Cnet

Bose Home Speaker 300 review: Solid...

Bose Home Speaker 300 review: Solid smart speaker with Alexa and Google, but it's not the One - CNET

While its audio quality doesn't measure up to the Sonos One, the Bose Home Speaker 300 gives excellent voice assistant performance.
2020 Lexus RX first drive review: S...

2020 Lexus RX first drive review: Sharper image - Roadshow

The original luxury crossover gets crisp styling tweaks and a host of new technology for its 2020 model year update.
2020 BMW Alpina B7 first drive revi...

2020 BMW Alpina B7 first drive review: Big, bad, Bavarian 'bahn-burner - Roadshow

Covering great distances at great speeds is what BMW's new Alpina B7 does best.
2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first...

2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride review: Harley's electric future is bright - Roadshow

Harley-Davidson is finally bringing its long-teased LiveWire electric motorcycle to production. This is the future of Harley, but is it good enough for its $29,799 price tag?
Acer Predator Triton 900 review: A ...

Acer Predator Triton 900 review: A gaming laptop on the flip side of ordinary - CNET

A clever display design raises this gaming laptop above the crowd, but oy, the keyboard.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door revie...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door review: Defying expectations - Roadshow

Don't let the badge fool you, the GT 4-Door's inline-6 mild-hybrid setup is still outstanding.

PCWorld

Echogear Outlet Shelf review: A bri...

Echogear Outlet Shelf review: A brilliant, if not always practical, shelving idea

You?re plugging stuff in that outlet, so why not make use of the space around it?
Nonda USB-C HDMI review: Foldable a...

Nonda USB-C HDMI review: Foldable adapter offers a well-made travel option

If you need to carry a USB-C adapter for HDMI output, Nonda?s foldable one is the best.
Best mouse pads for gaming or busin...

Best mouse pads for gaming or business

A great mouse mat is a must for gamers, reducing wear on wrists during hours of intensive play. Many modern ones use chemical coatings or specially engineered surfaces to improve sensor accuracy or reduce drag?a boon if you?re doing repetitive motion that requires high accuracy.

(Don't mistake mouse mats for the smaller mouse pads, once an absolute necessity in the era of mechanical mice. Because optical and laser mice can work on so many different kinds of surfaces, the humble mouse pad has largely disappeared.) 

Plenty of mouse mat manufacturers exist, but few provide clarity or consistency in describing their products. For example, most don?t report how much friction you?ll encounter when using their mats with the most popular mice. To help you find the best mouse mat for your needs, we?ve tested several from a few different companies that represent a range of surface types (metal, plastic, or cloth) and usage cases (business or gaming).

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Yamaha YAS-107 soundbar review: Thi...

Yamaha YAS-107 soundbar review: This speaker delivers plenty of bang for the buck

Highly intelligible dialog and great overall performance make Yamaha's sound bar a top performer in its price class.
Agents of Mayhem review: Not-so-sup...

Agents of Mayhem review: Not-so-super heroes

Saint?s Row?s Achilles heel was always combat. It hid this fact by peppering each game with a handful of absurd weapons, from a recliner that fired missiles to the Dubstep gun to the iconic purple dildo bat?still the weapon I most associate with the series.

But even armaments that creative couldn?t hide the fact that combat was often a by-the-book affair. Enemies were brainless, and each encounter involved simply trying to get through it as fast as possible without dying. It?s telling that most of the memorable moments in Saint?s Row had nothing to do with combat, be it the Tron-esque ?Deckers Die? mission, singing Biz Markie in a car with your friends, or an Aerosmith-backed rocket ride into space.

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Best gaming keyboards of 2017: Our ...

Best gaming keyboards of 2017: Our picks for the top budget, mid-tier, and RGB boards

Choosing a gaming keyboard is a matter of personal taste. One person could be into Cherry Browns and white backlighting. Another might favor Razer Greens and a rippling RGB glow. Gigantic wrist pads, compact shapes, numeric keypads, macro keys, volume controls?a plethora of keyboards exists because everyone wants a different mix of features.

To help you sort through the many options, we?ve sifted through the latest and greatest planks to come up with our top recommendations. All of these are mechanical keyboards, and for good reason?they?re simply more comfortable to use over the long haul. But we?re open-minded, so if we encounter an alternative that works well, you may see it appear on this list. We?ll keep updating it periodically as we test new keyboards.

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ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

?Snowpiercer,? ?Picard,? and More A...

?Snowpiercer,? ?Picard,? and More Awesome Trailers Hit Comic-Con

Comic-Con's biggest day brought the most massive trailers of the convention.
Comic-Con's Batman VR Experience So...

Comic-Con's Batman VR Experience Soars?While Others Fall Flat

A couple of experiences shone in San Diego, but most of them proved that AR and VR need care?and money?to excel.
Browser Extensions Scraped Data Fro...

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Slack passwords, NSO spyware, and more of the week's top security news.
Are Humans the Meanest Species in t...

Are Humans the Meanest Species in the Universe?

Melinda Snodgrass' novel *The High Ground* examines human cruelty in an alien first-contact scenario.
Sony RX 100 VI Review: It Does What...

Sony RX 100 VI Review: It Does What Your Phone Camera Can't

It's small, lightweight, and has an impressive zoom. But that comes with a hefty price tag.
How Formula E Racing Makes Electric...

How Formula E Racing Makes Electric Cars Faster, Smarter, Funner

For automakers like BMW, Audi, and Jaguar, making EVs for the track is a natural way to hone EVs for the streets.

Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

CNN

Elon Musk hopes to put a computer c...

