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Sony: More PlayStation 5 Units Are on the Way

Sony has good news for consumers still trying to buy the PlayStation 5 during the holiday shopping season: More stock should be arriving soon.

Sony said the PS5 was its biggest console launch ever. Indeed, the product has been selling out in minutes across all the major retailers due to massive demand from consumers and scalpers. To get the product immediately, have been hawking the normally $499 console for prices ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. 

Last week, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan also gave a gloomy take on supplies of the PS5. “Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold,” he told a Russian media outlet. “I’m spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand.”

Fortunately, it looks like more PS5s are inbound. However, Sony is only selling the console online through the major retailers, so you’ll have to act fast to secure your order. We recommend consumers use an online inventory-tracking service, which can immediately alert you about PS5 restocks, giving you a better chance to buy one. Both Best Buy and Walmart also plan on selling limited quantities of the PS5 during their Black Friday sales event.

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Which CPU Should You Buy? Intel Core i5 vs. i7

For many consumers on the hunt for a new desktop or laptop PC, one of the biggest considerations is the type of processor the system should have. Two of the CPU families most often in contention in mainstream systems are the Intel Core i5 and the Intel Core i7. And that makes picking tricky, because the two lines have a lot in common.

The differences among Intel’s key processor families are clearer when you’re looking at the Core i3 (found mainly in budget systems) or the Core i9 (powerful CPUs for content-creation and other high-performance scenarios). The differences between the Core i5 and the Core i7 can seem subtle and more nuanced, especially when the prices for a Core i5 versus a Core i7 PC sometimes can be so close.

There isn’t always a clear-cut, definitive answer to which is better in a given situation, and often, it just comes down to your budget. But knowing the essentials about each can help you make a smarter choice. Let’s get into the key differences between the Core i5 and the Core i7.

How Many Cores Is Enough?
Simply put, a Core i5-equipped system will be less expensive than a Core i7-equipped PC, if all else is equal. But in most cases, if you’re comparing apples to apples (that is, a desktop chip to a desktop chip, or a laptop chip to a laptop chip, and the same generation to the same generation), the Core i5 will have fewer, or dialed-down, capabilities. A Core i7 will typically be better for multitasking, media-editing and media-creation tasks, high-end gaming, and similar demanding workloads. Often, though, the price difference will be small, so it’s worth playing around with the online configurator of whatever PC you’re buying to see if you can afford a Core i7-powered machine.

When you’re using software that can leverage as many cores as it can get (modern content-creation programs, like the ones in the Adobe Creative Suite, are excellent examples), the more cores you have in your CPU, the faster it will perform.

Most of the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs have four or more cores, which is what we consider the sweet spot for most mainstream users. Many late-model desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips have six cores, and a few ultra-high-end gaming PCs come with eight-core Core i7s. Meanwhile, a few ultra-low-power laptop Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs have just two. You’ll find these mainly in ultra-thin laptops.

The same rough Core nomenclature has been used for quite a few generations of Intel CPUs now. To make sure you’re buying a system with a recent-generation processor, look for the Core ix-11xxx or Core ix-10xxx naming structure. Some CPUs designed for thin or mainstream laptops have a “U” or a “Y” appended to the end of the model name, while others have a “G” followed by a number that denotes the capabilities of the chip’s graphics processing. Chips meant for power laptops tend to end in “H” or “HK”; and those intended for desktops have a “K” or a “T” at the end (or just end in a zero).

Unless you’re shopping the used-PC market, you’ll find Core i5 and i7 chips of the 8th and 9th Generation (or older) in end-of-life/closeout systems and some budget PCs, while you’ll find 10th and 11th Generation chips in most new models. The rough guide, if you don’t want to get in too deep: To get better performance within each generation and within each class (Core i5 or Core i7), buy a processor with a higher model number. For instance, an Intel Core i7-1060G7 generally has better performance than an Intel Core i7-1065G7.

