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Anker's highly popular Bluetooth keyboard is just $14 right now

Fri, 2017-09-01 14:10

If your plan this fall is to survive school or work with only a tablet as your daily driver, you’ll definitely need a keyboard to go with it. Today, Amazon has an Anker Bluetooth ultra-slim keyboard on sale for $14 if you use the code DEAL7726 at checkout.

This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen for this keyboard—it was just $7 around the holidays last year. Still, it’s a good price for a well-liked keyboard.

The style is clearly inspired by Apple’s popular Bluetooth keyboard, just with a little more color. Anker says this keyboard is 30 percent smaller than most traditional keyboards. It takes two AAA batteries that can last up to three months based on two hours per day of usage. It also comes with an 18-month warranty.

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IVPN review: A small VPN worth a look for U.S. and UK connections

Fri, 2017-09-01 13:45

IVPN in brief:

P2P allowed: Yes (company asks users not to use U.S. servers)

Business location: Gibraltar

Number of servers: 36

Number of country locations: 13

Cost: $100 per year

When it comes down to it, there are really two kinds of VPNs: those that promise an unbelievable number of country connections and those that don’t. This review is looking at a service of the latter type. IVPN is a small service officially based in Gibraltar that offers what you need in a VPN, including the right privacy promises, excellent speeds in at least some regions, and an easy-to-use Windows app. The company’s mobile support for Android could use a little more work, but no service is perfect.

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IVPN review: A small VPN worth a look for U.S. and UK connections

Fri, 2017-09-01 13:45

IVPN in brief:

P2P allowed: Yes (company asks users not to use U.S. servers)

Business location: Gibraltar

Number of servers: 36

Number of country locations: 13

Cost: $100 per year

When it comes down to it, there are really two kinds of VPNs: those that promise an unbelievable number of country connections and those that don’t. This review is looking at a service of the latter type. IVPN is a small service officially based in Gibraltar that offers what you need in a VPN, including the right privacy promises, excellent speeds in at least some regions, and an easy-to-use Windows app. The company’s mobile support for Android could use a little more work, but no service is perfect.

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The Full Nerd episode 30: Radeon RX Vega 56 review, Intel's 8th-gen CPUs add more cores

Fri, 2017-09-01 11:19

In this week’s The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Dan Masaoka talk about the release of AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56, and how the Radeon RX Vega lineup compares against Nvidia’s GeForce cards. It doesn’t really matter for the GTX 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 56, since you can’t buy either at anywhere near suggested pricing, so we dive into Radeon Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti as well.

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The Full Nerd episode 30: Radeon RX Vega 56 review, Intel's 8th-gen CPUs add more cores

Fri, 2017-09-01 11:19

In this week’s The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Dan Masaoka talk about the release of AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56, and how the Radeon RX Vega lineup compares against Nvidia’s GeForce cards. It doesn’t really matter for the GTX 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 56, since you can’t buy either at anywhere near suggested pricing, so we dive into Radeon Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti as well.

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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features

Fri, 2017-09-01 09:32
The future of Windows

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The next-gen version of Windows is almost here. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will hit Windows 10 PCs on October 17—including Windows 10 S devices—with a legion of Windows Mixed Reality headsets from HP, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, and Acer in tow.

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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features

Fri, 2017-09-01 09:32
The future of Windows

Image by Microsoft

The next-gen version of Windows is almost here. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will hit Windows 10 PCs on October 17—including Windows 10 S devices—with a legion of Windows Mixed Reality headsets from HP, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, and Acer in tow.

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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Mixed Reality headsets launch October 17

Fri, 2017-09-01 09:00

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is launching on October 17, with Windows Mixed Reality headsets in tow, Microsoft announced at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin on Friday.

That’s a bit later than expected, as this past April Microsoft committed to twice-yearly Windows 10 updates in March and September, in perpetuity. Microsoft is missing its very first deadline under the new system—but not by much.

No new features were announced by Windows chief Terry Myerson at the event, but that’s to be expected since Windows Insiders have been testing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for months now. It won’t be quite as interesting as originally expected, as flagship cross-device features teased at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update unveiling in May—like an app Timeline and cloud clipboard—didn’t wind up making the final cut.

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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launches October 17

Fri, 2017-09-01 09:00

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is launching on October 17, with Windows Mixed Reality headsets in tow, Microsoft announced at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin on Friday.

That’s a bit later than expected, as this past April Microsoft committed to twice-yearly Windows 10 updates in March and September, in perpetuity. Microsoft is missing its very first deadline under the new system—but not by much.

No new features were announced by Windows chief Terry Myerson at the event, but that’s to be expected since Windows Insiders have been testing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for months now. It won’t be quite as interesting as originally expected, as flagship cross-device features teased at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update unveiling in May—like an app Timeline and cloud clipboard—didn’t wind up making the final cut.

