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Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about this powerful gaming console

Xbox One X. That’s the official name Microsoft has given to Project Scorpio, the upcoming 4K-ready cousin to the Xbox One. It will, in Microsoft’s words, be “the most powerful console ever.” That was Microsoft’s main message during the console’s reveal at E3 2017, repeatedly emphasizing the Xbox One X’s advantages over the competing PlayStation 4 Pro (without ever mentioning ... Read More »

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review: A fine follow-up to a stealth masterwork

The biggest flaw with Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is that it released after Dishonored 2. Memories of Dishonored 2’s busted PC launch are still all-too-easily conjured up in my mind, but there’s another aspect we don’t talk about as often: Its level design. Here’s an excerpt from my review last year: “Dishonored 2 takes first-person stealth to new heights…As far as this type of Thief-style steal-everything-that-isn’t-nailed-down stealth ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Band HRX Edition With 23-Day Battery Life Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Mi Band HRX Edition is an adaptation of the Mi Band 2 It comes with an improved tracking algorithm It will be available first on Mi.com on September 18 After teasing the arrival of a new fitness product in the country, Xiaomi on Friday launched the Mi Band HRX Edition. The Chinese conglomerate has partnered with HRX by Hrithik Roshan to offer this ... Read More »

Crucial BX300 SSD review: One of the fastest MLC SATA SSDs we’ve tested

You may color us surprised any time we receive an SSD such as Crucial’s new BX300 that’s not based on 3D TLC NAND. Actually, you may color us delighted. MLC NAND, even 3D (aka stacked, layered, tiered, etc) like that used in the BX300, can consistently perform near the limit of SATA 6Gbps, where TLC generally can’t. Once you exceed ... Read More »

How Apple can fix its awful pre-ordering system

If you were like me last night, you set your alarm for the dead of night. Then when the alarm went off, you wiped the crust from your eyes, opened your MacBook, hit refresh a bunch of times, looked at the clock, cursed Apple, switched to your iPad, spend a bunch of money, and went back to bed. This is ... Read More »

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider’s PC port runs fine (for most people)

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, the standalone expansion/mini-sequel to Dishonored 2, unlocked on Steam late last night. As is Bethesda’s wont these days, we got our hands on it the same time as anyone else—which, when you’re dealing with the PC version of a follow-up to Dishonored 2 is a bit of a risky proposition. If you held off buying a copy to avoid any disastrous ... Read More »

74% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting – Deal Alert

This bias lighting strip, currently discounted by 74% on Amazon from $49.99 down to just $12.99, reduces eye-strain caused by differences in picture brightness from scene to scene in movies, shows and games, by adding a subtle backlight to your monitor or TV.  The LED lights can be changed with up to 20 color selections customizing and setting the mood of ... Read More »

iPad Pro vs. iPad mini 4 vs. iPad: Which one should you buy?

Update 9-13-2017: This article has been updated to reflect a price increase for the 256GB and 512GB models of the iPad Pro. So you’re in the market for a new iPad. Excellent choice—I couldn’t live without mine. It’s my companion when I’m catching up on news and email in the morning over tea, reading a comic book in the evening to unwind, or watching ... Read More »

iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Everything Else Announced at September 12 Event

HIGHLIGHTS Apple announced three iPhone models at the event It also unveiled an Apple Watch with cellular connectivity The company launched the much requested Apple TV 4K too The crowd at Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters saw new smartphones – including a premium version priced at $999 (priced at Rs. 89,000 in India) – as the company commemorated its 10th anniversary ... Read More »

TP-Link’s Kasa Cam is the company’s first home security camera

TP-Link is expanding its smart home market presence with today’s announcement of the TP-Link KC120 Kasa Cam wireless home securitycamera. The KC120 sports a wide-angle lens with 130-degree field of view and 1080p video resolution. It also includes most of the features we’ve come to expect from Wi-Fi security cameras: motion and sound detection, push notification alerts, night vision up to ... Read More »