Every day there are certain “tech” sites I visit for news and information to help me keep up with what’s going on in the Technology World.

To give you an easy way to see the latest happenings, here are the top 5 articles (for today) from four of my favorite sites.

Scroll down to see news from TechSpot, CNet, PC World, and Make-Use-Of.
Clicking the article title will open a new browser tab and take you to the full article.

News from TechSpot

News from CNet

News from PC World

  • Intel's 12-core Core i9 might lose the megahertz war to AMD's Ryzen Threadripper
    by Gordon Mah Ung on July 19, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    When Intel’s next Core i9 CPU appears in a month or so, it may face some stiff competition in a battle people long thought was over: the Megahertz Wars.Although Intel hasn’t formally declared the clock speed of its upcoming 12-core Core i9-7920X, the company appears to have inadvertently disclosed it. A price list posted by the company on July 14 shows the $1,200 Core i9-7920X with 16.5MB of cache, 12 cores, 24 threads, and a clock speed of 2.9GHz.Intel officials declined to comment to PCWorld on the apparent slip. IDG Intel may have inadvertently published the clock speed of its upcoming 12-core Core i9-7920X and it doesn’t look inspiring.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Android O: The Reddit AMA's 8 most interesting reveals
    by Michael Simon on July 19, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    As the Android O release date nears, Google’s busy engineering team still found time on Wednesday to hop onto Reddit for their annual AMA. Users submitted a barrage of questions, and here are the most interesting things we learned:Dark mode isn’t coming, so stop asking Google teased us with dark mode on both the Android N and O developer previews, but it’s not making it into the full release anytime soon. The reason? “Reliable and consistent theming is hard.”Numerous questions about themes and dark mode stacked up on the Reddit board, and Android engineer Alan Viverette addressed it thusly: “There are technical and logistical issues with theming. The technical side is largely solved in O with Runtime Resource Overlay support (a Sony framework that allows the system to modify the look and feel of an app while it is running); however, we still don’t have stable APIs for describing what can be themed or adequate ways to verify that existing applications properly support theming.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Pop! OS Linux from System76 is a rare DIY distro from a hardware vendor
    by Alex Campbell on July 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Pop! OS is more than just another Linux distro. Many Linux OSes borrow from other OSes in one way or another but add their own spin to the OS in question--like a different desktop environment, for example. Pop! OS is not much different in this respect, except that it's developed by System76, a company that sells laptops and desktops preloaded with Ubuntu. Well, for now. System76 recently released an Alpha version of its own Ubuntu-based operating system, dubbed Pop! OS. The company has set the first official release for Pop! OS for October 19.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • The Full Nerd episode 26: AMD Threadripper's wild prices, Ryzen 3, Radeon Vega FE reviews
    by PCWorld Staff on July 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    In this week’s The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray discuss all things AMD, starting with the bombshell Threadripper pricing. Sixteen cores and 32 threads for $999! Can the far more expensive Core i9 chips compete with such aggressive pricing by AMD, especially with Intel’s debut 12-core clocked at a mere 2.9GHz (as we discovered totally by accident, live, in the middle of the show)?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Doom's 6.66 update makes all DLC free
    by Hayden Dingman on July 19, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Doom was probably 2016’s greatest surprise. After a disastrous multiplayer “beta”/demo I was primed to hate it, only to come away from the campaign a few weeks later thinking it was one of the year’s best games.With that in mind, the phrase “We’ve retired the Doom season pass” should be cause for celebration. Bethesda announced today that all of Doom’s post-release downloadable content is now free to everyone, as part of Update 6.66. More Doom? For free? Excellent.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

News from Make-Use-Of

  • You Can Now Use Your Nintendo Switch Online
    by Dave Parrack on July 19, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Nintendo has released Switch Online, the mobile app that will enable Switch owners to game online. The good news is you can now download Switch Online on Android and on iOS. The Bad news is it isn’t yet functional. It should come online on July 21st, however,to coincide with the release of Splatoon 2. The Nintendo Switch is doing rather well so far. Nintendo unveiled its new console in October 2016, and released it in March 2017. Demand has so far outstripped supply, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a legitimately great game. The one thing...Read the full article: You Can Now Use Your Nintendo Switch Onlin […]

  • 11 Chrome Extensions That Will Super-Power Your Gmail Experience
    by Mihir Patkar on July 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Google makes the Chrome browser and Google makes Gmail. Naturally, the Chrome Web Store has some excellent extensions to improve your Gmail experience. But it also has several that you don’t need. Let’s sift the gems from the mud. Note: The extensions in this list work only with Gmail. If you prefer the time-saving Inbox by Gmail, there are separate extensions for that. ActiveInbox: Send Mails Later and Manage Email Tasks If you’re a Gmail power user, this is the best extension you can install. But be warned, ActiveInbox is free for a one month trial, after which it costs $50 per...Read the full article: 11 Chrome Extensions That Will Super-Power Your Gmail Experienc […]

  • How to Use Instagram on Your Windows Desktop
    by Ben Stegner on July 19, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    This article originally discussed Instagrille, a free Windows program for using Instagram on your desktop. That app isn’t available anymore, so we’ve updated the content to instead discuss the best ways of accessing Instagram on Windows. For all of Instagram’s popularity, its desktop experience is pretty limited. This makes sense considering the service is geared towards sharing photos and video clips of everyday life. Of course, it’s easier to capture these moments with the phone that’s always in your pocket than to upload them from your PC. But if you want a great Instagram experience on Windows, you’ve got some...Read the full article: How to Use Instagram on Your Windows Deskto […]

  • 17 Cleverly Cheap Ways to Rent All Your Textbooks This Year
    by Sandy Stachowiak on July 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    When it’s time to head back to class, you have a lot to pay for, right? You may have to find a place to live near campus, make sure that your tuition is paid, and figure out your transportation options. All this costs money. If you can save a few bucks by renting your textbooks instead of buying them, then why not? For books that you have no desire to buy and keep forever, these sites can help. They offer great rental prices and flexible terms, making them ideal for college students on a budget. 1. AllBookstores.com To compare rental...Read the full article: 17 Cleverly Cheap Ways to Rent All Your Textbooks This Year […]

  • 7 Tips for Keeping Your Digital Photos Secure on Vacation
    by Philip Bates on July 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    When away on vacation, it’s all too easy to snap away to your heart’s content. “When am I ever going to come back here again?” And no one can blame you. But how do you make sure your photos are safe? It would be truly awful for pictures to disappear or your device to be stolen, and all those treasured memories are tainted. What happens when you lose your phone, or it becomes redundant? Fortunately, whether you’re using a digital camera or smartphone, you can keep your photos secure. 1. Automated Backups Backing up your data is the key to...Read the full article: 7 Tips for Keeping Your Digital Photos Secure on Vacation […]