A Quick Word on Cache
In addition to generally faster base clock speeds, Core i7 processors have larger amounts of cache (the memory installed on the chip) to help the processor deal with repetitive tasks or frequently accessed data more quickly. If you’re editing and calculating spreadsheets, your CPU shouldn’t have to reload the framework where the numbers sit. This info will sit in the cache, so when you change a number, the calculations are almost instantaneous. Larger cache sizes help with multitasking, as well, since background tasks will be ready for when you switch focus to another window.

Cache size isn’t a make-or-break spec, but it illustrates advances from generation to generation and family to family. The latest Core i5 and Core i7 laptop processors have cache sizes of 16MB or less.

Turbo Boost and HyperThreading
Turbo Boost is an overclocking feature that Intel has built into its processors for many generations now. Essentially, it allows some of the chip’s cores to run faster than their base clock speed when only one or two of the cores are needed (like when you’re running a single-threaded task that you want done now). Both Core i5 and Core i7 processors use Turbo Boost, with Core i7 processors generally achieving higher clock speeds.

Each chip you’re looking at will have rated base and boost clock speeds, and while higher is generally better (again: all else being equal), it depends on the specific design and cooling of the PC how long a chip can sustain its boost speeds, how high, and on how many cores. That’s where looking at nitty-gritty performance testing comes in.

Intel Hyper-Threading, in contrast, is a has-it or doesn’t-have-it feature. It uses multithreading technology to make the operating system and applications think that a processor has more cores than it actually does. Hyper-Threading technology is used to increase performance on multithreaded tasks, letting each core address two processing threads at the same time instead of just one. The simplest multithreaded situation is a user running several programs simultaneously, but other activities can leverage Hyper-Threading under certain conditions, such as media creation and editing work (notably, transcoding and rendering, where the software supports multithreading) and even at times web surfing (loading different page elements, like videos and images, simultaneously).

In general, all else being equal, a CPU that supports Hyper-Threading in a given family will be more capable than one that does not, if what you do day to day is heavily influenced by this feature. This is even true between Core families, which means that it may be better, if your software relies heavily on multithreading, to choose a four-core chip with Hyper-Threading over an equivalent six-core without.

When shopping for PCs, alas, it’s not always easy to find information on the number of cores, or the presence or absence of Hyper-Threading support, on a PC vendor’s spec list. If you can find the chip’s exact model number, though, plug it into Intel’s specs database, which will show you clock speed, core count, Hyper-Threading support, and much more.

Understanding Integrated Graphics
Most thin and light laptops with Core i5 or Core i7 processors that aren’t gaming machines rely on integrated graphics-acceleration silicon that’s part of the CPU die. Gaming machines and certain high-end systems, on the other hand, have dedicated graphics chips that are separate from the CPU.

Core i5 and Core i7 chips come with different kinds of integrated graphics capabilities. At the low end are Intel HD Graphics and Intel UHD Graphics. Iris Plus is a step up, available on many 10th-generation chips. The latest and greatest integrated graphics is Iris Xe, available on only a few 11th-generation Core i5 and Core i7 models.

Integrated graphics save power, since there’s no extra graphics chip on your laptop’s or desktop’s motherboard drawing juice. Intel’s integrated graphics solutions work well for mainstream productivity and display (including multidisplay) tasks. Both Iris Plus and Iris Xe can rival the capabilities of a low-end discrete GPU like Nvidia’s GeForce MX series.

Integrated graphics are not so great at handling demanding PC games, though. While these integrated Intel graphics processors will let you play some recent games at low quality and resolution settings (how well varies significantly by the game), you will definitely need a discrete graphics card from AMD or Nvidia to play 3D games at 1080p, 1440p, or 4K resolutions with the quality settings turned up. Nor are integrated solutions the best choice for tasks that demand GPU acceleration in addition to CPU muscle, such as certain specialized, heavy rendering and scientific applications.

Making the Core Choice
In our testing in recent years, we’ve seen a few trends to keep in mind when you’re deciding between processor options. On the desktop, Intel’s Core i5 caters to mainstream and value-minded users who care about performance, while the Core i7 is made for enthusiasts and high-end users. On the laptop side of things, it’s a little fuzzier; there, you’ll want to look more at whether Hyper-Threading is supported by a given chip and how many cores the chip has, as well as how a chip performs in independent testing in a given laptop configuration. How the laptop maker implements a chip and cools it can be just as important as the CPU’s spec traits.

