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Razer was founded in San Diego in 2005. (Source: Craft)

Razer realignment forces layoffs; Razer Phone 3 possibly cancelled

Razer has had to cut around 2% of its workforce due to “realignment.” It’s believed many of the staff that have been let go were involved with the company’s smartphone products. The cuts could mean that any progress on the Razer P...
The rumours and leaks were true; the Galaxy S10 and S10+ will feature punch-hole front-facing cameras. (Image source: YouTube)

Updated | Samsung Galaxy S10: Official launch advert spotted on Norwegian TV

The Galaxy S10 and S10+ are here one day early, sort of. Norwegian TV channel TV 2 has aired the launch advert for the Galaxy S10 and S10+ before tomorrow's Galaxy UNPACKED event in San Francisco. The advert confirms many of the S...
Image via Reddit

Polish retailer X-Kom briefly sold PS4 thumbstick covers and Fallout 76 bundle for US $5

Polish e-retailer X-Kom ran a promotion this past weekend that offered a free copy of Fallout 76 with four sets of PlayStation 4 thumbstick covers, all for POL 19 zl (~US $5). This discount is not out of the norm for retailers sel...
Image via Razer (w/ edits)

Razer to shut down Razer Game Store February 28th, 10 months after it opened

Razer is shutting down the Razer Game Store, its own online retail space for PC games. The store will close in the early morning of February 28th. Any games purchased through the Razer Game Store will continue to work, though keys...
The general copyright strike message found on YouTube. (Image via YouTube)

The Verge issues copyright claims against multiple YouTube videos criticizing its infamous PC build video

Vox Media, the parent company of tech news outlet The Verge, has issued multiple copyright claims on videos criticizing its widely maligned PC building tutorial video. Using YouTube's copyright claim system, Vox lodged copyright s...
Dell first reported last October that it would be fixing the DPC latency issues that have plagued some XPS 15 9570 laptops (Image source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issues are more complicated than the company first thought

Almost four months on since Dell announced that it would soon fix the DPC latency issues that have caused audio problems for some XPS 15 9570 laptops, Frank Azor has conceded that there is no end in sight for beleaguered owners. W...
Amazon's NYC HQ is off the table. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon has axed its plans for a New York City HQ

Amazon has been the focus of considerable political opposition in the state of New York due to its plans to build one of its two new headquarters (HQ) in Long Island. New Yorkers have voiced their discontent with the proposals ove...
The Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and G7 15 laptops should come with OLED panel options soon. (Source: Dell)

Release date for Dell XPS 15 and Alienware m15 with OLED panels seemingly pushed back to April

A press release from Dell published in early January stated that the Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and Dell G7 15 laptops would be offered with OLED panel options starting in March. Unfortunately for those waiting to snap up a Dell ...
Red Square - Moscow, Russia, Russia planning to disconnect from the world wide web (Source: World for Travel)

Russia planning to go internet-free, for now as an experiment

Working with all major internet providers in the country, Russian authorities are planning an interesting - and quite disturbing - experiment that involves disconnecting all local users from the internet. The purpose of this exper...
Some versions of the Dell Hybrid Adapter + Power Bank pose an electric shock hazard. (Source: US CPSC)

Electric shock risk forces Dell to recall Hybrid Adapter + Power Bank accessory for laptops

Dell has had to recall certain versions of its portable charging device, the Hybrid Adapter + Power Bank, because of the risk of electric shock. Apparently, the casing of the black adapter part of the accessory can break, which in...
The eavesdropping bug only occurred when callers were using the Group feature. (Source: Apple)

Apple finally fixes eavesdropping Group FaceTime bug via iOS 12.1.4

Apple was supposed to completely fix the eavesdropping vulnerability triggered via the Group feature in the FaceTime app last week, but it looks like the company found a few more bugs and fixed them as well. One bug is related to ...
The battery in our cheap Chinese smartphone expanded and cracked the screen

The battery in our cheap Chinese smartphone expanded and cracked the screen

Everything was normal until our glass display suddenly cracked. If you're planning on getting a cheap Android from a Chinese OEM, then hopefully you won't be unlucky as we are. We're just glad that nothing caught on fire.
The rear-screen of the Vivo NEX Dual Display did not remain unscathed during JerryRigEverything's teardown. (Image source: zacksjerryrig)

