Microsoft Offers Cheaper Surface Laptops With Lesser Specs

From PC Mag: Microsoft is introducing cheaper models of its Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2.

The Surface Laptop model is now available on the Microsoft Store for $799. That's a $200 discount, but a trade-off in processing power; it runs a 1.6GHz Intel Core m3 processor instead of the faster Core i5 found in the original $999 base model.

The new $799 model comes with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, and a high-resolution display with an unconventional 2,256-by-1,504 screen resolution.

Do you think in-vehicle Wi-Fi is useful?

Yes, I want internet for people in my car
11% (16 votes)
No, I already have a smartphone with data
89% (128 votes)
Total votes: 144

SilverStone Primera PM02 Review (Page 1 of 4)

I was recently discussing with a friend about the things we look for in a significant other. It was pretty interesting to compare and contrast the things we valued, especially when we talked about our essential and our "nice to have" list. This topic has been discussed in the past, and referenced to the LPSE formula. As for myself, I think I have a few things that are required, as well as a short list of things that are nice to have. Some of these originated from before I started dating, while others have become requirements along the way. For example, I have always wanted someone who is encouraging, but I have also learned someone who speaks her mind is also pretty important. On the other hand, some nice to haves are things like being able to deal with my jokes and puns and someone who can stand my video gaming tendencies. These last points obviously do not make or break a person in my mind, but they play a role in my decision. In the same way, when I look for my main computer case, there are the necessities as well as the extras. This is not to say I see picking a girlfriend to be like picking a computer cases with specifications and features, but there are just some crucial things that need to be checked along with some nice to haves. When I look for a case, I want one that is easy to build in, looks clean, and can fit everything I want to throw in it. Having RGB lighting, on the other hand, is not essential but would be neat to see. When SilverStone sent us the Primera PM02, it immediately had the visual appeal I was looking for. But is it a case that meets the rest of my qualifications? And will there be any bonuses along the way? These questions and more will be answered in our review, so read on to find out!

Razer announces a ‘gold’ Razer Phone that’s gold in logo only

From The Verge: 2018 is the Year of the Dog on the Chinese calendar, and Razer is celebrating the Spring Festival by greeting it with a special edition of the Razer Phone. Once you get past the fancier red packaging, however, you’ll have to look really closely to recognize what’s different about this phone. It’s supposed to be a “gold” Razer Phone, but the only thing that’s changed is the outline of Razer’s three-headed snake logo on the back of the device.

Sprint targets first mobile 5G nationwide network by early 2019

From CNET: Sprint believes it can take the checkered flag when it comes to the great 5G race.

The nation's fourth-largest wireless carrier by subscribers has set a goal of building the first nationwide mobile 5G network by early 2019, CEO Marcelo Claure said on a conference call with analysts on Friday. He added the company plans to launch commercial service and offer handsets at that time.

Telegram Back on App Store After Removal for 'Inappropriate Content'

From PC Mag: Messaging app Telegram has returned to the App Store after being temporarily yanked for "inappropriate content."

Telegram and the new Telegram X apps were removed from Apple's store yesterday, Telegram Founder and CEO Pavel Durov confirmed.

"We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was made available to our users and both apps were taken off the App Store," Durov wrote on Twitter. "Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store."

YouTube TV is now available on select Roku devices

From The Verge: YouTube TV is now available on select Roku devices, allowing customers to stream live sports, news, and have access to major broadcast and cable networks. Supported devices include all Roku TVs, Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick Plus, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Express/Express Plus, Roku Premiere Plus, Roku Premiere, Roku 4, Roku 3, and Roku 2. YouTube TV is currently available in over 80 metro areas across the US.

KodakCoin ICO Delayed Amid Questions About Investors

From PC Mag: Kodak's upcoming cryptocurrency has attracted over 40,000 potential investors, according to the developers behind it. The only problem? It isn't clear how many of those investors are legit.

On Wednesday, KodakCoin developers delayed a much-anticipated initial coin offering by "several weeks," in order to verify the status of each investor. KodakCoin is only open to "accredited investors" with an individual net worth of $1 million or $200,000 in earnings over the past two years.

Mario Kart will be playable on phones by March 2019

From CNET: Yeah, Animal Crossing on mobile is good, but have you ever tried mobile Mario Kart?

No, you haven't, because there is no Mario Kart on iOS or Android. That will change though, as Nintendo Wednesday made a big announcement via Twitter: Mario Kart is coming to mobile platforms in the form of Mario Kart Tour.

Not much information on the game was announced, though Nintendo did note that it'd hit your phones and tablets by the end of March 2019.

Report: Feds Examining Apple's iPhone Slowdowns

From PC Mag: Apple is already facing a number of lawsuits for secretly slowing down iPhones, and now the Cupertino tech giant may be in hot water with the federal government.

Bloomberg reports that the US Department of Justice and Securities Exchange Commission are investigating whether the controversial practice violated any securities laws. The feds have asked Apple for information about its iPhone slowdowns, unnamed sources "familiar with the matter" told the news outlet.


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