Computing is an enormous part of modern life. Its profound reach and impact on everyday life are precisely why the Raspberry Pi Foundation has teamed up with the University of Cambridge to help young people from all walks of life learn how computers work and how to create with them.
Snarky weather app CARROT Weather just got a big update that makes your weather-fetching experience more enjoyable. Probably. The app now has a fleet of new design features—some of which are customizable—along with new metrics, and reporting options.
It’s finally happened—Intel finally lost its mind. The company known for CPUs just opened pre-orders for its Intel NUC 11 Extreme, a shoebox-sized PC that supports full-sized graphics cards and comes with an 11th gen Intel Core processor.
This week Volkswagen announced that the popular Passat sedan would end production in 2022 as the company shifts to making EVs in the United States. That said, the final 2022 VW Passat will come in a Limited Edition model that pays homage to the plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the car was manufactured.
If you’re the proud owner of a PS5, you can get six months of the premium Apple TV Plus streaming service absolutely free. This week Apple and Sony teamed up to offer this promotion to all Playstation 5 owners, making it a win-win. Here’s how to redeem your Apple TV Plus on the PS5.
I know what you’re going to say—it’s too early for Halloween. Except it’s not. It’s never too early for creepy crawlies and things that go bump in the night. LEGO clearly agrees with this sentiment, which is why it just revealed two scary adorable Halloween sets.
Picture this—you finally get your hands on a $2,500 EVGA RTX 3090 graphics card, pop it into your colorful gaming PC, and fire up the exclusive beta for Amazon’s upcoming New World MMO. Suddenly, you hear a strange thump and your screen goes black. You’re left in silence as the fans on your GPU crawl their way to lifelessness.
You’ve probably heard of GaN chargers, the super-compact charging bricks that use Gallium Nitride components to reach incredibly high charging speeds. Most GaN chargers have just one or two ports, but Satechi just launched 66-watt and 108-watt power bricks with three USB-C ports—perfect for people with several power-hungry devices.
Amazon is now offering a masculine-sounding voice option to its virtual assistant, Alexa, which has now started rolling out to users. The company is also introducing a new wake word, Ziggy, to trigger the assistant. You can hear the new assistant’s voice here.
Rumor has it that Samsung will announce its Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 at its Unpacked event on August 11th. Those who hope to get the phone on launch day can now reserve their model on Samsung’s website, and interestingly, this reservation page lets you choose up to two devices for trade-in.
Panasonic is a leader in ultra-rugged PCs, which are generally intended for military and construction workers in harsh environments. But if you’re somewhat familiar with Panasonic’s TOUGHBOOKs, you’ll find yourself awestruck by the company’s new TOUGHBOOK G2. It’s one of the most outrageous PCs we’ve ever seen.
If you aren’t the only person in your house that’s working from home, you know how difficult it can be to find a quiet spot to work in that still has a solid internet connection. Now, with Verizon’s new Mix & Match on Fios plans, you’ll be covered.
When I first put eyes on the BackStrong C1 chair from all33, I chuckled to myself and thought, “it looks like a small chair inside of a big chair.” The whole concept seemed silly to me, but I figured I’d give it a shot. And boy, I’m glad I did. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, this chair changed my life.
Electric vehicle owners that don’t drive a Tesla received some good news this week. That’s because later this year, Tesla will be opening up its expansive Supercharging network to other EVs, giving you more options to top off while driving. On the flip side, Tesla’s Superchargers will be even more overcrowded as a result.
Last week, a Bloomberg report revealed that Netflix hired Mike Verdu, a former EA and Oculus executive, to lead a new games department. We speculated that Netflix may focus on the “addictive” mobile games market, a hypothesis that Netflix has now confirmed in a letter to its shareholders.
The past year has certainly made things like travel interesting, to say the least. Google has now added a few helpful features to Google Maps to make traveling—or even just commuting to work or getting around the city—a little bit easier.
If you have a Pixel 4 XL with power or charging problems, we have some good news. Google is extending the repairs and warranty program for its XL phone by an extra year. However, the extension is for specific regions and only applies to select problems with the phone.
Smart bulbs can transform your home into an exciting, automated wonderland—but only if your family members agree to stop flipping light switches. Nokia’s solution is to skip the smart bulbs entirely. Its new line of Smart Lighting switches add dimming, automation, and voice control to an entire room, and can be flipped on and off by family members without any consequence.
If you’re looking to buy a streaming stick, try cashing in on the latest Chromecast with Google TV bundle. For just $65, you get a Chromecast with three months of HBO Max for free. The Chromecast usually costs $50, and HBO Max’s ad-free plan costs $15 a month, meaning that you could save a total of $30 with this deal.
Sony just announced its new, extremely expensive HT-A9 sound system and HT-A7000 soundbar. Launching in September (or October) for $1,800 and $1,300, both products seem like fantastic solutions for audio-obsessed gamers or film buffs. However, the HT-A9 speakers are particularly interesting due to their bizarre functionality.