Happy Saturday! The YouTube TV vs. Roku drama is really starting to heat up now. Yesterday, Google announced that it was making YouTube TV accessible in the main YouTube app on Roku devices. Not long after, Roku responded with a scathing comment about Google’s practices. This whole thing is starting to get really ugly.
While it’s easy for non-YouTube TV customers (or non-Roku users, for that matter) to ignore this, how publically it’s being handled is certainly setting a new precedent for these sorts of negotiations. At this point, I would almost expect Roku to remove the YouTube app from its store, though that also has the potential to do more harm than good. It sounds like we have a good, old fashioned standoff, folks. Grab your popcorn.
Microsoft is shelving Windows 10X, at least for the time being. This was originally going to be for foldables, then it pivoted to a Chrome OS competitor. I guess neither of those worked out?
If you have an AirTag and really want to drill a hole in it, iFixit has the video to help.
HP’s new AiO PC has some killer work from home features. We merely adopted the pandemic; this computer was born in it, molded by it.
Just a week after Roku removed YouTube TV from its app store, Google is now using the basic YouTube app to host YouTube TV’s services. Google discussed the Trojan Horse maneuver in a blog post, and hinted that it may give free streaming sticks to customers if negotiations with Roku break down. Read More »
Having a sharp mind isn’t just for those in school, and homework, studying, and tests aren’t the only way to help sharpen your mind. Brain training apps can help you stay sharp, and these make the process fun and easy! Read More »
Tile has just gained support for Sidewalk—Amazon’s “neighborhood network” wireless standard. This new integration means Tile’s trackers now have a much larger network to work with, which makes it a more viable competitor for Apple’s similar AirTag trackers. Read More »
In recent years, Google has been pushing Chromebooks as more than just simple, web-only computers. It launched the Works with Chromebook program last year to showcase compatible peripherals with Chrome OS devices. Now, it’s adding another new (and necessary) accessory to the list: docks. Read More »
Are AirTags just an excuse to sell $30 keychains? Unlike Tile trackers, Apple’s new AirTags don’t have built-in keyring holes. But a new iFixit video shows how to safely drill a hole through your AirTag, eliminating the need for costly accessories. Read More »
You shouldn’t be on your phone while you drive, but if you need to be able to see it while using the GPS, for example, make sure you have a reliable car phone holder. This holder from AUKEY clips into your car’s air vent and features a grip locking ring for a secure fit. It rotates 360 degrees and has a pivoting ball joint, so you can move it between portrait and landscape modes in an instant. To use it, simply push the phone cradle arms in to secure your phone, and press the button to release it.
Tesla’s Model 3 cabs are already on the streets of New York City, and now, thanks to Gravity Inc.’s new pilot program, Tesla’s Model Y vehicles will be joining them to help introduce more battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to the taxi industry. Read More »
Netflix wants to build a fandom around its original content, and “N-Plus” might be the answer. In an email sent to select users, the streaming giant shared its idea for the N-Plus “online space,” where people can listen to podcasts, build playlists of their favorite shows, and provide feedback for new Originals during pre-production. Read More »
I’m not usually sold on the utility of most all-in-one (or AiO as they’re commonly called) desktops, but HP’s new EliteOne 800 G8 has me doing a double take. This thing is packed with loads of great video chat-driven features, including AI-based noise reduction and an auto-adjusting webcam. Read More »
Despite an initial delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo this summer. And while you’ll still be able to enjoy game coverage on NBC platforms, NBC is offering you another viewing option: Twitch. Read More »
After nearly two years of development, it sounds like Microsoft will delay the launch of Windows 10X or never release it at all. Announced back in 2019 as an operating system for dual-screen and portable devices, it’s seen several delays, and it’s now on the brink of disappearing altogether. Read More »
Google keeps its main search page fresh with fun doodles that change every couple of days. Occasionally, the doodle is an actual game that you can play. All of these games are archived and can be played after their time on the homepage has passed. Read More »