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Acer offers lots of treats with its Halloween deals of up to 40% off

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Acer is offering some ghoulishly great deals to celebrate Halloween. There's no need to wait for Black Friday 2019 or Cyber Monday 2019, as there are price cuts of up to 40% off certain devices.

There are various deals on Acer's website with discounts of 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 40% off selected items.

The deals run from October 22 to midnight on November 7, and most of the deals will be applied at the checkout when you buy, though some of them require the following codes:

  • HALLOWEEN5 – 5% off
  • HALLOWEEN10 – 10% off
  • HALLOWEEN15 – 15% off
  • HALLOWEEN20 – 20% off
  • HALLOWEEN40 – 40% off

There are loads of products available, so we've highlighted some of the best Acer Halloween deals we've found below.… Read the full article

Save big on Philips Hue alternative LIFX cheap smart bulb deals before Black Friday

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Philips Hue holds household name status for its smart light bulbs, but this flash Amazon deal can save you up to 44% on your smart lighting thanks to LIFX. 

The LIFX Entertainment Bundle will set you up with two Mini Colour Wi-Fi LED bulbs and a Z flexible light strip starter kit, all for under £100, meanwhile, their individual bulbs are discounted well below Philips Hue's current prices with some unique benefits thrown in. There's no need to wait for the Black Friday deals with prices this low.… Read the full article

The best camera phone might be rivalled by Oppo’s new super-cheap smartphone

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

If you want a great camera phone for amateur photography you're often staring at massive price tags for a new handset, but there may be a new cheap phone that's just as good, courtesy of Oppo. 

This new smartphone, the Oppo A9 2020 (yes, a strange name given there was no A8, and it's not 2020 yet), comes with a whopping four rear cameras – a number you usually see in high-end devices like the Huawei P30 Pro, not budget devices like this.… Read the full article

A nifty tire pressure feature on the 2019 Nissan Kicks is a sign of future innovation

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The idea of technology making life easier and simpler is sometimes a lost art. Over the last few decades, we’ve witnessed an explosion of new tech features, settings on our phones, laptops with extra screens, widgets and apps that can do everything… and nothing.

It’s overwhelming because innovation has reached a fever pitch. In the modern home, the front door, back door, side door, windows, lamps, thermostat, and everything in between are connected, so it can become a full-time job monitoring everything.… Read the full article

5 best waterproof cameras

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Having a waterproof camera by your side can make all the difference in the world when you go on a vacation. Their rugged exterior allows you to take risks and have adventures, without having to worry about the camera's durability. It is often said that smartphones are catching up with point-and-shoot cameras, but the peace of mind offered by an action camera is unparalleled.

These waterproof cameras are handy and you can easily take them up to a depth of 30-meters underwater.… Read the full article

Windows 10 November 2019 Update release date is likely to be November 12

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Windows 10 November 2019 Update is in the process of being finalized, as we know, and we’ve already heard that the probable release date is November 12 – with that prospect now being a little more likely given that the upgrade has been released via MSDN.

As Windows Latest reports, Microsoft is now seeding the November 2019 Update to those with MSDN subscriptions – in other words, developers – with the ISO available to download. Indeed, both consumer and business versions of Windows 10 November 2019 Update are now available via MSDN.… Read the full article

Buying a Nest doorbell? New Halloween features make it far more kid-friendly

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

If you're thinking of buying a Nest Hello to add some security to your family home, you'll be pleased to know that a spooky new feature has made the smart video doorbell more kid-friendly than ever before.

Just in time for Halloween, Google has furnished the Nest Hello with some eerie new chimes, which the company says will "make your front door a neighborhood destination on Halloween night".

According to a Google blog post, US Nest Hello users will have the ability to "transform their doorbell chime into a cackling witch, a ghost, a vampire or a scary monster", which will no doubt delight trick-or-treaters on the spookiest night of the year.… Read the full article

Microsoft’s Secured-core PCs could be hacker-proof thanks to Xbox tech

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Microsoft has revealed its new ‘Secured-core PC’ feature, which will boost the security of Windows PCs by protecting the firmware it runs on from potential attacks by hackers.

While anti-virus software can do a good job of protecting your software once Windows loads, an increasing number of malware attacks are targeting the firmware (BIOS or UEFI, depending on the age of the PC) which can infect the PC and give hackers access to the PC’s hardware before Windows even loads.

This can be particularly nasty, as it makes detecting the virus incredibly hard for traditional anti-virus software, and it also means that reinstalling Windows and wiping the hard drive won’t necessarily rid the PC of the malware.… Read the full article

Is Pokémon Sword and Shield ditching Nintendo Switch Online?

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Pokémon Sword and Shield may have a workaround for those of you without a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, if the official game listing is anything to go by.

The upcoming Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch are set to launch this November, though players wishing to take part in online bouts with each other would usually require a subscription to Nintendo's paid online service – as you do for the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, or similar multiplayer games.… Read the full article

Three plots nationwide rollout of LPWA for IoT

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Three is to rollout out support for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) standards across its network, helping it to serve the emerging market for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The operator is targeting organisations in several industries, including utilities, logistics, transport and building management, where the massive deployment of IoT devices will aid digital transformation.

For example, utility companies will be able to improve levels of service, perform more accurate billing, and reduce carbon emissions. Rival BT has helped Northumbrian Water create a smart water network in Sunderland for example.… Read the full article