How to Uninstall Windows 10’s May 2020 Update

Despite a long testing process, we’ve seen reports of bugs in Windows 10’s May 2020 Update. If you’ve installed the latest version of Windows 10 and run into problems, you can uninstall it. Here’s how to uninstall the May 2020 Update or any other major Windows 10 update.

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Avast Secure Browser Review

Avast-Browser-Review-Feature.jpg This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Avast. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when a post is sponsored. These days, there are plenty of browsers you can use to access the internet, but the top three see the vast majority of users. Whether you’re a long-time fan of Chrome, a stalwart Firefox user, or are trying out the brand new Microsoft Edge remix, you’ve probably tried and tested the competition. Did you know, however, that Avast now has its own browser? It’s called… Read more13582597.gif

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Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: A surprisingly solid tablet experience

7a876cb0-9f5a-11ea-97fb-36dfca15a845I’ve never reviewed a Chromebook quite like this latest one from Lenovo. The Chromebook Duet, first announced in January, defies most Chromebook trends. It’s one of the few convertible tablet devices that can run Chrome OS, at a time when the utility…

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8 Accessories to Improve Your Mobile Gaming Sessions

Mobile Gaming AccessoriesSteelSeries

Mobile games have come a long way, and there are now many substantial games available on our phones from competitive shooters to grand story-based experiences—especially with the recent wave of game streaming platforms. But if you want to fully take advantage of modern mobile games, you’re going to need some accessories to turn your phone into a proper gaming machine.

A Quality Controller: Rotor Riot Controller (iOS) and SteelSeries Stratus Duo (Android)

Every gamer needs a good controller handy, so we found one for both the iOS and Android camps.

Rotor Riot ControllerRotor Riot

The Rotor Riot is what you would expect out of a normal console controller. Xbox or Switch owners will be familiar with the layout, and it allows you to click in the left and right joysticks as an input, which is a surprisingly rare feature in the world of iOS controllers—although those inputs only work in certain games. Currently, there are over 1,000 supported apps, and you’ll need the companion app, Luda Mapp, to get the joysticks working properly.

You can get 20+ hours of life out of its rechargeable battery and, thanks to the wired nature of the controller, you’ll experience zero latency issues. The controller also comes with a phone dock that can easily fit any iPhone.

SteelSeries Stratus DuoSteelSeries

SteelSeries is pretty well-known for its gaming peripherals, so it makes sense that its Stratus Duo controller is top-notch. It’s a solid controller that’s comfortable to hold and lasts 20+ hours on its rechargeable battery. While it doesn’t have any mind-blowing features up its sleeve, if you’re on Android, this is the best controller to buy. You can also purchase SteelSeries’ SmartGrip attachment for $10 to dock your phone on the controller as well (supports phones 4 to 6.5 inches tall).

Get a Grip: SVIOOG Mobile Game Controller

SVIOOG Mobile Game ControllerSVIOOG

But what if you prefer your phone to be the controller? This grip from SVIOOG will allow that. The ergonomic shape makes it more comfortable to hold your phone for long sessions, and the added triggers and bumpers add in some needed functionality. It even has a modest 2,000 mAh battery pack built-in if things get really dire. This grip supports any phone 4 to 6.5 inches tall, which should cover the vast majority of phones today.

Keep Going: RAVPower 20000 mAh Portable Charger

RAVPower 20000 mAh Portable ChargerRAVPower

This compact battery pack from RAVPower packs in an impressive 20,000 mAh charge. With both USB-C and USB-A ports, you’ll be able to charge your phone and just about anything else. And, you can fully recharge this pack in less than three hours. Not much more you can ask for out of a battery pack than that.

A Long Cord: Anker Powerline III

Anker Powerline IIIAnker

This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but having a good charging cable around is just plain useful (especially if you’re relying on the aforementioned battery pack). Anker makes some of the best cables on the market, and you can get with either USB-A to USB-C ($12.99), USB-C to USB-C ($17.99), or USB-C to lightning ($29.99) to match any device. The length depends on the model, but they all fall in the range of 1 to 10 feet.

Bang for Your Buck Audio: OnePlus Type-C Bullets

OnePlus Type-C BulletsOnePlus

If you’re playing around others or just want better audio than your phone’s speakers can muster, you’re going to want some good headphones. Without a doubt, the OnePlus Bullets offer some of the best bang-for-your-buck audio in the USB-C earbuds market. Despite being relatively cheap, the Bullets have solid construction, are comfortable to wear, and deliver on solid audio quality.

Besides that, the Bullets also feature an in-line three-button controller, which should prove useful for quickly adjusting audio levels.

Full-On Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 3

SteelSeries Arctis 3SteelSeries

If you take your mobile gaming very seriously, you need more than just good audio—you also want your headphones to pack some gaming-focused features. Detailed directional sound and a built-in microphone can give you an edge in the middle of a match and are exactly what the Arctis 3 delivers.

