Don’t leave your latest gaming obsession at your desk. With these powerful laptops, you can level up wherever, whenever. 1. Razer Blade The newest Blade laptop comes with top-tier Nvidia graphics, a quad-core Intel processor, and an optional 14-inch, 4K touchscreen. Razer’s customizable Chroma LED system lets you choose the color and animation style of your keyboard backlighting, so the Blade looks as good as it games.$1,899 and up 2. Alienware 13 The chunky black Alienware is one of the only laptops with a 13-inch OLED touchscreen. Like the Blade, Nvidia graphics and quad-core Intel power mean it’s no slouch for gaming, VR, or multimedia. It’s not the slimmest machine, but the 5-pound body is stacked with every port you need for connecting your myriad peripherals.$1,150 and up 3. Asus ROG Zephyrus M This transforming Asus laptop comes straight from Cybertron. When you flip up the 15.6-inch screen, the back of the case eases open 6 … [Read more...] about Laptops Powerful Enough to Take Your Gaming On the Go
Slow-burning Japanese reality show Terrace House returned to Netflix screens worldwide this week with the release of Part 2 of Opening New Doors, the latest season set in the mountains of Karuizawa. It's still a refreshingly chill iteration of the show, so far maintaining the perfect blend of mild interpersonal drama and not much else at all. I went to visit the house and interview its residents back in February ahead of Part 1's release, but I held back on publishing too many of my photos — Terrace House has a pretty long lead time even for the weekly Japanese schedule, let alone the rest of the world, so I saw things and met people that would've amounted to spoilers. Be warned if you haven't watched all of Part 2 yet, then — this photo essay might tell you things about who leaves and enters the house. If you're okay with that, scroll down to see what I saw. Photography by Sam Byford / The Verge … [Read more...] about I visited Netflix’s Terrace House, and here’s what I saw
Samsung is rolling out an update for its 2018 lineup of QLED TVs that enables FreeSync, which allows for smoother gaming without screen tearing. The company talked up its partnership with Microsoft’s Xbox division during its unveiling of this year’s sets, and this is yet another feature that embraces the capabilities of the Xbox One X. But there are some compromises that come with more fluid visuals. Samsung’s FreeSync mode only supports 1080p resolution for now, and the company notes that it might cause some random weirdness with the TV’s brightness at times. Probably still worth switching on just to see the difference it makes. FreeSync is available on the NU8000, Q6FN, Q7FN, Q8FN, and Q9FN. Once you’ve installed the latest firmware on one of those TVs, you can find it under Game Mode in the settings menu. … [Read more...] about Samsung’s 2018 TVs now support FreeSync for smoother gaming
PayPal is continuing its deep integration with Google Pay, allowing users to pay for items and services without ever exposing sensitive information or the extra step of logging in and leaving G Pay, as spotted by TechCrunch. Keep in mind, there’s already PayPal support in G Pay. You can pay for items at a brick-and-mortar store using your PayPal account if it’s connected to your Gmail without ever having a physical card. The new integration, which will go live later this year, will include apps like Gmail, YouTube, the Google Store, and any service using Google Pay, including peer-to-peer transfers as well as payments. It’s an interesting partnership. PayPal will benefit from the additional transaction revenues, while Google will retain potential buyers who otherwise would abandon a transaction after learning PayPal isn’t supported. Essentially, PayPal plus Google can replace a traditional bank account, for some people. (Transaction limits and deposits are the … [Read more...] about PayPal will work inside Gmail, YouTube, and more, thanks to Google Pay
If you’ve ever hired a graphic designer to create a flier or an event poster or a logo, then you know those services don’t come cheap. While the final product itself has value, what you’re usually paying for in that transaction is the knowledge and expertise of the designer. While you may not ever develop the aesthetic eye of a true art professional, PixelModo can help you fake it, offering the tools to help create eye-catching art elements quickly and easily. Right now, you can lock in a lifetime of PixelModo access, a $600 value, for just $49.99 from TNW Deals. “It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying” According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the event FIND OUT WHY Whether you’re looking to create ads, banners or social media graphics for a website, sales email or other promotional needs, PixelModo helps you jump right in. First, choose from over two-dozen templates, then start adding in some of the 2.5 million images, … [Read more...] about PixelModo helps you create stunning graphics easily for all under $50
