samedi 18 novembre 2017

Was the PC's death fake news? More consumers want laptops than smartphones on Black Friday 2017

Next week is one of my favorite holidays -- Thanksgiving! I'm not gonna lie, I like to eat, and since this is a day dedicated to chowing down on some good food, I am beyond excited! Oh yeah, it is also a day in which we spend time with family and reflect on all the things for which we are thankful. Once the eating is done, the shopping begins. What used to just be "Black Friday" now begins the night before on Thanksgiving -- sacrilege to some. Yeah, while still digesting turkey and stuffing, consumers will queue up in front… [Continue Reading]


SmartThings introduces Lock Codes to help friends and family

Smart locks have become another popular product in the market commonly known as the Internet of Things, or IoT. It's designed to make a home safer, but also more accessible. It has its limitations though, and companies are constantly working to overcome those. Now SmartThings has a solution which utilizes Lock Codes. These allow the user to create temporary codes for friends and family, which will give the owner more control of comings and goings from their abode, hopefully leading to more peace of mind. "SmartThings now lets you create unique lock codes for your family members and regular visitors to access your home without sacrificing security or control. To give you… [Continue Reading]


Wal-Mart commits to the new Tesla Semi

You certainly know Tesla, the car brand launched by Space X's Elon Musk. It's an electric car that has had its ups and downs in its relatively short life. Musk is always looking to the future, though, so each of his current major companies continues to innovate in an effort to stay ahead of the market. This week the company announced its latest offering, simply called the Semi. The product -- as the name implies -- is an 18 wheeler which looks similar to those you see on roads every day, but perhaps a bit more sleek. So, who wants a product such as this? Apparently retail giant Wal-Mart is… [Continue Reading]


vendredi 17 novembre 2017

DisplayFusion 9.1 arrives, tweaks multi-monitor display tool for Windows

Binary Fortress Software has released DisplayFusion 9.1, a minor update of its multi-monitor management tool for Windows. It follows a month on from the major release of version 9.0, which added a single new feature (monitor fading) alongside compatibility improvements and a host of tweaks and fixes. Version 9.1’s most notable change is the use of a new code-signing certificate. Users are warned they may receive a Smart Screen warning from Windows -- although this didn’t appear on our test PC. Other changes resolve issues discovered since version 9.0 was released, including fixing a memory leak, a screensaver-related glitch and… [Continue Reading]


Want a Logitech Harmony Hub? Right now it comes with an Amazon Echo Dot

If you haven't used a Harmony product and you have a home theater system then you may be missing out. The Logitech devices can control all manner of things from receivers, TVs, Blu-ray players, and so on, to many Internet of Things products in your home, such as light bulbs like LIFX and thermostats such as Nest. If you have an Amazon Echo, better known as Alexa, then you can already do a bit of that, turning your recliner into a throne from which you can oversee your kingdom. If you act now then you'll be able to take care of both needs in one shot… [Continue Reading]


Adblock Plus tries to entice UC Browser users to Adblock Browser

Adblock Plus is using the disappearance of the popular Android app UC Browser from Google Play to promote its own mobile web browser. An open letter to people looking for the currently-unavailable UC Browser calls on mobile web users to give Adblock Browser a try. The privacy-focused browser includes, obviously, an adblocker and, as Adblock Plus cheekily points out, "we haven't been kicked out of the store." See also: UCWeb sheds more light on the disappearance of UC Browser from Google Play UC Browser pulled from Google Play for shady activity Adblock Browser 2.0 for iOS adds Ghost Mode for… [Continue Reading]


Bitcoin price nearly breaks $8,000 amid renewed Segwit 2x interest

It's been an interesting past couple of weeks in the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin set a new price record earlier this month near $7,800 as traders were eagerly awaiting the Segwit 2x hard fork, and the bonus coins that they would get as a result. When that was cancelled, the price plummeted. Bitcoin dropped to as low as $5,519, based on Coinmarketcap.com's historical data. At the same time, Bitcoin Cash started to gain a lot of traction, setting a record of its own close to $2,500 last week. For a while, Bitcoin Cash looked like it would rise even higher. The… [Continue Reading]