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Samsung jumps ahead of its competition with faster GDDR6 memory

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:18:01 +0000

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In a surprise twist, Samsung announced that it has revised its speed estimates for the upcoming GDDR6 memory chip - now significantly faster than its competition - that is going into production. Read more...(image)



Next version of Android could restrict access to hidden APIs

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:02:02 +0000

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With most of us wondering what flavor of pudding the next version of Android will run with, some interesting changes have been spotted in the AOSP that could make its way to the final product. Read more...(image)



Fitbit Coach is coming to the Xbox One and Windows 10 devices

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:48:01 +0000

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The Fitbit Coach app is now available for Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. You can download the personalized training app and have access to a bunch of workouts in the comfort of your own home. Read more...(image)



Linux users can now get Slack as a snap package

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:34:01 +0000

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The collaborative platform, Slack, can now be installable on a plethora of Linux computers via a snap package. This will make installing the software much easier for users of the platform. Read more...(image)



Google prototypes showcase designs the public rarely sees

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:12:51 +0000

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Prototyping is an art form the public doesn't get to see too often. Google has opened up a bit on the process, with designer Ivy Ross offering her thoughts and design choices for various products. Read more...(image)



Minecraft boss Matt Booty to oversee all games from Microsoft Studios

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:02:01 +0000

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Booty, who was previously the head of Minecraft, has now been promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios, where he will oversee all of the company's publication efforts. Read more...(image)



Oops! Some Xbox One owners got Assassin's Creed Origins DLC early

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:00:02 +0000

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Silly configuration issues can sometimes lead to unexpected surprises. In this case, an issue with the in-game store allowed users download the content a week before it was scheduled to be released. Read more...(image)



Faster websites will soon get priority on Google Search results on mobile

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:46:02 +0000

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The search giant will be tweaking its formula for search results in order to optimise the experience for mobile users. Pages that load faster will be given priority over slower websites. Read more...(image)



This is the Nintendo Labo, a DIY 'build-and-play experience' for Switch

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:30:01 +0000

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Nintendo has just introduced its latest product, Labo. Labo will be used in conjunction with its Switch console and should be able to provide an experience that is fun and educational. Read more...(image)



Apple vows to contribute $350 billion to U.S. economy, create 20,000 jobs

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:14:02 +0000

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The Cupertino giant today announced it will be making a contribution of $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years, creating 20,000 jobs and pay $38 billion in taxes to repatriate Read more...(image)



Windows 10 build 16299.194 contains a fix for unbootable AMD PCs

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:58:01 +0000

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Microsoft today released a minor cumulative update for PC users on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, or version 1709. KB4073290 contains a fix for AMD PCs that were broken by the last update. Read more...(image)



A text bomb can freeze or lock your iPhone; Apple has been told

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:42:01 +0000

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Security researchers are always trying to find ways to break devices or get into their code. If a problem is found, they alert the manufacturer to it can be fixed quietly. Others can be more vocal. Read more...(image)



Pay (almost) what you want for this Microsoft Office Productivity Bundle

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:16:01 +0000

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Today on offer at Neowin Deals you can Pay (almost) What You Want for this Microsoft Office Productivity Bundle. Turn into a workplace warrior with twelve courses on the essential Office apps. Read more...(image)



Apple seeds sixth developer betas of iOS and tvOS 11.2.5

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:30:01 +0000

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Today, Apple released its sixth developer betas of both iOS and tvOS 11.2.5. As the version numbers indicate, there are no new front-facing features in the updates; instead, they focus on fixes. Read more...(image)



Firefox 58 gets speed boost with streaming compilation

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:14:01 +0000

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Mozilla plans to ship Firefox 58 on January 23 with a new two-tiered compiler which will give a big performance boost to browsing. You should notice faster browsing on both desktop and mobile. Read more...(image)



Microsoft's E3 2018 briefing will be a little different

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:00:01 +0000

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Head of gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, is already teasing the company's upcoming briefing five months before E3 2018, hinting that there are some 'positive changes' in store for Xbox fans. Read more...(image)



Microsoft releases Monthly Rollup preview for Windows 8.1 - here's what's new

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:44:01 +0000

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Along with some new cumulative updates for Windows 10, Microsoft also released the Monthly Rollup preview for next month's Windows 8.1 update. There's nothing new for Windows 7 just yet. Read more...(image)



Essential is releasing its third beta of Android Oreo for the PH-1 [Update]

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:30:01 +0000

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It looks like Essential PH-1 users will be in for a treat today. Along with a new Reddit AMA, the firm also announced that it would be releasing the third beta for its Android Oreo build. Read more...(image)



Microsoft to pull HealthVault Insights app from mobile stores

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:14:01 +0000

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With a growing emphasis on health from tech companies, Microsoft is doing an about-face by pulling its Health Insights app from the iOS, Android and Windows stores effective later this month. Read more...(image)



ProtonVPN app with unlimited usage arrives on Android

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:00:01 +0000

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ProtonVPN has now arrived on Android in the form of a free-to-use app. All of the servers and functionality are available to everyone at no cost and the company will not display ads or sell data. Read more...(image)



Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 15063.877, 14393.2034 - here's what's new

