Tesoro Gram MX ONE Review

I have moved a total of two times in my life. Once was with my parents and once was on my own. Even though I have been really content with all the places I have lived in, my fondest memories were of the place where I first lived, even if it was not the longest time. There were many awesome memories of the place as well as a few tough ones. A lot of the good memories also came from the fact life when I was little was relatively stress free and I remembered most of just the fun I had growing up and bouncing around the house. One of the things my sister and I imagined was that the house had a secret passage hidden behind the linen closet. There were many times I would try removing everything from the shelves to see if there was something behind the wall, but we never found anything. Obviously, my parents were never happy when we did this, but we clearly wanted a Narnia experience in our house. This is not to say I wanted to change anything about the place, but just my youthful want for something more than the appearance. Since then, it has always been my dream that the next house I build would have some sort of hidden passage or room, but I guess I will see when I get there. When Tesoro sent us their Gram MX ONE, they advertised this keyboard as one balancing simplicity and performance. With its pretty normal appearance, is there something in the details that makes this keyboard different? I guess one way to find out is to keep reading!

ROCCAT Renga Boost Review (Page 1 of 4)

"I have a problem with my computer," a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering asked me as he pulled me aside. "There is no sound coming out of it. Do you have any idea why?" It did not take me long before I found the problem. "Do you have any speakers?" I asked. The professor paused and began to rub his chin thoughtfully. "I think that could be the reason." Now, if you are wondering how someone with a PhD in electrical engineering could end up wondering why no sound is coming from their computer when they did not have speakers -- after all, they should have been the one who invented this stuff -- I do not believe it has anything to do with intelligence. In fact, after spending so many years in graduate studies, I would gladly inform everyone I meet that getting a doctorate in a particular subject simply means I am only an expert on a very narrow topic, and by no means do know everything as some people would think. From what I could gather, the professor's confusion probably stemmed from perception, thinking his computer had a built-in speaker when it really did not. Of course, there are several ways someone could get sound from their computer, and increasingly, more and more people are choosing headsets over speakers so they can listen to their heart's content without distracting people around them, whether they are roommates in the same house or neighbors in an apartment block. This is not to mention headsets are simply better for gaming. With the popularity of gaming headsets, today, we will take a look at ROCCAT's latest model, the Renga Boost. The Renga Boost promises to be a "studio-grade over-ear stereo gaming headset" with "multi-platform support and 50mm drivers for deep bass, its rich sound is perfect for gaming, music, movies and more". Are these big promises fulfilled? Read on to find out!

Google Chrome Adding 'Link to Word' Feature

From PC Mag: We're all used to sending someone a link to a web page and telling them to read something specific on there, but Google looks to be taking things to the next level by allowing links in Chrome to focus on a specific word or sentence on a page.

As Chrome Story reports, the new feature is called Scroll to Text and it is based on an existing GitHub project by Chromium engineer David Bokan. Google's Chrome team is simply porting the feature over to the browser so as to offer it to users.

J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency

From ComputerWorld: J.P. Morgan Chase plans to launch what is considered to be the first cryptocurrency backed by a major bank, a move that could legitimize blockchain as a vehicle for fiat cryptocurrencies.

JPM Coin, as the bank is calling its new cryptocoin, is considered fiat currency because it's backed by U.S. dollars in accounts designated at JPMorgan Chase N.A.

One JPM Coin has the equivalent value of one U.S. dollar. Trials for the new cryptocoin are expected to begin in the next few months, according to a CNBC report.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is a $399 Android tablet with Bixby on board

From CNET: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e aims to be a smart-home controller, dynamic entertainment device and spur-of-the-moment productivity machine all rolled into one.

The $399 tablet (£310, AU$565 converted), which is expected to arrive in Q2, is the first to support Bixby, Samsung's voice assistant. The tablet fulfills a promise Samsung made at its Developer Conference last November to bring Bixby to more of its devices. The addition also strengthens Samsung's position against Amazon's Fire tablets with Alexa and Apple's Siri on its iPads.

Pirates are also abusing Apple’s enterprise program to distribute hacked apps

From The Verge: Pirates have been abusing Apple’s enterprise developer program to distribute hacked versions of popular apps, reports Reuters. Versions of Spotify, Pokémon Go, Minecraft, and Angry Birds were discovered, which had been modified to block in-app advertisements and to make paid features available for free, depriving their original developers — as well as Apple itself — of revenue.

Photo-Sharing Site 500px Hacked, 14.8M Accounts Accessed

From PC Mag: If you are one the millions of photographers out there that have a 500px account, take note, your account has been hacked and user data stolen.

Yesterday, 500px revealed that its service had been breached on July 5, 2018. Your first thought would rightly be to question why 500px took so long to tell us about the unauthorized access, but it didn't know the hack had occurred until Feb. 8.

LG pairs washers and dishwashers with Amazon Dash ahead of KBIS

From CNET: LG has upgraded the smarts of its appliances in time for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase (KBIS) in Las Vegas next week. You can now sync all of LG's smart washers, dryers and dishwashers from 2018 and 2019 to Amazon Dash. LG announced the upgrade on Thursday, which lets your smart appliance track and reorder detergent or dryer sheets automatically as they run low.

Instagram issue causes follower counts to drop by millions

From The Verge: Instagram is investigating an issue that’s causing some of its most popular accounts to appear to lose millions of followers.

“We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now,” Instagram wrote on Twitter this morning. “We’re working to resolve this as quickly as possible.”

AT&T Celebrates 50 Days of Its Mysterious Mobile 5G

From PC Mag: AT&T supposedly launched its millimeter-wave, 5G network with a Netgear 5G hotspot in December 2018. But any independent confirmation that real people are using that network has been hard to come by. Now the company has identified one customer and says it's doing better on speeds than before.

AT&T now claims that its 5G hotspots "have experienced speeds in the range of 200-300 megabits per second—and even as high as 400 megabits per second ... [but that] does not represent average speeds. Speeds vary and may be lower."

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