Nextbase 622GW Dash Cam hands-on: Advanced technology and capability provides a safety net for drivers

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Dashboard cameras are used to enhance safety, document accidents for liability and insurance purposes, and capture evidence of damage to your vehicle. The Nextbase 622GW Dash Cam is available now for $399.99 from Best Buy.

I’ve had a sample mounted in my car for the past month and while I thankfully didn’t experience an accident to document, I did get a chance to test out the video performance and user interface. The Nextbase 622GW is easy to use and connects seamlessly to a smartphone for control and management of the camera.

Also: On the road with the Garmin Dash Cam Mini and 66W: Clear video, driver assist, and smartphone control

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In addition to the camera, the Nextbase 622GW Dash Camretail package includes the click-and-go camera mount, power cable, USB cable, suction mount, power cable fitting tool, and quick start guide. Nextbase also sent along a 64GB

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HyperX Alloy Origins gaming keyboard gets clicky Blue switches: Hands-on

HyperX added a satisfying click to its Alloy Origin gaming keyboard with its own HyperX Blue switches. The $110 full-size gaming keyboard (£110, AU$153 converted) was previously available with the company’s tactile Aqua switches and linear Red switches. The combination of the Alloy Origin with HyperX’s Blue mechanical switches gives you a slim, sturdy gaming keyboard with a classic clicky typing experience and a bit more speed over the competition. 



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Compared to the Cherry MX Blue switch, the HyperX Blue has a slightly shorter 1.8mm actuation point and 3.8mm total travel distance to the MX Blue’s 2.2mm actuation point and 4mm total travel distance. It’s also a lighter switch with a 50-gram operating force to the Cherry’s 60 grams. 

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While I can’t say I noticed a difference in travel between the two, the switch does feel lighter and has a

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Hands-On PS5 Footage Shows Off Devil May Cry, Godfall, And More

The PS5 doesn’t release for over a month, but Japanese YouTube creator Pocky Sweets was one lucky player who already got his hands on one, and he showcased new gameplay in a video. Not only do we see an extended look at some of the system’s launch games, but we also get to see just how massive the console really is.

Placed vertically in the video, the YouTube Gaming team had the console on top of a table so it would be easier to see, but we’re also not entirely sure it would fit in the entertainment center that housed the television. You may need to move some things around to get your system to fit in your setup.

The first game on display in the video is Astro’s Playroom, which comes pre-installed on every PS5. The 3D platformer is designed to showcase the controller’s unique features, and its structure

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First PS5 hands-on videos show off hardware and games, but no UI

Sony has invited a number of Japanese publications and YouTubers to get a closer look at the PlayStation 5. It’s the first time we’ve seen the PS5 hardware outside of leaked images from Taiwan’s National Communications Commission. A variety of publications have now published detailed hands-on images and videos of the PS5, providing a more realistic look at how big the console is and gameplay of titles like Astro’s Playroom and Godfall.

4gamer has published photos of the PS5 standing both vertically and horizontally, demonstrating how the stand works in either position to hold the console in place. Some photos also show how the PS5 will cool itself, and 4gamer notes that it wasn’t able to hear the fan inside the console or feel much heat exhausting from it during its limited time with the hardware.

Although these PS5 previews are clearly in a very limited environment, one of

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Nestle CEO says pandemic has made management more hands-on

By Silke Koltrowitz



Ulf Mark Schneider wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: CEO Schneider of Nestle smiles during the launch of Nestle R&D Accelerator in Konolfingen


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CEO Schneider of Nestle smiles during the launch of Nestle R&D Accelerator in Konolfingen


KONOLFINGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) – Food company Nestle SA said the COVID-19 pandemic has forced its senior management to become more immersed in daily operations as executives need to deal with safety and business continuity issues, its chief executive told Reuters in an interview.

With its 291,000 employees and sales in 187 countries, Nestle has so far weathered the pandemic relatively well as consumers stocked up on packaged foods during lockdowns, but the unexpected situation changed the priorities of its top executives.

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“From the moment the crisis evolved from a China-only situation to an international crisis, we formed a crisis committee which I chair,” Mark Schneider said on the sidelines of an event at a Nestle dairy research centre near Bern on Monday.

“Management style of everyone in senior

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Xbox Series X Hands-On Preview – Less Waiting, More Gaming

Next-gen gaming is already here. We’ve had a fully functional Xbox Series X on hand for a few days at this point, and although what we’re running is technically a non-final build of the system, this is a real piece of next-gen hardware. The Velocity architecture, solid-state drives, AMD’s Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU outputting 12 TFLOPs–these are all things we’ve been constantly hearing about as we head into the Series X’s November 10 launch. But now we have first-hand experience.

There are certain aspects of the Xbox Series X that we’re not able to talk about quite yet, but of the things we can cover, we have general performance with backwards compatible Xbox One games, the hardware design itself, load times, and Quick Resume. And right now, I’m convinced that the latter two are the features that make next-gen gaming feel more advanced–it’s those practical improvements that

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