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Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:16:09 -0700

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How to delete and disable location history in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:30:00 -0700

Your devices scoop up all kinds of information about you to provide helpful services and deliver supposedly targeted advertising. Since the debut of Windows 10 this trend has also landed in full force on the PC. But what if you don't want to participate in this cloud-based madness? A good start is to restrict your location information in Windows 10.

Here's how to turn off location services in Windows 10 and delete your location history.

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Some Windows Store apps in Windows 10 require your location to work correctly, while others would like it in order to tailor your experience. Before you turn off location services keep in mind that any location-specific services or apps will no longer be available to you.

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Google Fit update finally brings strength training feature to all Android Wear 2.0 watches

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:22:00 -0700

Whether you have a new Android Wear 2.0 watch or a first-gen model that just received an update, they’re about to get a lot more buffed. We already know the new Google Fit app brings a bunch of new trackers and motivators for workout buffs, but in the latest update, Google is finally turning on the best new feature.

Back when we reviewed the LG Sport and Style watches, we noted a strange difference between them regarding one of Google Fit’s better features. On the Sport, we were able to activate Strength Training, which used the watch’s sensors to automatically track what we were doing (situps, weight lifting, etc.) and count our reps. But on the Style that option wasn’t present, and we couldn’t figure out why.

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AMD shows off Vega's ability to handle 8K graphics at NAB

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:09:00 -0700

AMD is giving a demonstration of the brute force of its upcoming Vega GPU, showing its ability to handle 4K and 8K graphics.

The company is showing off its next-generation Radeon Pro professional graphics card based on the Vega GPU at the NAB show in the Las Vegas this week.

One demonstration has the Vega GPU handling 8K video processing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. The other focuses on 4K post-processing with Radeon ProRender, which renders high-end graphics.

The NAB show is targeted at the TV and film industry, in which 8K is a growing trend. AMD has been wooing the industry to adopt its GPUs.

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Get 20% off BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Deal Alert

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:52:00 -0700

BeatsX wireless in-ear headphones are currently discounted 20% on Amazon. BeatsX features Fast Fuel charging (5 mins of charge = 2 mins of playback), multiple tips for a personalized fit, and seamless setup & connection with iOS devices via class 1 Bluetooth. The public list price of $149.95 on Amazon will be reduced to $119.99 when you add the item to your cart. See the discounted BeatsX wireless in-ear headphones now on Amazon.

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Staples is selling a color laser printer for $75

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:49:00 -0700

Printers aren’t the most exciting technology out there, but they’re like toothbrushes: Everybody needs one, even in 2017. And until Saturday—or supplies sell out—you can get a great deal on a Dell C17690nw color laser printer at Staples, which is offering it for $75. That’s a much better price than you’ll find elsewhere, as Dell lists this printer for $200 and Newegg has it for $150.

Even though this laser printer is color, don’t expect it to do a great job on photos. The appeal of a laser printer is that it creates sharp, crisp text with some basic visual elements. If you need a printer for photos, this device is not for you.

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ZTE's Quartz smartwatch: A good idea hindered by its OS

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:41:00 -0700

ZTE's Quartz smartwatch is the Chinese phone maker's first attempt at breaching what's quickly becoming a saturated U.S. smartwatch market. Two of the watch's most promising features are its ability to be used without a phone and its affordability. But how do these promises stand up to the test? I tried it out for myself. 

3G Connectivity may not be as useful as you think 

To begin with, I must point out that a lot of the issues I had while using the ZTE Quartz were not necessarily issues arising from the watch itself, but rather from its OS, Android Wear 2.0, and limitations on the T-Mobile network. 

Quartz comes with 3G support from T-Mobile, as well as WiFi, and a built-in speaker, which means that you should be able to make and take calls without your phone. During testing, calls from the watch worked fine, and I was actually pleasantly surprised by the volume of the speaker, but there's a big caveat: You have to have two different numbers for your phone and for your watch. 

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Get 100+ Hours of Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure Certification Training for $39 - Deal Alert

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:28:00 -0700

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Expert certification is one of the most highly regarded IT certifications, and can bolster your resume to help you land a high paying IT job. The Microsoft MCSE Server Admin Certification Training Bundle features over 100 hours of training content to help you ace the MCSE Server Infrastructure exam, and you can get it today for just $39 - hundreds off its retail value of over $1500.

