Gadgets

Amazon Eyes Offline Sales Of Smartphones in India

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon is in talks with its partners to explore offline sales of phones The company intends to help its partners raise brand awareness This could be the beginning of a major shift in strategy for Amazon India Four years after entering India and doubling down on its investment to expand its online business in the country, Amazon is exploring a new ... Read More »

Amazon and Newegg have this 24-inch Asus gaming monitor for $110 after rebate

There’s a good deal on a 24-inch, 1080p Asus gaming monitor today. Both Amazon and Newegg are selling the Asus VX248H for $110 after rebate. The rebate is via Asus, which means you’ll have to pay $130 up front, and then get $20 back in the form of a prepaid card. Still, $110 is a pretty good price for this monitor. The 24-inch display ... Read More »

Ryzen sales lead AMD earnings, despite issues with game optimization and mining

Ryzen was the star of AMD’s second-quarter earnings call Tuesday: The processors helped boost earnings 19 percent compared to a year ago. Company executives also had two messages for gamers: one, that game developers had largely completed their code optimizations for Ryzen, and two, that miners who hoarded graphics cards wouldn’t be around forever. Both messages should resonate with gamers, ... Read More »

Google Glass Enterprise Edition Officially Unveiled, Now Available to More Firms

HIGHLIGHTS The new wearable features several improvements Google Glass 2.0 is lighter and more comfortable It features more power and better battery life Google Glass 2.0 or Google Glass Enterprise Edition has been tipped for a while, and on Tuesday, the search giant finally made the wearables official. Called Google Glass Enterprise Edition, the new glasses have seen improvements to the design and ... Read More »

Adobe Flash will die by 2020, Adobe and browser makers say

Adobe Flash, one of the most controversial elements of the web, will be phased out by 2020, Adobe said Tuesday. Browser makers, including Microsoft and Google, simultaneously announced plans for a gradual phaseout over the next few years. Adobe said that enough progress had been made within open web standards like HTML5 that it was time to phase out Flash. “Adobe and ... Read More »

HyperX Cloud Revolver S review: A costly improvement to the original Cloud Revolver headset

Anyone who’s followed HyperX for the past few years and saw last year’sCloud Revolver knew what was coming next: the HyperX Cloud Revolver S. It’s a familiar pattern for the company nowadays—first the stereo version of a headset and then, about a year later, the USB-enabled version with surround sound. And that’s exactly what we’ve got here. The Cloud Revolver S takes last ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5X Specifications Leaked Ahead of July 26 Launch

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi 5X spotted on FCC certification website The smartphone is tipped to sport a 3000mAh battery It is scheduled to launch on July 26 With the release date confirmed as Wednesday, July 26, the Xiaomi 5X leaks have picked up pace. The registrations for the first sale crossed over 200,000 in just 24 hours indicating the customer’s interest in the Xiaomi Mi ... Read More »

Sony A9 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Launched in India at Rs. 3,29,990

HIGHLIGHTS The Sony A9 has a 24.2-megapixel full-frame stacked CMOS sensor It can do 20fps burst shooting for up to 241 compressed RAW files The camera is available in India at Rs. 3,29,990 for just the body Sony has launched the Sony A9, its flagship full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, in India. Unveiled globally back in April, the Sony A9 comes to ... Read More »

Cord cutting is easier and better than ever, but it’s not the right choice for every TV fan

With the prices of cable and satellite TV subscriptions rising, while customer satisfaction rates hit all-time lows, it’s no surprise that streaming services and other cable-cutting options have become more popular than ever. The average cable subscription in 2016 costs more than $100 per month, compared to $10 per month for a basic Netflix subscription. For consumers who want a more television-like ... Read More »

iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2 Updates Released: What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS New versions are minor updates Available worldwide for supported devices iOS 10.3.3 brings security fixes and other improvements Apple rolled out minor software updates for all its major platforms – iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS – on Wednesday evening, most of which have to do with bug fixes, performance improvements, and security updates. iOS 10.3.3 fixes a number of security issues that could affect core services ... Read More »