Hot Wheels Augmoto Brings AR Tech To Classic Race Track Toy Racing Fun

Hot Wheels Augmoto Brings AR Tech To Classic Race Track Toy Racing Fun
Playing with Hot Wheels cars and tracks use to involve linking simple pieces of orange plastic together and hoping the cars could make it through the various loops and curves you created without flying off into the air. Hot Wheels tracks have come a long way since those old school models hit the seen, however. One of the highest tech toys

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Google Tests New 911 Geolocation Tech To Get Emergency Help To Mobile Users Faster

Google Tests New 911 Geolocation Tech To Get Emergency Help To Mobile Users Faster
With large numbers of people around the country ditching landlines and now only using mobile devices, getting fast and accurate location information from a mobile device for 911 services is a major concern. Google has been testing a system that aims to get your location data to 911 operators more quickly and with greater accuracy than the

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AMD Offers Loaner CPUs In ‘Boot Kits’ For Motherboard Updates Supporting New Ryzen APUs

AMD Offers Loaner CPUs In ‘Boot Kits’ For Motherboard Updates Supporting New Ryzen APUs
AMD has run into a bit of trouble with a “specific boot issue” that might be affecting some second gen Ryzen desktop processors, specifically Raven Ridge APUs, when those chips are socketed into an early AMD Socket AM4 mainboard. According to AMD, since the release of the AMD Socket AM4 mainboards in early 2017, alongside the Ryzen desktop

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Offers Loaner CPUs In ‘Boot Kits’ For Motherboard Updates Supporting New Ryzen APUs

Google Pixel 2 Owners Report Phones Run Hot And Shorter Battery Life After Security Update

Google Pixel 2 Owners Report Phones Run Hot And Shorter Battery Life After Security Update
One of the strengths of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is battery life, as both perform well compared to other smartphones in the same size and performance class. And because they are official Google devices, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both receive frequent and timely updates. Unfortunately, Google’s latest update appears to be working against

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Pixel 2 Owners Report Phones Run Hot And Shorter Battery Life After Security Update

Facebook Apologizes For Heinous Two-Factor Authentication Spam And Offers A Fix

Facebook Apologizes For Heinous Two-Factor Authentication Spam And Offers A Fix
It is amazing what a little public shaming will do, especially in this day and age of social media. Not that we are advocating being an online bully or anything like that (please don’t be). However, Facebook is making a change to the way it handles two-factor authentication on mobile devices after it was lambasted online for spamming users

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Sony PlayStation Network Flash Sale Offers Huge Savings On Tons Of PS4 And PS3 Games Now

Sony PlayStation Network Flash Sale Offers Huge Savings On Tons Of PS4 And PS3 Games Now
If you have been thinking about getting a game console, now is the time to pull the trigger. There are multiple sales out there, the latest of which is a flash sale in the PlayStation Store with Sony marking down a whole bunch of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 games by up to 70 percent. And by “a whole bunch” we mean well over 100 titles

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Here's How To Get An Xbox One X For $440 With Bonus $51 In-Store Credit

Here's How To Get An Xbox One X For $440 With Bonus $51 In-Store Credit
Microsoft’s Xbox One X hasn’t needed a lot of incentives for it to sell well with gamers, but with a cost of $499.99 USD, it’s a hard pill for some to swallow for some – especially if they already have an original Xbox One. Regardless, as it turns out, etailer Rakuten (formerly known as Buy.com) is currently offering a stellar deal that could

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LG To Launch Flagship Judy Phone With 6.1-Inch HDR Display And Snapdragon 845

LG To Launch Flagship Judy Phone With 6.1-Inch HDR Display And Snapdragon 845
The smartphone world never stops spinning, and there is always something new and shiny right around the corner. Or as it pertains to LG, around the block and down the road a piece. Word on the web is that LG is working on a new flagship smartphone codenamed “Judy” with an anticipated release (or announcement) coming in June. If the early information

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Atari Coins Its Own Cryptocurrency And It's Already On A Breakout

Atari Coins Its Own Cryptocurrency And It's Already On A Breakout
Atari has just announced something that will surprise all the gamers out there who grew up on its consoles and games. The company made a big unveil today and while it’s not a new console or game, Atari will actually be minting its own new type of cryptocurrency. The new altcoin type will be called “Atari Token” and no, it isn’t trying to take

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BITNAND Offers Up A Mining Optimized GTX 1060 6GB Card For Just $389

BITNAND Offers Up A Mining Optimized GTX 1060 6GB Card For Just $389
The effect that cryptocurrency mining has had on the graphics card market has been so extreme, very few people could have predicted it. GPUs that were as easy to purchase as a gallon of milk became as hard to find as the hottest deal at Best Buy on Black Friday.