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Google highlights 60 app and game nominees for second annual Play Awards

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:15:00 -0700

Google I/O is just about three weeks away, and Google is already starting the festivities. Along with the developer’s preview of Android O, the company has now announced the finalists for its second annual Google Play Awards, and there are even more awesome apps on display this year.

While all of the main awards remain, including Best App, Best Game, Best Standout Indie, and Best Standout Startup, a number of new apps will be recognized this year in an array of categories, including AR, VR, and Android Wear. This year, each category includes five nominees, with winners to be announced on Thursday, May 18. We've listed all the nominees below, and you can also find them all on a single Play Store page.

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Read all about IT: CEOs see IT as more important than ever

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:11:11 -0700

As IT rises up the list of business priorities, CEOs are more likely to read about new technologies than they are to ask their CIOs for information.

That's one of the findings in a new survey by Gartner, in which 31 percent of business leaders questioned put IT among their top three priorities. It's the highest-ever ranking in the survey for IT, which was trumped only by profits and growth, cited by 58 percent.

The 388 business leaders questioned -- mostly CEOs, with a smattering of CFOs and COOs -- are twice as likely to want to build up in-house IT capabilities (57 percent) as to outsource it (29 percent), which ought to be good news for CIOs.

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AMD's new Polaris-based Radeon Pro Duo is slower than its predecessor

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:11:12 -0700

AMD's new Radeon Pro Duo graphics packs two of the company's fastest GPUs, but surprisingly, is slower than its 2016 predecessor.

The Pro Duo, announced on Monday, is based on the Polaris architecture. It provides 11.45 teraflops of single-precision performance, which is a downgrade from the 16 teraflops of performance offered by last year's Pro Duo, based on the Fiji architecture.

Performance usually goes up with each new GPU generation, but AMD opted to lower the power draw and the number of processing cores in the Pro Duo; as result, the product generates less heat. The Pro Duo draws 250 watts of power, compared to 350 watts by its predecessor.

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Optane Memory review: Why you may want Intel's futuristic cache in your PC

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Intel’s Optane Memory gives mainstream users a rare first bite at the bleeding edge of technology. No matter how much hardcore PC enthusiasts yell, scream, and gnash their teeth, they're not going to be using this as standalone storage just yet. Instead, Optane Memory debuts as a caching drive that can—at times—make a hard drive competitive with even the fastest SSDs.

If this seems too good for your dog-slow drive to be true, don't worry. We ran the benchmarks, and you can see the results for yourself. You can also see the caveats in the system requirements, which unfortunately bar the vast majority of PCs from this speedy upgrade. 

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Microsoft offers Gmail users some key Outlook features, but only via Windows 10

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:57:00 -0700

Soon Gmail accounts will no longer be second-class citizens in Windows 10. Microsoft announced late last week that some of the company's top features for Outlook.com and other Microsoft-hosted email are coming to Gmail accounts.

The changes will be available via the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app, meaning Gmail users won't see them outside of a Windows 10 device. The added features include Focused Inbox, and travel and package tracking. Microsoft also says it will extend "faster and improved search" to Gmail via the Mail app.

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Seeing red: Samsung to offer software fix for tinted Galaxy S8 displays

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:04:00 -0700

Millions of people around the world are enjoying their first days with the Galaxy S8, marveling over the screen and rocking out with the new AKG-tuned earbuds. But not everyone is singing a happy tune. For some users, the infinity display isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, with some S8 screens showing a distinct red tint.

Reports of the red menace started cropping up almost as soon as S8s began landing in customer’s hands, but Samsung initially brushed them off, blaming the color woes on shoddy calibration. The company directed affected buyers to the Display tab in Settings, where they could use the Screen Mode menu to adjust the color range, saturation, and sharpness of the screen.

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Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:44:16 -0700

A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware.

The sentence is the longest ever handed out in the U.S. for computer crimes, surpassing the 20-year jail term imposed on American hacker and former U.S. Secret Service informant Albert Gonzalez in 2010 for similar credit card theft activities.

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, a Russian citizen from Vladivostok, was sentenced Friday in the Western District of Washington after he was found guilty in August of 10 counts of wire fraud, eight counts of intentional damage to a protected computer, nine counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, nine counts of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices and two counts of aggravated identity theft.

