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Lenovo aims to transform meeting rooms with the ThinkSmart Hub 500

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:01 +0000

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Today at Microsoft's Ignite 2017 conference, Lenovo announced the ThinkSmart Hub 500, a device that aims to reduce complexities in modern workspaces. It includes Dolby Audio Premium and more. Read more...(image)



Skype's not working on the latest iPhones but Microsoft is working on a fix

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:44:01 +0000

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The Skype app on the iOS App Store seems to be ill-equipped for the release of the latest iterations of Apple's smartphone, as users are reporting crashes on both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Read more...(image)



This week in science: Breakthroughs in robotics

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:28:01 +0000

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Molecular robots that can be used to build other molecules were synthesized for the first time; the first electrically activated artificial tissue with intrinsic expansion ability, and more. Read more...(image)



WeChat, the biggest app in China, is leaving Windows Phone

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:24:01 +0000

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Mark another big name app as dropping support for Windows Phone. This time, it's WeChat with its 700m users, the largest and most popular app in China used for everything from messaging to banking. Read more...(image)



Microsoft will soon let you buy hardware from the Windows 10 Store

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:42:01 +0000

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The Windows 10 Store will soon get an update that will allow users to not only download apps but also shop for the hardware products on the Microsoft Store website, complete with Hello authentication. Read more...(image)



Surface patents show Microsoft's novel approach to pen storage

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:42:01 +0000

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The lack of a storage compartment for the stylus bundled with the Surface line has long been lamented by users and reviewers alike. A new patent shows Microsoft is considering new solutions. Read more...(image)



SETI scientist lists seven places microbial life could be found in space

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:22:01 +0000

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Here's the rundown of a location in space where a scientist from SETI believe extraterrestrial microbial life could be found. It largely reinforces what other scientists have said in the past. Read more...(image)



@NeowinGaming: Revisiting L.A. Noire - still the best facial animations

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:24:01 +0000

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This week, we are revisiting at L.A. Noire, published in 2011 by Rockstar Games. The title offered an intriguing story and amazing facial animations, which surpass even those available today. Read more...(image)



Apple Watch Series 3 seems to be picky when charging though Qi wireless

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:00:01 +0000

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If you were hoping to plop down your new Watch Series 3 on your existing Qi wireless charging pad, you might be in for a surprise. Turns out that the new watch isn't compatible with all charging pads. Read more...(image)



Twitter Lite soft-launches in the Philippines

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:46:01 +0000

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Twitter has soft-launched a new Lite version of its app for the Philippines,. The application aims to provide a reliable and speedy service for those who have a relatively slow internet connection. Read more...(image)



Adobe's product security team publishes private PGP key online

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:14:01 +0000

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A member of Adobe's security incident response team accidentally posted the private PGP key for its email account to a blog. Although removed, there are potential implications for the blunder. Read more...(image)



Nintendo breathing new life into Super Mario Run on September 29

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:04:01 +0000

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Nintendo will be updating Super Mario Run come September 29. The update will offer a new character, introduce a new world, and a new mode called Remix 10. Super Mario Run is currently 50% off. Read more...(image)



Persian keyboard language introduced in iOS 11

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:24:01 +0000

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Iranian and Afghan iOS users can finally ditch their Arabic keyboards in favor of Persian now that Apple has finally decided to include the language following countless petitions to include it. Read more...(image)



Replacing the iPhone 8 glass back costs a lot more than fixing its screen

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:08:01 +0000

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Getting the iPhone 8 glass back fixed will cost users who have purchased the AppleCare+ plan $99, plus tax, which is substantially higher than the $29 required to repair the front screen. Read more...(image)



US government confirms election systems were targeted by hackers in 21 states

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:24:01 +0000

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The Department of Homeland Security briefed officials from 21 US states who were believed to have been the target of hacking activities by foreign parties in the lead-up to the 2016 election. Read more...(image)



Apple won't allow 4K iTunes downloads, but will allow 4K streaming

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:32:01 +0000

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The Apple TV 4K is now available to purchase from Apple Stores and other retailers. But it appears that the firm has set limitations on how its customers can enjoy the 4K content available on iTunes. Read more...(image)



Halo Wars 2 vinyl debuts, comes in beautiful Red Marbled limited edition

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:04:01 +0000

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If you enjoy the soundtrack for Halo Wars 2 and have yet to purchase the soundtrack, now might be the time. A limited edition vinyl has been released that comes pressed in a Red Marbled color. Read more...(image)



Uber CEO puts London ban down to bad reputation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:34:01 +0000

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Uber's new CEO has reached out to employees via email in order to address yesterday's decision by the Transport for London. He said Uber should engage in self-reflection to correct its problems. Read more...(image)



Weekend PC Game Deals: Free Overwatch, Birthday and Encore sales, plus more

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:22:01 +0000

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This weekend's PC game deals include a bundle full of positivity courtesy of Humble Bundle, the start of a birthday sale and the end of a summer sale, along with a free weekend for Overwatch and more. Read more...(image)



Intel winds down on Project Alloy, less than a year after launch

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:30:01 +0000

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Less than a year after Intel announced its Project Alloy initiative to bring AR, MR, and VR to the mainstream, the company has wound down on its ambitious plans, citing lack of partner interest. Read more...(image)



Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 1 review

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:06:01 +0000

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Life is Strange grew almost a cult-like status after it came out. This prequel by new developer Deck Nine hopes to cash in on the nostalgia of the original while trying to stand out of its shadow. Read more...(image)



Unboxing and hands on with Apple's iPhone 8 Plus

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:58:01 +0000

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Apple's new round of flagship phones is now available to everyone, and the iPhone 8 Plus includes the company's new A11 Bionic processor, 4K 60fps video recording, and more. Here's our unboxing video. Read more...(image)



GPU prices set to rise due to DRAM shortages and cryptocurrency mining

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:00:01 +0000

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GPU manufacturers like Nvidia are likely to see large shipments of sales this quarter but, as cryptocurrency mining drives demand and supply channels are taxed, prices may soon take a steep hike. Read more...(image)



Apple iPhone 8 teardown, exposed to the core

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:44:01 +0000

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Today, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launched around the world. Although we have seen a durability test this week, we now get to see a proper deconstruction of the handset, exposing its innards. Read more...(image)



Windows 10 Mobile build 15252 is now in the Slow ring

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:28:01 +0000

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Right before we enter the weekend, Microsoft has pushed out a new update for Windows 10 Mobile. The latest, build 15252, will be available to those on the Insider program on the Slow ring. Read more...(image)



Take a look at what goes into an Apple iPhone launch

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:36:01 +0000

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Have you ever wondered what it's like for Apple when they start pre-orders for the iPhone? A new video gives us a behind the scenes look at what goes on the night of pre-orders up until it is shipped. Read more...(image)



Windows 10 for PCs Build 16296 is now in the Fast ring - here's what's fixed

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:20:01 +0000

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A mere two days after the last one, Microsoft has pushed out Build 16296 to Windows Insider on the Fast Ring (not Skip Ahead), containing some fixes to the OS but no new feature updates. Read more...(image)



Apple doubles rental time on movies once playback has been started

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:04:01 +0000

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Apple has now extended the time its customers have with a rental through iTunes, once it has been started. Instead of the usually 24 hours, you'll now have 48 hours to enjoy the film. Read more...(image)



You can experience the Xbox One X at Best Buy this weekend

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:44:01 +0000

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If you wanted to take a look and maybe get some hands-on time with the Xbox One X before its release, you'll want to head to Best Buy this weekend. The retail chain will be hosting demo events. Read more...(image)



HTC could be prepping release of U11 Plus with 18:9 display

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:44:01 +0000

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With the success of the HTC U11, it looks like the company is working on what comes next with an alleged U11 Plus. The new handset will feature a 18:9 display and potentially a lower price point. Read more...(image)



Windows 10 for PCs build 16291 now available in the Slow ring

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:28:01 +0000

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As Microsoft gears up for the public release of the Fall Creators Update, it's released yet another Windows 10 Insider Preview to Insiders on the Slow ring, bringing the build number to 16291. Read more...(image)



PUBG developer is unhappy about Fortnite's new Battle Royale mode

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:32:01 +0000

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer, Bluehole, released a statement today where it expressed concerns about Fortnite's new free-to-play Battle Royale mode being too similar to its own game. Read more...(image)



Google Store offers trade-ins, meager eligible devices

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:10:01 +0000

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The Google Store is now accepting trade-ins for older devices. This will give consumers a new option when it comes to purchasing devices from Google but the initial offering is quite meager. Read more...(image)



iPhone lines are significantly shorter this time around

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:48:01 +0000

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Various organizations are reporting much smaller lines at Apple stores for the release of the iPhone 8 than has been the case for previous iPhone launches, especially in Europe and Asia. Read more...(image)



This is the Lenovo ThinkPad 25

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:32:01 +0000

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For quite some time, there have been rumors floating about in regards to a 25th-anniversary edition of the iconic ThinkPad laptop. Today, a new leak has revealed the product in all its glory. Read more...(image)



T-Mobile and Sprint could agree to merge as soon as next month

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:16:01 +0000

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After a number of negotiations over three years, the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint may finally be happening, with Reuters reporting a possible announcement as soon as next month. Read more...(image)



Huawei MateBook E review: A tablet that fixes its predecessor's mistakes

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:00:24 +0000

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Huawei's MateBook E is the true successor to last year's MateBook, and while the design hasn't changed by much, it does include some very important improvements. Here's our review. Read more...(image)



Nyko unveils wireless controller for SNES Classic Edition

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:48:01 +0000

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Nyko has announced their Super Miniboss controller for the upcoming SNES Classic Edition. The controller will retail for $19.99 and will allow players to enjoy gaming from up to 20 feet away. Read more...(image)



Rockstar Games teases more Red Dead Redemption on September 28

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:44:01 +0000

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It has been just under a year since the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2. After announcing a delay earlier in the year, the firm has now revealed a date through Twitter set for September 28. Read more...(image)



Rape hate post used by Instagram's algorithm for ad

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:16:01 +0000

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A user posted a screenshot of some hate mail that she had received onto her Instagram, a year later algorithms used this post as an advert which appeared in her sisters Facebook feed. Read more...(image)