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Konami now makes expensive gaming PCs for some reason

Konami now makes expensive gaming PCs for some reason

Though Konami's focus on video games has been a bit wishy-washy in recent years, the company also has a long history in producing all kinds of hardware, whether that's arcade cabinets or pachinko machines. Today, Konami revealed that it's going to branch out into an entirely different line of hardware production: gaming PCs. More specifically, the company today announced a grand total of three different gaming PCs with different specifications.

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Apple is about to shake up the OLED world

Apple is about to shake up the OLED world

LG Display has been given the rare chance to take on competitor Samsung in a major way, a new report claims, with Apple allegedly tapping the company to produce millions of OLED panels for its upcoming iPhone models. Apple is expected to introduce an iPhone lineup that features OLED screens across the line, resulting in increased demand for this component. Assuming the report is accurate, LG Display will increase its production in a massive way to meet this need.

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Intel Core i9-10850K seems an awful lot like the 10900K

Intel Core i9-10850K seems an awful lot like the 10900K

Intel today is adding a new CPU to its Comet Lake Core i9 lineup, officially revealing the Core i9-10850K. As Intel's numbering scheme would suggest, the 10850K is a bit underpowered compared to the i9-10900K, but not by much. In fact, it seems that the 10850K is only slightly less capable than the i9-10900K.

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5 reasons OnePlus Nord wins 2020

5 reasons OnePlus Nord wins 2020

OnePlus and other smartphone companies made more powerful smartphones than the OnePlus Nord in the year 2020. But because of the OnePlus Nord's unique combination of features, price, and design finesse, this is a smartphone that's not to be missed. The potential for OnePlus in the near future is far more important than the release of this one phone - but it's this one phone that gives us every indication that OnePlus has a future with great potential.

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Intel 7nm delayed again: Chipmaker admits embarrassing slide

Intel 7nm delayed again: Chipmaker admits embarrassing slide

Intel earnings released this afternoon showed a bit of a change in the company's outlook for chip manufacturing. Intel revealed that their "7nm-based CPU product timing is shifting approximately six months relative to prior expectations." That's a very skillfully stated way of saying Intel's 7nm-based CPU product will be about a half-year later than they'd planned.

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AT&T criticized for startling “buy a new phone or lose service” warning

AT&T criticized for startling “buy a new phone or lose service” warning

This week AT&T started sending out emails about how users will need a new smartphone if they want to continue "receiving service." AT&T's message does not suggest that users will lose service instantly - but they DO suggest that some users will NEED to upgrade to a new phone if they plan on continuing to get phone calls by the time the countdown is done.

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ROG Phone 3 goes all-out on high-end mobile gaming fun

ROG Phone 3 goes all-out on high-end mobile gaming fun

The ASUS Republic of Gamers crew revealed the ROG Phone 3 this morning with a giant collection of accessories and peripherals for gaming. This device has a new range of modular accessories like the ROG TwinView 3 Dock, ROG Lighting Armor Case, ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad, and the ROG Clip. This phone also rolls with a ROG Strix XG16 portable gaming display, ROG Centra RGB in-ear gaming headphones, and the ROG Falchion (ultra-portable wireless mechanical keyboard).

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Motorola Edge for USA undercuts “Plus” by $500

Motorola Edge for USA undercuts “Plus” by $500

The North American release of the unlocked Motorola Edge was revealed this week for $500 less than its predecessor. The Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+ both have the same display panel - the most impressive part of the phone. It's just the cameras and the processor that you're going to have to look at when deciding whether you'd like to pay $499 or $999 for a new mobile smartphone.

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OnePlus Nord launch hands-on and first impressions: Flat enough?

OnePlus Nord launch hands-on and first impressions: Flat enough?

OnePlus Nord was revealed on the 21st of July, 2020, as a new sort of value proposition from the brand that started with the OnePlus One. This device is very similar to its predecessors in many respects - it runs much of the same software as the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro - but it's a different beast. OnePlus Nord is meant to be the most affordable iteration of the OnePlus smartphone experience.

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OnePlus Nord release date and pricing revealed: Is USA next?

OnePlus Nord release date and pricing revealed: Is USA next?

OnePlus released the price and release details for the OnePlus Nord today at an event focused almost entirely on the one phone. This was a virtual event, as most events today seem to be, bringing a well-constructed showing of the newest device in the OnePlus lineup as a relatively low-cost, high-value new line for the company. OnePlus seems to be going back to their roots with this one - with a price to match.

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Oculus update makes it easier to party with VR friends

Oculus update makes it easier to party with VR friends

Oculus today is rolling out several new social features for its VR platforms. These new features are meant to help you group up with friends easier and then stick with those friends as you jump into games. It can also help you find new friends using Oculus headsets, so long as you don't mind deeper integration with Facebook.

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Lenovo Legion phone has a side-popping camera for streaming

Lenovo Legion phone has a side-popping camera for streaming

There's a smartphone called Lenovo Legion that'll be released this month with a side-popping camera. This device is a gaming phone, and it'll look rather radical from the get-go. The camera is aimed forward, and its placement suggests one thing, quite clearly - this isn't so much a phone that's made for gaming as it is a gaming device that can (potentially) also be used as a phone.

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