Audio player loading… ExpressVPN has unveiled two new features to its market-leading VPN service that are seeking to speed up connection times and - more notably - move its product further towards a one-stop solution for your online security needs. Parallel Connections is a smart technology which works under the hood to cut connection times, especially on restricted networks like schools, hotels and airports. While the second feature, Threat Manager, is a DNS-based web filter which blocks access to trackers and malicious websites. Speed and security In its Parallel Connections feature - currently available on Express's iPhone VPN only and coming to other platforms soon - ExpressVPN says that it has launched a feature that "works behind the scenes to ensure faster and more reliable VPN connections". Previously, its apps tackled these difficult situations by choosing the best method of connection, waiting for the results, moving to the next, … [Read more...] about ExpressVPN’s new security feature signals where VPNs are heading in 2022
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Why it matters: Nvidia’s GeForce Now app has shed its beta status on LG TVs, and the South Korean electronics maker is celebrating with a limited time promotion. From February 1 through March 20, anyone that buys an eligible LG 2021 4K Smart TV can claim a free six-month priority membership to Nvidia GeForce Now. Nvidia’s cloud gaming service grants access to free-to-play games as well as titles you’ve already purchased from online stores like Steam and the Epic Games Store, and lets you play them across a range of devices including Chromebooks, Android and iOS handhelds and even televisions. A six-month priority membership normally sells for $49.99 , and affords up to 1080p quality at 60 frames per second. Nvidia also offers a high-end tier called RTX 3080 with up to 1440p at 120 FPS and longer session lengths. With the GeForce Now app on your LG TV, all you’ll need to bring to the party to get up and running is a compatible controller . The timing of the promotion … [Read more...] about New LG 4K Smart TVs get a free 6 month GeForce Now membership with their purchase
Audio player loading… Home security systems used to be expensive to buy, expensive to install, and expensive to subscribe to. That’s changed dramatically: as tech gets smarter, smaller, and cheaper, home security tech has become more useful, more flexible, and more affordable. When it comes to affordable home security, the 500lb gorillas of the market are Ring, which is owned by Amazon, and Google’s Nest. Both brands offer a range of home security cameras and video doorbells that connect to your Wi-Fi and stream high-definition video, while also offering low-cost subscription services that give you extra storage and multi-camera support. Ring and Nest products are designed to connect to your smart home technology. That could be your phone – both brands have excellent and straightforward apps you can use to see what your cameras can see, and those apps can notify you of any unwanted visitors – or your other smart home devices such as smart speakers . You can even … [Read more...] about Ring vs Nest: which smart security cameras are best for your home?
We've tested RingCentral MVP several times as part of our business Voice-over-IP (VoIP) solutions roundup, and it's always fared well, earning an Editors' Choice designation for the last five years. This time is no different, except that the company has added several new features to this already well-rounded Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) contender. These include artificial intelligence (AI) features, new collaboration capabilities, a new administration portal, an updated mobile experience, and a long list of available app integrations so you can customize the platform to best fit your needs. All this and a reasonable price once again make RingCentral MVP our top VoIP pick for larger businesses. Intermedia Unite is our winner for smaller companies. RingCentral MVP Pricing and Plans Unlike many of its competitors, RingCentral's pricing has not changed since our last review and comes in four levels. The lowest tier is called Essentials and accommodates up to 20 … [Read more...] about RingCentral MVP Review
Audio player loading… Certain Affinity, a games studio that’s contributed to the development of several Halo titles including Halo Infinite , is reportedly working on a new Monster Hunter-style game for Xbox. First reported by GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb and separately corroborated by Windows Central , the unannounced title, codenamed Project Suerte, has been in development since the middle of 2020 and is currently planned for release in 2024. Grubb suggested Microsoft greenlit the project to add variety to its roster of Game Pass titles and build on the success the Monster Hunter series has received in recent years. “They’re working with Certain Affinity on what seems like a Monster Hunter style game – a Monster Hunter clone,” Grubb said, as transcribed by VGC . “They see this gameplay style succeeding, and Microsoft’s like, ‘Hey, we should try to make one of those, is anyone out there going to pitch one?’” he added. “They want more variety … [Read more...] about Former Halo developer reportedly making a Monster Hunter-style co-op game for Xbox
