Western Digital My Book Duo 20TB USB-C external RAID hard disk drive [Review]

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/17/western-digital-my-book-duo-20tb/ Nowadays, more and more consumers are embracing the cloud for data storage and backup. This is not a mistake — it is smart to store your files off premises. With that said, it is even smarter to also store the data locally for redundancy … Read more

Linux Mint 18.3 ‘Sylvia’ Xfce and KDE editions are available for download

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/17/linux-mint-sylvia-xfce-kde-final/ Linux Mint is killing the KDE version of its operaring system — a move some people applaud. That’s what makes the new 18.3 version — named “Sylvia” — so frustrating. It’s bizarre to release a new version of an operating system that essentially has … Read more

Amazon extends Christmas shopping free shipping deadline — no Prime needed

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/amazon-christmas-free-shipping/ Christmas is quickly approaching. If you haven’t finished shopping for gifts, what the heck are you waiting for? The longer you wait, the more anxiety you will feel about potentially not having presents ready to give on the big day. Thanks to the internet, … Read more

Google Maps for Android gets step-by-step directions for public transit navigation

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/google-maps-android-public-transit/ When some people — such as suburbanites — think of Google Maps, their minds likely go to motor vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, and trucks. People also use it for other types of transportation, however, such as walking, biking, and mass-transit. Google Maps works … Read more

Apple begins selling iMac Pro, unveils official Thunderbolt 3 cable, and adds 360-degree VR editing to Final Cut Pro X

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/apple-imac-pro-final-cut-pro-x-thunderbolt3/ All-in-one desktops are generally a terrible idea. Outside of saving desk space, there is really no benefit to combining a display and your computer into one unit. Hell, it is quite a negative, as if the display breaks, you have to get the whole … Read more

Satechi unveils Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro for 2017 iMac Pro

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/satechi-aluminum-type-c-clamp-hub-imac-pro/ Today is a huge day for Apple, as its much-anticipated iMac Pro finally goes on sale. While it isn’t a revolutionary product, the computer should placate vocal Mac users that have been clamoring for more power. If you do decide to spend $5,000 or … Read more

Get paid $5 just for trying Apple Pay!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/get-paid-5-just-for-trying-apple-pay/ Apple Pay is amazing. I use it regularly wherever it is accepted. Two stores where it is particularly good are Walgreens and Kohl’s. These two retailers offer loyalty reward cards that can be linked to Apple Pay for added convenience. When you pay with … Read more

Avast makes ‘RetDec’ machine-code decompiler open source on GitHub

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/avast-retdec-open-source-machine-code-decompiler/ Open source is the future of computing. Don’t believe me? Three of the most important technology companies — Microsoft, Apple, and Google — not only license open source software, but they contribute to open source projects too. While closed source will likely never go … Read more

CORSAIR releases 4,000MHz Vengeance DDR4 SODIMM 32GB Memory Kit — fastest in the world

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/corsair-4000mhz-vengeance-ddr4-sodimm-32gb/ When you think of speed and overclocking, a desktop computer probably comes to mind. After all, for enthusiasts and gamers, a tower is the best option for a PC. Not everyone goes that route, however. Instead, some consumers opt for laptops, mini-desktops, and all-in-one … Read more

Top 10 TV shows of 2017 based on IMDb page views — number two will shock you!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/top-10-tv-shows-imdb/ Some people think we are living in the golden age of television. Whether or not that is true is debatable. What is certain, however, is that there are a lot of great TV shows both on traditional channels and steaming services. Quite frankly, there … Read more

Intel launches budget-friendly Pentium Silver and Celeron ‘Gemini Lake’ processors

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/11/intel-gemini-lake-pentium-silver-celeron/ Not everyone needs top-of-the-line hardware. Quite frankly, outside of bragging rights, many enthusiasts don’t even use their processors and RAM to their maximum potential. Laughably, people buy octa-core processors and 32GB of memory to surf the web. Yeah, Google Chrome is bloated, but even … Read more

New Linux Mint installation guide makes switching from Windows 10 even easier

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/10/linux-mint-installation-guide/ There is a notion that installing a Linux-based operating system can be hard. In 2017, this is absolutely false (with the exception of Arch, that is). Many years ago, installing a distribution could be difficult, but nowadays, it can be downright easy. Quite frankly, … Read more

