Best Buy’s weekend sale takes up to $600 off the pricey iPad Pro

Best Buy is running another massive 3-day weekend sale. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the retailer slashed prices just a few weeks ago. This time around, Best Buy is cutting prices on the latest entry-level MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

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Some Microsoft Surface devices are throttling down to 400MHz

A Windows feature meant to keep a device from overheating is causing Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 to run at a cripplingly slow speed. The problem seems to stem from a firmware update that was released on August 1st, according to TechRepublic.

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Renewable energy can generate billions of dollars in health benefits, study finds

Ten states across the Midwest and Great Lakes region of the US could see $4.7 billion in health benefits in 2030 if they stick with current renewable energy standards, according to a new study from MIT. That’s about a 34 percent return on the $3.

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July 2019 NPD: top 20 best-selling games in the U.S. – Fire Emblem at #2, Marvel at #4

NPD Group has released a listing of the top twenty best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of July 2019. The results can be found below, which includes a strong debut for Fire Emblem: Three Houses (at #2) and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (at #4). Source

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July 2019 NPD: Switch was the best-selling hardware platform, still 2019’s hardware sales leader

Switch is continuing to lead the way with hardware sales in the United States. In July, it was again the best-selling platform. It’s also still the hardware sales leader for 2019 as a whole. July was a tough month for the overall gaming industry due to a drop in hardware spending.

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UPS has been quietly delivering cargo using self-driving trucks

UPS has had autonomous trucking startup TuSimple hauling cargo for it between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, since May as part of a newly publicized partnership between the two companies.

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Your Canon DSLR Might Be Hacked; Here’s What You Should Do

If so, watch out. Because hackers can exploit your camera and hold your images hostage. Ransomware is malicious software that hackers can use to infect your camera. Once the ransomware gains access to your camera, it encrypts your images, making them completely inaccessible to you.

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Amazon’s Wheel of Time show has a cast of unknowns, which suggests its big ambitions

Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings show might be getting most of the attention around the streaming service’s big-budget fantasy adaptations, but the company has just announced casting for nearly all the key characters in its other doorstop fantasy novel show: Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Tim

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/14/20805951/wheel-of-time-amazon-show-prime-video-adaptation-cast-rand-althor-robert-jordan-actors

Plastic particles falling out of sky with snow in Arctic

Even in the Arctic, microscopic particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow, a study has found. The scientists said they were shocked by the sheer number of particles they found: more than 10,000 of them per litre in the Arctic.

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Updated Switch model with improved battery life now available at retailers

Retailers are starting to accept orders for the updated Switch model with improved battery life. Amazon has the gray model here while Best Buy is selling the gray version here and the neon Joy-Con edition here. According to Nintendo’s estimates, the original Switch model offered approximately 2.

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Parallels 15 will let you use your Apple Pencil with Windows

Popular Mac-to-Windows desktop virtualization software Parallels is adding native support for DirectX 11 as well as upcoming macOS Catalina tentpole features like Sidecar, developer Corel announced on Tuesday.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/parallels-15-sidecar-apple-pencil-support-windows/

Adobe speeds up Lightroom Classic editing with GPU acceleration

Adobe has done a good job of using your computer’s GPU to speed products like Premiere Pro and Photoshop. However, it hasn’t given Lightroom the same love, and with the enormous 60-megapixel-plus files coming out of cameras (and smartphones) these days, you need all the speed you can get.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/adobe-lightroom-editing-gpu-acceleration/

Running a Windows game on a Mac just got a little bit more feasible

Parallels Desktop, the virtualization software that allows you to run Windows on a Mac alongside macOS, now offers DirectX 11 support using Apple Metal, meaning it can render 3D graphics up to 15 percent faster.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/13/20803359/parallels-desktop-macos-windows-virtualization-directx-metal-apple-gaming

No More ‘StarCraft’ From Activision Blizzard Feels Like The End Of An Era

Activision Blizzard recently had their quarterly earnings call where they said they outperformed their outlook, and yet investors remain skeptical of their overall game output, which has lagged in recent years, to say the least.

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Tracking down a “new” Nintendo Switch is kind of obnoxious right now

Nintendo is planning to officially release Version 2 of its primary Switch console in a couple of weeks, but it’s available in a lot of places now. Unfortunately, you wouldn’t know that by searching for it online or even walking into most stores.

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Pre-order updates – August 11, 2019

Zacian and Zamazenta Edition – September 20 – Best Buy Gray – September 20 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop Turquoise – September 20 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop Yellow – September 20 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop

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Google Warning: Tens Of Millions Of Android Phones Come Preloaded With Dangerous Malware

Millions of shiny new Android smartphones are being purchased with dangerous malware factory-installed, according to Google’s own security research team. There have been multiple headlines about the millions of harmful apps being installed from the Play Store, but this is something new.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/08/10/google-warning-tens-of-millions-of-android-phones-come-preloaded-with-dangerous-malware/

New Nintendo Switch model with longer battery life has different packaging from the original

Nintendo’s updated version of the original Switch console has quietly begun sneaking onto shelves. If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these longer-lasting hybrids, there are a few things to note. First off, the packaging design for the new model is slightly different from the original.

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