Report: Developers Preparing for PSN Username Changes

From PC Mag: Those of us with embarrassing PlayStation Network usernames won't have to live with them for much longer, as Sony developers say they're planning for a name change option to finally be offered.

Speaking to Kotaku anonymously, three people at three different game studios confirmed they've been "fixing bugs, tweaking settings, and ensuring that their games are compatible with Sony's plans." A fourth, meanwhile, shared a photo from Sony's internal documentation of a PlayStation Network profile with the option to "edit username."

Toyota recalls 2.4 million Prius, Auris hybrids for software-related stalling

From CNET: Some recalls take more than one go-around to fix. In the case of Toyota's latest recall, some of the hybrids mentioned have undergone two prior recalls to fix related issues.

Toyota has issued a recall for 2.4 million Prius and Auris hybrids worldwide. In the US, the recall covers approximately 807,000 examples of the 2010-2014 Prius and 2012-2014 Prius V. The vehicles in question, including those found in other countries, carry build dates between Oct. 2008 and Nov. 2014.

Chinese spies reportedly inserted microchips into servers used by Apple, Amazon, and others

From The Verge: Chinese spies have infiltrated the supply chain for servers used by nearly 30 US companies, including government contractors, Apple, and Amazon, according to an explosive report from Bloomberg Businessweek.

Twitter App Gets Data Saver Option

From PC Mag: Not all of us enjoy access to unlimited data plans and are well aware of the high costs involved when exceeding your monthly data allowance. It can make using certain app a little risky when near your limit, and Twitter certainly counts as one of them.

Asus' super-fast RT-AX88U wireless router is coming mid-October

From CNET: Announced earlier in June this year, the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router is able to pump faster Wi-Fi speeds compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) routers -- up to 600Mbps, while also sporting eight Gigabit LAN ports for maximum connectivity. It will launch in Singapore first around mid-October, before heading to other global markets.

The router will also help your devices last longer. It uses a new tech called Target Wake Time (TWT) to schedule transmissions, letting devices sleep longer before they're woken up to receive wireless packets.

Fractal Design Launches Define S2

From Fractal Design Press Release: The Define S2 is the latest leap forward in open-layout case design—an ingenious refinement of the zero-obstruction formula that cemented the series as the de facto standard for the silent high-performance build.

Plex adds web shows in its relentless pursuit of content

From The Verge: Plex, the DIY platform that lets you stream your media anywhere to just about any device, is today launching Web Shows with series you can already find on sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Plex Web Shows features the likes of ASAPscience, Household Hacker, The Pet Collective, Epic Meal Time, and People are Awesome, to name just a few series available today, and brands like Pitchfork, Vanity Fair, and GQ. Plex promises many more on-demand shows to come over time.

Amazon Announces $50 4K-Capable Fire TV Stick

From PC Mag: Amazon just unveiled its first sub-$50 media streamer capable of streaming 4K content.

The new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a media hub that supports ultra high definition (UHD, or 4K) streaming video with high dynamic range (HDR) in HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision formats.

Here come Wi-Fi 4, 5 and 6 in plan to simplify 802.11 networking names

From CNET: Quick quiz: which is better, 802.11n or 802.11ac?

The answer, if you're familiar with Wi-Fi standards coming from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is 802.11ac -- and by the way, the upcoming 802.11ax is better than both.

But in an effort to make the wireless networking terms more useful and less like alphanumeric gibberish, the Wi-Fi Alliance trade group has some new names it wants for those technologies: Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5, and Wi-Fi 6.

Cooler Master Announces the Release of the COSMOS C700M

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master today announced the availability of the COSMOS C700M. The latest addition to the COSMOS series, the COSMOS C700M is among Cooler Master’s top-tier “Maker” segment of products and stands at the technological peak of its lineup.


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