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It’s easy to pair a new Alexa Voice Remote to your Amazon Fire TV!

If you’ve ever had the misfortune to “permanently misplace” or break a TV remote, you know how frustrating it can be to find just the right one and get it paired back up again. The good news is that if you have a Fire TV device, this process can be relatively pain-free and easy. I’ll show you how in the steps below!

Products used in this guide Ultimate controller: Alexa Voice Remote ($ 30 at Amazon) Next-gen DVR:  [Read More…]

iRobot pioneered the robot vacuum, now it’s working on washing your dishes

Folding laundry, washing the dishes, and even grabbing a drink from the fridge could be a thing of the past.

What you need to know iRobot is working on robots with arms that can do more household chores than ever. Products are expected in the next five years and include advanced navigation and object identification via cameras. The first robot with next-generation navigation will debut this year and will mow your lawn for you.

If you own  [Read More…]

It’s almost 2020 — how’s your Galaxy S10 battery life holding up?

Let’s talk with the AC forums.

Believe it or not, we’re quickly coming up on the one-year-anniversary for when the Galaxy S10 series was released.

The S10 has stood out as one of the year’s best phones, offering a gorgeous AMOLED display, premium design, powerful triple rear cameras, and more. Almost a year after its launch, however, how’s its battery life doing?

Some of our AC forum members recently got to talking about their S10 endurance. Here’s  [Read More…]

Not all 5G is created equal, and it’s confusing as hell right now

It won’t really matter in the long run, but right now it’s near-impossible to explain what 5G is.

The build-out of consumer 5G networks is difficult from a technological and logistical standpoint. Varying network standards between carriers, coverage issues resulting from necessary infrastructure upgrades, and limited availability of 5G phones early on are all hindering the 5G rollout. But one of the biggest problems underlying it all is that “5G” isn’t just one thing, and it’s both  [Read More…]

Microsoft just revealed the next Xbox; now it’s Sony’s turn to respond

This isn’t Sony’s first rodeo, but it still needs to play its cards right.

Microsoft just brought down the house at The Game Awards Thursday night. Phil Spencer took to the stage to finally reveal Xbox Scarlett, or as it’s now known: Xbox Series X. It’s a beastly console that looks like a PC tower. On top of that, a Hellblade sequel was announced alongside it.

It was an amazing reveal that no one expected — how  [Read More…]

I used T-Mobile’s new 5G network, and it’s a whole lot like its 4G network

There are improvements to be found, but this isn’t a complete game changer yet.

The early days of 5G networks are confusing, with the biggest annoyance being the explanation of what kind of 5G network a given carrier is using. There’s mmWave, which Verizon is incredibly bullish on, and then there’s Sub-6, which has been deployed by far more carriers around the world and is easier to launch quickly and comprehensively. (And then, there are differences in  [Read More…]

The UPS battery backup deal is not the sexiest, but it’s worth it

We acknowledge that this might not be the sexiest gift to pick up for Cyber Monday, but it just might be the most appreciated. This UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector from APC is on sale for $ 15 off its normal price, and I can tell you from personal experience that it is worth every penny!

Protect your hardware APC UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector

In case lightning strikes twice

This UPS from APC  [Read More…]

The Samsung T5 portable SSD is terrific, and it’s nearly half off right now

I’ve been using Samsung’s T5 portable SSD for years now, and it’s without a doubt one of my favorite pieces of tech in my kit. There’s no worse feeling while you’re shooting and editing a large video project than running out of storage, and having a speedy drive you can edit off of makes sure you don’t need to worry about that.

The Samsung T5 is sleek and well-made with a durable aluminum casing, and it’s crazy fast with read/write  [Read More…]

The KeySmart Pro is a better way to track your keys, and it’s on sale

If you’re like us, you’d sometimes forget your head if it wasn’t attached. Heading for the door we do the PWK (phone, wallet, keys) check. Wait, where are the keys?!

If losing track of keys is something you struggle with, you might want to check out the KeySmart Pro with Tile Smart Location.

The Keysmart Pro does exactly what you’d think. It smartly manages your keys and has a tiny Tile tracking module inside that helps you keep track of  [Read More…]

Pixelbook Go: it’s not like other Chromebooks

The Pixelbook Go is like that guy she told you not to worry about.

A lot of people have written a lot of words about how dissappointed they are with the Pixelbook Go. Myself included. But almost all of those words saying how it’s overpriced or doesn’t compare to the original or how other cheaper Chromebooks are better come from people who have never touched it. Which included me until last week.

More: Daniel Bader’s Pixelbook Go  [Read More…]