Razer targets gamers with low latency wireless earbuds

Everyone’s in the wireless earbuds these days. Razer, never one to be left out of a trend, is entering the category this week with Hammerhead True Wireless, a pair of fully wireless earbuds targeting its core demographic of gamers.

Where the headphones set to distinguish themselves from the chattering masses of competitors is a focus on low latency. Anyone who’s ever attempted to use earbuds for gaming purposes knows that lag is an issue with a majority of the products on the market. Understandably so, as most are far more focused on music playback and therefore prioritize other features instead.

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To achieve this, the company has tweaked Bluetooth 5.0 to offer a Gaming Mode with 60ms, according to the company’s numbers. What’s more, the Razer’s offering them up at an extremely reasonable $100, less than even Amazon’s new Echo Buds — not to mention Apple’s pricey AirPods Pro, which were announced earlier this week.

On paper, at least, the specs are solid for the price point, including a decent (but far from exceptional) three hours of battery life on the buds, for 15 total hours with the charging case factored in. The headphones also feature the standard array of touch controls for playing and pausing music. Honestly, aside from gaming mode, they’re an otherwise pretty standard pair of earbuds from the looks of it. 

The Hammerheads are available now through Razer’s site.

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How to Mute an Entire Website in Chrome

chrome-mute-website-featured.jpgGone are the days when you could surf a website without fear of an ad popping up suddenly and blaring a sales pitch at you on full volume. Nowadays every page on the Internet has several video and audio media links embedded in them, just waiting to automatically start playing the moment you start scrolling down the page. Fortunately, Google Chrome provides a way for you to mute an entire website in one go so that any media that starts playing does so silently. Here are two methods you can use to perform this function. Related: How to Delete Your Google Chrome Web Activity Data… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/mute-entire-website-chrome/
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Google will no longer index Adobe Flash

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Already removed from major browsers, Adobe Flash now suffers the second death of being forgotten. Google will soon deindex Flash from its search results.

Goodbye, Flash, writes Google engineering manager Dong-Hwi Lee.

I still remember my son playing endless number of Flash games until my wife yelled at him. It’s time to go to bed, son. Hey Flash, it’s your turn to go to bed.

Google Search will stop supporting Flash later this year. In Web pages that contain Flash content, Google Search will ignore the Flash content. Google Search will stop indexing standalone SWF files. Most users and websites won’t see any impact from this change.

Source: https://boingboing.net/2019/10/29/google-will-no-longer-index-ad.html
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MS Word and PowerPoint can tap into Adobe Creative Cloud libraries

dims?crop=1600%2C1067%2C0%2C0&quality=85You might not have to scramble to find pictures for your next company presentation. Microsoft Word and PowerPoint now have direct access to Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries that store everything from company logos to font styles. In other words, you…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/28/word-powerpoint-adobe-creative-cloud-library/
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New Xiaomi phone will have a 108-megapixel penta camera

Yes, it’s probably time to get used to the penta camera (meaning a five-sensor camera) moniker. 

Xiaomi has teased (via Android Authority) a new smartphone called the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro (an unusually awkward name for Xiaomi), that boasts a pretty impressive feature: a 108-megapixel, penta rear camera with 5x optical zoom. 

Xiaomi already sort-of launched a 108-megapixel phone — the limited release Mi Mix Alpha with its memorable wrap-around screen — but the CC9 Pro will likely be the first widely available phone with Samsung’s new 108-megapixel sensor. Although the megapixel count may seem excessive, the phones equipped with it will primarily use a technique called pixel-binning to create sharper, brighter 27-megapixel images.  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/xiaomi-cc9-pro/
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‘Death Stranding’ Oozes Onto PC Next Summer

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After Hideo Kojima’s messy breakup with Konami, the industry watched with bated breath to see who his rebound publisher would be. And considering the long history between Metal Gear Solid and PlayStation platforms, no one was surprised to learn that Kojima’s next game, Death Stranding, would be published by Sony. After all, who else would give him the money to cast naked Norman Reedus and oily Mads Mikkelsen holding babies that travel through time rain or whatever.

Death Stranding’s PlayStation 4 release is just days away. However, that’s not the only platform where you can try to tie America back together. Rumors had suggested this for a while, but now it’s official that Death Stranding is coming to PC next summer.

On PC, Death Stranding will be published by 505 Games instead of Sony. At first this puzzled us, but then we realized 505 Games also published Bloodstained. So they have a history of scooping up burned Konami auteurs.

We’re also curious to see how the game performs. Death Stranding runs on Decima, an engine developed by first-party Sony studio Guerilla Games for games like Killzone and Horizon: Zero Dawn. But considering how PC-like the PlayStation 4 already is, we aren’t too worried.

We’re glad more players will have a chance to check out what’s shaping up to be a truly inexplicable (and surely expensive) game. But we do wonder if announcing this PC version now will affect PlayStation 4 sales. With Last of Us Part II delayed to next May, Death Stranding is pretty much the only big PlayStation 4 exclusive for some time. Sony is too busy with the PlayStation 5.

Death Stranding releases on PlayStation 4 on November 8 and on PC in summer 2020. Here are some other games journalists we’d like to see in the game alongside Geoff Keighley and Conan O’Brien.

Source: https://www.geek.com/games/death-stranding-oozes-onto-pc-next-summer-1808691/?source
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YouTube Music gets Siri support and a desktop app

YouTube Music is getting a couple of new features that span various platforms today. The first new feature is a proper desktop app for the music streaming service, which means that those on desktop no longer need to listen through a browser. YouTube Music is also getting Siri support today, following Spotify’s lead pretty closely in that regard. The desktop … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/youtube-music-gets-siri-support-and-a-desktop-app-28597581/
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