Samsung’s Galaxy S9 lands March 16, says report

The Galaxy S9 may go up for preorders as early as Feb. 28. Gordon Gottsegen #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

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Intel expects PCs with fast 5G wireless to ship in late 2019

With the first deployments of 5G high-speed wireless technology within the U.S. scheduled for later this year, Intel and its PC partners are already thinking about the next step: rolling out 5G-equipped PCs late in 2019. Intel, along with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft said Thursday that the companies expect the first 5G Windows PCs to become available during the second half of 2019. That’s about the same time that Intel plans to begin shipping its XMM 8000 commercial modems, marking the company’s entrance into the 5G market. Intel will show off a prototype of the new 5G connected PC at Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. In addition the company will demonstrate data streaming over the 5G network. At its stand, Intel said that it will also show off eSIM technology—the replacement for actual, physical SIM cards—and a thin PC running 802.11ax Wi-Fi, the next-gen Wi-Fi standard. To read this article in full, please click here Mark Hachman #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3257646/computers/intel-expects-pcs-with-fast-5g-wireless-to-ship-in-late-2019.html#tk.rss_all

Anchor turns itself into a one-stop podcast creation app

Anchor started off as a social network for audio — the app let users make quick, impromptu broadcasts to their followers straight from their phone. But the company started seeing more and more people using it to make full-on podcasts, so it added fe… #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/22/anchor-revamp-as-full-podcast-creation-app/

Net Neutrality Gets Its Official Execution Date—But the Fights to Keep It Alive Are Going Strong

If all goes as the FCC’s Republican commissioners planned, December 14th will be known as the day that net neutrality died. But thanks to the mercifully slow gears of the federal bureaucracy, big changes don’t happen immediately. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality protections… Read more… Rhett Jones #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

https://gizmodo.com/net-neutrality-gets-its-official-execution-date-but-the-1823199327

Make sure your CPU isn’t getting too toasty with one of these easy methods

Need to learn how to check your CPU temperature? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you plan to delve into your UEFI/BIOS or just need a software recommendation, we’ve got you covered. The post How to check CPU temperature appeared first on Digital Trends. Jon Martindale #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-check-cpu-temperature/

Google tries to make Android more enterprise-friendly with new recommendation program

Google tries to make Android more enterprise-friendly with new recommendation program TechCrunchGoogle launches enterprise Android device recommendation program, omits Samsung ZDNetAndroid Enterprise Recommended touts quick security updates TechTargetFull coverage #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/21/google-tries-to-make-android-more-enterprise-friendly-with-new-recommendation-program/

Electric car boom prompts Apple to get serious about securing cobalt

Enlarge / Cobalt chips (credit: Alchemist-hp) Apple may cut out the cobalt middlemen by obtaining supplies for its batteries on its own. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is in talks with miners to buy long-term supplies of cobalt, a key ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries used in Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Apple has reportedly been in discussions to secure contracts for “several thousand metric tons” of cobalt each year for at least five years. If a deal comes to fruition, it would be the first time Apple has secured its own supplies of cobalt for batteries. The tech giant currently leaves cobalt buying to battery manufacturers, but now the company wants to ensure it can lock down enough of the metal to maintain a sufficient supply. The growth of the electric car industry has prompted fears of a cobalt shortage—electric car batteries use much more cobalt than those of consumer electronics, and car manufacturers are already seeking contracts with cobalt miners to get the amounts they need for their vehicles. BMW is reportedly close to securing a 10-year supply deal, and Volkswagen Group tried but failed to secure a long-term cobalt supply deal at the end of last year. Cobalt prices are rising, and VW’s plans failed partly because the company wanted to set a fixed price for the metal for the entirety of the contract. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments Valentina Palladino #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/electric-car-boom-prompts-apple-to-get-serious-about-getting-cobalt/

Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to in-progress calls

Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to in-progress calls TechCrunchFacebook Messenger adds an easy way to start group calls EngadgetFacebook Messenger now lets you turn one-to-one calls into group chats VentureBeatFacebook needs to kill its new chat app for kids Los Angeles TimesFull coverage #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/21/facebook-messenger-now-lets-you-add-more-people-to-in-progress-calls/

How to create an insane multiple monitor setup with three, four, or more displays

By now, a dual-monitor setup has become commonplace. Multitasking on a single screen is just way too confining. But why stop at two displays? I can speak from experience: Having multiple monitors (and I’m talking three, four, five, or even six) is just…awesome, and something you totally need in your life. Right now, my main PC has a triple-monitor setup: my main 27-inch central monitor, with a 24-inch monitor on either side. I use my extra monitors for a number of things, such as comparing spreadsheets side-by-side, writing articles while also doing research, keeping tabs on my social media feeds, and, of course, watching Netflix. To read this article in full, please click here Sarah Jacobsson Purewal #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2923941/displays/how-to-create-an-insane-multiple-monitor-setup-with-three-four-or-more-displays.html#tk.rss_all