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Five to Try: Amazon Prime Video hits the Play Store, and The Walking Dead begins March to War

Fri, 2017-09-01 07:00
Grab this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.

Five to Try: Amazon Prime Video hits the Play Store, and The Walking Dead begins March to War

Fri, 2017-09-01 07:00
Grab this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.

Essential Phone: Everything you need to know about Andy Rubin's new Android phone

Fri, 2017-09-01 06:30

The Essential Phone (styled PH-1) is a debut handset created by the godfather of Android, Andy Rubin, and his brand-new company. It's entering a crowded field dominated by the same few phones: Samsung's Galaxy Note. The latest LG V phone. Google's Pixel (previously Nexus) phones. And of course, the iPhone.

Nevertheless, the new kid in town is getting a lot of attention. But will it succeed? Here’s everything you need to know about the Essential Phone and how it stacks up against the heavy-hitters.

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Essential Phone: Everything you need to know about Andy Rubin's new Android phone

Fri, 2017-09-01 06:30

The Essential Phone (styled PH-1) is a debut handset created by the godfather of Android, Andy Rubin, and his brand-new company. It's entering a crowded field dominated by the same few phones: Samsung's Galaxy Note. The latest LG V phone. Google's Pixel (previously Nexus) phones. And of course, the iPhone.

Nevertheless, the new kid in town is getting a lot of attention. But will it succeed? Here’s everything you need to know about the Essential Phone and how it stacks up against the heavy-hitters.

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How to set up Steam Link and play PC games on your TV

Fri, 2017-09-01 06:00

Windows may have the most robust library of games in the world, but many people enjoy playing games in the living room—yes, even PC gamers. Valve, the company behind Steam, helps its users cross the bridge between computers and couches with the Steam Link ($50 or less on Amazon), a diminutive set-top box that streams games from your gaming PC straight to your TV.

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YouTube TV review: Patience pays off

Fri, 2017-09-01 06:00
YouTube TV is the best streaming bundle for Chromecast users within the service's footprint.

How to set up Steam Link and play PC games on your TV

Fri, 2017-09-01 06:00

Windows may have the most robust library of games in the world, but many people enjoy playing games in the living room—yes, even PC gamers. Valve, the company behind Steam, helps its users cross the bridge between computers and couches with the Steam Link ($50 or less on Amazon), a diminutive set-top box that streams games from your gaming PC straight to your TV.

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Astro's A20 gaming headset ditches the A10's wires for more than twice the price

Thu, 2017-08-31 17:18

When Astro announced the budget-friendly A10 headset a few months ago, we hypothesized that it was only a matter of time until an A20 slotted into the remaining empty space. Sure enough, it’s here: The Astro A20, a wireless version of the A10.

Retailing for $150, the A20 features the same stripped-down design as the A10 but...wireless. That seems to be the only difference, though I’m judging by photos—I’ve yet to see the headset in person or test it out.

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Astro's A20 gaming headset ditches the A10's wires for more than twice the price

Thu, 2017-08-31 17:18

When Astro announced the budget-friendly A10 headset a few months ago, we hypothesized that it was only a matter of time until an A20 slotted into the remaining empty space. Sure enough, it’s here: The Astro A20, a wireless version of the A10.

Retailing for $150, the A20 features the same stripped-down design as the A10 but...wireless. That seems to be the only difference, though I’m judging by photos—I’ve yet to see the headset in person or test it out.

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Logitech’s HERO sensor makes the G603 wireless mouse both powerful and wildly long-lasting

Thu, 2017-08-31 15:07

“Do you even make wired mice anymore?”

I posed that question to Logitech during a briefing this week for its new G603 mouse, yet another wireless addition to Logitech’s lineup. Just two months ago the company introduced  Powerplay—a mousepad that charges your wireless mouse while you play—plus a G900 refresh  to go along with it. So another wireless mouse? Already?

Indeed. Even weirder: The Logitech G603 wireless mouse is not Powerplay compatible—a fact Logitech ascribes to it being developed in parallel.

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Logitech’s HERO sensor makes the G603 wireless mouse both powerful and wildly long-lasting

Thu, 2017-08-31 15:07

“Do you even make wired mice anymore?”

I posed that question to Logitech during a briefing this week for its new G603 mouse, yet another wireless addition to Logitech’s lineup. Just two months ago the company introduced  Powerplay—a mousepad that charges your wireless mouse while you play—plus a G900 refresh  to go along with it. So another wireless mouse? Already?

Indeed. Even weirder: The Logitech G603 wireless mouse is not Powerplay compatible—a fact Logitech ascribes to it being developed in parallel.

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