Tag Archive: Don’t

Best Buy’s 2-day flash sale packs in a ton of deals you don’t want to miss

If you’re not a My Best Buy member yet, today’s the day to change that.

For just two days only, Best Buy is holding a My Best Buy Member Sale with discounts across a wide range of technology from smart TVs to office equipment, the Apple MacBook, home security systems, smartphone accessories, and much more. As the sale’s name suggests, these deals are only valid for those who are logged into a My Best Buy account. If you don’t  [Read More…]

Don’t miss out on this fantastic deal on the OnePlus 6T in India

The OnePlus 6T will be selling at its lowest-ever price during Amazon India’s Fab Phones Fest.

Five months after its release, the OnePlus 6T continues to be one of the best affordable flagships around. The combination of top-notch hardware, clean software, and aggressive pricing has allowed OnePlus to become the leading premium smartphone vendor in the country, and if you’ve been holding out for a deal on the OnePlus 6T, you’re in luck.

Starting tonight, the OnePlus  [Read More…]

The S10’s fingerprint reader got fooled by a 3D printer but don’t panic

You can “fool” anything as long as you’re using it as intended while you try.

Someone tricked the Galaxy S10’s in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor with a 3D-printed fingerprint. Only, not really.

A lock wants a key. It doesn’t care where that key comes from.

A person who is adept at the right software was able to take a photograph of his fingerprint on a wine glass and recreate it in three dimensions using a 3D printer, then  [Read More…]

Don’t attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie begin the episode by looking at credit cards and gaming subscriptions through the lens of Apple Card and Apple Arcade. At face value, Apple Card seems to be ‘best of the worst’ and an interesting adjunct to mobile payments. And what could be learned from Apple Arcade when it comes to games and the Google Play Store?

They also look at instances where phone makers are ‘mistakenly’ sending user data to  [Read More…]

Don’t be afraid to use an HDMI switch with your PS4

Best answer: If you have enough HDMI ports on your display, you should connect it directly. But an HDMI switch is incredibly useful when you have a lot of devices and not enough HDMI ports built into your television.

For multiple consoles: StarTech 4-Port 4K HDMI Switch ($ 54 at Amazon) For 4K gaming: AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable ($ 7 at Amazon)

What exactly is an HDMI switch?

Also known as HDMI switchers, an HDMI  [Read More…]

Don’t set up camp without this discounted Portable Power Station for $110

Connect this generator to a solar panel to power it with the sun.

Camping is fun and all, but no techie truly wants to leave their devices at home or dead in the wilderness for days at a time. With something like the Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 160, you won’t have to. This portable high-capacity generator is capable of charging everything from smartphones and tablets to laptops, drones, and the Nintendo Switch. While it normally sells  [Read More…]

Don’t underestimate the value of buying last year’s smartphones

Just because it’s new doesn’t mean the old stuff is worthless.

There is a significant downside to the innovation we enjoy today: it’s just far too expensive. Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and more have been spending billions each year to figure out how to make the stuff we like work the way we like them to work. And we know that they’re doing a good job because they continue to make significant returns on those investments.

But those  [Read More…]

PODCAST: Please don’t buy the 5G hype in 2019

One of the biggest trends in mobile for 2019 is the forthcoming wave of 5G networks and devices. Exciting, right? We’re here to tell you that it’s not the reason you should buy your next device. At least not yet.

We’re all for the technology and the promises but it’s far too early for us to start recommending anything to anyone. Listen to our latest podcast and find out why we’re not quite ready to hop on the 5G hype train.

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Don’t pass up the Hive heating & cooling smart thermostat pack at $101 off

Save money and energy.

The Hive Heating and Cooling Smart Thermostat Pack is on sale for just $ 129 at Amazon currently. It received its first major discount last November when it fell from its regular price of $ 230 down to $ 149, and today’s price makes for its best deal since Cyber Monday’s price of $ 100 last year.

Hive’s set includes the Smart Thermostat itself as well as the necessary Hive Hub. The Hive  [Read More…]

Why some gadgets don’t normally work on hotel Wi-Fi

Best answer: Many hotels have annoying restrictions in place preventing you from easily using certain gadgets and devices on their Wi-Fi networks. Thankfully, an inexpensive travel router circumvents that.

Amazon: TP-Link N300 Nano Travel Router ($ 30)

Hotels are stingy

Ever been to a hotel and tried to use all your gadgets, only to find out that none of them will work? You’re not alone, and it’s not your fault.

Ever since hotels had  [Read More…]