You are here

news aggregator

High-capacity Samsung EVO SD cards are selling at all-time low prices—get 64GB for just $11

PC World - Wed, 2018-11-28 11:23

Adding a little extra storage to your devices doesn’t have to be expensive, and today—just in time for holiday photos—you can grab some stellar SD cards for their cheapest price ever. Amazon’s selling three different capacities of the Samsung EVO Select microSDXC cards for newfound lows. You can get 64GB for $11, down from a list price of $23; 128GB for $25, down from $42; or 256GB for $45, down from $120.

To read this article in full, please click here

High-capacity Samsung EVO SD cards are selling at all-time low prices—get 64GB for just $11

Mac World - Wed, 2018-11-28 11:23
Samsung's EVO Select micro SD cards offer plenty of storage at all-time low prices.

Don't miss these 3 killer graphics card deals for any budget

PC World - Wed, 2018-11-28 10:02

There’s something for everybody in today’s graphics card deals, including GPUs ready to rip through 720p, 1080p, and 1440p gaming. Well, almost everybody. Sorry 4K gamers, but you’ll have to sit this one out.

First up, is the PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 for $85Remove non-product link after a $20 rebate at Newegg (which means you pay $105 upfront). The Radeon RX 560 is a great entry-level card for 720p gaming and a fantastic e-sports option. Be aware, however, that this is the cut-down version of the RX 560 with fewer compute units and stream processors, making it more of a glorified version of the older Radeon RX 460. Still, an extremely affordable $85 price tag takes the edge off the lower specs.

To read this article in full, please click here

Watch us build a video editing/gaming PC live

PC World - Wed, 2018-11-28 09:00

My current home PC, which I use for both video editing and gaming, is built around an Intel Core i5-2500K with only 8GB of RAM. Needless to say I’ve been long overdue for an upgrade. But an editing machine ain’t cheap, and I’ve been holding off for a chance to save some cash. I finally bit the bullet on Black Friday. This PC build is using my own hard-earned money, so watch what it's like with real skin in the game.

Preparations

I’ve been debating this build for months, so what deals did I get and why did I choose these specific parts? Check out this prep video:

Parts list and prices paid

To read this article in full, please click here

Giveaway: Win a 2018 11-inch iPad Pro!

Mac World - Wed, 2018-11-28 09:00

The new iPad Pro is an incredible machine, and it boasts cool features such as a faster processor, Face ID support, USB-C connectivity, as well as support for a greatly improved Apple Pencil. Normally you’d have to pay at least $799 for one, but we’re teaming up with AnyTrans to give one away to a lucky Macworld reader for the low price of free!

If you win, you’ll specifically get a space gray 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and 64GB of storage.

You'll also win a free pre-activated version of the AnyTrans service for transferring, backing up, and managing your data. We especially like AnyTrans because it offers more control over the data you import to your new device than Apple’s own iCloud options.

To read this article in full, please click here

How to restore missing photos after downgrading iCloud storage

Mac World - Wed, 2018-11-28 07:00

iCloud storage isn’t expensive, especially compared to Apple’s competitors. If you use iCloud Photos (the new name for iCloud Photo Library), it’s easy to exceed the 5GB of free storage included with iCloud and then outstrip the 50GB ($1 a month)—and the 200 GB tier ($3 a month).

For folks paying for iCloud storage, it might be tempting to cut out those recurring subscriptions and just store media locally—typically on a Mac. But take care in particular if you’re using iCloud Photos: Downgrading your storage plan doesn’t immediately delete photos and videos, but it does make some of them inaccessible.

To read this article in full, please click here

Secretlab Omega Softweave gaming chair: Firmly comfortable

PC World - Wed, 2018-11-28 06:28

The Secretlab Omega Softweave gaming chair challenges the assumption that gaming chairs should be made from fake leather. Sure, leather simply looks cool, but as a gamer myself, I’ve long suspected there are more cynical reasons in play. The same stereotypes that assume we crave neon accents and flashy fonts also assume we spend our days dribbling Mountain Dew and Cheeto dust between our legs. If you buy into all of that, you’ll likely believe we’ll find fake leather more tolerant of munchie mishaps.

