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AMD motherboards start getting updates to support Ryzen 5000 processors

AMD gamers looking at picking up a Ryzen 5000 CPU can save a bit of cash. BIOS updates are rolling out to enable support on B450 motherboards already.

Serious gamer? These Asus, Razer gaming keyboards have never been cheaper

If you want a new RGB, mechanical keyboard, Prime Day 2020 is a great time to buy. These high-end gaming keyboards are all heavily discounted for today only.

How to get started in Genshin Impact, this year’s massive F2P open-world RPG

Genshin Impact is a massive open-world anime action game with lots to do. Here's how to get started.

How to get started in Genshin Impact, this year’s massive F2P open-world RPG

Genshin Impact is a massive open-world anime action game with lots to do. Here's how to get started.

How to get started in Genshin Impact, this year’s massive F2P open-world RPG

Genshin Impact is a massive open-world anime action game with lots to do. Here's how to get started.

The best free strategy games for PC

Want to play a strategy game but your wallet's looking a little thin? We've got you covered with this list of completely free-to-play strategy games on PC.

Are your PC games a slideshow? Here’s how to smooth them

Are your PC games running poorly? Here are tricks we've found that work well to keep your games optimized.

How to check your PC’s frame rate, or FPS, when playing video games

Ever wonder how you can keep an eye on your gaming system's FPS? Here's how to track that stat while gaming.

How to make a fence in Minecraft

Gates and walls take time to build from scratch, so get your pickaxe and axe ready for a chopping good time.

How to make a bed in Minecraft

Crafting a bed in Minecraft is extremely easy unless you yearn for purple sheets, which requires dyed wool.

How to make a saddle in Minecraft

You have your horse, your hat, your tools, and your weapons -- now all you need is a saddle to gallop forth.

The best capture cards for 2020

With an external capture card, anyone can become a streaming star. Here are the best capture cards right now.

So actually, PC gamers should just buy TVs now

CES 2020 brought a pair of 48-inch OLED displays, one of which even has G-Sync support. These televisions easily beat the image quality of the best gaming monitors.

Origin PC Big O hands-on review: A PC and PS4 sitting in a tree

Origin PC's Big O is a gaming PC that also packs a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One console (your choice) making it a rare all-in-one solution for gaming across multiple platforms.

Asus Zephyrus M GU502GV review

Asus’ Zephyrus M is a mid-range gaming laptop that looks like it could be your everyday machine. Its ninth-generation Core i7 processor and RTX 2060 graphics chip are promising on paper, but odd choices hold the laptop back.

E3 2019: The five best games from the PC Game Show

At the annual PC Game Show at E3, over thirty PC games were featured in trailer form, plenty of which were our first looks at these games. Here are the games that really got us excited to see more.

The best laptop for Fortnite

Want the best laptop for Fortnite? We tested numerous models with a wide variety of hardware options to find out what's best. Our final picks cover a huge range of budget, from $750 all the way up to $3,000.The post The best laptop for Fortnite appeared first on Digital Trends.

Alienware Area-51m review

The Alienware Area-51m is a massive gaming laptop that paves a new path forward for the brand. While it offers many old-school features, it also brings a new look and design philosophy that gamers will love.The post Alienware Area-51m review appeared first on Digital Trends.

The Unevn One is a portable desk that brings PC gaming on the road

Bringing a gaming PC outside your usual setup can be a challenge, but the Unevn One is the first all-in-one, portable gaming desk complete with a computer chassis and integrated monitor mount.The post The Unevn One is a portable desk that brings PC gaming on the road appeared first on Digital Trends.

The Unevn One is a portable desk that brings PC gaming on the road

Bringing a gaming PC outside your usual setup can be a challenge, but the Unevn One is the first all-in-one, portable gaming desk complete with a computer chassis and integrated monitor mount.The post The Unevn One is a portable desk that brings PC gaming on the road appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Things to do near me – Paranoia Quest

