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Amazon’s one-day PC gaming sale offers huge deals on CPUs, full PCs, and other hardware

‘);IDG.GPT.addDisplayedAd(“gpt-superstitial”,”true”);$(‘#gpt-superstitial’).responsiveAd({screenSize:’971 1115′,scriptTags:[]});IDG.GPT.log(“Creating ad: gpt-superstitial [971 1115]”);}catch(exception){console.log(“Error with IDG.GPT: “+exception);}} Today you can get a 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 1600 processor with AMD’s Wraith Spire Cooler for $58 off, a whopping 31 percent discount. The deal is part of Amazon’s one-day gaming sale, and before you ask no, there aren’t any graphics cards—we’re still in crisis mode. Nevertheless, there are some great deals on awesome gear today. The aforementioned Ryzen 5 processor is just $150 today, which is already about $38…

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South Korea Is Turning Off PCs to Stop People Working Late | News & Opinion

The experiment starts March 30, but by May all Seoul government employees will have their PCs turned off at 7pm on Fridays. Many of us regularly work late, and we do so for a number of reasons. It could be that there’s a deadline you need to hit, your department is understaffed, you’re trying to make up for time off, or worst of all, it’s demanded of you by management and has become the norm. In South Korea, the problem…

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A backpack with a USB charge port and a free Lightning cable is on sale for under $20

A backpack with a USB charge port and a free Lightning cable is on sale for under $20 | PCWorld ‘);IDG.GPT.addDisplayedAd(“gpt-superstitial”,”true”);$(‘#gpt-superstitial’).responsiveAd({screenSize:’971 1115′,scriptTags:[]});IDG.GPT.log(“Creating ad: gpt-superstitial [971 1115]”);}catch(exception){console.log(“Error with IDG.GPT: “+exception);}} It’s not a household name, but this backpack with built-in USB port is available at a good price. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Ian Paul Contributor, PCWorld | Mar 23, 2018 6:54 AM PT Sosoon “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); If…

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The Atari VCS is a nostalgic mini-PC shrouded in faux wood and mystery

It still exists. That seems to be the message Atari wanted to send by showing up at GDC with the Atari VCS, formerly known as the “Ataribox.” Although the project was only announced last spring, I think I’d already started to think of it as vaporware—surely this isn’t real, right? But it is, or at least Atari’s still claiming it is, showing off a prototype of the Linux-based console this week. “Prototype” is maybe too lofty a term, though. This…

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Newegg’s selling a mechanical keyboard with backlit Cherry Brown switches for $55

Newegg’s selling a mechanical keyboard with backlit Cherry Brown switches for $55 | PCWorld ‘);IDG.GPT.addDisplayedAd(“gpt-superstitial”,”true”);$(‘#gpt-superstitial’).responsiveAd({screenSize:’971 1115′,scriptTags:[]});IDG.GPT.log(“Creating ad: gpt-superstitial [971 1115]”);}catch(exception){console.log(“Error with IDG.GPT: “+exception);}} The G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 with Cherry MX Brown switches is $55 on Newegg right now. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Ian Paul Contributor, PCWorld | Mar 21, 2018 6:00 AM PT G.Skill “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); Devoted typists adore mechanical keyboards, but all of their internal…

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Azio Hue 2 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse review: Quiet and roomy, but a tad too sticky

While it boasts a roomy design, smooth, quiet keystrokes, and a reasonably inexpensive price, the Azio Hue 2 tripped me up with its finicky keys, particularly the all-important space bar. That’s a shame, because the Hue 2 comes bundled with a surprisingly well-built mouse, while its blue and pink variants add a splash of colorful style. Basic features Windows only 2.4GHz RF wireless connectivity 2 AA batteries required for keyboard with a month of battery life, 2 AAA batteries for…

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AMD Ryzen CPUs get deeper price cuts ahead of Zen+’s April launch

It’s simultaneously a great and terrible time to go deal hunting for a new processor—especially for Ryzen fans. AMD’s second-generation Ryzen chips are expected to start rolling out in April. To get ready, prices of the current Ryzen and Threadripper chips are starting to drop after previously receiving a permanent price slashing in January. Here’s a look at some of the best Ryzen prices you can find right now. Few chips are hitting Black Friday prices, but deal hunters should keep…

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Raspberry Pi projects: Insanely innovative, incredibly cool creations

The Raspberry Pi isn’t just for Linux anymore. For just over two years, Microsoft has offered a version of Windows 10 that works on the Raspberry Pi called Windows IoT Core. In January 2016, Microsoft created a project that uses Windows IoT and its Project Oxford facial recognition technology to create a smart home door lock. All you do is stand in front of the door, press the buzzer, and if you’re recognized the door unlocks. Microsoft actually used an…

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Upgrade to a 24-inch, 1080p monitor for only $80 today

