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Destiny 2 review: Gaming junk food that we can't put down

Tue, 2017-11-28 13:04

This past weekend I finished Destiny 2’s campaign for the third time. I’ve hit the (soft) level cap with all three classes, collected around a dozen exotic weapons, completed most of the Strikes, played some player-versus-player Crucible matches, shot thousands of enemies, killed off Emperor Calus to complete the raid (twice), and even spent two hours running up and down a hallway to exploit some bad code on Bungie’s part.

I’m still not sure why Destiny 2 keeps me coming back for more, the digital equivalent of an irresistible bag of chips. But I’ve officially run out of reasons to procrastinate writing this review—just in time for the first expansion to drop next week.

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Microsoft sees the future of Windows 10 as Sets, ditching windows for a tabbed app interface

Tue, 2017-11-28 12:02

Microsoft said Tuesday that it plans to overhaul Windows 10, with a browser-like, tabbed application view dubbed “Sets” that groups apps and files by project. The changes will roll out over a period of months, if not years—but an upstart competitor already has a similar idea.

Think of Sets as a mashup of existing and emerging Windows 10 technologies. Take Windows Explorer and the little-used Task View within Windows 10, mix in the newer “Pick up where you left off” and “Timeline” features, and wrap it all into a single-window experience. The idea is that every task requires a set of apps—Mail, a browser, PowerPoint, even Win32 apps like Photoshop—and those apps will be optionally organized as tabs along a single window.

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Kwikset Obsidian touchscreen deadbolt review: Slim and sexy, but not entirely smart

Tue, 2017-11-28 08:15
As electronic lock manufacturers up their design game, Kwikset gets to work.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A great phone that's not quite pro

Tue, 2017-11-28 06:30

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro stretches the limits of what justifies the word “pro” in a product name, even in the hype-driven tech world. It might look more impressive than the regular Mate 10, which sports a front-facing fingerprint scanner, but both models have the same chip and camera components. The Mate 10 Pro actually has a lower-resolution screen, and Huawei has abandoned the headphone jack and microSD storage slot that remain on the cheaper model.

But even with an identity crisis, the Mate 10 Pro is the kind of flagship phone you’d expect from Samsung and Google: packed with premium features, and oozing with power and performance. While it will no doubt struggle to compete with the likes of the Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2 XL once it releases in the U.S. (mainly due to a lack of carrier support), Huawei has nonetheless proven that it’s worthy of its No. 2 position on the smartphone charts. 

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Logitech Keys-To-Go review: A super-slim keyboard that'll click with mobile typists

Tue, 2017-11-28 06:00

Slim, light, and sturdy, the Logitech Keys-to-Go keyboard is a great match for tablet- or phone-toting users ready to type up a storm while they're on the road. While the keyboard lacks programmable keys or an easy way to switch its Bluetooth connection between multiple devices, the Keys-To-Go keyboard's ultra-thin design and impressive typing feel make it a compelling option for productivity-minded road warriors.

Basic features

  • Two versions: one compatible with Android and Windows, while another supports iOS devices
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Water-resistant
  • Rechargeable, with an advertised three months between charges

The Keys-To-Go keyboard ($70 list) certainly lives up to its name as far as portability is concerned. A mere 6 millimeters thin, the 5.4x9.5x0.24-inch Keys-To-Go is about the same length as an iPad Air and a little more than an inch narrower, making for a nice fit when you're carrying both in one hand.

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Cyber Monday Steal: Get Lifetime Access To 1000+ Tech Training Courses For $54

Mon, 2017-11-27 16:04

The average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times throughout his or her career. So, you shouldn't feel guilty if you're itching to switch positions. However, it's important that you bolster your resume with new skills to keep your employment prospects up. Virtual Training Company offers thousands of tech training courses in all the most in-demand fields, and while they normally charge $2500 for a lifetime subscription, you can get one today for just $53.40 with code CYBER40. 

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Cyber Monday: The best software deals

Mon, 2017-11-27 15:42

Cyber Monday isn't just a good time to stock up on tech devices. There are also quite a few good sales on software kicking around the Internet right now, too.

We've dug around and found the top deals on productivity and security software for today. The list includes antivirus subscriptions, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop Elements: All the type of thing that get regular use but aren't nearly as exciting as, say, a $100 Android tablet.

For sales on PC games, check out the top 5 gaming deals for Cyber Monday.

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Ultimate CompTIA IT Certification Training Bundle Just $15 - Deal Alert

Mon, 2017-11-27 13:00

Do you tinker with motherboards in your free time? Want to deep dive into network security? You could transform a side hustle into your day job with the Ultimate CompTIA+ Certification Bundle, valued at over $2,500. For Cyber Monday, you can use code CYBER70 and get the entire bundle for under $15. 

Beyond hardware and securing an organization's IT infrastructure, these courses will set you up to pass the top eight CompTIA certification exams in the industry, from Linux+ and Project+ to Healthcare IT technician certification and Cloud+. So you'll become proficient in anything from IT-specific medical business operations to network administration and cloud management. And you can even become a certified project manager--a valuable skill set regardless of your field.

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Best e-readers

Mon, 2017-11-27 12:34

Folks used to think that e-readers would relegate traditional paper books to the scrapyard of the past and destroy the publishing industry as we knew it. But, in the time since the first Kindle e-reader was unveiled in 2007, the dire declarations of what effect the devices might have on our reading habits and on publishers have given way to widespread acceptance from industry wonks and bookworms alike, for one simple reason: E-readers are pretty great.

