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As Apple plots to drop iPhone ports, Europe plans law to give all phones same charger – ZDNet

European lawmakers consider legislation that could be irrelevant by the time it arrives.

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Ubisoft announces ‘Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad’ release date – NME

Ubisoft’s new free-to-play mobile RPG, ‘Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad’, has received a release date after being announced in 2019.

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Ubisoft has announced the release date for its upcoming mobile game, Tom Clancys Elite Squad.
The will launch worldwide on August 27 for iOS and Android devices. The date was unveiled during the Ubisoft Forward event on July 12, alongside a brand-new cinematic trailer for the upcoming title.
Tom Clancys Elite Squad is a free-to-play mobile RPG featuring iconic characters from the Tom Clancy universe, including fan favourites from Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, the Rainbow Six franchise and The Division.
Check out the trailer for the game below.
Players will lead their squads in dynamic 5v5 battles on iconic battlefields from Tom Clancys lore, including the Base Of Operations from The Division and Valletta, Malta, from Splinter Cell Conviction. Players will have to trigger strategic orders with perfect timing in order to win.
The game will also include a campaign mode that introduces a brand-new storyline, where players will have to face a new threat to save the world. The campaign will feature multiple chapters, with a variety of unlockable soldiers and unique narrative scenes.
Players can also challenge other squads in the arena for intense PvP battles or even join forces in guild wars for an immersive and competitive experience. Pre-register at the official Tom Clancys Elite Squad website to receive an exclusive item Montagnes Tier 2 Weapon, an M1911 pistol when the game launches.
In other Ubisoft news, the company has revealed that its new battle royale, Hyper Scape, is currently in open beta for players on PC. Alongside the entry into early access, the company also announced that the game would be coming with a new weapon titled Harpy, a hack known as Shockwave and a free 30-tier battle pass.

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5 Monitor Stands for Every WFH Setup – Lifehacker Australia

It’s important to get your ergonomics right.

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Raising your monitor up can make for a more comfortable home working environment, as well as save space on your desk. Plus, being able to properly and fully adjust your monitors position can make a world of difference to your ongoing health. Heres what to consider when choosing a monitor stand.
If you buy a a monitor it always comes with a stand of some kind, but youre frequently stuck with a single position and single height point. If youre very lucky, you might be able to mildly tilt your monitor to reduce neck strain or onscreen glare, but thats often it when it comes to adjustments.
Now, if you do have a monitor with a fully adjustable arm for height and tilt considerations, then all you need to do is read up your product manual and adjust it on your desk when youre working from home.
If your monitor doesnt allow for that, youll need to get yourself a stand or a monitor arm to elevate and properly place your screen at an optimal viewing angle. Heres what you should consider when buying:

  • Monitor stand or monitor arm? The choice largely rests on how and where youre actually placing your monitor, with most stands acting as simple risers meaning that theyre easy to install or move around but lack flexibility while monitor arms typically work off desk or wall clamps, which means more installation work but a wider range of position possibilities once theyre in place.
  • Clamp or VESA? If you opt for a monitor arm, youre generally better off with a VESA-compliant arm, but that presumes that your monitor also has VESA mounting ports. If it doesnt you may need to look into a clamp style arrangement, or simply use a riser-style stand instead.
  • Height adjustment, angle adjustment or both? Most people think of a monitor stand as being just a matter of raising your monitor upwards, but its also possible to adjust tilt with many monitor arms. This can make for even more comfortable viewing, especially if your working from home arrangement involves areas that get sun glare throughout the day.
  • How many monitors do you need? If youre used to working in a multi-monitor environment, you may need to look for multiple mounts, or a monitor stand that can clamp onto more than one screen. Youre going to lose a lot of the benefit of a monitor stand arrangement if you have to look down on your second or third monitors.

