Patriot launches P200 series SSD to maximize performance and cost-effectiveness

From Patriot Press Release: PATRIOT is proud to announce the launch of their P200 series 2.5” internal SATA III 6Gbps solid state drive (SSD) today. The P200 series comes equipped with best-quality NAND and components that have passed a strict quality control process. This process ensures more storage capacities, faster Read and Write speeds, and better reliability. The P200 series is available in capacities ranging up to 2TB meeting current market demands for more storage options.

EU opens Amazon antitrust investigation

From The Verge: The EU’s Competition Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon to investigate whether the company is using sales data to gain an unfair advantage over smaller sellers on the Marketplace platform. The Commission says it will look into Amazon’s agreements with marketplace sellers, as well as how Amazon uses data to choose which retailer to link to using the “Buy Box” on its site.

Google Confirms Project Dragonfly Is 'Terminated'

From PC Mag: With a population of 1.4 billion people, every tech company is desperate to have its services operating in China. Google was even willing to offer a censored search engine to satiate the communist government. But Project Dragonfly is now officially dead.

Nintendo Switch with longer battery coming to Japan in August

From CNET: Nintendo of Japan revealed a new Nintendo Switch is on the way and it's not the Switch Lite. A tweet from the Mario company says in August the Switch will come with better battery life.

The tweet links to Nintendo of Japan's page about the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. The new version of the console will have up to nine hours of battery life, more than two hours longer than the current Nintendo Switch battery.

There is no indication on whether this revamped Switch will come to the US.

Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage Review (Page 1 of 4)

When someone asks me what my favorite season is, I am usually split between winter and summer. These two seasons are generally the best because, in the past, these were the times when I would be off of school for an extended period. I liked winter because of Christmas and the fun and food that came with it too. On the other hand, summer is great because as a family we often left the city for some traveling. It also was the time of both my sister and my birthdays, so we celebrated it. However, if there is one thing that makes me like winter more than summer, it is the temperature. While some do not like the shiver-inducing weather, I like snow and cold much more than hot sunny days. I think it just comes from the fact that I am better at finding ways of warming up rather than cooling down. For example, if I really need to warm up, I can throw on another layer of clothing, but there is a limit to how many layers I can remove while remaining decent. Computer processors are similar in the sense that they have no problem warming up, but they require additional help to cool down. Today, Cooler Master has released their MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage. This all-in-one water cooler is one-way Cooler Master thinks we can cool our processors down while adding a neat party trick. Is this the cooler for your hot processor? I guess there is only one way to find out, so let us read on!

Cooler Master GS750 Review

In the words of the late Chester Bennington from Linkin Park in his song, "Leave Out All the Rest", he writes, "When my time comes / Forget the wrong that I’ve done / Help me leave behind some / Reasons to be missed / And don’t resent me / And when you’re feeling empty / Keep me in your memory / Leave out all the rest". This has been one of my favorite songs since "Minutes to Midnight" was released in 2007 for both its lyrics and melody, and it was especially meaningful after a friend passed away last month. His passing came as a shock to all of us, and in the gatherings that followed, everybody shared stories about him that rarely strayed from these two themes: His extraordinary generosity towards everybody and his willingness to help any hour of the day. As I pondered to reflect upon my own life, I found myself asking the question: If it was my funeral today, what would people say at it? When I am gone one day, would I want people to remember me for my character or my career achievements? And if we all want to give people reasons to be missed like the lyrics in "Leave Out All the Rest", why do more of us live to gain money and power rather than building relationships that matter? I will let you ponder these deep questions in your own time, but as I hang my headphones up on the Cooler Master GS750 after finishing yet another play of one of my favorite Linkin Park songs, this headphone stand does not exist to be a run-of-the-mill headphone stand. In fact, it features a Qi wireless charger, onboard 7.1 surround sound output, and two USB ports to make it a hub of all things electronics. Will the GS750 make an impact that we will remember it for more than just its ability to hold headphones? Read on to find out!

Arm’s new licensing option lets its partners experiment and test for free before they pa

From TechCrunch: Arm today launched Flexible Access, a new licensing scheme in addition to its existing model, that will make it easier for startups to gain access to a wide range of Arm’s intellectual property (IP) without any upfront licensing costs.

Slack isn’t worried about Microsoft’s big Teams push

From The Verge: Microsoft revealed last week that it now has more than 13 million people using its Microsoft Teams chat software, a milestone that means the app has overtaken Slack. While the news is significant, active user numbers don’t tell the whole story. Microsoft has been leveraging its popular Office 365 service to bundle Microsoft Teams into its offering to businesses, and the strategy is paying off.

Instagram Flaw Could've Let Hackers Break Into Your Account

From PC Mag: A security researcher uncovered a bug in Instagram's account recovery process that could've been used to break into people's accounts.

Researcher Laxman Muthiyah found the bug while investigating how the social media app lets you regain access to your account in the event that you've forgotten your password. To prove your identity, Instagram can send a six-digit random code to your smartphone via SMS message. You'll then be asked to input the digits into the app.

Pokemon Go battles are about to get a whole lot better

From CNET: Pokemon Go's dull trainer battles pretty dull were all about tapping the screen to power up your Charged Attacks, but developer Niantic spiced things up with its latest update. Now you'll have to do some Fruit Ninja-style swiping to charge them, which sounds much more engaging.

The mobile megahit's appraisal system has been improved too -- you'll be able to see bars showing your Pokemon pals' Individual Values (IVs). The previous system was a little unclear, much meant lots of people restored to IV calculator apps.


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