Monthly Archives: September 2019

  • Microsoft Invites Gamers To Preview Project xCloud Game Streaming

    Microsoft is getting ready for the future of gaming that will allow you to stream your favorite games to multiple devices. A preview is underway with Xbox Console Streaming Preview and Project xCloud Preview that will start in October 2019. The previews are a first look and will allow the streaming...
  • Boston Dynamics robot dog Spot goes on sale

    A robotics company whose creations have amassed millions of views on YouTube, is renting out one of its stars, Spot. Anyone wishing to lease the quadruped dog-like robot could do so for "less than the price of a car", Boston Dynamics told IEEE Spectrum. It suggested Spot could be useful...
  • Lifesize Icon 700 and Phone HD review: The peak of quality

    Lifesize has always had a sharp focus - if you'll pardon the pun - on cloud-based videoconferencing. Its Icon 700 camera and Phone HD speakerphone pack takes this to the next level: it's a true 4K solution, yet its encoding software has bandwidth requirements as low as 3Mbits/sec. Combine this...
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Rating Granted In Australia Hinting At PC Port

    PC gamers often don't want to play games on a console and hold out in hopes of a decent port. There are so many console gamers and only a few consoles to develop for, so developers tend to go that route on many games to start. One perfect example is...
  • ASUS ROG Phone II Gaming Monster Now Available Priced At $899

    If you're looking for the ultimate Android gaming phone on the market, the ASUS ROG Phone II is now available to purchase in the United States... and it actually costs less than a new Apple iPhone 11 Pro. The smartphone is priced at $899, which undercuts the iPhone 11 Pro by $100...
  • Facebook Is Buying Brain Computing Startup CTRL-labs To Develop Mind Controlled Devices

    Facebook is making a major investment into mind control, and while that would normally scare the spit out of us, we are actually optimistic about this latest venture. Or acquisition, we should say—Facebook has agreed to acquire CTRL-labs, a brain-computing startup that developed a wristband users can control with their...
  • Microsoft Launches Out-of-Band Updates To Patch Serious Internet Explorer, Defender Flaws

    Microsoft has published a pair of rare security updates off its normal update cycle. The two patches are to fix serious security flaws in Microsoft Defender and Internet Explorer. The updates are rare because they are off Microsoft's steadfast schedule of releasing major security updates on the second Tuesday of...
  • Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Goes For Olympic Gold With Hardcore Gymnastics Routine

    Boston Dynamics never fails to impress with its family of robots that include the Spot Mini "robot dog" and the more humanoid-esque Atlas. When it comes to the latter, we've seen it walking around a lab, picking up items, withstand abuse from its human handlers, jump on boxes, and even perform...
  • How To Enable New iOS 13 Low Data Mode If You're Hitting Your Data Cap

    In a perfect world, data caps would not exist—we would all have access to a wide open spigot of data at a low price. Here in the real world, however, it is not that simple—unlimited data plans, while widely available, can be more than some willing users are willing to...
  • Pure adds Optane and QLC flash to boost performance and capacity

    Pure Storage has added Intel Optane-based modules for high-end flash storage performance, launched a capacity-focused array range that will exploit QLC flash, and launched Pure as-a-Service with on-premise and cloud options available. These developments reflect the adoption of leading-edge storage technologies at the high-performance and capacity ends of flash storage...

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