A few months ago, I made the unfortunate decision to switch from my Pixel 4a to Samsung’s Galaxy S21 and I still don’t really know why. That phone was okay, mostly, but apparently, it wasn’t good enough to stop me from falling for the S21’s beautiful facade.
Now, I’m stuck with an attractive phone that struggles to perform basic tasks, and that was seemingly designed with mass appeal in mind over humanity. Come read why I can’t wait to jump back to the next Pixel smartphone and beg Google’s forgiveness.
Japan has a giant 3D cat billboard now for some reason, and even though I’m super allergic to cats, I want to pet it because cats are cool.
On the latest installment of What We’re Watching, I wax poetic about how wonderful Adam Savage’s Tested is, what with all its science and pop culture.
Tech is awesome, and can be super helpful and educational! If your kid’s been asking for some tech for their room, we found all of the best picks.
Although Google’s Pixel smartphones typically aren’t the most powerful, they consistently pack the most intuitive and thoughtful software on the market. So, what on Earth was I thinking when I traded in my Pixel 4a for Samsung’s terrible Galaxy S21? Read More »
Upgrading your kid’s room with certain tech can make everyone’s life easier. They can wake up easier with smart bulb schedules and techy alarm clocks. And learning might even become more fun for them with products like tablets, smart speakers, and interactive maps. Read More »
Anyone who ever watched the edutainment series Mythbusters is still probably trying to find a new show to fill the void that the nerdy and, admittedly, charismatic series left after it ceased in 2018. Fortunately, one of the hosts, Adam Savage, started Tested—a similar YouTube channel for curious minds. Read More »
Audacity is the go-to audio editor for a lot of people, and for good reason—it’s simple, free, and still reasonably powerful. But with the recent privacy controversy weakening confidence in the new owners, now’s a good time to look at the alternatives. Fortunately, there are a lot of great ones that have been competing with Audacity for years. Read More »
In Ray Bradbury’s short story A Sound of Thunder, a seemingly insignificant change in ancient history creates a ripple effect, completely transforming the future. Marvel Studios will explore this “butterfly effect” with the release of What If…?, a new Disney+ animated series that shows how the Marvel universe would become unrecognizable if some of its formative events happened just a little bit differently. Read More »
If you have a newer phone—like an iPhone 12 or a Samsung Galaxy—it’s time to get rid of the cords and upgrade to wireless charging. This simple USB wireless charger from Anker is small and perfect for replacing plugged chargers in your home office, bedroom, living room, or anywhere else. It provides a 10W output for Samsung devices, 7.5W for iPhones, and 5W for other devices (like AirPods), and with Through-Case charging, you can keep your phone case (up to 5mm) attached. It also comes in a variety of colors, so you can use the one that best matches your room’s décor.
With a name that’s like something out of Star Trek, it should come as no surprise that strange things are happening in Palomar 5. Astronomers set their sights on this globular cluster to try and understand how tidal streams (long stretches of stars) form. But they found something unsettling—over 100 tightly packed, stellar-mass black holes. Read More »
Avengers: Endgame is nearly a perfect superhero movie. And Thor’s spiral depression into an out-of-shape sad man living in a bachelor pad might be one of the highlights. Now you can own his New Asgard apartment in LEGO form. And at $29.99, it won’t even break the bank! Read More »
Dedicating your dining room table to a puzzle can be a fun and relaxing experience, but only if you have the attention span to see it through. That’s why Nadieh Bremer invented the Nova, a puzzle platform that works anywhere in your home plays a lights show when you find a correct piece. Read More »
Dodge recently revealed that it will make an all-electric muscle car at its recent 2021 Dodge Electric Vehicle Summit. The announcement didn’t share any details about the upcoming vehicle other than the fact it’s slated for 2024. Read More »
I always knew my mother shouldn’t have thrown out my perfectly good Star Wars and He-Man toys, but now I realize I shouldn’t have let her toss my NES games either. A sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda just sold for $870,000, and sure my copy probably wasn’t worth that much, but I can still blame Mom. Read More »
When it comes to Star Wars, most people fan out over characters like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. Not Jason Freeny, though—that guy likes Jabba the Hutt. So much so that he 3D printed an anatomical sculpture of the gangster, revealing his innards (a sentence I wasn’t expecting to type today). Read More »
You know that scene in Back to the Future where a 3D shark leaps out of a marquee to eat Marty? Something similar is happening in Japan. A massive hyper-realistic cat, aided by optical illusion, is showing up between digital billboard advertisements to meow at Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Read More »