By my count, there are at least a billion streaming services at this point. And OK, that might be a slight exaggeration, but only slight. I’ve subscribed to a depressingly large amount of them in my endeavor to cut cable, and if I can get a deal on a new service I’m interested in, I take it.
But you know what? Despite getting the best deal possible, just $30 for a year, I still paid too much for Paramount+. I shouldn’t have subscribed at all. It was a complete waste of money, and if I had to do it all over again, this time I’d press skip on Paramount+. If you’re interested in the why, I have all the details in our top story.
I did it. I purchased Paramount+ at the best possible price with the most possible features. That’s right. I got it for $30 for the first year with local channels and ads. You can’t get a better deal. And you know what? I still paid too much. I shouldn’t have subscribed at all. Read More »
When Level debuted its original Bolt lock, the fact that the entire smart lock hid inside the hole for the deadbolt was impressive. But it didn’t include the thumb turn or faceplate. The Level Touch addresses that and adds features for a much higher price. Level’s latest lock splits the difference. Read More »
Looking for a creative way to light up your home? Twinkly just launched the Line and Flex LED strips, two smart lighting solutions with customizable colors and lighting animations. They’re available for pre-order now through Twinkly’s resalers. Read More »
Those who are looking for a good reason to upgrade their Apple Watch may need to wait a few years. A new Bloomberg report suggests that blood glucose and body temperature monitoring aren’t coming this year, and that the 2021 Apple Watch lineup offers just a few minor improvements over previous models. Read More »
E3 gaming announcements are flying fast this week. But if you’re looking for something other than the latest console news, check out Arcade1Up’s newest cabinet lineup. From a blue Street Fighter II machine to revamp of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there’s a little of everything and a lot of Wi-Fi. Read More »
Digital drawing tablets are a must-have piece of equipment to have on hand for anyone who enjoys creating digital art or who needs such a component for photo editing, online teaching, or remote work. This one from XP-PEN measures six by four inches and comes with a battery-free stylus that has support for 8192 levels of pressure. It’s compatible with both Mac and Windows, and popular programs from Adobe, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and Corel. You can switch between the pen and eraser with a single click, and it comes with 20 replacement nibs for long-lasting fun.
Today Apple and Beats are expanding its lineup of truly wireless earbuds with the all-new Beats Studio Buds. Not only are they the first wireless earbuds from Apple without a stem or ear hook, but they are the first Beats earbuds with ANC. Read More »
Nerf battles are coming to the Oculus Quest with the release of Nerf Ultimate Championship in 2022. Developed by Secret Location studios, the game features team-based arena battles and popular Nerf blasters. Read More »
In addition to the myriad deals coming our way on Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale, folks can now look forward to Amazon’s cloud game streaming service, Luna, opening up to all Prime members. If you’ve been looking forward to trying out Luna, you’ll finally get to. Read More »
If it wasn’t already clear that the next version of Windows is coming on June 24th, over the weekend, Microsoft officially confirmed it would end support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025. The company recently revealed the hard deadline in an updated support life cycle webpage. Read More »
Those who were patient enough to watch Microsoft’s E3 2021 showcase sat in shock as the company began to reveal a new product. Action scenes from video games flashed on-screen, along with the tagline “a new system that leaves others cold.” No, it isn’t the Xbox streaming stick; it’s the Xbox Mini Fridge. Read More »
Autobots, roll out! Niantic is teaming up with Hasbro to create a new Pokémon Go-style AR game called Transformers: Heavy Metal. The map-heavy game will be geolocation-centric, and is expected to launch in late 2021, though some countries may soon get a soft launch option. Read More »
Google is making big changes to Workspace, the enterprise-grade productivity service that unlocks advanced features in Sheets, Calendar, and other apps. Formerly known as G-Suite, Workspace is now free for anyone with a Gmail account and will soon feature Slack or Microsoft Teams-like tools in its Chat and Meet software. Read More »
Have you heard about the big new interface changes in Windows in June 2021? No, we’re not talking about the Windows 11 announcement Microsoft is teasing. We’re talking about that buggy new weather widget popping up on more than a billion Windows 10 PCs. Read More »