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11:54am(11/28) PC WORLD - Report: Android 7.1 rollout to Nexus devices will begin Dec. 6 : We have some solid evidence about the arrival of Android 7.1 for Nexus devices. Apparently Vodafone Australia has spilled the beans with details of a December 6 release date for the Nexus 6P.The timeline makes sense, as Google unveiled the final developer preview of Android 7.1 on Nov. 22. Security patches are usually in the early part of the month, and the timeline of a few weeks to finalize the Nougat release is consistent with Google’s previous statements about the schedule.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
11:38am(11/28) PC WORLD - 25% off mophie Power Capsule Charging Case for Wearables, Wireless Earbuds and More - Deal Alert : This compact, easy-to-carry travel case from Mophie has a built-in 1,400mAh battery that keeps your wireless in-ear headphones, fitness trackers or other wearables charged and protected while safely packed away so they’re ready for whatever is next. A durable outer shell with soft-touch, rubberized finish provides protection against drops and falls while the soft, fabric interior keeps your device free from scratches and scuffs. Its list price on Amazon has been reduced 25%, from $40 down to $30. See it now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
10:48am(11/28) PC WORLD - 37% off Cheetah Mounts Universal TV Wall Mount, Fits 20-75-Inch TVs - Deal Alert : The universal design of this mount fits most 20-75" TVs up to VESA 600 x 400 and 165lbs. The profile is only 1.5" for today's thin TVs, and it tilts to improve viewing and reduce glare. This bundle comes with a 10-foot HDMI cable and a 6-inch 3-axis bubble level. It averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 13,000 people on Amazon (read recent reviews), where its typical list price of $41 has been reduced to just $26. See the discounted mount now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
10:45am(11/28) PC WORLD - How to send GIFs with the Google Keyboard in Android Nougat : Sending a GIF is a great way to add some humor or otherwise break up the monotony of a conversation.In Android 7.1 Nougat, the Google Keyboard gives you this capability with just a couple of taps. The implementation is a little awkward, but once you learn the right steps it’ll be second nature.When writing a message, tap the smiley icon, which launches the emojis screen. You'll then see a GIF button on the lower right. It’s a two-step process to access the GIFs in Google Keyboard.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
10:43am(11/28) PC WORLD - Apple offers new battery for iPhone 6s phones that suddenly shut down : UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 28, 2016— 9to5Mac offers a method for seeing if your iPhone 6s is eligible for the program, by checking two digits of the serial number. Apple has said that a few iPhone 6s smartphones are unexpectedly shutting down, confirming a problem reported last week by a Chinese consumer protection group. The company said the problem is restricted to a small number of phones within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October last year. Apple said it was not a safety issue, and appeared to suggest that the problem would be resolved by a replacement battery which the company offered free. It did not say how many iPhone 6s phones were affected and in which markets.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
10:01am(11/28) PC WORLD - How Trump will attack the FCC's net neutrality rules : Repealing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s less than 2-year-old net neutrality rules appears to be a top tech priority for President-elect Donald Trump, but it may not be an easy road. Trump blasted net neutrality rules in a November 2014 tweet, saying it was a “top-down power grab” that would apparently require broadband providers to give equal time to liberal and conservative media. There are no such requirements in the FCC’s net neutrality rules, however; broadband users determine what media they see. Look for Republicans in Congress to re-introduce legislation to repeal the rules early next year, but with only a narrow majority in the Senate, they are likely to be blocked by Democrats, who can filibuster to stall a bill.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
09:58am(11/28) PC WORLD - 20% off Ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor, Wi-Fi, 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert : Ordinary thermostats only read the temperature in one room, but are supposed to deliver comfort in all rooms. Ecobee3 remote sensors deliver the right temperature in the rooms that matter most. Now homekit enabled. Ecobee3 sensors know which rooms are occupied to deliver the right temperature in the right places. And they know whether someone's home to help you save energy and money when you're away. Ecobee3 comes with 1 free remote sensor that measures temperature and occupancy. You can have up to 32 sensors. The more you add, the smarter your Ecobee3 becomes at delivering comfort where it matters and savings where it counts. It averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, where its typical list price of $249 has been reduced 20% to $198.99 for a limited time.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
09:52am(11/28) PC WORLD - You wear Zotac's new gaming PC on your back : Earlier in 2016 at least three PC makers revealed plans to roll out battery-powered backpack gaming PCs. Why? Virtual reality. Instead of being tethered to a desktop sitting on the floor, the idea is that users can strap on a backpack PC and walk around unfettered. Sure, there are still wires involved, but they move with you instead of restricting your movement.Now those plans are starting to slowly become real devices. On Monday, Zotac officially announced the final specifications for the VR Go Backpack PC, which made its first appearance at Computex this summer. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
