GAMDIAS Hermes P1 RGB Review

The other night, I was playing a board game called Flux with my girlfriend and some church friends. The board game is quite interesting, as it is actually has no set rules. Each game is different, as the cards you play change the rules of the game. This means even the goal of the game can change throughout. To start the game off, there is a basic rule card. As the game continues, you draw cards and play them. There are goals, new rules, keepers, and action cards. Keepers are the usual means by which the game is won, as the goal cards usually require two specific keepers. The new rules apply in different ways to the game, keeping everything interesting at all times. During the game that night, my girlfriend played a new rule card, proudly saying the name as she played it, "Inflammation!" This was not the name of the card she played as she misspoke, and so after she said it I gave her a blank stare until she noticed and we all laughed about it. The actual name of the card is inflation, which increases all the numerals on the new rules in play by one. I guess she had a verbal typo? As always, the typo resulted in some laughter, but they can also be quite embarrassing. Most of the time on the internet, one can get quite embarrassed by some typos, and so they should be avoided at all costs. One of the tools to avoid these typos is for the right keyboard; preferably a mechanical one. Today, we have the GAMDIAS Hermes P1 RGB up for review. Could it be a worthy tool to prevent red-faced induced episodes from randoms on the Internet pointing out your mistake? Read on to find out!

Destiny 2 on PC will be exclusive to Blizzard's

From CNET: Hold back the Horde, because Bungie's PC version of its upcoming massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Destiny 2 will exclusively run on Blizzard's gaming service.

Alongside Blizzard's own World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Starcraft II, Diablo III, Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, Destiny 2 will be the first non-Blizzard game to be available on the service. And it will be exclusive, so don't expect to see it appear on Valve's Steam service anytime soon.

Google endorses Kotlin for Android development

From InfoWorld: Google’s Java-centric Android mobile development platform is adding the Kotlin language as an officially supported development language, and will include it in the Android Studio 3.0 IDE. Its developers had previously promoted Kotlin for Android development.

Asus ROG teases the world's first AMD Ryzen laptop

From PC World: Just days ago, AMD promised that Ryzen-powered laptops will hit the streets in the third quarter—sometime in July through September. But it looks like we won’t need to wait quite that long to get our first glimpse of a Ryzen notebook, going by an intriguing new teaser video on Asus’s Republic of Gamers YouTube page.

Google Home to the Amazon Echo: 'Anything you can do...'

From CNET: The battle between the Google Home and the Amazon Echo keeps getting better and better. Yesterday, a year after Google first announced the Home and the Google Assistant, the search giant might have just shown the road map to put the Home ahead for good.

Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger

From PC World: Facebook must pay a €110 million (US$123 million) for misleading the European Commission during an investigation of its takeover of WhatsApp.

The fine is for telling the Commission it would not be possible to reliably match Facebook and WhatsApp accounts for the same user -- something that would allow the company to better target advertising across the two platforms.

Google's new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training

From InfoWorld: Google has made another leap forward in the realm of machine learning hardware. The tech giant has begun deploying the second version of its Tensor Processing Unit, a specialized chip meant to accelerate machine learning applications, company CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Wednesday.

Nvidia quietly launches the GeForce GT 1030, a Radeon RX 550 rival with a modest price

From PC World: Surprise! Nvidia very quietly announced an affordable new graphics card late Tuesday for e-sports and HTPC enthusiasts, dubbed the GeForce GT 1030.

The new GeForce card notably lacks the “X” in GTX, going instead with the more mundane GT—a name we haven’t seen since the 700 series. That’s because the new GT 1030, while still using the Pascal architecture, is a low-power card purpose built to fight off the Radeon RX 550 introduced in April.

Qualcomm sues iPhone manufacturers as Apple battle escalates

From CNET: Qualcomm filed a breach of contract complaint against Apple's manufacturers on Wednesday, nearly one month after the iPhone maker stopped paying for the chip company's patent royalties.

Apple's manufacturers, like Foxconn, used to pay Qualcomm for the intellectual property rights to make chips that connect phones online. The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm has been heating up as the two companies brawl over who has licensing rights to the processor technology.

AMD's first Radeon Vega graphics card isn't for you, and gamers may be waiting a while

From PC World: Nvidia’s not the only graphics card maker with “FE” cards anymore—but the “F” in AMD’s debut Radeon Vega card stands for “frontier” rather than “founders,” and it definitely isn’t for PC gamers. In fact, the one tidbit that is relevant for gamers may disappoint, as it seems likely that consumer versions of Vega are further off than expected.


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