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Acer delivers two speedy 27-inch gaming monitors

Acer double downs on G-Sync with two new gaming monitors.<p>Acer has announced two new G-Sync monitors, each with a unique feature intended to grab the attention of hardcore PC gamers.<p>G-Sync is Nvidia's monitor technology that better syncs your monitor's refresh rate with the output of your video …

Acer

Is the Darknet a glimpse into the web of the future?

What will the internet of the future look like? And what purpose will it be used for?<p>From augmented reality, which anticipates the information you'll want just by looking at an object, to smart services that use artificial intelligence to help us manage our workloads, the look, feel and utility of …

Let's uncover the mysteries in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

A long, long weekend ago, in a galaxy called the Milky Way, we got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>.<p>It is a teaser trailer in the purest sense of the word. Although we saw glimpses the franchise's future in motion, we didn't get any details about characters or plot or settings. That …

Tech Q&A: Low airfares, online banking, Amazon shopping tricks, and more

<b>Get the lowest airfare</b><p><b>Q.</b> I want to use up some vacation time soon, but I don't want to spend a bundle on plane tickets. Do you have any advice?<p><b>A.</b> Buy on the right day. You'll often see the best deals late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. You can also save big if you fly in the middle of the …

Panda Free Antivirus (2017)

<b>Pros</b><p>Slick, attractive user interface. Vaccinates USB drives against malware. Panda Safe Web flags dangerous websites. Free.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Poor scores in …

Malware

Service Marketplace Thumbtack Raises $100M Round Led By Google Capital

Thumbtack, a company that connects customers with local service providers, just announced that it has raised $100 million in new funding.<p>The round was led by Google Capital (the search giant’s later-stage investment fund), with additional investment from past backers Tiger Global Management, …

Deal: Nexus 7 WiFi 16GB for $103 at Newegg, after rebate

(Update: Newegg increased the price by $30.)<p>The deals keep coming for the Nexus 7, last month it was $130, this week we see a refurbished 16GB Nexus 7 WiFi model for just $102.99 over at Newegg.<p>The deal is the perfect storm combination of sales, deals, offerings and discounts. This rock star Nexus …

Mobile Technology

Smart IR Remote gets updated, makes it easy to control your TV via Google Now

Out of the box, Google Now offers an excellent voice-driven experience that makes it easy to open apps, set reminders and so much more. For those willing to do some tinkering, this experience can be greatly widened beyond this thanks to apps like Tasker. This includes just about anything under the …

Apps

Mom invents app to stop teens from ignoring parent phone calls

A Houston mom was fed up with her teenage son ignoring her calls and texts to his mobile phone. She’d call and call and he’d never pick up. Her texts seemed to be sent into a black hole.<p>Sharon Standifird decided something needed to be done and figured she could use modern technology to get Bradley …

The 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer is the most impressive thing to come out of Comic-Con

<i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> has been in development since 2003. Since then, the film has fluctuated from "could happen" to "pipe dream" and back again. Even after the production began filming in 2012, a release felt uncertain with the film plagued by setbacks.<p>Today, the first trailer for the <i>Mad Max: Fury</i> …

Here is how anyone can get The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition for free

If you have an EA Origin account then you can now get <i>The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition</i> for free, as part of a recent policy change by the game publisher.<p>This news comes just a week after EA's initial plans to offer a free digital version of this Sims collection to all users who previously purchased <i>The</i> …

MacTrast Deals: Lifetime Access To Over 5,000 Adobe Authorized Training Videos

Wouldn’t it be great to have lifetime access to over 5,000 Adobe Authorized training courses, covering such subjects as Photoshop, Illustrator, …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon’s Cloud Desktop Service, Launches To Public Along With New Sync Client

Amazon WorkSpaces, the company’s virtual desktop computing environment introduced last fall at the AWS re:Invent conference, is today available to the public. Up until now, Amazon was testing the service in a “Limited Preview” with select customers large and small, including Peet’s Coffee & Tea and …

Start times announced for The Elder Scrolls Online's early access and launch

In a Reddit AMA on Friday, Zenimax Online Studios announced the early-access and launch times for <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i>, which launches on PC and Mac on April 4.<p>The launch time is pegged to midnight in the United Kingdom, which means North American gamers will be able to play beginning at 7 p.m. …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

The four harsh truths that everyone in my generation needs to accept

I’m a young person.<p>A ‘young adult,’ supposedly. I’m married with two kids and back problems, so I don’t necessarily feel like it all the time, but I …