HUE 2 Ecosystem of RGB Accessories from NZXT

From NZXT Press Release: NZXT today announces the HUE 2 family of RGB accessories for the PC, powered by CAM. Consisting of 10 new products, including the four-channel HUE 2 RGB controller and the external HUE 2 Ambient Lighting controller, along with several new accessories, the new HUE 2 ecosystem provides PC builders more options for customizing their systems.

Samsung announces two new ‘affordable’ curved gaming monitors

From The Verge: Samsung has announced a pair of gaming monitors at Gamescom 2018, positioning them as “affordable” in the company’s own words. The CJG5 series comes in 27- and 32-inch varieties, both using curved 2560 x 1440 VA panels with a refresh rate of 144Hz. The monitors have two HDMI ports (one 2.0, one 1.4) and a DisplayPort input.

Nvidia's RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti Cards Arrive Sept. 20

From PC Mag: Nvidia's next-generation gaming graphics cards, the RTX 20 series, will launch on Sept. 20 with a pair of products that'll start at $699.

The first batch of RTX GPUs, announced Monday, promise to bring "the biggest generational leap" in gaming graphics history, according to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. "Computer graphics will never be the same again," he said at the Gamescom conference in Germany.

WhatsApp promises to battle 'sinister' false messages

From CNET: WhatsApp told India's government on Tuesday it's developing tools to crack down on rumors and false messages plaguing users of the app.

Chris Daniels, CEO of the Facebook-owned messaging service, promised IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad that it would figure out a solution, according to Reuters.

GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card

From Gigabyte Press Release: GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, and NVIDIA, the leading company of GPU, released the latest GeForce® RTX 20 series graphics cards that powered by NVIDIA TuringTM architecture. GIGABYTE is proud to launch 5 new graphics cards - Geforce® RTX 2080 Ti GAMING OC 11G, Geforce® RTX 2080 Ti WINDFORCE OC 11G, Geforce® RTX 2080 GAMING OC 8G, Geforce® RTX 2080 WINDFORCE OC 8G, and Geforce® RTX 2070 GAMING OC 8G.

ASUS Announces ROG Strix, Turbo, and Dual Versions of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 Gaming Graphics Cards

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today announced the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix, ASUS Dual, and ASUS Turbo graphics cards based on the new NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 GPUs, which feature support for real-time ray tracing, high-speed GDDR6 memory and VirtualLink for quick, single-cable connections for next-generation VR headsets.

MSI unveils first custom NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU Series

From MSI Press Release: As the leading brand in True Gaming hardware, MSI has sold over 8 million graphics cards in the last year alone. Today we are extremely proud to share with you our take on NVIDIA’s exciting new GeForce® RTX 20 series GPUs.

QNAP Releases the Intel Dual-core TS-251B

From QNAP Press Release: QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the 2-bay TS-251B NAS. Powered by an Intel J3355 dual-core processor, the TS-251B provides home and SOHO users with an excellent cross-device multimedia experience with its 4K media transcoding and streaming capabilities, 4K HDMI output, and a wide range of backup and sharing applications. The TS-251B also provides a PCIe slot to expand its core functionality.

Fitbit’s Charge 3 adds a better screen, swim tracking, and smartwatch-style features

From The Verge: It may feel like all the attention is on full-fledged smartwatches these days — devices like the Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch, and Fitbit’s own Ionic and Versa watches — but the popular fitness company hasn’t forgotten about its fitness trackers yet. Today, Fitbit is announcing (as the leaks predicted) the Fitbit Charge 3, the latest update to the company’s Charge line of trackers.

Google Is Adding Bluetooth and Stronger WiFi to Chromecast

From PC Mag: If you wish that Google's Chromecast digital media streamer had better wireless connectivity or could connect to Bluetooth devices easily, then we have some good news. It looks as though the entry-level Chromecast is in line for an upgrade.

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