Roku’s free streaming service is now available on the web

From The Verge: Roku announced today that its free, ad-supported streaming service, The Roku Channel, is now available on the web for viewing on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Prior to today, users only had access to the channel if they had a Roku TV or streaming device.

Apple Music comes free for six months to Verizon Unlimited customers

From CNET: Verizon is partnering up with Apple for an offer that'll be music to customers' ears.

Unlimited customers can get six months of Apple Music for free from Aug. 16, when it'll reveal the registration process.

The offer gives them full, ad-free access to the streaming service's 45 million songs, but Verizon suggested there's more to come from this partnership by noting that this is "just the first step."

GIGABYTE Raises the X399 AORUS XTREME Motherboard

Gigabyte Press Release: GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today added the X399 AORUS XTREME as the top of the line motherboard, engineered to support the powerful AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors with up to 32 cores. The new design is inspired by the prowess of the AORUS falcon with unique contours, commanding armor, and an eye into the future. A stunning spectacle of lights is incorporated to forge color-rich environments and memorable gaming adventures.

CRYORIG Releases New Dual Fan Versions of Best Sellers H7 Plus and M9 Plus

CRYORIG Press Release: Enthusiast thermal solutions brand CRYORIG releases the new H7 Plus and M9 Plus dual fan heatsinks. Based on the best-selling H7 and M9i/a, CRYORIG is now offering these two models with a direct dual fan upgrade for best in class performance. Adding an additional fan makes the overall heatsink airflow even better optimized to expel heat directly into the rear system fan and out of the PC case. With an included PWM Y-Cable, users can have both front and back fan speed synced together for optima efficiency.

TSMC Blames WannaCry for Manufacturing Disruption

From PC Mag: Chipmaker TSMC is blaming a recent manufacturing shutdown on a run-in with the notorious WannaCry ransomware strain.

The infection occurred when a computer carrying a live WannaCry infection was hooked up to TSMC's internal network, CEO C.C. Wei said at a press conference on Monday. The malicious code then spread to unpatched Windows 7 systems across the company's corporate networks, forcing the semiconductor manufacturer to temporarily halt production over the weekend.

‘Classic’ Skype gets a stay of execution from Microsoft after users protest

From PC World: It’s fair to say that not everyone prefers the new Skype desktop experience, a rather dramatic revamp of the Skype UI that is heavily influenced by other social media platforms. And if you’re part of that camp, good news: Microsoft says it will leave the older, “classic” Skype in place for now.

Facebook's Messenger Games are about to make video chat super competitive

From CNET: Ever wish you could spice up a video chat with flying asteroids?

After announcing big plans for augmented reality features on its apps back in May, Facebook is making good on that AR promise with the launch of Messenger Games -- games that use your camera to animate your face in real-time during a Messenger video chat.

Cooler Master Introduces the MasterBox MB530P

From Cooler Master PR: Cooler Master today launched the MasterBox MB530P. The MB530P comes equipped with three tempered glass panels on the front and both sides of the case for a clear view of components and cable management. A honeycomb pattern decorates the bottom of the rear side panel offering users a stylish solution to cover the open side of the power supply and hide any unsightly cables.

Samsung Starts Mass Producing Cheaper 4TB SSDs

From PC Mag: If you want to go out and purchase a 4TB SSD today, Samsung will happily take your money in return for an 4TB 860 Evo. The problem is, you'll be paying over $1,000 for one. Even halving the capacity to 2TB still means spending $500. Cheap SSDs mean settling for much lower capacities. However, those prices are set to tumble as Samsung just started mass producing 4TB QLC drives.

Firefox Advance tries leading you to new places you'll like on the web

From CNET: Mozilla began testing a Firefox extension Tuesday that shows you its best guesses for what you want to see on the web.

So far it's an experiment distributed through Mozilla's Test Pilot program to let interested people try new features and help Mozilla refine them before release. But Advance is a serious part of how Mozilla hopes to make Firefox more competitive again -- in this case by using it to keep you informed, diverted, educated and entertained.


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