Ever so quietly, Microsoft dropped a new operating system out in the wild. No, not Windows 11. Microsoft created its own Linux Distribution. And while you might be tempted to crack jokes that Microsoft hates Linux, this is a big deal. Especially for anyone who relies on Red Hat or Suse.
Sling TV’s redesigned app is now live on all Fire TV devices. With an improved grid guide, more personalization features, and an easy-to-navigate interface, the new app is a major improvement over the aging Sling UI still used on Roku, Android TV, and other streaming hardware.
Verizon will begin pre-installing and using Google’s Android Messages app on all Android devices starting next year. This follows similar announcements by T-Mobile and AT&T, which will drastically help make Android text messaging better than ever.
When I reviewed the Garmin Venu 2 earlier this year, several people asked about the Forerunner 745 in comparison. The two are similar in features and close enough in price (Venu is $399; Forerunner is $499), but they’re definitely for totally different people. So, who is each one for? Let’s take a closer look.
The Tokyo Olympics are right around the corner, and Roku users have the best seat in town for the show! NBCUniversal and Roku have partnered up to bring the platform thousands of hours of Olympic game coverage along with additional exclusive content.
Months after appearing at CES 2021, the ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 and ASUS Chromebook CX9 have finally made their way to ASUS’ webstore. Powered by the latest 11th gen Intel Core processors with Iris X graphics and a ton of RAM, these Chromebooks are overpowered enough to replace your aging Pixelbook.
Rad Power, the electric fat-tire bike manufacturer, has unveiled an upgraded model of its flagship RadRover 6 Plus with a streamlined new look. The latest RadRover 6 Plus is the brand’s first e-bike with an integrated battery, not to mention packs a slew of upgrades for its higher $1,999 starting price.
Retro gear is all the rage, especially video game watch collaborations, and the latest gadget is a spectacular venture between Bandai Namco and Casio. The new A100WEPC Pac-Man edition watch breathes new life into the iconic Casio F-100 digital watch, worn by Ripley in 1979’s Alien.
As anti-tracking tools grow more popular in the browser, advertisers are finding more sophisticated ways to track your activity and interests through email. Invisible trackers can detect when and where you open a message, and if you stick to a single email address, it’s very easy to build an advertising profile based on the websites, stores, and newsletters you sign up with. The solution? Uh … DuckDuckGo?
Apple has removed Fakespot, a popular app that detects fake products reviews, from the iOS App Store. The takedown was initiated by Amazon, which complains that Fakespot’s new iOS app poses a security risk and misinforms customers.
Fans of RetroArch, the popular open-source front-end for emulators, will be thrilled to hear that it’s officially arrived on Amazon’s Appstore. Users can now easily emulate games on Fire tablets without having to sideload the RetroArch APK or install a custom ROM with Google Play Store services.
Searching for Wear OS apps is a genuine pain in the neck. It’s a process that Google (thankfully) wants to revamp ahead of the “new WearOS” launch later this year. Over the next few weeks, Google will push a Play Store and Wear OS update to streamline the app searching and installation process.
No one loves going to the optometrist, and Warby Parker’s new vision app might save you from having to make routine visits just to update your basic prescription. It only takes a few moments to use, and you’ll take the test using your current glasses or contact lenses.
I have a confession: my family adores board games. So much that we built a dining room table that converts to a board game table. We have dozens (and dozens) of board games. Does that sound like your family? Then you should take a serious look at Arcade1Up’s Infinity Game Table.
Security researchers at CyberArk managed to bypass Windows Hello facial recognition using a fake webcam that pumps IR data into a PC. The process behind this exploit is relatively simple, though it isn’t a serious concern for the average person, as it requires James Bond-like tactics to pull off.
Samsung just released a new version of “The Wall,” its ridiculously oversized MicroLED TV display. This upgraded model comes in several configurations and can measure up to 1,000-inches in size. Okay, so why is Samsung selling a 1,000-inch TV?
Everyone can agree that exercise is good for the body and mind. However, if you think regular old exercise is boring, Peloton’s upcoming in-app video game is here to gamify things and make your next cycling workout a little more exciting.
Five years after their release, the Bose QC35s are still some of the best wireless noise canceling headphones available today. But they’re starting to show their age, especially when it’s time to use the Micro-USB charging port—yuck! Thankfully, a new FCC filing shows that Bose is preparing to release the QC45, its latest iteration in the QuietComfort series.
The Chromecast with Google TV’s universal watchlist and “Improve Your Recommendations” tool are finally making their way to Android TV devices through the latest update. But there’s a catch—trailers will now play automatically when you look at details for a show or movie.
Klipsch just launched its first Dolby Atmos soundbars; the Cinema 1200 and the Cinema 800. The new speakers feature 8K HDMI passthrough, smart assistant support, wood paneling, and of course, eye-popping price tags.