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  1. Huawei Watch 2 Classic Review: Good watch but a missed opportunity for Wear 2.0Sat, 27 May 2017 05:00:00 -0700
    Barely three months into its official release, Android Wear 2.0 should still be enjoying its honeymoon period. But the truth is, it never really had one. Despite a high-profile launch and pent-up anticipation among Android enthusiasts, the roll-out has been less-than-stellar, with few manufacturers supporting it with new models, and most older watches unable to take advantage of the best features.And the Huawei Watch 2 doesnt do too much to change that narrative. The model I tested, the Classic, is the classier of the two models, with stainless steel accents, a buttery-smooth leather band, and a posh gray face. But even in an extremely small pool of Android Wear 2.0 watchesthe LG Sport and Style are the only new 2.0 modelsthe latest Huawei Watch just doesnt do enough to stand out.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  2. Far Cry 5's first trailer reveals religious cults and explosions in picturesque MontanaFri, 26 May 2017 11:31:00 -0700
    Dim the lights, blast the dubstep, and throw on some Aisha Tyler interviews in the backgroundUbisoft just kicked off its E3 press conference three weeks before the event with the first-ever trailer for Far Cry 5.Like every year, this early look has left me wondering Why not just wait until the show itself?, but I guess spoiling all the surprises in May is the new normal.In any case, heres the trailer in question: As revealed in teasers earlier this week, the game takes place in Hope County, Montanayes, within the United States, which is a surprisingly rare move. And in shades of Outlast 2, the regions been overrun by the religious cult Edens Gate, which will be your primary enemy in the game. Religious cult is the general wording Ubisoft uses, though all the imagery and the church architecture shown is not-so-ambiguously Christian in influence.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  3. Amazon is offering two free months of Music Unlimited to new subscribersFri, 26 May 2017 10:13:00 -0700
    All the various music streaming services desperately try to differentiate themselves with personalization features and the occasional exclusive. If you ask me, however, they're all pretty much the same with similar catalogs. For those who disagree, right now is a great time to see how the other half lives. Amazon is currently offering two free months of Amazon Music Unlimited for new users.To get this deal, you have to sign-up using Amazon's promotional web page. Once you arrive on the page, click Enter Your Code. In the pop-up window that appears, enter the code MOREMUSIC, then click Apply.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  4. This week in games: Red Dead Redemption 2 is delayed, Destiny 2 PC servers explainedFri, 26 May 2017 09:00:00 -0700
    Hands up if you're surprised Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed into 2018. Nobody? Nobody at all?That news, plus free copies of Rising Storm, a mercifully not-delayed-yet Divinity: Original Sin II release date, a technical dissection of Destiny 2's multiplayer back-end, Neill Blomkamp's experiments with Steam as a film platform, and more. This is gaming news for May 22 to 26.Weekend freebies Rising Storm is a few years old now, and the Vietnam-bound sequel releases next week, but if youre looking for some free entertainment, Humbles giving away copies of the original for the next 24 hours or so (from the time this is posted). Its one of the best shooters of the last few years, and I bet the servers will be pretty busy for the next few days thanks to this giveaway. Not a bad deal.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  5. How to save Windows Spotlight images to your PC in a few clicksFri, 26 May 2017 08:03:00 -0700
    A favorite pastime among Windows 10 users is to figure out ways to save Windows Spotlight images to their PC. Usually this is done through a little bit of trickery that involves finding where the images are stored on your hard drive.Since early 2016, however, the Windows Store (rather unbelievably) has an app for that. In fact, there are many apps for that, but the one were going to talk about today is called SpotBright. Whats great about this app is that it downloads all available Spotlight images for you in a few clicks. In my test, I downloaded more than 600 images costing me less than 500MB of storage space.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  6. Any website can crash your Windows 7 or 8 PC with these four charactersFri, 26 May 2017 07:05:00 -0700
    Just because Windows 7 is close to eight years old doesnt mean you still cant find ridiculous bugs that can crash your PC.Russian-language site Habrhabr.ru recently published one such bug that apparently causes problems if you simply visit a website, as first noticed by Ars Technica. The problem also affects Windows 8 and Vista PCs, but Windows 10 PCs are unaffected.Heres how the bug works. All a naughty website has to do is use the character string $MFT in the directory name where a website keeps its images. Windows expects to see the four characters $MFT only in a special metadate file on your PC. When it sees those characters as a directory name, however, it causes enough problems that an affected PC will begin to slow down and eventually hang. At that point your only recourse is to reboot the machine. In some cases, the problem may even trigger the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  7. 23% off iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner - Deal AlertFri, 26 May 2017 06:53:00 -0700
    If you want a thorough, everyday clean, maybe you should consider using robots. The Roomba 650 Vacuuming Robot provides a thorough clean at the push of a button. The patented, 3-Stage Cleaning System easily picks up dust, pet hair and large debris like cereal and works on all floor types, adjusting itself and re-charging itself as needed to make sure the job is done correctly every time you need it -- preset Roomba to clean when its convenient for you. Roomba is just 3.6 inch tall, and is specifically designed to fit under most furniture, beds and kickboards. The 650 model is a #1 best seller on Amazon, where its typical list price of $374 is reduced right now to $286.99. See this deal on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  8. AMD's new AM4 motherboard software cures Ryzen's memory headachesFri, 26 May 2017 06:03:00 -0700
    Memorys been a thorn in the side of AMDs Ryzen processors ever since they launched. Memory speed and latency can play a major part in Ryzens performance, but early AM4 motherboards havent been able to offer robust memory overclocking capabilities. Ryzen PCs topped out at DDR4-3200 speeds, and the supported range of frequencies below that occurred in 266MT/s chunks, meaning some kits couldnt hit their rated maximum speeds and instead fell back to a slower frequency.A new AMD update puts an end to the madness.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  9. These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your lifeFri, 26 May 2017 04:40:00 -0700
    Built to lastImage by EAFar too many games these days are built to be played in small bursts: brief encounters, designed for a world with too few hours in the day and too many digital distractions. And thats fine! Blasting through a few rounds ofCall of Dutymultiplayer, or playing a few run-throughs inSpelunky, is a wonderful way to spend a few minutes.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  10. Five to Try: Pokmon Magikarp Jump leaps onto Android, and PlayOn Cloud saves streaming videosFri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 -0700
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