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Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA

Mac World - 1 hour 26 min ago
Cord cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.

Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA

PC World - 1 hour 26 min ago
Cord cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Mac World - 4 hours 56 min ago

Adobe announced that Photoshop CC is coming to the iPad. Podcast listeners send us their hot takes and we respond. We also take your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 626.

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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.

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Tweet us your Hot Take!

Mac World - 4 hours 59 min ago
For the Macworld Podcast on Wednesday, we're looking for your thoughts on any Apple-related topic. Tweet it to us and we'll discuss it on the show.(twitter.com)

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Twitter poll: Are you planning on pre-ordering an iPhone XR this Friday?

Mac World - 5 hours 1 min ago
Vote in our poll, leave a comment, and we'll discuss during the Macworld Podcast on Wednesday, October 17 at 10 a.m. Pacific, live on Twitter.(twitter.com)

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Twitter poll: Are you happy with the changes Apple made to the bagel emoji in iOS 12.1?

Mac World - 5 hours 6 min ago
Vote in our poll, leave a comment, and we'll discuss during the Macworld Podcast on Wednesday, October 17 at 10 a.m. Pacific, live on Twitter.(twitter.com)

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Save $200 on the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro today

Mac World - 7 hours 7 min ago

The 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is still is only a couple of months old, but fortunately we’re already seeing a couple of good deals for it. Today at B&H, for example, you can find Apple’s latest powerhouse MacBook Pro available for $200 offRemove non-product link, which means you’ll pay only $2,199.99 rather than $2,399.99. You can also find this model on sale at AdoramaRemove non-product link for the same price.

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Watch The Full Nerd talk about the RTX 2070 review!

PC World - 7 hours 18 min ago

Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today's show is about Brad's Nvidia RTX 2070 review and Principal Technologies controversial CPU benchmarks. As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat.

If YouTube is not your thing uou can also watch us on Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter!

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Here's how to get a Google Pixel 3 (or two) without paying full price

PC World - 7 hours 20 min ago

Now that we’ve seen the Pixel 3, tested it, and measured the notch, you’ve probably made up your mind as to whether you’re going to buy one. And if you are, you already know that’s it’s not going to be cheap.

But there are ways to keep costs down. For starters, most outlets offer some kind of trade-in deal, so you can shave some dollars off the price simply by swapping out your current phone. But even if you don’t want to part with the handset you’re using, you can still find some great deals on the Pixel 3. Here are the best we’ve found so far:

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Amazon has slashed prices on Fitbit bands for the whole family to all-time lows

Mac World - 9 hours 4 min ago

Fitness trackers can be a great way to get motivated to stay in shape, and not just moms and dads—kids can get in on the fun too. Right now you can get the whole family hooked up with Fitbit bands: the kid-friendly Ace, minimal Alta, and full-featured Ionic are all on sale for their lowest prices on AmazonRemove non-product link.

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Amazon has slashed prices on Fitbit bands for the whole family to all-time lows

PC World - 9 hours 4 min ago

Fitness trackers can be a great way to get motivated to stay in shape, and not just moms and dads—kids can get in on the fun too. Right now you can get the whole family hooked up with Fitbit bands: the kid-friendly Ace, minimal Alta, and full-featured Ionic are all on sale for their lowest prices on AmazonRemove non-product link.

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Inside the Living Computer Museum founded by Paul Allen: Where PC history stays alive

Mac World - 9 hours 6 min ago
“Other museums put a glass in front of their computers. We put a chair.” We tour the Living Computer Museum founded by Microsoft's Paul Allen.

Inside the Living Computer Museum founded by Paul Allen: Where PC history stays alive

PC World - 9 hours 6 min ago

In 2017 I went up to Seattle for PAX as usual, and while I was up there I heard about the Living Computer Museum, an institution in southern Seattle founded by Paul Allen to preserve PC history. I took a day off from the show to wander down there, got a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum, and then...never got around to writing about it. Fall’s busy video game release season buried me, and while I eventually transcribed a full hour of audio and wrote the story, it seemed weird to run it six or eight months after the fact—so it just sat on my hard drive.

