Happy Friday! We have a banger of a newsletter for y’all today. Can newsletters be bangers? I honestly don’t know, so I’m going with “yes.” Because this one is.
To start, there are new Windows icons coming. Like, some of these jokers are 26 years old, so Microsoft is going to replace them. In an upcoming Windows 10 update, MS is going all-in on some new-look icons, and we’re ready for them. Even the floppy drive icon is getting a makeover! It’s about time.
Google is going to automatically enable two factor authentication on all accounts that are “appropriately configured” (whatever that means) at some point in the near future. I think this is a good thing, but I’m sure there are folks who will feel differently.
Paramount+ is promising a new flick every week in 2022. That’s 52 new movies! I wonder how many will actually be good?
IBM showed off its new 2nm processor tech and it sounds awesome. Like, let me get that immediately please and thank you.
Need something fun to play with the fam? How about one of these board games to help you get away without actually getting away?
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One of the strangest parts of Windows 10 is its mismatched icons, an issue that’s most obvious when you open the Device Manager or try to customize a File Explorer shortcut. But a new Windows 10 preview build reveals that Microsoft is finally updating icons leftover from the Windows 95 era, including the floppy drive, hibernation mode, and memory icons. Read More »
From majestic national landmarks to competitive geography trivia, these thrilling board games are perfect for indulging the wanderlust you’re likely feeling after spending a year at home. So, pack your bags and head out for adventure with one (or all) of these travel-themed board games. Read More »
Following Apple’s lead, Google will also start requiring apps to disclose their privacy and security practices in its Play Store. Google is also requiring its own apps to share this information so users will know what data is being collected about them. Read More »
As phones and computers grow more demanding, manufacturers are searching for powerful chips that use less energy. Now, IBM is giving us a glimpse of the future with the world’s first 2nm chip, which boasts 45% better higher performance and uses 75% less energy than the best 7nm chips. Read More »
Paramount+ will try to release a new original movie every week of 2022, according to ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish. The platform also plans to start a “Mountain of Movies” initiative to fill out its library, starting with the release of Infinite (a movie originally intended for theaters) in June. Read More »
Sure, lattes and cappuccinos from Starbucks are nice, but you don’t need to visit an actual coffee shop to enjoy these fun coffee drinks. With a milk frother, you can heat and froth milk whenever you want in under two minutes. The frother runs quietly and is made of durable stainless steel with a nonstick coating for easy and hygienic cleaning. It also has an angled spout to minimize spills and make it easier to create fun latte art!
You know what we, as people, are bad at? Passwords. We use weak passwords, re-use strong passwords, or worse—both. There are two easy solutions here: using a password manager and enabling 2FA (two factor authentication) on your accounts. Google is going to help with the latter by doing it for you. Read More »
Recently, a critical chip flaw was discovered in Qualcomm’s Mobile Station Modem (MSM), a system of chips that run on nearly one third of the world’s smartphones, mostly higher-end devices. Now, a fix for the vulnerability is headed to Android devices. Read More »
After a year of silence, Netflix is finally sharing another Stranger Things season 4 trailer. The short video looks like a flashback from Eleven’s past, and suggests that the next chapter of Stranger Things could look even deeper into her supernatural origin story. Read More »
If you’ve researched or read about electric bikes at any point in the past, you’ve likely come across the name Cowboy. Cowboy makes some of the more innovative ebikes on the market, and it just introduced two new models—the C4 and C4 ST—that feature more powerful motors and sleek integrations. Read More »
Wyze is announcing a new price increase for some of its products—like the Wyze Video Doorbell and the Wyze Cam v3—starting on May18. However, it is bolstering these increases by including shipping charges into the new prices. Read More »
There’s nothing more boring than a TV company’s press materials. But Hisense managed to make an entertaining 30-minute launch video for its new ULED-Series TVs, hosted by the surprisingly-tall-comedian Joel McHale (he’s 6’4″). I’ll summarize the fancy new TVs here, but if you have the time, you should probably just watch the video. Read More »
Today, Google is announcing a bunch of new tools on Google Assistant smart speakers, displays, and even smartphones. The hook is that these are great tools for moms on Mother’s Day, but between you and me, they seem pretty legit for everyone, all year round. ;) Read More »
Google Photos is ending its free unlimited backup plan at the end of May. However, 9to5Google dug through APK code and found that Google may be planning new tiered storage plans, including a tier that’ll remain free for Pixel phones. Read More »
If you’re worried about potential water leaks, a smart water detector is a good solution. But you can usually expect to spend between $50 and $100 for a smart water sensor. Phyn’s new sensor goes an optional accessory route to reduce the price and starts at just $39.99. Read More »
Did you know you can drag tabs between browser windows in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari on Windows, Linux, and Mac? It seems obvious in retrospect, but many people never notice. Here’s how to do it. Read More »