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At a Glance: Western Digital My Passport 5TB Review

At a Glance: Western Digital My Passport 5TB Review
Western Digital’s of external HDDs are among the most widely used models on the market today. Compared with external SSDs, these offer substantially more storage space at a far more affordable cost, but they aren’t necessarily the best-priced external drives. Design Western Digital designed this version of its My Passport external HDDs to be compact, pocket-sized devices with tons of storage space. These drives are available in capacities between 1 to 5TB. This review will focus on the 5TB model, but as these drives all ship with the same feature set, you can see this review as an introduction to the lower capacity models as well.

Save Yourself Hundreds On These Refurbished Computers From Microsoft, HP, Asus, And More

Save Yourself Hundreds On These Refurbished Computers From Microsoft, HP, Asus, And More
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to a new desktop computer, laptop or Chromebook, but now you’re concerned about spending money in our increasingly uncertain world…trust us, we get it. However, there’s a simple word that might help make it a little easier for you: refurbished. Actually, two words would probably make it even easier: certified refurbished. Tech manufacturers and third-party brands alike constantly get returned items that work to factory specs but took the depreciation hit when they were taken out of the box. So they give these units a complete inspection, certify they’re 100 percent in working order and sell them at usually hundreds, or even thousands off their original sticker price.

Apple Launches COVID-19 Self-Screening Website, App

Apple Launches COVID-19 Self-Screening Website, App
We’ve all been bombarded with tips and guidelines for how to attempt to self-diagnose a possible COVID-19 infection, and whether and what kind of treatment to seek. Some of them directly contradict each other. In an effort to make the process more consistent and systematic, Apple has rolled out a web-based and that will lead you down a decision tree — for yourself or someone else — with suggestions about what steps you should consider taking next. Apple developed the site and app in conjunction with the CDC, FEMA, and the White House, so the assumption is that they both reflect current national best practices.

How to Buy the Best VR Headset to Play Half-Life: Alyx

How to Buy the Best VR Headset to Play Half-Life: Alyx
It’s been a long time since Valve took us to the world of Half-Life, but the wait may have been worth it. The newly released Half-Life: Alyx is being called a . It’s actually driving many people to pick up virtual reality headsets for the first time, but the landscape can be confusing for new players. Here are your options. First, Check Your PC Specs Desktop VR games generally require substantial computing power, but Half-Life: Alyx is even more demanding than other titles. Valve says you’ll need at least an Nvidia GTX 1060 or an AMD RX 580 with 6GB of video memory.

Here’s How New York City Will Split Ventilators to Treat Covid-19

Here’s How New York City Will Split Ventilators to Treat Covid-19
New York City is preparing for the worst and hospitals are exploring options to support more patients in critical condition than they’ve ever had to handle before. One option that is getting a lot of press is the idea of ventilator sharing, or configuring one machine to handle two or more patients simultaneously by splitting it. This is what we are down to. Splitting ventilators, and facing serious dilemmas like choosing who will be actually ventilated when everybody should. , bloody seriously.Never thought it was so bad. Thx to for the inspiration and tips. — marco garrone (@drmarcogarrone)

ET Weekend Deals: $400 Off Alienware Aurora R8, Lowest Price on Logitech Crayon, Price Drops on Dell Vostro Laptops

ET Weekend Deals: $400 Off Alienware Aurora R8, Lowest Price on Logitech Crayon, Price Drops on Dell Vostro Laptops
Today there are several strong deals to be had on Dell PCs, including the company’s powerful and popular Alienware Aurora gaming desktop. Dell’s Alienware Aurora pairs a fast Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super graphics card with an powerful Intel Core i5-9600K processor that can be overclocked to unleash extra performance. The system also comes with a 256GB SSD, a 1TB HDD, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. This system typically retails for $1,864.98, but you can get it from Dell for just $1,449.99. This handy stylus was designed to work with Apple’s iPads and incorporates the same technology as Apple’s Pencil.

Surface Laptop 3 Review: Can Ice Lake Freeze Out a Core i7-7700HQ From 2016?

Surface Laptop 3 Review: Can Ice Lake Freeze Out a Core i7-7700HQ From 2016?
Note: While the ExtremeTech publishing system only allows us to list one author per story, sometime-ET author Jessica Hall also spent significant time with the Surface Laptop 3 and contributed her own experiences, thoughts, and evaluation of the laptop to this review. The Surface Laptop 3 is the third iteration of Microsoft’s “standard” laptop and one of the all-around nicest systems I’ve ever used. I’ve on the Surface Laptop family in the past because I didn’t think the hardware deserved the price premium. I was curious, however, to see what kind of additional value Ice Lake could bring to the system.

For Under $40, You Can Get The Skills To Start An IT Career With This Training Bundle

For Under $40, You Can Get The Skills To Start An IT Career With This Training Bundle
We’ll admit IT probably wasn’t the career path we dreamed of pursuing back in kindergarten. But it’s way easier to sell 5-year-olds on the perks of being an astronaut or firefighter than it is a director of IT or CTO. But, with sky-high salaries and demand aplenty in 2020, building a career in IT is something many of us grown-ups dream about. Want to get started? can turn you into a bona fide IT pro with expertise in the cloud technology that’s especially relevant in today’s digital landscape. The package can be yours now for . Over all 12 courses featured in this collection, you’ll get an inside look at all the most important aspects of installing, managing, securing and growing a cloud-based network in 2020.

Stanford Engineers Create Ankle Exoskeleton to Boost Running Efficiency

Stanford Engineers Create Ankle Exoskeleton to Boost Running Efficiency
All team sports are canceled due to coronavirus, but you can still go for a solitary run. However, the physical impact of running is too much for some people. In a bid to increase physical activity and perhaps create a new mode of transportation, Stanford University engineers have developed a that can boost speed and lower energy usage while running. Many of the exoskeletons designs we’ve seen aim to help workers lift heavier objects. These devices work, but they’re bulky and have to attach to various points across the body. The ankle-assist exoskeleton designed at Stanford is much smaller.
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