Cnet

Polk Command Bar review: Alexa-powe...

Polk Command Bar review: Alexa-powered sound bar gives command performance - CNET

Forget the Sonos Beam. The Polk Command Bar's elevated sound quality makes it the best value among voice-controlled sound bars.
Ring Alarm Security Kit review: Rin...

Ring Alarm Security Kit review: Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system nails simple home security - CNET

Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system isn't fancy, but it's a solid DIY system at an unbeatable price.
Asus ROG Strix GL504 Scar II review...

Asus ROG Strix GL504 Scar II review: The Scar II has a great screen, but an ugly paint job - CNET

With a slim-bezel, 144Hz display and Nvidia 1070 GPU, this is a feature-packed 15-inch laptop, even if it's not a looker.
2019 Acura RDX review: Left-brain l...

2019 Acura RDX review: Left-brain luxury - Roadshow

Acura's new compact crossover is one of the best values in the segment, even if it?s missing that special sauce.
Moto E5 Plus review: Not your first...

Moto E5 Plus review: Not your first budget choice - CNET

It's not even Moto's best cheap phone.
Huawei ups the budget ante with the...

Huawei ups the budget ante with the affordable Nova 3i - CNET

The new midrange phone from Huawei gets 4 AI-powered cameras and a beautiful gradient finish.

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

How a Team of Experts Quelled Color...

How a Team of Experts Quelled Colorado's Enormous Spring Fire

The state's third-largest wildfire ever burned more than 100,000 acres and destroyed more than 200 homes.
LIVE: Watch This Man Try to Break t...

LIVE: Watch This Man Try to Break the World Record for Paper Airplane Flight

On Friday, John Collins?aka The Paper Airplane Guy?will attempt to break his own world record for paper airplane flight distance.
Exploji! A Timeline of Emoji's Sudd...

Exploji! A Timeline of Emoji's Sudden, Drastic Rise

Apple?s 2011 release of the emoji keyboard may have signaled the start of the spike, but it feels like emoji have been with us forever.
The Best Backpacks for Work (2018):...

The Best Backpacks for Work (2018): GoRuck, Peak Design, Chrome, Tom Bihn

These are the work bags that we absolutely adore.
'No Man's Sky' Finally Gets Multipl...

'No Man's Sky' Finally Gets Multiplayer, and Everything Else in Games This Week

This week, we've got some big growth for some big games, alongside a very late bug fix and an excellent Nintendo Switch port.
Welcome to the Era of Orbital Publi...

Welcome to the Era of Orbital Publicity Stunts

Are science and commerce the only legitimate pursuits off-planet?and who gets to decide?

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

Wonders of the universe

No Isolation founder Karen Dolva wants to use technology to help people stay connected.
'Fortnite' plans its own World Cup ...

'Fortnite' plans its own World Cup next year

As soccer's World Cup wraps up this weekend, you might not have to wait long for another international competition. A video game called "Fortnite" is aiming for a championship of its own next year.
All the questions about 'Fortnite' ...

All the questions about 'Fortnite' you were too embarrassed to ask

The insanely popular video game "Fortnite" is sweeping the globe while amassing a minor fortune for its creators. Here's why.

Organic matter has been found on Mars in soil samples taken from 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater by the Curiosity rover, NASA announced Thursday. The rover has also detected methane in the Martian atmosphere.
Hyperloop for cargo aims to deliver...

Hyperloop for cargo aims to deliver at over 600 mph

A delivery revolution may be on the horizon, if a recent announcement by Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World comes to fruition.

BBC

Hackers 'targeting US mid-term elec...

Hackers 'targeting US mid-term elections'

According to Microsoft, at least three Congressional candidates have been targeted by hackers.
India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new ...

India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings

The changes come as violence in India is blamed on rumours of child abductions, spread via WhatsApp.
Singapore personal data hack hits 1...

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

The attack by hackers on a health database has affected about a quarter of the population.
Hackers net almost $1m in Russian b...

Hackers net almost $1m in Russian bank raid

The theft is the latest in a series by the MoneyTaker gang which has targeted Russian banks
Zuckerberg in Holocaust denial row

Zuckerberg in Holocaust denial row

The Facebook founder's assertion that Holocaust deniers should be given a voice has outraged many.
UK criticises security of Huawei pr...

UK criticises security of Huawei products

The report revealed shortcomings in the Chinese firm's engineering processes.

Mac World

The Data Transfer Project has big-n...

The Data Transfer Project has big-name support, but it's missing the biggest one: Apple

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft have teamed on the Data Transfer Project, a new, secure way to let users share their files and photos between online services. But where's Apple?
This 4-port USB hub is just $3.50 t...

This 4-port USB hub is just $3.50 today, $4.50 off list

How to restore a deleted shared alb...

How to restore a deleted shared album in Photos

iCloud Photo Sharing lets you create albums from your images and videos and then share them to invited parties, or create a link that anyone can access. It?s a great way to leverage your existing photo libraries without having to set up sharing on other services.

However, Macworld reader Grace ran into one of the downsides: if you delete a shared album, there?s no way to restore it. MacOS and iOS warn you when you try to delete, noting that the shared album will be deleted from all your linked accounts and all of those with whom you shared photos. But once you confirm, poof! It?s gone.

mac911 delete shared album IDG

After you confirm deleting a shared album, you cannot restore it.

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Best video doorbell: Nest vs. Ring ...

Best video doorbell: Nest vs. Ring vs. August and all the rest

Video doorbells maintain a continuous watch over the most important part of your property but which one is best? We take a look at the field.
Nanoleaf Remote review: The smartes...

Nanoleaf Remote review: The smartest d12 on the block

This avant-garde approach to smart home control needs refinement.
Apple: Don?t default on default app...

Apple: Don?t default on default apps

Since the earliest days of iOS, Apple has kept tight control on its users? relationship with apps. The very first iPhone, of course, only shipped with a dozen or so preinstalled software programs: you couldn?t add more, you couldn?t delete the ones you had.

Over the years, Apple has loosened those strictures a bit. First you could add new third-party apps. Later, developers were even able to create and sell software that competed with some of those default options. More recently, you?ve even been able to delete some of those built-in apps. (Adios, Stocks!)

But more than a few restrictions have remained nonetheless. Most obviously, the prohibition on installing software from anyplace other than the company?s own App Store. I don?t take particular issue with that; the prevalence of malware and security breaches these days means you can?t be too careful, and Apple?s approach has had proven merit.

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