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Destiny 2: Forsaken review: There's a reason to play Destiny every day again
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:53:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
There are numerous ways to judge a Destiny 2 expansion, but I’ve found it’s easiest to count the days I kept playing. After Curse of Osiris, I stuck around for about two weeks. After Warmind, it was about two days. But Forsaken? It’s been the better part of a month now, and I don’t see myself quitting anytime soon.I doubted it was possible, but Bungie’s turned Destiny 2 into the hobbyist game people wanted. Does that mean you owe it another shot? Absolutely not. But if you’ve been looking for a reason to revisit the Tower, Forsaken’s a compelling one.To read this article in full, please click here
Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:52:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Dash cams are already essential in many countries because of scam artists who try to create accidents so they can sue you. They’ve also proven useful for catching cars flying into buildings, or the occasional meteor, as happened in Thailand and in Russia a few years ago.But while auto con artists aren’t as common here, recording your excursions is a reasonable precaution to take—especially if you’re driving professionally. To read this article in full, please click here
Garmin Dash Cam 45 review: Compact, clever and Wi-Fi-enabled, but average video at best
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:35:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Garmin’s Dash Cam 45 shares all the advanced features found in its Dash Cam 55 and Dash Cam 65W siblings, such as driver alerts, Wi-Fi offloading via an app, integrated GPS, and red light camera tracking. It also sports the same compact design and a clever magnetic mount. But its night captures aren’t as good as they are on the other two models, and in our tests, the video stabilization doesn’t deal well with large bumps or stiff suspensions. To read this article in full, please click here
This week in games: Telltale hit with major layoffs and THQ continues its buying spree
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:11:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
THQ Nordic bought up the rights to Alone in the Dark this week, so the betting's on. Which once-great-but-now-disgraced-or-discarded series will be next? Eternal Darkness? Fez? Alan Wake? Metal Gear Solid? Jade Empire? So many possibilities.That news, plus Capcom's Tokyo Games Show presence, Return of the Obra Dinn gets a release date, Frostpunk's first expansion, Telltale closes and cancels Wolf Among Us 2, and LawBreakers goes to an early grave.This is gaming news for September 17 to 21.Weekend warrior As per usual, kicking off the round-up with the games you could be playing this weekend—for free, of course. First up is Ghost Recon: Wildlands, which I wasn't too fond of last year but which is definitely big enough to keep you occupied for three days. Head here and log into your Uplay account to get temporary access.To read this article in full, please click here
Intel's 905P Optane reaches a tempting 1.5TB, but drive prices remain high
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:53:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Intel just introduced its largest Optane-based SSDs yet, but the shocker may be that one comes in the rarely seen U.2 interface.Intel on Thursday announced its Optane 905P drives with three flavors: A 905P in PCIe add-in card, or if you’re into the nomenclature thing: HHHL (half height, half length) trim. It’ll come in capacities of 960GB and 1.5TB. A 905P M.2 “gumstick” drive in capacities of up to 380GB. A 905P in U.2 in capacities of 1.5TB, 960GB, and 480GB.  The last drive is probably a surprise to those who don’t read Obscure SSD Quarterly, (Editor's note: not a real media outlet) because it’s only the third U.2 drive to be introduced. Ever. The previous two—the 900P and the 750—were also made by Intel, so it’s a very rare form factor.To read this article in full, please click here
Keep your phone powered up at home or on the go with Amazon's awesome Anker sale
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:24:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Whether you're waiting for the FedEx truck to bring your shiny new iPhone XS Max or are just trying to get a squeeze more months out of your Galaxy S7, there's one thing you both have in common: the charger that comes in the box isn't good enough. So if you're looking for a better way to juice up your phone, Amazon has you covered today with some all-time lows on Anker's excellent line of high-speed charging accessoriesRemove non-product link.To read this article in full, please click here
Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A hefty gaming laptop with buttery graphics and a mechanical keyboard
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:06:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
