Acer equips its 2018 PC gaming lineup with AMD hardware

Ahead of the Computex 2018 tech show in Taipei, Taiwan next week, Acer has announced AMD processor and graphics options for its entire, freshly-revealed PC gaming hardware lineup.

Starting with its new flagship gaming laptop, the Acer Predator Helios 500, Acer will release this 17.3-inch monster with AMD 2nd generation Ryzen processors up to the Ryzen 7 2700, an octa-core chip. Of course, that processor can be paired with AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics touting 8GB of high bandwidth (HBM2) memory.

With all other options being equal as noted here, these versions of the Helios 500 will go for $2,199 (about £1,659, AU$2,909) to start this August.

Acer Predator Orion 5000

Acer’s desktops join the Red Team, too

Along with Acer’s new desktop replacement laptop, the company’s straight-up towers are getting kitted out with AMD silicon, too. The latest, highest-end AMD hardware is now available in the freshest Acer gaming PCs.

The leader of the pack, Predator Orion 5000, will be read more

Walmart’s new service does your shopping when you send it a text

We first heard hints of the platform, called Jetblack, in December. It’s reportedly been beta testing in New York and will expand to other US markets at some point. The service costs members $50 per month, which grants access to personal shoppers. Customers can ask them for recommendations, pick between photos of different products, and place orders — all through text messaging. Membership includes delivery, gift-wrapping and returns, but not groceries. The service won’t be limited to products from Walmart or Jet.com (which the retail company bought in 2016); Jetblack’s shoppers will send customers items from Saks, Pottery Barn and other retailers.

While the service probably won’t be for everyone, it’s another experiment in Walmart’s bid to win over more shoppers from its rival Amazon. Both companies are trying to innovate new ways to buy, with the latter trying out cashier-less convenience stores read more

Patient reporting tool from CancerAid now integrates with Epic Systems and Apple HealthKit

CancerAid, a self-reporting and symptom monitoring tool for cancer patients, has scored its first major coups in the U.S. healthcare market with its integration into Epic Systems electronic health records at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and an integration with Apple’s HealthKit.

Cedars, an investor in the company through an accelerator program it ran in conjunction with Techstars, marks the first  U.S. hospital system to incorporate CancerAid’s self-reporting information into a dashboard system for doctors.

It’s been a long road for company co-founders Raghav Murali-Ganesh and Nikhil Pooviah, who first met eight years ago at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, a Sydney, Australia cancer treatment center.

Pooviah was a resident working with Murali-Ganesh in radiation oncology, positions the two men occupied for several years before venturing off on their own to launch the service that would become CancerAid.

The company’s initial came from years spent checking out the tools that were read more

How to stream England vs Nigeria live online from anywhere

England vs Nigeria – where and when

The friendly game between England and Nigeria is set to take place at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday June 2.

The game itself kicks off at 5:15pm BST (12:15pm ET or 9:15am PT in the US, and 2:15am in Australia in the early hours of Sunday morning).

The World Cup is now under two weeks away, so to get yourself hyped there’s an international friendly you can watch this weekend to whet your appetite for the best football competition in the world. And guess what…the live stream is absolutely free if you follow this guide.

England vs Nigeria is taking place on Saturday June 2 in London, and if you can’t be at the game to watch it live you’ll want to catch this online as it’s the first time Gareth Southgate’s side has played since the final World Cup squad was announced.

This international friendly is sure to be exciting as the two teams prepare their teams ready for the World Cup to kick off on June 14. Everything is ready to kick off at 5:15PM BST on read more