If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s a good idea to buy an IBM computer, reverse engineer it, and use the BIOS to build a better computer for your company to sell, I can tell you it’s probably not a good idea. You’ll probably get in trouble. I know the guys in Halt and Catch Fire sure did because I’ve been watching this show recently.
It follows three characters who do just that in an effort to build a personal computer that works twice as fast and is half the size of IBM’s. I love the show for its subject material and killer soundtrack, but also because of the fantastic characters and writing. Whether you’re a computer geek or not, you’ll should check out Halt and Catch Fire.
Amazon is running a crazy deal on Roku devices, including some 4K streaming sticks and its Streambar. With such discounts, it’ll be easy to upgrade your home’s entertainment center.
Leaks about the Google Pixel 6 Pro are old news. More recently, we got a peek at the regular Pixel 6, and it’s a little smaller than the Pro. But it’s still big, don’t worry.
Arduino’s new Nano RP2040 is like a supercharged Raspberry Pi Pico, and it boasts Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth LE. Great for all the tinkerers out there.
Usually when someone says the phrase “period drama,” eyes glaze over and everyone pictures Jane Austen-era England. Thankfully, Halt and Catch Fire is not that. This computer-centric period drama begins in the 1980s and is, frankly, a wild ride. Read More »
Why didn’t the Raspberry Pi foundation add wireless connectivity to its Pico microcontroller? Well, maybe the foundation wanted to leave room for Arduino’s new Nano RP2040 Connect, a Pico-like microcontroller geared toward IoT projects and the first Arduino product to run on Raspberry Pi silicon. Read More »
Moog is an honored name in the world of synthesizers, and its apps are just as amazing. Now, four of Moog’s most popular synth apps are available for free on iOS, so if you’ve been wanting to tinker with one, start downloading. Read More »
Amazon says that it’s shutting down the Prime Now app and website, which were the company’s dedicated hubs for 2-hour delivery and other Prime perks. When available, same-day shipping options will now appear in the normal Amazon app and website, streamlining the order experience (especially for groceries). Read More »
Yesterday we received one of the best looks yet at Google’s upcoming Pixel 6 Pro, and now today, we’re getting a peek at the regular Pixel 6. Popular leaker Onleaks shared all the details with the site 91Mobiles, teasing a Pixel 6 with a flat display, but it’s still a pretty big phone. Read More »
A robust and trustworthy power strip is something every office and living room needs. This one from Belkin offers 12 outlets, an option for an ethernet port, and an option for a surge protector. It boasts an 8-foot cord, which is perfect if it needs to run behind a couch or TV stand, along with coaxial protection that safeguards cable and satellite connections for crystal clear sound and picture. The power strip has a 4000-Joule energy rating and a 6,000V maximum spike voltage, and is backed by a Lifetime Warranty and protected by a $250,000 Connected Equipment Warranty.
When Linux app support landed on Chrome OS in 2018, the feature was incredibly unstable. Most apps didn’t work, and those that did were buggy and missing sound or graphical elements. But the Linux Development Environment for Chrome OS, nicknamed Crostini, finally works well enough to lose its “beta” moniker. Read More »
The first details have arrived for Kia’s new electric crossover, called the Kia EV6, and it is super exciting! The vehicle is Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle, and boasts four powertrain models and an AR heads up display. Read More »
People say that there’s nothing more attractive than self-confidence. But if that’s true, then why am I so disturbed by the newly-announced Cyberpunk 2077 OnePlus Watch? On sale May 24th, the limited-edition wearable combines two products that received mountains of criticism for not working at launch. Read More »
Looking to upgrade your entertainment center and make it easier for you and your family members to find something good to watch? Now’s the time, as Amazon is having a sale on some of Roku’s 4K streaming sticks and more. Read More »
Ford’s new F-150 Lightning is off to an electrifying start as the company confirmed it received over 44,500 reservations in less than 48 hours. Now, with such strong demand, Automotive News reports Ford will limit production for the first year. Read More »
With support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is one of the most powerful streaming devices available today. And now, the high-quality streaming stick is $10 off at Amazon, bringing the price down to just $40. Read More »
Being tagged in a Facebook post isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. When this happens, there’s a good chance that the post will show up in your friends’ news feeds—possibly even before you’ve seen it. You don’t have to ditch Facebook to stop this. Take control by changing this one setting. Read More »