As a smart home owner—is that really what it’s called? A “smart home owner?” Sounds dumb.—As a person with lots of smart gadgets in his home, I long for a centralized control center. A touchscreen device that my entire family can use to do things like control the lights, lock the doors, or even change the thermostat (just kidding—they better never touch the thermostat).
That’s potentially Amazon’s angle for the rumored 15-inch wall mounted Echo device, which will almost certainly hit the spotlight during the company’s September 28th event. Honestly, the upcoming Echo sounds a lot like Google’s Nest Hub Max, but a little bit bigger and designed for Alexa-powered smart homes. I love the idea of having a wall mounted smart home “hub” like this, so I’m interested to learn more … though it will do absolutely no good because in this house, we use Google. 🙃
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If you picked up a new iPhone or iPad, you should probably grab the latest update lest Apple Music ends up … broken.
N64 and Sega Genesis games are coming to Switch Online and, well, that’s dope. For the most part, anyway.
Amazon is apparently busy preparing several exciting new products, which could be announced at its upcoming September 28th hardware event. According to Bloomberg, a 15-inch “Wall Echo” display is in the works that could double as a control center for smart homes, not to mention several new Amazon Fire and Echo products. Read More »
Dash cams, much like security cameras, are great to have for a variety of situations. They are an easy way to provide evidence for a car accident or a road rage incident. Either way, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Read More »
A little Bluetooth speaker is a quick way to bring some music to the party, but they can be lacking volume and bass due to their size. Ultimate Ears’ $399.99 HyperBoom settles on the most obvious solution to that problem: Go big in every way possible. And boy, does it succeed. Read More »
Nintendo is finally bringing N64 and Sega Genesis games to the Switch Online subscription service. Previously, subscribers could only access NES and SNES games. But there’s an annoying catch here—you have to pay for a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack to unlock these retro classics. Read More »
Audi released its E-Tron GT electric car in the United States earlier this year, but that’s not where the fun ends. The company has several trim levels of the EV, including an epic offroad-friendly Audi RS Q E-Tron hybrid, which it’s taking to the Dakar Rally event in a few months. Ahead of the event, Audi took its offroader to the deserts of Morocco for the ultimate endurance test. Read More »
Whether you occasionally work on your car or just want to be prepared in case of a flat, this BIG RED torin steel jack stand makes for a nice addition to your garage. It supports three tons (6,000 pounds) and has a wide pyramid-shaped foot base for extra stability. You can adjust the height from 11-¼ inches up to 16-¾ making it easy to choose the exact height you need. The jack stand works with a variety of vehicles, from small cars up to SUVs and light duty trucks, and it has a sizable saddle surface area that ensures better load contact and support.
Are you an Apple Music user with a new iPhone 13, iPad Mini, or 9th gen iPad? Then you should update your device today. Otherwise, Apple says that you may encounter a bug that breaks Apple Music.
Apple claims that it redesigned the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro’s internals to accommodate larger batteries and new hardware. But what’s really under the hood, and are these iPhones more repairable than previous models? Find out during iFixit’s teardown livestream. Read More »
Microsoft is rolling out an all-new Xbox Dashboard, and more importantly, it’s finally bringing the Chromium version of its Edge browser to Xbox. This browser is a near-perfect port of Edge browser that you use on PC or Mac, and as such, it lets you use Google Stadia or Discord on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S console. Read More »
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Magnetic mounting systems like MagSafe are incredible, but they aren’t always secure. That’s why Peak Design is launching its new Mobile product lineup, a series of cases and accessories that let you quickly and safely attach your phone to a car dashboard, a bike, a wall, and other surfaces. Read More »
Nobody wants to pay full price for Paramount+, even if it has cool live channels and exclusives shows like Star Trek: Lower Decks. But it’s hard to pass up on today’s deal—ViacomCBS is currently offering a month of Paramount+ for $1 when you sign up through Amazon Channels. Read More »
Swapping out old light bulbs for smart bulbs is easy, but light switches can be more difficult. You don’t actually need to know anything about wiring to get a smart switch in your home. We’ll show you how. Read More »