Apple's iPhone marked its 15th year on the market with its strongest sales ever, helping push the tech giant's sales and profits to all-time highs despite the continued spread of the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain constraints. The demand for Apple's smartphone, in a line ranging from the $699 iPhone 13 Mini to the $1,099 iPhone 13 Pro Max, was so high during the three months ending in December, that sales rose more than 9%, to $71.6 billion. That was more than half the company's overall revenue, which itself rose to $123.94 billion, up double digits from last year. Get the CNET Apple Report newsletter Receive the latest news and reviews on Apple products, iOS updates and more. Delivered Fridays. Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the iPhone held top market-share spots around the world, including in the US and Australia, where it was among the top five, China, where it was among the top four, and the UK, where it nabbed two of the top three slots. "We knew that … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPhone 13 leads to company’s largest revenue and profit in history, despite parts shortages
Audio player loading… A strange PlayStation error saw users lose any and all PlayStation 4 trophy progress. What's more, it also removed the games' names and labelled them as being for the PlayStation 3. The issue has since been fixed, restoring all the trophies and progress, but there doesn't appear to be any statement from Sony about what caused it. While there's a very strong chance this was just a random bug that could easily be rectified, some suspect that there's a greater meaning behind it. Specifically, it's believed this could have something to do with the recent rumors of Sony's Spartacus project aka the PlayStation Game Pass . Namely, that the error was caused by some in-house testing and Sony's silence on the matter is because it hasn't officially announced anything yet. Is it happening?! pic.twitter.com/upzaZ94cSQ January 25, 2022 See more The PS Game Pass rumors Talk of a PlayStation equivalent to the Xbox Game Pass … [Read more...] about Weird PS4 trophies error adds fuel to the PS Game Pass rumor fire
Audio player loading… Returning for its sixth season and first without the notorious character of Bobby Axelrod following Damian Lewis' departure, Corey Stoll takes up the helm as the show's main antagonist, Mike Prince. Promising plenty more backstabbing and fraudulent deals, here's how to watch Billions season 6 online wherever you are. *Spoilers for Billions season 5 below* Watch Billions season 6 online Premiere date: Sunday, January 23 at 9pm ET / PT New episodes: every Sunday US stream: Showtime Now Streaming options elsewhere: Sky (UK) | Crave (CA) Stan (AU) Watch anywhere: try the world's top VPN 100% risk-free With Bobby "Axe" Axelrod cooling off in Switzerland after being swindled into a deal handling legal and contraband marijuana, Mike Prince has swept in to take over Axe Capital. Branding himself as a billionaire with a conscience, season 6 will continue to dive further into the question of whether one can remain a good … [Read more...] about Where to watch Billions season 6 online from anywhere
Audio player loading… Armchair golf fans in the US have never had it so good, with more live action available from the fairways online than ever before thanks to the all-new PGA Tour Live on ESPN Plus . ESPN Plus: see the best deals and sign up on its website After a relatively barren year for big names like Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Rory McIlroy, and the likes of Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay establishing themselves as a new top tier, 2022 looks set to be a fascinating 12 months for the sport. So what better time to have unprecedented access to live coverage like never before? With a frankly staggering 4,300 exclusive hours of action promised over 35 tournaments, ESPN Plus is well worth considering for any self-respecting golf fan. So read on to find out the latest info on what ESPN Plus coverage gives you, as well as the most cost-effective ways to subscribe to the service and whether your streaming devices are compatible. PGA … [Read more...] about PGA Tour golf on ESPN Plus: what can I watch and how much does it cost?
Audio player loading… The 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships sees the competition take place outside Europe for only the second time in the event's 72-year history. Prepare for some mud-spattered action as the world's best riders take on the gradients of Fayetteville, Arkansas, this weekend. Join us for a spin as we explain how to get a 2022 Cyclo-cross World Championships live stream and watch cycling online from anywhere. UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships live stream Dates: Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30 (full schedule below) Where: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA Live streams: GCN+ (US) | FloBikes (CA) | Eurosport Player (UK) | Kayo (AU) | Sky Sport (NZ) Watch anywhere: try No. 1 overall VPN 100% risk-free Signalling the end of what has been a dramatic 2021-22 cyclo-cross season, this year's event brings to an end a nine year wait for the World Championships to return to the United States. As ever, the weekend sees six events … [Read more...] about UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships 2022 free live stream: how to watch cycling online from anywhere