Google launches new aqua color of Home Mini speaker ahead of Pixel 3 event

From The Verge: Google is debuting a new color of its $49 Google Home Mini speaker just a week before the company’s October 9th event, indicating that the device won’t see a more substantial design refresh this year.

OG Celebrates 10th Anniversary With a Gaming Giveaway

From PC Mag: Steam dominates the digital PC gaming space, but Valve's service has had some serious competition for the last decade in the form of GOG.com. In some ways, GOG is better than Steam, and this week it's reminding us why as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.

GOG is different to Steam in two key ways. The first is a complete lack of DRM attached to the games it sells. If you purchase a game on GOG, you get full access to the files without them being tied to an account and requiring an Internet connection to check you're legal.

Tesla delivered over 55,000 Model 3s in Q3

From CNET: Never mind the SEC news, the Tesla Roadster teases and other theatrics, Tesla's success right now is really tied to only one thing: sales of the Model 3. When determining success there, we need to ask two questions. The first is how many can Tesla sell? The second, and more important, is how much money can Tesla make in selling them? We don't have an answer to the latter, but the company did just give us an answer to the former.

Google Maps is getting in-app music support and new commuter tab

From The Verge: Google is rolling out a new commuter-focused update for its Maps service that provides much more information for commuters, as well as letting you control your music from within the app. Via a new commute tab, you’ll be able to see any congestion or disruption on your route before you leave, and you’ll be given specific travel information for each leg of your journey. If you’re someone who loves arriving at the bus stop seconds before the bus itself, then this update is for you.

Elon Musk Fined $20M, Removed as Tesla Chairman Over Tweet

From PC Mag: Elon Musk must pay a $20 million fine and step down as chairman of Tesla's board to settle securities fraud charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission last week. He will remain as the car maker's CEO.

Tesla will also pay an additional $20 million fee; the $40 million total will be distributed to harmed investors, the SEC said Saturday. Neither Musk nor Tesla are admitting any wrongdoing.

California's 'gold standard' net neutrality becomes law

From CNET: California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law the strictest set of net neutrality protections ever seen in the US -- and the Trump administration immediately said it would challenge the state's authority in court.

Up against a midnight deadline, Brown, a Democrat, signed a bill Sunday that uses Obama-era net neutrality protections as the base of state law. The new law is considered the strictest set of net neutrality protections to date.

Are audio casettes making a comeback?

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SilverStone Mammoth MMS02 Video Review

Alex reviews the SilverStone Mammoth MMS02 military-grade water resistant and dust proof 2.5" enclosure and runs some tests on it, too.

Seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless 600W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

If there is something I have enjoyed from living on my own, it is the sound of silence. No, I am not referring to the song by Simon and Garfunkel, though I do enjoy it too. Instead, I have relished the fact I am the only person to make noise within my four walls. It is not like my parents or my sister have been really loud or anything, but something about a house being a place of rest in silence is something I appreciate. In addition, if I ever want to make noise myself, I do not feel bad making sounds as it does not bother anyone else, besides for maybe my neighbors. To be fair, I often sing or make random noises while gaming or just using my computer, so it is possible I was the actual noisy one in my house, haha. On the other hand, the quietude also makes me paranoid when I hear other noises, especially in the middle of the night. All in all, I really enjoy the stillness of living on my own. When it comes to computing, I think it is safe to say there are many people who want the same. Whether it is a desktop or laptop, unintended noise emissions is one of the least desirable things from a system. Today, we have another product to make for a quieter system, which is the Seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless 600W. This fanless power bringer is supposed to keep your modern system up with extreme efficiency while making no noise. Let us see what that looks like in today's report!

Fallout 76 Beta Starts Oct. 23

From PC Mag: Bethesda late yesterday revealed two new bits of Fallout 76 information. The first is the dates you can expect to play the beta, and the second is a new trailer showing off the official in-game intro, which you can watch below.

In order to qualify for access to the beta, you need to pre-order the game on Xbox One, PS4, or PC. But remember, Fallout 76 won't be on Steam so you'll have to head on over to Bethesda's own store to grab a copy away from consoles.

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