Vivo NEX Dual Display: A closer look at how the dual-display smartphone works

Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything has done it again and disassembled another smartphone, this time the Vivo NEX Dual Display. The teardown is not without its issues though.
Battlefield V has been criticized for its lack of content upon release. (Source: EA)

EA "only" sold 7.3 million copies of Battlefield V, 1 million fewer than hoped for

It has been reported that around 7.3 million units of Battlefield V have been sold since it was released in November last year. EA’s stock price fell after the company announced a cut in its revenue outlook, but the price rose lat...
Apple's top secret Project Titan is believed to have been approved by Tim Cook in 2014. (Source: TechSpot)

Apple employee charged with theft of confidential self-driving car information

It has been reported that a former Apple employee has been charged with stealing information about self-driving cars from the Cupertino company. The worker, named as Jizhong Chen, has been accused of taking photos in sensitive are...
The chemical contamination could lead to decreased GPU supplies, which would artificially rise the MSRPs. (Source: ComputerBase)

TSMC incident may put AMD and Nvidia GPU supply at risk

TSMC confirmed that around 10,000 wafers were compromised, but the Taiwanese company has yet to make an official statement about the full extent of the damages and the exact circumstances of the incident. The unfortunate event cou...
Tim Cook introduces Group Face Time. (Source: Ars Technica)

Update | Group FaceGate: New iOS bug grants access to iPhone mic audio without its owner's knowledge

Some alarming reports of a serious error in Group FaceTime associated with iOS 12.1 or later, have emerged. This bug allows an iPhone user to activate the call microphone of a second iPhone, whether its own user is aware of this o...
Image via Charged

iOS 12.1.3 may break WiFi in addition to cellular connectivity

The iPhone has had a bumpy couple of months. iOS 12.1.2, released last month, broke cellular connectivity for some users. The problem got so bad that Sprint issued a warning to its customers to wait on updating. There doesn't seem...
Meng Wanzhou and Huawei have faced a total of 23 criminal charges in two separate indictments. (Source: The Straits Times)

US officially charges Huawei and Meng Wanzhou with financial fraud; company also accused of commercial espionage

A 13-count indictment has been announced against Huawei and the company’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, mostly in relation to fraud. Two of the Chinese manufacturer’s affiliates, Huawei Device USA and Skycom Tech, have also been included in ...
Image via Nintendo

Development on Metroid Prime 4 to be restarted with veteran developer Retro Studios at the helm

Nintendo has been mum on the development of Metroid Prime 4 since its announcement at E3 2017, but it looks like development has not been going well. In a video announcement, Shinya Takahashi stated that Nintendo has decided to re...
The GeForce RTX 2060 currently costs US$349 from Nvidia's online shop. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia financial guidance lowered; RTX GPU sales weaker than expected

Nvidia has announced that the financial guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019 has been lowered. A forecast revenue figure of US$2.70 billion had previously been given, but this has now been reduced to US$2.20 billion...
Dell unexpectedly released BIOS 1.7 for the XPS 15 9570 last week. (Image Source: Dell)

Updated | Dell resolves the XPS 15 9570 NVIDIA GPU issue with BIOS 1.7

XPS 15 9570 owners rejoice. We can confirm that Dell has finally fixed the NVIDIA GPU issue that has been plaguing some 9570 laptops for months with BIOS 1.7. Unfortunately, the update has introduced some fan peculiarities though....
The Moto G4 Plus. (Source: NDTV)

Over a year after promising Oreo for the Moto G4 Plus, Motorola is yet to do so

Motorola released the Moto G4 Plus back in 2016 and promised it would receive two major updates. A while later, the company went back on its word and claimed the mid-range phone would not get the update, prompting a media outcry w...
Beware the update that bricks. (Source: EBay-Premierflags)

Mi A2 users have reported multiple cases of bricked phones after installing the January update

Xiaomi sent out the January update to the Android One Mi A2 earlier this week, and there have now been multiple reports of bricked devices after installing the OTA. Unpolished updates may be becoming a theme of Xiaomi's Android On...
AlphaStar clocks up a consistent win rate against its human opponent in StarCraft II. (Source: 9to5Google)