The Lenovo Legion Y920, with its full-on GTX 1070-calibre graphics, a bright 17-inch screen, and a mechanical keyboard, makes for a solid—and quite hefty—gaming laptop. Besides its premium mechanical keyboard, the Y920 boasts some enticing amenities that its competitors lack, such as a one-touch Turbo mode and Dolby Atmos sound.It’s a good machine, but shop wisely. Gamers focused purely on the visuals may balk at the Y920’s hefty price tag, particularly given that a similarly configured version of the Alienware 17 R5Remove non-product link (not the maxed-out version we reviewed) currently costs many hundreds of dollars less. You’ll also see 17-inch gaming laptops with newer CPUs than its 7th-generation overclockable part. To read this article in full, please click here
Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:10:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Apple is dropping the Back To My Mac remote access feature, and in a recent support document they urge you to be prepared by looking for alternatives.RemotePC by iDrive is a full-featured remote access solution that lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. Right now, their 50 computer package is 90% off or just $6.95 for your 1st year. So if you need an alternative to Back To My Mac, or have been thinking about remote access, now is a good time to consider RemotePC. Learn more about it here.To read this article in full, please click here
Get 100+ Hours Of Cisco IT Certification Training For Just $39 (90% Off)
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:14:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
An increasing number of businesses are adopting IT infrastructures to support their networking and security, making the job market for IT professionals more attractive than ever. There are dozens of IT certification vendors that specialize in their specific IT solutions, but few carry the weight that Cisco does. With this $39 Cisco Networking & Cloud Computing Certification Bundle, you can expand your knowledge of Cisco's tools, prep to certify your training, and ultimately impress on the job hunt.To read this article in full, please click here
These rare deals drop custom Radeon Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards below MSRP, with 3 free games
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:01:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Nvidia’s powerful GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti landed this week, and it’s good news for Radeon fans. Or at least their wallets. Because now that Nvidia’s luxury-priced titans are here, you can finally find enticing, all-too-rare deals on Radeon Vega graphics cards selling at or even below retail prices. The PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX Vega 64 costs $500 on NeweggRemove non-product link right now. But if you’re willing to send in a rebate form, you can snag a Vega 64 for even less: The Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 costs $470 on NeweggRemove non-product link after you receive a $30 rebate card. AMD’s other Vega is getting in on the action too, with the PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX Vega 56 going for $380 on NeweggRemove non-product link after a $20 rebate card. All three come bundled with three free games: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Star Control: Origins, and Strange Brigade.To read this article in full, please click here
Apple Watch Series 4 has arrived but here are 5 reasons to buy a Series 3 instead
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Apple Watch Series 4 isn't just the best wearable Apple has ever made, it also has the highest entry-level price tag. Here's why the Series 3 is a much better buy.
The best graphics cards for PC gaming
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:56:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
“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 up the detail settings on Battlefield and get right to playing. Gaming GPU cheat sheet Our quick-hit recommendations: Best budget GPU: MSI GTX 1050 2G OC [amazon.com] Best 1080p GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 570 [amazon.com] Best 1440p GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 [amazon.com] Best $500 GPU: GeForce GTX 1080 [amazon.com] Best 4K/60Hz GPU: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti [amazon.com] or GeForce RTX 2080Remove non-product link [BestBuy.com] Best 4K/144Hz GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders EditionRemove non-product link [BestBuy.com] Updated 9/20/2018 to add the GeForce RTX 2080 to the best 4K/60 GPU section, and to create the best 4K/144Hz category for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The graphics card news section also received an update.To read this article in full, please click here
Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speaker review: A definite contender for best-in-class status
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
What’s the opposite of sticker shock? It’s hard to believe these speakers are this inexpensive.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2080 Ti: Should you upgrade?
