Computer

Dell XPS 15 vs. Razer Blade 15

Dan Baker/Digital Trends You can pick up a dedicated gaming notebook and put up with a sci-fi aesthetic with jet fighter exhausts, or you can pick up a stodgy business-oriented machine that looks like something out of a cubicle farm. Those are your only choices, right? Wrong. Today, you have other options, tweeners that straddle […]

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‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye ImageGovernment officials, researchers and advertising executives have warned that microtargeting tools, like the kind Facebook offers, can be exploited to polarize and manipulate voters.CreditRichard Drew/Associated Press By Natasha Singer Aug. 16, 2018 Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers to identify and reach the very […]

Gaming

Nvidia Reports Huge Decline In GPU Sales for Cryptocurrency Mining

Demand for graphics cards in the cryptocurrency mining world appears to be plummeting. On Thursday, Nvidia reported a huge drop in GPU sales for cryptocurrency mining rigs during this year’s second quarter, when Bitcoin’s value sunk to a yearly low. Nvidia originally anticipated “cryptocurrency-specific product revenue” reaching $ 100 million during the quarter, but it […]

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MSI GL63 8RC

Budget-price gaming notebooks are polarizers. They’ll get you playing, but the next performance tier up from them usually isn’t that much of a financial stretch. That’s the dilemma facing the GL63, MSI’s 15.6-inch economy gaming model. (It starts at $ 899; $ 999 as tested.) The 8RC-076 configuration in this review pairs, oddly, a high-end […]

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Google Confirms It Tracks Locations Even After Users Turn Off Location History

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned […]

Gaming

The best N64 games of all time

September 29, 1996 remains forever etched in stone as one of the video game industry’s most defining moments — well, at least for some people. The sun rose that Sunday morning and people across America flocked to the closest electronics store in hopes of securing a Nintendo 64 to experience Mario’s foray into 3D. But even […]

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Nvidia ‘more than happy to help’ if Tesla’s self-driving chip doesn’t pan out

CEOs from Tesla and Nvidia spoke during their respective second-quarter 2018 earnings calls about new autonomous-driving artificial intelligence chips for the next generation of Autopilot in Tesla cars. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang was asked about Tesla’s previously announced plan to switch to in-house A.I. chips, which are still in development. Huang spoke first about Nvidia’s […]

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As a longtime Spotify devotee, I'm always shocked people don't know about one of its best features – here's how to use it

Spotify With nearly 200 million monthly users – of which a staggering 83 million are paid subscribers – Spotify is one of the most popular music services in the world. It’s easy to understand why Spotify is so big. As a longtime paid subscriber, I have universally positive things to say about the streaming service. […]

Emerging Tech

How to buy Bitcoin

Bitcoin is in the news today more than ever. Thanks to skyrocketing prices and rollercoaster dips, everyone and their dog are interested in learning how to buy and sell Bitcoin. As the most popular form of cryptocurrency (and the blockchain technology that powers it) Bitcoin is now widely accepted around the world and has a […]