These days, ordering just about anything and everything online seems like the new normal. Whether it’s fast food or groceries, you can get delivered and never step into the store. So when both of my cars stopped working at the same time, and one of them proved to be beyond repair, I had a “brilliant idea.” Order my car online through Carvana!
Here’s a spoiler alert: by the time everything was said and done, I bought a brand new vehicle, direct from the factor, at a dealership. And I spent less money than Carvana wanted to charge me for a used equivalent. Why did I change my mind in the first place? You’ll have to hit the top story to find out, and it’s a doozy.
Valve announced a new portable handheld PC gaming system, and it looks a lot like a Nintendo Switch. But it’s not a Nintendo Switch at all, and that’s a good thing.
Have you ever used Shazam to identify a song? Well, this new app does the same thing, only with bird calls.
By some stroke of bad luck, both of my cars died simultaneously. One will never run again. The other needed thousands of dollars in repairs. Carvana sounded like the perfect answer to buy a new vehicle while I didn’t have a car. But what started as a good experience turned into a complete nightmare. Read More »
If you work at a computer all-day, RSI (repetitive strain injury) and other related injuries are a major concern. Taking breaks helps, but if you want to take further steps to avoid these issues, then an ergonomic keyboard can save your wrists from more permanent damage. Read More »
Playing games alone is fun. You know what’s more fun? Playing games with friends. You know what’s even more fun than that? Playing co-op action games with friends. And if that sounds like your brand of fun, boy do we have a list of games for you. Read More »
Valve is taking another stab at the console market with the Steam Deck, and comparisons to the Nintendo Switch were both immediate and inevitable. But once you go beyond first impressions, you’ll realize that the Deck is something else altogether. Read More »
While other researchers monkey around, a team at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is developing a brain implant that decodes full sentences from neural activity. The device, called a “speech neuroprosthesis,” hit its first milestone after it successfully interpreted a paralyzed man’s intended words and sentences. Read More »
It’s easy for tension to creep in if you’re stressed about work, bills, or just life in general. Kick that tension to the curb with this heated neck and shoulder Shiatsu massager! Its eight massage nodes offer deep tissue relief and automatically reverse every minute to more evenly distribute the effects. Three varying heat settings allow you to offer deeper relief for your tired muscles, and the massager can also be used on your legs and feet if needed.
Why not? Japanese company Neurowear is crowdfunding a new version of the Necomimi, a pair of motorized cat ears that move based on your brain waves. While you probably won’t catch your boss wearing the Necomimi headset during a Zoom call (although that would be cool), they could become a popular item among livestreamers, cosplayers, and of course, weeaboos. Read More »
The Museum of Pinball, located in Banning, California, houses one of the largest collections of Pinball machines under one roof. Unfortunately, this amazing wonderland of games is closing its doors for good and will auction off more than 1,100 pinball machines. Read More »
Paramount+ might not be worth the price right now, but that could change soon. New seasons of Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks are on the way, and now the first trailer for Star Trek: Prodigy just dropped. And as short as the trailer is, it should excite children and parents alike. Read More »
Cigarette butts are one of the most littered items in the world, and they’re especially hard to clean up on a hot, sandy beach. To help mitigate the problem, Dutch company TechTics designed BeachBot (or BB), a robot that exists solely to clean the beach of cigarette butts. Read More »
Ever wonder what birds are hanging around in your neck of the woods? Want to know which specific type of bird is waking you up at 5am with a horrendous screech? This handy app works just like Shazam, and will give you an answer in minutes. Read More »
You can use your iPhone to create time-saving workflows and automations with Apple’s preinstalled Shortcuts app. If you haven’t yet dipped your toes into the world of iPhone automation, here are six examples to get you started. Read More »