Forget chess and Go - artificial intelligence can now beat humans in StarCraft II

DeepMind Technologies will be celebrating after its AlphaStar AI managed to defeat two human opponents in the popular RTS game StarCraft II. Five versions of AlphaStar were created to compete against each other, with the AI winner...
Several users have complained of MacBook Pros exhibiting the 'stage light' effect. (Source: Alex P. on

iFixit: Apple MacBook Pro stage light issue turns "a $6 problem into a $600 disaster"

Several users have complained of a 'stage light' anomaly in their MacBook Pro displays. iFixit wrote in a blog post that it has identified the cause of the issue and attributes it to the manner in which the display cables connect ...
Google faces a penalty of €50 million for lack of transparency. (Source: Smart Money Press)

French regulatory body fines Google €50 million for GDPR violations

The Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) has imposed a fine of €50 million (~US$56.8 million) on Google for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The huge penalty has been justified by t...
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 flagship production in India might cease

Samsung might stop making flagships in India

A few recent bad decisions by the Indian government might force Samsung to stop the local manufacturing of Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 flagships. Even worse, the company might drop its plans to increase the exports of mobile phone...
Microsoft has suggested that any remaining Windows Mobile users switch to another platform. (Source: The Windows Club)

Microsoft is putting an end to Windows Mobile support this year

The Windows Mobile platform is all but dead at this point. Microsoft will finally let it rest forever this year. The company will withdrawing support for the latest version of its OS, as well as the second-latest, by December 2019...
Collection #1 breach notification by Have I Been Pwned (Source: Personal email)

Collection #1 is one of the world's worst data breaches so far, with more than 772 million accounts affected

Although Yahoo's most severe data breach apparently involved more accounts than Collection #1, this new major security incident involves almost 2.7 billion records, including almost 773 million unique email addresses alongside pas...
Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: OnLeaks)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 phones will feature Samsung's traditional slow fast-charge

A few weeks ago, a leak rumored that the S10 phones could feature new fast-charging technology. New information, however, indicates that the reality of the matter could be different, and S10 owner may have to put up with Samsung's...
Dell XPS 15 9575, still facing problems as of January 2019 DPC latency

Dell is also working on fixing XPS 15 9575 DPC latency issues

Although most DPC latency-related complaints we heard so far from Dell XPS users involved the XPS 15 9570, it looks like the XPS 15 9575 convertible is also plagued by such problems. Frank Azor has recently confirmed that Dell is ...
Fortnite is now used for online money laundering via V-Bucks

Fortnite is being used to launder cash

Although the game itself is free, Fortnite also features virtual coins that can be used to purchase various in-game items. Scammers use stolen credit cards to buy V-bucks and then sell them for good rates to legitimate players. Ju...
Huawei EMUI 9.0 flyer, third-party launchers not supported in China (Source: Android Community)

Huawei now blocking third-party Android launchers in China

Huawei might be on its way to becoming the world's second-largest smartphone maker, but the latest move made by the Chinese brand might be a costly one in the long run. The EMUI 9.0 update will come without access to third-party l...
Apple iPhone 8 and XR see price cuts of up to 20 percent in China

Apple cuts iPhone 8 and XR prices in China by 20 percent

Although Apple has recently asked its suppliers to cut the iPhone production by 10 percent in the second quarter, it looks like the brand's handsets are not doing well in China. In an unprecedented move, Apple authorized mid-cycle...
Regarded by some as the last great Android flagship, the V20 was marred by lackluster software updates.

