Tag Archive: stuff


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…]

Looking for stuff to binge while you’re at home? Check out Netflix

Netflix started out as a service focused on movies, but now fans tend to think of great shows first. Netflix has so many great TV shows that it can be hard to know where to begin. You might have a lot of time on your hands all of a sudden, and want to watch shows on Netflix that you know are worth your time on the couch. Here are the best 21 Netflix shows in 2020, separated by original series  [Read More…]

iFixit tears apart a Google Pixel 4 XL looking for the good stuff

The teardown treasure hunt also reveals radar and a Neural Core mystery

What you need to know The Google Pixel 4 XL is hard to fix, a 4/10 on iFixit’s repairability scale. It uses a Samsung display with a higher refresh rate than current Samsung flagship phones. iFixit found the Soli radar chip and the new dedicated audio chip.

Perennial teardown firm iFixit has completed its initial dissection of the Google Pixel 4 XL and awarded the  [Read More…]

What’s new on TV in April 2019? Dragons — and other stuff

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which is back for its final season on April 14. (Image credit: Helen Sloan/HBO)

Game of Thrones is back for the last time. Nothing else matters.

You’ll forgive us for reminding you that April really is about one thing, and one thing only.

Dragons. On TV.

Game of Thrones is back in April for its final season on HBO. And we’ve only got six episodes to  [Read More…]

Keep an eye on your stuff with a discount on the Zmodo Home Security Camera

Eyes in the sky.

Amazon is offering the Zmodo Wireless Indoor Home Security Camera for $ 24.99, knocking $ 10 off the usual price. This is a match of the lowest we usually see, and it hasn’t dropped this low since back in November.

This camera features 720p monitoring that works during the day and at night. You can adjust the sensitivity of the night vision to get the perfect image as well. Setup is quick and  [Read More…]

Never lose your stuff again with Tile Bluetooth trackers as low as $13 each

Tile can be attached to keys, luggage, slid into a wallet, and more.

Tile Bluetooth trackers are on sale for Valentine’s Day at select retailers such as Amazon, with both the 4-pack of Tile Mate trackers and the Tile Combo 4-pack dropping to just $ 49.99 each there. That brings the price of each one down to only $ 12.50 apiece. Meanwhile, if you’re just in need of a single Tile Mate, you can pick up one  [Read More…]

Here’s the cool stuff I’m going to do once I lose all this weight

Or, how I’m using my passions to fuel my journey.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing with you my plan to lose as much weight as I can. I first shared what I’d be doing physically, and then I discussed my diet plans. The cool thing about my plan is that it focuses on using tech to enrich my experience.

Until now, that enrichment largely came in the form of making my life easier  [Read More…]

Get buff and stuff with the $200 PowerBlock Personal Trainer Set

Crush your goals.

Amazon has the PowerBlock Personal Trainer Set on sale for $ 199.99, which is $ 75 off the average price. It has excellent reviews and this price is the best in history.

If you’re part of the huge amount of people that set fitness goals for your New Year’s Resolutions, this set is perfect for you. You’ll get a pair of adjustable dumbbell weights that can adjust from 5 to 50 pounds in 2.5-pound  [Read More…]

Keep your stuff safe with one of these $10 BFULL 10L waterproof dry bags

Today only, Amazon’s offering the BFULL 10L Waterproof Dry Bag in your choice of 3 colors for only $ 9.75. These typically sell for $ 14. Black and orange are currently add-on items that will ship with orders over $ 25, but as of press time, the blue bag is available to buy without the add-on restrictions.

These bags received positive customer feedback from the handful of users that left reviews. The bag promises to be tough and  [Read More…]

Back up your stuff! How to make sure you never lose your important data again

This holiday season, make sure your phone — and those of your loved ones — is adequately backed up.

When your phone is your life, the potential of losing essential photos, documents, music and other important things can be devastating. On your computer or laptop, even more so. That’s why we’re starting out our 12 days of tech tips with an obvious one: back up your stuff.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day  [Read More…]