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From the Editor’s Desk: Protest under assault

I have this vivid memory from the early days of 2020 that won’t subside.

It was January 6, before CES officially began, and I was at the Cosmopolitan hotel looking at Fossil’s new smartwatch offerings. The demo was finished and I was standing on this expansive balcony overlooking the city, a fake Eiffel Tower looming to my right. I was claiming a minute just for me, while inside my coworkers were chatting away contently. It was one of  [Read More…]

Grab a refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Echo Show 5 bundled for $179

Right now Amazon has a great deal featuring a Ring Video Doorbell Pro and the Amazon Echo Show 5 on sale for $ 179. Both items are certified refurbished and work like new. If you were to buy these individually refurbished, the Ring video doorbell would cost you $ 180 by itself. The Echo Show 5 goes for around $ 60 as a refurb, so you’re saving $ 60 just compared to that. Brand new versions of the Ring device  [Read More…]

Does Google Fi support 5G?

Best answer: Yes, if you have an unlocked phone that is compatible with T-Mobile’s 5G network, you can access 5G with Google Fi where there is coverage.

One of the best networks with 5G: Google Fi (From $ 20 per month at Google Fi) 5G out of the box: Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (From $ 800 at Samsung) Flexible data and coverage

T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network on its low-band 600MHz spectrum has helped it shoot to the  [Read More…]

Amazon UK headphone listings defaced with racist images

Amazon’s search algorithm has been hijacked by bad actors.

What you need to know Earbud product listings on Amazon’s online storefront have been hijacked and vandalized. Product images have been replaced with images displaying strong racist language. The results are believed to be the result of a security breach playing off of current political tensions.

Searching for AirPods right now on Amazon? Don’t. Product listings for search results related to Apple’s popular earbuds have been hijacked, with  [Read More…]

Woodley vs. Burns UFC Fight Night: How to watch live tonight

After several delays and a few fights in Florida, the UFC is returning to Las Vegas! The next UFC Fight Night will go live on May 30 with a headliner featuring former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and the #6 ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns. The fight will take place at UFC Apex, a brand-new production facility dedicated to all things UFC. Not only is this notable for being the first fight to take place at Apex, it’s also important because  [Read More…]

Portable JBL Bluetooth speakers are up to $110 off today only

Not sure what to get dad for Father’s Day? Woot is having a one-day sale on portable JBL Bluetooth speakers where you could score just the right gift for dad, and with discounts up to 44% off, you might even find something worth grabbing for yourself while you’re at it. These powerful Bluetooth speakers are truly made for the music lovers out there, and thanks to today’s sale, you can grab one for as low as $ 74.99 right now.  [Read More…]

This 50% discount on the Lenovo Smart Clock saves you $40 today only

Lenovo’s Smart Clock with the Google Assistant was designed to do much more than just wake you up in the morning; it can help control compatible smart home devices, stream music, check the weather, and more, and while it’s normally priced at $ 79.99, you can snag one right now for only $ 39.99 on sale at Best Buy. That’s one of the best prices it’s ever reached and matches the deal we saw on the device during Black Friday  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Amazfit T-Rex or the Casio Pro Trek?

Cost-friendly powerhouse Amazfit T-Rex

$ 140 at Amazfit

Pros Onboard GPS Durable, rugged design 20-day battery life Over a dozen sport modes Affordable fitness watch Cons Too bulky for some Lacks app support Bands aren’t interchangeable

Amazfit might be a lesser-known name in the wearable world, but its product line continues expanding with new watches, including the T-Rex. You’ll have onboard GPS, health/activity tracking, heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and nearly three weeks of battery life. You’ll  [Read More…]

How BlackBerry built Android but Apple perfected it

BlackBerry started the smartphone craze and Apple changed how we use them. Android has its roots in both and that’s what makes it great.

It all starts back in 2002 when a company called Danger builds a device called the Hicktop — a.k.a. the T-Mobile Sidekick for everyone in the U.S. Yes, there were “data-driven” devices in Japan, and companies were making PDAs, but the smartphone craze can be traced directly back to the Sidekick.

Ironically, the  [Read More…]

Zoom users must update the desktop app to continue joining meetings

Zoom is rolling out new GCM encryption, beginning May 30.

What you need to know Zoom is rolling out GCM encryption across its platform this weekend. That means if you want to keep using Zoom and joining meetings, you need to update. If you can’t update the desktop client, you can use the mobile app or the web client instead

Popular video-conferencing app Zoom has announced that users must update their desktop client after this weekend in  [Read More…]