Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Performs Admirably in Durability Test

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone will likely be launched in India on September 12 Galaxy Note 8 display was scratched at Moh’s level 6 of hardness The phone performed well in bend and scratch test Now that Samsung will likely be launching Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in India on September 12, you might be wondering how the handset performs in terms of durability. Just like happens ... Read More »

AMD’s coveted Wraith Max CPU cooler finally goes on sale in the U.S.

You can finally buy a standalone version of AMD’s Wraith Max CPU cooler for Ryzen processors in the U.S. Or at least you could. On Thursday, the cooler appeared on Amazon for $60 before selling out very, very quickly. The Wraith Max is the ultimate option in the Wraith series of coolers, packing sleek RGB lighting and a beefier heatsink than the smaller Wraith Spire ... Read More »

Just how partisan is Facebook’s fake news? We tested it

It was only a few minutes after my imaginary Trump supporter “Todd White” began exploring Facebook that he learned filmmaker Michael Moore was staging a coup d’etat against president-elect Donald Trump. Todd also learned that Trump won the popular vote. And that there were people paid to protest at Trump rallies. None of that is true, of course. That’s the sort of ... Read More »

Lenovo’s Superfish bloatware scandal reveals a sneaky tactic we thought Microsoft had started

As Lenovo resolves the Superfish bloatware scandal from 2015, a surprising detail has emerged from the fine print of the settlement. Consumers who bought Lenovo laptops with “man-in-the-middle” Superfish adware (by a company called VisualDiscovery) likely fell for a trick later made infamous by Microsoft: clicking the “X” to dismiss the program actually opted them into it. Lenovo settled with the Federal ... Read More »

Gigabyte unleashes the smallest GTX 1080 ever to battle Radeon Vega Nano

Bigger is usually better in the world of graphics cards, but these days, plenty of people want plus-sized power in fun-sized packages. Enter Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G, the smallest GTX 1080 yet—and an early strike against AMD’s incoming Radeon RX Vega Nano. At 169mm in length, Gigabyte’s graphics card is the perfect fit for mini-ITX motherboards, which measure ... Read More »

Nonda USB-C HDMI review: Foldable adapter offers a well-made travel option

It’s a little thing, but not having a USB-C to HDMI connector on a laptop becomes a big deal when you need to plug into a monitor or projector. Fortunately, a little thing can help: the Nonda USB-C to HDMI Adapter ($23 on Amazon) is compact and foldable, robust, and functional. Nando Like many other HDMI adapters for USB-C ports, the ... Read More »

Apple Pushes Studios to Offer 4K Content for Upcoming Apple TV at Lower Prices: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Apple is expected to unveil a new Apple TV model on September 12 Apple is talking to Hollywood studios for 4K titles at low prices: report At the event next month, Apple is also expected to launch iPhone 8 models Apple appears to have ambitious plans to attract people’s interest in its streaming device Apple TV, according to a new ... Read More »

Innovation Connector’s “Coding Connector” Gives Kids Computer Coding Experience And More

Ryan Hunter presents to students at the the Coding Connector’s “Day of Code Foundations 1 & 2” held on Saturday, August 26th. Photo by: Mike Rhodes Muncie, IN—The Innovation Connector has a unique opportunity for young people to learn “the language of the future” — computer coding. Techwise Academy and the Innovation Connector, along with a handful of other community ... Read More »

Why Millennials Are Choosing Podcasting Over Blogging To Build Their Personal Brands

Millennials are on the move far more than generations before them and their mobile devices are their lifelines. Also, according to a 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report, millennials are starting more companies at an earlier age and targeting much higher profits than their baby boomer parents and grandparents. These three facts tell us some important things about a millennial’s lifestyle: They want to stay ... Read More »

HTC Vive VR Headset Gets a Price Cut, India Price Slashed to Rs. 76,990

HTC has given its virtual reality headset – the Vive – a Rs. 16,000 price cut in India, which brings the total cost down to Rs. 76,990. This follows on the heels of Monday’s $200 (about Rs. 12,800) price cut in the US, where the Vive now costs $599 (about Rs. 38,400). Even with the price cut, the HTC Vive in India still costs more ... Read More »