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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

PC World - Tue, 2020-04-28 13:32
Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

The best graphics cards for PC gaming: 'Get amped' for new Nvidia GPUs?

PC World - Tue, 2020-04-28 11:53

“What graphics card within my budget gives me the best bang for my buck?”

That simple question cuts to the core of what people hunting for a new graphics card look for: the most oomph they can afford. Sure, the technological leaps behind each new GPU can be interesting on their own, but most everyone just wants to crank up the detail settings on Battlefield and get right to playing.

Gaming GPU cheat sheet

Our quick-hit recommendations:

  • Best budget GPU: GeForce GTX 1650 Super [amazon.com]
  • Best 1080p GPU: GeForce GTX 1660 Super [newegg.com]
  • Best 1440p GPU: Radeon RX 5700 [amazon.com]
  • Best 4K/60Hz GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 Super [GeForce.com]
  • Best 4K/144Hz GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders EditionRemove non-product link [BestBuy.com]

Updated April 28, 2020 to update the news section with information about Nvidia’s GTC 2020 keynote plans, where details about next-gen “Ampere” GPUs are expected to be revealed.

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Sonarworks’s SoundID Listen software aims to wring better sound out of your headphones

Mac World - Tue, 2020-04-28 09:00
The just-released software for Windows and Mac customizes and (hopefully) improves the audio your headphones deliver, based on a personalized profile.

Sonarworks’s SoundID Listen software aims to wring better sound out of your headphones

PC World - Tue, 2020-04-28 09:00
The just-released software for Windows and Mac customizes and (hopefully) improves the audio your headphones deliver, based on a personalized profile.

High-value targets: Not every iPhone owner qualifies

Mac World - Tue, 2020-04-28 07:00

You probably thought you were being safe. You wear a mask, you social distance, you immerse yourself in a vat of chlorine every 15 minutes. But were you practicing safe emailing?

Not if you were using Mail on an iPhone, apparently.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network, recipient of the 2020 “Site We’d Most Like To Social Distance From” Award, Gordon Kelly thinks you don’t have enough to worry about.

“Apple Confirms New Warning Affecting Almost All iPhone Users.”

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$750 PC build challenge: Watch us debate how we'd spend our money

PC World - Tue, 2020-04-28 06:30

If we had $750 to build a new PC from scratch, what would we spend our money on? That was the challenge presented to the Full Nerd gang on PCWorld’s YouTube channel, and the selections diverged much less than in our recent $3,000 PC build challenge.

Keep reading if you don’t mind spoilers, or just watch the video below if you want to hear us walk through the hardware in our builds without knowing what’s coming.

The biggest takeaway? If you’re building a $750 gaming PC, AMD’s modern Ryzen 5 processors are what you want. While the $235 Ryzen 5 3600X earns the nod as the best pick for most people in our roundup of the best CPUs for PC gaming, the Ryzen 5 3600 is just a step behind, and it’s a killer value at just $173 right now. Every single one of us chose the 6-core, 12-thread chip as the brains of our systems. And it’s not just us: The builds submitted on the Full Nerd Discord server all tapped into Ryzen 5 as well, though some of those leaned on older Ryzen 5 1600 and 2600 chips to squeeze in even more savings while still tapping into 12 threads of goodness.

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iPhone SE (2020) review: Everything you need (and nothing else)

Mac World - Tue, 2020-04-28 06:15

The new iPhone SE is tricky to review not because it incorporates a lot of interesting new technology to test and explain, but because it does the opposite.

Literally nothing here is new. One could write a fairly comprehensive and accurate review in a single short sentence: Apple took and iPhone 8, gave it the iPhone 11’s processor, and is charging only $399 for it.

And yet it’s that last part, the affordable price, that makes it so interesting. For many millions of potential of customers, a brand-new iPhone has remained out of reach. For so many others, their years-old iPhone is overdue for an upgrade but the new iPhones give them sticker shock.

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The best internet radio stations: Streaming tips and our top station picks

Mac World - Tue, 2020-04-28 06:00
Streaming music via internet radio is one of the world's best free entertainment options.

Anker Soundcore Wakey bedside speaker review: Booming audio, with a side of wireless charging

Mac World - Tue, 2020-04-28 06:00
Use your Apple or Samsung smartphone to configure this Bluetooth speaker, then drop it on top to charge it.

The best internet radio stations: Streaming tips and our top station picks

PC World - Tue, 2020-04-28 06:00
Streaming music via internet radio is one of the world's best free entertainment options.

PNY Pro Elite SSD review: A fast, affordable external drive with nice extras

PC World - Tue, 2020-04-28 06:00

The PNY Pro Elite (CS2060) is a portable SSD that doesn’t break the bank. In real-world testing, it performed on a par with the Samsung T5, and even the newer T7 Touch, but it costs about $20 to $70 less. It comes with the requisite cables and Acronis True Image (one of the best backup programs you can buy), perhaps surpassing Samsung’s amenities, so you miss out on nothing. It's a great value that earns our Editor's Choice.

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Anker Soundcore Wakey bedside speaker review: Booming audio, with a side of wireless charging

PC World - Tue, 2020-04-28 06:00
Use your Apple or Samsung smartphone to configure this Bluetooth speaker, then drop it on top to charge it.

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