You know how Xbox Cloud Gaming (or xCloud, whatever) lets you stream demanding games to any device? Well, Microsoft is doing that with Windows. On August 2nd, the company will launch Windows 365, a Cloud PC platform that lets you access a powerful desktop from your iPad, your Windows computer, your Mac—you get the idea!
Of course, there are a few quirks here. Windows 365 will only be available to businesses for the time being, and it may cost a lot of money. We can’t copy-paste the whole story in this newsletter, but you can read all about it in our top story.
Version 3 of the Android 12 beta is here, and it won’t rotate your screen when you’re lying in bed!
In an internal memo from 2005, Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie details how an always-accessible, cloud-based Windows desktop will one day transform the technology industry. His vision is coming to life more than 15 years later with Windows 365, a subscription service that lets you stream a powerful Windows desktop to any device—yes, even your iPad. Read More »
Shopping for wireless keyboards is a lot more complicated than you’d expect. But between all the weird and wild wireless keyboards, there’s one that’ll suit your needs. Here’s how to find the wireless keyboard that’s right for you. Read More »
A new platform called SmartThings Energy allows you to monitor the power consumption of your Samsung appliances and HVAC system. Nestled within the SmartThings app, SmartThings Energy promises to help you save on your electric bill by offering real-time data, cost estimates, and power-saving suggestions. Read More »
LG first announced its unnecessarily extra rollable OLED R TV back in April, without listing any specifics of pricing or availability. Finally, LG shared that it will open up the massive TV for pre-orders in August. And as for the price??? You might want to sit down. Read More »
The Google Store has removed its listings for the Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Outdoor, leaving behind a message that promises continued product support and a line of new Nest Cam models later this year. Google has also sold out of Nest Detect sensors and says it will not refill its inventory. Read More »
Whether you’re heading out on a road trip or just needing a way to safely transport your pet to the vet, this pet carrier is a must. It’s made of high-quality padded material that’s resistant to both scratches and odor, making it perfect for small- and medium-sized dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds. It offers both side and top entrance options, breathable mesh windows, a padded shoulder strap, and it has a steel frame that won’t collapse. You can also remove the pet bed and throw it in the washing machine when it needs to be cleaned.
Amazon has readied its next batch of products that’ll be eligible to gain crowdfunding support through its Build It platform. This time around, there are three unique Echo Dot smart speaker designs up for grabs created in collaboration with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. Read More »
Following the first few betas in May and June, today, Google delivered the Android 12 beta 3 release, inching one step closer to platform stability and a global launch of its next mobile operating system. Read More »
Apple is teaming up with Goldman Sachs to build an “Apple Pay Later” installment service. First reported by Bloomberg, this service will allow Apple Pay users to finance any purchase within a two-week interest-free period or a months-long period with interest—no Apple Card required. Read More »
This week Netflix announced two new features that highlight its children’s programming. For one, subscribers will see a new top 10 list on kids and family profiles that ranks the most popular shows and movies for children. Then, Netflix will tattletale on your kids and send bi-weekly emails that detail what each profile is watching. Read More »
Apple recently announced that it is expanding a version of its customer-focused educational Today at Apple series. Now, in addition to the Apple-centric courses being taught at its many retail locations, Apple will offer free creative project videos on its YouTube channel. Read More »
Nothing has announced plans to auction the first 100 units of its Ear 1 earbuds through DropX, a direct-to-consumer product release platform built into the StockX streetwear marketplace. This exclusive sale begins July 19th, just over a week before the official July 27th launch date (and public reveal). Read More »
If you want Clippy back, head to Twitter and like this tweet. When the tweet gets to 20,000 likes, Microsoft promises to replace the paperclip emoji in Microsoft 365 with that classic Clippy emoji. Read More »
What if you could use a Windows desktop PC without actually running Windows on your hardware? Microsoft has a solution for you: Windows 365, a cloud-based Windows desktop you can access from any device, including Macs, iPads, Chromebooks, Android phones, and Linux PCs. Read More »
It can be tricky to decide which VPN is the best service for you and your needs. We’ve put our considerable experience with these programs to work and put together this list of the best VPN services out there. Read More »
Summer’s greatest joys are often the times we get to spend outdoors. If you plan on taking a few camping trips with friends or family this season, here’s how to enjoy delicious food cooked in the open air. Read More »