Brian Fagioli

OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 Linux distro is here with new features and security updates

Christmas is still a month away, but Santa Claus has come a bit early to the Linux community. You see, the eagerly anticipated OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 can be downloaded here! This version marks a significant milestone for the independent, community-driven distribution, offering users a very refined experience. Notably, it is expected to be the final major iteration to feature the Plasma 5 desktop.

The new version uses the stable and efficient kernel 6.6 LTS, offering an option for the adventurous to try kernel-desktop-6.6.2 - 6.7.0-rc2. It's a package-rich release, boasting Mesa 23.3.0-rc4, Qt 5.15.11 with KDE patches and the newer 6.6.0, KDE Frameworks 5.112, KDE Gear 23.08.3, and Plasma Productivity users will appreciate the inclusion of LibreOffice 7.6.3, among other current open-source software offerings.

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TUXEDO goes all-AMD with Sirius 16 Linux gaming laptop

TUXEDO Computers is sure to excite many with its latest offering -- the Sirius 16. Named after the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, this gaming laptop is powered by the efficient AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS processor and the potent AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT GPU. Notably, the Sirius 16 is TUXEDO's first all-AMD (both CPU and GPU) Linux gaming notebook.

As with all TUXEDO notebooks, the Sirius 16 comes with comprehensive Linux support. This includes pre-installed drivers, in-house developed software packages, cloud services, and TUXEDO OS (with options for other Ubuntu variants). Windows 11 is an available option too.

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TEAMGROUP T-FORCE SIREN GD120S is an AIO liquid cooler for PCIe 2280 SSDs

If you are the type of person that likes maximizing the potential of their solid state drives, then I have some very exciting news. You see, TEAMGROUP has announced the T-FORCE SIREN GD120S AIO Cooler, an all-in-one liquid cooling solution specifically designed for PCIe 2280 SSDs. Tests have shown that the SIREN GD120 can maintain PCIe 5.0 SSDs at temperatures below 54°C even under heavy loads!

The T-FORCE SIREN GD120S AIO SSD Cooler features aluminum alloy dual-tube water blocks with double-layered thermal pads, ensuring a tight connection between the SSD controller chip and IC to the cooler's copper base. The cooler's pump incorporates a ceramic shaft design and operates with three silent motors, delivering quiet, efficient, and reliable liquid cooling. Additionally, the product includes a 120mm radiator with 13 high-density aluminum fins, significantly enhancing its ability to dissipate heat from M.2 PCIe 5.0 SSDs

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v-color announces overclocking DDR5 R-DIMMs for AMD TRX50 motherboards

v-color Technology has announced its newest DDR5 R-DIMMs, designed to be compatible with AMD TRX50 motherboards. These new memory products are aimed at users of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series processors, offering enhanced memory performance.

These DDR5 memory modules from v-color are available in various capacities, from 64GB (16GBx4) to 128GB (32GBx4), with the highest available speed reaching 7200MHz. This range is tailored to meet the demands of various high-performance computing applications.

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TOZO T6 2.0 wireless headphones launch with HUGE Black Friday discount

TOZO has launched its latest product, the T6 2.0 wireless headphones. This new second generation of the popular headphones have several technological enhancements. Best of all, these headphones are shockingly affordable thanks to an early Black Friday discount for Amazon Prime Members.

One of the notable improvements in the TOZO T6 2.0 is its IPX8 water resistance, which ensures durability in a variety of conditions, including exposure to water. This feature is particularly beneficial for users who lead active lifestyles. Additionally, the headphones have been designed to be lightweight, aiming to provide comfort for extended periods of use.

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PFU America launches new ScanSnap iX1600 Chromebook Edition scanner

PFU America today launches the ScanSnap iX1600 Chromebook Edition scanner. This product is significant for being compatible with the Google ChromeOS operating system -- a platform increasingly favored in the business world.

A key feature of the iX1600 Chromebook Edition is its integration with the enhanced ScanSnap Home mobile app. This all-in-one app is a allows users to effortlessly manage, edit, and use scanned data, ranging from documents and business cards to photos and receipts.

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Kyocera launches unlocked DuraSport 5G Android 13 smartphone on UScellular

Kyocera, in partnership with UScellular, has launched an unlocked version of the rugged DuraSport 5G. It is being offered free of charge, starting today, to both new and current customers during the holiday season. This MIL-STD-810H certified Android 13 phone combines robust durability with a sleek, slim form factor.

The DuraSport 5G is engineered to withstand the rigors of extreme environments. It can endure drops, dirt, and water immersion, and is even designed to withstand various elements, making it a perfect companion for outdoor adventures or challenging work conditions. This resilience also extends to its capability to be washed and sanitized, ensuring the device remains clean and hygienic after exposure to outdoor elements or daily grime.