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:43:19 +0000

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Patch Tuesday was canceled this month, but today Microsoft released a couple of cumulative updates for those that are running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Creators Update. Read more...(image)



Samsung announces Winter Olympics Galaxy Note8

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:16:01 +0000

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Samsung has announced that it will provide Olympians and Paralympians, as well as other staff involved with the games, with a new Winter Olympics edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note8. Read more...(image)



Get the Working with Linux - Quick Hacks for the Command Line ($32 value) eBook, free

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:02 +0000

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Say goodbye to unproductive Linux habits and switch to the express lane. Claim your free complimentary copy (valued at $32) today before the offer expires tomorrow Thursday, Jan 18. Read more...(image)



Like other carriers, Project Fi now has a fake unlimited plan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:58:01 +0000

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Google today announced Bill Protection for Project Fi, promising unlimited data if you use over 6GB in a month. As is the case with all other major carriers, there's still a catch. Read more...(image)



Nintendo teases new Switch experience to be announced later today

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:41:57 +0000

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Without offering much in the name of details, Nintendo is teasing a new gaming experience for the Switch. Apparently aimed at kids, it will be revealed later today at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET. Read more...(image)



Here's what's new in Windows 10 SDK Preview build 17069

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:26:29 +0000

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Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10 SDK Insider Preview build 17069, but there were no release notes until now. It does contain some notable changes though, including an important fix. Read more...(image)



Eight titles coming to Xbox Game Pass include NBA 2K17, Halo Wars 2, and more

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:16:01 +0000

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Microsoft today announced the eight new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in February 2018. New additions include NBA 2K17, Halo Wars 2, WWE 2K17, Fable Anniversary, Darksiders II, RiMo, and more. Read more...(image)



Unboxing the Chuwi Hi9

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:00:01 +0000

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Chuwi released plenty of devices in 2017, but as we enter the new year, it shows no signs of slowing down. The firm has now made its Hi9 Android gaming tablet available for purchase. Read more...(image)



Malicious Chrome extensions found; more than 500,000 users affected

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:45:33 +0000

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Installing anything from the internet is an adventure these days, but when you download items from a reputable source, you expect they are fine. Not so with four extensions from the Chrome Web Store. Read more...(image)



Newly discovered 'Skygofree' is among the most powerful spyware on Android

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:30:01 +0000

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Discovered by Kaspersky Lab, 'Skygofree' features previously unseen features like location-based audio recordings and the ability to force an infected device to connect to a compromised Wi-Fi network. Read more...(image)



Tencent helps arrest 120 PUBG cheat creators in China

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:16:01 +0000

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds publisher in China, Tencent, has helped Chinese authorities arrest 120 individuals that are suspected of manufactoring cheating software for the battle-royale title. Read more...(image)



Get this Computer Hacker Professional Certification Bundle for just $49

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:01 +0000

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Save 96% off this Computer Hacker Professional Certification Bundle. Leap Towards a Career in Ethical Hacking with 60+ Hours of Prep Toward CISM, CISA, and More Certification Exams. Read more...(image)



Follow-up report reveals story-driven Fable 4 is in the works at Microsoft

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:42:01 +0000

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Confirming earlier leaks about a revival of the Fable franchise, a new report reiterates Fable 4 is under development at Playground Games, with a big focus on a story-driven, single-player experience. Read more...(image)



Illusive new drone to be unveiled by DJI on January 23rd

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:22:01 +0000

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Speculation surrounds what DJI might unveil on the 23rd. Some believe that it will be a fixed-wing drone or maybe a racing drone, another theory is that a DJI Mavic Air is on the cards. Read more...(image)



Microsoft is bringing the Surface Book 2 to all Surface markets

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:44:01 +0000

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The Surface Book 2 was launched back in November, available in 13- and 15-inch models. The much more powerful 15-inch variant of the laptop will now be available for pre-order in 17 new markets. Read more...(image)



BT offers Ultrafast Fiber, speeds of up to 314 Mbps

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:52:01 +0000

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BT has revealed two new Ultrafast Fiber packages, the costlier deal puts the ceiling for the internet connection at 314 Mbps and both deals guarantee 100 Mbps connections even at peak times. Read more...(image)



YouTube announces changes to its monetization policy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:48:01 +0000

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Google has announced changes to its monetization policy on YouTube. The company aims to divert money from "bad actors" and offensive content with the new, more strict, monetization thresholds. Read more...(image)



Mozilla files suit against the FCC over net neutrality

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:40:01 +0000

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Mozilla has filed a petition with a federal court in Washington, D.C. over a recent decision to overturn the 2015 Open Internet Order. Mozilla is urging people to contact their representatives too. Read more...(image)



Here are a few tips to ensure a smooth start with the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:24:01 +0000

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The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is quite a smartphone but there are some things you might want to know before you head out into the real world to use it. Here are a few tips to ensure a smooth start. Read more...(image)



Bitcoin falls to $10,000, multiple cryptocurrencies tumble

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:53:50 +0000

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In yet another testament to the extreme volatility of digital currencies, Bitcoin has fallen to almost half of its earlier valuation of approximately $19,500. Other currencies are also seeing losses. Read more...(image)