Latest Switch Update Allows Save Data Transfers, But...

From PC Mag: One decision Nintendo took when the Switch launched was to not allow save data and user profiles transfers to another Switch, or backed up to a memory card in case something went wrong. It made little sense and the decision has never really been explained. However, with the latest firmware release (4.0.0) transfers are now allowed, but they are far from perfect.

The Nokia 7 has a ‘bothie’ camera for half the price of the Nokia 8

From The Verge: The Nokia smartphone line is filling in a missing gap today with the Nokia 7, a midrange Android phone that’ll sell for around $400. The phone has a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, a Snapdragon 630 processor, a 3,000mAh battery, and support for expanded storage over microSD. It’ll be available in two models, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and another with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The HP ZBook x2 is a wildly powerful Surface Pro rival with a tear-off keyboard

From PC World: Whether you call it a workstation or a 2-in-1, HP just designed perhaps the most powerful tablet you can buy. The HP ZBook x2 features a quad-core 8th-gen Intel processor, workstation-caliber graphics, Thunderbolt, and up to a whopping 2TB of SSD storage. Did we mention it’s ruggedized, too?

Google Offers New Security Features for High-Risk Users

From PC Mag: Google has launched a new security program that's designed to thwart even the most persistent hackers from accessing your account.

The only catch? The program wasn't developed for everyone in mind. Google's new Advanced Protection Program, announced on Tuesday, is specifically designed to protect "high-risk" users.

These users include campaign staffers working for an election, journalists uncovering a sensitive story, business leaders, and people in abusive relationships who are looking for safety.

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops

From The Verge: Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a key selling point.

Qualcomm expects to make nice with Apple -- eventually

From CNET: Qualcomm's legal feud with Apple isn't personal -- it's strictly business.

Even though the two companies are locked in a fierce battle over patents and licensing fees, the two will one day be able to mend fences and work together again, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said Tuesday when asked whether the relationship could be saved.

Google Adds ESET Malware Detection to Chrome

From PC Mag: It's in Google's interests for your PC to run free of malware of any kind. That's why we have the Chrome browser with its sandboxing technology to help keep web surfers safe.

However, even with sandboxing, automatic updates, and Safe Browsing technology, unwanted software still manages to find a way on to our PCs using Chrome. So Google decided to go a step further and teamed up with a cybersecurity company to add anti-malware features directly into Chrome for Windows.

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size

From The Verge: A spec bump and a size bump for a laptop should be the easiest story in the world to tell. For example: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15-inch screen. Simple.

KRACK Wi-Fi attacks shouldn't harm updated Windows PCs

From PC World: The bad news: A severe WPA2 protocol vulnerability dubbed KRACK holds the potential to break Wi-Fi security for virtually all wireless devices or networks, allowing attackers to snoop on your Internet traffic or even inject malicious code into websites you visit. The good news: If you’re running a Windows PC, you’re already safe—at least if you automatically apply new updates.

Uber-SoftBank deal 'very likely' to be finalized next week

From CNET: SoftBank's billion-dollar investment in Uber is expected to be finalized "very likely within the next week," according to board member Arianna Huffington.

Huffington made that prediction during an onstage interview Monday at the WSJD tech conference in Laguna Beach, California. SoftBank plans to acquire a 14 percent to 20 percent stake in the world's most valuable privately-held tech startup, Huffington said Monday. The deal would include acquisition of shares through a secondary offering from existing shareholders, Huffington said.


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