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Inside Alienware's Area-51m Killer Gaming Laptop With Modular GeForce RTX Graphics

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:00:00 -0500

Dell didn't just set out to build an incredibly fast gaming laptop with its latest Alienware offering -- it wanted to build the world's fastest mobile gaming rig and it has likely succeeded magnificently. Witness the Area-51m, which is a beastly machine that is factory overclocked and designed to handle pretty much any game that you throw

Fortnite v6.31 Hits 60 FPS On A12 Bionic Powered iPhones, Perf Gains For Xbox And Switch

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:51:00 -0500

One of the reasons why Fortnite continues to be so popular is because developer Epic Games is putting in a lot of man- and woman-hours updating the title, constantly adding new features and stomping out bugs nearly as quickly as they appear (there's a lesson here, Bethesda). That's the case with the latest update, which also introduces some

Google Assistant Installed Base Is Reportedly 10x Larger Than Amazon Alexa

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 12:38:00 -0500

We’ll see your 100 million assistant devices and raise you 1 billion. Google announced that it expects to sell one billion Google Assistant devices by the end of the month. The company's boast is in response to Amazon’s announcement that they had sold 100 million Alexa devices. Amazon SVP of devices and services, Dave Limp, recently remarked

Microsoft Unveils HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality Headset With Major Upgrades And Eye Tracking

Sun, 24 Feb 2019 15:58:00 -0500

The 2019 Mobile World Congress kicks off tomorrow in Barcelona, Spain but several companies have already introduced a wide variety of products. Many consumers are eagerly awaiting the announcement of mobile devices like foldable or 5G smartphones. However, after several months of heavy-handed hints, we have finally seen what Microsoft plans

Dell XPS 15 2-In-1 Teardown Exposes Massive Battery, Upgradable SSD

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:31:00 -0400

Dell’s XPS 15 2-In-1 is a unique hybrid convertible, premium ultrabook in a couple of respects, partly because of its high quality Dell XPS series machined aluminum and hybrid carbon fiber construction, along with its beautiful 15-inch, 400 nits, near bezel-less Dell Infinity Edge display. However, the machine is also powered by a unique processor

Oppo’s Folding Phone Patent Looks Impressively Clean With No Bezels, Pop-Up Camera

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 12:45:00 -0500

Is 2019 the year of the “foldable” smartphone? It will be if Oppo has anything to say about it. Oppo’s latest patent reveals a foldable phone with no bezels and a unique pop-up camera. Rumor has it that Oppo will officially announce the device by the end of 2019. Renderings of Oppo's Foldable Smartphone-- Image from Let's Go Digital Oppo

HTC Sales Tumbled 61 Percent In 2018 As Global Smartphone Competition Intensifies

Sat, 05 Jan 2019 11:45:00 -0500

HTC Corporation recently reported that its sales fell by more than 61% this past year. The company was plagued by acquisitions, layoffs, and resignations throughout 2018. Many analysts blame intensified global smartphone competition for HTC’s dismal numbers. This is the seventh consecutive year that HTC’s sales have decreased. The company’s

Checking Out Qualcomm 5G Snapdragon 855 Smartphone Prototypes

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:16:00 -0500

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit is currently underway in Maui, Hawaii, and we are lucky enough to be in attendance. During this yesterday’s opening keynote address, Qualcomm officially announced its upcoming Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and today the company provided much more technical detail on the platform. In addition to showcasing its

Google Will Enable Android Users To Work Within Apps While They Are Updated

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:42:00 -0500

Waiting for an app to update is not the end of the world, but it can certainly be very irritating. There soon may be a way to work around this annoyance; Google recently announced at the Android Dev Summit that users will be able to continue to use an app during less serious updates. Google’s latest "In-app Updates API" was released in

Qualcomm Unleashes Snapdragon 8cx A Dramatically More Powerful Platform To Take On Intel In ACPCs

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:29:00 -0500

The final day of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit is wrapping up, which means that the chip company is saving the best for last. Well, that is if you've been following the whole Windows on ARM initiative that Microsoft and Qualcomm have been pushing for the past two years. Qualcomm just unveiled the latest product in a series that

Researcher Demonstrates Facebook Worm Attack That Spams Your Wall With A Clickjack Bomb

Sat, 22 Dec 2018 12:30:00 -0500

We have all seen it on Facebook -- one of your friends “shares” a link to a new shake that will help you lose ten pounds in two days or a code to get suspiciously discounted Ray-Bans. Thankfully, most of these posts are obviously spam. Unfortunately, hackers are finding more ways to post annoying and potentially dangerous content. One researcher

Galaxy Note 9 Vs OnePlus 6 Benchmark Bake-Off: Stamina And Throttling Compared

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 11:27:00 -0400

If there's one bit of messaging we keyed on, with respect to Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Note 9 flagship and its high-level feature set, it was the promise of a robust thermal solution that would maintain performance over time and under pressure. Samsung claims the new Galaxy Note 9 employs a "water-carbon cooling" system, with a heat

Judge Sets Trial Date For Apple vs Qualcomm Despite Claims Of Swift Patent Royalty Resolution

