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2019-06-17 21:22

Apple's ground game versus Google's long game As Android has failed to expand far beyond smartphones, Apple has fortified a device ecosystem around pillars of related operating systems. Google sees AI as its wrecking ball....
2019-06-17 20:51

Muse 2: The brain-sensing headband designed to help you relax The Muse 2 is a multi-sensor meditation device that can read your brainwaves in real time and offer you useful feedback to improve your meditation skills and become more relaxed....
2019-06-16 19:00

Iridium GO! Off The Grid Package Off the Grid Package includes: Iridium GO, travel bag, solar charger, 2 batteries, SatStation desktop charger, AC travel charger with international adapters, DC car charger, USB data cable protective cover, user manual, quick start guide, and CD-ROM ...
2019-06-15 16:51

Build your own $20,000 Windows 10 workstation Got a few tens of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Here is a high-performance Windows 10 workstation that will be able to chew through any job you throw at it....
2019-06-14 15:00

Don't believe these iPhone Lightning cable myths Makers of third-party Lightning cables for iPhones keep pushing falsehoods to try to dupe people into buying their cables. Here are three myths you should ignore....
2019-06-14 15:00

A first look at two SLA 3D printers (TL;DR: They're goopy) When most people think about 3D printers, they're really thinking about the kind that use filament. But there's another type, called SLA, that uses a liquid resin and produces incredible detail. We take our first look at two of them today....
2019-06-12 20:34

Father's Day 2019: Cool tech and gadgets for dad Dad's big day is coming up, and finding just the right gift can be tough. Here are some of the coolest gadgets for Father's Day, whether it's for the outdoorsy dad, the techie dad, or the foodie dad....
2019-06-12 08:34

USB 3 and USB-C devices can cause problems with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, but there's a solution USB 3 and USB-C devices are everywhere, and they offer a great speed boost for peripherals and storage devices. But there's a possible downside that not many people are aware of -- they can have an adverse effect on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections....
2019-06-11 20:17

Here's why your iPhone takes longer to charge in summer Have you noticed that your iPhone -- this also applies to most other smartphones and tablets too -- takes longer to charge during summer? Here's why, along with what you can do about it....
2019-06-10 21:01

10 perfectly good monitors that cost less than the Apple Pro Stand Apple's Pro Display XDR unveiling was dragged down by the announcement of a proprietary $999 stand, sold separately. Here's 10 alternatives for those who won't stand for this pricing model....
2019-06-08 02:17

5G network deployments stymied by Huawei ban as other firms scramble to fill the void Huawei's 5G equipment "leads the pack," but its "major problem is that you can't succeed in markets if governments bar you from competing in them," according to a GlobalData report....
2019-06-08 02:17

Best Raspberry Pi alternatives (June 2019 edition) Fantastic selection of single board computers suitable for a variety of projects, from basic homebrew builds all the way to advanced applications such as automation, and even AI and ML, with prices ranging from around $10 to over $250....
2019-06-07 16:17

How much will 1.5TB of RAM for your Mac Pro actually cost? Apple's new Mac Pro has the capability for a whopping 1.5TB of RAM. But a lot of people have no idea how much this amount of RAM would cost. Let me tell you, but you'd better take a seat....
2019-06-06 12:34

iOS 13 and iPadOS: Will your iPhone or iPad run it? Will your existing iPhone or iPad run the new iOS 13 and iPadOS upgrades, due out this fall, or has the time come to give Apple a huge chunk of cash for new devices?...
2019-06-04 22:34

Apple products you should and shouldn't buy: June 2019 edition Apple products are expensive, so it makes sense to avoid buying anything that's nearing the end of its lifecycle, or when you can buy something of equivalent quality from another vendor. Here is a list of the items you are best avoiding....
2019-06-04 04:34

Arlo Ultra review: Arlo's flagship security camera targets business users With 4K video support, enhanced night vision and a built-in spotlight, the Arlo Ultra is one of the most advanced and versatile security cameras currently available....
2019-06-04 04:34

What does Arm's new N1 architecture mean for Windows servers? Whether it's Windows Enterprise or a specialised IoT version of Windows Server, Windows on Arm is going to be an option for industrial and edge computing....
2019-06-04 03:00

Alienware redesigns m15, m17 gaming laptops, adds ninth-generation Intel Core processors The updated notebooks are the thinnest and lightest 15-inch and 17-inch portables Dell's gaming arm has ever produced, while still offering advanced features like eye-tracking technology and OLED display options....
2019-06-02 04:17

PCI Express 5.0 finalized, but 4.0-compatible hardware is only now shipping The PCI Express standard stagnated after the release of PCI Express 3.0 in 2010. Major speed improvements are coming to PCI Express in the near future....
2019-05-31 19:34

Apple already the No. 3 smart glasses player without a product, says survey Digi-Capital and Augmented World Expo dish out a bevy of takeaways in a research report on augmented reality and smartglasses, but they didn't quite expect Apple to be cited as a player even though it doesn't have a product....
2019-05-30 07:17

