Panasonic’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras promise a lot for 2019

From The Verge: Introduced by Panasonic’s imaging boss Yosuke Yamane at Photokina 2018, the Panasonic Lumix S series is the latest contender in the rapidly crowding full-frame mirrorless camera race. Yamane says the Lumix S is “dedicated to the professionals” and backs that claim with a number of major promises.

Microsoft launches Office 2019 for Windows, macOS

From ComputerWorld: Microsoft today launched Office 2019 for Windows and macOS, giving its most important customers - volume licensees - first crack at the application suite.

Also on Monday, the Redmond, Wash. company committed to a successor to Office 2019, ending renewed speculation that this release would be the last outside a subscription.

Firefox Monitor shows if your personal information was lost in a hack

From CNET: Mozilla has launched a service called Firefox Monitor to check if your personal data was compromised in one of those all-too-common data breaches.

The service, based on the Have I Been Pwned service from security expert Troy Hunt, lets you type in your email address and find out if your account was among the hundreds of millions involved with hacks of Yahoo, LinkedIn, Equifax and other sites. Firefox Monitor also lets you sign up with your email address for alerts of future hacks, Mozilla announced Tuesday.

SiriusXM buys Pandora for $3.5 billion

From The Verge: SiriusXM is acquiring Pandora for $3.5 billion. The satellite radio company says it intends to maintain the Pandora service and brand, along with its roughly 70 million monthly active users (5.6 million of which are paying members), which stands at double that of SiriusXM’s existing 36 million subscribers.

MetroPCS Drops 'PCS,' Adds Google, Amazon Deals

From PC Mag: It's PCS no more. T-Mobile's prepaid arm, MetroPCS, is rebranding as "Metro by T-Mobile" because, apparently, a lot of people didn't know MetroPCS was just T-Mobile prepaid.

As part of the move, the carrier will offer bonuses from Google and Amazon. It's also trying to get onto the new iPhones' eSIMs.

MetroPCS currently has 18 million customers and "has been growing like a weed," but it had a tough second quarter, according to BayStreet Research founding partner Cliff Maldonado.

Roku Premiere doles out 4K HDR streaming for just $40

From CNET: By now you're probably aware of Roku. It's a company that creates streaming video players -- you know, little devices that play Netflix and YouTube on your TV -- as well as an operating system for Smart TVs.

Do you use your phone's default web browser?

Yes
81% (117 votes)
No
19% (28 votes)
Total votes: 145

ASUSTOR AS4002T Review (Page 1 of 8)

A few weeks ago, I was eating lunch with a friend and his friend who is from Vancouver. After eating a rather large bowl of pho, I came to the sudden realization of my friend's friend -- who is a young Caucasian guy -- and his rather excellent chopstick skills. "You do not understand," he explained. "I am from Vancouver. Everyone from Vancouver knows how to use chopsticks. You get laughed at and get called a white boy if you asked for forks and spoons. You get tired of it eventually, you know?" Now that I think about it, having lived in Canada for so many years, it is normal to go to an Asian restaurant with people of all different backgrounds and simply expect them to use chopsticks. In fact, I have already long forgotten some people actually do not know how to use chopsticks until last week when I was hanging out with an Egyptian friend who is new to this country. As people change to adapt to culture, companies also change to adapt to changing consumer needs. In the past, I have reviewed the ASUSTOR AS3202T, AS3102T, and AS1002T, all of which has an attractive chassis design but lacks hot swappable drive bays. After repeatedly complaining about this inconvenient design choice in all of my reviews, the company is back today with the AS4002T. Not only does it have hot swappable drive bays behind a slick looking magnetically attached front door, it also features a built-in 10Gbps port along with two gigabit Ethernet ports to push the limits of network throughput. Will this be the dual bay NAS to buy in 2018? Read on to find out!

Cooler Master MasterMouse MM531 Review (Page 1 of 4)

Apple has yet again released a new series of iPhones, eagerly awaited by many. I was excited for what Apple was going to reveal next, especially just from a curiosity standpoint. I owned an iPhone for two years back in high school, and since switching to an Android device, I have never looked back. However, it is still cool to see the new products released by Apple and if they will innovate in some new and interesting way. I know many people did not like the notch the iPhone X introduced, but I sure do like it. Anyway, Apple does major changes to their phones every two years on average, and in between there are relatively minor changes done to the hardware. The new line of iPhones prove this point. They are almost identical on the outside, but updates to the internal components make it faster. Now, if these changes are actually worth the ridiculous price tag is a debate for another time. Apple upgrades the internals and delivers the new product. I am sure if we look closer at other manufacturers, we might find similar strategies. This strategy is not necessarily a bad one, as a good design can be upgraded considerably with a few tweaks here and there. Cooler Master has potentially done something similar with the MasterMouse MM531, which we will be taking a look at today. When it comes to looks, the MM531 is indistinguishable from the MasterMouse MM530. But read on to find out what changed!

ASUS Announces ROG Strix, Dual, and Turbo GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming Graphics Cards

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today announced Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix, ASUS Dual and ASUS Turbo graphics cards that are based on the new NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2070, which features support for high-speed GDDR6 memory and VirtualLink technology that enables quick, single-cable connections for next-generation VR headsets. For a detailed overview of our new GeForce® RTX 2070 lineup, please visit ASUS ROG.

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