Google had to cancel its annual I/O developer event due to the global pandemic, but it still has plenty to announce. With that in mind, the company just announced the “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit. It will take place online on July 8th, 2020, starting at 1 PM Eastern.
Lululemon Athletica, known for its trendy line of yoga clothing, wants to stretch out its reach into new markets. The company has announced that it’s buying Mirror, a startup that sells a digital screen-mirror-device and accompanying subscription to guide home gym workouts and general fitness. Lululemon is paying $500 million for the new acquisition.
If you’ve been waiting for someone to offer competition to LG in the growing OLED TV space, then your prayers have been answered. Vizio announced its first consumer-ready OLED TV back at CES in January, and today it’s announcing that the sets will be available sometime this fall. The best part: the 55-inch model starts at $1300.
Whether you’re looking to learn video editing or just want to cut costs, there are some impressive options when it comes to free video-editing programs. From open-source software to full programs that are just free, there are plenty of tools out there that can rival the best of the best in the industry.
Virtual reality headsets give us a glimpse at the exciting, immersive future of gaming. But VR also represents the decades-long disregard for accessibility features in games, and the tech may leave behind gamers with reduced mobility. A new SteamVR add-on called WalkinVR may help Steam games more accessible and encourage developers to build their games for all gamers.
Most browsers offer to import your data from other browsers when you first install them. That’s pretty handy when you’re making the switch from Firefox to Chrome, for example. But it appears Microsoft’s Edge browser is a little too proactive—it imports your data from Chrome and Firefox before asking your permission.
For cyclists of all skill levels and racing statuses, July means one thing: the Tour de France. I don’t think I’ve ever been on a group ride in July and not talked about the Tour with my fellow riders. But this year, the Tour isn’t happening in July—not in the real world, anyway.
Imagine, if you will, someone selling an antique sewing machine. Heavy, unwieldy, and covered in decades of dust, but still entirely operable if you know what you’re doing. Now imagine that antique sitting on the shelf of your local Walmart, right next to a shiny new toaster. That is the new Windows File Recovery Tool.
Amazon is already running a one-day sale on its new Fire HD 8 tablets, which have faster processors, more storage, and a better battery life than their forebears. Now’s your chance to grab a Fire HD 8 tablet for $60, an HD 8 Plus for $80, or an HD 8 Kids Edition for $100.
If you’re on desktop, you can already get Facebook on dark mode, but what if you’re on iOS or Android? If you’re one of a few lucky iOS users, you can get dark mode on Facebook today. But very few users have the option yet, and there’s no word on Android.
Do a search for the laptops with the best keyboard, and you’ll find Lenovo’s ThinkPad line at the top of every list. The company has kept the series’ dedication to a solid typing experience ever since it took over from IBM way back in 2005. The ThinkPad Keyboard is a way to bring that excellent keyboard, and its signature TrackPoint mouse replacement, to other devices.
So, you’re in the market for a cheap, crazy-portable machine. One that works great as a tablet but can also handle “real” work like a laptop, typing emails and running desktop programs. The two most promising devices in this niche, at least ones under $500, are Microsoft’s latest Surface Go tablet and Lenovo’s new IdeaPad Chromebook Duet.
Everyone loves a good sunset. But the orange and red sunsets here on Earth are a consequence of our atmosphere. Other heavenly bodies, like Mars or Uranus, experience vastly different sunsets with unexpected colors. Now, thanks to a NASA simulation, you can enjoy a glimpse of the strange sunsets on alien worlds.
Despite coming out on a Nintendo platform near the turn of the century, Super Smash Bros. Melee is still a favorite among the hardcore fans of the series. The GameCube didn’t have much in terms of online capability, and Melee never had online multiplayer. But now a group of modders has given the game the online powers it always deserved.
LEGO has been courting adult builders for years. What better way to appeal to them than with pop culture’s surefire money-maker: nostalgia. The toy maker announced that it plans to make a retail set based on the beloved 90s sitcom Seinfeld. It includes five minifigs and the TV apartment set. It’s a set set.
Alexa is pretty great at her job. She’s one of the best and most popular virtual assistants around. If only you could take her out of the house. Well, now you can through the use of an Alexa-enabled Bluetooth speaker. Portable speakers are already useful, so if you’re already committed to the Amazon ecosystem, why not get one with Alexa built-in to expand that utility even more.
If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself. The boring phone cases on Amazon just won’t cut it; you need to design your own case with custom images, patterns, and text. Don’t worry, custom phone cases don’t cost too much, and they come in tons of different sizes and styles. So, let’s design one right now!
If you watched the 2013 Snowpiercer movie, you might have walked away scratching your head, wondering what the hell you just watched. Many people loved it. Some hated it. Others were convinced it’s a Willy Wonka sequel. Regardless of how you feel about the movie, you should at least consider the show. It’s very different but still quite good.
One of the headline features of the Nest Hub Max is the built-in camera. With it, the Nest Hub can recognize who you are and surface specific information for your day. Naturally, you can also use it to make Google Duo or Meet video calls, but until now, it was a one-on-one affair only. Now Google is rolling out group calls to the Nest Hub Max.
Apple is transitioning its Macs from Intel processors to custom in-house chips. Overall, the decision will improve Mac performance and decrease manufacturing costs. But it also means that new ARM-based Macs are losing Boot Camp and can’t run Windows 10 through virtualization.