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

  • More great holiday movies to stream and give thanks for
    by Jeffrey M. Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 11:00 am

    You’ll encounter some odd dishes on our list, plus a couple of turkeys that are still fun to watch. […]

  • Does Next-Gen TV spell doom for over-the-air DVR?
    by Jared Newman on November 23, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Next-gen TV (the ATSC 3.0 TV broadcast standard) could cripple over-the-air DVR products like Tablo and TiVo. […]

  • Black Friday laptop buyer's guide
    by Gordon Mah Ung on November 23, 2017 at 11:00 am

    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the deluge of Black Friday laptop deals seemingly falling from the sky. The prices can be very tempting, but with an abundance of configuration options, it can be hard to know which deal offers the most value. Not everyone’s a tech expert. So in this guide, we’ll walk you through the different specs to consider in a Windows laptop, and how those decisions change depending on the price range, whether it’s a sub-$500 model or sub-$750. We’ll also make some recommendations of laptops that we consider worthwhile buys.With these simple guidelines you should have enough information to maximize your purchase.What to look for in a laptop under $500 The sub-$500 category is the most tricky, because you’ll find both gems and dogs for basically the same cash. Here are the important specs to look at:To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Amazon Black Friday deals: The best tech at killer prices
    by Jon Phillips, Alaina Yee on November 23, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Amazon is ground zero for Black Friday shopping, but not all of its deals are worth your attention. That's where we come in: We've sifted through Amazon's staggering amount of Black Friday deals, and cherry-picked the very best deals in the tech categories you care about most.A note about Amazon Prime deals: You can sign up for a 30-day Prime membership if you're not already a member. This also gives you earlier access to some of Amazon's limited-time Lightning deals—which we won't be covering in this article. We'll be eating turkey instead.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Black Friday deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build
    by Alaina Yee on November 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

    The one thing we like more than building our own PCs is doing so for very little cash. Now’s the best time for that: Black Friday deals often include amazingly low prices on components, fantastic combo and bundle deals, and extras like a copy of a video game.Last year, I decided to see just how low you could go using Black Friday deals. I came up with three budget gaming builds, all based around a Micro Center combo deal on AMD’s FX-8350 and a compatible AM3+ motherboard. The cheapest of them was $350, inclusive of the Windows license.To read this article in full, please click her […]

News from Make-Use-Of

  • 12 Christmas Movies on Netflix You Should Watch Right Now
    by Joel Lee on November 23, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Watching Christmas movies on Netflix, regardless of the device, is a great way to enjoy the holidays, especially if you want to immerse yourself in the season. And don’t worry about your connection, as there are many ways to improve your Netflix stream. Whatever your preference, and whether or not you think Netflix is worth the money, Netflix is here to help you chill out and enjoy the holidays, wherever you are in the world. Netflix has so much content it’s often difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. So, to help you out over the holidays, we have selected 12 Christmas...Read the full article: 12 Christmas Movies on Netflix You Should Watch Right Now […]

  • How to Request Joining a Friend’s Instagram Livestream
    by Nancy Messieh on November 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Last year Instagram introduced live streaming to its Stories feature. Since then, livestreaming on Instagram has continued to grow, allowing users to add friends to their livestreams. The latest addition to that is how you can request joining in on a live Instagram stream. How to Request Joining a Friend’s Instagram Livestream When you’re watching a friend’s live video, you can tap the Request button that should be viewable on the screen. If your friend accepts your request, you’ll have a moment to get ready before going live to your friend’s audience. Both livestreams will be displayed on one split screen. How to Accept or Reject Instagram Requests If you’re...Read the full article: How to Request Joining a Friend’s Instagram Livestream […]

  • Google Has Some Great Advice for Your Tech Career
    by Saikat Basu on November 23, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Dreaming of a job at Google? Or any other big tech company? It won’t be easy. In fact, even finding out which things you need to study and in what order can be difficult, regardless of what kind of tech career you aim to pursue. A simple question like which programming language to choose can lead you down all sorts of rabbit holes. What if Google offered to be your technical “mentor”? Not a mentor in flesh and blood, but as a resource that plants the guiding posts along the path you can take towards a great tech career. The Google Tech Dev...Read the full article: Google Has Some Great Advice for Your Tech Career […]

  • Did You Know Steam Sells More Than Just Games?
    by Ben Stegner on November 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Steam is certainly the most popular PC gaming digital distribution platform, though there are some competitors. But even though Steam is known for games, did you know that there’s more than meets the eye available on the Steam Store? Indeed, there’s an entire section dedicated to software that you can buy on Steam. Visit the Software page to check it out. Like games, Steam will show you some recommendations here if you’re logged in. Even without your account, though, you can browse the latest releases and what’s popular. Unsurprisingly, you’ll find lots of game-related software offered on Steam. Video editors,...Read the full article: Did You Know Steam Sells More Than Just Games? […]

  • What Are U2F Keys and Where Are They Supported?
    by Dan Price on November 23, 2017 at 7:30 am

    In recent months, you might have seen the phrase “U2F Keys” pop up frequently. Short for Universal 2nd Factor, U2F is best thought of as a second-generation form of two-factor authentication (2FA). U2F keys take existing 2FA technology and both simplify and strengthen it. U2F keys rely on either NFC or USB devices to function. It’s also an open standard, meaning you can buy a dedicated security key from any number of manufacturers. Some cost as little as $10. Using the security key is simple. The first time you connect it to an account, the key will generate a random number...Read the full article: What Are U2F Keys and Where Are They Supported? […]