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Best laptop deals: Top picks from budget to extreme

Dec 16, 2021

Whether you’re buying a new laptop for school or trying to find a high-end gaming laptop, the holidays can be the best time of the year to find laptop deals. This year, more so than years before, you should act fast. The ongoing supply chain shortages mean that there may be fewer PCs as the holiday season wears on, and they might take longer to ship the further we get into December. We’ve provided a handy list of laptop-specific shopping tips at the end of this post, and immediately below ...read more

Best Kindle deals and sales for December 2021

Dec 16, 2021

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. By Bruce Brown December 16, 2021 7:26AM Are you an avid reader? If you are, most likely already know Kindle owners are constant readers who demand the best e-readers. We’ve pulled together the best Kindle deals available today. The basic Kindle model has a built-in front light so you won’t disturb others and can read pretty much wherever you are. In addition to frequent discounted deals on ...read more

Victims awarded $18 million in GirlsDoPorn online video case, boss on the run

Dec 16, 2021

Hundreds of victims involved in the non-consensual release of explicit videos online have been awarded video rights and millions of dollars in damages.  On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said that all rights to videos and images produced by pornography organizations GirlsDoPorn and GirlsDoToys are now awarded to the women who appear in the footage.  GirlsDoPorn (GDP) and GirlsDoToys (GDT) have been the subject of a sex trafficking case launched by US prosecutors.  Adult film ...read more

GeekWire Gift Guide: Tech leaders share ideas for gadgets, services, charity and more

Dec 16, 2021

From top left, clockwise: Apollo wearable; Remarkable tablet; Backbone One controller; Canon mini printer. If you’re looking for a tech gadget or a particular online service or cause to give as a gift this holiday season, perhaps ideas from some Pacific Northwest tech Santas might help. For the latest installment of our GeekWire Gift Guide, we reached out to a number of leaders in the Seattle-area tech community to ask if there was anything they had their eye on this year and why. The res ...read more

Do you need an HDMI 2.1 monitor?

Dec 16, 2021

Computer monitors that support HDMI 2.1, the latest HDMI standard, are beginning to trickle into online retailers. They sell at extremely high prices (when they’re available at all). Even the most affordable HDMI 2.1 monitors, like the Gigabyte Aorus FI32U and Acer Nitro XV282K KV, are priced near $1,000. The high price of HDMI 2.1 implies it’s important, but the truth is more nuanced. HDMI 2.1 brings new features to the table, but they’re relevant only to people with spec ...read more

How to download Windows 10 for free

Dec 16, 2021

When Windows 10 first arrived, nabbing a free upgrade was as simple as clicking the Get Windows 10 notification prompt. Things are a bit different now, however. Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7, which means there’s no more technical support, security updates, or bug-squashing. In other words, Windows 7 is now unsafe to use, making this an excellent time to switch to Windows 10. Unfortunately, the original free upgrade period for the two older versions ended years ago, and the workaround ...read more

Dell floats concept of Pari webcam that can stick to monitors

Dec 16, 2021

Image: Dell Dell has unveiled a number of concepts this week, and among the more useful and likely is its Concept Pari, a Wi-Fi-powered webcam that is able to stick on to a monitor, and allow the user to maintain proper eye contact when on a video call. "After countless mockups featuring flashlights, adhesives, suction cups, and magnets later, Concept Pari was created," Dell Technologies client solutions group CTO Glen Robson said in a blog post. "It can be placed directly -- anyw ...read more

Tech Moves: Former Outreach CMO joins Fastly; SmartRecruiter adds ex-Tableau SVP; and more

Dec 16, 2021

Margaret Arakawa. (Margaret Arakawa Photo) — Fastly named Margaret Arakawa as chief marketing officer of the publicly traded San Francisco-based cloud network provider. Arakawa spent nearly 20 years at Microsoft before joining Seattle sales startup Outreach in July 2019. She departed Outreach last year. “Fastly is an incredible company with a noble vision: To help create a world where all digital experiences are fast, engaging, and safe for everyone. Where good thrives and we impr ...read more

The best graphics cards for PC gaming: New, cheaper GPUs may finally be coming

Dec 16, 2021

Most people who are in the market for a new graphics card have one primary question in mind: Which card will give me the most bang for my buck? Obviously, the answer will vary depending on your budget. Beyond that, there are a number of factors to  consider: Raw performance is important, but so are things like noise, the driver experience, and supplemental software. And do you want to pay a premium to get in on the bleeding edge of real-time ray tracing? Let us make it easy f ...read more

Apple’s secret monitors leak, hint at a refreshed Mac Pro

Dec 16, 2021

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. By Alex Blake December 16, 2021 9:24AM When Apple’s revamped Mac Pro launched in 2019, the company also brought out an all-new high-end monitor called the Pro Display XDR — you might remember it for its much-derided $999 stand. Well, one prominent leaker has claimed Apple is working on a new version, which might suggest an updated Mac Pro is also almost ready for prime time. The news comes f ...read more

OctoML announces the latest release of its platform, exemplifies growth in MLOps

Dec 16, 2021

Benchmark and deploy your machine learning models on AWS, Azure, and Google cloud, or at the edge, on AMD, Arm, Intel and Nvidia hardware. Improve performance, and use open source frameworks such as ONNX Runtime, TensorFlow, and TensorFlow Lite and TVM. That's OctoML's offering in a nutshell. We think it paints a representative picture of today's landscape in AI  application deployment, a domain also known as MLOps. We have identified MLOps as a key part of the ongoing shift to machine learni ...read more

Best laptop deals: Top picks from budget to extreme

Dec 16, 2021

Whether you’re buying a new laptop for school or trying to find a high-end gaming laptop, the holidays can be the best time of the year to find laptop deals. So we’ve been scouring the web daily to find you laptop deals you don’t want to miss while the goings are good. Mind you, not all advertised laptop deals are actually deals, so we’ve only included the ones we consider actual bargains—and we’ve explained why. We’ll add new laptop deals as we se ...read more

Save $50 on the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones today

Dec 16, 2021

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. One of the best headphone deals right now is thanks to Best Buy with $50 off the fantastic Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless noise-canceling headphones. Offering plenty of reasons to invest in these high-end headphones, they’re down to just $279 right now at Best Buy, reduced from $329. Whether you’re looking for a great gift idea for someone or you’re keen to treat yourself, these are a great option. Let’s ...read more

Train at your own pace to learn the skills that will transform you from total beginner to cybersecurity expert

Dec 16, 2021

StackCommerce Did you know that you could train at your own pace to learn all the skills you need to qualify for elite, highly-paid cybersecurity positions even if you have no tech experience whatsoever? The 2022 Masters in Cyber Security Certification Bundle will provide that, as well as help with certification exams and even show you how to breeze through the job interviews. Best of all, you can get all of that right now for only $39.99. Start from scratch and advance all the way ...read more

Microsoft: Hackers in China, Iran and elsewhere start exploiting widespread Apache Log4j flaws

Dec 16, 2021

Bigstock / World Image Microsoft says groups connected to governments in China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey have begun exploiting vulnerabilities in the Apache Software Foundation’s widely used open-source Log4j software library. Hackers can use the software flaws to gain control of compromised computers and systems. Microsoft has detected initial activity by government-affiliated groups ranging from experimentation to active exploitation of the vulnerabilities, the company said Tuesda ...read more