Huawei laptops quietly return to the Microsoft Store, though the federal ban remains in place Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:59:00 -0700
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In May, Huawei laptops mysteriously vanished from the Microsoft online store without explanation. Now, in mid-June, they’ve returned.Microsoft now lists the Matebook X Pro laptop, the Huawei Matebook D, and the Huawei Matebook 13 53010F. All seem to be available, though a version of the Matebook X Pro with a Core i5 and a 256GB SSD is listed as out of stock. (A version with a Core i7 is available.) To date, Microsoft has yet to comment on its relationship with Huawei or the sales (or lack thereof) of its products. To read this article in full, please click here Get 200+ hours of CompTIA certification training for only $69 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:58:00 -0700
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A myriad of jobs will be eliminated in the coming years. Will automation threaten yours? Ensure your livelihood — and save thousands at the same time — by prepping to become a credentialed IT professional with The Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle.This package is perfect for anyone who wants to train for a new career but can’t afford to go back to college. It includes twelve courses that’ll prepare students for a future-friendly career as an IT pro. They’ll learn key skills in computer maintenance, network configuration, security, and more. And they’ll receive instruction to prepare them to ace industry-respected certification exams from CompTIA, too, so that they can easily prove their knowledge.To read this article in full, please click here Score over 42 hours of beginner-friendly JavaScript training for $31 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:58:00 -0700
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JavaScript is the language of the web. If you want to develop sites like a pro, then you’ll need to know it. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to drop everything to go back to school. Instead, learn from home with The Comprehensive JavaScript Bundle and save over $1450.This package is perfect for anyone that’s new to the world of web development. It includes eight beginner-friendly courses with over 42 hours of in-depth content that’ll introduce you to this popular and professionally relevant programming language. Students will learn the syntax and code structure and discover how to develop dynamic and interactive content.To read this article in full, please click here iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Developer beta 2 released, public beta expected in July Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:26:00 -0700
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With over a billion users, iOS is one of the biggest consumer operating systems in the world. Here's how it's going to change your iPhone and iPad this fall. Save money and batteries with $20 off the Logitech K750 wireless light-charging keyboard Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:57:00 -0700
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Wireless keyboards are great, but keeping them charged can be a pain. The Logitech K750 wireless light-charging keyboard for Mac eliminates that issue and today you can get one for just $40Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $60 and just a couple bucks away from its lowest price ever.To read this article in full, please click here Newegg is selling the ray tracing-ready Zotac RTX 2080 for just $670 today Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:57:00 -0700
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If you're looking for a new graphics card, you'll want to check out this Newegg deal today: The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 is on sale for $670Remove non-product link with the checkout code EMCTBUC26. That’s the lowest price we've found, and to sweeten the pot you get a free copy of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which releases on July 26. To use this checkout code you must be on the retailer’s mailing list, but Newegg may still allow you to apply it after signing up.To read this article in full, please click here HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 review: A giant, powerful convertible that most people don't need Mon, 17 Jun 2019 03:30:00 -0700
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The HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 is HP’s latest attempt to create the ultimate premium Chromebook. Aimed at corporate users who want something nicer than the typical plastic-clad, affordably priced models for students and consumers, the x360 14 G1 is faster, more immersive, and longer-lasting on battery than nearly every other Chromebook out there. But this luxury convertible has some downsides. The Chromebook x360 14 G1 is big, heavy, and has a very audible fan. The display and storage offerings are surprisingly limited. The tablet and tent modes don’t offer as much versatility as they should. Worst of all, this convertible’s price officially starts at $1,397 on HP’s site. The only other company that’s gutsy enough to sell a Chromebook this expensive is Google itself. To read this article in full, please click here How to check your graphics card's GPU temperature Mon, 17 Jun 2019 03:03:00 -0700
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How hot is your PC’s graphics card temperature? During normal operations, your GPU temperature shouldn’t matter much—your graphics card should simply drive monitors and play games without overheating and shutting down. But if you have an older PC, or if you want to try your hand at graphics card overclocking, being able to monitor your GPU temperature is vital.The good news? Checking your PC’s graphics card temperature is dead simple. The bad news? Windows doesn’t offer an easy way to do so by default, so you’ll need to download third-party software. Fortunately, all sorts of free GPU monitoring tools are available, and many of them can help you check your PC’s CPU temperature, too.To read this article in full, please click here TVision by T-Mobile review: This streaming TV service shows promise, but it’s not what cord-cutters want today Mon, 17 Jun 2019 03:00:00 -0700
