By Devin Coldewey Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly froze the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last May. The layoffs are reportedly due to disappointing…


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Acer Swift 7 (2017)

By Joe Osborne This review is of the 2017 Acer Swift 7 model. To see our impressions of the latest version, check out our new hands-on review of the 2018 Acer Swift 7. Since the arrival of the 12-inch MacBook, Apple’s rivals have responded in kind with enough super thin laptops to practically create a…


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The coolest PC components to look forward to in 2018

By Kevin Lee If 2018 is going to be anything like 2017, this year is going to be packed with new PC components. But, aside from Ryzen 2 and Nvidia Volta, there are plenty of smaller parts that are going to make computing in 2018 even better. From new motherboards to RGB fans, we’ve rounded…


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The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille

By Devin Coldewey Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no options to do so, leaving them behind their peers academically and socially. Becdot is a toy created by the parents facing that…


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The best cheap motherboard prices in January 2018

By Gabe Carey For years, motherboards have been a barrier between gamers and power users looking to build their own PCs. And, for years, the reality has been far less complicated than the common perception. The truth is, it isn’t that tough to comprehend the differences between motherboard brands, chipsets and functionality. Better yet, as…


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Intel admits that Meltdown and Spectre patch problems affect newer CPUs

By Darren Allan You may recall that last week, Intel warned that its fixes for Meltdown and Spectre had caused elements of instability with some of its older processors, but now the firm has said that the stability gremlins also pertain to newer chips. Much newer chips, in fact. In a news update which clarified…


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Forget VR and AR, Nintendo Labo puts the future in your hands

By TechRadar Staff Nintendo is a company which is famous for swimming against the tide, confounding expectations and doing precisely the opposite of what everyone anticipates. While rivals such as Sony and Microsoft pour millions into developing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for applications within the world of gaming, Nintendo seems to delight in pushing…


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Meizu’s New M6S Phone: Price, Release Date, And Specs

Meizu announced its newest phone called the M6S. Here’s everything you need to know, including M6s phone price, release date, and specs. …read more Source:: TechTimes.com – Smartphones


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Samsung first to mass-produce GDDR6 memory for next-gen graphics cards

By Matt Hanson Samsung has beaten its rivals, SK Hynix and Micron, to become the first company to begin mass-producing GDDR6 memory chips – the extremely fast graphics memory that will power the next generation of graphics cards. All three companies, which are big players in the memory market, have announced their plans to produce…


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Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools

By Matt Burns Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to proprietary tech, it’s safe to the touch and just as fast as a wall outlet. The company stopped by TechCrunch’s CES 2018 booth…


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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a mobile RPG for wannabe wizards

By Emma Boyle It may require pulling out a Pensieve to remember, but in late 2017 Warner Bros announced a brand-new publishing label, called Portkey Games, which would be dedicated to creating games tied to the Harry Potter universe. The first game to be announced was Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – an AR game from…


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Fitbit teams up with Xbox One to get gamers moving through new fitness app

By Gerald Lynch Gamers get a bad rap when it comes to stereotypes about their personal fitness, with the reductive assumption being they’re more interested in their headshots than their heart rates. But Microsoft has been trying to shift that perception for years. The Xbox One launched with the now sadly deceased Kinect-enabled Xbox Fitness.…


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Samsung Announces Special Galaxy Note 8 Edition, But You Can’t Buy It

Samsung announced a new Galaxy Note 8 limited edition for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The company made only a few thousand units, however, and its availability will be very limited. …read more Source:: TechTimes.com – Smartphones


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Blizzard’s Overwatch League entertains 10 million esports fans in first week

By Darren Allan Blizzard’s pro gaming Overwatch League finally kicked off a week ago today, and quickly accrued a good deal of viewers – in fact, the first week of play witnessed over 10 million esports fans spectating the matches. Games took place on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week, and the 10 million…


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Hori Onyx PS4 controller finally cuts the cord on third-party gamepads

By Jon Porter Hori’s Onyx PS4 controller is the first wireless third-party controller for the console, which means that other manufacturers will finally be able to match the functionality of Sony’s own-branded gamepads. Competition is never a bad thing, and third-party controllers are no exception. They keep console manufacturers like Sony on their toes, and…


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