Nike’s latest Alphafly running shoe is every marathoner’s dream

Nike has announced its Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, the second iteration of the Air Zoom Alphafly Next% running shoe.

For those unfamiliar, the original shoe helped legendary long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge run a marathon in under two hours, breaking a world record. It’s certainly one of the best running shoes ever made, said to improve running economy by around 4%, and the new iteration appears to be even faster.

The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% 2, like its predecessor (opens in new tab), has a ZoomX foam midsole, a single curved carbon fiber plate and two Zoom Air pods, small air cavities designed to reduce the shoe’s weight while maintaining optimal shape for greater running economy. It is said to offer runners a ‘propulsive, light and supportive ride’, but there have been some changes since the last round.

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The top of Next%2 features a revised Atomknit version of the original, dubbed Atomknit 2.0. This new upper is said to be designed for breathability in the toes, closer containment in the forefoot, and padding under the shoe’s tongue.

Want a free 256GB Google Pixel 6? See how to get one on Verizon now

This week’s Verizon deals are offering a free 256GB upgrade (opens in new tab) by the excellent Google Pixel 6 in a limited-time promotion exclusive to the device.

This Google Pixel 6 Business in Verizon’s Stacks on top from the existing trade-in discounts that were already available with a maximum savings of $700. That means you not only get upgraded storage, but the potential to put the device completely at home.

Please note that as with most Verizon offerings (opens in new tab), you need to sign up for a new unlimited data line to qualify for this promotion, so keep that in mind. This one is technically open to new and existing customers, but the latter needs to upgrade to an unlimited 5G data plan to be eligible. These restrictions are a bit annoying, but they’re in line with the carrier’s promotions in recent years.

On the plus side, if you’re a new customer, Verizon will give you an additional $200 gift card as a welcome bonus. Again, this promotion is in addition to the 256GB free upgrade and the trade-in discount for an added value of $1,000 in total (the 256GB upgrade is worth $100). Together, this is one of the carrier’s most generous deals on this device, especially if you can use that extra storage space.

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Google Pixel 6 256GB Free on Verizon

Is it worth buying the Google Pixel 6?

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The Google Pixel 6 is a great choice if you’re looking for a powerful Android flagship on a budget. With a distinctive camera housing, the overall design is arguably divisive (personally, I love it), but it’s a device that offers great bang for your buck.

Inside, it has Google’s first internal Tensor chip – which not only delivers a decent level of power, but also allows for clever tricks like the Magic Eraser feature for the camera. Computational photography and ease of use was something the Pixel lineup already excelled at, but the Pixel 6 takes it to a new level. Combine that with a decent 6.4-inch OLED screen and full 5G capability and you’ve got a powerful flagship that’s generally cheaper than the rival Samsung Galaxy S22.

The best Summer Game Fest announcement was a bunch of old Capcom games

I don’t think it’s too controversial to say that this year’s Summer Game Fest presentation wasn’t very memorable. Geoff Keighley’s show wasn’t terrible by any means, but there were precious few highlights among an abundance of insubstantial CG trailers and perhaps too many games set in outer space.

Halfway through, however, there was a reveal of Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium, which will release on all major platforms on July 22nd. of the largely ho-hum ads that came before.

Intel and AMD chips have another serious security flaw to worry about

Chips from Intel and AMD, as well as processors from other manufacturers, could be susceptible to a new type of attack that could allow threat actors to steal cryptographic keys and other data directly from the endpoint. (opens in new tab) hardware.

A team of security researchers, including Riccardo Paccagnella at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, began investigating the idea of ​​extracting cryptographic data from a chip by measuring the power consumed during data processing. It is a relatively old theory that has proven unfeasible in practice, due to the inability to measure energy consumption remotely.

The best gaming laptop deal of the year is back with this RTX 3060 MSI for $799

Arguably this year’s best gaming laptop deal has just been listed at Best Buy today – this RTX 3060-powered MSI GF65 for $799.99 (was $1,099.99) (opens in new tab).

It’s not the first time we’ve seen this one at the retailer – it’s been a one-off feature for a few months now – but it’s an absolute steal on our books. If you’re someone who follows gaming laptop deals regularly, you’ll know that bagging an RTX 3060 in a machine for under $799 is a real bargain.

It’s this powerful graphics card, along with a $300 savings, that’s going to give you fantastic bang for your buck here. Also with 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and an Intel Core i5-10500H processor, this machine is more than capable of producing excellent performing 1080p resolution at fairly high in-game settings.

If portability is a priority for you, you can also check out today’s gaming laptop offering in the Asus Dash F15 at Best Buy. The RTX 3060 variant is just $999 today (opens in new tab) after a $200 discount and offers a fast machine with a Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB, all in a chassis that’s less than 0.8 inches thick. This one isn’t as good as the MSI above in our opinion, but it’s definitely a great option if you’re carrying your laptop regularly.

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RTX 3060 gaming laptop deals at Best Buy

Alternatively, consider ditching your laptop with our roundup of this week’s news. best cheap gaming pc dealswhere we have all the best bargains on gaming desktops.

Beware – Another Dangerous Android Malware Has Had Millions of Google Play Store Downloads

Cybersecurity researchers at Dr. Web found half a dozen mobile apps lurking in Google’s Play Store that are actually distributing information thieves (opens in new tab)adware and other forms of malware via Android (opens in new tab) applications that between them have more than two million downloads.

Researchers found five malicious apps, including PIP Pic Camera Photo Editor, a malicious app with over a million downloads pretending to be image editing software. In reality, it steals people’s Facebook credentials.

Cloudflare Says It Stopped the Biggest HTTPS DDoS Attack Ever

Cloudflare says it recently stopped the biggest HTTPS DDoS attack ever seen.

Product manager Omer Yoachimik revealed in a blog post (opens in new tab) that the company automatically detected and mitigated a 26 million requests per second (RPS) attack against a customer site using the company’s Free plan.

Thanks Netflix: Image from Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 Ruins Cliffhanger Ending

Full spoilers follow for Stranger Things season 4 volume 1. You have been warned.

Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 is almost here – but in something of a faux pas on Netflix’s part, a new image has spoiled the outcome of one of volume 1’s cliffhanger endings.

Can’t afford a Sonos Roam? Earfun’s new larger Bluetooth speaker is just $60

Summer is here, and the time is right for dancing in the street a new Bluetooth speaker. But what if Sonos Roam is a little too rich for your blood, given the current cost-of-living situation? Earfun understands.

Meet the new Earfun UBoom L. It won’t officially launch on Amazon until July 11th (and will start shipping on July 12th), but the company just put up an early offer (opens in new tab) live: sign up for the email list in advance and you will receive a 25% discount code, bringing the price down from $80 to just $60 (opens in new tab) (about £67 or AU$116).

Diablo Immortal’s hidden progression limits punish free-to-play players

Diablo Immortal includes several hidden progression caps that deliberately limit the amount of items players can obtain through the free-to-play portion of the game, apparently encouraging them to spend real money.

The hidden caps were discovered by YouTuber and Diablo aficionado Immortal Echohack, who described his findings in a 15 minute video (opens in new tab) (thanks, Forbes (opens in new tab)). While the game makes no explicit mention of these loot caps, Echohack was able to identify seven limits on its extended time with the game, including reduced items and gem drops.