09:51am(11/28) PC WORLD - When will your phone get Android Nougat? : Our continually updated list has all the latest details, announcements, and rumors to give you the best possible picture of when you'll get Android 7.0.feeds.pcworld.com
09:30am(11/28) PC WORLD - One million broadband offline in Germany; 'external influence' blamed : Almost one million Deutsche Telekom customers have been struggling to get online since Sunday afternoon.There's nothing wrong with the network, the company said, advising customers having trouble connecting to the internet to turn their router off and on again in the hope of solving the problem.Around 900,000 lines were initially hit by the connection problem, although the number affected is falling, Deutsche Telekom said Monday. But that number may be an underestimate: Since some of the affected routers also provide subscribers with telephone service, customers may have no way of letting the company know they are having difficulties.The cause of the outage is unknown, with those affected living in different areas and using different routers models, the comapany said. It dismissed suggestions that the problem was worse in congested areas.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
08:50am(11/28) PC WORLD - 44% off Lexar Multi-Card 25-In-1 USB 3.0 Reader - Deal Alert : This extremely versatile device from Lexar reads 25 popular memory card formats, and leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for high-speed file transfers, with a USB interface speed up to 500MB/s. It reads multiple slots at once to allow for simultaneous downloads/transfers, and pops closed to protect its card slots when not in use. It averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, where its typical list price of $23 has been reduced 44% to $13 for a limited time.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
08:54am(11/28) PC WORLD - Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme? : Updated November 28, 2016 to add our review of the Onkyo DP-X1. While TVs have become better and better over the past 15 years, audio has taken several steps backwards. Many of us have sacrificed fidelity in pursuit of convenience and portability, adopting inferior audio codecs such as MP3 and making them our new benchmarks. Lossy formats such as that strip music of its dynamics, detail, and vitality. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Pick up a high-resolution digital audio player (DAP) and you can have your cake and eat it, too.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
08:45am(11/28) PC WORLD - Sling TV reveals much-needed cloud DVR feature as live TV streaming competition heats up : Dish’s Sling TV live television streaming service is launching a preemptive strike at the imminent $35 DirecTV Now by swiping a handy feature from yet another rival. On Monday, Sling announced plans for cloud DVR, which Sony’s PlayStation Vue already offers.Sling’s cloud DVR sounds pretty straightforward. You’ll be able to record as many shows as you want simultaneously, and tell Sling to record specific series so you’ll never miss an episode. If your available cloud storage space fills up Sling will automatically delete the oldest recordings to make room for new ones. There’s no mention of erasing recordings after 28 days—a noteworthy omission as PlayStation Vue eradicates DVR-stored videos after that time frame passes. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
08:45am(11/28) PC WORLD - 49% off Snap Circuits Extreme Electronics Discovery Kit, For Kids - Deal Alert : The Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750 contains over 80 circuit components that snap together in various configurations to create over 750 do-it-yourself projects for kids (ages 8+ is suggested). No tools are required to create working electronic circuits and devices. A computer interface option lets children view waveforms and frequencies as well. The product averages 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon from 750 people (read recent reviews). Its typical list price of $140 has been reduced to just $71. See the discounted SC-750 electronics kit on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
08:14am(11/28) PC WORLD - 29% off Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 : The Seagate expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable, and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognized by the Windows operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too-just drag-and-drop. Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port.  This drive receives 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, where its typical list price of $240 has been reduced 29% to $170. See it now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
08:05am(11/28) PC WORLD - VLC inches towards VR with support for 360-degree videos : Beloved open source video player VLC is getting into the 360-degree video trend with plans to go full VR in 2017. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, VLC maker VideoLan introduced a technical preview called VLC 360° for Windows and Mac. The experimental version allows you to view 360-degree videos using the desktop program, navigating the video with your mouse. The 360-degree feature is set to be folded into the stable version of VLC version 3.0. If you want to try the technical preview, know that it will replace your current build of VLC. To make VLC 360° a reality, the open source organization worked with Giroptic, a company that makes a consumer grade 360-degree camera. VLC 360° uses Google’s spatial media specifications, including Spherical Video and Spatial Audio.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