Windows 10 Deals: How to Get Cheap Windows 10 Keys

Windows 10 Deals: How to Get Cheap Windows 10 Keys is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. Cheap Windows 10 keys and Windows 10 deals are the best way to get your custom-made PC running or your old laptop updated to the latest version of Windows. Use this breakdown to find cheap Windows 10 keys today. Dell XPS 13 running Windows 10. Finding cheap Windows 10 keys and Windows 10 deals is a smart way to save money. Windows isn’t free software you can download and install on whatever you want. When something happens to your hard drive and you can’t get restore disc from the company that made your PC, you need a Windows 10 key. A Windows 10 key is the only way to upgrade your PC now that the free Windows 10 upgrade offer is over. You also need a Windows 10 key if you’re building a new PC from scratch. Read: What is Windows 10? Here’s how to get cheap Windows 10 keys for your laptop or desktop. Cheap Windows 10 Keys & Windows 10 Deals Use these deals to find cheap Windows 10 keys. As you look through the savings, consider what version of Windows 10 you need and how you want the operating system delivered to you. Windows 10 Version Store Price Savings Delivery Method Windows 10 Home 64-Bit System Builder/OEM Newegg $99.99 $20 Digital download. Physical copy also available. Promotion Ends on February 27th. Windows 10 Professional 32-Bit & 64-Bit Full Newegg $189.99 $10 Digital download. Physical copy also available. Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit System Builder/OEM B & H Photo $142.99 $7 Disc only. Not a promotion, just regular savings. Windows 10 Home 64-Bit System Builder/OEM B & H Photo $92.99 $17 over other deals. Disc only. Not a promotion, just regular savings. Windows 10 Home 64-Bit System Builder/OEM Amazon $92.99 $17 Disc only. Windows 10 Home 64-Bit System Builder/OEM Amazon $84.99 $35 Disc only. Not a promotion, just regular savings. Windows 10 Home 32-Bit System Builder/OEM Amazon $99.95 $10.04 Disc only. How to Find the Right Cheap Windows 10 Keys and Windows 10 Deals for Your PC The best Windows 10 deals for some users aren’t the best deals for everyone. How good a deal is for you depends on your PC’s configuration, how you plan to install the operating system and what you might do with that PC in the future. How you get your copy of Windows 10 is up to you. Some Windows 10 deals let you download the software immediately after purchasing it. Other savings requires you to wait for a copy on a DVD or a flash drive. Whatever way you decide to buy your Windows 10 key, make sure your PC supports that method. For example, don’t buy a copy on a DVD if your device doesn’t have a disc drive. Don’t buy a digital download if your internet connection has a hard time dealing with very large files. Finally, don’t buy a digital download if you share your smartphone’s internet with your PC to get online. A digital Windows 10 install requires a 4GB of download. Read: How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows 10 Differences Between Cheap Windows 10 Keys Also, as you compare cheap Windows 10 keys and deals, remember to consider what version of Windows 10 that key unlocks. All versions of the operating system don’t have the same features. Read: Should You Upgrade to Windows 10? Windows 10 Pro keys unlock Windows 10 Professional. This version includes advanced device encryption, Remote Desktop features and the option to join existing networks for your school or workplace. Only buy this if you have Windows 8 Pro or use these features on another PC loaded with Windows 10 Pro. Most PCs come with Windows 10 Home. It doesn’t include the advanced encryption, remote desktop and network joining features that Professional does. However, it’s cheaper because of that. If you have Windows 8 Home Basic and Windows 8 Home Premium, buy this version. 64-bit vs 32-bit Windows 10 To find the right version for your PC, look for phrases like “32-bit” or “64-bit” on all the store listings you see. Older PCs need a 32-bit version of Windows 10. However, newer PCs all support 64-bit. If you’re building a PC and you’re not sure which one you need, look at the details that came with your processor and motherboard. If you’re upgrading an existing PC, look for this information in the About This PC area or the specs sheet that came with your PC. Read: Best Windows 10 Browser: Edge vs Chrome Windows 10 System Builder vs A Full Windows 10 The Lenovo Legion Y720 Cube running Windows 10. Finally, before you buy cheap Windows 10 keys, consider whether you need a System Builder or Full copy of Windows 10. Windows 10 System Builder Keys Windows 10 System Builder keys cost the least, but there’s a catch. Once you use a System Builder key, that key is permanently locked to the motherboard inside that PC. That’s fine if you never plan on building another PC again, but not great if you ever plan on upgrading the hardware inside your device. You can’t use a System Builder version of Windows to upgrade an existing PC either. The installation will wipe everything on your PC. Windows 10 System Builder Keys don’t come with free phone support either. Can’t use it on another PC. Can’t get free phone support. Can’t use it to upgrade an existing PC. Full Windows 10 Keys A Full Windows 10 keys cost the most. However, you can reuse that copy of Windows if you ever upgrade your PC’s internals or decide to build another. If your budget isn’t tight, buying a full copy of Windows 10 is always the better option. Upgrade an existing PC or start with a clean install. Phone support. Can use the same key on another PC in the future. 5 Best Windows 10 Laptops Under $500 in 2018 Dell Inspiron 15 3000 – $429.99 > 1 / 5 One of Dell’s cheapest Windows laptops ever, the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is for classic laptop lovers. Its 15-inch screen will never leave you wanting to connect an external display and it has plenty of ports and an all-too-rare DVD drive. You get to choose whether you want the lowest possible price or a more well-balanced machine that costs a little more. The $299 model has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive and an Intel Celeron Processor. Exchanging those for a more performance friendly Intel Core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage for photos, videos documents and videos brings the price to $429. The $499.99 model has an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. Every Dell Inspiron 15 3000 has an SD card reader, headset jack, USB 2.0 port, lock slot, Ethernet port USB 3.0 port and a HDMI port. At 8 hours between charges, they should all last through a day of classes or casual browsing at your favorite coffee shop. Buy the Dell Inspiron 3000 from Dell for $299.99 > 1 / 5 Windows 10 Deals: How to Get Cheap Windows 10 Keys is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. Travis Pope #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

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