Paul Allen passed away yesterday though, and as a result it seems like a great time to celebrate one of his lesser-known ventures. What started as a bit of nostalgia for him, a PDP-10 in a nondescript Seattle warehouse, is now one of the best computer museums I’ve ever been to, a truly special place where visitors can go hands-on with everything from a CDC 6500 to an Apple I to a Xerox Alto.

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Huawei Watch GT hands-on: Google wears out its welcome as long-lasting LiteOS emerges

PC World - 9 hours 16 min ago

It’s been a while since Huawei released a Wear OS watch—and even longer since it’s released a good one—but that doesn’t mean it’s out of the wearables game. Quite the contrary. Alongside its flagship Mate 20 Series phones, Huawei is launching a brand new smartwatch that’s been redesigned from the inside out, and it represents a fresh start for the company that doesn’t include Google.

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Portable data for dirt cheap! This 16GB flash drive is just $4 today

Mac World - 10 hours 23 min ago

While it’s easy to put files in the cloud these days, sometimes you just need a flash drive for easy access to your stuff. Amazon is making those essential thumb drives incredibly affordable today with a 16GB Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB drive for $4.

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Portable data for dirt cheap! This 16GB flash drive is just $4 today

PC World - 10 hours 23 min ago

While it’s easy to put files in the cloud these days, sometimes you just need a flash drive for easy access to your stuff. Amazon is making those essential thumb drives incredibly affordable today with a 16GB Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB drive for $4.

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Huawei Mate 20 Mate 20 Pro hands on: Enter the Matrix with the do-it-all Android phones

PC World - 10 hours 54 min ago

If Huawei had polled Android fans about what they wanted in a phone, the Mate 20 Series—which includes the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro—would be pretty close to what you’d get. There are distinct differences between the two handsets, but separately, the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro might be the two best Android phones ever made based purely on specs and features.

Like last year, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are not clones of each other, and each has its own defining characteristics. On the Mate 20, you’ll get a 6.5-inch Full HD display with a small teardrop notch, while the Mate 20 Pro brings a 6.4-inch Quad HD display with a curved OLED and a wider notch. There's still a bit of baked-in confusion because the Pro model is smaller than the standard Mate 20, but for the most part, it earns its surname.

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Watch out, Steam? Discord's Store and Nitro game subscription launches worldwide

PC World - 10 hours 56 min ago

Discord’s war on Steam (which started after Steam declared war on Discord) is escalating. On Tuesday, Discord announced that its curated PC game store and enhanced Nitro game subscription service is available to all 150 million of its users in beta form, after debuting in Canada alone in August. The Universal Library tab—sort of a meta-launcher that lets you manage all your games within Discord—will also release globally today.

When the Discord Store appeared in Canada, the company’s blog compared it to “one of those cozy neighborhood book shops with recommendations about the hottest and newest games from us to you,” right down to notes from Discord employees saying what’s so great about particular titles. Discord’s kicking off the store with an extremely strong launch lineup of indie games:

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition review: Better tomorrow and today

PC World - 11 hours 56 min ago

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 is a graphics card built for the future, just like the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti. And just like its siblings, the RTX 2070’s futuristic hardware comes at a stiff price premium.

At a $500 starting price and $600 for the Nvidia Founders Edition being reviewed here, the inclusion of dedicated RTX hardware bumps the price of Nvidia’s traditionally midrange xx70 GPUs up by well over $100, planting it in the range of the existing GTX 1080. But unlike with the RTX 2080, Nvidia isn’t asking you to invest solely in as-yet-unfulfilled promises for the future. The GeForce RTX 2070 delivers an appreciable bump over the GTX 1080’s performance in today’s games, too.

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EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC review: Cheaper and more feature-packed than Nvidia's Founders Edition

PC World - 11 hours 56 min ago

EVGA’s custom GeForce RTX 2070 XC graphics card is cooler, more customizable, and just as fast as Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Founders Edition. It’s packing dedicated hardware for real-time ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics. And it’s $50 cheaper, too.

That shouldn’t be a big deal. Nvidia’s Founders Edition cards were designed to be premium priced halo(ish) models, right? But when the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti released last month, third-party board makers like EVGA, Asus, and MSI treated the premium pricing of the Founders Edition models as the cost floor rather than a cost ceiling. As such, all those high-end graphics cards are selling for significantly more than Nvidia’s stated starting prices. It’s a major bummer.

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