Lightweight, easily readable in direct sunlight or, on models equipped with a built-in backlight, in the dead of night, an e-reader is an excellent choice for browsing periodicals, documents, comic books, and of course, books. Most are capable of storing thousands of books—and with power-efficient E Ink displays, word aficionados can typically read for weeks at a time before their device’s battery will need to topping off. These are all great features but, as they’re all features that most e-readers share, choosing which device to buy can be daunting. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you find the device that suits your needs. We’ve assembled reviews of the most popular e-readers on the market today—as well as some you might not have heard of that deserve your attention.

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Best smart home system

Mon, 2017-11-27 12:13
Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

Cyber Monday PC game deals: 5 truly great sales

Mon, 2017-11-27 10:58

Most of the attention on Black Friday and Cyber Monday revolves around hardware sales. It makes sense! This time of year you can save hundreds of dollars on the best CPU, GPU, and computer deals, and just as much on phones or TVs. But once you buy all that PC hardware (if you assembled PCWorld’s $370 Black Friday gaming rig, perhaps) you need software to put it to good use. Fortunately, Cyber Monday is a swell time to find steep deals on PC games, too—even new ones.

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Cyber Monday Exclusive: Get a Lifetime of VPN Unlimited for Just $29.99

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:08

With the potential of Internet service providers selling off your browsing info, protecting your data has become more essential than ever. A lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited can help by safeguarding your online activities and sensitive business information. Normally $500, you can get a lifetime subscription today for just $29.99 with code CYBER40 at checkout. 

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Honeywell Bluetooth Smart Air Purifier HPA250B review: This connected purifier adapts to allergen levels

Mon, 2017-11-27 07:30
The HPA250B optimizes its air cleaning based on the amount of irritants in your environment.

Razer Basilisk review: A great FPS mouse that competes with Razer's other great FPS mouse

Mon, 2017-11-27 06:00

The Razer DeathAdder is renowned the world over for its ergonomic shape, its high-end sensor, its light weight. For many first-person shooter fans in particular, it’s the mouse, the perfect way for them to communicate sweeping hand movements into game-winning feats of excellence. So when Razer announces it’s created “the world’s most advanced FPS gaming mouse”—wait, it’s not a new DeathAdder? Well then.

Meet the Basilisk, Razer’s new FPS-oriented mouse and (apparently) a DeathAdder competitor. Talk about being thrown to the wolves.

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Cyber Monday deals: 13 tech bargains that truly save you serious money

Mon, 2017-11-27 03:25
The sales aren't over yet

Cyber Monday is still a day of second chances for holiday tech shopping. If you missed Black Friday, you have a final opportunity to snag deals on new TVs, tablets, phones, PCs, and other gadgets.

As with previous years, some retailers are keeping their most popular gadget deals active from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. We’re also seeing some completely new offers worth checking out.

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How to pick the best gaming laptop GPU

Sat, 2017-11-25 15:30

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer great laptop discounts, but the flood of deals can be overwhelming. So many configuration options are available, and it’s not always clear which ones are the best.

If you’re a gamer, your hobby adds one more thing to consider: the GPU. It’s the most important component in any gaming notebook, but choosing the type and level of performance isn’t straightforward. This year in particular has yielded a slew of options for laptop graphics.

That’s where we come in. To help you make the right decision, we’ve compiled performance scores from more than a dozen different GPUs and laptops, and then boiled it all down into easy guidelines for every budget.

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Pay What You Want For The Black Friday Windows Bundle ft. Disk Drill Pro ($682 value)

Fri, 2017-11-24 14:45

There's no need to wait until Black Friday to cash in on savings online. With the Pay What You Want: Black Friday Windows Bundle ft. Disk Drill PRO, you can score 10 top Windows apps that cover everything from VPN protection to backups and even photo editing—all for a price you get to choose.

This 10-app collection includes top-rated tools, like Disk Drill PRO, which can recover over 200 types of files on your computer (or even on external drives) with a single push of a button. Also included in the bundle is a 3-year subscription to, so you can keep your online surfing private while enjoying unhindered browsing speeds. You'll also get time-saving tools, like DeltaWalker 2 Pro and Pagico 8.7, which let you compare, merge and edit files and organize your notes into streamlined workflows respectively.

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Save 85% On This Two-Pack Of Tactical Military Flashlights ($12.99) - Deal Alert

Fri, 2017-11-24 11:45

When you find yourself in the middle of a blackout or stalled out on the side of the road at night, it pays to have a flashlight you can count on to light your way. You can cover your bases—and cover them again—with this 2-pack of UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlights, now on sale for $14.99, down from $100. Today only, you can score them at an additional price drop, taking the total down to only $12.99.

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Black Friday Steal: Save 50% On The SKEYE Nano 2 FPV Drone - Deal Alert

Fri, 2017-11-24 08:45

Bigger isn't always better. Case in point, the SKEYE Nano 2 FPV Drone is the world's smallest camera drone, but it boasts an unrivaled flying experience. With adjustable gyro sensitivity and 6-axis flight control system, this tiny drone is easy to control for even the most novice pilots, making it a perfect gift for the aspiring aviator on your list. Plus you can take an extra 20% off its sale price when you plug in the BFRIDAY20 coupon code at checkout, bringing the total to just $51.20, down from $99.

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Tivo Bolt Vox DVR review: New look, same old app problem

Fri, 2017-11-24 06:00
The TiVo Bolt Vox brings a software overhaul and voice search, but it still feels tethered to the past.