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Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-30BQ review: A dual-core laptop that's slim, light, and priced to move

This $400 model of the Aspire 5 packs a roomy full-HD display and a solid dual-core Intel CPU into a slim chassis that weighs less than four pounds.Also inside this budget Aspire 5 is 4GB of DDR4 RAM, which is…not great, but not terribly unusual for such an inexpensive laptop.

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 4 review: The resurrection continues with this surprisingly normal keyboard

I admit, I don’t have the same nostalgia for Mad Catz’s keyboard efforts.The Strike 4 is brand new, but in many respects looks like a relic from 2011 or so.

Mophie Powerstation XXL review: This is the portable battery you're looking for

Now it’s time for it to be replaced by its burly brethren: Mophie’s Powerstation XXL, a $70 battery pack that has more capacity and is just as efficient.Note: This review is part of our roundup of portable power banks.

Goodbye Android Q, hello Android 10: Google's dessert-based code names are over

Or you can just refer to Android 10 as Android Quit.This year’s release will be Android 10.

Motorola Razr rumors: Foldable phone expected in 2019, leaks, specs, price and more

The Motorola Razr's slim design might be repurposed with a folding screen and launched later this year.Another plus going for the Razr foldable phone is that it will be comparably less expensive than its $2,000 premium counterparts.

Android Q quits sweet naming tradition. Is now Android 10

No sweets for Android 10.It will simply be known as Android 10.

Symantec cannot handle SHA-2 and breaks Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

Shame about SHA-2: Symantec flunks basic programming
Some Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users find updates blocked because the anti-virus maker can't manage to make basic coding tweaks in timely fashion.net/2KKrPuM

If only Symantec had any sort of forewarning about Microsoft moving to use SHA-2 signed updates, everything might have gone smoother.

Researcher publishes second Steam zero day after getting banned on Valve's bug bounty program

This is the second Steam zero-day the researcher has made public in the past two weeks.The patch was almost immediatelly proved to be insufficient, and another security researcher found an easy way to go around it almost right away.

10th-gen CPU buyers guide: We ranked every new Intel laptop CPU for you

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Confused by Intel's new 10th-gen line up?IDG

Here’s are the strength and weakness of every single new Intel 10th-gen laptop CPU.

Intel reveals more about its Lakefield stacked CPU, due to ship in late 2019

Previously, Intel has said only that Lakefield will ship in 2019.The rest of the logic is placed on the “base” die: USB, PCI Express, and all of the other I/O.

AMD RDNA graphics architecture whitepaper reveals the Radeon RX 5700's deepest secrets

The “Navi” graphics processors beating in their heart are the first GPUs built using the cutting-edge 7nm manufacturing process, and more importantly for AMD, they mark the debut of the company’s new underlying “RDNA” architecture, which replaces the “Graphics Core Next” architecture that has powered Radeon GPUs since 2012.On Wednesday, AMD brought a treat for graphics geeks, in the form of a PDF whitepaper revealing RDNA’s technical details.

Intel announces Comet Lake, a faster, 10th-gen Whiskey Lake chip for mainstream laptops

Nevertheless, Intel is positioning Comet Lake as a 10th-gen chip, in the same family as its recently-introduced Ice Lake.The challenge, though, will be differentiating Comet Lake from the Ice Lake chips it launched just weeks ago.

Electric Car Gold Rush: The Auto Industry Charges Into China

For all these reasons, Ouyang says, “I think the United States is not the best application” for electric cars.Now—globally, but above all in China—VW is attempting to shift from builder merely of the people’s car to builder of the people’s electric car.

U.S. employment is 501,000 lower than believed after revisions

The Labor Department revised down total job gains from April 2018 to March 2019 by 501,000, the agency said Wednesday, the largest downward revision in a decade.The large change means job growth averaged 170,000 a month during the 12-month period, down from the 210,000 initially estimated, according to JPMorgan Chase.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race

Jay Inslee, who focused his presidential campaign on the threat of climate change, has ended his bid for the White House.” 



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Tom Bergeron says he opposed casting Trump aide Sean Spicer

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"Dancing with the Stars" is facing backlash from its own host after ABC's competition series announced Wednesday the upcoming Season 28 cast would include former Trump aide Sean Spicer.Tom Bergeron would like fans to know he opposed that casting decision.

I installed five flavours of Linux on my new laptop: One month on, here's what I've learned

Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren't happy with each other.It's been a month since I wrote about getting a new HP Pavilion 14 laptop and loading Linux on it.

Dell's OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a mini-PC that fits into a monitor stand

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The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra answers a prayer.

Nvidia's massive Gamescom Game Ready driver improves performance, latency and sharpness

‘Off’ sets the game engine to queue 1 to 3 frames for maximum render throughput (and more latency).‘On’ limits the pre-rendered frames to 1, which Nvidia said is the equivalent of running “Max_Prerendered_Frames = 1” on older drivers.

Microsoft Edge in Chromium goes beta, and Microsoft says it's ready for everyday use

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Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser has reached beta status, meaning that Microsoft feels like the new version of Edge is available for everyday use for Windows and MacOS.The new Edge beta channel allows users to download major new builds every six weeks, joining the weekly developers-only channel as well as the nightly "canary" builds.