Uber now lets you tell your driver if you're traveling with a pet

From CNET: Uber is adding a new category to its list of ride-hailing options. Along with UberX, Uber Comfort, UberPool and others, the company unveiled Uber Pet on Wednesday. The idea is to let passengers notify drivers when they're traveling with a pet.

"This new feature lets you communicate to a driver that you'll be bringing a furried (or even scaled!) friend onboard your Uber trip," Uber wrote in a blog post. "We built this feature to give riders peace of mind."

Instagram introduces new tool to help prevent phishing attacks

From The Verge: Instagram has added a new feature to its app to help users work out if an email was sent by the Facebook company or if it’s an attempted phishing scam. Now, if you receive an email claiming to be from Instagram, you can check if it’s genuine by heading over to the “Emails from Instagram” option in the app’s Security settings, which lists every email the service has sent you over the last 14 days. The update is rolling out now and may take time to appear in your settings.

Your PS4 Can't Connect to Facebook Anymore

From PC Mag: If your friends are on Facebook and you game on a PS4, the ability to link the two is quite useful for sharing. However, Sony announced this week that Facebook integration is no longer available for PS4 owners.

As Kotaku reports, the ability for a PS4 to integrate with a Facebook account ended yesterday. Sony didn't explain why the integration suddenly came to an end, but it has explained what it means for PS4 owners who already had their console linked to the social network.

PlayStation 5 will launch at end of 2020, Sony says

From CNET: Sony has made it official. The PlayStation 5 is coming at the end of 2020, according to a post Tuesday on the PlayStation Japan website. The US PlayStation site also has a post confirming the release window of the PS5 for the US as the 2020 holiday season.

Details of the PS5 were made available to Wired Tuesday. The new PlayStation will not only be a graphical upgrade but also a rethinking of certain aspects of a console.

HyperX Now Shipping Alloy Origins Keyboard with HyperX Branded Switches

From HyperX Press Release: HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced that HyperX keyboard switches and the HyperX Alloy Origins™ gaming keyboard are now available and shipping globally. The first HyperX keyboard switch released to the market is a linear HyperX Red mechanical switch, built for performance and longevity with a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating.

More Navi Coming: AMD Unveils Radeon RX 5500, RX 5500M GPUs for Q4 2019

From PC Mag: Now that AMD has planted its feet firmly in the market for midrange 1440p PC-gaming cards, with the release of the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT graphics cards, the company is now focusing on players in the 1,920-by-1,080-pixel (1080p) set. The launch of Radeon RX 5500 graphics processors aims for that more mainstream target.

Intel slashes prices of 9th-gen desktop 'F' chips without integrated graphics by up to 20 percent

From PC World: Competition appears to be forcing Intel's prices down in the high-end gaming space. After launching its significantly cheaper Core X-series processors last week, on Monday Intel sliced up to 20 percent off of its 9th-gen "F" parts.

Amazon debuts its first-ever Kindle Kids Edition

From CNET: Amazon's been selling kid-friendly editions of Fire tablets for a while, but now it's bringing the Kids Edition concept to its Kindle e-reader. The new Kindle Kids Edition includes the entry-level Kindle bundled with a case, one year free of Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited subscription service and a 2-year free replacement guaranty should the device break. Available for pre-order now, the bundle costs $110 and ships Oct. 30.

Ballistix Elite DDR4-4000 2x8GB Review (Page 1 of 10)

Some people ask me why I like baking, and I often reply with the fact that baking is much more of a science, while cooking is an art. This is not to say good or bad things about either side, but baking is a lot more reproducible. It is why I can follow along recipes and instructions, because they tell me practically everything I need to do. There might be techniques I can change in regards to how I perform some actions, but I can get a generally favorable result if I just add the right ingredients and follow the instructions. On the other hand, cooking can be more subjective in terms of its instructions. Changes can be made on the fly regardless of what you may have done, which can alter the end result drastically. For example, if there is not enough salt or you want to add a certain flavor, you can add it in the middle of the cooking process or even at the end. My baking preference is also biased by the fact baking often involves sugary results and I have a sweet tooth. All in all, I think baking with the right ingredients and process will result in a good product. However, can that be said for other things too? For example, for review we have a Ballistix Elite DDR4 memory kit. While this is not even the first one we reviewed this year, today's Ballistix Elite kit offers a higher operating frequency at 4000MHz. We have already found our original set to perform quite favorably, but how does this Ballistix Elite DDR4-4000 2x8GB compare? With the already good recipe in our first kit, does increasing the RAM frequency make for an even better end result? Let us read on to find out!

Google finds Android zero day that can take control of Pixel and Galaxy devices

From The Verge: Security researchers with Google’s Project Zero team have disclosed an Android vulnerability that appears to have been exploited in the real world, ZDNet reports. The issue affects phones manufactured by Samsung, including the Galaxy S7, S8, and S9, as well as the Huawei P20, Pixel 1, and Pixel 2. An Android spokesperson said that an attacker would either need to get their target to install a malicious application or pair the attack with a second exploit via a program like a web browser. At that point, the exploit achieves “full compromise” of a device.

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