The saga of the Chevy Bolt has been a sight to behold. Competition is good, right? And having more “affordable” (if you can call the $30K range affordable) electric vehicle options is a good thing, right? Not everyone wants a Tesla, after all, for a variety of good reasons.
But when you suddenly get told, “Hey, don’t park your car in the garage because it might set your home on fire,” that’s where the “good thing” story ends. And let’s not forget, “don’t plug it in near buildings or overnight.” Plugging it in overnight is half the reason to own an EV! Well, in addition to a recall to fix those problems, Chevy has a temporary software fix to let you park your car in the garage again while you wait for the recall. But with that good news is a bit of bad news. Check the top story for the details.
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Roku added a bunch of new free channels for the holidays! Free is good.
If you love Yubikey, then you’ll love this Yubico key organizer.
Good news, Hulu Live TV subscribers! You’re getting Disney+ and ESPN+. Unfortunately, there’s bad news too.
Chevy Bolt EV owners received both good and bad news this week. The good news is that GM is now starting to roll out a new software update to help address issues with the ongoing recall due to battery fire risks. This software, once applied, will remove the parking and charging restrictions put in place several months ago. Read More »
The latest Microsoft Edge update is a doozie. It includes a ton of new improvements to its coupon-clipping and price comparison tools, and more importantly, a brand new Efficiency mode that could intelligently extend your laptop’s battery life. Read More »
Hulu with Live TV service is getting another $5 price hike on December 21st, bringing the service to a whopping $70 per month. But to soften the blow, Hulu with Live TV will begin offering subscribers “free” Disney+ and ESPN+ memberships. This is not an optional up-charge, and it will apply to both ad-supported and ad-free Live TV accounts. Read More »
Yubico’s security keys are durable, but can they really withstand the destructive power of your keychain? If you’re concerned about breaking your Yubikey and locking yourself out of all your accounts, then you should consider picking up the Yubico x Keyport Pivot 2.0, a new key organizer designed to tidy up your pocket and defend your precious security keys. Read More »
Roku owners just got another reason to love their streaming stick. The massive, free Roku Channel catalog just gained 16 more channels, including one that’s dedicated to Lifetime Holiday Movies! Read More »
It’s always nice to be able to bring your favorite toiletries with you when you’re traveling, and this spacious travel bag offers you plenty of room to spare. It measures 11 x 7.4 x 3 inches when rolled up and it extends out to 30 inches when fully opened up. With both zip and back openings, exterior pockets, and four separate interior compartments for shampoo, soap, makeup, nail polish, trimmers, deodorant, and more. The bag itself is made of water-resistant polyester that’s soft to the touch and lightly padded to protect your toiletries. It even has a carry handle that doubles as a hanging strap and transparent interior sides so you can easily see your things.
With all the Pixel 6 hype, a lot of people are forgetting about the excellent Pixel 5a. But the Pixel 5a is arguably one of the best Google phones of all time—it packs an long battery life, a real fingerprint sensor, and better cameras than you’ll know what to do with. And during Google’s Early Black Friday sale, you can buy a Pixel 5a for just $399. (Or less with a trade-in.) Read More »
You’ve chosen the big iPhone 13 Pro Max, which means the laws of physics will show no mercy if you drop your phone. Luckily we’ve got a list of sizable covers that will keep your colossal cellphone safe and shiny. Read More »