Google breathes new life into Wear OS smartwatches with today’s update

From The Verge: Today, Google will begin rolling out a software update for Wear OS smartwatches. I’ve been using this new version for about a week, and although it’s nowhere near as advanced or as fast as what you’ll get on an Apple Watch, it’s a big improvement over what we had before.

LG V40 ThinQ teaser hypes its five cameras

From CNET: LG teased its V40 ThinQ on Thursday, emphasizing its five cameras, color options and texture, even though it's not due for a full reveal until next Wednesday.

The successor to the LG V30 has three cameras on the back and two on its front, though only the former can be seen in the teaser video.

It's the same width as the V30 -- 2.97 inches -- but its bezel is reduced and the screen size has been increased to 6.4 inches, according to LG. It'll be available in Aurora Black, Platinum Gray, Morokan Blue, with Carmine Red replacing Raspberry Rose.

Samsung Electronics chairman indicted on charges of union sabotage

From The Verge: Lee Sang-hoon, the chairman of Samsung Electronic’s board of directors, has been indicted for allegedly sabotaging unions in what prosecutors claim is a violation of South Korea’s labor laws, reports the Financial Times. Lee, who became chairman in March of this year, will face trial along with 31 other executives from Samsung and its affiliates. It’s the latest in a long series of corruption charges against Samsung executives.

World of Warcraft Classic Demo Available at BlizzCon 2018

From PC Mag: If you're a lapsed World of Warcraft player who misses the "old days" and the classic 2004 online experience, get ready to start playing again. World of Warcraft Classic launches in demo form this November.

Oculus Quest is Facebook’s latest attempt to get you into VR

From CNET: If price is keeping you from buying virtual reality gear, Mark Zuckerberg has a new headset for you.

The Oculus Quest, a $399 VR headset that Facebook's CEO unveiled Wednesday and that's due out next spring (the company typically announces new prototypes months before they go on sale), is designed to address several nagging complaints early VR users have had about the current generation of headsets.

Thermaltake New Riing Trio 14 RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition

From Thermaltake Press Release: Thermaltake launches the Riing Trio 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (3-Fan Pack) today as the latest addition to the Riing Trio fan series. The Riing Trio 14 features a PWM controlled 140mm high-static pressure fan and 3 independent 16.8 million colors LED rings that are pre-installed with 30 addressable LEDs in total. As a member of the TT RGB PLUS Ecosystem, the Riing Trio 14 provides LED lighting and fan speed customization via Thermaltake’s patented TT RGB PLUS Software, TT AI Voice Control, and Amazon Alexa Voice Service.

Sony enabling Fortnite cross-play for PS4 against Xbox and Switch

From The Verge: Sony is finally enabling cross-play for Fortnite today. The PlayStation 4 maker had been blocking cross-play and progression between Fortnite on PS4 and Nintendo Switch / Xbox One in recent months. The move angered Fortnite fans who couldn’t access progress, skins, and purchases on and Xbox One or Nintendo Switch if they’d played on a PS4. Sony now says it is enabling cross-play for Fortnite fans.

Confirmed: Mouse and keyboard support coming to Microsoft's Xbox 'soon'

From PC World: Ever since Microsoft launched the Xbox One, it’s been making noises about bringing the console and PC closer together—including adding mouse and keyboard support to supplement the Xbox One controller. Now Microsoft's Xbox chief has confirmed that it's happening in the near future.

Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

From CNET: Google, on the defensive from concerns raised about how Chrome tracks its users, has promised changes to its web browser.

Two complaints in recent days involve how Google stores data about browsing activity in files called cookies and how it syncs personal data across different devices. Google representatives said Monday and Tuesday there's nothing to be worried about but that they'll be changing Chrome nevertheless.

Cooler Master Releases Dual Surface RGB Mousepad

From Cooler Master Press Release: - Cooler Master, a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative gaming peripherals and computer components, today announces the release of its dual sided RGB gaming mousepad making it the first piece from Cooler Master’s M800 series to launch, followed by MK850 keyboard and MM830 mouse later this year.


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