Amazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tier that Spotify and Apple can’t match

From The Verge: Amazon is launching a new tier of its music service today, dubbed Amazon Music HD. It offers lossless versions of audio files for streaming or downloading at a price that aggressively undercuts Tidal, the main competition for this kind of audio. Amazon will charge $14.99 a month for the HD tier, or $12.99 if you’re an Amazon Prime customer. Tidal’s Hi-Fi plan costs $19.99 monthly. The new plan was rumored a few months ago.

Leaked iPad Pro Image Includes 3 Cameras

From PC Mag: The iPad Pro is a very fast and feature-rich tablet, but it does fall short in the camera department when compared to the latest iPhones. If a leaked image is to be believed, Apple is set to fix that with the next refresh of the hardware.

As Sonny Dickson has revealed, an image purported to be a mock-up of the next iPad Pro model includes a square block on the back of the tablet housing three cameras. It suggests Apple is preparing to bring the same camera setup found on the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max to its Pro tablets.

Uber's new safety feature checks on rides when it detects something amiss

From CNET: Uber will now be keeping tabs on all US rides. The ride-hailing company on Tuesday announced a new feature it's rolling out across the country that aims to detect when something goes awry during a trip.

Called RideCheck, the feature will send a push notification to drivers and riders if there's an unexpected long stop or possible crash. Drivers and riders then can respond whether or not they need help.

Game in Total Control with the Level 20 RGB Gaming Mouse Pad Series

From Thermaltake Press Release: Thermaltake Gaming introduces the Level 20 RGB Gaming Mouse Pad series, available in two sizes, and differentiated between hard and cloth editions! The Level 20 RGB Gaming Mouse Pad series are available via Thermaltake worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. For up-to-date pricing of the Level 20 RGB Gaming Mouse Pad series, please refer to the Thermaltake website or contact your local Thermaltake sales or PR representative.

Huawei’s entire flagship Mate 30 lineup leaks ahead of Thursday launch

From The Verge: Days before Huawei is due to reveal its new flagship Mate 30 lineup, launching without Google apps or services on September 19th, promotional images of four of the upcoming devices appear to have leaked online. The images were shared by leaker Evan Blass, and show off what he claims is the new Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 Lite, and what appears to be a Porsche Design edition of one of the new handsets.

Pine64 Is Making a $25 Linux Smartwatch

From PC Mag: If you'd like to wear a smartwatch every day, but can't stomach paying hundreds of dollars to purchase one, don't worry, there's soon going to be a $25 option.

As Liliputing reports, Pine64, the company behind the forthcoming PineBook Pro Linux laptop, PineTab Linux tablet, and PinePhone Linux smartphone, is also promising to make a PineTime Linux smartwatch. It will be offered for the incredibly low price of $25, which also gets you a charging dock, 20mm wristband, and multi-day battery life.

OnePlus 7T reveal event happening on Sept. 26

From CNET: The OnePlus 7T will be officially revealed on Sept. 26 and is rumored to join the "three-camera club" with the more expensive flagship phones by Apple and Samsung. The event might also be the first time the public will see the OnePlus TV.

Cooler Master SK650 White Limited Edition Review

If I were to ask you what the largest country in the world by land area is, you would probably answer Russia -- which is, indeed, the correct answer. But if I were to ask you what the second largest country in the world by land area is and you answered Canada, you would be wrong. In fact, by that metric, Canada is not even the third largest country in the world. Our land may be from sea to sea, but it follows behind China and the United States; Canada is only the second largest country in the world if you count the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines. Another surprising fact: Russia, while very large, is not as large as you think it is. With a land mass of 148,940,000 square kilometers, Russia is less than half of Africa at 30,200,000 square kilometers. Now that the facts are settled, how come we have such incorrect perceptions about the size of countries? Other than the fact we usually count water into the size of countries, it is also the way we draw maps. The flat maps we are used to is from a 16th century map projection from European cartographer Geert de Kremer, and it greatly exaggerates the size of countries further away from the equator. When it comes to keyboards, what do you think of when I say full-size mechanical keyboard? If you think of a massive chunk of metal and plastic that occupies the majority of your desk, it may be because of what you were used to. The Cooler Master SK650 White Limited Edition is here to shake things up. It is still a full-size mechanical keyboard in a sense it has everything including a numeric keypad, but it is sleek and compact in every way possible. Read on to see how it is different!

SilverStone Lucid LD03 Review (Page 1 of 4)

This past weekend was our young adults retreat at a campsite. One of the things I really enjoy is making meals and eating together, which is something we got to do a lot of over the three days. If you were to think of camp food, you might think of typical items like hot dogs, burgers, beans, or anything that can be cooked over the fire. On the other hand, since we had access to a full kitchen, you could then guess any food that is easily made for large groups, such as pasta, tacos, or sandwiches. However, our first night of food was nothing other than a good old Chinese hot pot. Most of the prepping involved chopping and organizing the raw ingredients like vegetables, slices of meat, noodles, fish balls and dumplings for cooking. Next we brought several portable butane gas stoves and plopped a boiling pot of water on the stove. Once people arrived at the camp, we started the feast. All in all, it was an excellent meal, but one that you may not expect for a typical camp dinner. Now if I were to flip the question and ask of what you might think of when I say a mini ITX case, you may have many different ideas in mind. The fact is that we have seen many different forms of cases when it comes to the most popular small form factor size of motherboards, and today SilverStone brings us their take with the Lucid LD03. Can we at least still expect good build and compatibility, or will there be compromises appearing with this case? Let us read on to find out!

Steam will now show you more games you might actually want to buy

From The Verge: The Epic Games Store is luring some smaller developers away from Steam, but Valve has just made behind-the-scenes changes that might keep others from jumping ship — and could put more indie games in front of gamers who actually want to buy them.

While gamers probably already know how to search for big releases like Gears 5, Valve admits that those big games have bumped smaller ones from being recommended, so it’s now planning to surface more small games and fewer popular ones in its recommendation feeds.


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