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Razer announces a cheaper external GPU enclosure and support for macOS

The Core X offers fewer features at a $299 price point<p>Razer is updating its Core line of external GPU enclosures today, introducing a new Core X model and adding support for Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports.<p>The Core X is designed as a new, entry level model for Razer’s external …

Computer Hardware

Donald Glover fans take over popular Donald Trump subreddit

“This is the true Donald”<p>Never say fans can’t change the world; or at the very least, change the internet.<p>Donald Glover’s biggest fans have staged a mass takeover of a popular Donald Trump subreddit, simply referred to as The Donald. Note this isn’t the same subreddit as the massively popular, …

Internet

OnePlus copied the iPhone X, but it also improved Apple’s design in one important way

Like most other smartphone vendors out there, OnePlus has a history of copying Apple’s iPhone designs. The notion of Android vendors copying Apple’s …

Mobile Technology

OnePlus 6 announced with a glass back and a notched 6.3-inch display

On sale May 22nd, with a starting price of $529<p>A little earlier than its usual June refresh window, OnePlus has revealed its new flagship Android device today, the OnePlus 6. The most controversial aspect of the new design, the notch at the top of the 6.3-inch 19:9 OLED display, has already been …

Mobile Technology

Hawaii’s erupting volcano is still going, and now it’s a threat to passing planes too

The ash plume from Kilauea’s summit prompted an aviation warning<p>A massive plume of ash rising from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano prompted a warning yesterday to pilots planning to fly over the area. The eruption isn’t <i>just</i> dangerous to people on the ground anymore — it could also bring down …

Geology

Samsung’s gold and burgundy Galaxy S9s look lovely, but aren’t coming to the US

As a fan of HTC’s Solar Red U11 and Nokia’s bright yellow Lumia 1020, I’ve been known to favor phones clad in warmer colors, so Samsung’s newly announced Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus variants have me intrigued. Samsung is introducing a new satin gloss finish for the gold …

United Arab Emirates

OnePlus 6 launch: How to watch live stream and what to expect

In just a few hours, the OnePlus 6 will finally be official.<p>After months of leaks, hints, controversy, and even more leaks, the latest flagship phone from the Chinese OEM that’s determined to “Never Settle” will break cover at an event in London on May 16.<p>While many of the device’s features and …

Mobile Technology

How to use Google Pay

Pay for things, wirelessly<p>Recently, Google has been busy updating the Google Pay app to support desktops, on top of its well-known mobile support. Nowadays, Google Pay is supported at most major markets, gas stations, and department stores. Google Pay is a digital wallet and online payment system, …

Android News

God of War’s goofy new photo mode is a lot of fun

I’ve always found built-in photo modes for games intimidating, much like a high-end DSLR camera. I don’t know the first thing about perspective or lighting, and fiddling with all of these various aspects of a video game screenshot just isn’t much fun. People can make amazing photos with these …

Horizon Zero Dawn

Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic on June 29th

Nintendo has announced the date for its re-release of its re-release of the NES, the NES Classic Edition. The console, which sold out immediately upon its debut in November 2016, will return to store shelves on June 29th, and Nintendo expects it — along with the SNES Classic Edition — to be …

Retrogaming

These countries will get Google Assistant by the end of 2018

Google Assistant took center-stage at I/O 2018, as the company showed off loads of new features and tweaks. However, most publications glossed over one important story during the event, as Google confirmed Assistant was coming to dozens of countries by the end of the year.<p>“By the end of this year, …

Google Assistant

Phones like Xiaomi Redmi S2 should be on your radar. Here’s why.

The best budget smartphones are the ones that don’t really make their compromises felt. There have been quite a few phones to fit the bill in recent years, including Huawei’s Lite models, the new Nokia range, and Xiaomi’s Redmi series.<p>Xiaomi is one name that repeatedly pops up when talking about …

Mobile Technology

Gran Turismo Sport has Sold Around 3.3 Million Copies Worldwide

One of the most surprising tidbits of news to come out of Germany this weekend is an update on Gran Turismo series sales figures. The GT World Tour …

Sports Cars

100 things we announced at I/O ‘18

Study: Smartphones distract parents from connecting with their children

• A new study published in <i>The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships</i> concludes that smartphones distract parents.<br>• This distraction can result in a loss of connection between parent and child.<br>• The study doesn’t conclude that smartphones are bad for parents to use, just that excessive use could …

