Happy Hump Day! Here’s a “fun” story. As many of you may know, Simple Bank was shut down by BBVA this past weekend, and it went about as well as you’d expect—it was/is a disaster. Right now, many users are still left without access to their accounts. Debit cards and scheduled transactions still work, but many users have no way to check their accounts. It’s rough.
I was fortunate enough to get mine sorted (after hours of hold time and being disconnected twice) on Saturday, but that has largely not been the case for many people. If you’re among those, you’re likely thinking about switching banks (I don’t blame you). The good news is that we’re here to help you find a new bank with similar options to Simple. It may not get BBVA to step up and do better, but at least you can start developing a plan to go somewhere else. Godspeed, friends.
Google Photos’ free storage option ends at the end of the month. Here are our picks for the best alternatives.
Wyze announced its first set of true wireless earbuds, complete with ANC, transparency mode, wireless charging, and a $60 price tag.
Google Photos offers free unlimited photo storage, which we love. However, this convenient (and wallet-friendly) service will cease at the end of May, leaving many wondering what the best alternatives for Google Photos are. Lucky for you, we found ’em. Read More »
As soon as Apple announced its AirTag Bluetooth trackers, accessory brands everywhere started releasing stuff for it. And while Nomad already debuted a nice keychain and glasses strap, now the company just launched a waterproof rugged keychain and an engravable pet tag for collars. Read More »
Subaru has officially announced the name of its upcoming all-electric SUV: Solterra. The name combines the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth” and represents Subaru putting traditional SUV features into an environmentally-responsible package. The Solterra will be available in 2022. Read More »
When LEGO premiered the Friends Central Perk Ideas set, we assumed that would be the last time the company would visit the iconic show. After all, most Ideas licensed sets are one-offs. But apparently, we’re getting a second season! This time it’s the one with the Friends’ apartment. Read More »
From the creators of Alto’s Odyssey and Alto’s Adventure, Pok Pok Playroom is a new subscription-based app that encourages kids to explore their imagination without the goals, achievements, and failures encountered in most kids’ games. Coming to iPhone and iPad on May 20th, Pok Pok Playroom costs $4 a month or $30 a year. Read More »
This digital tire pressure gauge forms a seal on the valve stem on Schrader valves, meaning you’ll get a quick and accurate reading in 0.1 increments. The gauge has a backlit LCD display and a light-up nozzle, making it perfect for low-light and nighttime scenarios. All you need to do is power it on, adjust your preferred unit setting, and take a reading; it’ll automatically turn off after 30-40 seconds to save power as well.
If you bank with Simple, you’re likely still reeling over the news that it’s shutting down. You’re also probably searching frantically for a good alternative to the online banking service before it does. We’ve done the research and found several options for both online banking services and budgeting tools, so hopefully you can find something that’s a good fit. Read More »
When it comes to TVs, bigger is always better. As a result, TCL is going big this year by releasing three new 85-inch TVs that can bring a cinema experience to your home. Called the “XL Collection” and announced back at CES, the three TVs include an affordable 4-Series model, a fancy upscaled QLED version, and eventually an 85-inch 8K option. Read More »
A new update to Google Pay will allow millions of U.S. users to send money abroad whenever they want. The feature, in partnership with remittances companies like Western Union and Wise, is starting to roll out today. Read More »
Samsung wants to “Bespoke” your whole home, and while that drive started with refrigerators the company is expanding in a big way. Soon the company will release Bespoke dressers, shoe stands, air purifiers, ovens, and microwaves. How much will it cost? We’re guesting “lots.” Read More »
Mysterious tech brand Nothing, led by ex-OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, finally announced its first product. Launching this June, the Ear 1 wireless earbuds combine “notes of transparency, iconic form, and refined functionality.” Neat! Read More »
Similar to the AMD models announced earlier this year, Lenovo just unleashed a brand new set of Legion gaming laptops with plenty of power just in time for the summer. Gaming machines that pack Intel 11th gen processors, RTX 3050 and 3080 GPUs, and bigger, beautiful 16:10 displays. Here’s all the important information. Read More »
Audition is the latest Adobe product to gain native Apple Silicon support for improved performance, faster rendering times, and increased power efficiency on M1 devices. The latest version of Audition, which is now available through Creative Cloud, also packs a new Strip Silence feature and a loudness meter for detailed audio editing. Read More »
Wyze already has a pair of active noise canceling (ANC) headphones, so the next step is clearly to jump into true wireless earbuds. But at just $59.00 plus shipping, you get a lot of bang for little dollars. The Wyze Buds Pro comes with ANC, transparency mode, and wireless charging. Read More »
Entry-level gaming and video editing laptops are about to get a major performance boost thanks to NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti GPUs. The new processors boast real-time ray tracing support and will debut in laptops from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Gigabyte, Samsung, MSI, and Razer. Read More »