Global phone shipments climbed in Q3, with Samsung leading the pack once again

Earlier in 2020, Huawei overtook Samsung for the first time in terms of worldwide smartphone shipments, managing to sell 55.8 million devices despite its products being subject to US sanctions. However, the pandemic-induced trend of slowing smartphone …


Earlier in 2020, Huawei overtook Samsung for the first time in terms of worldwide smartphone shipments, managing to sell 55.8 million devices despite its products being subject to US sanctions. However, the pandemic-induced trend of slowing smartphone sales has continued through the third quarter, and the top five companies once...

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Chevy will begin selling electric vehicle conversion kits in the second half of 2021

To give the world a better idea of what might be possible with kits like these, Chevy decided to take a 1977 K5 Blazer truck and install one of these “eCrate” motor kits directly into it. Chevy didn’t run into any issues during the installation process…


To give the world a better idea of what might be possible with kits like these, Chevy decided to take a 1977 K5 Blazer truck and install one of these "eCrate" motor kits directly into it. Chevy didn't run into any issues during the installation process from what we can...

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Ubisoft lays out its plans for next-gen upgrades, cross-progression, and backward compatibility

We’ll discuss each of these plans in turn, starting with cross-progression. Cross-progression essentially refers to any games that will let you retain or other game progress even after switching between consoles.


We'll discuss each of these plans in turn, starting with cross-progression. Cross-progression essentially refers to any games that will let you retain or other game progress even after switching between consoles.

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ASUS ROG Chakram Core Review

The ASUS ROG Chakram Core is the wired variant of the regular Chakram with triple connectivity. The Core is lighter and more affordable, yet keeps all the important features of its bigger brother—including PixArt’s PAW3335 sensor, a built-in joystick, …

The ASUS ROG Chakram Core is the wired variant of the regular Chakram with triple connectivity. The Core is lighter and more affordable, yet keeps all the important features of its bigger brother—including PixArt's PAW3335 sensor, a built-in joystick, and hot-swappable main button switches.

That SSC Tuatara world record video was misleading

American hypercar company SSC North America last week claimed to have broken the record for the world’s fastest production vehicle. With an average speed of 316.11 mph between two consecutive runs (the faster of which was reportedly a blistering 331.15…


American hypercar company SSC North America last week claimed to have broken the record for the world’s fastest production vehicle. With an average speed of 316.11 mph between two consecutive runs (the faster of which was reportedly a blistering 331.15 mph), it seemed as though SSC had indeed shaken up...

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NVIDIA Launches Call of Duty Game Bundle for GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Cards

For those of you fortunate enough to be able to find one of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 30 series video cards, the GPU maker has launched a new game bundle for the much sought-after cards. For their latest promotion, NVIDIA is bundling the forthcom…

For those of you fortunate enough to be able to find one of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 30 series video cards, the GPU maker has launched a new game bundle for the much sought-after cards. For their latest promotion, NVIDIA is bundling the forthcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with GeForce RTX 3080 & GeForce RTX 3090 cards, highlighting the launch of the latest Call of Duty game as well as its support for various NVIDIA technologies. This latest game bundle replaces the Watch Dogs bundle, which ended yesterday.

NVIDIA has offered Call of Duty bundles a few times in the past, so including this year’s game is quickly becoming a regular tradition for the company. One of the biggest games on the market every year, NVIDIA and its developer relations team have worked with developer Treyarch to implement several technologies, including ray tracing support, NVIDIA’s DLSS, and NVIDIA’s new Reflex latency-reduction tech. So as with a lot of NVIDIA’s RTX series game bundles, it’s designed to show off the capabilities of the hardware as much as it is extra kicker to add to the value of NVIDIA’s cards.

NVIDIA Current Game Bundles
(October/November 2020)
Video Card
(incl. systems and OEMs)
Bundle
GeForce RTX 3090 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
GeForce RTX 3080 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
GeForce RTX 3070 None
GeForce RTX 20 Series (All) None
GeForce GTX 16 Series (All) None

NVIDIA is including the standard edition of Call of Duty with the top two cards of their new RTX 30-series lineup, the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, as well as new desktop systems that include those cards. Which at face value is a bit surprising; though game bundles with high-end cards aren’t unusual, RTX 30 series card sales are going so well that NVIDIA hardly needs to include extra swag to sell their cards. In fact, if you can even get an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 card then you’re fortunate given how quickly they sell out. On the flip side, however, this may change in November when AMD launches its rival RX 6800/6900 series cards, as the company has made it known that they’re gunning for NVIDIA – so perhaps it’s never too early to sweeten the pot.

At any rate, this is NVIDIA’s only game bundle for the moment. The company is not running the Call of Duty bundle for the recently-launched RTX 3070, nor are they including any games with their previous-generation RTX 20-series or GTX 16-series cards.

As always, codes must be redeemed via the GeForce Experience application on a system with a qualifying graphics card installed. The Call of Duty bundle runs from today through December 10th, and more information and details can be found in the terms and conditions. Be sure to verify the participation of any vendors purchased from, as NVIDIA will not give codes for purchases made from non-participating sellers.

Facebook’s latest earnings report isn’t reason for concern

Facebook during the third quarter of 2020 brought in $21.47 billion in revenue, topping Wall Street expectations of just $19.8 billion. This translated to earnings per share of $2.71, which was again higher than the $1.91 forecast from Refinitiv (via C…


Facebook during the third quarter of 2020 brought in $21.47 billion in revenue, topping Wall Street expectations of just $19.8 billion. This translated to earnings per share of $2.71, which was again higher than the $1.91 forecast from Refinitiv (via CNBC).

