Apple removes thousands of 'illegal' gambling apps from Chinese App Store

From CNET: Apple has reportedly pulled thousands of apps from its Chinese store after state media accusations of being slow to clean up illegal content.

The company came under attack by the government-run China Central Television for allowing fake lottery ticket apps on its store, which resulted in people losing huge amounts of money, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

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ROCCAT Vulcan 120 AIMO Review

Sometimes, I think the hardest thing to do in life is to admit you are wrong. Last week, before my colleague Jonathan Kwan and I set off on a road trip with a few of our friends, we were discussing plans as to how we would meet up before we leave. At first, he told me that we would all assemble at my place before heading out. However, the next thing he said seemed to be the opposite: "You can go pick up two people and then go to the car rental to pick up the car". When I put the two statements together, it made no sense to me why I would need to pick anyone up. I did not even want to leave the house, but I knew I had to pick up the rental car. After some explanation, his points did make sense, but I still felt slighted because I was under the false pretense from the first statement. It may have been a hot day when we were talking, but in these situations, it takes a cool head and a mild temper to step back and realize your misconceptions. Another example is something I have mentioned in previous reviews about my generally negative opinion towards TTC switches. I have used two keyboards with them, the GAMDIAS GKC1001 and the Tesoro Gram XS. In both cases, I had poor experiences with their switches, especially with a weak tactile feedback. However, today's review unit of the ROCCAT Vulcan 120 AIMO is a new keyboard made with switches in collaboration with TTC. Will this keyboard and its switches make me eat my words? Let us read on to find out!

Toshiba RC100 240GB Review (Page 1 of 11)

Although I am all for seizing the moment as mentioned in my Kingston UV500 240GB (M.2) review recently, my friend Zach is a whole different level. The sheer brilliance of him seizing the moment is that half of the time you cannot tell if he is trolling you or being genuinely sincere; the other half, he is being genuinely sincere while completely unaware he is trolling you. A few weeks ago, we were walking in downtown Calgary when a homeless man approached us. "Can you spare some change?" he asked. Zach took out his wallet and looked inside. "Would you like ten cents in Canadian Tire money? Sorry, this is all I got." I think people on the streets have probably seen almost everything under the sun, but even this guy did not know how to react to Zach's innocent face and his offer of Canadian Tire money. After the man walked off, Zach looked at me puzzled. "What? That is literally all I have." Recently, I got my hands on Toshiba's latest solid state drive, the RC100. Marketed as an affordable NVMe drive that is reasonably fast but sized in the ultra-compact M.2 2242 form factor, it is certainly does not look like it is something made to shatter any performance barriers. The RC100 may be small, but is it fast? Is Toshiba trolling us, or are they being serious? Or could they be doing both at the same time, like my friend Zach? Read on to find out!

Google is reportedly launching its own smart display later this year

From The Verge: Google has already given its blessing for third-parties to make Assistant-powered smart speakers with displays, but the search giant has yet to venture into this territory itself. That might change later this year, with a new report from Nikkei claiming that Google plans to launch its own rival to Amazon’s screen-equipped Echo Show later this year.

Intel rolls out NUC mini-PCs with 10nm 'Cannon Lake' CPUs and AMD Radeon graphics

From PC World: Fans of tiny PCs have some interesting new toys to play with. Intel announced several fresh bare-bones NUC kits rocking eight-generation Core processors late Wednesday, as well as two interesting NUC mini-PCs that introduce several firsts to the mainstream Next Unit of Computing lineup.

Christened the NUC8i3CYSM and the NUC8i3CYSN, both palm-sized computers (pictured above) come equipped with the 2.2GHz, dual-core “Cannon Lake” Core i3-8121U, bringing chips built on Intel's beleaguered 10nm process to small form-factor PCs for the first time.

T-Mobile will sell the OnePlus 6T in October

From CNET: OnePlus' next flagship phone will get a feature that's new to the company: the backing of a major US carrier.

T-Mobile will be the exclusive US carrier partner for the OnePlus 6T when it launches in October, according to people familiar with the launch plans. That includes a specific version of the OnePlus 6T optimized for T-Mobile's network, the people said.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces 17.3" Strix SCAR II (GL704)

From ASUS Press Release: Fremont, Calif., August 16, 2018 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix SCAR II (GL704), the latest 17.3-inch addition to the ROG Strix gaming laptop lineup.

Thermaltake Riing Plus and Pure Plus RGB Radiator Fan Series Now Amazon Alexa Supported

From Thermaltake Press Release: Thermaltake is thrilled to announce that the TT RGB PLUS Ecosystem is officially Amazon Alexa enabled. All TT RGB Plus products such as the Riing Plus 12/14/20 LED RGB Fans and Pure Plus 12/14 LED RGB Radiator Fans come with Amazon Alexa integration, allowing users to adjust lighting modes and fan speeds by giving voice commands to Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to existing functions, the TT RGB Plus Ecosystem has also developed exclusive effects for Amazon Alexa Skills.

Intel Starts Teasing its Graphics Card

From PC Mag: The discrete graphics market is dominated by two companies: Nvidia and AMD. However, Intel remains the largest producer of GPUs in the world simply because its processors ship with integrated graphics. Come 2020, though, and Intel looks set to offer a graphics card.

We were reminded of this today because of a newly created Twitter account by the Intel Graphics team. The first tweet posted to the account includes a video teasing the new card. We even get to see it, albeit shrouded in shadow.

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