Happy Tuesday! If you’re still using Adobe Flash on your Windows computer, I have bad news: its time is coming to an end. I mean, let’s be honest here—we all knew it, right? Flash is a security nightmare and a garbage plugin in the first place. Sure, it was once a crucial part of the web, but that time has come and gone.
Starting next month, Microsoft will release a patch for Windows 10 that removes Flash and prevents it from being reinstalled post-update. End of an era.
Have you ever heard of an anti-theft backpack? Here’s what they are and how they’re different from regular backpacks.
Lenovo and Amazon teamed up to build “Echo Show Mode” for some laptops, effectively turning them into smart displays when they’re not in use. Absolutely cool stuff.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has reached its end of life and will no longer receive updates. It had a good run, but if you’re still using an S8, it’s probably time for a new phone.
If you have a Dell computer, there’s a critical patch available that you should install. Dell updated computers as old as 2009 for this one, so you may even want to blow the dust off grandma’s old rig, too.
After stripping Flash from its Reader and Acrobat PDF programs in November, and officially cutting off support for it in January, Adobe will now be removing its Flash Player plugin from Windows 10 starting in July. Read More »
Researching and investing in audio products is one of the greatest hurdles for amateur podcasters and streamers. But Samson is offering an affordable, low-effort entry point to the world of high-quality audio with its $200 Q9U broadcast mic. With excellent noise rejection and options for USB-C or XLR connections, the Q9U is one of the best entry-level mics available today. Read More »
A quality backpack is a must-have whether you’re a student, a commuter, or a traveler. You need something reliable with good organization, and bonus points if it’s stylish. However, with an anti-theft backpack, you can keep your gear safe, too. Read More »
Hunter Fan Company just announced that it is expanding its SIMPLEconnect collection to include 15 Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans. All of the fans feature HomeKit support, allowing users to control them with Siri or Apple’s Home app on iOS. Read More »
If you or anyone you know has a Dell computer, old or new, they should probably update it right away. Dell just released a security patch that addresses multiple vulnerabilities in hundreds of its computers dating back to 2009. Read More »
Warmer temperatures are here, which means it’s time to go swimming in your backyard pool or at the beach. You’ll want to bring your smartphone with to take pictures, but you can keep it (or other things, like your cash or credit cards, safe from water. This universal waterproof phone case fits most smartphones up to 7 inches. The material for the pouches is touch sensitive, so you can still check notifications even if your hands are wet.
After months of leaks and rumors, Google accidentally announced the Pixel Buds A-Series on Twitter. In the post, Google says that Pixel Buds A-Series “have arrived,” and that they support one-tap fast pairing on Android. Google deleted the message 20 minutes after posting it. Read More »
With this 13-second video, Disney just dropped the jaws of every Star Wars fan with a new “real” lightsaber. Disney also shares details of its Galactic Starcruiser experience coming to Walt Disney World. And on Star Wars Day, to boot. Read More »
General Motors isn’t having the best of luck with its Chevrolet Bolt EV, thanks to a recall last year due to battery fires. However, the company recently announced its plans to install a final software update to stop the threat. Read More »
Four years after their release, Samsung is ending software support for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. Your Galaxy S8 and S8+ will not receive future security patches or the next Android OS update. Now’s probably the time to start shopping for a new phone. Read More »
This week the National Football League confirmed that starting in the 2022-2023 season Thursday Night Football will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, a year earlier than expected. We knew this was coming and didn’t expect it until 2023, but Fox canceled its contract a year early. Read More »
Select Lenovo laptops now support Echo Show Mode, an Alexa interface that turns your laptop into a smart display. Much like a dedicated Echo Show hub, Lenovo laptops in Show Mode offer a 100% hands-free experience for looking up recipes, checking the weather, streaming video, and more. Read More »
The latest update to Sony’s PlayStation App is a major one, allowing users to manage and delete games and other files on their PS5 directly from the app. The version 21.4 release adds several other great features, as well. Read More »
With their incredible sound quality, killer ANC, and unique transparency features, the almost-perfect AirPods Pro are a must-have item for Apple fans (or Android users who appreciate good sound). And with today’s Woot deal, you can buy the AirPods Pro for $190—that’s $60 off the regular price. Read More »