Corsair iCUE LS100 Review

I think one of the most well-known rivalries to me is the Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers; two teams in the Pacific Division of the NHL. As a hockey fan of one team more than the other, it would be unfair to say that one team is always better than the other, especially with how each team has fluctuated over the time. For example, if you looked at plain numbers, Edmonton clearly has the better overall result, especially as they have won more Stanley Cups, which is the primary goal of all hockey teams. However, if we dig into the statistics, the Flames hold the win-loss record for all games played between each other.

NZXT CAM Upgrades to Version 4.0

From NZXT Press Release: NZXT announces today that the latest iteration of NZXT CAM, a free PC monitoring software, is now available for users to download. NZXT CAM 4.0 has been built from the ground up to improve the overall experience. The redesigned user interface has been simplified and better organized to prioritize the most critical info users need to understand the health of their PC. Through the new enhanced experience, users have greater control of the data that they share and receive within NZXT CAM.

CORSAIR Debuts New Immersive Desktop Ambient Lighting System with iCUE LS100 Smart Lighting Strips

From Corsair Press Release: CORSAIR today announced the launch of the new CORSAIR iCUE LS100 Smart Lighting Strips, the first in a new ecosystem of iCUE-powered ambient RGB lighting products that vastly expand the possibilities of synchronized RGB lighting. CORSAIR iCUE software has been at the forefront of some of the world’s most ambitious and spectacular-looking system builds, and now extends beyond the PC with lighting that illuminates your entire environment.

Samsung is updating its older smartwatches with a host of new features

From The Verge: Samsung is updating the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active with a host of new features that were introduced with the Galaxy Watch Active 2, our pick for the best smartwatch for Android users. These include new functionality for Bixby Voice, more customization options for its watch faces, new Samsung Health features, and a touch bezel interface for the Galaxy Watch Active.

AMD's Radeon Pro W5700 Lands for $799, Targets 3D Designers

From PC Mag: AMD is targeting 3D designers, architects, and engineers with its latest Radeon graphics card, which goes on sale today for $799.

The Radeon Pro W5700 takes many of the features in the consumer RX 5700 series, and elevates them for the PC workstation environment. The goal is to go beyond simply powering CAD drawings for architects and engineers and allow for smooth real-time 3D simulations and virtual reality programs.

Cybersecurity firms form coalition to fight stalkerware

From CNET: Cybersecurity companies are partnering with domestic violence prevention organizations to take on stalkerware -- tools widely used by abusive partners to track victims without their knowledge. In October, the Federal Trade Commission settled its first case against a stalkerware company, but this new coalition is looking to do more.

ASUS Launches ProArt StudioBook Pro X (W730)

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today announced the new ProArt StudioBook Pro X (W730), which provides a wide range of features designed for professional creators. It’s the first Quadro laptop that is powered by 9th Gen Intel® Xeon® processor with NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 graphics. This combination of cutting edge graphics and portability makes it perfect for creative professionals to achieve their goals on-the-go or in office.

Designed for demanding applications and durability

ASUS Launches ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 (W700)

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today announced the new ProArt StudioBook Pro 17, which is one of the world’s thinnest Quadro laptops that has the power to create anywhere. It provides top-notch control and performance with 9th Generation Intel® Xeon® or Intel Core™ i7 hexa-core processor, with NVIDIA® pro-grade Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q graphics, high-end thermal, and a NanoEdge display that leads to a revolutionary experience.

High performance and durability for mobile workloads

Nintendo is adding paid memberships to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

From The Verge: Nintendo plans to launch paid subscription memberships for its smartphone game Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp later this week, according to an in-game news update. The company says one plan lets you “appoint one lucky animal as your camp caretaker and get some extra help around the campsite,” while with another you’ll “receive fortune cookies and store your furniture and clothing items in warehouses.”

Apple Bans Vaping Apps

From PC Mag: Vaping may not be as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes, but that doesn't mean it's a healthy habit. Now Apple is responding to reports of lung injuries and fatalities by banning vaping apps from the App Store.

As Axios reports, as of this morning all 181 existing vaping apps listed on the App Store have been removed and Apple's App Store Review Guidelines have been updated. No new apps "encouraging or facilitating the use of these products" will be allowed in future, meaning anything vaping related is no longer acceptable on Apple's mobile devices.

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