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Get 100+ Hours Of Cisco IT Certification Training For Just $39 (90% Off)

Fri, 2018-09-21 10:14

An increasing number of businesses are adopting IT infrastructures to support their networking and security, making the job market for IT professionals more attractive than ever. There are dozens of IT certification vendors that specialize in their specific IT solutions, but few carry the weight that Cisco does. With this $39 Cisco Networking & Cloud Computing Certification Bundle, you can expand your knowledge of Cisco's tools, prep to certify your training, and ultimately impress on the job hunt.

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These rare deals drop custom Radeon Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards below MSRP, with 3 free games

Fri, 2018-09-21 10:01

Nvidia’s powerful GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti landed this week, and it’s good news for Radeon fans. Or at least their wallets. Because now that Nvidia’s luxury-priced titans are here, you can finally find enticing, all-too-rare deals on Radeon Vega graphics cards selling at or even below retail prices. 

The PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX Vega 64 costs $500 on NeweggRemove non-product link right now. But if you’re willing to send in a rebate form, you can snag a Vega 64 for even less: The Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 costs $470 on NeweggRemove non-product link after you receive a $30 rebate card. AMD’s other Vega is getting in on the action too, with the PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX Vega 56 going for $380 on NeweggRemove non-product link after a $20 rebate card. All three come bundled with three free games: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Star Control: Origins, and Strange Brigade.

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Apple Watch Series 4 has arrived but here are 5 reasons to buy a Series 3 instead

Fri, 2018-09-21 08:00
Apple Watch Series 4 isn't just the best wearable Apple has ever made, it also has the highest entry-level price tag. Here's why the Series 3 is a much better buy.

Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speaker review: A definite contender for best-in-class status

Fri, 2018-09-21 06:00
What’s the opposite of sticker shock? It’s hard to believe these speakers are this inexpensive.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2080 Ti: Should you upgrade?

Fri, 2018-09-21 06:00

Two and a half long years after the launch of the GeForce GTX 10-series, Nvidia’s next generation of graphics cards is finally here, and the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti top our performance charts. But should you upgrade to the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ($1,200 on GeForce.com) if you already own a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? As always, the answer is, “it depends.”

It’s easier to explain than the decision to buy a GeForce RTX 2080 or GTX 1080 Ti, though, since those graphics cards offer virtually identical performance. Let’s dig in.

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Skype is coming to Alexa devices, bringing another Microsoft service to Amazon's hardware

Thu, 2018-09-20 20:14
At one time, Skype seemed to be the one thing Microsoft was holding back in reserve from its Cortana-Alexa partnership. That no longer seems to be the case.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fans can now build an almost all-COD PC thanks to Asus

Thu, 2018-09-20 17:18

Call of Duty: Black Ops fans, if you want all the pieces of flair for your PC, Asus has your back.

The company has unveiled just about every imaginable thing you can think of to coincide with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on October 12. Besides a keyboard, mouse, monitor and mouse pad, Asus is also offering a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4-branded monitor, PC, motherboard and router.

Yup. A router. No, we're not making that up.

ASUS

You're not a superfan if you don't have a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 router. No word on whether it blocks packets for Battlefield V.

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Microsoft warns that overstuffed hard drives could stall the Windows 10 October 2018 update

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:07

If you have a tablet or older laptop with just a tiny bit of storage available, pay attention: Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 October 2018 Update may cause you some headaches unless you tidy up.

In a support document, Microsoft acknowledges that Windows 10's Windows Update fails to check PCs for adequate storage before it kicks off, an oversight that may cause the upcoming feature update to repeatedly fail unless the PC has enough space to download and install it.

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This $13 RavPower wireless charging stand will make up for your iPhone XS's lame 5W plug

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:00

The new iPhone XS and XS Max are shipping out tomorrow, but it's not all good news: They still ship with the same 5W charger that takes forever to fill up your phone. That's why you need a wireless charger, and today, RaVPower's Qi-certified wireless charger is an all-time low of $13Remove non-product link so go grab one before they're all gone.

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This $13 RavPower wireless charging stand will make up for your iPhone XS's lame 5W plug

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:00
Amazon is selling the RavPower wireless charging stand for 20 percent off today.

Cube Escape: Paradox review: There's nothing else like this surreal room-escape/short film mash-up

Thu, 2018-09-20 12:00

“Do be warned, detective…some men find this place hard to leave.” It’s meant as a threat, but I laughed. Even for the Rusty Lake series, this is one hell of a wink-nod, fourth-wall-breaking moment.

Yes, one of the most prolific game development teams is back for its second game of 2018, Cube Escape: Paradox—and perhaps the most ambitious of the series, thanks to a 20-minute short film that’s integral to the plot. Just when you think Rusty Lake can’t get any weirder, it does.

Empty the mind

You’ll note of course that this is titled Cube Escape: Paradox, not Rusty Lake: Paradox. A bit confusing, no? To recap, the Rusty Lake games (HotelRootsParadise) spun out of a series of browser-based escape rooms, titled Cube Escape. Until now the main distinction has been that the Cube Escape games are both shorter and free, while the Rusty Lake entries are longer, more complex, and sold through Steam.

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The Full Nerd ep. 68: GeForce RTX review, RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti, what about Radeon?