06:50am(11/28) PC WORLD - San Francisco’s Muni transit system slammed by ransomware : San Francisco’s Muni transit system was reportedly hit by ransomware since Friday, leading to the message “You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted” being displayed on the computer screens at stations, according to newspaper reports.The message asked that cryptom27 at yandex.com should be contacted for the key to unlock the data.Fare payment machines at stations also displayed that they were “out of service,” and San Francisco’s Municipal Railway, widely known as Muni, was allowing free rides on its light-rail vehicles as it was unable to charge customers, according to the Examiner.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
06:46am(11/28) PC WORLD - 80% Discount on a Amazon Dash Button, Just $0.99 with special Cyber Monday code - Deal Alert : Today get Amazon Dash buttons for $0.99 instead of $4.99 when you use our code CYBERDASH at checkout. Limit 3 buttons on the deal. And Amazon pays you a $4.99 credit after your first button push, so you sort of make money on this deal, don't you. Amazon Dash is a simple Wi-Fi connected gadget that lets you order your favorite things with just the push of a button. Keep it by your washing machine, your pet food, or in the bathroom closet. When you notice you're running low, just press the button and Amazon ships it right out. Each button gets tied to a specific product from Amazon's library of over 200 brands, in categories such as (click each category to see samples) household supplies, beverage & grocery, health & personal care, beauty products, pets, kids & baby, and more. Visit Amazon now, select up to 3 buttons and use CYBERDASH to sink the price from $4.99/button to just $0.99. (Access this deal on Amazon)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
06:27am(11/28) PC WORLD - Cyber Monday Savings on Amazon Products - Deal Alert : Amazon has released more deals on some of their most popular products and we have them all listed below. $40 off Echo $40 off TapTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
05:00am(11/28) PC WORLD - These are the coolest things you can do with Google Home : Make Google your home companionImage by Derek WalterGoogle Home promises to one-up the Amazon Echo through its tight integration with Google services. It's the perfect desk-side comapnion to those who live in Google's world, as some simple voice commands allow you to unlock a ton of information or get your smart devices to perform many different actions. It's the closest we'll get to using magic incantations to make objects around us obey.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
04:30am(11/28) PC WORLD - Frederique Constant smartwatch review: Good looks but no brains : I have a ridiculous problem: I love the classic look of a luxury watch, but I want the high-tech features of an activity tracker. (Hey, I never said it was a major problem). Unfortunately, most fitness bands are hideous. So when watch-maker Frederique Constant released a brand new line of gorgeous Swiss timepieces that promise to accurately track your sleep and steps, with notifications to boot, I had to have one. The company sent me a stainless steel and rose gold-plated review unit from its new women’s collection. At $1,095, it’s definitely pricier than any smartwatch, activity tracker, or combination thereof. Frederique Constant makes slightly less expensive smartwatches—their newest women’s collection ranges from $750 to $1,295, and the men’s options are similarly priced—but they’re all significantly more than your average fitness tracker. But the model I used for two weeks looks and feels as luxurious as its price tag would suggest. Where the watch falls short is the smart part.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
04:17am(11/28) PC WORLD - Japanese government denies report that its defense forces were hacked : Japanese government officials have denied reports that a secure network used by the country's defense forces was attacked earlier this year.An attacker was able to break into the Ground Self-Defense Force's computer systems, sources at the Japanese Ministry of Defense told Kyodo News on Sunday. The ministry and the Self-Defense Forces discovered the attack in September, said the report, which was also relayed by The Japan Times.Kyodo's sources said the hack was believed to be the work of a nation state, and that information may have been leaked in the attack.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
04:00am(11/28) PC WORLD - Cyber Monday deals: 13 tech bargains that truly save you serious money : The sales aren't over yetWith the recent explosion of online sales during Black Friday, the follow-up online shopping day known as Cyber Monday isn’t as meaningful as it once was. Still, it serves as a second chance to save some money if you slept through the previous week’s ode to consumerism. Here are the 13 best tech deals we’ve found for Cyber Monday 2016.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