Elon Musk hopes to put a computer chip in your brain. Who wants one?

This week Elon Musk unveiled his most sci-fi project thus far: a computer chip connected to exceptionally slender wires with electrodes on them, all of which is meant to be embedded in a person's brain by a surgical robot. The implant would connect wirelessly to a small behind-the-ear receiver that could communicate with a computer.
Pampers is making a 'smart' diaper....

Pampers is making a 'smart' diaper. Yes, really

It's come to this: Babies may soon be wearing Pampers smart diapers.
Libra is a great idea. But Facebook...

Libra is a great idea. But Facebook has to get out of the way

In many respects, Libra sounds like the way of the future. But the shining vision for Libra is clouded by a big concern: Facebook is behind it.
Huawei executive says US export ban...

Huawei executive says US export ban will cost American jobs

Huawei will survive the US pressure campaign against it, but American jobs may not, says Andy Purdy, Huawei's chief security officer and former head of the US Department of Homeland Security's national cybersecurity division.
Social influencers see stardom pote...

Social influencers see stardom potential on LinkedIn and Pinterest

LinkedIn and Pinterest want a piece of the influencer industry. An emerging group of creators are already taking advantage of these platforms' recent push into video.
Didi may relaunch a carpooling serv...

Didi may relaunch a carpooling service that was shut after two murders

Didi Chuxing is considering reviving Hitch, a carpooling service that the Chinese ride-hailing company suspended indefinitely last year after two female passengers were murdered.

BBC

YouTube: 'We don't take you down th...

YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'

In his first interview, YouTube's UK managing director defends the platform's algorithms.
MPs call for halt to police's use o...

MPs call for halt to police's use of live facial recognition

The House of Commons' Science and Technology raises concerns about accuracy and bias.
French sci-fi team called on to pre...

French sci-fi team called on to predict future threats

The "red team" will be employed to imagine future military threats ? and how how to prevent them.
BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans ...

BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service

Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Victoria will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service.
Police will 'struggle' to track cri...

Police will 'struggle' to track criminals via 5G

European police forces are scrambling to develop tools that help them track criminals using 5G networks.
'My $19 Uber ride cost 100 times th...

'My $19 Uber ride cost 100 times that'

Passengers reportedly paid 100 times more than they should have after Uber's payments system goes awry.

Mac World

How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBo...

How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Looking for a way to save some money on the latest Apple products? Consider a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPhone, or refurbished iPad from the Apple Certified Refurbished store. A refurbished product is just like a new, but at a lower price.

Here?s a quick guide with links to the best deals you can find on the refurb store, along with a FAQ guide if you want to know more about the ins and outs of the Apple Certified Refurbished store and buying a refurbished MacBook, desktop Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to...

Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an iPhone, display, hard drive, and more to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air

The new MacBook Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. And the new MacBook Air has a pair of ports. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C.

But you probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or something else. How do you connect these devices? With an adapter.

If you?re planning to buy a new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, make sure you set aside a considerable amount of cash for the adapters you need. Apple doesn?t include any in the box, except for a power adapter.

Your best bet is to get a combination dock, like the Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter ($60 on Amazon). It connects via USB-C, and includes a USB-C pass-through port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port with 4K (30Hz) support. With this, you don?t have to carry around multiple adapters.

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How to buy a used Mac without being...

How to buy a used Mac without being locked out

One of the great selling points for Macs has been a combination of their longevity and resale value. I know plenty of people with decade-old Macs. In the last two decades, I?ve easily gotten seven or eight years out of some Macs I?ve owned, and then sold them to folks who kept them in service.

There?s a lot to consider when buying a used Mac to make sure that it will keep working. But something that you might overlook is that security decisions made by the previous owner could conspire to lock you out in certain circumstances. This could happen on a restart, when trying to erase and reinstall macOS, or even on logging in, depending on what state the Mac was left in when you purchased it.

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How Apple could simplify its comple...

How Apple could simplify its complex iPhone line-up this fall

It may only be July, but it?s never too early to start speculating about Apple?s next big announcements. We?re likely another seven or eight weeks out from the company?s annual September event, and while little is known about what Apple might have up its sleeves, a new iPhone line-up seems like a sure thing. (After all, it?s not like Cupertino?s just going to up and quit making them.)

I ventured into an Apple Store recently to help my wife upgrade from her iPhone 6, and as we ran down the list of available models, I found myself thinking back to that two-by-two product grid I discussed just last week and how antithetical it seems to the current crop of iPhones.

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Philips Hue Bluetooth + Zigbee smar...

Philips Hue Bluetooth + Zigbee smart bulbs review: The best smart lighting just got better (but no less expensive)

Adding Bluetooth eliminates the need to buy a Philips Hue Bridge. But you can run only 10 bulbs without it, and you'll be cut off from the broader Hue ecosystem.
Six things we?d like to see in the ...

Six things we?d like to see in the next Apple TV

The Apple TV 4K is coming up on its second anniversary. Two years isn?t necessarily old age for an Apple product, and it certainly holds up well against its rivals. With support for Dolby Vision and Atmos, and all the cool enhancements coming to tvOS 13 this fall, it?s arguably the most capable streaming box around. That said, it?s very much a continuation of the old line?it looks and operates like the 4th generation Apple TV, released almost four years ago.

That doesn?t mean there?s no room for improvement. Apple?s pushing hard into streaming content, enabling you to subscribe to other providers from within the TV app with the new Channels feature and launching its own subscription service, Apple TV+, this fall. Between streaming video and HomePod, Apple?s spending billions on the living room; it?s clearly very important, and that?s why we think it?s time to reexamine its streaming hardware.

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