Reeven Justice RC-1204 Review (Page 1 of 4)

In the automobile industry, there are basically two attitudes toward the exhaust system design. The first one is to hide the exhaust completely under the vehicle, such that you will not even see the exhaust tail pipe. This kind of design gives the vehicle a sleek look from the back, since there is nothing protruding out under the bumper. You may see this hidden tail pipe design for vehicles that are focused more on utility than performance. One example would be the current Honda Pilot. The other attitude towards the exhaust system is to not only show the tail pipe, or tail pipes, but also to make them really stand out. It seems all the performance cars have either huge exhaust tail pipe tips or the tail pipe tips have a very aggressive design. If you are behind those vehicles, those exhausts are really hard to ignore. Just look at the rear of the Honda Civic Type R, and you know what I am talking about. In my opinion, the ideology behind these two attitudes is about how people imagine what a performance car should sound like. Normally, a high-performance vehicle needs to have an exciting engine sound, and consequently a huge exhaust system is needed to emphasize the high engine performance, while a practical vehicle is expected to have lower noise level. However, only half the thought can be applied to CPU cooling systems. One would never want their high-performance gaming rig to be as loud as a race car, but in order to keep things quiet, you will need a large cooler with a large fan often prominently displayed in tempered glass chassis. In this review, a CPU cooler, the Reeven Justice RC-1204, will be looked at. Is it a good CPU cooler that features both excellent cooling performance and low noise level? Let us read on and find out.

Google Chrome is getting official multimedia key support in its next update

From The Verge: Google Chrome is at long last getting official native support for media keys in the upcoming Chrome 73 update, which will allow users to control music and videos that are playing in their browser directly from their keyboards, via ZDNet.

Opera for Android Now Has a VPN Built-In

From PC Mag: The Opera web browser may have lost its companion VPN last year, but it's making a comeback this year and there's now no need to install a second app. Opera combined the two!

You may remember back in April last year Opera announced that Opera VPN for iOS and Android was permanently shutting down. There were two versions of the app, the free Opera VPN and $29.99 Opera VPN Gold, both of which disappeared. However, what we didn't know at the time was Opera planned to replace them with a new VPN, only this one is built directly into the browser.

Some iPhone apps record your actions without permission, report says

From CNET: iPhone apps from some major companies are reportedly recording how you use them without asking your permission.

Air Canada, Expedia, Hotels.com, Singapore Airlines, Abercrombie & Fitch and sister brand Hollister are among the companies mentioned Wednesday in a TechCrunch report.

They apparently embed "session replay" software -- which lets developers record the screen to see how people use the app -- from a company called Glassbox, so your every interaction is essentially recorded via screenshots.

Facebook ordered to stop combining WhatsApp and Instagram data without consent in Germany

From The Verge: Germany’s national competition regulator has ordered Facebook to stop combining user data from different sources without voluntary consent. The order applies to data collected by Facebook-owned platforms like WhatsApp and Instagram, but also third-party sources that Facebook uses to flesh out its advertising profiles, including those of non-users.

Midrange Moto G7 Power Offers Massive Battery for $249

From PC Mag: Motorola's G lineup is the no-brainer choice for people looking for inexpensive, reliable phones. They're widely available, and we've been recommending them for years. Moto just updated them, and the three new models in the G7 line run from $199 to $299, with updated processors and cameras.

They're largely incremental jumps over the G6 line, but they keep Moto as the go-to choice for budget phones in the US.

There's a fourth G model, the G7 Plus, which will go for $340, but we didn't get to see because it will not be available in the US.

Twitter earnings show that advertisers like a less toxic social network

From CNET: Twitter can be filled with harassment, bullying, misinformation and hate speech. Not exactly the warm, fuzzy place that invites users or advertisers hoping to get their messages seen.

On Thursday, Twitter showed it's making strides against its toxic user base. The company reported that the number of monthly active users fell slightly to 321 million in the fourth quarter from 326 million the third quarter, attributing the lower numbers to its effort to purge fake accounts, trolls and bullies from its network.

Microsoft Studios Renamed Xbox Game Studios

From PC Mag: Microsoft has had a division dedicated to games development and publishing since the year 2000. It used to be called Microsoft Games, then Microsoft Game Studios, and most recently simply Microsoft Studios. However, this week the word Microsoft is being dropped as the division just got renamed once again to Xbox Game Studios.

Firefox set to silence auto-play audio with March upgrade

From ComputerWorld: Mozilla this week announced that the next upgrade to Firefox, due for release March 19, will automatically block all auto-play audio by default.

"Starting with the release of Firefox 66 for desktop and Firefox for Android, Firefox will block audible audio and video by default," Chris Pearce, a Mozilla software engineer, wrote in a post to the company's Hacks blog.

Only when the user explicitly interacts with the website to launch audio or video content - Pearce cited clicking a "Play" button as an example - will Firefox allow sound to stream.

Spotify buys podcast companies Gimlet and Anchor

From CNET: Spotify boosted its podcast efforts Wednesday, announcing, as it released quarterly financial results, that it has bought podcast companies Gimlet and Anchor.

"Our podcast users spend almost twice the time on the platform, and spend even more time listening to music," Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said in a statement. "We have also seen that by having unique programming, people who previously thought Spotify was not right for them will give it a try."

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