T-Mobile, Comcast launch cross-network anti-robocall feature

From CNET: T-Mobile and Comcast are teaming up to fight robocalls.

The companies said Wednesday they're rolling out a feature that protects consumers from robocalls and spam across their networks. It uses the Stir/Shaken standards recommended by the Federal Communications Commission to spot authentic calls.

Cooler Master Introduces New Square Fan Series

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master today announces the launch of their new Square Fan (SF) series of PC fans. Introduced as part of the MasterFan family, the new SF series of fans are equipped not only with RGB lighting, but features designed to enhance user experience in installation and performance.

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Google Pay now automatically imports loyalty cards and tickets from Gmail

From The Verge: Google Pay can now automatically import loyalty cards, tickets, and offers from your Gmail account. The feature, first spotted by 9to5Google, advertises that by using it “You won’t get more offers, it will just be easier to use them.”

When I tried out the feature for myself, Google Pay was able to pull through a single entry for me — a Member ID for my United Airlines frequent flier account. 9to5Google reports that the service was able to pull through multiple vouchers and reward points when they tried it.

Lyft Drivers Now Subject to Continuous Background Checks

From PC Mag: Lyft drivers will now be subject to continuous criminal background checks.

The new policy "will provide Lyft with daily monitoring of its active drivers and immediate notification of any disqualifying criminal convictions," the company wrote in a blog post. "Any driver who does not pass both the annual and continuous screenings will be barred from our platform."

Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings back the rainbow

From CNET: Razer's Core X Chroma brings back the features which the company dropped from its sleeker Core V2 external GPU when it launched the "affordable" Core X line about a year ago: The USB hub, Ethernet connection and support for two-zone Chroma lighting (one zone on the side, one in the front.)

It's priced like the V2 at $399, sans graphics card (last year's Core X is $299) and is available now in the US. It will subsequently ship in other regions, including the UK and Australia. We don't have those prices, but the US price converts directly to about £305 and AU$560.

ASUS ZenBook S13 (UX392) Now Available

From ASUS Press Release: The ASUS ZenBook S13 (UX392) is available today. A true combination of beauty and power, this ultraportable delivers performance and portability into an impossibly small chassis. Its 13.9-inch FHD frameless four-sided NanoEdge display is the most impressive to date, featuring the world's slimmest bezels and 97% screen-to-body ratio¹, the largest of the industry. With NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 discrete graphics, and the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ quad-core processor, ZenBook S13 pushes the boundaries of what’s possible inside a 13-inch chassis.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Strix Scope

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced ROG Strix Scope, the mechanical gaming keyboard with Xccurate Design – an extra-wide Ctrl key for enhanced precision on FPS battlefields.

The Control (Ctrl) key is crucial to success in modern first-person-shooter games. With this in mind the ROG R&D team carefully examined the play style of FPS gamers, applying their findings to create a Ctrl key that’s more than 2X wider than traditional Ctrl keys and a shortened left Windows key that’s designed to be less of a target.

Microsoft admits Outlook.com hackers were able to access emails

From The Verge: Microsoft has admitted that its Outlook.com security breach was worse than the company initially revealed. The software maker started notifying some Outlook.com users late on Friday night that a hacker was able to access accounts for months earlier this year. Microsoft’s notification revealed that hackers could have viewed account email addresses, folder names, and subject lines of emails, but in a separate notification to other affected users the company also admitted email contents could have been viewed.

Report: Disc-Less Xbox One S Arrives May 7

From PC Mag: We've been hearing about a disc-less Xbox One console for a while now, with reports back in March that it was set to launch in May. Now we have a specific release date and should expect it to go on sale on May 7.

As Thurrot reports, new images leaked of the disc-less Xbox One S, which will officially be known as the Xbox One S All Digital. The images were discovered by Winfuture.de and show a console that looks just like the standard Xbox One S, but with an all white front due to a lack of the disc-loading slot.

Honor 20 series set for May 21 launch in London

From CNET: Huawei's sister brand Honor lifted the lid on its plans for the launch of its next flagship phone on Monday.

The Honor 20 series will be unveiled on May 21 in London, the company said, sending out an invitation to press with a picture of the city's iconic Tower Bridge and the hashtag #capturewonder.


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