Walmart Cancels All SNES Classic Pre-Orders

From PC Mag: When the NES Classic launched, it was near impossible to get one due to a combination of very high demand and Nintendo not making anywhere near enough of them. With the SNES Classic, due for release on Sept. 29, Nintendo promises to do better. But it's not looking good.

On July 21, visitors to Walmart's website thought they got lucky when SNES Classic pre-orders went live. Six days later, all those pre-orders have now been canceled, and anyone who thought they'd secured their SNES Classic early needs to start all over again.

Verizon gets its mojo back with unlimited data

From CNET: Verizon customers are pumped about unlimited data.

On Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company reported it has recovered from its first-ever net loss of wireless customers and is adding customers once again, thanks in large part to bringing back its unlimited data plan.

Twitter stalls, fails to add new users this quarter

From The Verge: Twitter did not add any new monthly active users in the past three months, but said 12 percent more users are accessing the site on a daily basis than in the same quarter last year. The number of monthly active users stands at 328 million, but the company declined to disclose a daily active user number, according to Bloomberg.

Crimson ReLive 17.7.2 is a massive, feature-filled update for AMD's Radeon Software

From PC World: AMD’s rolling out the red carpet for its hotly anticipated Vega graphics with a massive update for its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition utility. ReLive 17.7.2, which launches today ahead of this weekend’s Radeon RX Vega reveal, builds out key features like Radeon Chill and WattMan while adding a few fresh goodies of its own—including a new beta testing program dubbed Radeon Vanguard.

Here’s what Radeon graphics card owners will get in Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2.

Nintendo Switch Sales Surpass 4.7 Million

From PC Mag: Everyone working at Nintendo will have a big smile on their face right now due to the successful launch of the Switch hybrid console. And those smiles will be even bigger today as hardware sales close in on five million units.

As reported by IGN, the latest financial result released by Nintendo show that the switch has now sold over 4.7 million units. That's an additional 1.96 million units since the 2.74 million Nintendo shipped and sold during the console's first month on sale.

Niantic CEO blames Pokemon Go Fest mess on mobile carriers

From CNET: The first Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago on Saturday was a hot mess -- like Charizard hot.

Who's to blame? Niantic CEO John Hanke said software problems prevented some players from being able to connect to the game, but the biggest issue was congested mobile networks.

Waze arrives on Android Auto

From The Verge: For some time now, you’ve been able to click the main “Maps” button on Android Auto and get a screen that lets you select an alternate navigation app. Before today, the only real option there was Google Maps. Now, Waze has launched for Android Auto, so if you prefer it to Google Maps, you can get it on your larger dashboard screen.

Ryzen sales lead AMD earnings, despite issues with game optimization and mining

From PC World: Ryzen was the star of AMD's second-quarter earnings call Tuesday: The processors helped boost earnings 19 percent compared to a year ago. Company executives also had two messages for gamers: one, that game developers had largely completed their code optimizations for Ryzen, and two, that miners who hoarded graphics cards wouldn't be around forever.

HP's desktops get a down-low makeover with new CPUs, webcams

From CNET: HP is quietly updating its Pavilion All-in-One desktop series with new 24- and 27-inch models that include newer CPUs, a thinner design and a pop-up webcam that can be pushed out of sight for privacy.

Qualcomm opens up its AI optimization software, says dedicated mobile chips are coming

From The Verge: In the race to get AI working faster on your smartphone, companies are trying all sorts of things. Some, like Microsoft and ARM, are designing new chips that are better suited to run neural networks. Others, like Facebook and Google, are working to reduce the computational demands of AI itself. But for chipmaker Qualcomm — whose processors account for 40 percent of the mobile market — the current plan is simpler: adapt the silicon that’s already in place.


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