Is Apple’s HomePod failing?

A report from Bloomberg earlier this week claimed that Apple’s HomePodisn’t doing so well, and that the company cut orders for new hardware from suppliers. This might not shock some of you: Apple missed the all-important holiday buying season and is competing with less expensive hardware from Google, Sonos and Amazon. But is the first smart speaker with Siri already […]

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AMD unveils its second-generation Ryzen CPUs

AMD With last year’s Ryzen processors, AMD made a grand re-entry into the world of high-performance desktop computing. Now its improving on those designs with its second-generation Ryzen chips, which are a bit faster and more efficient. And, due to fan demand, AMD is also throwing in free “Wraith” coolers with every CPU. The big takeaway this […]

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Sega Japan teases a mini Genesis coming later in 2018

MegaDrive Mini Along with the rereleases of Shenmue I & II, Sega also showed off its own attempt at retro console loaded with classic games. While knockoff Genesis systems have been easy to find, the success of Nintendo’s miniaturized NES and SNES may have pushed Sega to get serious about nostalgia. MegaDrive Mini is apparently just a tentative name, […]

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Samsung may use blockchain for its global shipping system

Yves Herman / Reuters Samsung is considering shifting to a blockchain-based system to keep track of its product shipments around the world. According to Bloomberg, the head of blockchain at the company, Song Kwang-woo, said that it could slash shipping costs to the tune of 20 percent. Blockchain is the technology behind cryptocurrencies, but the ledger system can […]

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US and UK warn that Russia has been hacking routers worldwide

POOL New / Reuters This morning, reports surfaced that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been briefed on possible incoming Russian-based cyberattack that could lead to the release of compromising information about the country’s lawmakers. But the threat has been expanded beyond gaining leverage on politicians. UK cyber intelligence agency NCSC, the FBI and the DHS have […]

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Samsung’s commercial-grade Galaxy Tab Active 2 is available in the US

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active2 is available starting today for $420 if you go the WiFi route; there’s also an LTE option available on AT&T and Verizon. Whether you’re on the shop floor or working outdoors, the slate’s unique build should be up to the task at hand. Samsung made the S Pen a bit more […]

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Google is reportedly acquiring Lytro for around $40 million

Lytro burst onto the scene in 2011 with its then-unprecedented “light field” technology that powered an oddly-shaped camera with the ability to refocus pictures after they’re taken. The first $400 camera arrived in 2012, however, after a pivot to virtual reality (where its technology creates photographs and videos that you can move around in to […]

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Huawei’s P20 Pro reportedly packs a 40MP camera

Do you still have a hole in your heart where Nokia’s camera-centric Lumia 1020 used to be? It might be filled very shortly. WinFuture sources have claimed that Huawei’s upcoming P20 Pro will include an ultra-high resolution 40-megapixel rear camera in addition to an 8MP telephoto shooter and a 20MP black-and-white sensor. It’s not certain […]

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Roku’s free movie channel arrives on Samsung smart TVs this summer

Last year, Roku launched a free, ad-supported film channel available to those with a Roku player, stick or TV in the US. Now, the company has announced that The Roku Channel will be available as an app on select Samsung smart TVs this summer. The channel’s selection includes content from studios like Lionsgate, MGM and […]

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Samsung’s 2018 QLED 4K TVs can blend into your wall and control your smart home

Samsung just unveiled its 2018 lineup of QLED 4K TVs at an event in New York City. The company remains the world’s leading TV maker, and while this year’s sets make modest improvements to picture quality — mainly black levels — the major focus is intelligence and smart home control. The new QLEDs (never, ever […]

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