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Humble Monthly is selling Civilization VI for 80% off

If you dream of spending your evenings building civilizations and going forth to conquer the world, then today’s deal is for you. Humble Bundle’s monthly subscription service is offering Civilization VI right now for $12. For that price you get the base game, the Australia Civilization and Scenario Pack, and the Vikings Scenario Pack. The base game is currently $60 on Steam, so you’re getting it for 80% off with two scenario content packs included for free. On top of…

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The Full Nerd episode 39: Meltdown, Spectre, and astronomical graphics card prices

In this episode of the Full Nerd, it’s doom, gloom, and trying to make the best decisions when all your options are bad. But you know, in a fun way. Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Melissa Riofrio, and Adam Patrick Murray kick things off with a topic requested by you, the viewers, at the end of Full Nerd’s CES wrap-up: Meltdown and Spectre. We explain why these CPU exploits are so dangerous, how the computer industry is scrambling to plug the holes, potential PC…

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Kano Computer Kit Complete review: A fun DIY ‘laptop’ that teaches kids to build PCs and code

Make your own laptop. Learn to code. Hack Minecraft. The tantalizing promise of Kano’s Computer Kit Complete ($250 at Target and Kano’s website) is made clear right on the front of its brightly colored packaging. This charming kit for kids contains everything you need to build a Raspberry Pi 3-powered PC, explaining the basic concepts behind every step of building a computer, then seals the deal with a friendly operating system designed from the ground up to teach children the…

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Steam is selling Papers, Please for $2 today

Yearning to smuggle drugs or participate in other questionable antics on the border of an imaginary Eastern Bloc-esque country? Today’s Steam Daily Deal is for you. Right now, the online gaming retailer is selling Lucas Pope’s Papers, Please for $2. You’ve got quite a while to get this deal as Steam’s “daily deal” ends just before 9AM on Wednesday Pacific time. The game is usually $10. Papers, Please is a very engrossing game despite its low-buck graphics (the game only takes up…

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Here’s how much the Meltdown and Spectre fix hurt my Surface Book performance

As a performance junkie, I’m less concerned about the security risks of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities—after all, there are no known exploits in use today—than I am about a performance hit from the fixes. And from what I’m seeing, my concerns are warranted. My sole experience with a fully updated platform so far is with Microsoft’s original Surface Book. It’s based on an Intel “Skylake” Core i7-6700U and has 16GB of LPDDR3 and a 512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe…

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Avira Antivirus Pro review: Great performance, but the free version is probably sufficient

Avira is a great choice for people who want a no-nonsense antivirus security suite with very few extras. The company certainly has a whole roster of services and features including a software updater, password manager, VPN, and system analyzer. However, Avira focuses on its antivirus offerings first. Antivirus Pro—the subject of this review—is its main product for home users. Like its competitors, Avira has an “ultimate” package called Prime that offers all its products for a single price. It’s quite…

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The Full Nerd episode 38: Kaby Lake G, Zen+, and the best of CES

Consumer Electronics Show? Maybe call it the “PC Show” instead. This week Gordon, Melissa, Adam, and Brad go full nerd on the big reveals at CES 2018 and pick our favorites. So yeah, if you want to hear what the crew thinks of Intel’s Vega-infused Kaby Lake G, AMD’s Zen+, and the BFG of Displays, tune into the the Full Nerd here or on YouTube. If you prefer the audio version, you can get that right here: Speaking of audio,…

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MSI’s GE73VR gaming laptop brings RGB lights to new places

When Alexander saw his laptop, he wept, for there were no more things to put RGB LEDs on. Well, at least until he talked to MSI.  The standard GE73VR Raider, without RGB MSI GE73VR Raider-003 gaming laptop With few places left to put RGB lights in blinged-out gaming laptops, MSI has found one more thing to light up: The rear lid. Sure, the GE73VR Raider RGB already packs a super-fast Core i7 processor and a full-tilt GeForce GTX 1070 GPU (none…

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AMD processors will get a firmware update for the Spectre CPU exploit, but it’s optional

AMD will release firmware updates for its processors to protect against the devastating Spectre CPU exploits that affect every modern computer, phone, and tablet. Unlike Intel’s flurry of CPU firmware updates, however, they aren’t being treated as critical must-install patches. Mentioned in this article AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor with Wraith Spire LED Cooler When Meltdown and Spectre were uncovered, AMD said that its CPUs aren’t vulnerable to Meltdown, the first Spectre flaw would be resolved via operating system and…

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ESET Internet Security review: A highly rated security suite with an eye on the connected home

Slovakia-based ESET is a security company that wants to do it all. Its Internet Security suite aims to monitor and destroy malware through its entire life cycle (before and after execution), the company has AV suites for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and it offers protection for smart home devices. ESET has some pretty big aims. Here’s how it all shakes out in the 2018 version of ESET Internet Security. When you first start up ESET you’re presented with a basic…

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A Rosewill ATX case is $31 today

If building a new PC is part of your New Year’s Resolutions, and you haven’t bought a case yet, Newegg has a good deal today. Rosewill’s Nautilus 200G ATX mid-tower case is $31, or about 44 percent off its normal price. The deal is only good until just before midnight on Thursday evening Pacific time. The case offers a transparent window on one side for those into LEDs on everything (like RAM, cooling systems, and fans). In fact, the case comes…

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Newegg is selling Destiny 2 for $27

During the holidays, we saw a few sales on the PC version of Destiny 2. If you wish you’d grabbed the game then but didn’t, you’re in luck: Newegg is currently selling Destiny 2 for $27 when you enter the promo code EMCXEEP32 at checkout. Shipping is free if you use ShopRunner.  That code is exclusive to email subscribers, so you’ll need to supply your email address and consent to receive future deal newsletters from Newegg to get the sale price. When…

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NZXT’s debut motherboard is one of the most breathtaking motherboards ever

NZXT makes motherboards now. That’s the news—but saying “NZXT makes motherboards now” is perhaps the greatest understatement of 2018. (Hey, we’re only ten days in so far.) At CES this week, NZXT announced it’s done what’s almost impossible: Made a motherboard that looks good. It’s the NZXT N7 Z730, and as I alluded to earlier it’s NZXT’s debut motherboard. It’s also stunning—so much so that I immediately tried to justify buying one after seeing it for the first time, and…

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