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Loftek Nova 50W RGB Timer LED Security Floodlight Review

Does everything have a purpose? Before we get too deep into the question and wonder whether your life has a meaning and purpose, if there is a meaning and purpose at all, I suggest you to go on rather than reading a review on a technology website for an answer. But whether you think you have a meaning and purpose to your life or not, I think we can at least trust the things we create out of our hands at least serves a certain purpose. Or does it? As I sit here at the Students' Society of McGill University building writing this review introduction, while listening to the constant banging of construction all around, sometimes you have to wonder why the whole city of Montreal is always under construction -- and I have only been here for less than one week. Montreal construction aside, in my opinion, not everything necessarily has a purpose, but some things always have a purpose. The question for these things is not what you can use it for, but how well it does its job. Recently, we received a totally new type of product to review here at APH Networks. The Loftek Nova 50W is a portable floodlight powered by an array of bright RGB LEDs for cool lighting effects at a distance of up to eight meters. With an IP66 certification and infrared remote control, you can use it indoor and outdoor, within reach and out of reach, and light up your world to show off to your neighbors or use it to fix your car like a mechanic's work light. The Nova 50W definitely has a purpose. But will it do its job well? Read on to find out!

Scythe Fuma Review (Page 1 of 4)

The other day, I was testing the Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver.2 in the SilverStone Primera PM01 to see how much of a difference in temperature the case made. Somehow, every time I work on my computer, there is always something that goes wrong, which means I have to spend quite a bit more time on making sure everything is back in order. Thankfully, the mistakes are usually very small, and just take an extra few minutes. At first, I made the mistake of attaching the cooler without putting on thermal paste. I was in a bit of a rush, but this was an easy fix that does not take much time. However, in the process of taking the heatsink off, one of the nuts attached to the back fell off and landed between the motherboard tray and the motherboard itself. It was completely stuck. Since I was in a rush, I did not want to take out the motherboard and place it back. It was time to get creative. I wish I was more successful in the end, but the truth is, there are always problems that require creative solutions, and we meet those problems every day. Creativity is very useful to figuring out solutions to those problems, and it has a wide range of possible applications. Companies have to be creative with their marketing to attract more people. As well, they have to be creative in their products for them to be better than previous versions. Today, we have the Scythe Fuma up for review. Even though the basic design structure is similar to some other heatsinks, the Fuma promises creativity in other elements of its design too. Read on to find out what they are!

Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

From InfoWorld: Microsoft made a splash earlier this year when it announced the largest acquisition in its history, signing an agreement to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. But now, Salesforce is trying to convince the European Union to block the deal.

Samsung apologizes to China over Galaxy Note 7 recall

From CNET: Chinese broadcaster CCTV has accused Samsung of failing to inform Chinese Galaxy Note 7 phone owners over the exploding-battery recall the way it did US owners.

The accusation came after a supposedly "safe" unit blew up in that country and after Samsung had assured Chinese buyers that over 1 million of them had safe batteries.

On Samsung's Chinese site, the company has posted a note, saying essentially that the company is sorry and that the batteries in Chinese models come from a different supplier so Samsung didn't expect them to explode.

HTC launches Viveport, a VR app store focused on non-gaming experiences

From PC World: After starting off in VR with some killer hardware, HTC's getting into VR software, too. The company recently announced the Viveport app store is now available to Vive users in more than 30 countries including the U.S. Previously, Viveport was only available in China.

Viveport's fairly small right now, with 60 titles currently available. But that's sort of the point, as HTC's app store is a more curated market focused on non-gaming VR experiences.

Asus teams with Secretlab to create slick ROG gaming chairs

From CNET: Asus' Republic of Gamers PC series is all about big flashy lights, insane specs and crazy designs.

Now, for its tenth anniversary, Asus wants to bring the ROG brand from your computer to your...chair.

The company is tying up with Singapore-based gaming chair maker Secretlab to release a set of ROG themed gaming chairs, or thrones as gamers like to call them, so you can quest hard while also receiving lumbar support.

AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

From InfoWorld: AMD wants its new Polaris GPUs to dazzle gamblers in Las Vegas using electronic devices.

Qualcomm, meanwhile, wants its embedded Snapdragon chips to be installed in robots, drones, and smart devices used in homes and for commercial applications.

For both chipmakers, the internet of things market is becoming too big to ignore. The companies this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

Samsung: Safe batteries inside over 1 million Note 7 phones

From CNET: Samsung's global recall and replacement is in full swing for its Galaxy Note 7 phones with flawed batteries.

The South Korean electronics giant said more than 1 million people globally are using new Note 7 phones with safer batteries, according to Reuters.

The company voluntarily recalled the Note 7 earlier this month when a major battery flaw caused a small number of the phones to explode and sometimes burst into flames, damaging property and leaking dangerous chemicals.

New USB-C audio standard joins the iPhone 7's quest to kill the headphone jack

From PC World: The future of mobile device audio is here, and if you hated the iPhone 7’s Lightning connector headphones, you’ll loathe this new solution. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) recently announced the audio specification for USB Type-C was now complete.


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