Every so often, one of those fear-mongering “forward this to everyone you know!” posts goes around about EVs. And it wants to warn you of the “danger of EVs” that “no one is talking about.”
The idea is supposedly that when traffic jams inevitably happen, EV owners will be in danger, since the cars will run out of power, be unable to run heat or A/C, and no one can come to save them. But is that actually true? Are EVs more dangerous in a traffic jam than regular cars? We dig into the assumption in the top story.
Sarah took a look at Logitech’s new MX Mechanical Mini—the mechanical keyboard that doesn’t take up a lot of room. And it’s pretty darn good!
It turns out that DuckDuckGo isn’t as private as you thought.
Every few months we see the same story floating around on social media that electric cars are more likely to die and get stuck during a traffic jam. Suggesting they are dangerous, have no heaters, or will run out of battery in around three hours. So, are EVs a danger in traffic jams? Absolutely not. Read More »
I’ve tried out a few mechanical keyboards in random retail stores, but I’ve never owned one. After testing out Logitech’s MX Mechanical Mini, all I can say is, man, I didn’t know what I was missing. This keyboard is so satisfying to type on that I actually found myself wanting to work more just so I could keep typing. Read More »
DuckDuckGo made a deal with the devil. Due to a confidential search agreement, the DuckDuckGo browser does not block all Microsoft trackers. What’s worse, DuckDuckGo only acknowledged this “privacy hole” after it was discovered by a security researcher. Read More »
Just two months ago, Google Lens replaced the traditional “reverse image search” function in the Chrome desktop browser. And it’s already getting a neat update! Instead of opening in a new tab, Google Lens now has a dedicated sidebar in Chrome. Read More »
The LEGO Technic garage just unveiled its latest supercar, the stunning and iconic LEGO Ferrari Daytona SP3 edition. And while we loved the LEGO Technic Ferarri 488 GTE a few years ago, this new model is packed full of details and has a higher price tag. Read More »
When it comes to surviving (and thriving!) during activities like hiking or camping, you can never be too prepared. By including a handy water filter straw in your bag, you can drink directly from a stream or pond without worrying about nasty bacteria, sediment, and organisms. The straws are fairly small—measuring just 1 x 7.1 inches and weighing just 2 ounces—and are easy to clean. The filters inside will last for up to 5,000 liters (1,320 gallons) of water, and feature a five-stage filtration system including coarse filters, double-layer pp cotton fiber, coconut shell activated carbon, and hollow fiber ultrafiltration membranes that can remove 99.99999% of harmful elements for safe, tasty water anywhere.
Why pay $5 a month for Plex Pass when you can get a lifetime membership for 20% off? That’s right; you can unlock features like offline viewing, intro skipping, hardware transcoding, and live TV DVR at a huge discount. Just use coupon code GEEKOUT during checkout! Read More »
Google TV users just got a fantastic surprise—the service is now finally rolling out individual user Profiles. The highly-desired feature is now rolling out after a series of delays and is super easy to set up on your device once it updates. Read More »
ASUS is expanding its professional ExpertBook lineup with two killer laptops, the ExpertBook B9 and ExpertBook B7 Flip. Both laptops feature impressive specs, a flashy design, and surprisingly, a great battery life. Read More »
Insta360 just launched the Sphere, a new invisible camera system designed for drones that will take your videos to new heights, letting pilots elevate their creativity beyond the standard drone camera. Read More »
Working from home has become wildly popular over the past few years, but it has also introduced us to challenges we hadn’t considered. Pets, projects around the house, random distractions on the internet — all serve to deter focus and hamper productivity. Can a suite of work-focused apps help you get back on track? We’ll discuss how to stay productive while working from home with Setapp, a popular subscription service with more than 200 incredible apps for Mac. Read More »