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HP announces the OMEN X Laptop, calling it "a force to be reckoned with"

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:00:01 +0000

Today, HP announced its first OMEN X Laptop. Built for gaming, it offers overclockable Intel CPUs, an overclocked Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, G-Sync support, and up to a 4K display, starting at $2,299. Read more...(image)

Microsoft achieves new conversational speech recognition milestone: 5.1 percent error rate

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:22:02 +0000

Microsoft has once again achieved human-like speech recognition, after IBM set a new threshold for it. With a 5.1 percent word error rate, Microsoft is now the front runner in the industry. Read more...(image)

YouTube updates Blur Faces tool making it easier for content creators to blur faces

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:30:01 +0000

Google has updated the blurring capabilities built into the YouTube video editor. Users can more easily blur a person's face once and have it be persistent for the duration of the video. Read more...(image)

Black version of Microsoft Surface Book appears in Intel video promoting 8th-gen processors

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:32:02 +0000

The Surface Book is still being sold with 6th-gen Intel Core processors, so it was quite a surprise to see it appear today in an Intel video promoting its 8th-gen chips, sporting a black color scheme. Read more...(image)

Huawei debuts new video, promoting a device that's "worth waiting for"

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:18:01 +0000

A new video has been posted by Huawei that is connected to an upcoming device that will be revealed in October. The promotional piece advertises that it has a handset worth waiting for. Read more...(image)

Android 8.0 is coming to devices from HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and others this year

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:13:39 +0000

"By the end of this year, hardware makers like Essential, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, Motorola, HMD, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to be launching or upgrading new devices to Android 8.0 Oreo." Read more...(image)

Age of Empires IV announced among remastered versions of all three previous titles [UPDATE]

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:38:01 +0000

Spanning twenty years the entire Age of Empires series will be remastered and it will finally see a fourth entry in the franchise after a surprising announcement at gamescom this year. Read more...(image)

Android 8.0 will roll out to these Pixel and Nexus devices "over the next several weeks"

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:12:47 +0000

While Android Beta users will receive the final version of Oreo today, the general rollout won't begin immediately. Here are the devices that will get the Android 8.0 update in the coming weeks. Read more...(image)

Final version of Android 8.0 Oreo heads to beta program testers; new system images available

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:06:02 +0000

Having confirmed that the name of its next major OS update will be Oreo, Google is now pushing the final version of the update to those in the Android Beta Program, and published new system images. Read more...(image)

The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs expansion announced for Windows and macOS

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:40:01 +0000

EA announced a brand new expansion for The Sims 4 at its gamescom presentation today. The 'Cats & Dogs' expansion is heading to the game in November and will be available for Windows and macOS.  Read more...(image)

Google unveils Android 8.0 Oreo website, detailing some of its features

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:06:01 +0000

After the official launch of its new moniker, Google revealed its Android 8.0 Oreo website. The site gives those curious a little more information about the features that it will bring. Read more...(image)

EA announces Battlefield 1 competitive mode Incursions and new Revolution edition

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:14:01 +0000

Battlefield 1 received new announcements at gamescom today, EA unveiling a new competitive game mode and the new Battlefield 1 Revolution edition, which includes the base game and the premium pass. Read more...(image)

It's official: Google reveals Android 8.0 Oreo

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:58:34 +0000

After months of speculation, it's now official: Google has confirmed that the name of the next version of its ubiquitous OS won't be Android Octopus... but it will be Android 8.0 Oreo. Read more...(image)

'Google' may be termed generic as US Supreme Court petitioned to nullify trademark

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:58:01 +0000

Google may lose the trademark to its name as two individuals have petitioned the US Supreme Court to hear an appeal for reviewing the decision made by a lower court deeming 'Google' as non-generic. Read more...(image)

Acer unveils the Nitro 5 Spin, a convertible laptop for casual gamers

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:36:02 +0000

Acer has announced the Nitro 5 Spin, one of the first products to feature Intel's 8th-gen processors. The 2-in-1 device has a claimed 10-hour battery life and is intended for casual gaming. Read more...(image)

Watch LIVE: Google's Android O announcement

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:20:41 +0000

Although Google doesn't typically hold events to reveal the official name of Android, today, it will host an event in New York. Thankfully, the firm will also live stream the event. Read more...(image)

People who bank with Barclays can now use Siri to make money transfers

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:08:01 +0000

Along with some new voice recognition features introduced by Barclays, customers can now make money transfers using Siri and Apple touch ID, without having to open the Barclays banking app. Read more...(image)

