It’s hard to believe we’re in the back half of 2021 already, and maybe that’s because 2020 felt like the year that would never end. For some companies, 2020 was the year that everything came to an end. Others survived but just barely. Take Wyze, for example.
You might think Wyze has been rock solid through the past year, but the truth is it was hanging on by a thread. At one point in 2020, it only had enough cash on hand to last another month or two. Wyze was the victim of bad timing and bad choices, and that led to several pivots. The good news? Wyze didn’t shut down forever. The better news? Well, you should check out the top story to find out.
We took a look at the ZTE Axon 30 5G super fast. But also super bumpy.
You don’t need a password for your Microsoft accounts anymore. No really!
In the last year, Wyze significantly changed by pivoting from smart home products like cameras and plugs to simpler items like vacuums and night lights. Now it’s clear why some of that shift had to happen. For the last year, Wyze was in a fight for survival. Read More »
ZTE is a smaller phone manufacturer in the grand scheme of things, but it has shown itself to be a worthy competitor in the larger smartphone market. And the company’s back at it again with a mid-range Android phone in the Axon 30—competing in the same bracket as phones like the Pixel 5a. Read More »
Self-driving cars and their many benefits are still a long way away, but a Berlin-based startup promises an interesting alternative—remote-controlled taxis. Vay plans to debut a fleet of vehicles controlled by remote teledrivers by 2022, claiming that its service could eliminate your need for a personal vehicle and help reduce traffic. Read More »
Starting today, September 15th, HBO is getting stripped from Amazon Prime video accounts. Users who’ve subscribed to HBO through the Amazon Prime service will have the account terminated due to HBO leaving Amazon Prime video. However, the streaming service and HBO’s content will still be available on all your favorite Amazon Fire devices. Read More »
Marshall just launched two new pairs of wireless earbuds, the Motif ANC and the stripped-down Minor III. Both earbuds are … uh, inspired by AirPods and AirPods Pro, sporting a near-identical design and feature-set. Read More »
Slowly but surely the temperatures are starting to drop, and a simple throw blanket is an easy way to stay warm. This one is made from 100% high-quality acrylic and is available in over 20 colors. It’s durable yet thin and soft, and measures 50 x 60 inches, making it perfect for use while reading in bed, chilling by a campfire, or watching a movie in your home theater, though you can drape it over a chair for decor as well. Spill something on it? No worries—just throw this bad boy in the washing machine on cold; no need to bother taking it to the dry cleaners. The blanket is an easy way to stay warm during the colder months and to make your home look a little more stylish.
Walmart plans to work with Ford and Argo AI to launch a new autonomous delivery service in select cities. The service’s main goal is to deliver what’s known as “last-mile deliveries” to nearby customers. Read More »
Fitbit began testing a snore-tracking feature earlier this year, and it’s finally rolling out to Sense and Versa 3 watches. The new feature could help you figure out why you’re snoring so much, but you need to enable it manually, as it comes with a few downsides. Read More »
LG has announced a lineup of absolutely massive Direct View LED (DVLED) home cinema displays for those with a big living room, and more importantly, big enough pockets to afford one. These new TV sets range from a modest 108-inch LED to an epic 325-inch 8K TV that costs north of $1.7 million. So basically, if you have to ask “how much?” they’ll be too expensive for your taste. Read More »
Microsoft has spent the last few years edging toward a passwordless future. And now, the company is allowing users to remove passwords from their Microsoft account in favor of Windows Hello, the Microsoft Authenticator app, SMS sign-in, and other forms of authentication. It’s an odd move, but it comes with a few major benefits. Read More »
I can tolerate most of the Nintendo Switch’s shortcomings. But its lack of Bluetooth audio support has always rubbed me the wrong way, and I’ve spent the last year using expensive dongles to connect wireless headphones to the console. Now, Nintendo is pushing a surprise update that adds native Bluetooth audio support to the Switch, and … ooooh boy. Read More »