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I took ‘gamer supplements’ for a week to see if I’d become a gaming god

Illustration: Genevieve Poblano/Digital Trends If you’re a gamer, you’re probably at least a little bit competitive, and whether you’re trying to defeat bosses or playing against other people online, it’s nice to have a competitive edge. This, my friends, is the basis of an entire industry — one that manufactures and sells supplements that can allegedly make you a faster, better, and more capable gamer. While they’re not particularly well-knownContinue readingI took ‘gamer supplements’ for a week to see if I’d become a gaming god

Suck at CS: GO? Logitech G’s program could turn you from noob to pro

In a nutshell: Do you enjoy Counter-Strike: Global Offensive but are absolutely useless? Maybe you’re a great player who’s considering competing. For those who are serious about improving their CS: GO skills, Logitech G has announced a skill-based esports training program that will assess your abilities and help buff areas where you may be lacking. Logitech G, Logitech’s gaming arm, says its Playmaster program is “backed by science” and builtContinue readingSuck at CS: GO? Logitech G’s program could turn you from noob to pro

Intel launches Tiger Lake CPUs with Xe graphics for laptops, aims higher than Ryzen 4000

In brief: Intel has unveiled its 11th-gen Core “Tiger Lake” processors. The new line of silicon features Iris Xe graphics and uses Intel’s latest 10nm “SuperFin” process. Tiger Lake is aimed at thin-and-light laptops because they offer higher performance with better power efficiency. It also claims to outperform AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800U. The new processors are part of the Intel Evo platform, which was also introduced today during its livestream.Continue readingIntel launches Tiger Lake CPUs with Xe graphics for laptops, aims higher than Ryzen 4000

Best Prime Day Drone Deals 2020: What to expect

Are you a drone enthusiast looking for a new machine, or a novice, curious about learning to fly one? Your opportunity may be approaching with Amazon Prime Day. This year, the single-day sale takes place in October and it’s major. You’ll see some of the best discounts on the best tech available with Prime Day deals — some of them even before the actual Prime Day hits. If you’re intoContinue readingBest Prime Day Drone Deals 2020: What to expect

Microsoft blocks Windows 10 May 2020 update for PCs with LTE modems

Facepalm: The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is facing a reoccurring LTE connectivity bug that was fixed for previous versions of the operating system less than two months ago. Previously, Microsoft had to resolve the same issue for Windows versions 1903 and 1909, where users experienced similar erratic behavior on devices equipped with WWAN LTE modems. Microsoft says we should expect a fix for version 2004 sometime later this month.Continue readingMicrosoft blocks Windows 10 May 2020 update for PCs with LTE modems

Bizarre-looking deepfake memes are easy-to-make with online tools

In a nutshell: A new fad is sweeping social media, particularly TikTok—deepfake memes. These viral videos feature various famous and unfamous personalities singing “Baka Mitai,” a Karioki song heard in a few of the Yakuza video games. The memes are relatively simple to make, and San Francisco video-editing startup, Kapwing, even created a step-by-step tutorial (below) showing how to do it. The method uses a target image, a template video,Continue readingBizarre-looking deepfake memes are easy-to-make with online tools

TikTok sale imminent, Musk’s Neuralink, mech racing | Digital Trends Live

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler talks the top tech of the day, including a possible end to the TikTok saga, Twitter’s removal of “manipulated media,” flying cars’ latest leap toward reality, Musk’s Neuralink, mech racing, and more. We’re then joined by DT writer Georgina Torbet, who discusses the recent ULA and SpaceX rocket launches, which were delayed due to technical and weather issues, respectively. DT’sContinue readingTikTok sale imminent, Musk’s Neuralink, mech racing | Digital Trends Live

Slack has fixed a major vulnerability in its desktop app

In context: Slack has fixed a “critical” vulnerability in its desktop app that could have posed a significant threat for users of the messaging service. A security researcher identified the bug, posted it through a bug bounty platform, and was compensated for his efforts. But members of the security community are arguing that the fee paid by Slack wasn’t nearly enough. In the current age of remote working, more peopleContinue readingSlack has fixed a major vulnerability in its desktop app

Xiaomi’s under-display cameras are coming to smartphones next year

Why it matters: Xiaomi is set to bring under-display camera technology to its smartphones next year. Although the technology is actually Xiaomi’s third-generation under-display camera, the first- and second-gen models never made it to mass-produced handsets. After years of smartphones featuring either obtrusive notches or cut-out holes, true bezel-less handsets are closer than ever. Since the iPhone X was launched in 2017, many smartphones have adopted either a camera ‘notch’Continue readingXiaomi’s under-display cameras are coming to smartphones next year

Microsoft is preparing a fix for a Windows 10 bug that affects SSDs

In brief: Windows 10 H2 is shaping up to be a minor release that fixes a lot of the headaches introduced by the Windows 10 May 2020 update. One such issue that’s been fixed during the pre-release validation phase can significantly shorten the lifespan of your SSD. SSDs are much more popular today than they were a decade ago, thanks to a significant decrease in price that has made themContinue readingMicrosoft is preparing a fix for a Windows 10 bug that affects SSDs