That’s solid advice for mainstream buyers. Beyond that, only extreme users need to consider Intel’s desktop Core X-Series, and only people for whom a laptop’s weight and portability matters above all else need to consider the Y-Series.

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How do I Remove a CPU Cooler Without Damaging the Processor?

Usually warming up the thermal paste before unmounting a CPU cooler does the trick—cold thermal paste is more likely to keep the heat sink and processor welded together. Just run your system for about 10 to15 minutes, then go about your normal process for removal. (Powering down, unplugging from the wall, etc.) The thermal paste should have become gooey and pliable, allowing you to detach the cooler with ease. 

When you do remove the cooler, use a very gentle back-and-forth twisting motion. Start very small first, moving slowly in a direction until you meet a bit of resistance, then going back in the opposite direction. With warm thermal paste, you shouldn’t have too much trouble freeing the cooler and then pulling it up and away.

If the heat sink seems fairly stuck to the CPU (even after warming it up), you can try running the PC again for longer. You can also still try wiggling it very minimally to free it—go no more than 1mm back and forth until it gets loose. Stay on the same horizontal plane the whole time and don’t pull up on it at all.

In the event you wrench the CPU out of its socket, you may still end up okay. We’ve had it happen to us a few times without pin damage. Don’t take that as license to yank on the cooler without care, though. Spending a couple of hours or more with a magnifying glass trying to ever-so-gently straighten out pins sucks, especially if you’re fixing a motherboard. Bent or smashed pins on a mobo are worse to deal with than those on a CPU, so do your best to avoid that scenario at all costs.

Speaking of bent pins, we have one last related tip to keep in mind. If you’re removing a CPU cooler as part of tearing down your motherboard for repair or replacement, don’t destroy your careful work by then removing the CPU and putting the wrong socket cover in its place. (This step is often a requirement for a vendor to consider an RMA valid.) Once you bring down the motherboard’s metal lever to lock a wrong cover in place, you’ll crunch a ton of pins and your mobo is toast. You can easily make this mistake if you have more than one DIY PC build in your house, so make sure you have the correct socket cover in hand!

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Shots Fired: Intel Says Ryzen 4000 Performance Stinks on Battery

Intel called out its rival this morning, claiming that AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs suffer major performance penalties when running on battery.

The company said its testing found that multiple Ryzen laptops experienced as much as a 48 percent performance drop when running on battery as opposed to being plugged into the wall. Unsurprisingly, laptops using Intel’s own 11th-gen Tiger Lake showed far less of a hit, the company said.

The Big Mac is better than the Whopper, really
While you’re likely extremely skeptical of Intel’s claims—which are akin to McDonald’s dumping on Burger King or Ford dissing Chevrolet—Intel said it has homework to back up its assertions. PCWorld, in the meantime, is in the process of trying to replicate these results.

Furthermore, we were not able to reach AMD for a response before publishing, but we will update this story as soon as the company comments. We expect something along the lines of, “The competition is getting nervous and desperate.”

To back up its claims, Intel said it tested five different AMD laptops against five different Intel laptops, running common benchmarks and its own workloads using common applications such as Word, Excel, and Acrobat, and found the Ryzen-based laptops tended to throttle down on battery and stay throttled down to apparently save battery life.

For example, Intel said, using UL’s PCMark 10 Applications test that measures the performance of a laptop doing standard Microsoft Office 365-based tasks, the five different Ryzen 4000 laptops from various vendors dropped by as much as 38 percent on battery versus plugged in.

The company claims to have found similar results in many other lightly threaded tasks and benchmarks, from SYSMark to WebXPRT to its own home-rolled tests that do such tasks as exporting PowerPoint presentations to PDF, or importing an Excel chart into Word.

