Social networks are a great way to stay connected to friends, family, current events, and everything else. But that doesn’t mean you should leave all of your stuff on this big ol’ internet for everyone to see until the end of time. Nay, you should regularly archive your old posts. Let’s talk about it.
Although Google’s Pixel smartphones typically aren’t the most powerful, they consistently pack the most intuitive and thoughtful software on the market. So, what on Earth was I thinking when I traded in my Pixel 4a for Samsung’s terrible Galaxy S21?
There’s a joke that Microsoft follows a good, bad pattern with its OS launches: Windows XP: good, Windows Vista: bad, Windows 7: good. Windows 8: bad, Windows 10: good. Alas, in keeping with the cycle, Microsoft is botching the Windows 11 launch, and it might wreck an otherwise good OS.
I did it. I purchased Paramount+ at the best possible price with the most possible features. That’s right. I got it for $30 for the first year with local channels and ads. You can’t get a better deal. And you know what? I still paid too much. I shouldn’t have subscribed at all.
Technically speaking, there’s no wrong way to set up a smart home. But some smart home advocates, like Joe on our sister-site How-To Geek, insist that “proper smart homes need a hub.” I disagree entirely. Your smart home doesn’t need a hub. In fact, you’re better off without one.
While talking on the phone might not be as cool as it once was, Google has done a lot to make the call experience less awful on Pixel devices. Experimental features like Call Screening and Assistant’s Hold for Me have fundamentally changed the way I use my phone over the last year or so. I don’t want to live without them now.
What happens when the most popular streaming hardware loses access to the second most popular streaming TV service? Everyone loses. And that’s exactly what’s happening right now with Google and Roku in the current squabble over YouTube TV.
If you’ve been hanging out on the corners of the internet that are obsessed with all things mechanical keyboard, you may have noticed some odd-looking designs: little rectangular boards with square keys in perfectly straight rows and columns. These are ortholinear keyboards, an interesting fad among the enthusiast crowd. What’s the deal? Let me explain for you.
Yesterday Google announced that it was shutting down Stadia Games and Entertainment, the in-house publisher and developer it had created to bring first-party games to Stadia. In the post it said that it was focusing its investment on Stadia’s platform and technology, not original content. A sentence or two later, it said high-profile hire Jade Raymond was leaving, too.
Multiple monitors are a popular way to boost your productivity. But how many is enough … or as it might be, too much? The answer is going to change based on a lot of factors. Your work or play style, your comfort level, your budget, and not least, your taste. There isn’t just one solution.