LG X Venture is a rugged phone that won't hurt your wallet

From CNET: The LG X Venture boasts a water- and dust-resistant body, and LG says it passed 14 durability tests designed for the US military. The phone also comes with a special app called Outdoor Essentials, which ties together a barometer, compass, activity counter, exercise tracker, weather reporter and flashlight into one central location.

The phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera; a 5-megapixel, 120-degree wide-angle front camera; a Qualcomm 435 processor; a 5.2-inch display; 2 gigabytes of RAM and 32GB of storage, and a 4,100 mAh battery.

Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

From InfoWorld: It will be easier to migrate code to the planned Java 9 release, due in late July, if the committee that managed Java approves a proposal just made by Oracle to better accommodate modularity, the key new feature in Java 9. Oracle made the proposal after getting strong opposition to its modularization plans from the Java community

Some Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will be faster than the Frontier Edition

From PC World: When AMD announced the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition at its hardware-packed Financial Analyst Day earlier this week, enthusiasts around the world groaned—because Frontier Edition, the first graphics card based on the hotly anticipated Vega architecture, is built for “data scientists, immersion engineers, and product designers” rather than gamers. So the question on everybody’s lips during a Thursday night Reddit AMA with Radeon chief Raja Koduri was obvious: Where’s Vega for gamers?

Do you think autonomous cars will eventually replace all human drivers?

NZXT Aer F120 and F140 Review (Page 1 of 4)

Watching every motion
Pushing air through my case
N-Z-X-T's notion
Heat is finally erased
Turning and returning
To the exact same place
Watching in slow motion
The Aer F rotates to say
Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Temperatures are rising
Quickly put the fans to use
Never hesitating
Radiators won't refuse
Swapping colored frames
One twenty or one forty sized
Watching in slow motion
The Aer F rotates to say, my fans
Take my breath away

FSP Dagger 600W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

I do not know about you, but I consider eyeglasses a fashion accessory. As such, I have four pairs with an identical prescription; not just because I wear different glasses in different occasions, but also because if I do not claim it on my insurance, I do not get the money anyway. In no particular order, my first pair are black, rectangular with strong curves, thick-rimmed acetate frames made by Ray-Ban. My second are gunmetal, rectangular with less curves, thin-rimmed with medium arms, metal frames made by Smith Optics. My third are black, high height with a flat top and rounded bottom, thick rimmed acetate and metal hybrid frames made by Calvin Klein. My last pair are blue, oval, thick semi-rimless acetate frames made by some generic manufacturer. As you can tell by my description, all of them are considerably different, whether it is the thickness of the rims, manufacturing material, and/or the color. However, according to most of my friends, they all look the same. Either they all need new glasses or I am wildly confused, all I can say is for those who are willing to pay attention will see the difference -- only those who do not care will think they are the same. In the same way, not all power supplies are the same. To the general consumer, they may be, but if you are reading this review here at APH Networks, chances are you are a person who look for differences. Today, we will take a look at FSP's Dagger 600W power supply. Before we begin with our epic disassembly to look at the individual components typical to us here on this website, even if you are not looking for the differences, you will realize this one is not quite the same as the others: FSP's latest PSU, in SFX form, is much smaller than the ATX units we are used to.

GAMDIAS Hermes P1 RGB Review

The other night, I was playing a board game called Flux with my girlfriend and some church friends. The board game is quite interesting, as it is actually has no set rules. Each game is different, as the cards you play change the rules of the game. This means even the goal of the game can change throughout. To start the game off, there is a basic rule card. As the game continues, you draw cards and play them. There are goals, new rules, keepers, and action cards. Keepers are the usual means by which the game is won, as the goal cards usually require two specific keepers. The new rules apply in different ways to the game, keeping everything interesting at all times. During the game that night, my girlfriend played a new rule card, proudly saying the name as she played it, "Inflammation!" This was not the name of the card she played as she misspoke, and so after she said it I gave her a blank stare until she noticed and we all laughed about it. The actual name of the card is inflation, which increases all the numerals on the new rules in play by one. I guess she had a verbal typo? As always, the typo resulted in some laughter, but they can also be quite embarrassing. Most of the time on the internet, one can get quite embarrassed by some typos, and so they should be avoided at all costs. One of the tools to avoid these typos is for the right keyboard; preferably a mechanical one. Today, we have the GAMDIAS Hermes P1 RGB up for review. Could it be a worthy tool to prevent red-faced induced episodes from randoms on the Internet pointing out your mistake? Read on to find out!

Destiny 2 on PC will be exclusive to Blizzard's Battle.net

From CNET: Hold back the Horde, because Bungie's PC version of its upcoming massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Destiny 2 will exclusively run on Blizzard's Battle.net gaming service.

Alongside Blizzard's own World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Starcraft II, Diablo III, Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, Destiny 2 will be the first non-Blizzard game to be available on the service. And it will be exclusive, so don't expect to see it appear on Valve's Steam service anytime soon.

Google endorses Kotlin for Android development

From InfoWorld: Google’s Java-centric Android mobile development platform is adding the Kotlin language as an officially supported development language, and will include it in the Android Studio 3.0 IDE. Its developers had previously promoted Kotlin for Android development.

Asus ROG teases the world's first AMD Ryzen laptop

From PC World: Just days ago, AMD promised that Ryzen-powered laptops will hit the streets in the third quarter—sometime in July through September. But it looks like we won’t need to wait quite that long to get our first glimpse of a Ryzen notebook, going by an intriguing new teaser video on Asus’s Republic of Gamers YouTube page.


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