This weekend sees the debut of WandaVision, the first new Marvel Cinematic Universe property to hit Disney+, and the first bit of “canon” MCU content since Spider-Man: Far From Home way back in 2019. If you’re a little rusty on your Marvel lore, it’s understandable. If you need a refresher course, this is it.
DoNotPay launched back in 2015 as a simple service to help combat parking tickets, but in the years since then, it’s evolved into a multi-faceted legal assistant that can help you with all kinds of troubles. But what exactly can it do, and are those features worth subscribing for? That’s what we’ll be covering in this article.
All it takes is a good rain to flood your basement or crawlspace. To prevent that from happening, many homes have sump pumps that flush water away from the home. It’s a set it and forget it device, but forgetting it can be a mistake. If a sump pump fails, you’ll get flooded. Flo by Moen’s Sump Pump Monitor hopes to save you from expensive water damage.
Augmented Reality (AR) was all the rage for a hot minute, but it didn’t take off outside enterprise uses, like Hololens. Sometimes for a product to reach consumers, simpler is better. TCL’s latest wearable won’t change the world around you; instead, it’ll give you access to a giant screen without the need for a giant space. The TCL Wearable Display effectively gives you a 140 inch TV you can fit in your backpack.
Sound bars are a great way to improve your TV’s tinny speakers without taking up a lot of room. But they don’t truly surround sound thanks to grouping speakers so close together. Cowin’s new wireless sound bar might give you the best of both world. You can place it under your TV like a traditional sound bar, or split it in half to create two speakers.
If you want to make a go at livestreaming, you’ll need a few things like a decent computer, a good webcam, and lighting so we can see your face. Nexstgo’s latest CES-borne laptop, the Avita Admiror II, will pack all of that into one thanks to its triple-webcam setup and embedded light ring. Just don’t forget a decent microphone.
With many theaters still closed and more content going straight to streaming services, it’s tempting to buy a huge TV to emulate a theater. But sometimes a projector is the better way to go. And as LG’s latest 4K CineBeam proves, projectors have come a long way. On top of 4K HDR support, it can automatically adjust to match the brightness of your room.
If you bank with Simple, you’re likely still reeling over the news that it’s shutting down. You’re also probably searching frantically for a good alternative to the online banking service before it does. We’ve done the research and found several options for both online banking services and budgeting tools, so hopefully you can find something that’s a good fit.
If you have a laptop, one of the best accessories you can get is a docking station. With a dock, your laptop quickly becomes a full-fledged desktop, allowing you to connect a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and more without little effort. Brydge is no stranger to laptop docks, but the new $229.99 Brydge Surface Laptop Dock isn’t just functional; it’s beautiful.
Acer always comes to CES with a ton of new product announcements, and this year’s digital-only show is no exception. The company is showing off no less than five new notebooks, all of which can handle gaming to one degree or another. They range from the sleek Predator Triton 300 SE to an update for the humble Aspire 5.
When you think of smart homes, you might think of bulbs for your living room, speakers that you talk to, and thermostats to keep you comfy. But that’s inside stuff, what about taking your smart home outside? For that, you can turn to outdoor plugs. Lutron’s new Caséta Outdoor Smart Plug promises to stand up to nearly anything you throw at it. But it had better for $79.95.
Like clockwork, Samsung releases a new version of the Galaxy S flagship smartphone in the first quarter of every year. And the company didn’t let a turbulent 2020 disrupt the streak: it’s just announced the Galaxy S21 series, hosting a new Unpacked event opposite a digital-only CES 2021. Let’s take a look at the new design.
Today Signify announced several new Philips Hue smart home products, including a new outdoor light bar and an upgraded dimmer switch. But the most exciting new product solves one of the biggest annoyances with smart bulbs—the light switch. The new Philips Hue wall switch module upgrades your existing dumb lights switch to a smart light switch. And thus prevents anyone from turning your smart bulbs into dumb bulbs again.
The outlandish designs of gaming peripherals lend themselves towards sci-fi imaginings: I’ve personally seen Razer’s Tartarus and Orbweaver keypads in Arrow and Ender’s Game. But the company’s latest concept device looks like it dropped right off the bridge of a warp-capable starship. Meet Project Brooklyn, Razer’s concept for the future of PC gaming chairs and “battlestations.”
Lenovo’s absolute torrent of CES announcements continues. This time around it’s gaming laptops, and like much of its competition, Lenovo is mixing it up with models based both on AMD hardware. Most of the new entries will be available in late spring or early summer at a variety of prices. Lenovo is also showing off an interesting headset and charging station for your desktop.
If you have a Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, or any of the Nest smart speakers, the devices are likely full of your personal details. Nest Hubs helpfully show calendar appointments, recent searches, and more. But what if you don’t want houseguests to see all that juicy info? Google’s new guest mode, rolling out right now promises to take care of that. But it doesn’t.
Belkin is expanding its line of SOUNDFORM audio devices with the new SOUNDFORM Freedom true wireless earbuds, which incorporate Apple’s Find My technology for easy retrieval when lost or stolen. While Belkin hasn’t announced a price for the earbuds, the company says that we can expect a launch in March or April of this year.
What a difference a year can make. Early last year, Ring’s reputation took some hefty dings due to its handling of security and privacy issues. Ever since the company has taken steps to address those problems by adding a new privacy dashboard and mandatory two-factor authentication. But if you have compatible cameras, Ring will now offer end-to-end encryption (E2E), meaning only you can see your videos.
In the U.S. only the government can run lotteries. To get around that legality, companies that run sweepstakes offer the option to enter for free, no purchase necessary. But most of the time, that involves an arduous task like mailing in a self-addressed stamped envelope. Once again, DoNotPay is here to help by doing all the legwork for you.
Why use a boring wireless charger when you can enjoy the magic of a MagSafe charger? Belkin’s new BOOST CHARGE PRO 2-in-1 charging stand uses MagSafe to power your iPhone 12 as it floats in midair. It also has a wireless charging base for your AirPods or AirPods Pro. The BOOST CHARGE PRO launches in March or April of 2021 for $100.