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Two and a half long years after the launch of the GeForce GTX 10-series, Nvidia’s next generation of graphics cards is finally here, and the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti top our performance charts. But should you upgrade to the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ($1,200 at Best BuyRemove non-product link or GeForce.com) if you already own a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? As always, the answer is, “it depends.”To read this article in full, please click here
Skype is coming to Alexa devices, bringing another Microsoft service to Amazon's hardware
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:14:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
At one time, Skype seemed to be the one thing Microsoft was holding back in reserve from its Cortana-Alexa partnership. That no longer seems to be the case.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fans can now build an almost all-COD PC thanks to Asus
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:18:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Call of Duty: Black Ops fans, if you want all the pieces of flair for your PC, Asus has your back.The company has unveiled just about every imaginable thing you can think of to coincide with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4on October 12.Besides a keyboard, mouse, monitor and mouse pad, Asus is also offering a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4-branded monitor, PC, motherboard and router.Yup. A router. No, we're not making that up. ASUS You're not a superfan if you don't have a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 router. No word on whether it blocks packets for Battlefield V.To read this article in full, please click here
Microsoft warns that overstuffed hard drives could stall the Windows 10 October 2018 update
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:07:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
If you have a tablet or older laptop with just a tiny bit of storage available, pay attention: Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 October 2018 Update may cause you some headaches unless you tidy up.In a support document, Microsoft acknowledges that Windows 10's Windows Update fails to check PCs for adequate storage before it kicks off, an oversight that may cause the upcoming feature update to repeatedly fail unless the PC has enough space to download and install it.To read this article in full, please click here
This $13 RavPower wireless charging stand will make up for your iPhone XS's lame 5W plug
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
The new iPhone XS and XS Max are shipping out tomorrow, but it's not all good news: They still ship with the same 5W charger that takes forever to fill up your phone. That's why you need a wireless charger, and today, RaVPower's Qi-certified wireless charger is an all-time low of $13Remove non-product link so go grab one before they're all gone.To read this article in full, please click here
Cube Escape: Paradox review: There's nothing else like this surreal room-escape/short film mash-up
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
“Do be warned, detective…some men find this place hard to leave.” It’s meant as a threat, but I laughed. Even for the Rusty Lake series, this is one hell of a wink-nod, fourth-wall-breaking moment.Yes, one of the most prolific game development teams is back for its second game of 2018, Cube Escape: Paradox—and perhaps the most ambitious of the series, thanks to a 20-minute short film that’s integral to the plot. Just when you think Rusty Lake can’t get any weirder, it does.Empty the mind You’ll note of course that this is titled Cube Escape: Paradox, not Rusty Lake: Paradox. A bit confusing, no? To recap, the Rusty Lake games (Hotel, Roots, Paradise) spun out of a series of browser-based escape rooms, titled Cube Escape. Until now the main distinction has been that the Cube Escape games are both shorter and free, while the Rusty Lake entries are longer, more complex, and sold through Steam.To read this article in full, please click here
The Full Nerd ep. 68: GeForce RTX review, RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti, what about Radeon?
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:29:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray discuss our exhaustive review of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, the first graphics cards built around ray tracing and AI-enhanced image processing.Unfortunately, none of those technologies are available in any games yet, but Nvidia sent reviewers some canned demos to try them in action, and well, if Deep Learning Super Sampling works anywhere near this well in shipping games, it’ll be black magic. The gang dives deep into the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti’s performance in traditional games and whether Nvidia’s new graphics cards perform better in HDR than the older GTX 10-series, before diving into a flood of questions by live viewers.To read this article in full, please click here
Replace your slow hard drive with these $25 SSDs
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:16:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Budget SSD maker Adata won’t be found among our selections for the top SSDs of 2018. But if you haven’t ditched your pokey hard drive yet, the ludicrously low prices of Adata’s 2.5-inch Ultimate SU655 SSDs on Amazon make them pretty irresistible.To start, the 120GB version of the drive costs just $25. We’re in pizza pricing territory here folks. True, this low capacity drive has been dropping in price for weeks, but it’s the lowest we’ve seen it go. You won’t fit much media on a 120GB drive, but it’s a great option for a boot drive.To read this article in full, please click here
Newegg confirms credit card information was taken in a sophisticated attack
