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Corsair Gaming HS60 Surround Review (Page 1 of 4)

If you are a fan of anime, you probably have heard of the movie called Kimi no na wa, or Your Name. This movie premiered in mid-2016, going on to make quite a bit of money from the box office. It was lauded for its animation and emotional appeal. Without revealing too much, the movie centers on the life of two teenagers in Japan, with one in rural Japan and the other in the heart of Tokyo. Seemingly enough, their life would intertwine as they found themselves waking up in each other’s bodies. A story unfolds between the two, but I think I will let you readers watch the movie for yourself. When I was talking to one of my junior high friends about this movie, she exclaimed her dismay to the conclusion of the movie. I am not going to spoil anything, but I actually really liked the way they concluded the movie. To me it was subtle without needing to tell the audience any more than necessary. Through the movie, the audience learned enough about both of the characters through their interactions, allowing them to draw their own conclusions. Honestly though, I think these subtle ends only work well if enough information and clarity is provided for the audience. Similarly, when it comes to products, the gamer look is nice, but I always like a subtle design as long as the performance is not affected by it. Today, we have the Corsair Gaming HS60 Surround, which is a gaming headset from Corsair. But instead of throwing RGB lighting and things, Corsair has stuck to the basics with its appearances and included a USB sound card for a virtual 7.1 surround output. But how does it perform and does its subtle finish hold it back from being more? Read on to find out!

Google removes 'view image' button from searches

From CNET: Google has killed off its "view image" button following criticism from Getty Images.

It was reported in 2016 that Getty had complained to the European Commission that Google's image search made it too easy for people to find and use images from Getty without proper attribution.

In response, and as part of a new agreement between the two companies, Google has now made it harder to save pictures from the search engine by removing certain features, including a button that allows users to view an image in isolation as well as a "search by image" button.

Intel’s new graphics drivers automatically optimize game settings

From The Verge: Intel is introducing a new feature for its processors with integrated graphics, allowing games to be automatically optimized on systems. The feature is similar to Nvidia’s GeForce Experience, an application that’s designed to tweak game settings so they work best on a laptop or PC. Intel’s new graphics control software is particularly useful on laptops that aren’t really designed to run games, and it works on all Skylake or newer processors.

Facebook Opens Access to 'Community Help' Tool

From PC Mag: Facebook today announced a significant expansion of its Community Help crisis response tool.

Launched last year, Community Help lets people ask for or offer things like shelter, food, and supplies in the event of a natural disaster, "accidental" crises like building fires, and violent events like attacks and shootings. Going forward, Facebook will open the feature to businesses and organizations, starting with Direct Relief, Lyft, Chase, Feeding America, International Medical Corps, and Save the Children.

Samsung halts Android Oreo rollout on Galaxy S8 due to ‘unexpected’ restarts

From The Verge: Samsung started rolling out Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 at the beginning of the week, but then just hours later, it seemed to have stopped. Now Samsung is revealing why: it was causing some phones to randomly reboot, according to a statement given to SamMobile. Samsung says it hopes to roll out a fixed version of the update “as quickly as possible.”

Apple acknowledges HomePod leaves white ring on wooden surfaces

From CNET: Apple would like you to know that you should think twice about putting it on an oiled wooden surface.

You see, Wirecutter observed that the HomePod caused white rings to appear on both an oiled butcher-block countertop and on a wooden side table.

No, Apple didn't suggest to Wirecutter that anyone had been holding it wrong or placing it wrong.

Instead, it reportedly confessed that this can happen and that "the marks can improve over several days after the speaker is removed from the wood surface."

Google Chrome's Ad Blocker Launches Tomorrow

From PC Mag: As it gears up to launch Chrome's built-in ad blocker tomorrow, Google today shared some details about how the new feature will work.

First announced in June, the new feature will remove only the most intrusive types of ads that violate the Coalition for Better Ads' standards, as outlined in the image below.

Qualcomm's X24 Modem Pushes 4G LTE to 2Gbps

From PC Mag: The 4G/5G boundary is about to become really fuzzy. Today, Qualcomm announced the X24, a 4G LTE modem that can reach 2Gbps, or about half the maximum speed of its current 5G modem—and faster than the average 5G customer will receive for years.

The X24 does this through 7x carrier aggregation, bonding seven different 20MHz slices of radio spectrum and enabling 20 data streams at once. That will rely not only on licensed spectrum, but on carriers using Wi-Fi airwaves to transmit LTE data, which is called Licensed Assisted Access or LAA.

Intel's first Core i3 with Turbo Boost elevates Intel's budget chip into premium territory

From PC World: Normally, the addition of a mobile Intel Core i3 chip wouldn’t be cause for excitement. But the new Core i3-8130U adds something special: Turbo Boost, a capability that Intel hasn’t added to its mobile Core i3 chips before now.

Intel launched the Intel Core i3-8130U, a dual-core, four-thread, 15W mobile chip for mainstream laptops and two-in-ones, a member of the mobile Kaby Lake (14nm) family.

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