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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Amazon Prime Video pirates and legitimate customers alike complained this week of declining streaming quality: according to one viewer, new episodes of shows looked like a "blurry mess" resembling standard-definition DVD. Many were quick to conclude
AT&T and Verizon sought ability to lock eSIMs to their networks, reports say. Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 3, with eSIM technology for connecting to cellular networks. (credit: Apple) AT&T and Verizon are being investigated by the Dep
Pivotal has kind of a strange role for a company. On one hand its part of the EMC federation companies that Dell acquired in 2016 for a cool $67 billion, but it’s also an independently operated entity within that broader Dell family of comp
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained during an on-stage interview on Friday the strange meetings Amazon holds. Every meeting requires a well-crafted six-page memo which the whole room sits and reads at the start of the meeting. Bezos banned PowerPoint yea
An anonymous reader quotes Electrek: Almost 1 million ratepayers of the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority on the island of Puerto Rico were reportedly without power Wednesday during an island-wide blackout. But a few hundred locations with Tesla
According to Tim Cook, Apple has no plans to bring iOS and MacOS together because he doesn't think that is what users want. Rumors would suggest that the company is working on a project that merges macOS and iOS apps, however. "We don't believe in so
As the market for external GPU enclosures for laptops expands, it has become easier to see the appeal of extending the power of your ultraportable laptop. It's also more tempting to jump right in and ...
President has used Act's powers before for space industry. (credit: Kym Farnik) According to reports from Bloomberg and E&E News, the Trump Administration has been exploring another way to help coal and nuclear generators: the Defense Product
While most people probably would not think of New York as a hotbed for enterprise startups of any kind, it is actually quite active. When you stop to consider that the world’s biggest banks and financial services companies are located there
The first chap I meet in the Summerset Isles is an elf with a Sean Penn face who gripes about how hes missing out on a wine tasting because some local Wood Elves offed the vintner, because of course. This, after all, is the closed beta for The Elder
Panama City has a lot to offer tourists. Gorgeous beaches, historic sites, and a lively downtown area are just a few of the many attractions that bring millions of tourists from all over the world to the Central American city every year. But if you'r
Mac Rumors reports, citing Japanese website Mac Otakara, that Apple will release an updated iPhone SE next month with a similar form factor as the previous model. It is expected to retain Touch ID, but will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack. From the rep
Researchers from the University of Washington have figured out how to use a technique called backscattering to stream video 99 percent more efficiently. The video processing is essentially handed off to another device that does the heavy lifting, res
Windows 10, for the first time ever, has an easy option to revert your PC to its factory default settings, minus the bloatware. The Fresh Start feature is new in Windows 10s Creators Update and it...
If you are running macOS High Sierra, you might want to skip the latest update. The Register reports that users are experiencing difficulties after attempting to install version 10.13.4.
"Its more than a shot over the bow, its a shot into the hull of the ship." Enlarge / Tom Perez, the head of the DNC, helped orchestrate this new lawsuit. (credit: Gage Skidmore) The Democratic National Committee has sued Russia, WikiLeaks, the Trump
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor – Zen+ Arrives AMD launched four new Ryzen desktop processors this week, codenamed ‘Pinnacle Ridge’, that are built using the latest 12nm Zen+...
It's Friday, gerbils, and some of you probably have plans this weekend. Others might be looking for something to do, so why not play Satellite Reign? "But Zak," you cry, "I don't want to pay $30 for a game I
Whenever a critically acclaimed movie does well at the box office, Hollywood studios are eager to throw money into a follow-up picture or even a series of sequels. But some movie premises aren't meant to be extended. And many, many sequels aren't exe
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: Nvidia may not be talking about its GeForce Partner Program, but AMD has gone from silent to proactive in less than 24 hours. Hours ago Scott Herkelman, Corporate VP and General Manager of AMD Radeon G
Microsoft continued its gradual push toward making the Xbox One more like PCs by announcing it will soon support compatible 120Hz displays for its game console platform.The new additions will be added within the coming weeks, Microsoft said in a blog
Eurogamer sat down with Atari COO Michael Arzt at this year's GDC for more information on its upcoming VCS console. His comments would suggest that it won't be an ordinary, retro console, but some sort of all-in-one system that can serve as an altern
The Serious Sam franchise is finally getting a true sequel. It has been seven years since Serious Sam 3: BFE launched. While we have seen several SS titles since then, (heck, we saw four in 2017 alone), none have carried the Serious Sam 4 moniker. Th
This week for Case Mod Friday we have a very cool steampunk-themed build from Nu Ydrm in which the top handles of the case are cathode tube lights! This one is definitely worth checking out!
