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Want to listen to Spotify remotely with your friends? There’s an app for that
Mon, 25 May 2020 04:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Just like the late Turntable.fm app, JQBX lets you create remote listening rooms for your friends. You will, however, need a Spotify Premium account to indulge.
iPhone SE vs Android’s best: A $399 iPhone stands up to $3,000 in Android phones
Sat, 23 May 2020 05:07:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
When comparing phones, you generally want them to be in the same league. These days that might mean there’s a few hundred dollars separating the models—like the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, or the Galaxy S20+ and the OnePlus 8 Pro—but it's basically a waste of time to pit the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra against the $400 Galaxy A51.To read this article in full, please click here
McAfee Total Protection review: A good antivirus solution with room for improvement
Fri, 22 May 2020 09:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
McAfee is a longtime name in the world of PC security, and these days it offers three security products to consumers: McAfee Total Protection, Gamer Security (a suite specific to gamers), and LiveSafe—the latter provides protection for unlimited devices. This review is looking at Total Protection.Total Protection comes at a variety of price points depending on how many devices you want to license. For a single device, you’ll pay $30; add another $5 and you get Total Protection for five devices; and for $40 you’ll get coverage for 10 devices. Those are first-year prices, however. McAfee’s MSRPs after the first year are $80, $100, and $120, respectively.To read this article in full, please click here
Google Pixel 4a preview: Single camera, fingerprint sensor, no 5G, and July launch
Fri, 22 May 2020 07:36:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
There might not be an I/O keynote to stream this week, but some new hot Google hardware might still be on the way. All rumors and signs suggest that Google will celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of the bodaciously budget Pixel 3a with an equally affordable Pixel 4a follow-up. Here's what we already know about it.Update 5/22: Rumors now say the Pixel 4a won't be released until July.Design While the Pixel 3a was basically a plastic version of the high-end Pixel 3, the Pixel 4a will reportedly deviate from the bezel-heavy design of Google’s Pixel 4. Based on leaked images, the Pixel 4a may be Google’s first phone to adopt a hole-punch camera, which will be aligned in the upper left corner of the screen. The 4a design was seemingly confirmed by Google exec Rick Osterloh, who tweeted about his Fitbit Earth badge with an Android screenshot sporting an indented status bar. (However, he could have been using a OnePlus 8.)To read this article in full, please click here
SD Express will support PCIe 4.0, but don't hold your breath
Fri, 22 May 2020 07:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
The race to be the world’s next high-performance memory card standard took it up a notch this week when the SD Association said it will adopt PCIe 4.0 for SD Express cards.Yes, you heard that right: PCIe 4.0 in a postage stamp-sized memory card, a move that will make SD cards essentially on a par with some of the fastest memory card standards out right now.SD Express itself isn’t new, as the SD Association introduced it with version 7.0 of the spec using PCIe 3.1. With the new 8.0 spec, the SD Association moves to using up to two lanes of PCIe 4.0 for up to 4GBps of throughput. SD Association An SD Express card that can support two lanes of PCIe 4.0 will feature an additional third row of pins.To read this article in full, please click here
Fitbit is studying how to detect coronavirus before symptoms show up—and you can help
Fri, 22 May 2020 06:45:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Fitbit has launched a new survey that aims to help detect COVID-19 in Fitbit users before symptoms show up.
For Pac-Man's 40th birthday, Nvidia uses AI to make new levels
Fri, 22 May 2020 06:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Pac-Man turns 40 today, and even though the days of quarter-munching arcade machines in hazy bars are long behind us, the legendary game’s still helping to push the industry forward. On Friday, Nvidia announced that its researchers have trained an AI to create working Pac-Man games without teaching it about the game’s rules or giving it access to an underlying game engine. Nvidia’s “GameGAN” simply watched 50,000 Pac-Man games to learn the ropes.That’s an impressive feat in its own right, but Nvidia hopes the “generative adversarial network” (GAN) technology underpinning the project can be used in the future to help developers create games faster and train autonomous robots.To read this article in full, please click here
Apple’s COVID-19 exposure notification API: What it is and how it works in iOS 13.5
Fri, 22 May 2020 04:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Apple and Google have new technology to help you know when you might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. It's not as scary as it sounds.
Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub review: It's better than a Bluetooth tracker, but not better enough for the price
Fri, 22 May 2020 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
It's great to have the range and reliability of Wi-Fi, and Weber’s hub supports up to four probes, but this high-tech grilling gadget barely justifies its price tag.
The Dell G5 15 SE features Ryzen, Radeon and Smart Shift's 'free performance'
Fri, 22 May 2020 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
The mystery of just how well AMD’s laptop “Smart Shift” technology will perform just got a little less mysterious on Thursday.First, AMD formally shed a little more light on the first laptop to use the Smart Shift feature, Dell’s G5 15 SE. Calling it kind of a “free performance” boost, AMD’s Frank Azor said the power-sharing technology would net gamers up to 14 percent more performance. Smart Shift works by letting the Ryzen CPU talk to the Radeon GPU about which part should get more power, communicating across the company’s InfinityFabric.To read this article in full, please click here
Level Lock review: This “invisible” retrofit smart lock lives up to its name
Fri, 22 May 2020 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
The Level Lock is the first smart deadbolt to have absolutely no impact on your home's dcor, on either side of your door.
The best smart lock for a keyless home
Fri, 22 May 2020 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.
How to pair AirPods or AirPods Pro with Windows 10
Thu, 21 May 2020 13:52:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Pairing AirPods or AirPods Pro with a PC may not be as utterly simple as with an iOS device, but it’s only marginally harder. You just connect the earbuds via Bluetooth—a straightforward, fast process in Windows 10. Just follow our steps below and you’ll be off and running.Do note, however, that as an Apple product, AirPods and AirPod Pros lose some functionality in Windows. They work well for listening to audio, but fall quite short of microphone quality you’d get on iOS or macOS. So while Apple’s earbuds can handle Zoom calls in a pinch, we’d steer clear of them as your main Windows headset.How to pair AirPods or AirPods Pro with Windows 10 First, make sure your AirPods are fully charged with both earbuds in the case, and the lid is shut. Also confirm your Windows 10 PC is capable of running Bluetooth devices. (The overwhelming majority of modern laptops have Bluetooth built-in, as do pre-built desktop PCs from vendors like Dell and HP.) If your system lacks support, you can buy an inexpensive dongle like this TP-Link oneRemove non-product link to add that feature.To read this article in full, please click here
Civilization VI is free on the Epic Games Store
Thu, 21 May 2020 13:04:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
I hope you grabbed Grand Theft Auto V from the Epic Games Store if you wanted it, because it’s gone now. Another Thursday, another deal. Luckily Epic chose one hell of a follow-up. From now until next week, you can grab Civilization VI for free through the Epic Games Store.It’s the baseline Civilization VI, and any Civilization veteran knows the game is never really complete until you’ve acquired the expansions. Those expansions, Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm, are available as a $40 add-on bundle.To read this article in full, please click here
Amazon Prime Day 2020: Everything you need to know about Amazon's shopping extravaganza
Thu, 21 May 2020 13:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Prime Day, Amazon’s summer shopping event, is expected to return for a sixth year, but due to the pandemic it'll likely be delayed. Rumor has it we could see Prime Day in August 2020 (or even as late as September 2020), but there's nothing official yet. If 2020 is anything like last year, we'll see deals for 48 hours on over a million products on Amazon sites around the world. Once Prime Day is officially announced, deal hunters should be able to track all the action via the company's Prime Day landing pageRemove non-product link.To read this article in full, please click here
Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening
Thu, 21 May 2020 10:14:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.
Samsung’s 2020 soundbar lineup to be offered for sale starting this month
Thu, 21 May 2020 10:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
First revealed at CES, Samsung’s latest high-end soundbars work together with the speakers on Samsung TVs.
