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That Selfie Sombrero is so 2014 - what you need is Atari's new Speakerhat

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:18:01 +0000

Days after showing off its new games console, Atari has now unveiled the Speakerhat, "a baseball-style cap with high-fidelity stereo speakers and microphone", which also includes a Multiplayer Mode. Read more...(image)

Join the Astronauts on the International Space Station thanks to Google Street View

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:02:01 +0000

If you've ever wished you could float around the International Space Station, Google might just have made your dreams come true, to some extent, with the latest update to its Street View today. Read more...(image)

Sony has launched its new mid-range phone, the Xperia XA1 Ultra, in India

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:46:01 +0000

Sony's latest mid-range handset, the Xperia XA1 Ultra, has been launched in India priced at INR 29,990. The device offers some decent specifications and can be picked up from retail stores today. Read more...(image)

Online course teaches Russian wannabe hackers how to commit credit card fraud

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:30:01 +0000

A threat intelligence firm has taken a look at an online course that actually offers its students lessons on how to commit credit card fraud and gain access to online accounts for their own gain. Read more...(image)

EA's gamescom 2017 presentation to hold new gameplay reveals and "a few surprises"

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:16:01 +0000

The upcoming gamescom presentation of the behemoth publisher EA will begin on August 21. The event is set to include plenty of new gameplay as well as a few surprises, according to the company. Read more...(image)

Ubuntu 16.10 reaches end of life

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:00:01 +0000

Ubuntu 16.10, codenamed Yakkety Yak, has stopped receiving support today, nine months after its release. If you are running this release, it's time to upgrade to the newer Ubuntu 17.04. Read more...(image)

This detailed Forza Motorsport 7 image with 4K assets is mind blowing

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:46:01 +0000

When it comes to 4K, it's pretty hard to quantify what it actually means if you can't see it first hand, so Turn10 have given us one of the clearest examples of what 4K assets will do in Forza 7. Read more...(image)

Lenovo offers another look at Cplus, its flexible Android smartphone concept

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:30:01 +0000

Lenovo's Cplus is an Android concept device with a 4.35-inch flexible AMOLED display, and a form factor that allows the user to hold it like a smartphone, or wrap it around their wrist like a watch. Read more...(image)

Qualcomm reports a 40% slump in profit for Q3 as legal battle with Apple takes its toll

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:14:01 +0000

Qualcomm has released its third-quarter financial results, reporting a 40 percent slump in quarterly profit and an 11 percent drop in revenue, greatly affected by its ongoing legal dispute with Apple. Read more...(image)

AMD defends its EPYC processor from a barrage of insults from Intel

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:32:01 +0000

The war of words has begun between the two chipmakers after Intel called the AMD EPYC processor 'glued together and inconsistent'. AMD didn't take this lying down, responding in a recent presentation. Read more...(image)

Microsoft's SwiftKey keyboard on iOS gets emoji predictions, new themes, more languages

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:16:01 +0000

SwiftKey has rolled out a big update for its keyboard on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, adding support for 15 new languages, more themes, additional 3D Touch features, and an emoji prediction panel. Read more...(image)

Get this Robotics & Machine Learning of Self-Driving Cars at 95% off - now just $49

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:02 +0000

With today's highlighted deal, save $951 off this Robotics & Machine Learning of Self-Driving Cars. Make your mark In one of the greatest tech frontiers of the 21st Century, via Neowin Deals. Read more...(image)

Mobile game Words with Friends is being turned into a TV show

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:44:01 +0000

Words With Friends quickly became a huge hit when it launched in 2009 - and it remains surprisingly popular today. Now, Zynga is preparing to launch a new TV show based on the mobile game. Read more...(image)

American Truck Simulator developer shuts down in-game road mirroring real-life incident

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:22:02 +0000

American Truck Simulator players will soon lose access to the California coastal Highway 1, as the developer is blocking the route to mirror a real-life landslide that has made the road inaccessible. Read more...(image)

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: iPhones are worth it, even if priced "high in the extreme"

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:02:01 +0000

At a tech forum in China, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak praised Chinese manufacturers for creating good phones at affordable prices, but said the iPhone's higher quality justifies its high prices. Read more...(image)

Intel shutters its wearables division that worked on smartwatches and fitness trackers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:30:01 +0000

Semiconductor giant, Intel, has completely eliminated its wearables division, according to a source familiar with the matter. The company is now betting on augmented reality for the future. Read more...(image)

