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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs RTX 2060: how much has changed?

By | July 3rd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The brand new Nvidia GeForce RTX Super graphics cards are finally here, starting with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super and the RTX 2070 Super, launching on July 9. In so many words, these are supercharged versions of the same graphics cards available today.

But, are those super-powered upgrades worth the cost? If you have yet to get into the Nvidia Turing line of Nvidia graphics cards, then absolutely – the “Founders Edition” models of these cards cost exactly as much as the cards available before July 9.… Read the full article

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Best laptops under $500: the best budget laptops around

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Are you on the market for best laptop under $500? We get it; times are hard and replacing your aging laptop hardware won’t be easy on your wallet. We put together a list of the best laptops under $500, featuring great quality devices that are worth the plastic and silicon they were printed on.

We’ve rounded up the most impressive ones that we’ve tested since 2018, each one worthy of the best laptop under $500 accolade. Our list includes 2-in-1 laptops, cheap Chromebooks and incredibly affordable laptops that will get the job done for minimal impact to your bottom line.… Read the full article

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macOS Catalina: macOS 10.15 release date, news and features

By | June 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

macOS Catalina – the official name for macOS 10.15 – is almost here, having been showcased at Apple's WWDC 2019 conference in San Jose, California. From what we've seen, there are some brilliant new features coming to macOS Catalina – such as the nifty ability to use an iPad as a second screen. 

To start, macOS Catalina allows app developers to more easily port their iPhone and iPad apps to Mac. Apple has introduced a new feature solely for developers known as "Project Catalyst," which allows them to seamlessly port their iOS 13 and iPadOS apps to the macOS environment.… Read the full article

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Nintendo just single-handedly redeemed E3 2019 with nostalgia and new ideas

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After some middling but ultimately exciting press conferences from Microsoft and Square Enix, and some complete whiffs from Bethesda and Ubisoft, I have been wondering – with many others – “Is E3 a tired event?” Well, after seeing Nintendo’s online-only Nintendo Direct E3 2019 keynote address, my faith in E3 has been restored.

Nintendo brought some enormous guns to E3 2019, with more details on games we already knew about, tied with release dates and surprise announcements tapping into nostalgia not just for old games, but classic movies.… Read the full article

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Baldur’s Gate 3 aims to pay deep respect to 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

During PC Gamer's PC Gaming Show 2019 event at E3 2019, game developer Larian Studios took the stage to share more details about Baldur's Gate 3, the long-awaited sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed PC game series of all time.

Studio founder and creative director Swen Vincke, and Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) creative Director Mike Mearls, discussed what the two companies have been doing together for the past two years of the game's development. Namely, they've been playing lots of D&D together – the 45-year-old tabletop role-playing game (RPG) on which the Baldur's Gate franchise is based. 

In particular, we know now that Baldur's Gate 3 will be based on the latest rule set for D&D, known popularly as "5th Edition," which launched via new books back in late 2014.… Read the full article

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What can macOS Catalina tell us about the next MacBook Pro?

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple’s latest operating system for Macs, macOS Catalina, is not only exciting for owners of current Mac computers – it could hold major hints for the next major MacBook Pro

That is, the rumored MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display, not the first MacBook Pro with an 8-core processor that just launched in May 2019. All eyes are looking toward the revamp, not the refresh.

There are a few major features coming to Macs via macOS 10.15 Catalina that give us a solid idea of what to expect (read: hope for) from the next MacBook Pro.… Read the full article

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The 5 best laptops of Computex 2019: the most exciting laptops from the show

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Computex 2019 is clearly the biggest computing trade show of the year, focused almost exclusively on the latest in desktop PCs and the components that power them. However, it has increasingly become a show about laptops, too, and 2019 is the biggest year for them yet at the Taipei show.

We’ve sifted through a veritable ton of laptop news and hands-on reviews to bring you the absolute most exciting highlights from the show. You’ll find dual-screen wonders, incredible new redesigns and bold, fresh directions that will make 2019 a landmark year in mobile computing – all debuting at Computex 2019.… Read the full article

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With Roomba s9+ and Braava Jet m6, iRobot becomes a smart home maker

By | May 29th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It would suffice to say that iRobot has all but nailed the autonomous floor cleaning robot, but after seeing its brand-new Roomba s9+ and Braava Jet m6 devices, it’s clear that this is just the beginning for the 29-year-old company.

With these two new robots, iRobot is not only focused on increasing its products’ cleaning effectiveness and efficiency with new edging techniques, but also on their autonomy and ability to work in tandem. 

Today, when you tell your Wi-Fi connected Roomba to “clean the house” via your smart speaker, it will wake up and do its normal routine until its complete and call it a day – to varying effectiveness depending on your model.… Read the full article

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Apple lets loose first-ever MacBook Pro with an 8-core processor

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro now officially supports Intel's latest 9th-generation Core processors (CPUs) – specifically, one of its 8-core Intel Core i9 parts at the highest end of its 15-inch configuration. The 8-core MBP is real.

The news comes unceremoniously via a press release from Apple, with little to nothing else changing about its flagship laptops for professionals and 'prosumers' alike.

Apple has updated the 15-inch MacBook Pro configuration with a six-core Intel Core i7 CPU to start, while the more expensive setup now houses that aforementioned 8-core Intel Core i9 part.… Read the full article

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 needs to get into living rooms sooner rather than later

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Watching someone use Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 while holding a conversation with you is almost as good of a demonstration as using it yourself. It’s a glimpse at the wild future of computing in store for us – all of us – mere years from now.

While watching Greg Sullivan, director of communications for Microsoft’s HoloLens division, swipe at, pinch and tap invisible objects in the demo room – all the while answering my endless questions about how the device works – I’m in awe of the dexterity with which he does it all.… Read the full article

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