AI is a threat to humanity. It’s the great nightmare on the horizon. It’s the spectre that looms, promising to destroy humanity in a puff of thermonuclear smoke. It’s the Terminator. It’s the Borg. But is it? On stage at TNW 2018, philosopher Alix Rubsaam looked at the purported existential threat AI poses to humanity itself. It turns out that fearing AI isn’t just rational, but it follows a long line of historical tech-based trepidations. “The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet” CNBC liked TNW Conference that much FIND OUT WHY Early Jewish society, for example, feared golems. These were anthropomorphized clay figurines with potent powers. It makes sense that a largely agrarian society would envision an earth-based boogeyman. Fast-forward a couple of thousand of years, and we’re taken to industrial-era England. Mary Shelly wrote her novel Frankenstein, about a monster brought to life through the power of … [Read more...] about AI is a threat to humanity, depending on how you define it
Diesel trains have been used for the better part of a century on pretty much every railway of note because they're very cheap. Moves to add electric power to railway lines have taken place, but it's hugely expensive: Alstom puts the figure at €1.2 million per 100km, or $1.4 million per 62 miles. Of course, these days, most governments simply can't afford to bankroll large-scale electrification.Battery-electric trains, too, are out of the question, thanks to the sheer size, weight and cost of a battery that could run for 1,000 km on a charge. Hydrogen as a fuel, on the other hand, behaves pretty much like diesel, has a much higher energy density and it only takes 15 minutes to refuel a tank. And on trains, where weight and aerodynamics are less of an issue, you can add more tanks depending on your needs.From the outside, you certainly wouldn't have guessed that the Coradia iLint is a hydrogen train, looking just like its diesel-powered predecessor. But when it rolls up to approach … [Read more...] about The hydrogen train of the future is a lot like the train of today
If my life were Ready Player One, I'd be living back in the Sega Genesis days. That's the system I grew up with in high school. Sonic, Phantasy Star, Toejam and Earl: these were my worlds.I take my retro Sega games seriously, and so I'm really very pleasantly surprised about the new Sega Genesis Classics compilation: it's everything I remember.Sega's teased old-school players over the years with compilations that come and go: the Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection back in 2009 was brilliant, with 48 games and few compromises. It took nine years, but this new collection feels every bit as good. It's also a far better Sega Genesis experience than the AtGames Sega Genesis Flashback mini-console released last year: That console did play actual Sega cartridges and use original Genesis controllers, but games played at a lower frame rate and felt "off." I snuggled back on my sofa and fired up this new collection on an Xbox One -- the collection, already on Steam, has a release date of … [Read more...] about Sega Genesis Classics, reviewed: My childhood’s back, but not on Switch
Email inboxes can be wild, unruly places. Spam filters can help cut down on noise to an extent, but inevitably we all end up sorting through countless messages from people we’ve never heard of, for things we have no interest in.Buy now: Get a lifetime of Throttle Pro for $79 for a limited time, a full 86 percent off the usual price. … [Read more...] about Clean up your inbox with this simple but powerful browser extension.
I am planning a new Ryzen PC build with the 1800X CPU, I know this has been knocked off top spot by the 2700X but I got a good price on it (£170) so figured I might as well have the best of the last generation. Anyway as the 1800X has no stock cooler, and I would like the headroom to dabble at least with mild overclocking, I decided to get an aftermarket cooler for it. I went for the dual fan Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED Turbo one as here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071D3RQC3/ Upon looking around for reviews on it I noticed from the QA section on the Amazon product page above someone asked if the 2 x 120mm fans included could be swapped for 140mm ones and a couple of people confirmed they could as the cooler has mount points for either type. This got me thinking, could using 2x 140mm fans boost the cooling performance of this CPU cooler? I was thinking maybe with the 140mm fans having a larger surface area they might push more air over the heatsink or result in more air … [Read more...] about 120mm vs 140mm Fans for CPU Cooling?