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If you don’t like making sacrifices in your TV entertainment choices, and it’s available where you live, TVision isn’t a bad deal. But subscribers should be prepared to feel like beta testers. 41 must-see PC games at E3 2019: Watch every trailer Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:36:00 -0700
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E3 2019 is probably the most PC-centric show we’ve seen in years, what with Microsoft announcing Xbox Game Pass for PC and bringing its future first-party games to Steam. Those are big moves for a company that’s long seemed to tolerate its Windows-based audience more than embrace it. And with Sony’s absence, it’s safe to say pretty much every game at the show (aside from Nintendo’s) will come to PC at some point.What games? Well, we’ve rounded up a whole big list for you—nearly every trailer we saw over the last two days, from Outer Worlds to Microsoft Flight Simulator, and from Doom Eternal to Watch Dogs Legion. It’s been an exciting E3, and we haven’t even hit the show floor yet. (Update: Now we have! Check out our roundup of the 10 best PC games at E3 2019. We’ve also added extended gameplay captures of our E3 demos for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint to this article.)To read this article in full, please click here Huawei delays the launch of its $2,600 folding Mate X phone, surprising no one Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:11:00 -0700
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Following the near-disastrous roll-out of the Galaxy Fold, Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding phone, which was due to arrive this month, to September. According to the Wall Street Journal, the $2,600 phone is now slated to arrive in September while Huawei proceeds to conduct “a lot of tests.”When it was revealed at MWC in February, the Mate X was seen as the foil to the Galaxy Fold, with an outside-folding screen and a thinner design. I got a chance to briefly spend some time with the Mate X at Mobile World Congress, and it definitely seemed like a pre-production unit. The representative was very careful to launch specific apps and handle it gingerly, and journalists weren’t allowed to hold the device for more than a few seconds at a time.To read this article in full, please click here Best antivirus for Mac: Protect yourself from malicious software Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:05:00 -0700
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We name the top free and paid Mac antivirus products to root out malicious software and prevent infections. Blue's high-fidelity foldable microphone for laptops and Macbooks is 50% off Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:39:00 -0700
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Most of us probably know Blue microphones for their longtime podcasting and gaming favorite, the Blue Yeti. But the brand has plenty of other options on offer, and today, one of its most unique, the foldable Blue Snowflake USB microphone, is on sale on Amazon for $30, down from a list price of $59. (It frequently sells for between $40 and $50.)This compact microphone is great for use with laptops, as its folding nature makes it easy to take on the go. Even better, it transforms into its own stand, so you won’t need to carry around multiple pieces to capture your sound. The Snowflake even has a built-in clip to fit most laptop lids.To read this article in full, please click here The Full Nerd ep. 96: 16-core Ryzen, Radeon Navi revealed, and Nvidia's 'Super' tease Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:45:00 -0700
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In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dig into AMD’s major E3 2019 announcements, and Nvidia’s surprising lack of an E3 reveal. Speaking of which: If you’re a gamer, be sure to check out our roundups of 41 must-see PC game trailers from E3 2019, and the 10 best games from the show.To read this article in full, please click here Get 200+ hours of CompTIA certification training for only $69 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:05:00 -0700
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A myriad of jobs will be eliminated in the coming years. Will automation threaten yours? Ensure your livelihood — and save thousands at the same time — by prepping to become a credentialed IT professional with The Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle.This package is perfect for anyone who wants to train for a new career but can’t afford to go back to college. It includes twelve courses that’ll prepare students for a future-friendly career as an IT pro. They’ll learn key skills in computer maintenance, network configuration, security, and more. And they’ll receive instruction to prepare them to ace industry-respected certification exams from CompTIA, too, so that they can easily prove their knowledge.To read this article in full, please click here The blazing-fast 500GB Samsung 970 Evo SSD is 33% off at Amazon Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:43:00 -0700
