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VTech VM2251 Video Baby Monitor review: A best friend for new parents

Mac World - Fri, 2018-03-30 12:30
The in-home baby camera includes a temperature monitor, automatic night vision, and a sound-activated screen.

This week in games: Red Faction Guerrilla gets 'Re-Mars-Stered,' de_dust2 appears in Far Cry 5

PC World - Fri, 2018-03-30 11:30

I’m pretty sure building de_dust2 in any map-editing tool is the equivalent of running Doom on every device with a screen. It’s mandatory. Mandatory. So it’s no surprise someone already did it with Far Cry 5’s spin-off Arcade mode.

A look at that, plus new trailers for Pillars of Eternity II and Jurassic World Evolution, details on a Red Faction: Guerrilla remaster and one for Mark of the Ninja too, and free copies of Spec Ops: The Line (for a limited time).

This is gaming news for March 26 to 30.

The discounts

Starting this week as always with everyone’s favorite: Free games. This week it’s Humble again giving away the goods, with “the goods” in this case being free copies of Spec Ops: The Line, everyone’s favorite slightly-deeper-than-your-average-shooter shooter. It probably isn’t as impactful in 2018 as it was in 2012—the shooter landscape’s changed a lot. Still, nobody else has even attempted something better yet so...yeah. Pick it up, and fast. The deal only runs until Saturday.

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Cover your home with Wi-Fi on the cheap with Amazon’s one-day TP-Link sale

PC World - Fri, 2018-03-30 10:54

A strong Wi-Fi system is the foundation of any connected home, and Amazon’s one-day TP-Link sale will help you blanket every room without hurting your wallet. With everything from routers to range extenders, this sale offers plenty of options for enabling or enhancing your Wi-Fi connection.

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Cover your home with Wi-Fi on the cheap with Amazon’s one-day TP-Link sale

Mac World - Fri, 2018-03-30 10:54

A strong Wi-Fi system is the foundation of any connected home, and Amazon’s one-day TP-Link sale will help you blanket every room without hurting your wallet. With everything from routers to range extenders, this sale offers plenty of options for enabling or enhancing your Wi-Fi connection.

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AMD Ryzen 5 processors get killer Amazon deals with Zen+ CPUs looming

PC World - Fri, 2018-03-30 09:51

A fresh generation of AMD processors looms on the horizon, and its approach is creating wonderful ripple effects: You can find current-gen Ryzen processors going for wickedly good deals. AMD already dropped Ryzen prices in January, then pushed them down even further this month. Now costs have plunged yet again for two mainstream models if you’re willing to fill out rebate forms.

First up: The 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 1600, which we recently used in a mini-ITX Ryzen gaming PC. Amazon’s selling it for $176, or $13 less than its newly reduced price. But a rebate slashes another $20 off, bringing the total down to just $156. That’s not quite as cheap as the low-water mark this sold for during Amazon’s recent one-day PC gaming sale, but that’s an astounding number of cores and threads for the price. This chip originally launched at $220 and was worth every penny even then; Intel’s rival Core i5-8400 costs $179, and its six cores lack multi-threading and can’t be overclocked.  

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Why Apple's new iPad is a better option for schools than a Chromebook tablet

PC World - Fri, 2018-03-30 07:00
Acer's new Chromebook tablet may be a dead ringer for the new iPad, but when it comes to schools, Apple has a key advantage when it comes to privacy.

Why Apple's new iPad is a better option for schools than a Chromebook tablet

Mac World - Fri, 2018-03-30 07:00

It only took eight years, but the tablet wars have officially begun. Ever since Apple unveiled its instantly iconic iPad back in 2010, we’ve been waiting for something to challenge it in a meaningful way. And it’s finally come, not in the form of an Android tablet, but a Chrome OS-based one. And the first battleground will be schools.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether tablets will ever actually be a thing in schools, but Apple is certainly moving as if it is. About 24 hours after Acer unveiled the world’s first Chromebook tablet, Apple responded with its own Pencil-compatible iPad that matches Acer’s in just about every way: price, battery life, screen resolution, and portability. I haven’t had a chance to play with one yet, but on paper, Acer’s 9.7-inch Chromebook Tab 10—seriously, who names these things—seems to be a solid option for districts looking for the touch-screen Chrome experience without the bulk of an attached keyboard. It even looks a lot like the iPad, if not for the ugly reflective Acer logo on the front of the Chromebook.

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How to make Time Capsule and networked drives appear for your Mac

Mac World - Fri, 2018-03-30 07:00

Macworld reader Timothy purchased a Time Capsule that he wants to use exclusively as a base station with a networked drive, rather than for Time Machine backups. But he’s not seeing the Time Capsule appear on his Mac as an option.

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Finder Preferences might be set to not show network drives.

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