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Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Small and solid wins the race

Wed, 2019-07-24 06:00
Amazon's newest Echo speaker is its best yet, with a great design, excellent features, and a killer price tag.

Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

Wed, 2019-07-24 06:00
With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

Office 365's new device management tool is made for IT, but consumers would like it too

Tue, 2019-07-23 14:30

Microsoft plans to smooth out the Office 365 activation process, removing the need to manage which devices are actively subscribed to Office apps. It’s a feature that would certainly benefit consumers—but it’s only for commercial customers, at least for now.

In a blog post, Microsoft said the device limit for Office 365 subscription remains the same: five PCs and five tablets, plus mobile devices. For those who own or share a large number of Office devices, though—at the moment, just IT departments—the licensing changes will ease one specific burden. If you exceed your limit of subscribed Office devices, you won’t be asked to un-subscribe one of these devices manually. Office will simply choose which device hasn’t signed in to Office for the greatest amount of time, and sign out that device.

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3 reasons why Apple would want to buy Intel's mobile modem chip business (other than the iPhone)

Tue, 2019-07-23 11:03
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is eyeing the purchase of Intel's smartphone modem chip business. Here's why that could be a massive deal.

Hands-on: NZXT's compact H510 Elite blends sleek RGB-infused looks with easy building

Tue, 2019-07-23 10:00

The NZXT H510 Elite’s lineage reads a bit biblical in which case begat the next. Launched this Tuesday alongside NZXT’s refresh of its popular H-series, the small mid-tower traces back to last year’s H500 and H500i, and then the wildly popular S340 before that.

All builders need to know is that this new case serves as a blinged-out variant of the former H500 (now H510). It features the same upgrades as the H510 and H510i, like a Smart Device v2 controller and front USB-C 3.1 port, but mixes two 140mm RGB front fans, more tempered glass, and a little extra maneuvering room into the minimalist design.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition review: A modest upgrade to a powerful GPU

Tue, 2019-07-23 09:00

Nvidia’s $700 GeForce RTX 2080 Super is the second-fastest graphics card ever released, a screaming piece of kit that chews through games even at 4K resolution. You’d be very happy buying it. But it just doesn’t feel as, well, super as its lower-priced siblings.

The GeForce RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super burst onto the scene early in July and changed the entire high-end graphics card landscape, rendering several other GPUs instantly obsolete. The $400 RTX 2060 Super delivered performance on par with the original $500 RTX 2070, while the new $500 RTX 2070 Super came within spitting distance of the original $700 RTX 2080. It wasn’t enough to kill AMD’s Radeon revival, but the first two Nvidia Super GPUs lived up to their name.

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How to create a PowerPoint presentation for a kiosk or trade show booth

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:08

Can I format or compile my PowerPoint presentations to run automatically in a show booth or kiosk and, if so, how? Yes, you can and the how is much easier than you’d imagine.

First, create your slideshow as you would any other presentation. Add your graphics, text, animations, and transitions (between slides). If you have animations that play over multiple slides, then the timing must also be set before you compile the presentation for a kiosk.

Also consider the audio. Do you want music, verbal narration, or both? Most professional presentations use both (but necessarily simultaneously); however, some do play music softly in the background while the narrator speaks over the music. Either way, this is another area where timing is essential. Obviously, you want the narrator’s voice to follow the text on the slide. It is OK if the narrator’s speech is more detailed than the slide headers and bullet points, but it’s not OK if the narrator is talking about the Team while the Financials slide is viewed.

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Roon Labs' Nucleus music server review: Exquisite hardware for exceptional software

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:00
The Nucleus is a superb—but very expensive—platform for running Roon Labs' marvelous Roon music server software.