Interestingly, Intel said, it found that one popular 3D-rendering benchmark, Maxon’s CineBench R20, did not suffer the same performance drop. Why? Intel said its testing found that all of the Ryzen-based laptops significantly delayed boosting clock speeds by several seconds. On most very bursty workloads that last just a few seconds, you would see a depression in performance, but in a test like Cinebench that takes several minutes to run, the Core-crushing power of Ryzen 4000 is able to shine.

Who should you believe?
As we said, if Coca Cola told you Pepsi was vile swill, you’d probably just dismiss it as marketing misdirection. In this case though, Intel’s claims and data not only need to be proven, they also need to be disproven. If Intel is somehow shading results only to have it thrown back in its face, not much is gained. In fact, that would be far worse. So we do suspect there may be some smoke here.

First, every person’s requirements of a laptop is different. We already knew that for lighter work that depends on high clock speeds and burst, Intel’s 11th-gen was the preferred platform. We also knew AMD’s Ryzen 4000 was the preferred platform for those who need a ton of cores for editing video or 3D modelling.

Both of those modes are on AC. Where Intel’s claims may change the argument is if Ryzen 4000’s performance for mundane tasks isn’t just somewhat worse than 11th-gen Tiger Lake on AC, but actually far worse on DC. That’s something reviewers should strive to find out.

And even if that proves true, consumers should still weigh the pros and cons for their own needs. If you’re willing to take worse performance on battery for doing common Office chores on a Ryzen 4000 laptop to get stupidly fast multi-core performance on AC and DC, then that’s a reasoned compromise.

At the same time, if you’re willing to accept worse multi-core performance on AC or DC to get unequivocally snappy performance when running on battery, then maybe Intel’s 11th-gen Tiger Lake is for you.

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Top 5: Xiaomi Products You Never Knew Existed

We all know Xiaomi makes phones, but did you know they have a wide range of other items? The big ones, such as the Fimi drones and gimbals are blasted over the media, but the many other releases often go under the radar outside of China. We have rounded up a few that didn’t get extensive publicity.

Xiaomi Wiha 25 in 1 Screw Driver Kit
With 24pcs different heads, it’s got a size for almost every DIY project.

Xiaomi released this 25in1 screwdriver kit co-produced with Wiha, a Germany-based high-quality hand tools manufacturer. With a metal sliding case and magnetic bracket, the whole design of this screwdriver is not only tough but also visually impressive. Enjoy Xiaomi style with Wiha strength.

Xiaomi 70mai Dash Cam Pro
Fully spec-loaded dashcam for keeping you and your car safe, the new triangle design is slim and can be installed behind the rearview mirror for an unseen installation. The 70mai has an internal smart computer that alerts you if you are too close to another car or driving out of your lane.

Xiaomi Vima Smart Lock
Sure you’ve seen their smart-home sensors, security, and lights, but they also have an advanced door lock. The Vima smart lock has a comprehensive set of rules for each key so you can give keys to people and the keys will only work at specific times. You can also control it remotely from the app. It does need some DIY skills to install in the door, but once setup gives you a customizable smart door lock.

Xiaomi iHealth Non-contact Thermometer
Designed to be quick, painless and wireless, the latest iHealth Thermometer can measure highly accurately in 1 second. Compared to regular thermometers, iHealth’s no-contact tech keeps everything sanitary. These are in hot demand right now and stock is limited.

Xiaomi LF Massage Sticker
Remove your daily dog-tired feeling by massaging your body! This finger-sized device incorporates pulse massage technology and comes with 5 massage modes including automatic, ten-intensity massage, kneading, press, and tap. You can relax your body anytime anywhere.

Stick it on anywhere you feel pain and turn it on. Based on the TENS nerve stimulation principle, it is proven to relieve muscle pain and fatigue.

Xiaomi TDS Water Quality Meter Tester
This TDS water Quality Tester can detect the purity of the water in a few seconds. If you are concerned about the health of your water, or at least the purity of it, this is an accurate way to test how much other things are dissolved in your water. There are lots of ways to test your water, and this is by far the most popular thing to measure. Taking measurements is easy with this little Xiaomi creation.

