Sometimes it’s best not to beat around the bush, and today’s one of those days. John McAfee died in prison yesterday. If you’re reading this newsletter, that last name is no doubt familiar to you. McAfee is, of course, the founder of the McAfee antivirus program, one many of us have strong feelings over.
But he got out of the antivirus business years (decades!) ago. Since then, he’s founded other businesses, tried to run for President, and jumped into cryptocurrency. That last one ultimately led to yesterday’s events. We have the full details down below.
Today’s the Big Day: Microsoft will formally announce Windows 11 and maybe even give us a preview. But then, we already got a sneak preview, thanks to a leak. But who knows what changed between that build and the one Microsoft will show off today. It’s an event worth watching, and we’ll tell you how.
Many Peloton treadmill owners were in for a rude surprise when the company broke its free features, making subscriptions mandatory. But Peloton tried to make it right, at least.
Arcade1Up will open up pre-orders for the Infinity Game Table on July 17th—but you can’t just order it anywhere
Hey, Le Tour de France is coming up! Do you want to watch it? We have the skinny on where to see it.
According to officials, John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus, has died in prison at the age of 75. Though initial reports cited “police sources,” McAfee’s lawyers later confirmed the news. McAfee first came to prominence through his antivirus program before later touting cryptocurrency. Read More »
I’ve always been a multi-monitor person, and my biggest issue with having such a setup has always been using my tiny 16-inch MacBook screen while on the go. It’s simply just not enough space. There’s always the option of using SideCar, which uses an iPad as a secondary display, but that also means remembering to keep my iPad charged. Read More »
Are you ready for “the next generation” of Windows? Microsoft is hosting a livestreamed event at 11 a.m. Eastern time on June 24th, likely to announce Windows 11. Here’s how to tune in, plus an overview of the Windows 11 features that we found in our hands-on last week. Read More »
LEGO recently committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 37% by 2032, a goal that will require major changes to the manufacturing and packaging of LEGO sets. Now, the company is showing off its first prototype brick made entirely from recycled PET bottles. Read More »
As part of the celebration for the official launch of its Stadia for Android TV app, Google is running a “special offer” sale that gives you a discount when you purchase both the Chromecast with Google TV and Stadia Controller. Read More »
Rugs are one of the best ways to dress up bare tile or wooden floors (and to keep your tootsies warm during winter), but it’s super annoying when they slip around or when the corners flip up. Thankfully, these rug grippers eliminate that problem entirely—simply glue them under any rug and your rugs will stay flat (and the corners won’t curl up over time). The grippers measure less than 1/10 inch thick, so they won’t make your rug bumpy, and they use suction technology to stay put without staining or sticking to your floor.
Zoom is overhauling its services with several new features, including pronouns-sharing tools for video calls, better Chat management, and anti-robocall compliance for Zoom’s Phone service. These improvements are all available now. Read More »
Back in 2019, NVIDIA revealed what the company called a “smart paintbrush” tool that looked like magic. Today, over two years later, that project finally comes to life with the all-new Canvas app. It’s available as a beta and will literally turn your silly doodles into stunning works of art. Read More »
When Arcade1Up launched a digital board game table on Kickstarter, the first obvious question was when it would hit general availability. That date seems to be approaching quickly, as the company announced preorders for the Infinity Game Table will start on July 17th—exclusively at Best Buy. Read More »
Brave is now the only web browser with an in-house private search engine. First announced in March, Brave Search is available as a public beta. With a design that’s similar to Chrome, it’s already a compelling alternative to the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo. Read More »
Microsoft just took a huge step toward making OneDrive more useful by (finally) adding photo editing and viewing features. Now, Android and web users can perform basic editing tasks like cropping, rotating, and making other adjustments directly from the app. Read More »
Apple’s impressively powerful M1 MacBook Air is discounted right now, and select models are available for the lowest price we’ve seen lately. Even though Amazon just finished its Prime Day deals event, the e-commerce giant is still offering Apple’s latest machine for up to $149 off. Read More »
Last month, Peloton issued a recall for its treadmills due to pressure from the CPSC. The company also agreed to add new safety features to its treadmills, though its first safety-oriented update has broken the free “Just Run” mode on Tread+ machines. To make up for the problem, Peloton is offering Tread+ owners a three-month All-Access Membership for free. Read More »
If you’re a fan of pro cycling, there’s no bigger show than Le Tour de France. From June 26th to July 18th, 2021, the best road racers in the world will show up to show out, fighting for that famed yellow jersey. Even if you’re not interested in bike racing, Le Tour is an absolute blast to watch. The biggest issue is that if you don’t know where to watch, it’s hard to find. Read More »
You might think that the only way to get e-books on your Kindle is to buy them from Amazon. But the truth is that you have access to a literal library of free books. All you need is a library card. Read More »
As virtual private networks are often used for things that aren’t completely legal, like torrenting copyrighted material or circumventing Chinese censorship, it might seem plausible to think that VPNs are illegal. The good news is that in most of the world, VPNs are perfectly legal. The bad news is that, in a small number of countries, they can get you into trouble. Read More »