Ready for Primetime? AT&T announces its own "enterprise-ready" entertainment Android tablet

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:52:02 +0000

AT&T has unveiled its new own-brand tablet, with an "entertainment-first experience" that it's also promoting as "enterprise-ready" - and yet, it revealed almost nothing about the device's specs. Read more...(image)

2K unveils BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition, includes a Big Daddy statue

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:04:01 +0000

Marking the original BioShock's ten-year anniversary, 2K has opened pre-orders for BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition, which arrives with an 11.9-inch statue showcasing a Big Daddy. Read more...(image)

You can now get $150 off Microsoft's new Surface Pro i5 128GB with a Signature Type Cover

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:17:08 +0000

In addition to a $150 discount on its recently-launched Surface Laptop, Microsoft is also offering $150 off its new $999 Surface Pro tablet, when purchased with a Signature Type Cover. Read more...(image)

The FBI advises companies to drop Kaspersky Lab as it is filled with Russian spies

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:06:01 +0000

The FBI is advising large private firms against the continued use of products made by the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. Allegedly Kaspersky Lab can be exploited for espionage or other purposes. Read more...(image)

Global AI and robotics experts sign an open letter warning about a future of killer robots

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:52:01 +0000

The open letter to the United Nations had signatures from companies developing AI and robots around the world. These developers demand that autonomous weapons need to be regulated to avoid terror. Read more...(image)

Paradox's new Surviving Mars gameplay trailer invites us to a completely safe Martian colony

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:36:01 +0000

Upcoming Martian city-builder title, Surviving Mars, received its first gameplay trailer at Microsoft's gamescom conference, revealing that the red planet is not the easiest location for colonizing. Read more...(image)

WhatsApp Status is now available on the web

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:22:01 +0000

WhatsApp Status is now available for web. The only caveat with the implementation is that it's not possible to create your own status from the browser; instead, you'll have to do that from mobile. Read more...(image)

Lenovo announces a trio of Legion gaming desktop towers

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:05:14 +0000

At gamescom 2017, Lenovo announced three new gaming desktops, including the Legion Y520, Y720, and Y920. The naming of the devices coincides with the company's gaming laptop offerings. Read more...(image)

Square Enix details Xbox One X enhancements for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:54:01 +0000

Gamers who buy the Xbox One X will not only have one of the most powerful gaming consoles ever released but also be able to look forward to playing Rise of the Tomb Raider in native 4K if they prefer. Read more...(image)

Microsoft offers $150 off its new Surface Laptop when purchased with a Surface accessory

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:40:02 +0000

Three months after launching its Surface Laptop, Microsoft has introduced its first deal on the device. It's now offering $150 off the Laptop, when purchased with an accessory priced at $79 or more. Read more...(image)

Intel unveils 8th-generation Core processors, claims 40% performance boost

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:44:01 +0000

Intel has unveiled its first 8th-gen Core processors today, while further mobile and desktop parts based on the Coffee Lake and Cannonlake architectures will be released in the future. Read more...(image)

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition revealed in new trailer at gamescom

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:16:01 +0000

Square Enix, in partnership with NVIDIA, has showcased the Windows Edition of Final Fantasy XV at gamescom; which revealed the graphical upgrades one can expect once the game launches in early 2018. Read more...(image)

Save 98% off the Ultimate CompTIA+ Lifetime Certification Bundle - get it for $49

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:00:01 +0000

With today's highlighted deal, save more than $2,480 off the Ultimate Lifetime CompTIA+ Certification Bundle via Neowin Deals. This bundle will give you the skills you need to pass certification. Read more...(image)

Microsoft's new Surface Pen is out of stock in every color in the US

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:48:46 +0000

Earlier this month, Microsoft opened pre-orders for the Surface Pen in three colors that it revealed in May, promising they'd be released in the US on August 21 - but every color is now out of stock. Read more...(image)

The HTC Vive is now $200 cheaper, coming in at $599 for the full kit

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:56:01 +0000

HTC has announced a price reduction for its premium virtual reality headset. The Vive will now be available at $599, bringing a permanent $200 price cut to the room-scale-capable VR headset. Read more...(image)

Amazon offering its Echo speaker for just $99.99, along with other discounts on its devices

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:40:01 +0000

Amazon is offering some significant discounts on many of its devices, including $80 off its Echo speaker, $20 off the Fire HD 8, and a $100 discount when purchasing two of its new Echo Show devices. Read more...(image)

