A new year is coming, Christmas is past, and chances are somewhere along the way you’re either getting or already got a new Wi-Fi router. I really hope you change the default password on your router, because you should. But that’s not what I want to focus on today.
No, I want to focus on your Wi-Fi network’s name—the SSID. That’s the thing that you look for when you’re trying to find your internet. And sure you could keep the default Zyxel2422 or Eero 3 name, but that’s boring. Super boring. Why not pick a hilarious name? We rounded up all the best wi-fi network names that are guaranteed to make you laugh. Hit that top story for a good chuckle.
Sarah has been watching Alias Grace and thinks it is a superb mystery show. Let her make the case for why you should watch it too.
Oh, nothing is more enjoyable than watching Mark Rober’s latest glitter bomb take down some porch thieves.
Honda made a Cybertruck clone for some reason. And I guess it looks better? Low bar, I know.
…and more! I mean a lot more! Seriously this newsletter is packed.
Let’s be honest; Wi-Fi is a frustrating technology that requires more patience than it deserves. So when you use a router with a boring name (or worse, a default name), you’re just adding another dull element to the colorless and confusing world of home networking. Read More »
An iPad is a wonderful investment, whether you go all out and spring for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro or save some money with the compact iPad mini. And you know what can make your tablet even better? An awesome keyboard to go alongside it. Read More »
While a mouse and keyboard is the input method of choice for many PC gamers, it never hurts to have a dedicated controller lying around—even better if it has wireless connectivity for untethered play. Controllers are ideal for third-person and sidescrolling games, and can offer unique advantages in some competitive titles (such as Rocket League and Fortnite). But while there are loads of wireless controllers out there, these are the ones actually worth your money. Read More »
Everyone knows not to use your phone while driving (we hope so, at least). So, what’s a driver to do? Slap that phone on your dashboard, of course. With a good car dock, you can put your phone on the dash, clip it to an air conditioning vent, or even in the cupholder, keeping it within eyeshot and allowing you to go hands-free. It’s a win-win. Read More »
The specs inside the PS5 are inarguably great. The outside, on the hand, is a lot more divisive. It’s an attention-grabbing device with a unique style that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Fortunately, plenty of companies have developed ways to morph the PS5’s exterior into something more you. Read More »
Looking to add some inexpensive backlighting to your living room or gaming PC setup? These 16.4-foot LED strip lights are all you need. You can set the 150 LED beads to one of over 16 million RGB color choices, and the built-in mic allows them to sync with your music for fun. They work with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and you can power them on or off via voice commands. Installation (indoor only) is a cinch, and they include an adapter clip, strong adhesive, and five support clips.
Between vinyl skyrocketing again in popularity (more than they have since 1986) and brick-and-mortar stores having limited in-store hours due to the pandemic, there’s been an increasing need for good places to buy vinyl online. Luckily, plenty of retailers have now made their storefronts digital, and we found all of the best places to buy vinyl online. Read More »
You might have gotten a shiny new console this year as a gift, but it’s not much use without some quality games. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft spend millions a year developing exclusives to make their systems worth it—these are the best they’ve come up with. Read More »
So you got your hands on a brand new Xbox Series S or X. Now what? Time to up your game in a meaningful way with some of the best accessories for your new console, of course. Whether that’s a new headset, controller, or more storage, these are the accessories you need. Read More »
A Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) subscription is required to play Switch games online, but that’s not the only thing you get from your subscription. There’s an extensive library of classic games from the NES, SNES, N64, and even SEGA Genesis, so if you don’t know where to start, here are the best games. Read More »
The PlayStation 5 has been with us for well over a year at this point, and you might know one of the lucky few that managed to pick one up. If that’s the case, there’s plenty you can gift them to improve their gaming experience—from Sony directly or otherwise. Read More »
Playing PC games on your TV is all the rage these days, with services like Luna and Stadia offering an easy entry to cloud gaming. But if you already have a gaming PC and a huge collection of games, maybe you’d rather not pay for another subscription. If you also happen to have a recent Xbox, it’s a snap. Read More »
We’ve seen a few Tesla models driving around the streets of New York City with that familiar yellow coat of Taxi paint, and now those looking for a ride have another option. Forget fancy Ubers. Now you’ll be able to take a ride in a yellow Mustang Mach-E as part of Gravity’s new EV taxi fleet. Read More »
Former NASA engineer Mark Rober is back at it again with another creative glitter bomb video—this time with the exploding Glitter Bomb 4.0. The justice-delivering package is a fun improvement on last year’s version and packs a few new surprises. Read More »
If you’re the kind of person who loves watching mystery movies or TV shows and trying to figure out who did it before it’s revealed, you’ll love Alias Grace. This show keeps you on the edge of your seat, flipping back and forth between thinking the main character, Grace Marks, is innocent or guilty. Read More »
We recently got a look at Honda’s e:N concept vehicles, which the automaker will use as the foundation for its China-exclusive EVs. But there’s something fishy here. The Honda e:N SUV concept has this gray, angular look. It doesn’t have side-view mirrors or door handles, and its windshield is massive—OOOH boy, Honda ripped off the Tesla Cybertruck! Read More »
Managed to find a PS5 in stock? Or maybe you’re hoping to get one as a gift. Either way, console purchases rarely end at the system itself. You need to buy games, of course, but Sony offers two subscription services you can also add to your shopping cart: PS Now and PS Plus. Let’s see what they do. Read More »
Your Apple Watch can help you find your iPhone, unlock your Mac, warn you if your hearing is in danger, or even detect when you’ve had a bad fall and send for help. Here are the features, tips, and tricks you should use on your Apple Watch. Read More »