Need a Cheap Laptop With a Great Battery Life? Try an iPad.

Cheap Windows laptops are notorious for their terrible battery life, chunky builds, and general unreliability. But at just $330, the iPad sports staggering 10-hour battery life and weighs significantly less than any budget laptop. And, while the iPad is technically a just tablet, its robust selection of standard productivity apps and professional-grade accessories make it a practical (and comfortable) alternative to Windows machines.

For Most People, the New Xbox and PlayStation Are Better Than a Gaming PC

The PS5 and Xbox Series X feel more like gaming PCs than traditional game consoles. At least, that’s what tech outlets and gamers are saying. In reality, this generation of consoles offers an experience that’s decidedly more streamlined, affordable, and appealing to the average person than PC gaming. Unless you’re really committed to gaming at your desktop, you should ignore the nonsense and stick with a console.

Apple Releases a New COVID-19 Self-Screening Tool

Today Apple unveiled a new self-screening tool for COVID-19. You’ll answer basic questions about your symptoms and likelihood of exposure, and then the site will give you advice based on those answers. The company developed the tool in conjunction with the CDC and White House, and it’s free to use.

Google Duo Bumps Its Video Chat Limit up to 12 Callers

Google Duo, one of Google’s video calling products, originally had a limit of two participants (you and the person you called). Over time the company worked to improve the service, and that included introducing a new limit of eight callers. Now, when we need group video calls more than ever, Google says it increased that limit to twelve.

The 5 Best Alternatives to the Official iPad Keyboard

The iPad makes for a compelling laptop stand-in, so long as its paired with a keyboard. But at over $150, Apple’s Official iPad Keyboard and Magic Keyboard are far from affordable. Thankfully, there’s a wide selection of third-party iPad keyboards that’ll increase your productivity without draining your wallet.

Nintendo Switch is Getting “Burnout Paradise,” “BioShock,” XCOM 2″ Ports and More

Without warning, Nintendo dropped a giant glut of news on us today. It released the announcements as part of a “Nintendo Direct Mini” presentation today, but the presentation was anything but “mini.” Starting today, you can play Panzer Dragoon: Remake and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. And soon you’ll be able to play Borderlands, BioShock, Burnout Paradise Remastered and more.

Duolingo’s New ABC App Teaches Young Kids to Read for Free

Duolingo, known for its apps that teach you other languages, has a new iOS app for you to download. Only this one is for your young children, and it will help them learn to read. The best part about Duolingo ABC is that it’s completely free. But, at least to start, it’s aimed at the youngest of children.
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