These are the best cheap GPU deals for August 2020

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. When you’re buying all the components to build a custom desktop PC, one of the most expensive (if not the single most expensive) part is going to be the graphics card. A discrete GPU is a must-have for gamers and video…

These are the best cheap MacBook deals for August 2020

MacBooks aren’t exactly what you would consider cheap laptops, but if you’re a tried-and-true Apple fan, even the best Windows PCs or Chromebooks will never be enough to rip you away from the simple joy of MacOS. Yet even the most devoted among the Apple crowd must concede that the price tags on these things…

TikTok now in the sights of software giant Oracle, report suggests

Oracle is reportedly going up against Microsoft and others in the battle to acquire the U.S. operations of popular video-sharing app TikTok. The software giant has held preliminary talks with China-based ByteDance — TikTok’s parent company — people with knowledge of the discussions told the Financial Times (FT). TikTok is looking to ensure its ongoing…

How to recycle your TV

As tech lovers, we all need to make a greater effort to be responsible for our aging devices. After all, not everyone is aware of just how damaging e-waste can be for the environment, especially in the U.S. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, electronic waste contains lead, mercury, and hexavalent chromium, all of which…

Visualizing the history of The Universe using 13,799 dominoes

Science communicator Kurtis Baute set up a 300 meter long row of dominoes to represent a timeline of history from the Big Bang to now, with each domino representing 1 million years. It's pretty incredible that he managed to make each domino, set the whole thing up, and successfully film and narrate the whole thing…

The Morning After: Meet LG’s face-hugging personal air purifier

— MatA US teen wrote 27,000 Wikipedia entries in a language they don't speakDo I have to admire the work ethic?A reminder that not every Wikipedia editor is an expert in their field. Earlier this week, a Reddit user discovered that in the Scots language version of Wikipedia, almost half (literally 49 percent) was written…

The OnePlus ‘Clover’ could be an entry-level phone bound for the...

OnePlus could soon launch its first entry-level smartphone and release it in the US, according to Android Central. That would mark the first time the brand has dabbled in that space, having focused solely on flagship phones (most recently the OnePlus 8) and only recently dipping into the mid-range with the $500 OnePlus Nord. The…

Facebook says Apple blocked message noting 30 percent App Store fee

In an effort to let its users know that not everything they pay will go to the hosts, Facebook added a notice on the purchase screen for iOS clearly stating that Apple will take a 30 percent cut. Apparently, though, Apple blocked it from showing that notice to users, citing an App Store rule that…

Apple pays $9.75 million to settle lawsuit over Powerbeats2 charging issues

Lawyers have begun notifying Powerbeats2 owners of the settlement by email. If that’s you, you’ll have until November 20th, 2020 to submit a claim. After that, the $9.75 million (minus lawyer fees and administrative costs, naturally), will be meted out to the applicants based on a point system. The lawyers estimate that $76 will go…

Beyond Meat starts direct sales of its plant-based patties and sausages

Packaging the products that way makes them less appealing as samplers if you haven’t tried them out yet, although Beyond’s “trial pack” puts one of each of its various products in a box for $50. Still, if you’re either all-in on the post-animal meat lifestyle or just want to mix it up, then you can…

IBM will use AI to pipe in simulated crowd noise during...

As it has every year since around 2015, IBM, a longtime sponsor and media partner of the U.S. Open, detailed the AI technologies it will use to support the tournament beginning on August 31. In a typical year, these technologies aren’t anything out of the ordinary — in 2019, IBM demoed AI that measures player…

Frontier Developments reveals two games from its new publishing label

Frontier Developments has announced the two new games from Frontier Foundry, its new external publishing arm. Founded in 1994, Frontier Developments has created and self-published hits like Planet Coaster and Jurassic World: Evolution. Now it is getting into the business of publishing games from other developers. Lemnis Gate from Ratloop Games Canada is one of…