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Jerry loves his Aukey mechanical keyboard for a good reason

I write hundreds of thousands of words each year and I’m quick to bash a sub-par keyboard if it comes across my desk. I’m also pretty sure I’m not alone when it comes to having a favorite tool that I don’t want to be without. I’ve found my favorite, the surprisingly good and budget-friendly Aukey KM-G3. I love it when fate is in my favor because I’m not giving this up. I’ve fallen in love.

My favorite keyboard  [Read More…]

These $100 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are surprisingly great

A premium design and big sound for just $ 100.

If you’ve ever looked on Amazon for good, cheap headphones, chances are you’ve come across a company called TaoTronics. TaoTronics makes a wide array of headphones and earbuds for the budget segment, and while they may sometimes seem too good to be true, we’ve found that that’s not the case.

I’ve reviewed quite a few TaoTronics headphones over the last year, with the company’s latest pair of  [Read More…]

Google Chrome for desktop is getting a distraction-free Reader Mode

Reader Mode is now live in the Canary build, coming to beta channel soon.

Google Chrome is getting a built-in reader mode on the desktop, similar to what you get on Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. As its name suggests, Reader Mode facilitates distraction-free reading by stripping out ads, animations, and other background content from a page, leaving only the text and article images.

As spotted by ZDNet, the reader mode is now live in the Chrome  [Read More…]

The best Galaxy S8+ cases you can buy

The Galaxy S8+ is no spring chicken — and I mean that in the best possible way — but if you’re still proudly rocking one, then you’ll want to protect its delicate all-glass construction from drops and shatters that will have you shelling out hundreds of dollars to replace the screen or replace the whole phone. Two years on, the case pool for the S8+ has dwindled a little, but there’s still plenty of quality cases to pick from.

Ready  [Read More…]

You can play the beta of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite outside of New Zealand

Niantic has announced a beta version of their latest real-world game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! It’s currently only available in New Zealand, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. We live in a world of magic after all. It is possible for you to sideload the Unite app — sideloading is installing an app that’s not on the Play Store — from outside New Zealand so you too can be a part of the Wizarding World!

How  [Read More…]

The wait is over – YouTube is coming back to Amazon Fire TV

Deal includes Fire TV and Prime Video, but the Echo Show won’t support YouTube yet.

The wait is over! Almost two years after Google and Amazon kicked off a war of attrition, the two companies have finally reached an agreement. Announced this morning, the deal means that YouTube is coming back to Amazon’s Fire TV devices, while the Prime Video app will add support for casting to Chromecast, and become available on more Android TVs. They say  [Read More…]

YouTube is returning to Fire TVs

To say Amazon and Google have had a rocky relationship is an understatement. The two companies have been in a constant power struggle over products and services for years. Both had even pulled its respective video services from the other in the last 2 years.

Google famously pulled the official YouTube apps from all Fire OS devices too much disappointment. Not to be outdone, Amazon has restricted its own Amazon Prime Video app to just the Nvidia Shield and select  [Read More…]

Cricket now offers data-only plans

Cricket this week began offering data-only plans for its subscribers, making them available for devices such as mobile hotspots or tablets. Called “Simply Data”, there are three options with prices starting as low as $ 25 per month.

Although these are data plans, they do include unlimited SMS and MMS capabilities; there is no voice service or international messaging.

Simply Data $ 25 for 3GB $ 35 for 10GB $ 70 for 30GB ($ 65 after $ 5 Auto-Pay credit)  [Read More…]

uTalk can teach you two new languages for only $20

It should go without saying that learning a new language is one of the best things you can do when it comes to keeping your mind active and healthy—not to mention the more obvious fact that it makes traveling to your favorite foreign destinations much more enjoyable.

uTalk Language Education is a platform that lets you learn virtually any language without having to succumb to boring and tedious memorization exercises, and a lifetime subscription is available for over  [Read More…]