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Top Mini PC’s Under $150

Why should I use a mini PC?
You can’t do everything on an Android or iOS phone. If you’re frequently moving between locations and want to work on Windows, a mini PC gives you the ability to connect and carry on from where you left off. It’s also great for space, more power-efficient, and can be easily hidden behind a TV for your entertainment center. It also is an affordable way to have a new PC.

Best overall: T11
The size of a TV box and included genuine windows 10, an Intel Cherry Trail processor and 32GB hard drive and 4GB ram. Multiple ports on the side. At 4.7 x4.7 x 0.9 inches and weighing under half a pound, MN11 is both manageable and easy to hide on a desktop. The underside features an empty SATA slot so you can install a larger SSD drive for added storage. The CTY T11 is a hot portable office or media center PC.

Top Spec: XCY X30
By far the most powerful, this has a desktop CPU upgradeable ram and storage. Just like a PC. The built-in video card also allows you to use dual monitors. It is larger than others but gives you the power to run even intensive programs on the move.

Best budget: W5 PRO 
This card-sized mini PC not only looks cool but offers a whole suite of features that it’s larger counterparts don’t. Powered by a 1.92-GHz Intel Atom “Cherry Trail” Z8350 CPU and Intel HD Graphic GPU, you get a smooth experience when you download files and run apps. If that’s not enough for you, you can add additional extra space via a microSD card or USB hard drive.

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Is Your Huawei Charging Slow? Here’s Why Every Quick Charger is Not The Same.

Have you ever noticed your Huawei charges slowly when it’s plugged into anything but the original charger? FCP charging is unique to Huawei; if you bought one of their mighty flagships in the last few years, you need a special charger. There are many QC chargers, but only a few FCP chargers available. The Blizwolf S6 is an FCP charger and will fast charge any Huawei FCP phone. The S6 loaded with FCP, Apple, Samsung, and QC compatibility.

Why won’t QC 4.0 fast charge Huawei phones?
They might all use the same cables, but fast charging is not as simple as just having a more powerful charger, there are multiple fast charging methods. One of the most common is QC. The downside with QC is it requires a Qualcomm chip device, and phone makers also need to pay for licensing. Some companies like Huawei developed their own in-house protocol, so you can only get the best charge with their particular charging method.

Some quick charging protocols
MediaTek PUMP Express
Huawei FCP
Samsung AFC
Apple BC1.2
QC 2.0/3.0/4.0/4.0+
PD (open system)

PD will standardize fast charging… one day…
On the charging front, PD charging is set to become the one standard for the future. This Type-C only charging method requires no licensing costs and is built to be universal. Many have already adopted this, and even some of the latest Huawei models will rapidly charge via FCP. However, some brands still use their own protocols as an advertising advantage. The S6 is capable of charging almost every fast charge device on the market including Huawei FCP.

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SSD’s do You Really Need Top Speed, How Fast is Too Fast?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the speed upgrade I made to my 5-year-old PC, adding an SSD, now we’re digging deeper and looking just at SSD’s and whether the latest top rated drive is even worth boasting about. We bought a Samsung EVO 850 and a Chinese brand Kingfast SSD.

Samsung: 550 MB per second
This was twice the cost of the Kingfast and offers the best overall speeds when compared to other SSD drives in the market. It is one of the best available.

KingFast: 400 MB per second
On the lower end of the price spectrum but still offers a warranty. It rates on the low end of SSD performance and does perform slower in benchmark tests.

Benchmark Vs. Reality
When tested head to head it is clear Samsung is the winner. But how does that translate into real-world performance?

A regular HDD maxes out at about 80-120 MB per second, all SSD’s are faster than this.

Even the Kingfast is many times faster than a regular HDD, and for the average PC having 400 MBPS or 550MBPS is going to have a little noticeable effect.

That might sound strange as the Samsung has an extra 150MB of speed, but there is currently no regular software or gaming situation that would benefit from such speeds.

