Subjectively, Google Stadia is a promising cloud gaming service that hasn’t made a proper case for its existence yet. It didn’t help that Stadia had a limited number of exclusive games and missing features at launch. However, Google hopes to rectify matters by rolling out several new Stadia features over the next few months.
You don’t have to blow your budget to make your home smart. There’s always a discount, a cheaper alternative, or a nerdy trick that can save you money as you build up your smart empire. Here are some tips to help you build a smart home on the cheap.
Windows 7 is dead. If you’ve been using it for the last decade but are looking to upgrade, maybe you should consider a Chromebook. Chrome OS has come a long way over the last several years, and the odds are it can do 99 percent of what you’ve been using that old Windows machine for.
In a surprise move, Google announced yesterday that it now supports moving away from tracking cookies. Don’t expect significant changes today, though—we won’t see the first moves until February, and the company says a complete shift away is years out. And don’t confuse a promise of privacy for a world without targetted ads, Google still wants those too.
Enabling two-step authentication is one of the more essential steps you can take to secure your accounts. And the best way to do that is to skip SMS and go straight to a physical security key. The only problem is remembering to bring the key with you. That’s getting easier every day with Google accounts; your iPhone can now serve as that physical key.
At CES 2020, it was hard not to notice something about most of the smart home products on the floor: they were Wi-Fi-powered. That’s an exciting move, because generally, Wi-Fi-powered smart devices are more accessible for the beginner to set up, learn, and use. And more accessibility is good news for the longterm viability of smart home tech.
If you noticed a change in the sound quality coming from your AirPods Pro, it’s probably due to a firmware update released in December. After many users speculated that the update was to blame, testing done by RTINGS.com has confirmed this to be the case.