Intel: Our chips can make you safer

From CNET: Intel wants you to know its chips have security baked into them. The computer processor giant unveiled on Monday two new features designed to improve the efficiency of computers running security programs that detect and block hackers. Intel outlined the features at the start of the RSA Conference, one of the largest annual cybersecurity events in the US.

The updated Nokia 6 is now available in the US

From The Verge: HMD Global is bringing the updated Nokia 6 to the US for $269.99, after launching it in China back in January, via Android Central.

The original Nokia 6 marked the brand’s return to the US under the stewardship of HMD, albeit as a decidedly budget experience. The updated model looks to improve on the original in a number of ways, with a better Snapdragon 630 processor (instead of the Snapdragon 430 on the original), an upgrade from Micro USB to USB-C, and 4GB of RAM.

Sony Announces A5 Digital Paper Tablet

From PC Mag: The most well-known names in the e-reader market are Kindle and Kobo, but Sony also has an interest in these low-power paper-like devices. The main difference being, Sony's e-readers are focused on the Japanese market and do quite a bit more than a typical, small e-reader.

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TP-Link Archer C2300 Review (Page 1 of 5)

As I have been helping out in our church's junior high school youth group for the past few years, I have learned it can be important to use the same medium to talk to he group, especially as it will probably be different from what you use or what you used to use at their age. Nowadays, the majority of the youth in our group are not on Facebook or Snapchat, but are instead using Instagram. To me, this seemed quite strange, especially as Instagram seems to be focused on sharing images and videos rather than communicating with your friends. Sure, there might be a messaging feature, but it definitely is not as full featured. Of course, some of my gaming teens are using Discord for voice and text chat. In my days, I really valued the chat aspect, as my other family members would often be on the phone. Thus, my go to application was MSN Messenger. For me, getting a girl's username then was the equivalent of getting her phone number, but I digress. Even now, I am still using Skype on a daily basis for chat, though only a few of my friends are actually on it. If there is one common thing about all my ways to keep in contact with people, it is the fact they all require Internet access, which is something today's product will help you. Today, we have the TP-Link Archer AC2300, which seemingly looks like a down-sized version of the Archer C3150. What is this device capable of, and will it be capable in keeping me connected with my friends? Read on to find out!

SilverStone Redline RL07 Review (Page 1 of 4)

Gamers mainly have three ways to enjoy games: Consoles, computers, and mobile devices. Game consoles such as the PlayStation and Xbox are machines that only run their dedicated software. It is not likely one can use gaming consoles for any productivity work, unless they were to do some major modding. Computers, however, are much useful in a sense they can be used them for both recreational and productivity activities. On the other hand, a mobile device such as cell phone is even more portable and it too can be used in gaming and non-gaming use cases. It seems one should at least have a computer and a phone. Ideally, both the computer and the phone are powerful enough to run some games, so the user can play games anywhere. However, if you are a poor student like me, owning a high-end gaming computer and a nice gaming phone is a luxury. It would be nice if one device can be both a phone and a computer. Some endeavors from Razer and the Project Linda do exactly this by combining a laptop-like case with their phone. I believe the price for both of the phone and the case combined is less than buying a gaming laptop and a flagship phone. Thus, it seems there is no point for gaming laptops anymore, since it is foreseeable the phone will cannibalize this market. However, the opposite transformation is not possible. If you think a phone is not powerful enough for games, then building a gaming desktop computer would still be a good choice. At least the fun of building your own system should not be taken away, right? For today’s review unit, the SilverStone Redline RL07 is ready for you if you want to build a gaming desktop. Let us read on and find out if it is a good choice!

Vizio courts cord cutters, challenges OLED, and adds new HDR options to its 2018 smart TV lineup

From PC World: “We’re all about being disruptive,” said Vizio product manager Carlos Angulo at the manufacturer’s 2018 product introductions in New York this week. And clearly, Vizio is on its game again with new 4K smart TV lines boasting higher specs at razor-sharp (i.e., low) profit margins.

AMD Ryzen 2nd-gen is on its way

From CNET: AMD's second-generation updates to its mainstream Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 desktop processors isn't quite as dramatic as Intel's recent eighth-generation mobile launch; in part, that's because AMD been-there-done-that with multicore, such as the 8- and 6-core Ryzen 7 1700 and Ryzen 5 1600 series from last year last year. So its second-gen products replacing them feel transitional, eking slightly higher boost-clock speeds out of the move from the Zen 14nm process to the12nm Zen+ architecture, among other tech tweaks.

Comcast will soon offer packages with Netflix bundled in

From The Verge: Comcast has announced that later this month it will offer the ability to include a Netflix subscription to new and existing Xfinity cable packages. Comcast initially added Netflix to its set-top box, the Xfinity X1, in 2016, and then Netflix added 4K streaming to the platform in 2017.

Some Android phone manufacturers are lying to users about missed security updates

From The Verge: Android phones are infamously slow to get updates — as of Google’s last update in February, only 1.1 percent of Android users have access to the latest version of the software — but apparently, the problems with Android’s software updates go deeper than that. Research firm Security Research Labs is claiming that numerous Android manufacturers are lying to users about missed security patches, according to a report from Wired.


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