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China looking to speed up its own chip manufacturing after ZTE ban

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:56:01 +0000

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After the ZTE ban, China is looking at ways to speed up its chip manufacturing process. The country had previous plans to increase production by 2025 but now things have become more urgent. Read more...(image)



V-Bucks are up for grabs with Fortnite Fridays

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:06:01 +0000

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If you are into Fortnite: Battle Royale, you might want to head out to your local Microsoft Store starting this Friday. The stores are holding an event that will see winners showered in V-Bucks. Read more...(image)



Valve loses appeal against AU$3 million penalty for misleading consumers about refunds

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:52:01 +0000

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Valve has lost its appeal against an AU$3 million penalty for misleading consumers about their rights regarding refunds in Australia. The company now must pay the fine and put a notice on its site. Read more...(image)



Honor MagicBook arrives with Intel's latest 8th-gen processors

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:36:01 +0000

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Honor is known for its smartphones but it also produces a range of other products. The firm has now released its latest entry for its laptop line called the MagicBook with Intel's 8th-gen CPU. Read more...(image)



Microsoft announces the features coming in Xbox One version 1805

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:54:01 +0000

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Microsoft announced the features that are coming in the next feature update to the Xbox One family of consoles today. They include the ability to set the refresh rate to 120Hz, and more. Read more...(image)



Verizon updates the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with Oreo, but it's actually Nougat

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:38:01 +0000

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Verizon released an over-the-air update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge today, promising Android Oreo. But while the release notes say Oreo is included, it's just a security update for Nougat. Read more...(image)



Xbox Live Career system gets detailed in new report [Update]

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:16:01 +0000

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It was reported a while back that Microsoft will be adding a new Career system to Xbox Live. Now, the feature has been detailed in a new report, showing how users will be able to earn EXP. Read more...(image)



Windows 10 build 17134 now in the Slow and Release Preview rings, as it's one step closer to a public release [Update]

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:18:01 +0000

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Microsoft today released Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 17134 to the Slow ring. The build is currently in testing as the release candidate for the upcoming spring feature update. Read more...(image)



LG's G7 ThinQ will have a dedicated button for Google Assistant

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:48:01 +0000

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According to a new report, LG is planning to include a dedicated hardware button for Google Assistant on its upcoming G7 ThinQ flagship smartphone, following in the steps of Samsung's Bixby button. Read more...(image)



Dell P2715Q 27-inch Ultra HD 4K Monitor + $150 gift card now only $399.99

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:18:01 +0000

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With today's TechBargain you can save $150 off the list price of this Ultra HD 4K LED-backlit 27" IPS display, and get a $150 Dell gift card thrown in for free with the purchase. Limited time offer! Read more...(image)



Get the MCSA SQL Server Certification Training Bundle for just $19

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:00:01 +0000

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With today's highlighted deal you can save a bundle off an MCSA SQL training course. A lucrative Microsoft Server Management career begins with this 53-hour bundle via Neowin Deals. Read more...(image)



Twitter PWA adds Live Tile support for profiles and more

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:28:01 +0000

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The Twitter PWA, which is still only available to Windows Insiders on Windows 10 Redstone 4 or 5, has been updated to allow pinning user profiles on the Start menu, which then become Live Tiles. Read more...(image)



Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: It's still the best convertible

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:22:01 +0000

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Lenovo's third-generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga looks similar to last year's model, but it does solve a couple of pain points, such as audio quality. Here's our review of the new flagship convertible. Read more...(image)



Amazon Echo Spot coming to Australia next week for $199, pre-orders now open

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:26:01 +0000

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Alexa fans in Australia will soon be able to purchase the Amazon Echo Spot, the company's smart speaker featuring a built-in 2.5-inch display, from April 26 for a retail price of AU$199. Read more...(image)



Google reveals a "medium" severity flaw in Windows 10 S

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:10:02 +0000

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Despite Microsoft's repeated requests for an extension to the standard 90-day disclosure deadline, Google has gone on to reveal a "medium" severity flaw in systems with UMCI, such as Windows 10 S. Read more...(image)



HoloLens Insiders start getting Windows 10 build 17134 as RS4 release candidate

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:50:01 +0000

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Microsoft has begun rolling out Windows 10 build 17134 to HoloLens that have opted into receiving Redstone 4 previews. The build is a release candidate for the upcoming spring feature update. Read more...(image)



LinkedIn bug allowed private data to be stolen from profiles

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:54:01 +0000

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LinkedIn's AutoFill feature and a cross-site scripting vulnerability may have allowed external sites to stealthily harvest private user data, such as email addresses, phone numbers and work history. Read more...(image)



Amazon lets you create Alexa Skills with Alexa Skill Blueprints

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:44:01 +0000

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Amazon has now launched Amazon Skill Blueprints for Alexa in the United States. Users can create lots of custom skills from over twenty new templates spanning four categories that have been launched. Read more...(image)



Amazon reportedly testing special Echo speakers for cars in India and other regions

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:28:01 +0000

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A report today suggests that Amazon is testing a special range of Echo speakers for use in cars, in India. These speakers will reportedly be paired with a smartphone and will sit on the dashboard. Read more...(image)



SNK announces that a new console is coming to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:58:02 +0000

