Happy Tuesday. Google I/O starts today, so expect a ton of new Googley announcements. More info on Android 12, lots of web stuff, and a plethora of Assistant features should all be highlighted pretty heavily. Get ready.
I’ve been using both Wyze Watches for the last couple of weeks and put together a pretty in-depth look at each one, how they’re different (because they’re pretty different), how they’re similar, and whether or not they’re worth $20. To put it short: it’s a $20 smartwatch, y’all.
Sure, they’re limited, but for the price, you can’t beat either of them. Given the choice between the two, I’d take the 47mm version all day long. HIt my review to learn everything you need to know about both watches.
Eufy had a bit of a security snafu that let users see and control each other’s cameras. Oops?
Apple and Amazon both announced lossless audio streaming (a la Tidal) on the same day. Neither is going to cost extra, either. Let the hi-fi streaming audio wars begin.
If you want a smartwatch but have a hard time justifying the price, the Wyze Watch is where it’s at. At just $20, it’s the perfect smartwatch for anyone who isn’t sure if they want a smartwatch. It offers a ton of utility for the cost, though it clearly falls short when compared to other smartwatches. Read More »
An image discovered in the iOS and tvOS 14.6 betas reveals the design for Apple’s upcoming Beats Studio Buds. Not only are they the first wireless earbuds from Apple without a stem or earhook, but they may be the first Beats earbuds with ANC. Read More »
Oculus Quest owners will be happy to learn that their headsets are about to get even better. After a big update a few weeks ago, today, Oculus announced software v29 with mixed reality overlay and capture on iPhone, phone notifications inside the headset, and much more. Read More »
Popular effects pedal and amplifier manufacturer Mooer is about to launch an IndieGoGo campaign for its first guitar, the “intelligent” S800 GTRS. Equipped with a digital signal processor, the GTRS connects directly to your smartphone or tablet, providing instant access to 126 effects, a drum machine with 40 presets, an 80-second looper, a tuner, and a metronome. Read More »
Popular CDN and DNS service provider Cloudflare wants to put an end to CAPTCHAs, claiming that humanity wastes 500 hours staring at the annoying “prove you’re not a robot” tests every day. And while the company’s proposed replacement isn’t exactly perfect, it’s a step in the right direction that could lay the groundwork for future authentication standards. Read More »
If you were lucky enough to be able to purchase a Sony PlayStation 5, you’ll need a way to keep your DualSense controllers charged. This charger can fully recharge your controllers in less than three hours, and charge two controllers simultaneously. It even features built-in protection against overloads, overheating, and short circuits. LED lights along the top and bottom of the charger flash orange while a controller is charging, and will turn off once your controllers are charged. The charger also comes with four thumb grips designed to increase precision and reduce hand and thumb fatigue while playing.
Canoo, the California-based startup with a focus on subscription-based vehicles, has finally announced pricing for its electric truck and two vans. Pre-orders are also open for each, requiring a $100 deposit. The vehicles are set to start production in 2022. Read More »
One of the best PC gaming deals is back this week, and you don’t want to miss it. At Walmart, the Razer Power Up Bundle offers a high-end Viper gaming mouse, the Kraken X Lite headset, and the Cynosa Lite keyboard, all for one low price. Read More »
Syng—a company created by Christopher Stringer, a former designer at Apple—just released a super cool looking speaker that’s focused on spatial audio. The connected speaker, dubbed the Cell Alpha, starts at a whopping $1,799. Read More »
Today Samsung’s Display division unveiled some exciting next-generation screen technology for smartphones, tablets, and even laptops. Taking part in the annual Display Week Event 2021, we got our first glimpse at a double-folding display, along with a neat sliding or rollable smartphone panel. Read More »
An Eufy security bug gave users complete access to strangers’ accounts, including live video feeds, recordings, camera pan and zoom controls, and private account info. While Eufy claims to have fixed the problem, it suggests that all users unplug and reconnect their camera hardware and log out and back into the Eufy Security app. That’s a bad sign, folks! Read More »
On the heels of Apple’s near-identical announcement, Amazon has announced it is making its library of high-fidelity music (from Amazon Music HD) available to all Amazon Music Unlimited customers with no additional cost. Read More »
After months of rumors, Apple Music confirms that it will begin streaming high-quality lossless audio and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos in June. The high-res audio and surround sound settings come at no additional cost, though subscribers need to manually enable lossless audio in their Apple Music Settings. Read More »
How do you know whether a stalker has slipped an AirTag into your possessions? If you have an iPhone, you’ll quickly get an alert that an AirTag is following you. If you’re an Android user, the AirTag will just start beeping three days after it begins tracking you. Here’s how to scan for AirTags. Read More »