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Capital One® just announced that its Spark® Miles for Business Card now includes a TSA PreCheck ($85 value) or Global Entry ($100 value) credit every 4 years. If you were unaware, both TSA PreCheck and Global Entry require renewal every 5 years. Most people will prefer Global Entry, which I would recommend since it also allows members to go through an expedited customs process in addition to PreCheck security lines when entering an airport. Put simply, Global Entry includes PreCheck.
For even those who travel only occasionally, these benefits could save you a lot of time. Additionally, if you already have PreCheck or Global Entry, you can use Spark Miles to purchase membership for someone else and still get the credit. The Spark Miles is the latest in a long line of other great cards that have this benefit.
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In addition to PreCheck and Global Entry, cardholders will enjoy other travel benefits such as redeeming miles on any airline at anytime with no blackout dates, zero foreign transaction fees, and auto rental insurance.
Currently, new cardholders can earn 50,000 bonus miles (redeemable for $500 in travel) after spending $4,500 in the first 3 months of account opening. Plus, you can earn unlimited 2x miles per every dollar of purchase! It's also worth noting that there is a $95 annual fee, but it is waived in your first year. This is a good way to try out the card for the year, earn a solid bonus and Global Entry membership, and then decide later if you want to keep the card. If you're a business owner looking for a low cost way to get these types of travel perks, consider adding the Spark Miles card to your wallet.
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Benchmarking the new Surface Book 3 15 with GTX 1660 Ti and 10th Gen i7
Although it's too early for a review, here are some initial benchmarks from the new Surface Book 3 15-inch with a Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti (Max-Q) and how it compares to Surface Book 2 and other premium laptops. Spoiler: While the CPU is just OK, that 1660 Ti definitely bumps up the Book 3's potential.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) now available
With just a few days to spare, Microsoft began the rollout of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. The update includes a new Cortana UI, improvements to Virtual Desktops, and several other changes.
Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update packs improvements to existing features
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