Apple contractors accuse Qualcomm of violating antitrust laws

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:14:01 +0000

In the latest suit in a legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, four contractors for the Cupertino company have brought a suit against Qualcomm, accusing it of violating antitrust laws. Read more...(image)

ReCore: Definitive Edition spotted in the Achievements list on Xbox One

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:58:01 +0000

Besides getting a rating from USK, Xbox One gamers have spotted revised images for ReCore replacing the original version, which suggests owners of the game may have something to look forward to. Read more...(image)

Samsung Pay expands support to the Gear S3 in the United Kingdom

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:42:01 +0000

Following the service's launch several months ago in the UK, Samsung Pay can now be used via Gear S3 smartwatches with NFC payment terminals. However, MST support remains unavailable in the country. Read more...(image)

Microsoft brings its Surface Diagnostic Toolkit to the Windows Store

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:26:01 +0000

"Part educator, part detective, part doctor, the Surface Diagnostic Toolkit guides you through repairs and hardware diagnostics to quickly and efficiently uncover and resolve issues on your device." Read more...(image)

A sealed copy of rare NES game Stadium Events sells for $41,977

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:12:01 +0000

After the winning bidder of an eBay auction of Stadium Events did not pay, the owner of a sealed copy of one of the rarest games ever released for the NES sold it to a private collector. Read more...(image)

No Creators Update for some older PCs, but security updates to continue until 2023

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:56:01 +0000

Although some older PC utilizing Intel's Clover Trail line of processors won't be receiving the Creators Update, Microsoft has agreed to continue providing security updates until 2023. Read more...(image)

Skype for Linux Beta gets group video calling

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:20:02 +0000

Skype for Linux Beta has been updated to version 5.4. The new release has included with it the ability to have group video calls. Support for the feature is classified as experimental by Microsoft. Read more...(image)

Retro space shooter Zed Blade arrives on the Xbox One

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:18:01 +0000

If you were hoping to add a retro space shooter to your collection, Zed Blade has arrived on the Xbox One. Navigate through dangerous levels while enhancing your ship to face off against a boss. Read more...(image)

Microsoft advises partners on how to sell Windows 10 S and Pro

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:02:01 +0000

At an Inspire 2017 session last week, Microsoft provided updated guidance to OEMs, partners, and resellers on how they should sell Windows 10 Pro and S; by 'lighting up' their services. Read more...(image)

OnePlus solves 911 reboot issue, update coming soon

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:02:02 +0000

It was only a short time ago that it was revealed that the OnePlus 5 had an issue when dialing 911 that would cause it to reboot. Now, the firm has apparently solved the issue with an update. Read more...(image)

The Windows 10 version of Lenovo's Yoga Book is coming in two new colors

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:14:01 +0000

Lenovo's third annual Tech World Shanghai event kicked off today, and the company announced that the Windows 10 variant of its Yoga Book will be available in two new colors: Ruby Red and Pearl White. Read more...(image)

Mira Prism is a $99 headset that makes AR content more consumable

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:16:01 +0000

A new startup called Mira has revealed their first product, Prism. The augmented reality headset that is made for use with smartphones, allows for easier consumption of AR content. Read more...(image)

PAC-MAN for iOS and Android picks up Hello Kitty content just in time for Comic-Con

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:08:01 +0000

PAC-MAN is an iconic game hero and it would only seem natural to partner with another cultural icon, Hello Kitty. For a limited time, Hello Kitty content will feature in PAC-MAN for iOS and Android. Read more...(image)

Nintendo has made simple voice chat quite complicated with its Switch Online app

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:48:01 +0000

In a couple days, Nintendo will release Splatoon 2 and its Switch Online app will finally go live. It can be used for voice chat while gaming but looks to be hampered by several tedious limitations. Read more...(image)

The next iPhone will cost more than previously expected, likely to be initially rare

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:32:01 +0000

According to a new report, the upcoming iPhone will come in at an average selling price of $1,100 and will be in extremely short supply. However, the handset is still on track for September. Read more...(image)

Linux file manager security exploit leaves a "Bad Taste"

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:28:01 +0000

A new vulnerability that impacts Linux systems has been discovered by a researcher. The vulnerability, which affects the GNOME Files file manager, has already been patched by the Debian Project. Read more...(image)

Sony opens up sign-ups for its System Software Update 5.0 beta for PlayStation 4

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:12:01 +0000

If you want to be a part of the beta team that will get an early look at the upcoming 5.0 update heading to the PlayStation 4, your time has come. Sony has opened up sign-ups to test the next update. Read more...(image)

