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My quest to fix my terrible home WiFi

When I was young — in high school or so — my sister and I had a system worked out. Our Comcast cable internet service routinely seemed to flake out, so she and I would take turns running downstairs to the router, unplugging it, waiting for what felt like the most torturous 30 seconds possible …

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‘Disintegration’ public multiplayer beta starts January 31st

Sponsored Links V1 Interactive You won’t have to wait long to see if Halo veteran Marcus Lehto’s Disintegration lives up to the early buzz. V1 Interactive and its publisher Private Division have revealed that a public beta of the tactical shooter will run between January 31st and February 1st on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. …

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Logitech’s K860 split ergonomic keyboard is heaven for your wrists

Logitech is squarely targeting Microsoft’s wrist-friendly Surface Ergonomic Keyboard with the Ergo K860 ($130). It’s the company’s first keyboard in years to feature a split design, wherein the entire layout is cut in half and the keys are angled to align with your wrists. While it may look a bit odd, there are significant health …

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Thermaltake’s latest gaming headset works with Alexa and Razer Chroma

Sponsored Links Thermaltake Thermaltake just introduced a gaming headset that’s as much about showing off as it chatting with your gaming buddies. The Riing Pro RGB 7.1 steps up the competition against rival headsets with two-zone lighting you can control with both Alexa and Razer’s Chroma system. You’ll need a separate Alexa-ready device or Razer’s …

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The future of foldable tablets got clearer at CES 2020

Deja vu hit me in a big way at CES 2020. As one of Engadget’s PC beat reporters, I had been taking briefings with laptop makers to check out their news for the conference. From Lenovo and Dell to Intel, companies showed off devices with folding screens that were bigger than the Galaxy Fold’s 7.3-inch …

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‘Doom’ re-releases now support add-ons, quick saves and 60FPS

Sponsored Links id Software/Bethesda Bethesda’s re-releases of the first two Doom games are about catch up to the originals in key areas — and in a few ways, surpass them. The id Software titles are receiving updates that, among other things, introduce support for add-ons — yes, even on mobile. This doesn’t mean you can …

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Hands-on with Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC and Tiger Lake Xe laptops

2020 is clearly going to be a big year for Intel’s gaming presence. The chipmaker is gearing up to introduce its first dedicated graphics hardware, dubbed Intel Xe. But at CES it also made some surprising announcements, like its new NUC “Ghost Canyon” that can fit desktop graphics cards, as well as the fact that …

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Dell debuts an AMD Ryzen version of its G5 gaming laptop

Sponsored Links Dell Dell is expanding its G5 gaming laptop line with an unusual addition: AMD hardware under the hood. Its new G5 15 Special Edition will run on AMD’s new “Renoir-H” Ryzen laptop processors and Radeon RX 5600M graphics, giving you solid mid-tier performance if you don’t care much for the Intel/NVIDIA combos that …

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Das Keyboard’s notification service leaves IFTTT on January 10th

Sponsored Links Kris Naudus/Engadget Some of Das Keyboard’s highest-end models appear to be losing one of their major selling points. Users are receiving a warning that the Das Keyboard Q notification service, plus its matching applets, will leave IFTTT on January 10th. There’s no explanation as to why, but IFTTT is pointing users to other …

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US limits AI exports over fears it will fall into Chinese hands

Sponsored Links Wang Gang/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images The US government’s concerns about Chinese involvement in tech are leading to significant restrictions on AI. The Commerce Department is instituting a rule on January 6th that will require companies to obtain a license if they want to export certain AI-powered geospatial imagery software …

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