What about setup? While theres a degree of personalisation depending on your monitor size, desk arrangement and needs, theres some simple rules to follow to minimise the ergonomic impact of staring at a monitor all day:

  • Chair first: Make sure youre adjusting your viewing position relative to the normal position of your work chair. If its a fixed chair thats set, but if you have a gas lift capable model you may want to adjust it to your normal working position. Theres no point adjusting your monitor view if its not relative to the way you typically sit to work.
  • Work to your eye line: This isnt a makeup tip, but a good rule of thumb for raising and placing your primary monitor. If your eyeline is sitting towards the top third of the screen, then youre typically in the zone for best ergonomics. If you look over the top of your monitor its probably too low, but if youre looking at the middle from your normal eyeline position, its too high.
  • Primary monitor first: Adjust your secondary monitors to the same viewpoint as your primary monitors. While you may have to turn slightly to view them preferably by turning your chair rather than twisting your neck theres no point in having one high monitor and then a much lower one if you use them all the time.

North Bayou F160 Dual Monitor Full Motion Desk Mount $77If your home working environment involves a multi-monitor setups, it makes sense to have the maximum adjustment possibilities to raise both monitors at once. The North Bayou F160 uses a gas spring mount for its two arms which can take up to 6.5kgs per arm, and its workable for displays between 17 and 27 in size.
FITUEYES Clear Computer Monitor Riser $33.99If youre just after a little raise in your monitor profile but dont want a stand that makes a large visual impression because your work from home space is also your living space, the FITUEYES riser could be a good match. Its a tempered glass riser-style mount with adjustable legs, so youre not fixed to a single position. The claim is that it can take up to 25kg on the glass, which is more than enough for any monitor, or even most all-in-one computer styles.
Kensington 52785 Monitor Stand $39.00Kensingtons simple monitor stand uses snap-in risers to enable optimal viewing angles for monitors up to 21 inches in size, although you might be able to enable a larger display if its got a smaller base in play.
FITUEYES DT204201WB 2 Tiers Monitor Stand $36.99You dont get adjustability with the FITUEYES DT204201WB, so its essentially just adding 14cm of height to your monitor experience. However, where other risers tend to leave blank space underneath, this one includes a distinct shelf, which means you can make the most of your desk space while using it, especially if you need somewhere to store paperwork or other gadgets and cables.
WELL WENG Bamboo Dual Monitor Riser MR1-TP $52.99Making the most of your desk space is also a trick that the Well Weng MR1-TP should handle well, with a central shelf that places dual monitors on either side and enough space underneath the primary riser for a small laptop or desktop unit. For those of an environmental bent, the bamboo build could be an attractive point too.
Editors note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims on Amazon.
As Lifehacker editors we write about stuff we like and think you’ll like too. Lifehacker often has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

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Here’s The Cheapest Copies Of Ghost Of Tsushima In Australia – Kotaku Australia

Samurai adventure Ghost of Tsushima is out on Friday. Here’s the best places and prices to pre-order the game in Australia this week.

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Ghost of Tsushima is finally releasing for PlayStation 4 on Friday. If youre chomping at the bit to get your hands on the game, the good news is you can pre-order it with your local games shop or online retailer for a pretty decent price. Lets dive in with the cheapest deals around.
Both Harvey Norman and Amazon share the cheapest price at $68  but note youll need to pay shipping if ordered from Amazon. Theres also the possibility your copy might be delayed in the post due to the ongoing coronavirus-induced mail slowdown.
Outside of these options, theres also plenty of other online and bricknmortar shops who have Ghost of Tsushima going cheap.
Heres every deal in Australia (and keep in mind some retailers will offer price matching):
Theres also several special editions available for pre-order including the $99.95 Standard Plus EB Exclusive that includes a reversible foil cover, game soundtrack and DLC.
Then theres the $129.95 Special Edition which includes a steelbook case, soundtrack, mini artbook, in-game skins and more.
Stay tuned to Kotaku Australia for the latest on Ghost of Tsushima when it launches on Friday.

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