And so I admire the optimism and honor behind The Secretlab Omega Softweave. In its embrace of fabric, it implies its owner isn’t prone to filth. Indeed, as if to tempt fate, Secretlab sent us not the darker charcoal model but the alternate, grayish “Cookies & Cream” color, which looks, well, particularly susceptible to stains from cookies and cream. More on that later.

To read this article in full, please click here

Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ review: The new 1080p gaming champion

PC World - Wed, 2018-11-28 06:09

AMD’s Radeon RX 590 is the best 1080p graphics card you can buy, and at $280, it won’t break the bank. But the Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ we’re reviewing today proves it’s even better than we originally thought. 

The card draws an immense amount of power, and the XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy that AMD sent U.S. reviewers ran hot despite coming equipped with a massive triple-slot cooler. Pushing AMD’s Polaris architecture so far—this is the same GPU’s third incarnation, after the Radeon RX 480 and 580—requires heavy metal, we concluded at the time. While that’s still true, Sapphire’s graphics card shows that the Radeon RX 590 doesn’t have to be gargantuan.

To read this article in full, please click here

iRobot Roomba i7+ review: This robot vacuum empties its own dustbin

Mac World - Wed, 2018-11-28 06:00
Robot vacuums are great timesavers—at least until their small dustbins fill up. The Roomba i7+ is smart enough to empty its own.

iRobot Roomba i7+ review: This robot vacuum empties its own dustbin

PC World - Wed, 2018-11-28 06:00
Robot vacuums are great timesavers—at least until their small dustbins fill up. The Roomba i7+ is smart enough to empty its own.

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Mac World - Tue, 2018-11-27 16:30

We’re talking about Apple and the Supreme Court, Apple’s trade-in program and iPhone demand, and Apple’s fluctuating market cap. We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 631.

Watch us live

The Macworld Podcast broadcasts live on the internet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

To read this article in full, please click here

Apple boosts trade-in values for older iPhones for potential XS, XR buyers

Mac World - Tue, 2018-11-27 16:26

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are off the calendar, Apple is finally rolling out a deal worth noticing as part of its GiveBack program. Today, Apple boosted the trade-in creditRemove non-product link for the iPhone 6 through the iPhone 8 (though not the iPhone 8 Plus) for a "limited time," but only if you upgrade to an iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR.

To read this article in full, please click here

Best smart sprinkler controller

PC World - Tue, 2018-11-27 15:13
Whether you’re motivated by water conservation, saving money, a drive to render every aspect of your home smart, or all the above, a smart irrigation controller will scratch that itch.

Best smart sprinkler controller

Mac World - Tue, 2018-11-27 15:13
Whether you’re motivated by water conservation, saving money, a drive to render every aspect of your home smart, or all the above, a smart irrigation controller will scratch that itch.

Cyber Week Special: Get These $150 Wireless Earbuds For Just $64

PC World - Tue, 2018-11-27 15:07

Headphones come in all shapes and sizes. There’s so many different options, in fact, it’s difficult to find a pair that has everything you want at a price that’s affordable. That’s where Revel True Wireless Earbuds come into play. Delivering premium Bluetooth sound in a sleek, wireless package, these earbuds are a solid choice for those looking to upgrade their listening but don't want to drop upwards of $150 on a pair of AirPods or Bose SoundSport Free earbuds. They're on sale for only $64 today when you use code CMSAVE20 at checkout.

