iPhone 8 and 8 Plus get Product Red treatment

From CNET: Add the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to the list of devices you can get in bright red.

Apple on Monday announced that the two 2017 iPhone models will be available in the color later this week. The phones are part of the Product Red program, meaning that a portion of the profits from the sale of the devices goes to the Global Fund, a charitable organization that funds programs that combat HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

Do you prefer tenkeyless keyboards?

Yes, I love the form factor
28% (37 votes)
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72% (94 votes)
Total votes: 131

Sumo Gamer Corduroy Beanbag Chair Video Review | Lounge

In this episode of our new series here at APH Networks, Gina takes a look at the Sumo Gamer Corduroy beanbag chair. By the way, watch how she opens the box.

SanDisk Ultra Fit 256GB Review (Page 1 of 8)

If you are from Canada, you may have gotten used to a few things that many people from the rest of the world have a hard time wrapping the heads around. Firstly, Canada is ridiculously large; secondly, our plane tickets are among the most expensive in the world. Recently, one of my friends who just came to Calgary from England to study as an international student posted in a Facebook group I was in. "Does anyone want to visit Toronto or Vancouver over the reading break?" I kind of chuckled at that question, since anyone from Canada would know you do not fly from one major city to the next, on a university student budget, on a short notice during a break that is only one week long. In case you are from Europe, let me explain to you this way: Driving two hours would probably get you across two countries in your part of the world, while for us, we would have not even have reached the next major city inside the province of Alberta. The next time I met my friend, I tried to explain this to her. "Flying to Toronto is a four-hour flight," I said. "That is further than London to Istanbul or Moscow and it costs three times as much." Canada, eh? More often than not, we misjudge the size of something because of pre-understandings or perception; either way, we still misjudge. A few years ago, I reviewed the SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB, a ridiculously tiny USB flash drive with a shocking amount of storage. Even today, people misjudge the capacity of the drive mainly because it is physically so small. Today, we will take a look at yet another Ultra Fit from SanDisk, but this time around, they doubled the capacity to 256GB and updated the interface to USB 3.1. Is this the Canada to our European friends of flash drives? Read on to see if this is a product that will change our perceptions and pre-understandings once again!

Western Digital Launches M.2 SSD for 4K Gaming

From PC Mag: If you need terabytes of storage then mechanical hard drives are still the best choice. If you want a fast-booting PC or laptop, then SSDs are the best choice. However, if you want blistering speed no other storage solution can get close to, then an M.2 PCIe SSD is the only drive to have. Western Digital offers a number of these drives already, but its latest Black-branded SSD is by far the fastest.

Plex’s VR movie app comes to the Gear VR

From The Verge: In January, the popular media streaming app Plex announced a new VR app that allowed users to watch movies and TV shows on their own or together with friends in VR. It was a cool idea, though compatibility was restricted to just the Google Daydream. Now, there’s good news for Plex users with different VR headsets who want to lounge around with their friends but not actually be with them: Plex has brought its VR movie app to the Gear VR courtesy of the Oculus store.

Samsung estimates another quarter of record profit

From CNET: Samsung looks to continue its streak of record quarters, updating its estimate for its first quarter 2018 results on Thursday.

From Jan. 1 to March 31, the company made an estimated operating profit of 15.6 trillion Korean won, or $14.7 billion. That's a solid rise from the 9.9 trillion won ($9.3 billion) it made during the same quarter in 2017.

The main booster? The new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus phones, of course. Last year's S8 and S8 Plus were released in April and contributed to Samsung's second quarter 2017 results.

Microsoft adds ransomware protection and file restore to OneDrive cloud storage

From The Verge: Microsoft is introducing a new OneDrive feature this week that will make it easier to recover from ransomware attacks. Files Restore is making its way over from OneDrive for Business to personal OneDrive accounts. The catch is you’ll need an Office 365 subscription to get access to the new Files Restore feature. OneDrive users can now use it to simply restore files from any point in time within the last 30 days. If you accidentally delete a file you’ll be able to restore it, or if you make some bad changes and want to roll back to an earlier copy.

Google Is Increasing Security at All Offices Worldwide

From PC Mag: On Tuesday, April 3, Nasim Najafi Aghdam approached YouTube's headquarters in San Diego, California and started shooting. She ended up injuring three people, with a fourth suffering a twisted ankle sustained during what must have been a situation full of panic. Aghdam was found dead by local police with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Her actions look to be a response to YouTube filtering her videos and therefore impacting her income. She apparently hated the company and decided to commit this horrific act.

Kwikset adds 3 smart locks to Amazon Key platform

From CNET: Three Kwikset smart locks are making their way to the Amazon Key Home Kit platform, Kwikset announced Thursday.

The new smart locks do more than open the door for friends and family. They also enable Amazon Key, Amazon's in-home package delivery service for Amazon Prime subscribers. Amazon Key lets delivery people leave packages inside your front door with the company's Cloud Cam security camera, a smart door lock and the Amazon Key app.


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