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The Logitech C920 is still one of the best webcams you can buy

This poster is writing about the use of webcams and the market and need which they occupy, which includes things like youtubing videos. The article focuses on the Logitech c920 webcam which uses a dual microphone system and special compression to surpass expectations at a low cost. This post however seems to be a piece in a larger conversation comparing the best webcams and includes a request for further input.

Key Takeaways:

  • Though if you plan to utilize the webcam in a streaming setup, you’ll generally want to use a dedicated PC microphone.
  • the auto-focus can have a little fun from time to time, bouncing in and out of focus, or refusing to adjust to an object brought close to the camera itself.
  • It’s possible to disable the auto-focus and set the focus point manually, adjust gain, exposure and other values, as well as disabling auto-brightness control and configuring anti-flicker.

“At just $62.99, this 1080p webcam is ideal for those seeking a flawless video recording tool without having to spend much in order to make a purchase.”

http://www.windowscentral.com/logitech-c920-still-one-best-webcams-you-can-buy?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wmexperts+%28Windows+Central%29

Discount Movies On Offer For Google Play Family Sharing Users

This post is about a new promotional deal Google is launching to increase their enrollment in their “Family Sharing” service. When existing Gmail addresses add a payment plan to their account they then may enroll in this service. To encourage people to want to do this they are adding a $0.50 discount on every movie purchased, which for movie lovers can be a huge savings!

Discount Movies On Offer For Google Play Family Sharing Users

Google Announces Desktop Chrome Apps Are Getting The Boot

This article explains the reasons why Google is deconstruscting it’s chrome app for everything except Google Chrome OS. Also explains that they are doing so because not very many people utilize the packaged chrome app. One person of people not on OS use it. Would be a waste of time to keep working on an app that’s not reaching very many people.

Google Announces Desktop Chrome Apps Are Getting The Boot

How to safely and smartly clean your dirty Xbox One

It is important for Xbox One users to correctly clean their consoles when they get dirty. The first method is to rub your console with a dust cloth. A second helpful tool is compressed air. This is used to clean the inside of the console. It is important to remember to not use damp cloths as this could be damaging to the machine.

Key Takeaways:

  • That’s because as long as you keep the exterior clean and dust free, you shouldn’t ever have to clean out the inside of your console.
  • Using the detail nozzle, use short directed sprays to clean the dust out. This should only take a few minutes, and you’ll be able to see when the dust has evacuated the area.
  • In general, you should avoid using anything that is wet since it has the capacity to screw up your console.

“That’s because as long as you keep the exterior clean and dust free, you shouldn’t ever have to clean out the inside of your console.”

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-clean-your-xbox-one?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wmexperts+%28Windows+Central%29

What Exactly Is USB-C?

Being hailed as the new “super USB cable”, USB-C is a new type of USB cable. USB-C allows for faster transfer speeds, a reversible connector, and several other applications such as connecting displays and headphones. It is believed to be replacing existing USB ports on phones, allowing for slimmer devices with more connectivity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Now Intel have hailed it as the ideal — and superior — alternative to the headphone jack.
  • It can power laptops, transfer data and solve world hunger (okay, maybe not that last one).
  • Features like automatically turning the microphone off when it’s not in use, and connecting a phone to a display for transferring apps or movies.

“It can power laptops, transfer data and solve world hunger (okay, maybe not that last one).”

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/08/what-exactly-is-usb-c/

Scientists Know How To Make An Invisibility Cloak

Researchers say they have derived the physical properties required to make an invisibility cloak. Once the stuff of science fiction and Harry Potter fantasy, scientists now say that a practical invisibility cloak could be made from a material that uses light reflected off of nearby objects combined with the same light bouncing off itself to cancel it out. This light scattering and cancellation approach differs from other prototypes using transformation thermodynamics, and the researchers say it could be simpler to fabricate. Such a device has many possible applications in engineering, including advanced medical imaging.

Scientists Know How To Make An Invisibility Cloak

Google Chrome will finally stop loading Flash content by default at the end of 2016

Google’s Chrome web browser will begin blocking all non-essential Flash content beginning in September with version 53. The new behavior will block many small and hidden background Flash plugins that can slow down web pages. By version 55 in December, Flash will be disabled entirely in Chrome unless there is no other way to display content on the page. Google hopes that web developers will transition to HTML5 to replace their Flash functionality, which should provide a better user experience and faster page load times.

Google Chrome will finally stop loading Flash content by default at the end of 2016

Netflix Debuts ‘FAST Speed Test’ App for Quick and Simple Internet Speed Checks

Netflix has introduced a new mobile app for users to test their internet speed. When launched, the FAST Speed Test app instantly begins reading and displaying the user’s internet speed, and the results can be compared against SpeedTest.net. The app only displays download speed, as Netflix believes that is the most useful information for most users about their overall internet experience. Netflix uses its own internal services and technology to conduct the app’s series of download tests, including downloading pieces of a 25 MB video file using a variable number of parallel connections.

Key Takeaways:

  • Netflix has announced fast.com where customers may look at their current internet speeds.
  • On it’s blog, employees have stated that the app and website only give download speed because that is how most users interact with the internet.
  • To test internet speed, the app downloads chunks of 25mb through various parallel connections.

“The site uses Netflix’s servers and technology to give people an instant look at their current internet speed.”

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/08/09/netflix-fast-speed-test-app/

What’s new with Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 is getting some updates. You can expect to see improvements within the Start menu and Windows Ink. The update will also allow for more extension support. These extensions are easily available within the Windows Store. Individuals with disabilities will now be able to a more accessible web app with improved web standards.

Key Takeaways:

  • On the anniversary of Windows 10, Microsoft has provided new updates to the system to make the experience more usable and secure.
  • Notably the default web browser, Microsoft Edge, has been completely overhauled and remodeled and now more closely resembles Firefox and Chrome
  • Most importantly for the new edition of the web browser is the inclusion of extensions at the request of most users.

“Similar to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, starting with the Anniversary Update, Microsoft Edge finally includes support for extensions. Extensions are small programs that easily plug into the web browser to add more functionality, and are usually created to do one task.”

http://www.windowscentral.com/whats-new-microsoft-edge-windows-10-anniversary-update?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wmexperts+%28Windows+Central%29

Australia’s Department of Human Services buys 6,000 Surface Pro 4 tablets

Recently Australia’s Department of Human Services bought about 6,000 Surface Pro 4 tablets costing the department upwards of thirteen million dollars. In addition to the purchase of the systems they also bought accessories to go with each station including docking stations. There is no word yet on the specific models that the department has purchased.

Australia’s Department of Human Services buys 6,000 Surface Pro 4 tablets

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