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I recently purchased a plane ticket to fly to Vancouver from Calgary to attend my friends' wedding. Given both cities are major population centers in Canada, there is a healthy selection of airlines to choose from. The traditional Air Canada and WestJet tickets always hovered around $300 CAD round trip, but during one of my searches, I found Flair -- an ultra low cost airline -- was selling tickets for an astoundingly impressive $118 CAD both ways. I knew Flair is literally the worst rated airline in the country, but thinking it was only a one hour flight, what could possibly go wrong? As it turned out, things went very wrong. My scheduled flight at 10:25pm did not take off until 3:44am, and by the time I arrived, it was almost 4 am local time. Not only was my flight delayed for over five hours, I was also stuck at a small regional airport with really nothing at all. The car rental office was long closed at 11:30pm and will not reopen until 8:00am, not to mention Abbotsford is almost 50km away from my colleague Kenneth's house where I was planning to stay. In the end, Kenneth bailed me out by picking me up four in the morning. Lesson learned: Never cheap out because things can go wrong. And when it comes to PCs, some may utter famous last words, what could possibly go wrong with a cheap power supply? Horror stories plaster the internet, so I will not repeat here. In the same way you should never fly with Flair, never buy a cheap power supply. Today, we will take a look at the Fractal Design Ion+ 760W Platinum, which promises excellent performance at a very reasonable price. Is this the WestJet of power supplies? Read on to find out!

G.SKILL Announces Extreme Low Latency DDR4-4000 CL15 32GB (8GBx4) Memory Kits

From G.Skill Press Release: G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd. is delighted to announce an extreme low-latency, high-speed DDR4 memory kit at DDR4-4000 CL15-16-16-36 in a 32GB (8GBx4) capacity configuration under the classic Trident Z and the RGB-enabled Trident Z Royal memory series. Once again, these extraordinary memory kits are manufactured using high-performance Samsung B-die ICs to achieve the world's lowest latency of CL15 at DDR4-4000.

Apple rumored to launch new AirPods Pro headphones at end of October

From The Verge: Apple has long been rumored to be working on a new pair of noise-cancelling AirPods. Bloomberg originally reported they would arrive in 2019, and then revised that estimate to 2020 earlier this year. Now China Economic Daily reports that Apple’s noise-cancelling AirPods could arrive as the “AirPods Pro” later this month.

The AirPods Pro are said to include a new metal design to support noise cancellation, and may be priced as high as $260. Previous reports have also suggested these new AirPods will include water resistance for gym or vacation use.

Nvidia Shield TV Pro and Entry-Level Shield TV Leak

From PC Mag: We knew a new Shield TV was in the works back in July when a listing appeared for a "Shield Android TV Game Console" on the FCC website. What we found out today is, Nvidia is planning to introduce two new Shield TV media streamers.

As TechCrunch reports, a listing for a Nvidia Shield TV Pro appeared briefly on Amazon's website, thankfully Android TV Rumors was quick enough to spot it and post images in a tweet before it disappeared.

Google Pixel 4 face unlock works even when you're unconscious

From CNET: Google's Pixel 4 face unlock is one of its major security features, but BBC News discovered a glaring issue -- the biometric system gives access to the phone even if the owner's eyes are closed. In contrast, Apple's Face ID makes sure you're alert before your iPhone will unlock.

This means your kid, partner or even a kidnapper could unlock your Pixel 4 while you're sleeping or unconscious, our sister site ZDNet noted.

ARCTIC launches First CPU Cooler with A-RGB

From ARCTIC Press Release: ARCTIC today launched the latest in its well-respected Freezer series of CPU coolers, the Freezer 50 TR. An extremely powerful cooler for AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors, the ARCTIC Freezer 50 TR is a dual tower CPU cooler with eight heatpipes and two ARCTIC P-fans (for optimal airflow in push-pull configuration). As the first cooler of the Freezer family that comes equipped with Addressable RGB, it combines high performance with striking design.

Google’s Stadia wireless controller won’t be very wireless at launch

From The Verge: You’ll probably be plugging in Google’s wireless Stadia controller when the cloud gaming service launches on November 19th. While it’ll work wirelessly while playing Stadia on a Chromecast Ultra, you’ll have to plug in a USB-C cable to use it with computers or phones at launch, Google tells The Verge.

Akasa Launches Raspberry Pi 4 Case With Custom Thermal Kit

From PC Mag: he Raspberry Pi 4 is by far the most powerful Pi, but that also means the single board computer runs quite hot and can struggle with overheating without active cooling. Akasa aims to solve that problem with its new Pi-4 case.

Back in 2017, Akasa launched a case for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B which included a thermal kit. The Raspberry Pi 4 case looks to be an update on that design and it also includes a custom thermal kit to keep the little desktop computer from getting too hot.

Samsung promises to fix Galaxy S10 fingerprint unlock bug

From CNET: The ultrasonic fingerprint reader was meant to keep the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus super secure, but claims that it could be unlocked by 3D-printed fingerprint and putting on a cheap screen protector meant anyone's finger could access it have thrown that into question. Samsung told Reuters it'd address the problems with a software patch.

Google Pixel 4 Boasts Smarter Photos, Built-In Radar

From PC Mag: As expected, Google unveiled the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at its hardware event in New York City today, and the flagship smartphones are loaded with new features and capabilities across the operating system, machine learning processor, intelligent apps and tools, and especially the camera.

The Pixel 4 with a 5.7-inch OLED display starts at $799, and the 6.3-inch Pixel 4 XL is priced at $899. Both are available for pre-order today and ship on Oct. 24.

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