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Fresh gear comes fast and furious in the wide-open world of PC hardware—so quickly that even computing faithful like us can’t possibly cover it all. Nobody wants to miss out on an interesting launch though. So welcome to “This week’s new PC hardware,” our weekly roundup dedicated…
Source: PCworld : This week’s new PC hardware: AMD Athlon returns, Das Keyboard gets smart, and RTX teases


Picking a gaming laptop is a lot more fun today than it was five years ago, when a “real” gaming laptop meant 12 pounds of back-breaking hardware to haul around. Gaming laptop cheat sheet Our quick-hit recommendations:· Best 17-inch gaming laptop: Alienware 17 R5 [dell.com] Best 15-inch gaming laptop: MSI GS65 Stealth…
Source: PCworld : Best gaming laptops: Know what to look for and which models rate highest


When President Trump first tossed out the idea of starting a trade war with China, there was a serious chance those taxes would impact the prices of gadgets back at home.Read more…
Source: Gizmodo : Apple Worries Trump’s Planned Tariffs on China Will Hit Apple Watch and Macs Hard


THE NEXT BATTLEFIELD. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been gradually kicking human butt in competitions. Now, it will have a new venue in which to (try to) assert its dominance over humanity: drone racing. On Wednesday, VentureBeat reported that the Drone Racing League (DRL) plans to launch the Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit,…
Source: Futurism: Drone Racing: The Next Battleground For AI to Try to Dominate Humans


THE ROBOT REMEMBERS. Don’t like vacuuming, but also don’t like the idea of criminals knowing where you keep your valuables? iRobot’s got you covered. On Thursday, the robotics company unveiled the newest version of Roomba, the autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner that’s been helping keep homes dust-free since 2002. Unlike previous versions, Roomba…
Source: Futurism: Today in Dystopia: This Roomba “Remembers” a Map of Your House


Enlarge / Surface Laptop. (credit: Justin Wolfson) Microsoft is holding a hardware event in New York City on October 2. We’re expecting the event to be relatively low-key, with a focus on refreshes of existing form factors rather than anything extraordinary and new. The release of the Whiskey Lake and…
Source: Ars Technica – Gears and Gadgets : New Microsoft hardware launching on October 2


Twitter is launching a new feature that allows users to create audio-only broadcasts directly from Twitter itself, as well as Twitter’s Periscope. The feature, which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed in a tweet this morning, is available from the same interface where you would normally launch live video. It’s currently…
Source: TechCrunch – Social: Twitter launches audio-only broadcasting feature on its iOS app and Periscope


HP has updated its successful Spectre x360 laptop to keep with the times. If you’re using an older machine, this model is a solid step up.
Source: Mashable: HP Spectre x360 (2018) Review: A Portable, Versatile Laptop


A startup called Rigetti Computing is linking quantum computers with classical ones in a new cloud service
Source: MIT Technology Review : Running quantum algorithms in the cloud just got a lot faster


GOING (WAY) UP. For more than a century, the scientific community has kicked around the idea of space elevators. Specifics vary, but the basic design involves a vehicle of some sort that travels along a cable that spans from the Earth all the way up into space. So far, space elevators…
Source: Futurism: Japan Will Soon Conduct The First Test of Elevator Movement in Space


THE NEXT LEVEL. We can now 3D print pretty much anything from seemingly any material. Want to print a house out of concrete, a human cornea out of a bio-ink, or a pizza out of dough, sauce, and cheese? Piece of (3D-printed) cake. The one material that’s proven a bit trickier, though, is metal. Industrial printers are…
Source: Futurism: We Can Now Easily 3D Print With Metal


The Pansar Augmented is a Swedish smart watch that looks like a standard three-handed wristwatch. However, with the tap of a button, you can view multiple data points including weather, notifications, and even sales data from your CRM. Pansar is a Swedish watch company that uses Swiss movements and hand…
Source: TechCrunch – Gadgets: The Pansar Augmented watch hides it smarts behind an analog face


Enlarge / The new mobile interface, with its buttons along the bottom. (credit: Skype) In July, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that it was going to add useful new features to Skype: built-in call recording, along with the end-to-end encrypted messaging and NDI API support previously announced. Today, that drive…
Source: Ars Technica – Gears and Gadgets : Microsoft is finally going to make the Skype UI good for the things people use


The very first version of Google Chrome was released September 2, 2008, which means the world’s most popular browser is now 10 years old. Google is celebrating Chrome’s first decade with the stable release of a major new UI revamp. Chrome’s big redesign is rolling out across desktop operating systems,…
Source: Ars Technica – Gears and Gadgets : Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign


Lenovo Among the new hardware launched this week at IFA in Berlin are a couple of premium Chromebooks. Lenovo’s $600 Yoga Chromebook brings high-end styling and materials to the Chromebook space, along with well-specced internals and a high quality screen. Dell‘s $600 Inspiron Chromebook 14 has slightly lower specs but…
Source: Ars Technica – Gears and Gadgets : 0 Chromebooks are a dangerous development for Microsoft


Update 12:35: Casio and Diesel have each released new Wear OS watches.Your wrist is about to get a serious upgrade. Google announced on Wednesday that a long-overdue Wear OS redesign will be rolling out to all watches over the next month. It’s not the first Wear OS refresh we’ve gotten—Google has…
Source: PCworld : Redesigned Wear OS gives us a glimpse into Google’s vision for the Pixel Watch


Amazon probably isn’t the first name you think of when you need a tablet, but it’s actually the No. 2 tablet maker behind Apple’s ubiquitous iPad. And now there are signs that a new model may be coming out just in time for the holidays.While there aren’t any rumors or…
Source: PCworld : Amazon is blowing out its Fire HD 8 tablets for , which probably means a new model is on the way


Sonos is doubling down on the custom in-home audio market with new products and partnerships. The company today announced a new version of the Sonos Amp and a partnership with Sonance that will result in three architectural speakers — in-wall, in-ceiling and outdoor — that Sonos says will gain additional…
Source: TechCrunch – Gadgets: Sonos releases new speaker Amp, partners with Sonance for in-wall speakers


Half an hour into their two-hour testimony on Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were asked about collaboration between social media companies. “Our collaboration has greatly increased,” Sandberg stated before turning to Dorsey and adding that Facebook has “always shared information…
Source: TechCrunch – Social: Hate speech, collusion, and the constitution


Walmart offers the Coleman 120-Quart Xtreme 5 Marine Cooler for $45.95 with free shipping. That’s $15 under our mention from a year ago and the lowest price we could find by $28. It holds up to 190 cans, features a channel drain, and Have-A-Seat Lid that supports up to 250-lbs.
Source: CNET – Deals: Coleman 120-Quart Xtreme 5 Marine Cooler for + free shipping


As one of its daily deals, 13 Deals offers the Calvin Klein Women’s Performance Reversible Mid-Impact Racerback Sports Bra 3-Pack for $35.97 with free shipping. That’s tied with yesterday’s expired mention and the lowest price we could find now by $39. It’s available in sizes S to 2XL. Deal ends…
Source: CNET – Deals: Calvin Klein Women’s Sports Bra 3-Pack for + free shipping


U.S. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple Inc should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports.
Source: Reuters: Trump tells Apple to make products in U.S. to avoid China tariffs


Google removed a YouTube advert by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after authorities complained that the videos would violate an election silence law before Sunday’s vote for regional governors, an aide to Navalny said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters: Google pulls Russian opposition leader’s YouTube advert ahead of vote


Today only, from 10 am to 5 pm local time, participating Walmart stores are offering a free play day for kids in celebration of National Play Day. Children will be able to try out some of the season’s hottest toys, such as Barbie’s Ultimate Kitchen, Ready 2 Robot, and Hatchimals…
Source: CNET – Deals: National Play Day Free kids’ playtime + at Walmart stores


Nordstrom still takes up to 40% off a selection of men’s, women’s, and kids’ apparel, shoes, and accessories as part of its Summer Sale. Plus, these orders receive free shipping. Deal ends September 9.
Source: CNET – Deals: Nordstrom Summer Sale: Up to 40% off + free shipping


Jos. A. Bank offers its Jos. A. Bank Men’s 1/4-Zip Mock Neck Sweater in several colors (Red pictured) for $12.48. Plus, Bank Account Rewards members get free shipping. (Not a member? It’s free to join.) That’s tied with our July mention, $113 off, and within a buck of the lowest…
Source: CNET – Deals: Jos. A. Bank Men’s 1/4-Zip Mock Neck Sweater for + free shipping


European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13 The most controversial component of the proposals concerns user-generated content…
Source: TechCrunch – Social: What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote


Russia will spend about 10 billion roubles ($143 million) on its car demand support program in 2019, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov was quoted as saying by the TASS news agency on Saturday.
Source: Reuters: Russia will spend 10 billion roubles on car demand support in 2019: TASS

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