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If you have an empty M.2 NVMe slot in your desktop or laptop, now’s the time to put it to good use with an ultra-fast SSD. Amazon is selling the 500GB Samsung 970 Evo for $100. This is the all-time low on Amazon for this drive, and about $50 cheaper than it was just a few days ago (and for most of May and early June).You won’t find the Samsung 970 Evo in our round-up of the best SSDs of 2019, because it’s overshadowed by its siblings, the Evo Plus and 970 Pro.Nevertheless, when  we reviewed the Samsung 970 Evo in April 2018, we loved it as a fast yet affordable drive that delivers much better bang for your buck than the 970 Pro. The 500GB 970 Evo does tend to run out of cache during especially large write jobs, which means performance slows noticeably–by about half during our tests.To read this article in full, please click here Move data from your PC to iOS with iMazing 2, now only $20 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:05:00 -0700
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iOS users know the anguish associated with upgrading to a new device, largely due to the massive hassle that is moving data between devices. Thankfully, there's iMazing 2, the innovative tool that lets you freely move data between devices without having to jailbreak them, and it's on sale for only $20.iMazing 2 provides an easy method of transferring data between iOS devices without involving iCloud or iTunes. And you won’t need to jailbreak your devices either. Just install this desktop app on either your compatible Windows or Mac computer, connect your iOS devices either wirelessly or by USB, and swap files as needed. It really couldn’t be any simpler.To read this article in full, please click here Intel's NUC Compute Elements hopes to make laptops modular Fri, 14 Jun 2019 05:00:00 -0700
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Stop us if you've heard this one before: Imagine buying an ultrabook laptop or all-in-one PC that could be one day be easily have its guts swapped out for a faster CPU, faster RAM and faster SSD.If that sounds faintly like Intel's failed Compute Card imitative from 2017, it is kinda. But when we talked to Intel officials recently at Computex in Taipei, they claimed to have thought about what made Compute Card fizzle and addressed it.While the previous version was limited to 5-watt Y-class CPUs, the new NUC Compute Elements can run 15-watt U-class chips. Part of that is helped by the design of the NUC Compute Elements, which uses the backside as a giant heat sink. Inside you'll get an 8th-gen U-class CPU, SSD, RAM and wireless modules.To read this article in full, please click here The 10 best PC games of E3 2019 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:30:00 -0700
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E3 2019 is over, and what did we learn? Well, March and April of 2020 are going to be an absolute embarrassment of riches. Four of our favorite games from this show are due to release during that two-month timespan, including heavy hitters like Dying Light 2 and Cyberpunk 2077.Indeed, our favorite games of E3 2019 are more predictable than usual I think. Whether it’s because these games stood that far above the rest this year or because there’s less to choose from, the end result is the same. Comparing beforehand, my stalwart editor Brad Chacos and I had pretty much the exact same list.It’s that kind of year though, and I’m not going to complain about 10 games so incredible-looking they eclipse all others. That’s at least 10 games I’m looking forward to playing in the next year or two. If you’re looking for a wider look at the show’s biggest reveals, be sure to check out our roundup of the 41 must-see PC game trailers of E3 2019. These games were the best of the best though. Without further ado…To read this article in full, please click here Alienware m15 review: The power of OLED compels you Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:30:00 -0700
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The Alienware m15 midrange gaming laptop we’re reviewing here is in a bit of a weird spot at the moment, caught mid-refresh. In October of 2018 the Alienware m15 debuted—at long last, a slimmed-down version of its longtime Alienware 15 laptop. But only a few months later that version is seemingly on its way out, with the announcement at Computex that the product line will soon be updated with the “Legend” design language first seen on the flagship Alienware Area-51m.To read this article in full, please click here Lenovo Smart Clock review: Great form compensates for a lack of function Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:00:00 -0700
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The Lenovo Smart Clock is the smallest Google Assistant-powered smart display, both in size and stature, but it nails its core mission. Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance? Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:00:00 -0700
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With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you. PCWorld's June Digital Magazine: This is the first foldable tablet Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:47:00 -0700
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Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers.In the June issue On the cover of the June issue is Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 foldable prototype. Find out why it may have killed the laptop for one editor. In the features section, find out how Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop. Plus, we lay out the best free PC games currently on the market.To read this article in full, please click here Ghost Recon Breakpoint's rogue operative oozes mesmerizing Apocalypse Now-style madness Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:32:00 -0700
