Chances are, if you’re reading this newsletter, you’re on a Windows machine. And you’ve probably heard for ages and ages that Windows is vulnerable to viruses and malware. These days when you buy a new desktop or laptop, they often come pre-loaded with free trials for Norton, AVG, or some other antivirus program. But what happens when that trial runs out? Should you pay up to keep the service going?
We’ll answer that question and more in the top story!
With device-destroying malware hitting the headlines every few months, a few bucks for the software you need to protect your PC may seem like a price worth paying. But that money may not be getting you the extra protection you think it does. Read More »
If you’ve decided that Apple’s new iPhone SE (2022) model is right for you, the next thing you’ll want to do is get a case to keep it safe from life’s daily hazards. Even though the phone is affordable, you’ll want to keep it protected with the best iPhone SE 5G cases available. Read More »
For some, staying organized is easier said than done. But when it comes to staying productive at your desk or office, being organized and knowing where your tools are is vital. The Orbitkey Nest portable desk organizer is a solution to that problem for me, but it’s a pricey organizational tool with a few shortcomings. Read More »
Reservations for Tesla’s more affordable Model 3 and Model Y continue to stack up, and delivery times are getting pushed later into 2022. However, if you want your car to get delivered 3x faster, the company is prioritizing orders for reservations that include an expensive $12,000 add-on for the full self-driving (FSD) option. Read More »
Hey boss, we tried to dig up some dirt on that billionaire partyman Bruce Wayne, but we were chased off by some freak in a Halloween costume! It turns out that just Googling “Bruce Wayne,” or even “Gotham City,” triggers that dang Bat-Signal. Read More »
Sometimes you open a bottle of wine, enjoy a glass, and realize you won’t be able to finish it in one sitting. With a wine saver pump, you can reseal a bottle and keep it tasting good as new for up to one week. No more wasting wine! All you need to do is insert the universal wine stopper into the bottle and pump the vacuum until you hear its “click” noise, which signals it’s sealed airtight. It works on any type of wine, and the set comes with four vacuum bottle stoppers. The pump is easy to use and small, so it won’t take up much space in your kitchen, either.
As discovered by EarTrumpet developer Rafael Rivera, Microsoft is secretly working on File Explorer tabs for Windows 11. The highly-requested feature will let you dig through multiple instances of File Explorer in a single window—but man, it’s seriously a decade too late. Read More »
It seems that Valve has stuck with its promise. The Steam Deck is literally a portable PC, and as such, it can boot operating systems like Windows or Linux. But support for Windows on Steam Deck is still a bit rocky—most people should skip it, at least for now. Read More »
If you own, or are thinking about owning, an Apple product, you’ve probably wondered if the company’s add-on product protection service, AppleCare+, is worth the price. With how costly iPhones, Macs, and other Apple devices are, is it worth paying yet another chunk of change on top just for peace of mind? Read More »
Our friends at the Raspberry Pi Foundation are now running a “Mission Zero” educational initiative, in which kids on Earth can remotely program small Astro Pi units aboard the ISS. And while you may never have an Astro Pi of your own, you can now build a space-ready replica. Read More »
Daylight saving time (DST) is almost here, which means a bit of grumpiness due to lost sleep, and more than a few repeated-but-false statements about the whole affair. Here are some of the most common myths about DST. Read More »
Wearable technology is becoming common these days, but the next step is to move technology from being on our bodies to being inside us. The question is, how do you get power to a device that lives under your skin? Read More »