So electric vehicles. More and more, they seem like a reality of the future. Maybe you won’t own one this year or in the next few years, but someday it’s quite probably you’ll have one. Or a family member or friend may buy one.
But EVs don’t have engines. They only have the battery (hybrids being another topic altogether). So you might be wondering. What happens if your electric vehicle’s battery dies? We’ll get into it in the top story.
The U.S. Navy strapped some cameras to some dolphins, and why are you still reading go watch this video.
Laptop trackpads have improved drastically over the years, but they still can’t beat a mouse for precision. If you can’t do without one, these are the best mice to throw in your laptop bag. Read More »
If you thought there weren’t enough ads in your life, iPhone users could see them in the Maps app in 2023. That’s according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in a recent subscriber-only edition of his Power On newsletter. Read More »
On August 25th, Sony announced a near-global price hike for the PlayStation 5, citing inflationary pressure and the reduced value of some countries’ currencies. This led gamers to ask whether the Xbox or Nintendo Switch would receive a similar price hike—the answer is “no.” Read More »
The U.S. Navy’s marine mammal program started in the 1960s and is still going strong. The department has specially trained dolphins that identify undersea mines, defend the waters, and even protect some of the U.S. nuclear reserves. Now, researchers are strapping cameras to those dolphins to gather insight. Read More »
A quality sleep mask blocks any ambient light so you can fall asleep fast. But light is only half the story. You often need to filter out ambient sound as well. The MUSICOZY sleep mask features built-in Bluetooth headphones with noise-canceling technology. They’re way better than earplugs and can even play your favorite music, podcasts, or audiobooks for you to fall asleep to. It only takes an hour or two to charge and lasts all night long. And it comes in nine different colors, so you can find one that matches your favorite pajamas.
The last two years have been awful for any number of reasons. But along the way, we briefly attempted an experiment: what if movie theaters shifted to streaming instead? Now things are slowly shifting back to the status quo. And you know what? There’s no way I’m ever going back to the theater. Read More »
Audiobook apps have transformed many people who don’t have time to read into voracious readers. They allow you to read while driving, exercising, cooking, and more. Picking the right app for your needs is essential. However, since all these apps are free, there’s no reason why you can’t use them all. Read More »
ONYX, the California-based electric bike maker, just announced its latest ebike built to handle rough terrain, jumps, and more. The all-new ONYX LZR comes in two different motor configurations and is clearly being advertised as the perfect ebike to hit jumps and bring electrification to the air. Read More »
To many people, the internet is an invasive, essential, and ever-present force. But nearly half of the world’s population lacks home or mobile internet access, and even in “developed” nations, the internet is held together by superglue. That’s why iFixit has made the entirety of its guides available offline. Read More »
The BlackBerry was the first true smartphone. But as the 2015 bestseller Losing the Signal explains, Apple stole BlackBerry’s legacy with the iPhone—a product that BlackBerry leadership called a “toy.” Now, history may correct itself (or turn BlackBerry into an even bigger joke) with a film adaptation of Losing the Signal. Read More »
When Samsung says that its foldables can endure “over 200,000 folds before failing,” it isn’t making up some arbitrary number. The new Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4 were forced through some rigorous stress tests, and now, Samsung has published a behind-the-scenes look at how it tortures its smartphones. Read More »
Using “password” as your password has never been a good idea. If you’re having trouble remembering your passwords (or coming up with good ones to begin with), a password manager can take care of that for you. Read More »
If you’re in the market for an Xbox Series S, now’s the time to pull out your wallet. Best Buy is offering a free game of your choice when you buy the Xbox Series S console—and yes, this includes new and expensive games like the $100 Forza Horizon 5 Premium. Read More »
As part of its continued effort to fight government-funded mercenary spyware, Apple will offer a new “Lockdown Mode” in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura. The average person will never use this setting, but it should offer enhanced protection for common targets of global governments, such as journalists and dissidents. Read More »
We’re knee-deep in the world of Bluetooth, and the average customer has absolutely zero interest in wired headphones or speakers. Still, they complain about Bluetooth, and I happily complain with them. Bluetooth audio is one of the biggest downgrades in tech history—outside of a few situations, it’s the worst possible alternative to a messy wad of headphone cables. Read More »
Smartphone design has changed a lot over the years. Slide-out keyboards and headphone jacks have been discarded for sleek, slim designs. We’ve also seen the number of buttons get chopped down, and I think that needs to change. Read More »