Manually typing in email addresses or searching for shows on Roku is just a pain. So, why do it manually? All Roku streaming sticks and smart TVs support voice control functionality, allowing you to perform simple and complicated tasks using just a few words.
But unless your Roku device came with a Voice Remote, you may need to do some work to get things up and running. Don’t worry—there are some free options. Check our top story for more info.
Typing your Netflix email with a Roku remote is a nightmare, and digging through every streaming service just to find Wedding Crashers isn’t worth the time or effort. Thankfully, Roku streaming sticks and smart TVs offer voice control functionality, allowing you to perform simple and complicated tasks with just a few spoken words. Read More »
Would you trust your portable SSD in the rain, sleet, or dust and debris? The Samsung T7 Shield’s IP65 rating makes it a resilient companion for storage wherever data takes you. It’s not just a pretty face with rugged protection, though; this 1TB NVMe drive also puts up serious read/write speeds. Read More »
If you’re ready to wade out of the shallow end of the mechanical keyboard pool, then it’s time to start building your own. Here are all of the tools you will need to build your first mechanical keyboard from scratch. Read More »
We were very excited when Cync (formerly C by GE) unveiled a line of affordable smart home products during CES 2022, including a smart thermostat and outdoor camera. And now that Cync has launched its new smart bulbs, you can finally buy the entire lineup. Read More »
As many of you probably know, Microsoft’s Windows 11 update has strict and controversial hardware requirements. But this week, when the company started rolling out the final test version of its highly anticipated Windows 11 (22H2) update, it accidentally gave unsupported PCs the new software. Read More »
Next time you go camping or hiking, you might consider taking along a reliable pair of two-way radios, like this set from Motorola. They make it easy to stay in contact with your friends, family, or anyone else you’re with without having to rely on your smartphone’s network signal. These measure 1.1 x 1.9 x 5.2 inches, weighing 0.25 pounds each, and can communicate with other FRS radios no matter the brand. The radios are waterproof, sport a flashing low battery alert, and protect your settings via a keypad lock.
It’s finally happening; Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming to smart TVs. Staring in late June, anyone with a Game Pass membership and a compatible TV can stream AAA games without additional hardware. This is Microsoft’s most significant step toward the future of gaming, and for better or worse, it’s the beginning of the end for the console era. Read More »
It’s no secret that Tesla has endured its share of potential problems regarding hackers accessing vehicles. However, a new report out of Austria shows a big vulnerability with Tesla’s NFC key cards that could let a hacker add a new card, then steal your car. Read More »
Most people use at least one free email account for regular correspondence. In addition to being free, these services are also convenient and easy to use. If you’re setting up an email account for the first time or want to try a new service, read on to see which one suits your needs best. Read More »
Dell is giving its reversible laptop a Surface-inspired redesign. The new XPS 13 2-in-1 is a fully-functional tablet with a detachable magnetic keyboard, a touchscreen, and a stylus. It runs on the impressive hardware for the form-factor, and oddly enough, it packs a 4K rear camera. Read More »
45 years after the Apple II personal computer launched, the tech industry has arguably moved away from a few of the core principals that launched Apple and the personal computer into the mainstream. We spoke with industry luminaries Tim Sweeney, John Romero, and Steve Wozniak about what the Apple II did right—and what we can still learn from it today. Read More »
When Steve Wozniak designed the Apple II—released in June 1977—he kick-started a wave of appliance-like home computers for average people. For the 45th anniversary of this monumentally important machine, we talked to Wozniak about its impact—and he had a lot to say. Read More »