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It seems like everyone is trying to cash in on the retro gaming craze. SNK has announced that it will be releasing a console that will pack the best from its library to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Read more...(image)



Lenovo has begun testing Windows AutoPilot with early adopters

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:40:01 +0000

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Lenovo had initially announced that it would be using Windows AutoPilot back in September, but there hasn't been an update since then. The feature will be coming from the company soon. Read more...(image)



Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 17650

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:23:49 +0000

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Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17650 to Insiders in the Skip Ahead subset of the Fast ring. There aren't many new features, but there are fixes and known issues. Read more...(image)



Windows 10 build 17650 now available for Skip Ahead Insiders - here's what's new

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:13:55 +0000

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Microsoft today has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build from the Redstone 5 development branch to Skip Ahead Insiders. Build 17650 contains mainly Defender improvements. Read more...(image)



Earn a week of free RedTube Premium by taking shorter showers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:02:02 +0000

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RedTube has released an app that gives users incentive to take shorter showers. You will not only conserve water, but you can also exchange points earned for a free week of RedTube Premium. Read more...(image)



Sony rolls out 3D Creator 2.0 app update for supported devices, brings 3D selfies and more

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:48:01 +0000

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Sony today is rolling out a major 2.0 update to its 3D Creator app. The update brings features shown off at MWC 2018, including the ability to create 3D models using the device's front-facing camera. Read more...(image)



Insiders with a Surface Pro, Laptop, or Book 2 are getting new firmware updates

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:32:01 +0000

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Windows Insiders with their Surface devices enrolled in the Insider Program are reporting that their PCs are receiving new firmware updates. Unfortunately, there's no way of telling what's new. Read more...(image)



Honor 10 makes its debut, offers Kirin 970, 6GB RAM, and more

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:40:01 +0000

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After a few leaks over the past month, the Honor 10 has finally made its official debut. The handset will be available for sale starting tomorrow and offers quite a bit for a good price. Read more...(image)



Apple announces a raft of initiatives for Earth Day 2018

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:56:01 +0000

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Apple has announced that it will make a donation to Conservation International every time someone submits an iPhone through the GiveBack programme. It also launched a disassembly robot called Daisy. Read more...(image)



Leagoo's new phone has triple camera sensors, in-display fingerprint reader, and notch

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:40:01 +0000

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Leagoo has taken the wraps off of its latest handset, the S10. The smartphone offers a triple camera sensor setup, in-display fingerprint reader, and comes in a familiar color scheme. Read more...(image)



Red Magic debuts new gaming smartphone with RGB LED lighting

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:16:01 +0000

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Red Magic has finally announced its handset, giving those that are serious about mobile gaming, another option. The handset looks different from its competitors and also offers RGB lighting. Read more...(image)



Hands on with the Moto G6: It's bang for your buck

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:16:01 +0000

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Motorola's new Moto G6 has a premium look and feel, but it only costs $249 for the unlocked handset. It also includes a bunch of camera features that were previously only seen in high-end phones. Read more...(image)



Get the WordPress Essentials Lifetime Bundle for just $19

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:00:01 +0000

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WordPress powers nearly half the world's websites, making it the single most important web platform. This four-course track to mastering the web's most popular platform can be yours for just $19. Read more...(image)



You can now visualize the spread of the #MeToo movement using Google Trends

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:32:01 +0000

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Google has announced "Me Too Rising", a dedicated website which uses data from Google Trends to allow people to visualize the spread of the #MeToo movement and its impact worldwide. Read more...(image)



Google disables domain-fronting, removing ability to bypass state-level firewalls

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:16:01 +0000

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Google is ending a loophole that allowed users to bypass internet censors to access websites and services blocked on a state level, dealing a blow to platforms that have made use of it until now. Read more...(image)



Motorola announces the Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Plus, and E5 Play [Update]

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:00:01 +0000

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Motorola announced the latest round of its value devices, including the lower end E5 Plus and E5 Play, and the mid-range G6 and G6 Play. The new handsets will be made available this spring. Read more...(image)



Another Battlefield 1 Premium map enabled for everyone, game's final update set for June

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:26:01 +0000

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Battlefield 1 is set to receive its final update in June this year, the same month that EA will be announcing the next game in the series. Also, all players now have access to the Rupture map. Read more...(image)



Map selection feature on the cards for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on PC

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:38:01 +0000

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Ever since PUBG picked up its second map, Miramar, players have been wanting the ability to choose a map to play in rather than leaving it up to fate. Now, the long-awaited feature is on the horizon. Read more...(image)



Another Windows 10 bug in build 17134 may again delay the April 2018 Update

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:25:21 +0000

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It seems yet another "blocking bug" may have been discovered that when invoked crashes the entire Settings app. It relates to the setting for choosing a default for an app, such as a browser. Read more...(image)



Microsoft shares some of what's up its sleeve for E3 2018

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:18:01 +0000

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We are only a couple months away from the start of E3 2018. It comes as no surprise that Microsoft is ready - giving users a sneak peek at some of the things that will be happening this year. Read more...(image)



Google's Daydream View VR has now received a 50 percent discount

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:38:01 +0000

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Google's updated Daydream View VR headset was released last year and features some improvements over its first. The device has now received a hefty discount, knocking 50% off its debut price. Read more...(image)