The new Razer Blade is stronger and longer lasting than ever, but what else is new with it?Razer sits in a great place in the gaming laptop scene. While its products are usually pricier than its competition, lately they tend to completely eclipse Raz
Copper is an excellent material for heatsinks, but its high cost when compared to aluminum means it's sparingly used in heatsinks and other cooling components. Cryorig's C7 Cu CPU cooler capitalizes on the material's higher th
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal we asked an ex-Facebook engineer how tech can be used to prevent internet sites like Facebook from being abused. Pete Hunt is the CEO founder of a startup called Smyte which was formed to tackle exactly
Experts in the industry say that current advances in artificial intelligence and automation could replace as many as half the nation's financial services workers over the next decade, though it will take a big investment to make that happen. The Merc
AMD’s FreeSync 2 platform this week gained yet another supporter. BenQ on Thursday introduced its EX3203R gaming display that supports AMD’s latest dynamic refresh rate technology along with the DCI-P3 color gamut. BenQ’
Google's Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, is a futurist who is famed for his wild predictions: one of his latest is that universal basic income will be ubiquitous in as little as two decades based on advances in artificial intelligence. The ide
10 years ago, the concept of playing video games for a living may have seemed a bit ridiculous. Now, however, eSports are bigger than ever. Gamers across the world have joined teams to duke it out in games like Fortnite, Overwatch, League of Legends
Light on the wallet, but offering solid performance, the GTX 1060-based Inspiron 15 7000 is one of the best values in budget gaming.Traditionally priced at $1,099.99, Dell's gaming rig is currently s...
This 15-inch MagicBook Pro from Huaweis Honor brand brings a MacBook Pro rivaling experience for way less.Huawei has been hot on making waves in the mobile computing world, especially with its Huawei MateBook X Pro. Now, the Chinese phone giant has r
Building a basic computer these days is as easy as it's ever been. Building a custom-cooled high-end gaming system is a bigger challenge than many folks want to tackle, and EK Water Blocks has stepped up with new options for buyers that want
Two thirds of NYC homes have only one or two broadband options, city report says. Enlarge / New York, USA - January 14, 2016: A Verizon worker on Worth street in Lower Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images | 400tmax) More than two thirds of New York City'
Startup founders get gobs of cash, but little guidance. Three former executives with experience working at companies like Facebook, Google, Apple, and Foursquare are providing a mentorship program that's tailored to the startup set, called Oceans. He
Intel this week confirmed that it had decided to close down its New Devices Group, which developed various wearable electronics, such as smartwatches, health/fitness monitors, smart/AR glasses and so on. The group was created five years ago by then-i
Dell has partnered with The Hilton in Panama to create a special den for PC gamers vacationing or doing business in the Central American country: room 2425 has been outfitted with a plethora of Alienware-branded products, including a PC, laptop, and
Avira Free is a decent, if unexceptional, antivirus program. And, since it won't cost you a dime, it's a popular choice for secondary computers (or primary computers, chock-full of fancy hardware that...
China-based ZTE subsidiary Nubia has unveiled a new smartphone dubbed Red Magic built with gamers in mind.
Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: A loud sound emitted by a fire alarm system has destroyed the hard drives of a Swedish data center, downing Nasdaq operations across Northern Europe. The incident took place in the early hours of Wednesd
We are well and truly in the grips of the battle royale era at this point, with rumors this week pegging a PUBG-style mode coming to both Call of Duty and Battlefield in the fall. At this point the questions not whether we see a new battle royale gam
Tim Cook attempts to squash rumors that iOS and macOS will merge in the future.Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to politely squash any rumors that Apple’s iOS and macOS operating systems will merge into one at some point in the future. Speaking to
Dragging windows around or even simply moving the mouse pointer feels smoother and clearer on a high-refresh display. However, refresh rate is only one piece of the puzzle. USB polling rates aren't matched up to screen refreshes, so a mouse w
Overwatch fans have a new map that is on the PTR right now called Rialto. That map originally landed as part of the Retribution PvE mode but is now making its way to the PvP mode and is in testing on...
When you think about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, popular heroes like Captain America, Iron Man, and Black Panther probably spring to mind first. Or you might even think about the notable villains like Loki and Killmonger. But the MCU is also rich
Following our review of the Galaxy S9 there’s been a lot of discussion about both the performance and battery life of Exynos 9810 variants of the Galaxy S9. In the original review I had identified a few key issues with the platform for whic
Independent photo-sharing website and image-hosting service SmugMug is the proud new owner of Flickr. According to CEO Don MacAskill, the website had been long neglected by its previous proprietor, Yahoo, and his goal is to revitalize its community o
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a leading cloud computing platform that gives companies the means to expand and grow with a suite of functionalities covering database storage, content delivery, and more. As such, getting AWS-certified is a smart way to