. of late, some might have gotten the impression that xiaomi has slowed down its formerly aggressive push in the market, perhaps brought about by spreading itself too thin too fast. at mwc … continue reading
the spring semester is well underway, and perhaps you’re realizing it’s time for a new laptop. the market is full of general purpose laptops, the kind you can use for school, work, and fun and not feel like you’re making a sacrifice in any of those categories. one of the newest among them is lenovo‘s ideapad 510s, a portable 14-inch … continue reading
after yahoo’s well-documented trouble with security breaches, we expected to see verizon decrease its offer to buy the company’s operating business. what started as a $4.8 billion offer was rumored to drop by as much as $1 billion shortly after those breaches came to light, but last week, new reports indicated that the drop would only come in at $250 … continue reading
the 2018 lexus lc is without question the most gorgeous car to ever emerge from the japanese luxury brand’s design center – and it’s also the first time lexus has made a full-size sports coupe available in the united states since the more modest sc debuted in the 1990s. motivated by your choice of v8 (5.0-liters, 471 horsepower) or hybrid … continue reading
the humble freedom bundle has come and gone, but it’s ending its week-long run in success. the humble freedom bundle was unlike any other humble bundle we’d ever seen before, offering nearly 50 games and books to benefit three charities: the aclu, doctors without borders, and the international rescue committee. the bundle apparently resonated with pc gamers, as it raised … continue reading

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sonos’ next wireless speaker, the sonos playbase, has leaked, with the streaming music company’s upcoming product apparently intended to sit under your tv. speculation about the playbase has been circulating for some years now, after sonos filed the name at the uspto back in 2014. now, courtesy of a – since pulled – bh photo listing and some twitter leaks, … continue reading

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google released their virtual reality art app for oculus rift this week after months of exclusivity on htc vive. this app allows the user to paint in 3d space, using a variety of brushes and different sorts of “paint.” the user is allowed to paint with paint, and the user is allowed to paint with light. inks and drippings can … continue reading
if you could get better-than-fiber speeds from your lte smartphone, would you bother with a fixed home internet connection? that’s the question qualcomm expects web-addicts to face with the launch of the snapdragon x20 lte modem, its second-generation gigabit lte chip which promises cat 18 downloads. that means, on the right network, up to 1.2 gbps downloads. considering that’s significantly … continue reading
the folks at ups said this week that they’d completed their first test of a drone launched from a truck. of course this isn’t the first time any drone has been launched from a truck, but it is the first time that a ups drone has launched from a ups truck with a delivery. this same drone delivered said package … continue reading

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back in september, amazon revealed the next iteration of its fire tv stick. brilliantly named the all-new fire tv stick, there wasn’t a whole lot that was changing with this new device, save for one thing: the introduction of an alexa voice remote. even though it went up for pre-order in the us with that announcement, folks in the uk … continue reading
the first batch of special items for evolutions in pokemon go have been released, and today we’re running down their uses. to attain one of these special items – or evolution stones, or whatever one wants to call them – are available from pokestops. that’s where they come from, and they’re very, very rare indeed. how to get special items … continue reading
qualcomm is pushing hard into the internet of things, embracing google’s android things os as well as unveiling a pair of tiny, radio-packed chipsets for connected gadgets. announced ahead of mobile world congress 2017 next week, the new tech is all about making smart home kit and other connected devices more power-efficient, smaller, and smarter. for device-makers, it’ll mean speedier … continue reading
samsung’s galaxy note 7 blunder is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the beleaguered handset may not be well and truly dead. new reports coming out of korea indicate that samsung may look to offer refurbished galaxy note 7s later this year after fixing the battery problem that caused them to catch fire the first time around. if true, we … continue reading
amazon’s recently unveiled futuristic convenience store, amazon go, will also sell alcohol, it has been revealed. this convenience store, currently existing as a concept in seattle, aims to revolutionize corner shops by eliminating the human element (mostly) and replacing it with a variety of machine learning, sensors, and cameras. rather than paying for an item via a cashier or automated … continue reading

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a set of photos has leaked with what appears to be a samsung galaxy s8 dummy unit phone. this device almost certainly isn’t actually a full-fledged samsung galaxy s8, but a model created by accessory-makers. this 3d model – as we can safely assume it is – looks very much like the last several rendered images we’ve come across over … continue reading