Surprise! Microsoft announced Windows 11! Ok, that’s not a surprise, everyone knew it was coming thanks to a leaked build that spilled some of the details. But “some of the details” is the key phrase here! We were all wondering if Windows 11 would just be a reskinned Windows 10 and as it turns out that’s not quite right.
It’s more like a Windows 10 with Apple-like polish. Very few, if any, of the features Microsoft told us about are brand new. They exist in Windows 10, but they’re much better in Windows 11. And for my money, multi-monitor support that actually remembers where your windows belong almost guarantees an instant upgrade for me. If your computer can upgrade that is. Don’t worry, we’ll help you figure that out in our top story.
We continue our review and recap of Loki in episode three. I’m sorry to say that this was a boring episode with too much downtime. But we did learn some three or four plot-changing facts along the way.
Our resident reviewer, Andrew, took a look at the ZTE Axon 30 Android phone. It’s tempting to think of it as an affordable alternative to the Galaxy S21, but Andrew says you should look at it a different way.
Microsft officially unveiled Window 11 in all its glassy glory. And while an earlier leak suggested it might be little more than a reskinned Windows 10, the full unveil revealed a lot of polish, touch-up, and dare we say, Apple-like attention to detail. Best of all? It’s free–if you can run it. Read More »
If you’ve looked into the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra at all, then you’ll know that most reviewers and enthusiasts are pointing to it as an affordable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S21. I think that’s a disservice to the Axon 30 Ultra, which is really a great phone in its own right and not all that much cheaper than the phone that it’s supposedly undercutting. Read More »
We’re three episodes into Loki, and I’m sorry to say I’m bored. Not with the series, but definitely with the third episode. Despite its 42-minute length, this is the episode where almost nothing happened until the last five minutes. And along the way, the show told us maybe three key secrets. Read More »
Lexar, known for its flash memory products, just announced that it is actively working on a new SD Express card, a new format that’s three times faster than current UHS-II cards. It’s also developing a microSD equivalent for smaller devices. Read More »
Indian tech leader Jio Platforms and Google just revealed their first collaborative product, the JioPhone Next. Designed to help the over 300 million 2G users in India transition to 4G, the affordable JioPhone Next runs a custom, optimized version of Android—and it isn’t the Android Go or One software usually employed in developing markets. Read More »
You never know what life is going to throw at you, so it’s always good to be prepared. And with this all-in-one mini hammer multi-tool, you will be. The tool actually houses 12 tools but is small enough to fit in your pocket. It includes a mini hammer, flat grip pliers, pipe grip pliers, nail claw, wire cutters, flathead screwdriver, serrated blade, nail file, Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener, straight knife, and a saw blade. It also features a comfy handle and two safety locks.
This week the LEGO group unveiled a new two-story flagship retail store on Fifth Ave. in New York City, promising an all-new personalized and interactive shopping experience. The new retail format in this store will expand to more than 100 stores shortly. Read More »
Google recently announced plans to block third-party cookies in Chrome by 2022. It hopes to replace cookies with a new “Privacy Sandbox” that can support targeted advertising without violating users’ personal info, though advertisers, regulators, and privacy advocates are skeptical. Now, Google is delaying its cookie-crumbling scheme until 2023 to help ensure the plan’s success. Read More »
TCL introduced a slew of new products at Mobile World Congress 2021, including its NXTWEAR G smart glasses, a Multi-Screen Collaboration tool that links TCL phones to Windows 10, and a pair of 5G CPEs to help carriers provide fast wireless speeds in rural areas. Here’s the rundown. Read More »
Alcatel is known for offering budget devices for emerging markets, and its latest two phones are exactly that. This week at MWC, parent company TCL debuted two ultra-affordable Alcatel phones, with one available for under $70. Read More »
With Windows 11, Microsoft has realized Windows should be a powerful desktop operating system. From improved multi-window multitasking and better support for multiple monitors to PC gaming improvements and a Store featuring traditional Win32 desktop apps, Microsoft is embracing the reality of the PC—and making it better. Read More »
Spotify is one of the biggest music streaming platforms in the world, so it only seems natural that it would try to enter the live audio space. That’s why Greenroom, a new social audio network from Spotify, was born. Here’s what it is—and how it’s different from the growing list of social audio apps. Read More »