The Full Nerd ep. 140: Intel Core i9-10900K reviewed, AMD's AM4 motherboard reversal
Thu, 21 May 2020 08:30:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray talk about new CPUs and fresh changes of heart.Intel’s 10th-gen Core processors are finally here, and the Core i9-10900K’s ten cores and 5.3GHz speeds keep it atop the gaming CPU throne—though it’s still not a slam dunk over AMD’s rival Ryzen 9 3900X. Gordon explains why in his review. And speaking of AMD, the company recently pivoted on a controversial decision that got the Internet (and us!) riled up. Now, next-gen “Zen 3” Ryzen CPUs will indeed work in older B450 and X470 motherboards, though the compromise makes the process convoluted. Nevertheless, it’s good that AMD’s listening to feedback from upset users with valid complaints. We cover the complications.To read this article in full, please click here
Lenovo Yoga C740 15 review: A budget-friendly convertible that's a little clunky
Thu, 21 May 2020 06:54:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
The Yoga C740 15 is the kind of laptop Lenovo should have knocked out of the park. Its higher-end cousin, the Yoga C940 15, already stands out as a fine MacBook Pro alternative, so the C740 15 could have been a step-down variant. Lenovo did just that with its 14-inch Yoga C740, the cheaper counterpart to theC940 14 convertible. (Both of those laptops are excellent.)To read this article in full, please click here
Intel has big plans to optimize Bluetooth and create all-wireless PCs
Thu, 21 May 2020 03:30:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Intel's networking ambitions go beyond the high-profile purchase of Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking lineup, which should beef up its Wi-Fi quality. Intel also plans to optimize Bluetooth and connect everything on your desk wirelessly.Eric McLaughlin, vice president of the Intel Client Computing Group and general manager of its Wireless Solutions Group, told PCWorld what the company's plans were for the new Killer technology. But, he added, Intel was also working to solve a pair of problems that hadn't yet been satisfactorily solved by the PC industry.To read this article in full, please click here
Cleer Flow II Bluetooth ANC headphone review: Exceptional sound quality and excellent noise cancelling
Thu, 21 May 2020 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Even better, Cleer's ANC headphone is less expensive than the best that higher-profile competitors such as Sony, Bose, and DALI have to offer.
How to squeeze more savings from your cable bill
Thu, 21 May 2020 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
How to save on your cable bill whether you're a cord-cutting or not.
Best wireless charger: Ditch the headache of cables with our top pick
Wed, 20 May 2020 16:50:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
As convenience goes, wireless charging can’t be beat. You simply drop your phone onto the charger and walk away. Gone is the headache of managing cables that inevitably break or get lost.Wireless charging has not only improved as a technology, but it’s also been adopted by most major phone makers, including Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola, Google, Huawei, as well as Apple. If your phone supports it, it’s time you pair it with a wireless charging stand or pad, so you can experience the benefit.We’ve tested some of the most popular wireless chargers out there for both Android and iPhone, and picked our favorites from the bunch. Read on for our findings, and check back periodically for our latest updates.To read this article in full, please click here
Owl Cameras gets a new lease on life after the startup left users in the lurch
Wed, 20 May 2020 15:15:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Update: Owl Cameras has a new lease on life. As of May 19, 2020, CallPass announced it has acquired the Owl Cameras business and is beginning to restore support to users cut adrift when Owl Cameras, Inc. dissolved rather untidily earlier this year (see original news story below for more on that). Existing Owl customers should have received a notification via their app or email. Owl Cameras is dead. The startup made a splash in 2018 with the Owl Car Cam, a dash cam that plugged into a car’s OBD-II port and recorded both inside and outside the vehicle, uploading those videos to a cloud service via LTE. But now, two years later, the company’s employees are scattered, and its assets have been sold. The story might have ended abruptly right there, but this tale holds a glimmer of hope for existing users.To read this article in full, please click here
Updated: Intel buys Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to beef up its Wi-Fi tech
