US Department of Labor accuses Google of underpaying women

From PC World: The U.S. Department of Labor says Google discriminates against female employees in pay at a level that's even worse than the tech industry as a whole.

The department has found "systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce," Labor Department Regional Director Janette Wipper testified in a court in San Francisco on Friday, according to a report by The Guardian. Janet Herold, the department's regional solicitor, told the Guardian that pay discrimination against women was extreme.

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AZIO Armato Review

I was recently watching a Netflix documentary called 'A Faster Horse', which gave an insider's look at one of America's most well-known cars, the Ford Mustang. The documentary follows the chief engineer of the 2015 Ford Mustang as him and his team talk about the challenges and successes of redesigning the Mustang. As you may or may not know, before the first Mustang was released, there was an automobile marque launched by Ford in hopes to compete as a full-size luxury car. Known as the Edsel, this lineup of cars failed miserably. As a result, it was canceled within two years of launch. To no one's surprise, the development of the Mustang was a bit more secretive; even hidden from the then chairman Henry Ford II in fears it would get cancelled due to the aforementioned Edsel failure. Thankfully, this was not the case. Ford sold over three hundred thousand of them in the first year, and produced more than a million in the first eighteen months. Since then, the Ford Mustang has been a mainstay in the lineup, with sales surpassing 9.5 million vehicles in the United States. In my opinion, while Ford may have their sports car in the GT and one of the bestselling pickup trucks in the F150, I would call the Mustang the flagship car of Ford. It may not necessarily be the most luxurious car or the fastest, but it definitely is the most well-known Ford, at least in terms of successful cars. Thus today we have another flagship, except this time in the form of a keyboard. Launched by AZIO during CES two months ago, the Armato is the best of what AZIO has to offer. Or is it? Will this keyboard be the Mustang for AZIO, or will it flop like the Edsel? Let us see when we take a closer look at the AZIO Armato!

SilverStone Milo ML09 Review (Page 1 of 4)

As you may have known, my colleague Jonathan Kwan recently got a new cellphone plan, which launched him into the 2017 era of having an adequate amount of data. Moving from his paltry 200MB to a reasonable amount of 2GB has allowed him to do a few things. For one, he no longer freaks out about running out of data or asks others to search up things for him on the go. Secondly, as of April 3rd, he has Snapchat. I have had this application for quite a while; using it for random photos and things. While the original intention of Snapchat is for sending expiring photos of sometimes not-safe-for-work material, I just use it as a photo messenger. For the longest time, Jonathan would tease me for having this app, calling me a "teenage girl" for using it. I was undeterred by this, and I knew one day he would turn around. Some might say he joined late, and while he may have missed out on things, like not seeing those annoying news articles in your feed, the important part is that he has it. Similarly, when it comes to our review units, I think compact computers is one area where APH Networks has been late getting into. While we have done some mITX cases in the past, such as the Lian Li PC-Q07 from 2009, I never felt like we have given it the sufficient amount of attention it deserved. Fast forward to today, and I am now looking at all the compact computer enclosures I can get my hands on. While I might be catching up, the small builds are becoming more and more prevalent, making me wonder what else they can put into such a small box. Today we have another small enclosure in the SilverStone Milo ML09. Will it be another hit as we have seen from other mITX cases? Read on to find out!

Nvidia's beastly Titan Xp steals the performance crown from the GTX 1080 Ti

From PC World: It looks like we can’t jokingly call the Pascal GPU-based Titan X the “Titan XP” anymore, because Nvidia just rolled out a new version of its flagship graphics card that’s officially dubbed “Titan Xp.” And this thing is a monster.

The original $1,200 Pascal-based Titan X shattered performance records, but the recently released GeForce GTX 1080 Ti rendered it obsolete, offering slightly faster performance for just $700 as Nvidia prepares for Radeon Vega’s imminent release.

Samsung to pay Huawei $11M for patent violations, court rules

From CNET: Huawei has scored a victory over rival Samsung in its home market of China.

A Chinese court has ordered the South Korean giant to pay Huawei 80 million yuan (around $11.6 million) for patent violations, reports ZDNet. Both companies have been notified of the court's decision.

In a string of claims filed in California and Shenzhen, China, Huawei alleged that over 20 models of Samsung's phones and tablets violated more than 10 of its patents, reported Reuters.

Samsung lodged a counterclaim in China, alleging that Huawei infringed on its patents too.

AMD's Ryzen Balanced power plan for Windows promises to boost CPU performance

From PC World: AMD's new Ryzen Balanced power plan is offering an answer for early performance woes with its new CPU. The power profile tweaks how Windows 10 handles power states of the individual CPU cores and can bump performance from 3 percent all the way to 21 percent in many popular games, AMD said in a blog post on Thursday.

To obtain and install the updated power plan, you can visit AMD's blog or download the zip file directly from AMD here.

Samsung sees bounce in Q1 ahead of Galaxy S8

From CNET: Samsung's ready to claw its way back from the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.

The company on Thursday estimated its operating profit for the first quarter should jump nearly 50 percent from the same period a year ago, while its revenue should be about flat but better than analysts expected.

Project Scorpio specs unveiled: The next Xbox has serious power

From CNET: Last year Sony gave us the PlayStation 4 Pro, a more powerful version of the PS4 that allows you to play certain games at higher resolutions. Microsoft has the Xbox One S, its souped up Xbox One. But Project Scorpio -- coming in the fourth quarter of 2017 -- is supposed to take things to a whole new level. An Xbox One on steroids if you will.

Today Microsoft teased its specs, though we still don't know what the new console will look like, how much it will cost or how much better games will look on it.

Twitter Lite is a faster, smaller Twitter built for the mobile web

From PC World: Twitter launched Thursday a ‘Lite’ version of its service that runs from the browser on a smartphone, in a bid to attract customers in emerging markets, who have flaky Internet connections or are wary of spending too much on data.

The micro-blogging service said that Lite had been designed as a Progressive Web App in collaboration with Google and is available at, and does not require an app store. It is said to take up less than 1MB on the device.


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