Thu, 2018-09-20 10:29

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray discuss our exhaustive review of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, the first graphics cards built around ray tracing and AI-enhanced image processing.

Unfortunately, none of those technologies are available in any games yet, but Nvidia sent reviewers some canned demos to try them in action, and well, if Deep Learning Super Sampling works anywhere near this well in shipping games, it’ll be black magic. The gang dives deep into the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti’s performance in traditional games and whether Nvidia’s new graphics cards perform better in HDR than the older GTX 10-series, before diving into a flood of questions by live viewers.

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Replace your slow hard drive with these $25 SSDs

Thu, 2018-09-20 10:16

Budget SSD maker Adata won’t be found among our selections for the top SSDs of 2018. But if you haven’t ditched your pokey hard drive yet, the ludicrously low prices of Adata’s 2.5-inch Ultimate SU655 SSDs on Amazon make them pretty irresistible.

To start, the 120GB version of the drive costs just $25. We’re in pizza pricing territory here folks. True, this low capacity drive has been dropping in price for weeks, but it’s the lowest we’ve seen it go. You won’t fit much media on a 120GB drive, but it’s a great option for a boot drive.

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Newegg confirms credit card information was taken in a sophisticated attack

Thu, 2018-09-20 07:00

Online retailer Newegg on Wednesday confirmed that credit card information from customers had been stolen using a sophisticated attack.

"Yesterday we learned one of our servers had been injected with malware which was identified and removed from our site," the company said in a statement on Twitter. "We’re conducting extensive research to determine exactly what info was obtained and are sending emails to customers potentially impacted. Please check your email."

This makes Newegg the latest company to get hit by black hat hacker groups collectively called Magecart. Security researchers at RiskIQ said the attack worked by injecting malicious JavaScript onto Newegg's page to skim credit card information and sent it it to a domain registered as Neweggstats.com. RiskIQ said a very similar "Magecart assault" was also used against British Airways and Ticketmaster earlier this year.

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I switched from the $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 to the $250 LG Stylo 4 and now I question everything

Thu, 2018-09-20 06:30

Switching from a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to an LG Stylo 4 is analogous to going from a Ferrari 812 Superfast to a Kia Optima. They’re both 2018 smartphones with styluses built in, and they both run the same version of Android (Oreo 8.1). But other than that, they couldn’t be more different.

Where the Note 9 has sex appeal and a high price tag, the Stylo 4 is basic and affordable—even cheap. The Stylo 4 has a quarter of the Note 9’s internal storage (32GB versus 128GB), is made of plastic instead of glass, and is powered by a far slower processor. And it doesn’t have wireless charging or a dual camera or a WQHD+ Infinity display.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 Ti: Which graphics card should you buy?

Thu, 2018-09-20 06:00

The long-awaited GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are finally here, new “RTX” moniker and all, and well, they’re mighty impressive pieces of kit. Nvidia infused the radical Turing GPU at their hearts with dedicated RT and tensor cores to (hopefully) ignite a gaming future brimming with ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the fastest graphics card ever, full stop. But I’ve heard plenty of people wondering: Should I buy a GeForce RTX 2080 or a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti?

Nvidia’s new RTX graphics cards cost significantly more than their predecessors. But prices for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti—Nvidia’s powerful, previous-gen flagship—have started relaxing in recent weeks after spending most of 2018 inflated by wild cryptocurrency demand.

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AirTV DVR doesn't quite pick up Sling TV's slack

Thu, 2018-09-20 06:00
AirTV now offers subscription-free DVR for cord-cutters, though its Sling TV app integration still needs work.

One of the best features of Microsoft's October update to Windows could be in doubt

Wed, 2018-09-19 15:16

Though features within upcoming Windows updates come and go during the beta Insider builds, one that many were looking forward to—a Smart Updater feature that would hopefully cut back on awkwardly timed Windows 10 updates—is now in doubt.

Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that they had “nothing to share” regarding the feature, which Microsoft first introduced in Build 17723, in late July. Then, Microsoft promised that the feature would reduce the trauma caused by spontaneous reboots during Windows Update process—especially during times when a user was actively working on the PC.

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One of the best features of Microsoft's upcoming October update to Windows could be in doubt

Wed, 2018-09-19 15:16

Though features within upcoming Windows updates come and go during the beta Insider builds, one that many were looking forward to—a Smart Updater feature that would hopefully cut back on awkwardly timed Windows 10 updates—is now in doubt.

Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that they had “nothing to share” regarding the feature, which Microsoft first introduced in Build 17723, in late July. Then, Microsoft promised that the feature would reduce the trauma caused by spontaneous reboots during Windows Update process—especially during times when a user was actively working on the PC.

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Microsoft's upcoming smarter Windows Update feature could be in doubt

Wed, 2018-09-19 15:16

Though features within upcoming Windows updates come and go during the beta Insider builds, one that many were looking forward to—a Smart Updater feature that would hopefully cut back on awkwardly timed Windows 10 updates—is now in doubt.

Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that they had “nothing to share” regarding the feature, which Microsoft first introduced in Build 17723, in late July. Then, Microsoft promised that the feature would reduce the trauma caused by spontaneous reboots during Windows Update process—especially during times when a user was actively working on the PC.

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