A short time ago, in a galaxy really, really close, a new evil took hold of a world. For its own safety, citizens self-isolated in their homes for work and play. Forced to communicate through video conferencing, people everywhere were embarrassed by their dirty office. Now Disney is here to save us all with free official Star Wars backgrounds for your Zoom calls.
Stadio continues to work on beefing up its game catalog. And while the latest two games aren’t new, they’re new to the gaming streaming service. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and Kona are coming to Stadia, along with Marvel’s Avengers, The Elder Scrolls Online, and SUPERHOT.
Last month, Verizon pledged to provide an additional 15GB of data to customers with a wireless plan until April 30th. But the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going anywhere just yet, so Verizon is extending its 15GB data deal until May 31st.
One of the best parts about Netatmo indoor cameras is their capability to recognize family and ignore them or strangers in your house and warn you. Unfortunately, the cameras had a vulnerability that allowed an attacker to gain access to your entire network. The good news is, the vulnerability was difficult to exploit. The better news is Netatmo already patched issue.
On April 10th, Apple and Google announced a joint partnership to build a mobile COVID-19 contact-tracing system. This system is voluntary, anonymous, and interoperable between iOS and Android devices. Come April 28th, Apple and Google will release its contact-tracing APIs for development by approved app makers.
Google tries hard, but sometimes its search results are terrible. It seems like you were clear about what you wanted, but the results that came up have nothing to do with what you wanted. Google knows it too, and the company plans to do something courageous—admit failure. When it knows the matches are unhelpful, it’ll tell you upfront so you won’t waste time looking at them.
Smart speakers, like the Google Nest Mini, work best when they’re installed in every room of your home. If you’ve been meaning to stock up on smart speakers (or buy your first one), then now’s your chance. Micro Center is selling the 2nd gen Google Nest Mini (Charcoal/Chalk) for just $20. That’s a $30 discount, and the lowest price we’ve seen yet.
Tribit’s StormBox speaker is the latest device to be released by the company. Packing some impressive sound into its diminutive chassis, Tribit has produced a speaker that remains portable while delivering on those all-important sonics.
The world of classical music is one of beauty and wonder, despite the bad rap it gets for being inaccessible. If you’re new to classical music and want a good app for listening to it, consider one of these services.
Repetitive use of a mouse and keyboard can strain your wrists and lead to carpal tunnel. But you aren’t doomed to wear a wrist brace just yet. You still have time to switch over to an ergonomic mouse, which minimizes wrist movement and helps to prevent injury over time.
In a blog post today, Zoom described an impending update designed to fix some of its security flaws. Starting with Zoom 5.0., calls will be encrypted using 256-bit AES-GCM encryption. Hosts will gain new tools to report bad actors and easier access to security settings.
Google Doodle, the ever-changing banner at the top of Google’s homepage, is known for its cute designs, educational slogans, and time-wasting games. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, today’s Google Doodle features a cute Honeybee game, along with some info on honeybee conservation.
Right now, when you decide to retweet something that makes you laugh or cry, you have two choices: just retweet it, or retweet with a comment. But, when your vain little self wants to see how many people retweeted you later, you won’t see anything for people who retweeted with a comment. Now, Twitter is testing a way to view that information, along with the comments.
For a while now, Motorola focused on budget level Android phones, leaving the flagships to Samsung and now OnePlus. But now it’s ready to reenter the fray with two 5G phones, the Edge and Edge+. Naturally, the latter is the more impressive variant. And that’s due to its 108 MP camera, giant battery, and wireless charging.
On the night of April 20th, Crunchyroll published a blog post stating that three seasons of the original Sailor Moon series will come to YouTube for free. A handful of tech and nerd-culture websites played telephone with the story, leaving out one very important fact: the Sailor Moon website clearly states that “distribution is limited to Japan.”
With the current pandemic, it wouldn’t be surprising if you’re worried about finances and credit ratings. To that end, the three major credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion, jointly announced an offer to provide Americans free weekly credit reports through April 2021.
Shooters are better with a mouse and keyboard. Sorry, console die-hards, it’s true. And while there are many reasons that I am bad at Fortnite when I play it on the Switch, that’s the one I’m going to blame. The GameSir VX2 AimSwitch is an expensive, complicated gadget that can fix that.
With unlimited skips, offline listening, and no advertisements, Spotify Premium is infinitely better than the streaming service’s ad-supported free plan. But at $10 a month, the price of Spotify Premium (combined with all of your other streaming services) can slowly eat away at your checking account.
Creating or reading a PDF is simple enough, but if you want to edit or annotate a PDF without changing it to a different format (or disturbing its layout), you’ll need to have a dedicated PDF editor on hand.
When the gaming phenomenon Fortnite finally arrived on Android, it came in the side door. Developer Epic balked at Google’s 30% take of all revenue on the Play Store and hosted its own download, forcing players to search for “what the hell does side-loading mean” (and inadvertently giving Google a little more cash). After 18 months, Epic has thrown in the towel.