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Magic Leap is searching for a buyer

The company has looked at Facebook and Johnson & Johnson as potential partners.

What you need to know Startup Magic Leap is looking to partner with other companies, exploring options up to an acquisition. The company has been looking at interested parties like Facebook and Johnson & Johnson. Facebook has reportedly shown little interest due to its own Oculus business and occupation with the coronavirus pandemic.

AR startup Magic Leap is looking at a few options, including  [Read More…]

Verizon just spent $1.6 billion on new millimeter-wave spectrum, but why?

Verizon solidifies its mmWave 5G lead in the latest FCC spectrum auction.

What you need to know Verizon bought the most 5G mmWave spectrum ever, spending over $ 1.6 billion for 4,960 licenses. AT&T came in second with 3,267 licenses, while T-Mobile is in third with 2,384. This auction is the largest auction the FCC has ever held, both monetarily and in measured spectrum licensed.

In a move that’s both surprising and expected at the same time,  [Read More…]

Reduce data usage on your Android phone with this one simple tool

Never go over your monthly data allowance ever again.

We all like using our phones, but as you continue to run apps, games, websites, etc., it doesn’t take long to eat up your mobile data. I think we can all agree that this is something we generally are not a fan of.

You may not think you use that much data during the month, but if you aren’t paying close attention to how you’re using your phone  [Read More…]

EU wants to extend the lifespan of mobile devices with ‘right to repair’

May even offer buyback programs for older devices.

What you need to know The EU plans to introduce new “right to repair” rules for phones, tablets, and laptops by 2021. It is part of a greater initiative to cut down on e-waste and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Manufacturers will also be offered incentives to produce products more sustainably as part of the greater Circular Economy Action Plan.

The EU has been in the news a lot  [Read More…]

The Crew 2 announced for Google Stadia (update)

It’s a great game.

What you need to know Google Stadia is a game streaming service. It’s getting a lot of interesting games in the coming weeks to months. Today, Ubisoft announced that its open-world racing experience, The Crew 2, was joining Stadia. You can purchase a Stadia bundle for $ 130 through the Google Store.

Updated March 12, 2020: The Crew 2’s official Twitter account deleted the old tweet and posted a new one. In  [Read More…]

You need to see this ergonomic office gear if you’re working from home

Working from home can be a daunting thing if you’ve never done it before, but truth be told, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, as someone that’s been working from home for a few years, it’s pretty darn great. However, that does come with a big caveat — you need the right gear. Specifically, you need to invest in an ergonomic chair, keyboard, and mouse. That might seem like overkill, but trying to work from a dining room chair  [Read More…]

How to easily make hand sanitizer at home when all the stores run out

If you can’t buy it, make it.

Coronaviruses like COVID-19 spread through human contact, and one of the most effective ways to curb its spread is by washing your hands. Hand sanitizer is just as effective at killing bacteria and viruses, and it’s easier to use when you’re out and about. Here’s how you can make your own hand sanitizer at home.

Products used in this guide Kill the viruses: MG Chemicals 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol ($ 17  [Read More…]

Where to buy hand sanitizer: These retailers still have stock available

Hand sanitizer is something you normally can walk into any store and buy, whether you needed a large bottle for your office or a small one for your travel bag. Right now, supply is at an all-time low, and finding it can be quite difficult. Fears and concerns around the Coronavirus continue to grow and escalate around the world, and supplies of essential items continue to dwindle as a result.

Where to buy hand sanitizer Amazon: Delivered to your  [Read More…]

How many Ethernet ports are there on an eero?

Best answer: The Eero mesh router and eero Pro each have two auto-detecting Ethernet ports. When one of these is hooked up to a modem or other connection source, the second can be used to connect another device to the Internet. The eero Beacon is exclusively a mesh network extender, and as such has no Ethernet ports.

The standard for mesh networking: eero Mesh WiFi 3-Pack ($ 249 at Amazon) Tri-band power: eero Pro ($ 199 at  [Read More…]