Apple’s upcoming iOS 15 is bringing a terrific variety of new features, but one you might not know about is the ability to store driver’s licenses and other IDs. It’s a decent idea … in theory, but it’s definitely got some downsides as well.
The feature could make verifying your identity and age a breeze at airports or bars, something that everyone can appreciate. But what are the security risks? Our very own Andrew dug in and explored whether or not you should digitize your license.
One of the most overlooked features in Apple’s upcoming iOS 15 update is the ability to store driver’s licenses and state IDs in Apple Wallet. Eight U.S. states have already agreed to authenticate the digitized ID cards and will accept them at TSA checkpoints, taking an unprecedented step toward the next era of personal identification. But should you store your ID on an iPhone? Read More »
Buying an accessory for your accessory sounds backward, but if you want to carry around your Apple AirTag, it’s something you’ll have to do. Fortunately, Nomad sells the Leather Loop, a premium leather keychain, which is significantly cheaper than Apple’s offerings. Read More »
Most bikes and e-bikes require some form of mechanical power delivery to the wheels, such as chains, driveshafts, or even belts. However, German company Schaeffler has just unveiled an all-new bike drive system that’s entirely electrical and doesn’t need any of that to get your bike going. Read More »
Good kids’ toys follow a very predictable formula; they’re exciting and trendy, they mix the old with the new, and they annoy the crap out of parents. From what we can tell, Razor’s new line of Lightshow scooters and RipSticks tick all those boxes—all models have integrated LED lights, and one model packs a built-in Bluetooth speaker to blast the latest TikTok hits. Read More »
Over the years, the Batmobile has had several iconic designs. And while we love the 1989 LEGO Batmobile, today LEGO opened pre-orders for two more batmobile sets, including the famous Dark Knight Tumbler. Read More »
Life’s too short to deal with crappy cables. Upgrade the cables for your iPhone today with these super durable, high-quality Lightning cables from Anker. They’re made of premium braided nylon, so they’ll last waaaaay longer than traditional cables, even if you’re bending them or hauling them around with you all day every day. These cables come in a pack of two and are 100% Apple MFi Certified to work with new and old iPhones and iPads. You can snag them in black or white, and opt for the 3.3- or 6.6-foot length, depending on your needs.
Amazon’s Alexa already has a “whisper mode” where the assistant will talk softly during quiet times, but now they’re working on solving a problem on the other end of that spectrum. If you’ve ever found it hard to hear Alexa over the TV, kids, or something like a dishwasher, Amazon’s new “adaptive volume” option aims to help out. Read More »
Qualcomm first announced its Snapdragon Sound technology back in March, stating that the technology would hopefully one day be able to offer “high-resolution, wired quality audio, wirelessly.” And now, the company is poised to deliver that soon. Read More »
When it comes to processing power, power efficiency, and software optimization, Apple’s M1 Macs have the upper hand over all PCs and Chromebooks. That’s the big benefit of using custom-made “Apple Silicon” chipsets instead of Intel processors. But Google may catch up to Apple in 2023, when it’s rumored to launch a Pixelbook with an in-house Tensor chip. Read More »
A new Samsung sale takes up to 18% off the company’s high-end TVs and projectors, including the excellent Premiere Projector with a built-in 4.2 channel sound system. If you’re on the lookout for a premium TV or projector, now’s the time to pull out your wallet. Read More »
Spotify and Apple Music are bringing lossless music into the mainstream, but they’re not the first to offer audiophiles a higher quality streaming experience. So what exactly does “lossless” mean in terms of audio, and how can you experience it? Read More »