Dry weather isn’t just rough on your skin, it’s rough on your general health and even on your home. We’ve rounded up the best humidifiers for every space so you can breath easy, stay healthy, and keep your home in top top shape.
The internet is a wonderful tool that lets you connect with friends all around the world. Yet, for some reason, most video services don’t offer a way to easily watch movies, TV, or video with your long-distance friends. Fortunately, these third-party tools pick up the slack.
If you own a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, and if you take a lot of pictures through apps like Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp, or Snapchat, then you’ll see a marked improvement today. A hidden feature on Pixel 2 phones is officially live that will enable HDR+, giving you much better photos when the lighting is uneven.
When Google shipped the Pixel 2, it had a feature hidden in it called Visual Core. That feature can get a bit technical, but you can read about it at How-To Geek here if you’re curious how it works. The short version is that it adds a special version of High Dynamic Range to the camera, which helps balance the lighting in an image. As you can see in the image above, the picture on the left is shadowy and dark because the light of the sun is blowing out the subject’s face. However, with Visual Core enabled on the right, the picture looks much more balanced and the subject is much brighter without blowing out the sky or other bright elements of the photo.
This feature has been enabled in the default camera app for a while, but the whole point of Visual Core is letting other apps that use the camera join the party. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whatsapp are the first to add this to their apps. That means the next time you open up Instagram to take a picture—instead of taking a picture with the camera app first and sending it to Instagram later—HDR+ will be available. It’s a small change, but if it saves you a couple extra steps and makes your pictures look better, we’re on board.
If you’ve recently purchased a 4K TV, it’s natural that you want to enjoy stunning content on it. We’ve already looked at the cheapest ways to get started with 4k streaming but how about if you want to embrace physical media?
After the holidays are over and the snow starts falling, you’re going to need more indoor activities to keep yourself occupied. With these box sets, you or the film and TV buff in your family will have plenty to watch all winter long.
Running is a great form of exercise. It’s easily accessible and requires very little skill other than being able to put one foot in front of the other. Getting started can be tough though. We’ve rounded up some of the best inexpensive products and apps for the newbie runner.