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Ars Technica and GOG are giving away copies of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. (Source: Ars Technica)

Ars Technica and GOG are giving away copies of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

To celebrate a new partnership, Ars Technica and GOG are giving away free codes for The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for PC or Mac for the next two days.
The alleged multi-core score for the iPhone 8 was 8975, 41% faster than the new Galaxy S8. (Source: 9to5Mac)

New iPhone 8 benchmarks debunked

New iPhone 8 benchmarks show the phone beating the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 by a significant margin, but upon further investigation, the benchmarks have been proven false.
Apple Dubai Mall retail store opens late April 2017

Apple Dubai Mall opens tomorrow

This new retail location features an 186-foot curved storefront and balcony that overlook Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain, being the third Apple store in the region. The company's first two similar locations in the UAE recorded more than 4 million visitors since their opening 18 months ago.
The Meizu PRO 5 was the last officially supported Ubuntu Touch phone. (Image Source: Ubuntu Insights)

Ubuntu Phone support will end in June, app store will close in December

The mobile OS will no longer be updated after June of this year, while the Ubuntu Touch app store will be closed by the end of the year. These moves will essentially kill off Ubuntu Touch.
The latest unconfirmed render of the iPhone 8. (Source: BGR)

Apple might launch only two iPhones instead of three this year

The rumors surrounding Apple's iPhone production drama seem to never end. The latest unconfirmed news suggest that there are only two iPhones currently being worked on, instead of three.
Image source: Apple

Apple reduces commissions to App Store affiliates by 64%

Apple's App Store affiliates will now earn 2.5% for apps downloaded via their affiliate ID, down from 7%.
Instead of repairing your iPad 4, service techs may replace it with an iPad Air 2. (Image source: iFixit)

Apple may replace your broken iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2

Customers that bring in an iPad 4 for repairs to authorized Apple service centers or Apple stores may have their device replaced with an iPad Air 2.
The larger "602" model measures 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm, while the smaller "EVT 03" model measures 149.5 x 72.5 x 8.6mm. (Source: 9to5Mac)

iPhone 8 may be the thickest Apple smartphone since the iPhone 4

Leaked renders of what is believed to be this year's upcoming iPhones have appeared on Weibo. These sources have yet to be confirmed, but what they do suggest is that the new iPhone 8's upgrades have made it into a beefier device.
An Apple Watch could soon be a must-have for diabetes sufferers. (Source: Apple)

The Apple Watch could one day make it easier to treat diabetes

Apple reportedly is working on new technology to make the daily treatment of diabetes much less inconvenient. The company has plans for optical sensors built into the Apple Watch that can monitor glucose levels without piercing the skin.
Not dead yet: the iPhone 5 (and the 5C) will still receive OS updates.

Don't worry, iPhone 5 users: Apple plans to continue issuing updates to your device

A new report claimed that Apple was dropping support for the iPhone 5 and 5C with the latest iOS 10.3.2 beta update. It is now apparent that the two devices will be covered via a second version of the update.
A concept image showing the iPhone 8's rumored curved display. (Source: Express UK)

Touch ID issues may delay production of the iPhone 8

Apple's reluctance to compromise on Touch ID may prevent the upcoming iPhone from launching on schedule. The company sees the feature as a prerequisite for getting rid of its device's physical buttons.
Lenovo is the best overall laptop brand, according to Laptop Mag. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo dethrones Apple in Laptop Mag's "Best & Worst Laptop Brands" list for 2017

Lenovo has claimed the top spot from Apple in Laptop Mag's annual brand ranking. The Cupertino giant fell to 5th place due to controversial design changes in its Macbook and Macbook Pro lines.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

April 2017 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Apple ahead of both Samsung and Huawei in smartphone race

Apple ahead of both Samsung and Huawei in smartphone race

Samsung is still king when it comes to combined worldwide shipments of smartphones and feature phones, but the South Korean manufacturer is now lagging behind Apple by a mere 0.1 percent in pure smartphone shipments.
Game console emulators like Nesbox will no longer be available on the Windows Store. (Source: Nesbox)

The Windows Store has officially banned emulators

Microsoft's latest policy change for the official Windows Store bans emulators outright. However, the software can still be found and downloaded online.
The new TITAN Xp has 12 GB GDDR5X VRAM, 3840 CUDA cores, and 12 TFLOPS of performance. (Source: Nvidia)

Titan Xp now official, will also support Mac OS X

The new GPU is equipped with 12 GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 11.4 Gbps, 3840 CUDA cores clocked at ~1.6 GHz, and boasts 12 TFLOPs of performance. Nvidia will also begin developing drivers for Mac OS X.
The Pebble smartwatch can still work even when disconnected from Pebble's servers. (source: Pebble)