Upgrade to a 24-inch, 1080p monitor for only $80 today | PCWorld Grabbing a decently sized 1080p monitor for this cheap doesn’t happen often. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Ian Paul Contributor, PCWorld | Mar 15, 2018 6:58 AM PT Sceptre “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); Don’t underestimate the importance of your computer monitor. Larger sizes let you get more done, and more pixels make everything crisp and clean. If…

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Meltdown/Spectre: Intel plans changes to protect future chips

Intel has reached one Meltdown/Spectre milestone and is moving on to the next one. The company plans to add “partitioning” to processors later this year to protect against two of the Spectre processor vulnerabilities, it said Thursday.  Intel said last week that it had begun sending patches for its Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge chips to its PC hardware partners, leaving just a few niche chips to be patched. That process has now been completed, Intel said Thursday, covering all…

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The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ rolls out just in time for Pi Day

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has a new mini PC for Pi Day, but it’ll cost you a little more than $31.40. The Raspberry Pi Model B+ is available for $35. The new version of the mini PC includes dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, meaning it offers the versatility of 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless. The processor is a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor—a 200MHz bump over the 1.2GHz processor in the Pi 3 Model B. For the new board, the Raspberry Pi Foundation uses…

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Kyle Bennett from HardOCP: What’s up with Nvidia’s GeForce Partner Program? | The Full Nerd Ep 43

PCWorld | Mar 13, 2018 Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In this special episode we are joined by Kyle Bennett from HardOCP to talk about Nvidia’s controversial Geforce Partner Program. Read his Kyle’s full article on HardOCP.com: https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/03/08/geforce_partner_program_impacts_consumer_choice Source link

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F-Secure Safe review: A solid antivirus suite that gets out of your way—mostly

F-Secure Safe is an interesting security program. In the short time that I’ve been using it, I get the distinct feeling that its aim is to do its job and get out of your way. Since I’ve set it up, I can’t recall one pop-up alert telling me about a security scan, a USB drive connected to my system—nothing. A window did appear every day reminding me that my trial would expire in “X” number of days, but that’s not…

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Staples has an awesome deal on this 24-inch Dell UltraSharp display

Staples has an awesome deal on this 24-inch Dell UltraSharp display | PCWorld The Dell U2412M with 1920×1200 resolution is $160 at Staples today. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Ian Paul Contributor, PCWorld | Mar 13, 2018 7:42 AM PT Dell “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); Staples is a great source for monitor deals, and today there’s a great buy on a 24-inch 1920×1200 Dell display. The office supply store…

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The Full Nerd episode 42: The future of Windows, and is cloud gaming any good?

In this episode of the Full Nerd, PCWorld’s resident expert on all things Microsoft, Mark Hachman, joins Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray to talk about the future of Windows.   What fresh features are coming in the next big Windows update? When can we expect that update? And hey, what’s up with all those “Polaris” and “Core OS” rumors? Could Microsoft restrict access to traditional desktop software in future versions of Windows? We dig deep into what’s coming to the operating system running on most people’s PCs.  Ryzen APUs also let…

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SanDisk’s monster 400GB microSD card is $65 off

If you’re thinking of grabbing a Galaxy S9 when it comes out next week, need a super-sized Nintendo Switch storage solution for your collection of games, or simply want to expand beyond your laptop’s stingy-sized SSD, Amazon and B&H Photo Video have a great deal today. Both retailers are selling a 400GB SanDisk Ultra class 10 microSD card for $185. That’s a great price for a massive amount of storage. Just a few years ago you could only get 400GB capacities…

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A 70% discount makes this color laser printer cheaper than used black-and-white printers

If you need to print a lot of paper fast, laser printers outpace inkjets every time, but color laser printers usually cost hundreds of dollars. Not today. Staples is selling Dell’s C1760nw color laser printer for just $75, down from its $250 MSRP. That’s a huge price drop compared to what you’ll find elsewhere. A third-party seller on Amazon has it for $138, and Best Buy’s selling it (on sale) for $220, though Staples had the same deal on this…

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Corsair MM1000 review: A wireless charging mousepad with strings attached

The day is finally here, and the challengers to Logitech’s revolutionary Powerplay wireless charging mousepad system have arrived. First up is Corsair’s MM1000 (currently $80 on Amazon), which actually was announced before Logitech showed off Powerplay last year. However, Logitech released its wireless charging mousepad suite last summer, while Corsair’s MM1000 took until 2018. I’ve spent the last few weeks using both the MM1000 and Corsair’s Dark Core mouse—the only one currently designed to work with the new mousepad. We’ve reviewed…

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Azio Retro Classic BT review: This vintage mechanical keyboard will delight serious typists

The Azio Retro Classic isn’t the cheapest vintage-style mechanical keyboard we’ve seen, but it’s certainly one of the most striking. From its deep, clicky keystrokes and wood or leather paneling to its LED-backlit keys and rechargeable battery, the Bluetooth-enabled Retro Classic (available for $220 from Azio at the time of this writing) will delight serious typists with old souls and money to burn.  If the Retro Classic is a bit too exotic for you, no worries: Our wireless keyboard roundup…

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