Mac Owners Will Start Seeing 32-Bit App Warnings Today

From PC Mag: Unlike Apple's iOS devices, apps used on a Mac are not exclusively downloaded from an app store controlled by Apple. That's how it should be, but it also means Apple needs to educate users about some of the apps they use no longer working if they are 32-bit.

Asus ZenFone 5 goes on sale in Asia today

From CNET: Fancy a phone with a notch but don't want to break your wallet? Asus could have just the thing for you with its 2018 ZenFone 5.

Announced back at Mobile World Congress earlier in March, the midrange notch-design Android phone is now available in Taiwan and Singapore, the latter being an exclusive with Alibaba-backed regional e-commerce site Lazada.

FTC: You Can't Void a Warranty by Breaking a Seal

From PC Mag: We've all purchased products that have a little sticker on the back that says something along the lines of "warranty void if removed." Or you actually read the manual or visit a product website where it states any warranty is void if you don't carry out repairs using official parts and service providers. Well, it turns out such demands and claims are illegal, and the FTC is taking action against such practices.

AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect against Spectre exploits

From PC World: Intel recently finished its barrage of CPU microcode updates designed to combat the nasty Spectre variant 2 exploit, and on Tuesday, AMD revealed its own plans to protect PCs against the flaw. (AMD processors aren’t vulnerable to Meltdown.)

New HP Pavilion Gaming is the highlight of the spring line

From CNET: The war for your $1,000-or-less game-friendly computer budget is heating up. Dell recently expanded and rebranded its Inspiron gaming systems with the Dell G series, Acer launched its Aspire Nitro line several years ago and now HP's joining the fray, reworking and rebranding its former Pavilion Power systems as Pavilion Gaming. All have well-respected gaming arms -- Alienware (Dell), Predator (Acer) and HP (Omen) -- which seem to be more of a liability than a benefit when it comes to attracting budget or low-key shoppers.

Vizio’s 2018 4K TV lineup includes its brightest, most colorful set ever

From The Verge: Vizio announced new revisions of its entire consumer 4K TV lineup today, with the latest waves of the P-Series, M-Series, D-Series, and E-Series set to arrive in stores over the next several weeks. And if you visit the company’s website today, you’ll notice that Vizio is again referring to these devices as TVs — not just “displays” — because they all once again have TV tuners and coax inputs built-in.

Microsoft's Project Zanzibar Mat Brings Objects to Life

From PC Mag: Microsoft first setup its research subsidiary way back in 1991. The intent was to solve difficult problems and advance the state-of-the-art in computing. That's great, but every so often the more than 1,000-strong team at Microsoft Research creates something that makes you, at least internally, go "wow."

SimpliSafe and August Smart Locks join forces for home security

From CNET: SimpliSafe and August Home made their way to the top of our best lists after testing them out at the CNET Smart Home. Tuesday, the two companies announced a partnership to integrate their devices, allowing August Smart Locks to work with SimpliSafe security systems.

HP goes up against the iPad Pro with its $599 Chromebook x2

From The Verge: Two weeks ago, Acer announced the first tablet running Chrome OS. And today, HP is announcing the second — and it’s a lot higher end.

It’s called the Chromebook x2, and it’s very much designed to go after the iPad Pro. It has a 12.3-inch screen (the larger iPad Pro has a 12.9-inch screen), docks with a keyboard cover, and supports stylus input.

HyperX Launches 16,000 DPI Pulsefire Surge Gaming Mouse

From PC Mag: Gaming mice vary greatly in a bid to offer the best mix of comfort, performance, and longevity while at the same time standing out from the competition. This can result in some of them looking like they belong in a Transformers movie. That's not the case with the HyperX Pulsefire Surge, which launches today after winning a Red Dot 2018 Design Award.


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