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Google’s Sundar Pichai joins Alphabet board amid Q2 2017 financials

Google’s Sundar Pichai joins Alphabet board amid Q2 2017 financials

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has joined the Alphabet Board of Directors, expanding the executive's responsibility. Pichai has been at the helm of Google since August 2015, when it was scythed off from the rest of the company's businesses and became one of several under the Alphabet umbrella brand. Alphabet announced its Q2 2017 financial results today.

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New James Bond movie gets a release date

New James Bond movie gets a release date

A couple years have passed since a new James Bond movie last graced theaters, but that'll be changing soon. It was just announced that the next installment in the James Bond franchise will be arriving in theaters on November 8, 2019...if you're located in the US. The rest of the world will be getting the theatrical premiere earlier, as is the tradition with these films.

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Android’s WannaCry “SLocker” source leaks online: Here’s how to avoid it

Android’s WannaCry “SLocker” source leaks online: Here’s how to avoid it

A piece of mobile ransomware that mimics the methods of WannaCry malware has leaked online. The source code for the malicious software has been spilled to the web, allowing this "SLocker" to be downloaded and spread ad infinitum. The source code might also give security experts an easy way to ramp up protection against the malicious code - but the potential costs far outweigh the potential benefits.

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Lenovo Miix 320 Review: a tiny $200 Windows 2-in-1 Laptop

Lenovo Miix 320 Review: a tiny $200 Windows 2-in-1 Laptop

People love cheap, usable notebooks. Rewind a decade or so and 'netbooks' were just becoming a hot item. Things like the Sony Vaio P existed. Consumers gobbled them up, and though the market as a whole eventually moved on from the ultra-tiny laptop trend, the fact remains that a portable, inexpensive laptop is almost always a desirable option to have. Thus enters Lenovo's new budget-friendly 2-in-1 Miix 320 convertible laptop.

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Android O release imminent with today’s final Preview

Android O release imminent with today’s final Preview

Seemingly like clockwork, Google has launched Android O Developer Preview 4. This, of course, means that we're closing in on the official release of Android O, which even Google indicates is coming around the bend soon. Before that can happen, though, we need to cover what's in Developer Preview 4.

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iOS 11 Beta 4 released: Developer release for iPhone, iPad, macOS High Sierra

iOS 11 Beta 4 released: Developer release for iPhone, iPad, macOS High Sierra

The iOS 11 Beta 4 developer version was released this morning to a number of devices beside the developer Beta 4 for macOS. Also on the docket today is the Beta 4 for watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 - both in developer beta mode. for those that have never tried a Developer Beta before - you might want to skip it unless you like to live dangerously.

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How to beat Lugia in a Pokemon GO Raid Battle

How to beat Lugia in a Pokemon GO Raid Battle

Pokemon GO's newest biggest baddest Pokemon in the bunch is Lugia, and today we're running down the ways to beat it. Straight from the codes in the game we've got the mathematically perfect set of monsters that'll beat down Lugia with the right set of circumstances. Of course, as it is with all Legendary Pokemon, it'll really depend on having the right number of people to help out in the Raid Battle itself.

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Xbox One S sales tempt gamers before next new console “X”

Xbox One S sales tempt gamers before next new console “X”

The Xbox One X is nearly upon us, but if you're not ready to shell out $500 for a new console, Microsoft has a pair of new Xbox One S deals that might tempt you instead. These deals cover both versions of the Xbox One S, so regardless of what kind of storage space you're looking for, you'll be able to save money in at least some regard.

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RFID microchip implants offered to employees at Wisconsin company

RFID microchip implants offered to employees at Wisconsin company

A company out of Wisconsin has announced that it will begin offering microchip implants to all of its employees beginning next month. We probably all knew this day was coming, but now Three Square Market (otherwise known as 32Market) has decided that it will be the one to usher us into the future. If you're thinking of the implications this has for Big Brother and the surveillance state after reading that headline up above, you certainly aren't alone.

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2018 Mustang GT is a Porsche-beater says Ford

2018 Mustang GT is a Porsche-beater says Ford

Ford promised a performance improvement in the 2018 Mustang and they weren't kidding, pitting the prancing pony against Porsche's 911. Final performance figures for the refreshed car have been revealed today, and it seems it's not just the styling that the 2018 Mustang borrows from its GT350 sibling. Indeed, we're looking at the fastest production Mustang GT ever made.

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Samsung won’t rest until it’s inside every phone (iPhone included)

Samsung won’t rest until it’s inside every phone (iPhone included)

It looks like Samsung is about to be inside your favorite smartphone once again. While the company's chip-making devision lost their contract deal with Apple several years ago, they plan on picking up the pace once again the very near future. They began their series of big moves toward the future they envision earlier this year by splitting off their chip-making business arm within their semiconductor division as "Samsung Foundry" - and it would appear that their next goal is the iPhone.

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SNES Classic: Target has some big news

SNES Classic: Target has some big news

We're just about two months out from the launch of the SNES Classic Edition, and retailers across the country are already talking pre-orders. Walmart opened up pre-orders last week, but it wasn't long before they sold out. Similarly, Best Buy and Amazon have announced that they will offer pre-orders for the mini console, and now Target is throwing its hat in that ring as well.

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