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Put Baby Yoda Ears on Your Echo Dot, You Must

Otterbox wants to transport you to a galaxy far away with its Baby Yoda-inspired Echo Dot stand. It’s a soft non-slip stand that gives your Echo Dot a cute pair of Yoda ears! Fans of The Mandalorian can preorder the stand for $25 and expect delivery on August 20th.

Apple’s New Gift Card Can Be Spent on Everything, Physical or Digital

If you’re buying a gift for the Apple devotees in your life, no longer must you choose between iTunes (for apps, music, movies, in-app purchases, subscription fees, etc.) or the Apple Store (phones, computers, accessories). With the introduction of the new unified Apple gift card, now Apple will take your money for pretty much anything it sells.

Microsoft Will Kill Cortana on Mobile and Harmon Kardon Speakers in 2021

Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant never took off like the company hoped. Windows Phone died, which didn’t help, and although it release an Android and iOS app, they never saw wide traction. Even partner-made thermostats and speakers failed to dazzle. Now, Microsoft says it will end support for Cortana on iOS and Android, and the Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker will be just a Bluetooth speaker.

Chrome’s Autofill Feature Is Getting Fingerprint Authentication

Google says it’s working on making autofill for Chrome more convenient and secure. Chrome can save both passwords and credit cards for autofill purposes, but that probably seems like a bad idea on your mobile devices. You’ll soon be able to add fingerprint protection to prevent unauthorized use of your credit card details on Android. And if you’re on Windows or Mac, you can do that now.

Twitter Says a Phone Spear Phishing Attack Led to Its Bitcoin Scam

Recently, Twitter suffered a giant hack that led to high-profile verified accounts tweeting out bitcoin scams. Hackers managed to infiltrate Twitter’s systems and use the company’s internal tools to commandeer Twitter accounts for Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Apple, and more. Now in a new update, Twitter says a phone spear phishing campaign led to all the damage.

The Best Programmable Thermostats Under $100

Most people can live without an expensive smart thermostat. If you want to automate your home temperature and save a little cash, then a cheap programmable thermostat is all you need. Here are our favorite programmable thermostats, along with info on why they might be right for you.

17 Cross-Platform Games to Play with Friends

Cross-platform multiplayer is more prevalent than ever, and while it may not be available for every major game yet, there’s still a great selection of titles that support it. Not all crossplay is created equal though, as some games may limit what systems can play with each other. Sometimes, this is simply because the game is only available on a limited number of systems, but other times, systems are specifically separated for technical or balancing reasons.