Win an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition gaming console from Microsoft!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/microsoft-xbox-one-x-project-scorpio-edition-win/ The Xbox One X is the best gaming console on the market — from a raw power perspective, that is. Despite having lesser specs, many people would argue that the Nintendo Switch is the superior machine. Why? Mario and Zelda. After all, when it … Read more

Toshiba makes it rain terabytes with monstrous 14TB MG07ACA CMR HDD

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/07/toshiba-mg07aca-14tb/ Toshiba is one of the most trusted names in storage. Not only does it offer class-leading products, but it is constantly pushing boundaries. A few days ago, the company unveiled a 10TB NAS hard drive that focuses heavily on reliability. A few months ago, … Read more

JBL and Under Armour launch UA Sport Wireless Flex headphones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/jbl-under-armour-ua-sport-wireless-flex-headphones/ Wireless headphones are rather common nowadays, especially with many manufacturers removing the traditional 3.5mm audio jack from smartphones. While you can opt for a set that connect by USB-C or Lightning, Bluetooth is much more elegant. True, they have to be charged regularly which … Read more

Logitech offering huge discounts on Circle 2 camera bundles for the holidays

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/logitech-offering-huge-discounts-on-circle-2-camera-bundles-for-the-holidays/ We are right in the middle of the holiday shopping season. If you haven’t yet started buying Christmas gifts for friends and family, you should probably start soon. After all, you don’t want to be stuck on long lines because you waited until the … Read more

Puppylinux 7.5 ‘Xenialpup’ is ready to breathe new life into your aging computer — download it now!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/puppylinux-75-xenialpup/ Two of my favorite things are dogs and Linux. No, really. When I am not having fun with my Linux box, I am playing or cuddling with my dog. And so, whenever there is a way to mix these things, I am all for … Read more

Toshiba unveils MN06ACA10T 10TB NAS hard disk drive

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/toshiba-mn06aca10t-10tb-nas-hdd/ Not all hard drives are created equally. When you are in the market for a storage drive, there are many things to consider. Most importantly is brand — if you are storing important data, you want a product from a company with a good … Read more

You can win cool prizes just for trying System76’s Ubuntu-based ‘Pop!_OS’ Linux distro!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/win-prize-ubuntu-pop_os-linux/ There is this stereotype that Linux is not conducive to creativity, and I want you to know it is totally false. True, some photographers, videographers, and other types of artists may opt for a Mac or Windows machine, but they can be just as … Read more

Target launches new Wallet payment method for Android and iPhone in time for Holiday Shopping

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/target-wallet-android-iphone/ Holiday shopping is here, which means many consumers are visiting popular retailers like Walmart, Kohl’s, and Target. True, more and more shoppers are opting for an online experience from websites like Amazon, but the brick-and-mortar sellers are still wildly popular. Yeah, waiting in line … Read more

Linux Mint 18.3 ‘Sylvia’ KDE and Xfce betas available for download, but don’t bother

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/02/linux-mint-sylvia-kde-xfce-beta/ Linux Mint is a great operating system that I recommend highly. It is based on the rock-solid Ubuntu 16.04, meaning it is stable and compatible with many packages. For Windows converts in particular, Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desktop environment can be a very … Read more

Want to switch from Apple macOS to Linux because of the ‘root’ security bug? Give deepin 15.5 a try!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/macos-linux-root-debian-deepin-155/ Apple’s macOS is a great operating system. Not only is it stable and beautifully designed, but it very secure too. Well, usually it is. Unless you live under a rock, you definitely heard about the macOS High Sierra security bug that made the news … Read more

Moshi releases first-ever certified 5K USB-C to DisplayPort cable

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/moshi-certified-5k-usbc-displayport/ While the MacBook Pro doesn’t have a dedicated video port, that really doesn’t matter. Thanks to its versatile USB-C ports, any port can output video with the correct cable or dongle. In other words, a USB-C to HDMI, VGA, or DisplayPort cable can allow … Read more

Toshiba unveils 2TB XG5-P NVMe SSD

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/toshiba-2tb-xg5p-nvme-ssd/ For computer enthusiasts, we are living in a very exciting time. Hardware is faster than ever, while prices for parts are quite reasonable. You can build a very capable PC without breaking the bank. One of my favorite components is the solid state drive. … Read more