Tired of overpaying for your phone plan? Google is running a 50% off promotion for new customers that join Google Fi Unlimited. The service, which usually costs $50 a line, includes 22GB of high-speed data, full hot-spot support, free international calls and texts, and 100 GB of Google One. This limited-time promotion cuts your bill down to $25 a line for the first three months of service.
There are loads of third-party Android launchers out there, but most of them strike similar beats. They take design cues from stock Android and provide small tweaks and features, which is more than fine. But the brand-new launcher Niagara aims to be a more substantial shake-up by featuring a minimalist and one-hand-use friendly design—and it’s pretty great.
Whether you drive an older vehicle or simply want to spruce up your ride, a heads-up display is a great way to add some tech to your car. Many newer vehicles have a heads-up display (HUD) showing information like speed and navigation instructions on the glass windshield in your line of sight. It’s transparent, too, so it’s not distracting. If you want to try one, these are the best aftermarket heads-up displays you can buy to add some luxury to your daily driver.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to get into smart homes, IKEA’s TRADFRI system is one option worth considering. It’s one of the few affordable options that support Alexa, Google Assistant, and Homekit. But only some TRADFRI products work with Homekit, and now IKEA’s motion sensor and shortcut button are joining those ranks.
Select retailers are offering hefty discounts for Apple’s revolutionary M1 Mac Mini and MacBook Pro. The base-model M1 Mac Mini, which usually costs $700, is just $600 at Costco and $670 through Amazon and B&H. You can also save $80 on the base-model M1 MacBook Pro or $100 on the upgraded M1 MacBook Pro through Amazon.
LEGO Dimensions was a great “toys to life” style game that saw dozens of LEGO minifigs and vehicles brought together in an epic adventure. Alas, LEGO canceled the game, and it won’t see any more updates. But why let your sets go to waste? With some code and a Raspberry Pi, you can turn your LEGO Dimensions characters into an epic jukebox.
Microsoft has spent the last decade pushing customers to its cloud-based Microsoft 365 subscription service. And while the company is gearing up to release Office 2021 and Office LTSC with the traditional one-time purchase model, there’s a catch. Office 2021 and Office LTSC will not enjoy the 7-year support cycle seen with previous releases of the Office software suite.
You have a surprisingly wide array of choices if you want an all-electric motorcycle. It makes sense: the super-light, super-efficient design is already primed to maximize the benefits of electric over gas. But so far those choices have been limited to less comfy sport bikes and similar. Curtiss is changing that with the eye-catching One, a long, low cruiser bike.
Smart home products can range from super fun to incredibly useful. The problem is, a lot of them require drilling holes or wiring cables to work—probably not something you can do if you’re renting your current home. But no need to fear, as there are plenty of ways to make your home smarter that won’t tick off your landlord.
If you subscribed to every channel and streaming service out there, you’d probably go bankrupt. So if you need all the channels, every little sale counts. To that end, YouTube TV has a new Entertainment Plus bundle that delivers HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz at a mild discount. If you wanted the channels anyway, why not save some money?
As we noted in December, the Apple TV app is now available on Chromecast with Google TV. Despite being competitors, the two companies have decided to work together a little bit more. There will also be Google Assistant integration on Chromecast for Google TV, allowing you to use voice commands with the Apple TV app.
Today, the Android Team released its first developer preview of Android 12, giving us a first look at what’s coming to the world of Android. While it’s early days, the preview still gives us a good idea of what to expect, like security changes, new gesture navigation updates, better pictures, and faster, cleaner notifications. The preview also suggests that Android will make a big play for other formfactors, like tablets, foldables, and even TVs.
There’s nothing better than a tailor-made earbud. Sennheiser’s AMBEO division, which specializes in “immersive” audio, is partnering with the Formlabs 3D printing company to make custom-fitted earbuds more accessible. The idea is simple—scan your ear with a smartphone, send the data to AMBEO and Formlabs, and get a pair of eartips specially designed for your ear canals.
If you’ve tried to purchase a graphics card for your gaming computer in the past few years, you’ve probably noticed skyrocketing prices and low stock everywhere. That’s in part due to the rise of cryptocurrency mining that calls for powering graphics cards. NVIDIA wants to help gamers by making its new RTX 3060 cards terrible at mining.
Amazon’s in-garage delivery service, Key, offers you some peace of mind against brazen thieves who want to steal your precious packages. It’s now offering new first-time users of the service a $40 credit for trying it out, though you’ll need to have a compatible myQ garage opener for things to work.
Apple’s AirPods Max are among the best high-end headphones available today, but they suffer from two major problems. First, the price of the AirPods Max is high, and they offer many of the same features and sound quality as much cheaper headphones. And second, the AirPods Max have a frustrating battery drain issue that Apple has yet to acknowledge, much less fix. So here are the best AirPods Max alternatives, without the inflated price tag or battery problems.
Security systems and cameras may make you feel better about leaving home or going to bed at night, but they can be annoying. And they only do any good if you remember to turn them on. Ring wants to help with a new Geofence feature that will avoid annoyances and automatically arm your Ring Alarm system when you leave home.
Do you have the popular Android app ShareIt installed on your phone? You should uninstall that as soon as possible. Sooner if possible. According to researchers at Trend Micro, ShareIt suffers from many fatal flaws that could let hackers execute code on your device, install malicious apps, and more. And after three months, ShareIt chose to do nothing about the problem.
In a new collaboration with Google Pay, Google Maps just became even more versatile. The app, which is already useful for a variety of purposes—from getting directions to booking a workout class—now has a tool that will allow you to pay for parking directly from the app, stopping you from having to touch gross public parking lot payment machines.
Amazon launched its Day 1 Editions program in 2020 to test the sell-ability of strange new products like the Echo Frames and Echo Loop. Now, the company is expanding its Day 1 program with a new Build It initiative, where customers crowdsource new products into existence. And the first of Amazon’s Build It products—a smart cuckoo clock, nutrition scale, and sticky note printer, are very weird, to say the least.