New Pebble update allows smartwatch to keep ticking

The latest update to the Pebble app allows the smartwatches to continue functioning even when not connected to Pebble's servers.
A new polymer can heal itself in under 24 hours. (Source: Wang Polymer Research Group)

Self-healing touchscreens may be here by 2020

A new polymer developed by researchers at the University of California Riverside can stitch itself back together from a tear or scratch in under 24 hours. The research lead thinks the material could debut on smartphones by 2020.
Apple Music for Android major update released in early April 2017

Apple updates Music for Android

This app for music lovers got out of the beta stage a few months ago, and now it gets a major interface overhaul that makes it look similar to the version available for Apple iOS 10 devices.
Apple iPad (2017) Tablet Review

91% Apple iPad (2017) Tablet Review

Just recycling? Apple did not even hold a keynote for its latest tablet model. All we got was a press release. We think: That is enough for the Apple iPad (2017), because it is a very good tablet – and finally for a fair price.
Apple A9 | Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600 | 9.7" | 478 g
Expect the next-gen Apple Watch to look near-identical to its predecessor. (Source: Apple)

Apple Watch Series 3 expected to launch in September

The Apple Watch Series 3 is coming in September, according to an industry source. Aside from performance and battery life enhancements, plus a possible LTE model, it should closely resemble the current-gen Series 2.
Manufacturers may be having issues with the laminating of OLED panels and 3D-sensing system implementation. (Source: Mac Rumors)

iPhone launch may be delayed until end of year

Apple may much back the release date of its revamped iPhone with a 5.8-inch OLED display until October or even November, according to a new Chinese report.
A concept rendering of a curved iPhone 8. (Source: TechConfigurations)

Apple has ordered 70 million bendable OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 will have a curved display, hence the reason for Apple's large bendable OLED order. The company has contracted Samsung to produce the panels for the device which is expected to launch later this year.
The current Mac Pro hasn't been updated since 2013. (Source: Apple)

Apple is planning to redesign the Mac Pro

In a press interview, senior staff at Apple said that the company is "completely rethinking the Mac Pro." Plans for a redesign are in motion, but a new Mac Pro likely won't arrive until next year at the earliest.
iOS 10 Spotlight screen, iOS 10.3.1 now available for download

Apple releases iOS 10.3.1

The new update comes in a small package, and it does not bring any new features, only offering the usual bug fixes and security improvements. All iOS 10 users can download it for free via OTA or iTunes.
Shares in UK chip designer Imagination Technologies have plunged more than 60% after Apple's announcement. (Source: Reuters)

Apple to cut ties with long-time GPU partner, may develop its own GPUs in-house

Apple, Imagination's largest customer, will no longer be sourcing their GPUs from the company in 15 months to two years. Instead, it seems highly likely that they'll create their own GPUs instead.
Nikkei reported on Friday that U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake and U.S. chipmaker Broadcom offered Toshiba about 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) for the unit. (Source:The Korea Herald)

Apple, Amazon and Google among companies bidding for Toshiba's NAND unit

Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun Daily reported on Saturday that US tech firms Apple, Google and Amazon have joined the bidding war over Toshiba's NAND unit, which accounts for 20 percent of the NAND market.
JEDEC is the global leader in setting memory standards. (Source: JEDEC)

DDR5 memory is coming, and it is fast

The new standard promises to bring twice the bandwidth and density over current DDR4 memory. Publication is expected to be finalized in 2018.
Google Calendar available on Apple iPad March 2017

Google Calendar hits Apple's iPad

This well-known app by Google is now available for the iPad and allows its users to search their calendar from the home screen with Spotlight Search, also having many more useful features currently in the pipeline.
The vulnerability was first discovered by an 18-year-old in Arizona who took advantage of a JavaScript flaw in a bid to collect a bug bounty last year. (Source: Apple Insider)

Apple says iOS 10.3 fixes flaw that caused phones to repeatedly call 911

The iOS 10.3 update included frontend improvements and security fixes, one of which addressed a major security hole that allowed other users to remotely take control of iOS devices and use them to call 911.
The original Starcraft is now available for free as a public beta. (Source: Blizzard)

Blizzard releases original Starcraft for free

The title is currently available for free on Technically a public beta test of version 1.18, the single player campaign is available in its entirety, and multiplayer is available through PTR.
The iPad Air and new iPad compared—can you tell which is which? (Source: iFixit)

iFixit tears open the new iPad, finds an old iPad inside

A teardown of the new iPad reveals a striking similarity to the first-generation iPad Air. A few hardware upgrades keep it from becoming a carbon copy of its predecessor.
Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker now available in multiple colors

Fitbit Alta HR launches globally

Advertised as "the world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate tracking," this smart wearable comes with a battery life of up to a week. The colors available for the classic band are black, blue gray, coral, and fuchsia, while the price tag reads $149.95 USD.
The U.S. House of Representatives has signed the action to repeal FCC regulations concerning user privacy.