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Jon Bernthal might save Ghost Recon Breakpointas former-Ghost, now-antagonist Cole D. Walker. "Might," because all I played was a 45-minute demo, and he only appeared in a single scene. Who knows how often he shows up, or how his story plays out?But what I can say is that in two or three minutes, Bernthal put on a better show than the entirety of Ghost Recon Wildlands. He's got that Heart of Darkness, that Apocalypse Now madness down. You can hear it in his voice, as the Walker regales his comrade with stories about adventures in Mexico, breaking every once in a while to relay commands. It's mesmerizing, his monologuing. We shot a lot of weapons and killed a lot of enemies in my Breakpoint demo, but the part I truly enjoyed was simply sitting back and watching that scene play out.To read this article in full, please click here What's inside the Atari VCS: Faux wood paneling, AMD's Ryzen, and the soul of a Steam Machine Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:00:00 -0700
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Surprise! The Atari VCS still exists. The last time we saw it was GDC 2018, at which time I asked “What the hell is this?” and Atari provided very few answers. As I now know, that’s because the entire project was in flux, a pivot point where one partner left the project and another came on.Now, more than a year after Atari started raising money, the Atari VCS is a mostly functional product. But will anyone buy it? And really, what the hell is it? We met with Atari behind closed doors at E3 2019 to find out.Full steam ahead “Steam Machines are actually a pretty good comparison,” says Atari’s Rob Wyatt when I bring them up. “Everyone always compares us to retro boxes, which we’re not. Or they pick PlayStation, which we’re not.”To read this article in full, please click here Intel hires ex-AMD fellow, Xbox chip designer John Sell to oversee chip security Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:49:00 -0700
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Intel has hired another big name: John Sell, the ex-AMD fellow and Apple architect who designed the Scorpio and Scarlett SOCs for Microsoft's Xbox One, as a fellow overseeing chip security for Intel. John Sell / LinkedIn According to Sell's LinkedIn profile, Sell left Microsoft to join Intel in May. Sell lists his official title as an Intel fellow, responsible for "Security for Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software." An Intel spokeswoman confirmed Sell's hire. Sell will report to ex-AMD graphics guru Raja Koduri, senior vice president of the Core and Visual Computing Group at Intel, "focusing on architecture and security innovation," she said.To read this article in full, please click here Watch The Full Nerd talk about AMD and Nvidia news live! Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:12:00 -0700
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Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today's show dives deep into AMD's announcements around Ryzen 9 3950X and Navi, aka Radeon RX 5700XT. And oh yeah, there are some juicy rumors about what Nvidia Super means. As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat. If YouTube is not your thing you can also watch us on Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter.To read this article in full, please click here Five burning Pixel 4 questions following Google's official 'leak' Thu, 13 Jun 2019 08:56:00 -0700
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Google might have pulled the greatest trick with the Pixel 4. On Wednesday afternoon, the Made by Google Twitter account confirmed a leak that was just starting to make the rounds: the Pixel 4 will finally have a second camera on the back, along with a new design that looks an awful lot like the presumed iPhone 11. And in doing so, it made the Pixel 4 a whole lot more interesting.That's because there’s a lot more to be excited about than a square camera bump and a new sensor. Google may have squashed a few months of rumors and leaks with the first Pixel 4 image, but it also completely changed my expectations for the upcoming handset. By revealing what should be one of the phone’s biggest features months ahead of the game, Google actually created more hype of the phone.To read this article in full, please click here Amazon is running a monster sale on PNY storage devices at all-time-low prices Thu, 13 Jun 2019 08:54:00 -0700
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Beefing up your storage options can make your life a whole lot easier, and today, an Amazon sale on a solid lineup of PNY storage products can help you add some space at crazy-low prices. You'll find discounts from flash drives to SSDs, so whatever your storage needs, you should be able to find one that works for you.First up is a five-pack of 32GB Attache USB 2.0 flash drives is $22Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $30. With a sliding collar design, these flash drives are ultra portable and are compatible with most PC and Mac computers. Also marked down is a 128GB Elite-X Fit USB 3.0 flash drive for just $17.49Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $29.75 and an all-time low. This tiny flash drive features read speeds up to 200MB/s and is also compatible with a wide range of devices, and with five of them you'll never have to search to hard to find one.To read this article in full, please click here Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is more than just another remaster Thu, 13 Jun 2019 06:47:00 -0700
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I've been confused about Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Sure, it's one of my favorite real-time strategy games, but we got a remaster just six years ago, Age of Empires II: HD Edition—and three brand-new expansions since. It made sense for Microsoft to re-release the original Age of Empires last year, as it hadn't ever been modernized. But Age of Empires II? Again?Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is much more than a remaster though—which may or may not prove controversial. The HD Edition was for purists. It played better on modern machines, with widescreen support and improved sprites, but otherwise it was pretty much the same game as the original, with all its rough edges.To read this article in full, please click here