11 Million iPhone Batteries Replaced in 2018 by Apple

Apple was in big trouble a while back for throttling iPhones that had aging batteries without telling users. Part of its plan to get users back on its side was to offer a discounted battery replacement program. Apple has given some detail on how many batteries it replaced in 2018. Apple CEO Tim Cook says …more

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Take-Two Sued by Modern Pinkerton Agency over Red Dead II

If you pick a handful of western movies, odds are that a few of them would talk about the Pinkerton detective agency. Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar, has been sued by the modern incarnation of the Pinkerton agency called Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, owned by a Swedish firm called Securitas AB. The suit wants …more

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Rumor Says Apple’s AirPower Charging Mat is in Production

One of the Apple accessories that fans have been looking forward to is the AirPower wireless charging mat. Several of Apple’s gadgets can charge wirelessly, at the same time, if you have the charging device for them. That includes iPhones, Apple Watch, AirPods, and the AirPods charging case. The AirPower wireless charging mat has been …more

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Activision-Blizzard’s Stock Price Plunges Post Bungie Breakup

Last week we talked about the split between Activision and Bungie that saw Bungie keeping Destiny franchise rights. The folks at Bungie were pleased about the breakup and are looking forward to the future. Activision probably doesn’t feel as good about the breakup. Activision’s stock price has taken a 10% nosedive after the separation reports …more

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Amazon is Working on a Streaming Game Service says Rumor

A new rumor is making the rounds that Amazon is at work on a streaming game service. The service will reportedly send the game directly to the user devices without having to install any software or needing a console or powerful PC to run the content. This move will put Amazon directly in competition with …more

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Bungie Gets Custody of Destiny in Activision Split

Bungie and Activision have worked together for a long time, and one of the offspring of that union was the shooter Destiny. Bungie and Activision have parted ways, and Bungie will maintain full control over Destiny and Destiny 2 after the split. The split comes after years of friction between the two firms. Bungie announced …more

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Epic Games and Ubisoft Team to Skip the Steam Store

Game developers and publishers are tired of the fees that the Steam store charges to sell their video games and are looking for alternatives. Epic Games has an alternative store, and it has announced a big partnership with Ubisoft that will see some of the future PC gaming releases for Ubisoft titles land on the …more

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Alienware Aera 51m Laptop Can be Upgraded Down the Road

One of the big reasons that gamers build their own PCs, rather than saving money, is that they can upgrade their CPU and GPU whenever the need and budget allows. Typically when you buy a laptop the hardware it comes with is what you are stuck with, other than possibly upgrading storage and RAM. Alienware …more

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Lenovo CES 2019 Gear Includes a Smart Clock

CES 2019 is in full swing, and Lenovo is showing off some interesting products in Las Vegas. One of the products is an alarm clock that is powered by Google Assistant. The device is called the Lenovo smart clock with Google Assistant. It will launch this spring and will cost $80. It has a 4-inch …more

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Yoshi’s Crafted World and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Release Dates Unveiled

Nintendo fans who are looking forward to new games to play on the Switch and 3DS have a couple of games that have release dates announced. For the Nintendo Switch, Yoshi’s Crafted World will launch on March 29, 2019. That game will have Yoshi exploring a world created with boxes and paper cups. Players will …more

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Phison E16 Controller Demo - PCIe Gen 4x4

Phison PS5016-E16 PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 Demo at CES 2019

One of the more interesting demos at CES 2019 is being done by Phison Electronics. What makes it so interesting is that Phison is showing off their next generation PS5016-E16 SSD controller that uses the PCI Express Gen 4 interface. No consumer motherboard has PCIe Gen 4 just yet, so Phison is using PLDA’s Gen4HOST add-in-card. This …more

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Alien: Blackout is a Mobile Game Bound for iOS and Android

Fans of the sci-fi/horror franchise Alien will be thrilled to hear that a new game is coming in the franchise. If you were hoping it was a game for PC or consoles, you might be disappointed. The game is called Alien: Blackout and it will land for iOS, Android, and on the Amazon App Store. …more

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Sony Unveils 85-inch 8K and New 4K OLED TVs at CES 2019

Sony has unveiled some very cool TVs that gamers and movie fans will lust over at CES 2019. The coolest of the TVs is the gigantic 85-inch 8K TV called the Z9G that will land in the second half of the year. The TV uses a proprietary algorithm along with the Sony X1 Ultimate processor …more

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Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor

CES 2019: Razer Introduces the Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor

Razer has announced a brand new 27-inch Raptor Gaming Monitor designed to take you to the top of your esport game of choice. Outfitted with fast response rates, HDR support, built-in cable management, and Razer Chroma integration, the $699 (MSRP) Razer Raptor looks to catch the eye of gamers around the world. While the desktop …more

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