Scott Brown

Nintendo Switch eShop’s most exciting new game has a very weird name

Immortal Redneck is all about gunning through Egypt, not heading down south<p>There are a few games that stand out in this week’s Nintendo Switch eShop update, but not because of our familiarity with them — but because they have some seriously weird names. Between <i>Immortal Redneck</i>, <i>Suicide Guy</i> and <i>Three</i> …

Nintendo Switch

Google now says controversial AI voice calling system will identify itself to humans

Google is trying to stay ahead of the ethical and philosophical pitfalls of its new Duplex platform<p>Following widespread outcry over the ethical dilemmas raised by Google’s new Duplex system, which lets artificial intelligence mimic a human voice to make appointments, Google has clarified in a …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple is no longer building its $1 billion data center in Ireland

Scrapped after three years of delays in approvals<p>Apple has announced it will no longer build a $1 billion (€850 million) data center in Ireland after planning delays lasting over three years, reports <i>Reuters</i><i>.</i> Since 2015, Apple has wanted to build the data center in Athenry to be close to green …

Ireland

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Gmail’s Smart Compose will write emails for you

At its annual developer conference, Google announced a new feature coming to Gmail called Smart Compose.<p>An extension of Gmail’s Smart Reply feature, Smart Compose will suggest complete sentences within the body of an email as you are writing. It will operate in the background, and if you see a …

Writing

Google Photos will soon be able to colorize old photos

Also convert documents to PDF<p>Google Photos is one of the easiest and best ways to back up all of the images you take with your phone, and today, Google announced a handful of new improvements for the service.<p>The most interesting of the new features is the ability to utilize artificial intelligence …

Google Photos

Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call

It’s hard to believe AI can interact with people this naturally<p>Onstage at I/O 2018, Google showed off a jaw-dropping new capability of Google Assistant: in the not too distant future, it’s going to make phone calls on your behalf. CEO Sundar Pichai played back a phone call recording that he said …

Google Duplex

Here are the six new voices coming to Google Assistant, including John Legend

Google says six new voices are coming to the Google Assistant, including that of singer John Legend. The company made the announcement at its I/O developer conference today. These voices were created through WaveNet, which the company says helped it not only record John Legend’s voice, but then …

Google Assistant

Google’s Smart Displays are going on sale in July

Google’s Smart Displays, the screen-enriched smart speakers that were the highlight of Google’s big marketing push at CES 2018 in January, are now one step closer to their release date, with Google today announcing they’ll be available to buy in July.<p>Partnering with familiar Android OEMs Lenovo, …

Google Assistant

Microsoft is moving Kinect to the cloud

Microsoft is moving Kinect to the cloud, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella announced today during the annual Build keynote. “Kinect, when we first launched it in 2010, was a speech-first, gaze-first, vision-first device. It was used in gaming, and then, later on, it came to the PC, and it was used in …

Kinect

Top 5 things I learned traveling with the Huawei P20 Pro

Starting last year, I decided not to take a dedicated camera with me when going on vacation. I relied on compact shooters like the Sony RX100 in the …

Phones

If Apple can’t succeed in China, it shouldn’t bank on being relevant next decade

Apple is struggling to move smartphones in China, according to the latest data. The company’s sales figures are down substantially compared with previous years. It may have lost up to a third of its market share in the country. Competitors like Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are consolidating their …

Profit

Nintendo confirms cloud saves and NES launch titles for Switch online service

Nintendo has given some new details on its long-in-gestation online service for the Switch. The service, officially called Nintendo Switch Online, will go live this September costing $3.99 a month, with the price for three months set at $7.99 and one year for $19.99. There's also a $34.99 option …

Retrogaming

Huawei Watch 3 release date, price, news and rumors

<b>Update:</b> <i>The Huawei Watch 2 just got</i> <i>a huge discount on Amazon</i><i>, which may suggest we'll soon see the third watch from the company. Huawei is planning a</i> …

Apple shares hit all-time high after Buffett raises stake

<b>Apple shares have hit an all-time high on news that legendary investor Warren Buffett now has a roughly 5% stake in the tech giant.</b><p>Shares in Apple, already the world's most valuable company, rose by almost 4% on Friday to more than $183.7 each.<p>Mr Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway group bought …

Investing