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ExpressVPN review: A good service with no public leadership

P2P allowed: Yes Number of servers: 1,500+ [ Further reading: How the new age of antivirus software will protect your PC ] Business location: British Virgin Islands Number of country locations: 94* Cost: $99.95 per year Running a business is a public act. That’s why I don’t understand why some VPN providers go to such great lengths to keep the identities of their leaders private. ... Read More »

Rexing V1 dash cam review: A good basic model, but grab the GPS add-on

Rexing’s $100 V1 dash cam takes very good day video, decent night video, and is easy to set up and use. We like it. But it’s bare-bones: Adding GPS, which we recommend, costs an additional $30. If you have room in your budget, for $170 you could step up to Rexing’s dual-channel, dual-camera V1LG with integrated GPS, or go to ... Read More »

Samsung creates a kid-friendly tablet for the Lego Ninjago movie

Wait, what? Admittedly I’m no Lego enthusiast, but first I find out that Lego has a line of ninja-themed sets, which are tied to a TV series. Then, I find out there’s a movie coming out this year (because one Lego movie a year is apparently just not enough). And to top it all off, it turns out that Samsung has made ... Read More »

Grab A Great PC Game For Free From The Humble Store Right Now

If Psychonauts is not already part of your PC game library, you can add it free of charge right now. The Humble Store is giving away the Double Fine game for free, but you’ll have to act quickly to claim your copy. Grabbing the game is as simple as adding it to your cart–do so here–and checking out. You’ll need a Humble account in order ... Read More »

Divinity: Original Sin 2 review impressions: Saving the world as a face-stealing skeleton

Original Sin 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to an unanticipated hit.  Divinity: Original Sin took me by surprise in 2014. For the most part, the revival isometric RPG revival focused on reviving the classics of old—Pillars of Eternity in particular, with its Infinity Engine stylings, but Wasteland 2, Tyranny, and Torment: Tides of Numenera didn’t stray too far from the template. But then there was Divinity, which I ... Read More »

Rumored Snapdragon 635 to use Kryo cores on a 14nm process

The Snapdragon 660 is used in several high-end phones while the 630 isn’t getting much love. Both are mid-range (so affordable) 14nm chips (so power-efficient), but only one of them uses the faster Kryo cores. A new chip may be coming to bridge the gap between these two. The Snapdragon 635 will also be built on a 14nm LPP process ... Read More »

Tyranny: Bastard’s Wound review: A small and unnecessary expansion

I had high hopes for a Tyranny expansion. “Not enough depth” is the key criticism I leveled at Obsidian’s evil-hearted RPG last year, and it’s continued to bother me. Tyranny’s writing and world-building are, at times, some of Obsidian’s best work. But with the lack of any companion quests, the paltry number of locations, the way the game railroads you into an ending, and ... Read More »

How to Wipe a Computer Clean of Personal Data

Many families have welcomed new PCs into their homes, thanks to back-to-school and Labor Day sales, leaving older computers to be donated, recycled, or sold. That makes this a good time to learn how to perform a factory reset. What is a factory reset? That’s when you wipe your computer’s hard drive and reinstall its operating system. Doing this reverts your ... Read More »

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates’ favorite style of education

Certain districts saw outsized improvement from the new method. In Alabama’s Piedmont City School District, for instance, 72% of students in grades 3-8 hit their target scores on the ACT Aspire standardized test compared to 28% in the 2014-2015 school year. Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has said repeatedly that one of his favorite ways of teaching kids is by letting them guide their ... Read More »

ZTE Blade A2S unveiled with a 5.2″ 1080p screen, more memory

In mid-2016, ZTE unveiled an affordable ($105) phone with an octa-core processor. Now it has launched a sequel – the ZTE Blade A2S. The price is the same – CNY 700 on JD.com in China – but you get a 5.2” 1080p screen this time around, up from 5” 720p. There’s more memory too – 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, up from ... Read More »