Why you need a VPN: Norton Secure VPN explained

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With so much of modern life taking place online, and increasingly monitored by powerful third parties or hackers, it’s very important to ensure that your data and activities remain private when you use public Wi-Fi.

Norton Secure VPN Privacy aims to do just that, employing bank-grade security encryption and VPN technology to keep prying eyes at bay. We explore what it does and why you should be using it on your Mac, PC, or mobile device.

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AMD and Nvidia’s unsettled earnings suggest lower GPU prices could hang on

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Remember when it was nearly impossible to secure a new GPU because of the cryptocurrency boom? Those days suddenly seem long over, as both AMD and Nvidia have warned of excess GPU inventory they’re trying to unload.

On Monday, Nvidia preannounced lower revenue for the fourth quarter, based on lower demand for its RTX ray-tracing technology and “excess mid-range channel inventory” of its GPUs. On Tuesday, AMD also said that while it expected its CPU business to perform strongly, it, too, is facing an oversupply in the retail channel for its GPUs. 

When the two top GPU vendors warn of too much available inventory, there’s only one traditional answer: Graphics card prices are falling, and they will likely will continue downward. 

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Nimble Stand review: A thoughtful, well-designed wireless charging pad

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So you want to do your part to help improve the environment without giving up the luxuries technology affords you? So does Nimble.

Nimble is a relatively new company whose approach is to design high-quality, well-designed, eco-friendly battery packs and wireless chargers.

Each product comes in eco-friendly packaging and includes a bag to recycle old electronics through Nimble for free.

Note: This review is part of our roundup of wireless charging pads. Go there for details on competing products and our testing methods for both Android phones and iPhones.

The Nimble Stand is covered in fabric made from recycled water bottles & hemp. The fabric face is interrupted by only a small plastic strip toward the bottom, that when pressed from the back pops out to serve as a ledge for your phone. A kickstand folds out from the back, holding your phone at a fairly steep angle.

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The third-gen August Smart Lock is down to a near-all-time-low of $100 on Amazon today

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One of the most underrated addition to any smart home, a smart lock can add a whole lot of convenience and peace of mind by automatically locking if you forget and letting you leave your keys in your pocket. And today’s a great day to pick one up, as Amazon is selling the third-generation August Smart Lock for $100Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $150 and just pennies away from the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

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Get 140+ Hours Of CompTIA Certification Training For $59 (90% Off)

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Get These Bose Quiet Comfort Alternatives For 65% Off ($79)

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Whether you’re traveling for the holidays or just kicking back at home, you’ll appreciate having a pair of headphones that are comfy to wear and tune out exterior sound. The TREBLAB Z2 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones do just that, and while they’re normally $259.99, these headphones are available for just $79 today.

Named an Amazon Choice Product, the TREBLAB Z2 Headphones feature neodymium-backed 40mm speakers for superior audio, T-Quiet™ active noise canceling technology, and an ergonomic design so they can be comfortably worn all day. Plus, they offer an impressive battery life of 35 hours and then take only a few hours to fully recharge.

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Google may have finally committed to making Wear OS a true competitor to Apple Watch

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The battle over your wrist just got way more interesting. Late last week Fossil announced that it was selling $40 million worth of its smartwatch technology to Google, giving the Wear OS purveyor a serious stake in the wearable hardware game.

The deal may be a relatively small sum compared to the billions Google spent on Nest, but it could be just as important. For one, Fossil is one of the only companies consistently turning out new Wear OS watches that people actually want to buy. But even if this deal doesn’t result in a Pixel watch or Google-branded hardware at all, for the first time Google will have a wearable hardware team under its roof to help drive future design, navigation, and UI decisions.

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