Travel sucks (especially right now) in general, but it’s all the worse when you need to take an extended trip and can’t leave things behind. We all live and work on our laptops and desktops these days, and while a laptop is portable, desktops are decidedly not.
So when our resident VR expert Dave found himself needing to take an extended trip to the U.K., he realized his gaming PC MUST make the trip too. He needs it to write about virtual reality, after all. Now you COULD send your PC overseas using the post office or FedEx, but that’s expensive. Dave tried a different route—he took it apart and packed it in his bags on the plane. How did it go? Oh well, you need to read the top story to find out. (Spoiler alert: Not good)
Did you know the very first Christmas movie is 123 years old? And you can watch it!
If you own a Google OnHub wi-fi router you need to buy a new router right now.
Some things don’t mix. Desktop PCs and travel are two of them. Desktops tend to be large, heavy, and fragile—three traits that typically make transport difficult. But being me, I thought it could be done cheaply, put my plan into action, and now my PC is dead. Read More »
While you won’t be the first person ever to step on the moon, you can be among the first to step on a meteorite. Or rather, in a meteorite. You read that right—there’s now a limited-edition sneaker that contains pieces of actual meteorite fragments. And the cost? A mere $13,200. Read More »
Have you ever seen Santa Claus? No, not The Santa Clause with Tim Allen; I’m talking about the first Christmas movie ever made! The Victorian-era Santa Claus hails from 1898, and to our surprise, it still feels (vaguely) modern thanks to its use of special effects and a familiar Christmas narrative. Read More »
Google’s line of OnHub routers, which launched just a year before Google Wi-Fi, will turn seven years old in 2022. That’s an incredible lifespan for any connected device with fancy cloud-controlled smart features, but sadly, OnHub’s days are numbered. Come December 19th of 2022, OnHub routers will no longer work with the Google Home app. Read More »
Over the last year, Adam Savage and the Tested crew have made a handful of trips to Grant Imahara’s workshop, celebrating the life and craft of the late roboticist and Mythbuster star. But the latest dip into Imahara’s workshop is extra special because we get to enjoy a detailed look at his extremely accurate BB-8 replica. Read More »
Regular coasters can be SO BORING! Shake things up with these six colorful nerdy coasters that look just like floppy disks. They’re perfect for computer nerds of all ages and will help protect the desk in your home office from rings and spills. They also make for a great touch in home game rooms, or anywhere the nerd in your life likes to set drinks. The silicone coasters measure 3.54 x 3.54 x 0.2 inches, and are strong yet flexible and soft to the touch so they won’t scratch your table. And if you do spill, you can hand wash them or throw them in the dishwasher.
So you just got a brand new iPhone—congratulations! Whether it’s from a friend or you gifted yourself, you might wonder where to start. Let’s run through a list of fun and useful things you should do with your new Apple gadget. Read More »