At this point in the world of tech, rechargeable batteries are ubiquitous. Your phone has one, so does your tablet, and chances are you own a set of AA or AAA rechargeable batteries. And that’s great! After all, throwing away dead batteries isn’t good for… well, anything.
But have you ever wondered, “how do these things work?” What makes a rechargeable AA battery different than a single-use AA battery? That’s a great question, and we tackle it in the top story.
These days having reliable access to the internet is pretty essential, and that includes while you’re in a car. Thankfully, car Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly more common, but it’s not always clear how it works, how fast it is, or if you (and passengers) can use it when the car is off. Read More »
This week, instead of telling you about fantastic shows and YouTube channels, we’re delving into what we’re playing. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent every spare moment lost in the world of Spiritfarer. The deeper I go, the more it makes me feel—pain, sorrow, loss, and the somber quiet of acceptance. It’s a story of saying goodbye, and I’m not ready for it to end. Read More »
Rechargeable batteries are more beneficial to both the environment and your wallet than standard batteries. But how do they work? If you’ve ever been curious about how rechargeable batteries work or why you should switch from standard, we’ve got you covered. Read More »
Hertz is making a big push into the electric vehicle space for its fleet of rental cars, starting with Tesla and now Polestar. Late last year, Hertz placed an order for 100,000 Tesla vehicles, and now they’ll get another 65,000 from Polestar over the next five years. Read More »
More and more, our stationary electronics, like controller chargers, NAS units, and external hard drives, are becoming an eyesore. Not from the look of the devices, mind you, but from the blazingly bright LEDs manufacturers put in them. There’s nothing worse than turning the lights down low to watch a movie only to have your vision bombarded by blue LEDs from your game controllers.
Thankfully, there’s an easy and inexpensive solution. And it’s NOT duct tape (or electrical tape, or post-it notes). LightDims are stickers that dim the lights on your electronics. After all, you still need to see your LEDs to know your stuff is working, so reducing the glare makes for a better solution. If you find one sticker didn’t do the trick, slap another over it. You’ll get plenty of stickers in several shapes and sizes.
If you’re a LEGO City build set fan, your city is about to get even better as LEGO just released a transforming amusement park ride truck. The new LEGO City Space Ride Amusement Truck set is perfect for kids or fans of amusement parks. Read More »
The Sony PlayStation 5 is the company’s most powerful console to date, though there’s still a lack of dedicated PS5 games for the next-gen console. Fortunately, it’s backward compatible with most PS4 games, many of which have seen updates that bring improved graphics and frame rates, along with other enhancements. Read More »
Whether you use Google Drive for work, school, or anything in between, it can be a real challenge to keep it organized and clutter-free. However, if you’re up for some occasional preventative maintenance, we think these tips can help you stay on top of things. Read More »
Back in January, AT&T started offering crazy-fast 5-Gigabit fiber connections for select homes. But AT&T’s latest achievement makes 5-Gigabit internet look like child’s play—it’s the first company to reach 20-Gigabit symmetric speeds in a lab test. And it could offer 20-Gigabit service in 2023. Read More »
It’s finally happening, maybe. A game that many consider the greatest ever made, GoldenEye 007, released in 1997 for the Nintendo 64, could get remastered for Xbox after years of fans requesting it. Read More »
Marshall’s hard-rocking Bluetooth speakers are back after a four-year hiatus. The new Acton III, Stanmore III, and Woburn III may look similar to their predecessors, but they deliver improved sound through a new directional speaker setup and automatic audio processing technology. Read More »
Starships are one of the most iconic parts of Star Wars. Pretty much anyone can recognize a Tie Fighter, X-Wing, or Star Destroyer. And, with such great ship designs, people naturally want to own real-world versions of them. Fortunately, we think we can help you with that. Read More »
Smartphones are expensive and fragile, which is not a great combination. Naturally, there’s a huge market for cases to protect these valuable devices. The problem is many cases don’t offer as much protection as you think. Read More »