If you want the amazing entertainment, then it’s worth considering the services from Paranoia Quest. Are you looking for Things to do near me? If yes, it’s worth considering the services from Paranoia Quest. For ensuring the guest’s safety, they are taking the right measures. Besides, you can get effective ways for privately booking. Numerous plans are available for Christmas as well. You can get the new holiday Quest with success rates and starting at nominal rates per person.Having the best experience:If you are in Atlanta looking for the right to vacation party while also entertaining the friends of the family, it is worth considering the services from the escape room Atlanta. You can get the guaranteed great time with the memorable escape room experience. The escape rooms work as a combination of puzzle rooms that come with time escape. Usually, players do it in the group that makes it a challenging but fun time. If you are in love with solving puzzles while finding the different paths, then it’s worth considering these services. You can split into small groups while taking the mission and choose whatever you want. The mystery room games are very adventurous where you can choose the path. Discover the secret while also making out the themed areas in the large escape rooms.Things you can do in escape rooms:Indeed, the escape room is well designed for escaping from your daily routine. You won’t be feeling bored because there is a chance for playing the role of a character whatever you choose. Even if you become the small superhero, you can fight with the bad guys and Save the World. So, the dreamy atmosphere will give you plenty of thrills.There are lots of games that will work as a good puzzle and will show you who your real partner is. It will become the right place for testing natural abilities while also utilizing your brain to find your way. You can show the excellent sharp observations and clever abilities that you hold. The best thing about the escape rooms is that there is no such problem of one size fits all. You can get different themes of objectives and goals. While you are playing the games, you’ll also get the availability of the party packages for different age groups that will be an inviting ambience. So, you can build exercise for corporate events as well. The escape rooms become the fit one for you to prepare a team and then start finding out your ways independently. Besides, certain puzzles will have the objective of finding out your sequence. So, you can get the medium difficulty and challenges based escape rooms as well. You can get the range of experience when you are playing in this escape rooms. You will be also getting the small rooms with the favorable zones that are designed to be challenging. Solving these puzzles becomes easier.Adventure escape roomThis is the Indiana Jones-style escape room that is very adventurous with the archaeological dig and covering of the Ancient secret.Occult mystery escapes roomThis is the mysterious occult-themed escape room that plays the role of a witch hunter. You can discover closed in the world where nothing seems to be that easy.DetectiveIf you are in love of solving mysteries, then this is the one that will be giving you the instinct of figuring out the puzzle before the time runs out.Secret scienceIt will give you the feeling of the strange experiment going wrong. You have to find out scientist and government who are trying to hide in the realities and so the harrowing escape room in Atlanta proves to be fantastic.Military themedThis is the point where you can explore the bunker with the military theme. The unique escape room has the special agent that uncovers the truth regarding the Rogue operation when the base is abandoned.Room for kidsYou can get special rooms for the ones who are young at heart. The escape rooms designed for kids are good enough for the summer break or holidays. You can also celebrate birthday parties while enjoying the day having a blast.Enjoy the ride:So, give up further thoughts and be ready to enjoy the escape room experience. When you take it from paranoia Quest, the high-end escape rooms come with the variety of Breakout rooms that are good for both large and small levels of difficulty. No matter whether you are looking for scary adventurous mysterious or just fun type entertainment, you can get these escape rooms fit for you.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