United States House of Representatives votes to allows ISPs to sell browsing history

Both the House and Senate have now voted to allow ISPs to sell the personal data of their customers. The measure will go before President Trump, who is expected to sign the bill into action.
 All three upcoming models will feature wireless inductive charging, echoing recent reports by Ming-Chi Kuo. (Source: Value Walk)

Wireless charging on iPhone 8 may ultimately be a letdown

Analyst Christopher Rolland spoke to suppliers and tech companies in Asia in order to research more about the latest info along Apple's supply chain. According to his sources, wireless charging on the new iPhones is not exactly fast.
Sources disagree on whether the tablet will have an edge-to-edge display or a narrow bezel design. (Source: PhoneArena)

New iPad Pro could arrive this April

Could an updated iPad Pro become available as early as next month? There's a lot of uncertainty among analysts at the moment as it's anyone's guess as to when Apple will release the updated 10.5-inch tablet.
iOS 10.3 is now available for download. (Source: Apple)

Apple iOS 10.3 now publicly available

The update brings a shift to Apple's new APFS file system, which should increase overall system performance and better allocate storage space. There are a few other changes as well.
Logitech Rugged Combo keyboard case for the new 9.7-inch iPad

Logitech unveils Rugged Combo keyboard case for the new iPad

This new accessory made for the new 9.7-inch iPad was designed for the education market, offering protection from drops and daily wear and tear, while its detachable keyboard provides a secure, approved solution for exams and tests.
The A11 will be used in the new OLED iPhone 8 as well as the rumored iterative iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. (Source: 9to5mac)

Apple's A11 chip for iPhone 8 to begin production in April

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will begin producing Apple's A11 chip in April, aiming to manufacture 100 million units by year's end in preparation for the expected demand for the upcoming iPhone 8 and upgraded iPhone 7s.
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to be manufactured in India by May 2017 as well

Apple to start making iPhones in India this spring

Although the Indian government has not accepted most of Apple's demands for financial incentives, the Cupertino giant is expected to begin iPhone manufacturing in Bangalore by mid-May.
Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster this summer. (Source: Blizzard)

Original Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster

One of the most popular RTS games on the PC is getting a graphical and audio overhaul, including a bump to 4K resolutions and tweaks to the story and gameplay experience.
Apple retail store in Cologne opens late March 2017

Apple opens three new stores

The new stores in Nanjing, Miami, and Cologne introduce The Forum to each of these cities, also featuring The Boardroom space where business customers can get hands-on training and advice.
Most Android phones in the US are running old security software. (Source: Skycure)

Most Android devices are running old security patches and could be vulnerable

A whopping 71% of Android devices in the United States run security patches that are 2 months old or older. This could leave them vulnerable to exploits made known in the latest security update logs.
Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products

Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products

The notorious activist group says that the CIA developed specialized tools to specifically target and infiltrate Apple products, namely Macbooks and iPhones. The tools have been in use since at least 2008.
T-Mobile's Scam ID service will identify possible scam phone calls. (Source: T-Mobile)

T-Mobile fights scammers with call warnings

Two new programs, Scam ID and Scam Block, will help T-Mobile customers avoid scam phone calls by identifying known scam numbers and warning users. Clients can also opt in to Scam Block, which outright blocks known scammers.
The new Apple iPad. (Source: Apple)

The new iPad is now available on the Apple Store

Orders for Apple's latest tablet are now live on the company's online store. The new iPad, which replaces the iPad Air 2, starts at $329 and retains its predecessor's specs aside from an upgraded processor.
Apple's patented design for a iPhone/laptop hybrid. (Source: USPTO)

Apple patents designs for iPhone and iPad laptop docks

A recently-published patent reveals Apple's design for an iPhone that docks into a laptop shell. Another similar design reveals a MacBook that uses an iPad as its display.
An artist's rendering of what the iPhone 8 may look like. (Source: Oscar Luna Martinez)

Apple's iPhone 8 should launch in September, but in limited quantities

Barclays analysts believe that although the upcoming iPhone (generally known as the iPhone 8) will launch in September, a limited initial supply will force Apple to ship the majority of devices later in the year.
Casio introduced several new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017. (Source: Casio)

Casio introduces new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017

The timepiece maker introduced a new watch in each of the G-Shock, Edifice, and Baby-G lines. The new watches look tough and have full feature sets.
The kickstarters say the device will work with both Android and iOS, utilizing a proprietary private signal that works up to 100 feet away. (Source: Superscreen)

Superscreen is a tablet that wirelessly streams content from your smartphone

Superscreen is a kickstarter project that aims to provide you with the big screen of a 10-inch tablet without the redundancy of owning two separate devices.

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