The speed we can’t appreciate yet…
The true speeds of SSD’s are still to be realized and this is a tech that has turned the bottleneck on its head, now accessing the data is not the slow part, the processing is the slow part.
The next jump will be the type of media we are consuming and the bandwidth requirements. So right now the internet speed and lack of need for full SSD speed is the reason little is seen between brands in the real world use.

In short: Why you don’t need the fastest SSD
> Most people will be happy with any SSD when moving from a mechanical, just make sure it has a warranty.
> Any SSD will dramatically increase performance. Unless you are copying large files or many smaller files you won’t notice any difference between SSD’s, they will all startup and open apps at almost the same speed.
> With an SSD the speed of the drive is not the bottleneck, so pushing a faster drive won’t make your system faster.
> The need for full speed SSD systems will only be driven by a change in media consumption, likely from VR and 3D or AI processing.
> Internet speed is the general big bottleneck regarding fast data access.

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How To Dispose Of A Bloated Puffed Up LiPO

A swollen battery can occur due to a variety of reasons. If you notice a swollen battery it is safest to stop using it and throw it away, LiPo batteries can be safely disposed of with your local battery disposal service or can even be thrown in the normal rubbish provided they are fully discharged.

Easy Method
Check the yellow pages and see if there is a local battery disposal service if so it is the easiest way to get it done.

Homemade battery disposal
The first task is to drain the battery to 0V as Lithium polymer batteries are safe if carrying no voltage then you need to ensure no more charge can build up, the following will guide you through it.

1.Grab a bucket of sand and place it outside with the battery inside.
2.Connect an led or small lamp to the battery and drain it completely, leave connected for 1 day after the led stops glowing.
3.Cut the connectors off the battery.
4.Strip the wires
5.Join the red and black wires to create a short circuit and prevent any build up of voltage.
6.LiPo Battery successfully stabilized, and you can safely put it in the regular trash.

A slow discharge produces less heat and is much safer then draining the battery fast with a motor or high load connection.

Some people shoot or nail their battery, although that is exciting and is an excellent way to learn how much power really is inside it is also very dangerous, so I will not outline how to do it. For any method of destruction you choose, be safe and always do it outside.

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Apple will pay $113 Million to Settle a ‘Batterygate’

Apple will pay a $113 million settlement in an investigation into the company’s practice of intentionally slowing old iPhones down, a move that some customers perceived as a tactic to force them into purchasing new, more expensive models. The Washington Post first reported the news.

Apple declined Business Insider’s request for comment and pointed to a part of the filing that stated Apple’s settlement does not imply admittance of wrongdoing.

The so-called “batterygate” scandal dates back to 2017 when customers began noticing that their devices were slowing down after downloading new versions of Apple’s software. Apple at the time did admit that the updates indeed slowed down the phones to prevent their aging batteries from causing the devices to randomly shut down. Some customers and critics questioned if the move was instead designed to prompt more sales of new iPhone models, which Apple pushed back on.

This new investigation was launched by more than 30 states, including Arizona, Arkansas, and Indiana, according to a press release. The investigators alleged that Apple was aware that its updates were slowing devices down but failed to inform customers of the practice. In addition to the fine, Apple also legally committed to greater transparency.

“Big Tech companies must stop manipulating consumers and tell them the whole truth about their practices and products,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in the press release. “I’m committed to holding these goliath technology companies accountable when they conceal important information from users.”

This isn’t the only financial penalty levied against Apple for the matter, but many of the payments amount to a drop in the bucket when compared to Apple’s sales — last month, the company reported $26.4 billion in revenue from iPhones alone in its fiscal fourth quarter earnings. A French competition watchdog fined the company $27 million in February for purposefully slowing performance on older iPhones without telling users about it. And in March, Apple agreed to cough up $500 million in a class-action lawsuit that claimed the company slowed phones to prompt customers to upgrade to newer ones.

In July, Apple offered eligible iPhone 7 and 7 Plus users a $25 payout if their devices were running on iOS 11.2 or later and experienced slow performance before December 21, 2017. The offer ended in early October.

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