CAT S42 smartphone review

When I think of CAT or Caterpillar products an Android smartphone is definitely not the first, or even tenth, thing I think of. Bulldozers, earth movers, back hoes, and even work boots — never a phone. Alas, it does offer multiple phones, all of which are rugged and look right at home on a job site.Its latest, the S42, is branded and sold exclusively by CAT, but the phone is actually manufactured by Bullitt Group. The same company that brought you the Land Rover phone, which you probably never heard of either.The CAT name itself implies TOUGH; perhaps even indestructible. After all, their heavy equipment painted in school bus yellow can be found in or near every construction zone I’ve ever encountered. Does their entry-level S42 live up to the company’s reputation? I spent a few days with the S42 as my everyday phone and I have a few thoughts.BuildRetailing at $299, the CAT S42 unlocked phone is a bargain compared to flagship phones. Even mid-level phones start in the $400-$500 range anymore. I fully expect corners to be cut in order to come in at this price point; let’s see if the right ones were made.The S42 advertises MIL-SPEC 810H as well as IP68 rating. I wasn’t familiar with the MIL-SPEC 810H rating so I had to do some research. According to Wikipedia, the MIL-SPEC 810H is a military rating system that rates equipment on its function across environmental factors. There are standardized tests for this when it comes to construction equipment but not when it comes to consumer electronics. CAT details how they tested the phone on their website including drop tests and waterproofing.The body of the phone is entirely plastic other than the 5.5” (1440×720) HD Gorilla Glass 5 screen. Overall, the phone measures 6.35 x 3.04 x 0.5in and weighs 7.76 ounces. Pretty thick by today’s phone standards. Keep in mind though that this phone is literally built inside a ruggedized case so you don’t have to bother with wrapping this in any additional protection. That can be good or bad depending on whether or not you like the looks out-of-the-box. I’m guessing the target market is the same men and women who drive CAT heavy equipment and wear CAT steel-toed footwear.The phone features volume up/down and power buttons along the right side. A customizable button (can be assigned as a Push-to-Talk button) sits just below a rubberized flap covering the dual-sim and micro-SD card tray along the left side.The bottom of the phone features a single speaker and covered micro-USB charging port. The top of the phone is where you’ll find a relic from the distant past; a 3.5mm headphone jack. That too is covered with a rubberized flap.Upon loading a SIM card, you’ll receive a pop-up reminder to replace the port covers. I’m guessing that IP68 waterproof rating only applies when all port covers are in place. Not necessarily bad, but just more things to worry about if the S42 ever does find itself in water. The Gorilla Glass 5 screen comes with a pre-installed glass screen protector.The rest of the specs are as follows:Mediatek Helio A20 MT Quad core32GB internal storage3GB RAMAll of the typical smartphone sensors/antennas (GPS, NFC, BT 5.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz) WiFi)13MP rear camera with flash5MP front camera4200 mAh Lithium Ion batterySoftwareThe CAT S42 ships with Android 10 in its pure form without any skins or overlays. It does come pre-loaded with CAT Toolbox software as well as the typical Google Android portfolio of apps (YT Music, YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, etc.). I’m guessing if you are buying an Android phone, you expect that Google is going to load it up with their suite of mobile applications.The phone also comes pre-loaded with Zello which allows for Push-to-Talk (PTT) functionality (sign-up and subscription required). I didn’t get a chance to test this out because honestly, I don’t know anyone who would prefer a walkie talkie like communication experience.I haven’t used that feature since I owned a Nextel phone in the early 2000’s. I’m guessing industries served by PTT capabilities already have some sort of enterprise account for their end users. I assume that the PTT button can be programed to take advantage of any number of personal or enterprise PTT applications/services.There are a handful of other pre-installed apps that the user may appreciate or at least appreciate that they are easily uninstalled.PerformanceAdmittedly, I am an iPhone user. My current everyday phone is the iPhone 11. Unfortunately, the performance of the CAT S42 will be judged with a level of unconscious bias.Let’s start first with battery life. The CAT S42 kicks my iPhone’s butt in this department. I’m reaching for my charger typically after 13-14 hours of usage. I don’t consider myself a heavy user but I do use my iPhone for work calls, social media apps, limited gaming (Words with Friends) and camera. The CAT S42 lasted ALL day! Not just all day, but about eight hours into the next day, even despite the fact that I used GPS for at least two hours, music, web browsing, social media and camera functions. I was seriously impressed.The CAT website boasts two days of battery life and I think that a typical user, not trying to put a phone through its paces, would probably get near that. The phone also supports quick charging so I can’t imagine having dead battery anxiety with this one the way I occasionally do with my iPhone.I have no experience with mobile CPUs other than Apple. All of my previous Android phones featured Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. I wasn’t sure how the Mediatek Helio A20 MT Quad core processor would perform compared to high-end chipsets.Again, I was pleasantly surprised. The CAT S42 was responsive and I didn’t notice any lag in opening apps, web browsing, etc. The only issue I had was with the actual phone app when attempting to navigate an automated call system menu. The number pad locked up and I wasn’t able to select “1” to proceed in English. I rebooted the phone and no issues moving forward.LTE connectivity was fast as expected. WiFi was speedy. Screen response was adequate. I don’t play games or watch movies which would require higher frame rates so I can’t say that it would be ideal for those purposes but I’m guessing the target market for this phone wouldn’t care either. CAT S42 Photo Samples 1 of 6 The only feature I find lacking on the CAT S42 phone is its camera. I didn’t attempt any videos but it is rated at 1080p at 30fps. Your next independent film isn’t going to be made on this phone. Outdoor photos are fine. You’ll be able to make out what you are shooting but the colors are flat and even with HDR, photos lack any discernible dynamic range. Indoor photos rely heavily on the LED flash and any motion whatsoever will produce blurry results.ConclusionI only spent a few days with the CAT S42 as my primary device and I’ll admit that I was not only pleasantly surprised if not impressed with it. The phone does many things well. Especially when you consider the retail price is only $299. Battery life is its strongest attribute along with its physical durability. I didn’t purposely drop the phone but the CAT website boasts it will survive a six-foot drop on steel. I didn’t test its waterproof rating either. The IP68 rating indicates it will survive prolonged submersion in water beyond one meter.The only drawbacks or weaknesses in my opinion are its physical size and its camera capabilities. I can see myself occasionally grabbing the CAT S42 when I plan an activity that might damage a more expensive phone. It also might be a good device for a new parent who occasionally allows their toddler to watch videos or play games on their phone. One of my earliest smartphones was destroyed when it found its way into the mouth of my teething daughter.

