Tag Archive: Random


Don’t let your kids buy random stuff from Alexa on your Echo smart speakers

One of the best things that an Alexa-powered Echo speaker can do is to tell you Amazon’s daily specials and let you place orders for goods with your voice — it’s just so convenient! However, you certainly don’t want your kids, friends, or family to have unfettered Alexa access while you’re busy working from home or away from your smart speakers. I’ll show you how simple it is to put some controls on who can make voice purchases  [Read More…]

Some Pixel 3a owners are experiencing random shut downs

The bug could be related to using Wi-Fi.

What you need to know Some users are experiencing random shut downs on both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Running in safe mode doesn’t appear to fix it and it could be related to using Wi-Fi. At the moment, there has been no official statement from Google on the matter.

It wouldn’t be a Pixel launch if users weren’t already having problems, and unfortunately, it only took  [Read More…]

Random Android bug shows your recent texts if you search ‘the1975..com’

Oh my hair smells like chocolate.

As awesome as technology is, it’s not uncommon for bugs/glitches to pop up every now and then. If just the slightest thing goes awry, a multitude of unexpected things can happen. Most recently, Android users have been discovering a particularly odd one that causes your recent texts to show up when searching for very specific words on Google Search.

First spotted by a few Redditors over Memorial Day weekend in the  [Read More…]

Save $15 on Random Order’s Qi wireless charging pad today!

Random Order’s wireless charging pad lets you charge your Qi-enabled phone with ease. It outputs at 5W for a fast charge with a multi-color LED to show your charging status. Don’t plug in your phone every time you need to charge — just grab one of these for $ 19.95!

‘BadUSB’ malware highlights the danger of plugging random mystery drives into your computer

Another day, another apocalyptic prognostication of computer security doom, this time focusing on the omnipresent USB connection. It’s called ‘BadUSB’, and it’s a malware proof-of-concept created by security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell that exploits a flaw in and resides in the firmware that controls the basic function of USB devices. The researchers claim that it’s not a problem that can be patched, saying that they’re “exploiting the very way that USB is designed,” but  [Read More…]

Google I/O registration open April 7-9, will choose random applicants

Good news for folks who have been shut out of the Google I/O developer conference in past years. This year, things are going random. As in no more first-come/first-served, sold-out-in-60 minutes schemes. Here’s the deal: You’ll be able to register from April 7 to April 9. Google will then choose applicants at random, and send ticket confirmation emails thereafter. Get it? Got it? Cross your fingers. [Google Developers]

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