Well, this isn’t how I expected my day to go. I abandoned all my plans in order to try out Windows 11. Yeah, you read that right. Windows 11, as in an unannounced upcoming Windows OS that will soon replace Windows 10. And you know the old saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same?” That pretty much applies here.
When you first fire up Windows 11, it looks really different. Some of the changes are good (death to Live Tiles!). Some not so good (I like having the Taskbar on the side of my screen, please give me that option back). But the deeper you dig, the more it feels like Windows 10 with a shiny new skin. We have all the details and even the new Windows Startup noise.
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Shortly after leaked images of a Windows 11 build appeared online, we managed to get ahold of a working copy of the OS. That’s right; we have Windows 11 installed—-in a virtual machine. We’re not totally crazy. And ready or not, we have initial impressions of a clearly unfinished operating system. Read More »
My wife has been asking me for months to swap from our (admittedly old school) stereo receiver and big-ass speakers for a soundbar. I had no desire to switch—at least until I heard the newest Vizio V-Series 2.1 home theater soundbar (V21z-J8). For just $150, this thing is pretty unreal. It’ll rattle the walls, y’all. Read More »
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IKEA and Sonos just revealed the latest product in their SYMFONISK smart speaker lineup during a live launch event. Meet the SYMFONISK Picture Frame Speaker, a thin and stylish Wi-Fi audio solution that mounts on a wall like a traditional photo frame. Read More »
Apple usually offers a year-long free trial for Apple TV+ with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV streaming device. But starting July 1st, the Apple TV+ trial will be reduced to just 3 months. It’s a sign that Apple is becoming more confident with its streaming service, which hasn’t enjoyed the rapid growth of Disney+ and other competitors. Read More »
This week Google is rolling out several new features to Android ahead of the Android 12 release coming later this fall. Just in time for summer, Android is getting starred messages, contextual emoji, additional voice controls, and more. Read More »
Rep your favorite NBA team with one of these officially licensed 32 ounce water bottles. The bottles feature a built-in straw lid and have a vacuum-insulated stainless steel design that’ll keep your drinks appropriately cold or hot for hours. A copper coating on the double-walled insulation layer ensures additional insulation. You have 30 teams to choose from, including the Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, LA Lakers, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, and the Portland Trail Blazers. And with a fingerprint resistant texture, your bottle will always look fresh.
Future FedEx deliveries could come in an autonomous vehicle. The parcel company is teaming up with self-driving vehicle manufacturer Nuro for a large-scale pilot program, testing autonomous deliveries in several regions across the United States. Read More »
Amazon is continuing to further its grocery store foothold by bringing its Just Walk Out technology to the U.S. While the technology premiered a few years ago, this is the first time it will be available in a full-size Fresh store within the States. Read More »
Razer is finally giving us a release schedule for the futuristic Project Hazel N95 face mask. The company announced at E3 2021 that Project Hazel will launch in Q4 of this year—as early as October. But we still don’t know how much the mask will cost, and many people wonder if a Q4 release is too late for Project Hazel. Read More »
Although Microsoft’s upcoming event is still a few days away, details about the upcoming build of the next version of Windows have already leaked. Also, the screenshot leaks confirm that rumors about the Windows 11 branding are true. Read More »
Today T-Mobile announced that you could get OnePlus’ latest budget smartphone completely free with any trade-in. While the OnePlus Nord N200 5G already sounded great, getting it for free sounds even better. Here’s what you need to know. Read More »
Using multiple power bricks to charge your phone, laptop, and earbuds is a pain in the butt. So why not use a single charger for everything? Razer’s newly announced 130-watt GaN adapter can charge four devices at their top speed, an impressive feat given its portability. Read More »
We’re all for tech that makes other tech work better, so we were delighted to see the new NightWatch Apple Watch dock. The adorable orb charges your watch, magnifies it’s screen to make it look more like a bedside alarm clock, and has an acoustic amplifier. Read More »
To promote its upcoming 4K add-on, YouTube TV is giving some customers a free TiVo Stream 4K or Chromecast with Google TV device. If you’re a YouTube TV subscriber, go check your email inbox now. Read More »
Today OnePlus launched its latest and greatest budget-friendly phone in the United States, and it packs quite the punch at this price point. We’re talking about the new OnePlus Nord N200 5G, complete with a big 6.5-inch 90Hz display, a 5,000 mAh battery, and triple rear cameras. Read More »
For years, hobbyists have enjoyed using 3D printers to print, layer by layer, everything from Pokemon figures to replacement parts for tools. Now, Habitat for Humanity is 3D printing homes for those in need. Read More »