Windows 11 requirements are ridiculous. Officially, Microsoft left millions of perfectly good PCs out in the cold, perfectly capable of running Windows 10 but technically not allowed to run Windows 11. But then Microsoft made a loophole, and huzzah, you can force the upgrade! But oh, Microsoft then decided that if you did use the loophole, you’d never get updates again—not even security updates.
Now I just know some of you did it anyway. No one is going to tell you what you can and can’t do with your computer, and I salute you! I’ve been rocking Insider builds on my daily driver PCs for years. But if you took the plunge and you thought, “I’ll never get another update,” or if you’ve avoided using the loophole for just that reason, we have good news for you! In the top story.
Justin took a look (gave an ear?) at Vizio’s latest affordable soundbar, and it sounds pretty good! If you keep your expectations in check.
It’s no secret that there are strict hardware requirements to upgrade to Windows 11, but back in August, Microsoft confirmed users could manually install it on “unsupported machines.” The only problem, though, is that those devices would not get software or security updates. Read More »
After buying a new TV, the first thing you should do is grab a nice pair of speakers or a soundbar. As almost anything will sound better than the television’s built-in speakers, it’s not hard to find something that works. Fortunately, if you’re on a budget and still want quality sound, look no further than the Vizio V21d-J8 soundbar. Read More »
Thieves used audio deepfake technology to clone a businessman’s voice and order a $35 million transfer to foreign accounts, according to a court document obtained by Forbes. It’s the most successful “deep voice” heist so far, though it may be just a small part of a growing trend. Read More »
Continuous scrolling is one of the hallmarks of modern app design. You can scroll forever on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to see an endless stream of content, all without pressing a “See More” or “Page 2” button. And now, the Google Search app supports continuous scrolling, allowing you to turn questions like “what can you do with pumpkins” into hours-long doomscrolling marathons. Read More »
Have you ever seen a scam so obvious that only a kid could fall for it? As reported by Malwarebytes, scammers on TikTok are offering “free” download codes for popular games as part of a malvertising scheme—kids are encouraged to visit a website for free games, and malware is automatically downloaded to their computer through ads. Read More »
Most of us spend several hours a day sitting at a desk, but thanks to gadgets like this under desk bike pedal exerciser, the experience doesn’t have to be an entirely unhealthy one. This is a great way to keep your legs moving throughout the day and a nice way to train and tone a variety of muscle groups. It lets you adjust the pedal resistance and features a multi-funciton LCD screen that displays the distance pedaled, calories burnt, ride time, and a few other metrics. It also has a fairly small and light design, measuring 16.9 x 12.6 x 7.8 inches and weighing just under nine pounds. It’s perfect for your office or anywhere else you spend time sitting.
Last year, Nanoleaf made a big splash with its new Shapes line of premium lights, which it then expanded into a beautiful woodgrain look. Now the company is back with something decidedly different—Lines. With Lines, you can build your own shapes, from octagons to bow ties. They start at $199. Read More »
If you’re experiencing problems with your AirPods Pro, we have good news. Apple just extended the repair program that offers free repairs or replacements for those dealing with crackling noise, static, or problems with noise cancellation. Read More »
If noise cancellation is your jam, then Bose is your brand. At least, it will be after you buy some heavily discounted Bose headphones or earbuds. Some of the best Bose products are on sale at Amazon today, including the QuietComfort Earbuds and QuietComfort 35 II headphones. Read More »
Fifty years ago—on October 15, 1971—Nutting Associates debuted the first-ever commercial video game for sale: Computer Space, a coin-operated arcade machine. Unlike arcade games before it, it utilized a TV set for a display—and it launched the video game industry. Here’s what it was like. Read More »