Microsoft Gifting Users a Free Touch Cover in new Surface Holiday Bundle

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Users who purchase one of Microsoft’s Surface tablets and a Type Cover 2 will get a free Touch Cover, as long as they make their purchase from Microsoft’s own retail stores. What Microsoft is calling the Surface Free Cover Holiday Bundle appeared earlier this week. As of now, users who purchase a Surface 2 or […]

Dell Working on 4K 24-Inch Monitors, Leaks Details on Website

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Dell is rumored to be working up a 24-inch computer monitor with a 4K resolution, which is 3840×2160 for those wanting to know the pixel count. The specific model has been detailed on Dell’s website, and if it turns out to be a real product (which it most likely is), it’ll be one of the […]

Xbox One SSD Swap Not Worth It, According to Speed Tests

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Just the day before the Xbox One was planned to launch, iFixit tore down the new gaming console and revealed that the system comes with a replaceable hard drive, complete with standard SATA connections and all. Of course, this meant that gamers could technically swap in their own hard drive, but if you’re thinking about […]

Intel Opening Special Pop-Up Stores for the Holidays

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Intel has announced that it will be opening up several temporary retail stores during the holiday season. The so-called “experience” pop-up stores will begin to open up this month, with the first one opening in New York on November 23. More locations will open following that date, but the locations haven’t been disclosed yet. The pop-up […]

Apple iTV Arriving in 2015, According to Multiple Analysts

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An Apple HDTV has been rumored for years, and we still have yet to see one. However, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo agrees with Gene Munster’s latest prediction that an Apple HDTV set will be releasing in 2015 or 2016. Munster has embarrassingly estimated when we might see an Apple TV set in the past few […]

Western Digital Adding Helium to Hard Drives for Denser Storage

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Western Digital is now starting to ship its hard drives with helium inside in order to make more room for more storage in a single hard drive. HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital, has announced that it is now shipping a 6TB hard drive known as the Ultrastar He6. The new drive uses 23% less […]

Fully-Loaded Mac Pro Could Cost as Much as $13,800

The Mac Pro price could deliver an expensive experience this fall.

If you’re in the market for the new Mac Pro from Apple, be prepared to spend a lot of cash. The cheapest version you can get will cost you $3,000, but what if money doesn’t matter to you and you’re wanting the best, top-of-the-line Mac Pro build? It might cost you $14,000. Unbox Therapy did […]

NVIDIA Shield Android 4.3 Update Delivers Console Mode

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Just a week after it formally announced plans to add a new console mode to its Shield handheld gaming console, NVIDIA is now allowing users to get the feature in a new software update that will also bring support for customizing the handheld’s control schemes. According to AndroidCentral, users can also expect a few of […]

Call of Duty: Ghosts PC Spec Requirements Revealed

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There’s just a couple weeks before Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to release to the public, and it’ll be launching on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii u and the PC on November 5, with next-generation console version coming later this fall we’re guessing (Activision hasn’t announced dates for that yet). In the meantime, […]

Dell Ups the Competition with New Precision M3800

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Though it isn’t being billed as such, Dell’s new Precision M3800 laptop is exactly the type of machine that could be a viable competitor to Apple’s Macbook Pro. Announced this morning via press release, the Dell Precision M3800 essentially takes the design of the Dell’s XPS 13 and improves on its internals. Unlike the XPS […]

iPhone 5s and iOS 7: Forward Looking or Just Change?

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There are quite a few clichés about change. The one in my mind most recently is the old adage that “the only constant is change.” Long time GBM readers know that I’ve been absent from these pages for quite some time. Those who took the time to ask know some about the saga I experienced […]

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Air SSDs, Get Yours Replaced

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Apple has announced that it’s recalling some MacBook Airs that were bought between June 2012 and June 2013 due to faulty solid-state drives that may be vulnerable to failing at any time, specifically 64GB and 128GB models. Obviously, this is kind of a big deal, since all of your precious is data on that solid-state drive, […]

NVIDIA Reveals Rebrands and Expands NVIDIA SHIELD Streaming

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NVIDIA has formally announced Gamestream, an upgrade and rebranding of the streaming technology that allows its NVIDIA SHIELD handheld console to stream video games from their PCs. The company announced the updated project at a press event in Montreal this morning. Launching on October 28th, the Gamestream standard allows PCs equipped with NVIDIA’s graphics cards to […]

Intel CEO Says to Expect $99 Tablets this Holiday Season

The iPad mini 2 release date, complete with a Retina Display could arrive in 2013 as Apple pushes to compete with the new Nexus 7.

Tablets keep getting cheaper and cheaper, and it seems that the trend won’t stop during the holiday season. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says that we should expect $99 tablets during the holiday shopping season, as well as $299 Haswell-equipped laptops and $349 hybrid machines. Krzanich said during a conference call today with analysts that touchscreen-based laptops running […]

Cheaper iMac Rumored for Next Year

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Apple is expected to launch a cheaper, budget-minded iMac next year, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider). On top of Apple becoming more aggressive with its pricing for the iMac in 2014, the budget iMac is said to be Apple’s entry-level computer that could boost iMac sales by 10% to 20% year-over-year. Currently, Apple’s cheapest […]

Ad Tracking Possible Through Accelerometers, Researchers Claim

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Accelerometers are quite the engineering feat, allowing users to control various things on the software-end by simply moving around their handsets. However, researchers have found that accelerometers can also be used to track web usage in order to provide catered ads to users. Researchers at Stanford University have discovered a way to distinguish and track individual […]

Amazon Set-Top Box Reportedly Arriving in Time for Holidays

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Amazon’s long-rumored set-top streaming box is rumored to be released sometime later this year, in time for the holidays, according to the Wall Street Journal. The streaming media box will obviously be a vehicle for streaming Amazon Prime content to the television, but sources are also saying that the company will add third-party apps as […]

Not Just Samsung: Almost All Companies Inflate Benchmarks

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It was recently discovered that Samsung tampered with benchmark results for its new Galaxy Note 3 phablet-style smartphone, and while all the fingers are pointed at Samsung, it turns that almost all phone manufacturers are doing the same thing, according to a report by AnandTech. The report provides evidence that suggests nearly all phone manufacturers, with […]

WD My Cloud Launches for Personal Cloud Storage Up to 4TB

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Western Digital has launched a new hard drive and cloud storage solution called My Cloud, which allows users to essentially create their own cloud storage service, but have all their files stored on a local drive instead of company servers. Once users have My Cloud set up, they can access the files from any device […]

Apple Updates iMacs with Haswell, Faster Graphics and More

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Apple has quietly updated its iMac line with several new improvements, including all-new Intel 4th-generation Haswell processors, faster graphics, 802.11ac WiFi, and improved flash storage. The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac now sports a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, as well as new Intel Iris Pro integrated graphics. The higher-end 21.5-inch model now features a quad-core Intel […]