It’s getting to be that time of year. Maybe you have a kid going off to college, maybe you’re rearranging the house, or maybe you just want to hang out in the guest room more often—whatever is going on in your life, you’re looking for a decent TV.
If you’ve got $250 lying around, then maybe that TV should be the Vizio D40f-J09, a 40-inch TV with a vivid FHD display, solid speakers, and both Chromecast and AirPlay support built-in. I had the chance to review the Vizio D40f-J09, and it’s an impressive option for the price, so long as you don’t mind a few cut corners.
There’s never been a better time to buy a TV, and Vizio’s latest D-series TVs are proof of that. I’ve spent a little over a month with the D40f-J09 TV, a 40-inch model that costs just $250, and it’s shocking how good this thing looks for the price. But of course, you have to cut some corners to get to this price, and some people won’t be happy with what Vizio chose to cut. Read More »
We know that stars are born from violence and chaos, and supernova deaths can also be just as extreme. We also know that these types of explosions can push them on a fast-paced trajectory through space, which is precisely what’s happening right now with a star fragment. Read More »
It seems that MS Paint isn’t the only app Windows 11 is saving from the grave. Microsoft’s Panos Panay says that the Snipping Tool will see a major redesign in the next Windows Insider build. It will also gain a bundle of new features from Snip & Sketch, the app that was supposed to replace the original Snipping Tool. Read More »
If you’ve been following the Windows 11 news lately, you know all about the minimum hardware requirements for Microsoft’s new operating system. One of those requirements is a TPM 2.0 chip. ASUS is busy releasing BIOS updates with automatic TPM support, and here’s how you can get the update or see if your ASUS motherboard is ready. Read More »
Sony hinted that it’s working on a new PlayStation VR a few months ago with new controllers, but tons of information leaked this week from a Sony developer summit. The leaks promise dramatic improvements to the display, field of view, performance, controllers, game support, and more. Read More »
Sometimes a helping hand is just what you need. With this 4-in-1 stand, you’ll be able to prop up everything you could ever hope to, from sheet music and books to projectors and tablets. The stand even has spring-loaded arm extensions that can hold sheet music and books open in place. The steel stand weighs 12 pounds, has a collapsible tripod, and can rotate 180 degrees to accommodate your setup. It ships with a carrying bag, and a sheet music folder and clip.
LEGO just announced the latest addition to its Harry Potter line, and it’s sure to be instantly iconic. The set—the Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition—releases on September 2 and features over 3,000 pieces and a nostalgic nod to the Wizarding World. Read More »
Wyze Home Monitoring is one of the most affordable home security plans available, starting at $5 a month plus the price of hardware. And while Wyze offers a ton of great features with its Home Monitoring plan, users have long asked for features like silent arming. Some of these features are now available in the latest Wyze app update. Read More »
California-based launch vehicle company Astra just landed its first commercial orbital launch deal. It also announced the launch window of its upcoming mission for August 27. The launch is a demonstration mission for the United States Space Force (USSF). Read More »
Microsoft’s Edge Vulnerability Team is experimenting with a new “Super Duper Secure Mode” that goes against standard browser practices to significantly boost web security. And while this new “Secure Mode” may sound like a feature for overly-concerned IT departments, it could one day become the default setting for all Edge users. So how does it work? Read More »
Google updated its entire Nest Cam lineup with new options and battery-powered doorbells this week for the first time in years. As expected, that means older models are getting discontinued and are no longer for sale. So if you’re using an older camera, you’re probably wondering what to expect. Read More »
If you have a spacious apartment or house, it’s possible you’ve noticed areas where your Wi-Fi signal is lacking. That’s an easy fix, though, if you get multiple routers to build a mesh network. Snag three now in this Amazon deal that knocks $50 off a three-pack of Google Wifi mesh routers. Read More »
After several years of living the wired lifestyle, Nest Cam owners can finally upgrade to battery-powered devices. Google just announced the new Nest Doorbell (Battery) and Nest Cam (Battery) for $180 each. Launching August 28th, these seem like a fantastic option for renters—though Google also plans to drop a 2nd gen wired Nest Cam and the first Nest Cam with Floodlight later this year. Read More »
With smart plugs, you can schedule appliances to turn on and off, control them with your voice, and track their energy consumption. Use our recommended list of smart plugs to find one that’s right for your home. Read More »
Have you ever noticed the way your mindset changes on your most productive days? Instead of struggling to focus and fend off distractions, you’re locked in, accomplishing the task at hand with ease. Hours slip by barely noticed—and before you know it, your big task is complete. Read More »