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AMD’s New Ryzen Mobile APUs Promise Much Higher Performance, Better Battery Life

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD announced its new Ryzen Mobile APUs today, kicking off what’s arguably its most important refresh of 2017. Over the past decade, laptops have accounted for a steadily growing percentage of the total PC market. At the same time, however, AMD was forced to fight a defensive rear-guard action with a CPU design that was fundamentally unsuited to high-efficiency, low-power operation. As of today, that’s (hopefully) changing. Like Intel, AMD is taking a staggered approach ...

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Nintendo Direct For Animal Crossing Mobile Announced

Nintendo has announced it will host a Direct event for its mobile Animal Crossing game. The direct will take place on October 25 and the pre-recorded broadcast will stream on YouTube from 12 PM JST (October 24 at 8 PM PT / October 25 at 4 AM BST). According to the Japanese Nintendo Twitter account, it will last 15 minutes. For those hoping for some news on more Animal Crossing titles, Nintendo says on its website that there will not be any information on Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Switch versions ...

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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Mobile Is Finally, Mercifully Dead

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has finally acknowledged for good what the rest of us have known for some time. Windows 10 Mobile has bought the farm, kicked the bucket, left the building, and passed on. Said in that particular order, it makes it sound as if the OS is perhaps enjoying a well-deserved retirement after some years delivering rural mail to an ever-shrinking customer base. In corporate speak, of course, things are not so expressive. In a recent ...

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Free Shadow Of War Mobile Game Out Now

Ahead of the main game’s release next month, a version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War for iOS and Android devices launched today. The free-to-play strategy RPG challenges you to the task of taking down Orcs and ultimately the evil dark lord himself, Sauron. Some of the playable characters include Shadow of War protagonists Talion and Celebrimbor, along with Gandalf, Gimli, and the new version of Shelob, among others. In the mobile game, Celebrimbor made new Rings of Power and it’s your job to collect as many as possible to improve ...

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India's mobile market is hot and getting hotter

Watch smartphones dropped and bent for testing India has nearly as many smartphone users as the U.S. has people, and it’s about to get many millions more. The South Asian nation is already one of the world’s hottest mobile markets, with everyone from Samsung(SSNLF) and Apple(AAPL, Tech30) to China’s Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi fighting with Indian brands such as Micromax for a piece of the action. And it’s just getting started. Experts say India’s tally of 300 million smartphone users could grow by more than 50% in the next few ...

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Minecraft's Better Together Update Out Now, Adds Cross-Play Between Xbox One, PC, And Mobile

The next major update for Minecraft is out now for Xbox One, PC, VR, and mobile. Dubbed the Better Together update, it adds a number of new features to the popular sandbox title, most notably cross-play support between the different platforms. With the new update, players on Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices are now able to play together online regardless of what platform they’re on. The update will also be released for the Nintendo Switch version to allow cross-play with Nintendo’s console, though developer Mojang says that won’t be ...

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DxOMark Mobile Adds Bokeh, Zoom, Motion Camera Tests

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Each new generation of mobile devices further erases the line between phone photography and so-called serious photography. Already the most popular cameras in the world by far, phones continue to encroach on the domain of standalone cameras. There’s no better evidence of this than this week’s overhaul of DxOMark’s Mobile phone camera scores. Probably the world’s most-widely cited image benchmark for phones, DxOMark Mobile gauges how well mobile devices capture quality images. But until now, its ...

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Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past 11 years, the Tor Project has focused on offering a secure browser that prevents websites or censors from determining what content you browse or how you use the internet. The system has never been perfect (no form of computer security is), but it’s still a critical way that end users in the Global South (developing countries) can bypass attempts to censor the Internet and access the “full” version. Now, Tor is expanding ...

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Yakuza Online Brings The Series To PC And Mobile

As part of the new line Yakuza games, Sega has announced that Yakuza Online, a free-to-play mobile and PC title, will debut in Japan in 2018. Gematsu reports that Yakuza Online will be the first in this new series of Yakuza games set after the events of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. This title will follow new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga in Kamurocho, Tokyo. He’s returning to the streets after 17 years in prison, looking to overtake the control the Omi Alliance has in the city. Of course, Kasuga couldn’t ...

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Android Oreo is Google's new mobile OS

Google unveils new phone, VR headset, and Chromecast We finally have a name for Google’s latest mobile operating system: Android Oreo. Android Oreo, previously codenamed Android O, was announced in March. The software has been in preview for a few months so developers could update their apps. Android Oreo will first be available on Google devices, including the Pixel and Nexus lines. The launch date has not yet been announced. The new operating system name continues Google’s tradition of naming its Android updates after sweets. Previous names include Nougat, Marshmallow, ...

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