Elon Musk discusses new SpaceX plans for landing on Mars and expectations about Falcon Heavy

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:24:01 +0000

Elon Musk announced today that SpaceX will no longer use SuperDraco thrusters on its Dragon spacecraft and changes to the Interplanetary Transport System; lowered expectations about Falcon Heavy. Read more...(image)

Ubuntu: IoT professionals say return-on-investments is a more pressing issue than security

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:08:01 +0000

A new white paper from Canonical shows that ROI is the most pressing issue for IoT professionals. While IoT security is widely talked about, it was only the second most pressing issue. Read more...(image)

Microsoft enters the smart home market with a slick Cortana-based thermostat

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:38:01 +0000

Microsoft partners up with Johnson Controls in the hopes of competing in the smart home market. The result is a modern and beautiful GLAS thermostat that you can control through Cortana. Read more...(image)

Apple picks Isabel Ge Mahe as managing director of Greater China

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:22:01 +0000

Isabel Ge Mahe has been promoted to become Apple's managing director for Greater China. The role has been newly created to provide leadership and coordinate actions within the region. Read more...(image)

Valve temporarily shuts down Dota 2 merchandise store following shipping cost complaints

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:02:01 +0000

Valve's Dota 2 merchandise store, the Secret Shop, has temporarily been shut down to remedy issues regarding abnormally high shipping costs for regions outside the US. Refunds for purchases available. Read more...(image)

If real, the latest iPhone 8 leak will make you feel dead inside

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:26:01 +0000

With the next Apple iPhone just around the corner, everyone has been speculating what the company will do with the fingerprint sensor, and this new leak might throw some icy water on your dreams. Read more...(image)

Fitbit CEO gives new information about their upcoming smartwatch

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:10:01 +0000

in a recent interview, Fitbit CEO has unearthed new details about his company's next big wearable device. While little, this information gives us a glimpse of Fitbit's "best product yet." Read more...(image)

Morphite will offer a randomly generated galaxy for players to explore, coming September 7

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:56:02 +0000

Morphite, the atmospheric sci-fi shooter game, will finally be arriving to consoles and the PC starting on September 7. The title will offer a randomly generated galaxy for exploration. Read more...(image)

Woman thwarted due to her ''bulges'' in an attempt to smuggle 102 iPhones into China

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:39:26 +0000

According to a new report, a woman has been caught smuggling 102 iPhones into China. The attempt was thwarted when officials noticed odd bulges and discovered the phones strapped to her midsection. Read more...(image)

Lost in translation: Microsoft now says Fall Creators Update name will be used everywhere

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:11:11 +0000

Citing a 'mistranslation', Microsoft confirmed today that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will have the same name wherever it's launched, contrary to reports of the Autumn Creators Update. Read more...(image)

Months late, Android Wear 2.0 is finally rolling out to the 1.63-inch ASUS ZenWatch 2

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:36:01 +0000

Android Wear was originally announced in May 2016. ASUS finally began its rollout for the ZenWatch 3 last week, and now it's available for the ZenWatch 2 - but only for the 1.63-inch model. Read more...(image)

Apple releases security updates for iTunes and iCloud for Windows

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:22:01 +0000

Apple today released iTunes 12.6.2 and iCloud 6.2.2 for Windows, including a number of security fixes for the apps. Most of the vulnerabilities that were fixed are related to WebKit. Read more...(image)

Doom update 6.66 retires its season pass, all multiplayer DLC now free

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:06:01 +0000

The upcoming Doom 6.66 update will bring about a host of changes for the game's multiplayer portion, including all previous DLC for free. A Doom free weekend begins July 20 for Xbox One and PC. Read more...(image)

Samsung will officially launch the Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ on July 21

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:50:01 +0000

Samsung has officially announced the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The firm will make the handsets available for purchase starting on July 21 with a new promo slashing $150 off. Read more...(image)

iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2 are out with security fixes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:34:01 +0000

Today, Apple released its latest bug fix updates, including iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6 Sierra, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS. All of them include quite a few security improvements. Here's what's new. Read more...(image)

Microsoft is offering huge discounts on refurbished Surface Books, now available from $883

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:08:01 +0000

If you've been thinking about getting a Surface Book, but you've balked at the price, you might want to consider a Certified Refurbished model, which you can now buy for as little as $883. Read more...(image)

OneDrive version history is coming this summer for all file types

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:52:01 +0000

Today, Microsoft announced that over the summer, it will be rolling out version history for all file types to OneDrive. Previously, the feature was only supported for Office files. Read more...(image)