Cooler Master Launches ELV8 Universal Graphics Card Holder

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master introduces the ELV8 Universal Graphics Card Holder. Featuring vibrant RGB lighting, the ELV8 features a sleek design alternative to the traditional vertical GPU holder.

Elevate by Color
The ELV8 features an elegant design equipped with an addressable RGB strip that illuminates the aesthetics of your PC build. Designed to enhance overall user experience, the ELV8 is compatible with major motherboard manufacturers and can sync with RGB-ready software.

GIGABYTE X299X Motherboards Accelerate Your Creativity

From : GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched the X299X Series Motherboards based on the newly upgraded X299 chipset. With up to a 16-phase digital power design, GIGABYTE X299X motherboards raise the bar for performance on enthusiast grade Intel® Core™ X processors. Coupled with an 8-DIMM Quad Channel DDR4 design with up to 256GB memory support, the motherboards enable users to easily handle memory intensive tasks such as file conversion, video editing, and more.

Siri will soon default to the messaging apps you prefer, not just iMessage

From The Verge: In a software update coming this year, Apple will allow Siri to use third-party messaging apps by default, Bloomberg reports. It will later expand to phone apps for making calls.

Currently, if you want Siri to message or call a contact using WhatsApp or Skype, for example, you need to specifically mention those apps. Otherwise, the voice assistant defaults to Apple’s iMessage service or the Phone app. However, in the future, Siri will learn which service you prefer for each contact and default to that for communications, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Quietly Launches a 15.6-Inch Chromebook

From PC Mag: Usually when a new piece of hardware is launched there's a press release and some marketing behind it. That doesn't seem to be the case for Samsung's latest Chromebook, which has started appearing at online retailers.

Details are sparse, but this Samsung Chromebook 4+ (XE350XBAI) counts as the company's first 15.6-inch Chrome OS device. It's also quite tempting for anyone in the market for a Chromebook as even with the larger display it only costs $320.

Super Mario Maker 2 adds ability to play online with friends

From CNET: Months after Super Mario Maker 2's release on Nintendo Switch, the company added the ability to play online with friends in an update -- a feature it promised during E3 back in June.

"You can now play online with friends in either multiplayer versus or multiplayer co-op modes," the patch notes read.

The update also adds the ability to use Joy-Cons in a horizontal position, support for the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app (used for matchmaking and voice chat), "Nearby Play" and "LAN Play" options.

Adobe’s Character Animator is getting keyframes to give artists more control

From The Verge: Adobe’s Character Animator is getting keyframes later this year, which will allow users to tweak movements and create more controlled animations. The new keyframe feature will let the characters move around the screen and give artists more control over what’s happening in the scene.

GoPro Unveils $399 Hero8 Black, New 360-Degree Max Camera

From PC Mag: GoPro's next-generation action cameras are landing this month with the Hero8 Black and a new 360-degree camera dubbed the GoPro Max.

The Hero8 Black will retail for $399 and now includes built-in mounting clips on the bottom. No need to buy a separate mounting frame for the device; simply flip the two clips open, and you can attach the camera to a selfie stick or tripod.

With SteelSeries Sensei Ten, an old favorite respawns for modern esports

From CNET: A decade after it launched the original fan-favorite Sensei ambidextrous mouse, which we called "phenomenal," SteelSeries is bringing out an upgraded Sensei Ten in the original design with internal advancements over the current Sensei 310.

Cooler Master Debuts New CPU Air Cooler MasterAir MA620M

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master introduces the MasterAir MA620M CPU Air Cooler. Continuing the renowned MasterAir Series, the MA620M are dual aluminum towers equipped with a newly designed cross-platform mounting system to provide maximum air cooling.

HyperX’s first wireless charging devices are now on sale

From The Verge: HyperX’s first wireless gaming mouse, the PulseFire Dart, is now available to buy. As well as supporting charging via a USB cable, the mouse can also be wirelessly charged via the Qi wireless standard. HyperX is also shipping its Qi wireless charging pad, the ChargePlay Base, which is able to charge up to two devices simultaneously at 10W.

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