From the fiery Samsung Galaxy Chromebook to the adorable Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook, 2020 looks promising in terms of Chrome OS hardware. It also looks promising on the update front, as Google announced today new Chromebooks will get up to eight years of automatic updates.
In just nine days, Sony will shut down its PlayStation Vue service, leaving you with fewer ways to watch TV directly on the PS4. Well, YouTube is here to rescue you—the company just announced that Youtube TV is available on PS4 starting today.
LEGO occasionally crowdsources its ideas through the appropriately named LEGO Ideas platform. There, Adult Fans of Lego (AFOL) can submit proposals for future sets, and the program has led to gems like the Doctor Who set, the Flintstones kit, and even a ship in a bottle. Now the latest $80 LEGO Ideas inspired set is ready to take us to space—specifically to the International Space Station (ISS).
Pepperplate, a popular and cross-platform recipe management app, announced yesterday that it’s changing to a subscription-based model. The company had offered its apps and services for free and with minimal advertising for years, but going forward, the service will cost $3 a month or $33 a year. If that sounds like too much, we have a few suggestions for you.
January is an exciting month for tech, largely due to the annual Consumer Electronics Show that’s held in the dangerous desert of Las Vegas. While this is a good time to get a glimpse into the upcoming year (and beyond!), it’s rare that a manufacturer announces and releases a product during the CES timeframe. If you hate the waiting game, here’s a look at some of the coolest products we saw at CES that are already available.
We’re well into 2020 now (like three weeks, y’all) and the biggest electronics show of the year—CES—is over. That means we already have a great idea of all the cool stuff we’re going to see this year, and some of it is mad exciting.
Sony won’t be at E3, the biggest trade show in the video game industry. They didn’t show up last year either, but with the PlayStation 5 coming this holiday season, it’s hard to see the company’s absence as anything except a vote of no confidence in gaming’s biggest dog and pony show.
Augmented reality (AR) is full of promise. Imagine getting directions in your vision while walking, or instructions while trying to fix your sink. The problem is most AR solutions calls for bulky headsets and equally large battery packs. A company named Mojo Vision is showing smart contacts that fit right on your eye to provide AR, and they sound great. But they look terrible.
I love the Nintendo Switch, but I have a bone to pick with the company regarding the Joy-Cons. Having different colors for the detachable controllers is nice and all, but can you imagine slapping some GameCube-inspired Joy-Cons on your Switch? Thanks to the Shank Mods YouTube channel, I don’t have to imagine anymore.
If there’s one thing I don’t have on my Chromebook I wished I had, it’s a working version of Steam. I know I can get around that by installing the Linux version of the popular PC gaming client, but let’s just say performance wasn’t the best in my experience. It looks like Google read my mind, because the company is working to bring official Steam support to Chrome OS.
In a recent Wired Q&A video, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, stated clearly that the service is probably never getting an edit feature. For anyone who’s ever lamented typos permanently inscribed in a Tweet, that sounds like bad news. But if you look closely at why Twitter abhors editing, the decision makes sense. We can live without editing, even if we don’t have to like it.
Back in August of last year, I reviewed the Jabra Elite Active 65t and loved them. At the time, they were some of the best true wireless earbuds I’d used. Fast-forward to now, and I’ve been using the Elite 75t for several weeks, and I love them even more. They improve on the 65t in basically every way.
Sometimes you see an idea for sale that’s so wonderful and perfect you want to buy it instantly. At first glance, the Gaming Power Bank seems like exactly that scenario. It’s an 8,000 mAh backup battery that ALSO doubles as a portable gaming system. What’s not to love? Well, plenty. Second and third glances leave me wanting it—just made by someone reputable.