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TEAMGROUP unveils T-FORCE G70, G70 PRO, G50, and G50 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSDs

TEAMGROUP’s gaming brand, T-FORCE, has launched four new solid state drives for PC and PS5: the T-FORCE G70, G70 PRO, G50, and G50 PRO. Each of these models utilize the PCIe Gen 4x4 interface and an InnoGrit controller.

All four SSDs are available in the M.2 2280 form factor and are equipped with T-FORCE’s ultra-thin graphene heat sinks. These heat sinks are specifically designed to handle the thermal demands of high-speed gaming SSDs while maintaining a slim profile. The G70 PRO model goes a step further, offering an aluminum alloy heatsink as an additional cooling option.

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LG 2023 SMART Monitors run webOS 23 and are available now

LG Electronics has officially launched its 2023 SMART Monitor lineup. The new additions, the 32SR50F and 27SR50F, are now available for purchase. The 2023 LG SMART Monitors, with sizes of 31.5 and 27 inches, are designed to enhance productivity. They integrate LG's latest webOS 23 platform, offering convenience for both remote work and entertainment streaming.

A notable feature of these 1080p monitors is their high-performance IPS displays, supporting HDR 10, which significantly improves the vibrancy and quality of images. This should prove beneficial for a range of activities, from participating in virtual meetings to general web browsing. The 27-inch model, with its 3-sided virtually borderless design, offers a sleek and minimalist aesthetic that appeals to contemporary tastes.

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Microsoft is giving away a custom Bluey Xbox Series X and matching controller

To celebrate the launch of a new Bluey video game, Microsoft has unveiled a custom-themed Xbox Series X console which perfectly captures the energetic spirit and characters from the beloved children's show. Complementing the console is a specially designed controller (also featuring Bluey’s sister, Bingo), adding to the charm and appeal.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to buy this custom console as it's not for sale. Microsoft will instead be giving it away! To make the prize even more appealing, only one edition of this console is being offered for free. Yes, folks, there will be just one winner.

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v-color unveils TUF Gaming Alliance DDR5 XPrism and DDR4 Prism Pro RAM

v-color Technology Inc. has announced its latest product line -- the TUF Gaming Alliance Memory -- which is comprised of both the DDR5 XPrism and DDR4 Prism Pro. As the name suggests, the memory was designed in collaboration with the ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance.

This gaming RAM is notable for its adherence to rigorous testing standards that surpass typical industry benchmarks. This ensures that each memory module excels in compatibility, stability, and durability.

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TP-Link launches a trio of affordable Tapo pan/tilt outdoor security cameras

Tapo, an affordable brand under TP-Link, has launched a new series of pan/tilt outdoor security cameras. This range is designed to offer an expansive 360° view, advanced night vision capabilities, and durability against various weather conditions, all at a competitive price point.

The Tapo C520WS, the top model in this series, features 2K QHD video for live and playback views. It is rated IP66 for weatherproofing, making it resistant to elements such as rain, snow, and dust. The camera also includes 24/7 wired monitoring and a night vision mode powered by a starlight sensor.

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TEAMGROUP goes green with T-FORCE VULCAN ECO DDR5 desktop memory

When building a PC, you probably don’t consider the environmental impact of the components you choose. However, TEAMGROUP is hoping you will. You see, the company has announced the T-FORCE VULCAN ECO DDR5 desktop menory, which is notable for featuring a recycled aluminum heat sink.

The use of recycled aluminum in the T-FORCE VULCAN ECO DDR5 heat sink is part of TEAMGROUP’s effort to reduce carbon emissions. According to the company’s estimates, the production of every 10,000 recycled aluminum heat sinks results in a 73 percent reduction in carbon emissions, approximately equal to 1,665 kg.

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Thermaltake unveils TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 DDR5 7600/8000 MT/s memory

Today, Thermaltake announces its 32GB (16GB x2) TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 DDR5 7600/8000 MT/s memory kits, which are available in both black and white. The TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 RAM is distinguished by its unique X-shaped light bar with 16 LEDs, offering a visually striking design.

The high-frequency capability of the TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 DDR5 7600/8000 MT/s modules makes them ideal for next-gen PC components. Performance is the highlight of the TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 series, with the modules built using superior components. Tightly-screened ICs and a 10-layer PCB with a 2oz copper inner layer are key to its fast response time and overclocking capabilities.

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Amazon Kindle to replace Comixology app

Amazon today announces big news for comic book fans and digital readers. Starting December 4, 2023, the Comixology app will be no more. That’s right, folks, it’s joining forces with the Kindle app on iOS, Android, and Fire OS. It’s like when Batman and Superman team up -- unexpected but potentially awesome.

Your beloved comics, graphic novels, and manga won't be vanishing like a villain in a puff of smoke. They’re simply moving to the Kindle app. Same Amazon login, new home. It’s like moving from Gotham to Metropolis -- a change of scenery but the adventure continues.

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