Amazon has acquired Ring to bolster its home security products

From The Verge: Amazon has reportedly agreed to acquire smart home company Ring for more than $1 billion, according to Reuters. Ring is best known for selling its connected doorbells, security cameras, and floodlights, while Amazon introduced its own line of smart home solutions last fall with the Amazon Cloud Cam and Amazon Key.

Sprint: We're in a unique position to deliver broader 5G

From CNET: Sprint wants to mount its comeback on the back of 5G.

The fourth-largest US wireless carrier is set to roll out 5G capabilities this year to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. With a caveat: As with T-Mobile's own deployment this year, Sprint customers won't be able to access 5G until the service launches in 2019.

Qualcomm Pushes Broadcom to Pay Up in Acquisition Talks

From PC Mag: Qualcomm may end up accepting Broadcom's acquisition offer, but only if Broadcom pays up.

In a Monday letter, Qualcomm's chairman urged Broadcom to come up with a higher offer. The companies made progress on a deal during a Friday meeting, Qualcomm said, but price has been a sticking point. Qualcomm has thus far rejected Broadcom's initial $105 billion offer and its more recent $121 billion bid.

Sony swings for the fences with the 18:9 Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact

From PC World: Sony has once again brought a brand new Xperia flagship phone to Mobile World Congress, but there’s a lot that’s different about this year’s model: It has a new design, an 18:9 screen, and a fingerprint sensor that will work in the United States.

Nokia 6, your mission is to get the US to care about Nokia

From CNET: HMD Global, the startup behind the latest incarnation of Nokia phones, is coming to America after all.

The Nokia 6, which made its debut at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona on Sunday, will hit the US market in May. It won't be available through any carriers, but instead will be available to buy outright through retail partners, said Juho Sarvikas, HMD's chief product officer, in an interview with CNET. He declined to give details on which partners or on the US pricing. The phone will cost around £200 in the UK, converting to about $280.

Purported 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus screen leaks

From The Verge: It’s been rumored that Apple will launch three new iPhones this year, and we may have just gotten our first look at the display for the so-called 6.5-inch “iPhone X Plus.” The photo was originally posted on the MacX forums, but it has since been deleted.

LG's V30S ThinQ has last-generation speed and next-generation smarts

From PC World: LG is starting to think different about phone releases. If you were hoping for a new LG flagship phone at Mobile World Congress, you got your wish. Well, sort of. Instead of the G7, LG has launched the V30S ThinQ, which freshens the V30 with smarts, not specs.

Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus supercharge cameras to take on iPhone X

From CNET: A bold new camera, a state-of-the-art processor with an Android Oreo operating system and a fix to the Galaxy line's biggest design misstep -- all in a body that looks strikingly similar to last year's model.

That, in a nutshell, is the Samsung Galaxy S9 (5.8-inch screen) and its larger step-up model, the Galaxy S9 Plus (6.2-inch screen).

You can preorder them March 2 at prices starting from $720 in the US for the standard S9 and $870 for the S9 Plus, depending on your carrier.

What do you think of the new Snapchat interface?

Love it
8% (11 votes)
Mostly indifferent
32% (43 votes)
Please bring back the old one
28% (38 votes)
I don't use Snapchat
32% (43 votes)
Total votes: 135

Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 850W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

What better way is there to celebrate than to eat cake together with a group of friends? Recently, I was tasked with ordering one from Costco to commend the success of an event we ran on campus a few weeks ago. Since Costco allows you to fill out custom orders and write anything you want on the cake, some of the leaders suggested we inscribe it with the word "Yes". When time came for me to fill out the order form, I thought writing "Yes" was a little too mainstream. As such, I placed an order with the entry, "Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!" The next morning, I got a call from Costco's bakery department asking if I really wanted a cake with the word "Yes" on it. "Yes," I replied. "And I want every single exclamation mark that I put on the sheet, too." We got our hands on the cake later that afternoon, and it was exactly what I ordered: A chocolate cake with the word "Yes" on it along with all twelve exclamation marks I specified on the form. Now this is what I call customer service! Why all the exclamation marks, you ask? Clearly, the extra exclamation marks make it all the better. It is like saying "Yes", but better as it has more emphasis. A while ago, I looked at the Seasonic PRIME Titanium 850W, a product I said was "no doubt one of the best, if not the best, power supply in the market today". It seems to me Seasonic was not entirely satisfied with their success though. To make things even better, they released the Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium series. If adding twelve exclamation marks to a word on a cake makes it all the better, what about tacking on the word "ultra" to the product name? Read on to find out!

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