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The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Day two, the afternoon edition

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter’s continuously updated list of Amazon Prime Day deals here. Echo Show 5 Street price: $90; deal price $40 This is a new low on …

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South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On July 12, South African payment gateway service Payfast announced the company is dropping bitcoin core (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a>) payments due to network congestion and high fees. Payfast emphasized that <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> has a number of limitations and design flaws which makes it an “impractical …

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Dell redesigns XPS 13 2-in-1, adds OLED display panel to XPS 15

The updated Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 with its new 16:10 display. Valentina Palladino The redesigned hinge makes for smoother transitions. Valentina Palladino The edge-to-edge MagLev keyboard looks much like those on Apple’s MacBook Pro. Valentina Palladino The keys have just 0.7mm of travel. Valentina Palladino The new power button and fingerprint reader module blends in …

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HP Chromebook 14 review: One of the first AMD Chromebooks, tested

Enlarge Valentina Palladino AMD wants in on the Chromebook craze. A few OEMs, including HP, Acer, and Lenovo, announced AMD-powered Chromebooks at CES this year, and those devices are just starting to become available. Intel processors power most Chromebooks available today, but now individual customers and businesses will be able to choose from a small, but …

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Dell’s pre-installed software left PCs open to hijacking

Sponsored Links In another example of a problem that is sadly familiar, Bill Demirkapi found a vulnerability in the support software that Dell installs on most of its new PCs. His method tricks the SupportAssist software — intended as a way to easily update drivers, adjust settings and clean out unused files — into allowing …

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What we’re watching: ‘You’ and ‘The Lobster’

Warner Bros. Associate News Editor Mariella Moon dives into Netflix’s stalker series You while Senior News Editor offers up an almost anti-romantic comedy with The Lobster. You Mariella MoonAssociate Editor Something about multiple reviews calling You a pulpy stalker drama put me off watching it as soon as it became available on Netflix. But one …

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Mini-review: 24 hours with Dell’s fanciest Chromebook yet

Enlarge Valentina Palladino Dell is no stranger to Chromebooks. In fact, the Dell Chromebook 11 is our current favorite Chromebook for students with its simple, durable black frame and attractive price tag. Most of Dell’s Chrome OS notebooks share those useful traits, so when the company stepped out of the box and debuted its $599 …

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Dell recalls hybrid laptop power adapters over shock risks

Dell Dell’s Hybrid Power Adapter is a clever way to keep your laptop running when you’re far from a wall outlet, but some models pose a safety risk. The PC maker has issued a recall for versions of the combo power brick and battery bank made between January 2017 and March 2017 after 11 reports …

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