Happy Friday! So here’s an interesting concept: iMessage as a social network. (Hey, I said it was an interesting concept—not a good one.) If recent rumors are to be believed, that may actually happen in iOS and iPadOS 15. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg—an improved notification system, a new home screen for the iPad, and more are all tapped for the big release. Apple’s WWDC conference is June 7-11th, so hopefully we’ll find out more then. In the meantime, you can check out the rumored details.
New smartwatches from RedMagic and Garmin were announced yesterday. The RedMagic is pretty affordable and the Garmin is…not. But it looks really good if you’re into fitness watches.
Caddilac’s first EV has a range of 300 miles on a single charge. It’s also $60,000.
Apple is preparing to announce several new software updates for its iPhone and iPad at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June. A report from Bloomberg mentions several details on what to expect, thanks to insiders at Apple. Read More »
Finally getting tired of the subpar sound from your webcam mic? For professional recordings, it’s already a no-go, but even for video calls, webcam audio is generally hot trash. Fortunately, USB mics can deliver some solid audio quality at reasonable prices, along with a simple setup process—so let’s look at the best around. Read More »
Bowers and Wilkins—known for high-performance sound equipment—just entered the world of true wireless earbuds with the introduction of the PI7. They have a unique transmitting case that directly connects to in-flight entertainment, The company also announced the more affordable PI5 earbuds. Read More »
Following up on a promise at CES, Samsung launched a new Galaxy Upcycle program beta to keep your old Galaxy phones out of the trash. If you have a Galaxy phone from 2018 or later, you can turn it into a smart home sensor for detecting light and sound events. Read More »
As more reports about Google’s upcoming Pixel 5a get released, we’re starting to think maybe they should have canceled it as rumors suggested. The more we hear about it, the more it sounds an awful lot like the same Pixel 5 already available. Read More »
The sun is great and all, but it can be really annoying shining in your eyes while you’re driving. A cling sunshade is an easy solution, however, as it lets you still enjoy the view without the glare plus it can reduce the heat in your car and protect you from harmful UV rays. The sunshades measure 21 x 14 inches, and come in a pack of two so you can easily cover multiple windows. All you have to do to attach one is place it however you want on the window, then run your fingers over it.
NASA’s Perseverance rover just keeps setting records. It’s the first device to capture audio of the Martian surface, the first vehicle to carry a drone to another planet, and now, the first piece of technology to produce oxygen outside of Earth. Read More »
In September of 2019, Garmin released the Venu smartwatch—its first wearable to feature a (gorgeous) AMOLED display. Today, just a short 19 months later, the company unveiled the Venu 2 and 2S. As a current Venu owner, it looks like basically everything I wanted from the original. Read More »
Cadillac is (almost) ready to sell its first electric vehicle (EV). The SUV-style Lyriq will start at $59,990 before taxes and fees and promises up to 300 miles in range. Parent company General Motors (GM) says it will begin taking reservations in September ahead of production in early 2022. Read More »
In a fun new collaboration, Fujifilm has teamed up with Nintendo to bring you its new Instax Mini Link photo printer themed around the Switch. Plus, the upcoming companion app will let you apply Nintendo-style edits to your photos before printing. Read More »
A manufacturer known for its affordable gaming phones now sells a fitness-focused smartwatch. The new RedMagic Watch boasts a 15-day battery life, multiple tracking modes for outdoor sports, several health-monitoring sensors, and a $99 price tag. It’s available exclusively on the RedMagic website. Read More »
Disney Plus and Hulu are about to get even better as the company just announced a deal bringing Sony’s Spider-Man and several other films to the streaming service next year. This will round out its streaming catalog of Marvel movies. Read More »
Virtual pets will finally get a taste of the real world with the new Tamagotchi Pix, a full-color Tamagotchi handheld with a built-in camera. Available now, the $60 Tamagotchi Pix lets you take selfies with your virtual pet, or even “feed” your pet photos of real food. Read More »
Moving subjects, like your dog running about or your kids playing sports, are some of the hardest things to photograph well. It’s all too easy to end up with bad, blurry photos that show nothing at all. Here’s how to take good photos of moving subjects. Read More »