03:52am(11/28) PC WORLD - How to protect yourself on Twitter with its improved mute, report, and filter tools : Like many people, I spend too much time on Twitter, the “microblog” social network that lets you have snippets of conversations and post short insights (or, more likely, alleged jokes) that can be seen by everyone else on the network. Before this year’s U.S. election, Twitter was generally an interesting and often fun place to be for most people, and a terrible disaster and nearly unusable for some. The election accelerated that, no matter which candidate you backed (if any). For those who become the short-term or long-term targets of attack by groups of people for whatever reason, Twitter hasn’t previously offered enough tools to beat back harassment and abuse. Many targets have shuttered their accounts, while others have to work exceptionally hard to have any real interaction via Twitter at all.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
04:30pm(11/26) PC WORLD - Will AI usher in a new era of hacking? : It may take several years or even decades, but hackers won’t necessarily always be human. Artificial intelligence—a technology that also promises to revolutionize cybersecurity—could one day become the go-to hacking tool.   Organizers of the Cyber Grand Challenge, a contest sponsored by the U.S. defense agency DARPA, gave a glimpse of the power of AI during their August event. Seven supercomputers battled each other to show that machines can indeed find and patch software vulnerabilities. Theoretically, the technology can be used to perfect any coding, ridding it of exploitable flaws. But what if that power was used for malicious purposes? The future of cyberdefense might also pave the way for a new era of hacking.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
03:06pm(11/26) PC WORLD - 72% off ThermoPro TP03 Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen BBQ Grill Smoker : The ThermoPro TP-03 is an effective solution to achieve the most accurate temperature in a matter of seconds. With a simplistic yet practical design, and at the push of the button, the foldaway probe will pop open for quick an easy temperature reading, and when you're done taking the temperature measurement you can fold the probe back into the holding to ensure the probe is kept safe and clean. Stop overcooking or under-cooking your meat and perfect meat temperatures like a professional, ensuring the perfect temp every time you're grilling or cooking. It typically lists for $25.99 and is being discounted 72%, down to $6.99. Learn more or purchase the discounted ThermoPro TP03 Thermometer at Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
08:01am(11/26) PC WORLD - 70% off RAVPower Portable Charger 6700mAh (2.4A Output & 2A Input) External Battery Pack iSmart Technology for Smartphones - Deal Alert : With a minimalistic design weighing in at only 7.1 oz and providing up to 2 extra charge for most smartphones, the Luster Battery Pack is essential for keeping your devices powered throughout the day. iSmart technology automatically detects and delivers the optimal charging current for any connected device- ensuring the fastest and most efficient charge.  The Luster charger is perfect for a stocking stuffer and comes in 4 bold colors: Gold, Black, Blue and Pink. Currently receiving 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1,500 people (read reviews) on Amazon, and the listed price of $50 has been reduced 70% to just $15. See it on Amazon now.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
10:56pm(11/25) PC WORLD - Wisconsin to recount US presidential election vote after hack concerns : The Wisconsin Elections Commission has decided to recount the votes in the state in the last U.S. presidential elections, after concerns were raised that the voting systems can be hacked.The recount, which was requested by Jill Stein, candidate of the Green Party for the U.S. presidential election, and Rocky Roque De La Fuente, another candidate, is expected to begin late next week, the Elections Commission said.“The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States, as requested by these candidates,” administrator Michael Haas said in a statement Friday.Citing the hack of the Democratic National Committee of the Democratic Party in the run-up to the election and reports of breaches of voter registration databases in at least two states, Stein in her petition for recount wrote that Wisconsin uses both the optical scan and direct-recording electronic types of electronic voting machines, which are both susceptible to compromise.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
11:48am(11/25) PC WORLD - 23% off Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid - Deal Alert : Meet BB-8 - the app-enabled Droid that's as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. It currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon (read reviews). With a regular list price of $129.99, you can buy it now with this deal for just $99.99.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com
10:37am(11/25) PC WORLD - Stocking Stuffer Ideas, Deals and Discounts - Deal Alert : Just because it fits in a stocking doesn't make it a good idea, or a smart use of your money this season. Here we've compiled a list of great techie stocking stuffer ideas that are reasonably priced, highly rated, and deeply discounted. We'll update this list throughout the season as we find you more good deals on sensible stocking-stuffers.25% off mophie Power Capsule Charging Case for Wearables, Wireless Earbuds and More This compact, easy-to-carry travel case from Mophie has a built-in 1,400mAh battery that keeps your wireless in-ear headphones, fitness trackers or other wearables charged and protected while safely packed away so they’re ready for whatever is next. A durable outer shell with soft-touch, rubberized finish provides protection against drops and falls while the soft, fabric interior keeps your device free from scratches and scuffs. Its list price on Amazon has been reduced 25%, from $40 down to $30. See it now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click herefeeds.pcworld.com