Wed, 20 May 2020 13:51:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Intel said Wednesday that it has acquired Rivet Networks, and will integrate the company’s Killer Networking line of Wi-Fi networking products into its own wireless portfolio.Intel didn’t disclose the purchase price of the Killer portfolio of ethernet controllers, wireless chips, and management software that will become part of Intel’s product lineup. Intel did say that Rivet would become part of the Wireless Solutions Group within Intel’s Client Computing Group, and that Intel will continue to license its Killer software to customers.The acquisition does expand the conversation around Intel’s CPUs to the level of an entire platform. Though Intel’s Core i9-10900K may be the world’s fastest desktop gaming CPU at the moment, Intel is facing intense pressure from AMD in both the desktop and especially the mobile markets—the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U notebook CPU outperforms Intel’s H-series gaming chips. Historically, Intel’s reaction has been to emphasize other aspects of the platform, and the Rivet acquisition helps achieve that.To read this article in full, please click here
The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more
Wed, 20 May 2020 13:20:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
The best laptops of 2020 are experiencing a seismic shift. With the near-simultaneous launches ofAMD's Ryzen 4000and Intel's Comet Lake-H mobile CPUs, we have a real fight for the first time ever: Ryzen 4000's cores vs. Intel's clock speeds. At the same time, a lot of mainstream users stand to get good deals on laptops for home or work-from-home use, with existing processors that already have solid performance and great battery life.To read this article in full, please click here
Intel 10th Gen Review: The Core i9-10900K is indeed the world's fastest gaming CPU
Wed, 20 May 2020 06:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Intel’s 10th gen Core i9-10900K is—without a doubt—exactly as Intel has described it: “the world’s fastest gaming CPU.”Intel’s problem has been weaknesses outside of gaming, and its overall performance value compared to AMD’s Ryzen 3000 chips. With the Core i9-10900K, Intel doesn’t appear to be eliminating that gap, but it could get close enough that you might not care. Intel What is Core i9-10900K? Despite its 10th-gen naming, Intel’s newest desktop chips continue to be built on the company’s aging 14nm process. How old is it? It was first used with the 5th-gen Core i7-5775C desktop chip from 2015. Many tricks, optimizations, and much binning later, we have the flagship consumer Core i9-10900K, announced April 30. The CPU features 10 cores and Hyper-Threading for a total of 20 threads, with a list price of $488.To read this article in full, please click here
The Origin PC EON17-X crams Intel's 10-core desktop CPU into a laptop
Wed, 20 May 2020 06:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Today, Intel launched its badass new 10th-gen Core processors, cramming them with more cores and higher speeds than ever before. And the crazy kids at Origin PC have already shoved Intel’s most powerful desktop CPUs into—get this—a pair of laptops. The upgraded Origin EON17-X and its workstation equivalent, the NS-17, both come loaded with Intel’s beastly Core i9-10900KF processor.Intel’s desktop flagship blows away what you’d typically find in a notebook, bringing 10 cores, 20 threads, and up to 5.3GHz clock speeds to bear. Heck, its all-core turbo can hit a blistering 4.9GHz.The “F” in “Core i9-10900KF” denotes a lack of integrated graphics. That’s where Nvidia comes in. Origin outfitted the EON17-X with up to GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics. It’s a mobile part, unlike the CPU, but it’s running in a “Max-P” configuration for maximum performance rather than a more energy-efficient Max-Q setup. You can pay extra to get it factory-overclocked, too.To read this article in full, please click here
Meural Canvas II review: If you can’t go to the art museum, bring the art museum to you
Wed, 20 May 2020 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Calling the Meural Canvas II a digital picture frame does the product a major disservice. If you love to gaze at art, this device can bring the great works into your home.
Windows 10 gets its own package manager
Tue, 19 May 2020 13:36:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
If you’re really, really sick of the Microsoft Store, Microsoft now offers a return to the glorious days of the command line interface. Meet App Installer, Microsoft’s new package manager for Windows.Microsoft (a little defensively) announced the App Installer package manager in a blog post that coincides with the opening of Microsoft Build, Microsoft’s developer conference. That’s significant, as developers have typically worked within a command line or text interface, writing thousands of lines of code. Package managers are also the preferred way of installing software under Linux, which manages the software and any dependencies that it requires.To read this article in full, please click here
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