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Online retailer Newegg on Wednesday confirmed that credit card information from customers had been stolen using a sophisticated attack."Yesterday we learned one of our servers had been injected with malware which was identified and removed from our site," the company said in a statement on Twitter. "We’re conducting extensive research to determine exactly what info was obtained and are sending emails to customers potentially impacted. Please check your email."This makes Newegg the latest company to get hit by black hat hacker groups collectively called Magecart. Security researchers at RiskIQ said the attack worked by injecting malicious JavaScript onto Newegg's page to skim credit card information and sent it it to a domain registered as Neweggstats.com. RiskIQ said a very similar "Magecart assault" was also used against British Airways and Ticketmaster earlier this year.To read this article in full, please click here
I switched from the $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 to the $250 LG Stylo 4 and now I question everything
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:30:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Switching from a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to an LG Stylo 4 is analogous to going from a Ferrari 812 Superfast to a Kia Optima. They’re both 2018 smartphones with styluses built in, and they both run the same version of Android (Oreo 8.1). But other than that, they couldn’t be more different.Where the Note 9 has sex appeal and a high price tag, the Stylo 4 is basic and affordable—even cheap. The Stylo 4 has a quarter of the Note 9’s internal storage (32GB versus 128GB), is made of plastic instead of glass, and is powered by a far slower processor. And it doesn’t have wireless charging or a dual camera or a WQHD+ Infinity display.To read this article in full, please click here
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 Ti: Which graphics card should you buy?
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
The long-awaited GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are finally here, new “RTX” moniker and all, and well, they’re mighty impressive pieces of kit. Nvidia infused the radical Turing GPU at their hearts with dedicated RT and tensor cores to (hopefully) ignite a gaming future brimming with ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the fastest graphics card ever, full stop. But I’ve heard plenty of people wondering: Should I buy a GeForce RTX 2080 or a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti?Nvidia’s new RTX graphics cards cost significantly more than their predecessors. But prices for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti—Nvidia’s powerful, previous-gen flagship—have started relaxing in recent weeks after spending most of 2018 inflated by wild cryptocurrency demand.To read this article in full, please click here
AirTV DVR doesn't quite pick up Sling TV's slack
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
AirTV now offers subscription-free DVR for cord-cutters, though its Sling TV app integration still needs work.
One of the best features of Microsoft's October update to Windows could be in doubt
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:16:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Though features within upcoming Windows updates come and go during the beta Insider builds, one that many were looking forward to—a Smart Updater feature that would hopefully cut back on awkwardly timed Windows 10 updates—is now in doubt.Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that they had “nothing to share” regarding the feature, which Microsoft first introduced in Build 17723, in late July. Then, Microsoft promised that the feature would reduce the trauma caused by spontaneous reboots during Windows Update process—especially during times when a user was actively working on the PC.To read this article in full, please click here
PCWorld's September Digital Magazine: Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:05:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers.In the September issue In the September issue we go deep on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Find out what it’s like to hold a $1,250 phone, what its biggest problem is, and whether Samsung will fix it. We have a 19-page review of the new Microsoft Surface Go; compare how it stacks up against other tablets.To read this article in full, please click here
Master Adobe's Most Popular Software With This 60+ Hour Training Bootcamp ($39)
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:00:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
When it comes to creative software, Adobe is king. With programs like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Lightroom being used by photographers, designers, and editors across the globe, you should expect to master these tools if you hope to make it as a creative professional. Thankfully, doing so is much easier with theComplete Adobe Mastery Bundle, which contains 11 courses on some of Adobe's top creative tools; and it's on sale for only $39 today.To read this article in full, please click here
Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal meteorologist?
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:52:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Home weather stations are getting more accurate and sophisticated all the time. Follow our buyer's guide to ensure you're not left in the cold or soaking wet.
Watch The Full Nerd talk about the RTX 2080 review right now!
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:35:00 -0700
Source: PCWorld
Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today's show is all about the Nvidia RTX launch! First up we cover the official PCWorld review of the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, next we'll answer the question of whether you should buy a RTX 2080 or GTX 1080 Ti, and lastly we look over to AMD to see if it's better to buy a Radeon card instead. As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat. If YouTube is not your thing uou can also watch us on Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter!To read this article in full, please click here
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