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Made By Google Is Not About Hardware

Google has launched a new family of smartphones, Google Pixel, the performance and price of which, say some, labels them as the umpteenth iPhone-killer. For Google, the launch of Made by Google is certainly a very important step, and one that shows it has understood that it will never truly be able to compete without [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:51+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on Made By Google Is Not About Hardware

PlayStation VR Review: The First Step To The Future Of Gaming

The worst thing about jumping on the bandwagon of really new tech is that, most of the time, it just doesn’t work that well. Remember the first mainstream touch screen devices of the late 90s? Or the first laptops? They were terribly clunky, unresponsive, and most important — pricey. But we do it anyway, because [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:51+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on PlayStation VR Review: The First Step To The Future Of Gaming

Google Pixel Goes For iPhone 7’s Jugular

October 2014: Google announces its new smartphones via a blogpost. September 2015: A small room in Google’s offices in central London is occupied by no less than 20 tech journalists. We’re shuffled in, sat down and handed a stapled together dossier – key specs and feature overviews – of everything Google is launching that day [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:56+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on Google Pixel Goes For iPhone 7’s Jugular

Raspberry Pi finally offers an official starter kit after passing 10M sales

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has finally put out an official starter kit for its low cost microcomputer — offering what it dubs an “unashamedly premium” bundle for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, complete with optical mouse and keyboard in a very Apple-looking shade of white, plus all the cables you need to get up [...]

By | 2016-10-08T10:36:58+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on Raspberry Pi finally offers an official starter kit after passing 10M sales

Google Wifi offers modular, customizable home networking

Google revealed Wifi today — not the underlying tech, of course, but a new piece of hardware that wants to make it even easier to bathe your whole home in wonderful, soothing connectedness. Google Wifi is a new router, which basically is a tiny device that can pair up with others to create a more [...]

By | 2016-10-19T14:45:02+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on Google Wifi offers modular, customizable home networking

Southwest evacuates a flight at the gate after a Galaxy Note 7 starts emitting smoke

Southwest Airlines has confirmed with TechCrunch that a flight from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated while still at the gate after a device began to emit smoke. “All customers and crew deplaned safely via the main cabin door,” a representative explained. “Customers will be accommodated on other Southwest flights to their final destinations.” No passengers [...]

By | 2016-10-08T09:34:40+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on Southwest evacuates a flight at the gate after a Galaxy Note 7 starts emitting smoke

Microsoft will introduce a new Surface device on October 26

On the 26th day of the 10th month of the year, Microsoft will be showcasing some big Windows 10 news at an event in New York City. The company just sent out invites, and while they don’t reveal a heck of a lot about what’s going down (just a lot of backwards text), we hear [...]

By | 2016-10-08T09:26:05+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Hardware|Comments Off on Microsoft will introduce a new Surface device on October 26

Microsoft Bets Its Future on a Reprogrammable Computer Chip

IT WAS DECEMBER 2012, and Doug Burger was standing in front of Steve Ballmer, trying to predict the future. Ballmer, the big, bald, boisterous CEO of Microsoft, sat in the lecture room on the ground floor of Building 99, home base for the company’s blue-sky R&D lab just outside Seattle. The tables curved around the [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:59+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on Microsoft Bets Its Future on a Reprogrammable Computer Chip

MSI and Origin PC use NVIDIA’s desktop-grade laptop graphics

PC makers aren't wasting any time implementing NVIDIA's GTX 10 series laptop graphics in their lineups. Both MSI and Origin PC have revealed that their higher-end gaming portables will be among the first to pack the much faster, desktop-class graphics. At MSI, the big deal is that it's not just big, chunky systems that are [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:05+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on MSI and Origin PC use NVIDIA’s desktop-grade laptop graphics

Lenovo unveils two compact, VR-ready desktop gaming PCs

Desktop PCs are becoming a tough sell, thanks to rival laptops with NVIDIA mobile graphics chips nearly as powerful as desktop graphics cards. That's perhaps why Lenovo launched a couple of oddball Windows 10 desktop models at Gamescom that emphasize portability and gaming power. The first is the IdeaCenter Y710 Cube, a compact, handle-equipped model [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:07+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on Lenovo unveils two compact, VR-ready desktop gaming PCs