Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

From InfoWorld: After several days of rumors to the effect, Microsoft today revealed it had reached an agreement to acquire popular code-sharing site GitHub, for $7.5 billion.

New Safari privacy features on MacOS Mojave and iOS 12 crack down on nosy websites

From CNET: When Apple announced a new Safari privacy feature last year called intelligent tracking protection, advertisers accustomed to tracking your behavior online squealed. Get ready for some more squealing.

At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, the company showed some new restrictions it's imposing on online tracking technology. For one thing, when you use websites with buttons to like and share stories, Safari will intervene to prevent those tools from slurping in your behavioral data unless you permit it.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 PC chip boosts performance, pushes battery life to a new high

From PC World: PCs powered by Qualcomm’s first-generation Snapdragon PC processor struggled with performance issues while providing incredible all-day battery life. Qualcomm has addressed these problems with the new Snapdragon 850, adding 30 percent more performance while extending its already incredible battery life another 20 percent to what it now calls "multi-day" longevity.

Report: Xbox One to Support Alexa, Google Assistant

From PC Mag: It's already possible to use a digital assistant with the Xbox One games consoles, but your options are quite limited. Microsoft, as you'd expect, integrated Cortana functionality. However, using Cortana requires having the now defunct Kinect hooked up, or relying on the microphone in a headset. That could soon change, though, as there's evidence Microsoft is opening up Xbox to other assistants.

Nvidia CEO: No next-gen GeForce GPUs for a 'long time,' but G-Sync BFGDs are coming soon

From PC World: The gamers hoping, wishing, and praying for a new generation of GeForce cards to arrive this week got some bad news from the company’s CEO: They won’t show up for a “long time.”

When asked by Tom’s Hardware reporter Paul Acorn when the launch for the next GeForce will happen during a closed-door press briefing at Computex 2018, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang responded, “It’s a long time from now.”

Asus' new gaming monitor is bigger than my TV

From CNET: How big do you like your gaming monitors to be? No matter what size just popped into your head, Asus' new monitor is probably bigger.

Announced at Computex in Taipei on Monday, the Asus VG49V is a 49-inch, curved display. That may be average-sized in the world of TVs, but as a monitor for gaming rigs, it's huge.

With a 3,840x1,080-pixel resolution, Asus is calling it a Double Full HD model, being that it's twice as wide as the traditional 1,920x1,080-pixel Full HD setup.

How concerned would you be if you got banned by Amazon?

It would change the way I live
49% (61 votes)
I'll take my business elsewhere
40% (49 votes)
Doesn't really affect me
11% (14 votes)
Total votes: 124

Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout TG Review (Page 1 of 4)

What is the biggest sin you can commit against your friends in 2018? Go ask any teenage kid and they will tell you it goes something along the lines of breaking a Snapchat streak. The genesis of any friendship starts with that little flame icon with the number "3" on the side. This is the beginning of your commitment to sending each other at least one snap every day. If you break a single digit streak, no matter; you were not serious about the friendship to begin with anyway. As time progresses and your streak hits one hundred and above, you better do what it takes to keep it -- leaving a triple digit streak out to dry is a serious offense. Case in point: I got a friend who broke a 236 streak and another who broke a 133, and I do not care their reasons include their phone died and they did not have internet, respectively; our friendship simply was not the same afterwards. Beside Snapchat streaks, I also care about review streaks. Since 2011, I have reviewed every Fractal Design Define series mid-tower, including the R3, R4, and R5. When Fractal Design released the Define R6 late last year, I knew I had to get my hands on one. But due to inventory problems on the Blackout TG model I wanted, one did not appear on our doorsteps until a little over a month ago. But fear not, my friends. Fractal Design did not break any streaks in sending us their Define R-series mid-tower chassis, and neither will I break my streak in reviewing these cases. There is one more streak they need to keep, however. The Define R3, R4, and R5 all won our venerable APH Recommended award. Will the R6 keep this streak rolling into a four? There is only one way to find out. By the way, I was joking about my friends who broke our Snapchat streaks.

Antec P6 Review (Page 1 of 4)

If you read my last review on the 1MORE Quad Driver, you would know I ended by saying we were able to track down the phone. To continue the story, we called the cleaning company to ask if they knew anything and they mentioned the lady in charge brought some extra people to the office. They suspected a boyfriend of the cleaner's niece. Immediately, people started guessing this guy was a bratty adolescent who did not know any better. The next day, we called the police and they sent a cop to take our notes and the tracked location. It was not long until he was able to contact this person and they agreed to meet up at a mall. However, he was clearly scared and he dropped it off at the lost and found, claiming he had "found it in the mall". The policeman came back to our office and he handed me the iPhone. When I asked the officer who this person was, he replied by saying it was some old forty year old guy, which caught everyone off guard. This time, our impressions were not in line with reality and affected our expected suspect. With the review unit of the Antec P6, it has been a while since we have seen anything from Antec. Besides our recent review of the DF500, we had not received an Antec case or product in a while. In fact, the last chassis we received from this company was the P182 back in 2007. Back then, it was a pretty good case with a sleek exterior. The Antec P6 is a compact mATX case selling at a budget price. Does this case keep up with Antec's past case and the current trends from other case manufacturers? Let us read on to find out!

Mozilla Firefox tries closing another privacy hole with new network tech

From CNET: Browser makers are trying to thwart network snoopers by encrypting your connections to the web servers that host websites, but Mozilla on Friday began a project to go one step farther.

Pages

Subscribe to APH Networks RSS