Sun, 02 Dec 2018 11:38:00 -0500

A long overdue federal trial is officially on the horizon: Qualcomm and Apple will meet in a San Diego federal court on April 15, 2019. The two companies have already been battling each other for more than a year over LTE modem licensing fees and patents. Qualcomm originally wanted the jury trial to take place in February, but the date

Galaxy S9 And S9+ Hands-On: Samsung Flagships Offer Impressive New Features And Performance

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

After months of leaks and weeks of teasers, Samsung has finally officially pulled the wraps off its next generation flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. If you're familiar with the current generation Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the designs of the refreshed models should be immediately familiar. However, there is plenty going on

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Look: Feature-Packed, 8GB RAM, New S Pen And Fortnite Ready

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:30:00 -0400

After months and months of leaks, we’ve finally had a chance to lay our hands on the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung’s latest Android 8.1 Oreo smartphone. Given that nearly all of the Galaxy Note 9’s specs have been leaked ahead of today’s official reveal, you’re likely already familiar with what the smartphone has to offer. However, we’ll give you

Facebook Portal Smart Display Updated To Support Games And A Web Browser

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:45:00 -0500

Have you been eyeing the Facebook Portal or the larger Portal+? The latest updates for the smart displays may get consumers to bite in spite of mediocre reviews and lingering privacy concerns. Facebook recently added a web browser, news content, and a manual mode to the camera of the Facebook Portal and Portal+. Most importantly, Facebook

Cryptocurrency Stealing Malware Has Been Discovered On Google Play

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 17:55:00 -0500

Hold onto your wallet. Researchers at ESET have discovered the first known instance of a relatively new strain of cryptocurrency-stealing malware, called a "clipper", on the Google Play Store. They reported their findings to the Play Store's security team on February 1st, who quickly took down the offending application. The attack uses

Drone Maker DJI Rocked By Massive Fraud Scandal Triggering $150 Million Loss

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:45:00 -0500

SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd., the world largest producer of consumer drones, recently discovered several cases of fraud within their own company. The Chinese technology company may lose more than $150 million USD (1 billion CN¥) due to the corruption. DJI is currently investigating the cases and have already contacted law enforcement. DJI

Apple iPhone XR Prices Drop In Japan As Rumors Of Slow Sales Performance Linger

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:30:00 -0500

Japanese Apple fans will soon be able to get the iPhone XR at a discounted price; new NTT DOCOMO customers will be able to save roughly $100 over the life of their plan. The price reduction is part of Apple’s rumored plan to cut back on 2018 iPhone model production. Previously, the iPhone XR 64GB with a 24-month contract would have cost

Dell 2019 XPS 13 Frost White Steals The Show With Major Updates, A Key Fix

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:00:00 -0500

When it comes to technology, most things get better with time as new iterations are introduced. Consider the first smartphone you ever owned, and how it compares to the one you have now, for example. The same is true in the land of laptops, and Dell in particular has been relentless in pushing forward its thin and light XPS 13. We had a

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 850 Mobile Platform For Always Connected Windows 10 PCs

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 07:59:00 -0400

When Microsoft and Qualcomm announced "Always Connected" Windows 10 PCs back in late 2016, it was revealed that the first shipping systems would be powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor. The first generation of convertibles laptops have shipped from the likes of ASUS, HP and Lenovo with that processor platform on board, but a new generation

Lenovo Unleashes Thinner, Lighter ThinkPad X1 Carbon And X1 Yoga With 8th Gen Core

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 20:00:00 -0500

Lenovo is bowling into Las Vegas this year with some revamps to its popular ThinkPad family of products. More specifically, the company has updated both the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th generation) and the ThinkPad Yoga (4th generation). Both devices are now thinner and lighter than ever before and come with 8th generation Intel Core processors. Starting

OnePlus 7 Pro: A Beastly SD855 Flagship With Triple Cams, 90Hz Display, Huge Battery And A Great Price Tag

Tue, 14 May 2019 12:13:00 -0400

OnePlus today officially revealed its latest flagship smartphone, which is powered by the hottest mobile SoC on the planet right now: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The OnePlus 7 Pro is a powerhouse flagship that has enough muscle and features to take on the best that its Android competitors have to offer, while offering a price that is hard

Motorola Moto Z3 Breaks Out From The Android Pack With Bleeding-Edge 5G Moto Mod

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:18:00 -0400

Back in late June, we were alerted to a new product announcement on tap for August 2nd from Motorola. Luckily for us, we're here live in Chicago at Motorola HQ today to see what the company has in store for consumers, and it's quite interesting. The company launched the all-new Moto Z3, which serves as the follow-up to last year's Moto Z2.

Galaxy S9+ Versus Pixel 2 XL Camera Shoot-Out, Crowning A New Image Quality King?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:56:00 -0400

Mobile device makers have made a concerted effort to improve camera performance on each new generation of smartphone. While there is still a gap between a handset and a Digital SLR (DSLR), today's phones are capable of taking excellent photos. It's become a point of focus, and with the advances in imaging, like Bokeh effects, armchair photographers

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