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The best graphics cards for PC gaming

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:56:00 -0700

Last updated April 21, 2017 to include the Radeon RX 500 series, the Titan Xp, and EVGA’s GTX 1080 Ti.

“What graphics card within my budget gives me the best bang for my buck?”

That simple question cuts to the core of what people hunting for a new graphics card look for: the most oomph they can afford. Sure, the technological leaps behind each new GPU can be interesting on their own, but most everyone just wants to crank the detail settings on Far Cry and get right to playing.

Answering the question can be a bit trickier than it seems. Raw performance is a big part of it, but factors like noise, the driver experience, and supplemental software all play a role in determining which graphics card to buy, too. 

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Smartphone camera showdown: Google Pixel vs. LG G6

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0700

It's a tight race, but LG takes the Best Smartphone Camera crown from Google.


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Notion Home Awareness Starter Kit review: Smarter sensors, but limited control

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0700

Don’t call it a security system: Notion is a “home awareness kit” that offers a somewhat different value proposition. Like a standard DIY security setup, Notion is built around a wireless hub and sensors that you place around your house. The wall-wart hub is fully wireless and requires no hardwired ethernet connection to your router. Just plug the hub into any power outlet and run through a few quick steps in Notion’s iOS or Android app and you’re ready to start placing sensors. Notion is sold in two bundles, with either three sensors or five. Add-on sensors are $49 a pop.

There’s just one type of sensor—a little hockey puck a bit larger than a Double Stuf Oreo cookie—and that’s by design. Rather than building different sensors for different applications, Notion’s single sensor does everything. One sensor can detect position changes (doors or windows opening or closing), temperature fluctuations, water leaks, light, noise, and more. A single sensor can serve multiple needs at the same time.

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What's wrong with Microsoft To-Do: 8 things lacking in Wunderlist's replacement

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:30:00 -0700

Last week, Microsoft made the inscrutable decision to retire Wunderlist, the beloved to-do list app it acquired in 2015, and replace it with a new offering called Microsoft To-Do.

Wunderlist isn’t going away yet, but it’s no longer getting feature updates, and its long-term fate is sealed. In a blog post, Microsoft said it will retire the app after incorporating “your valued feedback and the best elements of the Wunderlist experience into To-Do.”

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8 ways the iPhone 8 can beat the Galaxy S8

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:00:00 -0700

If there wasn’t already a mountain of pressure on Apple to deliver something spectacular with this year’s iPhone update, there surely is now. If you haven’t noticed, Samsung has released the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and they’re pretty remarkable. As a former iPhone 7 Plus user, the S8+ might very well be the best phone I’ve ever used, with a stunning screen, speedy processor, and, yes, a gorgeous design.

But what makes the S8 so amazing is how unique it is. I got to spend a week with it while writing my review, and I came away stunned. For the first time in a while, Samsung is standing alone on the cutting edge with a phone that needs to be seen to be believed. From its barely there bezels to its brilliant wraparound screen, the Galaxy S8 truly gives Apple a run for its money. No joke, it actually makes the iPhone 7 look pretty stale.

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There's now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:47:39 -0700

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell.

Luke Jennings of security firm Countercept wrote a script in response to last week’s high-profile leak of cyberweapons that some researchers believe are from the U.S. National Security Agency. It's designed to detect an implant called Doublepulsar, which is delivered by many of the Windows-based exploits found in the leak and can be used to load other malware.

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This week in games: Call of Duty returns to World War II, Syberia II is free and more

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:18:00 -0700

The blockbuster rush of March might be over, but apparently April is the new indie and semi-indiepile-up. This week we got Rick and Morty's VR game, Full Throttle Remastered, Voodoo Vince Remastered, Late Shift, and Everything. Next week: Dawn of War IIIOutlast 2, What Remains of Edith Finch, Wilson's Heart, and probably some I'm forgetting. Crazy.

But the news keeps piling on too. Call of Duty is returning to World War II next week, EA's giving away copies of Syberia II, N++ added 2,000 more levels, Patrice Desilet's ambitious human-documentary project got another teaser, and more.