Tools and tunes: 14 unique, geeky, affordable Father's Day gifts for 2019 Our theme this year is tools and tunes. We've got cool tools and rockin' audio gear that any dad is sure to love (and that you can't find at your local big box store)....
2019-05-29 16:17

Netgear Nighthawk AX12: Next-gen wi-fi routers promise greater speed and reliability for the IoT It's still early days for the Wi-Fi 6 standard, but products based on the Draft 3.0 version are now available, including Netgear's Nighthawk AX range....
2019-05-29 15:00

Intel and AMD announce new CPUs at Computex 2019 Intel and AMD presented new processors that will make their way into upcoming computers. Karen Roby and James Sanders discuss the next generation of CPUs....
2019-05-29 02:51

Asus ZenFone 6 review: A surprise mid-range contender with a clever flip camera Asus deserves to have a success with the ZenFone 6. Long battery life, a configurable Smart Key, useful tweaks to Android and a clever camera system combine to make this a very impressive mid-range smartphone....
2019-05-28 21:34

Apple already the No. 3 smartglasses player without a product, says survey Digi-Capital and Augmented World Expo dish out a bevy of takeaways in a research report on augmented reality and smartglasses, but they didn't quite expect Apple to be cited as a player even though it doesn't have a product....
2019-05-24 20:34

HP's Q2 revenue remains flat with drop in PC units and printers sold While sales of desktop units were up slightly year-over-year, HP still saw an overall drop in the number of PCs sold due to the decline in Notebooks units....
2019-05-24 03:00

Hardware and software vendors continue to flee Huawei following blacklisting Just over one week after an executive order prohibiting US companies from selling products to Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer finds itself with few friends....
2019-05-23 22:01

Arm suspends cooperation with Huawei, endangering mobile and server business UK-based Arm Holdings has issued a memo to staff indicating it must stop working with Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei, following a US trade dispute....
2019-05-22 18:17

Sony Mobile effectively exiting US market amid slowing sales of smartphones Sony's new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida calls the loss-making division "indispensable," though half-hearted efforts in the US and struggles in carrier partnerships made Sony a minority player stateside....
2019-05-22 18:17

Walmart to take on Amazon Fire with trio of cheap Android tablets The new devices, which include a $64 8-inch and $79 10.1-inch slate and a $99 10.1-inch model with detachable keyboard, go on sale this week under the company's Onn electronics brand....
2019-05-22 09:17

Huawei's "plan B" smartphone OS: What it needs to succeed Component manufacturers around the world are cutting off Huawei following an executive order signed by President Trump. As a result, Huawei's contingency plan may see the light of day....
2019-05-22 00:34

Honor 20 Lite review: Budget smartphone with good cameras, but competition is fierce Honor's entry-level 20-series handset offers decent battery life and performance, good cameras and plenty of internal storage. Among the downsides are Micro-USB for charging and an LCD rather than OLED screen....
2019-05-21 18:51

Roborock S6 robot vacuum review: Faster, quieter, and more efficient than its predecessor The most reliable and best performing robot vacuum I have ever tested was the Roborock S5. That title now passes to its successor, the Roborock S6, that improves in a couple of key areas along with continued smartphone app updates....
2019-05-21 16:34

Six ways the new Mac Pro could go terribly, terribly wrong Apple has promised a new modular Mac Pro. With WWDC around the corner, there's a good chance we'll get a look at what Apple has in mind. But with Apple's recent track record, we have worries....
2019-05-21 16:34

Sprint HTC 5G Hub available on May 31: Fast speeds on an Android-powered media center 5G networks are starting to go live and one of the first ways to experience this on Sprint is with the new HTC 5G Hub. It offers an Android media device with long battery life, connectivity for up to 20 devices, and VPN configuration for your small b...
2019-05-21 16:34

How tough are Apple's MacBook Pro laptops? This is a question I get asked a lot. As it turns out, I got the opportunity the other day to find out just how tough they are. And the answer is, they're pretty rugged....
2019-05-21 16:34

Garmin Forerunner 945 review: Music, mapping, payments, pulse, and incident detection The Garmin 935 was the premier running and triathlon watch two years ago, but its successor improves in nearly every aspect to even beat out last years Fenix sports watch models. It's the ultimate multi-sport watch and sets the bar for all others....
2019-05-21 16:34

MDS vulnerabilities lead Chrome OS 74 to disable hyper-threading Hyper-Threading, Intel's implementation of symmetric multithreading (SMT) can be exploited using the newly-disclosed MDS vulnerabilities, like Fallout and ZombieLoad....
2019-05-21 15:00

Quantum computing is not a cure-all for business computing challenges Quantum computing shows promise for specific industries, though business applications that rely on classical concepts are a poor fit for quantum systems....
2019-05-21 15:00

Photos: Atari, Unix, ENIAC, and more from Vintage Computer Festival East 2019 Unix co-inventor Ken Thompson and Atari hardware engineer Joe Decuir were the keynote speakers at the Vintage Computer Festival East 2019. See photos of cool vintage tech on display at the event....
2019-05-21 15:00