This is a full-on gaming headset, except it can connect to your phone via Bluetooth (or with the 3.5-mm jack if you don’t mind dongles). The audio quality won’t blow you away for media consumption, but it is tailored towards gaming. And, the microphone is more than enough for voice chat mid-match.

Versatile Dock: Lamicall Adjustable Phone Stand

Lamicall Adjustable Phone StandLamicall

Holding your phone for long periods of time can get uncomfortable, so take a rest and set it down on this dock from Lamicall. This dock will fit any phone four to eight inches tall, can have its height adjusted to your liking, and folds up into a compact form factor for portability. The rubber padding helps ensure that your phone doesn’t get scratched—or slip out—and you can get it in black or silver.

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Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i and IdeaPad Duet 3i take on Surface with clever pens

Lenovo has revealed two new Windows 10 tablets with detachable keyboards, taking on Microsoft’s Surface and other slates and offering optional onboard LTE. The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i and the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i each come with a digital pen – one for art, note taking, and annotation, and the other with an innovative color-scanning sensor. Meanwhile, there’s an update … Continue reading

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Skullcandy and Tile Team Up to Make True Wireless Earbuds You Won’t Lose

A woman wearing the Skullcandy Indy FuelSkullcandy

One of the biggest arguments I hear against true wireless earbuds is that users are afraid they’ll lose them. It’s a valid point—they’re tiny objects, after all. But Skullcandy wants to negate that fear with its newest earbuds because they feature built-in Tile trackers. How cool is that?

The lineup consists of four new sets of earbuds ranging from $60 to $100, but all of them come with Tile out of the box. When I first heard the news, I assumed (please don’t assume) that tracking would be built into the case, but I’m happy to report that isn’t the case—each bud has its own tracking chip. That’s smart.

You’ll pair the buds up with the Tile app (iOS/Android), and that’s all there is to it (all the buds also work with the Skullcandy app for iOS and Android). if you misplace a bud, just fire the Tile app up and search for it. It’ll make a noise so you can easily find it. It’s worth noting that this also works when the buds are in the case, so you should be able to find them in nearly any situation (unless you lose the case while wearing the buds, I guess).

There are four styles of earbuds, each a little different from the others. Here’s the skinny:

Push Ultra ($99.99)

Skullcandy Push Ultra in Energized YellowSkullcandy

  • Workout-style buds with moldable earhooks
  • 6 hour play time/34 hours from the case; rapid charge
  • IP67 sweat- and water-proof
  • Ambidextrous design with full physical controls on both buds
  • Wireless charging case
  • Available in Energized Yellow and Black; Bleached Blue coming Spring 2021

Indy Fuel ($99.99)

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  • Stick-style buds with ear wings
  • 6 hour play time/24 hours from the case; rapid charge
  • IP55 sweat-, water-, and dust-resistance
  • Ambidextrous design with touch controls on each bud
  • Either bud can be used solo
  • Wireless charging case
  • Available in Black

Indy Evo ($79.99)

Skullcandy Indy Evo in Pure MintSkullcandy

  • Stick-style buds with ear wings
  • 6 hour play time/24 hours from the case; rapid charge
  • IP55 sweat-, water-, and dust-resistance
  • Ambidextrous design with touch controls on each bud
  • Either bud can be used solo
  • Available in Pure Mint, Black, and Chill Grey

Sesh Evo ($59.99)

Skullcandy Sesh Evo in Bleached BlueSkullcandy

  • Small form factor
  • 6 hour play time/18 hours from the case; rapid charge
  • IP55 sweat-, water-, and dust-resistance
  • Ambidextrous design with touch controls on each bud
  • Either bud can be used solo
  • Available in Black, Pure Mint, and Bleached Blue

Most of these are available to order today, save for the Bleached Blue models where applicable—those seem to be delayed across the board.

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After Twitter fact-check, Trump threatens to regulate or close down social media platforms


Once again, Trump has doubled down. Following the addition of a fact-checking warning label added to his tweet about mail-in ballots, Trump took to the platform yet again to denounce it. In what may be his strongest words to date against a service that has largely given him free rein to this point, the President suggested that social media services would have to be regulated or shut down. Republicans have long held that social media sites harbor an anti-conservative bias. 

“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” he tweeted. “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016.”

That last bit appears to be a reference to the role platforms like Twitter and Facebook played in the 2016 election. Trump then went on to reassert earlier claims about mail-in ballots, accusing a push for easy access to voting amid a pandemic of being a “free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft.”

It was precisely those claims that earned him a Twitter fact-checking label in the first place. As of this writing, however, no such label has been added to the new tweet sent a little after 7AM ET this morning. It’s been a busy couple of days for Trump on his favored social media platform, following the long holiday weekend. Last night he accused the service of “stifling free speech,” in spite of Twitter’s long-standing reluctance to either delete tweets or ban Trump over perceived TOS violations.

This morning the President took to Twitter to once again tie a cable news morning host to an old conspiracy theory about his late-wife host and declare “Obamagate” worse than Watergate.

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