Happy Tuesday! Yesterday, Roku sent an email to subscribers to let them know they could lose access to YouTube TV. Roku made some harsh claims about Google’s terms, calling them “unfair,” “anticompetitive,” and monopolistic. Google, of course, fired back, claiming that this is part of Roku’s negotiation tactic and they’re making “baseless claims.” Ultimately, though, it’s us who will likely lose in the end. Unless the two companies can come to an agreement, millions of Roku users who subscribe to YouTube TV will be left out in the cold with no way to watch the programming they pay for. We’ll keep you updated as more info becomes available.
In an email sent Monday morning, Roku warned its customers that Roku streaming devices might lose access to the YouTube TV platform. The company states that negotiations over YouTube TV “broke down” due to anti-competitive demands from Google. A statement from Google denies the allegations and accuses Roku of “regularly” making baseless claims during previous negotiations. Read More »
If your job requires you to be at your desk all day, you should consider investing in a standing desk. Why? For one, it’s unhealthy to spend hours sitting. We explored the pros and cons to help you better understand the risks. Read More »
Apple just released the macOS 11.3 update to users, after letting it spend three months in beta. The update comes with an impressive array of new features for Apple Music, the Reminders app, HomePod support, AirTag support, and more. Read More »
Apple’s iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 updates are now live for all users, so you can go update your devices and reap the benefits these updates bring. Speaking of which—here are some more details on the new features. Read More »
Samsung just unveiled its Smart Keyboard Trio 500, a portable keyboard with shortcut keys for the DeX desktop interface on Galaxy phones and tablets. The small keyboard also works with Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, and can instantly jump between three connected devices using its Logitech-style quick-switch keys. Read More »
Power outages happen. Stay one step ahead of the game with a solar power bank, which can collect power and charge your devices every single day even if there’s a major outage. This solar power bank has a li-polymer battery with a 25,000mAh capacity, which is enough to charge your smartphone at least 8-10 times for an average of nine days on a single charge. Dual USB 2.1A output ports allow you to fast-charge two devices at the same time. The bank’s four panels fold up when not in use, plus it has a built-in LED flashlight and is shock-, dust-, and waterproof.
When Apple unveiled its new M1 iMac at its “Spring Loaded” event, you probably either loved or hated the design. Whether it’s the odd white bezels or those crazy pastel colors. Thankfully, dbrand is here to save the day with black bezels and full product skins. Read More »
Though Minions: The Rise of Gru won’t release until July 2022, LEGO just announced two official LEGO BrickHeadz sets from the movie. One of the fun new sets include Belle Bottom, Kevin, and Bob, while the other features Gru, Stuart, and Otto. Read More »
With more people working from home, video conference calls have become a new normal. But video calls still aren’t the same as an in-person meeting, and Zoom hopes to bridge some of that gap with a new Immersive Mode. It changes the call to make everyone appear to be in the same room. Read More »
Chinese companies Jiahe Jinwei and Netac are now manufacturing the first DDR5 memory modules for next-gen PCs. The DDR5 modules are significantly faster than DDR4 RAM and will be compatible with Intel’s upcoming 12th Gen Alder Lake processors. Read More »
Compared to a traditional fingerprint or Touch ID sensor, Apple’s Face ID unlocks your iPhone automatically by scanning your face. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work when you’re wearing a mask. Thankfully, there’s a workaround if you own an Apple Watch. Read More »