Microsoft to end IE10 support years early, tells enterprises to upgrade to IE11

From ComputerWorld: Microsoft this week told the remaining users of Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) that it would cut off support years earlier than promised, saying it would end security updates for the browser in January 2020.

IE11 will replace IE10 on systems running Windows Server 2012.

LG rumored to unveil 5G-enabled V50 alongside G8 next month

From The Verge: Next month’s Mobile World Congress is shaping up to be an interesting one for LG, with the South Korean company now rumored to be unveiling two handsets at the show: the LG G8 ThinQ and a second, higher-end, 5G-enabled device, possibly the LG V50 ThinQ 5G.

This latter rumor comes from Korea’s ETNews, which says the LG V50 will feature a 6-inch display, 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset with vapor-chamber cooling, and 4,000mAh battery. More importantly, says ETNews, it’ll have a 5G modem.

Nintendo Lowers Switch Sales Forecast, Delays Mario Kart Tour

From PC Mag: The Switch is exactly what Nintendo needed after the disaster that was the Wii U, but the hybrid console is starting to falter as sales forecasts have just been downgraded by millions of units.

Snap has quietly invested in Fruit Ninja creator's latest project

From CNET: Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has invested in Australian game studio Prettygreat, according to filings to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Prettygreat games was founded by Australian games industry heads Phil Larsen, Hugh Walters and and Luke Muscat. Muscat has long been credited as the creator of pivotal mobile games such as Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.

Larsen, Walters and Muscat established the Prettygreat game studio in 2015.

G.SKILL Announces New Hexa-Channel Massive Capacity DDR4 Memory Kits

From G.Skill Press Release: G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd. is exhilarated to announce new ultra-fast, ultra-high capacity Trident Z Royal DDR4 RGB memory specifications designed for use with the latest unlocked 28-core Intel® Xeon® W-3175X processor. Operating in hexa-channel with 6- or 12-module kit configurations, these new 6-channel Trident Z Royal memory kits can reach insane memory speeds of up to DDR4-4000 CL17-18-18-38 at 1.35V, which feature extreme performance Samsung B-die memory ICs.

Samsung Starts Mass Producing 1TB Storage Chips for Phones

From PC Mag: Today, Samsung revealed that it has begun mass producing 1TB storage chips for smartphones. The embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1 chips have appeared a mere four years after Samsung's first 128GB UFS chip. It also means smartphone makers can now offer double the storage available in handsets today.

Robocallers blasted Americans with 26.3 billion spam calls last year

From The Verge: If you were bombarded by spam calls and texts last year, you probably weren’t alone. A new report, spotted by The Wall Street Journal, reveals that Americans received 26.3 billion robocalls last year, up 46 percent from 2017. Spam monitoring service Hiya has been analyzing calls, and found that many people are just simply not picking up calls anymore.

Facebook paid teens $20 a month to access their browsing history and DMs

From CNET: Some Facebook users have been giving the social network access to their phone activity in exchange for money as part of a research project since 2016, according to a Tuesday report by TechCrunch.

Facebook, which critics say isn't doing enough to protect the privacy of its users, has been giving people between the ages of 13 and 35 a payment of $20 per month plus referral fees for their phone and web activity. Facebook is able to access this data after users install a "Facebook Research" VPN app.

Cooler Master SK630 Review

Around Christmastime last month, we were at a friend's house for a party. A group of us were standing around chatting when one of the girls began telling a story. "Have you ever been in a car with cloth seats?" She paused for a moment as everyone in the group looked at each other, suddenly bursting into laughter. "Did you just ask, 'Have you ever been in a car with cloth seats?'" Another friend chimed in, "This may be shocking to you, but I actually own a car with cloth seats!" Agitated, she insisted she was trying to tell a story and that was not the point, but no one was listening. "We get it, you are rich!" While it may not be surprising to anyone she never ended up telling the actual story, I think we are left with one big question to answer: Do all high end cars have leather seats? The answer to that, of course, is no; there are many vehicles that feature Alcantara seating surfaces and are priced only within the reach of the 1%. So what makes a high end keyboard? Cooler Master's latest SK630 certainly looks basic and ordinary at first glance. Do not get fooled by its plebeian looks though: This minimalistic tenkeyless keyboard has an MSRP of $120 at press time. What makes this price tag justifiable? Is it made out of quality materials? Does it have RGB? Let me give you a hint. It checks both boxes and throws in a bonus: Cherry MX Red Low Profile switches.

Cooler Master MK730 Review

I was recently at a scary locked room with a few of my friends, trying to escape as fast as possible. If you do not know what a locked room is, it is pretty much what it sounds like. You and your group are locked in a room and your goal is to escape within a certain time period, which is usually around sixty minutes. Using clues found around the room, you can unlock different locks and solve different puzzles to get further in the journey of getting out. As this was a horror-based one, it came to no surprise there would be jumpscares involved. I am not generally the best in scary situations, but I think I can generally hold my ground. However, two of my friends were a lot more easily frightened. What was strange was the fact that they were the only two people who ever saw the jump scares, while everyone else did not react. It was only after they screamed and shouted, we all turned and look at them with question marks. They would point at what they saw and say there was something there. When Cooler Master sent us a bunch of different keyboards, it seemed like all of them were tenkeyless ones. With so many in our offices, I think it is fair that Cooler Master wants to take the 80% keyboard market by storm and grab the attention from everyone else. While this launch hopefully will not scare you, is the Cooler Master MK730 a compelling keyboard and worth giving our attention to? Read on to find out!


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