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Logitech's G410 mechanical keyboard is $60 today

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:14:00 -0700

Sometimes there’s nothing like a little controversy in a daily deal. Today, Newegg is selling the Logitech G410 tenkeyless mechanical keyboard for $60. That’s a cheaper price than you’ll find at Amazon, and is more than half the price of the more modern Logitech G Pro tenkeyless keyboard

I say this deal is controversial because mechanical keyboards are all about personal taste. While the G410 is well reviewed, some may not like it because it features Logitech’s proprietary Romer-G switches

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Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:10:00 -0700

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and chips.

With only 115 transistors, their processor isn't going to top any benchmark rankings, but it's "a first step towards the development of microprocessors based on 2D semiconductors," the researchers at Vienna University of Technology said in a paper published in the journal Nature this month.

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:30:00 -0700

Updated 04/21/17: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ take a couple of top spots, and we’ve added a “wait and see” warning about our best camera pick.

Choosing a new Android phone isn’t easy. The Android universe is teeming with options, from super-expensive flagship phones, to affordable models that make a few calculated compromises, to models expressly designed for, say, great photography. 

Chances are that whichever phone you buy, you’ll keep it for at least two years. So choosing the best Android phone for you isn’t a decision you should take lightly. 

But we can make things easier. Everyone has different priorities and needs, so we’ve made some picks for the best Android phone in several categories. 

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Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:25:00 -0700

A Microsoft document detailing the minimum hardware specs for Microsoft Windows 10 Cloud-powered laptops seems to be the best evidence yet that Microsoft plans to launch a Chromebook competitor on May 2.

Windows Central obtained a “recommended minimum spec” document, presumably handed out to Microsoft’s partners. The document outlines what Microsoft hopes to achieve with what the document calls an “Edu Cloud device” (and industry watchers have dubbed "Cloudbooks"): all-day battery life, a quick boot and resume cycle, and at least a quad-core Intel Celeron processor powering it all. It’s also titled “Windows 10 Cloud Performance Targets,” confirming the name of the new OS.

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Phishing attacks using internationalized domains are hard to block

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:11:43 -0700

The latest version of Google Chrome, released earlier this week, restricts how domain names that use non-Latin characters are displayed in the browser. This change is in response to a recently disclosed technique that could allow attackers to create highly credible phishing websites.

The ability to register domain names made up of characters like those found in the Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Hebrew and other non-Latin alphabets dates back over a decade. Since 2009, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has also approved a large number of internationalized top-level domains (TLDs) -- domain extensions -- written with such characters.

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Users' orders: Make it easier to build hybrid clouds

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:43:02 -0700

A funny thing happened on the way to the hybrid cloud: Building the infrastructure was a pain in the neck.

That's what enterprise IT people in the Open Networking User Group have discovered Last year, public cloud providers persuaded C-level executives to move significant corporate workloads to the cloud, but the tools weren't there to make it work, said Nick Lippis, co-founder and co-chairman of ONUG.

"There is a ton of custom work that has to be done," Lippis said.

So the user group, which includes IT executives from hundreds of enterprises, chose building hybrid cloud infrastructure as its focus for this year. It will be the main topic at ONUG Spring 2017, taking place next week in San Francisco.

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75% off Lamicall S1 Cell Phone Dock - Deal Alert

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:32:00 -0700

Designed on a low center of gravity makes it stable. The extended hooks keep the phone in safety, and rubber cushions protect the phone from scratches and sliding. Suitable height, perfect angle of view when using Facetime and YouTube, makes it so easy to read message and emails. Compatible with iPhone and Android phones even when they have an added case.  The doc averages 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 4,500 reviewers on Amazon (86% rate a full 5 stars: see reviews), where its typical list price of $39.99 has been reduced 75% to $9.99. See this deal on Amazon.

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Samsung Android owners will get special Google Play Music features

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:20:00 -0700


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How to create a single-column Start menu in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:12:00 -0700

If there’s one thing Microsoft loves to do, it’s play around with the Start menu in Windows 10. The Creators Update is no different with Microsoft adding an interesting new setting for the minimalists out there.

A year ago, we looked at a way to get a Windows 7-ish Start menu without using third-party software by dumping all the live tiles. This didn’t truly give you a Windows 7 replica, but what it did was simplify the Start menu into a single column.

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