After two years and just one major OS update, LG gives up on the LG V20

27 months after the LG V20 was released, LG appears to have finally ended all software support for it. The device ran on Android Nougat out of the box and only received the Oreo update almost a year after launch. This marks a sad ...
Renders of the Xperia XZ4. (Source: TechConfigurations)

Xperia XZ4 news: Compact model ditched, 3.5mm headphone jack missing

The Sony Xperia XZ4 is set to be released at MWC next month. The company's Vice President of Marketing, however, has alluded to the fact that the company may not launch an XZ4 Compact. Also, new information claims the XZ4 will not...
The Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

Updated | Dell shelves its new XPS 15 9570 BIOS

In a dissapointing but perhaps unsurprising move, Dell has postponed the release of its BIOS update for the XPS 15 9570. The news comes after the company previously said that it would release BIOS 1.7 by the end of 2018, which Del...
IMDb Freedrive now live, access limited to the US

IMDb's Freedive is a new video streaming service, only available in the US for now

Amazon's subsidiary has just released a free video streaming service that offers a rich collection of ad-supported TV shows like Fringe and Heroes, as well as various Hollywood movies like The Last Samurai, True Romance, Run Lola ...
Apparently, the FlexPai can be folded over 200,000 times without breaking. (Source: Royole)

CES 2019 | Reviews of the Royole FlexPai are coming in - first but flawed foldable phone

Early reviews of Royole’s foldable FlexPai device have come in, and it seems the main attraction of the smartphone is what everyone expected it to be: Its flexibility. The company has done well in beating major players like Samsun...
The Dell Precision 5530 is rather expensive at the moment. (Image source: own)

Dell UK is selling a £7 million laptop

What is the most that you would pay for a laptop? Well, Dell UK must think that some people have cash to burn as it has listed a version of the Precision 7720 for over £7 million on its website. That is ex. VAT and delivery too, a...
Windows 10 will get some new features including reserved storage and you might hate it

The next Windows 10 version will feature "reserved storage" and you might not like it

The next major Windows 10 release will reserve 7 GB of your device's storage space to avoid failing big updates due to a Windows Update bug. Due to this bug, the system is not checking for enough space before launching after an up...
A Huawei employee sent a New Year's Eve message via iPhone. (Source: Twitter)

Huawei employees reportedly fined for sending an official company tweet on an iPhone

An official Huawei Twitter account (@Huawei) has been caught sending its celebratory New Year's message from an iPhone. It was quickly picked up by the vlogger MKBHD on his own Twitter feed. A Reuters report claims that the employ...
Apple's stock price has had a rough ride on the NASDAQ over the last few weeks. (Source: Varchev)

Apple's stock price takes a dive

Apple’s stock price plummeted on the NASDAQ today. The previous close for the Cupertino company stood at US$157.92. However, at the time of writing, the stock price had fallen to US$142.19, leaving the iPhone maker with a market c...
Google Chrome for Android still has three-year-old bugs, fix coming soon

Google needed more than three years to patch a flaw in Chrome for Android

Back in May 2015, a serious flaw in Chrome for Android that exposed various bits of sensitive information was discovered. This security issue was ignored by Google for more than three years, but now the tech giant is finally takin...
AT&T's 5G speeds may not be much faster than 4G LTE

AT&T's 5G speeds may not be much faster than 4G LTE

If user tests are to be believed, the initial rollout of AT&T's 5G home internet network may be disappointing to most. Download and upload speeds aren't much better than those on 4G LTE. These tests raise concerns about the viabil...
AirPower might never see the light of day. (Image via Apple w/ edits)

The new year is here, Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat is not

2018 has come and gone and with it the promise of an Apple-made wireless charging pad. Announced back at the 2017 iPhone X event, Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat is still MIA. At that event, Apple promised a 2018 release. H...
At least 20 popular Android apps are still sending user data to Facebook without consent, study finds

At least 20 popular Android apps are still sending user data to Facebook without consent, study finds

A recent study by Privacy International found that at least 20 Android apps with install bases in excess of 10 million users automatically send user data to Facebook within one second of opening. This data is sent without user kno...
Analysts predict that Apple may cut the number of 2018 iPhones produced in Q1.

Citi Research cuts estimate for Q1 production of iPhone XS Max by half

Citing predictions that the 2018 iPhone line may soon enter a destocking phase, Citi Research cut production estimates for the iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max by a collective 10% (50 million to 45 million). Most of this cu...
The man claims the almost brand-new iPhone XS Max simply caught on fire. (Source: J.Hillard/iDrop News)

Man claims iPhone XS Max exploded in his pants pocket

An article published by iDrop News reports than an Ohio man has suffered injury from his iPhone XS Max catching fire whilst in the back pocket of his pants. Apparently, the device was completely destroyed in the incident, and the ...

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