Windows 11 was supposed to be the one. The OS that broke Microsoft’s cycle of good and bad. And you know what? It’s honestly good. No really! We’ll get into how good in our hands-on with the Insider Preview tomorrow, but suffice to say, Windows 11 takes everything that’s good about Windows 10 and improves on it. But none of that matters.
Because Microsoft insists on completely bungling the launch and turning the whole affair into a fiasco. Do you remember how poorly Windows 8 went? Beyond poor choices in the OS, Microsoft barreled forward without listening to the people. And now Microsoft is repeating history by announcing a confusing and constantly changing set of hardware requirements. The long and short of it? Your perfectly good Windows 10 PC might not run Windows 11—and it’s not even clear why. Hit up the top story for all the details.
The Loki reviews continue! Thank goodness this one wasn’t a boring episode. In fact, it was pretty good! And I couldn’t believe REDACTED showed up! And how about that ending with REDACTED???
Amazon might be working on a foldable Kindle for a more book-like experience.
Facebook wants to help train robots to do your chores. Maybe Rosey the Robot will like your food pictures too.
There’s a joke that Microsoft follows a good, bad pattern with its OS launches: Windows XP: good, Windows Vista: bad, Windows 7: good. Windows 8: bad, Windows 10: good. Alas, in keeping with the cycle, Microsoft is botching the Windows 11 launch, and it might wreck an otherwise good OS. Read More »
After a boring third episode, I went into episode four of Loki fearing more of the same and a series that wouldn’t hold up. Well, I have good news! Episode four turned things around instantly. And in true Marvel fashion, it left us with many questions. You see, they lied to us. Read More »
Social media giant Facebook just announced Habitat 2.0, its upgraded simulation platform that allows researchers to train robots in virtual environments. The company’s step forward here moves it closer to achieving “embodied AI,” or the tech that might allow robots to perform everyday tasks. Read More »
The hardware requirements for Windows 11 exclude most PCs in use today, a problem that Microsoft itself can’t seem to explain or justify. Somewhat ironically, though, it turns out that Windows 11 is a lot like DOOM—all it needs is a bit of tinkering to work in impossible places. Read More »
Have you ever wondered what to do with leftover or random LEGO bricks you have piling up? If so, this magical new iOS app called Brickit will help you rebuild your old LEGOs into fun new creations. The app uses machine learning to scan your LEGO pile, catalogs them, then gives you handy instructions to build something new. Read More »
Whether you’re cooking a steak, deep frying a turkey, or making some homemade confections, you’ve got to have a high-quality thermometer by your side. This one works for both indoor and outdoor cooking, grilling, and more, and its foldaway design is easy to clean and store. It can read temperatures from -58 up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit (-50 to 300 degrees Celsius) and is accurate to +/- 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s powered by AAA batteries and has an auto-shutoff feature that will turn it off if it’s left on for 10 minutes. It even has a backlit LCD display that makes it easy to read in the evening.
Streaming media makes it easy to watch just about everything. But sometimes, despite having so many options at hand, it’s still hard to find something good to watch. With Google TV’s new ‘Watch With Me‘ series, however, you can get recommendations from celebs. Hopefully they’re actually good. Read More »
Newly leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 classic, likely one of the first smartwatches to run Google and Samsung’s collaborative Wear OS, look a bit odd. Not that they look unofficial or anything—they just look good. The watch design isn’t ugly or chunky, despite the inclusion of a rotating control bezel and a pulse oximeter. Read More »
LEGO is all-in on trucks right now. It just opened up pre-orders for two new truck sets: the Technic Ford F-150 Raptor and the Pickup Truck. Though the two designs have totally different styles, both are super detailed and look like incredibly fun builds. Read More »
Foldable display technology is becoming more reliable and affordable, and as a result, it may soon appear in places you never expected. A new report from Bloomberg’s Mike Gurman states that Amazon could add a foldable display to its Kindle e-reader, providing a more portable, book-like user experience. Read More »
This week fuboTV alerted customers that as of June 30th, 2021, they will no longer carry six popular A+E Networks channels including, A&E, FYI Channel, History Channel, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, and Vice TV. Read More »
Newsy recently announced plans to enter the world of free over-the-air TV, leaving cable and pay television behind. The small news network has made the first step in this transition, as it abruptly left the YouTube TV platform on June 30th. On the bright side, Law & Crime is now available on YouTube TV as a $2 add-on. Read More »
Along with new icons and a fresh Start menu, a new taskbar will arrive with Windows 11 when it launches in fall 2021. Here’s an early look at how it compares and contrasts with the taskbar in Windows 10. Read More »
Move over TPM 2.0: Windows 10’s CPU generation requirements are even more confusing. Windows 11 requires at least an 8th-generation Intel CPU or AMD Ryzen 2000 processor. Microsoft can’t seem to clearly explain why, and the company is already back-peddling on this. Read More »