Attack on Titan 2 has been confirmed by Koei Tecmo for release in early 2018

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:30:01 +0000

Today, in a press release, Koei Tecmo revealed some artwork and a teaser trailer for a sequel to Attack on Titan, a game which is based on the Japanese manga series, and will launch in early 2018. Read more...(image)

PC gamers should be quite happy with the latest news about Forza Motorsport 7

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:16:01 +0000

Microsoft announced pre-order details for its upcoming console, the Xbox One X. Meanwhile, Turn 10 Studios also announced new details about Forza Motorsport 7 and its support for PC players. Read more...(image)

World of Tanks arrives in 4K for the Xbox One X

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:01 +0000

World of Tanks, a game that has appeared on numerous consoles over the past few years, including the Xbox One, will be making another appearance with revamped graphics on the Xbox One X. Read more...(image)

Xbox Design Lab will be available in over 20 more European countries from August 22

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:46:01 +0000

A year ago, Microsoft announced that those in North America would be able to design their own Xbox Controller via Xbox Design Lab. Soon, the program will roll out to over 20 more countries in Europe. Read more...(image)

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition sells out at one popular retailer in the United States

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:30:01 +0000

A few hours after pre-orders opened for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, it appears that at least one retailer in the United States has sold out, as it is currently unavailable for purchase. Read more...(image)

Xbox One X gets unboxed in new video, showing off what will come in the retail package

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:14:02 +0000

Pre-orders for the Xbox One X are now open, but we still have a few months until the release to retail. Luckily, the console has been unboxed, showing off the contents of the retail package. Read more...(image)

Assassin's Creed Origins' new cinematic trailer shows trouble brewing in ancient Egypt

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:20:01 +0000

Ubisoft unveiled a brand new cinematic trailer for Assassin's Creed Origins at Microsoft's gamescom conference today, which includes appearances by Caesar and Cleopatra, as well as some great action. Read more...(image)

Microsoft announces Minecraft Xbox One S bundle, set to arrive on October 3

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:04:02 +0000

At gamescom Microsoft announced a new limited edition Minecraft bundle which not only includes the popular game, but also a new custom Xbox design that could make fans of the series excited. Read more...(image)

Sea of Thieves cross-play between PC and Xbox One confirmed, also includes weaponized vomit

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:48:01 +0000

Today at Microsoft's gamescom conference, Rare finally confirmed cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 for its upcoming pirate-themed open world game, Sea of Thieves. Read more...(image)

Middle-earth: Shadow of War gets an Xbox One S bundle

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:32:01 +0000

If you're not jumping at the chance to purchase a new Xbox One X console, Microsoft is continuing its tradition of offering game bundles - this time for Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Read more...(image)

Federated social network Diaspora delivers a new major release and is available for download

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:06:01 +0000

The federated social network, Diaspora, has been upgraded to version 0.7. With this release, there are many under the hood improvements as well as user-facing changes such as better markdown support. Read more...(image)

Surface Pro 4 with Core i5, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD gets discounted by $360

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:50:01 +0000

Although the new Surface Pro was released earlier this year, the older Surface Pro 4 can still be purchased. Now, the Pro 4 has been discounted, knocking 36% off of its original price. Read more...(image)

Xbox Game Pass coming to 8 new countries and adding 7 new titles

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:36:01 +0000

Microsoft's game subscription service that let's gamers play 100 games for a flat monthly fee picks up seven new games and will debut in eight new countries starting September 1, 2017. Read more...(image)

ReCore Definitive Edition officially confirmed, launched August 29

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:20:01 +0000

After a leak suggesting an improved and expanded version of the Xbox exclusive ReCore, Microsoft confirmed Recore Definitive Edition for Xbox One plus a visually-enhanced version for Xbox One X. Read more...(image)

Build your own dinosaur theme park in Jurassic World Evolution

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:06:02 +0000

If you hoped that someday you would be able to build a dinosaur theme park, you're in luck. Jurassic World Evolution will give users the experience of building their own park and will arrive in 2018. Read more...(image)

Back to the future: Microsoft unveils the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:48:56 +0000

At E3 earlier this year, Microsoft revealed that its new console would be called the Xbox One X. But following a leak a few days ago, the Project Scorpio Edition of the console is now official. Read more...(image)

Microsoft opens pre-orders for Xbox One X, launching in November for $499 [Update]

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:30:05 +0000

The day that many gamers have been waiting for has finally arrived. At gamescom 2017 today, Microsoft announced that it's opened pre-orders for its new Xbox One X console, priced at $499. Read more...(image)