USB-C is easily one of my favorite changes in charging tech over the last, well, maybe ever. Having one cable that can handle my phone, headphones, laptops, and almost everything else I own is incredible—it’s one of those things I remember dreaming about back when I was a young journalist.
But it’s not able to juice up the most power-hungry devices … at least not yet. Starting with the USB-C 2.1 spec, these cables and bricks could be capable of handling a massive 240 watts of power—more than double the current 100w standard. And you know what I say? I say bring it on. Imagine being able to charge your laptop, phone, and more at one time from the same brick, all at maximum speed.
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Have you ever thought “wow, I’d really like to have a scooter but it needs to be custom designed just for me.”? Boy, have we got good news for you.
Amazon is buying MGM and the rights to all of its content—titles like Robocop and Rocky. You know what would be cool? Robocop vs. Rocky. Actually, I think that’s basically Rocky IV. Never mind.
Thanks to being compatible with a wide range of devices, USB-C is a popular cable that could eventually replace most charging and data transfer cables. It’s the emerging standard, and now we hear the new USB-C 2.1 spec could more than double its charging speed from 100W to 240W. Read More »
Recently, Wyze announced it would raise the price of some of its devices due to component shortages. But the company didn’t say which gadgets would see the price hike beyond the v3 Cam and the Doorbell. Now we know one more—Wyze Home Monitoring. And it’s a big jump in price—with a workaround. Read More »
Professional App Store critic Kosta Eleftheriou discovered an iOS app that refuses to open unless you give it a 3 to 5 star review first. The app utilizes iOS’s built-in rating prompt and, despite its up-front scammy nature, managed to slip past Apple’s approval process. Read More »
Apple’s AirTag item trackers have made a splash since they debuted in April. And now, the folks at MyTaggr have created a small mount that allows you to attach an AirTag to your bicycle, so you’ll always know where it is. Read More »
You’ll be shocked by how different Android 12 looks when it reaches your phone. The OS update centers around Google’s new Material You design language, with lots of colors and way less clutter. Now, those experimenting with the Android 12 beta can see Material You’s reach in the Discover panel and the Google app, which are adopting colors from today’s Google Doodle logo. Read More »
Exercise balls make for a great addition to any home gym, and you can also use one as a substitute for a chair at your desk, as it can help improve your posture. This one comes in six colors and is perfect for pilates, yoga, low-impact exercise, toning, and even warming up for your main workout. The ball is extra thick, measuring 2000 micrometers, and made of anti-burst latex-free PVC. It can resist up to 2200 pounds of pressure, making it perfect for users of most sizes and strength levels.
Several new features are coming to the 1Password browser extension, including dark mode support, a cleaner “save login” system, and biometric unlock with Touch ID, Windows Hello, and biometrics on Linux. Your 1Password extension should update the next time you restart your browser (though Firefox users have to wait for the update to pass Mozilla approval). Read More »
Fitbit has finally released two-factor authentication (2FA) for users to secure their accounts. Unfortunately, the option isn’t available to everyone yet, not to mention it only supports SMS authentication, but it’s better than nothing. Read More »
Recently, on its Japanese Twitter account, Anker revealed its upcoming Nebula 4K Streaming Dongle and mentioned it’d be out sometime “around September.” The dongle is a new direction for the company, which has previously focused on things like cables and chargers. Read More »
Whenever a rival streaming services raises its prices, Philo sends out emails bragging that its live TV service still costs just $20 a month. But starting June 8th, Philo is raising its subscription fee to $25 a month for new subscribers. It’s the service’s first price hike in nearly 4 years. Read More »
If you want to run a successful streaming service, you have to gobble up old movie studios and their collection of IP. Amazon announced that it is buying MGM for $8.45 billion, securing the rights to James Bond, Robocop, Stargate, Rocky, The Pink Panther and thousands of other titles. Read More »
ASUS released the ROG Phone 5 earlier this year, but it wasn’t available to buyers in the United States or basically anywhere outside of China and Europe. That changes today, and now gamers can officially buy the overpowered ASUS ROG Phone 5 in the United States from ASUS’ official store. Read More »
Google’s Street View fleet is taking its first step towards going electric. The company has teamed up with Jaguar Land Rover to equip a Jaguar I-Pace EV with Google’s Street View Mapping tech. They’ll begin driving in Dublin. Read More »
Amazon’s Eero 6 and Pro 6 are among the first Wi-Fi 6 routers to support HomeKit thanks to a new firmware update. HomeKit users can now manage their smart home’s privacy and security through the Eero 6 and Pro 6 routers, and even isolate their HomeKit devices from the internet. Read More »
Arevo, the company behind the bespoke 3D-printed Superstrata bike, is now setting its sights on electric scooters. The Scotsman electric scooter is available on IndieGoGo now, and if you don’t mind giving away your arm and leg length, weight, and height, Arevo can 3D-print the unibody Scotsman to your body. Read More »
USB microphones and headsets both offer relatively budget-friendly options when it comes to capturing audio, but they have very different priorities when doing so. Which one is better for your situation? Let’s dive a bit deeper and figure that out. Read More »
Give your Raspberry Pi a makeover with Twister OS. It’s a Linux distribution with built-in one-click theming that imitates Windows and macOS operating systems. There are modern and retro options: For example, you can choose Windows 10-, Windows 7-, Windows XP-, or Windows 95-style themes. Read More »
Virtual private networks are great tools, but they all have one problem: They slow down your connection. However, they shouldn’t bring it down to a crawl. If you’re suffering from agonizingly slow speeds while connected to your VPN, here are a few things you can do to fix the problem. Read More »