To read this article in full, please click here

Cyber Week Special: Never Lose Your Keys With The Keysmart Pro with Tile, Now Just $32 (45% Off)

Mac World - Tue, 2018-11-27 15:07

For most of us, our everyday carry consists of our phone, wallet, and keys. However, everyone has “one of those mornings,” when it’s impossible to find our essential items before starting work. Tile’s solution is a Bluetooth-enabled tag that you can attach to your wallet or keys so that you can locate them easily.

For those who want to minimize their EDC even further, Tile has teamed up with KeySmart to create the KeySmart Pro, combining your key holder and locater tag in one. It's normally $60, but you can get one for just $32 with code CMSAVE20 at checkout. 

To read this article in full, please click here

Google Pixel Slate review: So close, yet so far, from being a perfect Chrome-Android tablet hybrid

PC World - Tue, 2018-11-27 12:00

Reviewing the Pixel Slate was like reviewing two devices. Out of the box, it’s something of a high-end Android tablet running full-screen Play Store apps and a touch-friendly interface. But when you attach it to the Pixel Slate Keyboard, it transforms into a premium Chromebook, with a large multitouch trackpad and PC-like multitasking.

The Pixel Slate appears to be a dream 2-in-1, the rare hybrid device that truly conforms to your immediate needs. Where the iPad Pro and various convertible PCs fail to consider the jarring interface changes when switching from a touch-based UI to a keyboard-based UI, Google has designed Chrome OS’s new hybrid interface specifically with the Pixel Slate in mind. Google understands that you’ll use your Chromebook differently as a tablet than you would as a laptop.

To read this article in full, please click here

Three of our favorite ultra-fast Samsung SSDs are on sale for cheap—and two are portable

PC World - Tue, 2018-11-27 11:09

A good SSD can’t be beat, and even the worst SSDs are better than the best mechanical hard drives. Today, three of the best solid-state drives we’ve ever tested are on sale on Amazon at steep discounts.

If you’re looking for a PC upgrade, Samsung’s 500GB 860 EVO is $73, down from a list price of $110. And if you’re looking for speedy portable storage that you can take with you, you’ve got options! The blistering 500GB Samsung X5 is $300, down from a list price of $400, and the Samsung T5 has two sizes on sale, with the 250GB version discounted to $80 from a $130 list price and the 500GB version discounted to $98 from $130.

To read this article in full, please click here

Three of our favorite ultra-fast Samsung SSDs are on sale for cheap—and two are portable

Mac World - Tue, 2018-11-27 11:09

A good SSD can’t be beat, and even the worst SSDs are better than the best mechanical hard drives. Today, three of the best solid-state drives we’ve ever tested are on sale on Amazon at steep discounts.

If you’re looking for a PC upgrade, Samsung’s 500GB 860 EVO is $73, down from a list price of $110. And if you’re looking for speedy portable storage that you can take with you, you’ve got options! The blistering 500GB Samsung X5 is $300, down from a list price of $400, and the Samsung T5 has two sizes on sale, with the 250GB version discounted to $80 from a $130 list price and the 500GB version discounted to $98 from $130.

To read this article in full, please click here

Samsung 860 QVO SSD review: Big capacity on the cheap, and fast the majority of the time

PC World - Tue, 2018-11-27 10:00

Samsung’s 860 QVO SSD is an excellent everyday performer and an outstanding bargain in its 2TB and 4TB flavors. It’s also the second quad-level cell (4-bit) SSD to pass our portals, the other being Intel’s SSD 660P.

The reason I mention this competitive drive from Intel up-front is that it’s becoming clear that 4-bit NAND, while allowing greater capacity, also extracts a performance hit that vendors must work around. How well a vendor does that affects which 4-bit drive you should buy, and whether you might be better off with an MLC or TLC drive.  

Note: Samsung refers to the 860 QVO as 4-bit MLC. As the acronym MLC stands for “Multi-Level Cell,” this is technically correct. However, most refer to it as quad-level cell or QLC, which is what I assume the Q in QVO stands for. 

To read this article in full, please click here

Pages

Subscribe to Computer Science aggregator