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Facebook’s latest earnings report isn’t reason for concern

Facebook during the third quarter of 2020 brought in $21.47 billion in revenue, topping Wall Street expectations of just $19.8 billion. This translated to earnings per share of $2.71, which was again higher than the $1.91 forecast from Refinitiv (via C…


Facebook during the third quarter of 2020 brought in $21.47 billion in revenue, topping Wall Street expectations of just $19.8 billion. This translated to earnings per share of $2.71, which was again higher than the $1.91 forecast from Refinitiv (via CNBC).

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Apple One launches today: bundles Arcade, Music, TV+, and more into one monthly payment

If you’re not aware, Apple One is effectively a subscription service for subscription services: it charges you one monthly fee and gives you access to Apple’s entire library of paid services. It was announced months ago, but it’s finally available, jus…


If you're not aware, Apple One is effectively a subscription service for subscription services: it charges you one monthly fee and gives you access to Apple's entire library of paid services. It was announced months ago, but it's finally available, just in time for the holiday season.

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Apple One launches today: bundles Arcade, Music, TV+, and more into one monthly payment

If you’re not aware, Apple One is effectively a subscription service for subscription services: it charges you one monthly fee and gives you access to Apple’s entire library of paid services. It was announced months ago, but it’s finally available, jus…


If you're not aware, Apple One is effectively a subscription service for subscription services: it charges you one monthly fee and gives you access to Apple's entire library of paid services. It was announced months ago, but it's finally available, just in time for the holiday season.

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Cloudflare says in 10 years cybersecurity will be more like a ‘water filtration system’

At a recent roundtable discussion with industry executives, Cloudflare COO Michelle Zatlyn told Business Insider that 10 years from now, cybersecurity will look nothing like it does now. Instead, it will work more like a “water filtration system.”


At a recent roundtable discussion with industry executives, Cloudflare COO Michelle Zatlyn told Business Insider that 10 years from now, cybersecurity will look nothing like it does now. Instead, it will work more like a "water filtration system."

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Cloudflare says in 10 years cybersecurity will be more like a ‘water filtration system’

At a recent roundtable discussion with industry executives, Cloudflare COO Michelle Zatlyn told Business Insider that 10 years from now, cybersecurity will look nothing like it does now. Instead, it will work more like a “water filtration system.”


At a recent roundtable discussion with industry executives, Cloudflare COO Michelle Zatlyn told Business Insider that 10 years from now, cybersecurity will look nothing like it does now. Instead, it will work more like a "water filtration system."

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Half-Life’s third-party remake, Black Mesa, is getting its own Definitive Edition

Fortunately, even more Half-Life goodness is on the way, courtesy of Black Mesa developer Crowbar Collective. Apparently, the studio has been working diligently on a “Definitive Edition” for the game for quite some time.


Fortunately, even more Half-Life goodness is on the way, courtesy of Black Mesa developer Crowbar Collective. Apparently, the studio has been working diligently on a "Definitive Edition" for the game for quite some time.

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Half-Life’s third-party remake, Black Mesa, is getting its own Definitive Edition

Fortunately, even more Half-Life goodness is on the way, courtesy of Black Mesa developer Crowbar Collective. Apparently, the studio has been working diligently on a “Definitive Edition” for the game for quite some time.


Fortunately, even more Half-Life goodness is on the way, courtesy of Black Mesa developer Crowbar Collective. Apparently, the studio has been working diligently on a "Definitive Edition" for the game for quite some time.

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The Oculus Quest 2 raked in five times as many pre-orders as its predecessor

That’s a tremendous leap forward, and there are many potential reasons for the Quest 2’s newfound success. For starters, the standalone unit is only $299 — that’s significantly less than the price of a new gaming console, and it’s also $100 cheaper th…


That's a tremendous leap forward, and there are many potential reasons for the Quest 2's newfound success. For starters, the standalone unit is only $299 -- that's significantly less than the price of a new gaming console, and it's also $100 cheaper than 2019's Oculus Quest.

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The Oculus Quest 2 raked in five times as many pre-orders as its predecessor

That’s a tremendous leap forward, and there are many potential reasons for the Quest 2’s newfound success. For starters, the standalone unit is only $299 — that’s significantly less than the price of a new gaming console, and it’s also $100 cheaper th…


That's a tremendous leap forward, and there are many potential reasons for the Quest 2's newfound success. For starters, the standalone unit is only $299 -- that's significantly less than the price of a new gaming console, and it's also $100 cheaper than 2019's Oculus Quest.

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Tesla bumps up the price of its Full Self-Driving tech to $10,000

Even for the wealthier individuals that most Tesla vehicles are targeting, an extra $2,000 might be a tough pill to swallow, especially when the technology is still far from finished. It can automatically change lanes, park, and drive itself to you in …


Even for the wealthier individuals that most Tesla vehicles are targeting, an extra $2,000 might be a tough pill to swallow, especially when the technology is still far from finished. It can automatically change lanes, park, and drive itself to you in certain areas (among other things), but it still...

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Sony close to acquiring anime service Crunchyroll for almost $1 billion

Nikkei Asia reports that Sony is now in final negations to purchase San Francisco-based Crunchyroll, which was founded in 2006 and has been a subsidiary of Otter Media, itself a subsidiary of AT&T’s WarnerMedia, since 2018. Available on the Xbox, P…


Nikkei Asia reports that Sony is now in final negations to purchase San Francisco-based Crunchyroll, which was founded in 2006 and has been a subsidiary of Otter Media, itself a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia, since 2018. Available on the Xbox, PlayStation, streaming devices, and phones in more than 200 countries,...

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