You won’t find a better price on these JASHEN portable vacuum cleaners

If you’re shopping for a vacuum cleaner for someone this holiday season, or need to pick one up for yourself, we’ve got a trio of bargains for you.Right now you can choose from three different models of JASHEN portable vacuum cleaners, all of which are heavily discounted. Not only that, but we’ve got a promo code that takes an extra 20% off of the price at checkout.You won’t find a better price on any of these models this season. All you need to do to take advantage is shop November 26-28 and enter coupon code BFSAVE20 at checkout.JASHEN V12S Cordless Stick VacuumA built-in motor providing ultra-quiet powerful suction for up to 40 minutes of cordless vacuuming, makes for deep, thorough cleaning of your house. With an upgraded motorized brush, JASHEN cordless vacuum can pick up dust, crumbs, pollen, and even pet hair quite well. This vacuum uses a high-efficiency filtration system with a washable filter, hygienic HEPA filter, and large dust cup, that locks in small particles with no leakage and expels fresh air. Wireless, it’s easily convertible to a handheld vacuum so you can satisfy your various floor to ceiling cleaning needs. JASHEN operates with comparatively quiet working noise so you can clean your home without great disturbance. $90 $72JASHEN V16 Cordless Vacuum CleanerMeet JASHEN V16: the perfect vacuum cleaner for your hard floor and carpets! Powered by a 350W digital brushless motor, this V16 provides strong suction to lift embedded dirt and stain with ease and zero noise. It comes with a 2-in-1 dusting brush so you can clean both hard floors and carpet. With a built-in filter sensor, the LED screen shows selected power mode, remaining run time, and filter cleaning alert. It also reminds you to clean filters for optimum performance. V16 runs on a rechargeable 2,500mAh battery which delivers up to 40 minutes of runtime. The wireless design means more flexible cleaning, no limitations. $160 $128JASHEN V18 350W Cordless Vacuum CleanerThe perfect vacuum cleaner for your hard floor and carpet is here. The JASHEN V18 Vacuum Cleaner is powered by a 350W digital brushless motor that provides strong suction to lift embedded dirt and stain with ease and better noise optimization. It comes with a 2-in-1 dusting brush so you can clean both hard floors and carpet. With a built-in filter sensor, the LED screen shows selected power mode, remaining run time, and filter cleaning alert. It also reminds you to clean filters for optimum performance. V16 runs on a rechargeable 2,500mAh battery which delivers up to 40 minutes of runtime. The wireless design means more flexible, easier cleaning. $170 $136

Best Android phones at Ultra Mobile (November 2020)

There are plenty of wireless service providers to choose from, at least here in the United States. In fact, some readers might think there are too many options to consider. But when it comes down to it, many of them rely on the networks offered by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.Ultra Mobile, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), is one such carrier. Indeed, it has its own rate plans and features, but it licenses coverage from T-Mobile.When it comes to buying a phone for use on Ultra Mobile there are a few options to consider. For starters, you can bring your current T-Mobile or unlocked device to the carrier. Additionally, you can buy an unlocked phone for use on Ultra Mobile.Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Ultra Mobile. There’s quite a robust selection to choose from, but select models rise to the top.What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Ultra Mobile today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan EditionWell-rounded FlagshipIf you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. You want a flagship phone. The problem is that too many of them cost way more than we’re willing to spend.The Fan Edition of the flagship S20 is what happens when you keep the most important stuff and toss aside the frills (and extra cost).Here, you get a large screen with high refresh rate, a large battery, three rear cameras, and a modern Android and user interface. Offered in two attractive colors, it’s the S20 you deserve.Shop Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition at Ultra MobileSamsung Galaxy A51Modest Mid-rangeOne of the best things about today’s breed of smartphones is that you can often purchase a generation or two later and still end up with more than you need. Or, you can go with the Galaxy A series which is a way to get many of the better features found in more prominent models.For about one third of today’s top phones you can get something that will last a couple of years. We’re talking plenty of hardware, a beauty of a screen, and one of the better cameras around. Here you’ll get a sizable (6.5-inch) screen, plenty of memory and storage, and a quad-camera setup on the back.Shop Samsung Galaxy A51 at Ultra MobileMotorola Moto G StylusMulti-TaskingIf you’re looking for a more budget-friendly approach to a phone with a digital stylus, this Motorola is your ticket. Priced a fraction of the Samsung counterpart, it’s an incredible mid-range phone with a quad-camera experience.Powered by a largely untouched Android 10, it offers up a 6.4-inch screen, a bunch of storage (128GB), and a strong battery. Throw in a headphone jack, USB Type-C charging port, and dual speakers and we’ve got an affordable winner that suits many users.Shop Motorola Moto G Stylus at Ultra MobileMotorola Moto EBudget-Friendly & Stock AndroidWe absolutely love what Motorola does with its Android phones. They run a bare bones software experience that leaves things the way Google intended, and feature affordably priced alternatives to flagships.Here, you get a big (6.2-inch) screen, a very modern build of Android (10), and respectable smattering of mid-range hardware. Key details include an octa-core processor, 32GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot for external media.Other things we appreciate? A water resistant coating, USB Type-C charging, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.Shop Motorola Moto E at Ultra Mobile