Amazon Adds Front Light to Its Low-Cost Kindle

From PC Mag: The e-reading world just got brighter. Amazon today announced a new base-model Kindle with a front light for $89.99, making it the first Kindle under $100 with a built-in light for reading at night.

While everybody seems to have a smartphone now, which support e-book reading apps, Amazon's Kindle business is still booming, says Kevin Keith, VP of Amazon Devices. I understand why. In a very noisy world, sometimes you want to rest your eyes and quiet the noise in your brain. The Kindle's distraction-free, E Ink display is there for you.

Pixel 3a and 3a XL to be new Google midrange phones, says leak

From CNET: We've seen three generations of Google Pixel phones, and so far they've all been winners. The bummer? They're on the expensive side, with the excellent Pixel 3 starting at $799, £739 or AU$1,199. The larger Pixel 3 XL is even pricier.

Google will be introducing new, more affordable phones called the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, according to leaked information given to 9to5Google. The 3a will sport a 5.6-inch display, while the 3a XL will come with 6 inches of screen, the publication reports.

NZXT Announces HUE 2 Ambient Kit V2

From NZXT Press Release: NZXT today announces the HUE 2 Ambient RGB Lighting Kit V2, powered by CAM. The updated version of the HUE 2 RGB Ambient Kit brings product improvements that make installation easier and help ensures that the included LED strips will be securely attached to your monitor. In addition, CAM provides users with numerous lighting modes including an ambient lighting mode that reacts to the images on your screen.

Noctua presents NH-U12A premium class 120mm CPU cooler

From Noctua Press Release: Noctua today presented its new NH-U12A premium-quality quiet CPU cooler. The NH-U12A is the latest, 5th generation of Noctua’s award-winning U12 series of 120mm size coolers. Conceived to push the envelope of the 120mm form factor, it combines two of Noctua’s flagship model NF-A12x25 PWM 120mm fans with a completely redesigned heatsink featuring 7 heatpipes and an increased fin surface area for superior heat dissipation. This way, the NH-U12A can rival the performance of many 140mm sized coolers while offering 120mm class case and PCIe compatibility.

Cooler Master Releases New NR Series Cases

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master today announces the release of the NR series with two new cases: The MasterBox NR400 and the MasterBox NR600. The NR series streamlines form and function to provide a minimalistic design and bold performance.

Apple Brings Intel's Core i9 to the 2019 iMac

From PC Mag: New guts have come to most of the Apple iMac line. With an update to internal component configurations, Apple's highest-end iMac significantly narrows its performance gap with the iMac Pro, and its mid-level configuration now offers more processing muscle for the same price as its predecessors.

Slack rolls out enterprise key management, but has no plans for end-to-end encryption

From ComputerWorld: Slack has given large business customers control over the keys used to encrypt and decrypt data created in its team collaboration application.

The enterprise key management (EKM) feature was initially unveiled at the company’s Frontiers event in San Francisco in September, ahead of a closed pilot project; it is now available to all customers of Enterprise Grid, which is targeted at company-wide deployments at large organizations.

Google's Inbox by Gmail app will apparently shut down April 2

From CNET: The Inbox by Gmail app will join Google+ in digital oblivion in two weeks, it seems.

We've known that Google was discontinuing the personalized email app for a few months, but some people got a notification saying it'd shut down April 2 and a link pushing them to the main Gmail app.

"This app will be going away in 15 days," the alert reads. "You can find your favorite inbox features in the Gmail app. Your messages are already waiting for you."

Google's iOS Gboard Can Translate Text Into 103 Languages

From PC Mag: Last month, Google updated its Gboard keyboard for iOS and added haptic feedback. This month, the Gboard update is all about being able to translate text into lots of different languages with very little effort on your part.

Version 1.42.0 of Gboard for iOS launched on March 14 and the most notable new feature is the ability of the keyboard to tap into Google Translate. Anything you type using the keyboard can be automatically translated by Translate into any of the language it supports. The total is currently 103 languages.

Apple announces new $499 10.5-inch iPad Air, refreshes $399 iPad Mini

From CNET: One week before it's expected to lift the curtain on a long-rumored video streaming service at an event on March 25, Apple announced two new iPads. Starting at $499, the new iPad Air features a 10.5-inch Retina display and the same A12 Bionic processor used in the iPhone XS. The new $399 iPad Mini will replace the aging iPad Mini 4, that's been left virtually unchanged by Apple since its debut in 2015. The new models are now available for pre-order and will be in stores next week.


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