What is the best way to connect your monitor to your PC?

HDMI
54% (75 votes)
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12% (17 votes)
USB Type-C
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DVI
5% (7 votes)
VGA
4% (6 votes)
Total votes: 139

Corsair HS35 Stereo Review (Page 1 of 4)

Last month, I had the pleasure of participating in a small-scale Amazing Race around a mall, organized by some of the high school youth counselors. While it has been a while since I was in high school, I was actually helping out by being the "adult supervision" in the group while running around with them. The event was organized quite well, with a mixture of critical thinking, athleticism, and problem solving. Unfortunately, we made several missteps along the way during our journey. As you know from the television show, we ran around completing the task at a certain stop before getting our next clue to the next route marker. While we were quick to solve puzzles or certain tasks at each station, we often had difficulty finding the next station. For example, one of our clues led us to go to a bridge near the mall, but we failed to realize there were two bridges, one on each side of the mall. We ran all the way to the north bridge, only to realize we had gone in the opposite direction and had to go back. This happened several times and we often lost the leads we had gained on other teams. I think a lot of it happened because we were rash in our decision making, often moving faster before thinking about the consequences until it was too late. When Corsair announced their HS35 Stereo, a budget-oriented gaming headset, I did have to question if there were any consequences to making a headset sell for such an affordable mark. Retailing at a cool $40 USD, this undercuts some of the cheaper headphones we have previously looked at, including Corsair's own lineup. Is this the next budget pair of headphones to recommend or are there shortcomings to be found? I guess it is time to find out, so let us proceed.

Huawei says its Hongmeng OS isn’t an Android replacement after all

From The Verge: After a torrid few months, Huawei is now downplaying the idea that its homegrown Hongmeng operating system could serve as a drop-in replacement for Google’s Android on its smartphones. SVP Catherine Chen told reporters in Brussels yesterday that Hongmeng is not designed for smartphones and that Huawei plans to continue using Android, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports.

Google's Stadia To Offer a Free Game Per Month on $9.99 Pro Plan

From PC Mag: No, Google's Stadia won't be a Netflix-like service for streaming video games. But the company does plan on offering free games for subscribers on the $9.99 per month Stadia Pro plan.

"Stadia Pro will be a lot like Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus," according to Stadia's director of product Andrey Doronichev. On Thursday, he took to Reddit to answer questions about the upcoming service, which will launch in November.

Instagram is now hiding photo 'like' counts in 7 countries

From CNET: Instagram can take quite the toll on the mental health of its users, particularly the young ones. The struggle to keep up with the highlight reels of your friends and internet celebrities can be exhausting, after all. But Instagram and its owner, Facebook, are working to ameliorate some of this stress by hiding how many likes your photos get from other users -- a move the photo-sharing site's boss, Adam Mosseri, hinted at last month.

Qualcomm fined $272M in latest EU antitrust fine

From The Verge: The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market. The European Commission says that the company used its market dominance to sell chips meant for mobile internet dongles at below cost between 2009 and 2011. Today’s announcement marks the end of the EU’s nearly four year long investigation into Qualcomm’s actions.

AT&T Signs $2B Deal to Run on Microsoft Azure and Office 365

From PC Mag: Google and Amazon will both be upset this week as Microsoft has managed to sign a huge deal with AT&T which will see the telecommunications company shift to run on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.

As TechCrunch reports, the deal is thought to be worth $2 billion to Microsoft, with AT&T expected to move most of its non-network workloads to Azure by 2024. At the same time, AT&T's workforce will shift to use the suite of tools that make up Office 365.

Japanese anime studio fire leaves more than 30 dead in suspected arson attack

From CNET: A suspected arson attack on a Japanese anime studio killed 33 people and left dozens injured Thursday, a fire official told the Associated Press. The suspect allegedly poured petrol in several parts of Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio building before igniting it in Fujimi Ward, Kyoto, at about 10.30 a.m. local time, according to The Guardian.

GeIL launches the EVO X II and EVO X II ROG-certified DDR4 RGB Gaming Memory to include 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen platform support

From GeIL Press Release: GeIL, Golden Emperor International Ltd. released new additions to their EVO X and EVO X ROG-certified RGB Gaming Memory today. The new EVO X II and EVO X II ROG-Certified inherit their previous generation, and provide an advanced modder-friendly “cableless RGB illumination design” for offering a fascinating RGB lighting effect without hassles of power cable management.

Introducing New Starter and Streaming PCs from NZXT BLD

From NZXT Press Release: NZXT today announces three new pre-built options for its custom PC building service, BLD, that are designed for content creators and budding PC gamers.
The NZXT Starter PC serves as the perfect entry-level PC for a first-time PC gamer starting at $899. This build can game in 1080p with no compromises with its AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660. For users who want a little more power, the NZXT Starter PC Plus includes a one terabyte Intel 660p M.2 SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti for added performance for $999.

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