In addition to the rarity, inflated pricing has been a real issue as well,

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Synaptics Clear ID: Your Next Smartphone Fingerprint Sensor Will Work Like This

Synaptics Clear ID: Your Next Smartphone Fingerprint Sensor Will Work Like This
For the last few years, flagship smartphones have gotten thinner and sleeker and have dedicated a much larger percentage of their front surface to the screen. Back in 2011, for example, the front surface of a Samsung Galaxy S2 was 64% screen, whereas the front of today’s Galaxy S8 is 84% screen. There are many more examples of the same trend

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AMD Raven Ridge Ryzen APU A Compelling Option For Budget DIY Gaming PCs In GPU Cost Crisis

AMD Raven Ridge Ryzen APU A Compelling Option For Budget DIY Gaming PCs In GPU Cost Crisis
If you want to build yourself a gaming PC, brace yourself for sticker shock when you start shopping for a graphics card. Cryptocurrency mining has derailed the prospect of building a gaming PC from the ground up by driving up the price of GPUs and creating a shortage. That’s the bad news. The good news? Thanks to AMD’s new Raven Ridge APUs—or

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Raven Ridge Ryzen APU A Compelling Option For Budget DIY Gaming PCs In GPU Cost Crisis

Google Kills View Image Button In Search After Inking A Sketchy Deal With Getty Images

Google Kills View Image Button In Search After Inking A Sketchy Deal With Getty Images
If you’re a devout Google Images user, you may have already noticed a subtle, but very obvious change made over the past day. It used to be that when you found an image you liked, you could click on it, and then use the “View Image” option to see only that image. If you wanted to see the rest of the website, you had to use another option,

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Apple’s New Spaceship HQ Building Has Glass Walls So Clear Employees Are Taking Headers

Apple’s New Spaceship HQ Building Has Glass Walls So Clear Employees Are Taking Headers
Apple’s new 175-acre campus is billed as somewhat of a feat of architectural design, consisting of a ring-shaped, 2.8-million square-foot main building clad in the world’s largest panels of curved glass. It is quite the sight to behold, assuming you can actually see it. And therein lies the problem—Apple employees keep crashing into the fancy

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Google Offers 20 Percent Loyalty Discount On Pixel 2 For Nexus Phone Owners

Google Offers 20 Percent Loyalty Discount On Pixel 2 For Nexus Phone Owners
Google is rewarding “loyal Nexus” owners with a tantalizing discount on new hardware. In emails sent out to Nexus owners, Google pitches an exclusive 20 percent discount on the cost of a new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL handset, valid through the end of February. Unfortunately the deal is not available to the general public, but for those who own

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FCC Blames Bitcoin Mining For Disrupting T-Mobile LTE Service In Brooklyn

FCC Blames Bitcoin Mining For Disrupting T-Mobile LTE Service In Brooklyn
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ordered a resident in Brooklyn, New York to cease his Bitcoin mining operation after it was discovered that the hardware he was using to mine Bitcoin was causing interference with 4G LTE signals on T-Mobile’s wireless network. If that is truly the case, this incident adds a new wrinkle to the

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Sony Slashes PlayStation VR Headset Prices For A Limited Time Starting This Weekend

Sony Slashes PlayStation VR Headset Prices For A Limited Time Starting This Weekend
If you have been kicking yourself for missing out on the deals that were offered on the PlayStation VR during the holiday season, you can make it up to yourself this weekend. Sony has announced that it will be offering $100 off the price of the PlayStation VR standalone headset, Doom VFR Bundle, and the Skyrim VR Bundle.
The sale will start

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Walmart Xbox One X Offer Bundles GTA V, Star Wars Battlefront II And Destiny 2 For $499

Walmart Xbox One X Offer Bundles GTA V, Star Wars Battlefront II And Destiny 2 For $499
If you’ve been eying the Xbox One X gaming console and haven’t yet had the guts to pull the trigger, Walmart is hoping to give you some extra incentive with a new bundle offer. While you’re still paying the same $499 price (which is the MSRP for the Xbox One X), you’ll also receive the following games:

Grand Theft Auto V
Star Wars: Battlefront

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Intel Unveils DC P4510 Series SSDs For Data Centers Employing 64-layer TLC 3D NAND

Intel Unveils DC P4510 Series SSDs For Data Centers Employing 64-layer TLC 3D NAND
Intel has rolled out new SSD storage solutions that are specifically aimed at the data center market. The new SSDs fall into the Intel SSD DC P4510 Series and use 64-layer TLC 3D NAND. The construction of the SSDs allows end users to do more per server, support broader workloads and deliver more space-efficient capacity.
Intel wrote, “The

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Microsoft Surface Pro Receives $200 Price Cut To Celebrate Its 5th Birthday

Microsoft Surface Pro Receives $200 Price Cut To Celebrate Its 5th Birthday
You might not realize it, but one popular hardware series is celebrating a birthday this month: the Surface Pro family was launched five years ago in early February 2013. Five years is a long time in tech, and many people thought that Microsoft wouldn’t be able to last this long in the PC hardware business given some early missteps with Surface

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